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AUCTION

Canfield Republican Women’s Club will sponsor its sixth Annual PAC Quarter Auction on Wednesday at the Shrine Club Pavilion, 1735 W. South Range Road, North Lima. Dress for the weather. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the auction begins at 6. Food will be available for purchase. Bring your own beverages. Admission is $10. The all-in paddle is back. For $50, participants are entered for every item available. Participants can purchase paddles at the event. Bring quarters or buy them there. For tickets, call Sharon Henry at 703-731-4135, email sharonhenry34@gmail.com or mail a check payable to CRWC PAC to 4826 Kirk Road, Columbiana, OH 44408. Tickets will be mailed.

Struthers Rotary will host its annual duck race and basket auction Aug. 17 at Yellow Creek Park. Ducks will race at noon, and baskets will be drawn after the race. There will be music, food and a $1,000 prize for winning ducks. For information, call Denise Loboy at 330-757-3371 or Darla Donahue at 330-550-5383.

CLASSES

Audobon Society of the Mahoning Valley will host a free program from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive. Guest speaker will be Dr. Gene Kritsky, dean at Mount Saint Joseph University in Cincinnati, on the topic “Periodical Cicadas: The Plague and the Puzzle.” After the program, the group will take a walk. Program is recommended for age 10 and older. For information, call Wild Birds Unlimited at 330-629-2473.

Boardman-Glenwood Middle School, 7635 Glenwood Ave., will be the site of the iCAN Shine Bike Camp that will take place Monday through June 14. The camp uses adaptive bicycles, specialized instructional programs and trained staff to enable individuals with a disability to learn to ride a conventional bike. Riders attend one 75-minute session each day for five consecutive days. Cost for members of the Down Syndrome Association of the Mahoning Valley is $50 and $75 for nonmembers. Space is limited, register today at office@dsav.org or call 330-726-3728.

Salem Public Library will offer a 12-week series of tai ji classes that will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday in Centennial Park, pavilion 2. Instructor will be Master Doug Nybell, owner of Crystal Dragon Family Martial Arts in Columbiana. Tai ji is a Chinese martial art that promotes good health. It is low impact with flowing movements that can be beneficial to individuals with some physical limitations. Classes are free and for adults of all ages. Registration is required and can be done online at www.salem.lib.oh.us or by calling the library at 330-332-0042. Clothing should be loose fitting and comfortable, and shoes should provide support. The class will take place each Wednesday through Aug. 21.

DANCES

Warriors Inc. Daddy Daughter (or father-figure) Dance will take place from 4:30 to 8 p.m. June 15 at the Byzantine Center, 3801 Shady Run Road, Youngstown. Cost is $30; $15 for each additional daughter. Registration deadline is today. For information, contact Tammy Hale at 330-783-5440.

FESTIVALS

Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 401 Twelfth St., Campbell, will host its Greek Food and Wine Festival from noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 28 through Sept. 2. Admission is free, and there will be Greek foods and pastries, Greek music and folk dancers, indoor and outdoor dining, games, CDs, guided tours of the church and more. For information, visit archangelmichael.oh.goarch.org.

St. Jude and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Festival, 180 7th St., Columbiana, will take place June 20-23. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. June 20 to 22 and 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday. June 20 will be Veterans Night. Several bands will be featured throughout the event. Bingo will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. June 21 to 23. There will be homemade food, rides, raffles, games, crafts, beer and wine. A grand prize drawing for $5,000 will take place the final evening. Admission is free. More Information can be found at www.ololstj.org.

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 220 N. Walnut St., Youngstown, (across from Choffin Career & Technical Center) will host its 35th annual Summer Fest from July 11 through 14. The festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 11; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 12 and 13; and from noon to 6 p.m. July 14. There will be Greek food and pastries, musical entertainment July 12 and 13 and a DJ July 14.

Winona Area Historical Society will host its eighth annual Strawberry Festival and celebrate the town’s 150th anniversary at 11:30 a.m. June 23 at Winona Road and Cameron Street. There will be flax scutching demonstrations, displays of quilts from past festivals, historic displays and more. Kiko Auctions will begin an auction at 2 p.m. and will include items donated by local businesses, a quilt with the restoration of the 1838 meeting house and museum and other items. Food also will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the WAHS museum and building projects.

