Youngstown Saxon Club, 710 Meridian Road, will be the location of a quarter auction benefit for the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for cancer research on Sept. 15. Autographed Ohio State sports memorabilia will be among various prizes offered at the “Buckeyes Blast Cancer” event. It also will benefit Camp Quality Ohio, which provides a summer camping experience and year-round support for children with cancer. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the auction begins at 6. Tickets are $5 and include a soft drink, snack, a bidding paddle and a door prize ticket. There will be more than 100 prizes, gift baskets, and door prizes. Pizza slices will cost $1. Items to be raffled include a variety of general gifts as well as many OSU autographed prizes. For information or tickets, call 330-507-2584, or email fundraisingquarterauction@yahoo.com.


Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church is sponsoring bingo Sunday and Oct. 2 at the Orthodox Center, 1025 N. Belle Vista, Youngstown. Doors open at noon and games begin at 2 p.m. They will be the same format as Monday and Wednesday bingos.


Christ Community Church, 531 Neoka Drive, Campbell, will have a fall craft show from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8. It will feature crafts, food, bake sale and basket auction. For information call Linda Bobic at 330-207-4439 or the church at 330-755-0355.

Grace Chapel Community Church, 4075 Lamor Road, Hermitage, Pa., will host a Crafts-4-A-Cause craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Proceeds will benefit the church’s Benevolence Fund. There will be vendors, food and a basket auction. To inquire about being a vendor or for information, call 724-962-5000.

New Covenant Worship Center, 1900 Canfield Road, Youngstown, will sponsor a craft show from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 9. Falcon Animal Rescue will have cats and kittens available for adoption at the event. There also will be a basket auction and 50-50 raffle. Vendors and crafters are welcome, email Lkak@ msn.com for applications.

New Hope United Methodist Church, 21 Fairview Ave., Niles, is sponsoring a craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 17. Crafters are being sought. The cost is $15 for an eight-foot inside table with $5 fee for electricity, and $10 for an outside table for a 10- by 12- foot area. Lunch will be available. For information and contracts call Patty Hayne, 330-299-6651 or Cyd Scarnecchia, 330-652-3433.

Niles S.C.O.P.E. Senior Center, 14 E. State St., is hosting a craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12. Vendors are welcome and tables are $10 each. Handmade craft items will be for sale by the center’s quilting group. A handmade quilt will be raffled. Lunch will be available. For information, call the center at 330-544-3676, or MaryAnn at 330-349-4629 for table rental. The center is across from the Niles Police and Fire Safety Complex.

Our Lady of the Lakes Ladies Guild will host a craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 5 at Our Lady of the Lakes Family Center, 1254 Grandview Road, Lake Milton. Admission and parking are free and parking is handicap accessible. There will be a lunch counter and a 50-50 raffle. Vendors are needed and tables can be reserved for $25. For information contact Carol at 330-538-2400 or cry37@att.net.

Shepherd of the Valley, 7148 West Blvd., Boardman, will have its annual craft show in the dining room from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7 hosted by its staff. Vendors are being sought. Tables can be reserved for $20 and for information contact Kim Osborn at 330-726-9061, ext. 2414 or kosborn@shepherdofthevalley.com. Space is limited. The event is free and open to the public. All proceeds will go to the Boardman activity department for special events for the residents.

St. Christine School, 3165 S. Schenley Ave., is seeking crafters and vendors for its Holiday Craft Show set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 5. The cost for an eight-foot table is $25 and $5 extra for electricity. The deadline for registration is Oct. 22. For information and a registration form, call Debbie Woodford at 330-720-2708.

St. Jude Church, 180 Seventh St., Columbiana, is seeking vendors for its annual craft show planned for Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in its activity center. Call Mary Burkey, parish secretary, at the church, 330-482-2351. There will be a basket auction, bake sale, prize raffle and lunch counter including vegetable soup.

Youngstown Saxon Club, Branch 22, 710 S. Meridian Road, is looking for crafters and vendors for its sixth annual craft show that will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12. The cost is $25 per table with a $5 fee for electric. Information or registration is available by contacting Betty Garhammer at 330-788-4274 or Diana Kommel at 330-799-1738.


Paradise Church, 10020 New Buffalo Road, Canfield, will host its seventh annual Fall Festival from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the church outdoor pavilion. The public is invited. In case of rain, it will take place in the fellowship hall. There will be barbecue pulled pork sandwiches, casserole dishes and desserts. Games for children and adults will begin at 4 with dinner served at 5. Steve Moff will organize line and square dancing after dinner.


