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FAIRS, FESTIVALS

St. Vitus Parish will sponsor its 36th annual festival Aug. 2 through 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. on the church grounds, 910 S. Mercer St., New Castle, Pa. There will be fun for the whole family with kiddieland rides and games, homemade foods featuring nightly Italian specials and nightly Italian-American entertainment. The Baby Doll dance will be Thursday at 9:30 p.m., and fireworks are planned for Saturday at 10:30 p.m. For more information, call 724-652-3422.

Niles Historical Society will host its Heritage Day from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 5 on the grounds of the Ward-Thomas Museum, 503 Brown St. The theme will be “Remembering our Past, Living in the Present, Embracing our Future.” There is no entrance fee for the displays and demonstrations by local crafters, vendors and artisans, including the Dragon Guild. There will be food and raffles along with face painting, children’s games and activities. Local artist Rick Muccio will do caricatures. Historical books and items will be available for view and purchase as well as tours of the Ward-Thomas House.

Hubbard St. Patrick Church will host its 59th annual festival Aug. 3-6 at 225 N. Main St. Entertainment is scheduled for every evening and raffle prizes will include a 55-inch TV, Apple iPad Pro and many other items. Grand Prize raffle is $25,000 cash. Homemade food is available, rides and bingo Aug. 4 and 5. Admission is free. Hours are 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4, 5p.m. to midnight Aug. 5 and 3 to 11 p.m. Aug. 6. On Aug. 5, a 5K run is to take place with proceeds to benefit the church’s food pantry.

Youngstown American Hungarian Federation will host its annual Hungarian Day Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 6. Advance dinner tickets for chicken paprikash are required by July 30. To order, call 330-549-2935 or 330-746-7704. Hungarian foods, pastries and refreshments will be available for purchase. No admission fee.

FUNDRAISERS

Hubbard Public Library will be accepting donations of school supplies through Aug. 12 for students who would not be able to afford the supplies necessary for back-to-school. All patrons who donate will have any accrued fines on their Hubbard library account waived. Fine-free patrons and community members are encouraged to participate, but donations will not be credited for future fines. For a list of supplies needed and information about waived fee requirements, call the library at 330-534-3512, ext. 1.

Friends of Fido will host its fifth annual celebrity bartender night from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 10 at The Lake Club. Tickets are $40 each or a table of 10 for $350. The event includes dinner, cash bar, live auction and basket raffle. Three featured bartenders are John Hirschbeck, retired major league baseball umpire; Jessica Shields, K-9 police officer with Youngstown police department who was a contestant on The Amazing Race; and Patrick Lavanty, owner of Nicolinni’s Restaurant and contestant on American Ninja Warrior. There will be more local celebrities. All proceeds go to support Friends of Fido. Call Shirley to order tickets at 330-720-7216 or go online at FriendsOfFido.ticketspice.com/celebrity-bartender.

St. Nicholas School will participate 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.

Tabernacle Baptist Church, 707 Tabernacle Blvd., is sponsoring The Beacons of Hope: Extravaganza and Trunk Show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 26. All proceeds from this crafts, fashion and trunk show will benefit the Tabernacle education assistance ministry with scholarship funds. The show is free and features crafts, accessories, fashion, food, music and a cake walk. Vendor space is available for $25 and the deadline to register is Aug. 1. For more information, call Hallie Cousin at 330-518-8441 or email the church at ytowntab@aol.com.

LIBRARY FRIENDS

Friends of the Warren Library will host its annual book sale from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 5 and 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Warren Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW., second floor in the Thomas Meeting Room. All items will be at clearance prices Aug. 6. Cash or check with proper identification will be accepted. There will be no credit card sales. Use of electronic scanning devices in not permitted. FOWL uses funds generated by the book sale to support programs and services of the Warren Trumbull County Public Library. For information, visit www.wtcpl.org.

PICNICS

Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church, 53 Laird Ave., Youngstown, will host the 85th annual Serbian Day Picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Live entertainment will feature Night Owls and Braca Tamburitzan Orchestra. Menu to include chicken paprikash, roasted lamb and pork, cevaps (sausages), rice, strudel and doughnuts. Refreshments will be provided, and there will be activities for children. Cost is $3. For information, call 330-550-6628.

Free Polish Krakusy Society will have its second annual summer picnic from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Countryside Farm on route 224 in Poland. Pierogi, kielbasa, golabki and haluski will be served along with Zywiec, Tyskie, Okocim and more Polish beers. The picnic will offer children’s activities, face painting, music, a 50-50 raffle, a silent auction and cornhole tournament.The entry fee is $5 and children under 10 are free. Tickets are being sold in advance. For more information, call 330-757-8752 or 412-721-1304, or email: KrakusySociety@aol.com.

SALES

Immaculate Heart of Mary, 4500 Norquest Blvd., Austintown, will host a sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday . Father Fata, the pastor of St Luke parish who passed away last year, was an avid collector of some great art, clowns, statues and more. Several pieces have been selected to be auctioned off in his memory with some of the proceeds going to IHM and to ACTION, Alliance for Congregational Transformation Influencing our Neighborhoods.

Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, has new and gently used clothing for the entire family. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays. July special is buy two adult items and receive the third item free.

Girard City Wide Garage Sale OHIO will be held July 27-29. Anyone interested in having a sale, please contact Girard City Wide Garage Sale OHIO on Facebook to list your address.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Knights of Columbus 3930 invites the public Aug. 12 and Sept. 9 to participate in a community trunk sale at the Immaculate Heart of Mary parking lot, 4490 Norquest Blvd., 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.

