Trampoline park allows veterans to jump for free
Extreme Air Trampoline Parks, a company with locations in Niles and Boardman offering trampoline, basketball, dodgeball and more than 10,000 square feet of jumping fun, announces a new policy to benefit past and present military members. Extreme Air Trampoline Parks will now allow active military members and veterans to jump for free. This will be a new policy across the company, applying to both Niles and Boardman locations. Active military members and veterans will just need to show the appropriate identification to get their free pass to jump. This will be a gift to their families as well. While the veterans will jump for free, their group (must be on one bill) will be 50 perfect off. Veterans and active military members can visit the Niles Extreme Air location at 5555 Youngstown Warren Road, or the Boardman location at 360 McClurg Road.
Seman to speak at Boardman Historical Society meeting
Tim Seman, Genealogy and Local History Librarian, will give a presentation on âThe History of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning Countyâ at 10 a.m. on Nov. 10 at the Boardman library, located at 7680 Glenwood Ave. His lecture is sponsored by the Boardman Historical Society and is free to the public. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling Dona Hammond at 330-726-0651. He has worked in archives and libraries for more than 30 years including the Library of Congress, American University and the Ohio Historical Society. Since 1999, he has been with the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, currently working as genealogy and local history librarian. He frequently gives genealogy workshops in the community. The Boardman Historical Society meets on the second Saturday of each month from September through May at 10 am at the Boardman library for a lecture on some aspect of local history. Visitors, new members and guests are welcome.
Zona to share memories of a lifetime
Butler Art Museum Director, Dr. Lou Zona, will share memories of his lifetime in the Mahoning Valley on Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Kravitzâs Deli meeting room for the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society. The program is open to the public. Admission is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. Refreshments will be served and a 50/50 raffle will take place to benefit the societyâs education mission. Instrumental music is by Dolores DePietro. Refreshments are complimentary. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins admitted, based upon seat availability. To make reservations or for more information, contact Richard S. Scarsella, WHMHS chairman, at 330-726-8277.
Local chocolatier to help stop hunger
Gorant Chocolatier is âLending a Hand to Stop Hungerâ in the Mahoning Valley this holiday season by hosting its fourth annual food drive. Nov. 1-15, customers can donate non-perishable food items and receive 5 percent off their purchase for each item donated (up to 25 percent). Participating locations include their Boardman Factory location (8301 Market Street), and Gorant 224 location (1393 Boardman Canfield Road, Suite G). The most needed food items for this holiday season include boxed stuffing, instant mashed potatoes, canned yams, canned vegetables and gravy mix. For more information on the food bank, visit www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org or call 330-792-5522.
Goodness Grows to benefit from âFriends-Giving Weekâ
Join Goodness Grows â a 501c3 nonprofit organization cultivating personal, social and community growth through gardening, education and opportunity for people of all abilities â for the âFriends-Giving Weekâ fundraiser at Diletto Winery, taking place on Nov. 21-24 at 8578 Market Street in Boardman. Friends-Giving Week 2018 kicks-off with a Wine and Wings event taking place from 6-9 p.m. on Nov. 21. In addition to proceeds from the Wine and Wings event, Goodness Grows will also benefit from wine sales at Diletto Winery on Nov. 23 and 24. Goodness Grows is a faith-based nonprofit organization committed to working creatively with community groups, congregations, workplaces and individuals to improve peopleâs lives through social and therapeutic gardening practices. Licensed through the state of Ohio as a Department of Developmental Disabilities service provider, Goodness Grows provides daily programming – vocational habilitation – for adults with disabilities, helping them learn life skills like how to cook, bake, do laundry, clean, take care of gardens and more. For more information, visit www.goodnessgrows4all.org. This event is one night only. Individuals must be 21-years of age or older to participate. For more information and to RSVP, contact Goodness Grows at 330-727-5900.
Wellness retreat offered Nov. 30-Dec. 2
Soma Essential Healing, in collaboration with Bhakta School of Transformation, will host a well-being weekend Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 at the Wellness Retreat Center in Youngstown. For more information and pricing details, visit http://somaessentialhealing.com/total-well-being-weekend-retreat/.
Shop for a Cause event to take place on Nov. 11
The Mahoning County Medical Society Alliance is hosting its annual Shop for a Cause event on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Ivory & Birch, located at 7631 Market Street in Boardman. A portion of the sales will benefit The Rich Center for Autism. There will be light appetizers and giveaways. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or text 330-559-9220.
