Flower show and dinner to be May 15
The St. Michael Garden Guild will host their annual flower show and dinner on May 15 at 6 p.m. in the parish hall. This year’s these will be table scapes. Small groups will create table settings and centerpieces with themes of their choice. A buffet dinner will be served by A La Cart Catering. Members are to bring their own table service. For reservations, send a check of $22 by May 6 to Jeri Berteson, 9264 Sharrott Road, number 1603, Poland, Ohio 44514. If you have questions, call Kaye Smith at 330-702-1904.
Canfield bands to perform spring concerts
The Canfield Local Schools Band Department will present spring concerts beginning the week of May 6. The middle school fifth-grade and seventh-grade bands will perform on May 7; the middle school sixth-grade and eighth-grade bands will perform on May 8, and the high school bands will perform “A Night at Symphony Hall” on May 9. The high school bands will perform transcriptions from the classical and romantic era. Featured will be senior soloists Kyle Gamble and Rachel Beil. All concerts are in the Canfield High School auditorium and begin at 7 p.m. The concerts are free and open to the public. A donation will be taken at the end of each concert with proceeds benefiting the Canfield Bands.
American Business Women’s Association to meet May 14
The Mill Creek Chapter of American Business Women’s Association will hold its May 14 meeting at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Networking will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The menu will include creamed chicken over biscuit, stuffed pork chop, mashed potatoes, California blend vegetables, tossed salad, applesauce, 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 April 30. Election of new officers will take place at this May meeting. The public is welcome.
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 May 16 at 6:30 p.m. - “Compassion for yourself;” June 20 at 6:30 p.m. - “The gift of empathy;” 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.
Local church hosts annual event
Canfield Presbyterian Church will be hosting its annual Trash and Treasure Sale on May 4 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Admittance to the sale is free and open to the public - it will feature slightly-used and reasonably-priced furniture, household goods, books, toys, baby items, electronics and sporting equipment, as well as jewelry, collectibles and antiques. All proceeds will benefit the church’s missions. The church is located at 140 W. Main St. in Canfield.
All libraries in the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system will be closed on May 12 and May 26-27.
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 May, the stations focus on Approaches Toward Learning — the attitude that children bring to social interactions and learning experiences. The stations will encourage initiative and curiosity. They will also develop the children’s level of attention, engagement and persistence as they complete fun activities. These factors are consistent predictors of academic success. Stop by the Canfield branch to visit kindergarten readiness stations and help your child build these important skills.
Drop in during Canfield library hours during the month of May to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons. This program is for adults.
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.
Grab and go craft
Make a craft during Canfield library hours during the month of May to take home. This program is for children of all ages.
Bonding with babies and books
Visit the Canfield library at 10 a.m. every Thursday in May for 20 minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. For caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23 months.
Tales and talk for 2s and 3s
Visit the Canfield library at 10 a.m. every Tuesday in May 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
Visit the Canfield library at 10 a.m. every Wednesday in May 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.
Friends of PLYMC chair yoga
Visit the Canfield library for Friends of PLYMC chair yoga at 10 a.m. every Friday in May. Class is $10 a session and attendees can pay as they attend. This program is for adults.
Lego my library
Visit the Canfield library at 2:30 p.m. on May 4, to enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. This program is for children ages 6 and up.
Practice your new skill to rattle the tiles and join the fun the first three Mondays in May and May 28, at the Canfield library from 1-3 p.m. Bring your own Mah-Jongg set or share with a friend. Mah-Jongg sets are not provided. This program is for adults.
Finish your college degree
Join Program Counselor Chris Byrne from Hiram College’s Office of Professional and Graduate Studies at the Canfield library at 6:30 p.m. on May 6, to get back on the college track. Byrne will highlight what barriers you might face in returning to college, look at alternative and post-traditional college tracks and offer solutions that are right for you and your busy life. Bring in any transcripts you have for an informal evaluation. This program is for adults and teens.
