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AUCTIONS

Canfield Republican Women's Club PAC will sponsor a quarter auction fundraiser Wednesday at the Shrine Club, 1735 W. South Range Road, North Lima. Gino DeFabio will be the emcee and caller for the auction. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the auction begins at 6. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. The cost is $10. Participants can take their own quarters or buy them there. Food by Sarah's BBQ will be available for purchase. Reserved tables are available for groups of eight or nine. For information, tickets or to reserve a table, contact Ruth Nabb at 330-261-6275 or email soniakennedy1@yahoo.com.

Men's Garden Club of Youngstown will host its plant auction and casserole dinner Wednesday at the Georgeanna Parker Activity Room in Boardman Park. Dinner is at 6 p.m., and the auction is at 7. Guests are welcome. Call Rodney Toth for reservations and questions at 330-759-1993.

Newton Falls Exempted Village Schools will host an auction at 9 a.m. July 3 in the board room at the Junior High School, 907 Milton Blvd. The auction is for timber harvesting at the school’s campus. Vendors interested must have a detailed plan of their harvest, size of tree that will be taken, method of payment to be made and how the ground will be restored from the hauling and landing of trees. For information, call Jonathan Pusateri, treasurer, at 330-872-0862 or email him at pusaterij@nfschools.org.

BINGO

Hubbard Historical Society will sponsor its Old Fashioned Bingo on June 13 at the Hubbard VFW Post 3767, 710 West Liberty St. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the first game starts at 6. Free coffee will be provided, and pizza and snacks will be available. Participants are asked to use the lower-level parking lot.

CRAFT SHOWS

Celebrate Poland is looking for arts, crafts and collectibles for the June 30 Celebrate Poland craft show. Cost is $30 for an outdoor 10-foot by 15-foot space. For information, call Barbara Banks at 330-757-4584.

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.

DANCES

Friendly Squares will host its monthly square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St., Niles. Ed Pabst will be the caller and Frankie Hammond will be calling line dances between the tips. This will be a high/low dance with tips for new and experienced dancers. Dress is casual and light refreshments will be served. There is a $6 donation per person at the door. For information, call Gene Hammond at 330-506-3370.

FESTIVALS

Grove City Memorial Park, 1200 W. Main Street, will host its 28th annual Grove City Strawberry Days festival from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The event has free admission, free parking available and is handicapped accessible. There will be steak hoagies, loaded baked potatoes, Dippin' Dots, shaved ice, strawberry shortcake and more. Fresh local strawberries will be on sale all three days. There also will be craft vendors which include tote bags, oyster pearls, wood art, dip mixes, clothing, ceramics and more. For information, call 724-992-2089 or visit Grove City Strawberry Days on Facebook.

Poland Presbyterian Church, 2 Poland Manor, will host a Strawberry Festival from 5 to 8:30 p.m. June 29, rain or shine. Strawberries, ice cream, shortcake, hot dogs, sausage sandwiches, snacks and beverages will be served. There will be a 50-50 raffle and a summer basket raffle, winners need not be present. Proceeds benefit PPC Parish Life Committee and PPC youth programs.

Christ Our Savior Church will host the 45 Annual Saint Nicholas Church Festival that will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. June 13 and from 6 to 11 p.m. June 14, 15 and 16. Children's Night is June 13 with Joko the clown; gambling night at the great hall is June 14. Music will be featured, Del Sinchak Polka band, Highland Rose and Haymaker each evening, and there will be basket and Father's Day raffle. All bands are sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 4471. For information, visitwww.cosparish.org.

Simply Slavic will host its eighth annual Simply Slavic festival from 7 to 10 p.m. June 15 for"Party on the Plaza- Slavic-style" and from noon to midnight June 16 on Federal Plaza East. Highlights include live music, folk dance performances, homemade food, children's activities, a Slavic storytelling booth, and a bonfire after dark. Parking is free at the Covelli Center. Admission is $4 and children 12 and under are admitted free of charge. For information, call 330-509-9874 or visit www.simplyslavic.org for the Simply Slavic Heritage Festival. Applications from new vendors are available by calling Dave Slanina, festival vendor coordinator, at 330-509-0754 or emailing at dave@simplyslavic.org. Proceeds benefit the Simply Slavic Festival Scholarship Fund.

