Holy Family seniors to meet on April 15
The Holy Family Seniors Group will meet on April 15 at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Family Parish Hall, located at 2729 Center Road in Poland. Lunch is $4 per member and will be served at noon, followed by Bingo and card games. Guest speakers from Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Hillary Madeline, Licensed Funeral Director and Prearrangement Specialist, and Sister Pat Fessler, HM, Grief Support Specialist, will speak to the group about the benefits of prearranged funerals. Annual $10 dues were collected in March and can be paid at the April meeting if missed in March. New members are welcome to join at this time. Direct questions to Ruth Burns, President, at 330-757-1334; Carol Huck, Vice-President, at 330-757-3203; or Laurie Fox, Secretary/Treasurer, at 330-536-8850.
PSHS Class of 1969 reunion meeting set
Classmates from the Poland Seminary High School Class of 1969 may attend a reunion planning meeting at 7 p.m. on April 8, at the Little Red Schoolhouse, located at 4515 Center Road. The 50th reunion dinner is set for Aug. 3, at the Reserve Run Golf Course Another Round Bar and Grille. There is still work to do to finalize the dinner plans and other weekend activities which will be discussed at the April meeting. Ideas to consider include a Friday day trip to Geneva-on-the-Lake, Saturday morning golf at Reserve Run, Sunday train ride, visit and tour the old high school and other Poland sites. Classmates who cannot make the meeting but would like to help with finalizing the reunion plans may contact Dave Watts at 330-550-2502 or send an email to email@example.com. Out of the 227 graduates from this class, 15 classmates still need to be located, including Elaine Gillis, Sandie Trimble, Pam Phelan, Richard Williams, Barbara Baun, Dave Bell, Carol Charniga, Brad Davis, Frances Keshock, Diane Kuhns, John McDole, Barb Miller, Christa Perl, Larry Robinson and Hisan Shishido. If anyone has a current address for these classmates, send information in an email to Ida Benzenhoefer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Western Reserve Knitting Guild to meet
The Western Reserve Knitting Guild will meet at 7 p.m. on April 9, at the Rotary Community Building in Fair Park in Canfield. Techniques on casting on and binding off will be demonstrated. Members are asked to bring knitting needles and yarn to participate. A trunk show of shawl and stick pins will be given. Anyone interested in the guild or to donate to its charity work can contact email@example.com.
Scout Troop 22 hosts pancake breakfast
St. Christine Scout Troop 22 is hosting a pancake breakfast on April 14 at the St. Christine Parish Center, located at 3165 S. Schenley Ave. in Youngstown, from 7:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. This pancake breakfast benefits Scout Troop 22 for summer camp/activities and other year-round program costs. The breakfast includes all-you-can-eat pancakes with a variety of fruit toppings, sausage, scrambled eggs, milk, orange juice and coffee, and costs $7 per person, children 6 and under free. Tickets can be purchased at the door and carry out is available.
ABWA’s Mill Creek Chapter has April 9 meeting
The Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA (American Business Women’s Association) will host its April 9 meeting at A La Cart Catering in Canfield, beginning with networking at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The menu for the evening will include southern baked chicken, Swiss steak, buttered parsley potatoes, peas and carrots, tossed salad, apple sauce, Jell-O, dessert, coffee and tea. The cost is $18 per person. Reservations may be made by calling Marilyn Abramski at 330-726-2527 or Darlene Demjen at 330-755-9089 by March 31. The speaker for the evening will be Jeanie Steves from Damsel in Distress. The public is welcome.
Spring getaway bus trip fundraiser
There will be a spring getaway bus trip fundraiser sponsored by the Pink Ribbon Golf Classic Committee with proceeds given to the American Cancer Society to The Rivers in Pittsburgh on May 11. The cost is $30 per person, $10 play and $5 food coupon from the casino. There is no guarantee the casino will pay these exact perks. The bus will leave Fab Limo, at 3681 Connecticut Avenue in Austintown, at 9 a.m. and will leave from The Rivers at 5 p.m. and arrive back at Fab Limo by 6:30 p.m. The deadline for reservations is May 9. Money is not refundable but the ticket can be transferred to another person. A valid photo ID is required. Send in your R.S.V.P. and check payable to: Pink Ribbon Golf Classic, 525 N.Broad Street, Canfield, Ohio 44406. If you have questions, call 330-207-9630. The Pink Ribbon Golf Classic is not responsible for any injuries during the excursion to The Rivers casino.
