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Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, has new and gently used clothing for the entire family. January specials are 70 percent off Christmas attire and 50 percent off the rest of the inventory. Open today and every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Salem Historical Society is using the theme “Made in Salem” for the annual Salem community calendar. This edition of the calendar features all photographs in full color, including Mullins Manufacturing Co., Grove Chewing Gum, songwriter Brooks Bowman, The Farm and Dairy, nationally recognized artist Charles Burchfield, Theiss Aviation, The Quaker Mule Tractor, the baskets of Strotter Brown, Deming Pumps, Ella Thea Smith-Cox “Exploring Biology” book, Wirsching Organ Company, Woodruff Stove Company, and Salem China. All photographs were taken by David J. Shivers, the society’s curator. The price is $12, which can be mailed if desired. For information, call 330-337-8514.


Friendly Squares will host its monthly square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St., Niles. Neil Harner will be the caller and Frankie Hammond will be cuing line dances. This will be a high/low dance with alternating tips for new dancers currently taking lessons and tips for more 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.


Rotary Club of Youngstown will host the Groundhog Day Craft Beerfest from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 2 at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Local, regional and national brewers will participate in the event, which will raise funds that allow Youngstown Rotary to support local organizations. General admission tickets are $40, and VIP tickets are $60. Tickets can be purchased through the Stambaugh Auditorium box office, by calling 330-259-0555 or by visiting www.stambaughauditorium.com.

A calendar of activities to which the public is invited is published each Tuesday. Please submit information to the Society Department by noon Friday.

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