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TQGIBT to create no-sew Christmas ornaments

The October meeting of TQGIBT – That Quilt Group I Belong To – will take place on Oct. 17 at the Rotary Building at Fair Park in Canfield. Co-President Karen Miles will lead the group in creating no-sew Christmas ornaments. Participants should bring 3 inch Styrofoam balls, straight pins and 43 21‚Ñ2 inch squares of Christmas fabric. Bringing a ribbon for hanging the ornaments is also encouraged. Miles insists this is a very relaxing project and should only take an hour for each ornament. There will also be early sewing at 1 p.m. for anyone interested. TQGIBT meets at Fair Park in Canfield on the third Tuesday of each month, with some exceptions, and is open to all quilters in the Mahoning Valley, at all skill levels. For information on membership, contact co-presidents Pat Williams at or Karen Miles at

Seminar for managing anxiety, stress and depression to be hosted

This seminar on managing anxiety, stress and depression using natural means will take place at the Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center in Boardman on Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. The address is 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D3, in Boardman (Southbridge West Complex). Call 330-729-1350 or go to today to reserve your spot for this free seminar as the seating is limited. Too often the side effects of these medications leave people wondering if the cure is worse than the disease. The public is invited to a free seminar presented by Dr. Ted Suzelis, ND, the local leading authority on natural ways to address the genetic, environmental and dietary causes of these chemical imbalances.

Screen your blood pressure

The Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association will be hosting blood pressure screenings at the Canfield library on Oct. 18 from 1-2 p.m.

Coupon Swap at the library

Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in during library hours to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons.

Special offer at Chipotle

If you have a library card with the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC), Chipotle is offering buy-one/get-one burritos, bowls, tacos or salads at participating locations to customers showing their PLYMC library card. The offer is valid on Oct. 18 only, from 10:45 a.m until 10 p.m. Participating Chipotle locations are: Austintown at 5553 Mahoning Ave., Boardman at 525 Boardman-Poland Road, Canfield at 4542 Boardman-Canfield Road, Niles at 1922 Niles-Cortland Road or Mt. Union Alliance at 1630 State St.

Historical program to be at the library

The Friends of PLYMC Canfield Committee will host this fundraising tea with a performance by the Salem Historical Society, titled “Christmas at the White House with the First Ladies.” The event will take place on Nov. 5 at the Canfield library at 1 p.m. Tea and tea food will be prepared so bring your favorite tea cup. There will be a basket raffle, as well. Tickets are $30 per person. For tickets and reservations, contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086.

Fundraise and shop with softball booster bus trip

The Canfield High School Softball Boosters are hosting their third annual New York City Holiday Shopping and Tourist Site Blitz Dec. 15-17. Spend the day as you wish or join the group at the scheduled bus drop-off and pick-up points (approximate 2.5 hour intervals), including Rockefeller Center, Battery Park (9/11 Memorial), Union Square, Garment District and Times Square. The cost is $139 per person if paid in full by Oct. 21, $134 per person for repeat travelers and $149 per person without a discount. All payments are due by Nov. 15 and no refunds will be issued after this date. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. This is a round-trip from Canfield High School to New York City. For more information and reservations, contact Treasurer John Gomez at 330-402-4784 or

Local knitting guild to meet

The Western Reserve Knitting Guild will on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Rotary Community Building in Fair Park in Canfield. Jacquie Thomas will present the program on switching which was postponed from last month. There will also be information provided for the charity knitting hat contest. Anyone interested in joining the group or donating yarn for their charity work can contact

Monday Night Writers meeting scheduled for Oct. 16

The next meeting of Monday Night Writers will be on Oct. 16, 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 Gifts of Change” and “Rut-Busting Book for Writers,” the two-hour sessions offer an opportunity for members to get group feedback on ‘works-in-progress.’ Christie will also be discussing plans for the upcoming “Celebrate Short Fiction” Day event in December. For more information, contact Nancy Christie at

MCCTC to host free drone safety and awareness event

A Drone Safety and Awareness Seminar is being offered at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center on Oct. 9 from 5:30-8 p.m. in the Joyce Brooks Center. This is a free event open to the public for those interested in learning important information about how to safely and legally fly drones from experts in the aviation community. There will be a panel discussion with industry experts: Chris Lewellen and Nicholas Yochman - FAA Air Traffic Control, Youngstown - Warren Airport; Attorney Jason T. Lorenzon - Unmanned Systems Program Lead - Kent State Univ., sUAS Certified Pilot; Dr. Richard Hassler, CFI- Advanced Manufacturing Coordinator, MCCTC, and a representative from the 910th Airlift Wing. Seating is limited. To register, call 330-729-4002 or go to

Shoe donation aims to help hurricane victims

Doctors Lawrence Karlock, Catherine Karlock, John Flauto, Joseph Arters and Darleen Abadco, and the staff at Austintown Podiatry Associates are looking to help the victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. They are collecting shoes to donate to the victims who have lost their footwear. If you would like to participate, donate shoes at one of the three offices: 1300 South Canfield-Niles Road, Suite 1, in Austintown; 7010 South Ave., Suite 3, in Boardman or 3802 Elm Road in Warren.