Treasures of the Trunk fundraiser to be June 8
The Poland Lions are hosting their fifth annual Treasures of the Trunk Sale on June 8. The event takes place from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Poland Seminary High School’s stadium parking lot, located 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 sale items are welcome. There is limit of 100 spaces. Cost per space is $15 until May 30. Spaces increase to $20 after May 30. For more information, call Lion Judy at 330-360-3641 or Lion Lori at 330-506-9511.
TeenXTreme blackout poetry contest
April is National Poetry Month, so indulge in some ‘creative destruction’ and express your inner poet during Poland library hours. Create a poem by eliminating - blacking out - the words you don’t want from newspaper and magazine articles (or book pages) which are provided. Three winners will be chosen from entries throughout the county and awarded cash prizes. Contact a librarian for details. This program is for teens in grades seven through 12.
Kindergarten readiness stations
The library’s kindergarten readiness stations are in every library branch and feature fun activities for you and your preschool child to complete together. For the month of April, stations feature preschool board games. Playing games is an easy and fun way to spend time together and they are also rich in learning opportunities. Board games can teach important social skills, such as communicating verbally, sharing, waiting, taking turns and enjoying interaction with others. These skills are part of the social emotional domain of early learning. Stop by the Poland branch to visit a kindergarten readiness station, play a game and help your child build these important skills.
Trim a tree
Decorate an ornament for the Poland library’s all-seasons trees during library hours for the month of April. This program is for children of all ages.
Friends of PLYMC yoga
Join the Friends of PLYMC for yoga class at 5 p.m. every Wednesday in April at the Poland library. Class is $10 per session and attendees can pay as they attend. Attendees should dress comfortably. This program is for adults.
Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s
Visit the Poland library at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday in April for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader.
Tie dye party
Visit the Poland library at 6:30 p.m. on April 9, to make your own tie dye creation. Snacks and materials will be provided. Pillowcases will be available, or bring a T-shirt. Attendance is limited and registration is required by calling 330-744-8636 and asking for Poland library. This program is for children in grades 5-12.
Bonding with babies and books
Visit the Poland library at 10 a.m. on April 10, for 20 minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. This event is for caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23 months.
Conversational French II
An intermediate level of conversational French class will take place at 1 p.m. on April 10 at the Poland library, for those with some background in the language or those that attended Beginning Conversational French at the library. This class has an emphasis on speaking French to ask for help and directions, shopping and sight-seeing, meeting people and making small talk or to simply brush-up on your skills. This program is for adults.
There will be a blood drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Poland library on April 12 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. (Red Cross bus will be in parking lot accepting donations). For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or register online at www.RedCrossBlood.org.
Poetry for people who hate poetry
Ohio Poet Laureate, Case Western Reserve lecturer and author Dave Lucas will explore poetry for those who hate it, love it and everything in between at 3 p.m. on April 13 at the Poland library. Visit the library for a special reading for National Poetry Month.
Social Security speaker
April is National Social Security Month. Visit the Poland library at 12 p.m. on April 15, to learn about Social Security from Public Affairs Specialist Robert Fenn of the SSA. This informational session will touch on programs, benefits and services. This program is for adults.
Read to Roxie
Relax and read to Roxie, a registered therapy dog with Go Team Therapy Dogs at 6 p.m. on April 16 at the Poland library. 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 program is for children in grades one through four.
Bonding with babies and books
Visit the Poland library at 10 a.m. on April 17, for 20 minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. This event is for caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23 months.
Conversational French II
An intermediate level of conversational French class will take place at 1 p.m. on April 17 at the Poland library, for those with some background in the language or those that attended Beginning Conversational French at the library. This class has an emphasis on speaking French to ask for help and directions, shopping and sight-seeing, meeting people and making small talk or to simply brush-up on your skills. This program is for adults.
