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HELPING HANDS OPEN: Helping Hands Closet, located in the back of the Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays. The group is having its $1 each for a lot of the inventory, which is men’s and women’s coats, sweaters and sweatshirts.

ANNUAL AUCTION: Urusline High School will hold its 18th annual auction “Celebrate our Legacy” virtually this year. Silent auction and raffles will be open for bidding 6 p.m. Friday and close at 8 p.m. Nov. 6. The live auction will be open for bidding 6 p.m. Nov. 5 and closes at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 6. The auction will be liverstreamed on Facebook YouTube (Ursuline Irish) and Ursuline.com, 8 p.m. Nov. 6. There is no reservation fee.

For information call 330-744-4563, Ext. 124 or 132.

WISH UPON A STAR: The YWCA of Mahoning Valley is holding a Wish Upon a Star gift drive for low income and homeless children.

Individuals, groups, churches and businesses can participate by calling 330-746-6361, Ext. 110, by Oct. 31.

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CANDY CRAWL: The Southern Park Mall in Boardman will host a Candy Crawl 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday. The Candy Crawl offers a safe place for families to trick or treat. Mall tenants, as well as costumed characters will be handing out candy and treats. Families are to remain in their car to ensure social distancing. Reservations are required for this event. Tickets can be reserved at Eventbrite.com, and only one ticket is needed per car. For information, call 330-758-4512 or visitsouthernpark mall.com.

GHOST WALK: The Salem Historical Society is offering a ghost walk and trolley tours on Saturday. The ghost walk begins at 6 p.m. and includes stops at businesses around town that have a haunted past. Cost is $10. The ghost trolley will be at 8 p.m. with rides to the cemetery and haunted sites in Salem. Passengers will exit the trolley at three locations. Cost is $5. The trolley leaves from the Salem Library. Those taking part are asked to wear masks and good walking shoes.

GIRARD DRIVE THRU: Girard is hosting a drive-thru Halloween trunk or treat 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Girard municipal building parking lot. Girard families are invited to attend in their vehicles. Mayor Jim Melfi, staff and volunteers will hand out candy.

CHECK OUT HUNGER: Walgreens stores in Mahoning and Trumbull counties are participating in Check Out Hunger to support Second Harvest Bank through Thursday. Customers can make donations of $1, $5 or $10 at the register.

Mahoning Valley last year raised $10,382 which enabled the food bank to provide food and meals for families in the area.

SNAPSHOTS OF YOUNGSTOWN: The Mahoning County Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Snapshots of Youngstown-Fall 2020 promotion is underway. The goal of the interactive campaign is to invite the public to get out and support local small businesses in Mahoning County during the pandemic, then share their experiences via photos. The promotion will run through Saturday.

Participants are invited to give local businesses a “virtual high five” by visiting and documenting their visit. There are seven categories. If you complete five and share your photos, you can enter for a chance to win one of twenty $25 gift cards to local Mahoning County businesses.

The campaign also encourages the public to get out and visit popular local places.

Rules of the contest, including how to upload photos and entry form, can be found at www.youngstownlive.com/snapshotsofyoungstown.

Contact the Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-447-8201 or at info@youngstown live.com.

THANKSGIVING APPLICATIONS: The Emmanuel Care Center in Girard is taking applications for Thanksgiving through Nov. 6. Families who are registered at the center and wish to receive assistance need to call 330-545-4301. Gift cards will be given to families instead of boxes of food. Families will receive a phone call of when to pick up their gift cards. Anyone wishing to donate to the center are asked to make a monetary donation. Donations for Thanksgiving are needed by Nov. 12. Donations can be mailed to Emmanuel Care Center, 2 N. State St., Girard, 44420. For information call 330-545-4301.

Anyone with items for Seeing Eye should call 330-841-1738; email Society@tribto day.com.

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TRUNK OR TREAT: Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold the first Trunk or Treat 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. at 4791 Woodridge Drive, Austintown. Free admission with candy, pumpkin surprise and contactless candy distribution. Costumes are encouraged. The event is free, but those attending need to RSVP at 330-799-9039.

