St. Paul the Apostle Church, 10143 Main St., New Middletown, will host its annual basket auction at 2 p.m. Sunday. Doors open at 2 p.m., and the auction begins at 4. Donations are $5 and tickets are sold at the rectory from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or after Sunday Mass. For information, call 330-542-3466.
Christ Our Savior Parish Craft Show at St. Nicholas Church Hall, 764 Fifth St., Struthers, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 14. 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.
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, Bob McPhail, a professional instructor, teaches a variety of dances. This is a fun activity to get moving, to meet new people and 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. 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.
St. Maron's Parish, 1555 Meridian Road, Youngstown, will host its annual Lebanese food festival from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. 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. Saturday. 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 Wednesday 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.
Survivor Run fourth annual event will take place Saturday at Buckeye Horse Park, 9260 Akron-Canfield Road, in Canfield, The event is being hosted by Megan Hruska in honor of her mother, Sallie Sullivan. Sullivan was diagnosed with breast cancer October 2013, and her recent diagnosis revealed her cancer has spread to her bones and now to her liver. This event is to bring awareness to early detection and to share the love and passion she has for competitive trail riding. This year’s theme at Survivor Run is the “Derby.” Best Derby hat picture will be taken at 10:30 a.m., and riders will set out on the trail around noon. Any additional proceeds from the event will be donated to the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center to support Joanie’s Promise Fund. For more information, call 321-750-2966.
Eyes For Olivia presents the Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation History Walk through Salem’s Hope Cemetery on Oct. 8. Travel back in time to meet some of Salem’s past residents and hear their stories. The History Walk begins at 6 p.m. in the Chapel at Hope Cemetery, 1015 N. Lincoln Ave, Salem. Parking is available off Superior Avenue in Waterworth Memorial Park. A few items from the Salem Historical Society will be on display in the chapel along with light refreshments and a gravestone rubbing demonstration. Registration is $5, and proceeds will benefit the CRBF. Visit www.CRB1.org for more information. Also, more information on Eyes for Olivia can be found at eyesforolivia.org.
Friends of Fido and Legacy Dog Rescue will host “Night at the Races” at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 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. Presale 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 contributions to either are tax deductible. Proceeds further the mission to save dogs in Mahoning and Trumbull counties.
Mahoning Valley College Access Program will host a progressive dinner fundraiser Oct. 7.
St. Nicholas School is participating in a shoe collection fundraiser until Sunday. 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 Saturday 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.
Friends of the Poland Library will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 3. “All That’s New at the Library” will be the topic of presenter Deborah Liptak, library development director. A potluck luncheon will follow the speaker and business meeting. Members are asked to bring a salad or casserole. There will not be a coffee hour. Donations of books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, for the Poland Library book cart may be bought to all meetings. Meetings are open to the public and new members are welcome. Dues are $10 per year.
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 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. Oct. 10 about holocaust survivors. Holocaust Education Specialist Jess McClain will share the experiences of local Holocaust survivors Henry Kinast and Bill Vegh. A special guest, Kinast was born in Lodz, Poland, in 1930 and enjoyed a comfortable childhood with his parents and brother. By the time Henry was 12, he was separated from his family and worked as a slave-laborer in a nearby munitions factory complex/concentration camp, where, despite the deplorable conditions, he became an expert machinist. Henry’s mother was deported to Treblinka and killed in the gas chambers; he, his brother and father were sent to Buchenwald concentration camp. All three survived, and Henry ultimately ended up in Youngstown in 1955. 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 served basis. For more registration and program information, contact the 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.
Westminster College Alumni Association will host its first annual “Titan Tye Dye Run” at 9:45 a.m. Saturday 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, PA16172. Checks should be made payable to Westminster College. For information, contact Kelsey Phillips, SAA president and run coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boardman 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 hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Oct. 4, lunch will be available, and Oct. 5 will be bargain bag day.
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 and 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, Route 62 in Canfield, has new and gently-used clothing for the entire family. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays. September is $1 per item, and green ticketed items will be 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. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. 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. There will be lots of bargains, and items will be half-price after 2 p.m. There are estate items and Fiestaware dishes.
Pythian Sisters, K of P Hall, Knights of Pythias, 123 College St., West Farmington, will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 6 and 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 7 for a rummage a book sale. Books, clothing, household items and lunch to be served Friday only. Saturday is $2 bag day.
Simon Road Church of God, 4750 Simon Road, Boardman, will have a Quarter Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. All items at sale are 25 cents.
I.Q. Quilt Club will host its 37th annual quilt show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday 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. Friday. For information, call 724-376-2124 or 724-376-6022.
Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County needs volunteers guides for the Ghost Walk at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13, 14, 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. Guides will meet at 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at the church to review this year’s stories, learn this year’s tour route and talk about the guide duties. Those who cannot attend the guide meeting should notify the staff when signing up.
GFWC/Ohio Boardman Poland Junior Women's League is hosting its second Quarter Auction on Oct. 21 at Saint Nicholas Social Hall, 764 Fifth Street, Struthers. 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.
North Jackson Historical Society will host a “Spirits of the Past” cemetery walk from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the north cemetery on state Route 45. Members of the Jackson Milton Drama Club will portray former residents. The Gethsemane Lutheran Church located across the street will provide free parking and refreshments. Donations will be accepted.
Salem Community Center will present the seventh Women’s Night Out from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. 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. 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.
Four Mile Run Christian Church, 701 N. Four Mile Run Road, is offering a two-day training course Friday and Saturday, “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. Friday and ends at 3 p.m. Saturday. Strategos encourages pastors, church staff, administrators and facility managers, children and student ministry directors, security team members and 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. Saturday at Canfield Fairgrounds.
Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church is hosting a free neighborhood community dinner and mini-health fair from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Orthodox Center, 1025 N. Bella Vista Ave., Youngstown.
Kent State Salem, 2491 state Route 45 South, will host a Salem Area Chamber of Commerce community open house at 5 p.m. Oct. 4 to celebrate the dedication of Kent State-Salem’s new virtual reality classroom and to recognize the generosity of the Salem Community Foundation. Please RSVP by Friday to Kris Balsley-Watson at 330-337-4204 or email email@example.com.
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 day of registration 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 today. All profits from registration and sponsorships will be divided among the top finishers and they will each choose 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, contact Ferry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A calendar of activities to which the public is invited is published Monday. Please submit information to the Society Department by noon Thursday.