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. 10 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Aug. 11 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.
Mercy Health Foundation receives 2018 leadership award
The Mahoning County Mental Health & Recovery Board recognized Mercy Health Youngstown and Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley with the 2018 Leadership Award during its recent annual recognition luncheon. Currently, Mercy Health Youngstown, Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley and the Mahoning County Mental Health & Recovery Board are working with Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers to provide greater access to detoxification services, added Duane Piccirilli, executive director, Mahoning County Mental Health & Recovery Board. This project, he said, will add 14 beds at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital that will provide for on-demand access to detoxification services. All of these services – safe rooms, mental health navigation, peer recovery supports and detoxification are critical to our community and are only possible because of Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley, Piccirilli said.
Petting zoo to benefit Operation Blessing
The Canfield Dollar General will host a traveling petting zoo fundraiser, with all proceeds benefiting Canfield Operation Blessing, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on June 30. Dwayne and Daniel Felger of Felger Exotics will showcase several of their animals for children and adults alike to pet and hold, including a sloth. For more information, contact Sherri Lupole, manager of the Canfield Dollar General, at 330-286-9848. The store is located at 477 W. Main Street in Canfield.
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 Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Canfield library.
Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s
Join the Canfield library every Tuesday in July 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 care-giver. Join the Canfield library every Wednesday in July at 10 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 at the Canfield library on July 7 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and July 18 from 6-7 p.m. and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. This event is for children who are ages 6 and up.
Tales to tails
Read to your favorite therapy dogs on July 9 at 6 p.m. at the Canfield library. This helps develop reading skills, promotes confidence and encourages a love of reading. Bring a book of your choice or the librarians will find one for you. This event is for children grades K and up. Therapy dogs provided by Pawz for People, a Community Partner of Pet Partners, a local Pet Therapy group.
Join the Canfield library on July 5 at 6 p.m. for a movie where they will be watching a newly released DVD. Feel free to bring your own small snacks and drinks. This event is for adults and teens. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult. The movie will be either PG or PG 13.
Practice your new skill to rattle the tiles and join the fun each Monday in July from 1-3 p.m. at the Canfield library. Bring your own Mah-Jongg set or share with a friend. Mah-Jongg sets are not provided.
Rock out with the Green Team
Rock out with Peg Flynn and Kim Lewis of the Mahoning County Green Team on July 12 at 2 p.m. at the Canfield library, as they present a Sesame Street book titled “From Trash to Treasure” by Liza Alexander. With each turn of the page, you’ll be entertained by colorful Sesame Street characters whose Earth-friendly activities encourage environmental stewardship. Bert and Ernie’s paper drive and Oscar’s Tin Can Grouch Band, will inspire you to apply the 3 R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle) to all aspects of your daily life. After reading the story, you will be able create musical instruments from recovered material and join in the band to play the ever popular Recycle Rap. This event is for children of all ages.
Laura Volenik and her flute
Special musical guest Laura Volenik will delight and entertain the crowd at the Canfield library on July 10 at 2 p.m. with her lively and lovely flute melodies. This event is for families and children of all ages.
Stephen King Constant Readers club
If you enjoy the master of suspense, join the Canfield library on July 10 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss his riveting stories, as well as other captivating tales by his peers. The book chosen for this meeting is “Wolves of the Calla,” the fifth book in the “Dark Tower” series. The meeting includes a preview of new and exciting upcoming titles. This event is for adults.
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: http://www.youngstownitalianfest.org/italian-man-woman-year/ or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate music and good old-fashioned summertime fun on July 11 at 2:30 p.m. at the Canfield library as you gather together for a campfire sing-along. Along with lots of catchy, upbeat music, join in for crafts, a treat and “s’more” fun activities. This event is for all ages.
Shake, shimmy and make
Make a musical instrument and more July 2-7 during library hours at the Canfield library during July. This event is for rock and rollers of all ages.
Join the Canfield library on July 12 at 6:30 p.m. where they will be making a unique artwork made from recycled magazines. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register. This event is for adults and teens.
Getting connected with Hoopla
Join the Canfield library on July 14 at 11 a.m. in learning how to use your library card to download free movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, comics and eBooks. This event is for adults. Registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 to register. Space is limited. Participants should have an email account before attending.
Friends of PLYMC - Canfield Committee meeting
There will be a Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County - Canfield Committee meeting on July 11 at 1:30 p.m. at the Canfield library.
Gemini jams with the Armstrong Air and Space Museum
Learn about the instruments played on the Gemini VI mission and build a harmonica out of household items so that you can make your own songs at the Canfield library on July 17 at 2 p.m. This event is for children of all ages.
Cleveland really does rock
Learn all about Rock and Roll and the Cleveland Connection with author Deanna Adams on July 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canfield library. Join the fun as you “experience” this musical history by hearing the recordings and watching videos of such diverse local artists as 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. This event is for adults and teens.
Bring your imagination to life with Stikbot at the Canfield library on July 25 at 2:30 p.m. Through stop motion photography and creative storytelling, a Stikbot can be whoever you want: a secret agent, a dragon-slaying knight or the next rock star. Children will use the free Stikbot Studio app, action figures and Legos. Using creativity and imagination, they will design their own stop-motion film by taking a number of still photos, and will add backgrounds and sound to make a movie short. Bring an iPhone, iPad or Android with the app loaded. This event is for children who are ages 5-8. Sign up, class limited in size.
Wine bottle craft
Create fun and interesting decorative items to display, using old book pages and wine bottles at this event at the Canfield library on July 23 at 6:30 p.m. This fun and easy craft is an enjoyable and easy way to add a unique element to your home d cor. This event is for adults. Materials are provided and registration is required. Space is limited: register online at www.libraryvisit.org or by phone at 330-744-8636.
Yearning to breathe free: immigration and naturalization records
Whether they came as colonists or as 21st Century New Americans, many American ancestors have left documented “footprints” that serve as your passport back through time to your ancestors’ origins. This crucial part of genealogical research involves careful examination of historical records. Records discussed at the event on July 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canfield library include passenger lists, citizenship and naturalization records, border crossings and passports, crew lists, immigration and emigration books, slave manifests and passport applications. Registration is required by telephone at 330-744-8636 or online via the events calendar. For adults and teens.
Basic Microsoft Word class
Learn very basic computer skills involving the Microsoft Office Word program at the Canfield library on July 24 at 6:30 p.m. This is a beginner’s class that will cover cut and paste and the Word menus. Space is limited, so call 330-744-8636 and mention library to register. This event is for adults.
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 email@example.com or Karen Miles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.canfieldccband.org. For more information about the concert, contact Leann Rich at email@example.com.
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.
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 www.cardinalmooney.com/events or on Cardinal Mooney’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/cardinalmooneyohio.
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 http://www.autismmv.org/campfriend 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.autismmv.org/campfriend.
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 http://go.osu.edu/localflavor18.
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.
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 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.
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.
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: 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 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.