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andsOn Volunteer Network of the Valley mobilizes volunteers, promotes leadership and transforms communities. For more information, call 330-782-5877 or visit their Web site at www.HOVN.org. At any time during the year, organizations have specific needs for long- and short-term volunteers. If you are involved in a group that would like to adopt a charity, call the HandsOn Volunteer Network and they can help you maximize y o u r contribution. Some opportunities appear below. Community Meet and Greet Session: HandsOn Volunteer Network – Sessions occur from 3 to 6 p.m. at the HandsOn offices, 5500 Market St., Suite 110. Sessions are designed to aid people and organizations looking for volunteers or those seeking more information on volunteer opportunities. Representatives from your organization can come and speak directly to a staff member and explore possibilities. Dog walkers: Mahoning County Dog Pound – Volunteers must be 18 years or older and must sign a waiver form with proper identification before walking dogs (first visit only). Contact HandsOn for more information. Mentors: Eastern Ohio P-16 Partnership for Education –Five mentors are needed to support high-school students in achieving academic success and prepare them for college. Volunteers must have a college degree and be available two hours per week on Saturday from September-May. Mentor/tutor: Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry – Tutors offer educational enrichment to children individually or in small groups two to six hours per week. Volunteers must have a high school diploma and the ability to work well with children. Volunteer fundraiser: SOPHIA (aka Stop One Place Help Is Available, Inc.) – Volunteer needed for fund-raising activities. Individual should have the ability to recruit workers and chair events. Events benefit SOPHIA’s direct monetary assistance program in Trumbull County for non-narcotic prescriptions, eyeglasses, and utility-disconnect prevention. Volunteer: Junior Achievement of the Mahoning Valley – Volunteers needed for both one-time and long-term opportunities. One-time opportunities need one visit to the classroom and long-term opportunities need five to seven visits, 45 minutes each, to the classroom during the school year. Senior volunteers: RSVP – Volunteer opportunities for persons 55 and older include feeding people, working in disaster services, and assisting with issues related to veterans. Call or email Marlene Braunlich at 330-782-5877 or mbraunlich@hovn.org Scrappers school outing volunteers – Volunteers are needed to aid local school districts during the Scrappers Day game on May 15. Volunteers will be screened and work with teachers and school staff. Volunteers must complete a short training before the game. Call Kristen Gallager at 330-540-0102 or 330782-5877 on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 2012 Leadership Youth Explosion – Volunteer are needed on April 21 to aid 400 area students in getting to workshops and exhibits. Call Gretchen Brown for details and to register: 330-782-5877 or email at gbrown@HOVN.org Iron Soup Historic Preservation – Nonprofit seeking to preserve Youngstown Sheet and Tube worker housing is looking for skill-based volunteers and others who can help with general tasks. OH WOW! exhibit specialist – Volunteers work with the public on the exhibit floor and help with school field trips and group visits. Supplies and training provided. Minimum commitment requested is six to 10 hours a month. American Cancer Society ‘Road to Recovery’ program – Volunteer coordinators help schedule rides for cancer patients. Rib Burn Off volunteers – Needed to help Mill Creek MetroParks during the 2012 Mahoning Valley Rib Burn Off on May 18-20.Volunteers will clean, check wristbands, greet, provide directions and general help. Volunteers will work in shifts lasting from 3.5 to five hours. Includes some perks. Call HandsOn for information.

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Students mull practicality of high-speed rail system ◆ Locally, the competition includes students from Girard, Liberty, McDonald Local Schools and Poland Seminary High School.

Philadelphia – Anyone who has filled their gas tank—or just passed by a gas station—in the past few weeks knows that the cost of gas is on the rise again. Gas prices today are 10 percent higher than they were a year ago and are projected to reach $5 a gallon in some parts of the country by Memorial Day. This is a why our country’s leaders are revisiting the need to establish alternate methods of transportation that are less influenced by oil prices. Earlier this year, a federal highway bill that would overhaul transportation programs and available funding for mass transit was debated in Congress. Last month, thousands of high school students also weighed in on the mass transit issue, as competing teams in Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge, an Internetbased applied-math modeling contest organized by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). This year’s challenge problem asked participants to create a mathematical model to determine which U.S. regions would be best able to support rail lines as part of a revived HighSpeed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) Program. Teams made analyses based on estimates of ridership numbers over the next 20 years and costs of building and maintenance. In addition, they predicted what effect, if any, such a rail network would have on our country’s dependence on foreign energy. Close to 5,000 participants from 29 states in the Eastern U.S. spent up to 14 straight hours during Challenge Weekend, analyzing geographic and demographic data, transportation metrics, travel costs and schedules, and various other parameters, before incorporating them into mathematical models to identify and rank those regions of the country they considered most deserving of funding for a highspeed rail network. Using only free, publicly available resources in combination with their own critical thinking and applied math skills, almost 1,000 teams of three to five students each submitted their solutions, hoping to win a portion of the $115,000 in scholarship prizes provided by The Moody’s Foundation. Those deemed worthy of recognition after a two-stage judging process will receive prizes ranging from $1,000 to $20,000. The top six teams will have the additional honor of visiting Moody’s Corp. in New York City for the competition finals on April 26, when their final rank order will be determined after presentations to a panel of PhD-level mathematician judges. Each year, the M3 Challenge prompts

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students to deconstruct a complex issue that will likely play out over the course of their lifetimes, while simultaneously strengthening their math and science training to make America competitive on the world stage. It seems appropriate, therefore, that this year’s Challenge problem gets our younger generation thinking about a high-speed rail network that would make America less susceptible to foreign oil resources—an issue that has been discussed for several decades now and would surely be a huge venture spanning several years. The problem was written by Professor Ben Galluzzo of Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. Galluzzo has been a group leader for M3 triage (first-round) judging since 2010, and supports the contest with his expertise and enthusiasm for math modeling and outreach to students. You can check if your local high school registered for the Challenge this year. For more information on the Challenge, visit http://m3challenge.siam.org. About the sponsor – The Moody’s Foundation is a charitable foundation established by Moody’s Corp. Moody’s is committed to supporting education, in particular the study of mathematics, finance and economics. The Foundation also funds specific initiatives in the areas of health and

human services, arts and culture, civic and economic development programs. These programs are primarily located in New York City. Grants are also made in San Francisco and London. More information is available at www.moodys.com.

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he Rev. George V. Murray, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, is announcing the opening of the St. Andrew’s House of Vocation Discernment located on the campus of Walsh University in North Canton. Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, this house, located in La Mennais Hall, will offer young men a place to discern their life’s vocational calling, with a strong inclination to the diocesan priesthood. “We are excited to be working with Walsh University to be able to offer this place of discernment for men who want to seriously consider if God may be calling them to the priesthood, yet may not be ready to enter a seminary formation program,” Murry said. “We are thankful to President Richard Jusseaume and the entire Walsh University community who have partnered with the Diocese to make the St. Andrew House a reality. There is no better place to begin this House than at

Walsh University.” The Diocese of Youngstown and Walsh University will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. The open house will begin with a prayer service in the Our Lady of Perpetual Help University Chapel with the dedication and blessing of the House by Murry immediately following. This event is open to the public. If you would like more information on this House of Vocation Discernment, contact Rev. Chris Luoni, director of vocations for the Diocese of Youngstown, at 330-744-8451 or email at cluoni@ youngstowndiocese.org or visit Facebook at St. Andrew House of Discernment.

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he Regional Chamber is announcing that Annika Sorenstam, regarded as the greatest female golfer of her generation, will keynote the Athena Award dinner on Thursday, May 24, at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman. The 2012 event, co-sponsored by The Vindicator/vindy.com, marks the twentieth anniversary of the program that celebrates professional women in the Mahoning Valley.

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During her 15-year Hall of Fame career, Sorenstam rewrote the LPGA and Ladies European Tour record books, won countless awards and changed the way women’s golf was played, viewed and covered. She amassed 89 worldwide professional victories, including 72 LPGA wins, 10 of which are major championships. Sorenstam stepped away from professional golf after the 2008 season to focus on her family and her collection of businesses and business enterprises, including the Annika Academy, Annika Financial Group, Annika Course Design, the Annika Collection of apparel with Cutter & Buck, signature high-end wines with Wente Vineyards and an online retail shop. In 2007, she created the Annika Foundation as a way to teach children the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle through fitness and nutrition and offer aspiring junior golfers opportunities to pursue their dreams. In 2008, Sorenstam joined Arnold Palmer as only the second Ambassador of the United States Golf Association, and in 2009, along with Jack Nicklaus, she was named a Global Ambassador by the International Golf Federation and aided in the successful bid for golf in the 2016 Olympic Games. The Athena Award program recognizes area business and professional women who have demonstrated excellence in their chosen career, provided leadership in the community and mentored or contributed to the growth of other professional women. The Regional Chamber will solicit Athena Award nominations in early January, when nomination forms may be accessed online at regionalchamber.com or via mail or email. Contact Kim Calvert at 330-7442131, ext. 35, or Kim@regionalchamber. com for more information.

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he patron entrance in the atrium of the Main Library of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, located at 305 Wick Ave., is now closed to all patrons, but the library remains open to the public during repairs. An alternate entrance has been set up in front of the building facing Wick Avenue. It had originally been thought that handicapped patrons would still be able to use the atrium entrance, but as work progressed, it became clear that safety factors prohibit anyone from entering through that area. So the atrium entrance has been closed off. The Library will make special provisions for handicapped patrons, since the temporary entrance off Wick Avenue includes an inside stairway. Patrons with special needs should call the Library at 330-744-8636 to make arrangements for a staff member to meet them at an accessible staff entrance and escort them to public library areas. Work on the steps inside the atrium entrance began Tuesday, April 3, and is expected to take approximately three weeks. Updated information will be available at 330-744-8636 and on the Library’s Web

site: http://www.libraryvisit.org. Patrons are reminded that they can use any of the 15 branches of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County during the period that repairs are under way at Main Library. Additionally, materials can be sent to other libraries for pickup by patrons. The Library’s Web site and PLYMC mobile app for smart phones are also available for various library services.

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armers Trust Company is announcing the hiring of Dave Dastoli as the its new senior vice president/senior portfolio manager. Dastoli has over 20 years of experience in trust and investments. Most recently, he held the position of vice president/senior portfolio manager at Huntington National Bank. He is a charted financial analyst (CFA) charter DASTOLI holder and a graduate of Kent State University, where he majored in finance. He also serves as a board member for the Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown. In his new position, Dastoli will lead the Youngstown investment team in the Mahoning Valley. “We are glad to have Dave aboard to enhance our investment team,” said James Sisek, president and CEO for Farmers Trust Company.

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he Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley board of directors has named James G. Echement to serve as the executive director effective March 22, 2012. Echement has served since 2003 as director of development for the ministry and he has spent his career in a range of consulting, management, and marketing leadership positions in Pittsburgh and Youngstown. As director of development at the Mission, he was responsible for driving foundation, corporate and individual giving, increasing the volunteer base and instituting policy for the mission. Ron Midgley, Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley’s board president, said that the board selected Echement when Rev. David L. Sherrard resigned, “based on his track record of leadership, commitment to serving the needy and knowledge of the ministry of rescue in the Mahoning Valley.” Echement is a graduate of Duquesne University. He is a certified fundraising executive and a board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Mahoning/Shenango Chapter (AFP). He sits on the MahoningYoungstown Community Action Partnership Board of Directors (MYCAP) and serves as cochairman of the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley Senior Vision Council and volunteers on Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business MBA program. Echement and his wife, Phyllis, live in Poland and are the parents of three grown children.

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National association signs memorandum to address violence real-estate industry

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he National Association of Real Es- a complete commitment to the safety of tate Brokers has signed a historic its members and their livelihoods. It’s our memorandum of understanding with goal to ensure that its members are even Agent Alarm, a national security company, more educated, informed and prepared for designed to help address the recent wave emergencies.” Additionally, Agent Alarm and the NAof attacks and acts of violence against real REB have teamed up to create the Vivian estate professionals in America. One of the most serious attacks in 2011 Martin Scholarship Fund. “We’re pleased to be founding supportresulted in the death of Vivers of the Vivian Martin ian Martin, a local real estate agent living and working in The memorandum was Scholarship Fund. We beYoungstown. Martin was created in response to lieve in supporting good beaten to death by three recent violence against causes and there’s nothing which aligns with our goals men in an abandoned home, professionals workposing as potential home more than the Vivian Maring in the real-estate buyers, looking to purchase tin Fund. We know our industry. One of the a home that she had listed. contributions and efforts The memorandum of are going to help families most serious attacks understanding was signed in 2011 resulted in the who have lost love ones during NARES’s 65th Anto acts of violence, and to death of Vivian Marnual Midwinter Conferus, that’s priceless” said ence in Miami, Feb. 21tin, a local real estate Salahshour. A portion of 25. Under the agreement, agent living and work- the proceeds from sales of Agent Alarm will partner the Agent Alarm app will ing in Youngstown. with NAREB to develop go toward this cause. The Martin was beaten to Agent Alarm application and implement a “Real Estate Agent Safety Plan,” death by three men in will be available for wideutilizing state-of-the-art an abandoned home, spread distribution shortly. technology and safety Since its inception in posing as potential products. They will also 1947, NAREB has enprovide training sessions, home buyers, looking tered into Memorandums industry-specific strategies, of Understanding with a to purchase a home resources and information number of organizations that she had listed. that will educate and emand government agencies power NAREB members Agent Alarm and the to expand, improve and to enhance their personal National Association promote the real estate inand professional safety. dustry. of Real Estate Bro“Based on the recent “Our Memorandum of wave of violence against kers have teamed up Understanding with Agent to create the Vivian real estate agents and other Alarm is a natural progresreal estate professionals, sion of our mission to conMartin Scholarship often lured into showing Fund. A portion of the tinually address personal homes under false pretencsafety issues and promote proceeds from sales available products that can es, I began searching for of an Agent Alarm a knowledgeable partner provide a sense of security in the safety and security for our members across the phone app will go industry that had the exUnited States,” reiterated toward this fund. pertise to help us develop Cartwright. “Simply statstrategies to help keep our ed, we must do whatever it members safe,” said Julius takes to protect real estate Cartwright, NAREB’s national president. professionals as they go about their daily “So when I was approached by father-and- business.” son team, Chad and Alexander Salahshour The National Association of Real Estate from Agent Alarm, it presented an incred- Brokers was formed in 1947 by African ible opportunity for us to partner on this American real estate professionals out of a unique initiative.” need to secure the right to equal housing As an example of the technology that will opportunities, regardless of race, creed or be made available to NAREB’s members, color. NAREB has a vast network of inAgent Alarm has developed a mobile safety dustry professionals including: Realtists®, application, an app that turns a user’s cell brokers, sales agents, appraisers, mortgage phone into a personal safety device. The brokers and loan officers as well as practitraining and technical support for this new cal experts in pre and post counseling, loss app, will be the job of Agent Alarm. mitigation, foreclosure, property manage“At times like this, when more homes ment, housing construction, and developand buildings are falling into foreclosure ment. For more than 60 years, NAREB and vacancy, it’s critically important to has participated in meaningful legal chalmake real estate professionals aware of the lenges and has supported legislative inisafety concerns their job presents,” said tiatives that ensure the availability of fair Chad Salahshour. “We’re excited to work and affordable housing for all Americans. with the NAREB; Mr. Cartwright and NAREB is the oldest real estate trade asthe leadership team have demonstrated sociation in America.

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INTEREST IN THE ILL-FATED OCEAN LINER CONTINUES TO CAPTURE IMAGINATIONS.

The commercialization of the tragedy in a Broadway musical and Director James Cameron’s $200 million motion picture do not eclipse the tragedy of the 20th century’s most remembered maritime disaster. It is the real story and the individuals involved that continue to fascinate the public. SEE TITANIC, PAGE 12

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Fabled maritime disaster drops anchor this month in 3-D film BY MILAN PAURICH SPECIAL TO THE METRO MONTHLY

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re you ready to go back to “Titanic”? That’s the burning question James Cameron and Paramount Pictures executives are asking themselves these days. A spiffed-up, 3-D retro-fitted version of Cameron’s 1997 modern classic hits theaters April 4 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the actual Titanic’s launch, and the jury is still out on whether audiences are willing to pay firstrun admission prices for a movie they can rent (or buy) on DVD or Blu-Ray. Even with newfangled 3-D bells-and-whistles, nobody’s quite sure how “Titanic” will do in its first official theatrical re-release. Disney’s “The Lion King,” another ‘90s blockbuster, did gangbusters in its 3-D return to theaters last fall. But more recently, “Beauty and the Beast”– another, even earlier Disney animated hit – and George Lucas’ “The Phantom Menace” both underperformed, 3-D or not. The fact that “Titanic” was a seemingly ubiquitous presence on HBO this winter only complicates matters further. Did all that cable exposure

TITANIC, FROM PAGE 11 When the Titanic sank in 1912, Youngstown suffered the loss of industrialist Col. George D. Wick. In an effort to restore his health, Wick had been touring Europe with his wife, Mary (Mollie) Hitchcock Wick, daughter, Mary Natalie, and their cousin, Caroline Bonnell, and Caroline’s English aunt, Elizabeth Bonnell. [Among those lost at sea were 16 people – out of 36- traveling to Ohio.] H. William Lawson, director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society, said Wick was an archetypal industrialist. “He was one of those capitalist types into just about everything,” noted Lawson. Col. George D. Wick’s father and grandfather were founding members of the Youngstown community and build the Wick family wealth from real estate and banking. Col George D. Wick and his partner, James Campbell, after earlier ventures in the steel making industry, formed the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. in 1900 with $600,000 in capital, added Lawson. Diana Shagla, a former assistant at the Arms Museum Library who maintains interest in the Titanic’s history, said Wick family members (now deceased) noted that “Col. Wick possessed a very shrewd business sense and was highly respected. He always thought about the good of the city and did much charity work.” Shagla said the Youngstown community, in general, and the Wick family, in particular, deeply felt the loss of Wick, whose body was never recovered. His widow, Mary, wore darker colored dresses and slowed her community schedule after her return to Youngstown. The Wick family pew in the First Presbyterian Church was roped off and flags flew at half-staff. The mayor of Youngstown, Fred Hartenstein, forbade the showing of any films of the sinking ship in local theaters. In addition, for five minutes at 11 a.m. on April 24, 1912, all business in Youngstown ceased in his memory. His widow, Mary Hitchcock Wick, died of influenza in 1920 at the family’s Wick Avenue home. The residence, a red brick Georgian revival structure, was completed in 1906. The building,

whet fans’ appetites to re-experience the film on the big screen (and, for the first time, in 3-D)? Or has their hunger for all things “Titanic” already been satiated? Of course, “Titanic” was hardly a slamdunk 15 years ago either. In fact, thanks to budget overruns and missing its original release date, snarky Hollywood wags had labeled it another “Heaven’s Gate,” “Ishtar” and “Howard the Duck” long before it hit theaters. A co-production between Paramount and Twentieth Century Fox (Paramount handled domestic distribution rights; Fox, international), some predicted that it might capsize not just one studio, but two. Most filmgoers have long since forgotten that Cameron’s epic, star-crossed romance was supposed to premiere over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, and not at Christmas when it ultimately surfaced. Yet if there’s one thing Hollywood has learned in the intervening decade-and-ahalf, it’s that you should never, ever bet against James Cameron. Having earned his self-annointed “King of the World” status by helming the top-grossing film of all time, Cameron seemed content to rest on his laurels – and maybe bask in

the eleven Oscars “Titanic” won during its sweep of that year’s Academy Awards. Whether it was performance anxiety (how do you follow up the biggest movie of all time?) or mere inertia, Cameron didn’t seem terribly eager to jump back into the director’s chair. And when he did (2009’s sci-fi phenom “Avatar”), it would prove to be the film that finally usurped “Titanic” as the No. 1 world-wide box-office champion. Even losing the Oscar to ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker” couldn’t diminish his now-and-seeminglyforever “King of Tinseltown” status. During a recent screening of the 3-D “Titanic,” I was struck by how even the movie’s original flaws (Cameron’s famously tin-ear dialogue; an excess of Irish blarney in the steerage scenes; some, er, unsubtle supporting performances) seemed positively inconsequential. It’s probably the same way “Gone With the Wind” fans who first experienced

the David O. Selznick megillah during its initial 1939 release felt upon revisiting it years/decades later. And after all, wasn’t “Titanic” the logical successor to “GWTW”– artistically, commercially and in the hearts of any/everyone who loves it--anyway? Another striking thing about the film is how prescient Cameron proved to be in casting the central roles of Jack and Rose. In 1997, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet were merely “promising” young actors. Neither was anyone’s definition of a movie star. (If Cameron had wanted to play it safe, he would have cast Julia Roberts and Tom Cruise.) Today, of course, DiCaprio and Winslet are not only bonafide stars, but widely acknowledged as the leading male and female screen actors of their generation. (Very smart call, Mr. Cameron.) As proof that “Titanic” still has the power to work its formidable magic, I actually stuck around for the lengthy credit sequence just to hear Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” one last time. What had once seemed like the kitschy answer to a trivia question now sounded like a perennial, “The Way We Were”-style torch song/ballad. P.S.: The 3-D wasn’t bad either.

which overlooks the Mahoning Valley and the city, is owned and maintained by Youngstown State University. The essence of the home’s interior seems contained beneath the robin’s egg blue paint; however, the flourishes of carved wood seats, bookcases and built-in cupboards hint to the exquisite elegance of the Edwardian Age. The Titanic, which also dated from around this period, remains a consummate symbol of this era of delineated class distinctions and extravagant wealth, which may in part explain why the tragedy that befell it still fascinates many today. On the bitterly cold evening of April 14, 1912, just before midnight, the R.M.S. Titanic making its maiden voyage struck an iceberg that would take the ship and over 1,500 people with it to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. It was the largest steamship ever built until that time – 882 feet long and 11 stories high from keel to mast. The hull was black trimmed in white with four smoke stacks trimmed in gold. It was said to be unsinkable due to the steel double hull and watertight flood compartments. It was also said at the time: “God himself could not sink the Titanic.” The Titanic, queen of the White Star Line, built in Belfast, Ireland and designed by Thomas Andrews, sailed from Southampton, England on April 10, 1912, with 2,227 passengers and crew. Opulent and exclusive, first class passengers enjoyed the best accommodations ever designed for a liner, including the first on-board swimming pool, a gymnasium, cafes and card room. In contemporary dollars, a first class ticket would cost $50,000. Even second-class accommodations were better than first class on other ships. Third class, nestled deep in the belly of the ship, was plain and practical. The Titanic fascinated Janet White, a local writer and librarian, many years ago when her grandmother gave her a book about the ship. “I was very interested in the people,” said White, adding that she was drawn primarily to the less wealthy, third class passengers’ personal histories. She has researched the lives of several immigrants from this area who were on the Titanic in third class. She wrote the story of Finnish immigrant Elin Numni in “I’m Going to See What Has

Happened” with Nummi’s son, the late Gerald Nummi of Warren. “He wanted the story of his mother to be told,” said White. The title of the book comes from the last words spoken by Elin Nummi’s first husband, Pekka Hakkarainen. The couple was on their honeymoon. They felt the impact and he left their berth to investigate; Elin Nummi never saw him again, added White. White learned two Syrian women who were coming to Youngstown were also steerage passengers on the Titanic. Shanini Georges, returning to America from Lebanon after tending to an ill son, was among the many passengers who were placed on the Titanic due to a coal strike. The White Star Line, intent on showing off the most technologically advanced ship of their fleet and the world, took coal from other ships in order for the Titanic to sail. After the disaster, Georges took 12-year-old Banoura Ayout, coming to America from Syria and the sole survivor of her party, with her to Youngstown. White said she is still trying to discover what happened to Ayout, who was sent to live with friends in Columbus, Ohio. The Wicks enjoyed the Titanic’s legendary, posh first class accommodations. In an interview shortly after the sinking, Youngstown native and passenger Caroline Bonnell remembered the Titanic as a “floating palace.” In a first-hand account, Bonnell, on the night of April 14 at 11:40 p.m., recalled she and Natalie, who were sharing a stateroom, heard “a rasping, tearing noise, but not impact.” Excited by the prospect of seeing an iceberg, the women dressed and went up on deck. Bonnell reported no fear among the passengers and that a mischievous few pitched shards of the iceberg at one another. The sailors were calm. Men in salons were reluctant to leave card games. “Mr. Wick refused to believe at first there was any danger, but when we went below after we had been told to put on life belts, he had dressed and met us on deck. We were all rather unconcerned,” Bonnell later told a reporter in New York.

