Mardi Gras Party to benefit Hospice of the Valley
Hospice of the Valley will host their 17th annual Mardi Gras Party on Feb. 9 at Mr. Anthony’s, located at 7440 South Ave. in Boardman. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with champagne and hor d’ouvres. Featured at the event will be a silent auction, food, drinks, dancing to Ovation and DJ Bryan Ladd, a 50/50 raffle, psychic readings, Spin and Win presented by Komara Jewelers and more. Honorary chairs for the event are John and Denise York, DeBartolo Corporation and Patt and Doug Sweeney, Sweeney Chevrolet. Donation for the evening’s festivities is $100 per person. The public is invited. Sponsorship tables available. One hundred percent of the proceeds stay local to benefit Hospice of the Valley and their mission to provide comfort and compassionate care to those at the end of life as well as support for their families, doing so since 1979. There is still time to showcase your business with a gift or service to the auction. For information regarding Hospice of the Valley and their services, the Mardi Gras or to purchase 50/50 raffle tickets, call Liz McGarry at 330-788-1992 or 1-800-640.5180.
ABWA to meet on Feb. 12
The Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA (American Business Women’s Association) will host its Feb. 12 meeting at Al A Cart Catering in Canfield. The meeting will begin with networking at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The menu for the evening includes stuffed baked pork chops, Swiss chicken, mashed potatoes, California blend vegetables, tossed salad, apple sauce, pickled beets, 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 Jan. 31. The speaker for this meeting is Debbie Hale from Mercy Health who will speak to us about insurance issues. The public is welcome.
Kindergarten readiness stations
Kindergarten readiness stations are in every Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County library branch and feature fun activities for you and your preschool child to complete together. For the month of February, the stations focus on cognitive skills. This includes the development of memory, symbolic thought, reasoning and problem-solving. These skills support learning in all subjects. Before kindergarten, children should be able to communicate about past events and anticipate what comes next during familiar routines and experiences. They should also be able to solve everyday problems based upon past experiences. Our kindergarten readiness stations offer fun activities to build these skills. Working on these skills now will help your child be ready to learn when they get to school. Stop by any branch to visit a kindergarten readiness station and help your child build these important skills.
Canfield PTA giving cash away
The Canfield Local Schools PTA is hosting a ‘Crazy Cash Giveaway’ fundraiser. A total of 1,000 tickets will be sold at $50 per ticket. The grand prize will be $10,000. The winning ticket will be drawn on Feb. 22, during the boys varsity basketball game at Canfield High School. The winner need not be present. To purchase tickets, include your name, phone number, number of tickets and amount enclosed and send it along with your check made out to Canfield PTA to Canfield PTA, P.O. Box 742, Canfield, Ohio 44406. For more information, call 330-518-7330.
Tales and talk for 2s and 3s
Join the Canfield library every Thursday in February 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Bonding with babies and books
This event, which will take place every Thursday in February 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.
Gotta Move story time
This event is for children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join the Canfield library every Wednesday in February 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.
The Canfield library will have a chair yoga class every Friday throughout February at 10 a.m. Pay as you attend. Class is $10 per session. Dress comfortably. This event is for adults.
Canfield Diamond Backers host auction
The Canfield Diamond Backers will host an All-In Auction at St. Michael’s Family Life Center on Feb. 2. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the auction starting at 7 p.m. More than 75 items will be available for bid. Attendees may purchase the all-in-one bidding paddle. Alcohol, water and pop will be available for purchase and attendees may bring their own food. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. Tables for eight-plus guests may be reserved. To order tickets or reserve tables, call Lisa Velker at 330-360-1947.
Practice your new skill to rattle the tiles and join the fun every Monday in February from 1-3 p.m. at the Canfield library. Bring your own Mah-Jongg set or share with a friend. Mah-Jongg sets not provided. This event is for adults.
Coupon swap at the library
If you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have, drop in during Canfield library hours throughout February to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons.
Lego my library
Meet at the Canfield library on Feb. 2 at 2:30 p.m. and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. This event is for children, ages 6 and up.
Visit the Canfield Library Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. for movie night to watch a newly-released DVD. Feel free to bring your own small snacks and drinks. This event is for adults and teens. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Movie will be either PG or PG 13.
Microsoft Word class
Learn the basic skills of Microsoft Word on Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Canfield library. This is a beginner’s class that will cover the Word menus, and functions like cut/copy/paste, font, save and print. Some basic computer skills are required. Register online via the library events calendar or call 330-744-8636. This event is for adults and teens.
