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Trolley tour set in Salem today

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: The Salem Historical Society is offering an Underground Railroad tour on the Quakertown Trolley 1 p.m. today. While dressed as a Salem Quaker, the docent takes passengers back in time to the late 1850’s. Following the sharing of many stories, the travelers will return to the 21st century with a better understanding of the plight of slaves, the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement in and around Salem prior to the Civil War.

Slides shown in the trolly will help clarify historical information in the presentation and pictures of the insides of the homes, underground Railroad hiding places, and abolitionists who lived in or visited them.

The tour will last approximately an hour with parking at Timberlanes and loading at 239 S. Lundy St. Cost is $15 per person. Call 330-337-673.

MAHONING OGS TO MEET: The Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet 7 p.m. Monday at St. Charles Church Ministry Building, 7325 Westview Drive, Boardman. Speaker is Mike Heher. His program will be “OK, you did your tree. Now what?”

RIVER FRIENDS MEET: Friends of the Mahoning River will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday The Oakhill Collaborative, 507 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown. This is a special members orientation where the club showcases activities that have been undertaken over the last eight years. Members are invited to assist in future project and activities. To attend, contact mahoningriverfriends@gmail.com or call 330-275-1142.

SOCIETY GUEST TO DISCUSS SCOUTS: The Poland Historical Society will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 4515 Center Road, Poland Township. At the business meeting, the society will elect officers and trustees for 2020. Plans for the society’s annual Christmas Party will be shared at the meeting, followed by speaker Rob Zedaker and Boy Scouts, presenting a program about the “History of Poland Boy Scouts.”

In October, the society trustees approved the recommendation of the fundraising committee to increase membership dues to $20 per individual or $30 per couple beginning Jan. 1, 2020. Checks should be made payable to Poland Historical Society and mailed to: P.O. Box 5052, Poland, OH 44514 or give your money to Joanne Eiselstein at a meeting.

TODAY

• 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 outspokinwheelmen.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.