Blessed Sacrament Parish, 3020 Reeves Road NE, Warren, will host a casino night and Texas Hold’em Sept. 8 at the parish’s Covelli Gymnasium. Doors open at 5 p.m.; play begins at 5:30. In addition to $1,300 in chips with a $50 buy-in, there is a 60 percent payout. Those who register by Sept. 6 will receive an extra $200 in chips. Raffles, blackjack, poker, food and beverages are available, and walk-ins are welcome. Proceeds will benefit parish ministries. Participants must be 18 or older. For information call 330-372-2215.

St. Joseph the Provider Church Hall will be the site of a bingo and card party at 2 p.m. Sept. 9 sponsored by Infant Jesus of Prague Guild and Christ the Good Shepherd Parish. Refreshments, prizes and a light lunch will be provided. A donation of $5 is requested. For information call 330-755-0266.


Shepherd of the Valley, 301 W. Western Reserve Road, Poland, is sponsoring a family fall festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22. Outdoor activities will include horse-carriage rides, a bounce-around, face painting, carnival games, music, concessions, a bake sale, auctions, prizes and more. Interested crafters and vendors call 330-726-7110, ext. 0. Funds raised will support resident activities.


Leetonia Artisans Festival Committee is seeking arts, crafts, antiques and collectibles vendors for the 27th annual show, set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23, rain or shine, at Leetonia Wick Park on Walnut Street. Spots are $40 for 15-by-15-foot spaces for regular vendors or $50 for food vendors. Vendor applications can be obtained at www.leetonia.org or by contacting Dan Morelli at 330-427-6741. Mail contracts with full payment by Aug. 31 to Leetonia Artisans Festival Committee, c/o Randy Chismar, Leetonia Village Hall, 300 Main St., Leetonia, OH 44431.


Ohio State University Alumni Club of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties is announcing its annual benefit football ticket raffle. The grand prize is two President’s Club season football tickets good for all eight home games. Second prize is two tickets to the University of Miami home opener Sept. 1. Raffle tickets are $20 each or three for $50; only 600 tickets will be sold. Proceeds will benefit the club’s scholarship fund. For tickets Trumbull County residents can contact Bob Snyder at BuckeyeRGS@aol.com, and Mahoning County residents can contact Pete Morabito at Buckeyeboy249@yahoo.com. Winners need not be present for the Aug. 18 drawing.


Calvary United Methodist Church, 12062 South Ave., North Lima, is seeking vendors for its community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15 (rain date is Sept. 22) in the church front yard on Route 164. To reserve a space call 330-482-4824 and leave a message with your name and phone number. A single space of 12-by-12-feet is $15, and a 12-by-24-foot place is $20. Vendors must supply their own tables. Proceeds will be used to take youths on a mission trip.

Damascus United Methodist Church, 300 Valley Road, is accepting donations for its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Fill a brown paper bag for $4 all day Friday and until noon Saturday. Then fill a paper bag for $1 until closing. Larger items will be priced separately. Proceeds will support local missions of the Damascus United Methodist Women. A bake sale and lunch bar will be available.

Immaculate Heart of Mary will have its annual Treasures in Your Trunk Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 15 in the church parking lot, 4500 Norquest Blvd., Austintown. The cost is $10 per space for early registration, and money must be received by Sept. 13. Any spaces available after the deadline will cost $15. No refunds. Take your own table up to 8 feet long to set up in front of your trunk. A used book sale will take place in the parish center at the same time. Homemade baked goods, food and beverages will be available. For information or to register, call Dolly Anderson at 330-792-8355.

Junior Women’s League of Canfield is recruiting vendors for the 43rd annual Fall Market on the Canfield Village Green. This year’s event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15. Vendors range from home-based businesses to arts and craft merchandise. Proceeds will benefit the community. For information call 330-506-4347.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, 1128 State Road, Champion, is hosting a rummage sale and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 and from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 8, when bags may be filled for $5 after 11 a.m. There will be a variety of old jewelry, household and craft items, books, antique crocks, a shoemaker’s last (used to fashion or repair shoes), pictures and many items for children. Clean and working donations will be accepted from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 27 through 31. No clothing will be accepted. For information call 330-847-7072.

Simon Road Church of God, 4750 Simon Road, Boardman, has scheduled a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the church. Proceeds will go to the pastor’s wife and for a mission trip.

St. William Church is sponsoring a fall trunk sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in its parking lot, 5431 Mahoning Ave., Champion. Spaces are $15 in advance and $20 day on sale day, if available. Take a table to set up in front of your trunk. Used books, media and baked goods also will be sold. Refreshments will be available. For information call Debi Hayes at 330-847-6556.

TNR of Warren is sponsoring a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 at Ponderosa Steakhouse parking lot, 3581 Elm Road NE, Warren. Spaces are available for rent for $15. Advertising signs and advertisement in the paper will be provided. Call TNR of Warren at 330-330-8166 for information or to rent a space.

Youngstown Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Austintown, will have a Kids Resale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29. Setup will be from 7 to 11 a.m. Items available will include gently used kids clothes, from baby to teen; toys; baby furniture; and maternity clothes. The fee for a table is $20. For an application email kidsresale@yahoo.com or call 330-979-3288.


Mahoning Valley Italian Society Inc. is sponsoring a trip to Meadows Casino on Sept. 10. The bus will load at 8:30 a.m. and leave at 9 from the back parking lot of St. Joseph the Provider, 633 Porter Ave., Campbell. The return loading will be at 4 p.m., and the bus will leave by 4:15. The cost is $25 per person. The casino is giving $15 in free play and $5 for food. To make reservations call 330-755-7742 or 330-755-6976 by Aug. 31. There will be no refunds. Seating is assigned as you pay. A valid ID will be needed for the trip. Those with a card for the casino should let organizers know.

Niles S.C.O.P.E. Senior Center, 14 E. State St., is taking reservations for the following trips: Sept. 18-21, Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, double occupancy is $615, triple is $604 and quad is $594, ask for single rates, payment plans are available, four seats are still available; and a fall foliage trip on Gateway Clipper in Pittsburgh in October, more information to come. Pick up a flier at the center or call 330-544-3676.

A calendar of activities to which the public is invited is published Monday. Please submit information to the Society Department by noon Thursday.

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