FOOD GIVEAWAY: A drive-thru food giveaway will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 2944 Wardle Ave., Youngstown. Those needing food should bring identification.

RUMMAGE SALE: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4490 Norquest Blvd., Austintown, is holding a rummage sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday, and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, in the church parish center. Specials will be announced daily and coronavirus protocol will be observed.

DROP-OFF FOR MEDS: Columbiana County area residents will have an opportunity to drop off their unused, unwanted or expired medications 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at two locations: East Liverpool City Hospital- Main Entrance, 425 W. Fifth St.; or Salem Police Department, 231 S. Broadway St.

Residents will remain in their cars and hand unwanted medications to law enforcement officers, who will be the only staff handling the medications. No requests for identification will be asked. Original containers are not mandatory.

Columbiana County residents can also visit the following locations, to dispose of unwanted medications in a locked medication drop-off box at these police departments, no questions asked: Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office: 8473 County Home Road in Lisbon; Columbiana Police Department: 28 S. Vine St. in Columbiana; East Liverpool Police Department: 126 W. 6th St.; East Palestine Police Department: 75 E. Main St.; Leetonia Police Department, 300 Main St.; Lisbon Police Department: 203 N. Market Street; Salem Police Department: 231 S. Broadway St. (Note: Drop box is accessible 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday).

COMMUNITY DAY AT THE MALL: Southern Park Mall will host a Fall Community Day 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Fall Community Day at Southern Park Mall will celebrate the season with fun for the whole family 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 nonperishable food item or hygiene product like toothpaste or body wash to help the Salvation Army of the Mahoning Valley.

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

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COURSE RIBBON-CUTTING: The Rotary Club of Struthers will dedicate the Struthers Rotary Club Disc Golf Course at Mauthe Park with a ribbon-cutting on Saturday. Due to COVID-19, the dedication will be by invitation only.

Disc golf is similar to traditional golf in that the object of the game is to complete each hole in the fewest strokes by throwing a disc into a basket. The nine hole course at Mauthe Park is free to play, so there are no tee fees, no tee time required, and no need to rent a cart.

This is the second course designed by Dr. Justin Edwards, 2006 SHS alumnus, the first having been developed in Boardman Park. Collaborating on the artwork for the signage for this project was his wife, Ashley Edwards.

SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENTATION: Sharon A. Sorg, CNHI regional publisher for New Castle News, will present a program on New Castle News — A Different Kind of Social Media, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, as a Zoom meeting, which will be recorded. Join the Zoom meeting by using the URL, or dialing in to the call number of your preference: https://score.zoom.us/j/95872456413?pwd=YXh UOWY0Q0h3dWxJek5mSkh oQjR1dz09

Meeting ID: 958 7245 6413 with password: 232019

Dial by your location — +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown); +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago); +1 929 205 6099 US (New York); +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma); +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston); +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose). Meeting ID: 958 7245 6413.

Find your local number at score.zoom.us/u/abfv3R3FcO.


• 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.

• Alzheimer Assistance and Referral Network Support Group — 6 p.m., Girard Public Library, 105 E. Prospect St., Girard.

• Food Addicts Anonymous — 7 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 162 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown. Call 330-793-1599.

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LIONS DONATE GLASSES: Austintown Lions Club have donated used eye glasses. Past District Governor Bob Whited of the Austintown Lions Club and his wife Joyce delivered nearly 750 pairs of used eyeglasses to the Uniontown Lions Club Paul Ruley Eyeglass Recycling Center. The origin of the Uniontown Eyeglass Recycling Center started during a regular meeting in February 2001 when the speaker was Dr. Brady Kail, an ophthalmologist and also a member of the Magnolia Lions Club who spoke of a recent mission trip to Honduras where he spent a week fitting 400 Hondurans with eyeglasses. At present, the recycling center has nine lensometer stations and eight volunteers who (since 2001) have spent over 10,464 hours, have received 242,782 glasses, have processed over 224,088 eyeglasses, and delivered 194,3333 glasses to various mission teams. Eyeglasses processed in Uniontown have brought sight to thousands of people in poverty worldwide. Anyone interested in becoming an Austintown Lion can contact Bob Whited at 330-792-7907 or olebert1@aol.com.

