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Join Reader’s Choice book club

On March 12 from 7-8 p.m. at the Bordman library, join the book club to discuss “Radium Girls” by Kate Moore. Share your favorite books and find out what new ones will be published. The club will also preview April’s book, “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles. This program is for adults.

Friends of the Boardman Library meeting and presentation announced

On March 12 at 10 a.m. at the Boardman library, the Friends of the Boardman Library will have Chris Kenney speak on, “The McKinley Monument, The Presidential Library Museum.” A meeting will follow the presentation. For more information about the Boardman Friends, contact the development office at 330-740-6086.

Boardman Historical Society hosts local author and historian

Local author and historian Sean T. Posey will be the guest speaker for the Boardman Historical Society’s next meeting on March 10 at 10 a.m. at the Boardman library, located at 7680 Glenwood Avenue in Boardman. The program is part of a new series of BHS public offerings. The presentations are open to the public. Admission is free. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins are welcomed and admitted based upon seating availability. Phone board member Dona Hammond at 330-726-0651 for reservations or more program information. Posey will speak on his newest book, “Historic Theaters of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley,” which was recently released. The Boardman Historical Society maintains a museum of Boardman and local artifacts at Boardman Park in the historic Detchon House. The society was instrumental in the purchase of St. James Episcopal Church, which it moved to Boardman Park and renamed the St. James Meeting House. For more information about the society, contact BHS president, Richard S. Scarsella, at 330-726-8277.

Playtime at your library

This program at the Boardman library on March 21 at 10 a.m. will help you prepare for kindergarten through play. 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. This event is for children who are ages 2-6. All children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult to this one hour program.

Lego My Library

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

I Read YA! book club

This book club is for adult fans of young adult literature. Talk about why you like YA. Read and discuss a new book each month. The next meeting will take place on March 19 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Boardman library. This month they will be discussing “The Loose Ends List” by Carrie Firestone. This event is for adults.

Blood drive

There will be a blood drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross to serve the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital on March 17 from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Boardman library. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Local society branch to meet

NSS Life (National Slovak Society) local assembly 731 will have a meeting on March 10 at 2 p.m. at the Boardman library, located at 7680 Glenwood Ave. in Boardman. Agenda items include election of 2018 officers and delegates to the 37th NSS Quadrennial Convention in Hershey, Pa. this summer. Since the last convention in 2014, Assembly 731 gained many new members throughout the Mahoning Valley surrounding areas from Assemblies 8 and P09A when they merged with 731. They encourage members who would like to be considered as a delegate at the 2018 NSS Convention to submit their name and address to current Assembly President Laurie Fox (email: or US mail: 6656 Lowellville Road, Lowellville, OH 44436). If you have a question about your membership status, you may contact Laurie at 330-536-8850 or the NSS home office at 800-488-1890. Following the elections, the membership will plan their fraternal events for the year and ask everyone to come prepared with ideas and information. Some suggested activities that will be discussed include: a dinner and dance, bus trip, picnic, movie and game night, hayride, Christmas party and a fundraiser for charity, Join Hands community activity and of course any new ideas presented. Youth members are invited to join the adults during the calendar preparation to share their ideas and suggestions for youth activities.

Celebrate the Arts for grades 7-12

Art lovers are encouraged to attend the 17th annual Celebration of the Arts at the Boardman library March 20-27 with an opening night reception on March 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. Enjoy artwork by Boardman area students in grades 7-12. The opening night kickoff will have refreshments.

Apprentice’s Inn

Join the Boardman library’s beginners Dungeons and Dragons club on March 21 from 6:30-8 p.m. and join the adventure. Refreshments and snacks are provided. This event is for teens in grades 7-12.

Puzzle swap

Swap six of your once-done jigsaw puzzles with others at this event on March 14 at 4 p.m. at the Boardman library. This event is offered every second Wednesday of the month.

Library closings announced

All libraries in the Public Library of Mahoning County system will be closed March 31 and April 1 for Easter.

Game night for adults

Play the hand you’re dealt of cards (rummy), dice (farkle) and Scrabble at this game night at the Boardman library on March 22 at 7 p.m. Bring a friend or two and join them on the fourth Thursday of the month for snacks and bragging rights in this one-hour program for adults.

Mooney hosts annual fifth- and sixth-grade day

On March 23 from 9 a.m. until 1:15 p.m., Cardinal Mooney High School will welcome area fifth- and sixth-graders for a day of education and fun at the school, located at 2545 Erie Street in Youngstown. All students will participate in science, drama and art classes along with an Olympics competition. Students can opt into a fourth elective class choosing between athletics, baseball/softball, computers, foreign languages, music; psychology, theology and wood shop. Lunch will be provided during the day. Parents can find out more information and register their child by visiting and filling out a registration form under the ‘Apply Now’ tab on the homepage. Registrations are due by March 12.

