St. Joseph the Provider School in Youngstown will sponsor its annual basket auction and buffet dinner April 5 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 are $20 each and include the dinner and 25 tickets, and are available at the school office, 330-259-0353, 1125 Turin Ave., Youngstown, OH 44510, or at the door. Tables of 8 will cost $160 and reservations for 8 deadline is April 1.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 119 Stadium Drive (off Market Street), Boardman, is preparing for the 57th annual used book sale from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 24, and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 25 and 26.
CARD, BINGO PARTIES
Girard Eagles 2172 Ladies Auxiliary will have a spring card and bingo party at 2 p.m. April 7 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.
Holy Apostles Parish, St. Stephen of Hungary Church, 954 Wilson Ave., Youngstown. The Altar & Rosary Society is sponsoring a spring fling bingo and card party at 2 p.m. April 21 in the church social hall. Donation is $5 and includes lunch and door prizes. Tickets can be purchased at the door. There also will be a raffle and 50-50 drawing. Security will be provided. All are welcome. For information call 330-743-1905.
St. Brendan Altar and Rosary Society will have a spring bingo and card party at 1:30 p.m. April 14 in Maxwell Hall, St. Brendan Catholic Church, 2800 Oakwood Ave., Youngstown. Admission is $5 and includes lunch. For information call 330-799-2789 or 330-793-1882.
St. Jude Parish, 180 Seventh St., Columbiana, will feature Super Bingo Sunday April 7. 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 chance to win $3,400 in cash prizes. Specials will be sold separately. There will be a lunch counter and bake sale.
St. Paul’s Altar Guild will have its annual spring fling at 2 p.m. April 7 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.
Trumbull County Federated Democratic Women’s Club annual card party will be from 2 to 5 p.m. April 21 at Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic NE, Warren. Cost is $7. Food, door prizes, basket raffle and table prizes will be featured and there will be opportunity to visit with elected officials. For information call 330-638-2775 or 330-372-6339.
Leetonia Artisans Festival Committee will begin registering exhibitors for the 28th annual Artisans festival set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22 at Wick Park. Registration forms will be available April 1 at www.leetonia.org. Contracts will be available for $40 for a 15x15-foot space for exhibitors and $50 per space for food vendors with a state approved food license. The event offers free admission, parking and local entertainment and is family friendly. Deadline for registration is July 1. For information contact Daniel Morelli at 330-427-6741.
Diversified Family Services is sponsoring a reverse-raffle spring fundraising event at 6 p.m. April 10 at The Corinthian Banquet Room, downtown Sharon. Hors d’oeuvres will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. There will be raffles and silent basket auction. For information or tickets call Cathy Proctor or Lorraine Livosky at 724-346-2123.
McDonald Fire Social Organization is sponsoring “A Night Under The Stars” formal dinner dance April 27 at the Mahoning Country Club, 710 E. Liberty St., Girard. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets include dinner, drinks, and an evening of music by DJ Judd. There also will be raffles. All proceeds go toward purchasing equipment for the McDonald Fire Department. Tickets are $35/single, $65/couple, $260/table of eight, with a complimentary bottle of wine. For tickets or information, call Terri Kish at 330-942-1115 or Renee Waldo at 330-360-2710.
Pink Ribbon Golf Classic will be July 15 at Squaw Creek–Avalon Golf & Country Club, 761 Youngstown-Kingsville Road, Vienna. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. The 18-hole scramble will be followed by lunch, a basket auction and raffle. For details contact Donna Mowrey at 330-207-9630 or Nancy Felton at 330-533-2712.
Special Olympics Fundraiser will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 6 at Bev Road MASCO Workshop, 825 Bev Road, Boardman. Over 800 items will be available for purchase at the Shop Til 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.
St. Patrick Church Youngstown/St. Vincent de Paul is sponsoring a Ladies Night Out. The theme is ”Sophistication for You and Your Home” and will be from 6 to 8 p.m. April 11 at The Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield. The cost is $10. Ideas of interior decorating and gardening will be shared, and vendor displays and demonstrations will be available. Refreshments and appetizers will be served. For information call 330-702-0892.
NIGHTS AT RACES
Legacy Dog Rescue & For the Dogs Rescue Night at the Races will take place April 12 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1024 Vienna Ave. (state Route 46), Niles. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the first race at 7. Admission is $5. If you pre-buy your ticket you will receive 5 free basket auction tickets. Take 10 or more pounds of dog food and you’ll receive five auction tickets. There also will be a 50-50 raffle, food and beer for sale. Tickets are available by calling 330-719-5569 or 330-310-2802.
United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley is partnering with AFL-CIO Community Services for night at the races April 6 at Operating Engineers Hall Local 66, 291 McClurg Road, Boardman, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Post time will be 7:30.
