MVREIA meeting to take place on Sept. 10
The Mahoning Valley Real Estate Investors Association will meet on Sept. 10 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Boardman Park’s Lariccia Family Community Center, located at 375 Canfield Poland Road, for its monthly meeting. This month will feature Al Cowgill. Cowgill is an author, a national speaker and a private lending consultant who has been featured in three newspaper articles about purchasing real estate through private lenders. He has appeared in three national infomercials and has been published in two books titled “Walking with the Wise in Real Estate” and “Walking with the Wise Entrepreneur” alongside many well-known figures. The public is welcome. Non-members are invited to attend two monthly meetings free. Join them on the second Monday of every month. The public is also invited to the Private Lending Dinner Workshop Mahoning Valley and Akron Joint, sponsored by MVREIA and ACREIA, on Sept. 14 from 6-8 p.m. The workshop will take place at Polinori’s Palm Garden Inn, located at 1441 S Liberty Ave. in Alliance. They will begin promptly at 6 p.m. This event is private and registration is required. The cost for REIA members and non members is $29.95. They will also host a full day workshop on business management from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Hampton Inn, located at 800 Mondial Parkway in Streetsboro. The cost for members is $29 and $49 for non-members. Go to www.mahoningvalleyreia.com for complete details.
Marching band presents its take on “Saturday Night Live”
The Boardman Spartan marching band and the Boardman Band and Orchestra Parents, Inc. will host Boardman Band Night ’18 on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. in Spartan Stadium. Participating high school bands include McDonald, Springfield, West Branch, Lowellville, Austintown, Canfield, Howland and the Boardman Spartan Marching Band. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Senior citizens are admitted free to all Boardman band events. Gates open at 6 p.m. The BSMB will present its own version of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” Fans are encouraged to visit www.boardmanband.org for more information about band night and the Boardman band program.
Chaney alumni to celebrate 80th birthdays at luncheon
The Chaney High School Class of 1956 will meet for a luncheon on Oct. 4 at 11:30 a.m. at Davidson’s Restaurant, located on State Route 62 in Cornersburg, Meals will be ordered from the menu. Spouses and friends are welcome. Come and socialize and celebrate your 80th birthday. For more information, call Larry Probert at 330-799-1204.
Retiring your flag
During the month of September, Shepherd of the Valley is taking in tired, torn and faded American flags that need to be retired. Most flags are not retired and burned with the ceremony they deserve. Some are burned in a barrel; some in a pile on the ground; others are cremated at a funeral home. Shepherd of the Valley wants to change this. Flags can be dropped off at any Shepherd of the Valley community between 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily. Drop-off hours for the corporate offices are 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Flags will be delivered to a local veteran’s group for proper disposal. For more information, contact the nearest Shepherd of the Valley community at Boardman - 7148 West Boulevard - 330-726-9061, Poland - 301 W. Western Reserve Road - 330-726-7110 and Corporate Office/At Home With Shepherd - 5525 Silica Road in Austintown - 330-530-4038.
Valley Legacy Awards 2018 nominees announced
Nominees were recently announced for the 2018 Valley Legacy Awards. Now in its 14th year, the annual event honors civic-minded seniors and senior advocates for their contributions to the Mahoning Valley. The 22 nominees will be recognized and the Valley Legacy Awards presented to the winning Outstanding Seniors and Outstanding Advocates at a luncheon on Oct. 10. Those nominated by members of the community are: Outstanding Senior Award for Professional Excellence - Elder George Dial (Austintown), Stephana Liptak (Poland), Rich Morgan (Boardman) and Outstanding Senior Advocate - Laurie Antunze and Molly (Boardman). The Valley Legacy Awards luncheon will take place on Oct. 10 at The Maronite Center, located at 1555 S Meridian Road in Youngstown. Tickets are $30 and the public is invited. For tickets or more information, call June Jagunic at 330-530-4038, ext. 2050 or visit https://www.shepherdofthevalley.com/valley-legacy-awards/.
