Friendly Squares to dance at Canfield Fair
The Niles Friendly Squares will be performing square dance demonstrations at the Canfield Fair on Aug. 30 from 7-8 p.m. and on Sept. 2 from 2-3 p.m. on the stage located in front of the International Building. A new year of weekly square dance lessons will begin on Sept. 11 from 7-9 p.m. The Tuesday evening sessions will run through April 16, 2019. There is a fee of $6 per person per lesson. To sign up for lessons, contact Gene or Frankie Hammond at 330-534-4426 or 330-506-3370.
Four Square hosts celebration
The Four Square 100th anniversary celebration will take place on Aug. 19 at the Clubhouse, located at 2298 S. Schenley in Youngstown. The gathering will take place at 10:30 a.m. with a formal Four Square presentation at 11 a.m. and service, speakers and meal to follow.
Casino Caf block party serves support for visually impaired
Join Casino Caf food truck for a block party to benefit the Foundation for the Visually Impaired on Aug. 24 from 4-9 p.m. in the parking lot at Dilleto Winery’s new location at 8578 Market Street in Boardman. A fundraiser sponsored by and benefiting the Foundation for the Visually Impaired, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that owns and operates the Casino Caf Food Truck, this free community event features live music, Casino Caf food truck sandwiches, pop, water and more for purchase, and Diletto Winery’s signature sangrias and wines for purchase. Casino Caf food truck owner Jeff Stosik, born with tunnel vision, started the Warren-based nonprofit Foundation to help individuals from across Northeast Ohio who live with visual impairments. For more information, call 216-224-3525. This outdoor event is free and open to the public. Individuals must be 21-years of age or older to purchase alcohol. For more information about the Casino Caf block party, contact the Foundation for the Visually Impaired at 216-224-3525.
Shepherd of the Valley to host career fair
Shepherd of the Valley is hosting a job fair for direct care staff (nurses and aides) at their corporate office on Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at their location at 5525 Silica Road in Youngstown. Jobs are available at our Boardman, Howland, Niles and Poland communities as well as the home health agency. Open interviews will be conducted. View all available jobs and apply online at shepherdofthevalley.com. For more information, contact Corporate Recruiter Kelly Kenyhercz Hall at 330-530-4038, ext. 2043 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Famous children’s author’s descendant to speak
Renowned children’s author’s descendant, Shirley Eckley, will discuss the local roots, life and legacy of William Holmes McGuffey, “America’s Storyteller, on” Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. at Kravitz’s Deli meeting room, located at 3135 Belmont Ave. in Liberty Township, for the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society. The program is open to the public. Admission is $6 for non-members and $5 for members. Refreshments will be served and a 50/50 raffle will take place, to benefit the society’s education mission. Music is by Dolores DePietro. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins admitted, based upon seat availability. The William Holmes McGuffey Society conducts programs, for members and non-members, in an effort to keep the McGuffey legacy alive. It has members from Boardman, Liberty and other local areas. To make reservations or for more information, contact Richard S. Scarsella, WHMHS chairman of the board, at 330-726-8277.
House flipping bus tour offered on Aug. 18
The public is also invited to the 2018 Mahoning Valley and Akron Joint Venture Rehab Tour, sponsored by MVREIA (Mahoning Valley Real Estate Investors Association) 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 registration for REIA members is $59 per person or $99 per couple. The cost for registration for non-REIA members is $69 per person or $109 per couple. Registration must be completed by Aug. 17. Go to www.mahoningvalleyreia.com for complete details or call MVREIA at 330-623-7342.
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.
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.
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 Tuesday in August at 10 a.m. at the Boardman library.
Family story time
Bring the whole family to the Boardman library on Aug. 22 and 29 at 10 a.m. for stories, games, crafts and fun for all ages.
There will be a blood drive on Aug. 27 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. at the Boardman library by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross to serve the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Shake, shimmy and make
Make a musical instrument and more during regular hours during August at the Boardman library. This event is for children of all ages.
Game night for adults
Play the hand you’re dealt of cards (rummy), dice (farkle) and scrabble at the Boardman library on Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. Bring a friend or two and join them on the fourth Thursday of the month for snacks and bragging rights in this one-hour program for adults.
Night market to begin in June
The Mission Night Market inaugural year festivities will occur at the Huntington Place plaza, located at 1393 Boardman-Canfield Road in Boardman, on the second Friday of every month June through October, from 6-10 p.m. These dates are Sept. 14 and Oct. 12. Proceeds to benefit Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley. Vendors spots are available for $50 per 10 by 10 tent space and $100 for food trucks and the several 10 by 20 tent spaces. However, participation is by application process. MNM Committee limits the overall number and type of vendors for each event and vendors must be approved to participate. Applications are available at http://www.missionnightmarket.org. For more information, call 234-254-0170.
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.
I Read YA book club
Adult fans of Young Adult Literature from ages 18-118, this book club is for you. Talk about why you like YA. Read and discuss. The next meeting will take place on Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boardman library. They will discuss “I Have Lost my Way” by Gayle Forman. 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 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.