Group hosting panel talk

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STATE OF THE VALLEY: Spanning the Need and Mahoning Valley’s ACTION organization will take part in a panel discussion and conversation on the “State of the Valley” moderated by Anthony Spano 7 p.m. Thursday on the Facebook page of “Spanning the Need,” www.facebook.com/anthonyvspano, then on their YouTube channel following the broadcast.

There will be several topics discussed such as suggestions on curbing violence in the communities, the importance of communication with all community leaders/public, and what successful initiatives or best practices have been or need to be accomplished. If time is available, the panel would be able to take questions from the viewers, where the viewers are able to submit questions in the comment section of the broadcast.

Participating in the panel are Rose Carter, executive director of ACTION; Pastor Richard Kidd of Bethel Lutheran Church in Boardman; Vicki Vicars, pastoral minister, St. Patrick Catholic Church in Youngstown; and Michelle Burton, administrator, Women’s Ministry Leader at Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church.

HELPING HANDS CLOSET: Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays.

SHENANGO RIVER EVENT: The Shenango River Watchers will hold their annual public meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Buhl Park PAC (bandshell/amphitheater) to discuss plans for the 20th anniversary and River of the Year celebrations. The group will also be voting on changes to the SRW bylaws.

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK: The Hubbard Public Library, 436 W. Liberty St., is marking National Library Week Monday through Saturday. The public is invited to visit the library both in person and online at www.beyond-books.org. New programs include “Toy Lending Library” and “Library of Things” which allows patrons to borrow exercise equipment, ukuleles, solar ovens and other non-books. There is also an ongoing book sale by the Friends of the Hubbard Library with proceeds benefitting programs and activities. The theme for the 2021 National Library Week is “Welcome to Your Library.”


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