100 YEARS OF CONSERVATION: The Audubon Society of the Mahoning Valley will hold “100 Years of Conservation: A Brief Overview of Ohio’s Park Districts” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Canfield Library. Mill Creek Park achieved the status as Ohio’s First Park District (1891). The township park district converted to a Metropolitan Park district, or MetroPark. Speaker Steve Madewell, who has been the director of three Ohio Park systems — Geauga Park District, Lake MetroParks, and Toledo MetroParks — will discuss the rich history and what is in store for the future of Ohio’s regional / metropolitan park districts. He is also a guitarist and will share a song.
DAY TRIP PLANNED: Members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Youngstown St. Patrick Church are sponsoring a day trip to the MGM Casino in Northfield Park on Oct. 29. The trip is $35 per person and includes a buffet lunch, as well as MGM Casino $25 slot play. The roundtrip motor coach leaves St. Patrick Church, 1420 Oakhill Ave., at 9:30 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m. to the same site. Reservations are due by Tuesday. Checks are payable to St Patrick SVDP in care of Marilyn Kocur, 1260 Barbie Drive, Boardman 44512. For information, contact Marilyn at 330-881-3156.
BUSINESSES PART OF TRICK OR TREAT: Boardman Business Trick or Treat will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday with such participating businesses as Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts, Blue Wolf Tavern, Ohio Donut Company, GiaAngelo’s, Mission Taco and others on the south side of U.S. Route 224.
POLAND PLANS DOOR DASH: Poland United Methodist Church will hold its annual door dash 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28. Register online at www.polandumc.org.
• Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter Support Groups — 2 p.m., Antonine Sisters Adult Day Center, 2675 N. Lipkey Road. Contact the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.
• 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 Pesbyterian, 19833 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.
• Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups — available free of charge, 2 p.m., at the Antonine Sisters Adult Day Center, 2675 North Lipkey Road, North Jackson. 1-800-272-3900.
• Families Anonymous Warren — 6 p.m., CRN Healthcare Inc., 4087 Youngstown Road SE, Warren. Call 330-307-8182..
• A New Day Nar-Anon Family Group — 7 p.m., Congregational Church, 612 W. Broad St., Newton Falls. Call Teri, 330-646-4480 or Patty, 330-307-3002.
• Better Your Future Through Hope — Mahoning Valley Hope Center, 3217 Surrey Road, Warren. Call 330-369-3010.
• First Things First — 6 p.m., literature discussion, Sahara Club II, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.
• Cortland Area Kiwanis — 5 p.m., Real Deal Coffee Cafe.
• Someplace Safe — 1540 Tod Ave., Warren, Call 330-393-3005.
• Howland Rotary Club — noon, Shepherd of the Valley, North River Road.
• Celebrate Recovery — 6:30 p.m., Bloomfield Recovery Center, 10113 Creaser Ashtabula Road, Bloomfield. Call 330-599-2402.
• Niles American Legion Post 106 — 6:30 p.m., 1029 N. Main St, Niles. Call 330-652-1323.
• Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9678 — 7 p.m., 16013 W. High St., Middlefield. Call Gary, 440-321-0808.
• Kinship Association Support Meeting — 9:30 a.m., YWCA, Warren, second floor. Call 330-675-2617.
• Loving Outreach Surviving Suicide — 5:30 p.m., Valley Counseling, 150 E. Market St., Warren.
• Newton Falls VFW Ladies Auxiliary 3332 — 7 p.m. 433 Arlington Road, Newton Falls.
• Monday Night Serenity Hall AA — 7:30 p.m., Badger Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren.
• TOPS Ohio 1353, Leavittsburg — 6 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30 p.m. meeting, First Community Church of Leavittsburg, 4640 W. Market St., Leavittsburg. Call 330-898-0357.
• TOPS Ohio 698, Girard — 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30 p.m. meeting, First Christian Church, 140 E. Broadway Ave., Girard. Call 330-545-4770 or 330-534-2618.
