worth a look April 16, 2018


St. Joseph Church, 4545 New Road, Austintown, will host is 4th quarter auction at 6 p.m. Friday. Participants must be 21 or older. Doors open at 6 and auction begins at 7. Tickets are $10 each and include admission and a bidding paddle. There also will be a 50-50 and lottery tree raffles. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. For information or tickets, call 330-792-3751 or 330-792-7907 (evenings only).

St. Joseph The Provider School will host its annual basket and gift auction with buffet dinner at St. Patrick Church Hall, 357 N. Main St., Hubbard, on Saturday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the dinner begins at 6:30. Menu includes chicken francaise, penne pasta with meatballs, roast beef, red skin parsley potatoes, honey glazed carrots, salad, bread, dessert, coffee and tea. Cost is $25. Tickets may be purchased at the school office, 1145 Turin St., Youngstown, or by calling 330-259-0353. No tickets will be sold at the door.


Holy Apostles Parish, St. Stephen of Hungary Church, 854 Wilson Ave., Youngstown, will host a Spring Fling Bingo and Card Party at 2 p.m. Sundayin the church social hall. The Altar and Rosary Society of St. Stephen of Hungary church are sponsoring the event. Donation is $5 and includes lunch and door prizes. Tickets can be purchased at the door. There will be a money raffle, gift card tree, lottery tree and a $50 hat raffle. Security will be provided. For information, call the central office at 330-743-1905.

St. Patrick Church, 357 N. Main St., Hubbard will host super bingo at the church hall April 28. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6:30. The $25 entry includes 18 all night cards and 12 special cards. There are two $1,000 guaranteed coveralls. Tickets available at the door. The kitchen will be open for food, snacks and desserts. Call 330-534-1928 for information.


NAMI Mahoning Valley will present its Spring Family To Family course, a free 12-week education class for families living with mental illness. It is taught by NAMI-trained individuals who have lived with a person who has serious mental illness. The course offers information about diagnosis, medications, confidentiality, community resources, communication skills for families in crisis and more. The next class begins Tuesday at 6 p.m. at 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown, in the First Presbyterian Church building. The course runs every Tuesday through June 26. Call 330-9268 or e-mail us at staff@namimv.org for information or to register.


Simply Slavic will host its eighth annual Simply Slavic festival from noon to midnight June 16 on East Federal Street. Organizers are seeking authentically Slavic retail, craft, fine art and food vendors for its marketplace and food tents. There is space for 15 food vendors and 10 marketplace vendors. Applications from new vendors are being accepted by calling Dave Slanina, festival vendor coordinator, at 330-509-0754 or emailing at dave@simplyslavic.org. Also, anyone interested in learning the dances, classes will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday and April 23 and 30 at the St. George Croatian Center, 3200 Vestal road, Youngstown. Cost is $15 with a partner or $10 per person or $40 for all 3 sessions with your partner for $25. The event is sponsored by the Croatian Fraternal Union of America Lodge 66. Proceeds will support Simply Slavic Festival Scholarship Fund.


Austintown Relay for Life purse bingo will take place at the Maronite Center, 1555 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown, on April 27. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the first round starts at 7. Tickets are $25 pre-sale or $30 at the door and can be purchased at Paypal.me/AustintownRelay. Indicate in the notes any team affiliation or see a relay team member. In addition to designer bags, power tools and home improvement items will be raffled off as door prizes. Tickets include 11 rounds of bingo with one card per round and door prize entry. There will be a cash bar. Proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. Contact relayaustintown@gmail.com with questions.

Fairway Ford Dealership, 366 W. Main St., Canfield, will be the site of the Kona Ice fifth annual national “Chill Out” on tax day from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Anyone to visit Fairway will receive a free cup of tropical shaved ice. The event is open to the public.

