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FIRE OPEN HOUSE: Boardman Fire Department will have an open house 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the fire station, 7440 Market St. Events include station tours, extrication demonstration, live burn demonstration, fire safety trailer, fire safety tips, Mercy Health dental van, face painting, bounces and refreshments.

MUSIC MAJOR FOR A DAY: High school students interested in studying music in college are invited to attend the Westminster College Music Major for a Day on Oct. 7 and 8.

Sponsored by the Westminster College School of Music, Music Major for a Day events are open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors considering a major in music. The days each have a different focus and will provide attendees with the opportunity to experience a day at the collegiate level.

Participants will be paired with current Westminster music students to shadow throughout the day. They can sit in on classes, participate in ensembles and talk with current students and faculty. Lunch will be provided for all who attend.

Westminster is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

The events are free, but reservations are due by Tuesday. To register and view a brochure, visit www.westmin ster.edu/music.

Contact Kristen Kuzma at 724-946-7270 or kuzmakm@

westminster.edu.

FRIENDS GROUP MEETS: The Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will meet 9:30 a.m. Tuesday for a brief business meeting at the Poland branch, followed by a presentation by William Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society. The presentation will be on John Young and the founding of Youngstown. The presentation will be followed by a potluck brunch.

FUNDRAISER BEGINS: Canfield’s Scout Troop 9025 Boys and Scout Troop 8025 Girls at Canfield United Methodist Church will be selling Scouting popcorn on different weekends at several Giant Eagle stores in the area and Parks Garden Center. Scouts will be showing and selling the Pecatonica River Popcorn brand of products to help fund their camping, awards and other unit programs and activities for the upcoming year. Members of both troops will be selling 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 6 at the Austintown Giant Eagle, 5220 Mahoning Ave., Oct. 12 at Parks Garden Center, 9010 Youngstown-Salem Road, Canfield, and Oct. 13 at the Canfield Giant Eagle in the Colonial Plaza, 525 E. Main St. (U.S. Route 224). For information, call Tim Kneen at 330-533-9083 or Suzanne Heino at 330-261-3127. The sale ends Oct. 23.

STEM EXPO: A STEM Expo will be noon to 4 p.m. Thursday at Stambaugh Stadium at Youngstown State University. Employers from public, private and nonprofit and government sectors will attend to meet with YSU STEM students and alumni for internships, co-ops and other information..

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WATCH PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE: Liberty Township Mary Rush Senior Watch Program, established in 2008, is inviting any Liberty Township resident 60 years and older to the open house / breakfast 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Various agencies have been invited to provide information for the elderly. Safety forces and staff also will be on hand.

Some of the services offered by the program include wellness checks, daily phone calls, installation of lock boxes (used by township safety forces providing entry into a home in case of an emergency), carbon monoxide / smoke detectors and address markers.

For more information about the Mary Rush Liberty Township Senior Watch Program, contact police secretary Marcy Orlando at 330-759-1315, Ext. 1018, or fire secretary Joy Schuyler at 330-759-0363, Ext. 2002.

DAY OF CARING: National service teams RSVP Mahoning Valley, AmeriCorps VISTA and Ohio Reading and Math Corps came together for a day of service for the United Way Day of Caring with Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation.

There will be a National Service open house 11 a.m. to

2 p.m. Oct. 18 to increase awareness of national service in Mahoning and Trumbull counties.

The open house is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Warren SCOPE Center in Warren. A light lunch will be provided at no charge.

CAR AND TRUCK SHOW: St. Joseph the Provider School, 1145 Turin St., Youngstown, will have a car and truck show Saturday, with rain date Oct. 5, at Hubbard St. Patrick Church, 225 N. Main St., Hubbard.

Trophies will be awarded

2 p.m. Registration will be 9 to 11 a.m. The fee will be $7. Also featured will be an auction, 50-50, DJ and steak hoagie sandwiches. For information, call the school office at 330-259-0353.

BUS TO THE ARK: Jesus the Key Ministries has chartered a bus to go to the Ark again, and another to Amish country. There are seats still available for the visit to the Creation Museum and Noah’s Ark on Tuesday and Wednesday. Hotel accommodations, breakfast and dinners are included.

The day trip to Sugarcreek (Amish Country) will be Oct. 24, where there will be some shopping and a show at Dutch Valley Theater. Two meals are included.

For more information and registration, contact Bing or Peggy Newton at 330-427-6578.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Volunteers are needed to help gather information from headstones that have flag holders, bronze on back and those that do not acknowledge a veteran.

