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Make a spring bookmark

Learn to make a bead-embellished bookmark in a pretty springtime theme at the Poland library on March 10 at 10 a.m. All materials will be provided and registration is recommended. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland library. This program is for adults and teens.

Leprechaun Lollapalooza at the Poland library

Join in the Saint Patrick’s Day festivities at the Poland library on March 17. Irish food will be for sale all day at Kravitz Deli that includes, corned beef and cabbage dinners, stout stew, corned beef and reuben sandwiches and Bailey’s Cheesecake. at 10 a.m. there will be a Leprechaun Magic Show followed immediately by the Parade of Leprechauns. Dress as a leprechaun or in your most festive St. Patrick’s Day gear. Each child who enters the parade will receive an entry for a chance to win a book of Irish fairy tales. The parade is for children in grade six and under. Following the parade, join them in the large meeting room for a St. Patrick’s Day story time for children of all ages. At 11:30 a.m., join the Green Pickle Eating Contest and Pickle Drawing contest in the Friends of PLYMC Bookstore. A Scavenger Hunt for grades six and under will be 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and also visit the caf for an Irish lunch. At 12:30 p.m. enjoy the Burke Irish Dancers.

Read to Roxie

Relax and read to Roxie, a registered therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International at the Poland library on March 13 at 6 p.m. Each child will be given a 15 minute reading session while spots remain. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland library to register. This program is for grades 1-4.

Poland Union Elementary to host math nights

Poland Union Elementary will be hosting math nights for students from 6-8 p.m. at the school. For first-grade students, the nights will be March 6 and 13. For second-grade students, math nights will be March 14 and 15.

Playtime at your library

This program at the Poland library on March 23 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.

Spring things

Join the Poland library on March 24 at 2 p.m. for spring stories, a craft and more fun. This event is for children of all ages.

Join PLYMC’s American Sign Language Club (ASL)

There will be a meeting of the American Sign Language Club at the Poland library on March 21 at 6 p.m. The purpose of the ASL club is to teach attendees of any age about American Sign Language. During the meetings, they will practice and learn the various aspects of the language and culture of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing. The goal is to bring awareness of and instill the love of ASL. Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience. Refreshments will be provided. For the family.

Snack-n-sign

For all fifth- through eighth-graders: come to the Poland library after school on March 23 to learn sign language and about Deaf culture through fun, interactive games and activities. The event begins at 3:30 p.m. A snack will be provided.

Alice in Bunnyland

Join the Poland library on March 22 at 6:30 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.

Lego My Library

Meet at the Poland library on March 14 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.

Appy hour

Learn about what an app is, what apps are right for you, which are popular apps for smartphones and mobile devices, see a variety of apps that will help you connect to your library, find a good place to eat, keep you entertained in a long grocery line, find a great new recipe or find great music to listen to on your walk and more at the appy hour even on March 20 at 6 p.m. at the Poland library. Registration is recommended and can be made by calling 330-744-8636 and asking for Poland library. This event is for adults and teens.

Blood pressure check

There will be a blood pressure check by Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association on March 16 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Poland library.

Yoga class

Friends of PLYMC is sponsoring a Yoga Class every Wednesday at the Poland library in the meeting room. March meetings will take place on March 14, 21 and 28 from 5-6 p.m. Pay as you attend. The cost is $10 per session. For more information, call 330-740-6086. This event is for adults.

Luck of the Irish book sale

The Friends of PLYMC Bookstore in the Poland library will be celebrating a special Luck of the Irish Book Sale on March 16 and 17 during regular library book store hours. Stop by for a lucky discount coin and special promotions in the store on March 17.

Library closings announced

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

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 www.cardinalmooney.com 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 Derrie@zoominternet.net. 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 OhioND.com 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 wrkg.ohio@gmail.com.

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

Join the Poland library every Thursday 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 Poland library every Wednesday 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.

Kindergarten registration at Poland

The dates are set to register children who will attend kindergarten in the fall for Poland Local Schools. Kindergarten registration will take place on March10 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Union Elementary School, located at 30 Riverside Drive. Parents/guardians must bring the following information, and original documents: The child’s original birth certificate and Social Security Card; the child’s immunization records; proof of residency (mortgage documents, house closing papers or rental agreement); parent identification (driver’s license and two current utility bills or credit card statements) and custody papers (if applicable). A child entering kindergarten must be 5-years-old on or before Aug. 1 to be eligible for admission. At the March 3 and 10 registrations, parents can also register children for Preschool and Afterschool Care Programs at North Elementary.

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.

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 uvcofyo@outlook.com, 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.

Library closing announced

The Poland library will be closed from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on March 27. The library will be open to the public from 1-9 p.m. that day.

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.

Poland Historical Society spring 2018 meetings and topics announced

The Poland Historical Society membership drive for 2018 is underway, and annual membership dues are $10 per person. Checks should be made payable to Poland Historical Society and can be mailed to the Poland Historical Society, P.O. Box 5052, Poland, OH 44514. Include your name, address, phone number and email address. Membership dues and donations are vitally important to the society in their efforts to maintain the Little Red Schoolhouse museum and to “Preserve the Past for the Future.” Members are not obligated to attend monthly meetings, but are always welcome. The society makes an effort to provide informative, interesting programs following the business portion of each meeting. Program topics scheduled for the first five months of 2018 include March 21- “Walter Arrel, Inn on the Green;” April 18 - “Ohio Indian Mounds” and May 15 - “Poland Township Park.”

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 juniorleagueofyoungstown@gmail.com.

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 www.LibraryVisit.org/Book-a-Librarian.

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.

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