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Beatitude House will host its 20th annual Wine Taste and Auction at 5:30 p.m. May 3 at The Embassy in Boardman. Platinum sponsors include the Muransky Companies and Astro Shapes Inc. Included with admission is a full dinner buffet, entertainment, a wine pull and participation in live, silent, and ticket auctions. Back by popular demand is local “cool jazz” favorite Stan Miller. Tickets are $75 per person or $600 for a table of eight. Reservations are due by April 29 by calling Beatitude House development staff at 330-744-3147 or visiting www.beatitudehouse.com/events. Live auction items include Ohio State football tickets, a private dinner and beer pairing at Rhine Haus Bier Hall, a vacation package to Hawaii and more. If interested in donating an item for the auction, contact 330-744-3147 or drop the item off at 238 Tod Lane, Youngstown, by April 29.

Cleveland School of Hearing and Speech will sponsor a quarter auction at 7 p.m. May 5 at the Austintown Eagles Aerie 3298, 1655 S. Raccoon Road. Admission is $5 at the door. Proceeds will benefit Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center. Doors open at 6:30. Extra paddles will be available for $1 each, and gold paddles also will be available. Snacks will be provided; take your own beverage. For information or to reserve a seat/table, call Dianne Frye at 330-544-2748.

St. Joseph the Provider School, Youngstown, will sponsor its annual basket and gift auction with a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at St. Patrick Church, 357 N. Main St., Hubbard, in the church hall. Doors open at 5:30 and menu includes chicken Francaise, eggplant rollatine, roast beef, red parsley potatoes, mixed vegetables, salad, bread, dessert, coffee and tea. Donations of $25 are requested. Tickets can be purchased at the school office at 1145 Turin St., or call 330-259-0353.


Holy Apostles Parish, 854 Wilson Ave., Youngstown, will host a Spring Fling Bingo and Card Party at 2 p.m. April 28 in the social hall. The event is sponsored by the church’s Altar and Rosary Society. Donation is $5 and includes lunch and door prizes. Tickets can be purchased after Mass each week and at the door. There will be special raffles and a 50-50 drawing.

St. Maron Church, 1555 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown, will host a designer purse bingo May 19. 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.

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Trumbull County Republican Women’s Club will sponsor its annual Spring Card Party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at Cortland Christian Church, 153 Grove St. There will be door prizes and 50-50 and basket raffles. Cost is $8 per person and cards and pencils will be furnished by the club. Tickets can be obtained by calling Gail Drushel at 330-847-6488 or at the door the day of the event.


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 includes 10 tasting tickets, a souvenir wine glass and festival program. Participants must be 21 years of age 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 wine festival or CATB, call 330-482-2282 or visit www.TourColumbianaOhio.com.

Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will host its 13th annual “Plant the Seed to Read” Children’s Book Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek MetroParks. The event, “Reading’s My Superpower,” will host authors, illustrators, storytellers, readers, giveaways and more. The event is free and open to the community.


Dogsmartz Unleashed, 1591 E. Western Reserve Road, Poland, will host its 3rd annual open house from noon to 4 p.m. May 5. There will be a basket auction, door prizes, free gifts, 50-50 raffle, food and refreshments. Proceeds benefit local charities in attendance. For information, call 330-707-4160 or visit www.dogsmartzunleashed.com.

Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Youngstown, 5090 Market St., Boardman, will host the third annual “Pastries for Pets” fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Proceeds benefit the “Angel Wing” of Angels for Animals in Canfield. The fundraiser was started by Bryanna Jones, 4-years old at the time, who continues to assist with the bake sale.

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 are $6 for each raffle and must be purchased by May 17. Tickets will be $8 at the door. Registration the day of the show will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the show will be from 1 to 3. The first raffle is for a Flat Screen TV (sponsored by Rep. Glenn W. Holmes, D-63) and the second is for a $250 Visa gift card (sponsored by Windsor House Inc.). Winners do not need to be present, and all proceeds will benefit the center. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. There also will be T-shirts for purchase, 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.

Niles Historical Society will host its annual spring banquet and fundraiser at 6 p.m. April 25 at Ciminero’s Banquet Centre, 123 N. Main St., Niles. Tickets are $30 each and can be obtained by calling 330-652-8329. Speaker will be Sean Posey, historian and author of “Lost Youngstown” and “Historic Theaters of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.”


Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, has nearly new clothes for the entire family. Inventory clearance continues in April. Items will be $1 each, except jewelry, shoes, purses, prom and party dresses. Light purple tickets will showcase the cost of each item. Store hours are from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesdays. The store will be closed April 30 due to setting up for the garage sale May 3 and 4.

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 with limit of 100 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 330-506-9511.


Niles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild will host its 17th annual Spring Extravaganza Style and Creativity Show from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. May 4 at A La Carte Catering in Canfield. In addition to the show, there will be a judged Denim Recycling sewing challenge for members. Cost is $24 for members and $27 for nonmembers and includes a full course lunch. Reservation deadline is Friday. Contact Barb at 330-550-1215 to make menu choices and forward checks in advance.


East Palestine Rotary Club will host Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Community Center at the Village Park, 31 Park Drive. Breakfast will include pancakes and sausage and milk, orange juice, water or coffee. Cost will be $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. Pictures with the Easter bunny will be available from 10:30 to 11:30 for $8. There also will be a basket auction with tickets at $1 each, $5 for 10 or $10 for 30. Proceeds benefit the club’s projects. An Easter Egg hunt for children pre-school age through fifth-grade will take place at 11:30 a.m. For information, call Bonnie Davis or email bkddavis74@yahoo.com.

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. 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.

Pink Ribbon Golf Classic will take place July 15 at Avalon Lakes Golf and Country Club. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. The event will be an 18-hole scramble with lunch and a basket auction and raffle. For information, call Donna Mowrey at 330-207-9630 or Nancy Felton at 330-533-2712.

St. Anthony of Padua Church, 1125 Turin St., Youngstown, will host a wine taste from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 27. Tickets are $25 per person and can be ordered by calling 330-727-8243. There will be wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and a gift auction. To purchase tickets, call 330-727-8243.

Wayne Town Hall, corner of 193 and 322, Wayne Township, will host a ladies brunch at 11 a.m. April 27. The event will include a basket auction, entertainment and fellowship. There will be an island theme. Proceeds benefit the local food bank and missions. Sponsored by The First Congregational Church of Wayne Ladies Missionary Society. Space is limited. Call Laurie at 440-422- 3662 or Janice at 440-685-4388 for reservations.

Youth Intensive Services will sponsor a charity basketball game between the Steelers footballer’s basketball team and Mineral Ridge and Youth Intensive Services staff members at 8 p.m. Wednesday at 238 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown. The Steelers will sign autographs at half-time, and there will be a basket auction, raffles and more. Concessions and pizza also will be available. Tickets are $7 and are first come, first served. For information, call 330-272-1339 and ask for Josh.


Pink Ribbon Golf Classic Committee will sponsor a Spring Get-A-Way bus trip to The Rivers in Pittsburgh on May 11. Cost is $30 per person with a $10 play and $5 food coupon from the casino. (There is no guarantee the casino will pay these exact perks.) The bus will leave Fab Limo, 3681 Connecticut Ave., Austintown, at 9 a.m. and will leave the casino at 5 p.m. Deadline for reservations is May 9. Money is nonrefundable but the ticket can be transferred to another person. A valid photo identification is required. Send check payable to: Pink Ribbon Golf Classic, c/o Nancy Felton, American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406. For information, call Donna Mowrey at 330-207-9630. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

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. 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.

St. Paul Church, Salem, will sponsor a bus trip June 18-19 to Lancaster, Pa. Cost is $224 (double occupancy) and includes two all-you-can-eat meals, bus transportation and hotel accommodations. Deadline for registration is May 1. The trip includes two shows: “Camelot,” at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, and a musical variety show, “Ovation,” at the American Music Theater. To register, call Janel at 330-647-7946.

Trumbull County Travel Club will sponsor a motor coach mini vacation to Holland, Mich., from May 7 to 9. Holland, located on Lake Macatawa, plants millions of blooming tulips which will greet members in this town named the “Best Small Town Festival” in the USA. Reflecting on the area’s Dutch heritage, Windmill Island is on the agenda as well as the DeKlomp Wooden Shoe & Delft Factory tour. Two breakfasts and two dinners are included along with the Fiddle Fire Show and the Dazzle Dinner Theater. To receive literature on the Holland trip, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the secretary. For information, call Peggy at 330-856-5398. In September, the club will head west to Rapid City, S.D.

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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