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. Bid on a variety of gift baskets and gift cards for adults and kids. Take quarters, snacks and beverages and help raise money for the community charities the committee supports. For tickets call Bea at 330-793-4843. A limited amount are available. No tickets will be sold at the door.
St. Rose Church quarter auction will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27 in Rosetta Hall, 48 E. Main St., Girard. Tickets are $5 each, available only in advance. There will be tables of eight. Featured will be gift cards, holiday crafts and gifts, baked goods, jewelry and more. Bidding paddles will be provided. Tickets are available at the church office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday. To volunteer or to donate a gift card or monetary gift, call Jan Knight at 330-545-3383, Cathy Milligan at 330-759-7949 or Janie Knight-Sipusic at 330-984-7613.
West Mahoning County Lions Club will host a quarter auction Nov. 5 at Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 Cleveland-East Liverpool Road (state Route 14), Deerfield. Paddles are $5 each. A lunch counter and 50-50 raffle will be featured. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the auction begins at 7. Funds will be used to pay for a Pilot Dog. For ticket information call Brad at 330-518-8903 or Sara at 330-550-4231.
St. Patrick Altar Guild will host a card-bingo party and salad buffet from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at St. Patrick Social Hall, 1420 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown. Tickets are $5 per person at the door. There is a handicap-accessible ramp and elevator on the south side of the church and a secured parking lot.
Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church is sponsoring bingo Oct. 2 at the Orthodox Center, 1025 N. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown. Doors open at noon, and games begin at 2 p.m. The format is the same as Monday and Wednesday bingos.
Friends of the Community Library of the Shenango Valley will host a used book sale from 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 for the sale 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 are $5 per person at the door.
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. 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.
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.
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 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; the center is handicap accessible. A lunch counter and a 50-50 raffle will be available. 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 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., Youngstown, 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 8-foot table is $25 and $5 extra for electricity. The deadline for registration is Oct. 22. For information and registration, 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 electricity. Information or registration is available by contacting Betty Garhammer at 330-788-4274 or Diana Kommel at 330-799-1738.
Canfield Presbyterian Church, 140 W. Main St., will host a Contra Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 1. The One String Short band will call out instructions. No need for partners. The cost is $5 per person or $10 per family. Light snacks and beverages will be available. For information call 330-533-5509 or visit canfieldpresbyterian.org.
Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St., is sponsoring its 76th annual Bazaar and Fall Festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 22. Admission is free. Items available include trash and treasure, books, CDs, DVDs, clothing, housewares, furniture, toys, handcrafted gifts, decorations, baked goods, coleslaw, peanut brittle and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit Operation Blessing, Canfield Care Net, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, the church pre-school and other community needs.
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 welcome. The proceeds will benefit Protestant Family Services. If necessary, call PFS at 330-746-4600 for pickup of donations.
NIGHTS AT THE RACES
AMVETS Post 44 is hosting a Night at the Races on Saturday at the post, 305 Elm St., Struthers. Tickets are $20 each and include a horse for naming, food and two drink tickets. It includes 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.
Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St., will have a trash and treasure sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6. Oct. 6 is bargain bag day. Lunch, pastries and beverages will be available.
East Palestine Rotary Club will sponsor its 11th annual community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at East Palestine Park. The event is open to individuals, nonprofit organizations, clubs, churches, youth and civic groups. Commercial and craft vendors are welcome. Admission and parking are free. Outdoor spaces (about 20-by-20 feet) are available for $10. Take tables and displays. Setup will begin at 7 a.m., and tear down will be at 4 p.m. The club will sell a variety of food, and there also will be a basket auction and 50-50 raffle. All proceeds will benefit community events sponsored by the club. Call Bonnie Davis, 330-271-1979, or any rotarian for a contract or information. Contracts also are available at the East Palestine Municipal Building or Rockenberger Auto Parts. Vendors can register the day of the event.
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.
Martin Luther Lutheran Church, 420 Clearmount Drive, Youngstown, is hosting its 30th annual Trash ’N Treasure sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1, half-price after 2 p.m. For information call 330-788-8707.
Pythian Sisters will host a rummage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7 and 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 8, bag day, at Knights of Pythians Hall, 123 College St., West Farmington, Pa. Books, clothing and household items will be available. Lunch will be served Oct. 7 only.
Altar and Rosary Society of St. Stephen of Hungary Church, Holy Apostle Parish of Youngstown, is sponsoring a one-day pilgrimage Sunday 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 today.
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.
A calendar of activities to which the public is invited is published Monday. Please submit information to the Society Department by noon Thursday.