• Nothing to Fear — 10 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 4 Summit St., Niles.
• Hubbard HOW — 7:30 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 1815 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard.
• Grief Support Group — 10:30 a.m., Vienna United Methodist Church community room, 4265 Warren Sharon Road, Vienna. Call 330-399-6650.
• The Landing — 6 p.m., Mahoning Valley Hope Center, 3217 Surrey Road, Warren. Call 330-369-3010.
• The Weigh Inn — 5 to 6 p.m. weigh-in, 6:15 p.m. meeting, Niles Senior Center, 14 E. State St. Call 330-652-9098.
No sugar but extra sweet time
TRICK NOR TREAT EVENT: The eighth annual Trick Nor Treat Halloween candy-free event will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Beyond Expectations South Bridge Therapy and Learning Center, 725 Boardman Canfield Road, Boardman. The non-food trick or treating is inclusive for children with food allergies, special diets or whose parents do not want them to have sugar. The free event will include pumpkin decorating, crafts, Halloween games, “Bunnies in Baskets” and other activities. The event is open to the public.
BLOOD DRIVE: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church will host a blood drive by the American Red Cross 1 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Monsignor Prokop Parish Center, 4500 Norquest Blvd., Austintown. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or log on to RedCrossBlood.org and enter keyword: immaculateheart.
TOMB OF UNKNOWN SOLDIER: Jim Cardoman, a member of the Society of Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, will give a presentation on his experiences while serving at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Hubbard Public Library.
FUNDRAISER AUCTION: The North Lima Mennonite Church, 90 Mennonite Drive, will hold its annual fall fundraiser auction 6 p.m. Wednesday. The fundraiser will be conducted by Baer Auctioneer Service. A food stand will open at 4:30 p.m. For information, call 330-549-2333.
SPECIAL NEEDS TRICK OR TREAT: Miss Dana’s Diamonds, Rulli Brothers and Elisa’s Entourage present the second annual All-Inclusive Trunk or Treat noon to 4 p.m. today to benefit The Walnut Grove-A Field of Opportunity in Canfield and Down Syndrome Association of the Valley.
The event encourages all to attend no matter what age and ability, and especially those with special needs and food allergies / special food diets, from noon to 4 p.m. today at Rulli Brothers on South Avenue, Boardman.
Each child will receive a drawstring bag upon registration at the event. Special-needs children attend for free and all other trick-or-treaters are a $5 donation. Noon to 2 p.m. is reserved for special- needs children and their families and 2 to 4 p.m. is open to all trick-or-treaters.
Inside will be a special sensory trick or treat for those children with special needs. Simply Powered Yoga is hosting an accommodated sensory yoga session inside. All volunteers inside will be dressed up in nonscary costumes. There is a wheelchair tunnel donated by Legacy Visiting Health Services.
Outside, there will be more than 40 business, nonprofit organizations, families with vehicles decorated and passing out candy and noncandy items for those with food allergies and special needs.
• Write to Recover — 10 a.m., Meridian Place, 1184 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.
• Master Discipleship Group — 6 p.m., Mahoning Valley Hope Center, Warren.
• Outspokin’ Wheelmen Bicycle Club — bicycle rides daily. Check out outspokin wheelmen.com for information.
• Nar-anon, support program for families and friends of those addicted to drugs — 7 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 2345 Youngstown Road SE, Warren. Call Bill at 330-856-3822.
Anyone with items for Seeing Eye should call 330-841-1738; email Society@tribto day.com; mail or drop off information at the Tribune Chronicle.
Event to discuss sealing records
EXPUNGEMENT CLINIC: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Youngstown Alumnae Chapter, is hosting its 2019 Sealing and Expungement Clinic and Community Resource Fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Eastern Gateway Community College, 101 E. Federal St., Youngstown.
The fair is for both juvenile and adult records. To preregister, call 1-800-998-9454. Walk-ins are also welcome.