Volunteers are needed to walk the cemetery and / or with computer skills to help list the veterans in the cemeteries.

The group is working in Tod Cemetry and covering a cemetery in Lowellville. Co-chairs and captains for the Tod Cemetery are Sam at 330-651-8479, Steffon at 330-259-2091 and Bert at 330-398-6006. Co-chair for the Lowellville Cemetery is Pam at 330-519-9289.

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SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: F.O.C.U.S., a breast cancer support group, will meet for its 31st anniversary 6 p.m. Wednesday at Thanos Family Restaurant, 6620 Tippecanoe Road, Canfield.

For directions, call 330-702-0300.

WOODCOCK SOCIETY: The American Woodcock Society Northern Ohio Chapter will hold its fifth annual conservation banquet 5:30 p.m. Friday at the EOUV Club in Novelty. The society is a nonprofit organization that meets in Bristolville.

For information, call Lisa at 724-693-9032 or Jim at 330-306-8065.

SOCIETY PLANS GHOST WALKS: The Salem Historical Society is holding Ghost Tours 8 p.m. Oct. 5, 6 and 8 and 10 p.m. Oct. 12, 19 and 26. The Ghost Trolley Tour takes people out of the downtown to famous graves and other “haunted” areas around Salem.

Participants may stay on the trolley for the entire tour but walking excursion at several points gives the best view of sites and more information on haunting. Cost is $15.

In addition to the trolley tours, Ghost Walking Tours are also offered 8 p.m. Oct. 18. During the Walking Tours, participants are guided around Salem to learn the city’s “haunted” past. Participants should wear good walking shoes. It is an easy pace but continuous walking for more than an hour. Cost is $10 per person.

A Ghost Dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 25.

Reservations are required. Walk-ups accepted if there are openings. Tours may be canceled if minimums are not met. For Ghost Trolley and Walking Tours reservations, call 330-205-3923.

• TOPS Ohio 327 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) — 5:45 p.m. at Christ Church Presbyterian, 1933 Canfield Road, Youngstown. Weigh-in: 5 p.m. Call 330-509-3002.

• TOPS Ohio 698, Girard — weigh-in 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., meeting 6:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 140 E. Broadway Ave., Girard. 330-545-4770 or 330-534-2618.

• TOPS 327, Youngstown — weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting 5:45 p.m., Christ Church Presbyterian, 1933 Canfield Road, Youngstown.

• Youngstown Executive Toastmasters — 6:45 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley, 301 Western Reserve Road, Boardman. www.speaking club.org.

• Youngstown Toastmasters Executive 408 — 6:40 p.m., Adamas Square, 8131 Market St., Boardman.

• Monday Night Miracles — 7 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 2555 Rush Blvd., Youngstown.

• MVI HospiceCare Bereavement Support Group — 6 p.m., Boardman Park, Georgeanna Parker Administrative Building, 375 Boardman Poland Road, Boardman. Lisa Altman, licensed social worker, 330-759-9487.

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RAIDER REGATTA: The sophomores of South Range High School will hold the 22nd annual Raiders Regatta 12:15 p.m. Monday at the old school complex, 11836 South Ave., North Lima, in Memorial Park. The event is free. Laura Elder, sophomore English teacher at South Range High School, gives the assignment to her students each year to provide them the off-campus opportunity. The activity combines curriculum and enforces team-building skills and critical thinking. Each boat is constructed by a group of two to six students using only cardboard and a limited amount of duct tape. The boats must carry at least two people and be able to be pulled across the lake and back. The students must also create a fun theme for the boat and dress accordingly. Prizes will be awarded. The group who wins Best of Show will have opportunity to judge the following year’s boats. The rain date is Friday.

FRIENDS SPEAKER: The Friends of the Austintown Public Library, 600 S. Raccoon Road. will have guest speaker Lisa Solley from the Agency on Aging at 10 a.m. Monday who will present an overview of the services available to older adults.

AUTHOR TO SPEAK: Andrew Gross, New York Times and internationally bestselling author of “No Way Back,” “Everything to Lose” and “One Mile Under” will speak 7 p.m. Thursday at the Youngstown Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Gross is also co-author of five No. 1 New York Times bestsellers with James Patterson, including “Judge & Jury” and “Lifeguard.”

Doors open at 6 p.m. for a cocktail and heavy appetizer / dessert reception. The author presentation will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $65 for the library fund-raising event. Ticket price includes membership in the Literary Society, an autographed copy of “The Fifth Column” and a complimentary glass of wine.

