Local church hosts Easter services
Canfield United Methodist Church, located at 27 South Broad Street, will host the following services for Easter: Maundy Thursday on March 29 at 7 p.m. - The story of Jesus’ sacrificial love; Good Friday on March 30 at 7 p.m. - Voices of lament at the cross; and Easter Sunday on April 1 at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. - Hear the unexpected laughter.
Local ABWA chapter to meet
The Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA (American Business Women’s Association) will host its April 10 meeting at A La Cart Catering in Canfield beginning with networking at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The menu includes chicken cordon bleu, roast beef, redskin mashed potatoes with garlic, buttered green beans with garlic, salad, cole slaw, Jello and for dessert - cherries in the snow. The cost is $18 and reservations may be made by calling Marilyn Abramski at 330-726-2527 or Darlene Demjen at 330-755-9089 by March 31. The speaker for the evening will be Debbie Pifer. She is co-owner of Whitehouse Fruit Farms. She will speak about the history of the farm, their many fruits and vegetables and their new Evercrisp apple. The public is welcome.
Newcomers club to meet
The Newcomers of Mahoning Valley will meet on March 28 at Piccadilly Parlor Tea Room, located at 114 South Broad Street in Canfield. The gathering is at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. Hostesses are Marie Ronyak and Rosemary Tyrell. A speaker from Youngstown public library will focus on services for seniors. For more information about the group or for reservations, call Jorine at 330-757-7212 or Barbara at 330-758-3934. New members are welcome.
Forever Young book club to meet
DO you love reading YA books? Join the Canfield library on April 17 at 6:30 p.m. where they will read and discuss a different Young Adult book every month. This month’s book will be “Scythe” by Neal Shusterman.
Movie night at Canfield
Join the Canfield library on April 18 at 6 p.m. for a blast from the past where they will relive classic movies from the 80’s. Feel free to bring your own small snacks and drinks. This event is for adults and teens and children under the age of seven must be accompanied by an adult. The movie will be either PG or PG-13.
Friends of the library meeting
The Friends of the Library will host a Canfield Committee Meeting at the Canfield library on April 11 at 1:30 p.m.
Read to SomeBunny
What could be more fun than reading to a cute little bunny in a basket? On April 16, come on out to the Canfield library at 6 p.m. Call 330-744-8636, ask for the Canfield library and schedule your 15-minute time slot to read to a registered therapy rabbit from F5RS Bunnies in Baskets. This program is for school aged children.
Celebrate Shakespeare Day
Celebrate the birthday of William Shakespeare while learning about the famous bard at the Canfield library on April 21 at 2 p.m. This program includes displays, hands-on activities and is fun for all ages.
Columbus Children’s Theatre presents “The Three Little Pigs”
Full of laughter, fun and audience participation, The Columbus Children’s Theatre’s adaptation of “The Three Little Pigs” is a great way to celebrate National Library Week. Join the Canfield library on April 28 at 2 p.m. and find out what really happened when the Three Little Pigs met the Big Bad Wolf on their way to seek their fortune and build a home. This program is for the family.
Stephen King Constant Readers Club next meeting announced
Enjoy the master of suspense? Join the Canfield library on April 10 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Stephen King’s riveting stories, as well as other captivating tales by his peers. This month, dive into an informal discussion of King’s classic “The Shining” followed by a preview of new and exciting upcoming titles. This program is for adults.
Movie night at the library
Bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie at the Canfield library on April 5 at 6 p.m. The movie will be a newly released DVD rated PG or G. This is for the family and children must be accompanied by an adult.
It’s raining cats and dogs and turtles and frogs
Basic computer class offered at Canfield library
Learn very basic computer skills at the Canfield library on April 6 at 10 a.m. This is a beginner’s class that will cover use of a mouse, computer terms and simple internet use. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 to register at this program for adults.
Special feature Saturday matinee
Join the Canfield library on April 7 at 1:30 p.m. for a matinee showing of a newly released DVD. Feel free to bring your own small snacks and drinks. This event is for adults and teens and children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult. The movie will be either PG or PG-13.
Tales to tails
Come and read to your favorite therapy dogs at the Canfield library on April 9 at 6 p.m. Help develop reading skills, promote confidence and encourage a love of reading. Bring a book of your choice or the library find one for you. This program is for school aged children. Therapy dogs are provided by Pawz for People, a Community Partner of Pet Partners and a local pet therapy group.
Decorate planter pots
Join the Canfield library on April 4 at 6:30 p.m. to decorate a planter pot that you will be taking home that night. Registration is required as space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register for this program for adults and teens.
Show and tell with history
The Canfield Historical Society will host a “History Show and Tell” evening that provides a chance for area residents to share a piece of their personal history. The event will take place at 7 p.m. on April 12 at the Canfield Historical Society Bond House, located at 44 West Main Street in Canfield, across from the Canfield library. The public is invited to bring old photos, letters, family mementos or any artifact to show and tell the stories behind their treasures. Participants don’t have to show and tell, they can just attend to look, listen and enjoy if they choose. Canfield Historical Society Curator Laura Zeh-Vazquez will be sharing a few seldom seen oldies from the archives and Society President Suzie McCabe will be sharing some interesting tid-bits of local history. This free event is open to anyone who would like to attend. No pre-registration is necessary. If you require more information on the lecture, call the Canfield Historical Society at 330-533-3458. The Canfield Historical Society continues its mission of collecting Canfield history with a scanning project where everyone who wishes to participate is invited to do so. Attendants to the lecture are encouraged to bring, if they are in possession of, any photos or documents relating to Canfield History to be scanned, therefore adding to the Historical Society’s collection.
Friendly Squares to hold dance April 14
The Friendly Squares will host their monthly square dance on April 14 from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Niles SCOPE Center, located at 14 E. State Street 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.
Poland class of 1968 to host reunion
The Poland Seminary High School class of 1968 is having a 50-year reunion on Sept. 15 at the Magic Tree, located on South Avenue in Boardman. For more information, call Jay at 330-953-0953.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com or Karen Miles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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. Class will take place at the Canfield library on March 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 OhioND.com 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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.