Immaculate Heart of Mary Social Concerns Committee will have a Quarter Auction fundraiser Oct. 22 in the IHM Parish Center, 4500 Norquest Blvd,, Austintown. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the auction will start at 7. Tickets are $10 per person and include an auction paddle, homemade desserts, coffee, pop and water. Bidding will be on a variety of gift baskets and gift cards for adults and kids. Take quarters, snacks and beverages. Funds raised will be used for the community charities that the committee supports. For tickets call Bea at 330-793-4843. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door.
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 Thursday. 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, signed by more than 20 players and coaches, including Meyer, Cardale Jones, Archie Griffin and AJ Hawk. For information or tickets, call 330-507-2584, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church is sponsoring bingo 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.
Friends of the Community Library of the Shenango Valley will host a used book sale Oct. 5 through 8 in the library basement, 11 N. Sharpsville Ave., Sharon, Pa. The sale includes books, magazines, puzzles and audiovisual material. All of the proceeds are donated to the library. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 7 and 8. Stop any additional donations until Nov. 1. For information call 724-981-4360 or visit clsv.net.
Austintown American Legion Post 301, 3652 Oakwood Ave., will host a Las Vegas Night and basket raffle at 7 p.m. Oct. 1. Tickets will be sold at the door at $5 per person.
American Association of University Women is sponsoring a craft and vendor show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2860 E. Market St., Warren. Admission is free and there also will be a bake sale and lunch available. The cost to reserve an eight-foot table and two chairs is $25. Contact Diana Bauman for forms at 330-856-6034 or email email@example.com.
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. Saturday. 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. 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. Saturday. 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 First Christian Church 33 N. Arlington Ave., will have a craft show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 1. Lunch will be available from 11 to 2.
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 a 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. There will be free admission and parking, and it is handicap accessible. A lunch counter and a 50-50 raffle will be featured. Vendors are needed and tables can be reserved for $25. For information contact Carol at 330-538-2400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. For information, call Kim Osborn at 330-726-9061, ext. 2414 or email@example.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.
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. Saturday 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.
NIGHTS AT THE RACES
AMVETS Post 44 is hosting a “Night at the Races” on Sept. 24 at the post, 305 Elm St., Struthers. Tickets are $20 each and include a horse for naming, food and two drink tickets. There also will be paramutual betting. For tickets and information, call the post at 330-755-3333 or Jan Brown at 330-518-5532. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and races begin at 6:30.
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 Friday. 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. Friday and Saturday. No early sales. Half off and bag sale day will be Saturday. 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, pie slices and other food items. Other items for sale will be kitchen items, toys, furniture, tools, clothes, books and miscellaneous. Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. No tires, televisions or computers will be accepted. Food items must be dropped off Wednesday. 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.
Altar and Rosary Society of St. Stephen of Hungary Church, Holy Apostle Parish of Youngstown, is sponsoring a one-day pilgrimage Sept. 25 to Our Lady of Consolation Shrine in Carey, Ohio. The bus will leave from FAB Limousine, Oakwood Ave., Youngstown, at 8:30 a.m. and will return between 8 and 8:30 p.m. The cost is $26 per person. For details call Debbie Thomas at 330-797-9739 or Dorothy Skebo at 330-783-2252. Reservations are due by Sept. 19.
A calendar of activities to which the public is invited is published Monday. Please submit information to the Society Department by noon Thursday.