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Acupuncture happy hour

Improve your physical and mental well-being by joining Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center’s monthly acupuncture “happy hour” on Aug. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Wind down from the work week and everyday hustle with a relaxing acupuncture session with Valentina Khoury Dubasik, ND, LOM. Call 330-729-1350 or go to to reserve your spot. The cost is $20. The next happy hour will be Sept. 28. Seating is limited. The center’s address is 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D3, in Boardman (Southbridge West Complex).

Baby Bargain Boutique table reservations beginning soon

Boardman Park will be having its semi-annual Baby Bargain Boutique on Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Admission is free with a non-perishable food item donation for a local Food Bank. For those who have items to sell, the park will start taking reservations for table rentals on Aug. 23 for Boardman residents only and Aug. 24 – open to everyone. Table reservations can be made at the park office from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Indoor and outdoor spots are available. The cost for Boardman residents is $25 for an under pavilion table and $20 for an outside spot. The cost for non-residents is $30 for an under pavilion table and $25 for an outside spot. The event is “Rain or Shine” and will not be rescheduled due to weather. Outside spots must bring their own table or rent one from the park at $7 per table and may use a pop-up tent. You may only reserve two tables/spots. No commercial vendors will be allowed. For more information on all events, check out our website at, or call the park office at 330-726-8107.

Local women artists awarded

The juror for the 35th annual Women Artists: A Celebration juried exhibition awarded more than $2,000 in prizes to 14 artists. Margo Miller, chair of the department of art at University of Mount Union in Alliance, selected the award winners from the 130 artworks accepted into the show. Local award winners are Jenna Hudock of Boardman for her acrylic body of work and Marcia Malmer of Canfield for her fabric body of work. The art exhibition showcases works by local, regional and national women artists, ages 18 and older. The juried show features all media, including paintings, drawings, photographs, fiber, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and metal work.

Blood drive

There will be a blood drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Boardman library on Aug. 28 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. This blood drive will serve the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Michael Covert Benefit to be Sept. 30

The Lanai Lounge, located at 7631 South Ave. in Boardman, will host the second Michael Covert Benefit on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. There will be a 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction, mystery bottle raffle, complimentary appetizers and desserts, drink specials and more. All proceeds will be donated to the Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association of America (debra of America), the only non-profit organization for Epidermolysis Bullosa. For more information, visit

Weekly square dance lessons to begin on Sept. 12

The Niles Friendly Squares, a local square dance group dedicated to keeping alive the uniquely American art form of square dancing, will begin a new year of weekly square dance lessons. The introductory session will be on Sept. 12 from 7-9 p.m. Each session builds upon the previous session and will include learning new steps along with plenty of review and practice each week to help attendees master the moves. The sessions are designed to cover all the steps in the Basic Square Dance Program. Gene Hammond will be the instructor. The Tuesday evening sessions will run through December with a second session beginning Jan. 9. There is a fee of $6 per person per lesson. The Friendly Squares also sponsors monthly dances with alternating dances, or tips, for new dancers to practice their skills, as well as tips for more experienced dancers. All the lessons and monthly dances take place at the Niles SCOPE Center, located at 14 E. State St. in Niles. To sign up for lessons or for additional information, contact Gene or Frankie Hammond at 330-534-4426 or 330-506-3370. The Friendly Squares will also be performing square dance demonstrations at the Canfield Fair on Aug. 31 from 7-8 p.m. and on Sept. 3 from 2-3 p.m. on the stage located in front of the International Building.

Boardman Park to host disc golf tournament

Whether you are new to disc golf or you are a pro, don’t miss Ace Race 2017, taking place on Sept. 9 at 8:30 a.m. at Boardman Park. Each year, disc golfers from around the globe gather at their local disc golf courses for one purpose: to throw aces (a hole in one). Tees are moved up so holes are generally between 100 and 150 feet, making every hole “aceable” and allowing players of all abilities to participate. The entry fee is $40 and includes lunch, two Ace Race discs, that you must use that day, and other disc golf gear. The grand prize will be a disc golf bag along with discs to fill it. Additional prizes will be awarded for the longest drive, closest to the pin, a putting competition and a 50/50 raffle. Register online at or in the Boardman Park office. The deadline to register is Sept. 1. For more information, email Shawn Golden at or call the Park Office at 330-726-8105. Prize donations and event sponsors are always welcome and appreciated. Contact Shawn Golden for more information. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Boardman Park Disc Golf Course.

I Read YA book club

This book club is for adult fans of Young Adult Literature from ages 18-118. Talk about why you like YA. Read and discuss books. The next meeting will take place on Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boardman library. They will discuss “Bone Gap” by Laura Ruby.

Boardman Lions and Target host ninth annual New Coats for Kids Program

If you are experiencing financial difficulties, and your children need new coats, the Boardman Lions want to help. There are no age or grade restrictions. Applications will go home with all Boardman elementary students. They are also available on the Boardman Lions website,, and in the Boardman library. Applications should be mailed to the address on the application. They should not be given to your school. Applications should be mailed by Sept. 13. You must be a Boardman resident to apply. Qualified applicants will be notified by mail. Families will be invited to a night at Target to select their coats. Since 2009, the Boardman Lions have purchased 733 coats for a total of $33,272. If you would like to donate to the program, visit the Boardman Lions website,, for a variety of options. Look for Boardman Lions on Facebook. If you have questions, call Lion Laura at 330-788-5794.

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 August at 10 a.m.

Family story time

Bring the whole family for stories, games, crafts and fun for all ages at the Boardman library at 10 a.m. on Aug. 23 and 30.

GA to meet twice this week

Gamblers Anonymous, a 12-Step fellowship of compulsive gamblers who want to recover from their gambling addictions, will meet twice this week in the Youngstown-Warren area. A GA meeting is offered every Friday at Westminster Church, located at 119 Stadium Drive in Boardman, and another is offered every Sunday at Christ Church Presbyterian, located at 3425 Hopkins Road in Youngstown (in Cornersburg). Both meetings begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. and last about 1-1/2 hours. Those who believe gambling has affected any part of their lives are urged to attend. For more information, call the local Gamblers Anonymous hotline at 330-505-5060.

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 Valley Care - Northside Medical Center in the Medical Education Building, auditorium A, located at 500 Gypsy Lane in Youngstown. This location is handicapped accessible. On Thursdays at 6 p.m., a meeting will take place at the Oxford House, located at 30 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 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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