The event is being sponsored by the Literary Society.

The Main Library will be closed all day Thursday to prepare for this event.

Proceeds benefit the Carol A. Bacon Literary Society Fund. This event is sponsored by Denise DeBartolo York, Huntington Bank Trust – The Frank & Pearl Gelbman Charitable Trust and The Muransky Companies. For information, call the Library Development office at 330-740-6086. To attend, send a check made payable to the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County – Literary Society to Attn: Mark Mrofchak-Fiscal Officer, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH 44503.

PET ADOPTION: The Healthy Hearts and Paws Project will hold its first adoption event, Walk A Pup / Adopt A Pup noon to 6 p.m. today at 384 Collar Price Road, Brookfield.

The event allows potential fosters and adopters to see the pups saved by The Healthy Hearts and Paws Project, in hopes that a match made. Over 30 HHPP pups will be in attendance, many of which are heartworm positive survivors from the Mahoning County Dog Warden. Attendees are asked to leave their own four-legged friends at home. HHPP volunteers will help schedule a formal meet-and-greet. All participants will need to sign a volunteer application and waiver of liability. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Leashes and harnesses will be provided. For more information, visit the HHPP page at: https://m.facebook.com/heartwormwarrior

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CHOCOLATE, WINE AND DINE: Compass Family and Community Services will host its Chocolate, Wine, Dine and Groove event from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. There will be local chocolate vendors, dinner, music and a limited number of Peace Chairs available in the silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the Sojourner House Domestic Violence Program. Youngstown’s Houseband will provide entertainment. Cost is $75 per person, and tickets are available through Eventbrite. For event sponsorship information, raffle donations or event questions, email Dwilliams@COMPASSfamily.org.

NUN RUN: The Nun Run ’19 is set for Oct. 5 at The Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road. The Kids Run for those 10 and under begins at 8:15 a.m.; the 1-mile walk will start at 8:30 a.m.; and the 5k race begins at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $20 if received by Oct. 4 and $25 the day of the race. No entry fee for the Kids Run.

In order to be guaranteed a

T-shirt, the entry fee must be received by Friday. Packet pick-up and registration is at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 5 in the center’s auditorium.

Proceeds benefit the Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry. For online registration,

visit thenunrun2019.event

brite.com.

SOCIETY HOSTS SPEAKER: The William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will welcome Tim Seman, local historian and genealogist, at

10 a.m. Saturday at Kravitz’s Deli Meeting Room, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty Township. Seman will present a program on the founding and development of the Youngstown and Mahoning County Library System.

All programs are open to the public. Member admission is $5. Nonmember admission is $6. Refreshments will be served, and a 50/50 raffle will be held to benefit the society’s education mission. Instrumental music is by Dolores DePietro. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins admitted, based upon seat availability.

BABY BARGAIN SALE: Boardman Park’s annual Baby Bargain Boutique Sale will take place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at and around the Master’s Pavilion area. More than 100 moms will sell baby and children items. Admission is free with a nonperishable food item donation for a local food bank.

CANINE CARNIVAL: Boardman Park’s Canine Carnival will take place noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lariccia Bocce Court. Dress up your dog and come enjoy a fun family-friendly afternoon with your special pooch at Boardman Park. Activities will include a doggy costume contest, vendors, professional photos (fee) and more. Food concessions will be available.

TEAMS FORMING: Local teams are being formed to gather information on veterans at Youngstown cemeteries. The Broadhead Memorial Team is doing a veterans list in the areas. Volunteers are asked to join two teams gathering a list of names at Tod Cemetery and Lowellville. For Lowellville, call Pam at 330-519-9289, and for Tod Cemetery, call Sam at 330-651-8479, Steffon at 330-259-2091 or Bert at 330-398-6006.

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APPRECIATION NIGHT: The Jackson-Milton Athletic Department will be hosting a Military Appreciation Night on Friday at the football game. Pre-game activities will honor military members. Two skydivers will land on the 50-yard line. Service members with a military identification will get into the game for free. The military appreciation activities will start 6:45 p.m. at the football field, 10748 Mahoning Ave., North Jackson.

HISTORY WALK: Canfield History Walk “A Step Back in Time” is a fundraiser for the Canfield Historical Society. The history walks Saturday and Sept. 28 will guide visitors through Canfield’s past, from pioneer days to the early 20th century. Local residents will portray historical figures and events. Three tours will begin 4:30, 5:15 and 5:45 p.m., and there will be a sit-down indoor event Sept. 28 for those unable to do the walking tour. Tickets may be purchased by calling Canfield Historical Society at 330-533-3458.

