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Friendly Squares June square dance

The Friendly Squares will host their monthly square dance on June 8 from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Niles SCOPE Center. Rex Parker will be the caller and Frankie Hammond will be cuing line dances. Father’s Day will be the theme. This will be a plus dance. 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.

Cardinal Mooney High School announces summer camp series

Cardinal Mooney High School has announced their summer camp series. All camps will take place at the school, located at 2545 Erie St. in Youngstown, and range in age from kindergarten through eighth-grade. More information and new additions to the series can be found at www.cardinalmooney.com/events or on Cardinal Mooney’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cardinalmooneyohio. Scheduled summer camps include the Football Camp of Champions, which will take place on June 13 and 14 from 8:30-11:30 a.m., for grades 3-8 (cost $60); the girls’ basketball camp, which will take place on June 18-21 from 9 a.m. until noon, for grades 3-8 (cost $50); boys’ basketball camp, which will take place on June 25-27 from 9 a.m. until noon, for grades 4-9 (cost $60); boys’ and girls’ soccer camp, which will take place on July 15-18 from 5:15-7:15 p.m., for ages 6-14 (cost $35); cheer camp, which will take place on July 29-31 from 8:30-11:30 a.m., for grades 5-8 (cost $50) and mini cheer camp, which will take place July 29-31 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. (cost $40).

Caudle awarded at Cadet Night

Military Officers Association of America (MSVC-MOAA) hosted its largest ever Cadet Night dinner on May 2 with 33 members and guests attending. Cadet Night provides an opportunity for cadets, their parents and instructors, and chapter members to meet and share their experiences, as well as for the chapter to hear directly from the cadets about their J/ROTC experiences and goals. Among those honored was Joseph J. Caudle, from Poland, a Civil Engineering major slated for the Corps of Engineers. Caudle was unable to attend.

DNA tests and genealogy

Can DNA testing help you determine your ancestry? Discovering the level of genetic relationship you have with other individuals and cultures can be enlightening. The Poland library will examine this process on June 27 at 6:30 p.m., as well as acknowledging the benefits and drawbacks. Registration is required by calling the information services department 330-744-8636, or online via the library’s events calendar. This event is for adults and teens.

Learning to navigate Google Drive

Google Drive is a free service from Google that allows you to store files online and access them anywhere using the cloud. The Poland library invites you to come and learn how to navigate this program on June 14 at 11 a.m. Call 330-744-8636, and ask for the Poland branch to register. This event is for adults and teens.

Microsoft Word Class 3

Join the Poland library on June 17 at 3 p.m. for Advanced Microsoft Word. This class will cover inserting text boxes, shapes, tables and pictures. Prior attendance in Microsoft Word Class 2 is preferred. Register online via the library events calendar or call 330-744-8636. This event is for adults.

More than a book club

Gather at the Poland library on June 19 at 6 p.m. to discuss the stories and information you are currently reading and researching. Whether you listen to audiobooks, read novels, read the newspaper or research online, share your sources and learn about others. This event is for adults.

Blood drive

There will be a blood drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross to serve the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital on June 7 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and June 11 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. at the Poland library. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visitwww.RedCrossBlood.org.

Life in my next chapter

This event at the Poland library on June 18 at 6:30 p.m. is for anyone who feels that they are morphing into a new chapter of their lives. This program combines guided activities such as creative visualization, journaling and reflection to help your next chapter emerge. This event is for adults.

Friends of PLYMC yoga class

Pay as you attend for this yoga class that will take place every Wednesday in June at the Poland library from 5-6 p.m. Class is $10 per session and meets every Wednesday. Dress comfortably.

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.

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.

Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show

Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show is fun, exciting and educational. This hands-on show will take place on June 6 at 6 p.m. at the Poland library and is entertaining for children of all ages. Come to the library and meet Ray’s unique animal family. Learning will be fun as you hold and cuddle with these amazing animals. This event is for the entire family.