Women’s league to have Sept. 10 picnic
The GFWC/OFWC Boardman Poland Junior Women’s League will have their annual welcome back picnic on Sept. 10 at the Elton Beard Log Cabin in Boardman Park at 6:30 p.m. and general meeting at 7 p.m. Women who are interested in membership are welcome to attend as guests as they are in need of community support for new membership. Contact any member or the membership chairwoman to make a reservation. Members are to bring school supplies which will be donated to Summit Academy in Youngstown. Plans will be discussed for the upcoming quarter auction on Oct. 13 at St. Nick’s social hall. Women who would like information about membership can contact Membership Chairwoman Linda Crish at 330-727-9321. Boardman Poland Junior Women’s League is open to all women ages 18 and up, residing in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties who are interested in friendship, fun and community involvement.
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. 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. For more information, call the local Gamblers Anonymous hotline at 330-505-5060.
Bells to ring in celebration of signing of The Constitution
The Daughters of the American Revolution will celebrate the beginning of Constitution Week on Sept. 17 by participating in the nation-wide Bells Across America event at 4 p.m. The Mahoning Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are asking schools, churches and individuals throughout The Valley to celebrate the signing of The Constitution by ringing bells at 4 p.m. on Sept. 17, the same date and time it was signed in 1787. There will be a gathering to read the Preamble and ring individual bells at Road of Remembrance Rock, located on Market Street and Newport Drive in Boardman, at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 17. The gathering is open to anyone who wishes to participate. For more information about the Daughters of the American Revolution and its programs, visit www.dar.org.
Boardman Historical Society hosts urban author and historian on Sept. 8
Local urban author and historian Sean T. Posey will be the guest speaker on Sept. 8 for the Boardman Historical Society at 10 a.m. at Boardman library, located at 7680 Glenwood Ave. 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. Posey will speak on his best-selling book, “Lost Youngstown.” Copies of his book will be for sale after the program and can be signed by the author at no charge. 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 board member, Richard S. Scarsella, at 330-726-8277.
Restful sleep seminar to be Sept. 13
Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center, located at 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D3, in Boardman (Southbridge West Complex), will host a seminar titled Getting a Restful Night’s Sleep on Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Join Dr. Ted Suzelis, ND to discover the simple, natural things you can do to help you get the restful, restorative sleep you need every night. Call 330-729-1350 or go to OhioND.com to reserve your spot for this free seminar.
September square dance and weekly lessons begin
The Niles Friendly Squares will celebrate their eighth anniversary at their monthly square dance on Sept. 8 from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Niles SCOPE Center, located at 14 E. State St. in Niles. Dress is casual and there is a $6 per person donation at the door. Gene Hammond will be the caller. A new year of weekly square dance lessons will begin on Sept. 11 from 7-9 p.m. Each lesson builds upon the previous session and will include learning new steps along with plenty of review and practice each week to help attendees master the moves. The Tuesday evening sessions will run weekly through April 16, 2019 at the Niles SCOPE Center. There is a nominal fee of $6 per person per lesson. To sign up for lessons or for additional information about the dance contact Gene or Frankie Hammond at 330-506-3370.
Akron Children’s Hero Patients inspire Akron Marathon runners
When the going gets tough for runners in the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron marathon, half marathon and team relay presented by FirstEnergy on Sept. 29, they can find inspiration in the faces of this year’s featured Hero Patients from Akron Children’s Hospital. For the third year, more than a dozen patients were selected to represent the hospital as part of its role as the title beneficiary of the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series. The patients, who inspire with their stories of triumph over medical challenges, will cheer runners and walkers along the course. The patients will be featured in “hero zones” along the 26.2 mile route. Heroes will be accompanied by their parents, siblings and, in some cases, classmates, medical providers and friends at their zones, as well as representatives of the zone’s sponsors. For more information about these hero patients and their stories, go to http://www.akronmarathon.org/meet-our-heroes/. Registration is still open for in the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron marathon, half marathon and team relay presented by FirstEnergy on Sept. 29, and volunteers are always needed. For more information, go to http://www.akronmarathon.org/.
Playtime at your library
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 at the Boardman library on Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. Activities will vary at each program. This event is for ages 2-6. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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 Boardman library every Tuesday in September at 10 a.m.
Tales and talk for 2s and 3s
Join the Boardman library on Sept. 12 and 26 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.
Stories, tunnels and more at Boardman library
On Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Boardman library, there will be stories, a tunnel activity and a coal miner’s hat craft for ages 4-8. Preschoolers must attend with an adult to this one-hour program. Adults are welcome to come and share your family stories about coal mining and learn about this fascinating time in history.
