BINGO AND CARD PARTIES
St. Stephen of Hungary Church Altar and Rosary Society, 854 Wilson Ave., will sponsor a bingo and card party at 2 p.m. Sunday at the church hall. The cost is $5 and includes a lunch and door prizes. Tickets will be sold at the door. There will be a special raffle and a 50-50 drawing. For more information call (330) 743-1905.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4500 Norquest Blvd., Austintown, will host an Oktober Fest beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30 featuring a buffet dinner from 7 to 8:30 p.m. of kielbasi, sauerkraut, pork, haluski, potatoes, green beans, salad, bread, apple dumpling a la mode and coffee and tea for $20. Patrons may take beverages; setups will be provided. There will be band music. Call (330) 270-0650 for reservations for groups of eight or more or for additional information.Mill Creek MetroPark will hold a "Sunset at the Farm" festival from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the farm, state Route 46, across from Canfield Fairgrounds. Families are encouraged to take lawn chairs or blankets to sit on at the campfire. There will be hayrides, campfire entertainment with Jon Mosey, and freshly made apple butter. Festivities will include a sack race and an egg toss. AgVenture Barn will be open, and there will be train display by Western Reserve Modular Railroad Club. For more information call (330) 702-3000.
American Diabetes Association will hold a Walk for Diabetes Oct. 8 at Canfield Fairgrounds. Registration for the five-mile walk is at 9 a.m. with complimentary coffee, juice and bagels available. The walk begins at 10. Afterward pizza will be provided for walkers, who will receive goodie bags filled with useful items and coupons. To register or for more information, call (888) DIABETES or visit www.diabetes.org/walk.
Entheos Salon and Day Spa, 8286 South Ave., Building 2, Boardman, will sponsor "Living Well 2006," a lifestyle and wellness fair, from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 1 as a benefit for the Rich Center for Autism. Tickets are $5 and are available at the spa or at the door. The interactive, hands-on event will feature demonstrations and activities. Participating will be experts from many different disciplines that are focused on helping people live life to the fullest.
Great Harvest Bread Co., 7694 Market St., will hold a sale of four different types of bread for $5 a loaf and a giant oatmeal cookie sale for $1 each on Sept. 18 as a benefit for the Mahoning County Council for Retarded Citizens. A Golden Loaf award will be given to the person or business donating the most for a loaf of bread. For more information contact Leona Crogan at the MCCRC office, (330) 707-1134.
Mission of Love Foundation will hold a steak and Louisiana shrimp dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at Fraternal Order of Eagles 3298, 1655 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown. Featured will be Teddy Pantelas, jazz musician, and the speakers will be Ina Thibodeaux and Kris Fisher from Lafitte, La., who received homes built by Mission of Love volunteers. The donation will be $30. For more information on the organization, call Kathleen Price, (330) 720-0278.
Villa Maria Community Center, Evergreen Road, Villa Maria, Pa., will sponsor a Plant a Seed, Harvest a Future fund-raiser from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 28. Tickets for the event are $100 and include a gourmet buffet dinner, reverse raffle, and a silent auction for such things as season tickets to the Youngstown Symphony; tickets to a Pirates game, the Cleveland Orchestra and Ohio Light Opera; artwork; and meals at area restaurants. Guest dinner tickets are $35. For more information call Sister Rosemary Hammer, (724) 964-8920 Ext. 3286, or e-mail Rhammer@humilityof mary.org. To make tax-deductible donations of items or services for the auction, contact Sister Jeannette Abi-Nader at (724) 946-8352 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Palestine Rotary Club will hold a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at East Palestine City Park. Craft vendors or any group or individual with rummage items to sell are invited. Those participating may take their own table or rent a 10x10-foot space for $30. Setup begins at 6 a.m., and tear down is at 2. For information contact Brian Brown, (330) 426-3594; Sandy Dilling, (330) 426-1822; Bonnie Davis, (330) 426-9491, or any Rotarian, or visit www.eprotary.org. A food trailer will be sponsored by Rotary. The rain date will be Sept. 23.
Good Hope Lutheran Church, 98 Homestead Drive, Boardman, will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Donation of items for the sale will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Thursday. Toys, kitchen items, clothing and miscellaneous articles will be sold. The Relay Team will sell food and take orders for the 2007 entertainment books.
Simon Road Church of God, 4750 Simon Road, Boardman, will have a trash and treasure sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.
Struthers Friends of the Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the library, 95 Poland Ave., Struthers. Children's books, novels, magazines, videos, CDs, and educational, fiction and nonfiction books will be sold.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 119 Stadium Drive, Boardman, will hold its annual trash and treasure sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Most items are 25 cents.
Women of the New Springfield Church of God, 3649 E. Garfield Road, New Springfield, will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday. Lunch will be available Thursday, and bags will be provided Friday for a $1 a bag sale.
SHOWSMahoning Valley Dahlia Society will hold a Midwest Dahlia Conference Show from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park. The public is invited to view the dahlia exhibit. Harriet Chandler and Jim Chuey are co-chairmen of the event. For more information contact Joyce Habeger, (330) 533-7741, or Chuey at (330) 549-9204.
That Quilt Group I Belong To will host a shop owners night at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Fair Park Community Center, 330 Oak St., Canfield. Guests are welcome.
TRIPSAmerican Hungarian Federation of Churches and Societies is sponsoring a trip on Oct. 21 to Penn Scenic View, Rockwood, Pa., for a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the freedom fight in Hungary. Free bus transportation will be provided, leaving Boardman Red Lobster at 1 p.m. The cost of the celebration is $40 and includes music, dancing, special presentations and food. For more information on the trip or on purchasing an ad for the memory booklet, call (330) 549-2935, (330) 549-9353, (330) 746-7704 or (330) 757-2486.A calendar of activities to which the public is invited is published Mondays. Please submit information to the Society Department by 5 p.m. Wednesday.