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AUCTIONS

St. Columba Cathedral, 159 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown, will host its third annual quarter auction at 6 p.m. Saturday 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.

St. Mary Church Hall, 103 N. Maple St., Orwell, will host a basket auction Sept. 13. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; auction begins at 7. Features more than 225 prizes, grand prize drawing, 50-50 raffle and food.

CLASSES

Italian Language Classes will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. each Thursday at two locations: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Youngstown, registration and first day of class is Sept. 20 and will be for beginners and intermediate; and St. Rose Church Rosetta Hall, 48 Main St., Girard, registration and first day of class is Sept. 13. Cost is $60 per person and classes will end in December. For information, call Lio Comichista at 330-545-1525.

CRAFT SHOWS

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. Free admission, free parking, handicapped accessible, 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.

Youngstown Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, will host its 8th annual craft and vendor show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20. There will be food, 50-50 raffle and more. For vendor information, call Tammy at 330-797-9520. For general information, call the club at 330-792-7973.

DANCES

Niles Friendly Squares will celebrate its 8th anniversary from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St. Dress is casual and there is a $6 donation per person at the door.

Niles Friendly Squares will host “Fun Nights” from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 11 and Sept. 18 at the Niles SCOPE Center. Square dance 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.

FESTIVALS

Love Life Foundation, Cortland Lions Club and Cortland Oktoberfest Committee will host the second annual Cortland Oktoberfest from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 6 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7 on Main Street in Corltand. There will be an Arts & 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.

Lamppost Farm, 14900 Market St., Columbiana, will host its Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 6. 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.

Liberty Fall Fest will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at the L.Y.R.I.C. (old high school gym) on Churchill Road. Admission is free. There will be games, face painting, food vendors and vendors with wares. A Color Run/Walk will begin at 10 a.m. with registration at 9:30. Registration is $15 before Sept. 10 and $20 after then and includes a T-shirt. For information about the Color Run, email lulubeean@aol.com. Vendor spaces are available at $15 for a 10-foot by 10-foot space. To reserve a space, email ejacobs@zoominternet.net.

FUNDRAISERS

Austintown Alumni Association selling raffle tickets for its annual scholarship and mini-grant fundraiser through Sept. 14. A book of six raffle tickets is $5 or individual tickets are $1 each and are available from any association member or by calling Susan Justice, president of the association, at 330-792-2667. Proceeds benefit the association’s scholarship fund and mini grants. The winners will be announced at half-time at the football game at Falcon Stadium on Sept. 14.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Mahoning Valley Inc. will host its annual Golf for Kids’ Sake Golf Outing on Sept. 14 at Knoll Run Golf Course in Lowellville. The four-person scramble will begin at 9 a.m. Cost is $75 per golfer and includes 18 holes with cart, continental breakfast, lunch and chicken or roast beef dinner. There also will be door prizes, 50-50 raffle and more. Hole sponsorships are available for $100 each. For information, call BBBS at 330-545-0002.

Liberty Assembly of God, 6779 Belmont Ave., will host its car truck and bike show and is sponsored by “The Review Newspaper.” Cost is $10 per vehicle to register. Registration will be taken from 10 a.m. to noon the day of the event or register online at www.eventbrite.com/e/car-.truck-and-bike-show-tickets-49352182707. There will be food for purchase, a basket raffle, inflatables for children, music and more. Proceeds benefit the church’s Ethiopian missions team.

SALES

Fifth Avenue Community Church, 1361 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, will have a rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, has new and gently used clothing for the entire family. September dollar days are white tickets, $1 each; children’s clothing, 50-percent off; women’s purses, 50-percent off and jewelry is 30-percent off. There is a men’s department with like-new dress shirts, shorts, polos and suits. There are a few custom-made suits in sizes 3X to 5X. Open each Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church pavilion, 1025 N. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown, will be the site for its rummage sale that will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Boardman Lions Club will host a 25-household garage sale to benefit the Boardman community from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 5226 Pinetree Lane. Parking is available in the church parking lot directly across. There will be something for everyone. Funds will be distributed locally. The club meets the second Thursday of each month and is seeking new members. Visit boardmanlions.com and look for Boardman Lions on Facebook for information.

Boardman Lions Club will sponsor Dinner in the Dark from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 13 at Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St. Diners are blindfolded (optional) and eat without the benefit of their sight, giving perspective of challenges that face the blind in every day activities. Menu includes pasta, salad, bread and dessert. Proceeds benefit the community. Dine in or takeout available. Tickets are $10 and available for presale or at the door. For presale tickets, call Mike Carver at 330-398-9938.

