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Easterseals of Mahoning, Trumbull & Columbiana Counties will have a quarter auction at Boardman Park’s Lariccia Family Community Center on Nov. 14. Doors open at 5 p.m.; auction starts at 6. Admission/paddles are $10 each (extra paddles will be available) and can be purchased at www.mtc.easterseals.com or call Vicki at 330-599-5515. Seats are limited. Reservations are due by Friday. Vendors will be set up for holiday shopping before and after the auction. Concessions will be available for purchase. Prizes have been donated by Tupperware, Avon, Jamby, Hands of Movement, Thirty-One, Gracie’s Canine Candies and more. For information, visit www.mtc.easterseals.com or call 330-743-1168.

Saint Nicholas School at Christ Our Savior Parish Great Hall, 766 Fifth St., Struthers, will host a quarter auction Saturday. Doors open at 5:15 p.m., and the auction will begin at 6. Cost is $5 per person and will include bid paddle and a ticket for a chance at a door prize. There also will be a 50-50 raffle and lottery ticket raffle. Items to bid on include an assortment of gift cards, seasonal items, personal items, household items and more. For reservations or information, contact 330-755-2128 or email cgoss@youngstowndiocese.org. Proceeds to benefit the students at Saint Nicholas School.

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Salem Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will sponsor a “Collective Goods” book fair, which will feature a large selection of books and seasonal items at discounted prices. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15 and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 in SRMC’s private dining room at the back of the cafeteria on the hospital’s ground floor. All proceeds will go to enhancing patient care and comfort at SRMC. For more information, call SRMC’s Development Department at 330-337-2883.


Austintown Middle School PTA will host its 35th annual autumn craft show from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Austintown Middle School, 800 S. Raccoon Road. The event will feature more than 170 vendors and 200 tables of crafts along with baked goods, raffles, concessions and a basket auction. Admission is free for this event. All proceeds will benefit the AMS PTA, which raises money for various opportunities at the middle school building.

Brookfield United Methodist Church will sponsor its 15th Craft & Vendor Bash Holiday Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 6951 Grove St., Brookfield. The indoor event will feature 30 craft and vendor tables, a basket auction, $300 gift card tree raffle, face painting and hot foods.

First Presbyterian Church, 3654 Main St., Mineral Ridge, will have a craft show at the church Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a variety of vendors this year. There is still room for a few vendors. Call the church office at 330-652-5712 to rent a space. The event will feature a full lunch counter and raffles.

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.


Big Brothers Big Sisters will host a “Jingle Bell Calendar Raffle” fundraiser during December. All participants who donate $10 will be eligible to win $50 per day in December based on the 3-digit Pennsylvania evening drawing. The prize is $500 on Dec. 31. Proceeds benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. For tickets and information, call the office at 330-545-0002 or email bbbsmv@yahoo.com. This fundraiser has no affiliation with the Pennsylvania Lottery System.

St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church fundraising committee will present its Fall Fling Bingo Matinee from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at The Byzantine Center at the Grove, 3801 Shady Run Road, Youngstown. The event will feature a hot lunch buffet, eight games of bingo, a basket raffle featuring a chance to win more than 30 prizes, bingo ball drop, 50-50 raffles and free door prizes. More than $1,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. The event is open to the public and the price of $30 per person includes the buffet lunch, eight games of bingo and a free bingo dauber. Major credit cards are accepted. Advance reservations are requested, however, walk-ins are welcome based on availability. For reservations, call 330-782-6388 or email byzantinecenter@aol.com.


Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, has new and gently used clothing for the entire family. November’s specials are men’s and women’s coats/fur coats at 20 percent off; holiday and prom dresses, 50 percent off; and sweaters and sweatshirts, 20 percent off. Open each Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The store also will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 17.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4500 Norquest Blvd., Austintown, will host its annual fall rummage sale in the parish center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There will be thousands of items, including books and clothing, a basket auction and a $1 bake sale. Sunday will be bargain day.

