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Published: Fri, September 8, 2017 @ 12:00 a.m.

ABWA network council to have fall event on Sept. 24

The Network Council of Mahoning Valley ABWA (American Business Women’s Association) is sponsoring it’s fall event celebrating the founding of the organization. The function will take place on Sept. 24 at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Area women are invited to attend this event. Doors will open at noon. The meal will be served at 1 p.m., consisting of a buffet of stuffed chicken, stuffed shells, roast pork, au gratin potatoes, California medley vegetables, assorted salads and an apple dumpling with ice cream for dessert. The speaker for this occasion will be Kara White-Peska, the innkeeper of the historical Peter Allen Inn and event center in Kinsman. Tickets are $20 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance only by calling Shirley Pappagallo at 330-270-9779. The deadline for reservations is Sept. 18.

Knitting guild to meet on Sept. 12

The Western Reserve Knitting Guild will meet on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Rotary Community Building in Fair Park in Canfield. Jacquie Thomas will present a program on swatching. Anyone interested in joining the group or donating yarn for their charity work can contact the group at wrkg.ohio@gmail.com.

MSVC-MOAA event to be Sept. 22-23

The Mahoning and Shenango Valleys Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MSVC-MOAA) will host the 2017 Ohio Council of Chapters Convention at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna on Sept. 22-23. For reservations and more information, contact Janet Oglesby, 330-568-4456, or go to the chapter web site at www.msvc-moaa.org.

Library friends to meet

There will be a Friends of the Boardman Library meeting and presentation on Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Boardman library. The group will have a presentation followed by a meeting on the “Idora Park Experience” with Jim Amey. This event is for adults.

St. Charles Knights of Columbus to host run and walk event

The Boardman St. Charles Knights of Columbus #11915 is hosting their seventh annual 5K Run/1 Mile Walk throughout its neighborhood on Sept. 16 at 9 a.m. Registration is $17 for the run or $12 for the walk before Sept. 11. The cost is $20 for the run or $15 for the walk on race day. The USATF (United States Association of Track and Field) - Lake Erie Association has also designated the 5K to be the “Regional Championship” for the Lake Erie Association. Dry Fit shirts will be given to the first 100 entrants and winner awards will be issued along with door prizes and refreshments. Call Butch Caimano at 330-301-0453 for details.

Blood drive

There will be a blood drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Boardman library on Sept. 25 from 1:30-6:30 p.m., proudly serving the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). This event is for adults.

Writing from life: food as muse

Some of our earliest memories are of food and in this workshop at the Boardman library on Sept. 26 at 10 a.m., you will use the specific and idiosyncratic details of food to write from life. To reserve a spot, call the library at 330-744-8636 or register using the library’s online calendar. This event is for adults.

Puzzle swap

Swap six of your once-done jigsaw puzzles with others at this event at the Boardman library on Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. This event is offered every second Wednesday of the month. This event is for adults.

Local theater to present “Fences”

The Hopewell Theatre (formerly The Victorian Players, Inc.) will present the 1987 Pulitzer Prize winning play “Fences,” by August Wilson. “Fences” has won Drama Desk Awards and Tony Awards and has most recently been produced as an Academy Award winning film. “Fences” explores the life and relationships of the Maxson family. This moving family drama explores the life of Troy Maxson, who struggles to reconcile his life of bad decisions, failed dreams and rejections, while grasping to maintain relationships with his wife and children. Directed by seasoned veteran actress and director, Carla D. Gipson, the play also boasts a mix of experienced and new talented actors and actresses from the Youngstown/Warren area, which include John McCants, Jaietta Jackson, DC Colvin, Duane Davis, Daniel Colvin, Kevin Stringer and Keyirra LaBooth. Remaining performance dates and times are Sept. 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. at The Hopewell Theater, located at 702 Mahoning Ave. in Youngstown. For reservations, call 330-746-5455. Tickets are $13 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

Learn to eat and live right for your blood type

Dr. Ted Suzelis will discuss the scientific background behind the “Eat Right for Your Type” diet, as well as dietary and lifestyle guidelines for each of the blood types. This seminar will take place at the Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center in Boardman on Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. The address is 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D3, in Boardman (Southbridge West Complex). Suzelis will have an open question and answer session at the end of the presentation to answer any questions you may have. Call 330-729-1350 or go to OhioND.com today to reserve your spot for this free seminar.

