Friends of Poland Forest: Deer in the Forest

The Friends of Poland Forest invite the public to a lecture about White-Tailed Deer in Poland Forest and their impact on forest ecology, on Thursday, August 15, at 7 pm, in the meeting room of the Poland Village Library. The speaker will be Dr. Ian Renne of YSU’s Biology Department, a Forest Board member. More information at 330-770-4364.

Salem Preservation: Historic Walking Tours


Salem Preservation presents two distinct free walking tours of two areas on the National Register of Historic Places in Salem, on Saturday, August 10. The first tour begins at 11 am, at the Ruth Smucker house, 271 South Broadway, and will explore the Historic District of Downtown Salem.  The second tour begins at 2 pm, at 365 South Lincoln Avenue, and will explore Salem's Grand Avenue and South Lincoln Avenue. 


Unitarian Universalist Church: Valley Panel on Climate Warming

The Unitarian Universalist Church will host the first meeting of the Mahoning Valley Panel on Climate Warming on Monday, August 5, at 7 pm.  Environmental scientist Lauren Schroeder will be the opening speaker.  The church is located at 1105 Elm Street, on the northside of Youngstown.

McKinley Memorial Library: Talking With Terry Pluto

The McKinley Memorial Library presents Talking With Terry Pluto, on Wednesday, August 14, at 6:30 pm, in the McKinley Memorial Auditorium, in Niles.  Terry Pluto, a sports columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, will talk about his career covering the Browns, Indians, and Cavaliers.  Registration at the library at 330-652-1704, ext. 3.

FEMA: Disaster Assistance

August 19 is the deadline for Mahoning County residents to register with FEMA. If you had flooding or other damage from the Memorial Day storms you may be eligible for a grant or low-interest loan for disaster assistance. Information at or 800-621-3362.


City Club of the Mahoning Valley: Where the Sidewalk Ends

The next City Club of the Mahoning Valley event will be a panel discussion on Where the Sidewalk Ends, on Monday, August 12, at 7:00 pm, at the Soap Gallery, in Youngstown.  The discussion will highlight challenges and solutions to people-centered infrastructure and safety in the Mahoning Valley, with a focus on reconnecting people to each other and to resources to reinvigorate neighborhoods, and lay the groundwork for creating safer, healthier, and more walkable communities.

Columbiana County CSEA: Cars For Kids Car Show

Columbiana County Child Support Enforcement Agency presents a Cars for Kids Car Show, on Saturday, August 10, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at the Columbiana County Department of Job and Family Services building, 7989 Dickey Drive, in Lisbon.  The programs intent is to bring awareness to child support and how it impacts 1 in 4 children in Columbiana County. More information at 330-420-6580.


City Club of the Mahoning Valley: Closing the Gap: Building Opportunity in the Valley

The City Club of the Mahoning Valley presents Closing the Gap: Building Opportunity in the Valley, on Thursday, August 1st at Stambaugh Auditorium, on Fifth Avenue, in Youngstown.  Featured speaker is Maureen Conway, from The Aspen Institute.  Doors open at 5:30, dinner served at 6, and the forum begins at 6:30.  Some questions to be addressed are: How is the region's leadership adjusting to the new economy? What now constitutes a "good job" — and what strategies are being implemented to bring these jobs to the Valley?  Tickets at

McKinley Memorial Library: Creative Writing Workshop: Brainstorming 101

The McKinley Memorial Library presents Creative Writing Workshop: Brainstorming 101, Saturday, August 3, at 2:30, at the McKinley Birthplace Home, 40 S. Main Street., in Niles.  It features Lisa Didiano, M.F.A. in Creative Writing and owner of the Paperback Shack.  Register at (330) 652-1704, ext. 3.

Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County: Becoming a U.S. Citizen

The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County presents the class, Becoming a U.S. Citizen, at the Main Library, on Tuesday, August 20, at 6:30 pm; and at the Struthers Library, on Tuesday, August 27, at 4:30 pm.  This class provides an overview of the naturalization process.  Each session is free of charge and open to the public. 


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