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Informational meeting for incoming kindergarten families

The Canfield Local School District is hosting an informational meeting for parents or guardians of all incoming kindergarten students on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at C.H. Campbell Elementary School. This meeting is for students entering C.H. Campbell and Hilltop Elementary schools. The session will include information about transportation, school procedures, kindergarten readiness, age requirements and becoming involved in your child’s school. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Mrs. Scharf at 330-533-5959.

Cardinal Mooney High School to host community open house

Cardinal Mooney High School will host a free, public community open house from 1-4 p.m. on Feb. 10. The school is located at 2545 Erie St., Youngstown. Prospective and current families will be given school tours hosted by current students. Academic departments, sports teams and extracurricular clubs will have information on hand. Refreshments will be provided. Interested parties may RSVP to or call the CMHS Department of Admissions at 330-788-5007, ext. 176.

Dr. Flo joins Ankle and Foot Care Centers

Ankle and Foot Care Centers recently announced the addition of Dr. Jennifer Flo to its staff of physicians and surgeons. Dr. Flo is accepting new patients in the group’s Andover, Cornersburg and Struthers offices. With the addition of Dr. Flo, Ankle & Foot Care Centers now has 18 podiatric foot and ankle surgeons serving patients in 20 locations in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. Dr. Flo specializes in diabetic foot care and wound care. In addition to treating patients in office and nursing homes, she plans to work with wound care clinics, as she is a board-certified wound care specialist.

Legacy Dog Rescue hosting reverse raffle

Legacy Dog Rescue is hosting its third annual Reverse Raffle on April 6 at the Avion on the Water in Canfield. A total of 125 tickets will be sold. The cost is $65 per ticket, which includes two dinners and one chance to win the grand prize of $1,500. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. and the raffle at 7 p.m. A Chinese auction, games of chance and 50/50 drawings will also be available. Reserve your ticket by emailing Jenn at, texting Heather at 330-717-0635 or by sending a check to Legacy Dog Rescue, P.O. Box 3643, Youngstown, OH 44513. Legacy Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) rescue dedicated to helping dogs in Mahoning and Trumbull counties and the surrounding areas. For more information, visit

Pasta dinner fundraiser to benefit mission trip

A pasta dinner will take place at the Western Reserve United Methodist Church, located at 4580 Canfield Road (State Route 62) in Canfield, on Jan. 27 from 12-2 p.m. The dinner will consist of pasta, salad, bread and butter, beverage and dessert. The cost is $10 for adults, $7 for children who are ages 6-12 and free for children who are ages age 5 and younger. Carry-out is available. Funds raised will support the Feb. 23 through March 2 mission trip to Baton Rouge, La.

4-H community open house set

A 4-H community open house will take place from 6-8 p.m. in the Greenford Ruritans Building at the Canfield Fairgrounds on Feb. 7. The open house is an opportunity to talk to adult 4-H leaders and current 4-H youth members and ask questions. Attendees will be able to find out more information about 4-H and how to join a club. Some of the more than 200 projects will be available to see and experience. These projects include more than just livestock, such as, veterinary science, clothing and textile science, communication, creative arts, photography, genealogy, writing, food and nutrition, healthy living, leadership and citizenship, money management, science, technology, engineering, math, natural resources, woodworking and more.

Local church shows popular movie

Redeemer Lutheran Church, located at 2305 South Canfield-Niles Road in Austintown, will be showing the movie, “WALL-E,” at its next movie night in Redeemer’s Fellowship Hall on Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. Tickets are available (for free) after church on Jan. 13 and 20 and at the door. Tickets entitle the holder to free popcorn and a drink during the movie. This event is open to the public, and those in attendance are invited to bring your friends, neighbors and family to see the movie.

Cooks to compete Cardinal style

The third annual Cardinal Chili Cook-Off will take place on Feb. 8, and the public is welcome to participate. The categories will include Hot and Spicy, Thick and Hearty, Unconventional Chili and People’s Choice. The judges will award a $20 cash prize and a trophy to the winner in each category. Once the judging is complete, the chili dinner will be open for all to try. The deadline for entry is Jan. 18. Each chili entrant will also receive two free tickets to the Chili Cook-Off dinner, which will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The menu features chili, corn bread, Italian bread, crackers, dessert and choice of beverage. Competitors should arrange to have their roasters picked up by 6:30 p.m. or roasters will be in the cafeteria all weekend.