On the upper deck, the Wick party met for the last time. Bonnell reported they had felt no danger because they could not notice the listing of the ship. Many also thought it would be safer to remain aboard the Titanic than to drift in lifeboats on the Atlantic. “The sea was calm, the night cold and the stars shone,” Bonnell remarked in accounts of the disaster shortly thereafter. As the women in the Wick party recalled, Col. George D. Wick helped them into a lifeboat, told them to keep up their courage and row to the light of an approaching distant ship. Bonnell said more people could have been placed in her lifeboat, which was the second to leave the ship. (The first lifeboat held only six people.) Many of the lifeboats lowered 90 feet to the glassy sea had been filled with fewer than half of the 60-person capacity. As accounts of the disaster have noted, the number of lifeboats on the liner fell far short of the need. Even though there were 2,227 passengers and crew on board, there were only enough lifeboats for 1,700 people. Of the total on board, 705 survived. According to an account given by Mary Hitchcock Wick to her sister, the late Mrs. Myron Arms, the castaway party of 30 watched the vision of twinkling lights disappear deck by deck until there was only a dark shadow of the stern lifted toward a crystalline, moonless sky. Around 2:20 a.m., April 15, the silent group heard the dreadful noise of explosions and the cries of agony from people attempting to swim in the 28-degree water. At dawn, the liner Carpathia rescued the lifeboat holding the remaining Wicks. After the disaster, disabled victims and families left destitute by the loss of fathers and husbands sued the White Star Line for compensation. Many of the plaintiffs stated the ship was navigated recklessly and many widows said their husbands were prevented from entering lifeboats. The famous call for “women and children first” had been interpreted to mean women and children only by some of the crew.

A spiffed-up, 3-D version of 1997 film hit theaters April 4 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the actual Titanic’s launch.

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Agricultural easements help protect farmland

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BY PEGGY KIRK HALL FROM THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION

I’ve been hearing about agricultural easements; what are they? An agricultural easement is a legal property interest that dedicates land to agricultural uses. A landowner who enters into an agricultural easement agreement with an “easement holder” (such as the State of Ohio) agrees to use the land predominantly for agricultural purposes, and forfeits the right to develop the land for other purposes. Are agricultural easements new to Ohio? Yes. While for many years, Ohio has allowed the use of “conservation easements” (agreements to preserve and maintain private land for its conservation or open space value), Ohio law did not recognize a landowner’s right to enter into an agricultural easement until 1999. The Ohio legislature created the agricultural easement as a separate legal instrument whose primary purpose is to preserve and maintain private land for its agricultural value. Why would a landowner enter into an agricultural easement? A landowner would place an agricultural easement on the land for any of the following reasons: to protect the land in its agricultural state; to ensure long-term viability of the farm operation; to help create a region dedicated to agriculture; or to receive tax benefits or a payment for the easement. I’ve heard that the Clean Ohio Fund will provide money for agricultural easements. How will that program work? Ohio’s Agricultural Easement Purchase Program received $25 million from the Clean Ohio Fund in 2001for purchasing agricultural easements, and a second issuance of $25 million from the Clean Ohio Fund in 2009. The program will provide funds until 2008 to counties, townships, municipal corporations and land trusts to buy agricultural easements from willing and qualified

Since I won’t be getting my paper tax package from the IRS this year, how will I get a form to use for my 2011 tax return?

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This image depicts Nettlecombe Farm, an ancestral agricultural homestead. farmland owners. The Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Office of Farmland Preservation runs the program, and has established an application and ranking process to select the farms that will qualify to be paid for entering into an agricultural easement. Information about the program is available at the Ohio Department of Agriculture and through its Web site. How long does an agricultural easement last? Agricultural easements purchased with money from the Clean Ohio Agricultural Easement Purchase Program must remain as part of the land in perpetuity (forever). If the landowner sells or transfers the land, the agricultural easement will be binding on the new owner and all subsequent owners of the land. Agricultural easements funded through other sources may either be perpetual or may last for a certain term of years, depending upon the agreement made by the landowner. Who ensures that the land remains in agriculture? The landowner enters into an agri-

cultural easement with a “holder” of the easement. Under Ohio law, the only parties legally authorized to act as holders of agricultural easements are the State of Ohio, counties, townships, municipalities and charitable organizations whose purpose is to preserve agricultural land. The holder has a legal right to monitor the property and ensure that the land remains in agricultural use. Can a landowner donate an agricultural easement? Yes, and a landowner might qualify for federal income and estate tax benefits for donating an agricultural easement. The State of Ohio currently holds dozens of agricultural easements that were donated, and many land trusts around the state also hold donated agricultural easements. Does the agricultural easement prevent the landowner from selling the land? No. The landowner maintains ownership rights to the land, and may sell the land at any time. However, the new landowner would be bound by the agricultural easement, and could not develop

the land for non-agricultural purposes. Does the public have access to agricultural easement land? No. The agricultural easement does not open the land to members of the public for hiking, picnicking, or any other public uses. The landowner maintains the right to keep uninvited guests off the property. Does the agricultural easement limit the type of agriculture that may take place on the land? Not unless the landowner agrees to the limitations. Generally, the agricultural easement allows the landowner to conduct any activities that are defined as “agriculture” (such as producing crops, raising livestock, or processing farm products) under Ohio law and are in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. Law You Can Use is a weekly consumer legal information column provided by the Ohio State Bar Association. This article was prepared by Peggy Kirk Hall, director of Agricultural and Resource Law, The Ohio State University Extension.

Be sure to ask questions when using title insurance agencies Where I live in Ohio, real estate transactions usually seem to close at title insurance agencies. Why is that? The answer is mostly a matter of economics and tradition. It is expensive for banks to maintain closing staff and to commit space just for closings, space that might be used for other purposes. Years ago, title insurance companies and their agents, who were doing the public records searches anyway, began taking on the closing responsibilities as well, and that tradition continues today. Also, there are those lenders who don’t have a local presence, but who do their business either online or through brokers; the title agency becomes their local connection with their customers. Are all title agencies about the same? Yes and no. All title agencies write title insurance for large national or regional title insurance companies. Consumers should use title companies with good

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MATTERS reputations and experience. Often the lending institution or Realtor can be helpful in identifying a company. The insurance policies issued by all Ohio agencies are based upon forms approved for Ohio. What services do title agencies provide? Title agents thoroughly examine each title to determine if there are any flaws in the title or reasons for concern regarding the transfer of the title. The title agent also reviews the closing documents and is responsible for having such documents executed properly and for having certain documents properly filed. Title agents are responsible for disbursing funds in a timely fashion, such as paying off mortgages and other

liens that affect the customer’s title. Title insurance also may provide a way to close a transaction when there are certain title deficiencies that the title insurer is willing to cover. How do I ensure that I have a “good” title agency? Ask questions. It is becoming increasingly common for banks, real estate agents or lawyers to have an ownership interest in a title agency. You should be made aware of any such ownership arrangement. You also should ask about the agency’s experience or length of operation, and about the qualifications of its personnel. Ask if any claims have been made against the titles that this agency has previously insured. And finally, find out whether the entire closing process is being insured on your behalf by the title insurance company, or if only the title is being insured. Without that additional coverage, which is provided as “closing

protection coverage,” consumers risk not being fully protected. Must I use a title agency? No, but it makes good sense to be sure you are receiving a clear title to the property you are buying, and title agencies can provide an efficient mechanism for doing this. Your attorney may also be able to provide you with these services, as might others involved in the purchase process. The important point to remember is to have the title researched and insured so you know of any encumbrances against the property. If any flaws in the title are discovered, you can then seek to have such flaws corrected in order to have marketable title transferred. Your lender may also require you to use a title agency to close the loan transaction. From the Ohio State Bar Association and originally prepared by attorney Quentin R. Haines and updated by Delaware attorney G. Scott Miller.

If you use IRS e-file, you’ll enter data electronically and complete tax forms via the computer. Simply print out the completed return for your files. IRS tax forms and instructions are available for down loading and printing at www.IRS.gov. You can also find them at IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center offices and participating community outlets such as libraries or post offices. Or, have forms and instructions mailed to you by callint the IRS at 1-800TAX-Form (800-829-3676), Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Typically, you will receive your shipment within 10 days. How will I know which form to use? ◆ If you use IRS e-file, the system will automatically decide which form you need. If you do not use e-file, you will be choosing between three forms: 1040EZ, 1040A and 1040. Generally, you should choose Form 1040EZ if your taxable income below $100,000 does not include any self-employment income; your filing status is Single or Married Filing Jointly; you and your spouse—if married—are under age 65 and not blind; you are not claiming any dependents or tax credits other than the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC); your taxable interest income is $1,500 or less. ◆ You should choose Form 1040A if your taxable income below $100,000 does not include any selfemployment income; your capital gain distributions do not include unrecaptured section 1250, section 1202 or collectibles (28 percent) gains; you claim only certain tax credits (see Form 1040 information, below); you claim adjustments to income only for IRA contributions, student loan interest, educator expenses and/or tuition and fees. ◆ If you cannot use Form 1040EZ or Form 1040A, you likely will need to use Form 1040. Use Form 1040 if your taxable income is $100,000 or more and/or you are reporting selfemployment income; you claim itemized deductions; you claim any tax credit that is not among the following: earned income, child/dependent care expense, elderly/disabled, education, savers or child/additional child tax credit; you are reporting income from sale of property. Where can I get more information? Visit www.irs.gov. Tax products often appear online before they are available in paper form. To view and download tax products, visit the IRS Web site and select Forms and Publications. The Ohio State Bar Association prepared this column. It was provided by the Internal Revenue Service (http://www.IRS.gov).

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Study: Bariatric surgery improves, reverses diabetes

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verweight, diabetic patients who underwent bariatric surgery achieved significant improvement or remission of their diabetes, according to new research from Cleveland Clinic. In a randomized, controlled trial, some weight loss surgery patients achieved normal blood sugar levels without use of any diabetes medications. In others, the need for insulin to control blood sugar was eliminated. Recent observational studies had demonstrated that bariatric surgical procedures reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes and lead to substantial improvement for many patients with pre-existing disease. “After one year, patients who underwent gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy lost more weight and were significantly more successful at controlling their diabetes, compared to those who simply took medications,” said lead investigator Philip Schauer, M.D., director of the Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute. “We believe that bariatric surgery represents a potentially valuable strategy for control of diabetes that should be considered in more patients who do not respond to conventional treatment.” Results of the STAMPEDE (Surgical Therapy And Medications Potentially Eradicate Diabetes Efficiently) trial were published on Monday, March 26 in The New England Journal of Medicine and presented the same day at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology in Chicago. The STAMPEDE trial involved 150 patients with obesity and poorly controlled diabetes. The patients were divided into three groups of 50: those who received intensive medical therapy of their diabetes, those who received intensive medical therapy plus gastric bypass surgery, and those who received intensive medical therapy plus sleeve gastrectomy. “This trial demonstrates that bariatric surgery can eliminate the need for diabetes medications in many obese patients whose diabetes is poorly controlled,” Schauer said. “Furthermore, the surgical patients showed major improvements in other measures of heart health, including reduced need for high blood pressure and cholesterol medications, while significantly boosting HDL – the socalled ‘good’ – cholesterol.” Effectiveness was gauged by the percentage of patients who achieved an average blood sugar within the normal range 12 months after treatment (measured using the hemoglobin A1c – HbA1c – a standard laboratory test that reflects average blood sugar over three months). After 12 months, a normal HbA1c

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(less than 6.0) was achieved in 42.6 percent of patients who underwent gastric bypass and 36.7 percent of patients who underwent sleeve surgery, but just 12.2 percent of medically treated patients. The HbA1c of less than six is a more aggressive target than the American Diabetes Association guidelines. Participants entered the study taking an average of three medications each for diabetes. In all of the gastric bypass patients who achieved the target level, the normal blood sugar was attained without use of any diabetic medications. Seventy-two percent of sleeve patients who reached normal blood sugar also did so without the use of any diabetic medications. In surgically-treated patients who continued to require drugs, researchers observed a substantial reduction in the need for diabetic medications. As expected, the patients who received bariatric surgery lost more weight during the 12-month study, averaging 64.7 pounds for patients who received gastric bypass, 55.2 pounds for patients who had

stomach reduction surgery, and 11.9 pounds for patients treated with medications. The study authors reported some complications of surgery, but most were not serious. However, four patients did require a second operation. The study authors caution that the favorable results were observed after a relatively short follow-up period (12 months) and that long-term studies are needed to determine the durability of the findings. The authors will continue to follow these patients for four years to attempt to answer these questions. More information on the clinical trial can be found at clevelandclinic.org/ stampede. This study was funded by Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, which is a company that designs and manufactures medical devices and surgical instruments. Schauer is a paidadvisory board member of Ethicon, and is in complete compliance with all Cleveland Clinic COI policies.

umility of Mary Health Partners, as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, will collect unused prescription medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown and St. Joseph Health Center Unused and ex- in Warren. Unused and pired prescripexpired prescription drugs can tion drugs can be dropped off be dropped off at at drive-through drive-through colcollection sites lection sites on the on the Belmont Belmont Avenue ramp at St. ElizaAvenue ramp beth and at the at St. Elizabeth main entrance at and at the main St. Joseph. Particientrance at St. pation is free and anonymous – no Joseph. Participation is free questions asked. The Drug Enand anonymous forcement Admin– no questions istration (DEA) asked. introduced Drug Take-Back Day in 2009 in an effort to keep potentially dangerous prescription drugs from being misused or disposed of improperly. Unused prescription medications are highly susceptible to misuse, abuse and improper disposal, reports Robert Martin, who is organizing HMHP’s drug takeback program. Martin is an officer with the HMHP police department. Abuse of prescription medications is alarmingly high in the United States, as is the rate of accidental poisonings and overdoses, Martin said. The source of most of these accidental poisonings and overdoses is unused prescription medications. In addition, improper disposal of these medications – flushing them down the drain or sending them to a landfill – poses hazards to the environment. Participants taking part in the DEA’s prescription drug take-back program last fall collectively turned in more than 377,086 pounds – more than 188 tons – of unwanted and expired medications at 5,327 take-back locations throughout the United States. Collection procedures: Participation is anonymous. No identification is required and no questions will be asked. Medications need not be in original containers. If medication is disposed of in its original container, identifying information should be removed. Liquid medications, intravenous solutions, injectible drugs and syringes will not be accepted.

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Regional health screenings, education and support groups Editor’s note: You may notice that we’ve relocated our listings for health-education programs and support groups. In previous years, the listings were found in the main body of the calendar. We made this change to allow our readers to find local health information quickly and easily. We hope that you’ll find this new section useful, too. – Mark C. Peyko, Editor

5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Ongoing. Includes monthly classes on diet, nutrition and behavior modification. Call to register. $20.

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Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Groups, various locations. For more information, call 330-650-0552 or 1-800-272-3900. This month's meetings: 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 3 at Senior Center of Mahoning County, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 10 at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 HowlandWilson Road, Howland; 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 18 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St., Conference Room 1, 2, 3, Warren; 2 p.m., Monday, March 16 at Antonine Sister’s Adult Day Center, 2691 North Lipkey Road, North Jackson; and 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 26 at the Alzheimer’s Association, Building B, Suite 301, 3695 Boardman-Canfield Road, Canfield.

Easy Yoga Class, St. Joe's at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. 11 a.m.-noon on Mondays from April 2-23. $20 for four classes or $6 each. Tai Chi Chih Class, St. Joe's at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-727-4477. Lucinda Kutsko will teach this nine-week class. Call for details. New series begins 9:30-10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 1. $45.

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BLOOD-PRESSURE SCREENINGS Blood Drives, various branches, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County; 330-744-3836. The blood drives are conducted by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross for St. Elizabeth’s Health Center. Poland branch, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 11; Boardman branch, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday, April 27. Blood Pressure and Health Screenings by Easter Seals Private Duty, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County; 330-744-8636. Easter Seals Private Duty will provide free health assessments. A nurse will be available for blood pressure screenings, pulse, oxygen saturation, and weight. East branch, 1-2 p.m., Tuesday, April 3; Main Library, 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday, April 26; Newport branch, 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, April 11; West branch, 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, April 4. Blood Pressure Screenings, St. Joe‘s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 YoungstownWarren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. 9 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday. Free. Blood Pressure Screenings, various branches, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County; 330-7448636. By the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross. Boardman branch: 12:30-3 p.m., Monday, April 2; Struthers branch: 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, April 17; Poland branch, 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, April 24.

BRAIN INJURY Insight Group: Brain Injury Support, Boardroom, Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital, 8747 Squires Lane NE, Howland; 330-841-3757. Support for patients with brain injury and their families. Registration required. Meets the last Thursday. 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 26.

CANCER Breast Cancer Support Group (BEACON), St. Joseph Health Center, 667 Eastland Ave., Warren; 1-888-227-6446. BEACON (Better Emotional Awareness of Cancer and Our Needs) provides peer support and links breast-cancer survivors and other women who have had a similar diagnosis. No registration necessary. Meets the first Thursday. 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, April 5. Cancer Caregiver Support Group, Radiation Oncology Department, Northside Medical Center Regional Referral Building, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; call Joyce at 330-652-0071 for more information. Meets the second Tuesday. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 10. Cancer Support Group, Waiting Room, TMH Radiology Oncology, Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St., Warren; 330-841-9689. Open to all cancer patients. No registration required. 6:30-7:30 p.m., April 18. Free. HOPE Support Group, St. Elizabeth Health Center, 8401 Market St., Boardman; 330-480-2203. Support group for cancer patients, family and friends who are newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment or recently

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completing therapy. Call to register. Look Good Feel Better; 1-800-227-2345. Humility of Mary Health Partners and the American Cancer Society collaborate on this program that provides information and hands-on instruction on wigs, makeup and skin care for women experiencing the side effects of chemotherapy. Call for information. Skin-Cancer Awareness Display/Free Derma Scan, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-6527542. The derma scan will show sun damage to the face. Staff from Cancer care will be on hand to answer questions. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday, April 20. Free.

CARDIO-PULMONARY Carotid or AAA Screening, St. Joe's at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 YoungstownWarren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. For those at risk and meeting criteria. By appointment. Call 330-652-7542. Every first Wednesday. 8:30 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, April 4. Free. Heart Failure Support Group, St. Elizabeth Health Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown; 330-4803991. Support for patients and families dealing with heart failure. Call for information and dates. Free. Heart Failure Support Group, St. Joseph Health Center, 667 Eastland Ave., Warren; 330-841-4327. Support group for individuals and families dealing with heart failure. Call to register. Call for information, dates and times. Free. ICD (Internal Cardiac Defribrillator) Connection, St. Elizabeth Health Center, 8401 Market St., Boardman; 330-480-7648. Education and information for a participant and one guest. Participant must have an internal cardiac defibrillator (ICD). Features a guest speaker. Call for information or to register. ICD (Internal Cardiac Defribrillator) Connection, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-480-3151. Call to register. Patti Kostelnak, RN, Cardiovascular Communicator Educator, will facilitate. 6-7 p.m.,Thursday, April 26. Free. Mended Hearts Support Group, St. Elizabeth Health Center, 8401 Market St., Boardman; 330-7028859. Support for those dealing with heart disease and other cardiac problems. Includes discussion about lifestyle changes, depression, recovery and treatment. Call for information, dates and times. Free. Peripheral Vascular Disease Screening, St. Joe's at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. A nurse will measure blood flow to the legs by doing Ankle-Brachial Index. By appointment. Every last Thursday. 1-4 p.m., Thursday, April 26.

DEATH & DYING HEAL Support Group, St. Elizabeth Health Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown; 480-3132. Support group for those who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of a newborn. Call for information, dates and times. Free.

Miscarriage, Stillborn or Newborn Death: RTS Bereavement Services, Northside Medical Center, Medical Education Building, Auditorium A, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; 330-884-2911. Parent-support program for families grieving over the loss of their baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. Call for more information. Meets the third Tuesday. 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, April 17. New Horizons Grief Series, Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road., Poland; 330-549-5901. Eight-week educational support sessions for adults who have had a loved one die. Register with Karen. Free. Parents Together, Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road., Poland; 330-549-5901. Weekly support group for parents dealing with grief. Register with Karen. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Every Tuesday. Free. Parents Together, Hospice of the Valley, 5000 E. Market St., Suite 19, Howland; 330-549-5901. Weekly support group for parents dealing with grief. Register with Karen. 10 a.m.-noon. Every Monday. Free. Widow and Widowers Group, Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St., Canfield; 330-549-5900. Grief support group meets the first and third Wednesday (April 4, April 18). Call Karen to register. 6-8 p.m. Widow and Widowers Group, Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road., Poland; 330-549-5901. Grief support group meets the second and fourth Friday (April 13, April 27). Call Karen to register. 10 a.m.-noon.

DIABETES Diabetes Day Group Class Series, Diabetes Room 905, Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St., Warren; 330-841-9689. Physician referral requierd. Call to register. Occurs 2-3 p.m., April 16-17 and 1:30-3 p.m., April 18-19. Diabetes Support Group, Mahoning County Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 4802676, 330-744-5071. Support group for individuals with diabetes. Family members are welcome. Meets the second Thursday. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Thursday, April 10. Free. Diabetes Support Group, Conference Room F, ground floor, Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St., Warren; 330-841-9689. No registration required. 1-2 p.m., Monday, April 9. Free. Free Blood Sugar Screenings, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 YoungstownWarren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Dr. C. Reyes will conduct free foot screenings for at-risk individuals. Requires an eight-hour fast. Call to register. Every third Monday. 9-11 a.m., Monday, April 16.

DIET & NUTRITION Slim Down, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-480-3151. Six-week weight-management program taught by dieticians. New series begins 5:306:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 1. Call to register. $40. Weight Management Through Strength Training, St. Joe's at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall,

Stepping Into Medicare: What to Know, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-6527542. Angelo Lucarelli will speak. Includes light refreshments. Call to register. 4-5 p.m., Wednesday, April 25. Talk with the Doc Program: Kidney Stones, St. Joe's at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Dr. Katie Hodge will speak. Includes a light lunch. Call to register. Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, April 19. $2.

HEALTH SCREENINGS Blood Pressure and Health Screenings by Easter Seals Private Duty; 330-744-8636. Easter Seals Private Duty will provide free health assessments at various branches of the Public Library. A nurse will be available for blood pressure screenings, pulse, oxygen saturation, and weight. Easter Seals is offering this service through a grant to provide assessments to seniors in Mahoning County aged 60 plus, but participation is not limited to seniors. Sessions include: West branch, 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, April 4; East branch, noon, Tuesday, April 3; Newport branch, 1-2 p.m., Wednedsay, April 11; Main Library, 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday, April 26. Call for information. Special Lab Express: Complete Blood Count, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Includes a complete blood count and metabolic panel. Requires an eight-hour fast. Walk in. $10.

LUPUS Lupus Suppor t Group Meeting, Oak hill Renaissance Center, 345 Oakhill Ave., Youngstown; for more information, call Patricia Phillips at the YWCA at 330-746-6361. First Tuesday of the month. Noon-2 p.m., Tueday, April 3. Free.

MYELOMA Myeloma Family Support Group, Denny’s, 4020 Belmont Ave., Liberty; call 330-770-0808 or email donnadet2000@yahoo.com. Serves adults, their adult friends and family members who have been diagnosed with the disease. Meets the third Monday. 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 16.

OSTEOPOROSIS Strong Bones, Strong People, St. Joe's at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 YoungstownWarren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. A 12-week program of personalized strength training and nutritional education for those who have osteoporosis, lowbone density or at risk. Program seeks to improve muscle strength and nutrition. Call to schedule an appointment. Free. Bone Density Screening, St. Joe's at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Have an ultrasound of the heel bone to screen for osteoporosis. No appointment necessary. 9 a.m.-noon., Friday, April 20. Free.

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HEALTH GROUPS, FROM PAGE 16 OSTOMY Ostomy Support Group, St. Elizabeth Health Center, 8401 Market St., Boardman; 330-480-3440. Support, education and information for those who have undergone or will have ostomies. For individuals and their families. No registration necessary. Every other month. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 10. Free.

PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH Breastfeeding Class, Northside Medical Center, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; 330-884-2912. Provides up-to-date information on breastfeeding. Taught by a lactation consultant. Call to register. Meets the second Tuesday. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuedsay, April 10. $10. Free if enrolled in Childbirth Class. Childbirth Preparation, Northside Medical Center, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; 330-884-2912. Prepares expectant mother and partner for a shared birth experience. Covers pregnancy, labor and delivery, infant care and parenting, childbirth techniques and infant CPR. Call to register.Valley Care can bill Medicaid, Caresource, or Unison directly for registration fee. Bring card to class. Call for dates. $50. New Baby Class, John Politis Auditorium, Northside Medical Center, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; 330884-2912. Learn proper safety and care techniques. Covers diaper care, CPR and bathtub safety. Taught by a team of maternity care experts. Call to register. Call for date. $10; free if enrolled in Childbirth Class. One Day Childbirth Class, Northside Medical Center, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; 330-884-2912. Designed to accommodate parents whose busy schedules may make it difficult to attend a two-week series. Call to register. Valley Care can bill Medicaid, Caresource, or Unison for registration fee. Bring card to the class. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 14. $50. Saturday Lamaze in a Day, Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St., Warren; 330-841-9880. Prepares women and their partners for a shared learning experience. Includes Lamaze techniques and information about pregnancy, labor and delivery. Call to register. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 14. Sibling Class, meets in the lobby, Northside Medical Center, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; 330884-2912. Open to parents and children between the ages of 4 and 10. Includes a tour of the Childbirth Center. Call to register. Meets every other month. 4-5 p.m., Wedneday, April 4. Free.

