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Timber marketing class to be Nov. 15

There will be a timber marketing class from 6-8 p.m. on Nov. 15 at the Mahoning County Extension Office, located at 490 S. Broad Street in Canfield. Program speaker Kathy Smith, past ODNR Forester and current OSU Forestry Program Director, will cover the options available to you as the seller, and give you tips on how to select a reputable buyer. Registration for this event is $5, which includes program handouts. Registration can be mailed or dropped off at Mahoning County Extension. Space is limited and is filled on a first come, first serve basis. For more registration and program information, contact Mahoning County Extension at 330-533-5538 or visit

Historical society hosts lecture on Nov. 8

The Canfield Historical Society will host a lecture by Dan Welch titled “How Did They Get Here: The Gettysburg Campaign” on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. Dan Welch currently serves as K-7 music teacher at Campbell City Schools. Previously, Welch was the Education Programs Coordinator for the Gettysburg Foundation, the non-profit partner of Gettysburg National Military Park. He also continues to serve as a seasonal Park Ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park. He has led numerous programs on the campaign and battle for school groups, families, and visitors of all ages. This free lecture takes place at the Canfield Historical Society Bond House, located at 44 West Main Street in Canfield, across from the Canfield library. No pre-registration is necessary, and anyone is invited to attend, regardless of membership. For more information on the lecture, call the Canfield Historical Society at 330-533-3458.

BPJWL has meeting on Nov. 5

The next meeting of the GFWC Ohio Boardman-Poland Junior Women’s League will take place on Nov. 5 at Glenellen Assisted Living, located at 9661 Market St. in Boardman, at 7 p.m. Members are to bring Heifer International donation boxes to be turned in to the international office. Members are also to bring items for the shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child for the Juniorettes to put together at a later date. Hostesses for the meeting are Joyce Martin and Sperry Rongone. 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 chairwoman Linda Crish at 330-727-0321.

Lifestyle and wellness fair offered on Nov. 8

There will be a lifestyle and wellness fair sponsored by Buckeye Hospice, The Gathering Place and Lord of Life Lutheran Church on Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, located at 550 N. Broad Street in Canfield. This event is open to the public and all are welcome. Buckeye Hospice will provide free blood pressure checks. Walgreens will offer flu shots at no charge with their insurance card. All participants will be provided tickets to win different prizes or baskets that will be drawn before 3 p.m.

Spaghetti dinner event to be Nov. 6

Drive through Election Day spaghetti dinners will be offered at Lord of Life Church, located at 550 N. Broad Street in Canfield, on Nov. 6 from 3-6 p.m. They will consist of a generous portion of spaghetti featuring Lord of Life’s special recipe, tossed salad, roll and butter, and dessert. The cost is $8 per dinner (cash only), and the proceeds will help with ministry expenses. Simply pull up to the back door and they will be happy to serve you. Questions can be called to the church office at 330-533-3531.

Real estate association to have Nov. 12 meeting

The Mahoning Valley Real Estate Investors Association will meet on Nov.12 from 5:30-9 p.m. at Boardman Park’s Lariccia Family Community Center, located at 375 Canfield Poland Road, for its monthly meeting. Appraisals and house inspections are very important aspects of real estate investing. Come to November monthly meeting and learn all about these two very important topics from a local appraisal expert and from a local house inspection expert. David Sayre of Ed Cline Appraisals, an Ohio and Pennsylvania Certified Residential Appraiser, and Sean Price, CIE, GHI, CRI, ACI of A + Inspection Services, will be guest speakers to educate on appraisals and home inspections and answer questions. Non–members are invited to attend two monthly meetings free. Join them on the second Monday of every month. Go to for complete details.

Shop for a Cause event to take place on Nov. 11

The Mahoning County Medical Society Alliance is hosting its annual Shop for a Cause event on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Ivory & Birch, located at 7631 Market Street in Boardman. A portion of the sales will benefit The Rich Center for Autism. There will be light appetizers and giveaways. RSVP to or text 330-559-9220.

The GREAT Library READ contest

Now that the GREAT American READ contest has ended, the Canfield library wants to find out what some of the favorites are locally. Simply vote for your favorite title from the list and they will see what you like best. One vote per person per day. One entry will be randomly selected to win a gift certificate prize. This event is for adults and teens. It will take place during regular hours throughout November.

Stephen King Constant Readers club

If you enjoy the master of suspense, join the Canfield library on Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss his riveting stories, as well as other captivating tales by his peers. This month they will dive into an informal discussion of “The Dark Tower,” the final book in the Dark Tower series, followed by a preview of new and exciting upcoming titles. This event is for adults.

