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 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Each lesson is one hour, and the cost is $5 per lesson. Bob McPhail, a professional instructor, teaches a variety of dances. This is a fun activity to get moving, to meet new people and to learn new dances. The class is currently learning line dancing. For more information or questions, call Doreen at 330-398-9773.

Niles Friendly Squares will begin a new year of weekly square dance lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning Tuesday at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. Main St. This is a local square dance group dedicated to keeping alive the uniquely American art form of square dancing. Each session builds upon the previous session and will include learning new steps along with plenty of review and practice each week to help attendees master the moves. Sessions are designed to cover all the steps in the Basic Square Dance Program. Gene Hammond will be the instructor. Sessions will run through December with a second session beginning Jan. 9, 2018. Cost is $6 per person per lesson. To sign up for lessons or for information, call Gene or Frankie Hammond at 330-534-4426 or 330-506-3370.


The Warren Flea and Farmer's Market, 428 Main St., SW, one block south of Courthouse Square, is preparing for its annual Oktoberfest on Oct. 7. There will be free parking and admission. From 4 to 8 p.m., there will be plenty of food, family fun and prizes, plus face painting, pumpkin decorating and fidget spinner contests. Shop for arts and crafts, antiques, jewelry, pumpkins, mums, cornstalks, autumn fruits and vegetables, plus thousands of other items for fall and Halloween. Business owners and nonprofit groups are invited to set up and showcase their goods and services. Food vendors must call ahead for reservations to 330-399-8298.


Austintown Alumni Association is selling raffle tickets for this year’s scholarship and mini-grant fundraiser. Announcement of winners will take place at the football game at Falcon Stadium on Sept. 22 during halftime. Members are selling a book of six raffle tickets for $5 or individual tickets for $1 each. Tickets may be purchased until halftime or by calling Austintown Alumni Association president Lynn Larson at 330-518-5727.

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.

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 2,500 pairs and boxes to donate are located at St. Nicholas and Holy Trinity Church doors.

Sight for all United will host “The Second Eye Ball of the Mahoning Valley” on Sept. 30 at Powers Auditorium. This event will help raise funds to continue to sustain Sight for All and assist the citizens in our community who are in need of vision services. “American Idol” finalist, Scott MacIntyre will be the special guest. Sponsorships available are Visionary, $10,000 reserves 16 seats (two tables); Crystal Clear, $5,000 reserves eight seats; 20-20 donor, $2,500 reserves eight seats; and Sight Saver, $1,000 reserves eight seats. Single tickets are $100 each. Live and silent auction donors are also needed. For information, visit www.sightforallunited.com/eye-ball-2017.


YSU Lecture Series on Energy and the Environment will be hosted by YSU Distinguished Professor of Geology, Dr. Ray Beiersdorfer at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Cushwa Hall, Room B100. Dr. David W. Eaton of the University of Calgary, via Skype, will speak on fault activation by hydraulic fracturing.

Salem Public Library, 821 E. State St., will host “Cybersecurity Help, Information and Protection Program” at 2 p.m. Thursday. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the importance of both security and privacy, including special challenges presented by smartphones and other mobile devices at this CHIPP presentation. This event is not sponsored by, nor affiliated with, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. The program is free, but registration is required and may be done online at www.salem.lib.oh.us or by calling 330-332-0042.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Youngstown and St. Rose Church Rosetta in Girard are offering Italian Language classes from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Mount Carmel registration and first class is set for Thursday. Registration and classes begin Sept. 21 at St. Rose Church in Rosetta Hall. Cost is $60 per person. Classes end in December. For information, call 330-550-5850.

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.

Westminster College Alumni Association will host its first “Titan Tye Dye Run” at 9:45 a.m. Sept. 30 at the memorial field house, 319 S. Market St. Check-in and same day registration at 9:45 with the race to begin at 10:30. Registration is $5 per runner or walker. Proceeds will be donated to the Student Emergency Fund. Runners will be powdered with washable dye and should dress accordingly. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners and an award for best-dressed. Payments may be made the day of the event or mailed to the Wiley Alumni House, 319 S. Market St., New Wilmington, PA 16172. Checks should be made payable to Westminster College. Reservations are due by Sept. 22. For information, contact Kelsey Phillips, SAA president and run coordinator at philk122@wclive.westminster.edu.


Boardman United Methodist Church is hosting a fall trash and treasure sale Oct. 3 through 5 at 6809 Market St. Pre-sale Day is at 2 p.m. Oct. 3. A donation of $2 per shopper is requested. Oct. 4 and Oct. 5 hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Oct. 4 lunch will be available, and Oct. 5 will be bargain bag day.

Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Route 62 in Canfield, has new and gently-used clothing for the entire family. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays. One dollar per item will continue in September. Green tickets will get 20 percent off.

