Local church is location for shoe drive
Canfield Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a Soles4Souls drive to collect new and gently used shoes through Oct. 1. Soles4Souls is a non-profit organization that provides footwear to those in need in times of disaster, distributes shoes to children and adults in developing countries, and helps entrepreneurs start small businesses repairing and selling used shoes as a way to support their families. A collection bin is located in the lobby of the main entrance of the church - new or gently used shoes and boots are accepted, but no flip-flops or slippers will be accepted. The church address is 140 W. Main St. in Canfield and is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (Wednesdays until 8 p.m.) and Sundays from 9-11:30 a.m.
Back pain and sciatica workshop Sept. 30
The Center for Physical Health will be hosting a workshop on Sept. 30 at 9 a.m., focusing on managing back pain and sciatica. The class will be led by Marybeth Romeo, Licensed Physical Therapist and owner of the Center for Physical Health, which is located at 4137 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite 104, in Canfield. The Managing Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop will focus on helping those in the Valley who suffer from pain in the back and legs when they do everyday activities. Back Pain and sciatica can be a result of a traumatic injury, poor form when exercising, or even just sleeping or moving in the wrong way. Many people refuse to deal with back pain in favor of denial, however, this workshop seeks to help naturally relieve the symptoms of back pain and sciatica, as well as offer an opportunity to help treat the cause of the problem overall. The cost of the Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop is free for the community, and registration can be done over the phone at 330-286-3850 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration should be made before Sept. 28; however, people will be admitted at the door pending available space. Attendees will walk away from this workshop with a working knowledge of how to naturally relieve back pain for good, as well as an understanding of the benefits of physical therapy.
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 email@example.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.
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.
Workshop to focus on recovery and prevention
The Center for Physical Health will be hosting a workshop on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m., focusing on recovering from running injuries and preventing re-injury. The class will be led by Marybeth Romeo, Licensed Physical Therapist and owner of the Center for Physical Health, which is located at 4137 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite 104, in Canfield. The Running Pain Recovery and Prevention Workshop will focus on helping those in the Valley who suffer from pain after running or other sports related injuries that prevent them from doing what they love. These injuries frequently recur if they are not taken care of properly in the beginning. The cost of the Running Pain Recovery and Prevention Workshop is free for the community, and registration can be done over the phone at 330-286-3850 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration should be made before Sept. 10, however people will be admitted at the door pending available space. This workshop will be taught by Marybeth Romeo, a decorated tri-athlete in addition to being a physical therapist.
Blood pressure screening
There will be a blood pressure screening by the Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association on Sept. 20 from 1-2 p.m. at the Canfield library.
Coupon Swap at the library
Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in during the Canfield library’s regular hours in September to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons. This event is for adults.
Friends of PLYMC craft show
If you like crafts, don’t miss the Friends of PLYMC Craft Show on Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Vendor tables are $20 each. Vendors can contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086.
Friends of PLYMC general membership meeting and program
There will be a Friends of PLYMC meeting at the Canfield library at 6 p.m. on Sept. 13 with a program at 6:30 p.m. on “The Decline and Fall of the Mahoning Valley Steel Industry” with William Farragher, Retired Director of Marketing for Sheet and Tube, McDonald Steel Corp., and Magnecord Corporation. Also, Project Manager for the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO. Refreshments will be provided. This event is for adults.
Canfield Friends meeting
There will be a Friends of PLYMC – Canfield Committee meeting on Sept. 13 at 5 p.m. at the Canfield library.
Chair Yoga is sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. Pay as you attend at $10 per class every Friday in September at 10 a.m. at the Canfield library. Dress comfortably. Class will meet weekly. 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.
Three-dimensional triceratops wall art
Design 3D triceratops wall art on Sept. 16 at 2:30 p.m. at the Canfield library. Use a Cricut electronic paper cutter to create your own one of a kind masterpiece. All supplies are provided. Snacks will be served. This event is for tweens, ages 9-12.
Stitch a heart design with the Youngstown Embroiderer’s Guild
Adults and teens, ages 12 and older, are invited to learn basic stitches and create a heart design at the Canfield library on Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. Representatives of the Youngstown Embroiderer’s Guild will lead this program. All supplies are provided. Reserve a spot now for this special program. This event is for adults.
