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.
Newcomers to host first meeting
Newcomers of Mahoning Valley will host its first meeting at Bruno’s on Sept. 27. The gathering begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. Jeanne Vild and Lori Brennan will be hosting the event. The meeting will cover summer activities and preview the plans and schedules for 2017-2018 year. Needlework, Roundtowners and movie and book clubs will also be reviewed. Newcomers was formed 25 years ago to offer those with lifestyle changes an opportunity to meet new people and become acquainted with events and places in the community. For information or reservations, call Jorine at 330-757-7212 or Barbara at 330-758-3934.
Take walk through historic cemetery
Eyes For Olivia will present the CRBF History Walk through Salem’s Hope Cemetery on Oct. 8. Join the group as they travel back in time to meet some of Salem’s past residents and hear their stories. Registration is $5 and begins at 6 p.m. in the Chapel at Hope Cemetery, located at 1015 N. Lincoln Ave in Salem. Parking is available off of Superior Ave inside Waterworth Memorial Park. A few items from the Salem Historical Society will be on display inside the chapel along with light refreshments and a grave stone rubbing demo. Proceeds will benefit the Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation. You can see more information on their website CRB1.org. More information on Eyes for Olivia can be found at eyesforolivia.org or “like” it on Facebook.
Area dancers travel for square dance
On Sept. 30, the North Bloomfield Historical Society will host a Square Dance at the Town Hall, located at state routes 45 and 87, from 7-9:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The admission is $5 per person. For more information, call 330-506-3370.
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.
Survivor Run to take place on Sept. 30
The fourth annual Survivor Run at Buckeye Horse Park in Canfield, in honor of Sallie Sullivan will take place on Sept. 30. This year’s theme at Survivor Run is the “Derby.” This event is to bring awareness to early detection and to share the love and passion Sullivan has for competitive trail riding. Best Derby hat picture will take place at 10:30 a.m. and riders will set out on trail at about noon. Any additional proceeds from the event will be donated to the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center (JACBCC) to support Joanie’s Promise Fund.
Final week for local 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.
Craft show comes to the library
The Friends of the PLYMC will host a craft show on Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Vendor tables are $20 each, and those interested one can contact the development office at 330-740-6086.
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.
Give a “high five” to the dogs
Read to your favorite therapy dogs and give them a high five to welcome them to the library. Bring your own book, or the librarians find one for you to read to your furry friend. This event will take place on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Therapy dogs provided by Pawz for People, a Community Partner of Pet Partners, a local Pet Therapy group. This event is for children in grades Kindergarten and up.
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.
Learn about the history of cinema in the Mahoning Valley
“Historic Theaters of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley” presents urban explorer and historian Sean T. Posey as he traces the evolution of modern cinema through the rich local history of the Mahoning Valley on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. Books will be available for sale. No reservations are needed. The event will take place at the Canfield library.
Author and Youtube sensation to appear at the library
Celebrate Teen Read Week with YouTube star, Paige McKenzie. McKenzie is the face of “The Haunting of Sunshine Girl” Network, now boasting a viewership of 230 million and author of the best-selling young adult trilogy of the same name. Praised by R.L. Stine and Wes Craven, “The Haunting of Sunshine Girl” book series is soon to be a TV series with the Weinstein Company. McKenzie will be speaking about what it’s like to be a triple threat: YouTuber, author and actress, beginning when she was still in high school. This event is for teens and adults at the Canfield library on Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Step back in time with the Canfield Historical Society
Canfield History Walk: A Step Back in Time is a fundraising event for the non-profit Canfield Historical Society. The History Walk will guide visitors through Canfield’s past, from early pioneer days to the present era. Many Canfield residents will portray historical figures and events such as Marion Fowler, Rev. Joseph Badger, Harry S. Manchester, a Civil War Veteran, Minor Family (one of Canfield’s first settlers) and others. Re-enactments of an action packed bank robbery and the fatal shooting of Canfield Sheriff Cone is being planned. The guided walk around Canfield’s central green will teach young and old about local history, and foster a love of community. The event will take place on Sept. 23 and 30. There will be three tours each day beginning at 4:30 p.m. with the last tour departing at 5:45 p.m, rain or shine. The event will conclude with dinner at Piccadilly Parlour Victorian Tea Room. Ticket price, including dinner, is $40 per couple or $25 individual. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Canfield Historical Society at 330-533-3458.
Canfield Schools launch new lunch app
The Canfield Local School District is announcing a plan to make it easier for parents and students to find out what’s on the school lunch menu. The district recently launched the YumYummi mobile app, which lists each school’s menus daily, weekly or monthly. It also identifies dishes containing allergens like dairy, eggs, fish, peanuts, pork, shellfish, soy, tree nuts and wheat/gluten. The app, YumYummi, can be downloaded to any smart phone or android device. Students and parents can also vote on and send feedback to their school about their favorite dishes, as well as participate in food taste surveys to have a voice in future menu designs. The district is the first in the area to use the app.
Zion Lutheran Church to re-dedicate and ring historic church bell
Zion Lutheran Church will be re-dedicating and ringing the historic church bell on Sept. 24 - two days short of its 102 birthday. The bell was installed at Zion’s first building, at the southwest corner of Tippecanoe and Canfield Roads in September of 1915, and was rung for the first time on September 26, 1915. The bell will be rung for the first time by Sarah Matkoskey because the bell restoration was paid for by her, and her family, and others in memory of her late husband, Charles. The new platform recently built for the bell was paid for by memorial funds given by Anna Mae and Roy Wiff Jr. in memory of Roy Wiff and memorial funds given in memory John Bokesch. For more information about the bell ringing, contact Zion at 330-792-4046.
Bakery celebrates second anniversary
Kim’s Confections in Canfield is celebrating its second anniversary this year. In honor of this anniversary, with any purchase made beginning on Sept. 19 and up to the drawing on Oct. 19, you can be entered to win cupcakes for a year and an 8 inch cake in the month of your birthday. For more information, call Kim’s Confections at 234-414-7099.
Back pain and Sciatica workshop to be 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 email@example.com. 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.
ABWA network council to have fall event 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.