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RESTARTING PROGRAM — Bobbyjon Bauman, left, director of the Sycamore Youth Center at 301 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, recently solidified plans with Capts. Mike and Angie Smith of the Salvation Army of Steubenville to restart a program called the Rangers Adventure Corp (Boys) and Girl Guards for students in grades five through 12. “This program successfully ran at Sycamore a few years ago (pre-COVID), and we are thrilled to have it back,” Bauman said. The students earn badges in cooking, sewing, service, woodworking, etc., just like in other scouting programs. The group will meet every Friday from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. starting Oct. 7. To sign up for this or one of the center’s other 53 programs, go to — Contributed

STEUBENVILLE — The Sycamore Youth Center at 301 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, has set is fall/winter schedule of afterschool classes covering a variety of topics.

The 54 first-semester classes will run from Oct. 3 to Dec. 12 and are free of charge. To sign up for classes online go to

Rides are provided right after school from East Garfield on Monday; Wells, Academy, McKinley STEM and Pugliese Elementary on Tuesday; Harding Middle School and Indian Creek Middle School on Wednesday; and Harding Middle School on Thursday and Friday.

Classes offered on specific days are:

MONDAY: Sonshine Bible Club; art class; Whiz Kids math skills class; reading/storytime class; martial arts program; cooking class; Run, Jump and Play physical fitness class; gardening class; and computer lab.

TUESDAY: Sonshine Bible Club; drama/acting class; Faith & Fitness physical fitness class; Eat, Grow, Play class; Crazy Eights math skills class; cooking class; tumbling class; Aspire life skills class; storytime, crafts, genealogy class; Sycamore Classical Choir; and Sycamore youth and children’s international folk dancing class.

WEDNESDAY: Boys Bible study; girls Bible study; Pyrography wood burning art with pen class; cosmetology (hair, makeup, nails); praise band class; brass band class; tumbling class; Sycamore Corps carpentry and life skills club for boys; Stampin’ Up card/craft class; Young Entrepreneurs/financial literacy class; and Hip Hop class.

THURSDAY: Balance My Day nutrition and healthy life skills class; drama/acting class; Faith and Fitness class; Multi Media 101 (photography, PhotoShop and Adobe); balloon artistry class; Sycamore Corps carpentry and life skills mentoring class for boys and girls; drawing (art) class; sewing, knitting and crocheting class; percussion/drumming class; and computer literacy.

FRIDAY: Cooking class; martial arts program; board games class; gardening class; vocal performance class; tennis class; Ranger Adventure Corps, Boys Scouting program and Girl Guards, girls Scouting program; and Sycamore advanced international dance class.

SATURDAY: (All ages, including adults), Dips and Dives square dance night; Dream Big Band program; and swing dance.

Questions can be directed to Bauman by calling or texting to (740) 409-2986. For further information, or to sign up online, go to

All Steubenville City School elementary and middle school students will be able to ride the SVRTA bus from the school to the Sycamore Youth Center but will need to be picked up after their classes.

The second-semester classes run from Jan. 23 through May 12.

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