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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. The evening features wine tastings by local wine purveyors, Superior Beverage Group, Tri County Wholesale Distributors and Heidelberg Distributing. 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 Monday by calling Beatitude House development staff at 330-744-3147 or visiting www.beatitudehouse.com/events. Those interested in donating an item for the auction should call 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 Eagles Aerie 3298, 1655 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown. Admission is $5 at the door. Proceeds will benefit Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center, which services clients in 14 counties of Northeast Ohio, regardless of the ability to pay. 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. Friday 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.


Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County will sponsor a bingo event May 19 at Sallmen’s Social Center, 110 East Division St., New Castle. Cost is $10 for pre-sold tickets. Free dauber included with pre-sold tickets; day-of tickets will cost $15. 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.

Holy Apostles Parish, 854 Wilson Ave., Youngstown, will host a Spring Fling Bingo and Card Party at 2 p.m. Sunday in the social hall. The event is sponsored by the church’s Altar and Rosary Society. Donation is $6 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.


Mahoning Valley Historical Society will host a new workshop series at 1 p.m. May 4 at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown. The workshop will be, “Exploring Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy,” and is geared for the beginning genealogist. In addition to the workshop, attendees can schedule a two-hour private session with MVHS staff and subsequent visits to the Archives Library. Cost is $15 for MVHS members and $25 for nonmembers. Advance registration is required and can be made online at www.mahoninghistory.org, by calling 330-743-2589 or email to education@mahoninghistory.org.


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. Saturday 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 third 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 will benefit local charities in attendance. For information, call 330-707-4160 or visit www.dogsmartzunleashed.com.

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 May 17. 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 (sponsored by Rep. Glenn W. Holmes, D-63) and the second is for a $250 Visa gift card (sponsored by Windsor House Inc.). 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 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. Thursday 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.”


Boardman United Methodist Church will have a spring trash and treasure sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 1 and 2 at the church, 6809 Market St., Boardman. Two-dollar bag day will take place on May 2.

Christ Community Church, 531 Neoka Drive, Campbell, will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 and 18, in the fellowship hall.

First Covenant Church, 5210 Glenwood Ave., Boardman (corner of Glenwood and Shields Road), will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 and from 9 a.m. to noon May 4. For information, call 330-758-9753.

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. Space is 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.

Grace Lutheran Church, 162 S. Raccoon Road, Youngstown, will host its Trash & Treasure Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4. There will be household items, tools, books, clothes, collectibles and more. Lunch, baked goods and refreshments will be available for purchase. Proceeds will be used for improvement and maintenance around the church. Entrance is in the rear of the church.

Heritage Presbyterian Church, 1951 Mathews Road, Poland, will have a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 2 and from 9 a.m. to noon May 3. The event will feature clothing, books, kitchenware and housewares.

Mount Olivet United Church of Christ Women’s Guild, 410 W. South Range Rd., North Lima, will host its semi-annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3 and from 9 a.m. to noon May 4, which will be $1 a bag day.

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; there is a 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.

Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, will host its 50th annual garage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4. Fill a brown bag with clothes for $4 on May 3 and fill a brown bag for $2 on May 4, which also will be half-price day.

Zion Hill Church of the Brethren, 14550 New Buffalo Road, Columbiana, will host its spring rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4. Lunch will be available.


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.

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. Saturday. 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.

Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Austintown, will host its annual flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 7 in the parking lot. Cost for vendors is $5 per space, and vendors may set up before 8 a.m. Coffee, pop and refreshments also will be available. Reservations for spaces are not required. For information, call Rich at 330-503-0535. The flea market will take place each Tuesday through October.

Trumbull County Republican Women’s Club will sponsor its annual Spring Card Party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday 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.

Wayne Town Hall, corner of 193 and 322, Wayne Township, will host a ladies brunch at 11 a.m. Saturday. The event will include a basket auction, entertainment and fellowship. There will be an island theme. Proceeds will benefit the local food bank and missions. The event is being 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.


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 Walmart on Belmont Avenue in Liberty. The bus will return at approximately 6:45 p.m. Cost is $35 per person and is nonrefundable. 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 May 15. To reserve a seat, call Rosalind Garrett at 330-782-9188 or Darlene Carter at 330-783-0542. Participants must be at least 21 and present a valid state issued photo identification.

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. 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 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. There will be time to experience traditional Klompen, photograph the Big Red Lighthouse and sit in comfortable seats for the Volksparade. Two breakfasts and two dinners are included along with the Fiddle Fire Show and the Dazzle Dinner Theater. The Travel Club is open to any person who wishes to travel and make new friends. There are no fees to join. The club has been together since 2000 and consists of people over 21. Members meet twice a year at area sites to discuss upcoming trips. All trips leave from one site and use motor coaches, trains, air and will sometimes incorporate cruising. 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. June day trips are on the agenda, and seats are available.

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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