XAn art show fund-raiser for Helping Other Women will begin with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 2944 Wardle Ave., Youngstown. The art presentation will get under way at 7. Quality, affordable artworks will be sold. Reservations are requested by today. For information call Gwen Brown, (330) 743-8382; Tonya Fuller, (330) 750-9028; Carla Lockett, (330) 759-5226; Celestine Mayo, (330) 743-7402; Willie Mae Robinson, (330) 743-0848; or Sheila Sims, (330) 744-7469.
XFamily Service and Children's Aid Society and the Oil Valley Center for the Arts will sponsor an art auction April 19 at the Arlington Hotel, 1 Seneca St., Oil City, Pa. There will be wine and cheese and a cash bar at the preview at 7. The auction begins at 8. The cost is $10 a person or $15 a couple. For tickets or information call (814) 677-4005.
XSt. George Altar and Rosary Society will sponsor a family-fun auction from 2 to 5 p.m. April 21 at 271 W. Chestnut St., Lisbon. Doors will open at 1. There will be a lunch available, a 50/50 drawing and games. For information call (330) 424-9151.
XAltar and Rosary Society of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 618 Ohio Ave., McDonald, will hold its annual card and bingo party at 7 p.m. April 21 in the church hall. There also will be raffles, door prizes and refreshments. Admission is $4.
XThe Altar and Rosary Society of Sts. Peter & amp; Paul Croatian Church, 421 Covington St., Youngstown, will hold its annual bingo and card party from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the church hall. Refreshments will be served. Cost is $3.50.
XSt. Pius X Altar and Rosary Society, 1401 Moncrest Drive N.W., Warren, will hold a card party at 2 p.m. Sunday. The cost is $5. A salad bar, raffles and door prizes will be featured.
XApple Tree Foundation will sponsor a Celebration of Dance from 2 to 4 p.m. April 21 at the auditorium of Salem High School, 1200 E. Sixth St. Featured will be dance troupes and individuals from the area, dance majors from Youngstown State University, a Chinese auction and door prizes. Admission is $20 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are available at the school, the administration building, Salem News, F.E. News and Mountz Gallery. For more information contact Robert Viencek, (330) 332-8905, or Vanessa Board, (330) 337-6678.
XRaging Thunder Girls Fastpitch Organization will sponsor a dance for area pupils at the Thunderdome in Brookfield. Grades 5 through 8 are invited from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday; those in grades 9 through 12 are invited 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday. A $5 admission includes 2 soft drinks. Refreshments will be available. For information call (330) 448-0055.
NIGHTS AT THE RACES
XSt. Nicholas School will sponsor a night at the races Saturday at the parish center, 762 Fifth St., Struthers. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and races will begin at 7. Admission is free, and there will be food and refreshments, door prizes and games. Adults 21 and over are invited. For information call (330) 755-2128.
XCardinal Mooney High School students are promoting their spring raffle on the school's Web site, www.cardinalmooney.com. Tickets are $1, and the major prizes are a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero and the use of beachfront condominiums in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Panama City, Fla. The fund-raiser ends May 9 .
XCatholic Women's Club of St. Rose Church will hold a rummage and bake sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the parish house lower level, 48 E. Main St., Girard.
XCentenary United Methodist Church, 40 S. Market St., East Palestine, will hold its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Friday will be dollar-per-bag day.
XOld Springfield United Church of Christ, state Route 170, New Middletown, will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
XA garage sale to benefit the Greater Youngstown Area Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is planned from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road. Household items, toys, sporting goods, books and collectibles are among items to be sold. Admission is free. Sale donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Wednesday at the church. For information call the chapter office at (330) 533-3300 or (800) 441-3322.
XParent Cooperative Preschool at Church Hill United Methodist Church, 189 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, will hold a rummage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. A $2-per-bag event will begin at noon.
XSouthington United Methodist Church, state Routes 305 and 534, will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and a bag day from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday. Donations will be accepted noon to 4 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday.
XUnited Methodist Women of Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 601 Ohio Ave., McDonald, will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.
XGirard Junior Women's League will sponsor a style show and luncheon April 21 at McMenamy's Banquet Centre, 325 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the luncheon is at 1. Also featured will be a Chinese auction and a drawing for a night at the Holiday Inn Express and a P. Buckley Moss print. Tickets are $20 from any league member or by leaving a message at (330) 539-4580.
XMahoning Valley Archaeological Society is sponsoring a May 4 bus tour of the Indian mounds in Ohio. The cost is $100 and includes breakfast at The Spread Eagle Tavern and a supper of strip steak, potato, salad and a bottle of wine at Valley Vineyards. Participants are advised to take a lunch, raincoat and camera. For information contact Rose Brophy, (330) 726-8098, or Rocky Falleti, (330) 788-1598.
XA calendar of activities to which the public is invited is published Mondays. Please submit information to the Society Department by 5 p.m. Thursday.