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Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, has new and gently used clothing for the entire family. January specials are 70 percent off Christmas attire and 50 percent off the rest of the inventory. Open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and every Tuesday.

Salem Historical Society is using the theme “Made in Salem” for the annual Salem community calendar. This edition of the calendar features all photographs in full color, including Mullins Manufacturing Co., Grove Chewing Gum, songwriter Brooks Bowman, The Farm and Dairy, nationally recognized artist Charles Burchfield, Theiss Aviation, The Quaker Mule Tractor, the baskets of Strotter Brown, Deming Pumps, Ella Thea Smith-Cox “Exploring Biology” book, Wirsching Organ Company, Woodruff Stove Company, and Salem China. All photographs were taken by David J. Shivers, the society’s curator. The price is $12, which can be mailed if desired. For information, call 330-337-8514.


Chaney High School, 731 S. Hazelwood Ave., Youngstown, is inviting the public to its first Multicultural Winterfest from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 23. There will be food, dancing, costumes, cultural artifacts and cultural information. For information, call 330-744-8822.

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 and includes two dinners and one chance to win the grand prize of $1,500. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6. The raffle will take place at 7. There will be a basket auction, games of chance and a 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.

Rotary Club of Youngstown will host the Groundhog Day Craft Beerfest from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 2 at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Local, regional and national brewers will participate in the event, which will raise funds that allow Youngstown Rotary to support local organizations. General admission tickets are $40, and VIP tickets are $60. Tickets can be purchased through the Stambaugh Auditorium box office, by calling 330-259-0555 or by visiting www.stambaughauditorium.com.

Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., will host a Winter Wine Affair from 1 to 3 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26. Wineries from all regions of the state will pour samples and bottles will be available for purchase. There also will be live music, cheese plates, vendors and more. Tickets are $25 each or $35 each for VIP tickets (advance reservations only). VIP times are noon to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are available at Ohiowines.org.


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. The bus will leave at 9 a.m. from St. Mary Catholic Church, 3504 state Route 46, Mineral Ridge. 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.

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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