Girard Junior Women annual trunk sale will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11 at a Girard City Lot, 100 N. Market St. (across from the city building), Girard. The event will take place rain or shine. Spaces are $10 each. The public is invited. A variety of goods will be sold. To reserve a space call 330-545-5962.
Mahoning County Junior Fair Board is sponsoring a trunk sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 1 at the Canfield Fairgrounds Junior Fair Area at the 4-H end of the fair. For $25 a covered area with 8-foot table will be provided. All the money you make is yours to keep. No supplies will be provided. For information or reservations call Sam Barnhouse at 330-277-3091.
Poland United Methodist Church Women, 1940 Boardman Poland Road (Route 224), are sponsoring books, bags, bling and brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27. There will be books for all ages, tote bags, handbags, and clutches, necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings and more. There also will be a brunch. Proceeds will benefit missions.
Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau is sponsoring Springtime in Columbiana with a French Market that will take place in the parking lot of Grace Church on Main Street rain or shine. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3 and 4. There will be a variety of vendors. Booth spaces are limited and a minimum donation of $20 is requested. Vendors are responsible to take tents, tables and chairs. For reservation applications contact www.tourcolumbianaohio.com or call 330-482-2282.
UnderCover Angels, Cheryl A. Clay Memorial Relay for Life Team, are sponsoring a bake sale at Boardman Walmart on Saturday. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. Donations can be dropped off that morning.
New Bethel Baptist Church Hospitality Ministry is sponsoring a Spring Hat Extravaganza luncheon at noon April 27 at McMenamy’s Banquet Center, 325 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles. Cost is $20 per person and the guest speaker will be Sister Lynn Phillips of Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church. Wear your hats. Men are welcome. There will be vendors, door prizes and more. For tickets call the church at 330-747-2125.
St. Patrick Youngstown/St. Vincent de Paul will sponsor a Ladies Night Out on April 11 at the Ursuline Center on Shields Road, Canfield. Local crafters with items pertaining to the home are needed. The cost is $10 for a 6-foot table. All proceeds will benefit St. Patrick Youngstown/St. Vincent de Paul. For information or reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Marcia Melvin 330-360-5218.
West Side Cats is preparing for its second annual motorcycle poker run July 31 at Austintown Park. Vendors who sell motor- cycle-related items, pet-related items, crafts, art, trash and treasure, etc., are needed. Space rental is $15. Donations are being sought for new items such as gift cards for gift baskets that will be raffled at the event. Bands will perform and food will be available. Space fees and small items may be dropped off at the shelter during adoption hours from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays. For information call 330- 519-5002.
Civil War Round Table is conducting a Gettysburg National Military Park Battlefield tour April 26 through 28. Rangers will guide the tour through the wheat field, peach orchard, Devil’s Den and Culp’s Hill. Cost is $10 for the services of the rangers and to buy a wreath to place at the monument of the Sixth Ohio Cavalry. Those interested need to find your own transportation to Gettysburg and reserve and pay for your hotel accommodations and food. Group accommodations are available at Days Inn, 865 York Road, U.S. Route 30, Gettysburg; room rates will be $69 plus 11 percent tax. Each room includes two queen beds. Reservations must be made before March 26 to get the special group rate. Payments for the trip should be given to Dan Welch at the monthly meeting, or mail to him at 91 Jennette Drive, Boardman, OH 44512. Cash or checks will be accepted. For information call 330-881-3516 or 330-726-7603.
Girard Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a bus trip to the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pa., on April 7. 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.
Jewish Community Center is hosting a bus trip to Cleveland to see the musical “Guys and Dolls” on June 30. Bus will leave at 2 p.m. and return at 10 p.m. Members pay $70 and nonmembers, $80. The price includes an orchestra seat and transportation. Dinner is on your own. For information contact Darlene Muller at 330-746-3251, ext. 106, or email@example.com. To register, contact the bursar’s office at ext. 195.
Mineral Ridge Alumni Association Banquet Committee is sponsoring a bus trip to Rivers Casino on April 11. Proceeds will help defray the cost of the June 22 alumni banquet, which will be at the Fifth Season Banquet Center in Mineral Ridge because of high school construction. Cost per person for the trip is $30 with bonuses of $15 for slots and $5 for food. Parking for the day and pickup will be at First Presbyterian Church, 3654 state Route 46, Mineral Ridge. The bus will leave at 9 a.m. and will return about 5:30 or 5:45 p.m. Boarding will be at 8:30 a.m. Money must be prepaid. Make checks payable to Mineral Ridge Alumni Association, P.O. Box 191, Mineral Ridge, OH 44440. Call Marge Hampton at 330-652-2471 or Carol Zajack at 330-953-0590 for reservations or questions.
A calendar of activities to which the public is invited is published Monday. Please submit information to the Society Department by noon Thursday.