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AUCTIONS

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. Oct. 7 in the 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.

BINGO

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. Oct. 7 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.

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. 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.

DANCES

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 is required. Cost is $6 per lesson. For information and to register for lessons, call Gene or Frankie Hammond at 330-506-3370. Tuesday evening sessions will continue through April 16, 2019.

FESTIVALS

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. Saturday 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. For information about the color run, email lulubeean@aol.com. Vendor spaces are available at $15 for a 10- by 10-foot space. To reserve a space, email ejacobs@zoominternet.net.

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 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.

FUNDRAISERS

Canfield Historical Society will host “A Step Back in Time,” a fundraising event, Saturday around Canfield’s central green. The history walk will guide visitors through Canfield’s past, from early pioneer days to the early 20th Century. Local volunteers will portray historical persons and events. Re-enactments will include an action-packed bank robbery, the fatal shooting of Canfield Sheriff Cone, the funeral of Elijah Bond and more. Four tours will be available beginning at 4 p.m. with the last tour departing at 5:45, rain or shine. The tours have a special walk/dinner package available. Ticket price, including dinner at Piccadilly Parlour, is $40 per couple or $25 for an individual. Tickets may be purchased by calling the society at 330-533-3458. Leave a message.

SALES

Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St., will host its fall trash and treasure sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4. Bargain bag day is Oct. 4 and lunch will be available Oct. 3 only.

First United Methodist Church, 237 W. Silver St., Sharon, Pa., will host its rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 and from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 6. There will be a bake sale all day Oct. 5, and Oct. 6 will be $1 bag day. For information, call 724-983-0200.

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.

New Hope United Methodist Church, 21 Fairview Ave., Niles, will host a trash and treasure sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Saturday will be $2 bag day. Lunch will be available both days.

Niles Historical Society will host its annual garage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 37 Hartzell Ave. Donations of household goods, books, antiques and miscellaneous items are being accepted by calling 330-652-8329.

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. Oct. 6. Spaces of 8-feet by 8-feet are available for $10 a piece. To reserve a space, call 724-372-3189 or 724-456-8738.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Christ Our Savior Parish St. Nicholas Church, 764 Fifth St., 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.

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. Oct. 6. 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.

Liberty Leopard Alumni Association will sponsor its Fall Fest from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in conjunction with Homecoming Weekend activities. Food, craft vendors and kids activities will be available. The committee is looking for artisans, craftsmen and others to sell their wares. Anyone interested in purchasing a space should email ejacobs@zoominternet.net for information. All booths will be located inside the newly renovated LYRIC (former Liberty High School gym).

Northeast Ohio Adoption Services will celebrate more than 40 years of serving the community from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The event will feature entertainment provided by Mike Petrone, appetizers and cocktails in Heritage Park, a walk around the warning track with photo ops, a dinner buffet with dessert in the Corner Bar overlooking the field, a caricature artist, sideboards and cash raffle, live and chance auctions, the Indians vs. Royals away game broadcast on the scoreboard, and Slider will be making a guest appearance. For ticket, sponsorship or donation information, call Kathy Evans at 330-856-5582, ext. 110, or email kevans@noas.com.

Polish Americans of Lawrence County will present the 28th Annual Lawrence County Polish Day from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 30 at Cascade Park Pavilion in New Castle, Pa. This year’s featured entertainment will be Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push along with Rob Mazur and Polish New Castle Radio. Food will be provided by Krakus Deli. Admission is $13 (children 16 and under are free). Dancing will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. Various vendors will be on hand and wine tastings will be provided by Nova Wineries and Knockin Noggin. Proceeds will benefit the annual scholarship fund, which has awarded more than $65,000 to local students. For information, visit the Facebook page or contact 724-752-9988.

Rotary Club of Boardman will host the 42nd annual Oktoberfestival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Boardman Township Park. Admission is $5 per person, and children 12 and under will be admitted free. More than 130 vendors are expected from artisan, craft, commercial and nonprofit organizations. A food court will be set up in the park offering traditional carnival and fair food. Entertainment will be provided by local groups, including the Boardman High School Marching Band. The Oktoberfestival is the largest fundraiser for Boardman Rotary. Free and handicapped parking is available on the west side of the park and off-site parking will be available at the new Southwoods parking lot. Busses will be running between Southwoods and the park.

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.

Struthers Historical Society will host Alexander Frankfort Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Frankfort House, 50 Terrace St. There will be infantry demonstrations, American Indian displays, a rope walk and museum tours. Re-enactments 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 re-eenactment 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.

TRIPS AND TOURS

Ohio Living Senior Center will host a trip to Meadows Casino Wednesday. There are two locations for pickup: at 8:30 a.m. at Ohio Living Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; and 9 a.m. at Youngstown Skate, 7080 Tiffany Blvd., Boardman. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for all others There will be $25 free slot play incentive, en-route games, raffles and free treat bags. Register by calling 330-744-5071. Payment reserves a seat.

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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