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BEER AND WINE EVENT MOVED TO 2021: The Ursuline Sisters and the Ohio Grocers Association have canceled their beer and wine tasting fundraiser because of the coronavirus pandemic. Proceeds from the event are to help the Sisters’ HIV / AIDS Ministry. The event will return on March 13, 2021, at Stambaugh Auditorium. All sponsors and their ticket holders will be contacted. For questions, call 330-793-0434.

PRIDE IN VALLEY: Full Spectrum Community Outreach, the Mahoning Valley’s LGBTQIA+ resource center, announced that Pride in the Valley 2020 has been canceled. Pride in the Valley is the center’s largest annual fundraiser, supporting the center’s physical office space and ability to provide support groups, referrals and professional training. Officials will be contacting those who already registered to be a vendor, volunteer, sponsor, parade participant, and / or entertainer directly this coming week.

Full Spectrum Community Center offers support services for all members of the LGBTQIA+ community, including youth and adult peer support groups, LGBTQIA+ inclusive training for organizations and businesses, referrals, and a community resource closet and nonperishable food pantry. More information on local services, volunteer and donation opportunities at: www.fullspectrum


GARDENING ART: “Making Garden Art” will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday via Zoom video conference. Garden artist Pam Baytos will discuss implementing garden art projects to enhance design and beauty during this free event. To register, call 330-533-5538 or visit http:// go.osu.edu/makegardenart.


• 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.

• 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.

• Attitude of Gratitude — 12:30 p.m., Beatitude House, 1370 Tod Ave., Warren.

• Girard Liberty Rotary Club — 6 p.m. at Amen Corner, 21 W. Main St., Girard. Call Andy at 330-716-4523.

• Girard-Liberty Kiwanis Club — 6:30 p.m., Golf Dome, 1300 N. State St., 330-545-1338.

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR: Youngstown Promise Neighborhoods is hosting a drive-thru Health and Wellness Fair 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of Youngstown Metro Assembly, 2530 South Ave. Those attending the event will remain in their cars and drive in a single line. All items will be handed through the car window and no walk-ups are permitted. The first 50 cars will receive produce and illness prevention kits, and the first 100 will get packets with information on health and services available. Motorists will be registered at the event and no pre-registration is needed.

PEACE GARDEN: The Jewish Community Center of Youngsown, 595 Gypsy Lane, will have a peace garden art project workshop by the Paul and Yetta Gluck School of Visual Arts. The program will be 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Participants will paint rocks for an addition at the outdoor Peace Garden. The event is for all ages. Visit www.jccyoungstown.org to register.

GRAB AND GO MEALS: In keeping with the healthy meals through the Grab and Go meals for seniors program, pop-up markets for the community, and the Angel Delivery with MYCAP, ACTION will offer fresh meals prepared by Susan Payton at the Cultivate Cafe, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays through August at Christ Centered Church, 3300 Hudson Ave., Youngstown. Children ages 10 to17 and under 10 with a parent will receive a “Snatch and Snack” bag lunch consisting of a chicken wrap, veggies and fruit with a drink.

FOOD PANTRY: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Ausintown will have a food pantry distribution 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the parish center for anyone who needs assistance.

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WALNUT GROVE NOT OPENED: In a Facebook post to the community, The Walnut Grove, 8800 Columbiana Canfield Road in Canfield, announced that it will not reopen today.

The Walnut Grove Board of Directors indicated the park can’t adequately follow the guidelines mandated by the state. The park has no staff, no restroom facility and the property is private property and does not receive tax dollars to operate.

KESSLER TO LECTURE: Chaya Kessler, director of Jewish Studies at Kent State, will give a virtual lecture about her first language, Yiddish, at 6 p.m. Thursday.

To participate, go to zoom.us and use this access code 921 8111 6822, or visit


LIFEGUARD ACADEMY: The Youngstown Lifeguard Academy is recruiting lifeguard candidates.

The academy will select 10 candidates 15 years old from Campbell and Youngstown and 10 candidates 16 to 24 from Campbell and Youngstown. Recruitment closes Aug. 1. Call 330-774-9799.


• Evening Connections support group — 6 to 7 p.m., Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. 330-727-9268 or email staff @namimv.org.

• Wellness Wednesday program — 6:30 p.m., Quaker room at Salem Public Library, 821 E. State St. Call 330-332-0042.

• It Works: How and Why — 7:30 p.m., Shrine of Our Lady, 517 S. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown.

• TOPS 1429 — weigh-in 9 a.m., meeting 9:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hubbard.

• Willingness Group — 10:30 a.m., Salvation Army, 1501 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown.

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FARMERS MARKET: ACTION will sponsor Pop-Up Farmers Markets for the 2020 season.

There will be 20 markets at a variety of locations across the city of Youngstown from today through Sept. 25. The kickoff is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at MYCAP, 1325 Fifth Ave.

Markets are in collaboration with GROW Urban Farm, a division of Flying High Inc., and features produce grown on the North Side of the city.

Payment forms accepted include SNAP (EBT cards), WIC vouchers, senior vouchers, Produce Perk tokens, credit or debit cards and cash. There also is an option to order ahead through GROW Urban Farm at https://app.barn2door.com/e/Qy8a3.

A full schedule and location sites can be found at www.actionoh.org.

Due to COVID-19, state-mandated social-distancing protocols and health and safety measures will be used at all market locations.

CRAZY QUILTS: The Mahoning Valley Historical Society will present “Crazy Quilts in the Mahoning Valley,” which will be an online version of the “Bites and Bits of History” lunch program, at noon today.

The video presentation will feature Virginia Draa and Jessica Trickett, MVHS collection manager, discussing quilts. The program was rescheduled from its original March date at the Tyler History Center in Youngstown.

The program is accessible through the MVHS Facebook page — https://facebook/mahoning history/friends. The program will last for one hour.

GROCERY GIVEAWAY: The East Side Church of Christ will host a grocery giveaway 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 1750 Niles Road SE, Warren.

The giveaway is drive-thru only. A registration form will be provided the day of the event and one bag will be provided per vehicle until supplies are gone.

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LIBRARIES OFFER PROGRAMS: Summer Discovery at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will be a virtual experience through July 31. This year’s theme is “Imagine Your Story.”

Registrations are this week at www.libraryvisit.org/


The reading program is for all ages. Children through adults will track their progress on a bingo card reading and activity log. To fill in one square on the card, participants can either read for 15 minutes or complete one activity.

Participants who fill in all of the squares on two bingo card logs will earn a book, and children will receive an invitation to a fall celebration of summer participants (more information will be announced closer to the event).

Bingo cards are available online or in print. For more information, visit the program website or call the library at its temporary number, 330-259-3399.

SENIOR GIVEAWAY: The Mahoning County Educational Service Center career counselors will host a senior giveaway June 15 to 17, using money provided through a grant. The senior giveaway is for 2020 graduates from Mahoning, Columbiana, Trumbull and Portage counties.

When students arrive at their senior giveaway location, they will remain in their cars. Career counselors will fill cars with items as they move through the distribution line. These items will assist graduates continuing their education or pursuinga career after graduation.

Times are 10 a.m. to noon June 15 at Mahoning County ESC; 10 a.m. to noon June 16 at Columbiana High School; and 10 a.m. to noon June 17 at Warren G. Harding High School.

There will be only one giveaway per graduating high school student. The student must be present during pick up to receive the gift package. Giveaways are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, email s.furano@mvrcog.org.


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