Holiday items can be recycled

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TREES AND CARDS: Various locations are available for people to recycle cut Christmas trees, wrapping paper and greeting cards through Jan. 31.

Cut trees will be collected and reused as natural fish habitat at area lakes. Remove all decorations from the trees. Collection sites available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday include Austintown Township Park, 6000 Kirk Road; Canfield Township Fire Department, 5007 Messerly Road; Poland Township Road Department, 7508 Clingan Road; Youngstown CCA (former South Branch Library), 1771 Market St.; and Struthers city will be a curbside pickup collection.

Wrapping paper and greeting cards can be recycled at area drop off sites or with curbside recycling.

VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB: The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown is offering a free virtual book club beginning this month. The club will meet author Ariana Neumann to discuss her book “When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father’s War and What Remains” via Zoom from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.

In the memoir, the author dives into the secrets of her father’s past: years spent hiding in plain sight in war-torn Berlin; the annihilation of dozens of family members in the Holocaust; and the courageous choice to build anew. Included is a question-and-answer session with the author.

Use Zoom meeting ID 690 681 8290 to join the discussion each month. Purchase the books or contact Emelia Sherin at esherin@jewish youngstown.org or 330-746-3251, Ext. 106, for a copy.

WEED PROGRAM: The Woodland Wednesdays workshop series returns 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for “Wicked Weeds,” a virtual homeowner invasive species removal workshop. The online presentation discusses problematic invasive plants and techniques on how to remove them.

Featured speakers include Natalie Gertz-Young, Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Joel Firem of Firem Forestry Consulting.

Online class is free but registration is needed by Tuesday. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com per call to SWCD office or the Farm Bureau office at 440-426-2195.


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