Area events, fundraisers and more that are worth a look


AUCTIONS

St. Joseph Church, 4545 New Road, Austintown, will host is 4th quarter auction at 6 p.m. April 20. Adults must be age 21 and older to attend. Doors open at 6, and the auction begins at 7. Tickets are $10 each and include admission and a bidding paddle. There also will be a 50-50 and lottery tree raffles. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. For information or tickets, call 330-792-3751 or 330-792-7907 (evenings only).

CLASSES

Salem Public Library, 821 E. State St., will host Getting Crafty class for adults at 6:30 p.m. April 9 in the Quaker Room. The class will make embossed greeting cards and is for beginners and experienced crafters. All materials will be provided. Registration is required, and seating is limited. Sign up online at www.salem.lib.oh.us or call 330-332-0042. Gettin’ Crafty classes take place the second Monday of each month and are free and open to the public.

FESTIVALS

Simply Slavic will host its 8th annual Simply Slavic festival from noon to 11 p.m. June 16 on Federal Plaza East. Organizers are seeking authentically Slavic retail, craft, fine art and food vendors for its marketplace and food tents. There is space for 15 food vendors and 10 marketplace vendors. Applications from new vendors will be accepted after April 10 by calling Dave Slanina, festival vendor coordinator, at 330-509-0754 or emailing at dave@simplyslavic.org.

FUNDRAISERS

Girard Multi-Generational Center’s annual fundraiser “Cars are the Stars 4” will include two special raffles this year. Winners will be announced the day of the show, June 2 (rain date, June 9). Tickets are $5 for each raffle. The first raffle is for a 55-inch 4K UHD TV, and the second is for a $250 Visa gift card sponsored by Windsor House Inc. Winners do not need to be present, and all proceeds will benefit the center. Purchase tickets at the center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Fridays and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For information, call the center at 330-545-6596.

Springfield Library Capital Campaign Committee will host a “Book Review and Soup & Salad Too” fundraiser at 1 p.m. April 15 at the Poland Library meeting room. Guest speaker will be Christine Ridarsky, Springfield native, historian for the city of Rochester, N.Y., and manager of the local history and genealogy division of the Central Library of Rochester. Ridarsky will review the book she co-edited, “Susan B. Anthony and the Struggle for Equal Rights.” The event will include a light lunch, basket raffle and 50-50 raffle. Cost is $20 per person and reservations are required by April 10. To make reservations, make check payable to Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, Attention: Development Director and write Springfield fundraiser on the memo line and mail to: 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH 44503. For information, call 330-740-6086.

Stambaugh Chorus will host its “Around the World Wine and Beer Tasting Tour” fundraiser from 4 to 6 p.m. April 15 at Barrel 33, 8208 E. Market St., Howland. Food will be available from the menu. The event will include a basket raffle, silent auction and 50-50 drawing. Wines will be available from Ohio, Washington, Oregon, California and Argentina. Beers will be available from Germany, Belgium, Michigan and Ohio. Call Charlotte Floyd at 330-372-1976 with questions.

Stones of Help INC will host its second annual Sergeant Wilbur Lee Fish Jr. Sarcoidosis Awareness event May 6 at Mahoning Country Club, 710 E. Liberty St., Girard. Various sponsorship levels are available. For information, call Gwendolyn Fish at 330-506-7299 or email gwendolynfish@hotmail.com.

Tippecanoe Country Club, 5870 Tippecanoe Road, Canfield, will host “Golf Fore Sight ... Keep Your Eye on the Ball,” on May 21. There will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start, and proceeds will benefit the Sight for All United Foundation at www.sightforallunited.com.

Valley Autism 5K and Family Fun Walk will take place April 28 at Austintown Township Park, 6000 Kirk Road. Sponsorships are still available. Make checks payable to the Autism Society of Mahoning Valley and mail to: Autism Society of Mahoning Valley, P.O. Box 151, Canfield, OH 44406, email form to walk@autismmv.org or call Robin Suzelis, event chairwoman, at 330-333-9609.

YSU’s Penguin Club and Dana School of Music will present a joint fundraiser, “Live at the Lake” April 20 at The Lake Club, 1140 Paulin Road, Poland. Cocktails and appetizers will be served at 7 p.m. followed by dinner at 8 and entertainment at 8:30. Cost is $125 per person or $1,000 for a table of 8. To make a reservation or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact jdtomsich@ysu.edu or 330-941-3801. Proceeds will benefit the Dana School of Music’s Robert E. Bulkley Jazz Scholarship, Tony Leonardi Jazz Ensemble Scholarship, Senator Harry Meshel Jazz Scholarship and the Penguin Club, official booster club of YSU athletics.

