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Public employee meeting set

Public Employee Retirees will meet at 12 p.m. on June 4 at the Avion Banquet Center, located at 2177 Western Reserve Road. Lunch will be served at noon for a cost of $13 for paid members and $15 for others. Reservations can be made by May 28, with Ceil Kidd at 330-533-2149, Helen Verdream at 330-629-8227, Arlene Dechellis at 330-726-8019 or Mary Grace Welsh at 330-743-8425. There will be a 50/50 raffle. Updates from the state regarding the proposed changes to the O.P.E.R.S. health/pension benefits will be presented. All public employees and retirees under O.P.E.R.S. may attend the Mahoning County P.E.R.I. Chapter 18 meetings. Meetings are held six times a year to share information and update members regarding legislative changes to the health and pension benefits. The membership fee to join is $10 yearly, and can be paid at the meeting.

Newcomers have last luncheon until fall

The last luncheon for the “fiscal year” for Newcomers of Mahoning Valley will be on May 22 at Johnny’s Restaurant at 11:30 a.m. The installation of officers for 2019-2020 will take place, along with discussion of possible programs starting in September. The birthday group will be meeting on May 21. The next book club meeting will be on June 6 where they will be discussing “Manhattan Beach” by Egan. Newcomers was formed more than 25 years ago to offer those with lifestyle changes an opportunity to meet new people and become acquainted with events and places in the community. Any questions or information about the group can be directed to 330-757-7212 or 330-758-3934. For reservations for the luncheon, call 330-758-4802. Luncheons will resume on Sept. 25.

Italian Fest looking for nominations

The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest 2019 is seeking nominations for the Italian Man and the Italian Woman of the Year. The nominees would be considered for the highest honor and if selected would be introduced in person at the opening ceremony at 5 p.m. on Aug. 2, in downtown Youngstown. Applications are available at http://www.youngstownitalianfest.org/italian-man-woman-year or email caramia822@aol.com. The deadline for entries is June 20.

Mad science

Get your science on at the Canfield library on June 28 at 10 a.m. Mad Science promises a fun and interactive, as well as educational program this summer. All of their programs meet science curriculum standards and are led by trained instructors. This event is for school-age children. More information on Mad Science can be found at https://northeastohio.madscience.org/.

Monday Night Writers meeting set for May 20

The next meeting of Monday Night Writers will be from 6-8 p.m. on May 20, in the small meeting room at the Canfield branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, located at 43 West 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 Christie at nancy@nancychristie.com.

The Oakland Center for the Arts presents “Rumpelstiltskin”

The Oakland Center for the Arts Kids’ First Theater Incentive will present the beloved Grimm Brothers’ tale, “Rumpelstiltskin,” adapted and directed by Patricia Fagan at the Canfield library on June 9 at 2 p.m. Audience members will help the actors bring the rollicking story to a “happily ever after” ending. This event is for the entire family.

Automotive maintenance 101

Learn about the condition of the wiper blades, check the air pressure of the tires, along with the tread depth, inspect the air filter, check the fluid levels–such as oil, brake, windshield wiper, coolant and transmission–and top them off, complete an oil, lube and filter job, check its tire pressure, change a tire, test your battery, inspect the belts and put together a car emergency kit. Learn it all at this event on June 22 at 2:30 p.m. at the Canfield library. This will be a hands-on class as we will be outside (weather permitting.) For adults and teens.

Doughnuts with dad

Children of all ages bring your dad or favorite male figure to the Canfield library on June 15 at 11 a.m. for a morning of fun. Enjoy doughnuts, juice and coffee. Make a craft and enjoy other activities.

Bonding with Babies and Books

Bonding with Babies and Books will take place on Thursdays in June at 10 a.m. at the Canfield library. This event 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 June 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 is for children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a care-giver. Join the Canfield library on June 5 and 19 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.

Mother Earth and Green Team

Join the Green Team this summer at the Canfield library for a fun and exciting program on June 11 at 2 p.m. Mother Earth herself will be reading the book, “Dear Children of the Earth” by Schim Schimmel. This powerful and dramatically illustrated letter from Mother Earth to her children is a tender reminder of the responsibility we all have to protect the world in which we live. After reading the book we’ll create earth-friendly crafts made from recovered material. At the conclusion of the program, participants will receive Earth-themed coloring books and recycling information to share with their parents. This program is recommended for children in grades pre-K through 5.

Roaring safari party

Join the Canfield library on June 13 on 1 p.m. for activities, games, craft and snack as we celebrate the upcoming box office release of the beloved safari animals. This event is for children of all ages.

Toy box takeover

Join the Canfield library on June 19 at 6 p.m. as they travel out of this world and straight into the toy box. They will celebrate the upcoming box office release of the latest chapter in a tale of our favorite play-time characters. Enjoy an evening of fun with games, activities, crafts and a snack. This event is fun for the whole family.

Lego my library

Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Canfield library on June 1 at 2:30 p.m. and June 20 at 6 p.m. Legos will be provided. This event is for children, ages 6 and up.

Tales to tails

Read to your favorite therapy dogs at the Canfield library in June 10 at 6 p.m. 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.

Get walking at the library

Get fit every Monday morning in June at the Canfield library. Join a librarian for a 9:30 a.m. 20-30 minute walk along the 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.

Read and make

Go to the Canfield library on June 12 and 26 at 10 a.m. and read together, sing songs and make a fun craft. This event is for children ages 3-5.

Learn to line dance

Line dancing is a fun, exciting way 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, you can easily catch up with the rest of the class. This class, which will take place on June 13 and 27 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 the Canfield library or register online using the events calendar. This event is for adults and teens.

Journaling - your creative outlet

Journaling is your creative outlet to relieve stress, release emotions, raise clarity and confidence. An event will take place at the Canfield library on June 11 at 6:30 p.m. for those who enjoy journaling as a tool or are curious about trying it. Prompts and activities are used, as well as class sharing and discussion. This event is for adults and teens.

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.

Rainbow wall hanging

Join the Canfield library on June 24 at 6:30 p.m. to create a rainbow wall hanging and create a cozy and stylish art piece for your home. Space is limited, registration required. This event is for adults and teens.

Sit and stitch

Sit and stitch with others at the Canfield library at 11 a.m. on June 12 and 26. 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.

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.

Italian Fest looking for nominations

The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest 2019 is seeking nominations for the Italian Man and Italian Woman of the Year. The nominees would be considered for the highest honor and if selected would be introduced in person at the festival opening ceremony at 5 p.m. on Aug. 2, in downtown Youngstown. Applications are available at http://www.youngstownitalian fest.org/Italian-man-woman-year or email caramia822@aol.com. Deadline for entries is June 20.

Scholarship applications available

The 2019 applications for a $1,000 Youngstown State University scholarship from The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest are available by contacting Deborah Mottle at mottlesmurals@gmail.com. The application deadline is June 15.

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 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.

Library closings

All libraries in the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system will be closed on 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.

Coupon swap

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.

Mah-Jongg Mondays

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.

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 dliptak@libraryvisit.org 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.

Color therapy

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 jmsmith13@ysu.edu for more information. All registrations must be made online.

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.

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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