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HELPING HANDS: Helping Hands Closet, located in the back of the Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, will start a $1 for most inventory. Also, there will be in-store specials for coats, shoes, purses and jewelry.

GREEK FESTIVAL: Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 401 12th St., Campbell, will hold a Greek Festival noon to 10 p.m. Friday to Sunday. Admission is free.

LEARN TO SWIM: The Learn to Swim program at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown was updated to include new levels to allow students to develop advanced swimming skills. At the first session, swimmers will be assessed and placed in the appropriate level. Swimmers will advance through the levels as they master the swimming skills. Sessions begin in March.

Registration is required for Learn to Swim lessons prior to each monthly session. The cost is $30 for JCC members and $40 for nonmembers. Visit jccyoungstown.org to register.

WOMEN’S DAY: YWCA Mahoning Valley will hold the fourth annual International Women’s Day celebration 5:30 p.m. March 12 at the YWCA’s Youngstown location, 25 W. Rayen Ave.

The “girls night out” event will showcase dancing, music, dress and food of cultures represented in the Mahoning Valley.

Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets are available in the Youngstown office and at ywcamahoningvalley.org.

YWCA is seeking individual or team entries interested in presenting ethnic or cultural performances in the areas of singing, dancing or a combination of both. Performances should be approximately five minutes. To register as a performer, call 330-746-6361, Ext. 112.

QUARTER-(LESS) AUCTION: The ACLD School and Learning Center is holding its second annual Quarter-(less) Auction Fundraiser Saturday at the St. Columba Social Hall on Wood Street in Youngstown. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. for prize viewing, and the auction starts at 6.

Admission is $10 and includes one regular auction paddle, discount on the first sheet of tickets with food and beverages. Bring your own adult beverages. This is an adults-only fundraiser.

For more information and reservations, contact ACLD at 330-746-0604 or info@acldlearning center.com.

ACLD School and Learning Center is a nonprofit, tax-deductible organization that has been helping children and adults with learning difficulties in the Mahoning Valley for over 40 years. For information about programs, visit www. acldlearningcenter.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ACLD SchoolandLearning Center.

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MARDI GRAS PARTY: The Junior Civic League will host its 9th annual Mardi Gras fundraiser 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Avion on the Water, 2177 W. Reserve Road, Canfield. Tickets are $40 per person and may be purchased through any Junior Civic League member. Entertainment will be provided by the Mike Austin Project and DJ Kickdrum. Featured will be dinner offerings, a 50/50 raffle and basket raffles. Proceeds will benefit education programs in the community.

The Junior Civic League is a nonprofit organization dedicated to volunteering and community service in the areas of health, education and civic affairs.

For information regarding the Mardi Gras contact Special Projects Co-Chairpersons Veronica Crafter-Srinivasan at 330-727-4540, Tammie Cooper at 330-770-9138 or JCL President Jenita Gillespie at 330-207-9945.

For more information visit the JCL website at www.juniorcivicleague.org.

LIBRARY PROGRAM: The Friends of the Austintown Library will present a program at 10 a.m. Monday in the meeting room with Amber Ferris, director of the McKinley Birthplace Home, who will speak on “President McKinley: Mayor and Mason.”

ROUNDTABLE SET: Internist Dr. Kathie Nelson will conduct a roundtable 7 p.m. Thursday concerning the health care needs of the Hispanic community in Columbiana County during the monthly event held at the Dorothy Day House, 620 Belmont Ave. Questions will be welcomed. For more information, call 330-301-8698.

REUNION SET: North High 1957 reunion breakfast meeting will be 11 a.m. March 3 at Bedford Trails, 713 Bedford Road, New Bedford. For information, call 330-536-2234.

FOUNDATION GALA: Tickets are on sale now for the Salem Regional Medical Center Foundation’s 2020 Gala featuring keynote speaker Joe Torrillo, 9/11 survivor and retired New York City Fire Department lieutenant.

The Gala will be 6 p.m. March 21 at Waypoint 4180 in Canfield. Tickets are $85 per person or $680 for a reserved table of eight. Tickets are on sale through March 2.

All proceeds raised through the event will be used to meet the region’s growing demand for advanced cancer care through specialized oncology services, chemotherapy medications and the latest advances in radiation therapy treatment provided locally at SRMC.

A 25-year lieutenant with the New York City Fire Department, Torrillo spent the first 15 years of his career in Engine Company No. 10, across the street from the South Tower of the World Trade Center. Torrillo was on his way to a press conference the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when American Airlines Flight 11 struck the South Tower. Torrillo is the only person to survive the collapse of both Twin Towers.

In addition to Torrillo’s keynote address, the gala will feature live and silent auctions. Now in its 10th year, the Gala is one of the SRMC Foundation’s signature fundraising events.

The SRMC Foundation raises funds to support patient services and programs at SRMC, 100% of all proceeds used locally. For event ticket and sponsorship information, contact Amy Reed at 330-337-2883 or email foundation@salemregional.com.

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.

• Gamblers Anonymous — 7:30 p.m., Christ Presbyterian Church, 3425 Hopkins Road, Youngstown.

• 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.

