BINGO, CARD PARTIES
The Daughters of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 421 Covington Ave., Youngstown, are sponsoring a valentine bingo and card party at 2 p.m. Sunday. Lunch will be served. Tickets will be available at the door for $5 for adults and for $2.50 for 12 and under.
Blessed Sacrament Parish, 3020 Reeves Road NE, Warren, will sponsor a Casino Night & Texas Hold ’Em on Saturday. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the Texas Hold ’Em Tournament begins at 5:30. Early registration is available at the parish now through Thursday. A $50 buy-in by then receives a bonus $200 in chips in addition to the $1,300 in chips with regular registration. Food, beverages, 50-50 raffle, blackjack and poker tables will be available. Participants must be at least 18. Call the parish at 330-372-2215 for registration information or download a registration form at www.e-blessedsacramentparish.org.
St. Michael Orthodox Church, 125 Steel St., Youngstown, has postponed the flea market planned for Friday and Saturday. The church is seeking vendors for the flea market’s new date, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 7 and 8. Kielbasa, haluski and other foods will be available. Call the Rev. Andrew Gromm for information at 330-799-8133.
Fitch Robotics Boosters will serve a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at Fitch High School Cafeteria, 4560 Falcon Drive. The menu will consist of pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, coffee, milk and juice. The cost will be $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and children 10 and under.
West Branch High School is hosting a charity auction fundraiser to benefit athletics at 3 p.m. Feb. 15 in the high school auditorium. To donate or to advertise, email Nate.Heddlestone@WBWarriors.org, subject: auction, or call 330-938-4455. Admission is free. All forms of payment, including credit cards, will be accepted. The event is organized by the Northeastern Buckeye Conference Champion West Branch Girls Track Team, and the auction will be conducted by Kiko Auctions.
NIGHTS AT THE RACES
St. Nicholas School will host a Night at the Races With a Touch of Vegas on Feb. 22 at the Great Hall, 766 Fifth St., Struthers. Call 330-755-2128 for information. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and races begin at 7. The event will feature refreshments, food, 25-cent draft beers and free admission. Among the games will be a basket auction, blackjack, two-card draw, Texas Hold’em and 25-cent and $1 pull tabs. At 4 p.m. will be a Texas Hold’em Tournament in the lower church. It will feature a $50 buy-in and a 25 percent rake. Top players win cash prizes. Get an extra $500 in chips with advance registration at email@example.com or at www.saintnickevents.com. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. for the tournament.
TOPS 2191, Austintown, is sponsoring a Spring Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17 at Wickliffe Presbyterian Church, 45 Idlewood Road, Austintown. They are seeking vendors. Tables are $20 each and space is limited. Call 330-774-1803 for details.
Salem Community Center’s fifth annual Women’s Night Out will take place March 19. Sponsorship, advertising and vendor tables are now available. Women’s Night Out centers around information, products and services for females of all ages who want to learn ways to take better care of their bodies and minds and improve upon their lifestyles. Area businesses are encouraged to become a sponsor, advertiser and/or vendor. All proceeds will benefit the operation of the newly added SCC Children’s Fitness Center. For information and ticket availability call 330-332-5885 or stop by the SCC front desk.
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Mahoning County will sponsor its Winter Gala Benefit Fundraiser Feb. 15 at Mr. Anthony’s, 7440 South Ave., Boardman. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with appetizers and cocktails, and a cash bar will be available. A buffet dinner will begin at 7 p.m. with filet mignon, pasta, chicken, salad and dessert. There will be more than $3,000 in prizes awarded. There also will be a silent auction with gift baskets and sports memorabilia, a basket auction and a 50-50 raffle. Tickets are $50, and the deadline is Friday. Call Brian Antal, society president, at 330-690-8435, or send checks made payable to St. Vincent de Paul Society with name, address, phone number and number of tickets to Brian Antal, 8422 Morningside Drive, Poland, OH 44514.
Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society Inc. is offering a Cherry Blossom Express tour from March 30 through April 2. The cost is $869 per person for a double and $969 per person for a single. Travel will be on historic railcars, and five meals will be served on the train. Two dinners in Washington, D.C., are included. A motor coach will transport to the hotel, and there will be two days of tours of Washington. For reservations call 866-639-7487 or order online at www.newrivertrain.com.
Niles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild is sponsoring a bus trip April 4 to the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo (www.sewingexpo.com) at the Cleveland IX Center. The cost of $33 for members and $37 for nonmembers includes admission, a free class ($19 value), a shopping bag, a commemorative pin and bus transportation. There are three pickup sites: Austintown Plaza, 6:30 a.m., Niles Kmart, 7 a.m., or Champion Big Lots, 7:15 a.m. Reservations must be paid by March 21. The bus for the return trip will load at 6:15 p.m. and stop for dinner at Bob Evans on your own. Call 330-847-7549.
St. Andrewes AME Church Fundraiser Alliance is offering a guided tour of Lancaster, Pa., and Amish country from April 7 through 10. The cost will be $365 for a prepaid double occupancy that will include four days, three nights, six meals and tickets to “Moses” at the Sight and Sound Theater. Other features will be a guided tour of Lancaster and Amish country and visits to Kitchen Kettle Village, Landis Valley Museum & Village, the Flight 93 Memorial and Hershey’s Chocolate World. The tour will depart from Youngstown and Alliance. To make reservations call 330-782-7961 or 330-823-5884.
A calendar of activities to which the public is invited is published Monday. Please submit information to the Society Department by noon Thursday.