SENIOR HEALTH/WELLNESS Adult Hearing Screening, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 YoungstownWarren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. By appointment. Screenings by Audiologist Dorian Miller. 9-11 a.m., Thursday, April 26. Falling Prevention Class, St. Joe's at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Prevent yourself or a loved one from a fall by attending this class. Free balance testing by St. Joe's physical therapy. Also beginning Tai Chi Chih instruction. Call to register. 12-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 11. Notary Public Services, Living Wills, and Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare, St. Joe's at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 YoungstownWarren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Facilitated with assistance of St. Joe's palliative-care staff. Every second Wednesday and last Thursday. 9 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, April 18 and 1-4 p.m., Thursday, April 26.

SPECIAL-NEEDS CHILDREN Operation Search and Help Program, Easter Seals and Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center; 330-7431168. Assists families of special-needs children (birth to age 21) with medications, equipment, medical supplies, specialized formulas and transportation assistance to out-of-town medical appointments. Call Mary Ann Schaper for information.

SPINAL CORD INJURY Mahoning Valley Spinal Cord Injury Support Group, Occupational Therapy Department, Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital, 8747 Squires Lane NE, Howland; 330-544-1411. All spinal cord injury patients and their family and friends are welcome. Assists disabled people in finding programs and agencies. Call or email at dtmurdock@aol.com. Meets the second Monday. 5-7 p.m. Monday, April 9.

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idwinter and early spring always provide a number of interesting wine events for Valley wine aficionados. In addition to Springfield Grille and Wine and Dine Ohio’s monthly dinners, Alberini’s of Niles and Vernon’s Ristorante held tastings that attracted eager crowds. The Youngstown Grocers Association and

from Vernon’s kitchen, this is a tasting that attendees look forward to each year. Roast pork loin, prime sirloin, grilled whole salmon, blackened catfish, smoked salmon, oysters Rockefeller, assorted pizzas, antipasto and tables of assorted desserts greet you upon entering the tasting room. After you’ve loaded your plate with food, it’s time to make a wine selection from one of several tables featuring wines from around the world. It was a hard decision to narrow my selections down to two whites and two red wines, but I found the 2009

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also held a wine and beer taste at Stambaugh Auditorium. Springfield Grille held a Valentine’s Day-inspired wine and chocolate taste featuring Austintown’s Gorant Chocolates paired to wines from Ohio Wine Distributors. The first course was sea scallops glazed in a caramelized pineapple sauce, and the 2010 Loredona Pinot Grigio from Monterey County was a fine match for the sweet and sour scallops. Crisp and citrusy flavors make the Loredona a fine choice for upcoming summer dining. The next wine course featured a longtime favorite of mine. Raymond Vineyards’ 2009 Lot No. 3 “R Collection” Chardonnay was served with a raspberry ale fondue. Raymond’s creamy fruit forward style was just the answer for the rich decadent fondue. The salad course consisted of tangy blood orange and dark chocolate tossed in balsamic vinegar. It was paired to a 2007 Santori Pinot Noir from Italy. The lush berryscented Pinot Noir was delicious with the inspired chocolate-tinged salad. Honey-roasted beef tenderloin was presented for the main course. A 2009 “Sommelier” Selection Cabernet Sauvignon from Raymond was an exquisite pairing.

Textured dark fruit flavors followed by a long, robust finish made me linger over the fork-tender tenderloin. Our finishing dish was a flaky chocolate croissant served with a glass of Chocovine Raspberry Wine. The decadent rich raspberry-scented Chocovine was a seamless match for the croissant. Rachel’s Restaurant of Austintown was the scene of Wine and Dine Ohio’s monthly dinner taste. For this tasting, we chose local Mastropietro Winery and Nannicola Wine Imports for our selection of wines. Our first wine was Nannicola’s Italo Sescon Prosecco extra dry sparkler from Italy. Lively floral and citrus flavors lead to a crisp clean finish that complemented the select stuffed mushrooms offered as a starter course. The delicious off-dry Vidal Blanc was our first Mastropietro wine. Estate grown, it delivers sweet pear and citrus flavors that lead to a lively finish. Those who ordered the Franciscan-Style Scrod prepared with buttermilk and seasoned breadcrumbs were very pleased with the match. Our first red was owner-winemaker Dan Mastropietro’s fine Red Merlot. Delicate

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Sonoma Coast to be irresistible. This is California Chardonnay at its best. Crisp yet supple citrus fruit flavors lead to a finish tinged with a hint of oak. The smoked salmon was delicious with this Chardonnay. At $15.99, the Fess Parker 2010 Santa Barbara Chardonnay is a terrific bargain. Citrus and tropical fruit flavors made this Chardonnay a great partner for the oysters Rockefeller. My first red pick was the 2005 LaRose

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Local winemaker Dan Mastropietro presented a selection of his wines at the March Ohio Wine and Dine tasting at Rachel’s.

cherry fruit flavors follow through to a mocha-tinged finish. Our recommended barbecued boneless chicken breast topped with sautéed onions was just on the money for this lush, creamy red. Mastropietro’s bold Syrah was our next wine. Vinted in a cool-climate style, it produces gobs of blackberry and red fruit flavors followed by a long spice-tinged finish. Rachel’s Gorgonzola-topped New York strip steak with Portobello mushrooms was a natural choice for this bold spicy red. The final wine was Mastropietro’s signature Frontenac Port. This dessert wine’s compelling features are bold lush sweet fruit flavors followed by a long textured finish that lasts forever. Dessert in itself, this port was also outstanding with the chocolate confections available. I’d like to thank Dan and Marianne Mastropietro for bringing their wines to and Ohio Wine and Dine event, and giving attendees a night to remember. Vernon’s Ristorante and Fat Tuesday are becoming synonymous with fantastic food and great wine. With hand-picked wines by Sommelier Dennis Huston and the huge selection of Cajun-inspired food

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from the Haut Medoc region of Bordeaux. This tasty blend of 60 percent Cabernet and 40 percent Merlot produces a rich textured red that finishes with a hint of tobacco and spice. The roasted prime sirloin was just the match for this structured red. California is the home of my last red pick. The 2008 Bogle Phantom is a delicious blend of Zinfandel, Mourvedre, and Petite Sirah. It exhibits bold dark fruit flavors and finishes long with pepper and spice on the nose. The carved pork loin was my choice for this undervalued red. I want to thank Vernon and his talented staff for a wonderful evening of food and wine. Beer was on the menu at the Springfield Grille’s March dinner taste. Flying Dog Brewery of Frederick, Md. had an array of brews paired to the Grille’s five-course din-

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Wine Guy By John Webster ner er menu menu. Fried oysters drizzled with citrus mint aioli was paired to Flying Dog’s Tire Bite Golden Ale for our starter course. Rich yet crisp with a touch of hops, it worked very well with the fried oysters. Our second course was crispy marinated pork belly. A tip of my hat to the Grille’s kitchen for this dish, as it was the best of its kind I’ve ever had. They chose the Germanstyle In Heat Wheat Hefeweizen to go with this signature dish. Crisp and clean, it cuts right through the rich tasting pork belly. Spicy Thai pumpkin squash coconut curry over rice was paired to the Doggy Style Pale Ale for our next entrée. Very malty with a hoppy nose, this classic pale ale worked nicely with the spicy curry and rice dish. The main course consisted of roasted vegetable agnolotti (ravioli) pasta with panfried skirt steak. This mouth-watering dish was paired to Flying Dog’s Raging Bitch IPA (India Pale Ale). This hoppy Belgian-style brew stood up well to the skirt steak and pasta. A fresh-baked chocolate raspberry soufflé was matched to a glass of Gonzo Imperial Porter for our dessert course. Dark and malty with over 9 percent alcohol, this is one fine Porter. It was simply grand with the intense raspberry soufflé. The Grille’s staff did a wonderful job pariing their food to these unique brews. My next tasting took me to Alberini’s of Niles for their midwinter “Cab-In Fever” Cabernet taste. With tables of antipasto, assorted artisan pizzas, shrimp ceviche, veal chop lollipops, smoked salmon, southwestern rubbed pork loin and Maryland crab cakes, there was more than enough great food to go with the outstanding wines being poured. My first pick was the Italo Cescon Chardonnay Piave from Italy ($13). Unwooded with bright citrusy flavors, this undervalued Chardonnay was nearly perfect with the Maryland Crab cakes. My next pick was the 2010 Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay from sourced vineyards throughout California. Crisp and light in style with just a hint of oak on the finish, it was yummy with the smoked salmon. At $13 a bottle, the Edna Valley 2008 Cabernet from Paso Robles is a real standout bargain. Jammy black fruit flavors dusted with cocoa lead to a long spice-tinged finish. My last pick hails from Australia. The 2009 Tait “The Ball Buster” Red Blend

from the Barossa Valley is one big gulp of wine. Deeply concentrated, this cuvee of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot offers expansive dark fruit flavors and a rich spicy finish that lasts and lasts. The SEE WINE GUY, PAGE 19

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lollipop veal chops worked very nicely with this bold red. On March 8, I attended the Youngstown Area Grocers Association and Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 7th Annual Wine and Beer Taste benefiting the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown AIDS Ministry and the Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County. This fun-filled event was held at Stambaugh Auditorium, featuring a huge selection of food from Mr. D’s delicious fresh foods. Trays of antipasto, carved meats, roasted garlic flatbreads and assorted desserts were offered, with several wine and beer distributors on hand to sample their products. With a plate of cheese pinwheels, I went to the distributors’ tables, stopping at the Tri-County Distributors table. When I asked for something different, I was offered a glass of Ferrante’s Winery’s Cranberry Blanc wine ($8). If you haven’t tried it yet, I think you’ll enjoy this affordable wine with its intense cranberry flavors for upcoming summer get-togethers. If you’re looking for a great summer Chardonnay, give the 2010 Castle Rock Winery’s Columbia Valley Chardonnay a try. At under $10 a bottle, it delivers gobs of bright citrus fruit flavors and finishes crisp and clean. Another great wine for summer cookouts is the 2010 Handcrafted Petite Sirah ($11.99) from California. Bold and spicy red fruit flavors followed by a pepper-tinged finish will make this red a real hit around the barbecue pit this summer. Looking for something different at the beer table, I was offered a glass of Wild Raspberry Ale from the Great Divide Brewing Company. I found it very refreshing with a hint of raspberries on the finish. Thanks to the organizers of this annual event for another great taste. Upcoming events include two Wine and Dine Ohio tastes – April at the Wine Down at the Upstairs Restaurant (for the date, contact Wine and Dine Ohio or the Wine Down; the May tasting will be at 6:30 p.m. May 31 at Station Square Ristorante. To make a reservation or get on the email list for Wine and Dine Ohio event information, call 330-651-8676 and leave a message, or contact us through the Wine and Dine Ohio Web site (www.wineanddineohio.com). The Springfield Grille will hold its monthly dinner taste; contact the restaurant for details. Ashtabula’s St. Joseph’s Winery is holding an Italian dinner on Sunday, April 22 from 3-6 p.m., featuring the new release of their Sangiovese. Space is limited, so call 330-442-7576 for more information or reservations. Other regular tastings include Charlie’s Premier Wines of Howland, every Saturday; Wine Styles, every other week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday; Vintage Estate, third Saturday tasting; and Michael Charles Premier Wines on Elm Road, second Saturday tasting. If your

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AMERICAN – A&W, Amen Corner, AngeNetta’s, Applebee’s, Arthur Treacher’s, BV II Go, Barbara’s Cozy Corner, Barney’s Deli, Barry Dyngles Pub, Beat Coffeehouse, Belly Buster, Big Family, Bill’s Place, Bloomingdale’s Point Restaurant, Blue Iris Cakery, Blue Wolf Tavern, Bob Evans, Boston Market, Brookfield Diner, (Brown Derby) Roadhouse, Bud’s Suds and Pub, Buffalo Wild Wings, C’s Waffle House, Cafe Olgun, Charly’s, Chik-Fil-A, Chili’s, Chipper’s Sports Bar, The Chophouse, Chuck E. Cheese, City Limits, Coconut Grove, Covered Bridge Inn, Crispy Chicken, Cracker Barrel, Davidson’s, Downtown Draught House, Drake’s Landing, Eat’n Park, Edie’s, Emerald Diner, Fifth Season, Fractured Prune, Frankie’s Main Street Cafe, Friday’s, Friendly’s, Friends Roastery, Garden Cafe, Gasoline Alley, Georgie’s, Globe, Golden Dawn, Great Harvest Bread, Happy Days Diner, Hickory Grille, Hippodrome, Home Cooking, Hometown Buffet, Ice House Inn, International House of Pancakes, Iron Bridge Inn, Isaly’s Busy Bee Restaurant, Janos, Jay’s Famous Hot Dogs, J.D.’s Posthouse, Jillian’s, Jib-Jab, Johnny’s, Jorgine’s, the Korner, Kountry Kupboard, Lake Tavern, Landmark, Lemon Grove, Log Cabin Inn, Lone Star, Longhorn, M&P Coney Island, MVR, McMenamy’s, Mahoning Valley Lanes, Manor, Mocha House, Molly’s, Monty’s, Nic’s First Light Cafe, O’Charley’s, Original Roadhouse, Outback Steakhouse, Overture, Page’s New Ages, Panera, Peaberry’s, Perkins, Philly’s All-American Cheese Steaks, Ponderosa, Popeye’s, Quaker Steak & Lube, Quiznos, Rachel’s Westchester, Raptis, Red Lobster, Roadhouse, Royal Oaks, Ruby Tuesday, Shakers Bar and Grille, Smokey Bones, Spinners, Spread Eagle Tavern, Springfield Grille, Station Square, Steak-n-Shake, Summit Pizza & Subs, Sunrise Inn, T.J.’s, Three Sisters Cafe, Tiffany’s, Times Square, Trax Restaurant, Tully’s, Vernon’s Cafe, Vintage Estate, Wayside, Westfork Steakhouse, West Glen Ristorante, What’s Cookin’, Winston’s, Winslow’s Cafe, Wooden Angel, Yankee Kitchen, Young’s, Youngstown Crab Co., Youngstown Sports Grille, Zoupwerks. BARBECUE – Barry Dyngles Pub, (Brown Derby) Roadhouse, Buena Vista, Charlie Staple’s, Eli’s Famous Barbecue, Garland’s, Hickory Rib, Longhorn Steakhouse, Original Roadhouse, Palm Café, Royal Oaks, Quaker Steak & Lube, Smokey Bones, Tully’s, West Fork Steakhouse, Zoupwerks. BUFFET – Asian Buffet, Grand Buffet (Chinese), China Garden Buffet, Golden Corral, Great China Buffet, Hometown Buffet, International Buffet (Chinese), Shangri La, Sunshine Buffet (Chinese). CAJUN – Blue Wolf Tavern. CHINESE/ASIAN – Asian Chao, Bamboo Garden, China Buffet, China Express, China Hing, China House, China Star, China Wok, Chung Chinese, Dragon Palace, East Wind, Evergreen, Fortune Garden, Girard Wok, Golden Hunan, Grand Buffet, Great China Buffet, Great Wall, Happy Dragon, Harvest Buffet and Grille, House of China, Hunan Express, Hung Fung, Little Hunan, Main Loon, Main Moon, Panda Garden, Sakura, Shang Hai River, Sunshine Chinese Buffet, Yamato. COFFEE – Barnes & Noble, Beat, Downtown Coffee Café, Fractured Prune, Friends Roastery, Gloria Jean’s, Great Harvest Bread, Lemon Grove, Maggie’s Magic Muffins, Mocha House, Panera, Peaberry’s, Starbucks, Winslow’s Cafe. CUBAN/SPANISH – Saborico Market and Café. DELICATESSEN – Barney’s, Beat, Charley’s, Downtown Coffee Cafe, Garden Cafe, Great Harvest Bread, Kravitz’s Delicatessen, Panera, Peaberry’s Cafe, Sandwich Factory, Spinners, That’s a Wrap, U.S. Sub Shop, Winslow’s Cafe, Zoupwerks. EASTERN EUROPEAN/SLOVAK – Julian Gray’s Restaurant, Rip’s Café. FRENCH – Selah. GERMAN – Saxon Club, Youngstown Maennerchor. GREEK – BV to Go, Buena Vista, Buena Vista II, Greek Place, Raptis. INDIAN – Bombay Curry and Grill, Bombay Star. IRISH – County Maigh Eo, O’Donold’s. ITALIAN – Alberini’s, AngeNetta’s, Antenucci’s, Antone’s, Aulisio’s, Belleria, Boulevard Tavern, Bruno’s, Buena Vista, Caesar’s, Carmello’s, Carrabba’s Italian Grille, Café 422, Cafe Cimmento, Caffe Capri, Carchedi’s, Carmelo’s, Combine Bros., Davidson’s, DeChellis Italian Cafe, DeMarco’s, Dilucia’s, Dino’s, Dirusso’s, DonaVito’s, Ezio’s, Enzo’s, Gampetro’s, Geno’s, Gonata’s, Inner Circle, Jimmy’s Famous Take Out, Joé, La Rocca’s, La Villa, Leo’s, Lucianno’s, MVR, Marino’s, Nicolinni’s, Nonni’s Ristorante, Olive Garden, Papa Louie’s, Salvatore’s, Scarsella’s, Smaldino’s, Station Square, Sunrise, Tuscany Square, Vernon’s Cafe, White Rose Spaghetti House. ITALIAN (PIZZA) – See pizzeria directory next month. JAPANESE – Asuka, Tokyo House, Tokyo Sushi and Grill,

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Sakura, Sawa Steak House, Yamato. LEBANESE – Aladdin’s, Little Damascus, Phoenician Grill, Upstairs, Zenobia Grill. MARTINI BAR – Imbibe. MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EASTERN – Little Damascus, Phoenician Grill, Yolo Mediterranean Grill, Zenobia Grill. MEXICAN – Agave Azul, Cancun, Casa Fiesta, Casa Ramirez, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Coyoacan, Don Pancho’s, El Carlos, El Jalapeno, El Torero, Fiesta Tapatia, La Fiesta, Los Gallos, Salsita’s. PUERTO RICAN – Papa’s Puerto Rican Foods. SEAFOOD/FISH – Arthur Treacher’s, Boulevard Tavern, CafÊ 422, Coconut Grove, Steamers Stonewall Tavern, Red Lobster, Youngstown Crab Co. SPANISH/CUBAN – Saborico Market and CafÊ. STEAK – Alberini’s, CafÊ 422, Chophouse, Fifth Season, Lone Star, Longhorn, Outback, Ponderosa, Quaker Steak & Lube, Rachel’s Westchester, Roadhouse, Springfield Grille, T.J.’s, Tully’s, Vernon’s Cafe, Winston’s, Wooden Angel. SUSHI – Azuka, Sakura, Sawa Steak House, Shangri La, Yamato. VEGAN – Ely’s, Flaming Ice Cube.

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AUSTINTOWN – Angelea’s, Antone’s, BW-3, Bamboo Garden, Barry Dyngles Pub, Bob Evans, Charly’s, Chipotle, Chipper’s Sports Bar, Cici’s, Crispy’s, Cocca’s Pizza, Cornersburg Pizza, Cosmo’s, Cracker Barrel, Dino’s, Eat’n Park, Fast Eddie’s, Fifth Season, Ice House, Inner Circle, International Buffet, Iron Skillet, Jay’s, Little Hunan, Lucianno’s, Manor, Marino’s, Nicolinni’s, O’Donold’s, Original Roadhouse, Panera, Papa John’s, Popeye’s, Quaker Steak and Lube, Rachel’s, Rotelli, Ruby Tuesday, Salsita’s, Salvatore’s, Sandwich Factory, Smaldino’s, Starbucks, Trax, Upstairs, Wedgewood Fernando’s Pizza, West Gate Pizza, Winston’s Tavern. BOARDMAN – Aladdin’s, Amendolara’s, Antone’s, Applebee’s, Asian Chao, Asuka Japanese Cuisine, Belleria, Blue Wolf, Bob Evans, Bruno’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, CaffÊ Capri, Carrabba’s Italian Grille, Clarencedale Cake, Charley’s Steakery, Chick-Fil-A, Chili’s, Chinatown, Cocca’s, Cornersburg Pizza, Denny’s, East of Chicago Pizza, Eat’n Park, Evergreen Chinese Takeout, Friday’s, Gampetro’s, Gloria Jean’s, Grand Buffet, Great China Buffet, Great Harvest Bread, Greek Place, Gyro City, Harvest Buffet and Grille, House of China, Inner Circle, International House of Pancakes, Iron Shamrock, Jay’s, Johnny’s, Julian Gray’s Restaurant, Landmark, Longhorn, M&P Coney Island, Main Moon, Mocha House, O’Charley’s, Olive Garden, Outback, Panda Garden, Panera, Papa’s Puerto Rican Foods, Papa John’s, Perkins, Philly’s, Quiznos, Pho Saigon, Red Lobster, Rotelli, Sandwich Factory, Sawa, Scarsella’s, Scotto Pizza, Shang Hai River, Smokey Bones, Southgate, Springfield Grille, Starbucks, Steak-n-Shake, T.J.’s, That’s a Wrap, Uptown Pizza, Vintage Estate, What’s Cookin’, Wedgewood Pizza, Yankee Kitchen, Youngstown Sports Grille. CAMPBELL – City Limits, Jay’s, Main Moon, Nicky’s, Soup City Deli. CANFIELD – AngeNetta’s, Barney’s Deli, Belleria, Bob Evans, China Hing, Drake’s Landing, Peaberry’s Cafe, Piccadilly Parlour, Pizza Joe’s, Quiznos, Yolo Mediterranean Grill, Young’s Restaurant, Zenobia Grill. CORNERSBURG – Belleria, Chung Chinese, Cornersburg Pizza, Davidson’s, Three Sisters Cafe. LAKE MILTON – El Carlos Mexican Restaurant. LOWELLVILLE – Carchedi’s, DeMarco’s, Geno’s, Gonata’s, Kenny’s.

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EAST SIDE – Bud’s, City Limits, Jay’s, Royal Oaks, Saborico Market and CafÊ. NORTH SIDE – Beat Coffeehouse, Belleria, Cassese’s MVR, Charlie Staples, Coyoacan, Garland’s Barbecue, Golden Dawn, Inner Circle, Main Moon, Pizza Joe’s, Subway, University Pizzeria, Winslow’s Cafe. SOUTH SIDE – Boulevard Tavern, Crispy’s Chicken, Coconut Grove, East Wind, Isaly’s Busy Bee Restaurant, Irish Bob’s, Scarsella’s, Tokyo House. WEST SIDE – Casa Ramirez, County Maigh Eo, East of Chicago Pizza, Garden Cafe, Giachetta’s, Inner Circle, Jay’s Famous Hot Dogs, Kirkmere Pizza, La Fiesta, Mahoning Valley Lanes, Molly’s, Palm CafÊ, Periscoop Submarine, Phillie’s Open Hearth, Socciarelli’s, Youngstown Maennerchor. YSU CAMPUS – Beat Coffeehouse, Cassese’s MVR, Charlie Staples, Coyoacan, Inner Circle, Lemon Grove Cafe, Peaberry’s, Subway, Taco Bell, University Pizzeria, Winslow’s Cafe.

COLUMBIANA COLUMBIANA – Das Dutch Haus. HANOVERTON – Spread Eagle Tavern.

TRUMBULL BROOKFIELD – Bellybuster, Brookfield Diner, Happy Days Diner, Hilltop Pizza, Papa Louie’s. CHAMPION – Zoupwerks.

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Jorgine’s Deli, Lemon Grove Cafe, Overture, Papa John’s, Royal Oaks, Rust Belt Brewing Co., Santa Fe Southwestern Grill, Subway, University Pizzeria, V2 Cafe, Winslow’s, the Youngstown Club.

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NORTH JACKSON – Dino’s, Jab’s Pizza, the Korner.