New Hope United Methodist Church, 21 Fairview Ave., Niles, will host a trash and treasure sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 30. Refreshments will be served.

Niles Historical Society will hold its annual garage sale at 37 Hartzell Avenue in Niles from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The sale will include books, household, decorative and seasonal items. Books on local Niles history will also be for sale.

Martin Luther Lutheran Church will host its 31st annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at 420 Clearmount Ave. There will be lots of bargains and items will be half-price after 2 p.m. There also will be estate items and Fiestaware dishes featured.

Salem Public Library, 821 E. State St., offers its Gettin’ Crafty program at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Attendees will make autumn leaf decorated mason jars that may be used in a variety of decorative and practical ways. All materials will be provided. Seating is limited. This adult class takes place the second Monday of each month and is free to attend. Please register online at www.salem.lib.oh.us, or call 330-332-0042 to register.

P.E.O. Chapter CE will have a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at 10276 Columbiana-Canfield Road., the first farm south of the Calla Road/Route 46 intersection. The sale will include a wide variety of items, but no clothing. The P.E.O. Sisterhood is a philanthropic and educational organization interested in increased opportunities for women in higher education.

Good Hope Lutheran Church, 98 Homestead Drive, Boardman, is planning a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There will be no early sales. Tires, computers and TVs will not be accepted. Half-off and bag-sale will last all day Saturday. Proceeds will go to the church choir, the women’s group and the Cancer Relay for Life team, which will be serving lunch. Also, homemade food items, kitchen items, toys, furniture, tools, clothes, books and miscellaneous items will be on sale. Anyone wanting to donate items can drop items off from 9 to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday. Food items must be dropped off Tuesday. For more information, call Bobbie Chalky at 330-502-6044.


Four Mile Run Christian Church, 701 N. Four Mile Run Road, is offering a two-day training course Sept. 29 and 30, “Church Security Planning and Intruder Response training certification,” by Strategos International of Kansas City, Mo. The course runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on day one and ends at 3 p.m. on day two. Strategos encourages pastors, church staff, administrators and facility managers, children and student ministry directors, security team members, deacons to attend both days. Day two is designed for the front-line team of ushers, greeters, church leaders, security volunteers, deacons and other staff and volunteers in frequent contact with congregation and visitors. The cost for both days is $150 and $99 for one day. To register, visit www.intruderresponse.com/schedule. For information and to register, call 330-799-7831.

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.

Stambaugh Auditorium will present its 20th annual fashion show to take place in the Jeanne D. Tyler Grand Ballroom on Nov. 1 beginning at 10:30 a.m. This event will feature fashions from Dillard’s Southern Park Mall and various local boutiques, lunch by Saratoga, raffle items, and boutique shopping. Tickets are $40 with a discount available for Stambaugh Auditorium Pillars and available through the Florence and Ward Beecher box office at Stambaugh Auditorium, online at www.stambaughauditorium.com or by phone at 330-259-0555. Each ticket will include one drink from the cash bar. The box office is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations must be made by 6 p.m. Oct. 25.

Stambaugh Auditorium will screen the silent film “Jekyll & Hyde” at 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at the auditorium. 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 film classic to life by use of the E.M. Skinner pipe organ.

Sutliff Museum is sponsoring a collection titled “Mother’s Aprons,” from the 1940s through today. Museum hours are 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The museum is on the second floor of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library. For information, call 330-399-8807, ext. 121 or visit www.sutliffmuseum.org.

Victoria House Assisted Living, 5295 Ashley Circle, Austintown, will host the Girard Robotics Team for a presentation at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Youngstown State University Honors College at YSU will host a “Y are you running?” 5K run/walk for charity Oct.8 on the campus. It is a professionally timed race that will run throughout YSU’s campus and is sponsored by Hill, Barth and King CPAs and Consultants and begins at 9 a.m. in the Watson and Tressel Training site. Check in and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The event is open to the public. Registration forms can be found at www.ysu.edu/events/y5k. Cost is $18 and includes parking. Deadline to register to receive a guaranteed long-sleeved performance T-shirt is Sept. 25. All profits from registration and sponsorships will be divided among the top finishers and they will each choose where their portion of the donation goes. The event includes a $50 cash prize, free basket raffle, and YSU President Jim Tressell will kick off the event. For information, contact Ferry at vlferry@student.ysu.edu.


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.

VFW Post 3538 Auxiliary will host a casino bus trip to Presque Isle on Sept. 22. Cost is $35 per person with $30 in free slot play. Participants will meet at Post 3538, 710 Lowellville Road, Struthers, at 8 a.m. for doughnuts and coffee. Bus will leave at 8:30 a.m. and will depart the casino at 3:30 p.m. for the return trip. For information, call Judy at 330-755-2701.

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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