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GCU Lodge and St. Mary's Church will host a Night of Bingo on Sunday at the Assumption Social Center, 356 Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown. Proceeds will benefit the following groups: the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley, St. Vincent DePaul Society Kitchen and the Beatitude House of the Tri-County Area. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and bingo starts at 6:45 p.m.


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


Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St., is offering community dance lessons at 6 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, to meet new people and to learn new dances. For more information or questions, call Doreen at 330-398-9773.


Simply Slavic will host its eighth annual Simply Slavic festival from noon to midnight 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 for new vendors are available by calling Dave Slanina, festival vendor coordinator, at 330-509-0754 or emailing at dave@simplyslavic.org. The event is sponsored by the Croatian Fraternal Union of America Lodge 66. Proceeds will support Simply Slavic Festival Scholarship Fund.


Auxiliary of the Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus will host its fourth annual fundraiser from 6 to 11 p.m. June 2 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica in Youngstown. The evening will feature Italian food and a cookie table. There will be dancing, an auction, a raffle and prize of $1,000. Tickets are $50 per person or $95 per couple and may be obtained through the convent by calling Sister Barbara at 330-759-9329. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Bedford Trails Golf Course, 713 Bedford Road, Coitsville, will host its annual “Bub” Heldman Memorial Golf Outing on May 26. Proceeds will benefit the Heldman SHS Scholar-Athlete Scholarship. There will be a shotgun start at 8 a.m. with lunch, dinner, golf prizes, raffles and an opportunity to meet the 2018 scholarship winner included.

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.

Legacy Dog Rescue and Never Muzzled will host a basket raffle from noon to 6 p.m. May 19 at The Federal, 110 W. Federal St. Fifteen percent of all food sales will be donated back. For information, call Jenn at 330-719-5569 or follow the organization on Facebook. If anyone would like to donate a basket, gift card or raffle item, call 330-984-8373 and arrangements will be made for pickup.

Salem Regional Medical Center's Foundation and the Catalpa Grove Farm are joining together to host a Mother’s Day fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Catalpa Grove Farm, 41473 state Route 14 in Columbiana. Those shopping at Catalpa Grove Farm for Mother’s Day can present a special flyer at check-out, and Catalpa’s will donate 10 percent of all eligible purchases to the SRMC Foundation. The flyers must be picked up in advance at SRMC’s Look Nook Gift Shop or by calling the SRMC Foundation office at 330-337-2883. Proceeds will be used to support the cancer services provided at the University Hospital’s Seidman Cancer Center at SRMC.

Temple Emmanuel Seventh-Day Adventist Church will host its fourth annual International Food Fair fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. June 10 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.

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.


Austintown Night Out will host its second annual trash and treasure sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 27 at Austintown Township Park, rain or shine. Spaces are available at $10 per space by email to AustintownNightOut@gmail. com or call Shawne Wilfong at 330-774-1803.

Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, has new and gently used clothing for the entire family. May’s specials will be 20 percent off white tickets, except for jewelry and purses. Clearance $1 sale on other colored tickets continues. Open each Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Newton Falls Kiwanis Club is currently taking presale orders for its annual flower sale. Cost is $3.75 per 4-inch plant and this year the group is accepting pre-sales only. Delivery of local orders of six plants or more will take place May 17 and 18, or arrangements can be made for pickup in town if the order is for fewer than six. Order from any Kiwanis member, call 330-872-3854 or email through the website at newtonfallskiwanisclub.webs.com. Proceeds benefit youth and youth leadership projects.

Ohltown United Methodist Church, 2001 Ohltown Road, Austintown, will host a trash and treasure sale and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19. No clothing will be sold. Lunch will be available featuring chili and kraut dogs and homemade pie. Handicap accessible. For information, call 330-652-1596 or 330-652-6614.

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, state Route 170 at Dobbins Road. Crafters, home goods, furniture, toys, specialty items and garage sale item vendors are needed. There are 100 spaces available. Cost is $15 until May 30. Spaces increase to $20 on June 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.

St. James Episcopal Church, 7640 Glenwood Ave., Boardman, will host its annual Spring Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Friday will be half-off day. Items available are spring and summer clothes, women’s plus-size clothes, jewelry and watches, toys, outdoor tools and household goods. For information, call Paula Ulicny at 330-757-4557.


