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Donna’s Kitchen to be open on Fridays during Lent

Donna’s Kitchen at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, located at 1655 S. Raccoon Road, will open to the public on Fridays from 4-8 p.m. during Lent. The menu features baked or fried fish dinners and sandwiches and children ages 6 and younger eat free with the purchase of an adult meal. Fish dinners cost $12 and include salad or coleslaw, vegetable, rolls and butter, coffee or tea and one side. Sides available are haluski, macaroni and cheese, pierogi or baked potato. Fish sandwiches cost $5.75 and takeout is available.

United Veterans Council to host awards banquet

The United Veterans Council of Greater Youngstown will host its 77 Anniversary Recognition and Awards Banquet on April 6 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Center, located at 4500 Norquest Boulevard in Austintown. The community is welcome to attend and encouraged to submit nominees for the annual awards. A veteran, citizen and youth of the year will be selected from nominations submitted by the areas veteran service groups and community at large. To nominate a candidate, submit the individual’s name, contact information, military background, the achievement or significant contribution performed for the community, veterans or patriotic nature during 2017 and any veteran organization he/she belongs to that may also endorse the candidate. Any nomination that is a veteran will be moved to that category even if submitted as Citizen of the Year. Information may be submitted no later than March 1 via e-mail to uvcofyo@outlook.com, fax to 330-788-3979, or mailed to United Veterans Council. P.O. Box 55, Youngstown, OH 44501. Tickets for this event are available by contacting your local Veteran Post or the United Veterans Council to reserve a space.

Niles Friendly Squares to host dance March 10

The Friendly Squares will host their monthly square dance on March 10 from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Niles SCOPE Center, located at 14 E. State St. 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.

Decorate marshmallows at the library

Enjoy decorating giant marshmallows with candy and painted icing faces at the Canfield library Feb. 24 at 2:30 p.m. Mega marshmallows are as much fun to create and give as gifts, as they are to eat. This program is for ages 9-12.

Local newcomers club to meet on Feb. 28

Newcomers of Mahoning Valley will meet on Feb. 28 at the Olive Garden. The gathering is at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. Hostesses are Phyllis Scoville and Jeanne Moore. The program will be a speaker from the Better Business Bureau who will talk about scams and fraud, and how to handle such situations. For more information about the group or for reservations, call Jorine at 330-757-7212.

Create DIY wall art

Come create a unique work of art at the Canfield library on Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. This easy DIY project is a fun way for people of all skill levels to create their own work of art inspired by designer prints, using old common household items. Registration is required as space is limited. This program is for adults.

Canfield Presbyterian to host Easter Egg Hunt

On March 10 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., Canfield Presbyterian Church will have the Giant Egg Drop and Easter Egg Hunt. This event is free and open to the public. Children can enjoy a puppet show, Easter egg hunt and participate in building an egg protection unit to protect a raw egg from drops of six, 15 and 40 feet high. Light refreshments will also be provided. Visit canfieldpresbyterian.org or email jasonc@canfieldpresbyterian.org for details.

Art fair at the library

Enjoy art work by students from the Canfield Schools at the Canfield library. The reception will be Feb. 22. from 6-8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and it is open to the public. Artwork will be on display during library hours Feb. 22–24, and from 1-3 p.m on Feb. 25.

Basic Microsoft Word class 2

Join the Canfield library for part 2 of Beginner’s Basic Microsoft Word on Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. The class will cover topics such as inserting tables, WordArt and page numbers. Basic Microsoft Word 1 at Canfield is required before you can enroll in this class. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register. This event is for adults.

Local church to host chili cook-off

Canfield Presbyterian Church will host a chili cook-off luncheon on Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the church, located at 140 West Main St. in Canfield (handicap accessible). The menu includes all-you-can-eat chili, hot dogs and dessert. Carry out is available. The cost is $7 and the event is open to the public. It also includes a celebration of gifts silent auction until 1 p.m. featuring goods and services created by church members including artwork, baked goods, music lessons, handyman services and more. Proceeds from this event benefit the church’s upcoming mission trip to the Dominican Republic and Haiti. For more information, visit canfieldpc.org or call the church office 330-533-5509.

Read around the room

Join the Canfield library’s 2018 Reading Challenge to “read around the Canfield Library Book Club Room.” Read six titles from the Book Club room for the Winter Challenge through March 31 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 March 31; winner drawn on April 4. One entry per person. This event is for adults.

Off the shelves...

Welcome to the Canfield library’s monthly book club for a lively discussion of titles chosen “Off the Shelves” of the library’s book club room. The next meetings will be on Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. and Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Join the fun with these upcoming reads: February - “The Magpie Murders” by Anthony Horowitz, March - “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi and April - “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng.

Mah-Jongg for beginners

Learn to play Mah-Jongg in this 3-week class series. The next meeting is on Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. at the Canfield library. 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.

