VFW Ladies Auxiliary York Drexler Post 5532 will sponsor a Christmas auction Saturday at the Washingtonville VFW, 575 S. County Line Road. Doors will open at 3 p.m., and the auction will begin at 5. Items to be auctioned include brand-name toys, TV-advertised items, tools, gifts, collectibles, Christmas decorations, wrapping paper and team sporting goods. Door prizes and a concession stand will be available.


The A.R.T.S. Club will have a holiday craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Mohawk High School, 385 Mohawk School Road, Bessemer, Pa. Vendors are needed. Each will receive an 8-foot table and chair for $50. Student clubs and vendors will sell their handmade items, gifts, decorations, stocking stuffers and baked goods. Holiday instrumental music and carolers will entertain. Lunch will be available in the cafeteria. Find information on the school’s home page. Click on vendors wanted or call art teacher Linda Joyce at 724-667-7782, ext. 2171.

Clarks Mills United Methodist Church, 3813 Hadley Road, Clarks Mills, Pa., will host a craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. It will include a bake sale, rummage sale and door prizes, and vendors will sell Christmas decorations, toys, jewelry and household items. A lunch of homemade soups, pies and sandwiches will be offered, and soup will be available to buy by the quart. Take items for the Helping Hands Food Pantry to earn an extra ticket for door prizes. For information call the church at 724-253-2424.

First Baptist Church of Howland, 8957 E. Market St., Warren, is accepting vendor applications for its Crafters Market on Dec. 8. Contact Michelle Walker at michellewalker3712@gmail.com or at 330-883-0126 for an application or details.

South Range PTO’s third annual craft show will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 16. Vendors are needed. Each space is $30; the deadline is March 1. For information call 330-533-6509 or email kmckee@southrange.org.

Ursuline Preschool and Kindergarten will present its 24th Annual Once Upon a Christmas Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ursuline Center, 4300 Shields Road, Canfield. Admission is free, and parking is available. There will be over 100 vendors with holiday crafts and gift items. Homemade holiday baked goods and candy also will be available. Raffle items will include a treasure chest filled with items for the whole family, electronic gadgets and themed baskets, and there also will be a 50-50 raffle. Tickets are available at the school or the day of the show. Winners will be drawn at the conclusion. Snacks will be offered beginning at 9 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Ursuline Preschool and Kindergarten. For information call the school at 330-792-4150 or visit www.UrsulinePreschoolandKindergarten.org.


Angels for Animals, 4750 W. South Range Road, Canfield, will host an antique, holiday and jewelry sale from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission for Friday will be $5; Saturday and Sunday will be free. Donations are needed and can be dropped off at the shelter until 2 p.m. today.


Beatitude House will benefit from Christmas at the Lake, a fundraiser planned for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at The Lake Club, 1140 Paulin Road, Poland. This event for the family includes brunch (featuring a kid-size buffet), activities and entertainment by the local children’s group Hey Kids! Gifts will be available for auction and for purchase. Proceeds will benefit Beatitude House, which serves homeless women and children by providing homes, educational opportunities and other support. Sponsorships are available at various levels, and opportunities for businesses or organizations to be founding sponsors. Sponsors will enjoy promotions and benefits. For details call Beatitude House at 330-744-3147 or email info@beatitudehouse.com.


Trumbull County Travel Club is sponsoring a trip Dec. 4 to historic Riverside Inn in Cambridge Springs, Pa. The motor coach will depart at 10 a.m. from K-Mart in Niles and at 10:15 from Shepherd of the Valley in Howland. Seats are $75 per person. A full-course luncheon followed by a “Riverside Christmas” variety show are included. Call 330-856-5398 or 330-369-1898 to reserve a seat. The club also is planning a trip to Iceland in July and to New Mexico to the balloon fest in October 2013.

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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