WORTH A LOOK


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-feet by 15-feet space. For information, call Barbara Banks at 330-757-4584.

DANCES

Assembly 731 of the National Slovak Society will sponsor a dinner and dance from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Lowellville Rod & Gun Club, 6225 Quarry Road, Lowellville. The event is casual with an Old West theme. Cost for nonmembers is $5 (pre-purchase) or $8 at the door. To purchase tickets, call Laurie Fox, 330-536-8850; Ruth Burns, 330-757-1334; or Linda Estes, 330-314-4360. Tickets will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a door prize. NSS members and children 2 and under are free.

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. For more information or questions, call Doreen at 330-398-9773.

FESTIVALS

Simply Slavic will host its 8th 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 East Federal Street. Parking is free at the Covelli Center. Admission is $4, and children 12 and under will be admitted free. For information, call 330-509-9874 or visit www.simplyslavic.org for the Simply Slavic Heritage Festival. Applications for new vendors are available by calling Dave Slanina, vendor coordinator, at 330-509-0754 or emailing at dave@simplyslavic.org. Proceeds benefit the Simply Slavic Festival Scholarship Fund.

Mahoning Valley Association of Churches will sponsor a "Taste of the Faiths Festival," at 5:30 p.m. today at St. Charles Church, social hall, 7345 Westview Drive, Boardman. Cost is $15 per person and payments at the door will be accepted, cash or check. Food, including main courses, salads, appetizers and desserts and beverages will be provided by congregations of the Mahoning Valley. There also will be entertainment and an auction. For information, call MVAC at 330-788-5914 or email at execdirectormvac@gmail.com.

FUNDRAISERS

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 for purchase 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.

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. Saturday 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.

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.

Sales

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.

Friends of the Community Library of the Shenango Valley will host its Big Used Book Sale May 23 to 26. 30,000 books as well as magazines and audiovisual items will be available. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Contact Stella Perrine at stellapa@verizon.net with questions.

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 special is 20 percent off white tickets except jewelry and purses. Clearance $1 sale on other colored tickets continues. Open each Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Howland Community Church, 198 Niles-Cortland Road SE, Warren, will host its Garage, Attic and Basement Sale from 9 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. The event will feature a bake sale.

Hubbard First United Methodist Church, 48 Church St., will host its annual rummage and bake sale from 9 to 4 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 2 p.m. Saturday. The event will include household items, gently worn clothes in all sizes, small appliances, tools, furniture, toys and more. Call 330-534-3383 with questions.

Newton Falls Kiwanis Club is 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 Thursday and Friday, or arrangements can be made for pick up 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.

Northeast Ohio Adoption Services will host a flower sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Tuesday at the Hunter’s Square Plaza,8700 E. Market St., Howland. For information, call Kathy at 330-856-5582, ext. 110.

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. Saturday. 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, corner of state Route 170 and Dobbins Road. 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.

Trinity Fellowship Church, 4749 South Avenue, Boardman, will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Cardinal Mooney High School will host a golf scramble with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. June 9 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.

Children's Miracle Network's ninth annual Fun Ride and Poker Run will take place at 10 a.m. Sunday. 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, which includes four card stops on a 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. This event will take place rain or shine. Non-riders 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 may also 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 Trumbull Canoe trails. Paddlers will leave the dock at 10:30 and travel to the B&O Station for a picnic.

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 Mt. Carmel Ave. The event is to celebrate “May is Mental Health Month.” Anyone interested in attending is to respond by Wednesday 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.

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 the 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 bring a guest. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.mahoninghistory.org/idora-reunion.

Mahoning Valley Young Professionals will host its May mixer from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at The Casual Pint at the Shops at Boardman Park. The mixer will feature networking, appetizers and a cash bar. Cost is $5 for nonmembers, and MVYP members are free. For information, email info@mvypclub.com.

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.

Warriors Inc. will host its 14th annual "Unity in the Community"Parade at 10 a.m. June 2 beginning at Midlothian Boulevard and ending at the South Field House, 1148 Erie St., for a community day celebration that will feature free food, live entertainment, dancing, bounce around, games and more. There also will be fireworks at dusk on the Market Street Bridge. To participate in the parade, call Wendy Robinson at 330-783-5440.

Youngstown Country Club will host the 2018 Northeast Ohio Golf Classic Scramble on June 4, to raise awareness and funds for the American Heart Association. The event is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start that will take place at 1 p.m. Cost is $250 per person and includes lunch at 11:30 a.m., golf carts, refreshments on the course and an awards reception immediately following play. Steward Health Care System is the event sponsor and WFMJ TV-21 is the media sponsor, with additional support from gold sponsors Aligned Products for Building LLC, A. P. O’Horo Co., Extrudex Aluminum, General Extrusions Inc., MVI HomeCare and Spectrum Metal Finishing Inc. For sponsorship or to register, call Kelly Sobotka at 330-318-4467 or kelly.sobotka@heart.org.

TRIPS AND TOURS

First Congregational Church of Wayne will sponsor A Day Away bus trip to Warther Museum on 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 today. 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 a trip to Thistledown Racino June 6. 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.

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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