Beatitude House will host its annual Wine Taste & Auction at 5:30 p.m. Friday at The Embassy, 5030 Youngstown-Poland Road. Platinum sponsors include The Muransky Companies, Comprehensive Logistics and Astro Shapes Inc. The evening will feature wine tastings by local wine purveyors, Superior Beverage Group, Tri County Wholesale Distributors and Ohio Wines. Craft beers also will be available for sampling. Included with admission will be a full dinner buffet, entertainment, and participation in live, silent, and ticket auctions. Stan Miller will provide entertainment. Tickets are $75 per person. Reservations are due by Wednesday by calling 330-744-3147 or visiting www.beatitudehouse.com/events. Auction items include a Chicago weekend package donated by Denise DeBartolo-York, tickets to a Cleveland Indians game and more. Guests also can bid on condo packages in South Carolina and Hawaii.

Children's Miracle Network's ninth annual Fun Ride and Poker Run will take place at 10 a.m. May 20. Proceeds benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, Beeghly Campus, Boardman. Route maps and rules will be available at registration beginning at 10 a.m. at BikeTown Harley-Davidson, 5700 Interstate Blvd., Austintown. The ride will begin at noon and includes four card stops on the 90-mile route that ends at Social 45, 6885 state Route 45, Lisbon. There will be food, refreshments, a live band, basket auction and a concert ticket raffle for John Fogerty and ZZ Top “Blues and Bayous” Tour 2018. Cost is $20 per bike and $5 per passenger. The event will take place rain or shine. Non-riders will meet at Social 45 at 3:30 p.m. For information, call Jim at 330-708-1363 or Jan at 330-502-9813; visit CMN Fun Ride & Poker Run Facebook page; or visit www.hdbiketown.com. Concert raffle tickets also may be purchased at BikeTown Harley-Davidson.

Friends of the Mahoning River will host a canoe and kayak paddle at 10:30 a.m. June 9 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.

Jewish Community Relations Council and the Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will host a lecture on Jewish genealogy, “An Evening with Israel Pickholtz: A Jewish Genealogist’s Discovery of Family History” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown. Pickholtz, a native of Pittsburgh who has been living in Israel since 1973, began working seriously on his families’ genealogies in 1994. Since his early retirement in 2008, he has been accepting genealogy clients from Israel and abroad. His flagship work is the Pickholtz Project, a single surname project which serves to identify and reconnect all Pickholtz descendants. Alongside his work as a professional genealogist, Pickholtz became heavily involved in genetic genealogy in 2013. His book, “Endogamy: One Family, One People,” will be available for sale at the program. The program is free and open to the public. For information, contact Nancy Sentelik at 330-746-3251.

Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board will host its annual Recognition Luncheon at noon May 23 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel social hall, 343 Via Mount Carmel. The event is to celebrate “May is Mental Health Month.” Anyone interested in attending is to respond by May 16 to Marla Ogan at 330-146-2959, ext. 7972 or at mogan@mahoningcountyoh.gov. Cost is $25 per person, make checks payable to MHRB and mail to 222 W. Federal St., suite 201, Youngstown, OH 44503.

Pieceful Pursuits and Where the Corners Meet Quilt guilds’ quilt show will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Lakeside Evangelical Church, 3203 N. Hermitage Road, Transfer, Pa. Participants can view 200-plus quilts. Scissors sharpening will be available on site as well as a bazaar table and quilt shop vendors. Raffle quilt drawings will be the same day as the show. Admission is $5, and lunch will be available.

Mahoning Valley Historical Society and The Idora Park Experience are teaming up to offer a reunion party for former employees of Idora Park. The event will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 2 at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center in Youngstown. Attendees will hear behind the scenes stories about the park and be able to record their own memories with staff from society. The event will include a picnic-style buffet. Attendees will receive a commemorative Idora Park gift and also are invited to attend a special open house at the Idora Park Experience on June 1. Employees are welcome to take a guest. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.mahoninghistory.org/idora-reunion.

Shenango Valley Urban League Inc. will host its 50th anniversary banquet, “The Movement: Carrying the Torch, Continuing the Legacy” at 6 p.m. Thursday at Tiffany’s Banquet Center, 601 Bedford Road SE, Brookfield. The event will feature Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of National Urban League. Tickets are $45. Contact 724-981-5310 for information.


First Congregational Church of Wayne will sponsor A Day Away bus trip to Warther Museum June 28. The trip will include shopping at Sugarcreek, visiting gardens, a carving tour with David Warther, dinner and more. Cost is $99 per person. Deposits of $40 are due by May 14. Total amount or balance due May 28. Make checks payable to: The First Congregational Church of Wayne (TFCCOW). Send to: Logan Coleman P.O. Box 114 Williamsfield, OH 44093. Call 330-397-9189 for information.

Ohio Living Senior Center will sponsor at trip to Thistledown Racino on June 6. Fab-u-les$ Tours will arrive at 9 a.m. at Youngstown Skate, 7080 Tiffany Blvd., Boardman, to meet those that 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.

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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