The Junior Group of Goodwill auction and jewelry sale is set for Feb. 16, 2018, at Stambaugh Auditorium. It will include Goodwill collectible jewelry, a silent auction of fine jewelry and collectibles, vintage clothing, basket raffle, 50-50 raffle, basket auction, hors d’oeuvres, pastries and cash bar. For information or to be added to the mailing list, call Goodwill at 330-759-7921, ext. 1207.
St. Anne Ukrainian Church will host a dessert walk and craft show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 16 in the church hall, 4310 Kirk Road, Austintown. Vendors are needed for cookies, pies, cakes, kolachi, pumpkin rolls, clothespins, soup and dip mixes, crafters and more. Tables are $35 for an 8-foot table with chairs. A portion of the proceeds benefits the church’s program for collecting and giving toys to needy children for Christmas. The public is welcome to bring an unwrapped toy for children age infant to 17 (toys for 13 to 17-year-old boys are most needed). Vendors call 330-974-3333.
Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St., is offering community dance lessons at 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Each lesson is one hour, and the cost is $5 per lesson. This is an activity to get moving, to meet new people and to learn new dances. For information or questions, call Doreen at 330-309-0773.
Niles Friendly Squares will offer square dance lessons from Jan. 9, 2018, through April at Niles S.C.O.P.E. Center, 14 E. State St. An introductory session will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 9. Sessions are designed to cover steps in the basic square dance program. Gene Hammond will be the instructor. There is a fee of $6 per lesson. To sign-up or for information, call Gene or Frankie Hammond at 330-506-3370.
Campbell Memorial Marching Band is inviting the community to take a bus trip to New York City. The cost is $99 per person. The bus will depart from Campbell Memorial High School at 11 p.m. Friday and return around 7 a.m. Sunday. All seats are on a first-come, first-served basis, and payment is due when reservations are made. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All proceeds benefit the Campbell Band Program. For information, call Melinda Fitzhenry at 330-799-1515, ext. 53410.
Bunnies in Baskets, an F5RS, a bunny rescue and sanctuary, will host its holiday open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 11836 South Ave., Bldg. E, in the Old School Marketplace. Participants will have the opportunity to meet adoptable bunnies, make a toy for the rescue and one to take home, purchase treats for small pets and learn about the Bunnies in Baskets therapy program. The event also will offer animal-themed jewelry, Christmas items, T-shirts and a Scentsy raffle. Refreshments will be provided. On site adoptions are possible with approved applications found at www.orgsites.com/oh/f5rs/_pgg6.php3.
The Trumbull County Republican Party will host a Christmas fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 19 at Greene Eagle Winery, 2576 Davis Peck Road, Cortland. The cost is $30 and includes dinner, a glass of wine and entertainment by Take II. Seating is limited. Reservations are accepted by mailing a check payable to Trumbull County Republican Party, 1569 Woodland NE, Suite 12, Warren, OH 44483. For information, call 330-891-8321 or email email@example.com.
Youngstown Area Community Concert Band and the Stambaugh Chorus, will present the 7th annual Holiday Concert of Giving at 4 p.m. Dec. 17 at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave. The concert raises funds for the Second Harvest Food Bank with cash or check donations to be collected at the door. No food donations will be accepted. This 90-minute program will feature sacred and secular Christmas music.
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 Monday afternoons or evenings. Take your own tablet, device or laptop or use one of ours. Registration is required for all sessions.
Sutliff Museum will host its final presentation of its fall lecture series, “Victorian Collections and Coffee” at 9 a.m. Thursday with a presentation on the impact of the industrial revolution on architecture. Teresa Etzler, owner of Posh Places, will discuss how the industrial revolution affected Victorian architecture and how that influence extends to today. The program is free and will be presented in the Thomas Meeting Room on the second floor of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren. Coffee and refreshments will be available. For information, visit www.sutliffmuseum.org, call 330-395-6575 or find on Facebook or Twitter.
Bethel Lutheran Church, 425 Crestview Ave., Boardman (next to West Blvd. School), is hosting a cookie walk and craft sale Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. or until sold out. Homemade cookies are $5.50 per dozen. A portion of the proceeds will support church charities.
Boardman United Methodist Church is collecting items for Veterans Outreach. Items needed include white tube socks, toilet paper, toiletries, shampoo, bar soap, body wash, body lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, disposable razors, combs and brushes. Drop off donations at 6809 Market St., Boardman.
Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, has new and gently-used clothing for the entire family. December’s sale includes a large inventory of men’s clothing and dress shirts packaged at 50 percent off; ladies sweaters, sweatshirts, slacks and jeans are $2; and all men’s and women’s coats are 50 percent off. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave., is sponsoring “Memories of Christmas Past” through Jan. 7. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and noon to 7 p.m. Thursdays. The museum is closed Mondays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens 65 and older and college students and $5 for children age 3 to 18 (under 3 admitted for free). Proceeds will help fund the educational and exhibit programs sponsored by the Mahoning Valley Historical Society. For information, visit www.memoriesofchristmaspast.com or call 330-743-2589.
Dr. Jessica Reiter and Jason Kunkle are sponsoring a donation box drive until Dec. 16 and request nonperishable foods and unwrapped toys. Drop off locations are Dr. Reiter’s office, 1450 S. Canfield Niles Road, Ste. A; Party On, 6000 Mahoning Ave., Ste. 230, Austintown; Party On, 5555 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles; and Everything Buckeyes, inside the Eastwood Mall. All donations benefit Akron Children’s Hospital and Second Harvest Food bank of the Mahoning Valley. Free pictures with Santa with donations will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 16 at Party On, 5555 Youngstown Warren Road. Monetary donations accepted only during Santa’s visit.
First Friday Club Speakers Luncheon Series will host Diana Hayes, JD, Ph.D., STD, at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at The Georgetown, 5945 South Ave., Boardman. Hayes, emerita professor of systematic theology at Georgetown University, with a pontifical doctorate in theology. She will speak about “Standing in the Shoes My Mother Made: A Womanist Theology.” Cost is $16 and reservations are limited. For reservations, call 330-720-4498 or visit the website at www.firstfridayclubofgreateryoungstown.org.
Hubbard Historical Society will host a Christmas open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the McBride House, 27 Hager St. Coffee and refreshments will be served. No admission fee, but donations are appreciated.
Mahoning Valley Young Professionals will host a Holiday Gala from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at DeYor Performing Arts Center, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown. The event is formal, black tie optional. Cost is $35 per person or $60 per couple. There will be dinner, dancing, auctions, 50-50 raffle, entertainment, a cigar bar and a jewelry bar. For sponsorship information and more, email to Social@mvypclub.com. Donations are welcome.
Christ the Good Shepherd Parish, 633 Porter Ave., Campbell, will be the location of a cookie walk from 11 a.m. until sold out Saturday sponsored by St. Joseph the Provider Cultural Society. Doors will open at 9 a.m. Cost is $8 per pound for cookies, $6 per dozen for specialty cookies (clothespins, maple twists, tarts, Croatian and kiffels), and $5 for pizelles. For information, call Tess Zsenborn at 330-755-4255 or Pat Bozichovich at 330-755-7552.
St. Maron’s 15th Annual Wine Taste will take place at 6 p.m. Jan. 20, 2018 at the Maronite Center, 1555 S. Meridian Road. Theme will be the “Roaring 20’s.” Cost is $75 per ticket and includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner buffet, dancing, raffles and a photobooth. For information, call 330-792-2371.
Sutliff Museum, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren, has a new exhibit that will be open to the public through January. The exhibit is “Musicians and Scholars: the Dana Family of Warren, Ohio.” It explores the origin of the Dana family, through the relationship of Dana through Phebe Lord Martin Sutliff. The museum is on the second floor of the Warren Trumbull County Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. Admission is free, and hours are from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For information, visit www.sutliffmuseum.org, call 330-395-6575 or find us on Facebook or Twitter.
Youngstown Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc. will offer its Kwanzaa Festivities and Showcase at the YWCA, 25 W. Rayen Ave., from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 16. The theme is FOCUS: Families Organized Creating Unified Success. The event will include a meal, Kwanzaa drummers, display tables highlighting the group’s achievements and an opportunity to ask questions. Participants are asked to take donations of diapers of all sizes to benefit the Barbara M. Wick Transitional House. Those who take donations will be entered to win a raffle item. Other needed donations include sheet sets, slippers, comforters, stationary, detergent, bath soap, cleaning spray, light bulbs, envelopes, cold medicine, toothpaste, dish cloths/towels, pots, pans, dishes, eating utensils and dish soap. For information, contact 330-333-9983.
A calendar of activities to which the public is invited is published Monday. Please submit information to the Society Department by noon Thursday.