Playtime at your library

Read a story at the Canfield library on Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. 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 event is for ages 2-6. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Western Reserve Knitting Guild meets on Nov. 13

The Western Reserve Knitting Guild will be meeting on Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rotary Community Building, Fair Park in Canfield. Begin the evening with a potluck dinner; members are to bring a favorite dish to share and the guild will provide drinks, plates and utensils. The meal begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. For this month’s program, a one-button cowl, you’ll need a skein of worsted or dk yarn and the appropriate needles The guild will provide the pattern and the group will be learning the German twisted cast-on. It’s a very stretchy cast on that begins the one button cowl. The highlight of the evening will be the group’s first fundraiser of the year. Guild members and guests will have the opportunity to purchase a button for their cowl. The guild will be hosting a trunk show featuring Dimensions Raku Fired Clay. There will be buttons, large and small, shawl pins and jewelry for your hand-knitted items. The Western Reserve Knitting Guild meets on the second Tuesday evening of each month at Fair Park and new members are welcome. For more information about the guild, find them on Facebook or email them at

Holiday closing

All libraries in the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system will be closed for Thanksgiving on Nov. 22.

Valley STEM Academy students receive invention grant to create danger alert system

Valley STEM + ME2 Academy was recently awarded a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant in the amount of $10,000 to create a danger alert system for schools. The Valley STEM Academy is one of 15 high schools nationwide to be selected as an InvenTeam this year. InvenTeams are teams of high school students, teachers and mentors that receive grants up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems. This initiative of the Lemelson-MIT Program aims to inspire a new generation of inventors. Rachel Young, STEM Coordinator at Valley STEM initiated the InvenTeam application process last spring and attended training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to help prepare the final proposal. A prestigious panel of judges composed of educators, researchers, staff and alumni from MIT, as well as representatives from the industry and former Lemelson-MIT Award winners, assembled this fall and selected Valley STEM as one of this year’s InvenTeam grantees. The danger alert system invention will include an app that is usable on both Android and iOS systems that would read student badges, house student informatio, and send out messages to students including emergency alerts. There will also be a scanning system installed in every room and entrance into the building that would be used to check in and out of when they move locations or exit the building.

Lego my library

Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Canfield library on Nov. 10 at 2:30 p.m. or Nov. 21 at 6 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 Nov. 12 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 only.

Rubber stamped candles

Take a rubber stamp to tissue paper, color it with markers, then magically melt the design into a candle using a blow dryer at this event on Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. at the Canfield library. This event is for tweens, ages 9-12 years.

Sit ’n’ stitch

Sit and stitch with others at the Canfield library on Nov. 8 and 20 at 11 a.m. Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your UFOs (unfinished objects): quilting, appliqu , knitting or crochet projects and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity. This event is for adults.

Stikbot Makerspace

Bring your imagination to life with Stikbot at the Canfield library on Nov. 17 at 2:30 p.m. Through stop motion photography and creative storytelling, a Stikbot can be whoever you want: a secret agent, a dragon-slaying knight or the next rock star. Tweens will use the free Stikbot Studio app, action figures and Legos. Using creativity and imagination, they will design their own stop-motion film by taking a number of still photos, and will add backgrounds and sound to make a movie short. Bring an iPhone, iPad or Android with the app loaded. This event is for ages 9-12.

Strategy board game night

Test your wits and strategic ability during game night at the Canfield library on Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. Bring your friends and enjoy games of “Stratego,” “Ticket to Ride,” chess and “Risk,” or bring your own game in to share. Light refreshments will be served. This event is for adults and teens.

Research guide for Native American genealogy

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Canfield library will survey the resources available for Native American genealogical research in library collections and beyond on Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required by phoning 330-744-8636 or online via the library’s events calendar. This event is for adults and teens.

PowerPoint basics

Learn how to use PowerPoint to make a professional presentation on Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canfield library. Attendees will learn how to format their slides, add video and pictures, and make a concise and professional looking presentation. This event is for adults; space is limited. Register by phone at 330-744-8636 or online at This event is for adults.

Off the shelves...

Welcome to the Canfield library’s monthly book club for a lively discussion of titles chosen “off the shelves” of the library’s book club room. Upcoming meetings are Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m. and Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. Join the fun with these upcoming reads: November - “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover and December - “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate.

Blood pressure screening

There will be a blood pressure screening by the Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association at the Canfield library on Nov. 21 from 1-2 p.m.

Canfield Friends committee to meet

There will be a Friends of PLYMC - Canfield Committee meeting on Nov. 21 at 1:30 p.m. at the Canfield library.

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 at the Canfield library every Thursday except Thanksgiving (Nov. 22) in November at 10 a.m.

Tales and talk for 2s and 3s

Join the Canfield library every Tuesday in November 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 every Wednesday in November at 10 a.m. 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 to tails

Read to your favorite therapy dogs at the Canfield library on Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. This helps develop reading skills, promotes confidence and encourages a love of reading. Bring a book of your choice or they will find one for you. This event is for children in grades kindergarten and up. Therapy dogs are provided by Pet Partners of Greater Youngstown, a local Pet Therapy group.

