Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St., will host a dance class at 5 p.m. every Wednesday for health and fitness. The event is open to the public as well as church members. Lessons are $5 each and are an hour long. For information, call Doreen at 330-398-9773. All levels of dancers are welcome.


St. Vitus Parish will sponsor its 36th annual festival Wednesday through Friday 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 Italian-American entertainment. The Baby Doll dance will be Thursday at 9:30 p.m. and fireworks will be 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. Saturday 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 also 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 Thursday through Sunday 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 will be available along with rides and bingo Friday and Saturday. Admission is free. Hours are 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday and 3 to 11 p.m. Sunday. On Saturday, a 5K run is to take place with proceeds to benefit the church’s food pantry.

William Penn Association Branch 28 will host its fraternal fest from noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Hungarian Cultural Center of Northeastern Ohio, 12027 Abbott Road, Hiram. All you can eat and drink for admission cost of $15 for adults, $5 for students, and children under 12 are free. All proceeds will benefit the WPA scholarship fund. Menu choices include goulash, stuffed cabbage, cabbage and noodles, kolbasz, hot dogs, chicken with Hungarian noodles and corn polenta. Pastries, palacsinta, langos and bacon bread will be available for purchase separately.

Youngstown American Hungarian Federation will host its annual Hungarian Day Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Aut Mori Grotto Hall, 563 N. Belle Vista Ave. Advance dinner tickets for chicken paprikash are required. For information, call 330-549-2935 or 330-746-7704. Hungarian foods, pastries and refreshments will be available for purchase. No admission fee.


Operation Blessing food pantry of Canfield is bringing the Traveling Petting Zoo to the Dollar General, Rte.224 in Canfield, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The cost is any monetary donation to the food pantry which serves Mahoning County and receives no government funding. Animals are provided by Felger Exotics, Dwayne and Daniel Felger.

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 to10 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 will be 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 a contestant on “American Ninja Warrior.” There also 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 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.

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 craft, 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 Tuesday. For more information, call Hallie Cousin at 330-518-8441 or email the church at ytowntab@aol.com.


Friends of the Warren Library will host its annual book sale from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday 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 Sunday. 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.


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 a 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.

St. David Welsh Society of Youngstown will host its annual picnic at 3 p.m. Aug. 19 at Stacey Pavilion in Austintown Township Park, 6000 Kirk Road. Cost is $17 per person, and the public is invited. Special entertainment will be provided by Ken Umeck, vocalist and guitarist. For reservations make checks payable to St. David Society and mail to Sarah Davis Gamlin, 395 Kenmore Ave. SE, Warren, OH 44483. Reservation deadline is Aug. 15. For information, contact at welshman1828@yahoo.com.


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. August special is Crazy Days sale where all items are $1 except any with a green tag.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mahoning Valley will hold its first annual garage sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave. All proceeds benefit children enrolled in the Big Brother Big Sister mentoring programs in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. Donations of gently used furniture, infant and children’s clothing and toys, games, kitchenware, tools and sports equipment are being sought. To donate, please call Big Brothers Big Sisters at 330-545-0002. All donations must be received by Thursday.

Grove City Community Library, 125 W. Main St. will have a book sale preview event Sunday, from 6 to 8 p.m. Event ticket holders will have exclusive early access to purchase book sale materials. Also included is a coupon for one bag of free books during the second week of the sale. Live music will be provided by Rich Samsa, and there will be light refreshments and raffles. Tickets will be $10 per person, children under 12 are admitted free, and the family rate is $15. The sale will be open to the public Aug. 7 through Aug. 19 during normal business hours. The preview event and the sale are sponsored by the Friends of the Grove City Community Library. Proceeds benefit the library. For additional information, contact Debbie Loughry, 724 967-4082.

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. in Austintown. Included are two parking spots for $10 and vendor set-ups will be from 7:30 to 9:00 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.

Lord of Life Church, 550 N. Broad St. Canfield. will have a trash and treasure sale on, Aug. 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.

