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Mardi Gras Party to benefit Hospice of the Valley

Hospice of the Valley will host their 17th annual Mardi Gras Party on Feb. 9 at Mr. Anthony’s, located at 7440 South Ave. in Boardman. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with champagne and hor d’ouvres. Featured at the event will be a silent auction, food, drinks, dancing to Ovation and DJ Bryan Ladd, a 50/50 raffle, psychic readings, Spin and Win presented by Komara Jewelers and more. Honorary chairs for the event are John and Denise York, DeBartolo Corporation and Patt and Doug Sweeney, Sweeney Chevrolet. Donation for the evening’s festivities is $100 per person. The public is invited. Sponsorship tables available. One hundred percent of the proceeds stay local to benefit Hospice of the Valley and their mission to provide comfort and compassionate care to those at the end of life as well as support for their families, doing so since 1979. There is still time to showcase your business with a gift or service to the auction. For information regarding Hospice of the Valley and their services, the Mardi Gras or to purchase 50/50 raffle tickets, call Liz McGarry at 330-788-1992 or 1-800-640.5180.

ABWA to meet on Feb. 12

The Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA (American Business Women’s Association) will host its Feb. 12 meeting at Al A Cart Catering in Canfield. The meeting will begin with networking at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The menu for the evening includes stuffed baked pork chops, Swiss chicken, mashed potatoes, California blend vegetables, tossed salad, apple sauce, pickled beets, dessert, coffee and tea. The cost is $18 per person. Reservations may be made by calling Marilyn Abramski at 330-726-2527 or Darlene Demjen at 330-755-9089 by Jan. 31. The speaker for this meeting is Debbie Hale from Mercy Health who will speak to us about insurance issues. The public is welcome.

Kindergarten readiness stations

Kindergarten readiness stations are in every Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County library branch and feature fun activities for you and your preschool child to complete together. For the month of February, the stations focus on cognitive skills. This includes the development of memory, symbolic thought, reasoning and problem-solving. These skills support learning in all subjects. Before kindergarten, children should be able to communicate about past events and anticipate what comes next during familiar routines and experiences. They should also be able to solve everyday problems based upon past experiences. Our kindergarten readiness stations offer fun activities to build these skills. Working on these skills now will help your child be ready to learn when they get to school. Stop by any branch to visit a kindergarten readiness station and help your child build these important skills.

Fundamental research approaches for business and life

In a world of access to the depths and breadth of information unthinkable a century ago, it is more important than ever to develop some skills in research. Whether you are interested in finding out more about the news, a business’s annual revenue, or are writing a paper for school, this program can help. Some of the topics we will cover at the Poland library on Feb. 22 at 3:30 p.m. are: Google search techniques, source authority, truth tables and searching company annual reports. Come with questions and leave with some new ways to discover the answers. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. Light refreshments. For adults and teens.

Trim a tree for February

Decorate an ornament for the Poland library’s all-seasons tree during regular hours in February. This event is for children of all ages.

Tales and talk for 2s and 3s

Join the Poland library every Thursday in February at 10:30 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. Feb. 14 will be a holiday program.

Bonding with babies and books

This event, which will take place on Feb. 6, 13, 20 at 10 a.m. at the Poland library, 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.

Yoga class

The Poland library will host a yoga class in the library meeting room every Wednesday throughout February from 5-6 p.m. Pay as you attend. Class is $10 per session. This event is for adults.

V is for Valentine’s Day

Join the Poland library on Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. for a Valentine’s Day bash with stories, games, crafts and more holiday fun. This event is for children of all ages.

Blood drive

There will be a blood drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Poland library on Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Red Cross bus will be in parking lot accepting donations. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or register online at www.RedCrossBlood.org.

Stamping fun

Visit the Poland library on Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. to create a card. All materials will be provided. This event is for tweens, teens and adults. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland library to reserve your place.

Gotta Move story time

This event is for children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join the Poland library on Feb. 15 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.

Blood pressure check

Blood pressure check by Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association will take place at the Poland library on Feb. 15 from 10:15-11:15 a.m.

Get connected with digital media

Visit the Poland library on Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. to learn how to download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, complete issues of magazines and more to your computer and mobile devices. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland branch to register. This event is for adults and teens.

Read to Roxie

Relax and read to Roxie, a registered therapy dog with GO TEAM Therapy Dogs, on Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Poland library. Each child will be given a 15-minute reading session while spots remain. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland library to register. This event is for grades 1-4.

Snack-n-sign

This event is for all fifth- eighth-graders. Come to the Poland library on Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. to learn sign language and about Deaf culture through fun, interactive games and activities. A snack will be provided.

Playtime at your library

Read a story at the Poland library on Feb. 26 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 children who are ages 2-6. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Blood drive

There will be a blood drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Poland library on Feb. 26 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. (Red Cross bus will be in parking lot accepting donations). For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or register online at www.RedCrossBlood.org.

More than a book clubGather at the Poland library on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. to discuss the stories and information you are currently reading and researching. Whether you listen to audiobooks, read novels, read the newspaper or research online, share your sources and learn about others. This event is for adults.ASL Baby BrilliantCome to the Poland library on Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. to learn how to use American Sign Language with your child through rhymes, songs, and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Learn easy corresponding signs to learn and share with your little ones.Legacy Dog Rescue hosting reverse raffleLegacy Dog Rescue is hosting its third annual Reverse Raffle on April 6 at the Avion on the Water in Canfield. A total of 125 tickets will be sold. The cost is $65 per ticket, which includes two dinners and one chance to win the grand prize of $1,500. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. and the raffle at 7 p.m. A Chinese auction, games of chance and 50/50 drawings will also be available. Reserve your ticket by emailing Jenn at legacy_jenn@aol.com , texting Heather at 330-717-0635 or by sending a check to Legacy Dog Rescue, P.O. Box 3643, Youngstown, OH 44513. Legacy Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) rescue dedicated to helping dogs in Mahoning and Trumbull counties and the surrounding areas. For more information, visit www.ldrofohio.org.DIY valentine mugsLearn how to make a valentine-themed mug at the Poland library on Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. All materials will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by calling 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland library. This event is for adults, teens and tweens.4-H community open house setA 4-H community open house will take place from 6-8 p.m. in the Greenford Ruritans Building at the […]

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