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Stephen King book club to be March 13

Enjoy the master of suspense? Join the Canfield library on March 13 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss his riveting stories, as well as other captivating tales by his peers. This month they will be reading and discussing “The Wastelands,” book 3 of “The Dark Tower” series, followed by a preview of new and exciting upcoming titles. This event is for adults.

Facebook for beginners class at the library

See how you can connect with family and friends on Facebook at the Canfield library on March 16 at 10 a.m. The class will show you how to start posting, sharing and liking posts right away. Bring your smartphone, tablet or laptop if you have one. Don’t have a Facebook account? Call ahead and we will schedule a time to help you create an account before the class. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register for this class for adults.

Learn Microsoft PowerPoint

Learn how to create a professional-looking presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint at the Canfield library on March 15 at 6:30 p.m. The class will go over the basics of using PowerPoint to create a slide show and make your own concise and professional looking presentation. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 330-744-8636. This class is for adults.

Enjoy bad art at the library

Leave your good taste at home and let your creativity run free at the Canfield library on March 10 at 2:30 p.m. The library will provide the wacky art material, you make the bad art. The “Best Bad Art,” as voted by peers, will win a tacky trophy. This program is for tweens ages 8-13.

Canfield Middle School presents “Androcles and the Lion”

The stage is set at Canfield Village Middle School. The CVMS Players present “Androcles and the Lion” on March 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and March 18 at 2 p.m. in the Canfield Village Middle School front gymnatorium. The play is produced in collaboration with Pioneer Drama Service. Tickets may be purchased at the door and are $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens.

Think green at the library

Stop by the Canfield library on March 17 at 2:30 p.m. to participate in St. Pat’s Scavenger Hunt and make a holiday craft. The scavenger hunt is for children of all ages.

Recovery for Runners workshop to be March 14

The Center for Physical Health will be hosting a Recovery for Runners workshop on March 14 at 7 p.m, featuring special guest Amy Javens, a professional triathlete and USAT/QT2 Systems coach. This free workshop will address methods for injury recovery and injury prevention tactics. Marybeth Romeo, a Licensed Physical Therapist and owner of the Center for Physical Health, will be hosting this free class at Second Sole, located at 755 Boardman-Canfield Road. While the workshop is free, registration is preferred as space is limited. To register, call 330-286-3850 or email Unregistered attendees will be admitted at the door pending available space.

Alice in Bunnyland

Join the Canfield library on March 24 at 2:30 p.m. as they celebrate spring with games, activities and treats inspired by Alice, the Mad Hatter and others. Build a house out of playing cards, tell time with the White Rabbit and, of course, play croquet with a flamingo. Crafts and snacks provided. This event is fun for the whole family.

Coloring for grown-ups

Join the Canfield library on March 19 from 10-11:15 a.m. 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.

80’s movie night at Canfield

Join the Canfield library on March 22 at 6 p.m. for a blast from the past where we relive classic movies from the 80’s. Feel free to bring your own small snacks and drinks. The movie will be either PG or PG 13. This event is for adults and teens.

Basic email class

Learn how easy it is to set up your own email account at this event at the Canfield library on March 23 at 10 a.m. This is a beginner’s class that will cover setting up an internet based email account and how to use it. Some knowledge of computers and internet is required. Registration required, space is limited. Register online via the library’s event calendar or call 330-744-8636. This event is for adults.

Introduction to Pinterest

If you are curious about Pinterest, join the Canfield library on March 29 at 6:30 p.m. in their 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.

Forever Young book club

If you love reading YA books, join the Canfield library’s Forever Young book club on March 20 at 6:30 p.m. where they will be reading and discussing a different young adult book every month. This month they will be discussing “If There’s No Tomorrow” by Jennifer L. Armentrout. This event is for adults.

Off the Shelves

Join 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 March 27 at 6:30 p.m. and March 29 at 11 a.m. Join the fun with these upcoming reads: March - “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi; April - “Little Fires Everywhere” or “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng; May - “The Nest” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney.

Blood pressure check

There will be a blood pressure check by Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association on March 21 from 1-2 p.m. at the Canfield library.

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 Pak. Audiobooks and eBooks of book club titles are acceptable. All entries must be submitted by March 31 with a winner drawn on April 4. One entry per person. This event is for adults.

Mah-Jongg for beginners

Learn to play Mah-Jongg in this three-week class series at the Canfield library. Those interested should call the Canfield library for more information and to sign up. 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.

Chair Yoga event

Chair Yoga is sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. Classes will take place at the Canfield library on March 16, 23 and 30 at 10 a.m. Pay as you attend at $10 per class. Dress comfortably. Class will meet weekly, every Friday. For more information, contact the development office at 330-740-6086. This event is for adults.

Canfield Friends meeting to be March 14

The Friends of PLYMC - Canfield Committee Meeting will take place at the Canfield library at 1:30 p.m. on March 14.

Library closings announced

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

Cardinal Mooney High School 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.

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 30 from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Canfield library. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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

Registration now open for the MCCTC PI Day trail run challenge

Attention all runners, walkers and side-line watchers: the Academy of the Arts students at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center will host the second PI Day Trail Run Challenge on the school campus on March 10. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the race will kick off at 10 a.m. The cost is $25 if you register before, and $30 the day of the race. A free pie will be given to anyone that finishes the race. You can find all of the advance registration and information at

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 “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.

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

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.

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 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.

Canfield Presbyterian Church 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 or email for details.

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.

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.

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 through to 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

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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