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Canfield Presbyterian Church to host Trunk or Treat

There will be a free to the public Trunk or Treat event at Canfield Presbyterian Church on Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m., including Biblical carnival games, dinner and trick-or-treating from car to car in the church parking lot. Participants may also decorate their trunks. A trophy is awarded to the best Christian-themed trunk. Contact Jason Campbell at jasonc@canfieldpresbyterian for details.

Cardinal Mooney High School 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

Learn about nocturnal animals at the library

Audubon Society/Mahoning Valley invites the public to “Creatures of the Night” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24 at the Canfield library. Mike Johnson, Chief of Natural and Cultural Resource Management at Summit Metro Parks, will present an overview of three wildlife programs that focus on some of the region’s nocturnal animals – bats, owls and coyotes. Learn about some of their unique finds and the many challenges this group of animals faces, including how coyotes are studied and how coyotes study you.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Relax, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Overeaters Anonymous holds 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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