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Friday, August 31, 2012

Clothing pantry hosted at community center

A clothing pantry, featuring free clothing for men, women, children and infants, will be open today at the West Side Community Center, 304 Matta Avenue from 10 a.m. until noon.

Patriot’s Day Bike Night is Sept. 6

Quaker Steak and Lube will host its sixth annual Patriot’s Day Bike Night on Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. The event will pay tribute to the men and women in uniform and honor both past and present armed forces. Among those being honored will be veterans from WWII, Pearl Harbor, Korea and Vietnam (Distinguished Service Cross).

Two POWs, three veterans with Purple Hearts and veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq will be honored. Two local families, who lost their sons in combat, as well as two others, who have family members in service will also be in attendance.

Quaker Steak and Lube is located at 5800 Interstate Blvd, Austintown. For more information about Patriots’s Day and other upcoming events, contact Ken Jakubec or Danielle Hall at 330-349-9464.

Ostomy support group to meet

The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group, sponsored by Humility of Mary Health Partners, will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the Humility of Mary Home Care office, 979 Tibbetts-Wick Road in Girard. The group provides information and encouragement to individuals who have or will have ostomies. The meeting is free and open to ostomy patients, families and friends. Refreshments will be provided and parking is free.

The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group meets once a month at alternating locations in Trumbull and Mahoning counties. For more information, call 330-480-3440.

Immaculate Heart of Mary to host trunk sale

The Immaculate Heart of Mary will host a “Treasures in Your Trunk Sale,” sponsored by its social concerns group, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sept. 15. The sale will take place in the church parking lot, 4500 Norquest Blvd, Austintown. Vendor spaces are available for early registrations at $10 per space and money must be received by Sept. 13. There are 100 spaces available.

Vendors may register for $15 the day of the sale. No refunds will be given for any reason. Take your own table (up to 8 feet) for setting up in front of your trunk. Homemade baked goods, food and beverages will be on sale as well. A used book sale will take place in the Parish Center at the same time.

For more information, or to obtain a registration form, call Dolly Anderson at 330-792-8355.

Free discussion on prescription drug assistance

On Oct. 3, Pembrooke Place will be hosting a panel discussion at the center regarding prescription drug assistance. The panel will consist of representatives from the prescription drug assistance program in Youngstown, the Social Security office and Anthem Insurance. This discussion is free and open to the public. RSVP to the center by Oct. 1. by calling 330-788-3038.

Annual steak fry to occur in September

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Mahoning County and the Knights of Columbus Bishop Fenwick Council 13586 are holding their 2012 steak fry Sept. 15 at the Byzantine Center on Shady Run Road in Youngstown from 2-8 p.m. This fundraiser will go toward supporting the soup kitchen and food pantry of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the charitable works of the Knights.

Tickets are $20 per person and include a steak dinner with all of the trimmings, beverages and dessert. There will be 99-cent draft beers available. There will also be a Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. Tickets can be obtained by calling Brian Antal at 330-690-8435 or Dennis Mamone at 330-503-5510.

Vendors needed for festival and craft show

Vendor/crafter space is still available for the Shepherd of the Valley–Poland Family Fall Festival and craft show. This year’s event will feature an array of outdoor activities for the whole family, including Friendship Hill horse carriage rides, bounce around, face painting, carnival games, music, concessions, bake sale, auctions, prizes and more.

The festival and craft show will take place on Sept. 22 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Shepherd of the Valley in Poland (301 Western Reserve Road). Interested crafters/vendors can call Shepherd of the Valley-Poland at 330-726-7110, extension 0. Funds raised at this event will support resident activities.

Arts and crafts show set for September

An arts and crafts show will be held Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (set-up is from 8-10:30 a.m.) at Austintonwn Township Park on Kirk Road. Entries are accepted for crafts, photography, pencil/ink drawings and paintings in oils, watercolor or acrylics. All works must be made by the artist or craftsman; no kits will be accepted.

The entry fee is $20 for an indoor 8-foot table (limited availability) or 10 foot by 10 foot outdoor area, in which to provide your own set-up. No additional fees or commissions for sales will be charged. Deadline for entries is Sept. 12. For more information, call Celesta at 330-799-1652.

All proceeds from the entry fees will be donated to Austintown Township Park for improvements.

Get fit for free at Curves

Free Sneaker and Silver and Fit memberships are offered at Curves in Austintown, now located at 4330 New Road. Eligible women can workout for free based on their participating Medicare Supplemental Insurance. Call 330-793-9802 for more information.