Strawberry 5K and Fun Run to be June 15

On June 15, Molnar Farms is hosting the second annual Strawberry 5K and Fun Run through the farm grounds, 3115 E. Western Reserve Road in Poland. Proceeds after expenses and all food donations will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. The cost for the 5K is $35. The Fun Run (0.5 miles) is $5 or five canned goods. The 5K begins at 9 a.m. and the Fun Run at 10:30 a.m. Runners that sign up for the 5K before June 5 will receive a free race T-shirt. Anyone interested in participating can register at https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Poland/Strawberry5k. Molnar Farms is also collecting non-perishable food items on race day. Anyone bringing five canned goods will receive one quart of strawberries. For more information, contact Molnar Farms at Questions@molnarfarms.com. For more information on the Food Bank, visit www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org or call 330-792-5522.

Big Bird’s adventure with Science Center

Sit in the Carnegie Science Center’s Digital Planetarium, which will be at the Poland library on June 13 at 10 a.m., and enjoy the show as Elmo and his friend, Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street Æ, go on an exciting trip to discover the sun, moon and stars. At the end of the show, Big Bird, Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu pick a friendship star to celebrate the idea that even though they live in two different countries, they still share the same sky. Seats are limited. Call the library at 330-744-8636 to reserve your spot or sign-up via the online calendar. This show is suitable for children pre-kindergarten through second grade.

Carnegie Science Center’s Digital Planetarium presents ‘Planets’

Sit in the Carnegie Science Center’s Digital Planetarium and learn all about planets. This program will take place at the Poland library on June 13 at 11 a.m. The show, “Planets,” explores the differences between stars and planets, how we can recognize a planet in the night sky and planetary motion. Seats are limited. Call the library at 330-744-8636 to reserve your spot or sign up via the online calendar. This show is suitable for students in grades 2-6.

Sign language camp

Students entering first through eighth grades and want to learn a new language or be able to communicate with people who are deaf can attend the sign language camp at the Poland library on June 24 and 25 at 10 a.m. Join in for two mornings of fun, games, activities and crafts while learning sign language and about Deaf culture. Snack and drink will be provided. Registration required by calling 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland library.

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 Poland library on June 11 at 11 a.m. Audience members will help the actors bring the rollicking story to a “happily ever after” ending. This event is for the entire family.

The guardians of the stars and universe

Come to the Poland library’s all things Space Fandom Mashup on June 25 at 6:30 p.m. Do you love Star Wars, Groot, or Steven Universe? Maybe the Lunar Chronicles or Star Trek are more your thing. No matter what your favorite space fandom is, bring your friends and enjoy games, crafts, food and fun at the library. There will be a prize for the best costume so dust off that Stormtrooper helmet or grab your favorite Lightsaber. This event is for teens.

Ladies in Little Black Dresses for Literacy

Join the Literary Society’s annual fundraising event, Ladies in Little Black Dresses for Literacy, which will take place on June 5 at 6 p.m. at The Lake Club, located at 1140 Paulin Road in Poland. Tickets are $45 per person and include appetizers, summer fare and one glass of wine. There will be a cash bar. This event benefits library foundation funds: The Carol A. Bacon Literary Society Fund and the Martha Muransky Children’s Literacy Fund. These boutiques will sell accessories and a portion of the proceeds from participating boutiques will benefit these funds: Suzanne’s, ivory & birch, Matilda Jane Clothing and Possessions. The event is sponsored by The Muransky Companies, in memory of Martha Muransky. Table sponsors are Vince and Phyllis Bacon; PNC Bank; and Home Savings. Women-wear your favorite little black dress. Men-wear a black suit. Attendees are asked to bring a copy of a book by their favorite author to swap with other attendees and can also donate once-read or brand-new children’s books. Doors open at 6 p.m. For information and preregistration, contact the Library Development Director Deborah Liptak at 330-740-6086.

Bonding with Babies and Books

Bonding with Babies and Books will take place on Wednesdays in June at 10 a.m. at the Poland 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 Poland library on June 20 at 10:30 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.

Celebrate Poland with patriotic crafts

Stop by the Poland library during regular hours on June 29 and make a patriotic craft to celebrate the community of Poland, Ohio. This event is for children of all ages.

