'Nite at the Ice Zone'
BOARDMAN -- On Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m., the local chapter of the Mother's Hope Foundation will sponsor its second annual "Nite at the Ice Zone," an all-star hockey game between the Youngstown State University Penguin's hockey team and members of the Northeast Ohio High School Association. Proceeds from the event go to the Mother's Hope Foundation to ease the suffering of sick and disadvantaged children locally and abroad. Two alumni (names to be announced closer to game time) from the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins are to serve as honorary coaches for this event, and their game jerseys will be given out as prizes. Admission is $5 per person at the door, which opens at 7 p.m. The Ice Zone is at 360 McClurg Road. For more information, call (300) 500-4000.
Walk for diabetes
CANFIELD -- The Tri-County Chapter of the American Diabetes Association will have its annual walk Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Canfield Fairgrounds. Registration for the five-mile walk through Canfield will be at 9 a.m. Pre-registration is preferred, by calling (330) 835-3149 or (888) 342-2383, but walkers may register the day of the walk. A T-shirt will be given to each walker who turns in the minimum $100 in pledges. Call (330) 835-3149 for more information.
Griffin to speak
BOARDMAN -- Archie Griffin is keynote speaker for the Easter Seals of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties annual dinner at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Antone's Banquet Centre, 8578 Market St. After the dinner, the Anthony Vivo Community Service Award and the Frances Schwebel Solomon Spirit of Life Award will be presented.
Griffin, associate director of athletics at Ohio State University, became the only two-time winner of football's Heisman Trophy while playing running back for OSU. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and played professional football several years for the Cincinnati Bengals. For more information and tickets, call (330) 743-1168.
LISBON -- The Arthritis Foundation, Northeastern Ohio Chapter, offers a free Fibromyalgia Self-Help Course, beginning this Thursday through Nov. 14, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Vista Centre, 100 Vista Drive. The classes cover issues such as pain control, relaxation, exercise, doctor/patient relationships, fatigue and depression. Call (880) 245-2275 for more information. Preregistration is required.
Screenings for kids
SALEM -- Salem Community Hospital has expanded its Rehabilitation Services Department to offer pediatric speech therapy, which provides assistance for children with speech or language difficulties. Rehabilitation Services will offer three free screenings by a licensed pediatric speech-language pathologist for children ages 6 months to 18 years Oct. 22 and Nov. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Salem Medical Arts Development, 2020 E. State St., Suite E; and Oct. 29 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Columbiana Medical Center, 750 Park Ave., Columbiana. Appointments can be made by calling (330) 332- 7297.
Medical seminar set
BOARDMAN -- The American Heart Association's Operation Stroke medical education committee is offering a medical professional seminar Oct. 11-12 at the Holiday Inn on South Avenue. The program, "Stroke: The Second Annual Update on Medical and Therapeutic Intervention," is open to physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, licensed social workers and case managers.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Brett Kisella, assistant professor in the department of neurology and director or residency at the University of Cincinnati Hospital. Friday sessions focus on medical updates on stroke; Saturday will feature nursing and therapeutic updates. Continuing education credits will be awarded.
Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the seminar will open at 8:45 a.m. The cost is $65 per day or $125 for both days. The deadline for registration is Friday. Registrations can be sent to American Heart Association, 840 Southwestern Run, Youngstown 44514. For more information, call (330) 965-9230.
Flu, pneumonia shots
GREENFORD -- The Mahoning County District Board of Health will administer flu and pneumonia shots from noon to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Green Township Community Building. Medicare and Medicaid will be accepted. The cost for all other people will be $10 for flu shots and $20 for pneumonia shots. Call (330) 533-5352 for more information.