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Altrusa Club sets annual meeting


Altrusa Club of Youngstown will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Firestone Farms Community Center for its annual meeting. The meeting will include installation of officers for 2018-20 and induction of new members. Altrusa works to promote literacy within the community. Cost of the dinner is $15, and reservations are due Monday. The club is seeking new members. Anyone interested in becoming a member should call Carole McWilson at 330-518-2542 for information.

Tri-Gold Prime Time ABWA to meet


Tri-Gold Prime Time Chapter of ABWA will meet Wednesday at A La Cart Catering, Canfield. The Tri-Gold Prime Time Chapter is the combination of two chapters, the Gold Torch Chapter and the Tri-County Chapter. A social will take place at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will follow at 6. Menu includes creamed chicken and biscuits, Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, salad and dessert. Cost is $18. Guest speaker, Lauren Flauto from Shepherd of the Valley, will discuss medical and non-medical services available at home. Guests are welcome. For information, call Dolores at 330-757-9368.

Support group will meet Tuesday


Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, 8401 Market St., in the Azalea room. Free parking and light refreshments are provided. The meetings will alternate locations every other month. This is a nonprofit self-help support group that meets the second Tuesday of each month. Family and friends are welcome. For information, contact Anna Fitzgerald at 330-480-3440 or visit

Library to host book sale Saturday


Salem Public Library’s Memorial Fund Association will sponsor a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The sale will take place in the St. Paul School gymnasium located at 925 E. State St. The sale will include DVDs, music CDs and books on CD. For information, call the library at 330-332-0042.

Rotary club to host 'John Hancock'


William Johnson, in the persona of John Hancock, will present “A Moment in Time” at noon Friday with the Rotary Club of Canfield at Fair Park.

Johnson, a Youngstown native and past Rotary district governor, is the author of three historical novels about John Hancock’s colonial Boston. The last in the series, "Tea and Tyranny: Still Shaggin' in Boston," covers the period between the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party.

Trustees to meet at local library


The Board of Trustees of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County Finance, Audit and Investment Committee will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Austintown Library, 600 S. Raccoon Road, in the meeting room.

The Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Austintown Library in the meeting room.

Library to host speaker


In honor of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, Lepper Library, 303 E. Lincoln Way, will host Samantha Sathre, education coordinator for the East Ohio Area Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and more. To register, call 800-272-3900 or 330-424-3117.

Park to host ribbon-cutting ceremony


Mt. Hope Veterans Memorial Park Inc. will host its ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration at 10 a.m. Saturday at the park cemetery, located at the intersection of Wardle Ave. and Liberty Road. A buffet breakfast fundraiser for $10 will immediately follow the ceremony at Reed’s Chapel A.M.E. Church, 1939 Jacobs Road. For information, call 330-759-3871 or 330-501-9808.

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