Pool safety program
HOWLAND -- Township firefighters are determined to crash your block party. Members of the department are inviting themselves to neighborhood gatherings this summer to present a 15-minute program on pool safety. So far, three parties are on their list. "It gives them an opportunity to see what we have to offer," said Shawn Bryant, a firefighter who runs the department's special operations division. During the program, he encourages parents to think about how they are monitoring their pool and whom to call in an emergency. He also recommends CPR classes and talks about rescue techniques. As a bonus, children get to examine ambulances and fire engines driven to the home by firefighters.
Fall preschool classes
LIBERTY -- The school district is accepting applications through July 31 for enrollment in its fall preschool classes. The classes are provided free to district residents and serve able-bodied and disabled preschoolers, ages 31/2 through 5. Parents can get applications at E.J. Blott School, 4003 Shady Road.
Block watch meeting
GIRARD -- Fourth Ward Block Watch will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Girard Multigenerational Center, formerly Tod Woods School, on Trumbull Avenue. Frank Rich, safety director, and Jerry Lambert, service director, will answer questions.
Black Civil War soldiers
YOUNGSTOWN -- The role of black Civil War soldiers is being highlighted at the Fourth Annual Re-enactment and History Program at Lanterman's Mill in Mill Creek Park. The program, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday, features one-hour battles at 1 p.m each day, plus skits and historical displays. For more information, contact park recreation director Tom Bresko at (330) 740-7106.
National car show
LIBERTY -- Mahoning Valley Mustangs is planning a Mustang Club of America 2002 National Car Show at the Holiday Inn MetroPlex for July 12-14 next year. Proceeds will benefit Forum Health Tod Children's Hospital. The Youngstown-based club expects more than 350 Mustangs from the United States, Canada and other countries. The Mustang Club of America is headquartered in Atlanta, and awards between three and five national shows every year to its regional chapters. For more information, contact show co-chairmen John Hougelman at (330) 448-0215 or Joe Horne at (330) 792-1004.
Forest Lawn trustees
BOARDMAN -- The annual meeting of the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery board of trustees will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the cemetery chapel, 5400 Market St.
Donations for orphans
AUSTINTOWN -- Members of the Austintown-based Mission of Love foundation were airlifting 30 tons of donated items this weekend for orphans in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Saturday afternoon, members loaded a C-17 cargo plane at Pittsburgh Air Force Reserve Installation, 2475 Defense Ave., with clothing, toys, and wheelchairs, among other items. The plane was to depart at 8 a.m. today. It is the 41st airlift the group has coordinated.