Read to therapy bunnies at the library
The Bunnies in Baskets therapy bunnies of F5RS will have a “Read to Some Bunny” reading program at the Canfield library on April 16 at 6 p.m. Children from 5-12 years-old are invited to attend the event. Readers can bring a favorite book or choose one from the library. They can also tell their favorite story to a bunny. For more information or to register contact the Canfield library at 330-744-8636.
Local church hosts fundraising event
Canfield Presbyterian Church will be hosting its annual Trash & Treasure Sale on April 28 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Admittance to the sale is free and open to the public. It will feature slightly-used and reasonably-priced furniture, household goods, books, toys, baby items, electronics and sporting equipment, as well as jewelry, collectibles and antiques. All proceeds will benefit the church’s 2018 International Mission Team, which is traveling to the Dominican Republic and Haiti in July. Donations for the sale are also being accepted weekdays at the church between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. until April 23. No clothing, shoes, old computers or non-flat screen TVs will be accepted. The church is located at 140 W. Main St. in Canfield.
Ukulele group to meet
There will be another Steel Valley Ukers meeting at the Austintown library on April 21 from 3-5 p.m. The group is a non-profit, and there is no fee to attend any of their meetings. The group plays ukuleles and is open to people of all ages and skill levels.
Local shrine club to host dinner event
The Youngstown Shrine Club will be hosting a spaghetti dinner on April 29 at the club’s main hall. Tickets are $10 for adults and dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. The meal includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread and a beverage, as well as dessert. This is a community event and the public is invited to attend. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any club officer or on the day of the event; carry-outs are also available. For additional information, contact the club at 330-549-3857, ext. 0.
Local church to have pasta dinner fundraiser
There will be a pasta dinner on April 15 from 12-2 p.m. at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, located at 4580 Canfield Road (State Route 62) in Canfield. The meal includes pasta with meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and a beverage. Carry-out is available. The cost is $10 for adults, $7 for children who are ages 6-12 and free for children who are ages 5 and under. This is a fundraising dinner which will benefit the July mission trip to orphanages in Ukraine.
Guided labyrinth walk season begins at The Ursuline Health and Wellness Center
The Ursuline Health and Wellness Center, located at 4280 Shields Road, begins its 2018 Guided Labyrinth Walk season with a walk on April 15 at 2 p.m. This year’s themes celebrate aspects of St. Angela Merici’s introduction to her Counsels. St. Angela founded the Ursuline order in 1535. All persons of faith are invited to participate in these free events. Walks generally take 20 minutes to half an hour. All walks are scheduled weather-permitting. The complete list of walks is: April 15 at 2 p.m. - “Do Something,” May 17 at 6:30 p.m. - “Get Moving,” June 21 at 6:30 p.m. - “Be Confident,” July 19 at 6:30 p.m. - “Risk New Things,” Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m. - “Stick with It,” Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. - “Get on Your Knees” and Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. - “Expect Big Surprises.” The Ursuline Center Labyrinth is a ministry of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown and open year-round from dawn to dusk for all persons of faith. There is no cost to use the labyrinth, which is handicapped-accessible and offers ample parking. Printed guides are provided at the Labyrinth’s entrance giving suggestions for following the path, but there is no right or wrong way to experience the sacred walk.
Ice Age in Ohio
Join the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists on April 14 to listen to Dale Gnidovec, OSU Orton Geological Museum, speak about glacial effects on the land and more. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about a dig that took place near Findlay. This event will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Metroparks Farm, located at 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road in Canfield. Registration is free, but space is limited so reservations are required. To register, stop in at the Mahoning County Extension Office, call at 330-533-5538, or visit go.osu.edu/IceAge.
Blood pressure screenings at the library
Blood Pressure Screening offered by Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association will be at the Canfield library on April 18 from 1-2 p.m.
Off the Shelves book club April meetings announced
Join this monthly book club for a lively discussion of titles chosen “Off the Shelves” of the Canfield library’s book club room. Join the library on April 24 at 6:30 p.m. and again on April 26 at 11 a.m. Upcoming reads will be, in April - “Little Fires Everywhere” or “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng; in May - “The Nest” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney and in June - “Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward.
Program a robot
Find out how to program Lego Mindstorms Robots at the Canfield library on April 25 at 6 p.m. Learn about the Lego Mindstorms software and use it to program robots to get through challenges. This event is for children who are in fifth grade and up. Call 330-744-8636 to register as space is limited.
