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. Saturday 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 will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. 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. Tickets are $25 if purchased before Feb. 12 deadline or $30 after the deadline (if available). Tickets are available for purchase through Junior Group members, at Goodwill stores, at Goodwill’s Liberty office, at or by sending a check and self-addressed, stamped envelope to Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries, Attn: Marketing Dept., 2747 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505. No tickets will be sold at the door. For information or to be added to the mailing list, call Goodwill at 330-759-7921.


Father-Daughter Princess Dance will be offered at the Lariccia Family Community Center, Boardman Park, 375 Boardman-Poland Road, for the 15th year. 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, 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 father and daughter for Boardman residents, and $50 for nonresidents. There will be a $20 charge for each additional daughter who is a Boardman resident, and $25 for non-Boardman residents.


Austintown Band Parents will host its third annual Jazz & Dessert event at 6 p.m. Saturday 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.

Friends of Fido Mahoning County Dog Pound is hosting its fifth 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.

Veterans 4 Fundraiser will host a craft/vendor show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 4 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 10143 Main St., New Middletown. Setup will begin at 8 a.m. A basket auction and 50-50 raffle also will take place. Lunch will be available. Proceeds benefit mission trip to Puerto Rico.


Churchill United Methodist Church, 189 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, is hosting its “Grief Share” program for all who have suffered a loss. Classes begin at 6 p.m. and take place every Thursday and will continue 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. (the old Ginetti’s building). Proceeds will benefit people 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.

Donald Lockett VFW Post 6488 will host free jam sessions from 7 to 11 p.m. every Saturday beginning Feb. 3 at the post home, 2065 Coitsville-Hubbard Road. For information, call the post home at 330-746-8259.

Poland Historical Society will celebrate President William McKinley’s 175th birthday at 11 a.m. Jan. 29 at the Poland Village town hall, 308 S. Main St. All Poland residents are invited. Birthday cake and hot chocolate will be served after a brief ceremony. Paul McQueen will portray Republican candidate William McKinley and read a portion of McKinley’s speech that was given in 1896 while campaigning for president.

Sutliff Museum, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren, is featuring “Musicians and Scholars: the Dana Family of Warren, Ohio,” exhibit open to the public through this month. 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 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

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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