BARNHISEL OPEN: The Barnhisel House in Girard will be open 1 to 4 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays of each month. Tours are provided by trained docents who will take visitors through the home and give the history of the area. This year’s theme is “Music, Bands and Clocks” of years ago. Call 330-307-5388 for information.

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OPEN HOUSE: The Ward Beecher Planetarium will hold an open house 8 p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Youngstown State University Ward Beecher Planetarium.

The planetarium will open its season with a live concert with the local band Moon Station Burning and Transmission in the planetarium. Admission is free.

DANA LECTURE: The Dana School of Music will present a lecture by Eve McPherson at 4 p.m. Friday in Room 3036 of Bliss Hall. The lecture, titled “The Beautiful Voice: Style, History and Affect in Turkish Call-to-Prayer Recitation,” is free and open to the public.

The lecture focuses on scholarship on Islamic recitation, which often refers to the primacy of “the beautiful voice.” This is especially true for the call to prayer, a public announcement of prayer times and an invitation to pray. This talk examines the beautiful voice as it is practiced in Istanbul, Turkey, for centuries the political and cultural center of the Islamic world.

Eve McPherson is an associate professor of music at Kent State University at Trumbull.

CLASSIC CAR SHOW: Community Skilled Care Center’s first Classic Car Show will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1320 Mahoning Ave., Warren. Cars, trucks and bikes are welcome. Trophies will be awarded. There will be a disc jockey, door prizes and raffle.

Proceeds to benefit St. Vincent DePaul Church in Warren. Call 330-373-1160.

CEMETERY HEADSTONES: The Broadhead Wydell Memorial Team is asking for help to locate headstones of veterans in the cemeteries in the Youngstown area. The purpose is so to compile a list to make sure that all veterans will be honored.

Anyone who wishes to help in the project must have a passion for history and veterans. For information, contact Steffon Jones at 330-259-2091 or Sam at 330-651-8470.

GUEST SPEAKER: Larry Gross of Canfield will speak about the role of the Seabees in the Pacific Theater of World War II when he speaks at the World War II Heritage Group 6:15 p.m. Monday at A La Cart Catering, U.S. Route 62, Canfield.

There is a buffet dinner for $14. For reservations, call 330-757-0515.

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DANA LECTURE: The Dana School of Music announces a lecture by Eve McPherson at 4 p.m. Friday in Room 3036 of Bliss Hall. The lecture, titled “The Beautiful Voice: Style, History, and Affect in Turkish Call-to-Prayer Recitation,” is free and open to the public.

The lecture focuses on scholarship on Islamic recitation, which often refers to the primacy of “the beautiful voice.” This is especially true for the call to prayer, a public announcement of prayer times and an invitation to pray. This talk examines the beautiful voice as it is practiced in Istanbul, Turkey, for centuries the political and cultural center of the Islamic world.

Eve McPherson is an associate professor of music at Kent State University at Trumbull.

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION: Youngstown Councilwoman Anita Davis will host a “Coffee and Conversation” 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Flambeau’s, 2300 Market St., Youngstown. Guest speaker is water commissioner Harry Johnson.

UNDERSTANDING KNEE / HIP PAIN: MercyHealth Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine physicians and physical therapists will discuss options for the treatment and management of common hip and knee pain with conferences throughout the year.

The next one is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown. Dinner will be served.

Register by calling 330-480-2986. Get answers to your questions about arthritis, therapy / treatment options, and joint replacement.

CATHOLIC NURSES TO MEET: The Youngstown Chapter of Catholic Nurses will meet at noon Sept. 18 at The Manor, 3104 S. Canfield-Niles Road, Youngstown. Ursuline Sister Norma Raupple will speak about English language learning and immigrant outreach in the area.

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CEMETERY TEAM: A portion of the Broadhead Wydell Memorial Team needs your help locating the veterans headstones in the cemeteries in the Youngstown area. The purpose is so there’s a veterans list and all veterans will be honored. The only qualification is you must have a passion for history and veterans. For information, contact Steffon Jones 330-259-2091 or Sam 330-651-8470.

GATHERING PLACE: Lord of the Living Church, 550 N. Broad St., Canfield, will host a Gathering Place session 11 a.m Monday with a program on the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor Steel Museum. This is a free community outreach social program. For information, call 330-533-6045.

