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BINGO

Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County will sponsor a bingo event Sunday at Sallmen’s Social Center, 110 E. Division St., New Castle. Cost is $10 for pre-sold tickets. Free dauber included with pre-sold tickets; tickets will cost $15 the day of the event. To purchase tickets, call 724-652-9206, ext. 100. Doors open at noon, and the early-bird event begins at 2. All dauber 12 on master pack and specials will be extra. The event will feature a 50-50 raffle and basket auction.

St. Maron Church, 1555 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown, will host a designer purse bingo Sunday. Tickets are $35 at the door and include all rounds of bingo and one dauber. There will be a 50-50 raffle, basket raffle, door prizes and a cash bar. Attendees must be 18 and older and can take their own snacks, but no outside liquor will be permitted. For information and tickets, call the church office at 330-792-2371.

CLASSES

Boardman-Glenwood Middle School, 7635 Glenwood Ave., will be the site of the iCAN Shine Bike Camp that will take place June 10-14. 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 days. Cost for members of the Down Syndrome Association of the Mahoning Valley is $50, and the fee is $75 for nonmembers. Space is limited, register today at office@dsav.org or call 330-726-3728.

FESTIVALS

Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau will host the 2019 Columbiana Wine Festival from 4 to 9 p.m. July 19 and from 2 to 9 p.m. July 20 in the Town Center at Firestone Farms, 101 Town Center Ave. The $1 each water and pop sales will benefit the Community Hospice. The event will feature live entertainment, food, artisan/vendors and wine selections from Barrel Run Crossing Winery & Vineyard, Luva Bella Winery, Mastropietro Winery, The Vineyards at Pine Lake and more. Advance admission tickets are $25 per person, $30 at the gate and include 10 tasting tickets, a souvenir wine glass and festival program. Participants must be 21 or older. Tickets can be purchased at the Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau, Columbiana Chamber Office and online at bit.ly/2019WineFest. For information about the festival or CATB, call 330-482-2282 or visit www.TourColumbianaOhio.com.

Diletto Winery will host an indoor/outdoor Slushie Fest from noon to 7 p.m. May 27 at 8578 Market St., Boardman. The event will take place rain or shine, and will feature Diletto wine slushies, Diletto wine and sangria, craft beer from Birdfish Brewing Co. and Penguin City Brewing Co., local food trucks, live music, cornhole, outdoor games, and tie-dye T-shirts to support the charity Goodness Grows. For information, call the winery at 330-330-8844 or visit www.DilettoWinery.com.

Friends of the Mahoning River will host its eighth annual RiverFest from noon to 5 p.m. June 2 at the B&O Station, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. Free admission and parking. There will be free canoeing, kayak rides, and environmental and historical presentations relating to the river. Bring your own refillable bottles. Children’s activities include crafts, bounce-around, a tall slide, Boy Scout camping and a Pirate Walk. There also will be an opportunity to win a $25 gift certificate. For information, call Patricia Dunbar at 330-719-2337.

FUNDRAISERS

All About The Pawz, a dog rescue which pulls dogs from the Trumbull County pound and helps the pound with its veterinary fund, will host its “Going to the Dogs VI” fundraiser at First Presbyterian Church of Niles, 4 Summit Ave., on the corner of Robbins Avenue, Thursday. The event will feature a quarter ticket raffle. Doors open at 5 p.m. for guests to view the prizes and visit the vendors; the raffle starts at 6. There will be more than 80 prizes, gift baskets and door prizes. Raffle tickets, which will be sold by the sheet, will cost approximately one quarter each. No quarter coins are necessary. Food will be for sale by the church youth group. No outside food or drink allowed. All proceeds from the raffle go toward the expenses of homeless dogs. For information or for $5 tickets, call 5330=507-2584 or email FundraisingQuarterAuction@yahoo.com.

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.

Girard Multi-Generational Center’s annual fundraiser “Cars are the Stars 5” will include two special raffles this year. Winners will be announced the day of the show, June 1 (rain date, June 8). Tickets to pre-register are $6 and must be purchased by Friday. Registration the day of the show will be $8 at the door and will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The show will be from 1 to 3. The first raffle is for a flat screen TV and the second is for a $250 Visa gift card. Tickets for the special raffles are $5 each. Winners do not need to be present, and all proceeds will benefit the center. Food and beverages and T-shirst will be available for sale, and there will be a basket auction, 50-50 raffle and door prizes. DJ Crazy Dave will provide entertainment. Purchase tickets at the center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call the center at 330-545-6596.

