Caffeinate and Paint to take place at MCCTC
The Creative Arts & Design students from the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center have partnered with High Octane Coffee to host a “Caffeinate and Paint” on May 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Joyce Brooks Center at MCCTC. The cost for the event is $40 and includes all paint supplies and drinks. The Cosmetology students will also be providing stress relief services. Space is limited, so sign up quickly by emailing Melissa Hackett at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 330-729-4000, ext. 1437.
MCCTC students open greenhouse for spring plant sale
The Spring Plant Sale, sponsored by the Floral Design and Landscaping program at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, has started selling their plants. Students in the program have prepared items including assorted annuals, hanging baskets and patio planters. Flats of flowers will also be available. The Horticulture Greenhouse will be open to the public from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, throughout the month of May until all items are sold. For more information on the Spring Plant Sale, contact Mary June Emerson at 330-729-4000, ext. 1671.
Basic Microsoft Word - class 2
Join the Canfield library on May 23 at 6:30 p.m. for part 2 of Beginner’s Basic Microsoft Word. They will cover topics such as inserting tables, WordArt and page numbers. Basic Microsoft Word 1 is required before you can enroll in this class. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register. This event is for adults.
Learn Microsoft PowerPoint
Learn how to create a professional looking presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint on May 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canfield library. They will go over the basics of using PowerPoint to create a slide show and make your own concise and professional looking presentation. Registration is required, space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register. This event is for adults.
Read around the room
Join the Canfield library during regular hours through June 30 for the 2018 Reading Challenge to “read around the Canfield library book club room.” Read 6 titles from the book club room for their spring challenge through June 30 and fill out the reading challenge form as an entry into a drawing for a Reader’s Prize Pak. E-books and audiobooks of book club titles are acceptable. All entries must be submitted by June 30. One entry person. This event is for adults.
Join the Canfield library on May 22 at 6:30 p.m. for a seminar that is geared for entrepreneurs, business leaders and anyone interested in learning about competitors, potential clients, industry-specific economic forecasts, targeting new markets and market research. The featured databases, DemographicsNow - Library Edition, ReferenceUSA’s U.S. Consumers/Lifestyles, bring timely and authoritative data and insights for your marketing plan. Other sources, including American FactFinder and trade associations for statistics, will also be discussed. Companies pay thousands for this type of information and it is available to everyone for free, at their local library branch. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. This event is for adults.
Join the Business and Investment Center librarian for a seminar at the Canfield library on May 29 at 6:30 p.m. that is geared for entrepreneurs, business leaders and anyone interested in learning about competitors, potential clients, industry-specific economic forecasts, targeting new markets and market research. The featured databases, First Research, Mergent Intellect and ReferenceUSA (Business, HealthCare, New Business, and Residential modules), bring timely and authoritative information to develop strategic marketing. Other sources including, Thomas.net and the Secretary of State Business Search, will be discussed. Companies pay thousands for these resources and they are available to everyone for free, at their library. This seminar will demonstrate access through your phone or computer. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for information services or register online using the events calendar. This event is for adults.
Coupon Swap at the library
Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in during Canfield library hours throughout May to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons. This event is for adults.
Off the shelves
Join to the Canfield library’s monthly book club on May 29 at 6:30 p.m. and May 31 at 11 a.m. for a lively discussion of titles chosen “Off the Shelves” of the Canfield library’s book club room. Join the fun with these upcoming reads: May - “The Nest” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney; June - “Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward and July - “Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman.
Cleveland really does rock
Learn all about rock and roll and the Cleveland Connection with author Deanna Adams at the Canfield library on July 19 at 6:30 p.m. Join the fun as you “experience” this musical history by hearing the recordings and watching videos of such diverse local artists as the Glass Harp, the O’Jays, the James Gang, the Raspberries, Eric Carmen, the Michael Stanley Band, Devo, Chrissie Hynde and others. You’ll also have the opportunity to listen to live music by Davis & McKay.
Courtyard Canfield earns high honors from Marriott International
The Courtyard by Marriott Youngstown-Canfield recently announced that it has earned multiple accolades from Marriott International. According to Marriott, the 2017 Marriott Select Brand Awards recognize the achievements of its strongest team members and top-performing hotels and are based on financial performance, guest satisfaction and quality assurance results. The hotel, which is owned by CTW Development Corp. and managed by Radius Hospitality, received recognition in five categories, including the Platinum Circle Award. As one of Marriott International’s highest property-level awards, it is given to the hotels who scored in the top 5 percent of all 1,041 Courtyard by Marriott hotels for overall guest satisfaction. Courtyard Canfield won additional awards, presented to the top four hotels in the brand, receiving the Intent to Recommend Award; the Overall Satisfaction Award; the Room Cleanliness Award and the Staff Service Award. The hotel became eligible to receive awards from Marriott International in 2016, when it received three achievement awards. For more information on the Courtyard Canfield, visit www.courtyardcanfield.com.