DAY OF PRAYER: Unity Centre for Spiritual Living, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, Liberty, will observe Unity World Day of Prayer 7 p.m. Wednesday. Thousands of people will join with Silent Unity-an international, trans-denominational, 24/7 prayer ministry — and Unity churches and centers around the world to participate in this 24-hour prayer event. The theme of this year’s vigil is “Infinite Presence, Unlimited Potential. Anyone in need of prayer support at any time may call 816-969-2000 or visit silentunity.org.

OPEN HOUSE: The Mineral Ridge Historical Society is hosting the Moss Ancestral Home Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. today at 1499 Burnett St., Mineral Ridge.

BOWL MEDITATION: Unity Centre for Spiritual Living, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, Liberty, will host Crystal Singing Bowl Meditation 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The sessions are conducted by Maria and Calvin Wagner from the Center for Sound Therapy in Boardman. Love offering will be accepted. Call 330-539-0122.

COVENANT CELEBRATION: The Catholic Diocese of Youngstown and the Northeastern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a Lutheran Catholic Covenant celebration “Our Common Witness to the Gospel” 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at St. Michael Parish Family Life Center, 300 N. Broad St., Canfield.

Edward Hahnenberg is the featured presenter. Bishop Abraham Allende and Msgr. Robert Siffrin, Vicar General, Diocese of Youngstown, are offering evening prayer. The day of prayer and study commemorates the signing of the Lutheran-Catholic Covenant in October 2000 by Bishop Thomas Tobin and Bishop Marcus Miller. A free-will offering will be collected for Operation Blessing, an ecumenical food assistance program hosted by Canfield Presbyterian Church.

GUEST SPEAKER: Columbiana First United Methodist Church, 210 S. Main St., Columbiana, will have speaker Lynn Royce Taylor 7 p.m. today. Free will offering will be given.

BRAS FOR A CAUSE: The Trumbull Regional Medical Center Pink Ribbon Run / Walk Committee invites the community to participate in a fun event that addresses a serious issue: breast cancer. Participants are invited to decorate a bra in their own unique style with their own theme or slogan that emphasizes Breast Cancer Awareness.

The decorated bras will be on display at Trumbull Regional Medical Center Sept. 23 through Oct. 31 during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 28, at the TRMC Pink Ribbon Run / Walk.

All entry forms and bra submissions must be turned in by Sept. 20 to the TRMC Radiation Oncology Dept. at 1353 E. Market St., Suite 101, Warren. For information, call Luana Andamasaris at 330-841-9411 or Sally Mazey at 330-841-9427.

SOCIETY TO MEET: The Howland Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at Shepherd of the Valley. North River Road. Guest speaker is Brenda Linert, editor at the Tribune Chronicle, who will discuss “The History of the Tribune Chronicle.”

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PATRIOT DAY: Austintown Quaker Steak and Lube, 5800 Patriot Blvd., will hold the 13th annual Patriot Day 6 p.m. Thursday. Area military personnel and veterans will be recognized during a tribute ceremony. Military members in uniform or with valid identification will receive 20 percent off their meals.

There will be military vehicles on display. Austintown Trustee Ken Carano will be event master of ceremonies. Six-time U.S. Accuracy champion and Youngstown battalion chief Jim Drummond will jump and land by parachute in the parking lot. Thirteen military personnel from the tri-county area will be honored. The Patriotism Award will be presented.

ENGLISH CENTER: The English Center of Youngstown will hold an open registration and orientation for adult English language learners 9:30 a.m. today at the center across from Wick Park, at the corner of Woodbine and Elm streets.

Classes are held in the basement of Rodef Shalom Temple, 119 Elm St. All adults speakers of other languages are welcome. The center is an independent non-profit organization. The registration event kicks off the fundraising campaign for 2019-20.

For information, visit www.englishcenteryoungs town.com. The campaign begins as the center celebrates 100 years in Youngstown. The center provides speaking, reading, listening and writing skills to students from different countries.

SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE: The Mineral Ridge Historical Society is hosting an open house of the Moss Ancestral Home 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 1499 Burnett St., Mineral Ridge.

CHILI COOKOFF: Local marathon runner Kason Bowman Sr. is arranging a chili cookoff to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The cookoff will be noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 608 N. Crandon Ave., Niles. There will be several chili categories in which votes will be taken. Entry fee is $25. For tickets, call Susan at 330-646-121.

Bowman will run in the New York Marathon to raise money and awareness for St. Jude’s.

FOOD DRIVE: Throughout September and October, the Girard Multi-Generational Center will hold a food drive, with all proceeds to benefit the Emmanuel Care Center in Girard to help those in the community. Nonperishable food items will be collected.

