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GFWC/Ohio Boardman Poland Junior Women’s League will host its third annual quarter auction Oct. 13 at Saint Nicholas Social Hall, 764 Fifth St., Struthers. Doors open at 5 p.m., and bidding starts at 6. Participants should take their own beverages and food, as none will be sold. Tickets are $10 each. Tickets for a lottery wreath and 50-50 raffle also will be available. Proceeds will benefit local charities. For information, call RoseAnn Winner at 330-402-0075. Tickets are available from league members.

St. Paul the Apostle Church, 10143 Main St., New Middletown, will host its annual basket auction at 2 p.m.Sunday in Father Shori Hall. Tickets may be purchased after Masses or at the rectory from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Tickets may only be purchased at the door if available. To purchase tickets or for information, call 330-542-3466.


Hubbard Historical Society, 710 W. Liberty St., will host a night of old-fashioned bingo at 6 p.m. Oct. 10. Doors open at 5, and games starts at 6. Twenty games will be played in the downstairs banquet room. Parking is available in the lower level parking lot.

St. Brendan Altar and Rosary Society will host its annual bingo and card party at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Maxwell Hall, 2800 Oakwood Ave., Youngstown. Cost is $5, and includes lunch. Tickets will be sold at the door. For information, call Jennifer at 330-779-3170 or Carol at 330-792-5137.


Our Lady of the Lakes Women’s Guild will host a craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Our Lady of the Lakes Family Center, 1254 Grandview Road, Lake Milton. The event will have free admission, free parking, handicapped accessibility, a lunch counter and 50-50 raffle. Vendors are needed, and tables may be reserved for $25 for a table and two chairs and $15 each for additional tables. For information, call Carol at 330-538-2400 or email to cry37@att.net.

St. Jude Church, 180 Seventh St., Columbiana, will host a craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17. The church is seeking vendors. For applications, call Mary at 330-482-2351.

St. Paul the Apostle Church, 10143 Main St., New Middletown, will host a Holiday Craft Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13. There will be vendors and crafters with unique items. A basket auction also will take place. Proceeds will benefit the Springfield Local High School Senior Scholarship Fund. The event is sponsored by Lori’s Gourmet Marshmallows.

Youngstown Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, will host its eighth annual craft and vendor show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20. There will be food, a 50-50 raffle and more. For vendor information, call Tammy at 330-797-9520. For general information, call the club at 330-792-7973.


Niles Friendly Squares will host square dance lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Niles SCOPE Center. Lessons will be offered for beginners. No dance experience required. Cost is $6 per lesson. For information and to register for lessons, call Gene or Frankie Hammond at 330-506-3370. The Tuesday evening sessions will continue through April 16, 2019.


Lamppost Farm, 14900 Market St., Columbiana, will host its Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The event is free and open to the public. There also will be live entertainment, hayrides, bingo, disc golf, Lamppost Farms signature T-shirts, works by local artisans and more. For information, call 330-531-4240, stop by the store from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday or visit www.lamppostfarm.com.

Love Life Foundation, Cortland Lions Club and the Cortland Oktoberfest Committee will host the second annual Cortland Oktoberfest from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday on Main Street in Cortland. There will be an arts-and-crafts show, chili cook-off, 5K/10K trail run/walk, games and activities for the family, kids’ crafts, basket auction, music, food, entertainment and more. For information, email the Cortland Oktoberfest Committee at cortlandoktoberfest@gmail.com.

St. George Croatian Center, 3200 Vestal Road, Youngstown, will host its October Fest from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $3 per person. The Rex Taneri Polka Band will entertain, and the kitchen will be open for lunch. There will be vendors and raffles.

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 220 N. Walnut St., Youngstown, will host its Fall FestSaturday and Sunday. The Fall Fest coincides with Youngstown State University’s Homecoming weekend. There will be food available for purchase in quantities that feed six people, nine people and more. For information, call Jim Bartell at 330-743-5493 or Socrates Kolitsos at 330-502-5214.


Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St., will host its fall trash and treasure sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Lunch will be available only on Wednesday and bargain bag day is Thursday.

Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St., will host a trash and treasure sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13. The event will feature gently used goods and crafts, food and more. Table rentals are $20. Free admission. For information, call 330-533-9801.

Columbiana First United Methodist Church, 210 S. Main St., will host its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For information, call 330-482-2382 from 8 a.m. to noon today through Thursday.

First United Methodist Church, 237 W. Silver St., Sharon, will host its rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. There will be a bake sale all day Friday, and Saturday will be $1 bag day. For information, call 724-983-0200.

Friends of the Library Canfield Committee will host its annual book sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Canfield Library. Proceeds from the book sale are used to benefit the library. New this year will be the addition of a craft show. Craft vendors will have their wares on display for purchase. The public is invited to donate books for the sale and to bring them Oct. 13 from 8 to 9 a.m. during the setup time. Gently used, clean, quality books are appreciated; no encyclopedias, textbooks, or outdated technical or medical books can be accepted. Donated books may only be dropped off early the day of the sale, as the library cannot accept or store donations. The Canfield Committee also will host the second annual mah jongg tournament March 19, 2019, as well as a Spring Tea to be held May 19, 2019. The committee will meet Oct. 17 at 1:30 p.m. in the Canfield Library for event planning. New members are welcome. For information, contact Deb Liptak at 330-740-6086 or dliptak@libraryvisit.org.

Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, has new and gently used clothing for the entire family. The inventory looks like Fall. October specials are buy two items, get the third item free (equal or lesser price). Prom dresses, long or short, are available for $20 or less. There is a men’s department with like-new dress shirts, shorts, polos and suits. Open each Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Metroplex Expo Center, will host the Metroplex Holiday Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 and 4. There will be more than 140 crafters, entertainment and food vendors. Featured entertainment will include Brent Webb, the Master Mind; Cirque du Papier; Pony Tails Petting Zoo; Youngstown Weavers Guild; and Silent Lion. The Animal Welfare League will host a Lucky Pick Raffle, and tickets will be drawn throughout the show. Admission is $3 per person. Children under 15 will be admitted free. For information, call the Metroplex at 330-759-1674 or visit www.MetroplexExpo.com.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown, will host its semi-annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Youngstown Chapter, a nonprofit organization that makes bunk beds for children who have no bed. The beds are delivered with a mattress and bedding so that “No Kids Sleep on the Floor in Our Town.”

Salem Regional Medical Center’s Look Nook Gift Shop will host a $5 jewelry sale Oct. 9 through 11 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Shoppers will find a large selection of jewelry by Sosie Designs, including rings, bracelets, necklaces and watches. Note: On some select watches and rings, the price will be $12. Located on SRMC’s ground floor concourse, the gift shop offers area residents traditional gifts such as flowers, cards and balloons. The shop also carries an assortment of merchandise for all occasions, such as seasonal gifts, collectibles and apparel. For information, contact the shop at 330-332-7252 or follow Salem Regional Medical Center on Facebook.

Vincent United Methodist Church, 28 Walnut St., Jackson Center, Pa., will host its annual fall craft and bake sale and outdoor flea market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Spaces of 8- by 8-feet are available for $10 each. To reserve a space, call 724-372-3189 or 724-456-8738.


Christ Our Savior Parish St. Nicholas Church, 764 Fifth St., Struthers, will host its annual Bavarian Oktoberfest from 4 to 11 p.m. Oct. 20 in the church hall. The event is sponsored by The Casual Pint. Traditional German beer and local craft beers, games of chance, live entertainment and contests will take place. Proceeds benefit the Church Hall’s Kitchen Remodeling Fund. For information, visit www.cosparish.org.

Friendly Squares will host its monthly square dance Oct. 13 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St., Niles. Rex Parker will be the caller, and Frankie Hammond will cue the line dances. The theme for the dance is Halloween. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Cider and doughnuts will be served by the refreshment committee. Cost is $6 per person at the door. For information, call Gene Hammond at 330-506-3370.

Huntington Place Plaza, 1393 Boardman-Canfield Road, will host a Mission Night Project from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 12. This will be a time for the Mahoning Valley to showcase the foods, crafts, talents, customs and people who make the community a great place to live. Vendor spots are available for $50 per 10- 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.

The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, 4888 N. Broadway (state Route 534), will host an Oktoberfest beer tasting and dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Clubhouse Brewing Co. of Warren will supply the variety of crafted beers to test. Dinner package begins at $305 and includes, dinner for two, one-night stay and breakfast the next morning. For the event only, tickets are $59 plus tax, per person. To register for the event only, call The Lodge at 440-466-7100, ext. 0.

Niles Historical Society will host the monthly open house of the Ward-Thomas House at 503 Brown St. from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, with the last tour beginning at 4. The membership meeting will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday. Plans for participating in the first annual Halloween Party and Pumpkin Walk at the McKinley Library from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 will be discussed. This is in conjunction with The Friends of the Library and the McKinley Memorial Museum. The 2019 calendars featuring early schools in Niles may be ordered by calling 330-652-8329.

St. Columba Cathedral, 159 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown, will host a ticket raffle at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 in the church hall. Doors open at 5:30. Cost is $10 for a paddle, and additional paddles will be for sale for $1 that evening. Guests may take snacks and refreshments, and concessions also will be available. Coffee and table treats will be provided. Tickets will be available after Mass or by calling the church rectory at 330-744-5233 or Chrissy Slanina, chairwoman, at 330-651-4115.

Salem Community Center is announcing the return of Women’s Night Out scheduled for 4 p.m. Oct. 10. Women’s Night Out is a fundraiser to support the Children’s Fitness Center and Fit Kids program, along with raising awareness of childhood obesity in Columbiana and Mahoning counties. The theme of “An Evening Out With the Girls” will offer women the opportunity to shop and relax. The event will feature entertainment, food, social interaction and designer-handbag bingo. A limited number of tickets will be sold. Area businesses are encouraged to become sponsors and/or vendors. Proceeds from this event will benefit the operation of the Children’s Fitness Center and Fit Kids program. For information and to find out how to purchase tickets, call 330-332-5885 or stop by the SCC Front Desk or visit salemcommunitycenter.com.

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.

Trinity Playhouse, Stage Left Players, will host “Raising a Glass” event to help “Raise the Roof” at 7 p.m. Saturday at 234 E. Lincoln Way, Lisbon. Proceeds will benefit the new roof that is needed. There will be a wine basket auction of six tickets for $5 or 15 tickets for $10. To purchase event tickets, visit bit.ly/2OXCtOD.

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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