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Celebrating autumn at Southern Park Mall

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COMMUNITY DAY AT THE MALL: Now that the school year is underway and fall is here, Southern Park Mall will host a Fall Community Day from 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 24

The day will celebrate the season with fun for families while supporting neighbors in need. The event will feature activities such as live music by Sophisticated Soul, superhero appearances, pony rides, pumpkin painting, caricature drawings, food trucks and local law enforcement. Admission is free, but guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or hygiene product such as toothpaste or body wash to help the Salvation Army of the Mahoning Valley.

For information, call 330-758-4512 or visitsouthern parkmall.com.

PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK: The Liberty Township Police Department will be sponsoring National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 24 in the lobby at Liberty Township administration building, 1315 Churchill Hubbard Road. No liquids, needles or sharps will be accepted.

VIRTUAL PROGRAM: When you paint walls and ceilings in your home do think you get more paint on yourself than on your project? Do you think about the hazards to your safety when you use ladders,chairs, ledges or kitchen counters to reach those high spots? Salem Public Library will host a virtual program on Zoom that will help people master those DIY paint jobs around the house safely and efficiently with the advice of Jeff Campeze of Pittsburgh Paints Co. The program will be held 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to the program. Registration may be done online at www.salem.lib.oh.us or by calling the library at 330-332-0042 for registration assistance. The program is open to the public and free of cost to attend. Persons registering must have an up-to-date email address in order to receive the Zoom link.

LEAF COLLECTION: Girard city is providing paper bags for the annual leaf collection. The city will require the use of paper lawn bags for the annual leaf collection. Leaves raked to the street will not be picked up by the city. The city had purchased a bulk quantity of bags available from 10 a.m. to 2:30 pm. Monday to Friday.

PATRIOT PEN: Hubbard VFW Post 3767 and auxiliary will hold the Patriot’s Pen Writing Contest and Voice of Democracy program. The theme for the contest is “What is Patriotism to Me?” Students enrolled in public, private, parochial or home study schools are eligible. Students must write or type an essay 300 to 400 words. Deadline for entries is Oct. 31. There are different categories for different age groups. Awards on the national level are $5,000 for first place and $500 in other awards. For information, call 330-534-4179.

19TH AMENDMENT: Salem Historical Society Museum, 208 S. Broadway Ave., has a display of the 19th Amendment centennial. The museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. as well as the gift shop, 239 S. Lundy Ave. Last tour of the museum begins at 3:30 p.m. The current exhibit of Suffragate centennial will be through October. For information call 330-337-8514.

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