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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 available for $1 that evening. Guests may take snacks and refreshments, and concessions also 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.

St. Mary Church Hall, 103 N. Maple St., Orwell, will host a basket auction Sept. 13. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the auction begins at 7. Features more than 225 prizes, grand prize drawing, 50-50 raffle and food.

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.

Youngstown Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, will host its 8th annual craft and vendor show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20. There will be food, a 50-50 raffle and more. For vendor information, call Tammy at 330-797-9520. For general information, call the club at 330-792-7973.

DANCES

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

FESTIVALS

Lamppost Farm, 14900 Market St., Columbiana, will host its Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 6. The event is free and open to the public. 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.

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.

FUNDRAISERS

Austintown Alumni Association is 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, association president, at 330-792-2667. 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 on Sept. 14 at Knoll Run Golf Course in Lowellville. The four-player scramble will begin at 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.

SALES

Boardman Lions Club will host a 25-household garage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 at 5226 Pinetree Lane. Parking will be available in the church parking lot across the street. Proceeds will benefit the Boardman community.

Fifth Avenue Community Church, 1361 5th Ave., Youngstown, will have a rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 5, 7 and 8.

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.

Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church pavilion, 1025 N. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown, will be the site for its rummage sale that will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 6 through 8.

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

Poland United Methodist Church, 1940 Boardman Poland Road, will host a free Family Fun Carnival from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 8. Event includes a bounce house, pony rides, petting zoo, rock wall, games and food.

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. Reenactments will be featured by the Shriver Grays, 27th VA Co. G Re-enactors; 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.

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 landing 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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