Girard Multi-Generational Center’s annual fundraiser “Cars are the Stars 4”; will include two special raffles this year. Winners will be announced the day of the show, June 2 (rain date, June 9). Tickets are $5 for each raffle. The first raffle is for a 55-inch 4K UHD TV, and the second is for a $250 Visa gift card sponsored by Windsor House Inc. Winners do not need to be present, and all proceeds will benefit the center. Purchase tickets at the center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Fridays and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For information, call the center at 330-545-6596.

Mickey Schuster Scholarship Fund annual pulled pork dinner will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Lutheran Church, 425 Crestview Drive, Boardman. Menu will include pulled pork, baked beans, cheesy potatoes, coleslaw, drinks and dessert. The alternative children’s menu will include hot dogs, tater tots and applesauce. Cost is $10 for adults and $4 for children. Food will be cooked by “Uncle Bubba’s BBQ.” Call 330-758-5745 for information or tickets.

Northeast Ohio Adoption Services will host “Celebrating 40 Years of Families and Children: An Evening with Dominic Tocco & Brotherhood” at 6 p.m. Saturday at The Lake Club, 1140 Paulin Road, Poland. Emcees for the evening are Ken Carman from 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland and Ali Gator from Froggy 104.3/103.5. The event will feature appetizers, plated dinners, a photo booth, balloon pull, chance and live auctions, music and dancing. Tickets are $100 per person (includes two drink tickets) or $175 per couple (includes four drink tickets). All proceeds will benefit the families and children NOAS serves.

Penn State Shenango staff and faculty will host its third annual Scoop and Paint even at 2 p.m. Saturday, on campus in the great hall, 147 Shenango Ave., downtown Sharon. Admission is $35 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Heart of Shenango Scholarship, which is the campus’ only scholarship funded solely by contributions from staff and faculty. The cost of admission includes all painting supplies and a large helping of Penn State Berkey Creamery Ice Cream. For tickets, call Stacy at 724-983-2836. Tickets are nonrefundable. Checks should be made payable to Penn State University. All participants must be 15 and older. Registration is limited.

Stones of Help INC will host its second annual Sergeant Wilbur Lee Fish Jr. Sarcoidosis Awareness event May 6 at Mahoning Country Club, 710 E. Liberty St., Girard. Various sponsorship levels are available. For information, call Gwendolyn Fish at 330-506-7299 or email gwendolynfish@hotmail.com.

Tippecanoe Country Club, 5870 Tippecanoe Road, Canfield, will host “Golf Fore Sight ... Keep Your Eye on the Ball,” on May 21. There will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start, and proceeds will benefit the Sight for All United Foundation at www.sightforallunited.com.

Valley Autism 5K and Family Fun Walk will take place April 28 at Austintown Township Park, 6000 Kirk Road. Sponsorships are still available. Make checks payable to the Autism Society of Mahoning Valley and mail to: Autism Society of Mahoning Valley, P.O. Box 151, Canfield, OH 44406, email form to walk@autismmv.org or call Robin Suzelis, event chairwoman, at 330-333-9609.

Whispering Pines District of the Great Trail Boy Scout Council will host its 13th annual Celebration of Scouting fundraising breakfast on April 24 at the Holiday Inn, 7410 South Ave., Boardman. Doors will open at 7 a.m. with breakfast being served at 7:15 a.m. The program will begin by 7:45 a.m. Attendees will include area businesses, community leaders and those who believe in the Scouting program. Event speakers are Krish Mohip, CEO of the Youngstown City School District, and Patrick “Pat” Kelly, a Life Scout and eighth-grade honor student from Canfield. Serving as Master of Ceremonies is Mark Luke.

YSU’s Penguin Club and Dana School of Music will present a joint fundraiser, “Live at the Lake” on Friday at The Lake Club, 1140 Paulin Road, Poland. Cocktails and appetizers will be served at 7 p.m. followed by dinner at 8 and entertainment at 8:30. Cost is $125 per person or $1,000 for a table of eight. To make a reservation or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact jdtomsich@ysu.edu or 330-941-3801. Proceeds will benefit the Dana School of Music’s Robert E. Bulkley Jazz Scholarship, Tony Leonardi Jazz Ensemble Scholarship, Senator Harry Meshel Jazz Scholarship and the Penguin Club, official booster club of YSU athletics.