CAMPBELL CLASS OF 1956: Campbell Memorial High School’s Class of 1956 will meet for lunch noon today at the Crickets Bar and Grill, 1733 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown. Guests are welcome.
TIME FOR THANKFULNESS: The Youngstown South Christian Women’s Connection will hold a “Time for Thankfulness” 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield.
The event will feature Judy Conti Senior Dance Divas and guest speaker Chris Bassett of Washington, Mich., who will speak on “There is Growth in the Valley.”
Cost is $14 and includes lunch. Reservations are needed by Nov. 6 by calling Connie at 330-788-2340 or Patty at 330-332-2789.
PARENT NIGHT: Ursuline High School will hold a special information night for prospective parents 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Deibel-Morley Arts Center on the Ursuline campus.
The Ursuline administrative team will present a program regarding tuition, financial aid, college preparatory curriculum, the dress code, extracurricular programs and the spiritual environment of Ursuline. Parents will have the opportunity to tour the school. A tuition raffle will be held for eighth-grade parents in attendance.
To register go to www.ursuline.com/calendar.
• TOPS 1237, Austintown — (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), meets 5:15 p.m., Venture Church of the CMA, 250 Idaho Road. Weigh-in: 4:45 p.m. Guests are welcome. Call 330-758-4923.
• TOPS 1497, Youngstown — (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 9:30 a.m., St. Maron Church, 1555 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown. The first meeting is free and guests are welcome. Call 330-974-8450.
• Round Table Woodcarvers — 9 a.m. at the Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. For information, call 330-792-4355.
Anyone with items for Seeing Eye should call 330-841-1738; email Society@trib today.com; mail or drop off information at the Tribune Chronicle.
Discover aids for family tree search
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY TO MEET: The Mahoning County chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet 7 p.m. Monday at the St. Charles Church Ministry Building, 7325 Westview Drive, Boardman. Speaker is Rick Shale who will discuss “A Visit to the Ohio Genealogical Society Library.” For information, visit www.mahoningcountychap terogs.org.
BENEFIT FOR LIBRARY: The Citizens Committee for the library levy renewal will hold a Brews for the Books 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Whistle and Keg in Youngstown. The benefit will support the committee’s efforts to encourage passage of Issue 1, the library levy renewal on the November ballot. There will be entertainment and free pizza. Admission is $15 with tickets available online at mylibrarylevy. org.
OPEN HOUSE: Senior Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) are national service programs whose volunteers and members work every day to make thee valley a better place. This year, more than 700 national service volunteers impacted the lives of 2,000 people in the Valley, served 80,000 hours and saved partner schools and nonprofits more than $1.2 million dollars. The purpose of the open house, which will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in Warren SCOPE Center’s Community Room, 375 North Park Ave., is to increase community awareness of the national service programs in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. Representatives from each program will be available to answer questions as visitors network. There is no charge.
They volunteer to eradicate poverty, to eliminate food insecurity, to brighten the minds of youth and to provide companionship and support to seniors.
• 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.
• Alzheimer Assistance and Referral Network Support Group — 6 p.m., Girard Public Library, 105 E. Prospect St., Girard.
• 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.
SPECIAL PROGRAM: Button box musician Ron Pivonar
will host a polka party
10 a.m. Saturday when performing a special program at Kravitz Deli’s meeting room, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty Township, for the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society.
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 will be admitted, based upon seat availability.
Pivonar’s program will feature polka favorites and little-known polka tunes. Dancing is encouraged.
WHMHS conducts cultural and educational programs, in an effort to keep the legacy of nationally known educator William Holmes McGuffey alive in the Valley.
To make reservations or for information, contact Richard S. Scarsella, WHMHS chairman, at 330-726-8277.
APPLE BUTTER FEST: Lake Milton Presbyterian Church, 942 Grandview Road, Lake Milton, will hold its annual apple butter festival 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturday. There will be a market and bake sale.