Central Christian Church, 2051 E. Market St., Warren, will sponsor its annual fall flea market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be 15 booths plus food available inside the church. There will be antiques, Avon, books, some furniture, household items, kerosene heater, bicycle, golf pull carts, lamps, scrapbooking items, small TV, golf clubs, rollerblades, craft items and more. Money raised at the Christian Education table from food sales and table rentals will benefit church education and outreach programs. In case of rain, the event will take place inside the building. For information, call the church office, 330-372-1676, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.


The Cure Starts Now, Northeast Ohio Chapter, is sponsoring a fundraiser for brain cancer research. It will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17 at Casseses’ MVR, 401 N. Walnut St., Youngstown. Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for children 3 to 12 years old. Tickets are available online at events.thecurestartsnow.org/bocce-social/sponsors/ or call Jane Kempe Midgley, director, at 330-507-9427.

First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave., will host a Feast of Salads, fashion show and basket auction Oct. 22. The doors will open at 10 a.m. Donations of auction items are welcomed. The proceeds will benefit Protestant Family Services. If necessary, call PFS at 330-746-4600 to pick up donations.


Austintown Alumni Association is offering a raffle to raise money for its scholarship fund. Tickets will be sold for $1 each or six for $5. Raffle winners will be chosen at the Austintown Fitch Hall of Fame football game at Falcon Stadium on Sept. 16. First prize is $500; second, $200 in gift certificates from local businesses; and third, a dinner for two at Rachel’s Restaurant and at The Manor. Profits will support the association’s scholarship fund, which awarded $6,000 to Fitch seniors Class of 2016. Tickets will be on sale during the game, or in advance by contacting Alumni members or president Lynn Larson at 330-518-5727.


Good Hope Lutheran Church, 98 Homestead Drive, Boardman, will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 16 and 17. No early sales. Half off and bag sale day will be Sept. 17. Proceeds will be used for the church choir, Women’s Group and Cancer Relay for Life Team who will serve food during the day. Homemade soup by the bowl and quart will be for sale as well as pie slices and other food items. Other sale items will be kitchen items, toys, furniture, tools, clothes, books and miscellaneous. Donations will be accepted Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sept. 12. No tires, televisions or computers will be accepted. Food items must be dropped off Sept. 14. For information call Bobbie Chalky at 330-502-6044.

Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road,Canfield, has new and gently used clothes for entire family. September sales will include teens through adult clothing at $1 per item. Children’s clothing through size 10 is 70 percent off. Not included in the sale are orange tickets, party and wedding attire.

Heritage Presbyterian Church, 1951 Mathews Road, Poland, will have a trunk sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine. Vendor spaces are $15 each. For information or to reserve a space, call Bea Elmo at 330-792-6277 or Kathy Moff at 330-549-3842. Leave a message with your name, address and phone number and a reservation form will be mailed to you.

Knights of Columbus 3930 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4490 Norquest Blvd, Austintown, will have a Treasures in Your Trunk sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Vendor spaces are $10 for early registration and $20 the day of the event. For details or questions, call Dion at 330-506-9081.

S.O.A.R. Team of Lockwood United Methodist Church, 4570 Lockwood Blvd., Boardman, will sponsor a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.


Jesus the Key Ministries and Men of Faith, the producers of Men’s Rally in the Valley, will host a bus trip to Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 6 and 7. The trip will include “Samson,” a Christmas concert at American Music Theatre and a meal at the dinner theater, the Dutch Apple. This trip also will provide time for sightseeing and shopping. For information or reservations, call 330-427-6578.

Our Lady of Fatima, St. Ann Church, 601 Roemer Blvd., Farrell, Pa., will offer a bus trip as a fundraiser for repairs of its church organ. The trip to Soaring Eagle Casino Resort in Mount Pleasant, Mich., will be Sept. 13 to 15. Hotel rooms will be $304 per person for double occupancy with a $100 bonus. For information on these trips, contact Anne White at 724-962-1665.

Sawhill Retirees, Sharon, Pa., are sponsoring a bus group tour to Soaring Eagle Casino Resort, Mount Pleasant, Mich., from Sept.13 through 15. Fifteen seats are available. The cost is $304 per person, double room occupancy with rebates of $100 per person. For reservations or information, call Anne White, 724-962-1665 or 877-788-8747.

A calendar of activities to which the public is invited is published Monday. Please submit information to the Society Department by noon Thursday.

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