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Boardman Relay


The 20th annual Boardman Relay for Life is from 6 p.m. May 17 through 6 p.m. May 18 at Boardman Center Middle School – Football Stadium, 7410 Market St.

Over the past 19 years, the Boardman relay has raised more than $4 million in the American Cancer Society event for research and programs and services. In 2012, the Boardman Relay finished second in money raised among Ohio Relay events.

The relay begins at 6 p.m. May 17 with open ceremony including remarks from a cancer survivor followed by the survivors lining the track for the opening lap. After sundown comes the Luminaria Ceremony when candles are lighted to honor the community’s cancer survivors and remember those lost to the disease.

Danielle Procopio and David Redig are the chairwoman and chairman.

Fresh produce


Grow Youngstown is again offering fresh produce direct to the residents of the Mahoning Valley through its Community Supported Agriculture market.

Grow Youngstown purchases food direct from local farmers and participants can pick up their farm fresh goods on Tuesdays at the YMCA in Boardman, Fellows Riverside Gardens, East Side Public Library, Poland Public Library and Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership in Warren, or it can be delivered to your door for a fee.

To become a member of the Grow Youngstown CSA, contact Elsa Higby at csa@growyoungstown.org or 330-286-0688. Those who wish to further help support local farming, Grow Youngstown, is seeking sponsors for subsidized shares.

Wean Foundation plans workshop


The featured speaker for the Raymond J. Wean Foundation’s Capacity Building Series event on May 21 is Kim St. John-Stevenson, president and communications strategist for Ink+, LLC.

The event is from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Wean Foundation, 147 W. Market St. Tuesday is the registration deadline. Go online to www.rjweanfdn.org or call 330-394-5600 ext. 100. The fee, which includes light refreshments, is $10 per person.

The workshop focuses on finances, fund raising and board engagement.

St. John-Stevenson is a 2003 graduate of the LeadDIVERSITY Program and a 2000 inductee into “Kaleidoscope Magazine’s” 40 under 40 Club. She also was communications officer for Saint Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland.

Yellow Brick Road


Tickets for summer shows at the Mill Creek MetroParks are on sale.

Yellow Brick Road, an Elton John tribute act, will perform at the Judge Leo P. Morley Pavilion on July 13. Gates will open at 6 p.m., and tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the gate.

The Michael Jackson tribute MJXpressions will perform Aug. 24 at 6 p.m., with tickets $10 in advance and $15 at the gate.

For more information or for tickets, visit www. millcreekmetroparks.org.

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