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Mill Creek ABWA chapter to meet Oct. 10

The Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA (American Business Women’s Association) will host its Oct. 10 meeting at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Networking will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The speaker for the evening will be Cindy Best from Howard Hanna Realtors. She will speak about how she got started in the business and the current trends in the real estate world. The menu will include Southern baked chicken, Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, salad, Jello, applesauce and apple cake for dessert. The cost is $18. Reservations may be made by calling Marilyn Abramski at 330-726-2507 or Darlene Demjen at 330-755-9089 by Sept. 30. The public is welcome.

Shoe donation aims to help hurricane victims

Doctors Lawrence Karlock, Catherine Karlock, John Flauto, Joseph Arters and Darleen Abadco, and the staff at Austintown Podiatry Associates are looking to help the victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. They are collecting shoes to donate to the victims who have lost their footwear. If you would like to participate, donate shoes at one of the three offices: 1300 South Canfield-Niles Road, Suite 1, in Austintown; 7010 South Ave., Suite 3, in Boardman or 3802 Elm Road in Warren.

MCCTC flower shop opens for business

The student-run flower shop at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center will opened for its fall open house beginning on Sept. 22 and will be open throughout the month of October. A variety of fall silk floral arrangements and wreaths will be available. Fall mums are also available for sale and can be dressed for a gift or planted outside. The shop will be decorated and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. during this time. Choose from the selection of pre-made items or purchase materials elsewhere and the students can create a beautiful piece for you. Fresh arrangements for any occasion can be made to order with a few days notice. Also they are taking orders for homecoming corsages. For more information, call 330-729-4000, ext. 1672 or ext. 1671.

Learn to improve your soil on Oct. 10

Learn how to improve your soil and keep it fertile with Mahoning County Extension and Mahoning County Farm Bureau on Oct. 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Mahoning County Extension Office, located at 490 S. Broad Street in Canfield. The event will cover management practices, as well as how to improve water quality and preserve the environment. Program speaker Eric Barrett, OSU Extension Educator, and Bill Snyder, Extension Volunteer, will show participants how to manage, improve and preserve their landscape. Safeguard practices regarding water quality will also be covered. Registration for this event is free, and door prizes as well as soil tests will be offered. Registration can be mailed or dropped off at the Mahoning County Extension Office, 490 S. Broad Street, Canfield, Ohio. For more registration and program information, contact Mahoning County Extension at 330-533-5538 or visit

Dust off the shelves and join the book club

Join this monthly book club at the Canfield library on Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. and Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. for a lively discussion of titles chosen “off the shelves” of the Canfield library’s Off the Shelves book club room. This event is for adults. Join the fun with these upcoming reads: October - “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” by Arundhati Roy; November - “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles and December - “Britt-Marie Was Here” by Fredrik Backman.

Stay forever young and join the YA book club

If you love reading YA books, join the Canfield library on Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. where the group will be reading and discussing a different Young Adult book every month. This month, they are discussing “This Is Where It Ends” by Marieke Nijkamp. This event is for adults.

Word for beginners

Learn very basic computer skills involving the Microsoft Office Word program at this event on Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canfield library. This is a beginner’s class that will cover cut and paste and the Word menus. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register and specify library and Basic Microsoft Word Class. This event is for adults.

Learn to connect on Facebook

See how you can connect with family and friends on Facebook at the Canfield library on Oct. 13 at 10 a.m., where they will show you how to start posting, sharing and “liking” posts right away. If you don’t have a Facebook account, call ahead and schedule a time for the librarians to help you create an account before the class. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register. This event is for adults.

Business seminar at the Canfield library

Join Stuart Gibbs, the Business and Investment Center librarian, on Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. to learn about databases to assist you in making your personal finance choices. Featured databases are Business Insights: Global, Morningstar Investment Research Center, Business Source Premier, Value Line (print only) and Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage. Companies pay thousands for this type of information and it is available to everyone for free, right in their local library branch. WI-FI access allows you to bring your own device to research these powerful sources of reference. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar on This event is for adults.

Enjoy an evening at the movies

Join the Canfield library for a Thursday Night Movie on Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. where a group will be watching a newly released DVD. Feel free to bring your own small snacks and drinks. This event is for adults and teens. The movie will be either PG or PG 13.

Friendly Squares have have Halloween dance on Oct. 14

The Friendly Squares will host its monthly square dance on Oct. 14 from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Niles SCOPE Center, located at 14 E. State Street in Niles. Neil Harner will be the caller and Frankie Hammond will be calling line dances. The theme for the dance is Halloween. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Cider and donuts will be served by the refreshment committee. There is a $6 donation per person at the door. For additional information, call Gene Hammond at 330-506-3370.

Halloween family fun flick at the library

Join the Canfield library for a Saturday Movie Matinee on Oct. 28 at 2:30 p.m. A movie-themed snack will be served, however feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie. Children age 7-years and younger must be with an adult. The movie will be a Halloween-themed DVD, rated PG.

Create paper pumpkins for Halloween

Join the Canfield library in creating your own paper pumpkin on Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Space is limited and registration is required. This event is for adults and teens. Call 330-744-8636 to register.

Relax, get creative and color

Join the Canfield library on Oct. 16 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.

Play Mah-Jongg every Monday at the library

Drop in to play Mah-Jongg with others who love the game every Monday in October from 1-3 p.m. at the Canfield library. Bring your own Mah-Jongg set or share with a friend. Mah-Jongg sets will not be provided. This game night is for adults.

Library hosts annual memorial contest

The ninth annual Danielle Scott Memorial Writing Contest is running from Oct. 1-31 this year. Danielle Scott was a beloved Teen Advisory Board member who lost her battle to cancer. The libraries are sponsoring the ninth annual Danielle Scott Memorial Writing Contest to honor Danielle and her love of writing. The format of the writing contest this year is a six-word memoir. A Six-Word Memoir Æ is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words. Entries may be submitted online at or on standard 8 inch by 11 inch paper to any public library in Mahoning County by Oct. 31. If you submit your entry online, select the writing type (poem) and be sure to include your phone number. Hard copies must be typed. Be sure to include your name, telephone number, grade and school on your entry. Entries are not returnable. One winner will be chosen and will be awarded a plaque and a monetary prize. Eligibility: All entrants must be in grades 7-12 and either live in or attend school in Mahoning County.

Create and eat zombie cookies

Join the Canfield library on Oct. 21 at 2:30 p.m. to make your very own edible zombie. Who can make the scariest cookie? Zombies will then be eaten. Cookies, frosting and decorations will be provided. This event is for tweens who are ages 9-12.

Build a robot at the library

Learn about Lego WeDo Robots at the Canfield library on Oct. 25 from 6-7:30 p.m. Children will work through the stages of building and programming a robot that will pull objects. This is for children in grades 1-4. Call 330-744-8636 to register. Space is limited.

Lego my library

Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Canfield library on Oct. 7 at 2:30 p.m. and Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. Legos will be provided. This event is for children who are ages 6 and up.

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.

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.

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 More information on Eyes for Olivia can be found at or “like” it on Facebook.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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 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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