The latest in e-health technology
If you are wondering if you should buy a fitness tracker, a Bluetooth blood pressure cuff, a mobile EKG and more, this program at the Canfield library on Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. is for you. Try out the latest devices before you invest. Holly Klingler will demonstrate the latest e-health devices, discuss current findings and articles about their effectiveness, and show free apps that can help you get and stay healthy. This event is for adults and teens.
Playtime at your library
Prepare for kindergarten through play at this event at the Canfield library on Sept. 15 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 Thursday in September at 10 a.m. at the Canfield 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 Canfield library every Tuesday in September 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.
“Dragons Love Tacos”
Go to the Canfield library on Sept. 23 at 10:30 a.m. for a program on “Dragons Love Tacos.” Based on the best-selling books by Adam Rubin, the library’s fiesta includes story time, games and a taco craft bar. This is nacho average program, so bring the whole family. Snacks will be served. This event is for children of all ages.
Gotta Move Story Time
This event, taking place every Wednesday in September at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at the Austintown library, is for children, ages 2-5, who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join them 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.
Party with Captain Underpants
Captain Underpants fans: join the Canfield library on Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. for a Tra-la-la-mendous time as they celebrate with games, activities and crafts. This event is for school-age children.
School in a jar
It’s time to go back to school and the Canfield library is celebrating in a fun way during the month of September. How many school supplies have they packed in the jar? The closest guess takes the jar home. This event is for school-age children.
Lego my library
Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Canfield library on Sept. 9 at 2:30 p.m. or Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. Legos will be provided. This event is for children, ages 6 and up.
Lego WeDo Robots at the library
Learn about Lego WeDo Robots on Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Canfield library. Children will work through the stages of building and programming an earthquake simulator that will test structures. This event is for children in grades 1-4. Call 330-744-8636 to register; space is limited.
Mah-Jongg Mondays at the library
Drop in to the Canfield library on Sept. 11, 18 and 25 from 1-3 p.m. to play Mah-Jongg with others who love the game. Bring your own Mah-Jongg set or share with a friend. (Mah-Jongg sets not provided). This event is for adults and teens.
Coloring for adults
Join the Canfield library on Sept. 18 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.
Fall wood block
Join the Canfield library on Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in creating your own Wood Block Sign to help decorate your home for the fall season. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 to register. This event is for adults and teens.
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.
Research before you buy
Learn how to locate consumer reviews for many different products using library resources at this program on Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canfield library. Technology, housewares, automobiles and other products will all be included. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. This event is for adults.
Basic computer class
Learn very basic computer skills at this program at the Canfield library on Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. This is a beginner’s class that will cover use of a mouse, computer terms and simple internet use. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 and specify library to register. This event is for adults.
Basic Microsoft Word class
Learn very basic computer skills involving the Microsoft Office Word program at the Canfield library on Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. This is a beginner’s class that will cover cut and paste and the Word menus. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 and specify location to register. This event is for adults.
Forever Young book club
If you love reading YA books, join this group at the Canfield library on Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. where they will be reading and discussing a different Young Adult book every month. This month, they will be discussing “Eleanor and Park” by Rainbow Rowell. This event is for adults.
Off the shelves...
This monthly book club is aimed at those craving a lively discussion of titles chosen “off the shelves” of the Canfield library’s Book Club room. The reading for September will be “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult, October will be “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” by Arundhati Roy and November will be “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles. Upcoming meetings will be Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. and Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. until noon at the Canfield library. This event is for adults.
Come and join the fun with these upcoming reads:
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 email@example.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.
The Ursuline Center offers women’s series on spiritual journaling
Ursuline Sister of Youngstown Eileen Kernan will host a series of women’s spirituality classes on keeping a journal at the Ursuline Motherhouse, located at 4250 Shields Road, on the Thursdays of Aug. 3 and Sept. 7 from 6:30-8 p.m. Through the ancient tradition of keeping a journal, Sister Eileen will help participants to dialogue with their inner wisdom, look at where their lives have been, gain wisdom from what is happening in their lives now and look at the movement of their lives for the future. Participants should bring supplies to journal with. Call 330-799-4941 for reservations. The sessions are free, but goodwill offerings will be accepted. The Ursuline Center is the education, health and wellness facility operated by the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown.
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.