Jewish Community Center presents talk
ISRAEL POLITICAL TURMOIL: Israel’s political turmoil will be discussed at a program noon to 1 p.m. today at the Jewish Community Center’s Adult Lounge, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown. The center’s program director and Israeli native Gon Erez will explain the Israeli political system, its history and the current state that led the country to hold three consecutive elections in less than a year.
The event is free. A light lunch will be served. For information, visit www.jccyoungs town.org.
CRIMEWATCH TO MEET: The Northeastside Crime Watch monthly food giveaway is 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the old fire station, 1001 Oak St. at Fruit Street.
FOOD PANTRY: The Immaculate Heart of Mary School, 4490 Norquest Blvd., Austintown, will hold a food pantry from 1 to 3 p.m. today in the school cafeteria.
EXHIBITOR MEETING: The Canfield Fair is making plans for 2020. The annual exhibitor’s meeting will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Building 23, Greenford Ruritan. Exhibitors interested in voicing their opinion on various categories for the 174th fair should attend the meeting.
The arts and crafts department will meet at the administration building and the horse and pony exhibitors will meet in the commercial building. All other departments will meet in the Colonial Inn.
MODEL RAILROAD FLEA MARKET: The Model Railroad and Toy Train Flea Market hosted by the Youngstown Model Railroad Association will meet 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Salem Center Plex, 1098 N. Ellsworth Ave., Salem. Cost is $5 per person, with children 12 and younger admitted free with an adult.
For table reservations or information, call Darrell Balakoff at 330-718-1057 or email ymodelrrclub@yahoo. com.
TINKER TIME: The OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology will hold Tinker Time noon to 2 p.m. Saturday for all ages. Participants will learn about embroidery and see the difference between fabric types.
Call 330-744-5914 for information.
ANTI DRUG ART SHOW: The Art Outreach Gallery at the Eastwood Mall Complex in Niles is hosting the “Anti Drug and Alcohol Art Show,” curated by Trinity Hobbs, a senior at Trumbull Career and Technical Center.
The show is scheduled today through Jan. 26. The awards reception is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday.
The show features 45 pieces of artwork by 23 artists in two age groups, seventh- to 12th-grade artists and adult artists. The theme for the artwork is “Anti Drug and Alcohol.”
Melissa Mills, McDonald High School art instructor, is the judge for the show. Robert Hobbs, Kevin Smith and anonymous people in recovery will be guest speakers at the art reception Saturday and 5 p.m. Jan. 18.
The gallery is along the JCPenny’s concourse. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
• Glimmer of Hope — 8:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 2555 Rush Blvd., Youngstown.
• Gamblers Anonymous — closed meeting, 7:30 p.m., Westminster Church, 119 Stadium Drive, Boardman. 330-505-5060.
• Nar-Anon — 7 p.m., Howland Community Church, Warren, support group for families of addiction. Bill, 330-856-3822.
• National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and other Associated Eating Disorders — 9 a.m., Notre Dame Church, 2325 Highland Road, Hermitage, Pa. 724-981-5435 or anad.org.
• Boardman Historical Society — 10 a.m., Boardman Library, lecture on some aspect of local history.
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