EVENT CANCELED: Organizers of a community Thanksgiving Day dinner that has taken place more than 30 years at the Salem Memorial Building have decided to cancel the event this year for multiple reasons.

Concerns over COVID-19, in addition to the loss this year of some key volunteer team members, prompted the organizers to call off the annual event that in recent years has served from 700 to more than 900 meals, many of them deliveries, to area residents. The organizers expect to offer the dinner again in 2021 and are encouraging area families, neighbors and friends to reach out on their own to those around them who may need a meal.

SALEM MUSEUM DISPLAY: The Salem Historical Society Museum, 208 S. Broadway Ave, is open 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays with the last tour of the museum at 3:30 p.m. During the month of October will be a display about the 19th Amendment. For information or an appointment, call 330-337-8514.


• 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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LIBRARY CLEAN SLATE: The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will help its customers enter 2021 with a “clean slate,” as a campaign to eliminate overdues will be initiated to kick off the new year. The process will begin in December, giving patrons a chance to clear their accounts. Planning is underway following the Oct. 1 meeting of the library’s Board of Trustees, when Executive Director Aimee Fifarek explained the project. Under the process, fees for overdue materials will be waived but costs for materials that are not returned will still be charged. When materials are not returned, the library must replace them, and that is a cost to the taxpayer. Because of this, the library will still be charging for lost materials. The effects of COVID-19 on the economy and unemployment was the reason for implementing of the policy. During December, patrons should speak with a library staff member about waiving all existing fines, bringing back long-overdue items, and being issued a replacement card, if needed.

SETON III MEET SET: Seton III will meet noon Thursday at A La Cart Banquet Center, Lisbon Street, Canfield. Installation of officers will be held and presented by Mary Ann Itts, president. Seventeen members from the Junior Seton Circle will be welcomed.

Social distancing will be observed and those attending are to wear a mask.

Hostesses are Marian Baker, chairperson, Jeanne Foley and Mary Lou. Beck.

For information, email Mary Lou Beck at Mlb42133@zoomnternet.net.

SACRED HEART LUNCHEON: Sacred Heart School Class of 1959 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Thanos Family Restaurant, 6620 Tippecanoe Road, Canfield. For directions, call the restaurant at 330-702-0300. Guests and others who attended Sacred Heart School are welcome to attend.


Anyone with items for Seeing Eye should call 330-841-1738; email society@tribtoday.com; mail or drop off information at the Tribune Chronicle.

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LUNCHEON: The Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission office will be closed Wednesday to host the annual Mahoning County Veterans Day luncheon.

For more information, contact Susan Krawchyk, executive director, Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission, at 330-740-2450.

HUBBARD LIBRARY BOOK SALE: Hubbard Friends of the Library are hosting a Fall Book Sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Oct. 10 in the library parking lot. New this year will be a Trunk or Treat throughout the event. Everyone is encouraged to dress-up for the occasion.

As with all Friends’ events, all proceeds from book sales and donations directly benefit and support the Hubbard Public Library.

To ensure safety for participants and volunteers, all COVID-19 safety regulations and protocols will be observed. All books available for sale were physically in the library prior to COVID-19 pandemic and the building’s subsequent closure.

No books or other items are being accepted as donations until further notice.

For more information, contact Cynthia at cshirtzel@gmail.com.


• 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. Visit outspokinwheelmen.com.

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

• Nar-anon — 7 p.m., Sahara Club, 2345 Youngstown Road SE, Warren. Support program for families and friends of those addicted to drugs. Bill, 330-856-3822.


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