Canfield Community Briefs

« Canfield Neighbors

Monday Night Writers meeting scheduled for Aug. 19

The next meeting of Monday Night Writers will be Aug. 19 from 6-8 p.m. in the small meeting room at the Canfield branch of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, located 43 W. Main Street in Canfield. Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend. Led by professional writer Nancy Christie, author of “Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories,” “The Gifts of Change” and “Rut-Busting Book for Writers,” the two-hour sessions offer an opportunity for members to get group feedback on ‘works-in-progress.’ For more information, contact Nancy Christie at

Camp Stambaugh 100th anniversary celebration

The Camp Stambaugh 100th Anniversary Committee invites the public to come on out on Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Although the camp is located at 3712 Leffingwell Road in Canfield, parking will be at Gate 12 (on Leffingwell Road, east of State Route 46S) at the Canfield fairgrounds. Attendees will be shuttled to the camp and back. Handicap accessibility is being provided. A $20 donation is required for anyone 7-years-old and older (6 and under are welcome). Register online at or just show up at the Canfield Fairgrounds. More than 40 stations of displays and activities will be running all day. Food vendors are available all-day selling refreshments as well as a Trading Post on-site. For the Scouts, Sept. 21 will begin early that morning at the Canfield Fair Grounds where the Scouts will camp overnight, and at 7 a.m. will begin parading east on Leffingwell Road from Gate 13 to Camp Stambaugh. After arriving at Camp Stambaugh, a new gateway dedication will take place at 8:30 a.m. and at 9 a.m. the opening ceremony will take place. Shuttles will begin running immediately after the parade arrives at the camp. The activities will end at 5:00 pm as all Scouts will head back to the Canfield Fair Grounds for dinner and beginning at 8:00 pm a show and closing ceremony at the Canfield Fair Grandstand. If you would like to join Scouting or just require more information, call the Great Trail Council Scout office at 330-773-0415 or visit our website at For more information about all the Scouting programs in the Mahoning County area, contact Stephen DiPaolo, Whispering Pines District Executive, at 234-900-5896 or at

Local church offers event on Sept. 20 and 21

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, located at 550 N. Broad St. in Canfield, will host a Treasure in a Trunk event on Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Those looking to participate through selling their items should call Ruth Allen at 330-550-3022. Reservation costs $10 per person, per site or table. The deadline is Sept. 1.

Knitting guild to have Aug. 13 meeting

The Western Reserve Knitting Guild will meet at the Rotary Community Building in Fair Park in Canfield on Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. This month’s planned program is a mosaic knit hat. For pattern instructions, refer to the Western Reserve Knitting Guild’s Cable Gram or Ravelry page. All unsold tickets, sold ticket stubs and collected money for the sale of the afghan raffle are due at this meeting. The winner of the afghan will be drawn at this time (the winner need not be present). Dues of $20 are due this time to be included in the WRKG directory. Anyone interested in the guild can contact

Gathering Place to have Aug. 12 meeting

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, located at 550 N. Broad Street in Canfield, will offer a Gathering Place event on Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. Angels for Animals will talk about their organization, introduce some of their animals and explain how you can become a volunteer.

In addition, Buckeye Hospice will have a nurse available to provide free blood pressure readings. Lunch is provided by the Woodlands. This is a free social outreach program offered to all senior citizens on the second Monday of the month, every month. Different games and activities are offered each month. For more information, contact the church at 330-533-3531.

Weekly square dance lessons to begin Sept. 10

The Niles Friendly Squares, a local square dance group dedicated to keeping alive the uniquely American art form of square dancing, will begin a new year of weekly square dance lessons. The introductory session will be Sept. 10 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 14, 2020. There is a fee of $6 per lesson. The Friendly Squares will also be performing square dance demonstrations at the Canfield Fair on Aug. 29 from 7-8 p.m. on the stage located in front of the International Building.

Mill Creek ABWA to have Aug. 13 meeting

The Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA (American Business Women’s Association) will host its Aug. 13 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 hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, macaroni salad, baked beans, tossed salad, fresh fruit, Jell-O, dessert, coffee and tea. The cost is $15 and reservations may be made by calling Marilyn Abramski at 330-726-2527 or Darlene Demjen at 330-755-9089 by July 31. The speaker for the evening will be Kelly Kotel, who is the Adult Program Specialist with the library. The scholarship recipients will also be present at this August meeting. The public is welcome.