Gamblers Anonymous meetings

If you or someone you love has a gambling addiction, Gamblers Anonymous, the only known remedy for arresting such an illness, may be able to help. A meeting of Gamblers Anonymous 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 will take place Sundays at 7:30 p.m. at the Christ Presbyterian Church, located at 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 1.5 hours and are both closed meetings, or, you must have suffered from a gambling addiction to attend. The Youngstown-area G.A. groups are friendly and welcoming and established members love to see new members join the fold. They are more than happy to help suffering gamblers and are knowledgeable about how to stay clean from this disease.

Coupon swap at the library

If you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have, drop in during Canfield library hours throughout January to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons.

Cardinal Mooney hosts 27th annual “Athletic Hall of Fame” dinner

On Feb. 17, Cardinal Mooney High School will host its 27th annual “Athletic Hall of Fame” dinner at the Lake Club, located at 1140 Paulin Road in Poland. Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. A dinner buffet will begin at 6:45 p.m. with the induction ceremony set for 8 p.m. Tickets are $75 each, with a table of eight for $600. All proceeds go directly to the Ron Stoops Scholarship Fund, which has been established by the Stoops family to provide tuition scholarships for students who attend Cardinal Mooney. This class of inductees includes Anthony “Toner” Barone, Joe Cerni, John D’Apolito, Aieshya Dixon, Katie Duracky, Walter Fyda, Greg Iaderosa, Curtis Ingram, Danielle Kepics, Ken Kraft, Bryan Lyons, Chuck Saulino, Bill Scott, Alex Simon and Val Zajac. To reserve your tickets, visit by Feb. 9 or call the Cardinal Mooney Development Office at 330788-5113. If you are unable to attend the dinner but would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, you can do so by mailing your donation to the Ron Stoops Scholarship Fund, c/o Cardinal Mooney High School, 2545 Erie St., Youngstown, Ohio 44507.

Mah-Jongg Mondays

Practice your new skill to rattle the tiles and join the fun on Jan. 22 and 28 from 1-3 p.m. at the Canfield library. Bring your own Mah-Jongg set or share with a friend. Mah-Jongg sets not provided. This event is for adults.

Chair Yoga

The Canfield library will have a chair yoga class every Friday throughout January at 10 a.m. Pay as you attend. Class is $10 per session. Dress comfortably. This event is for adults

Holiday closings

All Mahoning County libraries will be closed on Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Tales and talk for 2s and 3s

Join the Canfield library on Jan. 22 and 29 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bonding with babies and books

This event, which will take place every Thursday in January at 10 a.m. at the Canfield library, is for caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23 months. There will be 20 minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize.

Gotta Move story time

This event is for children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join the Canfield library every Wednesday in January 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.

Slime time for tweens

Join the Canfield library in the laboratory on Jan. 26 at 2:30 p.m. as they create several slime species. Try your hand at making and playing with unicorn, fluffy, galaxy, clear and glow-in-the-dark varieties of slime. All necessary supplies will be provided, including containers to bring home a sample or two. Light snacks and a drink will be enjoyed after clean up. This event is for tweens who are ages 9-12.

Chocolate cake day

Bring your favorite chocolate cake recipe to the Canfield library on Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. to share. Come learn about the history and health benefits of chocolate, try your luck at a chocolate trivia quiz, play a competitive game and taste a chocolate dessert. A tasty treat will be served. This event is for adults and teens.

Learn to line dance

Learn to line dance at the Canfield library at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 24. Line dancing is a fun, exciting activity 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 will combine low, moderate and high energy line dance routines and will help you burn calories at the same time. This event is for adult and teens.

Sit and stitch

Sit and stitch with others at the Canfield library on Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your UFOs (unfinished objects): quilting, appliqu , knitting or crochet projects, and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity. This event is for adults.

Off the shelves

This monthly book club will have a lively discussion of titles chosen “off the shelves” of the Canfield library’s book club room. Upcoming dates are Jan. 29 at 6:30 a.m. and Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. at the Canfield library. They will discuss “Clock Dance” by Anne Tyler. This event is for adults.

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 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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