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Western Reserve Chapter Society for Human Resource Management to meet

Join the Western Reserve Chapter Society for Human Resource Management for a meeting on Sept. 10 beginning with a 11:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. registration and lunch followed by a 12-1 p.m. presentation at A La Cart Catering, located at 429 Lisbon Street in Canfield. The program will be on “Veteran Employment.” This presentation will discuss recruiting, interviewing, employing and evaluating of veterans in your workforce. This presentation will review veteran hiring overview, military culture, veteran benefits/resources, myths and veteran hiring program. Tiffany Chavers, Veteran US Air Force, will be presenting. The meeting is sponsored by VING. This program is pending approval for 1 hour of general recertification credit. The member cost is $20 and the non-member cost is $25. The cost for students is $10.

Square dancers celebrate ninth anniversary

The Niles Friendly Squares will celebrate their ninth anniversary at their monthly square dance on Sept. 14 from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Niles SCOPE Center. Dress is casual and there is a $6 per person donation at the door. Gene Hammond and Neil Harner will be the callers.

Canfield schools community tailgate

Cardinal spirit is in the air and the Canfield community is invited. The Canfield Local School District is hosting a free community-wide tailgate celebration on Sept. 6. The tailgate will take place rain or shine from 5-6:30 p.m. at the high school before the game. The Cardinal cheerleaders, along with the Canfield High School band, will be in attendance to get the crowd pumped up for the game. There will also be family friendly activities for the youngest cards. Hot dogs and chips will be served.

Gotta Move story time

Children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver can join the Canfield library on Sept. 4 and 18 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.

Grab and go craft for September

The Canfield library will host a grab and go craft during regular library hours throughtout September. Make a craft to take home. This event is for children of all ages.

Lego my library

Meet at the Canfield library on Sept. 7 at 2:30 p.m. and Sept. 18 at 6 p.m., and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. This event is for children, ages 6 and up.

Tales to tails

Read to our favorite therapy dogs on Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Canfield library. This helps develop reading skills, promotes confidence and encourages a love of reading. Bring a book of your choice or the librarians will find one for you. This event is for children grades kindergarten and up. Therapy dogs provided by Pet Partners of Greater Youngstown, a local pet therapy group.

Apples to Apples game night and caramel apple nachos

Celebrate fall with a game of Apples to Apples at the Canfield library on Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. Then make caramel apples nacho style. Drizzle apple slices with caramel, chocolate and sprinkle with your favorite toppings. This event is for grades 5-12. Registration is required. This event is for teens and tweens.

Agatha Christie murder mystery

Investigate an Agatha Christie-style murder at the Canfield library on Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. Who did it? What object was used? This program will include one feature movie and many clips from various movies and television shows featuring Agatha Christies’ stories. Can Poirot solve the mystery? Come to find out. Salsa and chips will be provided. This event is for adults and teens.

Harry Potter trivia night

Join your friends at the Canfield library on Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. and show off your wizarding knowledge with a night of trivia fun. Light snacks will be served. This event is for adults and teens.

National pepperoni pizza day

Pizza lovers, visit the Canfield library on Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. Watch videos of how toppings are made. Learn about various ways to raise the crust. Learn about pizza chain restaurants and what the latest trends are. Share which pizza is your favorite. The group may even try some pepperoni pizza. This event is for adults and teens.

Thinking about movies

Learn some basic tools for analyzing movies at the Canfield library on Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. as you watch and discuss movie clips. This event is for adults and teens.

Coloring for grown-ups

Join the Canfield library on Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. and tap into your creative side with the newest relaxation craze: coloring for grown-ups. Colored pencils and markers will be provided along with intricate abstract and themed design sheets. This program is for adults and teens only.

Leaf print tote bag

Join the Canfield library on Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. to make an autumnal leaf printed tote bag. Carry your books or groceries in style. Registration is required as supplies are limited. This event is for adults and teens.