FUNDRAISERS

Boardman Booster Club will host its 36th annual golf scramble June 17 at Tippecanoe Country Club, 5870 Tippecanoe Road, Canfield. Registration and lunch will take place at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. and dinner at 6:30. Cost is $500 for a team of four ($125 per golfer) or $25 per person for dinner only. For information, visit www.boardmanboosters.org or call Barb Carlon at 330-718-3890. Make checks payable to Boardman Booster Club and mail to Carlon at 7388 Eagle Trace, Boardman, OH 44512.

New Bethel Baptist Church’s Trustee Ministry’s Special Project Committee will host its 15th annual golf scramble at 2 p.m. June 29 at Pine Lake Golf Course, 6233 W. Liberty St., Hubbard. Registration will take place from 1 to 2 p.m., there will be four-person teams and prizes for first, second and third place in each division. Cost is $70 per person and includes lunch and dinner, 18 holes with cart, and contest entries. Tee times are from 2 to 4:15. Registration cost is $75 per person. For information, call 330-559-4501; 330-743-5921; or email to brendajs59@hotmail.com. Mail completed forms and payment to NBBC Trustee Ministry, 1507 Hillman St., Youngstown, OH 44507.

Roll 2 Recovery will take place at 8:30 a.m. June 24. Kyle Kolat, of Champion, an 11-year-old who is a national champion speed skater, will skate from northern Bristol Township, along 17.6 miles of Mahoning Avenue and finish at Kent State University Trumbull in Champion. He will skate to raise funds for Adult and Teen Challenge, a Christian-based drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation treatment center for teens and adults. The center provides short- and long-term care programs. For information, call Bernard Kolat at 330-883-6326 or email kolbrn6@aol.com. To donate, visit Kyle’s go fund me page at gf.me/u/sps6if.

Sunshine Benefit Outing will sponsor its 14th annual event July 20 at Lakeside Golf Course, 2404 SE River Road, Lake Milton. Proceeds from this event will be donated to Kimberly L. Armstrong of Boardman, a mother of two who is battling stage 4 breast cancer. Armstrong is employed in the lab department at St. Elizabeth Health Center. The outing is a three-person scramble that includes a continental breakfast with lunch at the turn. A steak fry will follow at Magilla’s Sports Bar, 225 Four Mile Run Road, Austintown. The dinner includes the awarding of prizes for hole events, a 50-50 raffle and raffle prizes. Cost is $225 per team, which includes food and cocktails. The dinner for those who don’t golf is $30 per person or $50 per couple. The cost of sponsoring a hole is $100 and $50 for a program ad. The committee also is accepting gifts for a basket auction, monetary donations and gifts. Those wanting to participate in any way can do so at Magilla’s or by contacting Jim Krokoski at 330-507-3734, Mark Kellerman at 330-397-7652 or Johnny Mashiska at 330-519-6753.

West Side Cats will host its eighth annual Poker Run on July 21 at Master’s Bar & Grill, 1675 Trumbull Ave., Girard. There also will be a basket auction and 50-50 raffle. A buffet will be available at a cost of $10 for nonbikers. The buffet and auction will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Registration for motorcycles begins at 11 a.m., with first bikes out at noon. Cost is $15 per bike, $5 per passenger and includes buffet. A $100 Visa gift card will be awarded to the best hand. Proceeds will assist with veterinary expenses. For information, visit on Facebook; at www.westsidecats.org; or call 330-792-4228.

OPEN HOUSES

Riverside Railroad Club will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15 at YWCA Warren, 375 N. Park Ave. G scale trains will be on display in the basement. Elevator available. Donation is $3 and free for children age 12 and younger.

SALES

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 1110 N. Salem-Warren Road, North Jackson, will participate in the community-wide yard sale that will take place Aug. 2 and 3. Vendors are needed, and spaces are available for $20 (approximately 10- by 12-feet). Bring your own table. For information, call Joyce at 330-538-2139 or Steve at 330-696-8911. Leave a message if there is no answer.

Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, has nearly new clothes for the entire family. June specials for the family include buy one and get one free jeans, slacks, shorts, tops or shirts. There is a large infant through teen department. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and every Tuesday.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4490 Norquest Blvd., Austintown, will host its annual rummage sale Thursday through Sunday, during the parish festival. The sale will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. each night.

Poland Lions Club will host its annual Treasures of the Trunk sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (rain or shine) at Poland High School, 3199 Dobbins Road, in the stadium parking lot. Crafts, home goods, furniture, toys, specialty items and garage-sale items are welcome. Cost is $20. For information and vendor applications, call Judy at 330-360-3641 or Lori at 330-506-9611.

