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Monday Night Writers meeting scheduled for March 19

The next meeting of Monday Night Writers will be March 19 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 St, 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 Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend.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 Boy Scout Troop 115’s to host pasta and meatball dinner

Canfield’s St. Michael’s Boy Scout Troop 115 invites the public to join them for their annual pasta and meatball dinner to take place on March 25 at St. Michael’s Parish Hall located at 360 N. Broad Street in Canfield. Pasta, meatballs, salad and dessert along with an opportunity to win prizes will take place from 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. You may sit down for dinner or grab it for carry out. Tickets will be available at the door and are $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6–12. Children who are ages 5 and under eat free. Proceeds from the dinner help defray the cost of summer camp which is a life changing week for the Scouts. If you are interested in visiting the troop, email Stef Williams at Meetings are every Tuesday at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church in the basement of the Fellowship Hall. The troop is currently accepting boys ages 11-18.

Boy Scout Troop 71’s 54th annual Good Friday “All You Can Eat Fish” Dinner

The public is invited to join Boy Scout Troop 71 for their 54th annual Good Friday “All You Can Eat Fish” Dinner on March 30 from 4–7 p.m. at Western Reserve High School, located at 13850 W. Akron-Canfield Road (State Route 224). in Berlin Center (in the old building behind new school). Prepared and served by the members of the troop, this “all you can eat” fish dinner costs $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6–12 and free for children ages 5 and under; dessert is limited to one per person. Offered are both dine-in or take-out. Troop 71, chartered by VFW Post 9571, meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (except for the fourth Tuesday of the month) at the Post 9571 VFW Hall, located at 11397 Ellsworth Road in Ellsworth. For more information about the troop and its activities, contact the Scoutmaster Mike Smith at 330-277-6967.

The March meeting of TQGIBT

That Quilt Group I Belong To will take place on March 20 at the Rotary Building at Fair Park in Canfield. Sandy Lord from the Gallery in Mercer, Pa. is the featured guest. In addition to offering patterns and fabrics, Lord will preview her instructions for the Quilt Happening event on April 28. She will provide insight into the collage animal and bird quilt patterns the group will be stitching at the happening. Warren’s Ohio Star Quilters are also hosting their annual Quilters Day Out on May 5. The featured speaker is Corey Yoder. For more information, call Lori at 330-979-1120. TQGIBT meets at Fair Park in Canfield on the third Tuesday of each month, with some exceptions, and is open to all quilters in the Mahoning Valley, at all skill levels. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the meeting commencing at 7 p.m. For information on membership, contact co-presidents Pat Williams at or Karen Miles at

Coffee with the master gardeners – garden ponds

The topics of owning, beautifying and maintaining garden ponds and more will be covered on March 19 during this coffee and refreshments program at 9:30 a.m. It will start with refreshments and will continue with an educational program from 10 a.m. until noon. Program speaker Stephanie Hughes, Mahoning County Master Gardener Volunteer, will demonstrate how to create a work of art with your garden pond. 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, located at 490 S. Broad St. in Canfield. Seating is limited and is filled on a first come, first serve basis, so early registration is encourages. For more registration and program information, contact Mahoning County Extension at 330-533-5538 or visit

Golf Classic bus trip

The 2018 Pink Ribbon Golf Classic committee is sponsoring a bus trip to Seneca Allegheny Casino on April 14. All proceeds from this trip will be given to the American Cancer Society. The bus will leave from Fab Limo on Connecticut Avenue in Austintown at 8 a.m. and depart from Seneca at 5 p.m. The cost is $40 per person and each player will be given $25 in play and a $5 food coupon. Bring a photo ID with you and send registration and check to Pink Ribbon Golf Classic, c/o Nancy Felton, American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad Street, Canfield, Ohio 44406.

Audubon Society to meet on March 27

Audubon Society of Mahoning Valley invites the public to “It’s a Wonderful Life” by Bert Szabo, Chief Naturalist Emeritus from Summit MetroParks, at 7 p.m. on March 27 at the Canfield library. Born in 1920, Szabo worked with the MetroParks from 1957-1991, and is still volunteering there today at age 97. Hear first-hand accounts about his youth, career and active retirement, such as “typing his way through Europe” during WWII, being inducted into Ohio’s Conservation Hall of Fame seven years after Volney Rogers, and driving 50 miles last December, retracing his circuit, to search for species for the Great Akron Christmas Bird Count.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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 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.

Library closings announced

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

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.

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.

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.

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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