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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
There will be a blood drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Poland library on Sept. 26 from 12:30-6:30 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.
Blood pressure screening
There will be a blood pressure screening by the Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association on Sept. 11 from 9-10 a.m. at the Poland library.
Friends of PLYMC is sponsoring a Yoga Class every Wednesday in September from 5-6 p.m. at the Poland branch library in the meeting room. Pay as you attend at $10 per session. 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.
Playtime at your library
Prepare for kindergarten through play at this event at the Poland library on Sept. 12 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.
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.
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 Poland library on Sept. 11 at 11 a.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.
Bonding with babies and books
This event, taking place on every Wednesday in September at 10 a.m. at the Poland 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 Poland library every Thursday in September 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
“Dragons Love Tacos”
Go to the Poland library on Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.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.
Classic book has 50th anniversary
The classic children’s book “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?,” written by Bill Martin, Jr. and illustrated by Eric Carle, is 50-years-old. Help the Poland library celebrate with stories, games, crafts and snacks on Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. This event is for children of all ages.
Listen and create
Listen to a story and then create something special at the Poland library on Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. For September, listen to the story, “Fall is Not Easy,” by Marty Kelley, and then make your own tree. This event is for children of all ages.
Trim a tree for September
Decorate an ornament during regular hours in September for the Poland library’s all-seasons tree. This event is for children of all ages.
Read to Roxie
Relax and read to Roxie on Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Poland library. Roxie is a registered therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International. 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 grades 1-4.
Lego my library
Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Poland library on Sept. 13 from 6-7 p.m. Legos will be provided. This event is for children, ages 6 and up.
Banned book bingo and pop trivia
Celebrate banned book week by playing bingo featuring covers of some of the most banned books on Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Poland library. You will also play some pop trivia games. Prizes will be awarded and snacks will be served. This event is for grades 5-12.
Snack and learn sign language
This event is for fifth-eighth graders: go to the Poland library on Sept. 29 at 3:30 p.m. to learn sign language and about Deaf culture through fun, interactive games and activities. A snack will be provided.
Researching your business plan
Stuart Gibbs, Business and Investment Center librarian, will discuss the library’s sources and services for your business start-up and beyond on Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Poland library. The library will introduce print and electronic sources that can provide information for developing your business plan and explain where to find necessary statistics. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. This event is for adults.
Marketing with statistics
Join Stuart Gibbs, the Business and Investment Center librarian, on Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Poland library for a seminar that is geared for entrepreneurs, business leaders and anyone interested in learning about competitors, potential clients, industry-specific economic forecasts, targeting new markets and market research. The featured databases, DemographicsNow - Library Edition, Neilson Segmentation and Market Solutions and ReferenceUSA’s U.S. Consumers/Lifestyles, bring timely and authoritative data and insights for your marketing plan. Other sources, including American FactFinder and trade associations for statistics, will also be discussed. Companies pay thousands for this type of information and it is available to everyone for free, right in their local library branch. This seminar will demonstrate access from your phone and computer. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. This event is for adults.
If you are wondering what an app is or which apps are right for you, attend this program at the Poland library on Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. to learn all about popular apps for smartphones and mobile devices. See a variety of apps that will help you connect to your library, find a good place to eat, keep you entertained in a long grocery line, find a great new recipe or find great music to listen to on your walk. Registration is recommended, and can be made by calling 330-744-8636, and asking for Poland. This event is for adults and teens.
Connect with digital media at the library
If you would like to learn how to download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, complete issues of magazines and more to your computer and mobile devices, attend this class at the Poland library on Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland branch to register. 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.
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.
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.