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Seeing Eye: Toy, coat giveaway on East Side

CRIME WATCH EVENT: The Northside Crime Watch in Youngstown will host a toy and coat giveaway Dec. 21 on Oak and Fruit streets, on the city’s East Side. Two children per family will receive coats / toys. For information, contact Annie at 330-742-4880.

TORCH CLUB TO MEET: The Youngstown Torch Club will sponsor a program on the legacy of the 18th century Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University. Dinner will be followed by a program. The speaker is retired YSU history professor Lowell Satre presenting “Will the Real Adam Smith, Please Stand Up,” explaining various interpretations of Smith’s works.

GREEN TEAM: The Recycling Division of Mahoning County Green Team will sponsor students and staff 9:45 a.m. Thursday at the Mahoning County commissioners’ hearing room. Students will decorate the tree with ornaments made from reused material. Bottle caps, pop bottles, boxes, light bulbs and many other types of reused containers have been brought back to life.

HOPES AND WISHES: The 11th annual Holiday Hopes and Wishes event, hosted by the Kids Crew of Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, will take place 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Mr. Anthony’s, 7440 South Ave. in Boardman. The event will feature a luncheon, basket raffle, silent auction and a holiday bake shop. Tickets are $40 each and can be purchased by visiting www.akronchildrens.org/holidayhopesandwishes or contacting Charlotte Diss at 330-746-8712. All proceeds will benefit the Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley Behavioral Health Fund.

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: White House Fruit Farm, 9249 Youngstown-Salem Road, Canfield, will welcome families to experience the “Christmas Season on the Farm” 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Santa, reindeer, horse-drawn carriage rides and food are part of the two days of holiday cheer. Santa will bring his reindeer and sleigh for free photo opportunities 11 a.m to 3 p.m. both days. Horse-drawn carriage and wagon rides will take families through the orchards. There will be fires for roasting hot dogs and s’mores for toasting. For information visit www.whitehousefruitfarm.

com.

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.

Youngstown Area Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays — 6:30 p.m., St. John Episcopal Church, 323 Wick St., Youngstown. 330-747-2696 or email Pflagy@gay.com.

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.

Girard Liberty Rotary Club — 6 p.m. at Amen Corner in Girard. Andy at 330-716-4523.

1418 Auxiliary Seniors — 12:30 p.m. at Bedford Trails Golf Course and Restaurant. Call John Texter, 330-755-6936.

Anyone with items for Seeing Eye should call 330-841-1738; email Society@tribtoday.com; mail or drop off information at the Tribune Chronicle.

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