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ADOPT A RABBIT MONTH: February is Adopt a Rescue Rabbit month. Join F5RS, a nonprofit rescue and sanctuary, for fun activities and education. There will be adoptable bunnies available to meet from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Feb. 29 and March 1, at the PetSmart in Boardman. All bunnies are spayed and neutered. For information, contact the rescue at www.f5rs.orgf5rescue @yahoo.com.

CEMETERY PROJECT: Research work to compile a list of veteran is being done at Tod Cemetery. Volunteers are needed to help to get the list together. The field work is done. Contact Sam Ingledue at 330-651-8479or Steffon Jones at 330-259-2091 if you would like to help.

ST DAVID’S DAY: St. David’s Society of Youngstown will host the 129th St. David’s Day celebration to honor the Patron Saint of Wales. The event will be Feb. 29 at A la Cart Catering in Canfield. Festivities will begin at 12:30 p.m. The event is a signature event of St. David’s Society and held the closest Saturday to March 1. The public is invited. For information and reservations, email sdavis29@kent.edu.

St. David’s Society was established in 1860 for the Welsh people of the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys to come together to preserve and promote the Welsh heritage and to carry on the traditions of Wales.

LIBRARY BOOK FAIR: The Hubbard Public Library will have a book fair 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. February is National Library Lovers Month. All proceeds will benefit the libray’s programs and activities.

NATURE PHOTOS: The annual Nature Photography Exhibit returns to the Weller Gallery located in the Davis Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. The free exhibit will be displayed until April 12 during normal operating hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays. A Meet the Photographers session will take place 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Weller Gallery. For information on this exhibit and / or the Meet the Photographers session, visit or call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330-740-7116.

BACK TO SCHOOL: The McKinley Memorial Library will host Back to School for non-traditional students 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 26. There will be information on how to go back to school and pay for it. A representative of Kent State University will explain how to fill out federal student loan forms.

TODAY

• Write to Recover — 10 a.m., Meridian Place, 1184 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.

• Outspokin’ Wheelmen Bicycle Club — bicycle rides daily. Check out outspokinwheelmen.com for information.

• Gamblers Anonymous — 7:30 p.m., Christ Presbyterian Church, 3425 Hopkins Road, Youngstown.

• 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.

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MVHS FUNDRAISER: The Mahoning Valley Historical Society will host the eighth annual cookie table and cocktails fundraiser 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 29 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica social hall, 343 Via Mt. Carmel Way, Youngstown. The event helps support programming and exhibits at the Tyler History Center and is the biggest fundrasier for MVHS. Stan Boney, longtime television journalist, is the event emcee. Cost is $65 per person and includes dinner and dancing.

The event is styled after traditional Youngstown wedding receptions that feature cookie tables. Born out of necessity by immigrant families who could not afford a wedding cake, this tasty tradition has been handed down for generations in the diverse ethnic community that is the Mahoning Valley. There will be different cookie categories including Best Decorated Cookie and Best Traditional Cookie.

Call Traci at 330-743-2589 for tickets or registration. or

education@mahoninghistory.org

CLASS TO MEET: Rayen High School Class of 1960 will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday at Barry Dyngles on Raccoon Road in Austintown.

SINGING BOWLS: The Unity Centre for Spiritual Living, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, Liberty, will host a “Crystal Singing Bowl Meditation” at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The group meditation will be conducted by Maria and Calvin Wagner from the Center for Sound Therapy in Boardman. The meditation is free but donations or “Love Offerings” will be accepted. For questions call the Centre at 330-539-0122.

BEATITUDE HOUSE CHANGES: After nearly 30 years of service, Beatitude House Ministries has a new look. There will be expanding of programs and an aggressive fundraising effort for 2020. Since the addition of the Ursuline Sisters Scholars Program in 2017, Beatitude House has been working to strengthen the brand. The new logo has a blue and white cross with the words “Beatitude House Ministries Transforming Lives.” Plans for 2020 include adding a new youth wellness initiative and expanding fundraising. To date, Beatitude House has served more than 7,000 women and children.

MITZVAH DAY PROJECT: Soup makers are invited to participate in the Jewish Community Relations Council’s Mitzvah Day 2020 “Souper Bowl” 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 29 at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, 505 Gypsy Lane. The “Souper Bowl” cookoff will raise funds and awareness for Second Harvest Food Bank. Submissions will be accepted in three categories: professional, amateur and 17 and under. Because of dietary restrictions only vegetarian and vegan soups may be entered. The deadline to register is March 16. Entry forms are available at jewishyoungstown.org. There is no cost to enter.

Other Mitzvah Day activities include a Chametz for Hunger Food Drive, a can sculpture project, blanket making for Project MKC Comfort Kits, toiletry kit packing to benefit Beatitude House and Churchill United Methodist Food Pantry, voter registration, a blood drive, and card making for first responders.

KIDS NIGHTS: The Jewish Commmunity Center in Youngstown will host a Kids Night 6 to 9 pm. Saturday. Parents can leave their children for the evening and enjoy a night out. There will be games, dancing, crafts and a movie. The event is for ages 3 to 14. Cost is $12 for members and $15 for non-members. Register at 330-746-325, Ext. 195.

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.

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