St. Paul the Apostle Church, 10143 Main St., New Middletown, will have a basket auction Oct. 7. Doors open at 2 p.m.; drawings begin at 4. There is a $5 donation. Only 150-200 tickets will be sold and can be purchased at the rectory from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays or after Sunday Masses until the auction. For information call 330-542-3466.
Second Chance Animal Rescue will sponsor its second annual Chinese auction Oct. 7 at the Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown. Doors will open at noon; drawings will begin at 3 p.m. A $5 entry fee includes one auction sheet, door prize ticket and tickets for a free beverage and snacks. Food also will be sold. Additional prize sheets are $1 and grand prize tickets are $5 for 25 chances. Visit www.secondchanceanimalrescue.org to view prizes.
Heritage Presbyterian Church, 1951 Mathews Road, Poland, will sponsor a bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6. It will feature baked goods, arts and crafts, trash and treasure and a raffle. Haluski, hot dogs and kraut dogs, sloppy joes, desserts and beverages will be served.
Bessemer Presbyterian Church, 29 N. Main St., Bessemer, will sponsor a fall flea market and bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13. A bake sale also is planned; lunch will be available.
Friends of the Hubbard Library will sponsor its annual mega book sale next month at Hubbard Public Library, 46 W. Liberty St. Hardbacks, paperbacks, DVDs, CDs and puzzles will be sold. Preview night is planned from 5 to 7:45 p.m. Oct. 3 with admission of $5 and Friends members are free. The sale continues from 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6. Saturday is $2 a bag day.
CARD, BINGO PARTIES
St. Brendan Church Maxwell Hall, 2800 Oakwood Ave., will have the annual bingo and card party at 2 p.m. Oct. 14. Admission is $5 and includes lunch. Tickets will be sold at the door. Enter from the back parking lot. Sponsored by St. Brendan Altar & Rosary Society. For information call 330-799-2789 or 330-793-1882.
Rodef Sholom Sisterhood, 1119 Elm St., Youngstown, will sponsor its eighth annual community card party and luncheon Oct. 11 in Strouss Hall. Play Mahjong, bridge, canasta, Rummy Q or any game you wish. Take your own cards, Mahjong, etc. and table covers. Guests are welcome. Reesrvation deadline is Oct. 5. Cost of $11 includes lunch. Send your reservation to Congregation Rodef Sholom, 1119 Elm St., Youngstown, OH 44505.
Faith Community Church, 1919 E. Midlothian Blvd., has spaces available for its annual craft show, planned for Oct. 20. The cost is $20 for an 8-foot table and 10-foot space. Interested vendors should call 330-792-2835.
Gillian Jones Memorial Craft Show and basket auction will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $2. Doors will open at 1 p.m. Sunday at Commodore Perry Schools, 3002 Perry Highway, Hadley, Pa. Drawings will begin at 3 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. Prizes include a 50-inch flat-screen TV, personalized yard stone, boys and girls bikes with helmets, surround- sound system or a football signed by Steeler Jack Lambert. For information call 724-253-2566.
Helping Hands Craft Show will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 at Howland Community Church, 198 Niles-Cortland Road (Route 46, 1/2 mile north of Route 82), Warren, Food will be available all day. Sponsors are Missions and Outreach Committee, Food Cupboard and Operation Shoe-leather. Admission is $2. For information about reserving a table, call 330-856-3628.
11th Annual Mesopotamia Fall Heritage Day, Mesopotamia Commons, intersection of Routes 87 and 534, will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 with skilled artisans in period costumes, traditional Amish and Yankee crafts with demonstrations of soap making, quilting, rag rug weaving, basket weaving, apple butter cooking, blacksmithing, candle making, leather working, spinning and more. The annual quilt raffle will be at 3 p.m. The event is family-friendly with festivities for all ages. For information, call Ridgeview Farm at 440-693-4000 or End of the Commons General Store at 440-693-4295.
Queen of the Holy Rosary Church, 291 Scoville Drive, Vienna, will host the 11th annual craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20. Free admission. Food available. Call 330-856-2597.
St. Mary’s Assumption Social Center, 356 S. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown, is seeking vendors for its Holiday Craft Show planned for Nov. 3. For information call 330-792-1578.
Saxon Club Branch 22 Ladies Auxiliary is looking for vendors for its fall craft show scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Austintown. Tables may be rented for $25 through Oct. 31; then the cost will increase to $35. For information call 330-788-4274.
Shepherd of the Valley-Niles, 1500 McKinley Ave., Niles, is seeking vendors for its annual Holiday Craft Show scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9. Tables are available for $20; space is limited. Vendors also are asked to take an item for the USO Holiday Box program, which sends holiday 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.
Croatian Home Center, 3200 Vestal Road, is planning the fall festival Saturday. Doors open at noon and admission is $3 each. Decorative autumn items such as mums, pumpkins, corn stalks, gourds and Indian corn will be available. Food items for sale will include frozen apple and cheese strudels, homemade kolbasi, cheese gibanica, pumpkin desserts, hand-dipped chocolate and caramel apples, hot apple crisp with ice cream and an Amish vendor with homemade canned items. There also will be a food to go station offering frozen cevapcici, sarma, chicken noodle soup, beans and sauerkraut soup. Pre-orders for Thanksgiving pies will be taken or call 330-788-2154 or stop in at the Croatian Home during regular business hours.
Leetonia Artisans Festival Committee will have its 27th annual show with arts, crafts, antiques and collectibles from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, rain or shine, at Leetonia Wick Park on Walnut Street.