POLAND – Cornersburg, Fireplace, Friendly, Inner Circle, Kravitz’s Delicatessen, LaRocca’s, Noble Roman’s, Pascarella’s, Point, Wittenauer Cafe. STRUTHERS – Belleria, Brier Hill Pizza, China Garden, DonaVito’s, Elmton, La Villa, Rip’s Cafe, Sandwich World, Tangier, Selah Cafe. YOUNGSTOWN (downtown) – The Beat Coffeehouse, Buffalo Wild Wings, CafÊ Cimmento, Cassese’s MVR, Downtown Draught House, Imbibe, Inner Circle, Jay’s,

CORTLAND – Buena Vista II, China House, Golden Stallion, Gus and Sal’s Italian Grille, Monty’s Mosquito Lake Carry-Out, Scarlette’s Skillet, Top Notch Diner. GIRARD – Amen Corner, Belleria at the Dome, Big Family, CafÊ Olgun, Girard Wok, Jib-Jab Hot Dog Shoppe. HOWLAND – Agave Azul, Antone’s That’s Italian, Chophouse, Fractured Prune, Leo’s Ristorante, Mackey’s, Main Moon, Perkins, the Reef, the Rig, Salvatore’s, Sunrise Express, Up a Creek Tavern, Wedgewood Fernando’s Pizza. HUBBARD – Antenucci’s, Belleria, C’s Waffle House, Country Market, Downtown Coffee CafÊ, Emerald Diner, Erin’s Pub, Frankie’s Main Street Cafe, Globe Restaurant, Main Moon, Waffle House, Wings Express. KINSMAN – Auntie V’s Pizzeria, Market Square Soda Fountain, Nancy’s Cozy CafÊ, Times Square. LEAVITTSBURG – Country Kupboard. LIBERTY – Antone’s, Arthur Treacher’s, Bob Evans, Casa Ramirez, China Express, Charley’s, Denny’s, Fiesta Tapatia, Fortune Garden, Golden Hunan, JoÊ, Inner Circle, Jimmy’s Italian Specialties, Kravitz’s Delicatessen, Nonni’s Ristorante, Page’s, Paisano’s, Rotelli, Shakers, Station Square, Subway, Summit Pizza & Subs, Uptown Pizza, West Fork Steakhouse, Youngstown Crab Co. MASURY – White Rose Spaghetti House. MINERAL RIDGE – China Garden, Waffle House. NEWTON FALLS – Covered Bridge Inn, Hometown Hot Dogs, Oven Fresh, Roby Lee’s, Sam’s. NILES – A&W, Alberini’s, Applebee’s, Arthur Treacher’s, Asian Chao, BV II Go, Blue Iris Cakery, Bob Evans, Brothers Pizza, Buffalo Wild Wings, Charley’s Steakery, China Wok, Chipotle, Chuck E. Cheese, Frankie’s, Gasoline Alley, International House of Pancakes, Lone Star, Main Loon, Manfredi’s, McMenamy’s, Hometown Buffet, O’Charley’s, Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Papa John’s, Red Lobster, (Brown Derby) Roadhouse, Robbins Pizza, Salvatore’s, Spinners Subs, Steak-nShake, Sunshine Chinese Buffet, Tokyo Sushi and Grill, Vernon’s Cafe, Waffle House. VIENNA – Brothers Pizza, Dairy Queen, Yankee Kitchen. WARREN – Arthur Treacher’s, Belleria Pizzeria, Brothers Pizza, Buena Vista Cafe, Caesar’s, CafÊ 422, Carmelo’s, Carmen’s Pizza, China Garden, Chat-n-Chew, Chung Chinese, Dilucia, East Wind, Eat’n Park, El Torero, Eli’s Famous Barbecue, Enzo’s, Georgie’s, Great Wall, Happy Dragon, Hippodrome, Hot Dog Shoppe, Hung Lung Chinese Food, J.D.’s Posthouse, Marie’s Family Restaurant, Mocha House, Papa John’s, Panera Bread, Parkman Road Pizza, Perkins, Pizza Express, Pizza Joe’s, Pizza Works, Ridgeview Pizza, Sakura Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, Sandwich Factory, Saratoga, Sorrento Pizzeria, Sunrise Inn, U.S. Sub Shop, Wayside, Yanni’s.

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WESTERN PA. BEAVER – Wooden Angel. HERMITAGE – Applebee’s, Arthur Treacher’s, Bill’s Sandwich Shop, Chiccarino’s, China A Buffet, China Wok, Combine Bros., Corral, Davanzo’s Pizza, Eat’N Park, Four Star Pizza, Fox’s Pizza Den, Georgia’s City Lights, Golden Corral, Hermitage Bakery, Hermitage Hot Dog Hut, Hickory Grille, Hogan’s Heroes, Hot Rod’s Sub Shoppe, Jai-Alai, Jess’, La Isla, Little Caesar’s, Luigi’s Pizzeria, Panera Bread, Perkins, Pizza Hut, Quaker Steak & Lube Express, Red Lobster, Ruby Tuesday, Scotto Pizza, Sghetti’s, Starbucks, Subway, Tops Buffet, Vocelli Pizza. NEW CASTLE – 26 Bar and Grille, Alcham, Ambrosini’s, Anthony’s, Augustine’s Italian Village, Benis Subs, Big Bob’s Burgers and Beer, Bill’s Sandwich Shop, Bingo’s Restaurant and Lounge, Blimpie, Budzowski, C’s Waffles, Capitol Grille, Cedars, Charlie’s, Chica’s Piza, Chuck Tanner’s, Classi-Co Foods, Compadre’s, Coney Island, Crane Room Grille, Dog House Diner, East of Chicago Pizza, East Wind, Eat’n Park, Edward’s Restaurant and Lounge, El Canelo Mexican Restaurant, Elham Restaurant, Errichetto’s, Faraone Brothers, Fat Jimmy’s Barbecue, Forbush Inn, Fountain Restaurant, Four Brothers Urban Bistro, Four Star Pizza, Frankie} s Liberty Street Station, Gallo’s Italian Villa, Golden Wok, Gourmet Palace, Great American Sandwich Co., Great Wall, Hazel’s Restaurant, Hill House, Hong Kong Buffet, Hudson Lunch, Hugger Mugger Tasty Recipe, Jimmy’s, Johnson Sisters Cafe, King Buffet, La Cucina Di Colucci, Ladies of the Duke, Lanigan’s Irish Pub and Eatery, Little Italy, Little Johnny’s Pizza, Mangino’s Pizzeria, Market Street Subs, Mary’s Restaurant & Bakery, Medure’s, Michael’s Grille, Mill Street Grill, Mister B’s, Mister Pizza, Mom’s Pizza, Mulligan’s, Nahla’s Middle Eastern Food Restaurant, New Mandarin Inn, Nino’s 2 Tomato, P.D. Pub, Pag’s Restaurant, Pagley’s Pasta and More, Panella Brothers, Papazekos Express Grill, Patty Cakes Pastries, Pizzas by Marcelloni, Ranch, Rising Sun Buffet, Sarge’s Subs and Deli, Sghetti Restaurant, Starwood Rib & Steak House, Sonie’s, Sports Bar, Steamers Coffee and Tea, Tondinell Bakery, Towne Mall Pizza, Tuscany Square, Wise Guyz, Yoki’s Italian Cafe. SHARON – 804 Restaurant and Tavern, Aldo’s Pizza, Arcade Grille, Billy’s Black and Gold, C’est Si Von, Coney Island Niko Lou’s, Echoes, Eli’s Famous Barbecue, Ferrara Pizza, Golden Chinese Buffet, Golden Lion, Hot Rod Cafe, Inn 62, Main Moon, Marigold, Market City Bistro, Nittany Pub, Pizza Joe’s, Quaker Steak & Lube, Sharon Hotdog Shop, Side Pocket Cafe, Taylor’s Budd Street Barbecue, Tony’s Pizza Kitchen, Tully’s. WEST MIDDLESEX – Raddison.

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RESTAURANTS A-Z A&W, 5684 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-1368. This store’s a hybrid (A&W/KFC), but if you want A&W favorites like floats, sodas, burgers and fries, Niles serves it up. L,D. AGAVE AZUL, 8220 E. Market St., Howland; 330-856-8115. Mexican cuisine. Alcohol. ALADDIN’S, 7325 South Ave., Boardman; 330-629-6450. Features Middle Eastern and Lebanese cuisine. Includes chicken and beef entrees, salads, homemade soups, vegetarian dishes, wrapped sandwiches, organic coffees and teas, and freshly squeezed juices. ALBERINI’S, 1201 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330652-5895. It’s easy to understand why this landmark Italian restaurant is a destination. The pasta, steaks, seafood, service and award-winning wine cellar are exceptional. L,D. Full bar. Major credit cards. MICHAEL ALBERINI’S RESTAURANT, 1140 BoardmanPoland Road, Boardman; 330-965-2524. Upscale ItalianAmerican cuisine, extensive wine list. Retail wine shop on location. Major credit cards. AMBROSINI’S, 10826 Market St., North Lima; 330-5499898. Italian cuisine. AMEN CORNER, 20 W. Main St., Girard; 330-545-5694. Bar/ restaurant with a sports bar atmosphere serves soups, salads, sandwiches, dinner entrees. Full bar. ANGENETTA’S CAFE AND BAKERY, 31 Cardinal Drive, Canfield; 330-533-6090. Features Italian cuisine. ANTENUCCI’S, 245 W. Liberty St., Hubbard; 330-534-5789. Italian cuisine, including pasta, soups, salads. ANTONE’S, 4837 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-7930707. 3551 Belmont Ave., Liberty; 759-1561. Local chain serves Italian and American cuisine. ANTONE’S PANINOS AND PASTA, 720 BoardmanCanfield Road, Boardman; 330-965-0333. Locally owned restaurant serves Italian-American cuisine. L,D. ANTONE’S THAT’S ITALIAN, 8256 High St., NE, Howland;

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330-609-8438. Italian-American cuisine. APPLEBEE’S, 904 Great East Plaza, Niles; 330-544-0780. 6691 South Ave., Boardman; 965-0460. Kansas-based chain operates 1,600 “neighborhood” restaurants in 49 states. Serves dinner entrees, soups, salads, and appetizers. L,D seven days. ARTHUR TREACHER’S FISH AND CHIPS, 2 YoungstownWarren Road, Niles; 330-505-2645. 2690 Elm Road, NE, Warren; 330-372-1002. Chain serves fish and chips, hush puppies and various sides.

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ASIAN CHAO, Southern Park Mall, 7401 Market St., Boardman; 330-965-9859. Eastwood Mall; 505-1792. Asian cuisine with a fast-food presentation. ASUKA JAPANESE CUISINE, 7381 Market St., Boardman; 330-629-8088. Japanese steak house. BV II GO, 760 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-5442844. Buena Vista menu in a takeout format. BAMBOO GARDEN, 5468 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-793-8665. Chinese. BARBARA’S COZY CORNER, 3671 McCartney Road, Campbell; 330-536-8999. Family-style. BARNEY’S DELI, 132 S. Broad St., Canfield; 330-5337408. Locally-owned, independent restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, soup, salads, grillers, sandwich platters, traditional and contemporary deli sandwiches. BARRY DYNGLE’S PUB, 1601 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; 330-259-4788. Award-winning barbecue: wings, baby back ribs, rib-and-chicken combos, chicken entrees, burgers, sandwiches. Full bar. Major credit cards. BEAT COFFEEHOUSE, 215 Lincoln Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-4227. Independent coffeehouse near the YSU campus features specialty coffees, salads, sandwiches, and baked goods. B,L,D. Monday through Saturday. BELLY BUSTER, 6949 Warren-Sharon Road, Brookfield; 330-448-2145. Offers 25 varieties of sub sandwiches. BEN’S RESTAURANT AND BAR, 17729 Akron-Canfield Road, Berlin Center; 330-547-7633. Longtime eatery specializes in steaks, entrees and seafood. BIG DON’S BBQ, 4284 New Road, Austintown; 330-9533667. Barbecue entrees and side dishes. BIG FAMILY: THE WORLD PUB, 30 N. State St., Girard; 330-545-4040. BLOOMINGDALE’S POINT RESTAURANT, 9835 South Ave., North Lima; 330-549-5445. Features home-cooked meals and daily specials. Seven days. BLUE IRIS CAKERY, 606 Robbins Ave., Niles; 330-652-2253. Cupcake store features custom cakes and 46 flavors of cupcakes, specialty coffees and soft drinks. BLUE WOLF TAVERN, 1295 Fawn Plaza/Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; 330-726-8137. Boardman restaurant serves Italian, Southwestern, Mediterranean and American cuisine and offers a bake shop and cafe in an adjoining area. L,D. Full bar. BOB EVANS. Ohio-based chain offers Sunday-style dinners and farm-style breakfasts. On the breakfast side: omelets, egg-and-breakfast-meat combinations, plus country favorites like buttermilk biscuits, sausage gravy and flapjacks. For dinner, it’s a mixture of new and old: turkey dinners share the spotlight with grilled fish, stir fries and other contemporary fare. B,L,D. BOGEY’S BAR & GRILL, 3535 Upland Ave., Lowellville; 330750-6062. Italian specialties, burgers, wings, Chicken Française Italian greens, and hot peppers in oil. BOMBAY STAR, 813 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; 330-965-1111. Serves Indian cuisine, including many vegetarian items. BOULEVARD TAVERN, 3503 Southern Blvd.,Youngstown; 330-788-0931. Landmark restaurant serves ItalianAmerican. On Friday, there’s a popular fish fry. Photos of old Youngstown complement a comfortable setting. A Youngstown institution. Full bar. L,D MondaySaturday. BROOKFIELD FAMILY DINER, 524 state Route 7, Brookfield; 330-448-2838. Family-style eatery serves dinners, sandwiches, appetizers and breakfast. B,L,D. BROTHER’S PIZZA,187 Folsom, Champion; 330-847-7900. 144 S. High St., Cortland; 330-638-6555. Pizza, subs, salads, various sides. BROTHER’S SUB SHOP, 710 E. Market St., Warren; 330393-4111. Locally-owned, independent serves pizza, sandwiches, salads, and various sides. L,D. Seven days.

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CHINA WOK, 39 Vienna, Niles; 330-544-6969. Chinese. Dine in, carry out.

RESTAURANTS A-Z know where to find it. Comfort food, plus sandwiches, soups, and sides. Nice bar/restaurant atmosphere. BUENA VISTA CAFÉ, 1305 Buena Vista, Warren; 330-3724493. Uncle Nick’s Greek fried chicken is the restaurant’s claim to fame. Casual eatery features Italian, ribs, pizza and various dinner entrees. Open seven days. Full bar. BUENA VISTA II,1873 Niles-Cortland Road, Cortland; 330-856-2811. Uncle Nick’s Greek fried chicken is the restaurant’s claim to fame. Casual eatery features Italian, ribs, pizza and various dinner entrees. BUFFALO WILD WINGS, Stambaugh Building, downtown Youngstown; 330-744-2999. Southern Park Mall, Boardman; 726-1313. 950 Great East Plaza, Niles; 5052999; 6000 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-779-0201. Casual sports-bar atmosphere, complete with TVs, trivia, burgers, wings and lots of beers on tap. Full bar. BV TO GO, 760 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-5442844. Uncle Nick’s Greek fried chicken is the restaurant’s claim to fame. The Buena Vista in a to-go format. C’S WAFFLE HOUSE, 920 W. Liberty St., Hubbard; 330534-7631. 11991 South Ave., North Lima; 330-549-9807. Breakfasts and family-style cooking. B,L,D. CAESAR’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT, 2801 W. Market,Warren; 330-898-1555. Italian. L,D seven days. CAFÉ 534, 115 Milton Blvd., Newton Falls; 330-872-7072. Pub grub: burgers, fish, chicken and wings. Full bar. CAFÉ CIMMENTO, 120 E. Boardman St., downtown Youngstown; 330-740-0166. Features Italian cuisine. Open Monday through Saturday. Full bar. B,L,D. MC,V. CAFÉ OLGUN, 9 W. Liberty St., Girard; 330-545-6015. Home-style meals in a diner-style atmosphere. B,L. CAFFE CAPRI, 8000 Market St., Boardman; 330-7269900. Features upscale Italian cuisine, soups, salads, appetizers and sandwiches. One of the restaurant’s calling cards is Mama Q’s memorable red sauce over homemade pasta. L,D. Full bar. Major credit cards. CAFFE DARS, 7 Lisbon St., Canfield; 330-702-0820. Sandwiches, soups, salads, biscotti, and coffees. L. Monday through Saturday.

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CAPITOL GRILLE, 20 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-7468585. American-style food. CARCHEDI’S, 30 E. Water St., Lowellville; 330-536-8128. Home-style Italian. L,D Monday through Saturday. CARMELO’S, 2635 Youngstown Road, Warren; 330-3696262. Italian, pizza, and steaks. Seven days. MC,V,GB. CASA DE TACOS, 8051 Market St., Boardman; 330-9657461. Authentic, homemade Mexican specialties. Think Taquería style. The restaurant also stocks Mexican Coca Cola and specialty sodas. Dine in, carry out.

COYOACAN MEXICAN GRILL, 137 Lincoln Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-2444. Burritos and tacos in an assembly-line format. Patrons select among chicken, beef, pork and vegetarian bases and build their sandwiches. L,D. V,MC,AE.

CASA FIESTA, 914 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown; 330783-0552. Mexican. CASA RAMIREZ RESTAURANT AND CANTINA, 1578 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-792-9920. 4055 Belmont Ave., Liberty; 330-759-5120. Family-owned eatery features Mexican in a casual setting. L,D Monday through Saturday.

CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE, 5600 Interstate Blvd., Austintown; 330-652-7227. This Lebanon, Tenn.based chain has 535 restaurants in 41 states. Countrystyle food and a gift shop selling country items. B,L,D. Seven days. Major credit cards. CRISPY CHICKEN, 5188 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 330-750-6199. 1651 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; 330-799-6099. CRYSTAL ROOM, Route 18 and I-80, West Middlesex, Pa.; 724-528-2501. Restaurant at the Radisson serves breakfast, lunch, dinner. Full bar. Major credit cards.

CASSESE’S MVR, 410 N. Walnut St., Youngstown; 330746-7067. Italian-American cuisine. Specialties include homemade soups and sauces. L,D Monday through Saturday. Full bar. All major credit cards. CHARLY’S FAMILY RESTAURANT BY MR. B., 4455 Kirk Road, Austintown, 330-799-5569. Family-style food. CHARLEY’S GRILLED SUBS, 3219 Belmont Ave., Liberty; 330-759-8400. Subs, sandwiches, various sides.

DAS DUTCH HAUS, 14895 South Ave., Columbiana; 330482-2236. Columbiana restaurants serves traditional Amish-style dinners and desserts.

CHARLEY’S STEAKERY, 7401 Market St., Boardman; 330-726-7171. 5555 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles; 330-544-3300. Columbus-based chain features grilled steak and chicken.

DAVIDSON’S RESTAURANT, 3636 Canfield Road, Cornersburg; 330-793-0033. Italian-American. Specialties include fish and prime rib. B,L,D. Seven days. MC,V,D. DE CHELLIS ITALIAN CAFE, 11092 Main St., New MIddletown; 330-542-3733. Italian cuisine.

CHAT-N-CHEW, 2600 W. Market St., Warren; 330-898-7940. Family-style cooking in a casual atmosphere. B,L,D. CHEF PENG CHINESE RESTAURANT, 517 N. Main St., Niles; 330-544-8132. Specialties include General Tso’s chicken, sesame chicken, chicken fried rice and fresh egg rolls. L,D. Monday though Saturday. V,MC,D. CHICK-FIL-A, 1051 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; 330-726-7205. Southern Park Mall, Boardman, 7587391. Founded in 1967, the restaurant credits itself for offering the first boneless chicken breast sandwich in the country. Monday through Saturday. CHILI’S GRILL AND BAR, 7403 Market St., Boardman; 330758-4117. Casual, pub-style atmosphere and signature items like baby back ribs. L,D seven days. MC,V,D. CHINA BUFFET, 1739 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; 330797-8763. Chinese food in a buffet format. CHINA EXPRESS, 2899 Belmont Ave., Liberty; 330-7593022. Asian cuisine. Dine in and carry out.

CHINATOWN, 8600 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-9659818. Chinese cuisine. L,D. CHIPPER’S SPORTS BAR, Mahoning Avenue at Edgehill, Austintown; 330-799-6667. Serves burgers, pizza, various sides. Full bar. CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL, 1922 Niles-Cortland Road SE, Niles; 330-544-9256. 525 Boardman-Poland Road, Boadman; 330-758-1477. This 450 restaurant chain features fresh, made-to-order gourmet burritos and tacos. THE CHOPHOUSE, 9519 E. Market St., Warren; 330-8562121. Upscale restaurant at the Avalon Inn offers steaks, seafood, chops, chicken, various dinner entrees, appetizers and salads. Features a comprehensive wine list and a children’s menu. Full bar. MC,V,AE,D. CHUCK E. CHEESE, 521 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; 330-629-9929. 2082 Niles-Cortland Road SE, Niles; 652-0740. Kid-friendly chain offers sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and a signature pizza. CHUNG CHINESE RESTAURANT, 2020 North Road, Warren; 330-652-7277. 3145 Canfield Road, Cornersburg; 797-8223. Chinese cuisine. Dine-in, carry out. CICI’S PIZZA, 1920 Niles-Cortland Road, Niles; 330-5445880. Texas-based pizza chain operates over 560 locations in 26 states. Features a pizza buffet with 16 varieties of pizza, pasta, salads and desserts. CITY LIMITS RESTAURANT, 3038 McCartney Road, Youngstown; 330-746-4026. B,L,D. Mom-and-pop restaurant serves Italian and American cuisine. Homemade soups, daily specials. Seven days. CLARENCEDALE CAKE, 6528 South Ave., Boardman; 330-758-6245. Web site: www.clarencedalecake.com. Gourmet bake shop sells sculptured cakes, gourmet cupcakes, and made-from-scratch pastries. Tuesday through Sunday. Major credit cards. COMBINE BROS., Routes 18 and 518, Hermitage, Pa.; 724983-1057. Family-owned restaurant features modern Italian. L,D. Full bar. Major credit cards. CONEY ISLAND HOT DOG SHOPPE, 31 N. CanfieldNiles Road, Austintown; 330-799-2029. Coney Islands, burgers, fries, and various sides and soft drinks. COUNTRY MARKET, 2226 N. Main St., Hubbard; 330-5344856. Restaurant and buffet in the Flying B complex serves family-style meals. Seven days, 24 hours. B,L,D. COUNTY MAIGH EO, 706 Steel St., Youngstown; 330-7927077. Irish pub and restaurant serves traditional fare, including shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, and reubens. In addition, the restaurant serves burgers, fried sides, soups and salads. COVERED BRIDGE INN, 22 W. Broad St., Newton Falls; 330-872-5556. American cuisine, including steaks, chops, seafood, sandwiches and appetizers. B,L,D. Seven days.

DILUCIA’S, 2610 Elm Road, Warren; 330-372-3813. Serves home-style lunch and dinner. MC,V. METRO MONTHLY ELECTRONIC IMAGE BY RON FLAVIANO

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CHINA HING, 423 E. Main St., Canfield; 330- 533-8989. Asian cuisine. Eat-in, carry out.

CHINA GARDEN, 1010 5th St., Struthers; 330-750-9818. Chinese cuisine. Eat-in, carry out. L,D.

CHINA HOUSE, 418 S. High St., Cortland; 330-637-2788. Asian.

CHINA GARDEN, 2077 Elm Road, NE, Warren; 330-3729998. Chinese buffet. Dine in, carry out.

CHINA STAR, 3911 Market St.,Youngstown; 330-788-5813. Chinese. Dine in, carry out. Seven days. Delivers to

DINO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT AND PIZZA, 10941 Mahoning Ave., North Jackson; 330-538-2263. Locally owned restaurant serves Italian-American food. B,L,D. DONAVITO’S ITALIAN CAFÉ, 139 S. Bridge St., Struthers; 330-755-3456. Italian. Specialties include vacatelli, Pollo del Padrone and Shrimp Diablo. L,D. Seven days. Full bar. All major credit cards. DOWNTOWN COFFEE CAFE, 29 N. Main St., Hubbard; 330-534-1199. Hubbard cafe serves dinner entrees, soups, salads, sandwiches, specialty coffees, desserts and breakfast. B,L,D. Seven days. DOWNTOWN DRAUGHT HOUSE, 219 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-746-9722. Serves burgers, pasta, soups, salads. L Monday through Friday. Full bar.

