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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 teacher, 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 offers weekly square dance lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. 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.
Faith Community Covenant Church, 1919 E. Midlothian Blvd., will host a Fall Fest from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. There will be a petting zoo, games and food. The event is free.
St. Anne’s Ukrainian Church, 4310 Kirk Road, Austintown, will host a Ukrainian festival from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday featuring the Kashtan Ukrainian Dance Ensemble of Parma. Ukrainian music will be provided by The Zaps Orchestra. There will be a basket auction and raffles, and the $2 admission fee is also a ticket for a chance to win one dozen frozen pirogi. Authentic Ukrainian food will be served, including St. Anne’s famous pirogi, kielbasi and sauerkraut, borscht, holupki (stuffed cabbage), haluski, St. Anne’s kolachi and other baked goods. Ukrainian beer and other refreshments also will be available.
St. Maron’s Parish, 1555 Meridian Road, Youngstown, will host its annual Lebanese food festival from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 1. Menu includes chicken and lamb kebabs, kibbe, falafel wrap, grape leaves, rice and lubia, hummus, tabbouli, pastries and Lebanese coffee, fresh saj bread and more. Dine in or carryout. Credit cards are accepted. Gluten-free and vegetarian items also available. For information, call 330-792-2371.
Trumbull County Historical Society will host Oktoberfest on the Square from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 30. Youngstown Saxon Brass Band will entertain, and there will be grape stomping, strudel baking competitions, traditional tapping of the keg and authentic German food and beer. Presale tickets are available for $25 until Sept. 27 or until sold out. Remaining tickets will be sold for $30 at the event. Tickets include all-you-can-eat and two drink tickets. To purchase tickets, call 330-394-4653 or email email@example.com.
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 free admission. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be 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 at 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 Friday during halftime. Members are selling a book of six raffle tickets for $5 or individual tickets for $1 each. Tickets may be purchased until half time or by calling Austintown Alumni Association president, Lynn Larson at 330-518-5727.
Mary’s Pink Ribbon Racers Relay for Life Team will host a benefit car, truck and bike show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Austintown Eagles, 1655 S. Raccoon Road (across from Wedgewood Pizza). Entry fee is $3 per vehicle and free to spectators. Gift bags will be given to the first 50 registrants. Door prizes, raffles, 50-50, food and drinks, all day DJ and “Ghostbusters” and “Back-to-the-Future” cars. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Rain date will be Sept. 24.
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, 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 2500 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.
Struthers Parkside Church, 110 Poland Ave., will host a spaghetti dinner and basket auction from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 14. 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.
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 at Cushwa Hall, Room B100. Panel discussion, “The Unintended Consequences of Innovation: Shale Oil and Gas Waste.” (TENORM, Injection Induced Seismicity and Disinfection by-products). YSU first-year experience, Penguin Think - Common Intellectual Experience.
Salem Public Library, 821 E. State St., will offer Gettin’ Crafty from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9. 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.
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. Reservatons are due by Friday. For information, contact Kelsey Phillips, SAA president and run coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board-man United Methodist Church is hosting a fall trash and treasure sale Oct. 3 through 5 at 6809 Market St. Presale Day is at 2 p.m. Oct. 3. A donation of $2 per shopper is requested. Oct. 4 and 5 are open 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. Green tickets will have 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.
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., at the corner of Clearmount Ave. and Hudson Ave. There will be lots of bargains, and items will be half-price after 2 p.m. There are estate items and Fiestaware dishes.
The I.Q. Quilt Club will host its 37th annual quilt show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 30 at the New Vernon Grange, 239 Sheakleyville Road, Clarks Mills, Pa. The event will feature an array of quilts, fabric vendors with quilting notions and demonstrations, a country store and lunch. Theme is “The Year of the Farmer.” Cost is $2 and gives attendees a chance to win a door prize quilt with barn motif or gifts from vendors. Proceeds to benefit local charities. Entry quilts may be brought in to the grange from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Sept. 29. For information, call 724-376-2124 or 724-376-6022.
The 20th Annual Stambaugh Auditorium Fashion Show will 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.
Chocolate, Wine, Dine and Groove will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at Stambaugh Auditorium, 577 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. The event is hosted by COMPASS Family and Community Services. There will be food, wine and beer sampling, chocolate tasting, live entertainment, dancing, and the Peace Chair Exhibit & Auction all to benefit Sojourner House. Sojourner House has been providing a comprehensive program of crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, and shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children for over 25 years. Cost is $60 per person and tickets are available at the Stambaugh Box Office at stambaughauditorium.com/events.html, by calling 330-259-0555 or by calling COMPASS at 330-782-5664.
Salem Community Center will present the seventh Women’s Night Out from 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27. 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 Saturday. 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.
Sutliff Museum, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren, opened a new exhibit Sept. 14 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 located of 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.
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.
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. Sept. 30 at Canfield Fairgrounds.
Mill Creek MetroParks presents Sunset at the Farm at the MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road., Canfield, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. This event is free, open to the public and sponsored by WKBN 27 First News. Watch the sunset and enjoy the late summer atmosphere at the farm. Enjoy folk music while roasting marshmallows over the campfire, explore the animal barns or find your way through a corn maze. Watch cider and homemade apple butter demonstrations along with a free sample. Join in playing old-time games or take a tractor-drawn wagon hay ride and so much more. Pony rides, face painting and refreshments will be available for a small fee. For information, call Ford Nature Center at 330.740.7107 or visit millcreekmetroparks.org.
Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church is hosting a neighborhood community free dinner and mini-health fair from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Orthodox Center, 1025 N. Bella Vista Ave., on Youngstown’s West side.
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 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 begins 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 chose who their portion of the donation goes to. The event includes a $50 cash prize, free basket raffle, and YSU President Jim Tressel will kick off the event. For information, email email@example.com.
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 Friday. Cost is $35 per person with $30 in free slot play. Participants will meet at VFW Post 3538, 710 Lowellville Road, Struthers at 8 a.m. for doughnuts and coffee. Bus leaves 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.