Mahoning County Medical Society Alliance will host its annual Shop for a Cause from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m Sunday at Ivory & Birch, 7631 Market St.,Boardman. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Rich Center for Autism. There will be light appetizers and giveaways available. Anyone interested must respond by email to rn.diana@gmail.com or text 330-559-9220.

Riverside Railroad Club will host an open house from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the YWCA Warren Center, 375 N. Park Ave., Warren. G scale trains will run through the detailed city constructed by club members. Donation is $3 and free to children under 12.


Beatitude House will host “A Night of Jazz” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday at The Lake Club, 1140 Paulin Road, Poland. The evening will feature the Joe Augustine Trio with Dillon Michaels on vocals. Cost is $100 per person and includes dinner. Proceeds benefit the Beatitude House. For tickets or information, call 330-744-3147 or visit www.beatitudehouse.com/events.

Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County is announcing that tickets are available for the 15th annual Dining for Good Living event, which will take place Nov. 16 at the Villa Banquet Center, 2500 New Butler Road. The event will benefit victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault and other violent crimes. The theme will be “Cheers to 15 Years.” The event will include food, dancing and live entertainment. Tickets are $100 per person and there are several sponsorship opportunities available. Sponsorship forms or reservations can be obtained by calling 724-652-9206.

Fraternal Order of Eagles Meander, Aerie 3298, 1655 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown, will host a charity Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 17. Items available will be decorations, toys, stocking stuffers and more. There also will be crafts, cookies and jams and jellies for purchase along with a basket raffle. Proceeds benefit those afflicted with hearing and speech impairments.

Goodness Grows, a nonprofit organization cultivating personal, social and community growth through gardening, education and opportunity for people of all abilities, will host its Friends-Giving Week fundraiser at Diletto Winery from Nov. 21 to 24 at 8578 Market St., Boardman. Friends-Giving Week 2018 kicks off with the Wine and Wings event taking place from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 21, featuring live music by The Black Wolf and the Thief, wings and wine by Diletto Winery, jams, wine charms and other Goodness Grows products for purchase. In addition to proceeds from the Wine & Wings event, Goodness Grows also will benefit from wine sales at Diletto Winery on Nov. 23 and 24. No cover. Wine and beer available for purchase; wine and wing sampler $15. One night only. Individuals must be 21 years of age or older to participate. For information and to RSVP, contact Goodness Grows at 330-727-5900.

Legacy Dog Rescue and Never Muzzled will host a basket raffle from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 17 at The Federal, 110 W. Federal St., Youngstown. A portion of the food sales will benefit Legacy and Never Muzzled. For information, call Jenn at 330-719-5569 or follow the organizations on Facebook.

Moss Ancestral Home Museum, 1499 Burnett St., Mineral Ridge, will host its Holiday Nutcracker Traditions open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free event, but donations will be accepted. Participants can decorate the Christmas tree, view the giant nutcracker display and enjoy a holiday party with piano accompaniment and a sing-along. The tree lighting will take place at 2 p.m. For information, visit mossancestralhome.com.

President Charity Foundation of the Knights of Columbus will sponsor a wine tasting and pasta dinner at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at St. Anne Church, 4310 Kirk Road, Austintown. Proceeds benefit Leighton Bianaco-Fearson, a young girl who needs a bone marrow transplant. Cost is $30 per person or $50 per couple. Doors open at 6:45 and there will be a basket raffle, DJ and dancing. For information or tickets, call Joe Mackos, 330-792-7745 or 330-506-1303; John DePinto, 330-718-2509; or Mike Jordon, 330-540-7317.

Westminster College will host “Cartographies and Narratives: Work by Murray Robertson” in the campus’ Foster Art Gallery in Patterson Hall through Dec. 7. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and the exhibition is free and open to the public. For information, call Summer Zickefoose, assistant professor of art, at 724-946-7267 or email to zickefse@westminster.edu.

Youngstown Model Railroad Association, 751 N. Four Mile Run Road, Youngstown, will host an open house from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Dec.1 and 2. A courtesy donation of $5 per person is requested. Children under age 11 enter free when accompanied by an adult. Refreshment will be available.

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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