HEALTHY SOIL: Howland Library Branch will hold “Healthy Soil Healthy You” 6 p.m. today. Charlie Sager, a Master Gardener with Ohio State University Extension’s Trumbull County location, will lead a discussion explaining how you can create quality soil and the healthy benefits it will yield. Registration, though not required, is requested.

TODAY

• MVI HospiceCare Bereavement Support Group — 1 to 3 p.m., Boardman Park Georgeanna Parker Administrative Building, 375 Boardman Poland Road, Youngstown. Lisa Altman, social worker, 330-759-9487.

• Prostate Cancer group — 7 to 8:30 p.m., Radiation Oncology Center at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, 1353 E. Market St. Facilitator is Oncology Certified Nurse Jack Norton.

• It Works: How and Why — 7:30 p.m., Shrine of Our Lady, 517 S. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown.

• TOPS 1429 — weigh-in 9 a.m., meeting 9:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hubbard.

• Willingness Group — 10:30 a.m., Salvation Army, 1501 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown.

• God Walked In — 5 p.m., 5 Memorial Drive, Greenville, Pa.

• Nar-Anon — 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Girard, 890 Churchill Hubbard Road, Girard. Cindy, 330-207-0845.

• To reach the 24-hour information referral and crisis intervention service in Trumbull County, call Help Network at 330-393-1565 or 211. Call Help Network at 211 or Help Hotline at 330-747-2696 or 800-427-3606 for more information on service agencies and support groups.

• Warren Family Mission supplemental bags of food and clothing — 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., 155 Tod Ave. NW, Warren,

• Cortland Community Band — 7 p.m., Cortland Middle School, Wakefield Drive. Visit CortlandCommunityBand.org or call Pat at 330-652-2424. No auditions needed.

• Higher Education Assistance — Mahoning Valley Hope Center, 3217 Surrey Road, Warren. Call 330-369-3010.

• Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University — 6:30 p.m., Mahoning Valley Hope Center, 3217 Surrey Road, Warren. 330-369-3010.

• TOPS 1429 — weigh-in 9 a.m., meeting 9:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hubbard.

• Wednesday Morning Recovery, Narcotics Anonymous — closed discussion 10 a.m., USW, 1375 Union Hall, Room 7, 684 N. Park Ave., Warren.

• Willingness Group — 10:30 a.m., Salvation Army, 1501 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown.

• Wednesday Here and Now — 6 p.m., Sahara Club II, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.

• Champion Group — 6:30 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 3924 High St. NW, Champion.

• It Works: How and Why — 7:30 p.m., Shrine of Our Lady, 517 S. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown.

• Niles Al-Anon — 8 p.m., New Hope United Methodist Church, 21 Fairview Ave., Niles.

• MVI HospiceCare Bereavement Support Group — 1 to 3 p.m., Boardman Park Georgeanna Parker Administrative Building, 375 Boardman Poland Road, Youngstown. Lisa Altman, social worker, 330-759-9487.

• Prostate Cancer group — 7 to 8:30 p.m., Radiation Oncology Center at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, 1353 E. Market St. Facilitator is Oncology Certified Nurse Jack Norton.

• Ohio Star Quilters — 9 a.m., the first, third and fourth Wednesdays of the month, Howland SCOPE Senior Center in Howland. Sandy O’Malley, 330-898-3151.

• Nar-Anon — 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Girard, 890 Churchill Hubbard Road, Girard. Cindy, 330-207-0845.

• Champion Knights of Columbus Council 7491 — 7 p.m., St. William Rectory Office, 5431 Mahoning Ave., Champion.

• God Walked In — 5 p.m., 5 Memorial Drive, Greenville, Pa.

• Warren Rotary Club — noon, Enzo’s Restaurant, Elm Road NE.

• TOPS 1350, Cortland — 9:20 a.m. weigh-in, 10 a.m. meeting, Bazetta Township Hall, 3372 state Route 5, Bazetta.

• TOPS 1859 — 5:30 p.m. for weigh-in and meeting 6 p.m., Champion Christian Church, 151 Center St., Champion.

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FOUNDATION RUN / WALK: The Rose Mary Flanagan Ovarian Cancer Foundation’s second annual 5K Run and Walk and 1-Mile Fun Walk will be Saturday at the Boardman Park Masters Pavillion, Boardman. Registration and check-in is 7:30 a.m., with a Survivor Acknowledgement at 8:40 a.m., followed by the 5K Run at 9 and the walk at 9:15 a.m.