Lego my library
Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Boardman library on Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. Legos will be provided. This event is for children who are ages 6 and up.
Join the Boardman library’s beginners Dungeons and Dragons club on Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Go on dangerous quests with daring fights and hopefully you roll a D20 to save the day. Refreshments and snacks are provided. This event is for teens in grades 7-12.
Chocolate lovers delight
Learn all about the cocoa plant, different kinds of chocolate, how it is processed and how to use it in recipes at the Boardman library on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. This program includes handouts, different kinds of chocolate and chocolate baked goods to sample. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register. This event is for adults.
I Read YA book club
This event at the Boardman library on Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. is for adult fans of Young Adult Literature from ages 18 and older. Talk about why you like YA. Read and discuss. This month they will be discussing “Love and Luck” by Jenna Evans Welch.
Reader’s Choice book club
The group will discuss “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd” by Agatha Christie on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Boardman library. Share your favorite books and find out what new ones are being published. They will preview October’s book, “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann. 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 Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. Bring a friend or two and join in on the fourth Thursday of the month for snacks and bragging rights in this one-hour program for adults.
Friends of PLYMC Puzzle Swap
Swap six of your once done jigsaw puzzles with others during this event at the Boardman library on Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. This event is offered on the second Wednesday of each month and is for adults.
Boardman Friends meeting and presentation
There will be a Friends of the Boardman Library meeting and presentation on “The American Intervention into Russia” with presenter Rick Hossler, retired Army on Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. at the Boardman library.
Friendly Squares to dance at Canfield Fair
The Niles Friendly Squares will be performing square dance demonstrations at the Canfield Fair on Sept. 2 from 2-3 p.m. on the stage located in front of the International Building. A new year of weekly square dance lessons will begin on Sept. 11 from 7-9 p.m. The Tuesday evening sessions will run through April 16, 2019. There is a fee of $6 per person per lesson. To sign up for lessons, contact Gene or Frankie Hammond at 330-534-4426 or 330-506-3370.
Local skate park to be location of music festival
The Skatepark Music Festival will take place on Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. at the Wedgewood Ramps in Youngstown. The cost is $5 at the door and the event will feature such bands as Alteras, Red Nose Panic, Rees Man Dolo & Droege, Wanderer, 13 Lucky, Evidence of Ruin, Whiskey Pilot, Service Monkeys and Gho$tlee. Food will be by Suzie’s and Mission Taco. The event is hosted and produced by Paul Goon.
Weekly square dance lessons to begin on Sept. 11
The Niles Friendly Squares, a local square dance group dedicated to keeping alive the art form of square dancing, will begin a new year of weekly square dance lessons. The introductory session will be on Sept. 11 from 7-9 p.m. Each session builds upon the previous session and will include learning steps along with plenty of review and practice each week to help attendees master the moves. The sessions are designed to cover all the steps in the basic square dance program. Gene Hammond will be the instructor. The Tuesday evening sessions will run through April 16. There is a nominal fee of $6 per lesson. The Friendly Squares also sponsors monthly dances with alternating dances, or tips, for new dancers to practice their skills as well as tips for more experienced dancers. All the lessons and monthly dances take place at the Niles SCOPE Center, located at 14 E. State St. in Niles. To sign up or for additional information, contact Gene or Frankie Hammond at 330-534-4426 or 330-506-3370. The Friendly Squares will also be performing square dance demonstrations at the Canfield Fair on Aug. 30 from 7-8 p.m. and Sept. 2 from 2-3 p.m. on the stage located in front of the International Building.
Night market to begin in June
The Mission Night Market inaugural year festivities will occur at the Huntington Place plaza, located at 1393 Boardman-Canfield Road in Boardman, on the second Friday of every month June through October, from 6-10 p.m. These dates are Sept. 14 and Oct. 12. Proceeds to benefit Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley. Vendors spots are available for $50 per 10 by 10 tent space and $100 for food trucks and the several 10 by 20 tent spaces. However, participation is by application process. MNM Committee limits the overall number and type of vendors for each event and vendors must be approved to participate. Applications are available at http://www.missionnightmarket.org. For more information, call 234-254-0170.
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.
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.