Saturday movie matinee
Visit the Canfield library Feb. 9 at 2:30 p.m. for a Saturday movie matinee. Bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie. Movie will be a newly-released DVD rated G to PG-13. Children age 7 years and younger must be with an adult.
Tales to tails
Come to the Canfield library on Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. and read to our favorite therapy dogs. Helps develop reading skills, promotes confidence and encourages a love of reading. Bring a book of your choice or we’ll find one for you. For children grades K and up. Therapy dogs provided by Pet Partners of Greater Youngstown, a local Pet Therapy group. For school-age children.
Coloring for grown-ups
Visit the Canfield library on Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. to tap into your creative side with the newest relaxation craze of coloring for grown-ups. Colored pencils and markers will be provided along with intricate abstract and themed design sheets. This program is for teens and adults only. There will be a Valentine’s Day theme.
CRISPR is a growing technology that is used to edit genes. On Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canfield library, learn how CRISPR is used, what effect is this having on science research, and the outlook of this new technology. This is for adults.
Learn to line dance
Line Dancing is a fun, exciting activity to dance your way to good health. Line dances are very easy to learn, mainly because the steps are straightforward, and you do not have to coordinate your movements with a partner. Line dances also involve repeating series of steps, so if you get lost, can easily catch up with the rest of the class. This class at the Canfield library on Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. will combine low, moderate and high energy line dance routines. This event is for adults and teens.
Sit ‘n stitch
Sit and stitch with others at the Canfield library on Feb. 13 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 if for adults.
Facebook for beginners
Visit the Canfield library on Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. to learn how you can connect with family and friends on Facebook. The librarians will help you personalize your profile so that you can start posting, sharing and liking right away. If you need help setting up an account, contact your library before the class. Register online via the library events calendar or call 330-744-8636.
This beginning Excel class will discuss cell size, basic math, number formats, AutoSum, cell appearance, math in unconnected cells, and printing. For this class on Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canfield library, we will be putting together a personal budget template. This event is for adults and teens.
Blood pressure check
Blood pressure check by Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association will take place at the Canfield library on Feb. 20 from 1-2 p.m.
Lego my library
Meet at the Canfield library on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. This event is for children, ages 6 and up.
Friends of PLYMC committee meeting
The Friends of PLYMC Canfield committee meeting will be held at the Canfield library on Feb. 20 at 1:30 p.m.
Canfield Schools art fair
Enjoy art work by students from the Canfield Schools at this art show running from Feb. 21-24 during regular library hours. A reception will take place on Feb. 21 from 6-8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. This event is open to the public.
Off the shelves
At this monthly book club at the Canfield library on Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m., a lively discussion will occur of titles chosen ‘off the shelves’ of the Canfield library’s book club room. For February, the chosen book is ‘Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann. A morning session will take place on Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. You may attend one or come to both. This event is for adults. The book for March will be “Leaving Time” by Jodi Picoult.
There will be a blood drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Canfield library on Feb. 28 from 2-7 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.
Pasta dinner fundraiser to benefit mission trip
A pasta dinner will take place at the Western Reserve United Methodist Church, located at 4580 Canfield Road (State Route 62) in Canfield, on Jan. 27 from 12-2 p.m. The dinner will consist of pasta, salad, bread and butter, beverage and dessert. The cost is $10 for adults, $7 for children who are ages 6-12 and free for children who are ages age 5 and younger. Carry-out is available. Funds raised will support the Feb. 23 through March 2 mission trip to Baton Rouge, La.
Learn to line dance
Line dancing is a fun, exciting activity to dance your way to good health. Line dances are easy to learn, mainly because the steps are straightforward, and you do not have to coordinate your movements with a partner. Line dances also involve repeating series of steps, so if you get lost, can easily catch up with the rest of the class. This class at the Canfield library on Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. will combine low, moderate and high energy line dance routines. For adults and teens.
Informational meeting for incoming kindergarten families
The Canfield Local School District is hosting an informational meeting for parents or guardians of all incoming kindergarten students on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at C.H. Campbell Elementary School. This meeting is for students entering C.H. Campbell and Hilltop Elementary schools. The session will include information about transportation, school procedures, kindergarten readiness, age requirements and becoming involved in your child’s school. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Mrs. Scharf at 330-533-5959.
Cardinal Mooney High School to host community open house
Cardinal Mooney High School will host a free, public community open house from 1-4 p.m. on Feb. 10. The school is located at 2545 Erie St., Youngstown. Prospective and current families will be given school tours hosted by current students. Academic departments, sports teams and extracurricular clubs will have information on hand. Refreshments will be provided. Interested parties may RSVP to MooneyOpenHouse@gmail.com or call the CMHS Department of Admissions at 330-788-5007, ext. 176.