Learn to improve your soil on Oct. 10

Learn how to improve your soil and keep it fertile with Mahoning County Extension and Mahoning County Farm Bureau on Oct. 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Mahoning County Extension Office, located at 490 S. Broad Street in Canfield. The event will cover management practices, as well as how to improve water quality and preserve the environment. Program speaker Eric Barrett, OSU Extension Educator, and Bill Snyder, Extension Volunteer, will show participants how to manage, improve and preserve their landscape. Safeguard practices regarding water quality will also be covered. Registration for this event is free, and door prizes as well as soil tests will be offered. Registration can be mailed or dropped off at the Mahoning County Extension Office, 490 S. Broad Street, Canfield, Ohio. For more registration and program information, contact Mahoning County Extension at 330-533-5538 or visit

Dust off the shelves and join the book club

Join this monthly book club at the Canfield library on Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. and Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. for a lively discussion of titles chosen “off the shelves” of the Canfield library’s Off the Shelves book club room. This event is for adults. Join the fun with these upcoming reads: October - “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” by Arundhati Roy; November - “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles and December - “Britt-Marie Was Here” by Fredrik Backman.

Stay forever young and join the YA book club

If you love reading YA books, join the Canfield library on Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. where the group will be reading and discussing a different Young Adult book every month. This month, they are discussing “This Is Where It Ends” by Marieke Nijkamp. This event is for adults.

Learn to connect on Facebook

See how you can connect with family and friends on Facebook at the Canfield library on Oct. 13 at 10 a.m., where they will show you how to start posting, sharing and “liking” posts right away. If you don’t have a Facebook account, call ahead and schedule a time for the librarians to help you create an account before the class. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register. This event is for adults.

Business seminar at the Canfield library

Join Stuart Gibbs, the Business and Investment Center librarian, on Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. to learn about databases to assist you in making your personal finance choices. Featured databases are Business Insights: Global, Morningstar Investment Research Center, Business Source Premier, Value Line (print only) and Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage. Companies pay thousands for this type of information and it is available to everyone for free, right in their local library branch. WI-FI access allows you to bring your own device to research these powerful sources of reference. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar on This event is for adults.

Friendly Squares have have Halloween dance on Oct. 14

The Friendly Squares will host its monthly square dance on Oct. 14 from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Niles SCOPE Center, located at 14 E. State Street in Niles. Neil Harner will be the caller and Frankie Hammond will be calling line dances. The theme for the dance is Halloween. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Cider and donuts will be served by the refreshment committee. There is a $6 donation per person at the door. For additional information, call Gene Hammond at 330-506-3370.

Word for beginners

Learn very basic computer skills involving the Microsoft Office Word program at this event on Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canfield library. This is a beginner’s class that will cover cut and paste and the Word menus. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register and specify library and Basic Microsoft Word Class. This event is for adults.

Halloween family fun flick at the library

Join the Canfield library for a Saturday Movie Matinee on Oct. 28 at 2:30 p.m. A movie-themed snack will be served, however feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie. Children age 7-years and younger must be with an adult. The movie will be a Halloween-themed DVD, rated PG.

Create paper pumpkins for Halloween

Join the Canfield library in creating your own paper pumpkin on Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Space is limited and registration is required. This event is for adults and teens. Call 330-744-8636 to register.

Get creative and color

Join the Canfield library on Oct. 16 from 10-11:15 a.m. and tap into your creative side with the newest relaxation craze: coloring for grown-ups. Colored pencils and markers will be provided along with intricate abstract and themed design sheets. This program is for teens and adults only.

Play Mah-Jongg every Monday at the library

Drop in to play Mah-Jongg with others who love the game every Monday in October from 1-3 p.m. at the Canfield library. Bring your own Mah-Jongg set or share with a friend. Mah-Jongg sets will not be provided. This game night is for adults.

Lego my library

Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Canfield library on Oct. 7 at 2:30 p.m. and Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. Legos will be provided. This event is for children who are ages 6 and up.

Build a robot at the library

Learn about Lego WeDo Robots at the Canfield library on Oct. 25 from 6-7:30 p.m. Children will work through the stages of building and programming a robot that will pull objects. This is for children in grades 1-4. Call 330-744-8636 to register. Space is limited.

Create and eat zombie cookies

Join the Canfield library on Oct. 21 at 2:30 p.m. to make your very own edible zombie. Who can make the scariest cookie? Zombies will then be eaten. Cookies, frosting and decorations will be provided. This event is for tweens who are ages 9-12.

