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North Lima Mennonite Church, 90 Mennonite Drive, will host an auction at 6 p.m. Oct. 18. There will be baked goods and home-canned items for sale. A food stand will be available at 4:30 p.m. Checks are accepted with valid identification. For information, call 330-549-2333.

Rockview Christian Church, 925 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, will host its annual basket auction Sunday. Doors open at 1 p.m. with the drawing at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 and available at the door. There will be over 100 prizes and special raffles and refreshments will be provided.

St. Rose School will have a Home and School Auction at 6 p.m. Oct. 21 in the school gym, 61 E. Main St., Girard. The event will feature a live, silent and basket auction. Tickets are $35 and will include a dinner provided by Chrystal Catering, an open bar and a bidding number. If unable to attend, any type of donation is appreciated. Forms are available in the church bulletin to request a listing for a donation. For more information, contact Rachael Bonacker at 234-303-9129.

St. Stanislaus Church, 430 Williamson Ave., Youngstown, is having a basket auction and spaghetti dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 22. Dinner will be catered, and cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. Takeout homemade soups will be available for sale. Basket auction prizes will be drawn at 1:30 p.m. Winners need not be present. For information, call 330-747-8503.


St. Patrick Altar Guild will host a card party/bingo/salad buffet event from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at St. Patrick Social Hall, 1420 Oak Hill, Youngstown. Tickets are $6 at the door. There is a handicap-accessible ramp and elevator on the south side of the church. There is also a secured parking lot.


Christ Our Savior Parish Craft Show at St. Nicholas Church Hall, 764 Fifth St., Struthers, will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Free admission and light lunch available. Proceeds will benefit St. Nicholas School. For more information, call the parish office at 330-755-9819 or Holly Hanni at 302-287-0243.

Our Lady of the Lakes Ladies Guild will host a craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at Our Lady of the Lakes Family Center, 1254 Grandview Road, Lake Milton. Free admission, free parking, handicapped accessible, lunch counter and 50-50 raffle. Vendors are needed and tables may be reserved for $25. For information, call Carol at 330-538-2400 or email to cry37@att.net.


Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St., is offering community dance lessons at 4 p.m. Wednesday. 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. Neil Harner will be the caller and Frankie Hammond will call line dances. The theme for the dance is Halloween. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Cider and doughnuts will be served. There is a $6 donation per person at the door. For more information, call Gene Hammond at 330-506-3370. The Friendly Squares offers weekly square dance lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Niles SCOPE Center. Each session builds upon the previous session and will include learning new steps to help attendees master the moves. Sessions are designed to cover all the steps in the Basic Square Dance Program. Gene Hammond is the instructor. Sessions will run through December with a second session beginning Jan. 9, 2018. Cost is $6 per lesson. To sign up for lessons or for information, call Gene or Frankie Hammond at 330-534-4426 or 330-506-3370.


Rotary Club of Warren will host its 13th annual Chocolate and Dessert Festival from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19 at St. Demetrios Banquet Center., 3223 Atlantic St. NE, Warren. Event includes chocolate from local vendors, entertainment, silent and basket auctions and 50-50 raffle. Cockeye BBQ, Primanti Bros., Niles, and Tommy’s Brothers Pizza will have menu items available for purchase and there will be a cash bar. Master of Ceremonies will be Rep. Michael O’Brien, D-64th of Warren. Tickets are available at the door the day of the event and cost $15 per person or $25 per couple. For information, call Teri Surin at 330-310-7687 or visit www.warrenrotary.org.


Canfield-Jackson Milton Kiwanis will host a Swiss steak dinner fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at A La Cart Catering, 429 Lisbon St., Canfield. Tickets may be purchased at the door and cost is $12 for adults, $7.50 for children age four to nine, and children 3 and under are free. Proceeds will be used for scholarships and local projects.

Friends of Fido and Legacy Dog Rescue will host “Night at the Races” at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown. Admission is $10 and there will be a basket auction, 50-50 raffle, lottery tree, food and alcohol for sale. Pre-sale tickets are available by calling Jenn at 330-719-5569 or Shirley at 330-720-7216. Friends of Fido and Legacy Dog Rescue are both 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and all contributions to either are tax deductible.

Struthers Parkside Church, 110 Poland Ave., will host a spaghetti dinner and basket auction from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and butter, dessert and drinks. Cost is $7 per person, and children 6 and under are free. Takeout is also available. Auction tickets are $10 per sheet.


Lepper Library, 303 E. Lincoln Way in Lisbon, will host a presentation on Bigfoot at 2 p.m. Saturday. Fred Saluga, former police officer from the Fayette County area and Mutual UFO Network state director in West Virginia, will speak about his experiences researching Bigfoot sightings for more than 40 years. While Saluga says he has never seen Bigfoot, he is a believer. Call the library at 330-424-3117 to register.

Salem Public Library, 821 E. State St., will offer Gettin’ Crafty from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today. Attendees will use acrylic paints, embellishments and extra-long paint stir sticks to create a double-sided seasonal decoration. One side will feature a fall design and the other a winter design. All materials will be provided. Seating is limited. Register online at www.salem.lib.oh.us or call the library at 330-332-0042 for registration assistance. Gettin’ Crafty classes for adults take place on the second Monday of each month and are free and open to the public.

Youngstown Public Library Main Branch, 305 Wick Ave., will host a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on holocaust survivors. Holocaust Education Specialist Jess McClain will share the experiences of local Holocaust survivors Henry Kinast and Bill Vegh. The Henry Kinast Holocaust Survivor Exhibit, featuring eight panels of photographs and narratives from Kinast, will be on display at the event and for several days prior; call 330-744-8636 and ask for Reader’s Services for more information. For teens and adults.