Playtime at your library
Read a story at the Boardman library on Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. and have fun with developmentally appropriate games and activities that you can do with your child to help them get ready for kindergarten. Activities will vary at each program. This event is for ages 2-6. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Santa at the library: reindeer games
Santa Claus is coming to the Boardman library on Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. Come and see Santa and a live reindeer. Although Rudolph doesnât have a shiny nose, heâll be at the library with Santa and hiss sleigh. Take your picture with Santa, see his reindeer and enjoy hot cocoa and snacks in the meeting room. You can make a reindeer craft, play games and maybe listen to a reindeer story or two.
Real estate association to have Nov. 12 meeting
The Mahoning Valley Real Estate Investors Association will meet on Nov.12 from 5:30-9 p.m. at Boardman Parkâs Lariccia Family Community Center, located at 375 Canfield Poland Road, for its monthly meeting. Appraisals and house inspections are very important aspects of real estate investing. Come to November monthly meeting and learn all about these two very important topics from a local appraisal expert and from a local house inspection expert. David Sayre of Ed Cline Appraisals, an Ohio and Pennsylvania Certified Residential Appraiser, and Sean Price, CIE, GHI, CRI, ACI of A + Inspection Services, will be guest speakers to educate on appraisals and home inspections and answer questions. Nonâmembers are invited to attend two monthly meetings free. Join them on the second Monday of every month. Go to www.mahoningvalleyreia.com for complete details.
Western Reserve Knitting Guild meets on Nov. 13
The Western Reserve Knitting Guild will be meeting on Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rotary Community Building, Fair Park in Canfield. Begin the evening with a potluck dinner; members are to bring a favorite dish to share and the guild will provide drinks, plates and utensils. The meal begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. For this monthâs program, a one-button cowl, youâll need a skein of worsted or dk yarn and the appropriate needles The guild will provide the pattern and the group will be learning the German twisted cast-on. Itâs a very stretchy cast on that begins the one button cowl. The highlight of the evening will be the groupâs first fundraiser of the year. Guild members and guests will have the opportunity to purchase a button for their cowl. The guild will be hosting a trunk show featuring Dimensions Raku Fired Clay. There will be buttons, large and small, shawl pins and jewelry for your hand-knitted items. The Western Reserve Knitting Guild meets on the second Tuesday evening of each month at Fair Park and new members are welcome. For more information about the guild, find them on Facebook or email them at email@example.com.
All libraries in the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system will be closed for Thanksgiving on Nov. 22.
Lego my library
Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Boardman library on Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. Legos will be provided. This event is for children who are ages 6 and up.
Make a gingerbread heart ornament
Representatives of the Youngstown Embroidererâs Guild will teach participants to make a gingerbread heart ornament on Nov. 13 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Boardman library. This is a beginner class in surface embroidery. All supplies are provided. Bring your own scissors. Reservations are needed. This event is for adults.
Research guide for Jewish genealogy
Survey the resources available for Jewish genealogical research in library collections and beyond at the Boardman library on Nov. 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Registration is required by phoning 330-744-8636 or online via the libraryâs events calendar. This event is for adults and teens.
Readerâs Choice book club
Discuss âThe Dryâ by Jane Harper on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Boardman library. Share your favorite books and find out which new ones are being published. They will preview Decemberâs book, âThe Story of Arthur Truluvâ by Elizabeth Berg. This event is for adults.
Friends of the Boardman Library to meet
There will be a Friends of the Boardman Library meeting and presentation titled âAmphibians & Reptilesâ presented by Stephanie Hughes on Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Boardman library.
Join the Boardman libraryâs beginners Dungeons and Dragons club on Nov. 21 from 6:30-8 p.m. and join the adventure. Go on dangerous quests with daring fights and hopefully you roll a D20 to save the day. Refreshments and snacks are provided.
There will be a blood drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross to serve the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital on Nov. 23 from 10:30 until 3:30 p.m. at the Boardman library. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Friends of PLYMC puzzle swap
Bring up to six of your once-done jigsaw puzzles and trade with others at the Friends of PLYMC puzzle swap on Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. at the Boardman library.
