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AUCTION

Struthers Rotary Club will host its annual duck race and basket auction Aug. 17 at Yellow Creek Park. Ducks will race at noon, and baskets will be drawn after the race. There will be music, food and a $1,000 prize for winning ducks. For information, call Denise Loboy at 330-757-3371 or Darla Donahue at 330-550-5383.

DANCES

USA Dance will host a Red, White & Blue dance from 5 to 9 p.m. July 21 at the Orthodox Center, 1025 N. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown. Basics for Beginners will take place at 5; Waltz lessons at 5:30; and 6:15 to 9 will be open dancing to ballroom, Latin, swing and hustle. Cost is $5 for USA Dance members, $10 for nonmembers and $2.50 for students. For information, visit www.usadance2015.com or follow on Facebook at USA-Dance-Chapter-2015-Youngstown-Warren-OH.

FESTIVALS

Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 401 Twelfth St., Campbell, will host its Greek Food and Wine Festival from noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 28 through Sept. 2. Admission is free, and there will be Greek foods and pastries, Greek music and folk dancers, indoor and outdoor dining, games, CDs, guided tours of the church and more. For information, visit archangelmichael.oh.goarch.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, artisans, 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 include 10 tasting tickets, a souvenir wine glass and festival program. Participants must be 21 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 festival or CATB, call 330-482-2282 or visit www.TourColumbianaOhio.com.

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 220 N. Walnut St., Youngstown, (across from Choffin Career & Technical Center) will host its 35th annual Summer Fest this week. The festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. There will be Greek food and pastries, musical entertainment Friday and Saturday and a DJ on Sunday.

FUNDRAISERS

Austintown Township Park, 6000 Kirk Road, will host a concert benefit July 21 for the Hambrick family, who lost almost everything in a house fire. Entertainment will include The McCabes, Ron Hamrick, Leather & Lace and Anvah. There also will be a motorcycle show, basket raffle, 50-50 drawing, food vendors and giveaways. Vendors are needed. For information, call Dave at 330-953-0608 or 702-427-4139. Proceeds will benefit the Hambricks.

Sunshine Benefit Outing will sponsor its 14th annual event July 20 at Lakeside Golf Course, 2404 SE River Road, Lake Milton. Proceeds from this event will be donated to Kimberly L. Armstrong of Boardman, a mother of two who is battling stage 4 breast cancer. Armstrong is employed in the lab department at St. Elizabeth Health Center. The outing is a three-person scramble that includes a continental breakfast with lunch at the turn. A steak fry will follow at Magilla’s Sports Bar, 225 Four Mile Run Road, Austintown. The dinner includes the awarding of prizes for hole events, a 50-50 raffle and raffle prizes. Cost is $225 per team, which includes food and cocktails. The dinner for those who don’t golf is $30 per person or $50 per couple. The cost of sponsoring a hole is $100 and $50 for a program ad. The committee also is accepting gifts for a basket auction, monetary donations and gifts. Those wanting to participate in any way can do so at Magilla’s or by contacting Jim Krokoski at 330-507-3734, Mark Kellerman at 330-397-7652 or Johnny Mashiska at 330-519-6753.

West Side Cats will host its eighth annual Poker Run on July 21 at Master’s Bar & Grill, 1675 Trumbull Ave., Girard. There also will be a basket auction and 50-50 raffle. A buffet will be available at a cost of $10 for non-bikers. The buffet and auction will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Registration for motorcycles begins at 11 a.m., with first bikes out at noon. Cost is $15 per bike, $5 per passenger and includes buffet. A $100 Visa gift card will be awarded to the best hand. Proceeds will assist with veterinary expenses. For information, visit on Facebook; at www.westsidecats.org; or call 330-792-4228.

Yellow Brick Place will host its second annual Memorial Golf Outing on Friday at Avalon at Squaw Creek, 761 Youngstown Kingsville Road SE. The event is in memory of Donna Detwiler, YBP co-founder; Jennie Benigas, one of the organization’s first volunteers; and Jim Aleshire, board member and volunteer. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The goal is to raise funds and awareness of the multiple services offered to those fighting cancer. Cost is $150 per golfer, which includes GPS cart, unlimited use of the practice range, locker room access, all amenities the day of the event as well as breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. Proceeds benefit Yellow Brick Place programs. For information or to register, visit yellowbrickplace.org/golf-outing-2018/ or call 234-228-9550.

SALES

Alzheimer Network volunteers will host its annual garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road. For information about Alzheimer’s disease or the sale, call 330-788-9755.

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 1110 N. Salem-Warren Road, North Jackson, will participate in a community-wide yard sale Aug. 2 and 3. Vendors are needed, and spaces are 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.

Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, has nearly new clothes for the entire family. July specials for the family include all inventory at 50 percent off. There is a large infant through teen department. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Tuesday.

Jackson Township Citizens Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is seeking vendors for its annual community-wide yard sales to take place Aug. 2 and 3 near the JM football field, 10748 Mahoning Ave. Sizes are 12-by-20, and cost is $20 for both days. Call Gary at 330-727-5449 for information.

Ohio Living Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, is accepting donations for its rummage sale now through July 31, weekdays only. No clothing, televisions or computer monitors will be accepted. Donations can be dropped off from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers are needed and can call 330-744-5071.

Praise Assembly of God Church, 1004 N. Main St., Niles, will host a yard sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There will be furniture, costume jewelry, tools, antiques, sports equipment and more. Anyone attending is asked to use the rear door of the fellowship hall behind the church. For information, call the church at 330-652-9224 (landline).

St. Anthony of Padua Church, 1125 Turin St., Youngstown, will host a Trash 2 Treasure Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2 and 3. Items included will be collectibles, household items, childrens’ toys, furniture, Depression glass, Christmas decorations and more.

St. Christine Church Youth Program will host a Trunk to Treasure Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 3. Proceeds will benefit the program and the Small Heroes Foundation, which assists in finding a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Trunk sale sites are $10 each, rain or shine, and refunds will not be available. Reservations are due by Aug. 1. Make checks payable to St. Christine Church and mail to Trunk Sale, 3502 Stratmore Ave., Youngstown, OH 44511, with your name, phone number and address. For information or to make a donation, call Kathy at 330-783-1530.

Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1025 N. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown, will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 19 and 20.

Shepherd of the Valley Howland residents will host an Antique Tent Show from 3 to 7 p.m. July 18 at 4100 North River Road NE, Warren. There will be appraisers in attendance who will appraise antique dolls, Native American artifacts, jewelry, silver, primitive collectibles, antique clothing and more. The event is free and attendees are invited to bring two items for appraisal. For information, call Rachel Ellis at 330-856-9232, ext. 2618, or email rellis@shepherdofthevalley.com.

SHOWS

Our Lady of the Lakes Women’s Guild will host a craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at Our Lady of the Lakes Family Center, 1254 Grandview Road, Lake Milton. Admission and parking are free and accessible. There will be a lunch counter, bake sale and basket and 50-50 raffles. For information, call Carol at 330-538-2400 or email cry37@att.net.

United Quilt Guild will host a show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 19 and 20, and from 1 to 5 p.m. July 21 at First Friends Church, 1028 Jennings Ave., Salem. Proceeds will benefit the Walnut Grove Playground, an all-inclusive facility in Canfield. Cost is $6 or $10 for a three-day pass. There will be awards, lectures, vendors, quilt raffle, raffle baskets, refreshments and demonstrations.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Argus Lodge 545 F & AM will host a Bike & Car Cruise from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday (rain date will be July 28) at Argus Park, 5050 Shields Road, Canfield. There will be dash plaques, gift bags, raffles, food, a DJ and more. Free to the public or $10 for entry of bike and car participants. For information, call Wayne Unger at 330-881-3902.

Boy Scout Troop 9002, Poland, is inviting the public to participate in a drive-through shoe drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Poland United Methodist Church, 1940 Boardman-Poland Road. Donations of gently worn, used or new shoes will be accepted. If unable to attend, drop off boxes are located at PUMC, Poland Township administration building, Szalay Chiropractic and Trinity Fellowship Church in Poland from Saturday through Aug. 31. The troop will receive funds based on the total weight of shoes collected. Anyone needing more information or who is unable to drop off shoes or has a large number to donate should call Joe Wrenn at 330-717-8904 or email him at jpwrenn@msn.com.

Girard Aerie Eagles 2172 will host its annual picnic at 1 p.m. Aug. 10 at Chestnut Ridge Park & Campgrounds, 6486 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard. Attendees are asked to take a covered dish. The club will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and soft drinks.

Hubbard Community Pool, 200 Hall Ave., will host its 15th annual Summer Sizzler from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. The event will include free swimming, a basket raffle and food for $1. Raffle items include gift cards for restaurants, golfing, beauty shops, kids games and toys, a Hubbard Eagle desk chair, Pirates tickets, yoga and massage certificates, pet resort certificates, Avon, grocery store gift cards and more. Free admission. Proceeds will go toward pool improvements.

Lake Milton Women’s League will sponsor Arts & Crafts at the Beach from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 10 at Lake Milton State Park, 2323 Grandview Ave. There will be vendors selling homemade crafts, foods, art and direct-sale products. For information, visit Lake Milton Arts & Crafts at the Beach Facebook page. For questions, call Lynn at 330-717-1226.

