WORTH A LOOK


AUCTIONS

Canfield Republican Women's Club PAC will sponsor a quarter auction fundraiser June 6 at the Shrine Club, 1735 W. South Range Road, North Lima. Gino DiFabio 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 June 6 at 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. Interested vendors must have a detailed plan of their harvest, size of tree that will be taken, method of payment to 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.

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. June 9 at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St. 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 the 28th annual Grove City Strawberry Days festival from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 8 and 9 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 10. 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. For information, call 724-992-2089 or visit Grove City Strawberry Days on Facebook.

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. 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. 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.

FUNDRAISERS

Auxiliary of the Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus will host its fourth annual fundraiser from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday 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.

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, Saturday (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. today and Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. For information, call the center at 330-545-6596.

Magilla's Sports Bar will sponsor the 13th annual Sunshine Benefit Golf Outing on July 21 at Lakeside Golf Course, Lake Milton. Proceeds benefit Rachel Sheridan of Boardman, a sonographer at UPMC Horizon who is battling stage 3 breast cancer. The volunteer committee hosts the event to help cancer patients and their families in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys to defray medical costs. The outing is a three-person scramble with continental lunch at the turn. A steak fry will take place following 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. June 10 at the Youngstown Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road. Proceeds benefit Carter House, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation house that provides resources and support for addicts, and Haitian Missions, which organizes several mission trips throughout the year to help rebuild Haiti. Donations for food and/or door prizes are requested. For information, call 540-292-8030 or email at bryantsmith305@gmail.com.

SALES

Easterseals Garage Sale, Ridgeview Plaza, 1983 Ridge Road, Warren, is selling tickets for its Basket Extravaganza and will offer 50 percent off everything in the store. Proceeds will be used for programs and services at Easter Seals of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties. The drawing for the baskets will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday. The 50 percent off everything sale will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Cash or checks only will be accepted. The garage sale is open most Wednesdays and Saturdays. To see a schedule, visit www.mtc.easterseals.com or call 330-743-1168.

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.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4490 Norquest Blvd., will host a rummage sale from 6 to 11 p.m. each night from Wednesday through Sunday. There will be bingo, cards, wheels, horse races, food and more. There also will be free music every night. Many cash prizes available and raffles.

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. 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 are 100 spaces available. Cost is $15 until Thursday. Spaces increase to $20 on Friday. 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.

Pythian Sisters will host a rummage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the K of P Hall, 123 College St., West Farmington. Items available include clothing, household items, books and more. Lunch will be served Friday only and Saturday is $2 bag day.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Art in the Park, Waterworth Memorial Park Orashan Civic Center Band Shell, North Lincoln Avenue at Sunset Boulevard, Salem, will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. Festivities include stage performances by musicians, dancers and a comedian. There also will be interactive displays, visual artists and activity tables for families. Participants also can paint on the graffiti wall. Admission is free, and registration is not required. For information, call 330-332-0042 or Shane Franks at 330-332-5512.

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.

Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce will host First Friday Block Parties June 1, 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 reopen at 8:30. The events include shopping, food, entertainment and special events. On Friday, the event will feature a car show by the Kool Time Kruisers, a remote-control car race for children and adults, entertainment and merchant specials. The chamber is 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. 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.

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, June through October. The dates will be June 8, 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 several 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.

Kinsman Presbyterian Church, 6383 Church St., Kinsman, will host a strawberry and ice cream social from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Cortland Dixieland Band will perform. Free event. Rain or shine.

Niles Historical Society's monthly open house of the Ward-Thomas House, 503 Brown St., will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday with the last tour beginning at 4. The membership meeting will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. Plans for participation in Harry Stephens Hot Dog Day on July 1 will be discussed. The society will be selling its historical books, food and baked goods. Heritage Day on the grounds of the museum will be Aug. 4. Artisans, crafters and vendors may sign up to take part by calling 330-652-8329.

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.

Warriors Inc. will host its 14th annual "Unity in the Community" Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday beginning at Midlothian Boulevard and ending at South Field House, 1148 Erie St., for a community day celebration that will feature free food, live entertainment, dancing, a 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 Monday 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.

Youngstown Scleroderma Support Group will host its 15th Annual Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Fun Walk that will take place Saturday at Boardman Park. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the walk will begin at 9:30. There will be refreshments and food for walkers and volunteers during and after the walk. There also will be giveaways, a basket auction, raffles and prizes. The Aut Mori Grotto clowns will be in attendance. The walk this year is in memory of Frances Panagopoulos, a founder of the group, who passed away earlier this year, due to complications from scleroderma. For information, call Leni Schulz, walk coordinator at 330-501-2401. For information about scleroderma, call 330-654-2538 or the Scleroderma Foundation at 800-722-HOPE (4673).

TRIPS AND TOURS

Lake Milton American Legion 737 Auxiliary will host a fundraiser casino bus trip to the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh on June 7. Cost is $30 per person, players will receive $20 in freeplay and $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 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.

Warther Museums and shopping bus tour to Sugarcreek still has seats available. The trip is church-sponsored and cost is $99. Admissions (to both museums), transportation (Anderson) and dinner are included. The bus will depart at 7 a.m. from The First Congregational Church of Wayne (corner of US 322 and state Route 193). The bus will return at 10 p.m. Detailed itinerary will be sent after payment is received. Make checks out to FCCOW and send to P.O. Box 114, Williamsfield, OH 44093. Payment is due by Friday. Call Logan at 330-397-9189 for information.

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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