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Saxon club hosts pork-kraut dinner event

The Youngstown Saxon Club, located at 710 S. Meridian Road, will host its next pork-kraut dinner on Oct. 28 from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The price of $9.50 for adults and $5 for children includes dessert and coffee, tea or pop. The public is welcome and take-outs will be available.

Women’s group hosts event at church

The women’s group at Grace Lutheran Church, locared at 162 Raccoon Road in Austintown, will host their annual Trash and Treasure sale on Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be clothing, household goods, tools, decorations, books, toys and more. Baked goods will also be fore sale. Special offers will occur after 1 p.m. Proceeds from this sale will support the group’s area charities.

College Ready 101 with the Mahoning Valley College Access Program

Navigating the college-going process can be tricky for teens and their parents. This session on Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Austintown library provides general information such as application deadlines, fees and financial aid and scholarship tips. Participants will also gain an understanding of how to choose a college or career training program that is right for them. Overviews of 2-year and 4-year degrees, career and technical programs, and vocational training will be included. Call the library at 330-744-8636 to reserve your seat or sign up online via the library’s events calendar. This event is for teens and parents of teens.

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 Austintown library every Tuesday in November at 10 a.m.

Gotta Move story time

This event is for children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join the Austintown library on Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 29 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 and talk for 2s and 3s

Join the Austintown library every Wednesday 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.

Thankful tree

Show what you are thankful for this holiday season by creating your own DIY thankful tree on Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Austintown library. Supplies will be provided. Registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 to register. This event is for adults and teens.

Dancing prancing unicorns

Join the Austintown library on Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. for activities, crafts and a rainbow sherbet treat as they celebrate everything that is wonderful about unicorns. This event is for children of all ages.

Strategy board games at the library

Go to the Austintown library on Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. to play games like “Ticket to Ride,” “Settlers of Catan” and “Carcassonne.” Play what’s there or bring your own to share. Light refreshments will be served. This event is for adults and teens.

Basic Microsoft Excel class

Learn the basics of Microsoft Office Excel at this class at the Austintown library on Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. This is a beginner’s class, but basic computer skills are required. Space is limited. Registration is required. 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 www.cardinalmooney.com/events.

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, http://www.nancychristie.com/books/.

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.

Local Trick-or-Treat

Trick-or-Treat in Austintown will take place on Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Have a safe and fun Halloween!

Neighborhood Trick-or-Treat even to take place

The second Schenley Avenue Haunt will take place on Oct. 31 from 6-10 p.m. This is a Trick-or-Treat event that is being offered again after the success of the 2017 event. This year will be bigger and better with a costume contest for the best boy and girl costumes, photo board, new animatronics, scarioke (karaoke with Halloween music) and more. Visit https://www.facebook.com/SchenleyAveHaunt/ for more details, including the address, and to keep up to date with new additions.

Movie night

Bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during this movie on Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Austintown library. The movie will be a newly released DVD rated PG or G for the family. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Coupon swap at the library

If you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have, drop in to the Austintown library during regular hours to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons. This event is for adults.

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 www.mahoningretiredteachers.com.

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.

Local DQ hosts pumpkin hunt on Oct. 27

The Austintown Dairy Queen, located at 146 N. Canfield Niles Road, will host a free pumpkin hunt on Oct. 27 at noon for children who are ages 2-9 years-old. The event will feature candy, prizes, mini pumpkins, a costume contest and more. Decorate pumpkins the DQ way. Interested participants may also enjoy a $5 lunch that includes dessert prior to the pumpkin hunt. For more information, call the Austintown Dairy Queen at 330-792-3765.

Halloween fun offered at Austintown Bounce party

Austintown Bounce, located at 4317 Kirk Road in Austintown, will host a Halloween party on Oct. 28 from 5-7 p.m. Admission is $5 and includes a hot dog, small fountain drink, treat bag (while supplies last), Halloween parade, unlimited play, games, prizes and more. There will also be concession items available for purchase. Socks are required to bounce and no face paint or sharp objects will be allowed. No coupons or passes will be allowed. This event is sponsored by Home Savings Bank on Kirk Road.

Pre-kindergarten story time

This program is for 4- and 5-year-olds to help develop pre-literacy and kindergarten readiness skills. Join the Austintown library on Oct. 31 at 11:30 a.m. where they will use books, stories, rhymes, music, movement and crafts to help your child get ready for kindergarten. This event is a holiday program.

Tenth annual Danielle Scott Memorial Writing Contest

Danielle Scott was a beloved Teen Advisory Board member whom was lost to cancer. The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County is sponsoring the 10th annual Danielle Scott Memorial Writing Contest to honor Danielle and her love of writing. Teens may enter one poem with a theme of their choice. Entries may be submitted online at http://www.libraryvisit.org/teens/danielle or on standard 8.5 inch by 11 inch paper to any public library in Mahoning County Oct. 1-31. If you submit your entry online, make sure you select the writing type (poem) and be sure to include your phone number. Hard copies must be typed. Be sure to include your name, telephone number, grade and school on your entry. Entries are not returnable. One winner will be chosen and will be awarded a plaque and a monetary prize. All entrants must be in grades 7-12 and either live in or attend school in Mahoning County.

Tales and talk for 2s and 3s

Join the Austintown library on Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader. This is a holiday program and children may attend in costume. This event is for children who are ages 2-3.

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 Austintown library every Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Gotta Move story time

This event is for children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a care giver. Join the Austintown library every Thursday in October 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.

Grab and go craft for October

Make a craft to take home during regular hours throughout October at the Austintown library. This event is for children of all ages.

Guess the picture book

Guess the picture book from the cut up cover at the Austintown library during regular hours in October. One winner will be chosen at random from correct entries. This event is for children of all ages.

Italian-American heritage month

Celebrate National Italian-American Heritage Month by searching the library for pictures of the United States’ most famous, notorious and beloved Italian-Americans and their traditions throughout regular library hours in October. One selected winner will receive a gift card to a local pizza shop. This event is for children of all ages.

The Hopewell Theatre announces a diverse 2018-19 season

The Hopewell Theatre recently announced its 2018-19 season, promising a lineup of contemporary, well-known shows, including two musicals. The Hopewell Theatre is located at 702 Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown. Upcoming shows are: Oct. 19-28 - “Twilight Zone,” Dec. 7-15 - “Snoopy, the Musical,” Jan. 4-13 - “Sea Horse,” Feb. 15-24 - “Raisin in the Sun,” March 29-April 7 - “Godspell,” May 10-19 - “Deathtrap” and June 7-16 - “On Golden Pond.” Flex passes are on sale for six shows for $60 for adults and $42 for seniors/students.

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 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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