Sit ‘n stitch
Sit and stitch with others at the Canfield library on Feb. 27 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 if for adults.
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 email@example.com, 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.
4-H community open house set
A 4-H community open house will take place from 6-8 p.m. in the Greenford Ruritans Building at the Canfield Fairgrounds on Feb. 7. The open house is an opportunity to talk to adult 4-H leaders and current 4-H youth members and ask questions. Attendees will be able to find out more information about 4-H and how to join a club. Some of the more than 200 projects will be available to see and experience. These projects include more than just livestock, such as, veterinary science, clothing and textile science, communication, creative arts, photography, genealogy, writing, food and nutrition, healthy living, leadership and citizenship, money management, science, technology, engineering, math, natural resources, woodworking and more.
Cooks to compete Cardinal style
The third annual Cardinal Chili Cook-Off will take place on Feb. 8, and the public is welcome to participate. The categories will include Hot and Spicy, Thick and Hearty, Unconventional Chili and People’s Choice. The judges will award a $20 cash prize and a trophy to the winner in each category. Once the judging is complete, the chili dinner will be open for all to try. The deadline for entry is Jan. 18. Each chili entrant will also receive two free tickets to the Chili Cook-Off dinner, which will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The menu features chili, corn bread, Italian bread, crackers, dessert and choice of beverage. Competitors should arrange to have their roasters picked up by 6:30 p.m. or roasters will be in the cafeteria all weekend.
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 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 1.5 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 disease.
Cardinal Mooney hosts 27th annual “Athletic Hall of Fame” dinner
On Feb. 17, Cardinal Mooney High School will host its 27th annual “Athletic Hall of Fame” dinner at the Lake Club, located at 1140 Paulin Road in Poland. Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. A dinner buffet will begin at 6:45 p.m. with the induction ceremony set for 8 p.m. Tickets are $75 each, with a table of eight for $600. All proceeds go directly to the Ron Stoops Scholarship Fund, which has been established by the Stoops family to provide tuition scholarships for students who attend Cardinal Mooney. This class of inductees includes Anthony “Toner” Barone, Joe Cerni, John D’Apolito, Aieshya Dixon, Katie Duracky, Walter Fyda, Greg Iaderosa, Curtis Ingram, Danielle Kepics, Ken Kraft, Bryan Lyons, Chuck Saulino, Bill Scott, Alex Simon and Val Zajac. To reserve your tickets, visit www.cardinalmooney.com/Events by Feb. 9 or call the Cardinal Mooney Development Office at 330788-5113. If you are unable to attend the dinner but would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, you can do so by mailing your donation to the Ron Stoops Scholarship Fund, c/o Cardinal Mooney High School, 2545 Erie St., Youngstown, Ohio 44507.
Coupon swap at the library
If you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have, drop in during Canfield library hours throughout January to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons.
Practice your new skill to rattle the tiles and join the fun on Jan. 28 from 1-3 p.m. at the Canfield library. Bring your own Mah-Jongg set or share with a friend. Mah-Jongg sets not provided. This event is for adults.
The Canfield library will have a chair yoga class every Friday throughout January at 10 a.m. Pay as you attend. Class is $10 per session. Dress comfortably. This event is for adults
Tales and talk for 2s and 3s
Join the Canfield library on Jan. 29 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Bonding with babies and books
This event, which will take place every Thursday in January 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.
Gotta Move story time
This event is for children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join the Canfield library every Wednesday in January 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.
Slime time for tweens
Join the Canfield library in the laboratory on Jan. 26 at 2:30 p.m. as they create several slime species. Try your hand at making and playing with unicorn, fluffy, galaxy, clear and glow-in-the-dark varieties of slime. All necessary supplies will be provided, including containers to bring home a sample or two. Light snacks and a drink will be enjoyed after clean up. This event is for tweens who are ages 9-12.
Chocolate cake day
Bring your favorite chocolate cake recipe to the Canfield library on Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. to share. Come learn about the history and health benefits of chocolate, try your luck at a chocolate trivia quiz, play a competitive game and taste a chocolate dessert. A tasty treat will be served. This event is for adults and teens.
Off the shelves
This monthly book club will have a lively discussion of titles chosen “off the shelves” of the Canfield library’s book club room. Upcoming dates are Jan. 29 at 6:30 a.m. and Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. at the Canfield library. They will discuss “Clock Dance” by Anne Tyler. This event is for adults.
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.