St. Joseph the Provider School will sponsor its annual basket auction and buffet dinner Friday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Social Hall, 343 Via Mount Carmel. The dinner consists of pasta and meatballs, chicken, sausage and peppers, salad, vegetable, potato, soft drinks, coffee and tea. There will be a cash bar, prizes and gift baskets. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and buffet begins at 7:30. Drawing will be at 9. Tickets for $20 each include the dinner and 25 tickets and are available at the school office (330-259-0353), 1125 Turin Ave., Youngstown, or at the door. Tables of eight cost $160 and require reservations due today.

Tri-Gold Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will sponsor its annual basket auction Saturday at Christ Our Savior St. Nicholas Church, 764 Fifth St. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., and drawings begin at 3:30. Admission is $5 and includes a full sheet of raffle tickets and a door-prize entry. There will be free refreshments and cash door prizes. There also will be a 50-50 raffle and a cash hat raffle. All proceeds will go toward scholarship and education programs. For information call 330-545-5957 or 330-793-6208.


Girard Eagles 2172 Ladies Auxiliary will have a spring card and bingo party at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Eagles Hall, 26 W. Wilson Ave. Doors will open at noon, and a light lunch will be served until 1:30 p.m.

St. Jude Parish, 180 Seventh St., Columbiana, will feature a super bingo Sunday. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. for lunch. Games begin at 2 p.m. A donation of $25 will get free daubers, coffee and pop all day, cards for games and a chance to win $3,400 in cash prizes. Specials will be sold separately. There will be a lunch counter and bake sale.

St. Paul Altar Guild will have its annual Spring Fling at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul the Apostle Church Hall, 10143 Main St., New Middletown. Admission is $5. There will be bingo, cards, door prizes, raffles and refreshments.


Newcomers Club of Canfield is conducting a charity raffle. Tickets are $20 each or three for $50. The grand prize is a one-week Starwood vacation stay (airfare not included, some conditions apply), donated by Betty and John Schuld. There are four other prizes. The winning ticket will be drawn April 26. Checks should be made to Newcomers Club Foundation. For tickets call Jeannie Gullia at 330-651-1713. The club is open to all women in the Mahoning Valley.

Special Olympics Fundraiser will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bev Road MASCO Workshop, 825 Bev Road, Boardman. Over 800 items will be available for purchase at the Shop Till You Drop sale benefitting the Mahoning County DD Special Olympics. The event also will include 100 gift baskets and a gift-card raffle valued at $500 of gift cards to local restaurants, bakeries, retail stores, golf items, salons and more. A bake sale and concessions will be available. For information call Cathy Duck at 330-750-0423.


Quota International of Salem will sponsor an indoor garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church education building, 251 S. Broadway, Salem. Lunch of homemade soups and sandwiches will be for sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information call Jan Wells at 330-420-8490.

Stoneboro United Methodist Church, 32 Lake St., Stoneboro, Pa., will have a rummage and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Lunch will be offered for a small fee.


United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley is partnering with AFL-CIO Community Services for a night at the races Saturday at Operating Engineers Hall Local 66, 291 McClurg Road, Boardman, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Post time will be 7:30.


LaBrae Volleyball Boosters is hosting a Baby to Teens and What’s In-Between resale April 13. The early bird entry fee is $5 at 9 a.m. Sale is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free. Tables are available to rent and resell your items. Contact information and contract is at www.labrae.k12.oh.us.


Girard Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a bus trip to the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Sunday. The bus will leave at 9 a.m. from Girard City Building, 100 W. Main St., and will load to leave the casino at 4:45 p.m. The cost of the trip is $30 per person. Participants will receive $20 in machine tokens from the casino. For reservations call Bob Reinhart at 330-545-1393 or Joe Parisi at 330-545-0736.

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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