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BOOK SALE: The Columbiana Public Library is having an outdoor book sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the library, 332 N. Middle St., Columbiana. Those attending are asked to wear a mask and social distancing is a must.

VETERAN SERVICES: Because of COVID-19, the Mahoning County Veterans Services Commission office is closed to the public with business to be done by phone only. Temporary financial assistance, utility assistance, van transportation to VA medical appointments and burial benefits are available. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday at 345 Oak Hill Ave., Suite 100, Youngstown. Call 330-740-2450.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Austintown will hold a food pantry distribution 2 to 5 p.m. Friday in the parish center for anyone who needs assistance. During the current time of uncertainty the church is only able to offer assistance once a month until further notice. Donations of goods and boxes can be brought to the church.

BEAUTIFICATION: Liberty Township has flowers planted in front of the township administration building on Churchill Road by beautification volunteers. The volunteers are creating displays of flowers in the township. Those who would like to help are asked to call Paul at 330-550-2192.

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VOTER REGISTRATION: The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown and the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation will host a voter registration drive with the League of Women Voters 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the JCC, 505 Gypsy Lane. Participants will be able to register to vote and check their voter registration status. Absentee ballot request forms, polling site location information and League of Women Voters nonpartisan candidate information will be available.

Vendors also will offer information. Participants will remain in their vehicles. All activities will be no contact and socially distant.

The drive is being held to mark National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday For information, visit jewish youngstown.org

BOOK SIGNING: The Salem Historical Society Gift Shop, 239 S. Lundy Road, will sponsor a children’s book signing 1 to 2:30 p.m. today. The book signing is for “The Mite-y House Guest” by authors Deirdre Clary Foreman and Barbara Clary, and illustrated by Salem resident, Maggie Berthold Fearn.

RIGHT AT HOME VIRTUAL EVENT: This year’s Right at Home fundraiser, to support Coleman Professional Services, will be virtual. The virtual format will enable anyone who is passionate about supporting mental health services in their community to attend the auction and make a difference. This year will feature a free, weeklong auction through Thursday during which participants may bid on a variety of items. A live, wrap-up celebration will take place 7 p.m. Thursday, hosted by WKSU radio personality, Mark Pennell. Other items, such as raffle tickets, will be available for purchase prior to the event. All funds raised from Right at Home will support Coleman Professional Services. While the Right at Home auction is free, bidders must register. To register, donate or learn more, visit ColemanServices.org/RAH2020.

SWCD SUPERVISION ELECTION: The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation District will hold an election of supervisors. Individuals who own or occupy land within The Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District and are 18 years of age or older may vote. Absentee voting can be done by requesting the ballot application and election ballot from Trumbull SWCD by mail at Trumbull SWCD, 520 W. Main St., Suite 3, Cortland, 44410; or by calling 330-637-2056, opt. 3; by email to eric@trumbullohswcd.org Absentee ballots must be received by Trumbull SWCD no later than 2:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

Trumbull SWCD will be holding a drive-thru election event 3 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Trumbull County Agriculture and Family Education Center, 520 W. Main St., Cortland.

Two supervisors will be elected to a three-year term commencing Jan. 1, 2021, and ending Dec. 31, 2023. The supervisor candidates are: David L. Baker, Eric J. Campbell, Albert Haberstroh, Jason R. Lee, Michael Paquet and Gary E. Smallsreed.


• 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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POP-UP FARM MARKET: ACTION will hold a Pop-Up Farmers Market 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the YWCA Mahoning Valley, 25 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown.

CLOTHING GIVEAWAY: Behind Closed Doors Ministries is holding a clothing giveaway 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Roosevelt Park pavilion on John J. Borak Drive, Campbell.

Parishioners Evelyn McWilson, Patricia Carter, Nicole Carter and Michelle Carter-Douglass will share their lights in their community by organizing the giveaway in Mahoning and Trumbull counties.

Those attending are asked to wear face masks and ensure social distancing.

SACRED HEART CLASS MEETS: Sacred Heart School Class of 1959 will meet for lunch 11:30 a.m. today at Thanos Family Restaurant, 6620 Tippecanoe Road, Canfield. Guests and others who attended Sacred Heart School are welcome.

For directions, call the restaurant at 330-702-0300.

BASKET RAFFLE: Girl Scout Troop 124 in Newton Falls is sponsoring a basket raffle fundraiser noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the pavilion in Newton Falls park on South Center Street. There will be vendors and refreshments.

All baskets and auction items will be raffled at 4:15 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the first sheet, and $5 for extra.

YOUNGSTOWN LIFEGUARD ACADEMY: Youngstown Lifeguard Academy is extending recruitment of lifeguard candidates for the 2021 season and beyond to work locally and statewide.

The program is designed for ages 15 to 24 with very low to no income who can commit to rigorous training to earn a lifeguard job. This requires prospective candidates to commit to learning to swim, swim conditioning, physical conditioning, leadership development and community service as YMCA Academy Leaders’ Club members.

The Academy will select a total of 40 candidates in Youngstown. There are 24 openings remaining.

Recruitment closes Oct. 3. Call 330-774-9799 for details.

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JUNIOR FAIR TO BENEFIT FOOD BANK: The public, companies and organizations may purchase livestock at the Junior Fair livestock auction / sale, which can be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley.

Those wishing to participate in person at the new Canfield Fair Event Center must enter the fairgrounds through Gate G. New this year, buyers can bid online by visiting https://canfieldfair.hibid.com. The auction will be held today and Friday.

Call Douglas Martig, Mahoning County Livestock Committee, at 330-720-3793 to be a donor to the project or for information on the registration process.

Livestock purchased that is donated to the food bank for distribution to hungry families in Mahoning, Columbiana and Trumbull counties will be processed by Winona Frozen Foods and Lehman Poultry. For the food bank, visit www.mahoningvalley secondharvest.org or call 330-792-5522.

ASSOCIATION MEET POSTPONED: The Youngstown Area Oldtimers Baseball Association has postponed its September meeting to Oct. 8 at Kramer’s Field on Bears Den Road.

For information, contact Dan at 330-540-8751 or Nick at 330-782-6520.

TOURNAMENT SET: The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown will hold its annual outdoor pickleball tournament 9 a.m. Sept. 13 at the outdoor pickleball complex, 505 Gypsy Lane. Therewill be men and women’s doubles event. Registration is $30 per person by Friday at jccyoungstown.org.

YSU ROTC EXERCISES: The Youngstown State University Army ROTC will be performing training exercises on Thursdays through Nov. 19, at the McGuffey Wildlife Preserve in Coitsville Township. On each Thursday, training will begin at 2 p.m. and conclude at 6 p.m. Members will be in uniform and government vans will be on site.

In the event of inclement weather, the training could be delayed and adjusted accordingly.

ARCHERY OFFERED: Hubbard Conservation Club, 1760 Wick Campbell Road, will hold 3D archery, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Sunday of each month, rain or shine. All events are open to the public. 3D archery on the outdoor course is $10 per course for adults and $5 youth age 17 and under.

NARF MEETINGS CANCELED: National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARF) Chapter 14 will not resume its fall meetings as previously scheduled, due to concerns over COVID-19. All meetings are canceled for the rest of the year. For information, call Nancy at 330-953-0077.


• TOPS 1497, Youngstown — (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 9:30 a.m., St. Maron Church, 1555 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown. The first meeting is free and guests are welcome. Call 330-974-8450.


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