For more information, go to www.rmfocf.org.

ANNUAL BONFIRE: Youngstown-Warren Chapter Carpatho-Rusyn Society will host its seventh annual Carpatho-Rusyn / Slovak Vatra (bonfire), starting at noon Saturday at Infant Jesus of Prague Byzantine Catholic Church, 7754 South Ave., Boardman.

Featured music will be Slavic Folk musicians Dean Poloka, Tom Katrenich and Bob Bartko. There also will be food, genealogical materials, bonfire, music and dancing. For information, call Jim Batista at 330-544-0107 or Mike Vasilchek at 703-508-4226.

BUREAU TO MEET: Trumbull County Farm Bureau will hold its annual meeting Sept. 11 at Hartford Hill Winery, 3864 Bushnell Campbell Road, Fowler. Social is 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The event will include an overview of 2019 accomplishments, setting policies for 2020 that effect agriculture and the community, elect board of trustees and delegates, and 2019 scholarship presentations. Keynote speaker is Mike Bailey, who is the state Farm Bureau vice president, strategic partnerships. For reservations, contact the office by today at 440-426-2195.

CANCER BENEFIT: A “Music for Mary” benefit will be held for Mary Giancola Pappas 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Kravitz Deli, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty. Pappas is a seven-time survivor of cancer and has been battling cancer for 30 years, which has put a serious strain on the families’ resources for her treatments. Music will be by Larry Elfante and Friends. There also will be 50-55 raffle. For information and tickets, call 330-519-6357.

TODAY

• Tuesday Morning Recovery — 10:30 a.m., Meridian Place, 1184 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.

• Tuesday Night Surrender — 7:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 2555 Rush Blvd., Youngstown.

• Food Addicts Anonymous — 7 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 162 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown. Call 330-793-1599.

• Helping Hands Closet — nearly new clothing, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road.

• Women in Progress — 7 p.m., Serenity Place, 21 E. Broad St., Newton Falls.

• Nicotine Anonymous — 5:30 p.m., St. Joseph Warren Hospital Warren Room, 627 Eastland Ave. SE, Warren.

• Girard-Liberty Rotary — 6 p.m., Amen Corner, 21 W. Main St., Girard, 330-539-5837 or 330-545-5694.

• Girard-Liberty Kiwanis Club — 6:30 p.m., Golf Dome, 1300 N. State St., 330-545-1338.

• TOPS OHIO 1374 — weigh-in 8:45 a.m., First Church of God, 426 W. Broad St., Newton Falls.

• TOPS 1060 — weigh-in 6 p.m., meet at 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hubbard.

• Codependency and Grief — 7 p.m., Care Center of the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home, 709 N. Main St., Hubbard. For those who have lost loved ones to alcohol or drug abuse. Call 330-534-1952.

• Warren Family Mission supplemental bags of food and clothing — 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., 155 Tod Ave. NW, Warren,

• Attitude of Gratitude — 12:30 p.m., Beatitude House, 1370 Tod Ave., Warren.

• Women in Progress — 7 p.m., Serenity Place, 21 E. Broad St., Newton Falls.

• Nicotine Anonymous — 5:30 p.m., St. Joseph Warren Hospital Warren Room, 627 Eastland Ave. SE, Warren.

• Celebrate Recovery — 6:30 p.m., Fowler Community Church, 4651 state Route 305, Fowler, 12-step faith-based program. 330-550-3393.

• Smalltown Recovery Al-Anon Family Group — 6:30 to 8 p.m., Kinsman Presbyterian Church, 6383 Church St., Kinsman.

• TOPS Ohio 1694, Champion — weigh-in 5:15 p.m., meeting 6 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 5734 Mahoning Ave. NW, Champion. Call 330-502-8483.

• Kickin’ It In Kinsman, a Narcotics Anonymous meeting — 7 p.m., Kinsman Presbyterian Church, 6383 Church St., Kinsman.

• Girard-Liberty Rotary — 6 p.m., Amen Corner, 21 W. Main St., Girard, 330-539-5837 or 330-545-5694.

• Girard-Liberty Kiwanis Club — 6:30 p.m., Golf Dome, 1300 N. State St., 330-545-1338.

• Stephen Foster Chorus — singing group for men, 7 p.m., Warren SCOPE Center, 375 N. Park Ave., Warren. 330-652-5739.

• Al-Anon — 9:30 a.m. First Presbyterian Church of Warren, 256 Mahoning Ave. NW, 9 a.m. beginner’s meeting.

