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Coffee with the master gardeners – herbs for pollinator conservation

Learn what types of herbs to plant that can attract pollinators and keep them around your garden at this program on June 18 at 9:30 a.m. with refreshments and continues with an educational program from 10 a.m. until noon. Program speaker Marilyn McKinley, Mahoning County Master Gardener Volunteer, will discuss herb varieties, planting practices and which herbs attract which pollinators. 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 St., Canfield, OH. 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 visit

Quilters’ garage sale takes place on June 23

Stop by the Quilters’ Garage Sale and pick up some fabric and crafting supplies. One day only – June 23 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 3735 Barber Drive in Canfield. From sewing machines to quilting notions and crafting supplies – and lots of fabric – this is an opportunity for quilters and crafters alike. Proceeds from this sale help the guild continue their philanthropic work, donating pillowcases and small quilts to area veterans groups, Akron Children’s Hospital, Hospice of the Valley and others. Barber Drive is off of Fairway Drive, near Tippecanoe Road in Canfield Township. TQGIBT meets at Fair Park in Canfield on the third Tuesday of each month, with some exceptions. TQGIBT is open to all quilters in the Mahoning Valley. For information on membership, contact co-presidents Pat Williams at or Karen Miles at

Monday Night Writers meeting scheduled for June 18

The next meeting of Monday Night Writers will be June 18 from 6-8 p.m. in the small meeting room at the Canfield branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, located at 43 W Main Street in Canfield. Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend. Led by professional writer Nancy Christie, author of “Traveling Left Of Center And Other Stories,” “The Gifts of Change” and “Rut-Busting Book for Writers,” the two-hour sessions offer an opportunity for members to get group feedback on ‘works-in-progress.’ For more information, contact Nancy Christie at

Canfield Community Band needs 76 trombones

Coming off the success of last summer’s Piccolo Palooza, the Canfield Community Concert Band is inviting trombone players to join in for a performance of “The Music Man’s Seventy Six Trombones.” The concert will be on July 3 at Austintown Township Park, and the concert in the park is part of the Austintown Fireworks Celebration. Trombone players of all ages are welcome to sign up for the event at the band’s website For more information about the concert, contact Leann Rich at

Getting a restful night’s sleep seminar

The Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center in Boardman will be hosting a free natural health seminar titled, “Getting a Restful Night’s Sleep,” on June 14 at 6:30 p.m. Join Dr. Ted Suzelis, ND to discover the simple, natural things you can do to help you get the restful, restorative sleep you need every night. The seminar will take place at Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center, located at 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D3, in Boardman (Southbridge West Complex). For more information or to reserve your seat, call 330-729-1350 or go to The event is free, but RSVP is required.

Bus trip to Pittsburgh to see “Beautiful - The Carole King Musical”

The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown is hosting a bus trip on June 17 to Cleveland to see “Beautiful -The Carole King Musical.” Leave the JCC at 11 a.m. to make the 1 p.m. showtime and return at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $65 for members and $85 for non members. The price includes orchestra seat and transportation. Seating is limited. Register online at or contact the JCC bursar’s office at 330-746-3250, ext. 195.

Nominations sought for Italian Fest

The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest 2018 is seeking nominations for the Italian Man and the Italian Woman of the year. The nominee would be considered for the highest honor and if selected would be introduced in person at the festival opening ceremonies on Aug. 3 at 5 p.m. in downtown Youngstown. Applications are available to be retrieved from the event’s website: or email or

Canfield High School student to tour Europe

Canfield High School student Rachel Beil received a clarinet spot with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra (COYO). She is one of four clarinets. COYO is a nationally acclaimed youth orchestra and will be touring Europe in the Summer of 2019.

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.

Felger Exotics

Come “monkey” around with Felger Exotics live animals on June 22 at 11 a.m. at the Canfield library. There will not only be monkeys, but a bunny or two. Come to the library and see a baby kangaroo. Space is limited. Reserve your seat via the library’s events calendar or call the library at 330-744-8636. This event is for the family.

Johnny Walylko summer concert

Johnny Walylko is a young talented guitarist, who will be rocking the Canfield library with his distinctive style on June 27 at 2:30 p.m. He won the Battle of the Bands in 2016 in Pittsburgh. The library welcomes families and youth of all ages to enjoy his upbeat sounds.

Introduction to Pinterest

If you are curious about Pinterest, join the Canfield library on June 28 at 6:30 p.m. in its beginner’s class on how to set up an account, search for items (like recipes or craft ideas), create boards and save pins. Space is limited and registration is required. Participants should have an email account before attending. Call 330-744-8636 to register. 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 book club room. June meetings will take place on June 26 at 6:30 p.m. and June 28 at 11 a.m. where they will be discussing “Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward. This event is for adults.

Cardinal Mooney High School announces summer camp series

Cardinal Mooney High School has announced their summer camp series. All camps will take place at the school, located at 2545 Erie St. in Youngstown, and range in age from kindergarten through eighth-grade. The boys’ basketball camp will run from June 19-21 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. for grades 4-9. The cost to participate is $60. The CMHS Football Camp of Champions will take place from June 25-26 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. for grades 3-8. The cost to participate is $60. A cheer camp will be offered Aug. 1-3 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. with a cheer exhibition on Aug. 3 at noon for those in grades 5-8. The cost is $50. A mini cheer camp will take place on Aug. 1-8 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The cost to participate is $40. More information and new additions to the Series can be found at or on Cardinal Mooney’s Facebook page

Holiday closings

All libraries in the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system will be closed for Independence Day on July 4.

