Area 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 will benefit the church.

The 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, a silent auction of fine jewelry and collectibles, vintage clothing, a basket raffle, a 50-50 raffle, a basket auction, hors d’oeuvres, pastries and a 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. Each lesson is one hour, and the cost is $5 per lesson. This is an activity to get moving, meet new people and learn new dances. For more information or questions, call Doreen at 330-398-9773.

15th annual Father-Daughter Princess Dance will be offered at the Lariccia Family Community Center, Boardman Park, 375 Boardman-Poland Road. Fathers or father-figures with daughter(s) age 5 to 12 are invited to an evening of dinner, a professional photograph, crafts and dancing. This semi-formal dance will take place six nights: 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9 and 10, 15, 16 and 17; and 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18. Tickets may be purchased at the park office or by calling 330-726-8105 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or online at Tickets must be purchased in advance. Cost is $40 per couple for Boardman residents, and $50 per couple for nonresidents. Additional daughters for Boardman residents will be $20 each, and $25 each for non-Boardman residents.


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, and 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.

Friends of Fido Mahoning County Dog Pound is hosting its 5th annual Valentine’s Day card event, “For the Love of Dogs.” Mail $1 along with a valentine for a pound puppy to P.O. Box 14155, Poland, OH 44514. For information or to find a “valentine,” visit

Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will host a fundraising mah-jongg tournament from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 27 at A La Cart Catering, 429 Lisbon St., Canfield. Cost is $25 per person. Deadline to register is Feb. 7. For information, call the library’s development office at 330-744-6086.

St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church Social Hall, 764 Fifth St., Struthers, will be the location of a dine-in or takeout spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. 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 5. There will be a basket auction and 50-50 raffle tickets; one 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.


Churchill United Methodist Church, 189 Churchill Hubbard Road, Liberty, will begin its “Grief Share” program for all who have suffered a loss. Classes are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Thursday and will continue every Thursday until April 19. The meetings will take place on the second floor of the educational building.


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. Shop and save money. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Struthers Lions Club will host a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 10 at 2741 E. Midlothian Blvd. (in the old Ginetti's building). Proceeds will benefit those in need in the community.


Circle of Friends Foundation's Night at the Races will take place Feb. 24 at St. Mary Assumption Social Center, 356 S. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown. To reserve tickets, call Katelyn McQuiston at 330-793-2487. There will be food, friends, and prize money. Different prices and sponsorship levels are available.

Sutliff Museum, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren, is featuring “Musicians and Scholars: the Dana Family of Warren, Ohio,” exhibit open to the public through January. 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 located 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 at 4 a.m. March 3 from St. Edwards Church, 240 Tod Lane, Youngstown. Reservations can be made by calling 330-480-0423 or by filling out the form at

Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens is announcing the Flowers of Philly Garden Travel Tour set for March 2 to 4. The tour will also include Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, the Brandywine River Museum of Art and Longwood Gardens, plus historic sites in the old city of Philadelphia. Cost is $535 for nonmembers and $495 for FFRG members. Register before Tuesday by calling 330-740-7116, ext. 210.

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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