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

St. Christine Church Celebrate Team will host a trunk to treasure sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church parking lot, 3165 S. Schenley Ave. Youngstown. Proceeds will be given to support the Celebrate program and to a past team member who is battling sarcoma. For information, call Kathy at 330-783-1530.

Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11 at the church pavilion hall, 1025 N. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown.

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

Warren Women’s Connection, an affiliate of Stonecroft Ministries, invites all women to attend its luncheon titled “Jump For Joy” at Delucia’s Banquet Center, 2610 Elm Road NE, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 14. The special feature will be Dr. Tom Jones who will speak on ”Arthritis and Joint Replacement,” and the inspirational speaker is Tiffany Blevins, and her topic is ”Night of Horror.” Music will be provided by Dorothy Phillips. Stonecroft Ministries is a nondenominational organization that reaches out to all women across the country and around the world. Luncheons are held the second Monday of each month at a cost of $13. Reservations are required by Aug. 10 by calling Joyce at 330-539-5837 or Jan at 330-638-6508 and must be honored or canceled by Aug. 12.


Eastside Crime Watch will host a National Night Out March Against Crime from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The march lineup will begin at 4:30 at the corner of Elm and Madison and will end at Wick Park where a picnic will take place. For information, call Annie Hall at 330-742-4880 or 234-719-9142. No banners or T-shirts pertaining to the march are allowed.

Mahoning Valley Historical Society will host a free afternoon of fun from 1 to 3 p.m. each Wednesday beginning this week at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St. in downtown Youngstown. Visitors will explore how the Mahoning Valley has changed through good and bad and into the future. Participants will make their own medicine, try historic tools and learn about those who helped to make the area a better place. For information, call the MVHS at 330-743-2589 or visit www.mahoninghistory.org.

New Middletown will host its 17th National Night Out with a parade leaving Springfield High School and traveling north on state Route 170 to St. Paul, to begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday The event is designed to promote police and community relations. The party will take place at 7 p.m. behind the Municipal building, 10711 Main St. and will offer entertainment, free food and soft drinks, tactical vehicle display including SWAT, YPD bomb squad and more. A police K-9 demonstration also is scheduled. YSU cheerleaders and football players will be present. The event will end with a fireworks display at 10.

Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership will host the fourth annual Garden Crawl and Party on the Porch in Warren’s Garden District from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The community is invited to join in the celebration of the Garden District. A variety of activities including a picnic, sidewalk chalk and games for the kids to play, giveaways from local business’ and community art will be featured. National Fire and Water Repair will have the fire truck on site. A live painting event during the Party on the Porch will spotlight local artists who will paint while authors with Book Worms of Warren read their poems about the garden.

The Upton Association invites the public to an open house at the Upton House, 380 Mahoning Avenue NW, in downtown Warren, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. All rooms in the Upton House, home of suffragette Harriet Taylor Upton, will be on display. Members of the association will serve as hosts and a special room of suffragette artifacts will be on display. Also, the August display will feature “Wizard of Oz” memorabilia. The Association will also participate in Equality Day on Aug. 26. For more information, phone 330-395-1840 or visit the web at www.uptonhouse.org.

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, 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 will present Gabriel Said Reynolds, Ph.D., Thursday 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.”

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 208-page narrative, which features dozens of images, was produced in collaboration with the Mahoning Valley Historical Society. The program is free and open to the public. For further information, please call St. Charles Parish office at 330-758-2325.

Youngstown CROP Hunger Walk will host a recruiter rally and packet pick-up from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 21, for the Hunger Walk that will take place in October. Lunch will be provided.


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 Saturday. 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 tour will depart the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., at 9 a.m. The trip will begin with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Homer Laughlin China Factory. Lunch will be provided. There also will be a guided tour of the Museum of Ceramics, and a walking tour of other downtown historic sites. The bus will depart for the return trip at 5 p.m. Cost 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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