Literacy Society of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will host its annual Ladies in Little Black Dresses for Literacy fundraising event June 5 at The Lake Club, 1140 Paulin Road, Poland. Tickets are $45 per person and include appetizers, summer fare and one glass of wine. There will be a cash bar. Proceeds benefit the Library Foundation funds: The Carol A. Bacon Literary Society Fund and the Martha Muransky Children’s Literacy Fund. The event is sponsored by The Muransky Cos. in memory of Martha Muransky. Table sponsors are Vince and Phyllis Bacon; PNC Bank; and Home Savings. Women are asked to wear a “little black dress,” and men are asked to wear a black suit. Attendees are requested to take a copy of a book by their favorite author to swap with other attendees and to donate once-read or brand-new children’s books. Doors open at 6 p.m. For information and preregistration, call the library development director, Deborah Liptak, at 330-740-6086.

SALES

Christ Community Church, 531 Neoka Drive, Campbell, will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the fellowship hall.

Copeland Oaks Retirement Community, 800 South 15th St., Sebring will host a plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon Friday and Saturday at the Beeghly Fountain to support its library. Available plants include annuals from River’s Bend (geraniums, gerbera daisies, succulents, begonia and petunias) as well as perennials from Copeland Oaks residents’ gardens. These include hostas, bleeding hearts, shasta daisies and iris. Although Copeland Oaks provides the space for the library and the Friends of the Library provides some funds, this volunteer organization relies on the plant, book and bake sale as its main source of operating income. For information and directions, visit www.copelandoaks.org or call 330 938-6126.

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.

Good Hope Lutheran Church, 98 Homestead Drive, Boardman, will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life team. There will be food available and will include homemade soup by the quart, sloppy joes, hot dogs and baked goods. Anyone who wishes to donate items can drop off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Thursday. (No tires, televisions or computers). Half off and bag sale will take place all day Saturday., and all items free from 3:30 to 4. For information, call Bobbie Chalky at 330-502-6044.

Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, has nearly new clothes for the entire family. May specials are 20 percent off orchid-colored tickets. Clearance continues on other colored tickets at $1 each. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4490 Norquest Blvd., Austintown, will host its annual rummage sale June 6 through 9, during the 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. June 8 at Poland High School, 3199 Dobbins Road, in the stadium parking lot. Vendors are needed for the 100 available spaces. Crafters, home goods, furniture, toys, specialty items and garage sale items are welcome. Cost is $15 per space through May 20, and increases to $20 May 21 and after. For information and vendor applications, call Judy at 330-360-3641 or Lori at 330-506-9611.

Women’s Altar and Rosary Guild of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 4453 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna, will host its annual rummage, antique sale and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and from 9 to noon Saturday. There will be a presale from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Items will be half-price Saturday. Admission is free.

Salem Public Library’s Memorial Fund Association will sponsor a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the St. Paul School gymnasium, 925 E. State St. There will be a large selection of fiction and nonfiction books for all ages, DVDs, books on CD, magazines and more. Parking will be available as well as assistance if anyone needs help carrying items. For information, call the library at 330-332-0042.

Schoolhouse Stitchers of Goshen Township will sponsor a rummage, craft and vendor show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Goshen Township administration building, west side gymnasium entrance, 14001 South Range road, state Route 165. Proceeds benefit stitchers’ service projects and maintaining the organization. The group is open to anyone interested in promoting sewing, quilting and/or stitching. Meetings take place the third Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. to open sew and stitch and at 6:30 for the business meeting. For information, email purplekim27@gmail.com.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Autism Society of Mahoning Valley will host its Autism Warrior Event on June 8 at the Canfield Fairgrounds. The event will feature a Ninja Warrior course, a people-powered tractor pull and 5K and one-mile walks. 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.

LIVE New Wilmington will sponsor The Tour de Donut, a bike ride that will take place June 8. 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.