Churchill United Methodist Church, 189 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, is hosting its “Grief Share” program at 6 p.m. Thursday for all who have suffered a loss. The meeting will take place on the second floor of the church’s educational building.


Cortland United Methodist Church, 155 N. High St., will host a book and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.. Anyone with gently used books, specialty magazines, puzzles, games, videos, DVDs, cassettes and CDs may donate to the church from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m daily before Tuesday.

Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, has new and gently used clothing for the entire family. Each item is $1 each. Party and mother-of-the-bride dresses are 75 percent off ticket price. All jewelry and white tickets (spring items) are at ticketed prices. Open each Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Poland Lions Club will host its annual Treasures of the Trunk sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 9 at Poland High School’s stadium parking lot, corner of state Route 170 and Dobbins Road. Crafters, home goods, furniture, toys, specialty items and garage sale item vendors are needed. There is a limited 100 spaces available. Cost is $15 until May 1 and will increase to $20 after that. For information, call Judy at 330-360-3641 or Lori at 330-506-9511. Proceeds benefit community members in need and a scholarship for a Poland Seminary High School senior.

Poland United Methodist Church, 1940 Boardman-Poland Road, will host its annual Books, Bags and Bling Sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Proceeds benefit the church’s missions projects.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 78 E. Liberty St., Girard, will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5. The kitchen will serve meatball subs, beverages, snacks, coffee and water. Everything will be half price after noon and $1 per bag from 3 to 4 p.m. For information call Randy Walters, 330-719-0359, or Pastor Rhonda Gallagher, 330-284-2468.


Austintown Historical Society will host its annual Spring Tea at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. April 29 at the historic Strock Stone House, 7171 Mahoning Ave., Austintown. Cost is $15 per person for adults and $7 for children under 12. Reservations must be made by Saturday by calling Joyce Pogany, president, at 330-792-1129; or by mailing reservations to Austintown Historical Society, 1181 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown, OH 44515. A free tour of the Strock Stone House will take place following each tea time.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mahoning Valley Inc. will host its 35th annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake Bowlathon from 4 to 7 p.m. April 28 at Camelot Lanes, 628 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman. Anyone interested in participating can secure a team of six people and collect pledges from relatives, co-workers, friends and sponsors. Bowling and shoes are free. Anyone with more than $75 in pledges will receive a T-shirt, and be eligible for door prizes. For information, call 330-545-0002 or email bbbsmv@yahoo.com.

Children’s Miracle Network’s ninth annual Fun Ride and Poker Run will take place at 10 a.m. May 20. All proceeds benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, Beeghly Campus, Boardman. Route maps and rules will be available at registration beginning at 10 a.m. at BikeTown Harley-Davidson, 5700 Interstate Blvd., Austintown. The ride will begin at noon, which includes four card stops on a 90 mile route that ends at Social 45, 6885 state Route 45, Lisbon. There will be food, refreshments, a live band, basket auction and a concert ticket raffle for John Fogerty and ZZ Top “Blues and Bayous” Tour 2018. Cost is $20 per bike and $5 per passenger. This event will take place rain or shine. Non-riders meet at Social 45 at 3:30 p.m. For information, call Jim at 330-708-1363 or Jan at 330-502-9813; visit CMN Fun Ride & Poker Run Facebook page; or visit www.hdbiketown.com. Concert raffle tickets may also be purchased at BikeTown Harley-Davidson.

Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Springtime in Columbiana event on May 4, 5 and 6. The weekend will showcase merchant open houses, artisan demonstrations and entertainment as well as the following: the annual United Methodist Church purse, jewelry and clothing sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; free comic book day at Watchtower Heroes Saturday; Spring open house and grilling demo at Ace Hardware, annual birdhouse contest, Kids Zone bounce house and games, Saturday noon to 4 p.m.; walking tour of Main Street Saturday at noon and 2; Disney’s “Peter Pan Jr.” at Main Street Theater and Women’s Club box lunch sale. Musicians are currently being sought to perform. Anyone interested in performing or becoming a vendor may contact 330-482-3822 to register. All booths will be located outside.