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 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 or go to

Paint a cake for Father’s Day

Sip or chug a drink from Dairy Queen and paint a DQ cake for Father’s Day. They will provide you with a blank DQ cake, which will serve as your very own “canvas.” Do it all by yourself, or qualified cake decorators will be on hand to show you how to border, or how to use an airbrush. Add sprinkles, colorful whipped cream icing, gel and ribbons. This is an open house event. It should only take about 15 minutes to decorate your DQ cake. Remember, it is a ice cream cake, so it will begin to melt if you take too long. They will be happy to keep your cake in the freezer for you so that you can eat and relax. The cost to participate is the cost of the DQ cake and your drink. You do not need an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome. However, they can not guarantee you the size you may want or the attention from the decorator that you may need if you do not call ahead and have them hold your cake and let them know you are coming. The Canfield store, located at 101 S. Broad Street in Canfield, will host the event outside from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on June 16 and can be contacted at 330-533-6647. The Austintown store, located at 146 N. Canfield Niles Road, will host the event indoors from 1-4 p.m. on June 16 and can be contacted at 330-792-3765. The Cornersburg store, located at 3555 S. Meridian Road in Youngstown, will host the event indoors from 4-7 p.m. on June 16 and can be contacted at 330-799-5295.

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

Drama camp - “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”

Join the Canfield library for its fourth annual drama camp. Learn about the many aspects of theater, including auditions, the casting process, stage directions and more. The children will present “The Pied Piper of Hamelin” for family and friends, and refreshments will be served on the last day of camp, June 22 at 3 p.m. Camp runs from 10 a.m. until noon on June 18-21 and 1-3 p.m. on June 22. Registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Canfield library to register. This event is for tweens and teens in grades 4-9.

Tales of King Arthur

Be swept away by tales of gallant knights in shining armor, elegant ladies in medieval castles and the court of Camelot as high school actors perform Arthurian Legends on June 25 at 10 a.m. at the Canfield library. This event is for school-age children, tweens and teens.


Have fun and create unique art at the Canfield library’s Zentangle program on June 18 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 or by phone at 330-744-8636. This event is for adults.

Forever Young book club

If you love reading YA books, join the Canfield library on June 19 at 6:30 p.m. where they will be reading and discussing “Starfish” by Akemi Dawn Bowman. This event is for adults.

Blood pressure check

There will be a blood pressure check by the Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association at the Canfield library on June 20 from 1-2 p.m.

Coupon swap at the library

Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in during library hours during June, July and August at the Canfield library to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons. This event is for adults.

Mah-Jongg for beginners

Learn to play American Mah-Jongg, a rummy-like game played with tiles, at the Canfield library in June, July and August. The game originated in China and gained popularity in the U.S. in the 1920s. Class size is limited and registration required. For more information and to register, call 330.744.8636 and ask for Canfield. This event is for adults.

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga is sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. Pay as you attend at $10 per class. Dress comfortably. The class will meet weekly, every Friday at 10 a.m. at the Canfield library. For more information, contact the development office at 330-740-6086. This event is for adults

Bonding with babies and books

This event, offered every Thursday at 10 a.m. in June at the Canfield library, 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.

Tales and talk for 2s and 3s

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.

Gotta Move story time

This event is for children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join the Canfield library every Wednesday in June 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.

Lego my library

Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Canfield library on June 20 at 6-7 p.m. Legos will be provided. This event is for children, ages 6 and up.

Coloring for grown-ups

Join the Canfield library at 6:30 p.m. on July 11 and 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.

Mah-Jongg Mondays

Practice your new skill to rattle the tiles and join the fun each Monday in June from 1-3 p.m. at the Canfield library. Bring your own Mah-Jongg set or share with a friend. Mah-Jongg sets not provided.

Read around the room

Join the Canfield library during regular hours through June 30 for the 2018 Reading Challenge to “read around the Canfield library book club room.” Read 6 titles from the book club room for their spring challenge through June 30 and fill out the reading challenge form as an entry into a drawing for a Reader’s Prize Pak. E-books and audiobooks of book club titles are acceptable. All entries must be submitted by June 30. One entry person. This event is for adults.

Cleveland really does rock

Learn all about rock and roll and the Cleveland Connection with author Deanna Adams at the Canfield library on July 19 at 6:30 p.m. Join the fun as you “experience” this musical history by hearing the recordings and watching videos of such diverse local artists as the Glass Harp, the O’Jays, the James Gang, the Raspberries, Eric Carmen, the Michael Stanley Band, Devo, Chrissie Hynde and others. You’ll also have the opportunity to listen to live music by Davis & McKay.

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: June 21 at 6:30 p.m. - “Be Confident,” July 19 at 6:30 p.m. - “Risk New Things,” 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.

Read around the room

Join the Canfield library in the 2018 Reading Challenge. Read six titles from the book club room for the spring challenge from April 2 until June 30 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 June 30 and the winner will be drawn on July 5. Oone entry per person.

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.

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.

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.

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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