Gathering Place event to be Aug. 13
There will be a Gathering Place event at Lord of Life Church, located at 550 N. Broad Street in Canfield, on Aug. 13 at 11 a.m. Josh Wells from Canfield Police Department will give a presentation on “Scams.” Lunch will be provided by The Woodlands and blood pressures will be taken promptly at 11 a.m. Join them for an afternoon or fun, food and fellowship. This is a free community outreach social program offered to all senior citizens that takes place on the second Monday of the month every month. Different games and activities are also offered each month. The contact person for these events is Bernadette Beler at 330-533-6045 or church at 330-533-3531.
Weekly square dance lessons to begin on Sept. 11
The Niles Friendly Squares, a local square dance group dedicated to keeping alive the art form of square dancing, will begin a new year of weekly square dance lessons. The introductory session will be on Sept. 11 from 7-9 p.m. Each session builds upon the previous session and will include learning 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 April 16. There is a nominal fee of $6 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 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. 30 from 7-8 p.m. and Sept. 2 from 2-3 p.m. on the stage located in front of the International Building.
Local skate park to be location of music festival
The Skatepark Music Festival will take place on Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. at the Wedgewood Ramps in Youngstown. The cost is $5 at the door and the event will feature such bands as Alteras, Red Nose Panic, Rees Man Dolo & Droege, Wanderer, 13 Lucky, Evidence of Ruin, Whiskey Pilot, Service Monkeys and Gho$tlee. Food will be by Suzie’s and Mission Taco. The event is hosted and produced by Paul Goon.
Bonding 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 every Thursday in August at 10 a.m. at the Canfield library.
DIY house flipping and rehab events announced
The Mahoning Valley Real Estate Investors Association will meet on Aug. 13 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Boardman Park’s Lariccia Family Community Center, located at 375 Canfield Poland Road, for its monthly meeting. The public is welcome. Non –members are invited to attend two monthly meetings free. Join them on the second Monday of every month for some DIY and money saving steps for rehabbing and/or maintenance on a house. The public is also invited to the 2018 Mahoning Valley and Akron Joint Venture Rehab Tour, sponsored by MVREIA and ACREIA, on Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Rodman Library, located at 215 E. Broadway in Alliance. This is a full day, intensive training on the entire house flipping process. This presentation is geared toward new and experienced flippers. It features multiple speakers and consists of a morning classroom session, lunch and a hands-on afternoon session and rehab bus tour. Registration is required. The cost for early registration for REIA members is $59 per person or $99 per couple. The cost for early registration for non-REIA members is $69 per person or $109 per couple. Go to www.mahoningvalleyreia.com for complete details.
Ursuline Center’s Spiritual Book Club welcomes new members
The Ursuline Center Spiritual Book Club offers an opportunity for spiritual seekers to read, reflect and share in the discussion of spiritual books that explore the writings of the great spiritual thinkers, both contemporary and classic. This club is for anyone who wants to nurture their spiritual life. Join them on Aug. 6 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Ursuline Center, located at 4280 Shields Road in Canfield. The first few chapters of “Things Hidden, Scripture as Spirituality” by Richard Rohr will be discussed. There is no cost to attend but freewill offerings are accepted. For more information and to register, contact Eileen W. Novotny at 330-533-3831 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Ursuline Center is a ministry of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown and can be reached at 330-799-4941.
Tales and talk for 2s and 3s
Join the Canfield library every Tuesday in August 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.
Gotta Move story time
This event is for children who are ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a care-giver. Join the Canfield library every Wednesday in August at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. 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.
March to the beat of your own drum
Come to the Canfield library on Aug. 8 at 2:30 p.m. as they celebrate music and learn to make and decorate your own drum out of recycled materials, supplied by the library. After the activity, as a special treat, participants will enjoy a brief demonstration by some members of the Canfield “Cardinal Pride” marching band drumline. This event is for school-aged children and up.
Lego my library
Meet at the Canfield library on Aug. 4 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and Aug. 15 from 6-7 p.m. and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. This event is for children who are ages 6 and up.
Coloring for grown-ups
Join the Canfield library on Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.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 only.
Practice your new skill to rattle the tiles and join the fun each Monday in August from 1-3 p.m. at the Canfield library. Bring your own Mah-Jongg set or share with a friend. Mah-Jongg sets are not provided.
Basic Microsoft Word class 2 at Canfield
Join the Canfield library on Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m. for part 2 of Beginner’s Basic Microsoft Word. They will cover topics such as inserting tables, WordArt and page numbers. Basic Microsoft Word 1 is required before you can enroll in this class. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register. This event is for adults.
Canfield Friends to meet
There will be a Friends of PLYMC - Canfield committee meeting on Aug. 8 at 1:30 p.m. at the Canfield library.
Lego Mindstorms Robots
Discover how to build, program and test Lego Mindstorms Robots on Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Canfield library. Attendees will receive an introduction to the Mindstorms software and get the chance to work through the stages of building and programming a basic Mindstorm robot. This event is for children in grades 4 and up. Registration is required. Space is limited.
Tales to tails
Read to your favorite therapy dogs on Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Canfield library. This activity helps develop reading skills, promotes confidence and encourages a love of reading. Bring a book of your choice or the librarians will find one for you. This event is for children grades kindergarten and up. Therapy dogs provided by Pawz for People, a Community Partner of Pet Partners, a local Pet Therapy group. This event is for school-age children.
Discover the world of free apps for your electronic devices that can save you time and money every day at the Canfield library on Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. This event is for adults and space is limited. Register online at www.libraryvisit.org or by phone at 330-744-8636. For adults.