Winona Area Historical Society will host its 7th Annual Winona Strawberry Festival that will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 24 at the Quaker Meeting House grounds, at the corner of Cameron Street and Winona Road. There will be barbecued chicken halves, homemade pie, ice cream and strawberries, sides and sandwiches. There also will be information tents and cars from the Tri-State Antique Car Club. Proceeds benefit the historical society's museum, building and grounds projects.

FUNDRAISERS

Ladies in Little Black Dresses for Literacy fundraising event, sponsored by the Literary Society of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday at The Lake Club, 1140 Paulin Road, Poland. Tickets are available at $40 each, which includes heavy appetizers and one glass of wine. There also will be a cash bar. Attendees are asked to wear their favorite little black dress or suit and bring a copy of a book by their favorite author to swap with others at the event. Guests can also donate once-read and brand new children's books. This event benefits the Library Foundation funds, the Carol A. Bacon Literary Society Fund and the Martha Muransky Children's Literacy Fund. Boutiques will sell accessories and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Suzanne's, Ivory & Birch and Matilda Jane Clothing. Along with the Library Foundation, sponsors of the event are The Muransky Companies and Home Savings. For information and reservations, contact Deborah Liptak, library development director, at 330-740-6086. Make checks made payable to Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County and mail to Mark Mrofchak, fiscal officer, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH 44503.

Lakeside Golf Course, Lake Milton, will be the site for the 13th Annual Sunshine benefit Golf Outing on July 21 which is sponsored by Magilla's Sports Bar. Proceeds benefit Rachel Sheridan of Boardman, a sonographer at UPMC Horizon, battling stage 3 breast cancer. The volunteer committee hosts the event to help cancer sufferers and their families in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys to defray medical costs. The outing is a three-player scramble with continental lunch at the turn. A steak fry will take place after the scramble at Magilla's Sports Bar, 255 Four Mile Run Road, Austintown. Cost is $225 per team, $30 for dinner only per person or $50 for two and includes food and cocktails. Sponsorships also are available. To register or to sponsor, call Jim Krokoski, 330-507-3734; Mark Kellerman, 330-397-7652; John Mashiska, 330-519-6753; or Allan and Cyndi Gordon, 330-716-0756.

Temple Emmanuel Seventh-Day Adventist Church will host its fourth annual International Food Fair fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Youngstown Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road. Proceeds benefit The Carter House, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation house that provides resources and support for addicts; and the Haitian Missions, which organizes several mission trips throughout the year to help rebuild the country of Haiti. Donations for food and/or door prizes are requested. For information, call 540-292-8030 or email at bryantsmith305@gmail.com.

SALES

Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, has new and gently used clothing for the entire family. June’s special is for any member of the family-buy one pair of jeans, slacks or shorts and get a blouse, top or shirt for 75 percent off. Open each Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lord of Life Church, 550 N. Broad St., Canfield, will host a treasure in a trunk sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 9 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 10. All spaces are $10 per unit and includes a table for inside spaces, which are available on a first come, first served basis. For information or reservations, call Ruth Allen at 330-550-3022. Payment is required in advance.

Poland Lions Club will host its annual Treasures of the Trunk sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Poland High School's stadium parking lot, corner of state Route 170 and Dobbins Road. Crafts, home goods, furniture, toys, specialty items and more are available. For information, call Judy at 330-360-3641. Proceeds benefit community members in need and a scholarship for a Poland Seminary High School senior.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Cardinal Mooney High School will host a Golf Scramble with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mill Creek Golf Course (North) on West Golf Drive in Boardman. Cost is $75 per person and includes lunch and dinner. Participants and anyone interested in sponsorships can register at www.cardinalmooney.com/events or by calling Bill Cene, boys golf coach, at 330-233-0543.

Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce will host First Friday Block Parties on July 6 and Aug. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. on South Main St., Columbiana. The first block of the street will be closed to traffic beginning at 4:30 p.m. and re-open at 8:30. The events include shopping, food, entertainment and special events. The chamber is currently seeking performing artists to provide entertainment as well as vendors and direct sales representatives. For information or to schedule a spot, call 330-482-3822.

Friends of the Mahoning River will host a canoe and kayak paddle at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the newly constructed Girard Launch in collaboration with the Trumbull Canoe trails. Paddlers will leave the dock at 10:30 and will arrive at the B&O Station for a picnic.

