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Sportsfest features shooting safety



Published: Sun, September 1, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



Sportsfest features shooting safety

VIENNA -- The Trumbull County 4-H Shooting Sports Pioneers Club will have a free National Rifle Association youth sportsfest Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fish & amp; Game Club of Vienna on state Route 193 across from Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

The purpose of this event is to teach basic gun & amp; archery safety, take away the mystery about firearms by providing hands-on experience and provide an enjoyable learning experience to all youth 9 to 18.

Participants will have the opportunity to safely shoot a .22-caliber rifle, a .22 pistol, a shotgun, a muzzleloading rifle and archery equipment under adult supervision.

A police dog demonstration and fire emergency squad exhibit also are planned.

Youth and their parents will get a gun safety lesson taught by a certified instructor prior to the shooting events.

A picnic lunch will be provided.

Pre-registration at least two weeks in advance is required by calling (330) 898-4486 or emailing LarryBeard@aol.com.

Parents must sign a release.

No personal guns are to be brought to the event.

Major funding is provided for this event by Whitetails Unlimited and The Trumbull County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs.

Walk for the Cure

CLEVELAND -- The first Walk for the Cure sponsored by the American Parkinson Disease Association is Sept. 15 at the Cuyahoga Valley Recreation Area in Valley View. Check-in time for the three-mile walk is at 9 a.m. at the Canal Visitor Center, at Canal and Hillside Roads, and the walk will begin at 10 a.m. Call (216) 445-8480 to pre-register, which is required.

Workshop for parents

YOUNGSTOWN -- Catholic Charities Regional Agency is offering a free workshop for parents of children up to age 6. Topics will include handling the stress of parenting; developmental stages and expectations; and skills to build and keep a positive relationship with your child. Sessions will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 12 and 26, and Oct. 3 and 10. The purchase of an optional workbook is $10. Pre-register by calling (330) 788-8726 by Sept. 9.

Volunteer training

CANFIELD -- The American Cancer Society is offering free Reach to Recovery volunteer training for breast cancer survivors in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 14 at the ACS office, 525 N. Broad St. Women who have overcome breast cancer and are one year past their surgery and treatment are eligible to attend. Call (330) 533-0546 or (888) 227-6446 by Friday to register.

Cancer Survivors Event

Cancer Survivors Event, co-sponsored by HMHP and the Mahoning Valley Scrappers: 5:30 p.m. pre-game activities; game time is 7 p.m., Cafaro Field, Niles. Dave Dravecky Bobblehead giveaways. Call (330) 505-0000 for more information.

Classes and clinics

Tuesday: Start four-week, four-class childbirth series: 6 to 9 p.m., St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown. The fee is $45. Call 9330) 480-6667.

Thursday: Blood pressure screening, 2 to 4 p.m., St. Joseph Health Care Center, Warren; Use of the Monofilament Wire in Diabetes Foot Care, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Marian Living Center at the Assumptions Village, 9800 Market St., North Lima. Call (877) 700-4647.




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