The Salem Historical Society will host a Christmas program at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the meeting room of Shaffer Library on Dale Shaffer Way.
After installation of the 2013 officers and a short business meeting, Joanne Reilly will share the history of Christmas ornaments, explaining when they were first made and how to spot reproductions.
Reilly, a board member of the Old Morgantown Glass Collectors’ Guild, will display examples of German feather trees, an array of glass ornaments and antique Santa figurines. Martha Rogowsky will host a sing-along of Christmas favorites.
Food and refreshments will be provided by members. The public is invited to the meeting and program. For information, contact the Salem Historical Society at 330-337-8514.
Adopt an Angel, which has been helping families and animal shelters in the area since 2008, is accepting donations of clothing, canned goods, newspapers, toiletries and other items.
Anyone who brings a donation to the Austintown Plaza, 6000 Mahoning Ave., at 9 a.m. Saturday will receive a free photo with Santa. There also will be a petting zoo, food and other activities. All proceeds will benefit local families and animal rescues.
Other drop-off locations include: North Lima Business Complex, 11836 South Ave., North Lima; West Side Cats, 2177 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; and Columbiana Humane Society, 1825 S. Lincoln Ave., Salem.
For information, call Jaime Hughes 330-531-1705 or send an email to AdoptanAngelCharity@yahoo.com.
The Mahoning and Columbiana Training Association’s Youth Development Training Center 12th Annual Winter Conference will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Georgetown banquet facility, 5945 South Ave.
This year, the presenter is Ketuan Baldwin, Systems Project Manager for First National Bank and a 2001 graduate of Chaney High School. Everyone attending the conference is asked to donate a new, unwrapped toy or a household item for needy families at the Beatitude House. The participating youths will receive awards for leadership, work readiness training, job shadowing, increasing basic skills and more. Presentations will be made by Tonya Hawkins, the MCTA youth services coordinator. For information, contact Hawkins at 330-259-0670, ext. 6146.