West Farmington Pythian Sisters will sponsor 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, 182 College St. There will be clothing, household items, books and more. Lunch will be served Friday only, and Saturday will be $2 per bag day.

SHOWS

Nighthawks RC Club will host its RC model show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 14 and 15 and a helicopter show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 22 and 23 at 9551 Gibson Road, North Jackson. Both events are free and will include RC warbirds, helicopters, jets and 3D helicopters. There also will be food and beverages available. For information, email nighthawksrc@gmail.com.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Autism Society of Mahoning Valley will host its Autism Warrior Event on Saturday at the Canfield Fairgrounds. The event will feature a Ninja Warrior course, a people-powered tractor pull, a 5K and one-mile walk. There also will be children’s entertainment and a special-needs resource fair. Sponsorships are available at AutismMV.org. For information, call Robin Suzellis, event chairwoman, at 330-333-9609.

Celebrate Poland will take place June 28 and 29 at Poland Village Hall on South Main Street. The event will include the Poland Idol singing competition, an arts and crafts show, Guns & Hoses softball game (police officers vs. firefighters), Chalk the Walks, bounce houses, family games and activities, book sale, DJ and more. For information, visit Facebook. Arts and crafts, small business and nonprofit organizations needed for Celebrate Poland annual festival that will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 29. Cost is $30 for an outdoor space. For more information and to sign up call Barbara Banks 330-757-4584.

Lake Milton Women’s League will sponsor Arts & Crafts at the Beach from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 10 at Lake Milton State Park, 2323 Grandview Ave. There will be vendors selling homemade crafts, foods, art and direct sale products. For information, visit Lake Milton Arts & Crafts at the Beach Facebook page. For questions, call Lynn at 330-717-1226.

Community Day Camp of North Lima will sponsor a Strawberry Social by donation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, baked beans and strawberry shortcake. There also will be a basket raffle. The social will take place at Mt. Olivet United Church of Christ, 410 W. South Range Road, North Lima. Proceeds will help fund day camp, which will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29 through Aug. 2.

Girard Aerie Eagles 2172 will host its annual picnic at 1 p.m. Aug. 10 at Chestnut Ridge Park & Campgrounds, 6486 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard. Attendees are asked to take a covered dish. The club will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and soft drinks.

LIVE New Wilmington will sponsor The Tour de Donut, a bike ride that will take place Saturday. Riders will depart from Memorial Field House at Westminster College. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and cost is $20 per rider, which includes a limited edition T-shirt. Various routes will include 10 miles, two 30-mile choices, and a hill challenge. Visit nwtourdedonut.com/routes/ to see route options. Drinks, snacks and doughnuts will be supplied for all riders at designated stops along the routes. Those who eat a full dozen doughnuts throughout their ride will win a hand-crafted doughnut medallion. Those 12 and under will only need to eat a half dozen. This year’s Tour de Donut sponsors include Apple Castle, Bicycles and More, Lawrence County Tourism Promotion Agency, LIVE New Wilmington, Simply Branded, Carried Away Outfitters, and Westminster College. For information or to register for the event, visit www.nwtourdedonut.com.

Mission Night Market will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. June 14 at Huntington Place Plaza, 1393 Boardman-Canfield Road. Food, drinks and live entertainment will be featured. Proceeds benefit Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley. The event will take place the second Friday of each month through Oct. 11. The market provides opportunities for local producers to share healthful foods, new businesses to be revealed, musicians to reach other audiences, community groups to share programs and for the community to gather together. All ages are welcome.

Newton Falls Township Hall, 4410 Newton Falls Bailey Road, will be the site of an educational event featuring Native American artifacts, collected by Pat Layshock, former Mayor of Newton Falls, at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Ozer Ministries will host its fourth annual Artisans Against Domestic Violence Art Exhibit from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 28 at Whispering Pines Castle, operated by Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary. For information, call Ozer Ministries at 330-426-2147 or email artisansagainstdv@yahoo.com.

Pink Ribbon Golf Classic will take place July 15 at Avalon Lakes Golf and Country Club. Cost is $110 per golfer. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. The event will be an 18-hole scramble with lunch and a basket auction and raffle. Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9. For information, call Donna Mowrey at 330-207-9630 or Nancy Felton at 330-533-2712.