Huntington Place Plaza, 1393 Boardman-Canfield Road, will host a Mission Night Project from 6 to 10 p.m. the second Friday of each month through October. The dates will be July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14 and Oct. 12. This will be a time for the Mahoning Valley to showcase the foods, crafts, talents, customs and people making the community a great place to live. Vendor spots are available for $50 per 10-foot by 10-foot tent space and $100 for food trucks and the serveral 10-foot by 20-foot spaces that are available. For information or applications, visit at www.missionnightmarket.org. or call 234-254-0170. Proceeds will benefit the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley.

Niles Historical Society's Heritage Day on the grounds of the museum will take place Aug. 4. Artisans, crafters, and vendors may sign up to take part by calling 330-652-8329.

Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown, will host its International Food Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The event will feature door prizes, children’s activities, local vendors and more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the nonprofit organizations Carter House and Haitian Missions. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children. Children under two are free.

Sutliff Museum is announcing its new exhibit that will run through August. The exhibit is “Being a Victorian: Hygiene History of the 19th Century,” and explores the hygiene habits of men and women in the late 1800s. There also is an exhibit of “The Original S’mores” ornaments. Each ornament shows a snowman made of marshmallows depicting various holidays, occupations, milestones of life, and more. The museum is on the second floor of the Warren Trumbull County Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. Admission is free, and hours are 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For information, visit www.sutliffmuseum.org, call 330-395-6575 or visit it on Facebook or Twitter.

Suzie's Dogs & Drafts, 34 N. Phelps St., Youngstown, in cooperation with the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley, is sponsoring a "Donate a Hot Dog" campaign to help provide food to the area's homeless population. Throughout the year, Suzie's customers can donate a hot dog for the hungry and write a note of support. Donations will be matched dog-for-dog by the restaurant. On the second Wednesday of every month, employees will provide a meal and bring all the notes for the overnight residents and meal visitors at the Rescue Mission. The goal is food for the body and encouragement for the spirit. The project is inspired by the shooting death last November of Colin Brown. Brown worked in the restaurant industry, managing newly opened restaurants and helping get them off the ground. He was a volunteer with the Common Wealth Kitchen Incubator in Youngstown, was known for his pay it forward attitude and always helping those in need.

Veterans' Outreach will host its Third Annual Golf Scramble July 6 at Mahoning Country Club, 710 E. Liberty St., Girard. Cost is $55 per person or $240 per team. Cost is $20 for the meal only. There will be a 50-50 raffle, basket raffle, doughnuts and coffee in the morning, beverages, dinner buffet and more. Sponsorships are needed and are available at $100 for name displayed as a hole sponsor; and $500 or more sponsors will receive a free foursome, media coverage, catered dinner, snacks, drinks and a banner displayed at the welcome area. Applications can be mailed with payment to: Veterans’ Outreach, 7 Belgrade Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505. For information, visit veteransoutreach.org or visit us on Facebook.

TRIPS AND TOURS

Lake Milton American Legion 737 Auxiliary will host a fundraiser casino bus trip to the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh onThursday. Cost is $30 per person, players will receive $20 in free play and a $5 food voucher from the casino. The bus will board at 9 a.m. at the Lake Milton American Legion 737 hall, 16465 Milton Ave., and will return approximately 5:30 p.m.

Ohio Living Senior Center will sponsor a trip to Thistledown Racino on Wednesday. Fab-u-les$ Tours will arrive at 9 a.m. at Youngstown Skate, 7080 Tiffany Blvd., Boardman, (please use side parking lot only, do not park in front), to meet all those who are not members of the senior center. Upon arrival at Thistledown, all will be presented with a $25 free slot play incentive plus a gift bag. The bus will depart for home at 4 p.m.

Struthers Historical Society will sponsor a bus trip to the former Mansfield Penitentiary in Mansfield on Monday. Cost is $65. The penitentiary is widely known for its inclusion in the film “The Shawshank Redemption.” The trip will include a guided tour of the 1886 Ohio State Reformatory, a trip to the Dutch Kitchen in Dalton for Amish-cooked food and a stop at Lehman’s Hardware Store, which primarily services the Amish community. The bus will depart from Struthers High School’s senior parking lot — on Euclid Avenue between Spring Street and Morrison Street across from the Veterans Memorial — at 8 a.m., and will return by about 5:15 p.m. The bus boards at 7:45 a.m. Reservations and payments can be made to the Struthers Historical Society at 50 Terrace St., Struthers, OH, 44471.

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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