Buhl Day 2017 is seeking entries for this year’s art show. It will be a juried 2D multimedia art show that will take place at the Buhl Casino on Buhl Day, Sept. 4. The show committee will be accepting entries anytime between 5 and 8 p.m. Friday at the Buhl casino. All accepted pieces will be judged Saturday. The winning art piece will be displayed at Cravings, 76 Shenango Ave., downtown Sharon, during September.
Austintown Fraternal Order of Eagles 3298 Auxiliary will sponsor a quarter auction to benefit Potential Development School for Children with Autism Sept. 9 at the meeting house, 1655 S. Raccoon Road. Doors will open at 3 p.m. and the auction will begin at 4. Cost is $10 which includes one bidding paddle. Adults only. Advanced ticket purchases only. Seating is limited to 140 people. All donations are appreciated. For ticket information or donations, call Ruth Kritter, chairperson and ladies auxiliary chaplain, at 330-533-5424 or Sue DeVito, co-chairperson and ladies auxiliary trustee, at 330-518-1234.
Saint Columba will host its second annual quarter auction at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in the parish hall, 159 W. Rayen Ave. Cost of a paddle is $10 with additional paddles that evening for $1. Guests are welcome to bring snacks and refreshments. Concessions will be available, and there will be free coffee and table treats. Tickets will be available after Mass, by calling St. Columba Rectory at 330-744-5233, or Chrissy Slanina, chairwoman, at 330-651-4115.
Westminster College will host its second annual Lakeside Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 16 at Anderson Amphitheater near Brittain Lake. The fair is hosted by the College’s student government and dining services and is open to the community. Proceeds will benefit the Lawrence County “Empty Bowls” program. Vendor table fees are $5 for students and $15 for community members. Local college and high school students are welcome to participate. Vendor applications will be accepted until Friday. For more information, please contact Mona Moufid at 724-946-7703.
Our Lady of the Lakes Ladies Guild will host a craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at Our Lady of the Lakes Family Center, 1254 Grandview Road, Lake Milton. Free admission, free parking, handicapped accessible, lunch counter and 50-50 raffle. For information, call Carol at 330-538-2400 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boardman United Methodist Church has canceled the dance lessons for Wednesday. Classes will resume Sept. 6.
Austintown Alumni Association is selling raffle tickets for this year’s scholarship and mini-grant fundraiser. Announcement of winners will take place at the football game at Falcon Stadium on Sept. 22 during half time. Members are selling a book of six raffle tickets for $5 or individual tickets for $1 each. Tickets may be purchased until halftime or by calling Austintown Alumni Association president, Lynn Larson at 330-518-5727.
Sit Means Sit, 1330 Seaborn St. Suite 6, Mineral Ridge, will host a fundraiser involving Presents for Paws, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 2. Proceeds will benefit Friends of Fido, Paw Platoon, Animal Pawtectors, Close to Home Animal Rescue, TNR and Cats are People Too. Rescue items and baked goods will be for sale along with pictures with Santa, basket raffle and more. For information, call April Morris at 330-503-6964 or email her at April.Morris330@gmail.com; contact any of the rescues listed; or Melissa at Sit Means Sit at 330-984-6175.
St. Nicholas School is participating in a shoe collection fundraiser until Oct. 1. Rubber band gently used shoes in pairs. The goal is to collect 2500 pairs and boxes to donate are located at St. Nicholas and Holy Trinity Church doors.
Sight for all United will host “The Second Eye Ball of the Mahoning Valley” on Sept. 30 at Powers Auditorium. This event will help raise funds to continue to sustain Sight for All and assist the citizens in our community who are in need of vision services. “American Idol” finalist, Scott MacIntyre will be the special guest. Sponsorships available are Visionary, $10,000 reserves 16 seats (two tables); Crystal Clear, $5,000 reserves eight seats; 20-20 donor, $2,500 reserves eight seats; and Sight Saver, $1,000 reserves eight seats. Single tickets are $100 each. Live and silent auction donors are also needed. For information, visit www.sightforallunited.com/eye-ball-2017.
Zion Lutheran Church, 3300 Canfield Road, will host a Trunk Treasures and Vendor sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 9. The event is like a garage sale with multiple families gathered in the parking lot. The vendor show will take place inside the church and features local crafters as well as direct sale consultants. Thus far, there are multiple vendors bringing their wares. Visitors can purchase 50/50 raffle tickets and auction tickets to win various baskets, items and gift cards. Auction and raffle winners will be pulled Sept. 10 after the 11 a.m. service. Winners need not be present to win. Interested sellers can reserve a spot for $15. All proceeds from reservation fees benefit Zion Youth attending the 2018 ELCA National Youth Gathering in Houston. For more information on reserving a space or on the Youth Gathering, visit www.zionohio.org.
