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Friday, August 24, 2018

Area singers invited to annual Canfield Fair event

As has occurred for many years, on the Sunday morning of the Canfield Fair (Sept. 2 this year), area singers are invited to assemble at the stage near the grandstand/concourse to sing during the 9:30 a.m. Canfield Fair Ecumenical worship service. A choir rehearsal will begin at 9 a.m., followed by the presentation of two anthems during the church service. The musical selections this year include “Look at the World” and “With a Voice of Singing.” Participants will be reimbursed their admission fee for that day. Musical direction and additional special music will be presented by Tom and Kelly Scurich, accompanied by Sherry Goddard on piano and Josh Comport on trumpet.

Labor Day closings at the library

All libraries in the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system will be closed for Labor Day on Sept. 2 and 3.

Akron Children’s Hero Patients inspire runners

When the going gets tough for runners in the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron marathon, half marathon and team relay presented by FirstEnergy on Sept. 29, they can find inspiration in the faces of this year’s featured Hero Patients from Akron Children’s Hospital. For the third year, more than a dozen patients were selected to represent the hospital as part of its role as the title beneficiary of the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series. The patients, who inspire with their stories of triumph over medical challenges, will cheer runners and walkers along the course. The patients will be featured in “hero zones” along the 26.2 mile route. Heroes will be accompanied by their parents, siblings and, in some cases, classmates, medical providers and friends at their zones, as well as representatives of the zone’s sponsors. For more information about these hero patients and their stories, go to http://www.akronmarathon.org/meet-our-heroes/. Registration is still open for in the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron marathon, half marathon and team relay presented by FirstEnergy on Sept. 29, and volunteers are always needed. For more information, go to http://www.akronmarathon.org/.

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 at the Boardman library every Tuesday in September at 10 a.m.

Free cancer screenings identify men at risk

Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley will fund a free prostate cancer screenings at three upcoming community events. PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood draws will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Aug. 26 during Panerathon at Covelli Centre in downtown Youngstown. PSA blood draws and digital rectal exams will be available 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the Warren City Health Department, located at 258 E. Market St. in Warren. To register, call 330-841-2596. PSA blood draws will also be available 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sept. 23 during the Fuel the Fight Car Show at Boardman High School, located at 7777 Glenwood Ave. in Boardman. Pre-registration is not required. All screenings are free and open to any man 40-years-old or older. Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley supports free prostate cancer screenings through its prostate cancer fund. For information on how to donate to this or other causes that seek to improve the health of Valley residents, call 330-729-1180.

Bunnys celebrated at Bunfest Bunny Day

Celebrate and raise funds for F5RS at Busy Bunfest Bunny Day on Aug. 25 from 12-4 p.m. in the F5RS Rescue Room in the Old School Market Place, located at 11836 South Ave, Building E in the basement. No special skills are needed and supplies will be provided. F5RS is a 501c3 no kill rescue and sanctuary. An elevator is available for those who need it.

Playtime at your library

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 at the Boardman library on Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. Activities will vary at each program. This event is for ages 2-6. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tales and talk for 2s and 3s

Join the Boardman library on Sept. 5, 12 and 26 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.

Stories, tunnels and more at Boardman library

On Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Boardman library, there will be stories, a tunnel activity and a coal miner’s hat craft for ages 4-8. Preschoolers must attend with an adult to this one-hour program. Adults are welcome to come and share your family stories about coal mining and learn about this fascinating time in history.

Lego my library

Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Boardman library on Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. Legos will be provided. This event is for children who are ages 6 and up.

Apprentice’s Inn

Join the Boardman library’s beginners Dungeons and Dragons club on Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Go on dangerous quests with daring fights and hopefully you roll a D20 to save the day. Refreshments and snacks are provided. This event is for teens in grades 7-12.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Help plan and support teen activities at the library on Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boardman library. Meet new people and have fun. Newcomers are always welcome. This event is for teens in grades 7-12.

Chocolate lovers delight

Learn all about the cocoa plant, different kinds of chocolate, how it is processed and how to use it in recipes at the Boardman library on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. This program includes handouts, different kinds of chocolate and chocolate baked goods to sample. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register. This event is for adults.

I Read YA book club

This event at the Boardman library on Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. is for adult fans of Young Adult Literature from ages 18 and older. Talk about why you like YA. Read and discuss. This month they will be discussing “Love and Luck” by Jenna Evans Welch.

Reader’s Choice book club

The group will discuss “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd” by Agatha Christie on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Boardman library. Share your favorite books and find out what new ones are being published. They will preview October’s book, “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann. This event is for adults.

Blood drive

There will be a blood drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Boardman library on Sept. 6 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. to serve the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Blood pressure screening

There will be a blood pressure screening on Sept. 4 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Boardman library by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Game night for adults

Play the hand you’re dealt of cards (rummy), dice (farkle) and scrabble at the Boardman library on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. Bring a friend or two and join in on the fourth Thursday of the month for snacks and bragging rights in this one-hour program for adults.

Friends of PLYMC Puzzle Swap

Swap six of your once done jigsaw puzzles with others during this event at the Boardman library on Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. This event is offered on the second Wednesday of each month and is for adults.

Boardman Friends meeting and presentation

There will be a Friends of the Boardman Library meeting and presentation on “The American Intervention into Russia” with presenter Rick Hossler, retired Army on Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. at the Boardman library.

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.

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. 29 at 10 a.m. for stories, games, crafts and fun for all ages.

Blood drive

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.

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.

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.