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Civil War program at Salem Library


Local amateur historian Steve Reed will return to present another “Go Wild in the Park” program co-sponsored by Salem Parks and Recreation Department and Salem Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Quaker Room. The program will be about the role Salem and its citizens played during the Civil War. In addition to Reed’s presentation, he will display artifacts, memorabilia and uniforms from that time period.

Register to attend by going online at , or by calling the library at 330-332-0042 or by calling Amber Smith of the Parks and Recreation Department at 330-332-5512. “Go Wild in the Park” programming is family-friendly, open to the public and free to attend.

Guest speaker coming to Lepper Library


Lepper Library in Lisbon will host local historian Timothy R. Brookes of East Liverpool on Thursday at 6 p.m. Brookes will speak on Columbiana County and individual soldiers from the county during the Civil War. Call the library at 330-424-3117 to register.

Historical society seeks volunteers


The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is seeking volunteers to help staff the Arms Family Museum during the Memories of Christmas Past exhibit. Set against the backdrop of the Arms Family Museum, the exhibit has become a holiday tradition for families through the Valley. Volunteers are needed to help welcome visitors and assist with activities and events. The exhibit will be open from Nov. 17 through Jan. 6. Volunteer shifts are available during the open hours of Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. with extended hours until 7 on Thursdays. Volunteers are asked to be able to commit to at least four shifts throughout the duration of the exhibit. All volunteers must attend one of two training sessions: Wednesday Nov. 7 from 4 to 5 p.m. or Saturday Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to noon. All volunteers will receive vouchers for free admission to the exhibit. Call 330-743-2589 or email if interested in volunteering.

Computer classes


Beginning this month, a variety of free computer classes will be provided at the Salem Library to teach adults, young adults and children computer skills. These programs are made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the State Library of Ohio which recently awarded a $22,000 technology training grant to the library.

To view full class schedules visit the library’s webpage at or request information at any library circulation desk. All classes are open to the public and free of cost. Some classes require registration, which may be done online or by calling the library at 330-332-0042.

Tree farm to donate to troops overseas


Pioneer Trails Tree Farm, a Christmas tree farm serving families of Ohio and Western Pennsylvania for more than 30 years is donating to Operation Evergreen again this year.

PTTF will be donate 10 trees to be shipped to U.S. troops overseas for the holiday season. Many local groups, such as local veterans, Heritage Girls troops, Trail Life troops, and the Poland High School National Honor Society will help cut down trees at 9 a.m. Saturday. Students from Poland Union Elementary School and Liberty High School will be donating ornaments to be shipped with the trees.

The farm covers the cost of the trees, but shipping funds are still needed. It costs approximately $150 to ship one tree, which totals at $1,500 to ship all 10 trees. The Ohio Christmas Tree Association has started a GoFundMe account, where the community can help raise money to ship the trees. The public is welcome to join PTTF for the cutting of the trees at the farm at 4222 Center Road, Poland.

Fundraiser planned at Hopewell Theatre


The Hopewell Theatre (formerly the Victorian Players) invites the public to a Victorian High Tea Fundraiser on Nov. 18 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Piccadilly Parlour, 114 S. Broad St. Proceeds will support handicap accessibility project. A luncheon will be served at 3:15 p.m. and will consist of a cup of soup, tea sandwiches, sweets and tea or coffee. Entertainment by the Just Friends Community Chorus will begin at 4. Background music will be provided by Darlene and Joe MacBenn on harp and flute. There will be a live auction of vintage items and a 50-50 raffle.

Door prizes will be awarded. Victorian dress is encouraged. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. The cost is $30 per person. $15 of the ticket price is tax deductible. Checks may be sent, payable to the Hopewell Theatre, c/o 17B Hunters Woods Blvd., Canfield, OH 44406. The check is the receipt. For information or to make a reservation, call 330-533-8789 and ask for Marlene.

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