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.
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.
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.
Don’t lose your shoe at this costume ball
Come to the Poland library on Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. in costume if you dare (not required) and enjoy crafts, stories and more. Snacks will be provided. This event is for children of all ages.
Read to Roxie
Relax and read to Roxie, a registered therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International, on Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. 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 those in grades 1-4.
Listen and craft
Listen to a story at the Poland library on Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. and then create something special. For October, listen to a Halloween story and make a Halloween craft. This event is for children of all ages.
Take your tot to Tales and Talk
Go to the Poland library’s Baby Brilliant program every Thursday in October 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.
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.
Bond with babies and books
Join the library for Baby Brilliant every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Poland library. The program 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.
Poland Relay for Life benefit fundraiser
Join the Poland Relay for Life on Sept. 29 and 30 at 28 Island Drive in Poland for a benefit fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and the Poland Relay for Life. Raffle baskets, bake sale and trash to treasure items will be available on both days, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Raffle baskets include a tailgating grill, date night items and several gift cards. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
Akron Children’s welcomes pediatric cardiologist
Meagan Peek, MD, has joined Akron Children’s Hospital’s Heart Center in Boardman as a pediatric cardiologist. Dr. Peek received her medical degree from the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky., where she also completed her residency in pediatrics. She completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Dr. Peek is board certified in pediatrics and board eligible in pediatric cardiology. She has a special clinical interest in fetal echocardiography. The team in the Heart Center offers cardiovascular services, from before birth through adulthood, for patients with congenital heart disease and pediatric arrhythmia disorders. The center is accredited in pediatric and fetal echocardiography by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories and is a top ranked cardiovascular surgery program by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database. Dr. Peek lives in Poland with her husband.
Trim a tree for October
Decorate an ornament for our all-seasons tree during the month of October. This event is offered during regular Poland library hours in October.
Get a look into hoarding disorder
Molly Suehr and Rachel Cline, trained under the direction of Cory Chalmers, host of A&E’s “Hoarders” television show, will help us to understand hoarding disorder. The presentation will provide a definition, an idea of the prevalence of hoarders, the varying levels of hoarding and the differing hording types. What type of person hoards? You may be surprised. Go to the meeting at the Poland library on Oct. 23 at 10 a.m.
Prepare for kindergarten through play
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 children who are ages 2-6 years-old. It will take place on Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Poland library.
Learn the history of cinema with urban explorer
Join the “Historic Theaters of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley” and historian Sean T. Posey as he traces the evolution of modern cinema through the rich local history of the Mahoning Valley. Books will be available for sale. No reservations are needed. Join Posey at the library on Oct. 18 at 11 a.m.
Solve an enchanted murder mystery at the library
This mystery event at the Poland library on Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. will be performed for teens, by teens. Murder in the Library: Once Upon a Murder - Once upon a time, there was a faraway land called the Enchanted Realm, whose people got along harmoniously for many centuries...until Queen Black gained control. It was not long before happy endings turned into nightmares. Queen Black has invited all of the territories to the Dark Castle to sign a peace treaty and she may have evil intentions. Nonetheless, you must solve the murder before the killer strikes again. Listen carefully to the suspects, study the crime scene and watch for any unusual circumstances. Only the sleuth with the most correct answers will win the prize. Light refreshments will be served. This event is for teens only. Registration is required; call 330-744-8636 or visit www.libraryvisit.org. Teens are encouraged to dress as their favorite fairy tale character. This event is for teens only.
Author and Youtube sensation to appear at the library
Help the Poland 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 Poland library on Oct. 11 at 9 a.m.
Friends of the library to meet in October
Friends of the Poland Library will meet on Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. There will not be a coffee hour. There will be a pot luck luncheon following the speaker and the business meeting. Members are asked to bring a salad or casserole. Officers will provide the dessert. Debbie Liptak, Development Director of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, will be the speaker. Her topic will be “All That’s New at the Library.” Donations of books, magazines, CDs and DVDs for the Poland library book cart may be bought to all meetings. Meetings are open to the public and new members are welcome. Dues are $10 dollars yearly.
Prince of Peace has change in Sunday morning schedule
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, located at 2985 Center Road in Poland, is changing its Sunday morning schedule, beginning on Rally Day, Sept. 17. Sunday School classes for pre-K through third grade, and for adults, will be offered beginning at 9:15 a.m. and worship with Holy Communion begins at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 330-757-3272 during office hours, 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Become a safer consumer
Melissa Ames from the Better Business Bureau will be on hand to educate concerning frauds and scams and to teach us how to be safer consumers at the library on Oct. 6 at 10 a.m.
Historical society to have bus trip Nov 15
The Society has announced plans for a fundraiser bus trip to Cambridge, Ohio to visit Charles Dickens Village on Nov. 15. The bus departs from Poland Methodist Church, located at 1940 Boardman-Poland Road (State Route 224) at 8:30 a.m. and arrives in Cambridge at 11 a.m. The day’s schedule includes a guided tour of the Dickens Historical Village mannequins; Kennedy’s Bakery; Guernsey County Historical Society; lunch on your own at Theo’s, a home-cooking style restaurant; downtown shopping in unique shops; Cambridge Glass Museum and Dickens Courthouse Light Show. The bus departs for home at 6 p.m. The cost is $85 per person and includes bus and all admissions, lunch not included. Proceeds will benefit the efforts of the Poland Historical Society in preserving the history of Poland. Reservations can be made by sending your name, address, phone number and email address, along with check made payable to Poland Historical Society, and mail to the Historical Society, PO Box 5052, Poland, OH 44514 before Oct. 13. Questions should be directed to Larry Bartos at 330-757-4223.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.