Roaring safari party

Join the Poland library on June 21 on 11 a.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 Poland library on June 13 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.

Introduction to French for teens

This class, which will take place on June 5, 12 and 19 at 10 a.m. at the Poland library, is for high school students who anticipate traveling to a French speaking country, taking French in college or simply broadening their horizons. They will cover such areas as meeting people, making small talk, asking for help or directions, shopping, site seeing, ordering food and more. They will learn by using activities, games and role playing. Emphasis will be on listening and speaking in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Registration is required by calling 330-744-8636. This event is for teens in grades 9-12.

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.

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.

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 Poland branch to visit kindergarten readiness stations and help your child build these important skills.

Trim a tree

Decorate an ornament for our all-seasons trees during Poland library hours for the month of May. This program is for children of all ages.

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.

Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies & Books

Visit the Poland library at 10 a.m. every Wednesday 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 to 23 months.

Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s

Visit the Poland library at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult to this one hour program.

Friends of PLYMC yoga

Join the Friends of PLYMC for yoga class from 5-6 p.m. p.m. every Wednesday in May at the Poland library. Class is $10 a session and attendees can pay as they attend. Attendees should dress comfortably. This program is for adults.

Microsoft Excel class 3

Visit the Poland library at 3 p.m. on May 25, for advanced Microsoft Excel. This class will cover inserting charts and graphs, sorting and continuing work with formulas. Prior attendance in Microsoft Excel class 2 is preferred. Register online via the library events calendar or call 330-744-8636. This program is for adults and teens.

Baby Brilliant: Playtime at Your Library

Visit the Poland library at 10 a.m. on May 28, to read a story and have fun with developmentally appropriate games and activities that you can do with your child to help him or her get ready for kindergarten. Activities will vary at each program. This program is for children ages 2-6. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Blood drive

There will be a blood drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Poland library on May 28 from 1:30-6:30 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.

ASL Baby Brilliant

Visit the Poland library to learn how to use American Sign Language with your child through rhymes, songs and stories at 10 a.m. on May 29, followed by time to play and socialize. Learn easy corresponding signs to share with your little ones.

Snack-n-sign

All fifth- through eighth-graders may visit the Poland library at 4 p.m. on May 31, to learn sign language and about deaf culture through fun, interactive games and activities. A snack will be provided.

Historical society to host day trip

The Poland Historical Society will host a day trip to Pittsburgh on Sept. 18. The itinerary begins when the bus leaves from the Poland Methodist Church, located at 1940 Boardman-Poland Road, at 8:30 a.m., arriving in Pittsburgh at 10 a.m. and includes a visit to the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden, lunch at the Schenley Park Caf , followed by a tour of the Frick Art and Historical Center and the Clayton Mansion. The bus will leave Pittsburgh at 5 p.m. for the return trip to Poland. The cost of this fundraiser bus trip is $115 and includes the bus, admissions and lunch. Registration for the trip is due by Aug. 12, but early registration is recommended. Registration forms are available through the Poland Historical Society or can be emailed. Make check payable to the Poland Historical Society and mail to P.O. Box 5052, Poland, OH 44514. Include name, address, phone number and email. Questions should be directed to Larry Bartos at 330-757-4223. Requests for registration forms may be emailed to phs@polandtownship.com.

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 330-506-9611.

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.

PSHS Class of 1969 to reunite on Aug. 3

The Poland High School Class of 1969 will host its 50th class reunion on Aug. 3 at the Reserve Run Golf Course’s Another Round Bar and Grille. Throughout the next few months, former classmates will meet to finalize plans for the evening event along with plans for additional get together activities on Aug. 2 and Aug. 4. The next meeting of the planning committee will take place at 6 p.m. on Feb. 13 at the Little Red Schoolhouse, located at 4515 Center Road in Poland Township. Classmates interested in helping with the reunion are invited to attend the meeting. Contact Dave Watts (misty50@zoominternet.net) or Laurie Burns Fox (lamlfox@zoominternet.net) if you’d like to help but can’t attend the meeting.

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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