Spring Horticulture Seminar to be April 14
Spring into action on April 14 at the Spring Horticulture Seminar hosted by the Mahoning County Master Gardener Volunteers. This seminar offers gardening tips and tricks, two make and take classes, 10 breakout sessions and more. Keynote speaker Melinda Carmichael, Associate Director of Beech Creek Botanical Gardens and author of “Native Plants of Ohio,” will discuss the benefits of adding native plants to your landscape, and will be available for a book signing. Participants can get creative while making hypertufa pots and alcohol ink paintings and are also welcome to visit the garden art sale. Registration for the program is $40 per person, which includes a set of hand pruners, a hot lunch and proceedings from all sessions. The seminar will take place at the Canfield Fairgrounds, located at 7265 Columbiana-Canfield Road in Canfield. To register or learn more, call Mahoning County Extension at 330-533-5538 or visit go.osu.edu/springseminar2018.
Dunkin’ Donuts helps feed local families
Now through April 30, Dunkin’ Donuts in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties will be selling icons for a $1 donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley. With every icon purchased, the customer receives a $1 off coupon for a pound of coffee. For every $1 given, the Food Bank can distribute $11 worth of food to hungry families in our community. Last year, Dunkin’ Donut locations in the Mahoning Valley raised more than $21,000 to feed local families. The campaign is a collaborative effort of four food banks, including Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio. All funds raised will remain in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties to feed our friends and neighbors. For more information on how you can get involved in Harvest for Hunger, visit www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org or www.harvestforhunger.org.
Coupon swap at the library
Drop in during library hours at the Canfield library to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons.
Canfield bank wins national award
Raymond James, one of America’s top financial services institutions, selected Farmers National Banc Corp. of Canfield, the parent company of Farmers National Bank, to receive its coveted 2017 Raymond James Community Bankers Cup. The Bankers Cup is an extremely competitive award. In making its determination, Raymond James scrutinized every exchange-traded bank in America with assets between $500 million and $10 billion. Of the 272 banks nationwide that qualified, 28 demonstrated the superior financial performance and stability to be named Bankers Cup winners. The Raymond James Community Bankers Cup awards are an annual event now in its sixth year. This is the first year Farmers National Banc Corp. has won.
Read around the room
Join the Canfield library in the 2018 Reading Challenge. Read six titles from the book club room for the spring challenge from April 2 until June 30 and fill out the reading challenge form as an entry into a drawing for a reader’s prize pack. E-books and audiobooks of book club titles acceptable. All entries must be submitted by June 30 and the winner will be drawn on July 5. Oone entry per person.
Get connected with Hoopla
Want to discover what Hoopla can do for you? Join the Canfield library on April 28 at 11 a.m. to learn how to use your library card to download free movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, comics and eBooks. Registration is required at this program for adults. Call 330-744-8636 to register. You should have an email account before attending.
Intro to 3D drawing class available
Learn how to add a 3-dimensional flair to your artwork at the Canfield library on April 28 at 2:30 p.m. A snack will be provided at this class for ages 9-12.
Chair yoga classes at the library
Pay as you attend these classes offered every Friday at the Canfield library at 10 a.m. The fee is $10 a class and dress comfortably.
Discover Zentangle at the library
Discover the wonders of Zentangle, an easy to learn therapeutic art exercise that turns simple patterns into complex and unique works of art. The program will be offered at the Canfield library on April 19 at 6:30 p.m. The benefits of Zentangle are numerous, from its ability to reduce stress and anxiety, to the resulting increase in focus and dexterity. This month we will learn to construct basic, commonly used tangles that will evolve into your own unique Zentangle pattern. This class is for adults and space is limited. Register by phone at 330-744-8636 or online at www.libraryvisit.org.
Mah-Jongg Mondays at the library
Drop in to play Mah-Jongg every Monday at 1 p.m. at the Canfield library with others who love the game. Bring your own Mah-Jongg set or share with a friend.
Coloring for grown ups at the library
Join the Canfield library on April 16 at 10 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 adults and teens.
Forever Young book club to meet
DO you love reading YA books? Join the Canfield library on April 17 at 6:30 p.m. where they will read and discuss a different Young Adult book every month. This month’s book will be “Scythe” by Neal Shusterman.
