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Monday Night Writers meeting scheduled for July 15

The next meeting of Monday Night Writers will be July 15 from 6-8 p.m. in the small meeting room at the Canfield branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, located at 43 W Main St. 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 Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend.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 nancy@nancychristie.com.

Before-school-begins bash

Celebrate the fun you had over the summer and the start of a new school year on Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Canfield library. They will have games, crafts and more fun. Snacks will be provided. This event is for children of all ages.

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. 7 and 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. 3 at 2:30 p.m. and 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.

Sit ‘n’ stitch

Sit and stitch with others at the Canfield library on Aug. 7 and 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.

Movie night

Join the Canfield library on Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. for a movie night where they will be watching 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. The movie will be either PG or PG 13.

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 www.RedCrossBlood.org.

Blood pressure check

The Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association will host a free blood pressure check on July 17 from 1-2 p.m. at the Canfield library.

Mah-Jongg Mondays

Practice your new skill to rattle the tiles and join the fun each Monday in July from 1-3 p.m. at the Canfield library. Bring your own Mah-Jongg set or share with a friend. Mah-Jongg sets are not provided. This event is for adults.

Speed reading

Rev-up your reading at this event on July 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canfield library. Whether you avoid reading because of the time it takes to finish a book, or love reading but wish you could read more, this is the program for you. Come to the library to learn tips and techniques for increasing your reading speed. This event is for adults.

Chair yoga

Friends of PLYMC chair yoga will take place every Friday in July at 10 a.m. at the Canfield library. Pay as you attend. Class is $10 per session and meets every Friday.

Canfield committee meeting

The Friends of PLYMC - Canfield Committee will meet on July 17 at 1:30 p.m. at the Canfield library.

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 July 15-19 and 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 AutismMV.org/campfriend and can be mailed by request by emailing ASMV at camp@autismmv.org. 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.

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. 8 and 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.

Legends of Asgard

Local teenagers will gather to perform and celebrate the ancient myths of Norse culture at the Canfield library on July 23 at 2 p.m. Learn how Odin became the god he is and how he met his mighty end. Celebrate with the library as these talented young people teach an interesting history lesson through a fantastic performance. This event is for school-age children.

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. Bonding with babies and books

Meet at the Canfield library on July 18 and 25 at 10 a.m. for Bonding with Babies and Books, for caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23 months. The event features 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 July 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.

Get ready for kindergarten

Celebrate the start of kindergarten with this event at the Canfield library on July 16 at 6 p.m. Join in on this adventure as they read books, sing songs and rhymes. Activities will be geared toward children entering kindergarten and their parents or caregivers.

Gotta Move story time

This story time, which will take place on July 17 and 31 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

Go to the Canfield library on July 24 at 10 a.m. and read, sing songs and make a fun craft. This event is for children ages 3-5.

Lego my library

Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Canfield library on July 17 at 6 p.m. Legos will be provided. This event is for children, ages 6 and up.

Adult trivia/scavenger hunt

This adult scavenger hunt will take place in the Canfield library on July 31 at 6 p.m. Use clues to hunt through the library building to search for answers. Use the library computers to help you in your search, too. There will be a prize for the team (up to four people) or individual who solves the puzzle first. This event is for adults and teens.

Get walking at the library

Get fit every Monday morning in July at the Canfield library 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. They 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, you can easily catch up with the rest of the class. This class, which will take place on July 23 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.

Autumn oak applique with the Youngstown Chapter of the EGA

Join the Youngstown Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America as they instruct in the art of fabric applique with accent embroidery stitches at this event at the Canfield library on July 18 at 10 a.m. Confident beginners (or experienced quilters and stitchers) will love stitching this three-leaf design. Students will choose from pre-cut fabric leaves in class, fuse them to the background fabric and then proceed with accent embroidery stitches. Registration is required. Sign up via the online calendar or call 330-744-8636 to register. This event is for adults.

Hand-sewn pouch for electronics

Keep your phones and tablets safe and sound by creating a hand-sewn pocket pouch using felt and a needle and thread at this event at the Canfield library on July 24 at 6:30 p.m. Bring your phone or tablet for measurement purposes, as well as a pair of scissors. Register online or by calling 330-744-8636. This event is for adults and teens.

Sit and stitch

Sit and stitch with others at the Canfield library on July 24 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.

Family movie

Join the Canfield library on July 20 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.

The power of Ancestry.com

This program, which will take place on July 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canfield library, is a demonstration of the Ancestry database. As an online tool, it is essential for beginning and advancing your research. Come and learn how to use this fantastic resource. 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.

Microsoft Excel class 1

Learn the basics of using Microsoft Excel for creating simple and useful spreadsheets at this event on July 19 at 10 a.m. at the Canfield library. This beginner’s class will cover setting up a spreadsheet and entering data. Some basic computer skills are required. Class will soon be followed by Microsoft Excel Class 2. Register online via the library events calendar or call 330-744-8636. This event is for adults.

Introduction to Pinterest

Join the Canfield library in its beginner’s Pinterest class on July 13 at 2:30 p.m. and learn how to set up an account, search for items (like recipes or craft ideas), create boards and save pins. Space is limited and registration is required. Participants should have an email account before attending. Call 330-744-8636 to register. This event is for adults.

Off the shelves book club

Welcome to the Canfield library’s monthly book club for a lively discussion of titles chosen “Off the Shelves” of the Canfield library’s book club room. This event is for adults. Upcoming events are July 25 at 11 a.m. and July 30 at 6:30 p.m. where they will discuss “The Lost Girls of Paris” by Pam Jenoff.

Glow-in-the-dark jars

Create glow-in-the-dark jars using glow-in-the-dark paint at the Canfield library on June 29 at 2:30 p.m. Materials and snacks will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Canfield library to register. This event is for grades 5 and up.

Pink Ribbon Golf Classic set for July 15

The annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic will take place at the Avalon Lakes Golf and Country Club on July 15. The cost is $110 per golfer. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the American Cancer Society. The 18-hole four-person scramble will be followed by lunch and a Chinese auction and raffle. Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. For further details, contact Donna Mowrey at 330-207-9630 or Nancy Felton at 330-533-2712.

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 July 18 at 6:30 p.m. - “Mindfulness – how little we know;” 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 theursulinecenter.org.

Summer Discovery Program

Children can sign up online or at any Mahoning County public library on or after May 1, to register for this year’s Summer Discovery Program, A Universe of Stories. Summer Discovery runs from May 1 through July 31. Children can complete activities or read books to earn prizes (while supplies last) and to earn a chance to win a gift card. Children who sign up will receive a Dairy Queen coupon and Mahoning Valley Scrappers game voucher. Children who complete the program by July 24, will be invited to a breakfast event on Aug. 2, featuring author Laura Numeroff. Teens and adults can sign up online at LibraryVisit.org or in person and read 10 books to earn your choice of book. Read 15 books for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Participants will receive a Mahoning Valley Scrappers game voucher just for signing up.

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 mtoth@mvywca.org or 330-746-6361, ext. 109.

Volunteers needed for fine arts show

A juried fine arts show is being planned for August in Canfield and organizers are looking for additional help. Arts on the Commons is planned for Aug. 3-10. The committee is searching for enthusiastic, organized individuals, whether or not they have a background in fine arts. Arts on the Commons will be soliciting nationally for entrants for the show. Dr. Lou Zona, director of the Butler Institute of American Art, has agreed to be the juror and Nils Johnson has pledged the initial funds for prizes through the Johnson Foundation. For more information or to volunteer, contact Clare Neff by email at clare_neff@mac.com or by phone at 330-503-6988.

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.

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.

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