Poland Presbyterian Church, 2 Poland Manor, is starting a Pioneer Club for children that will start meeting Oct. 3. A harvest festival will kick-off the season from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and registration forms will be available. The cost per child is $30 per semester. For information or to register, call 330-757-1547.
Shenango Valley Riverwatchers plan a wine and cheese fundraiser from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Carriage House at the Buhl Mansion, 422 E. State St., Sharon, Pa. Cost is $40. Live acoustic music will be presented by At The Turn with Timothy Dye, Michael Cummings and Aaron Pernesky. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Cater 2 U and wine by Buhl Mansion. For reservations, call Riverwatchers office at 724-342-5453 or email information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Stark Edwards House and Museum, 404 Monroe NW, Warren, will have a display of 20 antique quilts at the open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 7.
Hubbard High School Alumni Association is selling tickets for a chance to win a golf and vacation package to the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. The three-night stay for four people includes one round of golf per person, one 50-minute Swedish massage per person and $500 spending money. The package is good Sunday through Thursday on a space-available basis through May 2014. The drawing will take place Oct. 13 at Hubbard High School alumni banquet. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased in Hubbard at Joe’s Barber Shop, Hubbard Soaring Eagle and Deer Creek Golf Course and at Golden Dawn Restaurant in Youngstown. Tickets also can be purchased by sending a check to Hubbard High School Alumni Association, c/o Mary Buchenic, 329 Christian Ave., Hubbard, OH 44425. Make checks payable to Hubbard High School Alumni Scholarship Fund. Proceeds will benefit the association’s scholarship fund.
First United Methodist Church, 237 W. Silver St., Sharon, Pa., will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12 including a bake sale and from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 13. Saturday is $1 a bag day. Good used clothing, jewelry, toys, small appliances, linens, antiques, collectibles and miscellaneous will be available.
Kinsman United Methodist Church, 8431 State St., will serve the annual turkey dinner and host a bazaar Saturday. Dinner will be served from 3 to 7 p.m. and will cost $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 4 to 12; children 3 and under are free. Bazaar booths will open at 2 p.m. The church is handicapped accessible.
Menagerie Thrift and Gift Shoppe, 6037 E. Market St., Howland, will conduct a 50-percent off storewide sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. The store is regularly open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. 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.
Youngstown Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Austintown, will have a Kids Resale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 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 kids- email@example.com or call 330-979-3288.
The anniversary committee of Jerusalem Baptist Church, 2003 Wilson Ave., Youngstown, will sponsor a Feast of Salads and Style Show from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For tickets, call the church at 330-747-1509 or Deacon James Boyd, chairman, at 330-941-9551.
Munnell Run Farm Foundation will sponsor an autumn afternoon tea with savories, tea sandwiches and sweets from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 at Father Gallagher Hall in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 100 Penn Ave., Mercer, Pa. A performance by Herbal Theatrics, “All About Lavender,” will be featured. The step back in time will be circa 1900 to the streets of London. Tickets are $25. Prepayment is required and the deadline is Oct. 19. Call 724-662-2242.
Ohio Valley Teen Challenge will host its annual fall banquet, “Grace Like Rain,” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Highway Tabernacle Family Life Center, 3000 S. Raccoon Road, Youngstown. Guest speaker will be Dr. Jack Smart, president of Teen Challenges USA. The cost is $25 a person and $200 for a table of eight. For reservations, due by Oct. 19, call Cindy Rauch at 330-743-9030. Pay online at www.ohiovalleyteenchallenge.com.
Trumbull County Soil and Water Conservation District will sponsor the annual Fall Foliage Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Mesopotamia area in northern Trumbull County. The center of town is located at the intersection of state Routes 534 and 87. Sites on the tour are Mesopotamia Historical Methodist Church, where breakfast will be available; Mesopotamia Historical Society with a tour of the museum and Amish wedding feast for purchase; End of the Commons General Store, the oldest general store in Ohio; Miller Furniture, where Amish furniture is sold; Kuhn’s Hay Manufacturing, display of farm equipment; and Ridgeview Farm, where fall fun weekends take place. Trumbull County Antique Tractor Club will display tractors around town. Saving Grace will play from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. under the pavilion near the church. For information, call the conservation district at 330-637-2056, ext. 3, or Sharon Grover at Ridgeview Farm at 440-693-4000 or visit www.ridgeviewfarm.com.
2012 Pink Ribbon Golf Classic committee is sponsoring a bus trip Oct. 20 to Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. The bus will leave from Fab Limo on Connecticut Avenue in Austintown at 9 a.m. and will depart from the casino at 5 p.m. The cost is $30 per person and each player will be given $15 in play and a $5 food coupon. Send registration and check to Pink Ribbon Golf Classic, c/o Nancy Felton, American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406. Deadline for reservations is Oct. 18. Money is nonrefundable but can be transferred to another person. For information call Donna Mowrey at 330-207-9630.
Trumbull County Travel Club has the following trip planned: a Colonial Williamsburg Christmas tour plus shopping with two nights’ lodging and more, Nov. 27-29, cost is $399 per person with a $50 deposit due by Oct. 5. For details call 330-369-1898 or 330-856-5398.
Youngstown Jewish Community Center is planning a bus trip to Playhouse Square in Cleveland to see the musical, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” Price includes orchestra seat and transportation. Dinner on your own. Leave the JCC at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 and return at 10:30. Cost is $65 for members, $75 for nonmembers. For information call Darlene Muller at 330-746-3251, ext. 106. To purchase tickets call the bursar’s office at ext. 195.
A calendar of activities to which the public is invited is published Monday. Please submit information to the Society Department by noon Thursday.