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AUCTIONS

Girard Fraternal Order of Eagles, 26 W Wilson Ave., will host a charity quarter auction March 11 at the Eagles hall. It is a fundraiser for its Downs Syndrome and Autism charity. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bidding begins at 7. Tickets are $10 a person and are only available in advance. Food and a paddle are included, extra paddles are $1 each. There will be a cash bar and a 50-50 raffle. For tickets, call Dianne Frye at 330-544-2748. Monetary donations and items for the auction are welcome.

Junior Group of Goodwill Industries will host its auction and jewelry sale from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave. Tickets are $25 each ($7 tax deductible) or $30 after Monday. No tickets at the door. Tickets are available at all Goodwill stores (Austintown, Boardman, Calcutta, Hermitage, Liberty, New Castle, Salem and Warren), at Goodwill offices on Belmont Avenue in Youngstown, or at www.goodwillyoungstown.org. For information, call Erika Parker at 330-759-7921 or Kathy Gerberry at 330-799-2674.

BOOK SALES

Columbiana Friends of the Library, 332 N. Middle St. will host a book sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 11. Paperbacks will be 25 cents; hardbacks, 50 cents; audio/visual material, $1. Bag of books for $3 begins at 3 p.m. There are more than 200 boxes of books of many genres. A preview sale for members will be from 6 to 8 p.m. March 10. Memberships will be available at $3 for individuals and $5 per family.

FUNDRAISERS

Columbiana Bunco will host its third annual Relay for Life dance party fundraiser from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the North Lima Shrine Club, 1735 W South Range Road. Dominic Tocco and Brotherhood will entertain. Tickets are $25 per person and available by calling Fredda at 330-921-8610.

Hubbard Robotics is sponsoring a steak fry Saturday at Yankee Lake Ballroom, 1814 state Route 7, Brookfield. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 7. Tickets are $35 before the event or $40 at the door. Mail check or cash to Melanie Glaser, 131 Church St., Hubbard 44425. Call Glaser at 330-207-6647 or Sara DeCicco at 330-503-5412 for credit card payments (processing fee of $2 will be added). There will be a reverse raffle, basket auction and big screen TV raffle. Unlimited beer and soft drinks will be available. Funds raised will benefit the Hubbard Robotics team.

Ronnie Palowitz Benefit spaghetti and meatball dinner will take place from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Austintown Eagles Club, corner of New Road and Raccoon. The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. Carry out will be available. There also will be 50-50 and gift basket raffles, a cookie table and music. Palowitz is fighting sarcoma. The benefit will help with medical costs. Volunteers are welcome to help the dinner be a success. For information, call Ron Palowitz at 330-717-0104. For those who cannot attend, donations can be made to any local Huntington Bank “Friends of Ronnie Palowitz account” or www.gofundme.com/ronniepalowitz.

NIGHTS AT THE RACES

Newton Falls VFW Post 3332, 433 Arlington Road, will host a night at the races March 18. Admission is $25 and includes food and two drinks. There also will be a DJ and dancing. VFW District 8 auxiliary will provide baskets for an auction. For information call Ray Schafer at 330-547-7722.

RAFFLES

Boardman Schools Fund for Educational Excellence, a component fund of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, is hosting its second annual reverse raffle dinner at 6 p.m. March 10 at the Holiday Inn, Boardman. There will be a silent auction, 50-50 and basket raffles, and prizes throughout the evening. The final ticket will be worth $2,000. Tickets are $50 each for dining and multiple chances to win. To order tickets, call Jody Stepan at Boardman Schools superintendent’s office, 330-726-3404. Proceeds will provide grants for teachers for projects beyond funding available by the board of education.

SALES

Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, has new and gently used clothes for the entire family from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. The entire winter inventory is 50 percent off in February. Prom dresses, only in small sizes, are 20 percent off.

North Lima Mennonite Church, 90 Mennonite Drive, will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10 and 9 a.m. to noon March 11. Baked goods, food and beverages will be available for purchase. For information, call 330-549-2333.

Wilmington Township Mercer County Civic League Quilters will offer its 15th quilt show and sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 18 at the Municipal Building, 35 Auction Road, New Wilmington, Pa. Featured this year will be Gwen Isaac’s quilts. Isaac is from Pulaski and has been quilting for more than 40 years. Admission is $2 and refreshments will be available. A king-size cross-stitch quilt will be raffled at the annual garage sale May 13. Tickets may be purchased for $1 each, or six tickets for $5. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund. For information call 724-946-8074.

TRIPS

Alexander Hamilton/Idora Park Carousel trip planned for July 18 through 20. See where Hamilton lived, dueled, dined and died, and ride the Idora Park Carousel. This is a customized Breakaway tour and reservations will be for the Wellington Hotel on Seventh Avenue in New York City for two nights. The cost is $499 for double, $469 for triple and $759 for single. Trip includes tickets, transportation, hotel in NYC and tour guide. Contact Breakaway Tours at 1-800-374-9825 for reservations, or for information, call Colleen Parshall Ferguson 757-208-7600.

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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