Audobon Society to hear Bue speak
The Audubon Society of Mahoning Valley invites the public to “Bigfoot in Ohio and Beyond” at 7 p.m. on Sept. 25 at the Canfield library. Is the Ivory Billed Woodpecker extinct? Ornithologists search. Does Bigfoot exist? Researchers investigate. The speaker for this event, Amy Bue, is a mother, teacher, editor, aspiring novelist and a cancer survivor with an enormous bucket list. As far as “Bigfooting” goes, she had her own sighting of something strange near Meander Reservoir in 2012. After several years on her own and with friends, in 2015, the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) invited her to join as an investigator. She works mostly locally but travels wherever the action is, including as far as the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. She’s involved with next month’s Bigfoot Day in Beaver Creek State Park.
Cardinal Mooney to host seventh- and eighth-grade parent night
Cardinal Mooney High School will host a seventh- and eighth-grade parent night on Oct. 14 from 6-8 p.m. in the school auditorium, located at 2545 Erie St, in Youngstown. Prospective families are encouraged to attend to learn about block scheduling, financial assistance and admissions. Current CMHS students and parents will present on the benefits of a Mooney education. This is an all ages event as special seasonal activities will take place in the school gymnasium for children in grades kindergarten through sixth-grade. RSVPs are encouraged but not required and can be made at www.cardinalmooney.com/events.
Newcomers club to meet on Sept. 26
The Newcomers of Mahoning Valley will host their first meeting at A la Carte Restaurant in Canfield on Sept. 26. The gathering is at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is at noon. Jeanne Moore and Phyllis Scoville will be hostesses. This meeting will let them catch up on summer activities and preview the plans and schedules for the 2018-19 year. Newcomers was formed 25 years ago to offer those with lifestyle changes an opportunity to meet new people and become acquainted with events and places in the area. They will review their various groups: Needlework, Roundtowners, movie and book clubs. For information or to make reservations, call Jorine at 330-757-7212 or Barbara at 330-758-3934.
Local dancers invited to North Bloomfield event
On Sept. 29 the North Bloomfield Historical Society will host a Western Square Dance from 7-9:30 p.m. No dancing experience is needed. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 330-506-3370.
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.
Gamblers Anonymous meetings
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 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.
Libraries remain open for holiday
All PLYMC libraries will be open on Columbus Day, Oct. 8.
Love Thy Curves tent sale to also help DAV
Love Thy Curves, a plus size consignment boutique will be having their tent sale on Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. All items under the tent will be priced at $1, $3 or $5. Part of the proceeds will go to the DAV (Disabled American Veterans). The DAV will be offering hotdogs and drinks for donation. The DAV will also have a 1953 M38A1 military jeep on display. Love Thy Curves is the area’s only plus size consignment boutique. They specialize in sizes 16 and up and carry shoes, jewelry and accessories also. Love Thy Curves has been in business since 2014 and is located at 6900 Market St. in Boardman. For more information, visit the website at www.shoplovethycurves.com.
Myrddin Winery hosts dog rescue event
Join Legacy Dog Rescue and bring your dog for Yappy Hour time at Myrddin Winery on Sept. 29 from 2-6 p.m. For $10 you get three tastings and a glass of Sangria! You can even make it a float (ice cream is an additional charge). For $5, your dog can get his own meal and pup safe drink. Legacy Dog Rescue is a 501c3, all volunteer organizations dedicated to helping dogs of Northeast Ohio. For more information, call Heather at 330-717-0635.
Tales and talk for 2s and 3s
Join the Boardman 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.
Teachers: Would you like to know how much the library has to offer you and your students? Find out at this workshop on Oct. 12 from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Boardman library, hosted by librarians of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. This workshop will be devoted to the 24/7 availability of the library’s database resources and how to use them effectively. Participants will gain a greater understanding of and familiarity with the library as an essential educational resource. Call 330-744-8636, ext. 50063 to reserve your seat. This event is for teachers.
Playtime at your library
Prepare for kindergarten through play at the Boardman library on Oct. 17 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. All children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult to this one hour program.
Tales and talk for 2s and 3s
Join the Boardman library on Oct. 3, 10 and 24 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.
Pumpkin patch night owl stories
This event, which takes place at the Boardman library on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m., will feature fall stories and a craft for children ages 4-5. Preschoolers must attend with an adult to this 30-minute story time.
Chaney alumni to celebrate 80th birthdays
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.
Teen Advisory Board
Help plan and support teen activities at the library by attending the next TAB meeting on Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boardman library. Meet new people and have fun. Newcomers are always welcome. This event is for teens in grades 7-12.
Prepare for Medicare open enrollment
This program on Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boardman library will cover important options current Medicare beneficiaries will need to know before changing Medicare plans during open enrollment. Register for this event by calling 330-744-8636, or online via the library’s events calendar. This event is for adults.
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 at 10 a.m.
Reader’s Choice book club
Discuss “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann at the next meeting of the Reader’s Choice book club on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Boardman library. Share your favorite books and find out what new ones are being published. They will preview November’s book, “The Dry” by Jane Harper. This event is for adults.
Blood pressure screening
There will be a blood pressure screening by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Boardman library on Oct. 1 from 12:30-2:30 p.m.
There will be a blood drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Boardman library on Oct. 30 from 1:30-6:30 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.
Lego my library
Meet at the Boardman library on Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. This event is for children, ages 6 and up.
Friends of the Boardman Library to meet
There will be a Friends of the Boardman Library meeting and presentation on Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Boardman library. This presentation will be “The Wizard of Oz by the Wicked Witch of the West,” presented by Carol Weakland.
Free screenings identify men at risk for cancer
Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley will fund a local free prostate cancer screening this month. PSA blood draws will be available from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sept. 23 during the Fuel the Fight Car Show at Boardman High School, located at 7777 Glenwood Ave. in Boardman. Pre-registration is not required. Screenings are free and open to any man 40-years-old or older. Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley supports free prostate cancer screenings through its prostate cancer fund. For information on how to donate to this or other causes that seek to improve the health of Valley residents, call 330-729-1180.
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/.
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/.
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.
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.
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. Thes last remaining date is 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.
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.