Gotta move story time
Visit the Poland library at 10 a.m. on April 19, for a variety of musical and movement activities that appeal to the young and restless, stimulate brain development and motivate language learning. Adults and kids may act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, talk and play. This event is for children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver.
Blood pressure screening
Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association will host a blood pressure screening at the Poland library from 10:15-11:15 a.m. on April 19.
ASL Baby Brilliant
Learn how to use American Sign Language with your child through rhymes, songs and stories at 10 a.m. on April 24 at the Poland library, followed by time to play and socialize. Learn easy corresponding signs to share with your little ones.
More than a book club
Attendees are invited to gather together to discuss the stories and information they are currently reading and researching at 6 p.m. on April 24 at the Poland library. Whether you listen to audiobooks, read novels, read the newspaper or research online, share your sources and learn about others. This program is for adults.
Microsoft Word class 1
Visit the Poland library to learn the basic skills of Microsoft Word at 3 p.m. on April 25. This beginner’s class will cover the Word menus and functions like cut/copy/paste, font, save and print. Some basic computer skills are required. This class will soon be followed by Microsoft Word class 2 and class 3. Register online via the library events calendar or call 330-744-8636. This program is for adults.
All fifth- through eighth-graders may visit the Poland library at 4 p.m. on April 26, to learn sign language and about deaf culture through fun, interactive games and activities. A snack will be provided.
Get connected with digital media
Learn how to download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, complete issues of magazines and more to your computer and mobile devices at 6 p.m. on April 29. Registration is required and may be made by calling 330-744-8636 and asking for the Poland library.
Playtime at your library
Visit the Poland library at 10 a.m. on April 30, to read a story and have fun with developmentally appropriate games and activities that you can do with your child to help him or her get ready for kindergarten. Activities will vary at each program. This program is for children ages 2-6.
There will be a blood drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Poland library on April 30 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. (Red Cross bus will be in parking lot accepting donations). For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or register online at www.RedCrossBlood.org.
Local church hosts spaghetti dinner event
St. Angela Merici, located at 397 South Jackson Street in Youngstown, will host its eighth annual spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction event on April 14 from 12-4 p.m. The cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under. Takeout dinners available for $9; containers will be provided. For more info or to purchase tickets in advance, call the parish office at 330-747-6080.
Gamblers Anonymous meetings
If you or someone you love has a gambling addiction, Gamblers Anonymous may be able to help. Gamblers Anonymous meetings will take place on Tuesday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at 119 Stadium Drive in Boardman. Another G.A. meeting is offered on Sunday 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 1.5 hours and are both closed meetings, or, you must have suffered from a gambling addiction to attend.
Tri-Gold chapter of ABWA to have 15th anniversary
The Tri-Gold chapter of ABWA will host its 15th anniversary with the theme Crystal Showers Sprinkle Flowers. The event will take place on April 10 at A La Carte Catering in Canfield. This is an evening dinner meeting with a social period beginning at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Reservations are due by April and can be made by contacting Sharon Pasquale at 330-793-6208. Entertainment will be announced. The cost to attend is $21.50 with the choice of stuffed flounder or chicken francaise, swiss steak jardinere, tossed salad, red skin potatoes and a dessert of cake and ice cream.
Friendly Squares host April square dance
The Friendly Squares will host their monthly local square dance on April 13 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. 1970’s Disco will be the theme. 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.
Evening with the Easter Bunny
Boardman Park will present an evening with the Easter Bunny from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 10 and 11. Tickets will go on sale at the park office from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, starting March 11. Tickets may also be obtained by calling the park office at 330-726-8105 to pay by credit card, or online at www.boardmanpark.com. Tickets are $7 for Boardman residents and $9 for non-residents. Children 2 and under are free. The evening includes dinner, arts and crafts and a family photo with the Easter Bunny.