Friendly Squares seventh anniversary dance Sept. 9

The Niles Friendly Squares will celebrate their seventh anniversary at their monthly square dance on Sept. 9, 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 per person donation at the door. Gene Hammond will be the caller. A new year of weekly square dance lessons will begin on Sept. 12 from 7-9 p.m. Each lesson builds upon the previous session and will include learning new steps along with plenty of review and practice each week to help attendees master the moves. The Tuesday evening sessions will run weekly through December at the Niles SCOPE Center. There is a nominal fee of $6 per person per lesson. To sign up for lessons or for additional information about the dance contact Gene or Frankie Hammond at 330-534-4426 or 330-506-3370.

BUMC has fall sale event

Boardman United Methodist Church, located at 6809 Market Street, will host a Fall Trash and Treasure sale on Oct. 4 and 5 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be a presale day on Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. at the cost of $2 per shopper. Thursday is bargain bag day. Lunch will be available for purchase on Wednesday only.

Fall gardening tips

Master Gardeners Judy Rodkey and Cynthia Faust will discuss how to plant spring bulbs and put your garden to bed for winter at this event at the Boardman library on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required. This event is for adults.

Science stories with Ryan Martino

Ryan Martino, one-half of the driving force behind national drag racing standouts Martino Motorsports, will be on hand at the Boardman library on Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. to read stories about cars, sign autographs and host a question-and-answer session about their 215-plus MPH race vehicle and success on the NHRA drag racing circuit. Children will be able to make a craft, too. This event is for children (and adults) of all ages.

Playtime at your library

Prepare for kindergarten through play at this event at the Boardman library on Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. 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 ages 2-6. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bonding with babies and books

This event, taking place on every Tuesday in September at 10 a.m. at the Boardman library, 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.

Tales and talk for 2’s and 3’s

Join the Boardman library on Sept. 13 and 27 at 10 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Clay pot chef night owl

Join the Boardman library on Sept. 14 from 7-8 p.m. as they read stories about cooking, baking and the chefs that prepare their edible masterpieces. Create your own masterpiece by making a tiny chef out of a clay pot for your kitchen. A delicious recipe to take home and bake with the entire family will be provided. A one-hour program for children of all ages.

Lego my library

Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Boardman library on Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. Legos will be provided. This event is for children, ages 6 and up.

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 Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring all yarn UFOs (unfinished objects). This event is for adults.

I Read YA! book club

This event, on Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boardman library, is for adult fans of Young Adult literature from ages 18-118. This is your chance to talk about why you like YA. Read and discuss books. This month the group will be discussing “The Hate You Give” by Angie Thomas. This event is for adults.

Reader’s Choice book club

Discuss “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein at this book club at the Boardman library on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. Share your favorite books and find out what new ones are being published. The group will preview October’s book, “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shatterly. This event is for adults.

Meetings to resume

American Association of University Women of Youngstown will be resuming their meetings for the year on Sept. 9 at Sunrise Assisted Living at 10 a.m. Leah Sakacs will be presenting information on the group’s new affiliate Young Women’s Task Force. For information about AAUW, visit www.youngstown-oh.aauw.net or find them on Facebook at AAUWYoungstown.