HEALTH SERVICES: The Gathering Place at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 N. Broad Street, Canfield, will host a program 11 a.m. Monday with the Mahoning County Public Health covering an overview of its servces. There also will be free blood pressure screenings and other health checks.
FUNDRIASER PLANNED: The League of Women Voters Greater Youngstown will host a champagne tasting fundraiser 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at A&C Beverage. The event is $50 per person in advance or $60 at the door. You can RSVP at LWVGY.com or send a check made out to LWVGY to P.O. Box 1375 Youngstown, 44501. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
AUCTION SET: The IHM Parish Center, 4500 Norquest Blvd., Austintown, will hold a “Not Your Ordinary” auction 7 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 4 p.m. Donation is $10 and includes paddle, coffee, pop, water and dessert. Tickets are limited and available by calling 330-799-9860.
Blood drive set in Austintown
BLOOD DRIVE: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church will host a blood drive by the American Red Cross from 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at the
Monsignor Prokop Parish Center, 4500 Norquest Blvd., Austintown. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-733-2767 or log on to RedCrossBlood.org and enter keyword: immaculateheart.
UKRAINIAN FESTIVAL: A Ukrainian festival, sponsored by St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church, will take place noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the church, 4310 Kirk Road, Austintown.
Featured will be music by The Zaps Orchestra, basket auctions and raffles, authentic Ukrainian food, beer and other refreshments, instant tickets and children’s activities.
The $3 admission will be refunded for those coming for carryout orders of pierogies.
WOMEN’S CLUBS PARTICIPATE: Ohio General Federation of Women’s Clubs across the state recently participated in a tribute to Gold Star Mothers at the Mohican Memorial Forest and Shrine in Loudonville. The memorial service recognizes American Gold Star Mothers and families whose sons and daughters served and died while in service to our country. Remarks during the ceremony were offered by Chaplain Jim Locke III of the Ohio Army National Guard, Major General Deborah Ashenhurst ( U.S. Army retired ) as well as GFWC member and Memorial Shrine trustee Rose Logston.
GFWC Ohio President Linda Crish led a procession to lay the memorial wreath. This tribute and service takes place every year on the last Sunday in September and is open to the public. Photos of this event can be found on the GFWC Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs page on Facebook.
SOCIETY WELCOMES REES: The Boardman Historical Society meets at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Boardman Library. The speaker will be Regina Rees, retired YSU professor and professional storyteller, who will speak on “Tales of Youngstown.”
The Boardman Historical Society meets at 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month from September through May at the Boardman Library.
Visitors, new members,
and guests are always
NIGHT AT TARGET: The Boardman Lions Club will hold its 11th annual New Coats for Kids Program 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Target in Boardman. Applications went home with all Boardman elementary school students and are evaluated by a committee. Selection is based on the information provided.
Coats are purchased for those families in greatest need first and then for those throughout the list until the club’s budget is spent.
Qualified applicants were notified by mail and invited to a night at Target to select their coats. After shopping, the family is given a snack provided by Target. Lions members serve as personal shoppers.
Over 10 years, 455 families have received 941 coats at at total cost of $42,825. The club already has started raising funds for next year. To donate, visit www.boardmanlions.com.
OSTOMY SUPPORT: The Youngstown area ostomy support group will meet 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, 8401 Market St., Boardman. This is a nonprofit, self-help support group, and family and friends are welcome to attend. Guest speakers will be Dr. Ricchiuti of the Urology Associates and Dr. Huang, a trauma / general surgeon.
For information, contact Anna Fitzgerald at 330-480-3440 or email Anna-Fiitzgerald@mercy.com.
APPLE FEST: Woodworth Church, 30 E. Western Reserve Road, will hold its annual Apple Butter Festival 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. See how apple butter is made the old-fashioned way. Samples of apple butter will be available to taste and purchase. There will be face painting and games with prizes. The event wil be held rain or shine.
