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Alternatives for managing anxiety, stress and depression

The public is invited to a free seminar presented by Dr. Ted Suzelis, ND, the local leading authority on natural ways to address the genetic, environmental and dietary causes of these chemical imbalances at the Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center in Boardman on May 10 at 6:30 p.m. The address is 755 Boardman-Canfield Road., Suite D3, in Boardman (Southbridge West Complex). Call 330-729-1350 or go to OhioND.com to reserve your spot for this free seminar.

St. James’ to host annual animal blessing

On May 6 at 2 p.m., St. James’ Episcopal Church in Boardman will host its annual Blessing of Animals. All animals are welcome. For the safety of all, dogs must be on leashes, cats in carriers, etc. Owners of animals who do not travel well are welcome to bring photos of their pets to be blessed. Each animal will receive an individual blessing. Treats for people and animals will be served after the blessing. If you don’t have an animal companion but love these special creatures, come and join the fun. St. James’ Church is located at 7640 Glenwood Avenue in Boardman. For more information, contact the church office at 330-758-2727 or e-mail office@stjamesboardman.com.

Bigfoot in Ohio with Amy Bue

Join Amy Bue, member of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization and the Ohio Bigfoot Organization,on May 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boardman library as she speaks about her experience as an investigator and researcher into the eye-witnessed accounts of Bigfoot in Mahoning, Trumbull, Portage and Columbiana Counties. Bue has led and been a part of such notable investigations as the Olympic Project in Washington State where she assisted in the search for DNA evidence on the Olympic Peninsula. Bue has shared her experiences on radio and in online interviews. She has also been a speaker at various paranormal conferences and conventions. This event is for adults and teens.

Boardman Historical Society hosts local theater veteran

Local theater veteran and author, J.E. “Jack” Ballantyne, will be the guest speaker on May 12 at 10 a.m., for the Boardman Historical Society. The meeting will take place at the Boardman library, located at 7680 Glenwood Avenue in Boardman. The program is part of a new series of BHS public offerings. The presentations are open to the public. Admission is free. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins are welcomed and admitted based upon seating availability. Phone board member Dona Hammond at 330-726-0651 for reservations or more program information. The Boardman Historical Society maintains a museum of Boardman and local artifacts at Boardman Park in the historic Detchon House. The society was instrumental in the purchase of St. James Episcopal Church, which it moved to Boardman Park, and renamed the St. James Meeting House. For more information about the society, contact BHS president Richard S. Scarsella at 330-726-8277.

Memorial Mile to take place on May 28

The 28th annual Memorial Mile running road race will take place on May 28 at 9:35 a.m. in Boardman. Some of the best runners in the area will compete for gift certificates and awards in 14 age groups. Runners ages 11 and under are free (no T-shirt) with pre-registration by May 18. The entry fee is $10 in advance for all others and $13 day of race for everyone. The race starts at State Routes 224 and 7. Day of race registration and packets can be picked up at the Walgreens located at State Routes 224 and 7. It is sponsored by Walgreens, 910 Rapid Care, Coke, the DeBartolo Corporation, Armstrong, Novak and Davis Insurance, and other local businesses. For more information, call 330-757-7424.

Book folding

Turn a book into a work of art simply by folding the pages at this event at the Boardman library on May 23 at 7 p.m. They will be creating a fleur-de-lis. Adults and teens may register for this one-hour program.

Leave no soldier behind: finding family members in uniform

Explore the records of the armed forces at the Boardman library on May 31 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn how to pursue personnel files and unit histories in order to understand your ancestor’s role in defending our nation’s heritage. Registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the information services department, or simply go online and register via the library’s events calendar. This event is for adults and teens.

I Read YA book club

This event is for adult fans of Young Adult Literature from ages 18-118. Talk about why you like YA. Read and discuss. This month, they are discussing “When Dimple Met Rishi” by Sandhya Menon. The next meeting will be on May 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boardman library. This event is for adults.

Game night for adults

Play the hand you’re dealt of cards (rummy), dice (farkle) and scrabble at the Boardman library on May 24 at 7 p.m. Bring a friend or two and join them on the fourth Thursday of the month for snacks and bragging rights in this one-hour program for adults.

Local libraries close for holidays in May

All libraries in the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system will be closed on May 13, 27 and on Memorial Day, May 28.

Bonding with babies and books

This event is for caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23 months. There will be 20 minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at the Boardman library.

Tales & Talk for 2s and 3s

Join the Boardman library on Wednesdays during May 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.

Lego My Library

Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Boardman library on May 12 at 10 a.m. Legos will be provided. This event is for children who are ages 6 and up.

Blood pressure screening

There will be a blood pressure screening by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Boardman library on May 7 from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Puzzle swap

Swap six of your once-done jigsaw puzzles with others at the Boardman library on May 9 at 4 p.m. This event takes place every second Wednesday of the month.

Playtime at your library

Prepare for kindergarten through play with this event at the Boardman library on May 16 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. This event is for ages 2-6.

Mother’s Day Night Owl event

There will be stories and a craft for children ages 4-5 at this event at the Boardman library on May 10 at 7 p.m. Preschoolers must attend with an adult to this half-hour program to celebrate “Moms.”