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EAST WIND, 2841 Market St., Youngstown; 330-782-4516. 865 Elm Road, Warren; 395-7117. Uptown restaurant serves Chinese cuisine. Eat-in or carry out. EAT’N PARK, 8049 Market, Boardman; 330-758-1307. 2057 Wal-Mart Drive, Warren; 372-6610; 5459 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 779-0411. Pittsburgh-based chain offers a contemporary take on classic diner fare with breakfast and lunch buffets and a full-service menu. B,L,D. EDIE’S, 2033 Elm Road, Warren; 330-372-3062. Home-style. B,L,D Monday through Saturday. EL TORERO, 2700 Elm Road, NE, Warren; 330-372-7767. Mexican cuisine. ELHAM RESTAURANT, 2650 Ellwood Road, New Castle, Pa.; 724-652-6611. Middle Eastern. Specialties include lamb on the rod. Monday through Saturday. L,D. Delivers to greater New Castle area ($25 minimum). V,MC. ELI’S FAMOUS BAR-B-QUE, 1407 Niles Road, Warren; 330369-5457. Locally owned restaurant serves ribs, chicken, fish, greens, candied yams, cornbread and southern treats like sweet potato pie and pound cake. L,D. THE ELMTON, 584 5th St., Struthers; 330-755-8511. Landmark Struthers bar/restaurant features an exceptional broasted chicken, broasted potato spears and a distinctive, one-of-a-kind pizza. To see the Elmton in all it’s glory, visit in the fall after a Struthers football game. Features a family-friendly dining room and a bar area packed with hometown regulars. Dine in, carry out. MC, D, V. L,D Monday through Saturday. ELY’S, 850 E. Western Reserve Road, Boardman; 330-9533445. Vegetarian, vegan and Asian cuisine. EMERALD DINER, 825 N. Main St., Hubbard; 330-534-1441. This gleaming, stainless steel Art Deco diner provides a nice retro setting for contemporary reinterpretations of classic diner fare. B,L,D Monday through Saturday. ENZO’S, 2918 Elm Road, Warren; 330-372-3314. Italian, seafood, sandwiches, steaks, and pizza. L,D. Tuesday through Saturday. MC,V,AE,D. EVERGREEN CHINESE TAKEOUT, 1393 BoardmanCanfield Road, Boardman; 330-758-8848. FIFTH SEASON, 7098 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330799-3483. Restaurant on Meander specializes in steaks, chops and seafood. Full bar. Major credit cards. FIREPLACE, 2075 E. Western Reserve Road, Poland; 330-757-4042. Longtime restaurant/bar serves ItalianAmerican cuisine. Full bar. Live music on weekends. FLAMING ICE CUBE, 1449 Boardman-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-726-4766. The area’s only truly vegan cafe features vegetable wraps, burritos, pita pockets, salads, sandwiches, appetizers and dinner entrees. The eatery also offers a coffee and juice bar. Seven days. FORTUNE GARDEN, 4245 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, 330-743-6688. Restaurant offers Hunan and Szechuanstyle Chinese cuisine. FRACTURED PRUNE, 8254 High St., Howland and Warren; 330-856-1257. Made-to-order hot doughnuts, breakfast sandwiches, and Seattle’s Best Coffee. Breakfast items served all day every day. FRANKIE’S MAIN STREET CAFE, 368 N. Main St., Hubbard; 330-534-9064. Bar/restaurant serves ribs, steaks, seafood, burgers and entrees. Tuesday through Sunday. Full bar. FRESCO’S MEDITERRANEAN GRILL, 714 BoardmanCanfield Road Boardman; 330-758-8500. Italian and regional (Mediterranean) cuisine. FRIDAY’S, 7165 Tiffany Blvd., Boardman; 330-629-2600. This Texas-based chain operates 924 restaurants in 47 states and 54 countries. Seafood, steaks, salads, pasta, appetizers, and southwestern specialties. Full bar. FRIENDLY’S, 3 McKinley Way, West, Poland; 330-757-8915. Offers soups, dinner entrees, sandwiches, salads and a number of classic ice cream and soda fountain treats. FRIENDS ROASTERY, 474 E. State St., Salem; 330-3376962. Independent restaurant features made-fromscratch sandwiches, baked goods, specialty coffees and teas. Coffee beans are roasted in-house. B,L,D. Monday through Friday, B,L. Saturday and Sunday. FUDDRUCKERS: EASTWOOD MALL, 5555 YoungstownWarren Road, Niles; 330-505-1400. Burgers, sandwiches, salmon, kids meals, soups, salads, appetizers. Full bar. GAMPETRO’S, 7332 Southern Blvd., Boardman; 330-7584618. Italian, American and Southern-style food. GARDEN CAFE, 123 McKinley Ave.,Youngstown; 330-7407116. Restaurant at Fellows Riverside Gardens serves sandwiches, salads and soups. L. Tuesday through

GARLAND’S BARBECUE, 520 Belmont Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-9461. Southern-style chicken, ribs, and fish. GEORGIE’S RESTAURANT, 1860 Elm Road, NE, Warren; 330-372-6100. Home-style cooking. GHOSSAIN’S MIDDLE EASTERN BAKERY, 3990 South Ave., Boardman; 330-788-6003. 6261 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles, 330-544-5000 Mideastern specialty items, including breads and deli items made in-house. Includes a retail store at both locations. GIRARD WOK, 44 W. Liberty, Girard; 330-545-4221. Chinese. Dine in/carry out. L,D Monday through Saturday. GLOBE RESTAURANT, 6965 Truck World Blvd., Hubbard; 330-534-9725. Breakfast, lunch and dinner selections, trucker-hearty breakfasts and a stick-to-your ribs Sunday buffet worthy of a thousand grandmas. B,L,D. GOLDEN DAWN, 1245 Logan Ave., Youngstown; 330-7460393. North Side institution serves sandwiches, dinners, and a unique pizza. B,L,D Monday through Saturday. GOLDEN HUNAN, 3111 Belmont Ave., Liberty; 330-7597197. Serves Hunan/Szechuan cuisine. Features a Chinese buffet on Friday, L,D. Seven days. GOLDEN STALLION, 111 Market St., Cortland; 638-8837. L,D Monday through Saturday. GRAND BUFFET CHINESE RESTAURANT, 7690 Market St., Boardman; 330-629-8887. Cantonese, Szechuan and Hunan cuisine. L,D. Seven days. GREAT CHINA BUFFET, 463 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; 330-965-9222. Features a Chinese buffet. GREAT WALL, 2662 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-392-5008. Chinese cuisine. L,D. GREAT HARVEST BREAD, 7684 Market St., Boardman; 330-629-9600. Features a number of whole-grain breads, rolls, sandwiches, bakery items (scones, fruit bars, biscotti, cookies, etc.) and special coffee drinks and teas. V,MC,D. GREEK PLACE, 7401 Market St., Boardman; 330-726-7625. Features Greek specialties. GREENFORD CUPBOARD, 11975 Lisbon Road, Canfield; 330-533-9847. B,L,D. GRUB CLUB, 300 Pratt St., Niles; 330-544-2582. American, burgers, sandwiches, fries and various sides. GUS’ ITALIAN GRILLE X-PRESS, 1875 Niles-Cortland Road, Howland; 330-609-8646. Italian cuisine. GUY’S AWARD-WINNING BBQ, 2545 Belmont Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-4897. Barbecue ribs, chicken and dinners. Seafood, sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads, 0 appetizers, and sides. Located in the Union Square Plaza on Gypsy Lane. Monday through Saturday. GYRO CITY & GRILL, Southern Park Mall, 7401 Market St., Boardman; 330-629-8090. Located in the food court at the Southern Park Mall. HAPPY DAYS DINER, 7317 Warren-Sharon Road, Brookfield; 330-448-7000. A smattering of different foods – Greek, Italian, but mostly American. B,L,D. HAPPY DRAGON, 2573 Parkman Road, NW, Warren; 330898-3112. Chinese. HICKORY GRILLE, 1645 N. Hermitage Road, Hermitage; 724-962-1775. Specializes in beef, chicken, seafood, pasta, sandwiches and appetizers. L,D. Full bar. HICKORY RIB, 377 S. Ellsworth Ave., Salem; 330-332-3330. Serves Texas-style barbecue. Full bar. L,D Tuesday through Saturday. Accepts all major credit cards. HIGH POINTE RESTAURANT AND TAVERN, 754 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-544-3300. Dinner entrees, soups, sandwiches, salads and sides. Full bar. THE HIPPODROME, 150 E. Market St., Warren; 330-3923020. Facility for meetings and/or major events. Grand ballroom serves 300 plus people. On premises catering by the Mocha House. Call for more information. HOMETOWN BUFFET, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 652-5752. This 360-location, Minnesota-based chain was founded in 1983 as Old Country Buffet. An update of the classic smorgasbord. Seven days. HOMETOWN HOT DOGS, 327 Milton Blvd. South, Newton Falls; 330-872-1711. HOT DOG SHOPPE, 740 W. Market, Warren; 330-395-7057. Landmark eatery serves coneys, sandwiches, shakes and a monster portion of french fries known as “family fries.” A Warren institution – just ask virtually any Trumbull County native. HOUSE OF CHINA, Boardman Plaza, Boardman; 330-7582307. Cantonese and Mandarin-style food. ICE HOUSE INN, Webb Road at Route 46, Austintown; 330-544-8800. Sandwiches, fish, spaghetti, and various entrees. L,D seven days. INNER CIRCLE PIZZA, 4520 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-793-3819. 2715 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 799-7809. 318 Elm St., Youngstown; 330-744-5448; 1816 Boardman-Poland Road, Poland; 757-3719. Local pizzeria/restaurant/bar serves pizza, wings, Italian specialties, sandwiches, soups and salads. Full bar. INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES, 833 BoardmanPoland Road, Boardman; 330-758-8505; 1980 NilesCortland Road, Niles; 330-505-9480. B,L,D.

METRO MONTHLY | APRIL 2012 ISALY’S BUSY BEE RESTAURANT, 3309 South Ave., Youngstown; 330-788-2053. Home cooking. B,L. ITALIAN TAKEOUT, 4277 U.S. 422, Pulaski, Pa., 724-9640800. Specializes in Italian, including pizza, subs, wings, stromboli, salads, and a variety of appetizers. L,D six days a week, excluding Tuesday (closed). J.D.’S POSTHOUSE, 5201 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330847-8113. Home-style cooking. Seven days. JAY’S FAMOUS HOT DOGS, Various locations in the area. Serves coneys, fries, gyros and various sides. JIB JAB HOT DOG SHOP, 313 S. State St., Girard; 330-5451129. Coneys, burgers, shakes, fries and various sides. JIMMY JOHN’S GOURMET SANDWICHES, 7322 Market St., Boardman; 330-953-1782. Sandwiches, various sides. JOE MAXX COFFEE COMPANY, 47 E. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-817-6608. Specialty coffees and teas, breakfast items, wrapped sandwiches, soups, salads. JOÉ RESTAURANT, 2921 Belmont, Liberty; 330-7598890. Italian cuisine. Features chicken, beef, fish, pasta, sandwiches, soups and salads. V,MC. JOHNNY’S, 7807 Market St., Boardman; 330-758-8262. Contemporary American cuisine. JOHNNY’S OVEN RESTAURANT, 109. S. Meridian Road, Youngstown; 330-259-0077. American. B,L. JORGINE’S DELI AND CATERING, 17 N. Champion St. (YMCA building), Youngstown; 330-743-0920. Homestyle meals and soups, deli-style sandwiches, salads and dinner entrees. B,L,D. Major credit cards. JULIAN GRAY’S RESTAURANT, 8600 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-726-7600. Eastern European foods: stuffed cabbage, pierogies, and cabbage and noodles. Also offers salads, burgers, sandwiches, soups, stews, chops, steaks and pasta. Tuesday through Sunday. THE KORNER, 9177 Mahoning Ave., North Jackson; 330538-9963. Family-style cooking. KOUNTRY KUPBOARD, 6152 W. Market, Leavittsburg; 330-898-7797. Diner-style. B,L,D. 24 hours. KRAVITZ’S DELICATESSEN, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty; 330-759-7889. (Poland Public Library), Poland; 330-7572330. Longtime delicatessen (since 1939) serves deli sandwiches, soups, baked goods. B,L,D.

RESTAURANT GUIDE MAIN LOON RESTAURANT, 26 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-9682. Chinese. MAIN MOON, 8218 E. Market, Howland; 330-856-9388. 607 W. Liberty, Hubbard; 534-8880. 671 McCartney; 746-0008. 1760 Belmont, Youngstown; 330-743-1638. Chinese. L,D. MARIE’S FAMILY RESTAURANT, 2940 Parkman Road, NW, Warren; 330-469-5411. MARIO’S, 5162 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 330-755-0738. MARKET SQUARE FOUNTAIN, Public Square, Kinsman; 330-876-3178. Sodas, malts, phosphates, hot dogs. (THE) MANOR, 3104 S. Canfield Niles Road, Austintown; 330-318-8060. American and Italian cuisine. McMENAMY’S, 325 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-544-1732. Serves specials, dinner entrees, soups, salads, sandwiches, appetizers. Full bar. MOCHA HOUSE, 467 High St., Warren; 330-392-3020; 7141 Tiffany Blvd., Boardman; 965-0890. Locally owned cafe serves specialty coffee drinks, teas, desserts (pastries, cheesecake, pies, cakes), lunch/dinner, soups, sandwiches, salads. B,L,D seven days. MOLLY’S, 1309 Salt Springs, Youngstown; 330-799-0038. Burgers, wings, chicken, sandwiches. L,D. MONTY’S, 1241 Greenville, Cortland; 330-638-5598. Sandwiches, dinner entrees, various sides. Seven days. NADIA’S FAMILY RESTAURANT, 322 W. Liberty St., Hubbard; 330-534-2233. NANCY’S COZY CAFE, 8643 Main St., Kinsman; 330-8769201. Features homemade breakfast and lunch. NIC’S FIRST LIGHT CAFE AND SPECIALTY CATERING, 407 South Main St., Niles; 330-652-9149. Breakfast, brunch and lunch and beer-battered fish on Friday. NICOLINNI’S, 1912 S. Raccoon, Austintown; 330-799-8294. Italian. Tuesday through Saturday. NICOLINNI’S RISTORANTE II, 1247 Boardman- Poland Road, Poland; 330-259-3343. Italian. L,D seven days.

LA ROCCA’S PIZZA & PASTA RISTORANTE, 6505 Clingan Road, Poland; 330-757-1212. Italian cuisine. L,D Monday through Saturday. Beer/wine available. V,MC,D,AE. LA VILLA SPORTS BAR AND GRILLE, 812 YoungstownPoland, Struthers; 330-755-8744. Italian-American wigs, burgers and various sides. Monday through Saturday.

OLIVE GARDEN, 853 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; 330-726-8380. 5740 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 652-2014. Italian, seafood and salads.

LEMON GROVE CAFE AND LOUNGE, 122 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-301-0282. Cafe features soups, salads, sandwiches, specialty coffees and teas. The cafe also features a schedule of live performances and other artistic ventures. B,L,D. Full bar. Seven days.

ORIGINAL ROADHOUSE, 920 N. Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown, 330-544-3990. Ribs, chicken, sandwiches, soups and salads.

LEO’S RISTORANTE, 7042 E. Market, Howland; 330-8565291. Modern Italian: beef, chicken, veal, pasta, Italian greens, pizza, various sides. L,D Monday through Saturday. LITTLE DAMASCUS, 1112 Niles-Cortland Road, Niles; 330469-6623. Homemade Middle Eastern food. LITTLE HUNAN, 4748 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330792-4411. Chinese. L,D daily. LONE STAR STEAKHOUSE, Eastwood Mall, Niles; 5447000. Steakhouse features steaks, seafood, burgers, chicken, soups, salads and appetizers. LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE, 953 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; 330-729-9730. Serves steaks, ribs, chicken, salmon, soups, salads, sandwiches. Full bar. LOS GALLOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT, 685 BoardmanCanfield Road. Boardman; 330-965-1307. Full service restaurant/steakhouse serves Mexican. Seven days. LOS GALLOS SPORTS BAR, 9159 Market St., North Lima; 330-953-2390. Mexican in a sports-bar environment. LUCIANNO’S, 1732 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; 330792-5975. Italian-American. LUCKY DOGS HOT DOG SHOPPE, 129 N. Main St., Hubbard; 330-534-3647. Coney Islands. M&P CONEY ISLAND, 2700 Elm Road, NE, Warren; 330372-9250. MR. R.’S FOOD CARRY-OUT, 2727 Youngstown Road, Warren; 330-369-4370. Italian, pizza, chicken, parmeseans, etc. L,D Tuesday through Sunday. MAGGIE’S MAGIC MUFFIN HOUSE, 7932 Southern Blvd., Boardman; 330-965-7400. Locally-owned cafe serves muffins, sandwiches and specialty coffee drinks. B,L. MANLIO’S PIZZA & ITALIAN EATERY, 3620 Starr Centre Drive, Canfield; 330-533-3929. Features a wide variety of gourmet and rustic pizzas, pasta, hot and cold sandwiches, calzones, soups and specialty salads. MARGHERITA’S GRILLE, 728 N. State St., Girard; 330-5452424. Italian. Specialties include a Margherita’s pizza and a Friday fish fry. L,D Monday through Saturday. Full bar. Major credit cards.

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NONNI’S RISTORANTE AND BAR, 4042 Belmont Ave., Liberty; 330-759-0300. Restaurant/bar serves Italian. O’CHARLEY’S, 930 Windham Court, Boardman; 330-2590207. 5789 Mines Road, SE, Niles; 330-544-3766. Entrees, salads, sandwiches, appetizers. Full bar. O’DONOLD’S IRISH PUB & GRILLE, 6000 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-270-2800. Steak, lamb and fish. All major credit cards. L,D seven days. Full bar. OLGUN’S CAFE, 11 West Liberty St., Girard; 330-545-6015. Mediterranean cuisine. B,L,D seven days. V,D, MC.

LANDMARK RESTAURANT, 7424 Market St., Boardman; 330-965-6199. Family-style cooking.

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OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE, 7000 Tiffany Blvd., Boardman; 330-629-2775. 5553 Youngstown Road, Niles; 544-6774. Tampa-based chain serves steaks, beef, ribs, seafood and pasta. Major credit cards. D seven days. OVERTURE, 260 W. Federal St., downtown Youngstown; 330-743-8062. Restaurant at DeYor features seasonal cuisine. Jeff Chrystal is chef. L,D. Major credit cards. PAGE’S NEW AGES DINER, 1472 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2789. Home-style cooking. B,LD. PAGZ BAR AND GRILL, 119 North Main, Hubbard; 330534-2215. Specialties include home-style entreés and wings. D seven days. Full bar. (DUBIC’S) PALM CAFE, 301 Steel St., Youngstown; 330799-8889. Saturday is a special day. That’s when owner George Dubic fires up the smokehouse. Hours later, the town (and beyond) lines up for outstanding cherrysmoked chicken, pork and lamb. Full bar. PANDA GARDEN, 5122 Market, Boardman; 330-788-1202. Chinese cuisine. Eat in or carry out. PANERA BREAD, 5533 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330259-0078. 377 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; 330965-9997. 5675 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330505-3395. 3641 Elm Road NE, Warren; 330-372-3390. Missouri-based chain operates 825 bakery/restaurants in 35 states. Sandwiches, muffins, breads, soups, salads and desserts. B,L,D. Seven days. MC, V. PAPA’S PUERTO RICAN FOODS, 980 Mathews Road, Boardman; 330-743-6480. Serves Puerto Rican dishes, including chicken and beef stews, chuletas frita (fried pork chops), chicken, beef and pork pastellillo, tostones (fried plaintain chips) and mofongo (mashed plantains with garlic). Open seven days. A second location operates out of Barley’s in downtown Youngstown. PASCARELLA’S, 3032 Center Road, Poland; 330-757-0738. Italian and American. Specialties include homemade pasta and sauce and lamb on the rod. L,D, Seven days. Delivers to business. Full bar. Major credit cards. PEABERRY’S CAFE, 4350 Boardman-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-9230. Pastries, sandwiches, specialty coffee drinks and teas in a comfortable setting.

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RESTAURANTS A-Z PERISCOOP SUBMARINE, 3101 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-793-9162. Submarine sandwiches and various sides. Full-service bar adjoins the restaurant. PERKINS FAMILY RESTAURANTS. Multi-unit chain offers family fare, salads, desserts. B,L,D. 24 hours. PHILLY’S ALL AMERICAN CHEESE STEAK, 8414 Market St., Boardman; 330-758-8100. PHO SAIGON, 6532 South Ave., Boardman; 330-7299588. Offers Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. Dine in or carry out. PICCADILLY PARLOUR, 114 S. Broad St., Canfield; 330533-4749. Victorian-style tea room serves sandwiches, salads, various lunch items and a variety of teas. L. QUAKER STEAK AND LUBE, 101 Chestnut St., Sharon, Pa.; 724-981-WING. 7530 Market St., Boardman; 330-7266620. Locally-owned chain serves wings, sandwiches, appetizers and burgers. Full bar. QUIZNOS, 440 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; 330758-8455. 7105 Lockwood Blvd., Canfield; 330-965-2466. Denver-based chain operates over 3,000 restaurants worldwide. Features toasted sub sandwiches (steak, turkey, chicken, beef and vegetarian), plus salads and soups. L,D. RACHEL’S WESTCHESTER, 54 Westchester, Austintown; 330-799-1700. Steaks, seafood, chops, Italian. Full bar.

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RAPTIS FAMILY RESTAURANT, 1939 Niles-Cortland Road, Warren; 330-856-3237. Serves American food and Greek specialties. B,L,D.

SMOKEY BONES BBQ, 6651 South Ave., Boardman; 330965-1554. Chain with hickory barbecue. L,D. SPINNERS SUB SHOP, 815 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-505-0500. Subs in a variety of styles, including traditional Italian, turkey, beef, and chicken, etc. SPREAD EAGLE TAVERN, 10150 Plymouth, Hanoverton; 330-223-1583. Serves regional and American cuisine. L,D. Monday through Sunday. MC, V, D. SPRINGFIELD GRILLE, 7413 Tiffany South, Boardman; 330-726-0895. 1226 Perry Highway (Rt. 19), Mercer, Pa.; 724-748-3589. Regional chain features steaks, chops, seafood, soups, salads and sides. L,D. Full bar. (CHARLIE) STAPLES ORIGINAL FAMOUS BAR-B-Q RESTAURANT, 372 W. Rayen, Youngstown; 330-743-7427. Charlie Staples moved to the corner of Belmont and Rayen where he retooled and upgraded. Although the decor suggests New Orleans, the signature barbecue is pure Youngstown. Monday through Saturday. STARBUCKS, Boardman-Poland Road at Tiffany South, Boardman; 330-726-0300. I-80 at State Route 46, Austintown. Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles. Seattle-based chain features specialty coffee drinks, teas, pastries, cookies, and baked goods.

RED LOBSTER, 1410 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; 330-758-0979. 5701 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 544-1321. Specialties include fish (grilled, roasted and fried), salads and appetizers. L,D. Seven days. Full bar.

STEAMERS STONEWALL TAVERN, 10078 Market St., North Lima; 330-549-9041. Locally-owned, independent restaurant serves steaks, seafood, pasta, sandwiches, burgers, appetizers and desserts.

RIP’S CAFÉ, 614 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 330755-0057. Slovak and Eastern European cuisine. ROBY LEE’S RESTAURANT AND BANQUET CENTER, 425 Ridge Road, Newton Falls; 330-872-0983.

STEAK-N-SHAKE, 6786 Applewood Blvd., Boardman; 330-965-0753. 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-505-3599. This 430-unit, Indianapolis-based chain serves steakburgers, shakes and soda fountain items plus salads and melts. B,L,D. Open 24 hours.

ROCCO’S STATELINE DINER, 6922 McCartney Road, Coitsville; 330-536-6934. Home-style.

SUNRISE EXPRESS, 132 Niles-Cortland Road, Howland; 330-609-7474. Carryout pizza, wings and sandwiches.

ROTELLI PIZZA AND PASTA, 6540 South Ave., Boardman; 330-758-1914. 4698 Belmont, Liberty; 330-759-7978. Italian cuisine, including pizza, pasta and calzones. ROYAL OAKS, 924 Oak St., Youngstown; 330-744-5501. Locally owned and operated restaurant/bar serves wood-smoked barbecue ribs, chicken and pork, wings, salads and sandwiches. L,D. Full bar.

SUNRISE INN, 510 E. Market St., Warren; 330-392-5176. Longtime Warren restaurant serves Italian-American. Deep-dish, Chicago-style, Sicilian and sheet pizza varieties. Dine in, carry out. Full bar. B,L,D.

SAKURA JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE, 4166 Youngstown Road, SE, Warren; 330-395-1688. Japanese steakhouse and sushi bar. Tueday through Sunday. Full bar. SALSITA’S, 5495 Clarkins, Austintown; 330-270-9133. 3031 Mahoning, Youngstown; 330-270-9133. Mexican. L,D. Seven days. Full bar. SALVATORE’S, 8720 E. Market St., Howland; 330-609-7777. 4831 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-799-2285. Locally owned and operated restaurant serves Italian-American cuisine, including pasta, sandwiches, soups and salads.

SUNSHINE CHINESE BUFFET, 1212 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-505-1488. Chinese buffet. T.J.’S, 7410 South Ave., Boardman; 330-726-1611. Soups, salads, entrees. B,L,D seven days. THANO’S FAMILY RESTAURANT, 6620 Tippecanoe Road, Canfield; 330-702-0300. Family-style cooking, with some Greek specialties. THAT’S A WRAP AND PIZZA CAFE, 343 BoardmanCanfield Road; 330-726-0011. Serves wrapped sandwiches, soups, salads, pizza and various sides. THREE SISTERS CAFE, 3649 Canfield Road, Cornersburg; 330-793-7835. Sandwiches, salads, hot food. B,L,D. Unlimited delivery area: $10 minimum. V,MC,AE. TIMES SQUARE, 8078 Main St., Kinsman; 330-876-3241. Home cooking and a large variety of homemade pies. TOKYO SUSHI & GRILL, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-8588. Japanese.

SANDWICH FACTORY, 15 N. Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown; 330-793-4084. 6128 Market St., Boardman; 330-758-0400. 119 Ridge Road, Warren; 330-872-7771. 2750 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-392-0084. Subs (plus other varieties), salads, soup and various sides. L,D. Seven days.

TOP NOTCH DINER, 682 S. High St., Cortland; 330-638-0077. Specialties include Reubens, stuffed peppers, stuffed cabbage, chicken parmesean, chicken Alfredo and a popular burger. 24 hours. Delivers locally. B,L,D. V,MC,D.

SANTA FE ROAST BEEF CO., 20 Federal Plaza West, Youngstown; 330-746-5633. Southwestern style steak and chicken, including quesadillas, burritos and tacos.

TRAX LOUNGE, 4250 New Road, Austintown; 330-7992249. Italian-American. Entrees, sandwiches, chicken, steaks, fish (Friday). L,D. Seven days. Full bar. V, MC.

SARATOGA, 129 E. Market St., Warren; 330-393-6646. B,L.

TULLY’S STEAKHOUSE, 101 Chestnut St., Sharon, Pa.; 724-981-3123. Steaks, seafood and sides.

SAWA STEAK HOUSE, 7401 Market St., Boardman; 330726-1888. 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330989-6588. Japanese steakhouse and sushi. L,D.

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SHANGRI LA SUSHI GRILL AND BUFFET, 337 BoardmanPoland Road, Boardman; 330-758-7788.