Friends of the Mahoning River will host a canoe and kayak paddle at 10:30 a.m. June 9 from the newly constructed Girard Launch in collaboration with the Trumbull Canoe trails. Paddlers will leave the dock at 10:30 and will arrive at the B&O Station for a picnic.

Newton Falls Kiwanis Club will host its annual steak cookout benefit from 4 to 7 p.m. April 28 at Newton Falls United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Road. Dinner includes steak, salad, potato, corn, dessert, and beverage. Cost is $15. Proceeds benefit five spring youth events and two scholarships. Carry-out available. Pre-sales preferred. Call 330-872-3854. Tickets will be available at the door.

Salem Historical Society is now accepting reservations for the 48th annual Founders’ Day celebration. This event is open to the public and will take place April 24 at Bone Shakers, 546 E. Pershing St, Salem. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6. Participants will have the choice of baked chicken or cod as the main meat. Tickets are $25 per person. A special feature of the evening will be the acknowledgment of the three newly chosen 2018 Citizens of Honor. Selected for their significant contribution to the city of Salem are Russell C. Loudon, JeanAlice Fehr, and Dr. Elizabeth Grisell. The event also will feature a pick-a-prize auction, which includes gift certificates from area businesses. Early reservations are encouraged and will be accepted through April 17 by calling the society’s reservation line at 330-337-6733 or visiting salemhistoricalsociety.org. For general questions, call the society 330-337-8514.

Spring Senior Citizens Dinner will take place at 4 p.m. April 25 at Austintown Fitch High School, 4560 Falcon Drive. Seniors age 65 and older are invited to be served dinner by board members, student groups and school staff. Tickets are $2 and advance reservations are required. Call 330-797-3919 by April 20 to reserve a seat.

Sutliff Museum is announcing its new exhibit that will be through August. The exhibit is “Being a Victorian: Hygiene History of the the 19th Century,” and explores the hygiene habits of men and women in the late 1800s. The museum is on the second floor of the Warren Trumbull County Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. Admission is free, and hours are 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For information, visit www.sutliffmuseum.org, call 330-395-6575 or visit it on Facebook or Twitter.

Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts, 34 N. Phelps St., Youngstown, in cooperation with the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley, is sponsoring a “Donate a Hot Dog” campaign to help provide food to the area’s homeless population. Throughout the year, Suzie’s customers can donate a hot dog for the hungry and write a note of support. Donations will be matched dog-for-dog by the restaurant. On the second Wednesday of every month, employees will provide a meal and bring all the notes for the overnight residents and meal visitors at the Rescue Mission. The goal is food for the body and encouragement for the spirit. The project is inspired by the shooting death last November of Colin Brown. Brown worked in the restaurant industry, managing newly opened restaurants and helping get them off the ground. He was a volunteer with the Common Wealth Kitchen Incubator in Youngstown, was known for his pay it forward attitude and always helping those in need.


Trumbull County Travel Club will host a summer mini-vacation to the Finger Lakes Region will take place in June, and in October, a “Fall Scenic Tour” is planned to Boston, Cape Cod and Southern New England. Membership in the Trumbull County Travel Club is available to anyone 21 and older who has a desire to see new places, meet new friends and travel in a safe environment. For information, call the secretary at 330-856-5398.

VFW Post 3538 Auxiliary will host a casino bus trip to Presque Isle Friday. Bus will leave the post home, 157 Lowellville Road, Struthers, at 8:30 a.m., with free doughnuts and coffee available at 8. Cost is $35 per person and patrons will receive $30 in free play. Return trip will depart the casino at 3:45 p.m. Anyone interested must have a valid ID and a players card numbers if available. For information and tickets, 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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