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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.