Events, fundraisers and more that are worth a look

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Christ the Good Shepherd, St. Joseph the Provider Church will host a quarter auction at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at 633 Porter Ave., Campbell. Admission is $10 and must be purchased in advance by calling Marcy Sebest at 330-755-4141 or Patti Snitzer at 330-881-9742. Take your own beverages. Limited concessions will be available. Doors open at 6:15. Proceeds benefit the church.

Junior Group of Goodwill Auction and Jewelry Sale is set for Feb. 16, at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave. It will include Goodwill collectible jewelry, silent auction of fine jewelry and collectibles, vintage clothing, basket raffle, 50-50 raffle, basket auction, hors d’oeuvres, pastries and cash bar. For information or to be added to the mailing list, call Goodwill at 330-759-7921, ext. 1207.


Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St., is offering community dance lessons at 4 p.m. Wednesdays in the church fellowship hall. Classes resume Wednesday. Each lesson is one hour, and the cost is $5 per lesson. This is an activity to get moving, to meet new people and to learn new dances. For more information or questions, call Doreen at 330-398-9773.

Niles Friendly Squares will offer square dance lessons from Jan. 9 through April at Niles S.C.O.P.E. Center, 14 E. State St. An introductory session will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 9. Sessions are designed to cover steps in the basic square dance program. Gene Hammond will be the instructor. There is a fee of $6 per lesson. To sign-up or for information, call Gene or Frankie Hammond at 330-506-3370.

Niles Friendly Squares will host its next dance at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Niles S.C.O.P.E. Center, 14 E. State St. There will be a high/low dance with alternating tips for new dancers as well as tips for experienced dancers. Gene Hammond will be the caller and Frankie Hammond will be calling the line dances. Dress is casual. Cost is $6 at the door. To sign up for lessons or for information, contact Gene at 330-506-3370.


Austintown Band Parents will host the third annual Jazz & Dessert event at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 at the middle school, 900-1104 S. Raccoon Road. Area amateur and professional bakers will compete to win Best of Show and Best Display awards while the middle school, high school and alumni jazz bands perform under the direction of Jeremy McClaine, Wesley O’Connor and Marc Puypino. Admission is $5 per person, which includes 10 dessert samples. Beverages also will be available for purchase. Each baker will provide a finished product for a bakery auction in addition to samples. Proceeds benefit Austintown bands. If interested in becoming a participant, information can be obtained by emailing Entries are due by Jan. 13.

St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church Social Hall, 764 Fifth St., Struthers, will be the site of a dine in or takeout spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 19. Proceeds will benefit Lisa Giancola Janci who is in need of a heart transplant. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children age 5 to 10, and free for children under age 5. There will be a basket auction and 50-50 raffle tickets; one ticket for $1, seven for $5, 15 for $10 or 30 for $20. To purchase tickets, call Toni Tuscano at 330-506-6459, Shanna Wirt at 330-506-9737, Jeff Janci at 330-519-6822 or Lori Giancola at 330-550-6795.

Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, will host a pasta dinner fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Proceeds will benefit the mission trip to Baton Rouge, La., to repair hurricane-damaged homes.


Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, has new and gently used clothing for the entire family. January’s specials include men’s and women’s coats at 50 percent off; all sweaters, sweatshirts, men’s dress slacks and ladies jeans for $2; and teens and children’s inventory at 70 percent off. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday.


Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave., is sponsoring “Memories of Christmas Past” through Saturday. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and noon to 7 p.m. Thursdays. The museum is closed New Year’s Day. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens 65 and older and college students and $5 for children ages 3 to 18 (under 3 admitted for free). Proceeds will help fund the educational and exhibit programs sponsored by the Mahoning Valley Historical Society. For information, visit or call 330-743-2589.

Sutliff Museum, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren, has opened a new exhibit that will be open to the public through January. The exhibit is “Musicians and Scholars: the Dana Family of Warren, Ohio.” It explores the origin of the Dana family, through the relationship of Dana to the Sutliff family through Mrs. Phebe Lord Martin Sutliff. The museum is on the second floor of the Warren Trumbull County Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. Admission is free, and hours are from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For information, visit, call 330-395-6575 or find us on Facebook or Twitter.


A.C.T.I.O.N. and the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. are sponsoring a free bus trip to Columbia, S.C., to confront Vision Property Management about its housing practices in the city. The bus will depart from St. Edwards Church, 240 Tod Lane, Youngstown, at 4 a.m. March 3. Reservations can be made by calling 330-480-0423 or by filling out the form at

Junior League of Youngstown will host a round trip from Youngstown to New York City from April 13 to 15. Tickets are available until March 14, and payment plans will be accepted but must be paid in full by March 14. Tickets are transferable if unable to attend. No cash refunds will be issued. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.

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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