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 W. Federal St. in downtown Youngstown. The Historical 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.
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 is offering weekly square dance lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St. Cost is $6 per person per lesson. To sign up or for information, call Gene or Frankie Hammond at 330-534-4426 or 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 around 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.
President Charity Foundation of the K. of C. is sponsoring a wine tasting and dinner Saturday 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 IV cancer. The cost of the event is $30 per person or $50 a couple. For tickets or information, call Joe Mackos at 330-792-7745 or 330-506-1303, John DePinto at 330-718-2509 or Mike Jordon at 330-540-7317.
Shots for Tots will present the 170 bikes that were purchased for the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots organization Saturday. 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 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.
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.
Pleasant Valley Church, 2055 Pleasant Valley Road, Niles, will host a Found and Favored Ministries event at 7 p.m. Friday for a night of grace, hope and healing. The Allan Scott Band will be featured. F&FM brings together those from local rehab facilities, churches and halfway houses, in addition to the family members of those who struggle, for a night of encouragement. The event is free and open to the public.
Salem Public Library will host entertainer Bill Schilling from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday. No registration is required, and the event is free. For information, call the library at 330-332-0042.
United Methodist Church in Poland is hosting Hope for the Holidays at 2 p.m. Saturday. The program is for people who are coping with grief during the holiday season. For information, call 330-757-1553.
The 2017 Zero Weight Gain Challenge is an online challenge designed to help participants get fit by encouraging regular exercise, nutrition and wellness tips during the upcoming holiday season. Participants who enroll will begin receiving e-communications next Monday. For information and to sign up, visit http://go.osu.edu/MahoningZWG17. The program is funded by the Ohio State University Extension.
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.
Catholic Charities Diocese of Youngstown will host its second annual “Sip & Shop Boutique” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 28 at St. Columba Cathedral hall, 159 W. Rayen Ave. The event gives guests an opportunity to enjoy hot coffee, a hot beverage or soup, while getting a jump start on holiday shopping. For questions or information, call Nikole Kelley at 330-744-8451, ext. 323, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds benefit the Emergency Assistance Programs throughout the Diocese of Youngstown.
Harriet Taylor Upton Association, 380 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, will sponsor its annual Christmas/holiday garage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 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 your percent off entire purchase. We have kids and men’s inventory, and ladies, you’ll find it here. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays.
First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, 201 Wick Ave., will host a free community Thanksgiving dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Menu includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetable, cranberry sauce, rolls, dessert and a beverage. Dinner is free and open to the community.
Lepper Library in Lisbon will host the Mercy Health Dental Van from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information, call the library at 330-424-3117.
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 The Poland Lions Blanket Drive, P.O. Box 5424, Poland, Ohio, 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 Dana to the Sutliff family through Mrs. 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 Dec. 2 and 3. The open house is 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.
Youngstown Torch Club will host a dinner and talk at 5:30 p.m. next Monday at The James Gallery, Kilcawley Center, Youngstown State University. History Professor Emeritus Charles Darling of YSU will present “Clingan Jackson: Watchdog of the Mahoning Valley.” Reservations and a fee are required for the dinner. If anyone wishes to hear the speaker at 7 p.m., there is no charge. For information, call 330-757-4148.
TRIPS AND TOURS
AARP 3104 Canfield will host a mystery trip in November. Nonmembers and guests are welcome at meetings and bus trips. For membership information, call Connie at 330-332-0121.
A calendar of activities to which the public is invited is published Monday. Please submit information to the Society Department by noon Thursday.