Apprentice’s Inn

Join the Boardman library on May 16 from 6:30-8 p.m. as they finish their beginners Dungeons and Dragons campaign for the spring. Refreshments and snacks are provided. This event is for teens in grades 7-12.

Reader’s Choice book club

The Reader’s Choice book club will discuss “The Wright Brothers,” by David McCullough at their meeting on May 14 at 7 p.m. at the Boardman library. Share your favorite books and find out what new ones are being published. They will preview June’s book “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte. This event is for adults.

Friends of the Boardman Library meeting and presentation

There will be a Friends of the Boardman Library presentation followed by a meeting on May 14 at 10 a.m. at the Boardman library. The program is “Writing Children’s Books” with Hugh Earnhart.

Scholarship applications now avaialble

Applications for this year’s $1000 Youngstown State University Scholarship from The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest are available by by contacting Deborah Mottle at mottlesmurals@gmail.com. The deadline for submission is June 15.

Register for Summer Discovery beginning on May 1

Visit a Mahoning County public library or sign up online on or after May 1 to register for this year’s Summer Discovery Program. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock!” It will run from May 1 until July 31. Sign up and receive a coupon and Mahoning Valley Scrappers ticket voucher. Children who complete the program have the chance to have breakfast with Marc Brown, author/illustrator of the “Arthur” series. Children can complete activities or read books to earn prizes (while supplies last) and to earn a chance to win a gift card. Children who complete the program by July 22 will be invited to a breakfast event on July 27, sponsored by Sweeney Chevy Buick GMC. Teens and adults can also participate in Summer Discovery by reading books to earn prizes and earn a chance to win a gift card.

Gathering Place event to be May 14

Lord of Life Church, located at 550 N. Broad Street in Canfield, will be the location of a Gathering Place event on May 14 at 11 a.m. There will be a speaker from Melnick Medical Museum at YSU, speaking on “Quack Medicine and the FDA.” This museum is dedicated to documenting the history of medicine, especially as it relates to the local area. Buckeye Hospice will provide free blood pressure readings at the beginning of the program, so arrive promptly at 11 a.m. Lunch will be provided by the Woodlands. This is a free community outreach social program offered to all senior citizens that is offered on the second Monday of the month every month. Different games and activities are also offered each month. The contact person for these events is Bernadette Beler at 330-533-6045 or church at 330-533-3531.

Mill Creek ABWA to meet on May 8

The Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA (American Business Women’s Association) will host its May 8 meeting at A La Cart Catering in Canfield beginning with networking at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The menu for the evening includes southern baked chicken, beef tips over noodles, sandtrap potatoes, peas and carrots, salad, applesauce, Jell-O and dessert. The cost is $18. Reservations may be made by calling Darlene Demjen at 330-755-9089 or Marilyn Abramski at 330-726-2527 by April 30. The agenda for the evening will include election of officers. The public is welcome.

May monthly square dance announced

The Friendly Squares will host their monthly square dance on May 12 from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Niles SCOPE Center, located at 14 E. State St. in Niles. Neil Harner will be the caller and Frankie Hammond will be calling the 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.

Students perform spring concert

The fifth-, sixth- and seventh-grade bands at the Boardman Middle Schools will present a spring band concert on May 31 at 7 p.m. in the Boardman High School Performing Arts Center. Admission/donations accepted at the door: adults - $3, students - $2 and senior citizens are admitted free of charge.

Strawberry 5K and Fun Run to benefit food bank

On June 9, Molnar Farms is hosting an inaugural Strawberry 5K and Fun Run through the farm grounds, located at 3115 E. Western Reserve Road in Poland. Proceeds after expenses and all food donations will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. The cost for the 5K is $30 before May 5 and $35 after that date. The Fun Run is $10. The 5K begins at 9 a.m. and the Fun Run begins at 10:30 a.m. Runners that sign up for the 5K before May 21 will receive a free race T-shirt. Anyone interested in participating can register at https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Poland/Strawberry5k. Molnar Farms is also collecting non-perishable food items on race day. Anyone bringing five canned goods will receive 1 quart of strawberries. For more information, contact Molnar Farms at Questions@molnarfarms.com. Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, a member of Feeding America, assists 148 hunger-relief programs in the Tri-County area. In 2017, the Food Bank distributed 10.6 million pounds of food, including more than 3 million pounds of produce. For more information on the Food Bank, visit www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org or call 330-792-5522.

Park to host day camp during summer

Boardman Park’s Adventure Day Camp will soon begin. The goal of the camp is to offer young minds the opportunity to explore their imaginations, discover physical fitness, expand their knowledge of sports and develop a growing sense of adventure through diverse activities. The curriculum is designed to be age appropriate, educational and fun as the children participate in a daily schedule of arts and crafts, team building, creative arts, science and sports. Adventure Day Camp will run for 10 weeks, starting on June 11 and running through Aug. 17. The Camp hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for children who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade. Arrangements can be made if you need to bring campers early or pick them up later for an additional charge. Registration begins on April 2. Register your child for one week or all 10 by going to www.boardmanparkcamp.com. Discounts are offered, such as early bird enrollment, Boardman resident and multi-sibling family discounts. For additional information, contact Karen at 330-965-0482 or visit the camp website at www.boardmanparkcamp.com.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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