Holy Family meeting to be March 19
The Holy Family Seniors Group will meet on March 19 at 11:30 a.m. in Holy Family Parish Hall, located at 2729 Center Road in Poland. Lunch will be served at noon followed by Bingo and card games. The cost of lunch is $4 and the group does not have hostesses this month to help with dessert and set-up. Members who have not signed up to be a hostess this year are to contact one of the officers, Ruth Burns at 330-757-1334, Carol Huck at 330-757-3203 or to Laurie Fox at 330-536-8850 to volunteer to help this month. Members are reminded that the 2018 dues will be collected in March. New members are also invited to join at this time. The cost of the annual membership is $10 for current and new members.
Poland Historical Society to meet on March 20
The Poland Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. on March 20 at the Little Red Schoolhouse, located at 4515 Center Road (State Route 224). Following the business meeting, a presentation by Larry Baughman, Dave Smith and Ginny Meloy will be about the history of “Walter Arrel’s Inn at the Green” will be open to the public. The 2018 membership drive is currently underway. Renewal and new membership dues are $10 per person for the year. The society relies heavily on dues and donations to maintain the Little Red Schoolhouse and to preserve the history of Poland for future generations. Checks should be made payable to “Poland Historical Society” and mailed to the Historical Society at P.O. Box 5052, Poland, Ohio 44514. Be sure to include your name, address, phone number and email address along with your check.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 www.cardinalmooney.com and filling out a registration form under the ‘Apply Now’ tab on the homepage. Registrations are due by March 12.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.