Turkeys for parents
The Youngstown City School District is giving out free turkeys at the upcoming parent community meeting. The meeting will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the school board’s Irene L. Ward administration building, 20 W. Wood St.
The first 50 parents will receive a free turkey. The session will include presentations about internet safety, graduation requirements, alternatives for graduation and the Parent Pathways Institute.
In addition, P.R.I.D.E. – Parents Realizing Involvement Determines Education – will meet at Taft Elementary School, 730 E. Avondale Ave., from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Ugly Sweater dinner
The Brookfield Middle School Prep Bowl is sponsoring an Ugly Sweater Pasta Dinner for students in fifth through eighth grades. The dinner will be from 5:15 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the middle school cafeteria.
Every student in attendance is encouraged to wear their best “ugly Christmas sweater” and have their picture taken with friends for $1.
They also will enjoy dancing, a Christmas movie, and lots of games and prizes during the evening. The meal will include a pasta dinner, Olive Garden bread sticks and desserts. Admission for students is $10.
Stressed? Try state’s new Crisis Text Line
Ohio is making it easier for people experiencing a stressful situation to find immediate help with the statewide launch of Crisis Text Line, which is free and available 24 hours, seven days per week.
Any Ohio resident who needs help can text the keyword “4hope” on their cellphone to 741 741 and be connected to a trained crisis counselor.
The Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board is promoting the text line, which is funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.