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. every Tuesday through June 26 at 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown, in the First Presbyterian Church building. 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 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 from new vendors 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. today 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.


Auxiliary of the Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus will host its fourth annual fundraiser from 6 to 11 p.m. June 2 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica in Youngstown. The evening will feature Italian food and flair with a cookie table. There will be dancing, an auction, a raffle and prize of $1,000. Tickets are $50 per person or $95 per couple and may be obtained through the convent by calling Sister Barbara at 330-759-9329. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door.

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. and there will be 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., Girard, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Fridays and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. For information, call the center at 330-545-6596.

Mental Health Association of Mercer County Inc. will host its annual basket auction fundraiser Saturday 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.

Salem Regional Medical Center’s Foundation and the Catalpa Grove Farm in Columbiana are partnering to host a Mother’s Day fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 11 at Catalpa Grove Farm, 41473 state Route 14. Those shopping at Catalpa Grove Farm for Mother’s Day can present a special flyer at check-out and Catalpa’s will donate 10 percent of all eligible purchases to the SRMC Foundation. The flyers must be picked up in advance at SRMC’s Look Nook Gift Shop or by calling the SRMC Foundation office at 330-337-2883. Proceeds will be used to support the cancer services provided at the University Hospital’s Seidman Cancer Center at SRMC.

Stones of Help INC will host its second annual Sergeant Wilbur Lee Fish Jr. Sarcoidosis Awareness event Saturday 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.

Temple Emmanuel Seventh-Day Adventist Church will host its fourth annual International Food Fair fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. June 10 at the Youngstown Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road. Proceeds benefit The Carter House, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation house that provides resources and support for addicts; and the Haitian Missions, which organizes several mission trips throughout the year to help re-build the country of Haiti. Donations for food and/or door prizes are requested. For information, call 540-292-8030 or email at bryantsmith305@gmail.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.


Austintown Night Out will host its second annual trash and treasure sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 27 at Austintown Township Park, rain or shine. Spaces are available at $10 each by email to AustintownNightOut@gmail. com or call Shawne Wilfong at 330-774-1803.

Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St., will host its spring trash and treasure sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Thursday is bargain-bag day.

Christ Church Presbyterian, 1933 Canfield Road, Youngstown, will host its rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 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. Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. 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. until 2 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. A bake sale will be offered all day Friday, and Dollar Bag Day will be Saturday. 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 bake sale is asked to have their goods already priced and donated by Thursday. Members of the church may shop Thursday.

Grace Lutheran Church, 162 S. Raccoon Road, will host a trash and treasure sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 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.

Ladies Guild of Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown, will host its semi-annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. 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 Friday.

Lepper Library will host a book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There will be a wide selection of adult, teen and children’s books; audios and DVDs. The prices are for hardbacks 50 cents, paperbacks 25 cents, audios and DVDs $1, all children’s books 25 cents and magazines are free with any purchase. The sale will take place at the Library, 303 E. Lincoln Way, Lisbon. Enter at the garage off of Vine Street.

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. Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Half-price day is Friday, and Saturday will be $1 bag day.

Northeast Ohio Adoption Services will host a flower sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 9 to 15 for Mother’s Day at the Hunter’s Square Plaza, 8700 E. Market St., Howland. For information, call Kathy at 330-856-5582, ext. 110.

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 are 100 spaces available. Cost is $15 until Tuesday 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. until 2 p.m. Tuesday and continue every Tuesday until October. Vendors are permitted 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. Saturday. 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 Road, Canfield, is hosting its annual garage, attic and basement (GAB) Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Fill a brown paper bag with clothes for $4 Friday, and Saturday is fill a brown paper bag with clothes for $2. Also, Saturday is half-price on remaining items (household items, furniture and more). For information, call Jo Ann at 330-318-7952 and leave a message.


Beatitude House will host its annual Wine Taste & Auction at 5:30 p.m. May 11 at The Embassy in Boardman. Platinum sponsors include the Muransky Companies, Comprehensive Logistics and Astro Shapes Inc. The evening will feature wine tastings by local wine purveyors, Superior Beverage Group, Tri County Wholesale Distributors and Ohio Wines. Craft beers also will be available for sampling. Included with admission will be a full dinner buffet, entertainment, and participation in live, silent, and ticket auctions. Stan Miller will provide entertainment. Tickets are $75 per person or $600 for a table of eight. Reservations are due by May 7 by calling 330-744-3147 or visiting www.beatitudehouse.com/events. Auction items include a Chicago weekend package donated by Denise DeBartolo-York, tickets to a Cleveland Indians game and more. Guests also can bid on condo packages in South Carolina and Hawaii. Anyone interested in donating an item for the auction may contact the number above or drop the item off at 238 Tod Lane in Youngstown by today.

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 Friday through Sunday. 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.

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

Friends of the Mahoning River will host a canoe and kayak paddle 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.

Jewish Community Relations Council and the Ohio Genealogical Society Mahoning County Chapter will host a lecture on Jewish genealogy, “An Evening with Israel Pickholtz: A Jewish Genealogist’s Discovery of Family History” at 7 p.m. May 8 at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown. Israel Pickholtz, a native of Pittsburgh who has been living in Israel since 1973, began working seriously on his families’ genealogies in 1994. Since his early retirement in 2008, he has been accepting genealogy clients from Israel and abroad. His flagship work is the Pickholtz Project, a single surname project which serves to identify and reconnect all Pickholtz descendants. Alongside his work as a professional genealogist, Pickholtz became heavily involved in genetic genealogy in 2013. His book, “Endogamy: One Family, One People,” will be available for sale at the program. The program is free and open to the public. For information, contact Nancy Sentelik at 330-746-3251.

Pieceful Pursuits and Where the Corners Meet quilt guilds Quilt Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12 at Lakeside Evangelical Church, 3203 N. Hermitage Road, Transfer, Pa. Participants can view 200-plus quilts. Scissors sharpening will be on site as well as a bazaar table and quilt shop vendors. Raffle quilt drawings will be the same day as the show. Admission is $5 and lunch is available.

Shenango Valley Urban League Inc. 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.

Sutliff Museum is announcing its new exhibit that will run 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 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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