Girard Fraternal Order of Eagles will host a quarter auction at the hall, 26 W. Wilson Ave., at 6 p.m. Saturday, with bidding to begin at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 and includes a numbered paddle and finger foods. Extra paddles are available for $1 each. Advanced sales only for limited seating. Proceeds will benefit an Ohio FOE scholarship fund titled “God, Flag and Country,” in which younger teenagers announce their faith in God and country in competitive speeches. For tickets and information, call Dianne Frye at 330-544-2748.
Howland Community Church, 198 Niles Cortland Road, Warren, will host a craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is a $2 donation, and children under age 12 are free. Food will be available.
Mahoning Valley Historical Society is hosting the second annual Christmas Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Tyler History Center, 325 West Federal Street, Youngstown. The society is seeking vendors for this show which will be a combination of handmade artisan crafts and holiday treats. Holiday crafters, cookie bakers and candy makers are encouraged to participate. Table spaces can be reserved for $30. Space is limited; vendors can print an application form at mahoninghistory.org or call the society at 330-743-2589.
Youngstown Saxon Club Ladies Branch 22 needs vendors for its seventh annual Fall Craft Show that will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the ballroom, 710 S. Meridian Road. Cost for an 8-foot table is $25 and $5 for extra electrical outlets. Food will be available, and a basket and 50-50 raffle are scheduled. For information, call Betty at 330-788-4274.
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, meet new people and to learn new dances. For more information or questions, call Doreen at 330-309-0773.
Niles Friendly Squares will host its monthly square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St., Niles. Gene Hammond will be the caller, and Frankie Hammond will call line dances. The theme for the dance is Gospel Night. This will be a high/low dance with alternating tips for new dancers currently taking lessons and tips for more experienced dancers. Dress is casual, and light refreshments will be served. There is a $6 donation per person at the door. For additional information, call Gene Hammond at 330-506-3370.
Campbell Memorial Marching Band will host a fundraiser by inviting the community on a bus trip to the “Big Apple,” to explore its scenery. Cost is $99 per person. The bus will depart from Campbell Memorial High School at 11 p.m. Dec. 8 and return about 7 a.m. Dec. 10. 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.
Mahoning Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is announcing “Shop for Honor,” a Veterans Day fundraiser to support local veterans from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Friends Social Hall, 2771 Spitler Road, Poland. Admission is free, and the community is encouraged to attend. Local independent sales consultants and craft vendors will sell products just in time for the holidays. In addition to gifts, there also will be a basket auction and bake sale with a seating area for guests to enjoy desserts and coffee. Patrons do not need to be present to win the basket auction. Vendor applications are being accepted until the event is full. For information on the event or how to become a vendor, contact Sarah Keeler at firstname.lastname@example.org or Marty Campana at email@example.com.
Piggyback Foundation of Youngstown will sponsor a beer, wine and hard cider tasting event. All funds raised by the event will supply Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, as well as gifts for local families. The event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Magic Tree Pub, 7463 South Ave. Tickets are $20 for a flight of six fall beers, wines or hard ciders, guest’s choice. In honor of The Piggyback Foundation, Magic Tree will feature bacon- and pork-themed lunch specials. There also will be raffles, a beer pong challenge and silent auction baskets. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.piggybackyoungstown.com.
President Charity Foundation of the K. of C. is sponsoring a wine tasting and dinner Nov. 18 at St. Anne’s Parish, 4310 Kirk Road, Youngstown. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. There will be a basket raffle, a DJ and dancing. This event will benefit Maureen Johnson, a young mother who has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. The cost of the event is $30 per person or $50 a couple. For tickets or more information, contact Joe Mackos at 330-792-7745 or 330-506-1303, John DePinto at 330-718-2509 or Mike Jordon at 330-540-7317.
Recipes of Youngstown group on Facebook is hosting a fall tasting event to honor the Armed Forces and to promote the group’s third cookbook. The “Stars, Stripes & Servings” event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown. More than 30 family dishes will be prepared by bakers whose recipes are included in the new cookbook. A portion of the proceeds from the event and sales of the new cookbook will be used to fund a newly established scholarship at the YSU Foundation to provide assistance to military veterans finishing their education. Admission is free, tasting tickets are six for $5, and tickets also are available for raffle baskets. Free adjacent parking is available in the west side lot. For information, call 330-743-2589 or visit www.mahoninghistory.org.
Shots for Tots will give the 170 bikes that were purchased for the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots organization Nov. 18. The bikes will be presented to the U.S. Marines at Masters Bar and Grill, 1675 Trumbull Ave., Girard. There will be a 50-50 raffle and Jell-O shots. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and a DJ will follow from 7 to 11 p.m.
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 available for sale along with pictures with Santa, a 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.
Saint Nicholas School will host a quarter auction fundraiser Saturday in the great hall at Christ Our Savior Church, 766 Fifth St., Struthers. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. The auction will start at 6 p.m. An assortment of gifts will be available to bid on for quarters. Cost is $5 per person and includes a bid paddle and a ticket for a chance at a door prize. For reservations or more information, call 330-755-2128.