Mahoning Valley Astronomical Society will host its seventh annual Bill Pearce Memorial Star Party from 9 to 11 p.m. June 1 at Pogany Pavilion in Austintown Township Park, 6000 Kirk Road, weather permitting. The event is free and open to the public. There will be viewing of the planets and deep space objects through telescopes and binoculars, and a question and answer about different types of telescopes. All minors must be supervised, and attendees are asked to take bug spray and bottled water. As you enter the park, turn left onto the first road for Pogany Pavilion. For information, email Rich Mattiussi at mattiusi52001@yahoo.com.

New Castle Community YMCA will host a back to the 80s-themed event from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the downtown branch. This event is a part of the Family Fun Night initiative, which offers a free family activity night each month. Guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite 80’s icon for family fun activities, featuring games, creative crafts, music and balloon animals by Porgie the “Funny Magic Dude.” There also will be healthy snacks and refreshments. Registration is encouraged to help with planning and supplies, but it is not required. Participants can register online at www.ncymca.org or by calling 724-658-4766. The next family event will be the June Family Luau from 6 to 8 p.m. June 14, which will also be free and open to the community. For information, contact 724- 658-4766 or visit www.ncymca.org.

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. Art submissions are being accepted through June 1 and can be sent to artisansagainstdv@yahoo.com or mailed to Georgia Carl, 1063 Parkside Drive, Alliance, OH 44601. 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 Federal Plaza East, 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.

Unique Treasures Charities Annual Car & Bike Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the Trumbull County Fairgrounds, 899 Everett-Hull Road, Cortland. Registration begins at 9. Cost is $10 per car or bike. The event will include door prizes, basket auctions, 50-50 raffles, vendors and more. Trophies will be awarded for the Top Ten, People’s Choice and Best of Show. Proceeds will go toward making care packages for veterans in nursing homes. Care package donations will be accepted at the event. For information, contact Cindy at 330-503-3348.

Warriors Inc. will host the 15th annual Unity in the Community Parade at 10 a.m. June 1. The parade will begin on Market Street in the Newport Glenn/Midlothian area and travel north on Market Street, turning east onto Delason Avenue, south on Erie Street and end at the South Field House. The purpose of this event is bring the community together to highlight the collaboration of agencies and resources with the goal of promoting healthier and happier families, There will be music, dance, poetry and more. Companies and organizations are invited to create floats for the parade. Animals, automobiles, walkers, mascots, marchers and rides also are encouraged to attend. Participants can use live or artifical flowers, banners, balloons or props. Vehicles can accompany marching units. No water guns or super soakers are permitted. Application and entry fees are due by Friday. Contact Wendy Robinson at 330-783-5440 or Wendyr.warriors@rrbiznet.com with questions or to obtain information.

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 turtle derby. For information, visit ytownmetz@gmail.com.

trips

AARP 4611 East Youngstown will sponsor a bus trip to The Meadows Casino and Racetrack and the Northgate Shopping Mall in Pittsburgh on June 14. The bus will leave at 9 a.m. from the parking lot of the Walmart on Belmont Avenue in Liberty. The bus will return about 6:45 p.m. Cost is $35 per person and is non-refundable. The trip includes round-trip deluxe motor coach transportation, gaming at the Meadows, shopping at Northgate Mall and a $20 bonus per person. Payment is due in full by Wednesday. To reserve a seat, call Rosalind Garrett at 330-782-9188 or Darlene Carter at 330-783-0542. Participants must be at least 21 years old and present valid, state-issued photo identification.

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.

Niles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild will sponsor a one-day bus trip to Ohio Amish Country on July 25. The group will shop, have lunch in Sugar Creek and also see the play “Stolen” at the Ohio Star Theater. The bus will pick up attendees at 7 a.m. from the old Niles Super Kmart, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, and at 7:30 from the Austintown Plaza, 6000 Mahoning Ave. Cost is $89 for members and $100 for nonmembers. Reservations are due by June 1. For information or reservations, call Barb at 330-550-1215.

Noah’s Ark & Creation Museum Bus Trip will take place June 12 and 13. Cost is $255 per person per double, which includes three meals. First come first serve. A deposit of $85 required, which serves as a reservation. Address checks to: The First Congregational Church of Wayne, PO Box 66, Williamsfield, OH 44093 This tour is sponsored and organized by The First Congregational Church of Wayne. All profits are retained by the sponsoring churches. Call Logan at 330-397-9189 with questions.

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.

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.

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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