NILES -- A free marriage restoration conference with the theme "New Beginnings" is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Alberini's Restaurant. The hosts are Shasta and Sheila Lampley and the guest speakers are Pierre and Karen Osborne, who are all from NJF Ministries. The event is sponsored by Spencer Ministries. Call (330) 793-9174.
HOWLAND -- The Trumbull County Area Lutheran Coalition is sponsoring a Lenten performance of Gabriel Faurer's "Requiem" at 4 p.m. March 17 in Emanuel Lutheran Church in Warren. Rehearsals will be at 7:30 p.m. each Monday in February at Living Lord Lutheran Church in Howland.
Expert to speak
BOARDMAN -- John Crudele, an author and youth expert, will share parenting information and communication techniques in a free presentation, "Go Make Some Memories," at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at St. Charles Church. Call (330) 758-8063.
CANFIELD -- Calvary Ministries International presents a workshop, "Creating Your Comfort Zone," on effective communication skills for ministry, work and personal relationships from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Ursuline Center.
The guest speaker is Brian Blasko, president of ComSkill Communications. The cost is $20. For more information, call (330) 759-4534, or to register by Feb. 3, send checks payable to "Calvary Ministries International" to 3461 Denver Drive, Youngstown 44505.
Feast day set
YOUNGSTOWN -- Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church will have its annual feast day and service award dinner after the Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 10.
There will be a guest speaker, award presentation and special music. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Children under age 6 are admitted free. Call (330) 743-5291.
Singer at banquet
HUBBARD -- Kelly Williams of Mineral Ridge, a songwriter and singer who was born blind, will give her testimony at a Christian family fellowship banquet at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Brentford House. Make reservations by Wednesday by calling (330) 759-2950. The cost is $9 for ages 13 and older and $6 for ages 5 to 12. The event is sponsored by Jesus Is the Way Ministries and New and Living Way Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ.
WOOSTER -- The College of Wooster's Clergy Academy of Religion will mark its 36th anniversary with a series of talks on religious misunderstanding and the need for interfaith dialogue after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. "Preaching Love: The Power of Multi-Faith Dialogue" will be offered from 1:15 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through March 5 in the Lean Lecture Room of Wishart Hall. Admission is $11 a session or $50 for all six sessions. For times and tickets, call (330) 345-5798.
EAST PALESTINE -- Wesley Brainard, founder and artistic director for Charakter Ministry of the Arts, will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at Centenary United Methodist Church. The Warren-area native has a bachelor of fine arts degree from Youngstown State University and a master of arts degree from Oral Roberts University Seminary, and is an honors graduate of the famed Marcel Marceau School of Mime in Paris.
BOARDMAN -- "Hearts to Him" is the theme of the choral program the Grove City Touring Choir will present during a Valentine concert at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 10 at Glenwood Methodist Church. The 50-member choir consists of students at Grove City College, Grove City, Pa.