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BINGO

St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church fundraising committee will present its Spring Fling Bingo Matinee from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at The Byzantine Center at the Grove, 3801 Shady Run Road, Youngstown. The event will feature a hot lunch buffet, a chocolate fountain, eight games of bingo, a basket raffle with more than 50 prizes, a bingo ball drop, 50-50 raffles and free door prizes. More than $1,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. The event is open to the public, and the price of $30 per person includes the buffet lunch, eight games of bingo and a free bingo dauber. Major credit cards are accepted. Advance reservations are requested, but walk-ins are welcome based on availability. For reservations, call 330-782-6388 or byzantinecenter@aol.com.

St. Patrick Church, 357 N. Main St., Hubbard, will host super bingo at the church hall Saturday. 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.

CLASSES

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 class takes place at 6 p.m. at 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown, in the First Presbyterian Church building. The course runs every Tuesday through June 26 and fills up quickly. Call 330-9268 or e-mail us at staff@namimv.org for information or to register.

FESTIVALS

Simply Slavic will host its eighth annual Simply Slavic festival from noon to midnight June 16 on Federal Plaza East. 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 are available 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. April 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 the Simply Slavic Festival Scholarship Fund.

FUNDRAISERS

Austintown Relay for Life purse bingo will take place at the Maronite Center, 1555 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown, on Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the first round starts at 7. Tickets are $25 in advance 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. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. Contact relayaustintown@gmail.com with questions.

Bedford Trails Golf Course, 713 Bedford Road, Coitsville, will host its annual “Bub” Heldman Memorial Golf Outing on May 26. Proceeds will benefit the Heldman SHS Scholar-Athlete Scholarship. Shotgun start at 8 a.m. with lunch, dinner, golf prizes, raffles and an opportunity to meet the 2018 scholarship winner.

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., 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.

Man Up Mahoning Valley and the Mercy Health Foundation – Mahoning Valley will host "Stand Up for Man Up" from 6 to 9 p.m. May 5 at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., downtown Youngstown. The program is to make a stand against prostate cancer. The event will feature stand-up comedians Eric Thompson and Jason Douglas, dinner, DJ, cash bar and gift raffles. Tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com/e/stand-up-for-man-up-tickets-44462784385?aff=ehomecard, or register by calling 330-480-3405 by Friday. For information, visit www.manupmv.com.

Mental Health Association of Mercer County Inc. will host its annual basket auction fundraiser May 6 at the Sharon American Legion Post 299, 1395 E. State St. Doors open at 12:30 p.m and auction begins at 3. Presale tickets are $5 each. For information or tickets, call Dorothy at 724-866-2788 or Gene at 724-866-3891. Food and beverages also will be available.

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 Saturday 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 Tuesday 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.

SALES

Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St., will host its Spring Trash and Treasure Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2 and 3. May 3 is bargain bag day.

Brookfield United Methodist Church, 6951 Grove St., will host its rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The sale will include household goods, kitchen items, decorative items, furniture, baby items, knick-knacks, books, clothing, shoes, and more. Food will be available for purchase.

Christ Church Presbyterian, 1933 Canfield Road, Youngstown, will host its rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 and 5. The sale will be inside the church and will take place rain or shine.

First Covenant Church, 5210 Glenwood Ave., Boardman, will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 and from 9 a.m. to noon May 5. Many items to choose from. For information, call 330-758-9753.

First United Methodist Church, 237 West Silver St., Sharon, Pa., will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 and from 9 a.m. to noon May 5. A bake sale will be offered all day May 4, and Dollar Bag Day will be May 5. Items will include clothing, jewelry, toys, small appliances, linens, antiques, collectibles and more. No computers, televisions or large furniture allowed. Anyone wanting to donate to the baked sale is asked to have their goods already priced and donated by May 3. Members of the church may shop May 3.

Grace Lutheran Church, 162 S. Raccoon Road, will host a trash and treasure sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5. Items include household goods, tools, books, clothes, collectibles and more. Lunch, baked goods and refreshments will be available. Proceeds used for improvement and maintenance on church grounds. Entrance to the sale area is in the rear of the church.

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. The Closet will be closed May 1 for preparation of its garage sale.

Ladies Guild of Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield-Niles Rd., Austintown, will host its semi-annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4 and from 10 a.m. to noon May 5. All items will be available for a “free-will” offering. Clothes, books, toys, and household items are some of the items offered. All proceeds will benefit the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley for its building project. Lunch will be available May 4 at regular prices.

Mount Olivet United Church of Christ, 410 W. South Range Road, North Lima, will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4 and from 9 a.m. to noon May 5. Half-price day is May 4 and May 5 will be $1 bag day.

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 stadium parking lot, state Route 170 at 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.

Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Austintown, will host its annual flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 1 and continue every Tuesday until October. Vendors are allowed to set up before 8. Cost for vendors is $5 per space. The event will offer coffee, soda and other refreshments. Reservations for spaces are not required. Call Rich at 330-503-0535 with questions.

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.

Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Rd, Canfield, is hosting its Annual Garage, Attic and Basement (GAB) Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5. Fill a brown paper bag with clothes for $4 on May 4, and May 5 is fill a brown paper bag with clothes for $2. Also, May 5 is half-price on remaining items (household items, furniture and more). For information, call Jo Ann at 330-318-7952 and leave a message.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mahoning Valley Inc. will host its 35th annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake Bowlathon from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday 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. 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 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 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.

Flaming Ice Cube's annual Knitter's Retreat will take place May 4 to 6 at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Canfield. Laura Barker will instruct a class at The Flaming Ice Cube from 1 to 4 p.m. May 4. Barker has taken her experience from being a former math teacher and engineer and combined it into her current career of knitting design and education. She is the author of “‚ãMitered Entrelac: Knitting Around the Corner.” Her patterns have been featured in publications such as ‚ãKnitter’s Magazine, Knitty, ‚ãand ‚ãKnit Edge Magazine. For information, visit flamingicecube.com or call 330-726-4766.

Friendly Garden Club will host a presentation on butterflies by Bob the "Butterfly Man" at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kinsman Presbyterian Church, 6383 Church St. The event is free and open to the public.

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. Saturday at Newton Falls United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Road, Newton Falls. Dinner includes steak, salad, potato, corn, dessert, and beverage. Cost is $15. Proceeds benefit five spring youth events and two scholarships. Carryout will be available. Pre-sales preferred. Call 330-872-3854. Tickets will be available at the door.

Shenango Valley Urban League will host its 50th Anniversary Banquet, “The Movement: Carrying the Torch, Continuing the Legacy” at 6 p.m. May 10 at Tiffany’s Banquet Center, 601 Bedford Road SE, Brookfield. The event will feature Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of National Urban League. Tickets are $45. Contact 724-981-5310 for information.

Survivors of Suicide 11th annual Awareness Walk will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The walk, which is held in memory of loved ones who have died by suicide, will take place at the Trumbull County Courthouse Gazebo, Courthouse Square, Warren. Families, friends and the public are invited to attend and urged to bring photos or signs to highlight the loss of loved ones to suicide. This event is sponsored by Help Network of Northeast Ohio, Survivors of Suicide of Mahoning County and Survivors of Suicide of Trumbull County. For information, call Help Network at 800-427-3606, Mary at 330-307-8231 or Dan at 330-553-4635.

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.

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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