Hopewell Theatre hopes to raise funds with fun

Hopewell Theatre’s 2019–2020 season kickoff “Fun” Raiser, an evening of food, fun, and prizes, will take place on Aug. 25 from 6-9 p.m. at A La Cart Catering, 429 Lisbon Street in Canfield. Tickets cost $30 and include a full dinner buffet, dessert, cash wine bar, entertainment and silent auction prizes. Local favorites Glenn Stevens and Regina Reynolds will emcee a terrific entertainment lineup - Just Friends Community Chorus will perform favorite hits of the 1950s, Tom Gent and Maureen Gorman Stenglein will sing classic show tunes, and stand-up comedian Jenna Cintavey and improvisational comedy troupe The Dinner Theatre Rejects will bring the laughs. For tickets, visit or call 330-746-5455. Hopewell Theatre, founded in 1992 as the Victorian Players, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization devoted to producing quality theatrical performances in the Mahoning Valley. Follow them on Facebook to keep up with performances, events, auditions and other Hopewell news—

Microsoft Excel class 2

Join the Canfield library on Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. for Intermediate Microsoft Excel. This class will review the basics of Excel, cover how to format your page layout, and work on some basic formulas. Prior attendance in Microsoft Excel Class 1 is preferred. Class will soon be followed by Microsoft Excel Class 3. Register online via the library events calendar or call 330-744-8636. This event is for adults and teens.

Finding records in

FamilySearch is an incredible research tool, with records from all U.S. states and many countries around the world. Use of this resource requires free registration, whereby each researcher sets up their own account. FamilySearch has a wiki that serves as on online genealogy encyclopedia, offering articles and audiovisual tutorials. Did you know that this resource provides free death certificates for Ohio deaths occurring 1908-1953? On Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canfield library, Tim Seman will demonstrate best practices for using this amazing database, including how to set-up your free account. Registration is required by calling the information services department at 330-744-8636, or online via the library’s events calendar. This event is for adults and teens.

Twitter 101

Join the Canfield library on Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. for an introductory class in Twitter where you’ll create a Twitter account, learn to “tweet” and “follow” other users, and more. Space is limited; to register, call 330-744-8636 or register online using the events calendar at This event is for adults and teens.

Off the Shelves... book club

The next meetings of the monthly book club of titles chosen “Off the Shelves” of the Canfield library’s book club room will take place on Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. and Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. They will discuss “Virgil Wander” by Leif Enger. The September title will be “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. This event is for adults.

Improving memory

Learn about how memory works and discover some specific memorization techniques that will have you remembering more than you thought you could at the Canfield library on Aug. 26 on 6:30 p.m. This event is for adults.

True Stories book club

True Stories is the book club for people who want to read about some of the world’s most captivating real-life people and events. They next event will take place on Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canfield library where they will discuss “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed. Join for a monthly discussions of riveting nonfiction titles. This event is for adults.

Blood drive

There will be a blood drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Canfield library on Aug. 15 from 2-7 p.m. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or

Blood pressure check

The Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association will offer a free blood pressure check on Aug. 21 from 1-2 p.m. at the Canfield library.

Thrilling tales

Join the Canfield library on Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. for Thrilling Tales, an evening story time for adults, which features exciting short stories that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The stories, written by notable authors, are read aloud by people who know how to draw suspense from every word. No registration is required, so drop by for some spine-tingling fun.

Friends of PLYMC chair yoga

Pay as you attend for this chair yoga class at the Canfield library every Friday in August at 10 a.m. Class is $10 per session.

Bonding with babies and books

This event, which will take place every Thursday in August at 10 a.m. at the Canfield library, 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.

Tales and talk for 2s and 3s

Join the Canfield library every Tuesday in August 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, which will take place on Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. at the Canfield library, is for children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join in 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.

Read and make

Read together, sing songs and make a fun craft at this event at the Aug. 14 and 28 at 10 a.m. at the Canfield library. This event is for children ages 3-5.

