BINGO, CARD PARTIES
Bethlehem WELCA of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 388 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown, will present Holiday Bingo from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission costs $7 per person and includes unlimited bingo play with prizes and a salad lunch. There will be a 50-50 raffle. For more information call the church office at 330-788-8797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clarks Mills United Methodist Church, 3813 Hadley Road, Clarks Mills, Pa., 724-253-2424, will host a bake sale-rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Many crafters and vendors will be selling Christmas decorations, toys, jewelry, household items, etc. Lunch will be available in the form of homemade soups, pies and sandwiches, and takeout soup will be sold by the quart.
Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St., will be the location of a Community Christmas Arts and Crafts show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 15. Santa will arrive at 2:30 p.m. Also there will be a basket raffle, 50-50 drawing, crafters, hot food, coffee and pie, veterans pantry, local food drive and Toys for Tots.
Niles First United Methodist Church, 608 N. Crandon Ave., will be the site of a holiday vendor and craft show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 14 in memory of Courtney Miller of Niles, who passed away in a tragic car accident coming home from Florida. All proceeds will be donated to Courtney’s Coats for Kids sponsored by the Courtney Miller Memorial Fund. Also planned are a basket auction and bake sale. Courtney’s Coats for Kids will be there selling T-shirts and passing out information. Santa also will be there from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with his Christmas mailbox collecting letters and wish lists. He will hand out candy canes and early Christmas gifts.
St. Michael Orthodox Church, 125 Steel St., Youngstown, is seeking vendors for a craft show and flea market planned from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Kielbasa, haluski and other foods will be available. Call the Rev. Andrew Gromm at 330-799-8133.
Trumbull Senior Production Company is hosting a Christmas Lottery Tree raffle fundraiser at Santisi’s IGA in Girard. The event runs through Dec. 15 and the winning lottery ticket of $150 will be drawn Dec. 16. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased from any cashier at Santisi’s. Proceeds will benefit a needy family, the Salvation Army and a $1,000 scholarship to an area high school graduate who is pursuing a career in the performing arts.
Bethel Lutheran Church, 425 Crestview Drive, Boardman, will host a Christmas cookie walk, soup and quilt sale from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 14. Homemade cookies will cost $5 a dozen, your pick. Homemade soup will be $5 to $6 a quart, and handmade quilts and table runners will be for sale. For information call 330-758-7796.
Hubbard Pool Boosters Winter Wine Tour is set for Saturday. The cost is $35 per person and includes stops at L’uva Bella, Masterpietro, Candlelight and Emerine Estates. The bus begins loading at 11 a.m. at the Sharon Regional Diagnostic Center, 880 W. Liberty St., Hubbard. Call Bonnie Harrison at 330-534-5358 to buy your tickets. A 50-50 and basket raffles also are planned.
Trumbull County Travel Club has planned the following trips and meeting: Wednesday, Christmas Around the World in Pittsburgh includes lunch; Thursday, visit Stan Hywet Mansion in Akron with lunch; and Saturday to Oglebay Festival and laser show at the International Wine Fest. All day trips leave from the Kmart parking lot in Niles. Call 330-856-5398 for details and costs of day trips.
A calendar of activities to which the public is invited is published Monday. Please submit information to the Society Department by noon Thursday.