North Jackson Citizens Association’s Community-Wide Yard Sales Day will take place Aug. 4 and 5 beginning at 9 a.m. Maps will be available at JM football field, 10748 Mahoning Ave. and at businesses Aug. 4. Parking is free. All funds benefit the community.

Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice Senior Center will host a rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through next Monday (sale will be closed on weekends). Donations may be made until the sale, items large and small (no clothing and no televisions or computer screens please). Donations can be dropped off 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (our building is next door to Ohio Living Park Vista). If unable to bring donations in please contact the senior center to make arrangements to have it picked up. Items accepted are appliances, baby items, books, collectibles, crafts/supplies, home decor, lamps, frames, toys, furniture, glassware, holiday decor, jewelry, kitchenware, knick-knacks, electronics and sporting goods. For questions or to volunteer call 330-744-5071.

St. William Parish will host its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4 and from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 5 at 5431 Mahoning Ave. Sale will take place in the social hall and adjoining classrooms.

Lord of Life Church, 550 N. Broad St. Canfield. will have a trash and treasure sale on Friday, August 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, and Aug. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. Call to reserve your spot at 330-533-3531. $15 for 1 day and $20 for both days.

SHOWS

Traveling Petting Zoo will take place from 9 a.m. until noon Aug. 5 in the side parking lot of Dollar General, 477 W. Main St., Canfield. Donations to be given to benefit Canfield Operation Blessing.

Wedgewood Park Church, 1944 S. Meridian Road, Austintown, will host its craft and vendor show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church’s life center.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Greenbriar Healthcare Center, 8064 South Ave., will sponsor “Christmas in July” from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Residents, family, staff and the public are welcome to enjoy the event. For questions call Janette Dillon at 330-413-5440.

Salem Public Library, 821 E, State St. will host its book discussion group at 7 p.m. tomorrow to analyze the intricacies of a marriage in the book “Fates and Furies” by Lauren Groff. The book examines a marriage over the course of 24 years. Bring your perspective to the conversation. No registration is required. New participants are always welcome, and the book may be borrowed from the library. Also at the library, the Adult/Teen Summer Reading Challenge 2017 is in full swing. For information about all library programming go online to http://www.salem.lib.oh.us or call us at 330-332-0042.

Salem Community Center will present the seventh Women’s Night Out on Sept. 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. Women’s Night Out centers around information, products and services for females of all ages who want to learn ways to take better care of their bodies and minds and improve upon their lifestyles. This event is a benefit for the SCC’s children’s fitness center, and will feature a vendors marketplace with nearly 60 businesses, a buffet dinner, spa treatment rooms, bingo, and chair massages provided. Musical entertainment also will be featured. Tickets are available at the SCC, or by phone with a major credit card through Sept. 19. SCC is now accepting vendors for the marketplace area, and businesses are encouraged to become sponsors and/or advertisers. For more information, call 330 332-5885.

First Friday Club Speaker’s luncheon series presents Gabriel Said Reynolds, M. Phil., Ph.D., Aug. 3 at The Georgetown, 5945 South Ave., Boardman. Dr. Reynolds, professor of Islamic studies and theology at the University of Notre Dame, will speak on “Islam and the Catholic Church.” The luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cost is $16. Reservations are limited. Call 330-720-4498 or visit www.firstfridayclubofgreateryoungstown.org.”

SUMMER CAMP

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is hosting a summer camp at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, 325 W. Federal St. The camp will take place Monday through Friday and is designed for young historians age 12 to 15. The campers will dive a bit deeper into local history as they learn what it’s like to be a real historian. They will complete a special project, a website, a video or an exhibit about a local history topic. The camp runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The cost is $100 for MVHS members and $125 for nonmembers. Pre-registration is required. Contact 330-743-2589 or education@mahoninghistory.org for more information and to register.

TRIPS

AARP 3104 Canfield will host an overnight bus trip to Blennerhassett State Park on the Ohio River Aug. 15 and 16 with a tour of the mansion and grounds. Trip includes one night accommodations in New Philadelphia at the Holiday Inn Express and several stops both days. All baggage handling and gratuities are included. For information, call Barb at 330-757-0780. Plans are being made for 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.

Columbiana Meals on Wheels is planning a trip to Middlefield on Aug. 5. There will be cheese, chocolates, wine, an Amish wedding dinner feast and more. Cost is $80 per person with limited seating. For information or reservations, call Columbiana Meals on Wheels at 330-482-0366.

Young Leaders Advisory Board of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society is hosting an Aug 12 bus trip to East Liverpool. The bus tour will depart the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., at 9 a.m. The trip will begin with a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Homer Laughlin China Factory. Lunch will be provided. There will also be a guided tour of the Museum of Ceramics, and a walking tour of other downtown historic sites. The bus will depart at 5 p.m. Cost of the trip is $40 per person for members and $45 for nonmembers. Pre-paid reservations are required. Participants can register by calling the Historical Society with a credit card at 330-743-2589, or print and mail in the registration form at www.mahoninghistory.org with payment.

Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission will host a free bus trip for veterans to the D-Day reenactment in Conneaut Township Park on Aug. 18. Bus will leave at 6:30 a.m. from the commission offices at 345 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown and return about 7 p.m. For reservations, call330-740-2450.

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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