Mahoning County Extension, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield, will host a class from 10:00 a.m. to noon Oct. 16 on the origin of growing and crafting gourds. Pam Baytos, Mahoning County master gardener volunteer, will teach participants about the history of gourds and how they are used today. Registration for this event is $15, which includes coffee, a light breakfast at 9:30 a.m. and program handouts. Seating is limited and is filled on a first come, first serve basis, so register early. For more registration and program information, contact Mahoning County Extension at 330-533-5538 or visit go.osu.edu/gourds17.

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 on Monday afternoons or evenings. Bring your own tablet, device or laptop or use one of ours. Registration is required for all sessions.


First United Methodist Church, 237 W. Silver St., Sharon, Pa., will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 and from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 21. Bake sale will be Oct. 20 and Oct. 21 will be $1 bag day.

Friends of the Community Library of the Shenango Valley will hold their Big Fall Book Sale Wednesday through Saturday. Over 30,000 gently used books have been organized for this sale. Prices start at 25 cents and most items are 50 cents or one dollar. Hours are Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the library in Sharon at 11 N. Sharpsville Ave.

Girard First Christian Church, 140 E. Broadway Ave., will host its trash and treasure sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at the basement entrance on the parking lot side. Bake sale will be available along with a luncheon. Bags will be $1 from noon to 2 p.m. Donations are appreciated. For information, call Diane Pustay at 234-421-5069.

Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, has new and gently-used clothing for the entire family. The inventory is looking like Fall. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays. October’s special, buy two items, get the third (lowest cost item) free.

St. James Episcopal Church, 7640 Glenwood Ave., Boardman, will host its annual Fall Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Friday will be half-off day. Available items are fall and winter clothing, purses, shoes, household items, tools, bedding, jewelry, books, small appliances, toys and Christmas decorations.

Zion Hill Church, 14550 New Buffalo Road, Columbiana, will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 21. Lunch will be available for purchase Oct. 20.


Bunnies in Baskets will host its Read to Somebunny program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at Howland Branch Library, 9095 E. Market St., Warren. Program is for children five to 12 years old. For information, call the library at 330-856-2011.

Bunnies in Baskets therapy bunnies from F5RS, a 501(c)(3) rescue and sanctuary, will host its annual Trick Nor Treat Halloween Party from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Beyond Expectations South Bridge Therapy and Learning Center, 725 Boardman-Canfield Road, E1. For information, call 330-307-7983. The event is free and open to the community.

Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County needs volunteer guides for the Ghost Walk at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Oct. 20 and 21 at First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave, NW, Warren. Guides lead tours each evening and the tour takes one hour. Actors will portray the restless spirits of people who once lived in Trumbull County.

GFWC/Ohio Boardman Poland Junior Women's League is hosting its second Quarter Auction on Oct. 21 at St. Nicholas Social Hall, 764 Fifth Street, Struthers. The doors open at 5:30 p.m., and bidding starts at 6:30. Tickets are $10 each, and the proceeds will benefit local charities. Chips, popcorn, water and soda will be available for purchase. Bring your quarters, friends and have some fun. For questions or tickets call, RoseAnn Winner 330-402-0075 or Tina Bellino 330-314-4858, Quarter Auction chairwomen. Tickets are also available from league members.

Men & Women for Life and the Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family will sponsor its second annual 5K fun run and 1-mile walk at 9 a.m. Oct. 22 at Canfield Fairgrounds.

Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley will host a pre-release Red Carpet charity event at Cinema South, Boardman, Oct. 18, with show times at 7 and 7:30 p.m., viewing the Paramount Pictures and Pure Flix Entertainment film, “Same Kind of Different As Me.” The event is to raise awareness and support for the mission. Seats are limited. An online gift of $15 to www.RescueMissionMV.org/same will help provide three meals to a person at the mission and donor will receive a ticket to the red carpet event. Sponsorship opportunities for churches and businesses also are available and range from $1,000 to $5,000. For information, call the development department at Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley by calling 330-744-5485 or by visiting www.rescuemissionmv.org/same.

Stambaugh Auditorium will present the silent film “Jekyll & Hyde” at 4 p.m. Oct. 29. Through scientific experiments gone wrong, Dr. Henry Jekyll faces horrible consequences during his transformation into the animalistic Mr. Hyde. Organist Dorothy Papadokos will bring the classic film to life by use of the E.M. Skinner pipe organ.

Youngstown South Christian Women's Connection will host a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. Judy Conti Senior Dance Divas will be featured, and Sharon Eversmann from Mason will speak. Cost is $13.50 and includes lunch. Cancellations are necessary and may be made to Connie at 330-788-2340 or Patty at 330-332-2789.


Mahoning Valley Historical Society will host “History to Go: A View From the Hill” on Oct. 28. Guided tours of Oak Hill Cemetery, 344 Oak Hill Avenue, will begin at 1 and 3 p.m. Tours begin at the entry gates with a brief orientation and continue through the remarkable landscape. Visitors will discover a broad cross-section of the community represented in memorial architecture, landscape design and historic photographs. A donation of $5 per adult is appreciated. Parking is available within the cemetery. For more information, visit mahoninghistory.org or call 330-743-2589.

Niles SCOPE Senior Center will host its Fall Foliage bus trip to Middlefield on Oct. 26. Bus leaves at 9 a.m. from the center, 14 E. State St., and will return at approximately 5 p.m. Trip includes two meals; an Amish Tea Party with a sandwich and an Amish Wedding dinner in an Amish home. Cost is $75 person. For information or to sign up, call the center at 330-544-3676.

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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