Basket raffle to benefit local animal shelters
Legacy Dog Rescue and Never Muzzled are hosting a basket raffle on Nov. 17 at The Federal, located at 110 W Federal St. in Youngstown. The event will be from 12-6 p.m. and baskets will be drawn promptly at 6 p.m. More than 100 baskets and/or gift cards will be raffled off. The winner doesnât need to be present. Fifteen percent of all food sales will be donated back. Animal Pawtectors will have their Crystals for Critters jewelry for sale just in time for the holidays, and more. For more information, contact Jenn at 330-719-5569 or follow the organizations on Facebook.
Race event to benefit local dog rescue
Join local animal shelter Legacy Dog Rescue on Nov. 10 for the sixth annual Fast & Furriest 5K Run/Walk at Waterworth Memorial Park – Pavilion 8 off Superior Ave in Salem. There will be a 500-meter dash with your dog at 9:45 a.m. followed by the 5k at 10 a.m. All proceeds from the race will benefit Legacy Dog Rescue (LDR), which is a 501c3 non- profit animal welfare organization helping dogs in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties and surrounding areas. Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/SALEM/FASTANDFURRIEST5KRUNWALK. The cost is $25. For more information on LDR or the Fast and Furriest 5K, visit the website www.ldrofohio.com or call Race Director Heather Pavlich at 330- 406-8796.
Bonding with babies and books
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 at the Boardman library every Tuesday in November at 10 a.m.
Tales and talk for 2s and 3s
Join the Boardman library on Nov. 14 and 28 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.
Cardinal Mooney to host annual eighth-grade day
Cardinal Mooney High School will host its annual eighth-grade day on Nov. 13 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the school, located at 2545 Erie Street in Youngstown. Students currently in eighth grade from all area parochial, public and charter schools are invited to spend the day in classes ranging from computer science and math to art and theology. This event is free, but pre-event registration in required. For more information and to register, visit www.cardinalmooney.com/events.
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 on 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 one-and-a-half 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 dreadful disease.
Christie to sign books
Local author Nancy Christie will have a book signing at Barnes and Noble in Boardman on Nov. 17 beginning at 1 p.m. for her book, âRut-Busting Book for Writers.â For more information about Christie and her books, visit the books page of her website, http://www.nancychristie.com/books/.
Mill Creek ABWA to have anniversary meeting
The Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA (American Business Womenâs Association) will host its Nov. 13 anniversary meeting at A la Cart Catering in Canfield beginning with networking at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The menu will include roast beef, southern baked chicken, sand trap potatoes, California blend vegetables, cole slaw, tossed salad, tomato, pepper and onion salad, rolls, coffee or tea and cake for dessert. The cost is $23 per person. Reservations may be made by calling Mary Brown at 330-770-6253 by Nov. 8. The Austintown Fitch choir will be the entertainment for the evening to help the chapter celebrate their 56th anniversary. The public is welcome.
Local retired teachers association to have Nov. 14 meeting
Mahoning Retired Teachers Association will meet on Nov. 14 at Drakeâs Landing in Canfield. The social hour will begin at 11 a.m. and lunch at 11:45 a.m., followed by the meeting and program. Susan Harris will preside. The American Legion will present colors in honor of Veteranâs Day. Scholarship chairperson Sonia Tsvetkoff will introduce and present MRTAâs scholarships to YSU School of Education students. Deana DeLuca will present a program on âMindfulness and Meditation.â This monthâs community service project will be donations to the Canfield Veterans Auxiliary. Grilled chicken salad or the buffet, which will feature roasted turkey, will be served. All area educators are invited to attend. To make a reservation, contact Maggie Skripac at 330-953-1200 by Nov. 7. For more information, visit www.mahoningretiredteachers.com.
Friendly Squares dance in November
The Friendly Squares will host their monthly square dance on Nov. 10 from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Niles SCOPE Center, located at 14 E. State St. in Niles. Gene Hammond will be the caller and Frankie Hammond will be cuing line dances. The theme for the dance is Veterans. 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.
Health challenge takes place on Jan. 7
On Jan. 7, the Bhakta School of Transformation wellness center will offer its second 90-day Diabesity Challenge. Information on the challenge can be found at https://somaessentialhealing.com/the-diabesity-challenge-2019/.
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 7 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 Tuesdays at 6 p.m., a meeting will take place at the Oxford House, located at 320 Benton Road in Salem. 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.