Movie night at Canfield
Join the Canfield library on April 18 at 6 p.m. for a blast from the past where they will relive classic movies from the 80’s. Feel free to bring your own small snacks and drinks. This event is for adults and teens and children under the age of seven must be accompanied by an adult. The movie will be either PG or PG-13.
Read to SomeBunny
What could be more fun than reading to a cute little bunny in a basket? On April 16, come on out to the Canfield library at 6 p.m. Call 330-744-8636, ask for the Canfield library and schedule your 15-minute time slot to read to a registered therapy rabbit from F5RS Bunnies in Baskets. This program is for school aged children.
Celebrate Shakespeare Day
Celebrate the birthday of William Shakespeare while learning about the famous bard at the Canfield library on April 21 at 2 p.m. This program includes displays, hands-on activities and is fun for all ages.
Columbus Children’s Theatre presents “The Three Little Pigs”
Full of laughter, fun and audience participation, The Columbus Children’s Theatre’s adaptation of “The Three Little Pigs” is a great way to celebrate National Library Week. Join the Canfield library on April 28 at 2 p.m. and find out what really happened when the Three Little Pigs met the Big Bad Wolf on their way to seek their fortune and build a home. This program is for the family.
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Friendly Squares to hold dance April 14
The Friendly Squares will host their monthly square dance on April 14 from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Niles SCOPE Center, located at 14 E. State Street in Niles. Gene Hammond will be the caller and Frankie Hammond will be calling line dances. This will be a high/low dance with alternating tips for new dancers currently taking lessons and tips for more experienced dancers. Dress is casual and light refreshments will be served. There is a $6 donation per person at the door. For additional information, call Gene Hammond at 330-506-3370.
Poland class of 1968 to host reunion
The Poland Seminary High School class of 1968 is having a 50-year reunion on Sept. 15 at the Magic Tree, located on South Avenue in Boardman. For more information, call Jay at 330-953-0953.
Golf Classic bus trip
The 2018 Pink Ribbon Golf Classic committee is sponsoring a bus trip to Seneca Allegheny Casino on April 14. All proceeds from this trip will be given to the American Cancer Society. The bus will leave from Fab Limo on Connecticut Avenue in Austintown at 8 a.m. and depart from Seneca at 5 p.m. The cost is $40 per person and each player will be given $25 in play and a $5 food coupon. Bring a photo ID with you and send registration and check to Pink Ribbon Golf Classic, c/o Nancy Felton, American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad Street, Canfield, Ohio 44406.
Mah-Jongg for beginners
Learn to play Mah-Jongg in this three-week class series at the Canfield library. Those interested should call the Canfield library for more information and to sign up. Mah-Jongg is a fascinating rummy-like game played with tiles, which originated in China. Class size is limited, registration required. For more information and to register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Canfield. This event is for adults.
Gotta Move Story Time presented at the library
Join the Canfield library every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and again at 11:30 a.m. for “Gotta Move Story Time.” This program 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.
Tales and Talk for 2’s and 3’s announced for April
Join the Canfield library every Tuesday 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.
Bonding with babies and books
This event is for caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23 months at the Canfield library every Thursday in April at 10 a.m. There will be 20 minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize.
Pink Ribbon Golf Classic to be in July
The annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic will take place at Avalon Lakes Golf and Country Club on July 16. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the American Cancer Society. The 18-hole scramble will be followed by lunch and a Chinese auction and raffle. For further details, contact Donna Mowrey at 330-207-9630 or Nancy Felton at 330-533-2712.
The Mahoning Valley Corvettes joins in with Salem car cruise for event
The call to take over The Salem Super cruise, Salem’s largest annual event attracting thousands, was recently answered by The Mahoning Valley Corvettes. The non-profit car club dates back to 1962 including members from every surrounding community and Salem. Many of the club members have enjoyed the Salem Super Cruise and will now partner with the City of Salem to put on the event entering its 14th year. The Salem Super Cruise is open to all cars and trucks, not just Corvettes. Motorcycles are also welcome. The weekend benefits the Second Harvest Foodbank, which feeds many hungry local families. The event will take place June 7-10 and will feature activities, some free, including a parade, car show, food, live bands and more. The Mahoning Valley Corvettes look forward to partnering with the City of Salem to provide a this weekend for the entire family.
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 Tuesdays at 6 p.m., a meeting will take place at the Oxford House, located at 320 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.