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Poland fire department to host open house

Station 92, located at 7619 Youngstown-Pittsburgh Road, will be hosting an open house from 12-3 p.m. on Oct. 8. During the event, you can meet with firefighters, explore in and out of the fire trucks, walk through the blow up safety house and meet Blaze, the department mascot. At 1:30 p.m., a live jaws of life demonstration can be seen. Children will be able to help firefighters extinguish a house fire using real water and there will be a stove top fire demonstration.

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 OhioND.com 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 visiting the Poland library on Oct. 9 from 9-10 a.m. to offer blood pressure screenings.

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 jgome@aol.com.

Yoga at the library

Friends of PLYMC is sponsoring a Yoga Class every Wednesday at the Poland library in the meeting room from 5-6 p.m. Pay as you attend, and it is $10 a session. For more information, call 330-740-6086.

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 wrkg.ohio@gmail.com.

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 nancy@nancychristie.com.

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.

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 www.mahoningctc.com.

Connect with digital media at the library

Get connected with digital media at the Poland library and learn how to download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, complete issues of magazines and more to your computer and mobile devices on Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the specific branch to register. This event is for adults and teens.

Make a folded-book pumpkin

Meet at the Poland library on Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. for a fun introduction to recycled book projects. Transform a book into a pumpkin to take home. All materials will be provided. This event is for adults and teens.

Create edible books

It’s Teen Read Week, and the Poland library is celebrating its teen readers with a delicious make-it-and-take-it edible book craft Oct. 9-14 during library hours. Stop at the librarians’ desk and pick up your free edible book kit. This event is for teens in grades 7-12

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.

Decorate a pumpkin to win

The Pumpkin Palooza decorating contest will take place at the Poland library on Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. The library will supply pumpkins, paint and decorations; you are also welcome to bring any decorating items you need. Decorated pumpkins will be displayed for voting, and the creator of the winning pumpkin will receive a gift card. This event is for tweens and teens, in grades 5-12. Register at the Poland library or call 330-744-8636.

Snack-N-Sign at the library

Students in grades five through eight: go to the Poland library on Oct. 27 at 3:30 p.m. to learn sign language and learn about Deaf culture through fun, interactive games and activities. A snack will be provided. This program is for fifth- through eight-graders only.

Build a robot at the library

Learn about Lego WeDo Robots at the Poland library on Oct. 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. Children will work through the stages of building and programming a robot that will pull objects. This event is for children in grades 1-4. Call 330-744-8636 to register. Space is limited.

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.

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.

Lego my library

Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Poland library on Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. Legos will be provided. This event is for children who are ages 6 and up.

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.

Don’t lose your shoe at this costume ball

Come to the Poland library on Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. in costume if you dare (not required) and enjoy crafts, stories and more. Snacks will be provided. This event is for children of all ages.

Read to Roxie

Relax and read to Roxie, a registered therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International, on Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. 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 those in grades 1-4.

Trim a tree for October

Decorate an ornament for our all-seasons tree during the month of October. This event is offered during regular Poland library hours in October.

Listen and craft

Listen to a story at the Poland library on Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. and then create something special. For October, listen to a Halloween story and make a Halloween craft. This event is for children of all ages.

Take your tot to Tales and Talk

Go to the Poland library’s Baby Brilliant program every Thursday in October 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.

Prepare for kindergarten through play

Read a story and have fun with developmentally appropriate games and activities that you can do with your child to help them get ready for kindergarten. Activities will vary at each program. This program is for children who are ages 2-6 years-old. It will take place on Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Poland library.

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.

Bond with babies and books

Join the library for Baby Brilliant every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Poland library. The program is for caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23 months-old. There will be 20 minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize.

Get a look into hoarding disorder

Molly Suehr and Rachel Cline, trained under the direction of Cory Chalmers, host of A&E’s “Hoarders” television show, will help us to understand hoarding disorder. The presentation will provide a definition, an idea of the prevalence of hoarders, the varying levels of hoarding and the differing hording types. What type of person hoards? You may be surprised. Go to the meeting at the Poland library on Oct. 23 at 10 a.m.

Learn the history of cinema with urban explorer

Join the “Historic Theaters of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley” and historian Sean T. Posey as he traces the evolution of modern cinema through the rich local history of the Mahoning Valley. Books will be available for sale. No reservations are needed. Join Posey at the library on Oct. 18 at 11 a.m.

Solve an enchanted murder mystery at the library

This mystery event at the Poland library on Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. will be performed for teens, by teens. Murder in the Library: Once Upon a Murder - Once upon a time, there was a faraway land called the Enchanted Realm, whose people got along harmoniously for many centuries...until Queen Black gained control. It was not long before happy endings turned into nightmares. Queen Black has invited all of the territories to the Dark Castle to sign a peace treaty and she may have evil intentions. Nonetheless, you must solve the murder before the killer strikes again. Listen carefully to the suspects, study the crime scene and watch for any unusual circumstances. Only the sleuth with the most correct answers will win the prize. Light refreshments will be served. This event is for teens only. Registration is required; call 330-744-8636 or visit www.libraryvisit.org. Teens are encouraged to dress as their favorite fairy tale character. This event is for teens only.

Author and Youtube sensation to appear at the library

Help the Poland 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 Poland library on Oct. 11 at 9 a.m.

Historical society to have bus trip Nov 15

The Society has announced plans for a fundraiser bus trip to Cambridge, Ohio to visit Charles Dickens Village on Nov. 15. The bus departs from Poland Methodist Church, located at 1940 Boardman-Poland Road (State Route 224) at 8:30 a.m. and arrives in Cambridge at 11 a.m. The day’s schedule includes a guided tour of the Dickens Historical Village mannequins; Kennedy’s Bakery; Guernsey County Historical Society; lunch on your own at Theo’s, a home-cooking style restaurant; downtown shopping in unique shops; Cambridge Glass Museum and Dickens Courthouse Light Show. The bus departs for home at 6 p.m. The cost is $85 per person and includes bus and all admissions, lunch not included. Proceeds will benefit the efforts of the Poland Historical Society in preserving the history of Poland. Reservations can be made by sending your name, address, phone number and email address, along with check made payable to Poland Historical Society, and mail to the Historical Society, PO Box 5052, Poland, OH 44514 before Oct. 13. Questions should be directed to Larry Bartos at 330-757-4223.

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 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.

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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