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AUCTIONS

St. Columba Cathedral, 159 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown, will host its third 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 Women’s 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

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 in front of the International Building. Square dance classes will resume Sept. 11.

FESTIVALS

Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church, 626 Wick Ave., will host its Romanian Food Festival from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. There will be many Romanian foods and drinks. There also will be musical entertainment and tours of the church at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. The event is free to attend.

Liberty Fall Fest will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at the L.Y.R.I.C. (old high school gym) on Churchill Road. Admission is free. There will be games, face painting, food vendors and vendors with wares. A Color Run/Walk will begin at 10 a.m. with registration at 9:30. Registration is $15 before Sept. 10 and $20 after then and includes a T-shirt. For information about the Color Run, email lulubeean@aol.com. Vendor spaces are available at $15 for a 10-foot by 10-foot space. To reserve a space, email ejacobs@zoominternet.net.

Polish Youngstown will host its 10th annual Polish-American Heritage Day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 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, food items, gift certificates and more. Anyone who donates a basket worth $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.

St. Lucy Church and Santa Rosa de Lima Cultural Societies will sponsor a Food Fest from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Palermo Center, 397 Tenney Ave., Campbell. There will be Italian and Spanish food available for dine-in or takeout, baked goods for purchase and music, games, face painting and raffles.

FUNDRAISERS

Austintown Alumni Association selling raffle tickets for its annual scholarship and mini grant fundraiser through Sept. 14. A book of six raffle tickets is $5 or individual tickets are $1 each and are available from any association member or by calling Susan Justice, president of the association, at 330-792-2667. Proceeds benefit the association’s scholarship fund and mini grants. The winners will be announced at half-time at the football game at Falcon Stadium on Sept. 14.

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-player 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, a 50-50 raffle and more. Hole sponsorships are available for $100 each. For information, call BBBS at 330-545-0002.

Casino Cafe Food Truck will host a block party to benefit the Foundation for the Visually Impaired from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday in the parking lot at Diletto Winery, 8578 Market St., Boardman. There will be live music, the food truck’s sandwiches, pop, water, beer, craft beer and Diletto’s signature sangrias and wines for purchase. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call the Foundation for the Visually Impaired at 216-224-3525.

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

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. The 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 in advance 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 Wick Avenue and Wood Street and proceed downtown to the Covelli Centre. The rally will follow the parade. The parade is open to all nonprofit organizations such as youth and community groups, schools, athletic teams, churches and neighborhood block watches as well as businesses and government officials. There is no fee to participate. 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.

Struthers Historical Society will host Alexander Frankfort Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Frankfort House, 50 Terrace St. There will be infantry demonstrations, American Indian displays, a rope walk and museum tours. Re-enactments will be featured by the Shriver Grays, 27th VA Co. G Re-eneactors; Sons of Confederate veterans; Boy Scout Troop 101; and a special appearance by Steffon Wydell Jones, a local researcher and one of the founders of the 5th United States Colored Infantry Regiment re-enactment group.

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.

Quaker Steak & Lube Austintown, 5800 Interstate Blvd., will host Patriot Day at the Lube at 6 p.m. Sept. 6. Military members in uniform or with a military ID will receive 20 percent off. The event will include a skydiver who will land in the parking lot.

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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