New business lectures series kicks off on May 22
SCORE Youngstown recently announced a new business lecture series called “From Bagels to Business.” Entrepreneurs will enjoy Kravitz bagels and coffee, while learning about current information designed to support small business success. Mark Cole of Mark Cole Insurance Agency, will launch this series with “Effective Networking for Leaders” on May 22 from 9-10:30 p.m. at Kravitz Deli, located at 3135 Belmont Ave. in Liberty. Cole serves as a Score mentor, current Chair of the Regional Chamber’s Ambassador to the Community Committee, is active in many local organizations and brings more than 30 years of experience to his presentation. Author of “The Only Book on Business You’ll Ever Need,” he enjoys sharing his small business tips and strategies with others. This program is open and free to the public, and is sponsored by Kravitz Deli. Reservations appreciated but not required. Call 330-941-2948, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.youngstown.score.org. SCORE provides free and confidential mentoring from successful and experienced business executives on marketing, social media, business plans and more. You can “like” the group on Facebook. SCORE is the volunteer branch of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
YAPA to have May event
The Youngstown Alumnae Panhellenic Association (YAPA) will host a senior soire event at Selah Restaurant, located at 130 S. Bridge Street in Struthers, on May 25 at 7 p.m. for sorority alumnae that are interested in continuing their sisterhood. Light refreshments will be provided. YAPA allows for friendships with your sorority alumnae and Panhellenic sisters, leadership development, fun events such as sisterhoods and socials, and enriching activities throughout the year. YAPA has been building the bonds of Panhellenic sisterhood for ninety-one years. The group has raised funds for collegiate Greek women, local nonprofit organizations and currently is committed to raise funds toward its endowment for its scholarship. YAPA has received a Citation of Merit for programming for the third straight year from the National Panhellenic Conference and a Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Programming in 2015 for collegiate alumnae Panhellenic relations, activities and events. Youngstown Alumnae Panhellenic Association provides lifelong involvement for Greek alumnae women and supports collegiate Greek women. If you are interested in attending, RSVP by May 15 to email@example.com or visit the group’s website, www.youngstownalumnaepanhellenic.weebly.com, to obtain a membership form.
Friendly Squares to have dance and pie
The Niles Friendly Squares will host their monthly square dance on May 13 from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Niles SCOPE Center, located at 14 E. State St. in Niles. Dress is casual and there is a $6 donation per person at the door. Susan Elaine Packer is scheduled to be the guest caller for the evening. It is the annual pie night, so join the group for square dancing and pie. For additional information, call Gene Hammond at 330-534-4426 or 330-506-3370.
Monday Night Writers meeting scheduled for May 15
The next meeting of Monday Night Writers will be May 15 from 6-8 p.m. in the Small Meeting Room at the Canfield branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, located at 43 W Main Street in Canfield. Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend. Led by professional writer Nancy Christie, author of “Traveling Left Of Center And Other Stories,” the two-hour sessions offer an opportunity for members to get group feedback on ‘works-in-progress.’ For more information, contact Nancy Christie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellows to host Mother’s Day brunch
There will be a Mother’s Day brunch at Fellows Riverside Gardens on May 14. There will be two seatings, one at noon and another at 3 p.m. The menu will include fresh fruit, tossed salad, sweet rolls and Kravitz bagels, a made-to-order omlette bar, applewood smoked bacon, a carving station with turkey breast and certified Angus prime rib, haddock Francaise, chicken marsala, chicken tenders, stuffed cabbage, steamed green beans, macaroni and cheese, tortellini in vodka sauce and desserts of assorted pies, brownies and cheesecakes. The cost is $28 for adults after tax and gratuity, $14 for children ages 12-5 after tax and gratuity and free for children ages 4 and younger. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Kravitz Garden Cafe at 330-779-8201.
Local church hosts festival June 14-18
Saint Nicholas Church, located at 764 Fifth Street in Struthers, is having its 44th annual festival on June 14-18. Admission price is $2, and children who are ages 12 and under are free. June 14 from 6-10 p.m. will be Children’s Night with discounted ride tickets, Joko the Clown (from 6:30-8:30 p.m.) and pony rides all week. There will also be a new Father’s Day Parish Raffle, 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction all week. On June 15, the festival will run from 6-11 p.m. and will feature the Del Sinchak Polka Band from 6-10 p.m. On June 16, the festival will run from 6 p.m. until 12 a.m. and Guys Without Ties will perform at 7 p.m. On June 17 (6 p.m. until 12 a.m.), Haymaker - the Rock Band will perform at 7 p.m. On June 18 (6-11 p.m.), will feature the Power of Praise band from 6-10 p.m. The event will feature homemade food, games, rides and more. The festival is sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council #4471. Entrances to festival include Creed Street between the school and the hall, and Wilson Street between the church and Tiny Tots. Motorcycle parking will be available. If you would like more information, visit www.cosparish.org.
