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Friendly Squares to have demonstration at Canfield Fair

The Niles Friendly Squares will be performing square dance demonstrations at the Canfield Fair on Aug. 31 from 7-8 p.m. and Sept. 3 from 2-3 p.m. on the stage located in front of the International Building. A new year of weekly square dance lessons will begin Sept. 12 from 7-9 p.m. The Tuesday evening sessions will run through December. There is a nominal fee of $6 per person per lesson. To sign up for lessons, contact Gene or Frankie Hammond at 330-534-4426 or 330-506-3370.

BUMC has fall sale event

Boardman United Methodist Church, located at 6809 Market Street, will host a Fall Trash and Treasure sale on Oct. 4 and 5 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be a presale day on Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. at the cost of $2 per shopper. Thursday is bargain bag day. Lunch will be available for purchase on Wednesday only.

Fall gardening tips

Master Gardeners Judy Rodkey and Cynthia Faust will discuss how to plant spring bulbs and put your garden to bed for winter at this event at the Boardman library on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required. This event is for adults.

Science stories with Ryan Martino

Ryan Martino, one-half of the driving force behind national drag racing standouts Martino Motorsports, will be on hand at the Boardman library on Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. to read stories about cars, sign autographs and host a question-and-answer session about their 215-plus MPH race vehicle and success on the NHRA drag racing circuit. Children will be able to make a craft, too. This event is for children (and adults) of all ages.

Playtime at your library

Prepare for kindergarten through play at this event at the Boardman library on Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. 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. Activities will vary at each program. This program is for ages 2-6. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bonding with babies and books

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

Tales and talk for 2’s and 3’s

Join the Boardman library on Sept. 6, 13 and 27 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.

Clay pot chef night owl

Join the Boardman library on Sept. 14 from 7-8 p.m. as they read stories about cooking, baking and the chefs that prepare their edible masterpieces. Create your own masterpiece by making a tiny chef out of a clay pot for your kitchen. A delicious recipe to take home and bake with the entire family will be provided. A one-hour program for children of all ages.

Lego my library

Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Boardman library on Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. Legos will be provided. This event is for children, ages 6 and up.

TAB meeting

Check out this group at the monthly TAB (Teen Advisory Board) meeting on Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boardman library. They meet the first Wednesday of the month at the Boardman library. Help plan and support teen activities at the library. Meet new people and have fun. Newcomers are always welcome. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. This event is for teens in grades 7-12.

It’s all about yarn

Bring in your crochet, knitting, plastic canvas or “anything with yarn” project and learn from one another at this event at the Boardman library on Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring all yarn UFOs (unfinished objects). This event is for adults.

I Read YA! book club

This event, on Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boardman library, is for adult fans of Young Adult literature from ages 18-118. This is your chance to talk about why you like YA. Read and discuss books. This month the group will be discussing “The Hate You Give” by Angie Thomas. This event is for adults.

Reader’s Choice book club

Discuss “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein at this book club at the Boardman library on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. Share your favorite books and find out what new ones are being published. The group will preview October’s book, “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shatterly. This event is for adults.

Blood pressure screening

There will be a blood pressure screening by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross on Sept. 5 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Boardman library.

Meetings to resume

American Association of University Women of Youngstown will be resuming their meetings for the year on Sept. 9 at Sunrise Assisted Living at 10 a.m. Leah Sakacs will be presenting information on the group’s new affiliate Young Women’s Task Force. For information about AAUW, visit www.youngstown-oh.aauw.net or find them on Facebook at AAUWYoungstown.

Baby Bargain Boutique 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 boardmanpark.com, or call the park office at 330-726-8107.

Weekly square dance lessons to begin 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 Ace Race 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 boardmandiscgolf.weebly.com or in the Boardman Park office. The deadline to register is Sept. 1. For more information, email Shawn Golden at shawngolden@gmail.com 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.

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 www.debra.org.

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, boardmanlions.com, 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, boardmanlions.com, 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. 30.

Build and go craft

Make a craft at the Boardman library during regular hours in June through August to take home. This event is for children of all ages.

Build and go craft

Children of all ages can make a craft to take home during regular hours at the Boardman library from June through August.

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 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.

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 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.

GA to meet twice this week

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