Lego my library

Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs on Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Canfield library. Legos will be provided. This event is for children, ages 6 and up.

Tales to tails

Read to our favorite therapy dogs on Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Canfield library. This helps develop reading skills, promotes confidence and encourages a love of reading. Bring a book of your choice or the librarians will find one for you. This event is for children in grades K and up. Therapy dogs provided by Pet Partners of Greater Youngstown, a local Pet Therapy group. This event is for school-age children.

An afternoon in the viking age

When people hear the word “viking,” very specific images come to mind. When these diverse groups of people went a-viking (adventuring) there was much more involved than horned helmets, long beards and pillaging. Spend some time learning the history and culture of an interesting people at the Austintown library on Aug. 17 at 3:30 p.m. at the Canfield library. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for information services or register online using the events calendar. This event is for adults and teens.

Botanical sun prints

Embody the spirit of summer and design a cheery botanical sun print on Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canfield library. This neat scientific process creates unique and timeless pieces which can be used as cards, wall art or whatever you choose. Supplies are limited, registration is required. To register, call 330-744-8636 or register on the events calendar on the website. This event is for adults and teens.

Get walking at the library

Get fit every Monday morning in August at 9:30 a.m. and join a librarian for a 20-30 minute walk along the Canfield library walking path and nearby neighborhood. Make new friends and join the fun. In the event of rain, they will walk inside the meeting room. This event is for adults and teens.

Learn to line dance

Line dancing is a fun, exciting way to dance your way to good health. This class, which will take place on Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canfield library, will combine low, moderate and high energy line dance routines and will help you burn calories at the same time. Participation is limited to one session per person each month to accommodate demand, registration required. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Canfield library or register online using the events calendar. This event is for adults and teens.

Family movie

Join the Canfield library on Aug. 24 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.

Sit ‘n’ stitch

Sit and stitch with others at the Canfield library on Aug. 21 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.

Blood drive

There will be a blood drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Canfield library from 2-7 p.m. on Aug. 15. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit

YMCA hosts Camp F.R.I.E.N.D.

The Autism Society of Mahoning Valley has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Kennedy Family Fund of The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley to support its fifth annual Camp F.R.I.E.N.D.: Finding Rewards In Every New Day, an inclusive day camp experience for children, teens and young adult students with autism and their friends. The first program of its kind in the Mahoning Valley, Camp F.R.I.E.N.D. is facilitated by ABA Therapy Solutions. Camp will take place Aug. 12-16 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. each day at the Central YMCA in Youngstown. The grant will help more families share in this fun, summer rite of passage by allowing the camp to expand the number of campers that can attend and enabling the Autism Society of Mahoning Valley to offer financial-based scholarships. Camp costs $150 per student per week and financial scholarships are available. Registration forms are available for download at and can be mailed by request by emailing ASMV at The Autism Society is still welcoming volunteers, interns and neurotypical peers to assist. Donations from individuals and business sponsorships are currently being accepted to help defer additional costs.

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 Fridays at 7:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at 119 Stadium Drive in Boardman. Another G.A. meeting is offered 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.

Ursuline Education and Wellness Center announces guided labyrinth walks

The Ursuline Education and Wellness Center, located at 4280 Shields Road, recently began its 2019 Guided Labyrinth Walk season. This year’s themes celebrate aspects of compassion, a virtue central to the ministry of St. Angela Merici, who founded the Ursuline order in 1535. All persons of faith are invited to participate in these free, weather-permitting events. Walks generally take 20-30 minutes. The themes by date are Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m. - “How should we speak to one another;” Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. - “Knowledge, recognition and action” and Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. - “Love your enemies.” A presentation on the history of labyrinths precedes this walk. The labyrinth is open year-round from dawn to dusk for all persons of faith. There is no cost to use the labyrinth, which is accessible for different physical abilities and offers ample parking. Printed guides are provided at the labyrinth’s entrance giving suggestions for following the path, but there is no right or wrong way to experience the sacred walk. For more information, call the Ursuline Education and Wellness Center at 330-799-4941 or visit

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 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.

More like this from

Subscribe Today

Sign up for our email newsletter to receive daily news.

Want more? Click here to subscribe to either the Print or Digital Editions.