PROGRAMS

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 through April 19. The meetings will take place on the second floor of the church’s educational building.

SALES

Poland Lions Club will host its annual Treasures of the Trunk sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 9 at Poland High School’s stadium parking lot, corner of state Route 170 and Dobbins Road. Crafters, home goods, furniture, toys, specialty items and garage sale item vendors are needed. There is a limited 100 spaces available. Cost is $15 until May 1 and increases to $20 after May 1. For information, call Judy at 330-360-3641 or Lori at 330-506-9511. Proceeds benefit community members in need and a scholarship for a Poland Seminary High School senior.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 78 E. Liberty St., Girard, will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5. The kitchen will serve meatball subs, beverages, snacks, coffee and water. Everything will be half price after noon and $1 per bag from 3 to 4 p.m. For information, call Randy Walters, 330-719-0359, or Pastor Rhonda Gallagher, 330-284-2468.

Trinity United Methodist Church, 2427 Columbiana Road, New Springfield, will host its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 7. There will be clothing, household items, trash and treasures and miscellaneous items. Lunch will be available both days featuring homemade vegetable soup, that also will be available for purchase by the quart.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mahoning Valley Inc. will host its 35th annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake Bowlathon from 4 to 7 p.m. April 28 at Camelot Lanes, 628 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman. Anyone interested in participating can secure a team of six people and collect pledges from relatives, co-workers, friends and sponsors. Bowling and shoes are free. Anyone with more than $75 in pledges will receive a T-shirt, and be eligible for door prizes. For information, call 330-545-0002 or email bbbsmv@yahoo.com.

Faith Community Covenant Church, 1919 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown, will host its “Lavender Springs Getaway” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14. Women are invited to learn, discuss and reflect on the Psalms. The event will feature a continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and more. Cost is $20. For information, call the church at 330-782-9338. Deadline for registration is April 8.

Northeast Ohio Adoption Services and event chairmen Peter and Kelly Verostko will host “An Evening with Dominic Tocco & Brotherhood, Celebrating 40 Years of Families and Children,” from 6 to 10 p.m. April 21 at The Lake Club, 1140 Paulin Road, Poland. Event includes appetizers, sit-down dinner, photo booth, balloon pull, chance and live auctions, music, dancing and more. Ken Carmen of 92.3 The Fan and Ali Gator of Froggy 104.3/103.5 will emcee the event. Cost is $100 per person and includes two drink tickets, or $175 per couple includes four drink tickets. Sponsorship opportunities also are available. Proceeds benefit the process of recruiting, training and supporting families interested in fostering or adopting children throught the agency. NOAS is a private nonprofit agency that has placed more than 1300 children in adoptive homes for over 40 years, without charging fees to families. Visit noas.com to purchase tickets. For questions or information, call Kathy Evans at 330-856-5582, ext. 110, or email to kevans@noas.com.

TRIPS AND TOURS

Pink Ribbon Golf Club Classic 2018 committee is sponsoring a bus trip to Seneca Allegheny Casino on April 14. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. The bus will leave from Fab Tours & Travel, 3681 Connecticut Ave., Youngstown, at 8 a.m. and will depart Seneca at 5 p.m. Cost is $40 per person, and each player will receive $25 in play and a $5 food coupon. Photo ID must be available. Send registration and check to: Pink Ribbon Golf Classic, c/o Nancy Felton, American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406.

Trumbull County Travel Club will host a trip to Oklahoma City and Branson, Mo. with stops in St. Louis and Casey, Ill. The motor coach is scheduled for departure from Howland on April 16 and will return April 22. Members will visit Oklahoma City with a tour of the Oklahoma City National Memorial, historic Bricktown, the Cowboy Museum and shopping in the stockyard area. The trip also will feature three days in Branson with three shows and tickets to the Titanic Exhibit before departing for the St. Louis Gateway Arch and Casey, Ill. A summer mini-vacation to the Finger Lakes Region will take place in June, and in October, a “Fall Scenic Tour” is planned to Boston, Cape Cod and Southern New England. Membership in the Trumbull County Travel Club is available to anyone 21 and older who has a desire to see new places, meet new friends and travel in a safe environment. For information, call the secretary at 330-856-5398.

VFW Post 3538 Auxiliary will host a casino bus trip to Presque Isle April 20. The bus will leave the post home, 157 Lowellville Road, Stuthers, at 8:30 a.m., with free doughnuts and coffee available at 8. Cost is $35 per person and patrons will receive $30 in free play. Return trip will depart the casino at 3:45 p.m. Anyone interested must have a valid ID and a players card numbers if available. For information and tickets, call Judy at 330-755-2701.

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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