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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 wrkg.ohio@gmail.com.

Blood pressure screenings offered

Blood pressure screenings by Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association will be at the Poland library on April 20 from 10:30-11:30 a.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.

Blood drive to be at the library

The Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross will be at the Poland library on April 13 from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. taking blood donations to help serve the community. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Program a robot

Find out how to program Lego Mindstorms Robots at the Poland library on April 28 at 3 p.m. Learn about the Lego Mindstorms software and use it to program robots to get through challenges. This event is for those in fifth grade and up. Call 330-744-8636 to register as space is limited.

Have a snack and learn to sign

This event is for all fifth- through eighth-graders, Come to the Poland library after school to learn sign language and about Deaf culture through fun, interactive games and activities on April 27 at 3:30 p.m. A snack will be provided.

Baby Brilliant presents Playtime at Your Library

Prepare for kindergarten through play at the Poland library on April 27 at 10 a.m. 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. Activities will vary at each program. This program is for children who are ages 2-6 and all children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Lego at the library

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

Poland library to host fundraiser

On April 15 at 1 p.m. at the Poland library, there will be a ‘Book Review and a Soup and Salad, Too’ fundraiser for Springfield library with guest speaker Christine Ridarsky, Historian for the City of Rochester, N.Y. and Manager of the Local History and Genealogy Division of the Central Library of Rochester, N.Y. She is a Springfield Local High School graduate. This is a book review and a soup and salad luncheon for $20. The books is “Susan B. Anthony and Struggle for Equal Rights.” There will be a basket raffle and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds benefit the Springfield Library Capital Campaign. For information and reservations, contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. This program is for adults.

Yoga class offered by Friends of the Library

Friends of PLYMC is sponsoring a Yoga Class every Wednesday in April at the Poland library in the meeting room at 5 p.m. It is $10 a session and you can pay as you attend. These classes are for adults.

Learn ASL

Learn how to use American Sign Language (ASL) with your child through rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize at the Poland library on April 25 at 10 a.m. Learn easy corresponding signs to learn and share with your little ones.

Party with tie-dye

Make your very own tie-dye creations at the Poland library on April 17 at 6:30 p.m. Snacks will be provided at this program for grades 5-12. Space is limited so registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland library.

Poland Lions host annual fundraiser

The Poland Lions are hosting their annual Treasures of the Trunk Sale on June 9. The event takes place from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Poland High School’s stadium parking lot, located at State Route 170 and Dobbins Road. Vendors are being sought for this one-day sale. Crafters, home goods, furniture, toys, specialty items and garage sale items are welcome. No hot food or soft drink venders or raffle drawings. There is a limit of 100 spaces and you must bring your own table (tables up to 8 feet in length work best in front of your trunk). The cost per space is $15 until May 1. Spaces increase to $20 after May 1. Vendors may arrive after 7:30 a.m. and must be in their assigned spot by 8:30 a.m. No refunds are given for any reason and the event will take place rain or shine. For more information, call Lion Judy at 330-360-3641 or Lion Lori at 330-506-9511.

Read to Roxie

Relax and read to Roxie, a registered therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International at the Poland library on April 17 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.

Get connected with digital media

Would you like to learn how to download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, complete issues of magazines and more to your computer and mobile devices? Join the Poland library on April 7 at 10 a.m. To register call 330-744-8636.

Poland Friends of the Library meeting and presentation

Judy Stanislaw, an instructor at Fellows Riverside Gardens, will present “Herbs and Perennials” at the Poland library on April 3. The presentation will be following the coffee hour, which begins at 9:30 a.m. A business meeting will take place after the presentation.

Crafternoon is inspired by birds

Feel free to take a self-guided walk along Yellow Creek which runs along the Poland library parking lot on April 6 at 2:30 p.m. in the library’s large meeting room to explore birdsongs, color intricate bird drawings and fold paper birds and fly them. This program is for adults and teens.

Holy Family Church announces Easter Weekend schedule

Holy Family Church, located at 2729 Center Road in Poland, will host a Blessing of Easter Food at 12 p.m. on March 31 and an Easter Vigil Mass at 8 p.m. Easter Sunday Masses will be 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Celebrate 40 years with Northeast Ohio Adoption Services

The Northeast Ohio Adoption Services is celebrating 40 years of families and children by offering an Evening with Dominic Tocco & Brotherhood. The event will take place on April 21 from 6-10 p.m. at The Lake Club in Poland. Enjoy a variety of music from Frank Sinatra, to Pitbull to Bruno Mars. A balloon pull and live and chance auctions will also be available. Tickets are $100 per person, which includes two drinks, or $175 per couple which includes four drinks. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. All of the proceeds will benefit Northeast Ohio Adoption Services. To reserve tickets or sponsor, call Kathy at 330-856-5582, ext. 110.

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.

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.

Yoga class

Friends of PLYMC is sponsoring a Yoga Class every Wednesday at the Poland library in the meeting room 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.

Library closings announced

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

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

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 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 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.

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.”

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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