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ESCEO HOSTS ADVOCACY DAY: Individuals in the public education sector are invited to Advocacy Day being held today. The Educational Service Center of Eastern Ohio, formerly Mahoning County ESC, is hosting the virtual event to connect education leaders, administrators, board members, and educators in the public education sector with elected officials to promote district needs.

Meetings and conversations scheduled throughout the day provide a bipartisan platform and enable local districts and state government to work in partnership to craft policy for to better school districts throughout the region.

Individuals affiliated with public schools can register at http://esceasternohio.org/advocacyday2021.

Individuals who work with ESCEO-aligned districts receive free access to the event.

EARTH DAY EVENT: Trumbull County Democrats are hosting an Earth Day event including a drive-thru vegetable seed packet giveaway 4 to 6 p.m. today at 36 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles, in the Pinetree Plaza. The public is welcome to pick up seed packets and get a start on a spring garden. The event also will include showing of short films inside the party headquarters and information on how the Biden administration is focusing on the climate crisis and clean energy jobs and technology.

MASS VACCINATION CLINIC: Mahoning County Public Health wants to remind people of the opening of 700 appointments for the area’s regional mass vaccination clinic. The regional mass vaccination clinic is scheduled for Friday, at the former Dillard’s Department Store at the Southern Park Mall in Boardman.

The Moderna vaccine will be administered, with the follow-up dose scheduled on May 21. Appointments can be made through MCPH’s scheduling system, ArmorVax, which can be found at www.mahoninghealth.org.

For those needing assistance with the online scheduling system, call 330-270-2855 Option 9. You must be 18 years of age or older to receive the Moderna vaccine. Additional appointment dates and times will be made available each week based on demand and vaccine availability.

TODAY

• TOPS 1237, Austintown — (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), meets 5:15 p.m., Venture Church of the CMA, 250 Idaho Road. Weigh-in: 4:45 p.m. Guests are welcome. Call 330-758-4923.

• 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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