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 Thursdays at 10 a.m. at the Canfield library.
Tales & Talk for 2s and 3s
Join the Canfield library on Tuesdays 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.
Gotta Move story time
This event is for children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join the Canfield library on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. during May 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.
Lego My Library
Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Canfield library on May 12 from 3-4 p.m. and May 16 from 6-7 p.m. Legos will be provided. This event is for children who are ages 6 and up.
Coloring for grown-ups
Join the Canfield library on May 21 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 event is for adults and teens.
There will be a blood drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Canfield library on May 24 from 2-6 p.m. to serve the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). This event is for adults.
Learn how to download and search for popular apps for your mobile phones and devices at this event at the Canfield library on May 12 at 10 a.m. This event is for adults. Call 330-744-8636 or register online at libraryvisit.org.
Get connected with eBooks and digital magazines at your library
Join the Canfield library for a beginner’s class at the Canfield library on May 19 at 10 a.m. where you will learn how to set up an OverDrive account, download materials and get an overview of the OverDrive features. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register. This event is for adults.
Pay as you attend at $10 per class for this event at the Canfield library every Friday in May at 10 a.m. Dress comfortably. Class will meet weekly, every Friday. This event is for adults.
Tales to tails
Go to the Canfield library on May 14 at 6 p.m. and read to your favorite therapy dogs, which helps develop reading skills, promotes confidence and encourages a love of reading. Bring a book of your choice or the librarians will find one for you. This event is for children in grades K and up. Therapy dogs are provided by Pawz for People, a Community Partner of Pet Partners, a local Pet Therapy group.
Forever Young book club
If you love reading YA books, join the Canfield library on May 15 at 6:30 p.m. where they will be reading and discussing a different Young Adult book every month. This month we will be discussing “Dumplin’” by Julie Murphy. This event is for adults.
Project Funway toilet paper and tin foil challenge
Create your own fashionable outfits using only toilet paper and tin foil, then stroll down the runway in your works of art at this event at the Canfield library on May 19 at 2:30 p.m. All materials and snacks will be provided. Registration is required. Visit libraryvisit.org or call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Canfield library to register. This event is for tweens.
Blood pressure screening
There will be a blood pressure screening by the Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association on May 16 from 1-2 p.m. at the Canfield library.
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 email@example.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.
Nominations open for awards ceremony
In celebration of National Emergency Medical Service (EMS) week, Steward Health Care System will host its First National “EMS Stewards of the Community” Awards Ceremony on May 24 at The Squaw Creek Country Club. Steward, which operates four local hospitals, including Sharon Regional Medical Center, Trumbull Regional Medical Center, Northside Regional Medical Center and Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital, will recognize several Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers for going “above and beyond” in their interactions with patients at each of Steward’s community hospitals. To nominate an EMS provider in your community for an “EMS Stewards of the Community” award, visit http://info.steward.org/emsaward2018-OHPA.html. Nominations must be received by April 27. The “EMS Stewards of the Community” awards show appreciation for emergency medical responders and dispatchers, emergency medical technicians, advanced emergency medical technicians and paramedics who not only carry out the noble work of caring for others, but do so with a high degree of expertise, professionalism and compassion. An internal committee of physicians, nurses and EMS Managers will review nominations and select recipients for each of the Steward hospitals.
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.
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.
Guided labyrinth walk season begins at The Ursuline Health and Wellness Center
The Ursuline Health and Wellness Center, located at 4280 Shields Road, begins its 2018 Guided Labyrinth Walk season with a walk on April 15 at 2 p.m. This year’s themes celebrate aspects of St. Angela Merici’s introduction to her Counsels. St. Angela founded the Ursuline order in 1535. All persons of faith are invited to participate in these free events. Walks generally take 20 minutes to half an hour. All walks are scheduled weather-permitting. The list of walks is: May 17 at 6:30 p.m. - “Get Moving,” June 21 at 6:30 p.m. - “Be Confident,” July 19 at 6:30 p.m. - “Risk New Things,” Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m. - “Stick with It,” Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. - “Get on Your Knees” and Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. - “Expect Big Surprises.” The Ursuline Center Labyrinth is a ministry of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown and open year-round from dawn to dusk for all persons of faith. There is no cost to use the labyrinth, which is handicapped-accessible and offers ample parking. Printed guides are provided at the Labyrinth’s entrance giving suggestions for following the path, but there is no right or wrong way to experience the sacred walk.
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. Oone entry per person.
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.
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.