• Urban 4-H — 5:30 pm., Mahoning Valley Hope Center, 3217 Surrey Road, Warren.

• TOPS OHIO 1374 — weigh-in 8:45 a.m., First Church of God, 426 W. Broad St., Newton Falls.

• TOPS OHIO 1165 — weigh-in 8:30 a.m., meeting 9 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Park Ave., Warren.

• TOPS 1060 — weigh-in 6 p.m., meet at 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hubbard.

• Champion Rotary Club — noon, Wayside Inn.

• Codependency and Grief — 7 p.m., Care Center of the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home, 709 N. Main St., Hubbard. For those who have lost loved ones to alcohol or drug abuse. Call 330-534-1952.

• Howland Schools Retirees — Enzo’s Restaurant in Warren. Call Mary Fuller for the time, at 330-856-5226.

• American Legion Post 700 — 6:15 p.m., Howland American Legion Post 700, 8273 High St. NE, Howland.

• Minute by Minute Narcotics Anonymous — 7 p.m. closed discussion, First Presbyterian Church of Warren, 256 Mahoning Ave., Warren.

• Lighthouse Recovery and Support Group — 6 p.m. at Warren Revival Center, 4400 W. Market St., Leavittsburg. 330-898-4295.

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ANSWER TO CANCER: The Answer to Cancer Golf Outing, in memory of Irene Nock, Joe Pollock and Tom Grischow, is set for 8 a.m. Sept. 7 at Bedford Trails Golf course, 713 Bedford Road, Lowellville. Proceeds will benefit the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center.

For cost and information, call Lynne Grischow at 330-536-2234.

HELPING HANDS: Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, has nearly new clothes for the entire family. September specials will include all inventory for $1, excluding jewelry and white ticket (fall) items.

The store is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Tuesday.

AARP 3104 HOST TRIP: Canfield AARP 3104 will host a bus trip to Jamestown, N.Y., Sept. 17 and 18. Participants will tour the Lucille Ball Museum, the Desilu Playhouse, Valvo’s Candy Factory, and National Comedy Center, and take a dinner cruise on Lake Chautauqua.

There will be a mystery trip in November. Nonmembers are welcome at meetings and on bus trips. For membership information and information on upcoming trips, call Connie at 330-332-0121.

ROTARY TO HOLD PEARL HARBOR PROGRAM: The Cortland Rotary Club will host speaker, Howard Ryther, director of the USS Oklahoma BB-37 Remains Preservation Project at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at Lake Vista Herron Dining Room, 303 N. Mecca St., Cortland. Ryther will review the Pearl Harbor attack and explain the status of the program which is in cooperation with the POW / MIA Accounting Agency of the Department of Defense. Ryther will explain how the families of the service people can be contacted and gain the closure they have not been able to have. The Oklahoma was one of the battleships sunk in the raid upon Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7. 1941. The father of Ryther’s wife was among the 388 sailors and marines. Visitors are welcome, but reservations are required by calling Lake Vista at 330-638-2420.

OPEN HOUSE: The Niles Historical Society will hold its monthly open house of the Ward-Thomas House, 503 Brown St., Niles, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, with the last tour beginning at 4. The membership meeting will be 10 a.m. Saturday in the Westenfield Room.

UPTON ANNIVERSARY: The officers of the Upton Association announced their 30th anniversary gala 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the garden of the Upton House in Warren. It will feature a catered dinner by Saratoga Restaurant.

The reservation form is available at www.uptonhouse.org. Dress is business casual.

The gala celebrates the legacy of Harriet Taylor Upton, the Warren woman who helped lead the national struggle for women’s right to vote and in 1920 was the first woman to become a vice chairman of the Republican National Committee.

TODAY

• TOPS Ohio 698, Girard — weigh-in 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., meeting 6:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 140 E. Broadway Ave., Girard. 330-545-4770 or 330-534-2618.

• Youngstown Executive Toastmasters — 6:45 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley, 301 Western Reserve Road, Boardman. www.speaking club.org.

• Youngstown Toastmasters Executive 408 — 6:40 p.m., Adamas Square, 8131 Market St., Boardman.

• Monday Night Miracles — 7 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 2555 Rush Blvd., Youngstown.

• Hubbard HOW — 7:30 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 1815 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard.

• To reach the 24-hour information referral and crisis intervention service in Trumbull County, call Help Network at 330-393-1565 or 211. Call Help Network or Help Hotline at 330-747-2696 or 800-427-3606 for more information on service agencies and support groups.