Lions host Treasures of the Trunk Sale
The Poland Lions will host a “Treasures of the Trunk Sale” to benefit the Poland Lions Scholarship and Community Funds on June 10 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Poland High School stadium parking lot. The Lions are currently looking for venders for the one-day sale, including crafters, home goods, furniture, toys, specialty items and venders with garage sale items. There is a limit of 100 spaces, so reserve your space early. Registration is $10 per one parking space prior to May 1. After May 1, the cost is $15 per space. Venders must bring their own tables. If there are any questions, contact Judy at 330-360-3641 or Lori at 330-506-9611.
Star gazing party to be June 3
The fifth annual Bill Pearce Memorial Star Party, sponsored by The Mahoning Valley Astronomical Society, will take place on June 3 from 9-11 p.m. at Austintown Park’s Pogany Pavilion, weather permitting. The event is free and open to the public. If needed, there will be a rain date on June 16 from 9-11 p.m. As you enter the park, turn left on to the first road that will lead to Pogany Pavilion or you will be diverted in the wrong direction. Participants will be viewing the planets and deep space objects through telescopes and binoculars. It is suggested that you bring bug spray and bottled water. Questions can be directed to Rich Mattiussi by emailing email@example.com.
GA to meet twice this week
Gamblers Anonymous, a 12-Step fellowship of compulsive gamblers who want to recover from their gambling addictions, will meet twice this week in the Youngstown-Warren area. A GA meeting is offered every Friday at Westminster Church, located at 119 Stadium Drive in Boardman, and another is offered every Sunday at Christ Church Presbyterian, located at 3425 Hopkins Road in Youngstown (in Cornersburg). Both meetings begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. and last about 1-1/2 hours. Those who believe gambling has affected any part of their lives are urged to attend. For more information, call the local Gamblers Anonymous hotline at 330-505-5060.
Overeaters Anonymous to have local meetings
Overeaters Anonymous is offering meetings at several local locations and on a variety of days. On Saturdays at 10 a.m., there will be a meeting at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in the Church Hall, Room 2, located at 4453 Warren-Sharon Road in Vienna, Ohio. This location is handicapped accessible. On Sundays at 7 p.m., there will be a meeting at Shenango Presbyterian Church, located at 3144 Wilmington Road (Route 18) in New Castle, Pa. This location is handicapped accessible. On Mondays, a meeting will take place at 1 p.m. at the Girard Multigenerational Center, located at 443 Trumbull Avenue in Girard. This location is handicapped accessible. On Wednesdays, a meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Valley Care - Northside Medical Center in the Medical Education Building, auditorium A, located at 500 Gypsy Lane in Youngstown. This location is handicapped accessible. On Thursdays at 6 p.m., a meeting will take place in Faith Chapel Fellowship Church, located at 511 E. Pershing St. in Salem, while at 7:30 p.m. a meeting will take place at New Life Lutheran Church, located at 1181 Churchill-Hubbard Road in Youngstown. Both of these locations are handicapped accessible. For more information on OA or meetings, go to www.oa.org or call one of the following Help Hotlines: Mahoning or Trumbull Counties - 330-747-2696; Columbiana County - 330-424-7767; Lawrence County - 724-674-3697.
Book a librarian during the month of May
If you would like a personal introduction to resources available at the library or need more time with a librarian than you can get over the phone or if you just walk in, make an appointment to book a library during the month of May. Book-a-Librarian sessions are tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. A library staff member will give undivided attention to customers who want in-depth help with a variety of library services, including learning to use a computer, email or the internet; downloading e-books and audiobooks; researching a topic; discovering new books and authors to read and enjoy and business, non-profit or genealogy help. To schedule an appointment, visit any library, call 330-744-8636 or go online at www.LibraryVisit.org/Book-a-Librarian. This event is for senior adults, adults and teens.
Loghurst Museum to host Trunk and Treasure sale
There will be a Trunk and Treasure sale for the Canfield Heritage Foundation (Loghurst) every first and third Saturday of each month during summer, starting on May 6 (on days that the museum is open) from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. with set-up from 8-9 a.m. The cost is $10 per vehicle. Vendors are able to sell from their pick-ups, trunks of their cars or whatever vehicle they have. They may use a tent/table, etc. in their space. Contact Loghurst at 330-533-4330 for more information and registration forms. If there is room, they will also accept vendors the day of the sale.
Local libraries to have May closings
All libraries in the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system will be closed on May 14, 28 and 29 (Memorial Day).
Medicare informational program
Are you or someone you know turning 65 in 2017,and have questions about Medicare? Join the Poland library on May 13 at 10 a.m. for this informational meeting at which Medicare enrollment, original Medicare versus Medicare Advantage, open enrollment and the prescription “doughnut hole” will be explained. The program is hosted by an Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) volunteer. Informational materials to take home are included. Register by phoning 330-744-8636, or online using the library’s events calendar. This event is for adults.
