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Teen Advisory Board meeting for February announced

Check out at the monthly Teen Advisory Board meeting on Feb. 7 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Boardman library. The TAB meets the first Wednesday of the month at the library. Participants help plan and support teen activities at the library, meet new people and have fun. Newcomers are always welcome at this program for teens in grades 7-12.

Go for the gold at the library

The Winter Olympics are in South Korea this year, But the Boardman library is are having its own Winter Olympics on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. Play games, try your best and go for the gold. This program is for children of all ages.

St. Charles Knights of Columbus host cavatelli dinner

St. Charles Knights of Columbus, located at 7345 Westview Dr. and State Route 224 in Boardman, will host a cavatelli dinner in Fr. Haidet Hall on Jan 28 from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. A meal of pasta and meatballs will cost $10 for adults. Special children’s rates will be offered. All dinners include salad, cake, bread and butter, and coffee. Carry out orders will be available starting at 10:30 a.m. You can bring your own containers, or they will provide them. They will also sell containers of homemade sauce and meatballs. A basket raffle and 50/50 raffle will also be conducted.

Gather at Apprentice’s Inn

Those with an interest in fantasy games are encouraged to join the beginners Dungeons and Dragons club at the Boardman library on Feb. 21 from 6:30-8 p.m. and join the adventure. Refreshments and snacks are provided at this program for teens in grades 7-12.

Youngstown Shrine Club’s annual tasting fundraiser to be Feb. 3

The Youngstown Shrine Club will have it’s annual Beer Taste fundraiser on Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. This event is for all of the community and the $25 per person ticket includes a variety of beer for sampling, refreshments and food, as well as entertainment for dancing. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Lou Garland at 330-259-1216 or John Jones at 330-792-8892, and can also be purchased at the door on the night of the event. The Youngstown Shrine Club is located at 1735 W. South Range Road (State Route 165) in North Lima. Proceeds from many of the club’s events are used to support the operations of the Shriners Hospitals for Children - Erie which provides specialized orthopedic for children of the area.

Cardinal Mooney opens admissions with winter open house

Cardinal Mooney High School, located at 2545 Erie St. in Youngstown, is kicking off the 2018-19 admissions season with a new student referral program. Current Mooney families and employees are encouraged to refer students from qualifying public and charter schools to apply for admissions. Eligible referrals may earn referring families a $500 tuition credit. For more information on the program, visit the “apply now” link on the school’s website, Interested applicants can learn more about the program at Mooney’s winter open house, set for Feb. 4 from 1-4 p.m. at the school. Attendees will be treated to student-led tours, information on block scheduling and financial aid, as well as be entered for a chance to win one of two $500 tuition credits just for attending the open house. RSVPs for the open house are encouraged through the school’s website at

DIVA Donations has open house

DIVA Donations Mahoning Counties First Formal Clothing Closet, located at 11836 South Ave. in North Lima, will be having an open house on Feb. 3 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. This event is open to everyone. Attendees can view the new prom room and dresses that are available for the 2018 season. For this event, they will offer a $5-$10 donation dress sale for non-prom or homecoming events. All funds raised will help the group continue its #KindDeedCurrency Program. The day will include raffle baskets and more. They are still looking for vendors who want to be part of this event. There will be a $10 fee and basket donation for any venders who wish to have a space. There will be an automatic entry into a door prize. Additionally, any DIVA who comes to the open house is eligible to attend a special early appointment day. This event will also showcase the local businesses that help the group during the dance season and beyond. Any questions can be emailed the the group at

Mill Creek American Business Women’s Association to have meeting Feb. 13

The Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA (American Business Women’s Association) will have its Feb. 13 meeting at A La Cart Catering in Canfield beginning with networking at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The menu includes chicken crepes, ham and cheese strata, scrambled eggs, link sausage, bacon, home-fried potatoes, assorted pastries, fresh fruit, orange juice, coffee and tea. The cost is $17 and reservations may be made by calling Marilyn Abramski at 330-726-2527 or Darlene Demjen at 330-755-9089 by Jan. 31. The speaker for the evening will be Dorothy Kane, who will talk about domestic violence. The public is welcome.