Sit and stitch

Sit and stitch with others at the Canfield library on Sept. 11 and 25 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.

Movie night

Join the Canfield library on Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. for a movie night where they will be watching a newly released DVD. Feel free to bring your own small snacks and drinks. This event is for adults and teens. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult. The movie will be either PG or PG 13.

Learn Microsoft PowerPoint

Learn how to create a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint at the Canfield library on Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. They will go over the basics of creating a slideshow in order to make your own informational presentation. Some computer skills required. Register online via the library events calendar or by calling 330-744-8636. This event is for adults.

Microsoft Word class 1

Learn the basic skills of Microsoft Word at the Canfield library on Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m. This beginner’s class will cover the Word menus, and functions like cut/copy/paste, font, save and print. Some basic computer skills are required. Class 1 will soon be followed by Microsoft Word class 2 and class 3. Register online via the library events calendar or call 330-744-8636. This event is for adults.

True Stories book club

True Stories is the book club for people who want to read about some of the world’s most captivating real-life people and events. The next meeting will take place on Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canfield library. Join them for monthly discussions of riveting nonfiction titles. The book selection for September is “The Looming Tower” by Lawrence Wright. This event is for adults.

All about unicorns

Join the Canfield library on Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. for stories, activities, crafts and a snack as they celebrate everything that is wonderful about unicorns. This event is for children of all ages.

Celebrate curiosity day with Curious George

Children are invited to this special celebration of everyone’s favorite mischievous monkey, Curious George, at the Canfield library on Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. Join them for activities, games and a craft as they honor a children’s book icon. This event is for children of all ages.

Read and make

Read together, sing songs and make a fun craft at the Canfield library on Sept. 11 and 25 at 10 a.m. This event is for children ages 3-5.

Blood pressure check

The Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association will host a free blood pressure check at the Canfield library on Sept. 18 from 1-2 p.m.

Learn to line dance

Learn to line dance at the Canfield library on Sept. 4 and 25 at 6:30 p.m. Line dancing is a fun, exciting way to dance your way to good health. Line dances are 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. To register, call 330-744-8636 or register online using the events calendar. This event is for adults.

Mah-Jongg Mondays

Practice your new skill to rattle the tiles from 1-3 p.m. on Sept. 3, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at the Canfield library and join the fun. Bring your own Mah-Jongg set or share with a friend. (Mah-Jongg sets not provided). This event is for adults.

Chair yoga

The Friends of PLYMC chair yoga class will take place every Friday in September at 10 a.m. at the Canfield library. Pay as you attend. $10 per session. Dress comfortably. Class meets every Friday. This event is for adults

Canfield Friends to meet

There will be a Friends of PLYMC Canfield Committee meeting on Sept. 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the Canfield library.

Off the shelves

Attend the Canfield library’s monthly book club for a lively discussion of titles chosen “Off the Shelves” of the library’s book club room. Come and join the fun with these upcoming reads, at either our morning or evening session, or come to both.. This event is for adults. On Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. and Sept. 26 at 11 a.m., they will discuss “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. October’s book will be “Into the Beautiful North” by Luis Alberto Urrea, the library’s NEA Big Read selection. The NEA Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Bonding with babies and books

Caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23 months can participate in 20 minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize at the Canfield library every Thursday in September at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tales and talk for 2s and 3s

Join the Canfield library every Tuesday in September 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.

All about unicorns

Join the Canfield library on Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. for stories, activities, crafts and a snack as they celebrate everything that is wonderful about unicorns. This event is for children of all ages.

Celebrate curiosity day with Curious George

Children are invited to this special celebration of everyone’s favorite mischievous monkey, Curious George, at the Canfield library on Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. Join them for activities, games and a craft as they honor a children’s book icon. This event is for children of all ages.

Holiday closing

All libraries in the PLYMC system will be closed Labor Day weekend on Sept. 1 and 2.