Salem Public Library, 821 E. State St., will host the program, “Cybersecurity Help, Information and Protection Program” at 2 p.m. Sept. 14. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the importance of both security and privacy, including special challenges presented by smartphones and other mobile devices at this CHIPP presentation. This event is not sponsored by, nor affiliated with, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
The program is free, but registration is required and may be done online at www.salem.lib.oh.us or by calling 330-332-0042.
Newton Falls Public Library, 204 S. Canal St., offers one-on-one sessions with a technology educator. Have questions about your email account? Need some refreshing for that presentation? Not sure how to use your new device? Call 330-872-1282 to reserve a 45-minute time slot on Monday afternoons or evenings. Bring your own tablet, device or laptop or use one of ours. Registration is required for all sessions.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Youngstown and St. Rose Church Rosetta in Girard are offering Italian Language classes. Mount Carmel classes will run Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. with registration and the first class set for Sept. 14. Registration and classes will begin Sept. 21 at St. Rose Church in Rosetta Hall. Cost is $60 per person. Classes end in December. For information, call 330-550-5850.
Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Route 62 in Canfield, has new and gently-used clothing for the entire family. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays. One dollar per item will continue in September. Green tickets will have 20 percent off.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Knights of Columbus 3930 invites the public to participate Sept. 9 in a community trunk sale at the Immaculate Heart of Mary parking lot, 4490 Norquest Blvd. in Austintown. Included are two parking spots for $10 and vendor set-ups will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Sale hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. For more information, call Dion at 330-506-9081.
Salem Public Library, 821 E. State St., offers its Gettin’ Crafty program at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 11. Attendees will make autumn leaf decorated mason jars which may be used in a variety of decorative and practical ways. All materials will be provided. Seating is limited. This adult class takes place on the second Monday of each month and is free to attend. Please register online at www.salem.lib.oh.us, or call 330-332-0042 to register.
Good Hope Lutheran Church, 98 Homestead Drive, Boardman, is planning a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15 and 16. There will be no early sales. Tires, computers and TVs will not be accepted. Half-off and bag-sale will last all day on Saturday. Proceeds from sales will go to the church choir, the women’s group and the Cancer Relay for Life team who will be serving lunch. Also, homemade food items, kitchen items, toys, furniture, tools, clothes, books and miscellaneous items will be on sale. Anyone wanting to donate items can drop them off from 9 to 5 p.m. Sept. 12 to 14. Food items must be dropped off on Sept. 12. For more information, call Bobbie Chalky at 330-502-6044.
Donald Lockett VFW Post 6488 will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast for $7 from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 2065 Coitsville Hubbard Road, Youngstown.
Niles Historical Society will hold its monthly open house of the Ward-Thomas Museum, 503 Brown St., from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday with the last tour beginning at 4 p.m. The monthly membership meeting will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 9 in the Westenfield Room. All members are welcome. Plans for the upcoming garage sale on Sept. 15-16 at 37 Hartzell Ave. will be made. The hours for the sale will be 9 to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 to noon Saturday.
Youngstown Shrine Club will host its annual Clambake from 1 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 9 at the club’s pavilion, 1735 W. South Range Rd., Route 165. This is the club’s signature event each year, and the public is invited to attend. The event is a STAG, males only, and includes a full lunch from 1 to 4 p.m. with hot sausage and/or pulled-pork sandwiches with all the fixings. At 6:30 p.m., the evening dinner is served with clams, corn, chicken, lobster tail and more. Adult beverages are included in the ticket price of $85 for the all-day event. Tickets, advanced sale only – no walk-ins and no refunds, can be purchased at Chalet Premier in North Lima or from event chairmen, Lee Hively at 330-533-3036 or Jerry Lyda at 330-717-4930. For more information, call 330-549-3857.
St. Charles Parish library committee will sponsor a presentation on local Jewish history at 7 p.m., Sept. 7, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 7345 Westview Dr. Boardman. Speakers Thomas Welsh, Joshua Foster and Gordon Morgan, co-authors of “A History of Jewish Youngstown and the Steel Valley,” will share highlights of their recently released book. The program is free and open to the public. For further information, please call St. Charles Parish office at 330-758-2325.
AARP 3104 Canfield will host a fall foliage trip and a mystery trip in November. Nonmembers and guests are welcome at meetings and bus trips. For membership information, call Connie at 330-332-0121.
A calendar of activities to which the public is invited is published Monday. Please submit information to the Society Department by noon Thursday.