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Trick Nor Treat to be Oct. 20

The sixth annual Trick Nor Treat Halloween candy-free event at Beyond Expectations South Bridge Therapy & Learning Center, located at 725 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite E-1 in Boardman, will take place on Oct. 20 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. This event will be non-food trick or treating, inclusive for children with food allergies, special diets or whose parents just don’t want more sugar. There will be pumpkin decorating and crafts, Halloween games “Bunnies in Baskets” and a Chinese auction. It is free and open to the community. Find the event on Facebook on the “Beyond Expectations Speech Therapy” page.

Cardinal Mooney to host open house

On Oct. 29, from 1-4 p.m., Cardinal Mooney will host a free, public open house at the school, located at 2545 Erie Street in Youngstown. Prospective and current families will be treated to school tours hosted by current students and retired faculty. Alumni will be on hand to share their experiences at Mooney. Information sessions to take place include: financial assistance and scholarship, curriculum and Catholic identity. Academic departments, sports teams and extracurricular clubs will have information on hand. Light refreshments will be provided. Interested parties should RSVP to or call the CMHS Department of Admissions at 330-788-5007, ext. 106.

Have a spooktacular time with the bunnies

Join therapy bunnies “Bunnies in Baskets” on Oct. 20 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Beyond Expectations annual Trick Nor treat Halloween party at Beyond Expectations South Bridge Therapy and Learning Center, located at 725 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite E1, in Boardman. “Bunnies in Baskets” are from F5RS, a 501c3 rescue and sanctuary and will be all dressed up for a spooktacular time. The event is free and open to the public and more information can be found by calling 330-307-7983.

Local newcomers group to meet

The Newcomers of Mahoning Valley will meet on Oct. 25 at Caf Augustine in the Newport library at, located at 3730 Market Street. There will be a select menu and hostesses are Pat Marshall and Jean Callahan. The program will be a talk by Traci Manning of the Ohio Historical Society. She will speak on clothing styles in the past of Mahoning County. The social gathering is at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. For more information about the organization or reservations, call Jorine at 330-757-7212 or Barbara at 330-758-3934.

Cardinal Mooney Minority Alumni Council announces reunion weekend

The CMHS Minority Alumni Council recently announced the inaugural MAC All-Class Reunion, which will take place throughout the weekend of Oct. 20-22. The MAC invites all Cardinal Mooney alumni to join in the three-day celebration, which will feature a variety of activities and opportunities to visit with old friends, meet new ones and reconnect with the Mooney Family. All funds raised during the reunion weekend will be used by the MAC’s Scholarship Fund, which directly benefits deserving CMHS students by providing money for athletic and academic fees, tuition assistance, college textbooks and more. The weekend will kick off on Oct. 20 with a casual tailgating event leading up to the Mooney versus Ursuline homecoming game. On Oct. 21, reunion attendees are invited to visit CMHS early in the day for tours. In the evening, alumni will join together at the MAC Scholarship Gala to socialize and network while enjoying upscale dining, cocktails and dancing. On Oct. 22, the weekend will close with the Minority Alumni Council’s Annual Meeting and a Farewell Brunch. Tickets are available now, and can be purchased by visiting Accommodations for MAC reunion weekend attendees are available at a discounted rate at the Holiday Inn Boardman South, which will serve as the event’s host hotel. Any reunion questions or comments should be directed to

Write from life

In the “Writing From Life: Picture This” workshop, participants will write from a photograph, noting details no one else would see. The workshop will be at the Boardman library on Oct. 24 from 10-11:45 a.m. Bring a photograph of any subject that has particular meaning to you. To reserve a spot, call 330-744-8636, or register online using the library’s online calendar.

Boardman YMCA to be location for art show

The Davis Family YMCA is hosting its fifth annual “But I Know What I Like” art show from Oct. 8 until Nov. 19 at the McClurg Road YMCA in Boardman. The opening reception, which is free and open to the community, will take place on Oct. 8 from 1-3 p.m. Entry is open to all adult artists, amateur and professional, living within a 40 mile radius of the Y. This year, 91 artists submitted 216 pieces which are hung throughout the building. Three lay people were invited to judge, in keeping with the theme, “I don’t know much about art, but I know what I like.” More than $700 in prizes will be awarded at the opening. Voting for People’s Choice is open from Oct. 8-31, three votes for $1. All proceeds from the show benefit the John Patterson Memorial Scholarship for adults with disabilities who show promise in visual art.

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.

Blood drive to be at the library

The Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive to benefit the community at the Boardman library on Oct. 31 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. To donate, call 1-800-733-2767 for an appointment, The Mahoning Chapter proudly serves the needs of St. Elizabeth hospital.

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

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

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.

Puzzle swap at the library

Swap six of your once-done jigsaw puzzles with others on every second Wednesday of the month at the Boardman library at 4 p.m. For more information, call the Development Office at 330-740-6086. The Puzzle Swap program is for adults.

Come out to chat about YA

Adult fans of Young Adult Literature from ages 18-118 the I Read YA! book club at the Boardman library is for you. The next meeting will take place on Oct. 16 from 6:30-8 p.m. Talk about why you like YA. Read and discuss your latest YA finds. This month, the group will discuss “Scythe” by Neal Shusterman.

It’s all about yarn

Bring in your crochet, knitting, plastic canvas or “anything with yarn” project and learn from one another at this event at the Boardman library on Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring all yarn UFOs (unfinished objects). This event is for adults.

Prep for NaNoWriMo

Get ready for National Novel Writing Month at the Boardman library on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. Discuss ideas with others, learn writing tips, set goals for the upcoming month and learn exactly what NaNoWriMo entails. You may just write the next best seller. This event is for teens and adults.

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.

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.

Friendly Squares have Halloween dance

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 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.

Bond with babies and books

Join the library with Baby Brilliant 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 program is for babies at the Boardman library every Wednesday in October at 10. a.m.

Prepare for kindergarten

You will 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. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This program will take place at the Boardman library on Oct. 18 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 utilities with the PUCO

Here’s your chance to ask Luka Papalko, of the 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. This program is for adults at the Boardman library on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.

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 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.

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