First United Methodist Church of Lisbon will sponsor its biannual Christmas auction fundraiser from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at Columbiana County Career and Technical Center, 9364 state Route 45, Lisbon. Reservations are due by Thursday by calling 330-424-5212. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and free for those 5 and younger. Proceeds will go the church building fund. There will be live and silent auctions on holiday items, handmade crafts and gift packages. Libson Community Chorus and Stage Left Players will entertain. Appetizers and desserts will be served.


Friends of the Newton Falls Library will have a book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Take donations of gently used books, DVDs and CDs to the library this week. Proceeds will benefit library programs and activities.


Christ the Good Shepherd at St. Lucy Church will host a bingo, card and lunch party Sunday at the Palermo Center, 394 Tenney Ave., Campbell. Doors open at 11 a.m. Lunch will be at noon and bingo begins at 1 p.m. Admission is $6. Tickets will be available at the door.

St. Patrick Altar and Rosary Society will host a card and bingo social from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the church hall, 367 N. Main St., Hubbard. Cost is $5. A light lunch will be served, and there will be table prizes, door prizes, a basket auction and 50-50 raffle.


The A.R.T.S. Club is having a holiday craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 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. For information call art teacher Linda Joyce at 724-667-7782, ext. 2171.

Austintown Middle School PTA’s 28th Annual Autumn Craft Show will be from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the school, 800 S. Raccoon Road. Free admission with vendors, crafts, food, basket auction and more. For information call 330-270-0049, 330-270-0665 or 330-792-5373 or email bigmama5@zoominternet.net.

Grace Chapel Community Church, 4075 Lamor Road, Hermitage, Pa. will host Crafts for a Cause from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Grace Chapel supports the small village of Pelerin, Haiti, and proceeds will support its school and maintenance of its new well. Admission of $1 goes to Mercer County backpack program for area school children. Included will be area crafters and artisans, food and a basket auction that will continue Saturday evening and during Sunday morning services. For information contact Marsha Bucciarelli at 330-727-3139.

Howland Community Church, 198 Niles-Cortland Road, Warren, will be the location of a Helping Hands Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10, sponsored by the missions and outreach committee, food cupboard and operation shoe-leather. Food will be available all day. Admission is $2. For information about reserving a table call 330-856-3628.

Shepherd of the Valley-Niles, 1500 McKinley Ave., is seeking vendors for its annual holiday craft show scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9. Tables are $20; space is limited. Vendors also are asked to take an item for the USO Holiday Box program, which sends boxes to military personnel. Items may include popcorn and snacks, greeting cards, holiday decorations, Christmas-oriented DVDs and CDs and hand and feet warmers. Contact Kim Osborn, activity director, 330-544-0771, ext. 2814.

St. Mary Assumption Social Center, 356 S. Belle Vista Ave., will have its holiday craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Stuffed cabbage, haluski, pirogi and kielbasa and kraut will be available. To place advance orders or for information, call 330-792-1578.

Sterling House, 2300 Canfield Road, will have a craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17. Admission is free. Those attending are asked to take an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Vendors will be accepted through Nov. 7. For information call 330-793-0085.

ValleyCare Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital gift shop, 8747 Squires Lane NE, Warren, will have a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9. Park and enter in the outpatient services entrance. Handmade items will be on display and for sale.

YMCA Recreation Center, 45 Alan Ave., Greenville, Pa., will host its 14th annual holiday craft show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10. Admission is $1 and includes craft vendors, 50-50 raffle, basket auction and door prizes. Space is available for vendors. For information call 724-588-4810 or email rstates@svymca.com or visit www.svymca.com.


American Cancer Society Relay for Life–Team Rachel will benefit from proceeds from a steak fry planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 16 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church hall, 343 Via Mount Carmel. The cost is $25 with cash bar. Team Rachel was created in memory of Rachel Beasley Possert. Contact Diane McNally Bassetti at 330-518-2850 for tickets or to make donations of cash and gifts to raffle-auction.

South Range Middle School will host a book fair from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Barnes and Noble, 381 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman. Mention the school at checkout.


TNR of Warren and Safe at Last Dog Rescue of Ohio will hold a Night at the Races on Nov. 3 at Knights of Columbus, 1947 E. Market St., Warren. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the first race at 7. Admission is $5 per person. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. There also will be a basket auction, 50-50 raffle, food and drinks. Those attending must be 21 or over to enter. Proceeds will help TNR of Warren and Safe at Last Dog Rescue save dogs and cats in Trumbull and Mahoning County. Donations are tax deductible. For information call 330-330-8166, visit www.tnrofwarren.org or www.facebook.com/SafeAtLastOh or follow on Facebook.


Canfield Band Parents are sponsoring a fresh fruit sale through Nov. 6. Band students in fifth through 12th grades are selling Florida oranges and grapefruits, Washington State apples, Anjou pears and more. There also are five varieties of cheesecake available. Pickup will be from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 8 at Canfield High School band room. Proceeds benefit the band. For information visit www.freshfruitorder.org/Canfieldband or call 330-533-7688.

Menagerie Thrift and Gift Shoppe, 6037 E. Market St., Warren, is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The store sells clothing, furniture, books, antiques, collectibles and Christmas items year round. All purchases benefit Animal Welfare of Trumbull County, a nonprofit organization. For more information call 330-856-5174.


Beatitude House will benefit from Christmas at the Lake, a fundraiser planned for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at The Lake Club, 1140 Paulin Road, Poland. This event for the family includes brunch (featuring a kid-size buffet), activities and entertainment by local children’s group Hey Kids! Gifts will be available for auction and 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.


Mill Creek Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association Relay for Life Team is sponsoring a bus trip to Rivers Casino on Nov. 11. The cost is $30, which includes $15 in play and $5 in food. Games and refreshments will be available on the bus. Pickup will be at 1 p.m. at Fab Limousines, 3681 Connecticut Ave., and at 1:15 at K-Mart, 1209 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman. The bus will return by 9 p.m. For reservations call 330-799-4507 or 330-270-9979.

Mineral Ridge Alumni Banquet Committee is sponsoring a bus trip to Rivers Casino on Nov. 14. The cost is $30 per person and includes $15 for slots and $5 for food. Parking and bus pickup will be at First Presbyterian Church, 3654 state Route 46, Mineral Ridge. The bus will leave at 9 a.m. and return at approximately 6 p.m. Participants should arrive at 8:30 a.m. For reservations, send payment to Mineral Ridge Alumni Association, P.O. Box 191, Mineral Ridge, OH 44440. State photo ID is required. For information or reservations call 330-652-2471 or 330-953-0590. Proceeds will go to the 2013 alumni banquet.

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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