Lamppost Farm, 14900 Market St., Columbiana, will host Pizza Picnics from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 10 and 24. Cheese, meat, garden vegetable or specialty options available. Bring your own beverage and blanket. Pre-order at www.squareup.com/store/lamppost-farm. For information, call the farm at 330-531-4240, stop by the store from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday, or visit www.lamppostfarm.com.

Mission Night Market will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at Huntington Place Plaza, 1393 Boardman-Canfield Road. Food, drinks and live entertainment will be available. Proceeds benefit Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley. The Market will take place the second Friday of each month, today through Oct. 11. The market provides opportunities for local producers to share healthy foods, new businesses to be revealed, musicians to reach other audiences, community groups to share programs and for the community to gather together. All ages are welcome.

Ohltown United Methodist Church, 2001 Ohltown Road, Mineral Ridge, will host its Veteran Family Picnic at 6 p.m. Thursday. Free dinners will be provided to all veterans and their families. Reservations are not required, but are appreciated at 330-652-6614.

“On the Banks of the Mahoning: How the River Shaped the Valley,” the first joint exhibit between Mahoning Valley and Trumbull County Historical Societies, will be on display at the Tyler History Center, Youngstown, through Sept. 15. The exhibit, staged in the Youngstown Foundation Community History Gallery, explores the river’s importance to the indigenous people who originally inhabited this area and how the early settlers found the waterway’s wealth of resources. Over time, the Mahoning River has transformed and been transformed by industry, transportation, and recreation. The Tyler History Center is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4. p.m.

Pink Ribbon Golf Classic will take place Monday at Avalon Lakes Golf and Country Club. Cost is $110 per golfer. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. The event will be an 18-hole scramble with lunch and a basket auction and raffle. Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9. For information, call Donna Mowrey at 330-207-9630 or Nancy Felton at 330-533-2712.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown, will host a viewing of “Charlotte’s Web” at 2 p.m. July 21. Admission is free and open to the public. There also will be a free ice cream sundae bar.

Trumbull County Historical Society will host its Second Saturday Walking Tour at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hartford Community Church, 3334 state Route 7. Donations accepted. Reservations must be made by 4 p.m. Friday by calling 330-394-4653 or email info@trumbullcountyhistory.org.

Unity Centre for Spiritual Living, 1226 Naylor-Lloyd Road, Girard, will host a concert at 6 p.m. July 20 and will feature the band, “Following June.” The event is family-friendly, free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted. Anyone who wishes to attend is asked to take chairs. In case of rain, the concert will be indoors. For information, call the Centre at 330-539-0122.

Wayne Town Hall, state Routes 322 and 193, Wayne Township, will host an ice cream social from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Participants can make their own sundaes and enjoy other desserts, sloppy joes, hot dogs and beverages. There also will be a Bluegrass jam. Take instruments and chairs to play along. No fee, but donations are encouraged. This event will take place rain or shine.

trips

Canfield AARP 3104 will host a bus trip to Jamestown, N.Y., from Sept. 17 to 18. Participants will tour the Lucille Ball Museum, the Desilu Playhouse, Valvo’s Candy Factory, National Comedy Center, dinner cruise on Lake Chautauqua and more. There will be a mystery trip in November. Nonmembers are welcome at meetings and on bus trips. For membership information, call Connie at 330-332-0121.

Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home will sponsor a bus trip to Pittsburgh from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 27. Cost is $95 per person and includes light breakfast before departure, bus trip, $10 free play at Rivers Casino, lunch at the Grandview Buffet, a self-guided tour of the Heinz Museum and a dinner cruise on the Gateway Clipper. The funeral home also will sponsor a Family Day in Kennywood Park from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 9. Cost is $65 per person and includes light breakfast before departure, bus trip, entrance to the park, a private pavilion all-day at the park, a nacho bar for lunch and dinner. Anyone younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. To make reservations, call 330-938-2526 or email to sbarnhouse@outlook.com.

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 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.

Sutliff Museum will host a one-day bus trip July 17 to Bedford to visit the Hezekiah Dunham House, the 1874 town hall, the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad Depot and an 1892 Gothic revival Baptist church. Lunch will be provided. The group will leave Walmart, 2016 Millennium Blvd., Cortland, at 8:30 a.m. and return by 4 p.m. Cost is $65 per person and includes lunch, transportation, admissions, snacks, guides and insurance. For information or to register, visit www.sutliffmuseum.org or call 330-395-6575.

Trumbull County Travel Club will sponsor a trip to Rapid City, S.D., in September. For information, call Peggy at 330-856-5398.

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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