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Reader’s Choice book club

Share your favorite books and find out what new ones are being published at this event at the Boardman library on June 10 at 7 p.m. At the next event, they will discuss “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean. This event is for adults.

ABWA chapter to meet on June 11

The Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA (American Business Women’s Association) will host its June 11 meeting at A La Cart Catering in Canfield, beginning with networking at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The menu for the evening will include southern baked chicken, stuffed shells, redskin potatoes, Italian vegetable blend, tossed salad, pickled beets, Jell-O, dessert, coffee and tea. The cost is $18 per person. The speaker for the evening will be Melissa Smith, owner of 1820 House Candles in East Palestine. She will speak about how she runs her online business and prepares the scents for her candles. The public is welcome.

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).

Healthy eating program set for June 4

Healthy Eating for You, a free program sponsored by Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley and led by a registered dietitian, will address portion size, reading and understanding nutrition labels and learning to eat mindfully. This program takes place from 2-4 p.m. on June 4 at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, located at 8401 Market St. To register, call 330-480-3070. For information on how to support this program or other causes that seek to improve the health of Mahoning Valley residents, call Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley at 330-729-1180.

Apprentice’s Inn

Join the Boardman library’s beginners Dungeons and Dragons club on June 19 at 6:30 p.m. and take part in their adventure. Go on dangerous quests with daring fights and hopefully you roll a D20 to save the day. Refreshments and snacks are provided. This event is for teens in grades 7-12.

‘I Read YA!’ book club

Adult fans of young adult literature, this book club is for you. The next meeting will take place on June 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boardman library and they will discuss “We Are the Ants,” by Shaun David Hutchinson. Light refreshments will be served. 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 20 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Boardman library. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visitwww.RedCrossBlood.org.

Treats and beats by the decade

Using Amazon Alexa, Hoopla and CDs, the Boardman library will sip Tang along to Creedence’s “Bad Moon Rising,” and have a “jam” session with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, (lyrics provided) on June 27 from 6-7:30 p.m. Do you have “old school” music technology? Bring it along to show. Multiple snacks served. This event is for adults.

Friends of PLYMC jigsaw puzzle swap

Swap six of your once done jigsaw puzzles with others at the Boardman library on June 12 at 4 p.m.

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.

Michael Roy’s Cirque du Papier

Prepare to be amazed by Michael Roy Baldrige’s unique performing paper magic show on June 18 at 10 a.m. at the Boardman library. With more than 120 designs, you will be thrilled by his origami masterpieces. This event is for children of all ages. More information on Michael Roy can be found at http://www.michaelroysfold.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 Boardman library on June 27 at 10 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.

Bonding with Babies and Books

Bonding with Babies and Books will take place on Tuesdays in June at 10 a.m. at the Boardman 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.

Playtime at your library

Read a story and have fun with developmentally appropriate games and activities that you can do with your child to help them get ready for kindergarten at this program on June 19 at 10 a.m. at the Boardman library. Activities will vary at each program. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is for ages 2-6.

May the crafts be with you

Make and take some fun space crafts at the Boardman library during regular hours in June through August. This event is for children of all ages.

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day

Courage. Sacrifice. These two words begin and end any discussion of the pivotal landing operations at Normandy, France that commenced June 6, 1944. As the Boardman library commemorates this event, join Tim Seman as he shares the profiles of some Mahoning Valley men who were there. This presentation is an opportune time to learn about the military research databases and other resources that can further your genealogical projects. The event will take place on June 4 from 6:3-8:30 p.m. 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.

Family story time

Bring the whole family to the Boardman library at 10 a.m. on June 5 and 26 for stories, games, crafts and fun for all ages.

Mother Earth and Green Team

Join the Green Team this summer at the Boardman library for a fun and exciting program on June 12 at 10 a.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.

Lego my library

Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Boardman library on June 8 at 10 a.m. Legos will be provided. This event is for children, ages 6 and up.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Help plan and support teen activities at the library by joining in the upcoming TAB meeting at the Boardman library on June 5 at 6:30 p.m. Meet new people and have fun. Refreshments and snacks are provided. This event is for teens.

For the Love of Stitching with the Youngstown Chapter of the EGA

Join the Youngstown Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America as they teach you Canvas Work at the Boardman library on June 13 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. This class will teach a beginning counted-canvas project in patriotic colors with all supplies to finish the piece into a scissor fob or very special key ring. Stitched on 18 mesh white canvas with a mix of red and blue threads. Registration is required. Sign up via the online calendar or call 330-744-8636 to register. This event is for adults.

Galaxy shirts

Create an “out-of-this-world” T-shirt using bleach, water and paint at the Boardman library on June 22 at 10 a.m. A 100 percent cotton black T-shirt sized medium and XL will be provided. Light snack served. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 to register. This event is for adults and teens 16 and over.

Secure drug disposal now offered at Akron Children’s in Boardman

Akron Children’s Hospital is now collecting unused prescription medications in a secure dropbox at the Beeghly Campus in Boardman. The hospital recently installed the collection box that is part of the LifeInCheck Consumer Drug Take-Back program. It’s located at 6505 Market St. in the lobby of Building A. While many communities participate in annual drug collection events, having the receptacle available permanently will allow Akron Children’s to provide the public with an easily accessible site to dispose of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications. Accepted in the dropbox are unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications and pet medications. Not accepted are illegal drugs, inhalers, needles, liquids and lotions. For more information, call 330-746-8700.

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.

I Can Ride Bike Camp set for June 10-14

The Down Syndrome Association of the Valley will host its sixth annual I Can Ride Bike Camp the week of June 10–14, at Boardman Glenwood Middle School in Boardman. Persons with challenges can learn to ride a two-wheeled bicycle in one week using patented adaptive equipment through the nationally recognized iCAN Bike program. Participants can register at dsav.org. Down Syndrome Association of the Valley fundraisers pay for the bulk of the costs to bring I Can Bike to the area, leaving members to contribute $50 to participate per person, while non–members pay $75 per person. High school and college student volunteers are needed and must complete volunteer registration via dsav.org.

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.

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.

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.

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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