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AUCTIONS

St. Columba Cathedral, 159 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown, will host its thirds annual quarter auction at 6 p.m. Sept. 8 in the church hall. Doors open at 5:30. Cost is $10 for a paddle and additional paddles will be for sale for $1 that evening. Guests may take snacks and refreshments but concessions will be available. Coffee and table treats will be provided. Tickets will be available for purchase after Mass or by calling the church rectory at 330-744-5233 or Chrissy Slanina, chairwoman, at 330-651-4115.

CRAFT SHOWS

Our Lady of the Lakes Womens Guild will host a craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Our Lady of the Lakes Family Center, 1254 Grandview Road, Lake Milton. Free admission, free parking, handicapped accessible, lunch counter and 50-50 raffle. Vendors are needed and tables may be reserved for $25 for a table and two chairs and $15 each for additional tables. For information, call Carol at 330-538-2400 or email to cry37@att.net.

St. Jude Church, 180 Seventh St., Columbiana, will host a craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18. The church is seeking vendors. For applications, call Mary at 330-482-2351.

DANCES

New Beginnings Club of Youngstown will host a “One Step at a Time” dance from 7 to 11 p.m. Aug. 19 at the O,C,C,H,A. Hall, 3660 Shirley Road. Admission is $8 and there will be door prizes, 50-50 drawing, snacks and more. For information, visit NBCOYINC.ORG or visit us on Facebook.

Niles Friendly Squares will perform square dance demonstrations at the Canfield Fair from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug.30 and from 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 2 on the stage located in front of the International Building. Square dance classes will resume Sept. 11.

FESTIVALS

Lamppost Farm, 14900 Market St., Columbiana, will co-host the Hop Harvest Festival with Birdfish Brewing Co. from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. The event is free and food and brews, must be 21 and older, will be available for purchase. There also will be live entertainment, hayrides, bingo, disc golf, Lamppost Farms signature T-shirts, works by local artisans and more. For information, call 330-531-4240, stop by the store from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday or visit www.lamppostfarm.com.

Polish Youngstown will host its 10th annual Polish-American Heritage Day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 26 at St. Anne Church, 4310 Kirk Road, Austintown. There will be a basket raffle and silent auction. Proceeds benefit workshops that are open to the community to educate about the Polish culture and heritage. Basket donations are needed and ideas include holiday items, children’s items, foo items, gift certificates and more. Anyone who donates a basket of $50 will receive a free ticket to Polish Day and their name put into a prize drawing. Forms to donate baskets are available at St. Anne’s. For information, call 330-333-9724 or email info@polishyoungstown.

FUNDRAISERS

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Mahoning Valley Inc. will host its annual Golf for Kids’ Sake Golf Outing Sept. 14 at Knoll Run Golf Course in Lowellville. The four person scramble will begin 9 a.m. Cost is $75 per golfer and includes 18 holes with cart, continental breakfast, lunch and chicken or roast beef dinner. There also will be door prizes, 50-50 raffle and more. Hole sponsorships are available for $100 each. For information, call BBBS at 330-545-0002.

RACES

Pirate Motorcycle Club will host the Western Reserve Motorcycle Club’s Short Track Race at 2 p.m. Saturday at East Palestine and the Harbor Woods Dirt Drags. The race was established in 1938 is in honor of Tom Morgan. For information, call Larry Smith at 330-549-0287 or Western Reserve Motorcycle Club at 330-332-0818.

SALES

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, $1 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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Ankle & Foot Care Centers of Ohio will host its annual Ankle and Foot Golf Outing on Friday 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.

Fairhaven School will host its eighth annual golf outing Sept.8 at Knoll Run Golf Course, 1421 Struthers-Coitsville Road, Lowellville. The event is hosted in collaboration with the Special Olympics and will raise funds in support of the school and the Fairhaven Special Olympians. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9. Cost is $70 per person and includes lunch, dinner and prizes. Proceeds benefit the development of the Fairhaven School. Support may be given through hole sponsorships at $50; items for the basket auction; or monetary contributions. Make checks payable to Fairhaven Foundation with “School Outing” in the memo line. Mail registration and payment to Fairhaven Playground Committee, 420 Lincoln Way, Niles, OH 44446. For information, call Rosanne Morell or Carol Kirsch at 330-652-5811.

Fish Samaritan House will host “The Mahoning Valley’s Pasta Sauce Challenge: from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at The Georgetown, 5945 South Ave., Boardman. Area restaurants will send in sauces for attendees to taste and vote for the “Best Sauce in the Valley.” The Fish Samaritan House is a nonprofit organization that serves the poor, the elderly and the children of Youngstown with food, furnishings and clothing. For information or to make a donation, call (330) 746-4190.

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 bit.ly/2n0UC1x. 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 knicholas@hfhmv.org.

Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past, the City of Youngstown, Youngstown City Schools, CIRV (the Community Initiative to Reduce Violence) and the Youngstown State University Department of Africana Studies are planning the Eighth Annual Nonviolence Parade and Rally at 3 p.m. Oct. 7. The parade will begin at the corner of Wick Avenue and Wood Street and proceed downtown to the Covelli Center. The rally will follow the parade. The parade is open to all nonprofit organizations such as youth and community groups, schools, athletic teams, churches, nieghborhood block watches as well as businesses and government officials. There is no fee to participate in the parade. Anyone who wants to participate by walking, driving a car or truck or creating a float may register online at www.ohiononviolence.com or by emailing Penny Wells, director of Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past, at pennywwells@sbcglobal.net. All registrations are due by Sept. 15. For information, call Wells at 330-207-4467.

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 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.

TRIPS AND TOURS

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 today. For information, call Brenda Spencer at 330-559-4501 or email to brendasj59@hotmail.com.

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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