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Monday, August 6, 2018


Butterflies and Hope Memorial Foundation will host a kick-off event to launch their virtual mountain climb fundraiser at 11 a.m. next Monday at the Youngstown Community Health Center (ONE Health Ohio), 726 Wick Ave, Youngstown. Parking will be at the Ursuline lot across the street. The event will include a ceremonial butterfly release to honor the foundation, a one-mile walk to kick off the virtual mountain climb, a performance from the Harambee Youth Group, food, music and more. The Butterflies and Hope Founder and CEO of ONE Health Ohio, Ron Dwinnells, MD., recently climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to increase awareness for children suffering from adverse childhood experiences. To raise money for this cause, the organization will host a virtual mountain climb fundraiser, Climbing for Kids, where the community is invited to “virtually” climb Mount Kilimanjaro next Monday through Aug. 17. The goal is for each climber to walk 50,000 steps over a five-day period to virtually summit the mountain. As participants reach milestones along their climb, they will get to see pictures and videos of the mountain at that particular elevation. Participants will track their steps through a wearable device (Fitbit, Garmin, etc.) or cellphone and manually enter them into a virtual platform. To register for and/or access the virtual climb, visit Each participant will be asked to pay a $5 minimum registration donation.

Chestnut Ridge Church of God, 7215 Chestnut Ridge Road, will distribute free and brand-new tennis shoes to all school-age students in kindergarten through 12th grade from 4 to 6 :30 p.m. next Monday and from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 14. Students must reside in or attend school in Hubbard, Masury, Brookfield, Liberty, Girard, Sharon, Hermitage, Farrell or West Middlesex. One pair per student. Students must bring a parent or guardian and show proof of residency.

Knights of Columbus President Charity Fund will sponsor a golf outing Sunday at Olde Dutch Mill Golf Course at Lake Milton. Proceeds benefit Delaney Yeager, a young girl with Down Syndrome, hypothyroidism and a heart deformity. Registration takes place from 7 to 7:45 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8. Cost is $75 per person and includes cart, beverages, breakfast, lunch and dinner. For tickets or information, call Joe Mackos, 330-792-7745 or 330-506-1303; John DePinto, 330-718-2509; Mike Jordon, 330-540-7317; or Jim Rose, 330-501-4388.

Stigmata Tattoo & Piercing, 119 W. Lincoln Highway in Lisbon, will host its fifth annual “Get Inked for Animals” from 12:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Fifty percent of all metal, ink and gift cards purchased will benefit Legacy Dog Rescue. Walk-in appointments are welcome, or a time may be scheduled by calling Stigmata at 330-424-1962. For information on Legacy Dog Rescue, visit


Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, has new and gently used clothing for the entire family. August specials are adult clothing, $2 each; and children’s clothing and women’s purses, 50 percent off. There is a men’s department with like-new dress shirts, shorts, polos and suits. There are a few custom-made suits in sizes 3X to 5X. Open each Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come visit us for a clothing and school supplies giveaway from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Lord of Life Church, 550 N. Broad St., Canfield, will host a treasure in a trunk sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. All spaces are $10 per unit and includes a table for inside spaces, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For information or reservations, call Ruth Allen at 330-550-3022. Payment is required in advance.


Ankle & Foot Care Centers of Ohio will host its annual Ankle and Foot Golf Outing on Aug. 17 at Pine Lakes Golf Club, 6233 W. Liberty St., Hubbard. A shotgun start will take place at 10:30 a.m. There will be lunch, dinner and prizes. Proceeds benefit the Diabetes Partnership of the Mahoning Valley. To make a donation, call the Ankle & Foot Care Centers of Ohio at 330-629-8800.

Bunnies in Baskets, an F5RS and a 501(c)(3) rescue and sanctuary, will host a “Summer Bun-cation” open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Old School Marketplace, 11836 South Ave., North Lima, in the basement of building “E,” Suite 19. For information, visit Nail trimming and grooming will be available and there will be a Scentsy consultant on hand.

Campbell City Police will host a National Night Out celebration from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Roosevelt Park. There will be games, activities and vendors available and a movie will follow.

East Side Crime Watch will host a National Night Out picnic at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Wick Park. For information, call Annie Hall at 330-742-4880 or 234-719-9142.

Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning Valley will host its 19th annual 5K and 2-mile walk Sept. 15 at Holy Family Church, 2729 Center Road, Poland. Children’s race is free and will begin at 8:45 a.m. and the 5K and 2-mile walk will begin at 9. Registration fee for walkers and runners is $15 or $20 the day of the event. Payment may be mailed to Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning Valley, Attn: Kristina Nicholas, 480 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers, OH 44471. Payment may also be made online at Eventbrite for ticket registration at Drinks and snacks will be provided and there will be prize giveaways. The first 200 people registered will receive a free T-shirt and gift bag. Volunteers are needed for cheering, water stations, directing runners and walkers and more. Anyone interested in being a volunteer, call Kristina Nicholas, director of development, at 330-743-7244, ext. 101 or visit

Huntington Place Plaza, 1393 Boardman-Canfield Road, will host a Mission Night Project from 6 to 10 p.m. the second Friday of each month through October. The dates will be Friday, Sept. 14 and Oct. 12. This will be a time for the Mahoning Valley to showcase the foods, crafts, talents, customs and people making the community a great place to live. Vendor spots are available for $50 per 10-foot by 10-foot tent space and $100 for food trucks and the several 10-foot by 20-foot spaces that are available. For information or applications, visit at or call 234-254-0170. Proceeds will benefit the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley.

New Middletown Village will host its National Night Out on Tuesday. NNO is a nationwide crime-prevention initiative that brings out citizens and police in a relaxed atmosphere. The NNO will begin with a parade at 6:30 p.m. followed by a free party behind the police station at 10711 Main St. Fireworks will be displayed at 10 p.m. To register a group for the parade, call New Middletown Municipal building at 330-542-2846. Donations offset the cost of fireworks and may be made by individuals or groups. Send donations to New Middletown Police at 10711 Main St., P.O. Box 463, New Middletown, OH 44442.

Ohltown United Methodist Church, 2001 Ohltown Road, Mineral Ridge, will host Family Fun Night from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. The event will include a picnic dinner and games.

St. Brendan Church will host its summer golf outing Sunday at Bedford Trails Golf Course, 713 Bedford Road, Lowellville. The four-person scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Cost is $80 per person and includes green fees, cart, lunch, dinner and beverages. For information, call Joe or Linda Vivacqua at 330-506-0879. Registration deadline is Wednesday. Hole sponsorships are available for businesses and individuals. There also will be a basket raffle and other games. Non-golfers may attend dinner for $25 per person. Proceeds benefit St. Brendan Church.

Sutliff Museum is announcing its exhibit that will run through August. The exhibit is “Being a Victorian: Hygiene History of the 19th Century,” and explores the hygiene habits of men and women in the late 1800s. There also is an exhibit of “The Original S’mores” ornaments. Each ornament shows a snowman made of marshmallows depicting various holidays, occupations, milestones of life, and more. 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, 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 GOP will host its second annual Reagan BBQ and Golf Outing Sunday at Bronzwood Golf Course, 9645 Kinsman-Pymatuning Road, Kinsman. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9, using the 4-person scramble format. First-prize will be $400. Cost is $85 per player and includes green fees, cart, continental breakfast and the barbecue to follow. To be a hole sponsor or for information, call Lori at 330-442-7468. Non-golfers are encouraged to attend the full-course barbecue starting at 3 p.m. Cost for barbecue only is $45. There will be basket raffles and Keith Faber, candidate for Ohio State Auditor, will speak. Prepaid reservations can be made by mailing checks payable to Trumbull County GOP, c/o Al Haberstroh, 2681 Barclay Messerly Road, Southington, OH 44470.


Mahoning Valley Historical Society will host a History to Go bus tour to three sites related to U.S. President James A. Garfield on Saturday. Cost is $70 for MVHS members, $75 for nonmembers and includes motor coach transportation from the Tyler History Center, admission to all sites and a boxed lunch. The bus will board at 8:30 a.m. and return at approximately 6 p.m. For information or to register, call 330-743-2589 or visit

Poland Historical Society will host a bus trip to Pittsburgh on Sept. 19. The trip includes the Heinz Memorial Chapel, a tour of the Strip District and downtown, a two-hour cruise on the Explorer riverboat and more. Cost is $105 person and includes bus transportation, admission fees and lunch. The bus will depart at 8:30 a.m. from Poland Methodist Church, 1940 Boardman-Poland Road, and will leave Pittsburgh at 5 p.m. to return to Poland at approximately 6:30. For information, call Larry Bartos at 330-757-4223. Deadline to sign up is Saturday. Make checks payable to: Poland Historical Society and mail to The Poland Historical Society, P.O. Box 5052, Poland, Ohio 44514, along with your name, address, phone number, email address and check number. Also, indicate choice for lunch: chargrilled chicken breast; Chef’s salad; tilapia; or pasta primavera.

The Rayen School Class of 1969 will host a bus trip to Wheeling Island Casino in Wheeling, W.Va., on Sept. 15. Cost is $40 and deadline for reservations is next Monday. For information, call Brenda Spencer at 330-559-4501 or email to

VFW Post 3538 Auxiliary will sponsor a casino bus trip Friday to Presque Isle. Cost is $35 with $30 in free play. Free coffee and doughnuts will be served at 8 a.m. at the post home, 157 Lowellville Road, Struthers, and the bus leaves for the casino at 8:30 a.m. The return trip leaves the casino at 3:45. A snack and water will be provided. For information or reservations, 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.