FESTIVAL SET: St. Anne Ukrainian Church in Austintown will hold its annual church festival noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
FREE SCREENINGS: Jewish Family Services is partnering with students from the counseling department at Youngstown State University to offer free depression screenings 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane. The screenings will be private and confidential. Representatives from Help Network of Youngstown will also be present to discuss local resource options. For
information, visit www.jewish
CLUB FLEA MARKET: The Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Austintown, will host a flea market in the parking lot 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Tuesday through October.
CHURCH BOOK SALE: Girard First United Methodist Church, 22 N. Market St., Girard, is holding a book sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the church. Paperbacks are 50 cents and hardcovers are $1.
Preview night will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday with a $5 entry fee. All books will be $2 per bag beginning at Saturday.
COOKOFF EVENT: The Girard Multigenerational Center, Trumbull Avenue, will hold the sixth annual apple cookoff 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. Participants can make their favorite apple dish to enter into the tasting contest. Sign up by calling 330-545-6596.
VOICES OF YOUNGSTOWN: The Mahoning Valley Railroad Heritage Association will host the Historic Voices of Industrial Youngstown 2019 Whistle Blow 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 12 at the association, 2261 Hubbard Road, Youngstown. The event will be held rain or shine. Free admission. Whistle hook-up fee is $20, and whistle toot donation is $1 for those without a whistle. Air will be available for diesel and other horns as well. Donations will benefit the MVRHA. For information and details visit www.MVRHA.org.
FREE CLOTHING AND FOOD: Eastside Crime Watch, 1001 Oak St.,Youngstown, is offering free clothing and food 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. Bring identification. For information, contact Annie at 330-742-4880.
WALK AGAINST BULLYING: The fourth annual Lauren Nicole Bowman Step Out Against Bullying Walk will take place 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Austintown Township Park, 6000 Kirk Road, Austintown. The walk is held by Lauren’s family and friends; not only in memory of her passing as a result of bullying, but with the hope of bringing awareness of the issue, to let others that may be being bullied know there are people who care and places to contact. They also want to encourage friends or family members to stand up to the bullies, to let them know their behavior wont be tolerated. Information from https://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/stats.asp
HISTORICAL SOCIETY EVENT: Salem Historical Society will feature Chris Hart who will portray Ichabod Crane as seen in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the meeting room of the Dale Shaffer Library with the entrance off South Lundy Road and parking in the former Timberlane’s lot. Following a short business meeting at 7 p.m., the program will be held. For more information, contact the society at 330-337-8514.
FALL CLEANUP: Fall cleanup will be held at the Girard City Cemetery through Monday for removing flowers and other items from graves. After Monday, cemetery employees will be removing items in preparation for the upcoming holiday wreaths.
EARTH ODDITY DAY: The OH WOW! Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, will hold Earth Oddity Day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Children of all ages will explore the National Curious Events Day and learn about unexplained phenomena. Call 330-744-5914.
NUN RUN: The Nun Run 2019 will take off Saturday at The Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road in Canfield. 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 Friday, and $25 the day of the race. No entry fee for the Kids’ Run.
Packet pickup and registration is at 7:30 a.m. in the center’s auditorium.
Proceeds benefit the Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry. For online registration, visit thenunrun2019.eventbrite.com.
CANCER CORNHOLE: The first Breast Cancer Apple Warrior Cornhole Tournament will take place noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Boardman Park, 375 Boardman Poland Road, Boardman. For more information, call Michelle at 330-519-2423 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARD PARTY: The Trumbull County Federated Women’s Club will sponsor a card party 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Howland Community Church, 198 Niles-Cortland Road, Howland. Tickets are available from any Women’s Dem member for $7 each or call Cindy at 330-727-7683. There will be a salad and dessert buffet with games and prizes.
FALL FESTIVAL: A fall festival will take place 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Camp Frederick, 6969 Millrock Road, Rogers. There will be a kiddie tractor pull, hay rides, camp tours, rock-wall climbing and crafts. There will be a chance to win a Yeti Cooler. For information, call 330-227-9005.