Bethlehem Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America will sponsor Back to School Bingo from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 7 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 388 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown. The cost is $5 per person for unlimited bingo play with prizes and a salad lunch. Nachos and cheese will be $1.50 extra, and there will be a 50-50 raffle. Sign up at 330-788-8797.


West Side Cats will sponsor a fundraiser sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the shelter, 2217 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. All books are 25 cents each or six for a dollar. Clothing and household goods will be available. All proceeds will benefit the cats and kittens. There also will be an open house. Attendees are welcome to visit cats and kittens; children must be accompanied by their parents or a caregiver.


Damascus United Methodist Church, 9700 New Church St., will host its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 23 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24. Fill a brown paper bag for $4 all day Friday and until noon Saturday. Bags will be $1 per bag from noon until closed. Larger items will be priced separately. A bake sale and lunch bar also will be available. Proceeds will support the missions of the church.


TNR of Warren will host a holiday craft and gift show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12 at Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic St. NE, Warren. Crafters and vendors are being accepted. For information or a registration form, visit www.tnrofwarren.org or call 330-330-8166.


United Local Community Education Department is sponsoring a bus trip to Amish Country on Aug. 31 with stops at Berlin, Holmes County flea market, and a cheese and grocery store. Dinner will be at an Amish-style restaurant. The bus will leave United High School at 7:45 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $8 and does not include dinner. Payment is due at registration. Make checks payable to Community Education, United Local Schools, and send to 8143 state Route 9, Hanoverton, OH 44423. For information contact Loretta McLaughlin, coordinator, at 330-223-1522.

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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