STATION SQUARE, 4250 Belmont Ave., Liberty; 330-7598802. Locally owned independent serves Italian and American cuisine. L,D daily. Full bar. MV, V, AE.

SABORICO MARKET & CAFE, 1361 Shehy St.,Youngstown; 330-746-7865. Spanish food, steak, Cuban and sandwiches. Seven days.

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SHANG HAI RIVER, 945 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman; 330-758-1698. Chinese.

RED HOT HOT DOGS, 4777 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-270-9700. Coney Islands, vsarious sides.

RUBY TUESDAY, 5555 Mahoning, Austintown; 330-7793640. Entrees, soups, salads, sandwiches.

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SELAH CAFE, 130 S. Bridge St., Struthers; 330-755-2759. Bistro-style menu specializes in French-American food. Specialties include Selah Chicken and vegetable pasta. Features on in-house bakery. L,D. Major credit cards.

SCARSELLA’S, 4151 Market St., Youngstown; 330-7880806. Family-owned, independent serves Italian cuisine. Homemade and regular pasta, Italian specialties and an Italian-style fish on Friday. The red sauce is among the best in the area. L,D. MC, V, AE.

TOWNHOUSE, 8398 Market St., Boardman; 330-758-5450. Italian-American. Seven days.

TUSCANY SQUARE RISTORANTE, 3470 Wilmington Road, New Castle; 724-654-0365. Items include pasta dishes; chicken and veal; barbecued ribs; a grilled steak; barbecue chicken; and pizzas and sandwiches made in a large wood-fired oven. Tuesday through Sunday.

SCARSELLA’S PIZZA & CARRYOUT, 8252 Market St., Boardman; 330-758-0837. Italian specialties.

UNIVERSITY PIZZERIA AND ITALIAN EATERY, 133 Lincoln Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-9244. Off-campus eatery serves Italian specialties and pizza, salads, soups, and coffee drinks Monday through Saturday. Full bar.

SCENNA’S FAMILY RESTAURANT, 1901 N. State St., Girard;

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Chicken Salad with Mango

Quick Salmon Spread

BY MITCH LYNCH FOR HOMEPLATE HOMESTYLE

BY HELGA WENGLER FOR HOMEPLATE HOMESTYLE

INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENTS

4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 7 ounce cans of boneless, skinless Atlantic Salmon, drained

2 mangoes – peeled, pitted, chopped in to small pieces

1/3 cup ranch dressing (regular or light)

1 cup pecans

1 1/2 Tablespoons sour cream

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise (regular or light)

1/2 large onion, finely chopped

1/2 cup curly parsley, finely chopped

1/2 cup celery, finely chopped

1 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce SERVING SUGGESTION

1 Tablespoon olive oil Salt and black pepper to taste

PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350. In a small bowl, toss pecans with olive oil and a pinch of salt. Spread pecans evenly on a baking sheet; roast for 12 minutes. Remove and cool. Poach the chicken in boiling stock or water for 10 to 12 minutes, or until done. Remove from liquid and cool. Peel and remove pit from two mangoes; chop into small pieces. Chop chicken into bite-sized pieces; add to large mixing bowl. Add mangoes, pecans and chopped parsley. Add mayonnaise, a pinch of salt and black pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Using a large spoon or spatula, fold all ingredients together until well blended.

Serve on a bed of fresh lettuce with a nice French baguette.

2 hard boiled eggs, finely chopped Salt 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper

This appetizer is great served on French baguette slices and Wasa Crisps.

PREPARATION In a large bowl, use a fork to break the salmon into flakes. Add the ranch dressing, and fold in the celery, onion, eggs and black pepper. Test for seasoning, and add a bit more dressing and salt if needed.

ABOUT MITCH LYNCH – Home-

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plate Homestyle host Mitch Lynch and his wife, Patricia, are owners of Friends Roastery in Salem, Ohio, where he is chief roaster and pastry chef. Mitch was trained by European pastry chefs and brings decades of experience and know-how to Homeplate each week. Visit www. metromonthly.net for more of Mitch’s recipes.

Serve with Wasa Crisp crackers, toasted baguette, or on crisp endive leaves.Add additional flavors by adding fresh dill or celery seed to recipe.

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SERVING SUGGESTION

Salmon spread served with French bread and Wasa Crisps

ABOUT HELGA WENGLER – “Homeplate Homestyle� host Helga Wengler is a native of Frankfurt, Germany. She learned to cook from her mother and loves to share her knowledge and expertise with TV viewers each week on “Homeplate Homestyle.� She and her husband, Wolfgang, are very active in the local community. Helga and Wolfgang also enjoy spending time with their three daughters and six grandchildren. Visit www. metromonthly.net for more of Helga’s recipes.

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RESTAURANTS A-Z 793-5577. Lebanese-American. Mondays feature Middle Eastern, but the menu also includes grilled salmon, steaks and pasta. L,D Monday through Saturday. MC, V, AE. UPTOWN PIZZA, 4605 Market St., Boardman; 330-7885666. 2940 Belmont Ave., Liberty; 330-759-6907. Pizza, sandwiches, salads, soups and various sides.

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U.S. SUB SHOP, 2155 Youngstown Road, SE, Warren; 330369-4598. Submarine sandwiches. VASILIO’S RESTAURANT AND PIZZERIA, 500 Trumbull Ave., Cortland; 330-638-3718. Italian-American and some Greek foods. Specialties include veal, eggplant, and homemade pizza. L, D Monday through Saturday. VERNON’S CAFÉ, 720 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-1381. Italian cuisine. Full bar. L,D. VINTAGE ESTATE, 7317 South Ave., Boardman; 330-6298080. Craft beers and specialty wines. Bar/restaurant area serves appetizers, specialty tap beers. Full bar. WAFFLE HOUSE, 2284 Gala Ave., Hubbard; 330-534-3000. 2725 Salt Springs Road, Mineral Ridge; 330-530-1642.

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WALRUS SUBS, 1305 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; 330793-4800. Submarine sandwiches and various sides. WAYSIDE RESTAURANT, 825 State Road, NW, Warren; 330-847-7614. WESTFORK STEAKHOUSE, 3850 Belmont Ave., Liberty; 330-759-8666. Beef, chicken, ribs, etc. WHAT’S COOKIN’, 6007 South Ave., Boardman; 330-7261622. B,L,D. Home-style cooking. WHITE ROSE SPAGHETTI HOUSE, 802 Standard, Masury; 330-448-8823. Local restaurant serves Italian specialties. The restaurant/bar is a gem - straight out of the 1940s and one of those places virtually untouched by time, but known to all the regulars. WINGS EXPRESS, 636 W. Liberty St., Hubabrd; 330-5348011. WINSLOW’S CAFE, Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-8600. Restaurant inside the Butler serves dinners, salads and Italian specialties. B,L,D. WINSTON’S TAVERN, 870 N. Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown; 330-544-2378. Eatery in the Best Western Inn serves Italian-American, steaks, seafood, and sandwiches. D. Monday through Saturday. Full bar. WOODEN ANGEL, Leopard Lane, Beaver, Pa.; 724-7747880. Upscale restaurant/cafe/wine and cocktail bar serves contemporary American and regional cuisine. The wait staff is knowledgeable, well-trained and efficient. L,D Tuesday through Friday; D Saturday, Full bar, extensive selection of wines. Major credit cards. YAMATO JAPANESE RESTAURANT, 3860 YoungstownWarren Road, Warren; 330-399-8883. Popular Trumbull County restaurant serves Japanese-style cuisine, including hibachi grilling and sushi. L,D. Full bar. YANKEE KITCHEN, 6635 Market St., Boardman; 330-7261300. 484 Youngstown-Kingsville Road, Vienna; 3941116. Family-owned independent serves home-style breakfasts, burgers, entrees, and arguably the best home fries in the area. B,L,D. Seven days. YANNI’S RESTAURANT, 2723 Elm Road, Warren; 330-3721252. Home-style and Greek. B,L,D. Seven days.

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YOLO MEDITERRANEAN GRILL, 5231 S. Canfield-Niles Road (Route 46), Canfield; 330-286-3866. Specialities include lamb, gyros, salads and soups. YOUNGSTOWN CLUB, 201 East Commerce St., Youngstown; 330-744-2177. L Monday through Friday. D Thursday through Saturday. Full bar. Major credit cards. YOUNGSTOWN CRAB CO., 3917 Belmont, Liberty; 330759-5480. Locally owned restaurant serves seafood, soups, salads, sandwiches and entrees. D. Full bar. YOUNGSTOWN MAENNERCHOR, 831 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-9322. YOUNGSTOWN SOUL FOOD, 2639 Market St., Youngstown; 330-788-2953. Southern-style, AfricanAmerican cooking. YOUNGSTOWN SPORTS GRILLE, 7463 South Ave., Boardman; 330-758-7043. Specialties include a chickenand-greens sandwich and loaded bacon ranch fries. L,D. Seven days. Full bar. Major credit cards. ZENOBIA CUISINE, 584 E. Main St., Canfield; 330-286-0800. Greek cuisine. ZOUPWERKS, 163 Folsom St., Warren; 330-847-5910. Outstanding homemade soups, chowdahs (chowders), sandwiches and sides. Serves an excellent pulled pork sandwich on some Saturdays. Across from Kent State Trumbull Campus and near the Big Lots plaza. © 2012 The Metro Monthly. All rights reserved.

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How to send a press release or notice (no information over the phone please). By mail: Calendar Editor, The Metro Monthly, P.O. Box 663, Youngstown, Ohio 44501-0663. By fax: 330-259-0437. By e-mail: calendar@metromonthly.net In-person drop-off: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday at The Metro Monthly, Huntington National Bank Bldg., 26 Market St., Suite 912, Youngstown, Ohio. What gets in? – We give priority to events occurring in the Youngstown-Warren area, western Pennsylvania and Columbiana County. Events in Pittsburgh, Cleveland and elsewhere will be used on a space-permitted basis. What we want in a release – Include the day, date and time of the event, location and street address. Include prices or fees. If the event is free, please specify. Always include a contact phone number. Next month’s deadline: Please try to sumbit appropriate materials as early as possible; items submitted after the deadline (the 15 day of the preceding month) might not get in.

NEXT DEADLINE: Sunday, April 15.

SUNDAY 1 Animal Baby Shower, Mill Creek MetrParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-7023000. Welcome the arrival of Mill Creek Park’s baby farm animals. See lambs, goats, sheep, pigs, rabbits, and more. We’ll have cake and punch while supplies last. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Monthly: Austin Log Cabin Tour and Open House, 3797 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; 330-792-1129. The Austintown Historical Society hosts its open house every first Sunday. 1-4 p.m. Free. Monthly: Strock Stone House Open House, 7171 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-792-1129. The Austintown Historical Society host its monthly open house and tour every first Sunday. 1-4 p.m. Free. Save the Date!, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. You’re going to have to join today’s walk to find out what we’re doing! The group will be be indoors until 3 p.m. and then begin a recreational hike. Interpretive hikes are generally slow-paced. The group will stop to learn about the hike’s topic. Moderate difficulty, 2 or 4 miles. 2 p.m. Free. Monthly: Ward-Thomas House Tours, 503 Brown St., Niles; 330-544-2143. Volunteer guides from the Niles Historical Society will be on hand to answer questions from visitors. The house, built in 1862, is a stately mansion in the Italianate style of architecture. Tours occur the first Sunday. 2-5 p.m. Misook Yun Voice Studio, Bliss Recital Hall, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. 4 p.m. Free.

Emily Moorhead Reception and Gallery Talk: 5 p.m., Thursday, April 19 in the Bliss Hall Gallery at YSU’s Bliss Hall

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MONDAY 2 Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Lordstown Branch, 1471 Salt Springs Road; 330824-2094. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 1 p.m. Free. Pups & Pages, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Children in kindergarten through grade 6 may sign up for 15minute sessions to read aloud to a registered therapy dog at the Main Library. Dogs are provided by K-9s for Compassion, a Delta Society pet partner group that assists with animal-assisted activity and animalassisted therapy. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch, 212 Warren Road, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration not required. 6 p.m.

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Jazz Clinic with Joe Negri: Noon-3 p.m. on Friday, April 27 in Room 2222 of YSU’s Bliss Hall. Call 330-941-3636 for more information. Free. Weekly: Seraphim Chorus, Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St., Boardman; for more information call the director, Kris Harper at 330707-2144. Meets every Monday. 7:30 p.m. Weekly: Co-Dependents Anonymous, Prince of Peace Church, 2985 Center Road, Poland; 330-7433768. This 12-step recovery program for individuals in codependent relationships meets every Monday. Call for more information. 7:30 p.m. The Youngstown Camera Club Meetings, Christ Church, 7155 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; for more information e-mail Roy at Rjmpinc@aol.com. The club meets the first and third Monday of the month. 7:30 p.m. $20 (yearly dues).

26. $10 per class. Time For Tots, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch, 212 Warren Road, Cortland; 330638-6335. A developmentally appropriate storytime program for children ages 24 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required; call 330638-6335. 11 a.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield Branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 1 p.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 1 p.m. Free. Teens on Tuesday, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Join the library for this special Teens on Tuesday event. 3-5 p.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 6 p.m. Free. Health & Wellness Walks, various locations, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown and Boardman; 330702-3000. A series of health walks occur on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this month. Recreation hikes are generally fast-paced and focus on exercising in the outdoors. They include: 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 3 at the Golf Course overflow parking lot; 9 a.m., Wednesday, April 11 at the at the Golf Course overflow parking lot; 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 17 at the MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at Metroparks Farm; and 9 a.m., Wednesday, April 25 at the MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at Metroparks Farm. Golf course-area hikes are approximately 1-3 miles and the trailway hikes are approximately 2-4 miles. 6 p.m. Free. Weekly: Standing in the Gap Religious Meeting, Room 204, Central YMCA, 17 N. Champion St., Downtown Youngstown; 330-744-8411 or visit www. youngstownymca.org. Occurs every Tuesday. Religious program led by Justin Burnette Sr. Refreshments will be served. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Weekly: Canfield Community Band, Canfield High School, 100 Cardinal Drive, Canfield; for more information call 330-542-3313. Anyone who plays an instrument is welcome to join the group, which meets each Tuesday. 7 p.m. Weekly: Sounds of Square County, Trinity Lutheran Church, 56 N. Chestnut St., Niles; for more information call Doris at 330-544-2252 or Terry at 330-544-0242. This is a female barbershop chorus for females ages eleven and older. 7 p.m. Weekly: Valley Bible Study, St. Brendan Parish, Room 103, 2800 Oakwood, Youngstown; for more information call Joan Lawson at 330-792-3875 or Jim Merhaut at 330-743-2308. The group meets each Tuesday. 7-8:30 p.m. Weekly: Stephen Foster Chorus, SCOPE Center, 220 W. Market St., Warren; for more information call Jerry at 330-652-5739. If you enjoy singing you are welcome to walk in and join the chorus, which meets each Tuesday. 7:30 p.m.

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WEDNESDAY 4

Ongoing: Angels for Animals Volunteer Signups, 4750 state Route 165, Canfield; 330-549-1111, ext. 316. Email: info@angelsforanimals.org. Volunteer sign-up and orientation during hours of operation. Yoga at Fellows Riverside Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. A blend of energizing yoga styles will help you keep a healthy outlook. Students at all levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Meets on Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m., April 3,10, 17, 24. Meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on April 5, 12, 19,

Weekly: Valley Bible Study, St. Brendan Parish, Room 103, 2800 Oakwood, Youngstown; for more information call Joan Lawson at 330-792-3875 or Jim Merhaut at 330-743-2308. Every Wednesday. 9:30-11 a.m. Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and other activities that will help children ages 2-3 become a successful readers. Occurs on Wednesdays: April 4, 18, 25.. 10 a.m. Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s,

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All Rosicrucian students, their guests and interested speakers are encouraged to attend these free meetings. Join us for interesting discussions and refreshments. Our system serves as a catalyst, enabling you to translate knowledge into increasingly focused, skillful action and attainment in life. You’ll learn techniques you can use on a daily basis to awaken your higher faculties leading to improved health, more harmonious personal relationships and an increased sense of happiness and peace.

SUNDAY APRIL 22, 2012

SUNDAY MAY 27, 2012

SUNDAY JUNE 24, 2012

• “The Plan” Presented by Dorothy Bates 2:00 pm followed by Refreshments

• “A Call for Healing and Peace” Presented by Sunday Pitinii 2:00 pm Followed by Refreshments

• “Symbology of Dreams” presented by Bill Moran 2 pm • Refreshments 3 pm • Meditation for Peace 3:45 pm

THE YOUNGSTOWN CHAPTER MEETS AT THE DUBLIN GRANGE 6571 FAIRGROUNDS BLVD., CANFIELD, OHIO 44406 email: youngstown@rosicrucian.org FOR INFORMATION: 330-544-3763 or 330-757-7579 MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 2433, YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO 44509

The BAND

Presents

W.D. CONCERT BAND

Musical Passport Featuring The Winner of the Robert E. Fleming Memorial Concerto Competition

Dr. Stephen L. Gage Guest Conductor

Anthony Colella Trombone

W.D. Packard Music Hall Sunday, April 15, 2012 3:00 PM All concerts are free and open to the public courtesy of the W.D. Packard Trust. For updated information, call 330.841.2619 or visit us on the web: www.wdpackardband.com

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Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 S. Raccoon, Austintown; 330-744-8636. Featuring developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and other activities that will help children ages 2-3 become successful readers. Occurs on Wednesdays: April 11,18 25. 10 a.m. Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Canfield branch, 43 W. Main St., Canfield; 330744-8636. Featuring developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and other activities that will help children ages 2-3 become successful readers. Occurs on Wednesdays: April 4, 11, 25. 10 a.m. Music & Movement, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Children learn language and motor skills through an energetic combination of music, movement, and literature. For toddlers ages 19 to 35 months old with parent or caregiver. Registration required; call 330399-8807, Ext. 401. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Free. Weekly: Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main, Poland; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and more for children ages 6-23 months. Occurs April 4, 11, 18, 25. 10:30 a.m. T’ai Chi Step One in the Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ease stress, improve health, and increase vitality. Join Marie Lew in warmups, breathing exercises and selected movements from a classic Chen T’ai Chi form. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Occurs on April 4, 11, 18, 25. Noon-1 p.m. $10 per class. Weekly: Rotary Club of Warren Meeting, Enzo’s Restaurant, 2918 Elm Road, Warren; 330-369-7500. Warren chapter of this international business and service organization meets every Wednesday for lunch and a business meeting. Call for more information. Noon. Music at Noon: Saxophone Studio Recital, Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-941-3636. 12:15 p.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch, 212 Warren Road, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 1 p.m. Free. Using the Ancestry Database, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330399-8807, extension 402. Find out how the W-TCPL’s subscription database Ancestry.com can help you fill out the branches of your family tree. Registration is required. 5 p.m. Free. Wednesday Night Movie, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Stop in to see a newly released movie in the library’s meeting room. Stop in or call to find out what’s showing on the big screen. 5:30 p.m. Free. Bi-monthly: Girard Community Band, Girard High School, 31 N. Ward Ave., Girard; 330-539-1453. Anyone who plays an instrument is welcome to join. Every first and third Wednesday. 7 p.m. Weekly: Cortland Community Band Practice, Lakeview Middle School, 640 Wakefield Drive, Cortland; for more information call Pat at 330-6522424 or visit www.cortlandcommunityband.org. Musicians are welcome to attend the practices. Every Wednesday. 7-9 p.m. Monthly: Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown, Davis Center, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116 or for more information call 330-757-4727. Meetings include an educational speaker, and are held the first Wednesday of the month. 7:30 p.m. Dana Guitar Studio Recital, Bliss Recital Hall, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636.. 8 p.m. Free.

THURSDAY 5 Weekly: Men’s Fellowship Bible Study, Central YMCA, 17 N. Champion St., Downtown Youngstown; 330-744-8411 or visit www.youngstownymca.org. 7:30-8:30 a.m. Weekly: Walk and Chat, Southern Park Mall, 7401 Market St., Boardman; for more information call Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 1-800-6405180. The group meets each Thursday for walking and

socializing. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tales for Twos: Furry Forest Friends, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-7407107. Two-year-olds are invited to discover many of the mammals that live in parks and backyards. An adult must accompany each child. To ensure quality programs, do not bring non-participating children. Pre-registration/payment required 24 hours in advance at Ford. 10 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. $2 R, $3 NR. Yoga at Fellows Riverside Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. A blend of energizing yoga styles will help you keep a healthy outlook. Students at all levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Meets on Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m., April 3,10, 17, 24. Meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on April 5, 12, 19, 26. $10 per class. Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talks for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and more for children ages 2-3 years old. April 5, 19. 10 a.m. Free. Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and more for children ages 6-23 months. 10 a.m. Toddler Tales, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011, ext. 106. Storytime for toddlers ages 19 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required. 10 a.m., 11 a.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 11:30 a.m. Free. J-Cafe Musical Smorgasbord: Clarinet/Saxophone/ Guitar/Flute Ensembles, JCC Multi-purpose room, Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. Call for tickets. Noon1:30 p.m. Intro to Computers Class, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-3998807. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807 ext. 406. Free. Warriors Inc.: Hooked on Fishing Not On Drugs, Warriors Inc., 2733 Market St., Youngstown; 330-7833276. This is a weekly, state certified program that focuses on preventing drug use through fishing and aquatic resource education. 5-6 p.m. Weekly: Polish Youngstown Cultural Preservation, St. Joseph the Provider Church, 633 Porter Ave., Campbell; 330-646-4082 or www.Polishyoungstown. com. Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle (Polish culture, crafts, dance and songs for children and opportunities for adults with the Village Folk Singers. New members welcome. Every Thursday. 6-8 p.m. Free. Bi-monthly: Canfield Widow/ers Group, Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St., Canfield; for more information, an interview and registration, call Jane Peachey at the Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 800-640-5180. Meets the first and third Thursday. 6-8 p.m. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 6:30 p.m. Free. Bi-monthly: Recovery, Inc., Christ Church Presbyterian Church, 1933 Canfield Road; 330-747-1176. Self-help mental health group. Meets the first and third Thursday. 7 p.m. Monthly: Green Party Mahoning County Meeting, Pig Iron Press, 26 N. Phelps St., Youngstown; 330747-6932. The Green Party of Mahoning County, in affiliation with the Green Party of Ohio, will conduct its monthly meeting tonight. Meets the first Thursday. Call for more information. 7 p.m. Free. Weekly: Youngstown Area Community Band, Bliss Hall, YSU Campus, One University Plaza, Youngstown; 330-542-3313. New members are welcome. Bring your instrument to practice. Every Thursday. 7 p.m. Sky Dancers, Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at MetroParks Farm, Canfield; 330-702-3000. At dusk and dawn, male woodcocks sing ‘peent’ and then perform a spectacular mating flight. Traipse with us to the

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FRIDAY 6 Income Tax Preparation Assistance, WarrenTrumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. The Liberty Branch will be hosting the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) income tax preparers on Fridays through April 13. This free tax assistance is particularly for low-income TrumbullCounty residents, with special priority to those aged 60 and older. All individuals must bring a copy of their 2010 tax return and a valid photo ID. No appointment needed- first come, first served. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Twice Monthly: A Loose Knit Group, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Help fellow crafters “Warm Up America,” by making afghans and other projects to donate locally. All skill levels are welcome. Occurs April 6 and 20. Call for more information. 10 a.m.-noon. Preschool Nature Hour: Wonderful White Tail, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Preschoolers ages 3-5 will listen to a deer story, explore outdoors for tracks, and enjoy other fun activities while learning about the white tailed deer. An adult must accompany each child. To ensure quality programs, do not bring non-participating children. Preregistration/payment required 24 hours in advance. 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. $2 R, $3 NR. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills.

VENUES ◆ Boardman Performing Arts Center, 7777 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-758-7511. ◆ DeYor Center, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. www. youngstownsymphony.com

Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 11 a.m. Free. Hubble Legacy, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: www.wbplanetarium.org. Now more than 20 years in orbit, the Hubble Space Telescope continues to provide the fantastic images from which great astronomical discoveries are made. This program will highlight the lifetime of the telescope from its first discoveries and in-orbit repairs to its most recent images. A lecture-based program for general audiences. 8 p.m. Free.

SATURDAY 7 Preschool Nature Hour: Wonderful White Tail, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Preschoolers ages 3-5 will listen to a deer story, explore outdoors for tracks, and enjoy other fun activities while learning about the white tailed deer. An adult must accompany each child. To ensure quality programs, do not bring non-participating children. Preregistration/payment required 24 hours in advance. 10 a.m. $2 R, $3 NR. In My Backyard, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330941-3616. Web site: www.wbplanetarium.org. Fred Penner hosts a tour of his favorite place: his backyard! This interactive show goes over colors, numbers, shapes, seasons, stars, star stories, and the moon. From the Calgary Science Centre. For preschool through early elementary grades. 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Free. Manjushri Study Group, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown; contact Julie Thomas, coordinator, at 330-941-1735 or taradakini108@gmail.com. The Foundation

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for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, a Youngstown-based Buddhist study group, will offer its next round of teachings this month. The current topic is “Meditation 101: Part II.” Participants do not have to be Buddhist to attend. Nor is any prior experience necessary to drop in.The group meets on Saturdays on April 7, 14, 28. 3-5 p.m. $10, $5 if you are unemployed or a student at YSU. Monthly: Hubbard Historical Society Tour, 27 Hager St., Hubbard. The museum is open to the public the second Sunday. 2-5 p.m. Monthly: The Philosophy Group (Socrates Cafe), Barnes and Noble, 381 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman; for more information call Joe at 330-7880315. Discusses philosophical topics, questions, ideas, concepts, books and philosophers. Meets the second Sunday. 4 p.m. Hubble Legacy, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: www.wbplanetarium.org. Now more than 20 years in orbit, the Hubble Space Telescope continues to provide the fantastic images from which great astronomical discoveries are made. This program will highlight the lifetime of the telescope from its first discoveries and in-orbit repairs to its most recent images. A lecture-based program for general audiences. 8 p.m. Free.