Library hosts annual memorial contest

The ninth annual Danielle Scott Memorial Writing Contest is running from Oct. 1-31 this year. Danielle Scott was a beloved Teen Advisory Board member who lost her battle to cancer. The libraries are sponsoring the ninth annual Danielle Scott Memorial Writing Contest to honor Danielle and her love of writing. The format of the writing contest this year is a six-word memoir. A Six-Word Memoir Æ is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words. Entries may be submitted online at or on standard 8 inch by 11 inch paper to any public library in Mahoning County by Oct. 31. If you submit your entry online, select the writing type (poem) and be sure to include your phone number. Hard copies must be typed. Be sure to include your name, telephone number, grade and school on your entry. Entries are not returnable. One winner will be chosen and will be awarded a plaque and a monetary prize. Eligibility: All entrants must be in grades 7-12 and either live in or attend school in Mahoning County.

Quarter auction presented to benefit local charities

The GFWC/Ohio Boardman Poland Junior Women’s League is hosting its second Quarter Auction on Oct. 21 at Saint Nicholas Social Hall, located at 764 Fifth Street in Struthers. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bidding starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and the proceeds will benefit local charities. Chips, popcorn, water and soda will be available for purchase. Bring your quarters, friends and have some fun. For questions or tickets, call RoseAnn Winner or Tina Bellino at 330-314-4858, Quarter Auction Chairwomen. Tickets are also available from league members.

Chaney class of 1956 to meet

Chaney High School’s class of 1956 will meet for lunch at noon on Oct. 19 at Davidson’s Restaurant in Cornersburg. Meals will be ordered from the menu. Spouses and friends are welcome. Come and socialize. For more information, call Larry Probert at 330-799-1204.

Take walk through historic cemetery

Eyes For Olivia will present the CRBF History Walk through Salem’s Hope Cemetery on Oct. 8. Join the group as they travel back in time to meet some of Salem’s past residents and hear their stories. Registration is $5 and begins at 6 p.m. in the Chapel at Hope Cemetery, located at 1015 N. Lincoln Ave in Salem. Parking is available off of Superior Ave inside Waterworth Memorial Park. A few items from the Salem Historical Society will be on display inside the chapel along with light refreshments and a grave stone rubbing demo. Proceeds will benefit the Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation. You can see more information on their website More information on Eyes for Olivia can be found at or “like” it on Facebook.

Decorate a Pumpkin

Join the Canfield library on Oct. 14 at 2:30 p.m. to create your own Jack-o-Lantern. The library will provide pumpkins, paint, jewels and other pretty/spooky stuff with which to decorate. There will be no carving. Space is limited, so register with the library to reserve your pumpkin. Call 330-744-8636 to register. This event is for children of all ages on Oct. 14 at 2:30 p.m.

Get up and move at the library

Gotta Move Story Time is for children who are ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join the Canfield library for a variety of musical and movement activities that appeal to the “young and restless,” stimulate brain development and motivate language learning. Adults and children, get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, talk and play every Wednesday at 10 and 11:30 a.m.

Take your tot to Tales and Talk

Join the program Baby Brilliant for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader. The program takes place every Tuesday at the Canfield library at 10 a.m.

Bond with babies and books

This event 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. This event is for babies and will take place at the Canfield library every Thursday in October at 10 a.m.

Win a tickets to Disney Live at Covelli Center

Go to any PLYMC library to color a picture and enter a drawing to win four tickets (a family pack) to the 5 p.m. on Oct. 29 performance of Disney Live’s “Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Magic.” The contest runs from Oct. 2-19. Each library in the system will have its own drawing during regular library hours.

Tune up your utilities with the PUCO

Here’s your chance to ask Luka Papalko, of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), all of your questions about Energy Choice, aggregation, energy efficiency, the Apples to Apples chart and more. Be sure to bring your utility bills and get those questions answered as well. The meeting will take place at the Canfield library on Oct. 17 at 11 a.m.

Art work on display at the library

Enjoy art work by Canfield High School students at the Canfield library. There will be a reception from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 19; light refreshments will be served. This is open to the public and for the family. Artwork on display during library hours from Oct. 19-22.

Author and Youtube sensation to appear at the library

Celebrate Teen Read Week with YouTube star, Paige McKenzie. McKenzie is the face of “The Haunting of Sunshine Girl” Network, now boasting a viewership of 230 million and author of the best-selling young adult trilogy of the same name. Praised by R.L. Stine and Wes Craven, “The Haunting of Sunshine Girl” book series is soon to be a TV series with the Weinstein Company. McKenzie will be speaking about what it’s like to be a triple threat: YouTuber, author and actress, beginning when she was still in high school. This event is for teens and adults at the Canfield library on Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

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 at the Oxford House, located at 30 Benton Road in Salem. This location is handicapped accessible. On Thursdays, a meeting will take place 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. At 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, a meeting will take place at New Life Lutheran Church, located at 1181 Churchill-Hubbard Road in Youngstown. This location is also handicapped accessible. For more information on OA or meetings, go to 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.

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.

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