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St. Lucy Church and St. Rosa de Lima will host a paddle auction at 3 p.m. March 10 at the Palermo Banquet Center, 394 Tenney Ave., Campbell. Doors open at 2 p.m., and cost is $10 and includes a paddle. Additional paddles will be sold for $1 each that evening. One complimentary bowl of pasta and meatball or arroz con pollo and beans will be offered to each attendee. Additional food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets will be available after 5:30 p.m. Mass on Saturdays, before and after noon Mass on Sundays or by calling Aida, 330-755-0430 or Liana, 330-755-5438.


Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica, 343 Via Mount Carmel Ave., Youngstown will offer Italian language classes for beginners each Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., beginning Feb. 21. Cost is $60 per person, and classes will end in May. For information, call Lio Comichista at 330-545-1525.


Boardman School Districts’ Fund for Educational Excellence will host its annual reverse raffle dinner at 6 p.m. March 8 at the Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. The fund provides annual mini-grants for teachers. Tickets are $50 per person and can be reserved before Friday by calling the superintendent’s office at 330-726-3404.


Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, has new and gently used clothing for the entire family. February specials are $2 for each item purchased in the shop. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday.


Boardman Lions Club will host its annual Night at the Races fundraiser March 2 at the Operating Engineers Hall, 291 McClurg Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. with races to begin at 7. Cost is $15 and includes an all-you-can-eat buffet, beer and non-alcoholic beverages. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance from club members. There will be 50-50 and basket raffles, and a silent auction with baskets donated by area restaurants and specialty shops. Proceeds benefit the Coats for Kids Project, eyeglass purchases and exams for residents in need, maintenance of flower gardens for township welcome signs, two scholarships for seniors and the purchase of trees for fourth-grade students. For information, visit BoardmanLions.com.

Church Hill United Methodist Church, 189 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown, will offer the Grief Share program every Thursday beginning Feb. 21 through May 23. Grief Share is a Christian, Christ-centered program. All who have suffered the loss of a loved one or friend are welcome. The group meets on the second floor of the church’s education wing. An elevator is available. All sessions begin at 6 p.m. Call 330-759-1924 with questions.

Legacy Dog Rescue will host its third annual reverse raffle at 6 p.m. April 6 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. Cost is $65 per ticket, which includes dinner for two and one chance to win the grand prize of $1,500. Doors will open at 5 p.m.; dinner will be served at 6; and the raffle will take place at 7. There will be a basket auction, games of chance and a 50-50 raffle. Tickets may be reserved by email to Jenn at jenn@aol.com; by texting Heather at 330-717-0635; or by mailing a check payable to Legacy Dog Rescue, P.O. Box 3643, Youngstown, OH 44513. For information, visit www.ldrofohio.org.

Pink Ribbon Golf Classic will take place July 15 at Avalon Lakes Golf and Country Club. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. The event is 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.

Western Reserve Amateur Radio Club will host an amateur radio FCC licensing testing session at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 19 at Davidson’s Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road. There is a $15 cash fee payable at the exam session. The session is for anyone who is ready to test for a first-time technician license or upgrade to the next level of licensure. Contact Bob Mitzel at 575-910-1456 to sign up and receive information on what to take to the exam.


Mineral Ridge Alumni Association is sponsoring a bus trip to Rivers Casino Pittsburgh on Feb. 20. Cost is $35 with $20 for slots and a $5 food bonus. Photo identification is required at the casino. Bus will leave at 9 a.m. from St. Mary Catholic Church, 3504 state Route 46. Arrive at 8:30 for complimentary coffee and doughnuts. Payment is required in advance with checks made payable and sent to Mineral Ridge Alumni Association, P.O. Box 191, Mineral Ridge, OH 44440. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. For information or reservations, call Dave Williams at 330-559-6719. The bus will leave from the casino at approximately 4:30 p.m. and arrive by 6:30.

Youngstown State University and Cliffe College will host a bus trip to New York City from March 21 to 23. The trip will feature a performance by the Dana Piano Trio at Carnegie Hall. Seats are limited. The bus will leave YSU at 8 a.m. March 21. There will be one stop for lunch, and participants must pay for their own. The bus will return to YSU at 6:30 p.m. March 23. Cost is: four people/two double beds – $425 per person; three people/two double beds – $460 per person; two people/two double beds or one king – $550 per person (must specify double or king bed); and one person/one king – $850. Price includes round trip motor coach; hotel/taxes/fees; grab & go breakfast (Friday & Saturday); tour of Steinway Piano Factory; Friday lunch; Dana Piano Trio Concert and reception. Payment deadline is Feb. 22. No refunds will be issued after that date. Contact mcann@ysu.edu or 330-941-3629 for information.

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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