Mahoning Valley ABWA to host founders day event

The Mahoning Valley Network Council of ABWA (American Business Women’s Association) is hosting a founders day event on Sept. 22. This women’s organization was founded 70 years ago to help women be empowered in the workplace. Jane Turzillo, author of “Wicked Women of Northeastern Ohio” will be the day’s speaker. The doors will open at 12:30 p.m. and the meal will be served at 1 p.m. The menu includes roast pork, stuffed chicken breasts, stuffed shells, mashed potatoes, green beans, tossed salad and cherries in the snow for dessert. Tickets are $22 per person. Contact Shirley Pappagallo at 330-270-9779 for tickets as reservations are due by Sept. 15. All women of the area are invited to attend.

Camp Stambaugh 100th anniversary celebration

The Camp Stambaugh 100th Anniversary Committee invites the public to come on out on Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Although the camp is located at 3712 Leffingwell Road in Canfield, parking will be at Gate 12 (on Leffingwell Road, east of State Route 46S) at the Canfield fairgrounds. Attendees will be shuttled to the camp and back. Handicap accessibility is being provided. A $20 donation is required for anyone 7-years-old and older (6 and under are welcome). Register online at https://scoutingevent.com/433-stambaugh100 or just show up at the Canfield Fairgrounds. More than 40 stations of displays and activities will be running all day. Food vendors are available all-day selling refreshments as well as a Trading Post on-site. For the Scouts, Sept. 21 will begin early that morning at the Canfield Fair Grounds where the Scouts will camp overnight, and at 7 a.m. will begin parading east on Leffingwell Road from Gate 13 to Camp Stambaugh. After arriving at Camp Stambaugh, a new gateway dedication will take place at 8:30 a.m. and at 9 a.m. the opening ceremony will take place. Shuttles will begin running immediately after the parade arrives at the camp. The activities will end at 5:00 pm as all Scouts will head back to the Canfield Fair Grounds for dinner and beginning at 8:00 pm a show and closing ceremony at the Canfield Fair Grandstand. If you would like to join Scouting or just require more information, call the Great Trail Council Scout office at 330-773-0415 or visit our website at www.gtcbsa.org. For more information about all the Scouting programs in the Mahoning County area, contact Stephen DiPaolo, Whispering Pines District Executive, at 234-900-5896 or at Stephen.dipaolo@gtcbsa.org.

Local church offers event on Sept. 20 and 21

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, located at 550 N. Broad St. in Canfield, will host a Treasure in a Trunk event on Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Those looking to participate through selling their items should call Ruth Allen at 330-550-3022. Reservation costs $10 per person, per site or table. The deadline is Sept. 1.

Weekly square dance lessons to begin on Sept. 10

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 Sept. 10 from 7-9 p.m. Each session builds upon the previous session and will include learning 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 April 14, 2020. There is a fee of $6 per lesson. The Friendly Squares will also be performing square dance demonstrations at the Canfield Fair on Aug. 29 from 7-8 p.m. on the stage located in front of the International Building.

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.

Ursuline Education and Wellness Center announces guided labyrinth walks

The Ursuline Education and Wellness Center, located at 4280 Shields Road, recently began its 2019 Guided Labyrinth Walk season. This year’s themes celebrate aspects of compassion, a virtue central to the ministry of St. Angela Merici, who founded the Ursuline order in 1535. All persons of faith are invited to participate in these free, weather-permitting events. Walks generally take 20-30 minutes. The themes by date are Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. - “Knowledge, recognition and action” and Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. - “Love your enemies.” A presentation on the history of labyrinths precedes this walk. The labyrinth is open year-round from dawn to dusk for all persons of faith. There is no cost to use the labyrinth, which is accessible for different physical abilities and offers ample parking. Printed guides are provided at the labyrinth’s entrance giving suggestions for following the path, but there is no right or wrong way to experience the sacred walk. For more information, call the Ursuline Education and Wellness Center at 330-799-4941 or visit theursulinecenter.org.

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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