Free alternative health seminar to be Feb. 8

The Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center in Boardman will be hosting a free seminar on alternatives for managing anxiety, stress and depression on Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. The Wellness Center is located at 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D3, in Boardman (Southbridge West Complex). The seminar is presented by Dr. Ted Suzelis, ND. Call 330-729-1350 or go to to reserve your seat. Seating is limited and participants must pre-register.

Pioneer Pavilion to be location for game night

There will be a father-daughter game night on Jan. 27 from 5-7 p.m. at Pioneer Pavilion - Mill Creek MetroParks. Girls and their favorite father figure can attend the event and enjoy hot cocoa, snacks and various board games. All ages are welcome. The cost is $3 for residents; $5 for non-residents. Participants can pay at the door.

Celebrate Valentines Day with Friends of Fido

The Mahoning County Dog Pound will be celebrating the “For the Love of Dogs” event with Friends of Fido for the fifth year in a row. Mail a $1 bill along with a Valentine to The Mahoning County Dog Pound, PO Box 14155 Poland, Ohio 44514, to help raise funds to care for the dogs. Organizations such as the boy and girl scouts, nursing homes and schools have participated in the past. Visit to see the dogs.

Boardman Park is now taking reservations for 2018-2019

Boardman Park is currently taking reservations for 2018 and 2019. Reservations can be made online at, or through the park office by calling 330-726-8105 or visiting the park office at 375 Boardman-Poland Road in the Georgeanna Parker Activity Center. Office hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The park offers four indoor rooms and five seasonal open-air pavilions to accommodate 40-232 guests for occasions such as a graduation party, bridal or baby shower, birthday party, reunion, business meeting or a special family function. If you are planning a wedding, the Gazebo, Maag Outdoor Theatre and St. James Meeting House, Boardman’s most prominent Historical landmark, are popular for ceremonies. Facilities are available for rent year-round. The park also provides a variety of outdoor recreational facilities in close proximity to the reservable facilities, including baseball fields, playgrounds, walking/hiking trails, tennis, pickle ball and sand volleyball courts and a disc golf course.

Father-daughter dance to be at Boardman Park

Boardman Park will be having the 15th annual Father-Daughter Princess Dance at the Lariccia Family Community Center. Fathers or Father figures who have a daughter(s) between the ages of 5-12 can enjoy a memorable evening of dinner, a professional photo, crafts and dancing with their little princess. This semi-formal dance will take place six nights: Feb. 9 and 10 from 6-9 p.m., Feb. 15-17 from 6-9 p.m. and Feb. 18 from 5-8 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Jan. 9. You may purchase your tickets at the park office or by phone 330-726-8105, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., or online at Tickets must be purchased in advance as tickets will not be sold at the door. The cost for Boardman residents is $40 per couple and non-residents are $50 per couple. It will be $20 for additional Boardman child, $25 per additional non-Boardman resident child. For more information on this and other events at Boardman Park, visit the park website or call the park office at 330-726-8105.

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

Join the Boardman library every Wednesday in January 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.

YMCA calls for art

The Davis Family YMCA in Boardman is now accepting art for its fifth annual FIVE Squared benefit art show and sale. Art must be submitted by Jan. 15. Name, title of the piece and contact info should be on the back and pieces can be mailed to The Davis Family YMCA, located at 45 McClurg Road in Boardman. All art must be 5 inches by 5 inches on a stiff surface. Any medium will be accepted, but must be light weight enough to hang on wall via sticky tack. Heavier pieces may have a hanging wire attached to back. Donations will be accepted from all ages and skill levels. Each artist may donate up to eight pieces and children may donate up to four. Early entry is encouraged. All art and artists’ names will be featured on a commemorative photomontage, featured at the Opening Reception on Feb. 4 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Boardman YMCA. All art with be hung anonymously and patrons may purchase art for $25. Once sold, a SOLD sign will be hung along with the artist’s name. Buyers will find out the name of the artist only after purchase. Pieces that do not sell will be available for pick up on or after March 7. A high resolution file will be sent to participating artists who provide an email address. Proceeds fund ARTreach programs for under-served children and families in the community. Artists may download a prospectus at the Gallery at the YMCA, or Email for more information.

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.

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

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

Puzzle Swap at the library

Swap six of your once done jigsaw puzzles with others. This is offered every second Wednesday of the month at the Boardman library at 4 p.m. For more information, call the Development Office at 330-740-6086.

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 January at 10 a.m.

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 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 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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