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Monthly: Mothers of Preschoolers, First Christian Church, 1151 E. Sixth St., Salem; for more information call Amy Zimmerman at 330-337-0939. A support group for any woman with children around the kindergarten age or younger. Speakers and crafts usually alternate. Childcare is available for preschoolers. Meets the second Monday. 9:15-11:15 a.m.

◆ Ford Theatre, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. http:// fpa.ysu.edu/calendar.shtml.

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‘One Evening at the Rainbow Bar and Grille’: April 5-15 at YSU’s Spotlight Arena Theater ONE EVENING AT THE RAINBOW BAR & GRILLE, Spotlight Arena Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. April 5-7, and April 12–15. Thursday through Saturday begin at 7:30 p.m. while the Sunday matinee is at 3 p.m. BURIED CHILD, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. The Playhouse will stage the Sam Shepard drama at 7: 30 p.m. on April 13-14

and April 20-21. 7:30 p.m. $15-12. TWO ONE-ACT OPERAS, Ford Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330941-3636. The Performing Arts Series and The Dana School of Music present “Dido and Aenea” by Henry Purcell and “La Serva Padrona“ by Giovanni Pergolesi. Performances: 7:30 p.m., April 19-21 and 3 p.m., April 22. GREASE, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long,

New Castle; 724-6543437. Web site: www. newcastleplayhouse.org. This popular musical takes the audience back to Rydell High in 1959. Although the film version was lighter, the stage version deals withe the trials of love, plus gangs, teen pregnancy and high-school friendships. Of course, there’s comedy and some familiar tunes, too. Brent Rodgers directs. Call for tickets. April 27 through May 13. 7:30 p.m., April 2728, May 4-5, 11-12. 2 p.m.on Sunday, April 29, May 6, 13.

AN EVENING OF ONE-ACT PLAYS, Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. The Victorian Players will present a series of one-act plays May 4-20. Plays include: “The Marriage Proposal” by Anton Chekhov; “The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter” by Muriel and Richard Eldridge; and “Box and Cox” by John M. Morton. Performances: 7:30 p.m., May 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 13, 20. $10 (adults), $8 (students and seniors).

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A Host of Golden Daffodils, Lake Newport, Mill Creek MetroParks, Boadman; 330-702-3000. Features a hhike around Lake Newport. Meets at Newport Wetlands parking lot. Interpretive hikes are generally slowpaced. The group will stop to learn about the hike’s topic. Difficult rating, 5 miles. 2 p.m. Free. The Case of the Disappearing Planet, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: www. wbplanetarium.org. The planet Pluto has vanished and schoolchildren everywhere are distraught. Private Investigator Skye Watcher is on the case and sets out to crack the case. Find out what happened to Pluto and learn more about the solar system and the history of astronomy. For 3rd graders and older. 2:30 p.m. Free. Pups & Pages, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Children gain confidence and improve their reading skills as they read to an uncritical and tail-wagging audience. Children in kindergarten through grade 6 may sign up for 15-minute sessions to read aloud to a registered therapy dog at the Howland Branch Library. Dogs are provided by K-9s for Compassion, a Delta Society pet partner group that assists with animal-assisted activity and animalassisted therapy. Registration is required by calling 330-856-2011, Ext. 106. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. YSU Jazz Ensemble 1, Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center, YSU, University Plaza near Elm Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. 8 p.m. Free.

TUESDAY 10 Yoga at Fellows Riverside Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. A blend of energizing yoga styles will help you keep a healthy outlook. Students at all levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Meets on Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m., April 3,10, 17, 24. Meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on April 5, 12, 19, 26. $10 per class. Monthly: Wellness Clinic, Grace Lutheran Church, 162 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; for more information call Beth Stricko at 330-530-4038, ext. 2031 or e-mail bstrick@shepherdofthevalley.com. Information about diabetes and glucose testing. Occurs the second Tuesday. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 1 p.m. Free. Great Space Treasure Hunt, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: www. wbplanetarium.org. Bleamer, a typical Snoozling, enjoys cleaning his room, playing with his friend Spot, and finding hidden treasure. Help him follow his treasure map past constellations, nebulae, the sun, planets, and moons to where X marks the spot of a treasure. For children younger than 10. This program comes to Youngstown from the Calgary Science Centre. 2:30 p.m. Free. Teens on Tuesday, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Join the library for this special Teens on Tuesday event. 3-5 p.m. Free. Monthly: Open Poetry Reading, Pig Iron Press, 26 N. Phelps St., Youngstown; 330-747-6932. Pig Iron Literary and Art Works will host its monthly open poetry reading tonight. Readers are invited to participate in the program, with a sign-in at the door. Presenters may read from original works or read favorite works by others. The maximum on-stage limit is eight minutes. The readings are open to all – either as presenters or listeners. Occur the second Tuesday. Call for more information. 7:30 p.m. Free. Monthly: PFLAG, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-747-2696. The Youngstown area’s Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), is a local chapter of the national support, education, and advocacy organization. Meets every second Tuesday. For information or immediate help, contact the organization through Help Hotline, “211� or email youngstownpflag@aol.com. 6:30 p.m. Free. 3-5 p.m. Free. Guest Artist Recital, Bliss Recital Hall, Bliss Hall, YSU,

Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330941-3636. Features Johannes Moller, winner of 2010 Guitar Foundation of American International Guitar Competition. 8 p.m. Free.

WEDNESDAY 11 Garden Guide Gathering and Training, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Volunteers are needed to lead group tours through Fellows Riverside Gardens. Part of the volunteer training will be outdoors, so dress for the weather and walking. Call to register. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Health & Wellness Walks, various locations, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown and Boardman; 330702-3000. A series of health walks occur on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this month. Recreation hikes are generally fast-paced and focus on exercising in the outdoors. They include: 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 3 at the Golf Course overflow parking lot; 9 a.m., Wednesday, April 11 at the at the Golf Course overflow parking lot; 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 17 at the MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at Metroparks Farm; and 9 a.m., Wednesday, April 25 at the MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at Metroparks Farm. Golf course-area hikes are approximately 1-3 miles and the trailway hikes are approximately 2-4 miles. 9 a.m. Free. T’ai Chi Step One in the Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ease stress, improve health, and increase vitality. Join Marie Lew in warmups, breathing exercises and selected movements from a classic Chen T’ai Chi form. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Occurs on April 4, 11, 18, 25. Noon-1 p.m. $10 per class. Weekly: Rotary Club of Warren Meeting, Enzo’s Restaurant, 2918 Elm Road, Warren; 330-369-7500. Warren chapter of this international business and service organization meets every Wednesday for lunch and a business meeting. Call for more information. Noon. Music at Noon: String Department Recital, Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-941-3636. 12:15 p.m. Free. Writing Workshop, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Join Karen Schubert in writing about meaningful, everyday experiences while exploring various writing styles. All levels of experience are welcome; join in when you can. Bring a page or two of your writing to share. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $10 per class. Wednesday Night Movie, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Stop in to see a newly released movie in the library’s meeting room. Stop in or call to find out what’s showing on the big screen. 5:30 p.m. Free. Monthly: Book Club, Villa Maria Community Center, 1 mile east of the Ohio state line, south of State Route 422 on Evergreen Road, Villa Maria, Pa.; 724-964-8920, ext. 3223. Monthly series focuses on books from the New York Time’s best seller list. Meets the second Wednesday. 6:30-8 p.m. Monthly: Mothers of Twins, Davidson Becker Family Center, Struthers; for more information call Michele at 330-530-2128 or visit www.orgssites.com/oh/twins. Meets the second Wednesday. 8 p.m. YSU Percussion Studio Recital, Room 2326, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. 8 p.m. Free.

THURSDAY 12 Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books for Lapsitters, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 S. Raccoon, Austintown; 330-744-8636. For children who are not walking independently. Includes 20 minutes of language enrichment, including rhymes, songs and stories and followed by free play. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Occurs on Thursdays on April 12, 19, 26. 9:30 a.m. Free. Yoga at Fellows Riverside Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. A blend of energizing yoga styles will help you keep a healthy outlook. Students at all levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Meets on Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m., April 3,10, 17, 24. Meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on April 5, 12, 19, 26. 9:30 a.m. $10 per class.

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GALLERIES Art Outreach Gallery, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-219-7833. www.ArtOutreach.org. 5-9 p.m., Friday; 1-9 p.m., Saturday; 1-5 p.m., Sunday. Displays works by local artists, particularly students in the local school systems. Free. SMARTS Center Gallery, 258 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-941-2787. www.fpa.ysu.edu/smarts. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday; other times by appointment. Located in the upper floor of the DeYor/Powers Auditorium complex. Free. Trumbull Art Gallery, 196 E. Market, Warren; 330395-4876. www.trumbullartgallery.com. Noon-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. Free.

MUSEUMS Akron Art Museum, One S. High, Akron; 330-3769185. www.akronartmuseum.org. $7, $6, $5, free. Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., Pittsburgh, Pa.; 412-237-8300. www.warhol.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday. Arms Family Museum of Local History, 648 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-2589. www.mahoninghistory. org. 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; closed Monday. Exhibits of local interest, an archival and research library and the private furnishings of Wilford and Olive Arms. “Greystone Centennial Exhibit,” the period-furnished rooms of the Arms family home. $4-$2. Butler Institute of American Art,524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-1711. www.butlerart.com. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday; noon-4 p.m., Sunday. Free. Butler Institute of American Art/Salem, 343 E. State, Salem; 330-332-8213. www.butlerart.com. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Free. Butler Institute of American Art/Trumbull, 9350 E. Market, Howland; 330-609-9900. www.butlerart.com. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Free. Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes, Pittsburgh; 412-622-3131. www.cmoa.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.TuesdaySaturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $10, $7, $6. Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes, Pittsburgh; 412-622-3131. www.carnegiemnh.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m., Sunday. “RACE: Are We So Different?” Till April 27, 2014; “M is for Museum.” Till Aug. 26. $10, $7, $6, free. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh;412-237-3400.www.carnegiesciencecenter. org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday through Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday.“A Whole New Experience”; “Miniature Railroad and Village.”$14, $10. Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Blvd., Cleveland; 216-421-7450. www.cia.edu/cinematheque. Featuring the following movies in The Premiere Showcase: “Leap Year,” “The Myth of the American Sleepover,” “Rapt,” “The Tree,” “Fallen Gods,” “The Imperialists are Still Alive,” and more; In “Ten” from Jonathan Rosenbaum’s Top 100: “Too Eary, Too Late,” “Avante,” and more; In “A Second Look” Program: “Diary of a Country Priest,” “Warsaw Bridge,” “Throne of Blood,” and more. Visit the Web site for a movie and viewing schedule. $9, $7, $5. Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland; 1-800-317-9155. www.cmnh.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday,Tuesday,Thursday, Friday; 10 a.m.10 p.m., Wednesday; noon-5 p.m., Sunday. $7-$4. Cortland-Bazetta Historical Museum, Viets House, 224 N. High St., Cortland; 330-638-3467. 1-4 p.m., Sunday (except January/ holidays). $5. John Stark Edwards House, 303 Monroe St., N.W., Warren; 330-394-4653. Focuses on the early history of the Western Reserve. Open for tours the first Sunday. 2-5 p.m. Free. Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh; 412-454-6000. www. pghhistory.org. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily. $7.50 adults; $6 seniors; $5 students; $3.50 children 6-18; free to members/children under 6. Henry Barnhisel House, 1011 North State St., Girard; 330-545-6162. Home of the Girard Historical Society. 1-4 p.m. the second and fourth weekends. 10 a.m. Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, 124 E. Leasure Ave., New Castle, Pa.; 724-652-2882. www.hoytartcenter.org.10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. McDonough Museum of Ar t,YSU, Wick Avenue, Youngstown; 330-941-1400. www. mcdonoughmuseum.ysu.edu. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday; Noon-5 p.m., Sunday. Free.

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Museum of Ceramics, 400 E. 5th, East Liverpool; 330386-6001. www.ohiohistory.org/places/ceramics. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The rise and fall of East Liverpool’s potteries. $3, $2.40, $1. Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, 8501 Carnegie Ave., #2, Cleveland; 216-421-8671. www. mocacleveland.org. 11 a.m.-5 p .m., Tuesday, ThursdaySunday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday. $4, $3, free. National Packard Museum, 1899 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-394-1899. www.packardmuseum.org. OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown. Interactive and educational displays in a hands on museum setting. Wednesday through Sunday. $7, $5, free (under 2 years old). Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2121 George Halas Drive, Canton; 330-456-8207. www.profootballhof.com. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., daily (Memorial Day-Labor Day), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Pro football history and exhibits.$18, $15, $12, free. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1 Key Plaza, Cleveland; 216-781-7625. www.rockhall.com. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., daily; 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday. “Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power.”Till Feb. 26, 2012. $20, $14, $11, free. Struthers Historical Society Museum, 50 Terrace St., Struthers; 330-755-7189. 2-4 p.m., first Sunday. Sutliff Museum, Warren Public Library, 444 Mahoning, Warren; 330-399-8807, ext. 121. 2-4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Free.

War Vet Museum, 23 E. Main St., Canfield; 330-5336311. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., daily. Artifacts from the Revolution through the Persian Gulf War. Free. Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, 151 Wood St., Youngstown; 330-743-5934. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday; Noon-4 p.m., Thursday-Friday. Featuring “Women of the World: A Photographic Journey of New Americans in the Mahoning Valley.”

GARDENS & NATURE Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Blvd., Cleveland; 216-721-1600. www.cbgarden.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $7, $3, free. Davis Education and Visitor Center, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. www. millcreekmetroparks.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., TuesdaySunday. Free. Ford Nature Education Center, Volney Road at Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. www.millcreekmetroparks.com. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Exhibits, handson nature games and displays. Free.

SCIENCE & EDUCATION John H. Glenn Research Center, 21000 Brookpark, Cleveland; 216-433-2000. www.nasa.gov. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Holidays. Learn about aeronautics, engineering, Mars, and more. Free. Great Lakes Science Center, North Coast Harbor, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland; 216-694-2000. www. greatscience.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Sunday. Interactive science and technology exhibits. F$14.95, $11.95, $9.95, $7.50, $5.50 (galleries and omnimax). Free for Max Members. © 2012 The Metro Monthly. All rights reserved.

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the big band sound of packard Daniel Carioti, Director Helen Welch, Vocalist And High School Jazz Ensembles from Mathews High School Lakeview High School Warren G. Harding High School W.D. Packard Music Hall Thursday, April 26, 2012 6:00 PM All concerts are free and open to the public courtesy of the W.D. Packard Trust. For updated information, call 330.841.2619 or visit us on the web: www.wdpackardband.com

Idora Park: An Historic Look Back, Park Vista, Fifth Avenue at Broadway, Youngstown; 330-746-2944, extension 1555. Dr. Richard Shale, professor of English at Youngstown State University, will present“Idora Park: An Historic Look Back.� The hour-long presentation will be a visual, historic look at the amusement park that once stood on Youngstown’s South Side and cover the park’s ties to the development of the South Side, its impact on local families and the community. Shale co-authored the book “Idora Park: The Last Ride of Summer.� Call for more information or to make a reservation. 9:30 a.m. Stars, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: www.wbplanetarium.org. New stars are created every day and each one has a story to tell. Some simply fade away while others are destroyed in powerful explosions. Whether they are old and faint or young and radiant, they all release the energy that powers the entire universe. Narrated by Mark Hamill, this fulldome program is a production of Sudekum Planetarium at the Adventure Science Center in Nashville. For all ages. 10:30 a.m. Free. Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books for Walkers, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 S. Raccoon, Austintown; 330-744-8636. For children who are walking independently. Includes 20 minutes of language enrichment, including rhymes, songs and stories and followed by free play. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Occurs on Thursdays on April 12, 19, 26. 11 a.m. Free. National Library Week Open House, WarrenTrumbull County Public Library, Lordstown Branch, 1471 Salt Springs Road; 330-824-2094. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Lordstown Branch Library as Lordstown celebrates National Library Week. Noon-2 p.m. Free. Book Discussion Group, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-3998807. Read the featured book and join us for a discussion led by a reference librarian. April title: “Heresy� by S.J. Parris. 2 p.m. Free. The Little Star That Could, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: www.wbplanetarium.org. Once upon a time, a little star was born. During his search to find a planet to take care of, Little Star meets other kinds of stars in the galaxy. He also learns that being completely average can be special. This program features animation and artwork by YSU alumnus Joe Tucciarone. Originally produced by the St. Louis Science Center and converted to fulldome by AVI and Brevard (Florida) Community College, “Little Star That Could� is seen as one of the best family programs available to planetariums. For younger audiences and families. 2 p.m. Free. Intro to Email Class, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807 ext. 406. 2-4 p.m. Free. Intro to Internet Class, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807, ext. 406. Registration is required. 2-4 p.m. Free. Book Discussion Group, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-3998807. Contact the reference department for this month’s title. 2 p.m. Free. Bimonthly: Schizophrenics Anonymous, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown; for more information call Advocacy Through Education at 724-342-5914 or e-mail vajadvocate@hotmail.com. Designed for individuals who have been diagnosed with a schizophrenic disorder. Meets the second and fourth Thursday. 6:30-8 p.m. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 6:30 p.m. Free. Monthly: Messies Anonymous Support Group, Pleasant Valley Church, 2055 Pleasant Valley Road, Niles; 330-544-4846. Meetings are based on the 12 steps and traditions of the Messies Anonymous for Household Organization. Meets the second Thursday. 7-8:30 p.m. Weekly: Youngstown Area Community Band, Bliss Hall, YSU Campus, One University Plaza, Youngstown; 330-542-3313. New members are welcome. Bring your instrument to practice. Every Thursday. 7 p.m. Saxophone Studio Recital, First Presbyterian Church, corner of Wick Avenue and Wood Street, Youngstown;

METRO MONTHLY | APRIL 2012 330-941-3636. 7:30 p.m. Free. Square Dancing, The Senior Citizens Center, E. 4th Street, East Liverpool; for more information call the Catholic Charities Regional Agency’s Senior Center at 330-744-3320. The program is for individuals who want heart healthy exercise. Every second and fourth Thursday. Dances are open to the public of all ages. 8-11 p.m. Free.

FRIDAY 13 Income Tax Preparation Assistance, WarrenTrumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. The Liberty Branch Library will be hosting the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) income tax preparers on Fridays through April 13. This free tax assistance is particularly for low-income TrumbullCounty residents, with special priority to those aged 60 and older. All individuals must bring a copy of their 2010 tax return and a valid photo ID. No appointment needed- first come, first served. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Babytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Laugh and learn with your baby! Infants ages 6 to 18 months with parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 11 a.m. Free. The Little Star That Could, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: www.wbplanetarium.org. Once upon a time, a little star was born. During his search to find a planet to take care of, Little Star meets other kinds of stars in the galaxy. He also learns that being completely average can be special. This program features animation and artwork by YSU alumnus Joe Tucciarone. Originally produced by the St. Louis Science Center and converted to fulldome by AVI and Brevard (Florida) Community College, “Little Star That Could� is seen as one of the best family programs available to planetariums. For younger audiences and families. 2:30 p.m. Free. Clarinet Studio Recital, Bliss Recital Hall, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330941-3636. 7:30 p.m. Free. Buried Child, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. The Playhouse will stage the Sam Shepard drama at 7: 30 p.m. on April 13-14 and April 20-21. Call for reservations. 7:30 p.m. $15-12. Hubble Legacy, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: www.wbplanetarium.org. Now more than 20 years in orbit, the Hubble Space Telescope continues to provide the fantastic images from which great astronomical discoveries are made. This program will highlight the lifetime of the telescope from its first discoveries and in-orbit repairs to its most recent images. A lecture-based program for general audiences. 8 p.m. Free.

SATURDAY 14 The Titanic, Thomas Room, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-3998807. Features displays and memorabilia. Exhibit will be open from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Program lecture with local Titanic historian Frank Rendes occurs at 1 p.m. 11 a.m. Free. In My Backyard, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330941-3616. Web site: www.wbplanetarium.org. Fred Penner hosts a tour of his favorite place: his backyard! This interactive show goes over colors, numbers, shapes, seasons, stars, star stories, and the moon. From the Calgary Science Centre. For preschool through early elementary grades. 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Free. Manjushri Study Group, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown; contact Julie Thomas, coordinator, at 330-941-1735 or taradakini108@gmail.com. The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, a Youngstown-based Buddhist study group, will offer its next round of teachings this month. The current topic is “Meditation 101: Part II.� Participants do not have to be Buddhist to attend. Nor is any prior experience necessary to drop in.The group meets on Saturdays on April 7, 14, 28. 3-5 p.m. $10, $5 if you are unemployed or a student at YSU. Teen Advisory Board, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. For Trumbull County teens in grades 7 to 12 who want to help the library develop and promote programming an resources for teens. 3 p.m. Free.

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Brown III at 330-518-5536 or jpb3@sbcglobal.net. The public is invited. 11 a.m. Free. Weekly: T’ai Chi Step One in the Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ease stress, improve health, and increase vitality. Join Marie Lew in warm-ups, breathing exercises and selected movements from a classic Chen T’ai Chi form. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Occurs Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25. Noon-1 p.m. $10 per class. Weekly: Rotary Club of Warren Meeting, Enzo’s Restaurant, 2918 Elm Road, Warren; 330-369-7500. Warren chapter of this international business and service organization meets every Wednesday for lunch and a business meeting. Call for more information. Noon. Music at Noon: Clarinet Studio Recital, Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-941-3636. 12:15 p.m. Free. Jazz Combos, Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center, YSU, University Plaza near Elm Street, Youngstown; 330941-3636. 8 p.m. Free.

Buried Child, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. The Playhouse will stage the Sam Shepard drama at 7: 30 p.m. on April 13-14 and April 20-21. Call for reservations. 7:30 p.m. $15-12. Hubble Legacy, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: www.wbplanetarium.org. Now more than 20 years in orbit, the Hubble Space Telescope continues to provide the fantastic images from which great astronomical discoveries are made. This program will highlight the lifetime of the telescope from its first discoveries and in-orbit repairs to its most recent images. A lecture-based program for general audiences. 8 p.m. Free.

SUNDAY 15 Dahlia Tuber Sale, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116.The Mahoning Valley Dahlia Society will offer unique varieties that will add to the diversity of any dahlia collection. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. MetroMutts: MetroMutts IRS Hike (Interesting Real Stories), McGuffey Wildlife Preserve, Coitsville Township; 330-702-3000. Bring your pooch to the McGuffey Wildlife Preserve for a hike that won’t be taxing. We’ll learn about the author of the famous McGuffey Readers while we explore the preserve with our guest hiker, Richard Scarsella, who is president of the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society. The pPreserve is located on McGuffey Road in Coitsville Township. Easy rating. 11 a.m. Free. Open for the Season, Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-7023000. Beginning April 15, the barns will be open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Sundays. Sundays feature guided tractor- wagon tours of the farm from 1-4 p.m. ($2). In addition, there are farm-related crafts and visits with the farm animals. Call for more information. Take Your Mind off Taxes With Wildflowers!,, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. The group will search for the year’s first bloomers. Meet at Ford Nature Center. Interpretive hikes are generally slow-paced. The group will stop to learn about the hike’s topic. Moderate difficulty, 3 miles. 2 p.m. Free. Women’s Chorus Spring Concert, Bliss Recital Hall, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. 4 p.m. Free. Monthly: Irish Music, Quinlan’s Irish Pub, 5154 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; for more information call 330-757-9057 or 330-349-4500. Irish music enthusiasts from the area get together every third Sunday of the month to play. Open to the public. 6-8 p.m. Free.

MONDAY 16 Monthly: Hospice of the Valley Common Bond, Vienna United Methodist Church, 4265 Warren-Sharon Road; for more information call Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 1-800-640-5180. Group focuses on one grief topic a year. Meets the third Monday. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch, 212 Warren Road, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 6 p.m. Free. Habitat for Humanity Monthly Meeting, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown; for more information call 330-743-7244 or visit www. hfhofmc.org. Meets the third Monday. 6:30 p.m. Monthly: Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society Meeting, St. Charles Church, 7325 Westview, Boardman; for more information call Janet at 330-758-6366. Meets the third Monday. 7 p.m. YSU Jazz Ensemble II and Frank Zappa Ensemble, Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center, YSU, University Plaza near Elm Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. 8 p.m. Free.