Baby Bargain Boutique table reservations beginning soon

Boardman Park will be having its semi-annual Baby Bargain Boutique on Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Admission is free with a non-perishable food item donation for a local Food Bank. For those who have items to sell, the park will start taking reservations for table rentals on Aug. 23 for Boardman residents only and Aug. 24 – open to everyone. Table reservations can be made at the park office from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Indoor and outdoor spots are available. The cost for Boardman residents is $25 for an under pavilion table and $20 for an outside spot. The cost for non-residents is $30 for an under pavilion table and $25 for an outside spot. The event is “Rain or Shine” and will not be rescheduled due to weather. Outside spots must bring their own table or rent one from the park at $7 per table and may use a pop-up tent. You may only reserve two tables/spots. No commercial vendors will be allowed. For more information on all events, check out our website at boardmanpark.com, or call the park office at

330-726-8107.

Michael Covert Benefit to be Sept. 30

The Lanai Lounge, located at 7631 South Ave. in Boardman, will host the second Michael Covert Benefit on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. There will be a 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction, mystery bottle raffle, complimentary appetizers and desserts, drink specials and more. All proceeds will be donated to the Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association of America (debra of America), the only non-profit organization for Epidermolysis Bullosa. For more information, visit www.debra.org.

Weekly square dance lessons to begin on Sept. 12

The Niles Friendly Squares, a local square dance group dedicated to keeping alive the uniquely American art form of square dancing, will begin a new year of weekly square dance lessons. The introductory session will be on Sept. 12 from 7-9 p.m. Each session builds upon the previous session and will include learning new steps along with plenty of review and practice each week to help attendees master the moves. The sessions are designed to cover all the steps in the Basic Square Dance Program. Gene Hammond will be the instructor. The Tuesday evening sessions will run through December with a second session beginning Jan. 9. There is a fee of $6 per person per lesson. The Friendly Squares also sponsors monthly dances with alternating dances, or tips, for new dancers to practice their skills, as well as tips for more experienced dancers. All the lessons and monthly dances take place at the Niles SCOPE Center, located at 14 E. State St. in Niles. To sign up for lessons or for additional information, contact Gene or Frankie Hammond at 330-534-4426 or 330-506-3370. The Friendly Squares will also be performing square dance demonstrations at the Canfield Fair on Aug. 31 from 7-8 p.m. and on Sept. 3 from 2-3 p.m. on the stage located in front of the International Building.

Boardman Park to host Ace Race disc golf tournament

Whether you are new to disc golf or you are a pro, don’t miss Ace Race 2017, taking place on Sept. 9 at 8:30 a.m. at Boardman Park. Each year, disc golfers from around the globe gather at their local disc golf courses for one purpose: to throw aces (a hole in one). Tees are moved up so holes are generally between 100 and 150 feet, making every hole “aceable” and allowing players of all abilities to participate. The entry fee is $40 and includes lunch, two Ace Race discs, that you must use that day, and other disc golf gear. The grand prize will be a disc golf bag along with discs to fill it. Additional prizes will be awarded for the longest drive, closest to the pin, a putting competition and a 50/50 raffle. Register online at boardmandiscgolf.weebly.com or in the Boardman Park office. The deadline to register is Sept. 1. For more information, email Shawn Golden at shawngolden@gmail.com or call the Park Office at 330-726-8105. Prize donations and event sponsors are always welcome and appreciated. Contact Shawn Golden for more information. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Boardman Park Disc Golf Course.

Boardman Lions and Target host ninth annual New Coats for Kids Program

If you are experiencing financial difficulties, and your children need new coats, the Boardman Lions want to help. There are no age or grade restrictions. Applications will go home with all Boardman elementary students. They are also available on the Boardman Lions website, boardmanlions.com, and in the Boardman library. Applications should be mailed to the address on the application. They should not be given to your school. Applications should be mailed by Sept. 13. You must be a Boardman resident to apply. Qualified applicants will be notified by mail. Families will be invited to a night at Target to select their coats. Since 2009, the Boardman Lions have purchased 733 coats for a total of $33,272. If you would like to donate to the program, visit the Boardman Lions website, boardmanlions.com, for a variety of options. Look for Boardman Lions on Facebook. If you have questions, call Lion Laura at 330-788-5794.

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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