Junior Women’s League to host tea

The GFWC Ohio Boardman-Poland Junior Women’s League will host a “Tea & Polite Society” that will benefit local schools and women’s charities. The “Tea & Polite Society” will take place at the Poland Presbiterian Church, located at 2 Poland Manor Dr. in Poland, on March 10 at 1 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. The tea includes tea sandwiches, desserts, special herbal teas, basket raffle and selection of tea cups. Jessica Trickett will be the speaker from The Mahoning Valley Historical Society. For tickets, donations or more information, contact Derrie Wilkes at 330-518-4422 or A limited amount of tickets will be available and are also available from any league member.

Acupuncture Happy Hour event to be March 29

Improve your physical and mental well-being by joining Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center’s monthly acupuncture “happy hour” at 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D3, in Boardman (Southbridge West Complex), on March 29 at 6:30 p.m. Wind down from the work week and everyday hustle with a relaxing acupuncture session with Valentina Khoury Dubasik, ND, LOM. Call 330-729-1350 or go to to reserve your spot. The cost is $20 and seating is limited.

Knitting guild to have March meeting

The Western Reserve Knitting Guild will meet March 13 at 7 p.m. at the Rotary Community Building in Fair Park in Canfield. The program for the evening will be a demonstration of several techniques and stitches. Anyone interested in joining the group or donating yarn for their charity work can contract

Celebrate the arts for grades K-6

Join the Boardman library for the 15th annual Celebration of the Arts. Enjoy artwork by Boardman area students in grades K-6. Attend the opening night kickoff with refreshments on March 6 from 6:30-8 p.m. Artwork will be on display until March 13.

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

Join the Boardman library every Wednesday 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.

Bonding with babies and books

This event is for caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23 months at the Boardman library every Tuesday in March at 10 a.m. There will be 20 minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize.

4-H Endowment Dinner and Auction to be April 21

The second annual 4-H Endowment Dinner and Auction will take place April 21 at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center, located at 7440 South Ave. in Boardman. A silent auction will begin at 5 p.m. with dinner starting at 6 p.m. and a live auction to follow. Auction items range from gift baskets to top-quality firearms to 2018 OSU Football tickets and more. Proceeds from this auction will benefit the Mahoning County 4-H Endowment fund, an interest-bearing account maintained at the Ohio State University, which is used to benefit Mahoning County 4-H. This fund allows 4-H members to partake in many leadership and team building events such as the Ohio 4-H Leadership Camp, Ohio 4-H Sea Camp, 4-H Camp Whitewood and leadership conferences in Washington D.C. To purchase tickets or make a donation towards the Endowment Dinner and Auction, contact the Mahoning County Extension Office at 330-533-5538. Tickets are $30 and a table for eight is $300 and the deadline to purchase is April 6.

American Business Women’s Association to crown “Woman of the Year”

The Mill Creek Chapter of American Business Women’s Association will crown its 2018 Woman of the Year at their meeting on March 13. The meeting will take place at Johnny’s Restaurant, located at 7807 Market Street in Boardman, and will begin with networking at 6 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. The menu includes Italian roasted chicken, stuffed shells, sausage and peppers, Italian roasted potatoes, Italian mixed vegetables, tossed salad, fresh baked bread, peppers in oil, dessert, coffee, tea and soft drinks. Entertainment for the evening will be the Fitch concert choir. The cost is $22 and reservations may be made by calling Marilyn Abramski at 330-726-2527 or Darlene Demjen at 330-755-9089 by March 5th. The public is welcome.

Lenten services for Lutheran Church

There will be mid-week Lenten services offered a Bethel Lutheran Church in Boardman, located at 425 Crestview Dr., on March 21. There will be a soup supper offered at 6 p.m. followed by the service at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is the Beatitudes.

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, 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.

Free horticulture advice from Boardman Park

If you are thinking about making some landscape improvements around your home this spring, consider planting some new trees or shrubs. Planting trees and shrubs around your home has many benefits. Properly maintained trees and shrubs will reduce pollution, help control storm water, lower energy costs, improve the appearance of the community and increase the value of your property. Dan Slagle, Executive Director of Boardman Park, is available to offer recommendations on selecting the “Right Plant for the Right Place” for your home. With more than 40 years of experience, Slagle can offer advice on planting, caring and maintaining trees, shrubs and perennials, as well as, assist with diagnosing your plant problems. This is a free service for Boardman Residents. Slagle is available to answer your landscaping questions Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon by calling 330-726-8105 or by email at

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.

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

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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