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THURSDAY 19 Noted musicology expert Susan McClary will speak at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 20 at YSU’s Bliss Hall outlook. Students at all levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Meets on Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m., April 3,10, 17, 24. Meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on April 5, 12, 19, 26. $10 per class. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 1 p.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 6 p.m. Free. Prayer Shawl Ministry, The Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield; for information visit www. theursulinecenter.org or call Eileen Novotny at 330-533-3831. Meets the third Tuesday and third Wednesday. 10:30 a.m.-noon (Tuesday), 6:30-8 p.m. (Wednesday). Health & Wellness Walks, various locations, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown and Boardman; 330702-3000. A series of health walks occur on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this month. Recreation hikes are generally fast-paced and focus on exercising in the outdoors. They include: 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 3 at the Golf Course overflow parking lot; 9 a.m., Wednesday, April 11 at the at the Golf Course overflow parking lot; 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 17 at the MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at Metroparks Farm; and 9 a.m., Wednesday, April 25 at the MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at Metroparks Farm. Golf course-area hikes are approximately 1-3 miles and the trailway hikes are approximately 2-4 miles. 6 p.m. Free. Dana Flute Ensemble, Bliss Recital Hall, Bliss Hall,YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-9413636. Tonight’s performance is under the direction of Kathryn Thomas Umble. 6 p.m. Free. Musical Theater Recital, Bliss Recital Hall, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330941-3636. 8 p.m. Free. Weekly: Standing in the Gap Religious Meeting, Room 204, Central YMCA, 17 N. Champion St., Downtown Youngstown; 330-744-8411 or visit www. youngstownymca.org. Religious program led by Justin Burnette Sr. Every Thursday. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Monthly: Mahoning County Computer Club, Canfield Presbyterian Church, 104 Main St., Canfield; for more information call 330-757-9854 or 330-7991676. Many computer related subjects are discussed. Visitors are welcome. Meets every third Tuesday. 7-9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 18 Grand Opening: AMVETS Post 44 and AMVETS Career Center, 305 Elm St., Struthers; 330-755-3333. Meet AMVETS National 1st Vice Commander Cleve Geer and Department of Ohio Commander Jim Graham. For more information, contact John P. “JP�

Yoga at Fellows Riverside Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. A blend of energizing yoga styles will help you keep a healthy outlook. Students at all levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Meets on Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m., April 3,10, 17, 24. Meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on April 5, 12, 19, 26. $10 per class. Austintown Stitch and Share, Humanity House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown; for more information call Theresa at 330-793-1619. Sewing group meets the third Thursday. 10 a.m. Toddler Tale, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-8562011. Storytime for toddlers ages 19 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins Thursday, March 1, by calling 330-856-2011, Ext. 106. 11 a.m. Free. Preschool Storytime Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 11:30 a.m. Free. Intro to Email Class, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807, ext. 406. 2-4 p.m. Free. Got Game?, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Challenge your friends in Smash Brothers Brawl and get your groove on with Just Dance, SingStar, and RockBand. For kids in grades 4-8. 6 p.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 6:30 p.m. Free. Monthly: Sci-Fi Book Discussion Group, WarrenTrumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Participate in a group dedicated to these popular genres. Contact the reference department for a list of suggested titles for each month’s theme. Read at least one book that applies to the theme, and then join in the discussion. 6:30 p.m. Free. Monthly: Mahoning Valley Rose Society Meeting, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Various programs will include back to basics of growing roses, rose arranging, garden tours, speakers, slide presentations and more. Every third Thursday. 6:30 p.m. Romance Readers’ Book Club, McKinley Memorial Library, 40 N. Main St., Niles; 330-652-1704, ext. 205. For those who love to read romance novels. Every third Thursday. 6:30 p.m. Monthly: Angelic Support, Davis Family YMCA, Conference Room, 45 McClurg Road, Boardman. The support group is for those with acute or chronic health concerns as well as their family and friends. Meets the third Thursday. 7-9 p.m.

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METRO MONTHLY | APRIL 2012 Fellows Riverside Gardens’ Daffodil Show, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. This show highlights spring daffodils and will include the diversity found in this group of plants. The Narcissus ‘Ceylon’ is the featured cultivar this year. The public is encouraged to enter all flower shows. Entries must be received on the Saturday of the show 8-10:30 a.m. Call for details. Occurs from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 22. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Earth Day Tour of Fellows Riverside Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Participate in a walk in Fellows Riverside Gardens with Ellen Speicher, assistant horticulture director, and see the glowing hues of daffodils displaying their spring colors. She’ll point out highlights while sharing anecdotes and history. Sign in at the information desk on the afternoon of the tour. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Earth Day Now and Then, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Naturalist Emeritus Bill Whitehouse will lead this leisurely paced excursion to discuss the Park’s natural and cultural history, and Earth Days in the past. Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate difficulty, 3 miles. 2 p.m. Free. Two One-Act Operas, Ford Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330941-3636. The Performing Arts Series and The Dana School of Music present “Dido and Aenea” by Henry Purcell and “La Serva Padrona“ by Giovanni Pergolesi. Performances: 7:30 p.m., April 19-21 and 3 p.m., April 22. 3 p.m. Call for ticket information.

Dana at Stambaugh Auditorium: Leonardi Legacy Concert, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-941-3636. Call for tickets and reservations. 8 p.m. Two One-Act Operas, Ford Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330941-3636. The Performing Arts Series and The Dana School of Music present “Dido and Aenea” by Henry Purcell and “La Serva Padrona“ by Giovanni Pergolesi. Performances: 7:30 p.m., April 19-21 and 3 p.m., April 22. Call for ticket information.

FRIDAY 20 Breakfast Botany: Sweet Shrub Family, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Start your morning with a brisk Garden walk. Return to the Garden Café to enjoy a light breakfast and learn about the willow plant family. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 8:30-10 a.m. $7 R, $9 NR. Twice Monthly: A Loose Knit Group, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Help fellow crafters “Warm Up America,” by making afghans and other projects to donate locally. All skill levels are welcome. Occurs April 6 and 20. Call for more information. 10 a.m.-noon. Preschool Storytime , Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 11 a.m. Free. Babytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Laugh and learn with your baby. Infants ages 6 to 18 months with parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 11 a.m. Free. Musicology Guest Lecture: Susan McClary, Bliss Recital Hall, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. 4 p.m. Free. Buried Child, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. The Playhouse will stage the Sam Shepard drama at 7: 30 p.m. on April 13-14 and April 20-21. Call for reservations. 7:30 p.m. $15-12. Two One-Act Operas, Ford Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330941-3636. The Performing Arts Series and The Dana School of Music present “Dido and Aenea” by Henry Purcell and “La Serva Padrona“ by Giovanni Pergolesi. Performances: 7:30 p.m., April 19-21 and 3 p.m., April 22. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket information. 7th Annual ‘Men Who Cook,’ Antone’s Banquet Center, 8578 Market St., Boardman; 330-330-744-3320. The Catholic Charities Regional Agency will hold their seventh annual “Men Who Cook” fundraiser tonight. The event will feature prominent local men cooking their favorite dish, which attendees will sample. Prominent area women will serve as judges of the dishes. Proceeds from the event will raise money for Catholic Charities’ Emergency Financial Assistance Program, which provides financial aid to those facing a crisis. Tickets are $50, which includes food, open bar and entry for a special door prize. For more information, contact Joanna Parker at 330-744-3320 or by email at jparker@ccregional.org. 6-10 p.m. $50. 2012: Fact or Fiction?, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: www.wbplanetarium. org. In this lecture-based program YSU astronomy professor Dr. Patrick Durrell will discuss the various misconceptions concerning the destruction of the world in 2012 and separate the fiction from the facts. For general audiences. 8 p.m. Free.

SATURDAY 21 Birding the Sanctuary, Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary; 330-702-3000. Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited will lead a walk at the Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, a 264-acre parcel that is closed to the public. Because of parking limitations, reservations must be made by calling Ford Nature Center by 5 p.m., Friday, April 20. Binoculars and boots are required. No walk-ins will be permitted. Call for information. 8 a.m. Bird Walks, Newport Wetlands, Mill Creek MetroParks, Boardman; 330-702-3000. Certified Volunteer Naturalist Nancy Brundage leads these spring walks. Participants are advised to bring binoculars. Easy rating, less than 1 mile. 8 a.m. Free. 2nd Annual Crossword Puzzle Challenge, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Poland branch; 330-740-6086, extension 51630.

Ballyhoo Music Festival Benefit Cider Tasting and Meet and Greet with Joe Vitale and Joe Vitale Jr.: 7 p.m.-2 a.m., Saturday, April 28 at the Lemon Grove in downtown Youngstown. See calendar briefing below. Crossword enthusiasts will have another opportunity to showcase their puzzle prowess. The event will begin with a children’s round at 10 a.m. and the adult competition at 10:30 a.m. The event consists of three rounds in which contestants compete by solving an unpublished New York Times crossword during timed, 20-minute increments, per round.The three winners of the preliminary rounds then complete a final, playoff puzzle. Event sponsors are WYSU, Park Vista and St. Elizabeth Health Center Neurosciences Department; and event partners are The Vindicator, Metro Monthly, Covelli Enterprises/Panera Bread and The Business Journal. 10 a.m. $10, $5. Teen Central Anime: Otaku Mini Convention, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Fellows Riverside Gardens’ Daffodil Show, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. This show highlights spring daffodils and will include the diversity found in this group of plants. The Narcissus ‘Ceylon’ is the featured cultivar this year. The public is encouraged to enter all flower shows. Entries must be received on the Saturday of the show 8-10:30 a.m. Call for details. Occurs from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 22. Noon-5 p.m. Free. In My Backyard, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330941-3616. Web site: www.wbplanetarium.org. Fred Penner hosts a tour of his favorite place: his backyard! This interactive show goes over colors, numbers, shapes, seasons, stars, star stories, and the moon. From the Calgary Science Centre. For preschool through early elementary grades. 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Free. Monthly: Reading and Other Forms of Art @ The Butler, Butler Trumbull Branch, 9350 E. Market St., Howland. The W-TCPL and the Butler Institute of American Art offer a unique blend of art and books during this interactive family program. Children’s librarians will present stories, and art educators from the Butler will present a companion craft. For ages 5-10 with an accompanying adult. 2 p.m. Free. 3rd Annual Big Tap In, Covelli Centre, downtown Youngstown; http://www.bigtapin.com. As in previous years, this regional craft beer and cider-tasting event features beers from across the nation, food and musical performances. This year’s event benefits Making Kids Count, Inc. a non-profit organization. The event will feature over 20 local food vendors and 17 local artists. Attendees must be 21. There will be no ticket sales at the door. As part of this year’s event, Youngstown Mayor Chuck Sammarone will tap the ceremonial keg to begin the general session. For more information on the event, visit http://www.bigtapin. com or email TheBigTapIn@yahoo.com. 3-6 p.m. $45.

Monthly: Coast to Coast AM Study Group of Austintown, Denny’s Restaurant, 4927 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-781-0030. Topics for discussion include spirituality, metaphysics, holistic health, and the paranormal. Meetings include speakers and topics featured on past shows. Meets the third Saturday. 7 p.m. Free. Ballyhoo Music Festival Benefit Cider Tasting and Meet and Greet Joe Vitale and Joe Vitale Jr., Lemon Grove, 122 W. Federal St., downtown Youngstown; 330-744-7683. Guests will sample over 12 different varieties of cider, which are included in the admission price. The evening includes a meet-and-greet session with world-renowned rock drummer Joe Vitale. Vitale has performed and recorded with many noteworthy rock acts, including the Eagles, Joe Walsh, Buffalo Springfield, and Crosby, Stills and Nash, among others. The evening also will include a special-guest performance by Joe Vitale Jr., who has toured with Joe Walsh, the Stephen Stills Blues Band, and Crosby, Stills and Nash. Hoss and the Juggernauts also will perform. Proceeds from tonight’s event benefit the Ballyhoo Music Festival and its anti-cancer fundraising efforts. Call for more information. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Buried Child, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. The Playhouse will stage the Sam Shepard drama at 7: 30 p.m. on April 13-14 and April 20-21. Call for reservations. 7:30 p.m. $15-12. Two One-Act Operas, Ford Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330941-3636. The Performing Arts Series and The Dana School of Music present “Dido and Aenea” by Henry Purcell and “La Serva Padrona“ by Giovanni Pergolesi. Performances: 7:30 p.m., April 19-21 and 3 p.m., April 22. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket information. 2012: Fact or Fiction?, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: www.wbplanetarium. org. In this lecture-based program YSU astronomy professor Dr. Patrick Durrell will discuss the various misconceptions concerning the destruction of the world in 2012 and separate the fiction from the facts. For general audiences. 8 p.m. Free.

SUNDAY 22 Open for the Season, Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-7023000. Beginning April 15, the barns will be open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Sundays. Sundays feature guided tractor- wagon tours of the farm from 1-4 p.m. ($2). In addition, there are farm-related crafts and visits with the farm animals. Call for more information.

MONDAY 23 Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch, 212 Warren Road, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 6 p.m. Free. Guest Art Recital: Holly Roadfeld and Jeri-Mae Astolfi, Bliss Recital Hall, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. Tonight’s concert features a piano duo. 8 p.m. Free.

TUESDAY 24 Yoga at Fellows Riverside Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. A blend of energizing yoga styles will help you keep a healthy outlook. Students at all levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Meets on Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m., April 3,10, 17, 24. Meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on April 5, 12, 19, 26. 9:30 a.m. $10 per class. Time For Tots, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch, 212 Warren Road, Cortland; 330638-6335. A developmentally appropriate storytime program for children ages 24 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration required. 11 a.m. Free. Teens on Tuesday, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Crafts, anime, snacks and more. 3-5 p.m. Free. Young Science, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807, ext. 401. Experiment within the magical world of science in this hands-on program for kids in K-3. Registration is required. 6 p.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 6 p.m. Free. Backyard Conservation, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Whether your yard is measured in acres, feet or steps, conservation is possible. Learn about backyard conservation practices adapted from the conservation tradition of the nation’s farmers. This program presented by the Trumbull County Soil and Water Conservation District will explore this issue and discuss habitat development. 6:30 p.m. Free. Gourd Bird House, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Pam Baytos will teach students how to paint a gourd to transform it into an inviting home for

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METRO MONTHLY | APRIL 2012 birds. Call to register. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $17 R, $22 NR. Audubon Society/Mahoning Valley, MetroParks Farm, Mill Creek MetroParks, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Learn about the fascinating lives of ruby-throated hummingbirds. Presented by Audubon President Jeff Harvey. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m.; program begins at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 1.888.846.8851. Held at MetroParks Farm. 7 p.m. Free.

org. This popular musical takes the audience back to Rydell High in 1959. Although the film version was lighter, the stage version deals withe the trials of love, plus gangs, teen pregnancy and high-school friendships. Of course, there’s comedy and some familiar tunes, too. Brent Rodgers directs. Call for tickets. Performances: April 27 through May 13. 7:30 p.m., April 27-28, May 4-5, 11-12. 2 p.m.on Sunday, April 29, May 6, 13. 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 25 Health & Wellness Walks, various locations, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown and Boardman; 330702-3000. A series of health walks occur on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this month. Recreation hikes are generally fast-paced and focus on exercising in the outdoors. They include: 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 3 at the Golf Course overflow parking lot; 9 a.m., Wednesday, April 11 at the at the Golf Course overflow parking lot; 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 17 at the MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at Metroparks Farm; and 9 a.m., Wednesday, April 25 at the MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at Metroparks Farm. Golf course-area hikes are approximately 1-3 miles and the trailway hikes are approximately 2-4 miles. 9 a.m. Free. Music & Movement, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807, ext. 401. Children learn language and motor skills through an energetic combination of music, movement, and literature. For toddlers ages 19 to 35 months old with parent or caregiver. Registration for the next 6-week session is required. 10 a.m., 11 am.. Free. Music at Noon: Brass Chamber Music, Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-941-3636. 12:15 p.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch, 212 Warren Road, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 1 p.m. Free. Weekly: T’ai Chi Step One in the Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ease stress, improve health, and increase vitality. Join Marie Lew in warm-ups, breathing exercises and selected movements from a classic Chen T’ai Chi form. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Occurs Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25. Noon-1 p.m. $10 per class. Weekly: Rotary Club of Warren Meeting, Enzo’s Restaurant, 2918 Elm Road, Warren; 330-369-7500. Warren chapter of this international business and service organization meets every Wednesday for lunch and a business meeting. Call for more information. Noon. Writing Workshop, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Join Karen Schubert in writing about meaningful, everyday experiences while exploring various writing styles. All levels of experience are welcome; join in when you can. Bring a page or two of your writing to share. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $10 per class. Identifying Ohio Trees @ Your Library, WarrenTrumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Joyce Hamilton will share information about identifying trees and will then lead us outside to identify trees near the library. 5:30 p.m. Free. Monthly: Write On, Write Now, Work in Process Creative Writing Workshop, Pig Iron Press, 26 N. Phelps St., Youngstown; 330-747-6932. Pig Iron Literary and Art Works and Jim Villani, center director, continue their creative writing workshop. Sessions include readings of works and a discussion. Walkins or occasional visitors are welcome. Every fourth Wednesday. 7-9 p.m. $3. Dana at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-941-3636. Features the YSU Concert Band and University Band with Brandt Payne and Stephen Gage, conductors. Call for tickets and more information. 8 p.m.

THURSDAY 26 Yoga at Fellows Riverside Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. A blend of energizing yoga styles will help you keep a healthy outlook. Students at all levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Meets on Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m., April 3,10, 17, 24. Meets on Thursdays

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2012: Fact or Fiction?, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: www.wbplanetarium. org. In this lecture-based program YSU astronomy professor Dr. Patrick Durrell will discuss the various misconceptions concerning the destruction of the world in 2012 and separate the fiction from the facts. For general audiences. 8 p.m. Free.

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Ballyhoo Music Festival Benefit Cider Tasting: Saturday, April 28 at the Lemon Grove from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on April 5, 12, 19, 26. 9:30 a.m. $10 per class. Toddler Tales, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011, ext. 106. Storytime for toddlers ages 19 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration required. 10 a.m., 11 a.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 11:30 a.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 6:30 p.m. Free. Clarinet Ensembles, Bliss Recital Hall, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-9413636. 7:30 p.m. Free.

FRIDAY 27 Babytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Laugh and learn with your baby! Infants ages 6 to 18 months with parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 11 a.m. Free. Jazz Clinic: Joe Negri, Room 2222, Bliss Hall,YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. The Dana School of Music will present a jazz clinic taught by Joe Negri, one of the most-recognized names in Pittsburgh music circles and perhaps one of the best jazz guitarists in the country. Several Dana School of Music students are playing in the class including students from the guitar, percussion, bass, violin, and woodwind studios. Negri started playing the guitar when he was eight. He grew up listening to and emulating guitarists like Charlie Christian, Les Paul, and Django Reinhart. He considers himself to be a part of the second wave of jazz guitarists that came into prominence after World War II. His peers included Johnny Smith, Jimmy Raney, Wes Montgomery, Tal Farlow, Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel, Joe Pass, and Kenny Burrell. Negri is also known to millions of children for his appearances as Handyman Negri on “Mister Rogers Neighborhood.” As a composer, he has written music for many documentary film scores. In addition, his credits include “The Crossing.” The clinic is free and open to the public Parking is available in the Wick Avenue parking deck. Call for more information. 12:30-3 p.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 11 a.m. Free. Grease, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. Web site: www.newcastleplayhouse.

Humility of Mary Unused Prescription Drug Collection. Humility of Mary Health Partners, as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, will collect unused prescription medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown and St. Joseph Health Center in Warren. Unused and expired prescription drugs can be dropped off at drive-through collection sites on the Belmont Avenue ramp at St. Elizabeth and at the main entrance at St. Joseph. Participation is free and anonymous – no questions asked. Collection procedures: Participation is anonymous. No identification is required and no questions will be asked. Medications need not be in original containers. If medication is disposed of in its original container, identifying information should be removed. Liquid medications, intravenous solutions, injectible drugs and syringes will not be accepted. 10 a.m.2- p.m. Bird Walks, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-702-3000. Certified Volunteer Naturalist Nancy Brundage leads these spring walks. Participants are advised to bring binoculars. Easy rating, less than 1 mile. 8 a.m. Free. Second Annual Fitness Together 5K Walk/Run, Wick Recreation Area, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-702-1311. Mill Creek MetroParks and Fitness Together present this event held at Wick Recreation Area and surrounding park drives. Fitness Together is a local, group-training studio dedicated to helping people achieve their overall fitness goals. All profits from the race, sponsorships, and registration fees will be given to the Mill Creek Park Foundation supporting outdoor education and recreation activities within Mill Creek MetroParks. This walk/run event is an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to have a good time and aid the mission of the park. Whether you are a veteran racer, first-time participant, or someone who would prefer to walk while socializing with friends and family, the park welcomes you. Registration forms available online at: www.fitnesstogethercanfield.com. 9 a.m.-noon. $15 for early registration (prior to April 27), $20 for event-day registration. Children’s Book Festival: Plant the Seed to Read, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. This event features a day of fun for children and their families and includes authors, illustrators, book characters, storytellers, and activities for children. Bring your camera to be photographed with Curious George or the animals from the Akron Zoo. The debut of the children’s book, “A Walk In The Garden,” also occurs. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Family Book Day, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Stories, music, puppets, crafts, and moreIn honor of the Week of the Young Child, families with children are invited to join us for a variety of activities. Pick up our Family Book Day flyer for details and times. Registration is not required. 1-3 p.m. Free. In My Backyard, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330941-3616. Web site: www.wbplanetarium.org. Fred Penner hosts a tour of his favorite place: his backyard! This interactive show goes over colors, numbers, shapes, seasons, stars, star stories, and the moon. From the Calgary Science Centre. For preschool through early elementary grades. 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Free. Manjushri Study Group, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown; contact Julie Thomas, coordinator, at 330-941-1735 or taradakini108@gmail.com. The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, a Youngstown-based Buddhist study group, will offer its

next round of teachings this month. The current topic is “Meditation 101: Part II.” Participants do not have to be Buddhist to attend. Nor is any prior experience necessary to drop in.The group meets on Saturdays on April 7, 14, 28. 3-5 p.m. $10, $5 if you are unemployed or a student at YSU. Saturday Author Chat: The Baseball Stadium Insider, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Author Matt Lupica provides the essential companion to your ballpark experience with his book “The Baseball Stadium Insider: A Comprehensive Dissection of All Thirty Ballparks, the Legendary Players, and the Memorable Moments.” He will share some of the features, facts, and figures that make each stadium unique. 2 p.m. Free. Grease, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. Web site: www.newcastleplayhouse. org. This popular musical takes the audience back to Rydell High in 1959. Although the film version was lighter, the stage version deals withe the trials of love, plus gangs, teen pregnancy and high-school friendships. Of course, there’s comedy and some familiar tunes, too. Brent Rodgers directs. Call for tickets. Performances: April 27 through May 13. 7:30 p.m., April 27-28, May 4-5, 11-12. 2 p.m.on Sunday, April 29, May 6, 13. 7:30 p.m. 2012: Fact or Fiction?, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: www.wbplanetarium. org. In this lecture-based program YSU astronomy professor Dr. Patrick Durrell will discuss the various misconceptions concerning the destruction of the world in 2012 and separate the fiction from the facts. For general audiences. 8 p.m. Free.

SUNDAY 29 Bluebells (and More) Galore, Poland Municipal Forest, Poland; 330-702-3000. The group will see the parade of spring wildflowers at one of the premier places in our region. Meet at Poland Municipal Forest. This is a Mill Creek MetroParks-sponsored event. Easy rating, 2 miles. Hikes are generally fast-paced and focus on exercising in the outdoors. 2 p.m. Free. Open for the Season, Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-7023000. Beginning April 15, the barns will be open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Sundays. Sundays feature guided tractor- wagon tours of the farm from 1-4 p.m. ($2). In addition, there are farm-related crafts and visits with the farm animals. Call for more information. Grease, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. Web site: www.newcastleplayhouse. org. This popular musical takes the audience back to Rydell High in 1959. Although the film version was lighter, the stage version deals withe the trials of love, plus gangs, teen pregnancy and high-school friendships. Of course, there’s comedy and some familiar tunes, too. Brent Rodgers directs. Call for tickets. Performances: April 27 through May 13. 7:30 p.m., April 27-28, May 4-5, 11-12. 2 p.m.on Sunday, April 29, May 6, 13. 2 p.m.

MONDAY 30 Registration Deadline: Ohio Plant Lover’s Tour; 330-740-7116. Travel to Ohio Prairie Nursery on May 30 to see native plants best suited for Ohio. The bus will continue on to the American Herb Society and Holden Arboretum for lunch and a tour. The David G. Leach Research Station (spectacular rhododendrons) is the last stop before a dinner at the Ferrante Winery & Ristorante. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for details. $135 ($95 FFRG members). Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch, 212 Warren Road, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. 6 p.m. Free. TLC Book Discussion Group, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-3998807. Read the book chosen by your fellow teens, then enjoy cookies and a discussion. For teens in grades 9 to 12 only. Book to be discussed: “Crank” by Ellen Hopkins. 6 p.m. Free. Dana at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-941-3636. Features the YSU Wind Ensemble, Dana Chorale and University Chorus and guest artist Jerry Ascione (composer/arranger/conductor) and Hae-Jong Lee and Stephen Gage, conductors. Call for tickets and more information. 8 p.m.

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