Public invited to Audobon Society program

Audubon Society/Mahoning Valley invites the public to “Birding Within 90 Minutes of Boardman” at 7 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the Canfield library. Jeff Harvey, president of the local Audubon chapter, will present a program on the many great birding locations within our area and what birds can be found.

Have coffee with the Master Gardeners

If you want to learn how to collect your own sap and follow the process clear to your pancakes or waffles, join the Master Gardeners for coffee on Feb. 26. This program will start at 9:30 a.m. with refreshments and will continue with an educational program from 10 a.m. until noon. Program speaker Carolyn Fankhauser, Mahoning County Master Gardener Volunteer, will discuss the maple syrup making process and will show participants how to use the information at home. Registration for this event is $15, which includes coffee, a light breakfast and program handouts. Registration can be mailed or dropped off at Mahoning County Extension, 490 S. Broad Street, Canfield, Ohio. Seating is limited and is filled on a first come, first serve basis. For more registration and program information, contact Mahoning County Extension at 330-533-5538 or visitgo.osu.edu/2018maplesyrup.

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.

Tales and Talk for 2’s and 3’s announced for February

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.

Cardinal Mooney celebrates start of Catholic Schools Week

In celebration of Catholic Schools Week 2018 Cardinal Mooney High School is offering a $100 early application bonus to any prospective family that applies for admissions to the 2018-19 academic year by March 1. There is no additional paperwork to complete and applicants are encouraged to go to www.cardinalmooney.com/apply-now and fill out an application for admissions.

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 the 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.

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 February at 10 a.m. There will be 20 minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize.

Play Bookopoly at the library

Teens and adults, play Bookopoly for fun and prizes. Pick up your game board and instructions at any branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County and play Bookopoly from Jan. 1 through March 31. Work your way around the game board by completing tasks, such as checking out a book, visiting our Pop-up Library or getting out into the community. Completing color sets earns you an entry slip for a prize drawing for a $10 Amazon gift card. Complete the entire board to enter into a drawing to win a Kindle Fire. The contest ends March 31 and all prizes will be awarded on April 16.

Read around the room

Join the 2018 Reading Challenge to “read around the Canfield library book club room.” Read six titles from the book club room for the winter challenge, from Jan. 1 until March 31, 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 are acceptable, and all entries must be submitted by March 31; winner drawn on April 4. One entry per person is permitted at this program for adults.

Junior League hosts New York trip

The Junior League of Youngstown is hosting a round trip from Youngstown to New York City April 13-15. Spend the day as you wish for your selection of Broadway plays, shopping, sightseeing and dining. The “NYE Ball Drop” price is $139 per person if paid in full by Dec. 31 and $149 per person without a discount. Payment plans are accepted and must be paid in full by March 14 and will be $149 per person. Tickets are available until March 14 for the trip. Your ticket is transferable in the event you are unable to attend. No cash refunds will be issued. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Since its founding in 1901 by social activist Mary Harriman, The Junior League has evolved into one of the oldest, largest and most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world, encompassing more than 150,000 women in the 291 Leagues in four countries. For more information, contact Fund Development Chairman Amy Banks at 330-743-2000 or email juniorleagueofyoungstown@gmail.com.

Book a librarian

Would you like a personal introduction to resources available at the library? Need more time with a librarian than you can get over the phone or if you just walk in? Book-a-Librarian sessions are tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. A library staff member will give undivided attention to customers who want in-depth help with a variety of library services, such as learning to use a computer, email and the internet; downloading e-books and audiobooks; researching a topic; discovering new books and authors and business, non-profit or genealogy help. To schedule an appointment, visit any library, call 330-744-8636 or go online at www.LibraryVisit.org/Book-a-Librarian.

Coupon Swap at the library

Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in to the Canfield library during library hours to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons.

Join a chair yoga class at the library

Chair Yoga is sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. It is $10 a class, and you can pay as you attend. Class meets every Friday and dress comfortably. For more information, contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086.

Give a high five to the dogs

Come and read to the Canfield library’s favorite therapy dogs. Give them a “High Five” to welcome them to the library. Bring your own book, or the library will find one for you. School aged children can read to the therapy dogs the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Therapy dogs provided by Pawz for People, a Community Partner of Pet Partners, local Pet Therapy group.

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.

Book-a-Librarian offers additional help

If you would like a personal introduction to resources available at the library or need more time with a librarian than you can get over the phone or if you just walk in, this program is for you. Book-a-Librarian sessions are tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. A library staff member will give undivided attention to customers who want in-depth help with a variety of library services, such as learning to use a computer, email or the internet; downloading e-books and audiobooks, researching a topic, discovering new books and authors, business, non-profit or genealogy help. To schedule an appointment, visit any library, call 330-744-8636 or go online at www.LibraryVisit.org/Book-a-Librarian to book a librarian at ay of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County.

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.

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