Cardinal Mooney High School announces 16th annual “Celebrate Mooney” auction
Cardinal Mooney High School has set the date for its 16th annual fundraising auction as April 13. The largest fundraising event of the year will take place at the school, located at 2545 Erie St, Youngstown, between 5:30 and 11 p.m. Cocktails and silent auction to begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. This year’s honorary chairwoman is CMHS teacher, mentor and Cardinals sports enthusiast, Nancy Shugart. Tickets are available by calling the school at 330-788-5007 or online through the school’s website at www.cardinalmooney.com/events. Sponsorship opportunities are also available with options to have your company’s logo featured at the event. Call Sue Brandenstein at 330-788-5113 for more information.
YWCA accepting entries for 37th annual Women’s Art Exhibition
YWCA Mahoning Valley is accepting entries for its 37th Annual Women Artists: A Celebration! Art Show to take place June 28 through July 26 at YWCA’s downtown Youngstown office, located at 25 W. Rayen Ave. The art exhibition showcases work by local, regional and national women artists. The juried show features all media, including paintings, drawings, photographs, fiber art, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, videography and metal work. Returning for a second time is a juried show for young women ages 14-17 from Mahoning and Trumbull counties. The show will feature seventeen works selected by jurors from the YWCA Women Artists Committee and will run in conjunction with the Women Artists show. Two-dimensional work is eligible for the 17 Under 17 show. Entry forms for both shows are available at YWCA’s offices in Youngstown and Warren and on the YWCA’s website at ywcamahoningvalley.org/women-artists. Entries are due by April 8. Priscilla Roggenkamp, Associate Professor of Art at Ashland University, will serve as the juror for the 2019 show. A ticketed Preview Party will take place on June 28 from 6-9 p.m. at the YWCA. Proceeds benefit YWCA Housing Programs. More than $2,000 in prize money will be awarded to artists at the party. For more information, contact Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-746-6361, ext. 109.
All Inclusive Egg Hunt offered on April 7
Rulli Bros. Market, located at 8025 South Ave. in Boardman, will be the location for the second annual All Inclusive Egg Hunt. The egg hunt will take place on April 7, beginning at 2 p.m. The egg hunt is open to children in the Mahoning County, and there will be an alternative egg hunt for children with special needs inside of the store. All are welcome. For more information, search for the event “2nd All Inclusive Egg Hunt” on Facebook.
Free tax preparation and electronic filing sites
Free tax preparation is available at the Poland library, located at 311 S. Main St., from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Mondays from March 4 through April 8. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 330-540-1947 or email email@example.com. All sites are staffed by volunteers who have been trained and certified by the IRS. For additional tax preparation sites, go to https://www.libraryvisit.org/tax-information.
PSHS Class of 1969 to reunite on Aug. 3
The Poland High School Class of 1969 will host its 50th class reunion on Aug. 3 at the Reserve Run Golf Course’s Another Round Bar and Grille. Throughout the next few months, former classmates will meet to finalize plans for the evening event along with plans for additional get together activities on Aug. 2 and Aug. 4. The next meeting of the planning committee will take place at 6 p.m. on Feb. 13 at the Little Red Schoolhouse, located at 4515 Center Road in Poland Township. Classmates interested in helping with the reunion are invited to attend the meeting. Contact Dave Watts (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Laurie Burns Fox (email@example.com) if you’d like to help but can’t attend the meeting.
Golf classic to benefit American Cancer Society
The annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic will take place at Avalon Lakes Golf and Country Club on July 15. 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.
Legacy Dog Rescue hosting reverse raffle
Legacy Dog Rescue is hosting its third annual Reverse Raffle on April 6 at the Avion on the Water in Canfield. A total of 125 tickets will be sold. The cost is $65 per ticket, which includes two dinners and one chance to win the grand prize of $1,500. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. and the raffle at 7 p.m. A Chinese auction, games of chance and 50/50 drawings will also be available. Reserve your ticket by emailing Jenn at firstname.lastname@example.org, texting Heather at 330-717-0635 or by sending a check to Legacy Dog Rescue, P.O. Box 3643, Youngstown, OH 44513. Legacy Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) rescue dedicated to helping dogs in Mahoning and Trumbull counties and the surrounding areas. For more information, visit www.ldrofohio.org.
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 4:30 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 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.