Stephen King Constant Readers club
If you enjoy the master of suspense, join the Canfield library to discuss his riveting stories, as well as other captivating tales by his peers. This includes a preview of new and exciting upcoming titles. The next meeting will take place on Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. The book discussed will be “The Stand” by Stephen King. This event is for adults.
Blood pressure check
There will be a blood pressure check on Aug. 15 from 1-2 p.m. at the Canfield library by the Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association.
Have fun and create unique art at the Canfield library’s zentangle program on Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Learn what zentangle is and how it benefits the mind and body. Create beautiful unique works of art while relaxing, with no artistic ability necessary. Materials are provided and space is limited. Register at www.libraryvisit.org or by phone at 330-744-8636. This event is for adults.
Get connected with eBooks and digital magazines
Learn about all that OverDrive can do for you in this beginners class on Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Canfield library. Learn how to set up an OverDrive account, download materials and get an overview of the OverDrive features. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register. This event is for adults.
Forever Young book club
If you love reading YA books, join the Canfield library where they will be reading and discussing a different Young Adult book every month. The next meeting will be on Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. and they will discuss “Eden Conquered” by Joelle Charbonneau. This event is for adults.
Off the Shelves...
Go to this monthly book club for a lively discussion of titles chosen “off the shelves” of the Canfield library’s book club room. Upcoming meetings will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 28 and at 11 a.m. on Aug. 30. They will discuss “Manhattan Beach” by Jennifer Egan. This event is for adults.
Coupon swap at the library
If you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have, drop in during Canfield library hours in August to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons. This event is for adults.
Women’s spirituality series: journaling 3
Join Ursuline Sister of Youngstown Eileen Kernan to explore how the ancient tradition of journaling can help you dialog with your inner wisdom, gain insight into your life and discern how movement in your life will guide your future. There is no prerequisite to attend these class, which is Sept. 6 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Ursuline Motherhouse, located at 4250 Shields Road in Canfield. Call 330-799-4941 for reservations. There is no cost to attend but freewill offerings are accepted.
CHS Class of 1983 to meet for reunion
The Canfield High School Class of 1983 will be hosting their 35-year class reunion Sept. 1 at Kennsington Grill, located at 4171 Westford Place in Canfield, beginning at 6 p.m. The evening will include a cash bar, heavy appetizers and music playing 80’s favorites. Tickets are $50 per person. For an additional $12 classmates can purchase the group photo which will be distributed later that evening. For reservations, make checks payable to CHS Class of ‘83 and mail to P.O. Box 35 Canfield, Ohio 44406. Checks need to be received by Aug. 15. Rooms will be available at the Canfield Marriott for anyone needing accommodations. A pre-reunion get-together will take place at the Canfield Fairgrounds Grandstand on Aug. 31 with the class entering a Class of ‘83 car in the demolition derby. For more information, join the Facebook group Canfield High School Class of 1983.
Find and sell treasures at trunk sale
Sell your garage sale type items from the trunk of your car in the parking lot or inside the Lord of Life Church, located at 550 N. Broad St, in Canfield. There will be 50 spaces available in the parking lot for venders to bring a vehicle or tent to sell your own items. Spaces inside church (23 available) are a first come first serve basis. Tables will be provided. The sale will take place on Aug. 9 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The cost is $10 per unit (table inside or space outside in parking lot). Call Ruth Allen at 330-550-3022 to reserve your spot. Payment is required in advance. Responsibilities for those who wish to participate in the sell are to set up 1 hour ahead and clean up when sale is over.
Camp F.R.I.E.N.D. announced for summer
The Autism Society of Mahoning Valley recently announce that it is bringing back and tripling its summer day camp options for children with special needs and their neurotypical friends. Three weeks of two styles of camp will be offered. Dates include June 18-22 (integrated camp for ages 6-13), July 30 until Aug. 3 (full camp and integrated camp for ages 3-22) and Aug. 13-17 (integrated camp for ages 6-13). Camp Friend is unique because the student-to-counselor ratio is extremely low and unmatched to address the intense needs of children and teens on the autism spectrum. As a result, every year interested applicants had to be turned away for lack of enough space. The addition of integrated camp will allow ASMV to serve more families by offering more camper spots. Integrated camp will provide the opportunity for higher-functioning individuals to attend a traditional day camp with our counselors there to assist as they have ideal chance to strengthen their social skills. Camp F.R.I.E.N.D.’s full camp will bring back a model of daily activities structured around social skill building themes to provide evidence based instructional opportunities in a fun setting. This, plus traditional summer camp activities like swimming, sports and crafts supported by an autism-qualified staff, provide a supported environment while ensuring an equitable experience. Camp costs $150 per student per week and numerous scholarships are available. Registration forms are available for download at http://www.autismmv.org/campfriend and can be mailed by request to ASMV at 330-333-9607. For more information or media inquiries, call Camp Coordinator Tracy Marciano at 330-333-9609, email email@example.com or go to www.autismmv.org/campfriend.
Local flavor comes to a community garden near you
Want to learn more about growing vegetables, soils and plant production? If so, mark your calendars to join OSU Extension staff and Master Gardener Volunteers at local community gardens this summer. Programs will take place every Monday from May 28 until Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. Topics such as vegetable growing patterns, production details and soil characteristics will be discussed. This program is geared for participants of all ages, and is beneficial to the backyard gardener just wanting to learn some tips and tricks, or for someone wanting to start their own community garden. Each week will be hosted at a different community garden in the Youngstown area. Participants should bring a note pad and a lawn chair for seating, as well as their gardening questions. For more details, along with exact garden locations and addresses for each week, call 330-533-5538 or visit http://go.osu.edu/localflavor18.
Coloring for grown-ups
Join the Canfield library at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 8 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 only.
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 list of walks is: 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.
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.
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.