Simply Slavic Festival, which will take place from noon to midnight June 15 on East Federal Street, is seeking authentically Slavic retail, craft, fine art and food vendors for its marketplace and food tents. Simply Slavic has vending space for 15 food vendors and 10 marketplace vendors, who will provide a variety of merchandise and foods for patrons. Applications from new vendors are being accepted, and questions are welcome at any time. For information, contact Dave Slanina at 330-509-0754 or dave@simplyslavic.org.

Struthers City School District will host its annual Senior Citizen Picnic from 4 to 6 p.m. June 12 at Mauthe Park, 156 Smithfield St., Struthers. The menu will include hamburgers, hot dogs and other picnic selections. The Struthers Board of Education is sponsoring the event. For information or to make a reservation, contact 330-750-1061, ext. 41215.

Trinity Lutheran Church in Girard is inviting the community to an all-church bowling event that will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Westside Bowl, 2617 Mahoning Ave. All ages are welcome and beverages and snacks will be provided. For information, call Sandy at 330-398-3625.

Youngstown Lions Club will host its 58th annual Turtle Derby at 6:30 p.m. June 17 during the Cruising on the River Car Show that will take place on East Water Street in Lowellville. There will be food, games for kids, a basket raffle and the derby. For information, visit ytownmetz@gmail.com.

trips

Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home will sponsor a bus trip to Pittsburgh from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 27. Cost is $95 per person and includes light breakfast before departure, bus trip, $10 free play at Rivers Casino, lunch at the Grandview Buffet, a self-guided tour of the Heinz Museum and a dinner cruise on the Gateway Clipper. The funeral home also will sponsor a Family Day in Kennywood Park from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 9. Cost is $65 per person and includes light breakfast before departure, bus trip, entrance to the park, a private pavilion all-day at the park, a nacho bar for lunch and dinner. Anyone younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. To make reservations, call 330-938-2526 or email to sbarnhouse@outlook.com.

Poland Historical Society will sponsor a bus trip to Pittsburgh on Sept. 18. The bus will leave at 8:30 a.m. from Poland United Methodist Church, 1940 Boardman-Poland Road, and will leave Pittsburgh at 5 p.m. for the return trip. The itinerary includes the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden, lunch at Schenley Park Cafe, a tour of the Frick Art & Historical Center and the Clayton Mansion. Cost is $115 and registration must be made by Aug. 12. Early registration is recommended. Forms are available through the society or can be emailed. Make check payable to the Poland Historical Society and mail to P.O. Box 5052, Poland, OH 44514. Include your name, address, phone number and email address. For information, call Larry Bartos at 330-757-4223. Send requests for registration forms to phs@polandtownship.com.

Ohio Living Senior Independence Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, will host a trip to Cape Cod from Oct. 21 through 26. Cost is $570 and includes five nights in Cape Cod, transportation, five breakfasts and three dinners, guided tour of Hyannis, admission to the JFK Museum, ferry ride to Martha’s Vineyard, Provincetown, Chatham and Plymouth, Mass., and more. The bus will depart at 8 a.m. Oct. 21. Registration must be made and requires a $75 deposit by June 21. For information or to register, call Mona Mangiarelli at 330-744-5071. Prices reflect member-only cost. Final payment is due Aug. 14.

Sutliff Museum will host a one-day bus trip June 11 to Ohio Village and the Ohio History Center in Columbus. The bus will leave the Walmart parking lot, 2016 Millenium Blvd., Cortland, at 8 a.m. and return by 8 p.m., with a stop for dinner. There also will be a trip July 17 to Bedford to visit the Hezekiah Dunham House, the 1874 town hall, the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad Depot and an 1892 Gothic revival Baptist church. Lunch will be provided. This group will leave Walmart at 8:30 a.m. and return by 4 p.m. Cost for each trip is $65 per person and includes lunch, transportation, admissions, snacks, guides and insurance. For information or to register, visit www.sutliffmuseum.org or call 330-395-6575.

Trumbull County Travel Club will sponsor a trip to Rapid City, S.D., in September. June day trips also are on the agenda, and seats are available. For information, call Peggy at 330-856-5398.

VFW Post 93, 2912 South Ave., Youngstown, will host a bus trip to Cleveland on Saturday for the Cleveland Indians’ game against the New York Yankees. Anyone interested should call 330-755-2956 to register. Cost is $80 and includes bus fare and ticket to the game. The group will meet at the VFW at 1 p.m.

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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