Local doctor offers free health lectures

Dr. Kathleen Padgitt, local kidney specialist, is presenting a series of lectures for healthy living. The program will be held at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center’s Azalea Room. The lecture is free and open to the public. To register, call the Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3051 or, toll free, 1-877-700-4647. Future lectures scheduled for the same time and location are: Meat and Dairy, Sept. 12; Raw/Living Foods, Oct. 23 and Juicing/Smoothies/Fasting, Nov. 27. Registration for all the programs are through the Healthline.

Baby Brilliant event to happen in Austintown

The Austintown library will host Baby Brilliant events every Tuesday in September at 10 a.m. This event is for caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months and includes 20 minutes of language enrichment, including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tales and talk for 2’s and 3’s

The Austintown library will be reading developmentally-appropriate books, singing songs and rhymes, finger plays and offering other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader every Wednesday in Sepember at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fun time for 4’s and 5’s

There will be developmentally-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 4-5) become a successful reader at the Austintown library every Wednesday in September at 11 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family story time yoga

Fly like a butterfly, roar like a lion and swim like a fish as yoga comes to life at the Austintown library Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Read simple stories and act them out in basic yoga poses and stretches. No previous yoga experience needed. Wear comfortable clothing; you may bring a beach towel or yoga mat. This event is for children in grades K-6, but adults will be active participants.

Gotta move at the Austintown library

This event is for caregivers and young children, ages 2-5. Everyone will move their bodies in various ways to encourage brain development and to associate positive feelings with language learning at the Austintown library every Tuesday in September at 11 a.m. Children with special needs are always welcome. If your child requires specific accommodations, call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Austintown library.

Guess ‘n go at the library

Guess the number of items in the jar at the Austintown library during regular business hours all during the month of September. The closest guess wins. This event if for children of all ages.

Play with an iPad

Parents should call 330-744-8636 and ask for an Austintown librarian to discuss your child’s session with an iPad. They will ask for the subject area you would like to explore with your child and schedule a twenty minute session on Sept. 22, starting at 9:30 a.m. During your personal appointment, the librarian will briefly demonstrate two specially selected apps and leave the rest of the time for you and your child to interact and explore together. Use the library’s iPad or bring your own. Registration is required, and space is limited. This event is for kids from age 4 to those in sixth grade. Child must be accompanied by an adult.

Monstrous art contest to be hosted

First read the book, then bring it to life in art. “The Monstrumologist” author Rick Yancey will be coming to the main library on Oct. 16 and to coincide with his visit, for the 2012 art contest, you can illustrate your favorite character or scene from any of the Monstrumologist books. Any visual medium is welcome. You can submit your drawing, painting, sketch, photograph, computer-generated art, etc. on paper no larger than 11-by-17, to any library in Mahoning County. Be sure to put your name, telephone number and grade on the back of your artwork. Entries will be judged in two groups (grades 7-9 and grades 10-12) and prizes will be awarded to one winner and one runner-up from each group. Prizes include dinner with the author, a signed copy of “The Monstrumologist” and a monetary award. Contest begins today and entries must be received by no later than Oct. 6. This event is for teens in grades 7-12 who live in or attend school in Mahoning County.

PS2s day at the Austintown library

Play video games in the meeting room of the Austintown library after school on Tuesday and Sept. 11 at 2:30 p.m. This event is for teens in grades 7-12.

Friends of the Austintown library meeting

The Friends of the Austintown library meeting and presentation, featuring Ron Elkins, a Poland resident who retired from the Foreign Service after 24 years as a Special Agent with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, will take place on Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. Elkins will talk about his experiences in service, including his last assignment with the State Department was as Deputy of the International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest, Hungary, being an officer in the 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne) which was housed in the Army Reserve Unit in Youngstown until it was deactivated in 1992, and earning his commission through the Army ROTC program at YSU in 1982.

Library books for the Kindle

Bring your Kindle to the Austintown library at 6 p.m. on Sept. 26 and the librarians will show you how to download eBooks from the library’s digital catalog on the website. Space is limited so sign-up is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Austintown library.

Nook night at the library

Bring your Nook to the Austintown library on Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. and the librarians will show you how to download eBooks from the library’s digital catalog on the website. Space is limited so sign-up is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Austintown library.

Libraries closed for Labor Day

All libraries in the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system will be closed for Labor Day, this Monday. Austintown, Boardman, and Poland libraries will be open from 1-5 p.m. on Sundays beginning on Sept. 9.


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