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. Visit the Canfield library at 6:30 p.m. on May 8, for a discussion of riveting nonfiction titles. The book selection for May is “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer. This program is for adults
Sit and stitch
Sit and stitch with others at the Canfield library at 11 a.m. on May 9. Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your unfinished objects, such as quilting, appliqu , knitting or crochet, and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity. This program is for adults.
Using MyHeritage for your heritage
MyHeritage is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind in the world. It includes billions of historical documents from more than 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources. Visit the Canfield library at 6:30 p.m. on May 9, and join Tim Seman, genealogy and local history librarian, as he demonstrates this important research tool. Registration is required by phone at 330-744-8636 or online via the events calendar. This program is for adults and teens.
Microsoft Excel class 2
Visit the Canfield library at 9:30 a.m. on May 10, 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 program is for adults and teens.
Hand-painted dala horses
Visit the Canfield library at 10 a.m. on May 11, to get your Scandinavian on and hand-paint dala horses, the traditional symbol of Sweden. All materials will be provided. Sign up on the library website or by calling 330-744-8636. This program is for adults and teens.
Visit the Canfield library at 2:30 p.m. on May 11, 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.
Tales to tails
Come to the Canfield library and read to therapy dogs at 6 p.m. on May 13. This program helps develop reading skills, promotes confidence and encourages a love of reading. Bring a book of your choice or they will find one for you. This program is for children grades kindergarten and up. Therapy dogs provided by Pet Partners of Greater Youngstown, a local Pet Therapy group.
Lego my library
Visit the Canfield library at 6 p.m. on May 15, to enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. This program is for children ages 6 and up.
Blood pressure screening
Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association will hold a blood pressure screening at the Canfield library from 1-2 p.m. on May 15.
Canfield Committee meeting
The Friends of PLYMC Canfield Committee will have a meeting at 1:30 p.m. on May 15.
Time management 101
Visit the Canfield library at 6:30 p.m. on May 16, to get practical tips on how to organize your life according to your own values and goals. Nobody can do it all, but we can all take steps to be more effective in our use of time. This program is for adults.
Sit and stitch
Sit and stitch with others at the Canfield library at 11 a.m. on May 16. Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your unfinished objects, such as quilting, appliqu , knitting or crochet, and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity. This program is for adults.
Summer gem magnet DIY
Visit the Canfield library at 11 a.m. on May 18, to get ready for summer and create simple glass gem magnets using a variety of materials. This program is for tweens and teens.
Spring tea fundraiser
The Friends of the Library Canfield Committee will host a Spring Tea featuring James McClellan, vocalist, and Tyler Guerrieri, guitarist. They will present “Two on a Song,” a selection of pop, standards and show tunes. The tea will begin at 2 p.m. on May 19, at the Canfield library; doors will open at 1:30 p.m. Proceeds are used to benefit children’s programming at the library. Tea sandwiches and sweets will be served with the tea, catered by A La Cart. There will be a basket raffle and 50/50. Tickets are $30 per person. Reservations and tickets are available from the development office at 330-740-6086. The Friends of the Library Canfield Committee invites all to enjoy the many benefits of the library. New members are welcome at future meetings in the Canfield library at 1:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of June, September and October. The group is a committee of the Friends of PLYMC, a county-wide non-profit organization that raises support and awareness, and advocates for the programs, services and needs of the PLYMC. For more information, contact Deb Liptak, development director, at email@example.com or 330-740-6086.
Travel to Pittsburgh
Come to the Canfield library at 6 p.m. on May 20, to learn about the nearby city of Pittsburgh. Plan an exciting trip to various destinations including: PPG Place, Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, PNC Park, The Andy Worhol Museum, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, Cathedral of Learning, Strip District, Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, and Market Square. Bring your expert travel advice tips to this program to share with others. This program is for adults and teens.
Coloring for grown-ups
Tap into your creative side with the newest relaxation craze: coloring for grown-ups at the Canfield library at 10 a.m. on May 20. Colored pencils and markers will be provided along with intricate abstract and themed design sheets. This program is for adults and teens only.
Get connected with digital media
Visit the Canfield library at 6:30 p.m. on May 22, to learn how to download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, complete issues of magazines and more to your computer and mobile devices. Space is limited and registration is required. This program is for adults and teens.
