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May meeting to have time change and location change

The Poland Historical Society will meet on May 15. The location for the May meeting has been changed to the Poland Township Park, located at 7400 Moore Road in Lowellville (Poland Township) in the pavilion near the playground. The park is located on Moore Road, which runs between Cowden Road and Miller Road. The business meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the program about the history of the township park will begin at 6 p.m. The earlier time will allow additional daylight time to view the park. Guest speakers are Mike Heher and Ken Filicky. They will talk about the development of the park, present activities offered at the park and future plans to continue the growth of the park. A rainy day backup plan is to host the meeting and program at the Little Red Schoolhouse, located at 4515 Center Road (State Route 224 and Struthers Road intersection). If you have questions, contact President Larry Baughman at 330-757-2788 or Vice President Laurie Fox at 330-536-8850.

Dinner and dance event to be May 19

The Assembly 731 of the NSS (National Slovak Society) is sponsoring a dinner-dance on May 19 from 5-9 p.m. at the Lowellville Rod & Gun Club, located at 6225 Quarry Road in Lowellville. This is a very casual event for children and adults with an Old Western theme. The cost for non-members is $5 (pre-purchase) or $8 at the door. Contact Laurie Fox at 330-536-8850, Ruth Burns at 330-757-1334 or Linda Estes at 330-314-4360 to purchase a ticket for admission to the dinner and dance. Your ticket will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a door prize. NSS members and children age 2 and under are free.

Poland Lions host Treasures of the Trunk

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 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 sake items are welcome. There are 50 spaces available. The cost per space is $15 until May 30. Spaces increase to $20 on June 1. For more information and a vendor application, call Lion Judy at 330-360-3641 or Lion Lori at 330-506-9511.

Trim a tree for May

Decorate an ornament during regular hours throughout May for the Poland library’s all-seasons tree. This event is for children of all ages.

Meet Renate Frydman on May 23

Join the Poland library on May 23 at noon for a special author event featuring Renate Frydman, whose book, “Anschel’s Story: Determined to Survive,” tells the story of her late-husband’s survival in Nazi-occupied Poland. The author will sign and sell books at this event. Reservations are required; contact the Library’s Development Office at 330-740-6086. The event is sponsored by the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County Literary Society and the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation.

Bonding with babies, books and signs

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 May 30 at 10 a.m. Learn easy corresponding signs to learn and share with your little ones.

Read to Roxie

Relax and read to Roxie at 6 p.m. on May 22 at the Poland library. Roxie is a registered therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International. 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 event is for children in grades 1-4.

No need to knead

Join the Poland library on May 29 at 6 p.m. as they teach you how to make homemade bread without kneading. Sample a finished loaf, and take home a batch of dough to bake at home. Ingredients will be provided, but they ask attendees to bring their own mixing bowl and mixing spoon. (Food waiver must be signed) Space is limited; registration recommended. This event is for adults and teens.

Decades rewind party

The Poland library is hosting a special summer program for teens on July 12 at 6 p.m. Celebrate the hits of the past at this music decades party. Feel free to come in costume and dance the night away.

Libraries close for holidays

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.

Playtime at your library

Prepare for kindergarten through play with this event at the Poland library on May 18 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.

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 Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the Poland library.

Tales & Talk for 2s and 3s

Join the Poland library on Thursdays during May at 10:30 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.

Beginning conversational French

Join Ron Saffell for this series, taking place on May 14 and 21 at 3:30 p.m. at the Poland library, of programs and learn French using games and fun activities. Thsi event is for tweens and teens, but adults are welcome. Reservations are needed.

Blood drive

There will be a blood drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Poland library on May 15 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. and May 25 from 10 a.m. until 3 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.

Yoga class

The Friends of PLYMC are sponsoring a Yoga Class every Wednesday during May from 5-6 p.m. at the Poland branch library in the meeting room. Pay as you attend at $10 per session.

Get connected with digital media at the library

If you would 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, attend this event at the Poland library on May 15 at 6 p.m. To register, call 330-744-8636. This event is for adults and teens.

PLYMC’s American Sign Language club (ASL)

There will be an ASL club meeting on May 16 at 6 p.m. at the Poland library. The purpose of the ASL club is to teach attendees of any age about American Sign Language. During their meetings, they will practice and learn the various aspects of the language and culture of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing. Their goal is to bring awareness of and instill the love of ASL. Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience. Refreshments will be provided.

Blood pressure screening

There will be a blood pressure screening by the Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association on May 18 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Poland 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 mottlesmurals@gmail.com. The deadline for submission is June 15.

Preserving genealogical records and heirlooms

This event at the Poland library on May 17 at 6:30 p.m. is your introduction to preservation and conservation issues relevant to the genealogist. Whether the information is in the form of original documents and artifacts, or as generated research findings, this seminar will cover basic care, storage and handling techniques; repairing and reformatting; technology migration; disaster response and legacy planning. 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.

Register for Summer Discovery

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 include 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.

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.

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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