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editor’s note

The Reunions & Class Notes column that formerly was published Tuesdays will now be published on Fridays. The new deadline for Reunions & Class Notes is noon Wednesday.


Austintown Fitch Choir Boosters will host a Santa’s Workshop Craft Show in the Fitch High School cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 16. The show will offer crafts, consultants, a 50-50 raffle and a basket auction. The fundraiser will benefit the choir boosters, who are raising money for a trip to the Navy Base in Norfolk, Va.


Big Brothers Big Sisters will host a “Jingle Bell Calendar Raffle” fundraiser during December. All participants who donate $10 will be eligible to win $50 per day in December based on the 3-digit Pennsylvania evening drawing. The prize is $500 on Dec. 31. Proceeds benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. For tickets and information, call the office at 330-545-0002 or email bbbsmv@yahoo.com. This fundraiser has no affiliation with the Pennsylvania Lottery System.


Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, has new and gently used clothing for the entire family. With each $20 purchase throughout December, shoppers get a free holiday sweater/blouse or wedding, holiday/prom dress or a men’s suit or sport coat.

Salem Historical Society is using the theme “Made in Salem” for the annual Salem community calendar. This edition of the calendar features all photographs in full color. All photographs were taken by David J. Shivers, the society’s curator. The price is $12, which can be mailed if desired. For information, call 330-337-8514.


Austintown Farmers Market will host a Winter Market and community event at 5 p.m. Dec. 14. The market will offer a shopping experience for those seeking Christmas gifts as well as activities for all. Horse-drawn wagon rides will begin at 6 p.m. as Santa arrives. Free photos with Santa will be offered starting shortly after his arrival, and his workshop will be available for free kids’ crafts as well as a gift wrapping station. There will be a s’mores station, hot chocolate bar, 50-50 and basket raffle and door prizes. The sponsor for this event is Greenwood Chevrolet, providing the free wagon rides and gift wrapping station. The Associated School Employees Credit Union is providing the free photos with Santa. Other sponsors include attorney Robert Price, Mary Kay by Dianne Bitner, Cyclone TNT, Mr. Fix It and Captured Grace Photography. For information, call 330-349-2503 or email austintownfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Choffin Career & Technical Center early childhood education program will host its 38th annual mitten tree campaign today through Dec. 14. Donations of children’s gloves, mittens, hats, socks and school supplies are needed and may be dropped off at Choffin, 200 Wood St., Youngstown. Items collected will benefit the Choffin Preschool Center and Mahoning County Children’s Services.

Stambaugh Campmasters will host Breakfast with Santa from 8 to 11 a.m. Dec. 15 at Camp Stambaugh, 3712 Leffingwell Road, Canfield. Participants will enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa and gifts. Take a camera for pictures with Santa. Cost is $5 for children age 5 to 12 and $8 for adults. Children 4 and under enter for free. Register online at scoutingevent.com/433-santa. Contact Brad Lang at 330-883-8921 with questions.

Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, will host a Christmas party from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14. The event will feature live entertainment with Steve Fezzini, lunch, door prizes, raffles and more. Cost is $5 for members and $8 for guests. Reservations are due by Friday. The center also is collecting new, unwrapped toys through Saturday for Toys for Tots. Anyone interested in donating is asked to drop donations in the Toys for Tots box in the front lobby.

Westminster College will host “Cartographies and Narratives: Work by Murray Robertson” in the campus’ Foster Art Gallery in Patterson Hall through Friday. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and the exhibition is free and open to the public. For information, call Summer Zickefoose, assistant professor of art, at 724-946-7267 or email zickefse@westminster.edu.

Yellow Brick Place Cancer Wellness Center, 2959 Canfield Road, suites 3 and 10, Youngstown, will host events during the month of December. The Single Mingle at Social 45 will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at Social 45, 6885 state Route 45, Lisbon. Attendees must be 21 or older. Price includes one drink, DJ and games. There also will be a 50-50 raffle and basket auctions. Tickets can be picked up at Social 45, Simply Scarves locations, YBP or at the door. Call 330-434-7033 or 330-853-6851 with questions. Chair yoga will take place at 11:15 a.m. Saturday and Dec. 15 and 22 in Suite 3. The instructor will be Erin Lonsway. A family holiday workshop will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday in Suite 3. Children are welcome to decorate Christmas cookies; Mrs. Claus will read a story; and light refreshments will be provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required at 234-228-9550. “Look Good, Feel Better” will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 in suite 10. Volunteer beauty professionals will help women combat appearance-related side effects of cancer treatments with complimentary make-up products, the use of scarves and wigs and skin and nail care. Registration required at 234-228-9550.


Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice Senior Center is sponsoring a bus trip to The Wheeling Island Casino and Oglebay Festival of Lights. The bus will leave the center at 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 12 for Youngstown Skate to meet the rest of the group. Participants are asked to use the side parking lot only. While en route, participants will play bingo and have raffle drawings. Upon arrival at Wheeling Downs, each person will receive $25 in free slot play. The bus will leave the casino at 4 p.m. for the Oglebay Festival of Lights. Snack bags will be provided by First Light Home Care. Cost is $30 for senior center members and $35 for guests. Payment is due at registration to reserve a seat. Call 330-533-4350 for information.

Howland UMC and The First Congregational Church of Wayne will sponsor a one-day bus trip to Oglebay Festival of Lights with Cabelas on Dec. 11. Cost is $39 per person. The trip includes a laser show and stop and shop at Cabelas along with a dinner stop on your own. Departure is set for 12:30 p.m. from The First Congregational Church of Wayne; pickup at Howland UMC at 1 p.m. with a return at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment is due as soon as possible. Make checks out to: HUM. In the memo line, put Oglebay. Include your name, the names of those you are purchasing tickets for and addresses and phone numbers. Mail to John Sinclair at 1 Masters Court NE, Warren, OH 44484. Call John with questions at 330-719- 6778.

A calendar of activities to which the public is invited is published each Tuesday. Please submit information to the Society Department by noon Friday.

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