Family movie

Join the Canfield library on Nov. 3 at 2:30 p.m. for a Saturday Movie Matinee. Bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie. Children age 7-years and younger must be with an adult.

Mah-Jongg Mondays

Practice your new skill to rattle the tiles and join the fun each Monday in November from 1-3 p.m. at the Canfield library. Bring your own Mah-Jongg set or share with a friend. Mah-Jongg sets not provided. This event is for adults.

Chair yoga

Pay as you attend for this yoga class at the Canfield library every Friday in November at 10 a.m. Class is $10 a session and meets every Friday. Dress comfortably. This event is for adults.

Cardinal Mooney to host annual eighth-grade day

Cardinal Mooney High School will host its annual eighth-grade day on Nov. 13 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the school, located at 2545 Erie Street in Youngstown. Students currently in eighth grade from all area parochial, public and charter schools are invited to spend the day in classes ranging from computer science and math to art and theology. This event is free, but pre-event registration in required. For more information and to register, visit

Gamblers Anonymous meetings

If you or someone you love has a gambling addiction, Gamblers Anonymous, the only known remedy for arresting such an illness, may be able to help. A meeting of Gamblers Anonymous will take place on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at 119 Stadium Drive in Boardman. Another G.A. meeting will take place on Sundays at 7:30 p.m. at the Christ Presbyterian Church, located at at 3425 Hopkins Road in Youngstown (Cornersburg). There is no charge for the meetings, although collections are taken up at each meeting to provide for coffee, sugar and creamer, treats and free literature. The average contribution given by members at most meetings is $2. Meetings last about one-and-a-half hours and are both closed meetings, or, you must have suffered from a gambling addiction to attend. The Youngstown-area G.A. groups are friendly and welcoming and established members love to see new members join the fold. They are more than happy to help suffering gamblers and are knowledgeable about how to stay clean from this dreadful disease.

Christie to sign books

Local author Nancy Christie will have a book signing at Barnes and Noble in Boardman on Nov. 17 beginning at 1 p.m. for her book, “Rut-Busting Book for Writers.” For more information about Christie and her books, visit the books page of her website,

Mill Creek ABWA to have anniversary meeting

The Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA (American Business Women’s Association) will host its Nov. 13 anniversary meeting at A la Cart Catering in Canfield beginning with networking at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The menu will include roast beef, southern baked chicken, sand trap potatoes, California blend vegetables, cole slaw, tossed salad, tomato, pepper and onion salad, rolls, coffee or tea and cake for dessert. The cost is $23 per person. Reservations may be made by calling Mary Brown at 330-770-6253 by Nov. 8. The Austintown Fitch choir will be the entertainment for the evening to help the chapter celebrate their 56th anniversary. The public is welcome.

A Night at the Oasis - a 1920’s murder mystery dinner

Join in with “A Night at the Oasis,” an original script 1920’s murder mystery dinner to benefit Camp Stambaugh, located at 3712 Leffingwell Road in Canfield. This event will take place on Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the dining hall at the camp. You will have your choice of one of three entrees - prime rib, chicken francese or crab-stuffed cod - along with salad, role and dessert. 1920’s dress is optional but suggested. Advanced ticket sales only and donations are $100 per couple or $60 for a single. All proceeds will benefit Camp Stambaugh, which will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. Tickets can be purchased at the Camp Stambaugh Scout Shop, located at 3712 Leffingwell Road in Canfield, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and at the Great Trail Council Scout Shop, located at 1601 S. Main St. in Akron, on Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., or call 234-223-6303.

Local retired teachers association to have Nov. 14 meeting

Mahoning Retired Teachers Association will meet on Nov. 14 at Drake’s Landing in Canfield. The social hour will begin at 11 a.m. and lunch at 11:45 a.m., followed by the meeting and program. Susan Harris will preside. The American Legion will present colors in honor of Veteran’s Day. Scholarship chairperson Sonia Tsvetkoff will introduce and present MRTA’s scholarships to YSU School of Education students. Deana DeLuca will present a program on “Mindfulness and Meditation.” This month’s community service project will be donations to the Canfield Veterans Auxiliary. Grilled chicken salad or the buffet, which will feature roasted turkey, will be served. All area educators are invited to attend. To make a reservation, contact Maggie Skripac at 330-953-1200 by Nov. 7. For more information, visit

Friendly Squares dance in November

The Friendly Squares will host their monthly square dance on Nov. 10 from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Niles SCOPE Center, located at 14 E. State St. in Niles. Gene Hammond will be the caller and Frankie Hammond will be cuing line dances. The theme for the dance is Veterans. 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.

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 1451 Churchill Hubbard Road 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.

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