Threshold Residential Services, Inc. will hold a garage sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in its bus garage at 162 N. Walnut St., East Palestine, behind the Huntington Bank Building. The “Dollar Days” garage sale will feature more than 1,000 items that will cost $1 or less. All items will be sold as-is for cash payment only. No checks or credit cards will be accepted. Threshold Residential Services is a nonprofit organization serving developmentally disabled adults in Columbiana County since 1975. Proceeds from the event will support the agency’s residential and vocational programs. For more information, contact Larry Duck at 330-426-4165, ext. 103, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, will host “A Night of Fabulous Floral Designs” fundraiser Thursday. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the program will begin at 6:30. Tickets are $20. Bring a friend or two. Proceeds will benefit a mission trip to Baton Rouge for Hurricane Relief. For information, call 330-792-5805.
West Side Cats will host an Awesome Chinese Auction, 50-50, and WSC Swag from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Davidson’s Restaurant/Tavern, 3636 Canfield Road in Cornersburg. For information, call Marie 330-519-2055. Come and enjoy the fun and support our no-kill nonprofit, all volunteer cat shelter.
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. Bring your own tablet, device or laptop or use one of ours. Registration is required for all sessions.
United Methodist Church in Poland is hosting Hope for the Holidays at 2 p.m. Nov. 18. The program is for people who are coping with grief during the holiday season. For information, call 330-757-1553.
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, and combs and brushes. Drop off donations at 6809 Market St., Boardman.
Harriet Taylor Upton Association, 380 Mahoning Ave. NW, will sponsor its annual Christmas/holiday garage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18. Fall and Christmas items will be located throughout the house as well as the garage. The public is invited to donate items to the sale. All proceeds will help maintain the home of suffragette Harriet Taylor Upton. The home is available to the public for small party rentals. For garage sale information, call 330-538-3182.
Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, has new and gently-used clothing for the entire family. November will be the surprise sale. Pull a ticket to get a percentage off the entire purchase. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Also, open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4500 Norquest Blvd., Austintown, will be having a rummage sale in the Parish Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday . On Sunday, all merchandise will be priced at one half off.
Junque Boutique LLC will host a two-day barn sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The event is located in a country setting at My Wish Weddings Barn, 14136 Woodworth Road, New Springfield, and will feature vendors from across Ohio. For more information, call 724-984-4905 or email: email@example.com.
Youngstown State University is continuing the YSU lecture series on Energy and the Environment for the fourth academic year. This fall the impacts of fossil fuel take center stage. An open panel discussion moderated by Dr. Ray Beiersdorfer, YSU Geology, “Implications of yesterday’s election for energy and the environment,” will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room B100 at Cushwa Hall. The event is free, and there is free parking along Lincoln Avenue and nearby streets. The speaker series is sponsored, in part, by The James Dale Ethics Center.
First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, 201 Wick Ave., will host a free community Thanksgiving dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Menu includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetable, cranberry sauce, rolls, dessert and a beverage. Dinner is free and open to the community.
Girard Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary has chosen the USO of Northeastern Ohio as its charity for November. Members and anyone interested are asked to donate baby items, diapers, lotion, baby shampoo, bottles, diaper cream, outfits, blankets (newborn to 6 months) to be given to the USO. The ladies will put together “Baby Sea Bags” and will distribute them to Ohio service members and families who are expecting or have recently added a new member. Tanya Karabanovas, event and volunteer manager, will collect items at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 122 N. State St. For information, contact Angie at 330-530-3555, Norma at 330-539-4649 or Charlene at 330-545-4748.
Poland Lions will host a “Blanket of Kindness” drive throughout November and will be collecting new, and gently used, washable blankets and comforters in all sizes for children and families in need. Donation drop-off sites are Poland United Methodist Church, Poland Home Savings & Loan, Poland Farmers National Bank, Towne & Country Dry Cleaners, Wittenauer’s Cafe, LaFrance Cleaners and First National Bank in Boardman. Monetary donations may be mailed to Poland Lions Blanket Drive, P.O. Box 5424, Poland, OH 44514.
Sutliff Museum, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren, has opened a new exhibit that will be open to the public through January 2018. The exhibit is “Musicians and Scholars: the Dana Family of Warren, Ohio.” It explores the origin of the Dana family, through the relationship of the family to the Sutliff family 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 Model Railroad Association will have an open house Saturday and Sunday and Dec. 2 and 3. The open house will be at 751 N. Four Mile Run Road. Hours will be from noon to 6 p.m. There is a $5 donation per person, and children 11 and under will be admitted free with an adult. Refreshments will be available. Visit the club website for more information: www.ymra.org.
TRIPS AND TOURS
AARP 3104 Canfield will host a mystery trip this month. Nonmembers and guests are welcome at meetings and bus trips. For membership information, call Connie at 330-332-0121.
Ohio Living Park Vista Senior Center will host a trip to Wheeling Island and festival of lights at Oglebay at 8 a.m. Nov. 15. A snack will be provided and bingo and raffle drawings will take place en route. The bus leaves the center at 8:30 to meet the rest of the group at 9 at Youngstown Skate, 7080 Tiffany Boulevard, Boardman. A $25 casino slot incentive will be given upon arrival. Bus will depart at 4 p.m. to travel to Oglebay to shop and view the festival of lights. Payment is due at registration to reserve your seat.
A calendar of activities to which the public is invited is published Monday. Please submit information to the Society Department by noon Thursday.