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Knitting guild to meet on April 10

The Western Reserve Knitting Guild will meet on April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Rotary Community Building in Fair Park in Canfield. There will be a program by Kay Thompson from Knit Wit Knits and also a trunk show. Anyone interested in joining the group or donating yarn for their charity work can contact

Canfield bank wins national award

Raymond James, one of America’s top financial services institutions, selected Farmers National Banc Corp. of Canfield, the parent company of Farmers National Bank, to receive its coveted 2017 Raymond James Community Bankers Cup. The Bankers Cup is an extremely competitive award. In making its determination, Raymond James scrutinized every exchange-traded bank in America with assets between $500 million and $10 billion. Of the 272 banks nationwide that qualified, 28 demonstrated the superior financial performance and stability to be named Bankers Cup winners. The Raymond James Community Bankers Cup awards are an annual event now in its sixth year. This is the first year Farmers National Banc Corp. has won.

Blood pressure screenings at the library

Blood Pressure Screening offered by Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association will be at the Canfield library on April 18 from 1-2 p.m.

BPJWL to meet on April 2

The next meeting of the GFWC Ohio Boardman Poland Junior Women’s League will be on April 2 at 7 p.m. at Glenellen, located at 9661 Market St. in North Lima. League members will be preparing for a raffle based on the Ohio Lottery. Tickets are $5 and are available from any league member. Tickets are on sale now and will be based on the daily straight number evening drawing starting in May. Liz Danyi will be the guest speaker that evening. Her program will be about her trip to Africa. Members are asked to bring a bag of sugar which will be donated to the Rescue Mission. Hostesses for the month are Debbie Chop, Maureen Kordupel and Debbie Weaver. The Boardman Poland Junior Women’s League is open to all women older than 18, residing in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties who are interested in friendship, fun and community involvement. Their mission is to provide a creative outlet for women interested in providing community service in areas of arts, conservation, education, home life, international affairs and public affairs. Women interested in joining or receiving more information can contact membership chairperson Sperry Rongone at 330-770-3880.

Easter brunch at the gardens

Fellows Riverside Gardens will be hosting an Easter Brunch by Inspired Catering by Kravitz on April 1 an noon or 3 p.m. The cost is $28 for adults, $15 for children ages 12-4 and free for children under 4-years of age. Reservations are required by calling Kravitz’s Garden Cafe at 330-779-8201.

Off the Shelves book club April meetings announced

Join this monthly book club for a lively discussion of titles chosen “Off the Shelves” of the Canfield library’s book club room. Join the library on April 24 at 6:30 p.m. and again on April 26 at 11 a.m. Upcoming reads will be, in April - “Little Fires Everywhere” or “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng; in May - “The Nest” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney and in June - “Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward.

Program a robot

Find out how to program Lego Mindstorms Robots at the Canfield library on April 25 at 6 p.m. Learn about the Lego Mindstorms software and use it to program robots to get through challenges. This event is for children who are in fifth grade and up. Call 330-744-8636 to register as space is limited.

Coupon swap at the library

Drop in during library hours at the Canfield library to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons.

Read around the room

Join the Canfield library in the 2018 Reading Challenge. Read six titles from the book club room for the spring challenge from April 2 until June 30 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 June 30 and the winner will be drawn on July 5. one entry per person.

Get connected with Hoopla

Want to discover what Hoopla can do for you? Join the Canfield library on April 28 at 11 a.m. to learn how to use your library card to download free movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, comics and eBooks. Registration is required at this program for adults. Call 330-744-8636 to register. You should have an email account before attending.

Intro to 3D drawing class available

Learn how to add a 3-dimensional flair to your artwork at the Canfield library on April 28 at 2:30 p.m. A snack will be provided at this class for ages 9-12.

Lego at the library

Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Canfield library on April 1 at 11 a.m. and again on April 11 at 6 p.m. Legos will be provided at this program for children who are ages 6 and up.

Discover Zentangle at the library

Discover the wonders of Zentangle, an easy to learn therapeutic art exercise that turns simple patterns into complex and unique works of art. The program will be offered at the Canfield library on April 19 at 6:30 p.m. The benefits of Zentangle are numerous, from its ability to reduce stress and anxiety, to the resulting increase in focus and dexterity. This month we will learn to construct basic, commonly used tangles that will evolve into your own unique Zentangle pattern. This class is for adults and space is limited. Register by phone at 330-744-8636 or online at

Mah-Jongg Mondays at the library

Drop in to play Mah-Jongg every Monday at 1 p.m. at the Canfield library with others who love the game. Bring your own Mah-Jongg set or share with a friend.

Coloring for grown ups at the library

Join the Canfield library on April 16 at 10 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.

Chair yoga classes at the library

Pay as you attend these classes offered every Friday at the Canfield library at 10 a.m. The fee is $10 a class and dress comfortably.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

It’s raining cats and dogs and turtles and frogs

Join in the fun to vote for your favorite umbrella in the Canfield library Early Learning Area and help them choose their April winner. One vote per person per day and your vote enters you into a drawing for a gift certificate prize to Dough House Cookies at the Canfield library. This activity is for all ages during regular library hours during the month of April.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Library closings announced

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 April

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 April 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.

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.

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.

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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