Central Christian Church, 2051 East Market St., Warren will host an outdoor flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. . There will be 14 booths selling everything from antiques, Avon, books, crafts, indoor and outdoor furniture, household items and more. Inside there will be food available, including homemade apple dumplings for purchase. Each vendor is separate, so pay at each booth. Money raised from table rentals and sales at the Christian education booth will be used for church programs. For information, call the church office during business hours from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at 330-372-1676.

Fairhaven School will host its eighth annual golf outing Saturday at Knoll Run Golf Course, 1421 Struthers-Coitsville Road, Lowellville. The event is hosted in collaboration with the Special Olympics and will raise funds in support of the school and the Fairhaven Special Olympians. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9. Cost is $70 per person and includes lunch, dinner and prizes. Proceeds benefit the development of the Fairhaven School. Support may be given through hole sponsorships at $50; items for the basket auction; or monetary contributions. Make checks payable to Fairhaven Foundation with “School Outing” in the memo line. Mail registration and payment to Fairhaven Playground Committee, 420 Lincoln Way, Niles, OH 44446. For information, call Rosanne Morell or Carol Kirsch at 330-652-5811.

Fish Samaritan House will host “The Mahoning Valley’s Pasta Sauce Challenge: from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at The Georgetown, 5945 South Ave., Boardman. Area restaurants will send in sauces for attendees to taste and vote for the “Best Sauce in the Valley.” The Fish Samaritan House is a nonprofit organization that serves the poor, the elderly and the children of Youngstown with food, furnishings and clothing. For information or to make a donation, call 330-746-4190.

Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning Valley will host its 19th annual 5K and 2-mile walk Sept. 15 at Holy Family Church, 2729 Center Road, Poland. The children’s race is free and will begin at 8:45 a.m., and the 5K and 2-mile walk will begin at 9. Registration fee for walkers and runners is $15 or $20 the day of the event. Payment may be mailed to Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning Valley, Attn: Kristina Nicholas, 480 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers, OH 44471. Payment may also be made online at Eventbrite for ticket registration at bit.ly/2n0UC1x. Drinks and snacks will be provided and there will be prize giveaways. The first 200 people registered will receive a free T-shirt and gift bag. Volunteers are needed for cheering, water stations, directing runners and walkers and more. Anyone interested in being a volunteer, call Kristina Nicholas, director of development, at 330-743-7244, ext. 101, or visit knicholas@hfhmv.org.

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 through October. The dates will be Friday, 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.

Mahoning Valley Historical Society will host a free Founders Day open house at The Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave. (and the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.) from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 330-743-2589 or visit www.mahoninghistory.org.

Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past, the City of Youngstown, Youngstown City Schools, CIRV (the Community Initiative to Reduce Violence) and the Youngstown State University Department of Africana Studies are planning the Eighth Annual Nonviolence Parade and Rally at 3 p.m. Oct. 7. The parade will begin at the corner of Wick Avenue and Wood Street and proceed downtown to the Covelli Center. The rally will follow the parade. The parade is open to all nonprofit organizations such as youth and community groups, schools, athletic teams, churches, neighborhood block watches as well as businesses and government officials. There is no fee to participate in the parade. Anyone who wants to participate by walking, driving a car or truck or creating a float may register online at www.ohiononviolence.com or by emailing Penny Wells, director of Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past, at pennywwells@sbcglobal.net. All registrations are due by Sept. 15. For information, call Wells at 330-207-4467.

Niles Historical Society will host its monthly open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday of the Ward-Thomas Museum, 503 Brown St. The last tour will begin at 4.

Poland United Methodist Church, 1940 Boardman Poland Road, will host a free Family Fun Carnival from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event includes a bounce house, pony rides, petting zoo, rock wall, games and food.

Struthers Historical Society will host Alexander Frankfort Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Frankfort House, 50 Terrace St. There will be infantry demonstrations, American Indian displays, a rope walk and museum tours. Reenactments will be featured by the Shriver Grays, 27th VA Co. G Reeneactors; Sons of Confederate veterans; Boy Scout Troop 101; and a special appearance by Steffon Wydell Jones, a local researcher and one of the founders of the 5th United States Colored Infantry Regiment reeenactment group.

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.

Quaker Steak & Lube Austintown, 5800 Interstate Blvd., will host Patriot Day at the Lube at 6 p.m. Thursday. Military members in uniform or with a military ID will receive 20 percent off. The event will include a skydiver landing in the parking lot.

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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