Learn to line dance
Dance your way to good health at the Canfield library at 6:30 p.m. on May 23. Line dances are easy to learn, mainly because the steps are straightforward, and you do not have to coordinate your movements with a partner. This class will combine low, moderate and high energy line dance routines and will help you burn calories at the same time. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Canfield Library or register online using the events calendar. This program is for adults and teens.
Microsoft Word class 2
Visit the Canfield library at 9:30 a.m. on May 24, to learn about Intermediate Microsoft Word. This class will review the basics and cover how to enhance your document using formatting, layout, margins and spacing. Prior attendance in Microsoft Word class 1 is preferred. Class will soon be followed by Microsoft Word class 3. Register online via the library events calendar or call 330-744-8636. This program is for adults.
Discover the therapeutic benefits of coloring at the Canfield library at 3 p.m. on May 25. Relax, reduce stress and leave feeling restored. Coloring books and supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials from home. This program is for adults and teens, but children are welcome to join.
Off the shelves book club
Visit the Canfield library for a monthly book club discussion of titles chosen ‘off the shelves’ of the library’s book club room. Join the discussion with these upcoming reads: May - “Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II” by Liza Mundy and June - “Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty. Attend either the evening session at 6:30 p.m. on May 29, or the morning session at 11 a.m. on May 30, or come to both. This program is for adults.
Eeewww! That’s gross
Visit the Canfield library at 6 p.m. on May 30, to hear a gross story, guess gross items in boxes, see some gross science experiments and more totally gross fun. This program is for children in grades kindergarten through four.
YSU to offer robotics and 3D printing camps
Youngstown State University’s Ohio Youth Entrepreneurship Program will host two camp programs this summer for students in middle school and high school. Biz3D is a four-day camp where high school students learn about what it takes to start a business and how 3D printing can be used. Students will have hands-on experience with 3D printing and design, learn a computer-aided design program and explore the business, educational and career opportunities and skills of this emerging technology. A field trip to the Youngstown Business Incubator and America Makes is planned. The camp will take place from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on June 24-27, at Valley STEM+ME2, located at 7300 Palmyra Road in Canfield. There is no fee, but space is limited and students must register at https://forms.gle/owgCupNyWZtwsziJ9. Learn to build a robot, program it and compete in exciting challenges at the three-day Vex IQ Robotics Camp. This hands-on camp is for upcoming sixth through eighth graders, and robotics experience is not necessary. The camp will take place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on June 24-26, at Youngstown Business Incubator, located at 29 Vindicator Square in Youngstown. The fee is $100 and attendance is limited to 24 students. Lunches and a Vex t-shirt will be provided. Register at http://roboticstechnologies.com/product/ysu-vex-iq-summer-camp/. Contact Julie Michael Smith, youth entrepreneurship coordinator, at 330-727-6292 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. All registrations must be made online.
Retired teachers association to have May 8 meeting
Mahoning Retired Teachers Association will meet May 8 at Drake’s Landing Banquet Center, located at 2177 W. Western Reserve Road in Canfield. The social hour will begin at 11 a.m., with lunch at 11:45 a.m., followed by the meeting and program. Susan Harris will preside. The program will include the annual “In- Memoriam” by Sally Winsen, “In-Remembrance” by Martha Lopez and the recognition of all 90-year and older members by Peggy Bennett. Entertainment will be provided by the Struthers choir. The community service collection will aid the Down Syndrome Association of Mahoning Valley. Grilled chicken salad or the buffet lunch, which includes herb-baked chicken, pasta, redskin potatoes, broccoli, tossed salad and strawberry dessert, will be served. All area educators are invited to attend. To make a reservation, contact Maggie Skripac, 330-953-1200, by May 1. For more information, visit www.mahoningcountyretiredteachers.com
Friendly Squares May square dance
The Friendly Squares will host their monthly square dance on May 11 from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Niles SCOPE Center, located at 14 E. State St. Gene Hammond will be the caller and Frankie Hammond will be cuing line dances. 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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.