Blood drive at the library
There will be a blood drive at the Poland library on May 16 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. and May 26 from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross to serving the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
The Friends of PLYMC is sponsoring a Yoga Class every Wednesday in May from 5-6 p.m. at the Poland library. Pay as you attend at $10 a session. For more information, call 330-740-6086. This event is for adults.
Local author event during Celebrate Poland
Local authors can register now for a table at the local author event at the Poland library in conjunction with Celebrate Poland on July 1 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Call the Development Office at 330-740-6086 for a table to sell and sign books.
Summer Discovery to be May 1 until July 31
Visit a Mahoning County public library or sign up online on or after May 1 to register for this year’s Summer Discovery Program. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.” All who register will receive free coupons, just for signing up. Children can complete activities or read books to earn prizes (while supplies last) and to earn a chance to win a gift card. Children who complete the program will also be invited to a breakfast in July, sponsored by Home Savings and Loan and Sweeney Chevy Buick GMC, featuring Rosemary Wells, best-selling author of the Max and Ruby books. Teens and adults can read books to earn prizes (while supplies last), too, and earn a chance to win a gift card. And, don’t forget to check out the Happenings Newsletter or the library’s online events calendar for a schedule of exciting programs.
Pink Ribbon Golf Classic to take place on July 17
The annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic will take place at the Avalon Lakes Golf and Country Club on July 17. The cost is $110 per golfer. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the American Cancer Society. The 18 hole four-person scramble will be followed by lunch and a Chinese auction and raffle. The registration and continental breakfast begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. For further details, contact Donna Mowrey at 330-207-9630 or Nancy Felton at 330-533-2712.
Applications for Italian festival scholarship available
This year’s applications for a Youngstown State University Scholarship from The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest may be retrieved from the festival’s website http://www.youngstownitalianfest.org/ or by contacting Deborah Mottle at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must attend Youngstown State University and be of Italian descent in order to be eligible. The deadline for applicants is June 15, 2017.
I Spy - Star Wars edition
What do you spy? Find the Star Wars characters hidden in the Poland library during regular hours in the month of May, unravel the secret message and be entered in a drawing for a prize. One tween and one teen will win. This event is for tweens in grades 4-6 and teens grades 7-12.
Italian man and woman to be honored at festival, applications accepted
The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest 2017 is seeking nominations from family members or friends regarding their favorite Italian man or Italian woman. The nominees would be considered for the highest honor and if selected would be introduced in person at the festival ceremony on Aug. 4 at 5 p.m. in downtown Youngstown. Applications are available to be retrieved from the festival website at http://www.youngstownitalianfest.org/italian-man-woman-year/ or submit an essay with details regarding your nominee. The following details are recommended: name, birth date and location of birth, spouse’s name, parents names and or grandparents, sisters and brothers names, favorite past times or hobbies, what part of Italy they were from originally and what they have accomplished during the span of their life. Submit your application and essay to: Deborah Mottle 212 N Cadillac Dr. Youngstown, OH 44512 or email: email@example.com.
Almost summer painting party for grades 5-12
Create your very own painting as you follow along step-by-step with our presenter on May 15 at 6 p.m. at the Poland library. Snacks will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland library to register. This event is for those in grades 5-12.
Lego my library
Meet at the Poland library on May 23 from 6-7 p.m. and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. This event is for children, ages 6 and up.
Read to Roxie
Relax and read to Roxie on May 24 at 6 p.m. at the Poland library. Roxie is a registered therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International. Each child will be given a 15-minute reading session while spots remain. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland library to register. This event is for grades 1-4.
Celebrate the “Beauty and the Beast” movie
Children of all ages will enjoy a magical experience of activities, games and crafts inspired by the beloved classic and newly live-action film, “Beauty and the Beast” on May 20 at 11:30 a.m. at the Poland library. This event is for children of all ages.
Trim a tree for May
Decorate an ornament for the Poland library’s all-seasons tree during regular hours in May. This event is for children of all ages.
Almost summer painting party for grades K-4
Create your very own painting as you follow along step-by-step with the Poland library’s presenter on May 22 at 6 p.m. Snacks will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland library to register. This event is for children in grades K-4.
Fun time for 4s and 5s
Join the Poland library on May 16 at 10:30 a.m. for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and finger plays and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tales and talk for 2s and 3s
Join the Poland library every Thursday in May at 10:30 a.m. for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader.
Bonding with babies and books
This program is for caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23 months. There will be 20 minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize on May 17 and 24 at 10 a.m. at the Poland library.
ASL Baby Brilliant: bonding with babies and books and signs
Learn how to use American Sign Language (ASL) with your child through rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize, on May 31 at 10 a.m. at the Poland library. Learn easy corresponding signs to learn and share with your little ones.
Pink Ribbon Golf Classic to be July 17
The annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic will take place at Avalon Lakes Golf and Country Club on July 17. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the American Cancer Society. The 18-hole scramble will be followed by lunch and a Chinese auction and raffle. For further details, contact Donna Mowrey at 330-207-9630 or Nancy Felton at 330-533-2712.