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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.