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SETON III TO MEET: The Seton III will meet Thursday at Cafe Capri, Market Street, Boardman. Social is 5:30 p.m. and dinner will follow at 6 p.m. The program is “The End of the Year Social” with installation of officers. Hostesses are Dottie Cerimele, chairwoman, Judy Kimmel and Lori Brennan.

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ACTION CELEBRATES 20 YEARS: ACTION, a multi-racial interfaith, non-profit organization made up of different congregations and organizations that work collaboratively to help citizens, will celebrate 20 years of service with the annual banquet May 25 at Byzantine Center at the Grove, 3801 Shady Run Road, Youngstown. Guest speaker is Bishop David Bonnar of the Diocese of Youngstown. The event will honor Erin Bishop of the Youngstown City Health District, Sheila Triplett of Youngstown MYCAP, Jan Strasfeld, former Youngstown Foundation director, and Delphine Baldwin Casey, former Youngstown police sergeant. The event is a hybrid/ virtual event on Facebook. Dinner is 6 to 8 p.m. with price $35 per person or $280 per group. Dinners may be picked up between 4 and 5 p.m. For questions about tickets or other information, call the ACTION office at 330-941-0475 or Michelle at 330-718-5725.

SPRING CLEANUP: Weathersfield Township will host a spring cleanup starting the week of May 17. Residents should put their material out at the curb on the same night as their regular trash pickup. The scrap tire curbside collection will also be held May 17 to 21 with a a limit of four car tires off rims per household. Large truck tires will not be accepted Tires can also be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. at township administration building, 1451 Prospect St., Mineral Ridge.

TEA AT THE MUSUEM: McKinley Birthplace Memorial Museum will hold a Victorian afternoon tea at 3 p.m. May 16. Cost is $45. Seating is limited and reservations are needed by Monday by calling 330-652-4273. Tea at the Museum will be catered by Quintealia’s Tea Parlor.

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENT: The American Legion Post 177 leadership has decided to once again cancel this year’s traditional Memorial Day services in light of the continued restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the uncertainty of any significant relaxation prior to the holiday. As was done last year, the Post will conduct a limited service at the Canfield East Cemetery open to post members and immediate family members only. The following names will be posted on the Wall of Honor this year and these veterans will be formally recognized at the 2022 Memorial Day services: Frank Koczwara, Michael Koczwara, Stanley Koczwara and Thomas Koczwara, all U.S, Army veterans of World War II, and George Rockwell, USMC, also World War II. Post 177 will record the cemetery services and post to local social media outlets. For more information about this topic, contact Post Commander Mike Kubitza at 330-727-8486 or post vice Commander Chuck Coleman at 330-727-5609.

CLAY WORKSHOP: The Paul and Yetta Gluck School of Visual Arts is offering a four-week clay workshop 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays in May. Clay Creature is for ages nine to 13. Participants will mold an imaginary creature and bring it to life. Cost is $40 for JCC members and $55 for non-members. To register, visit jccyoungstown.org.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Volunteers are being sought to help compile a veterans list in the cemeteries in Youngstown. People can help by writing down each headstone of persons buried there and turn over all information to the research team, which will verify all veterans with government military markers and regular head stones. Call Steffon Jones at 330-301 -7365 for the field team and Lester Darnell at 330-880-7820. Plans are to work at the Churchill Cemetery and Belmont Park Cemetery.

TODAY

¯ Glimmer of Hope — 8:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 2555 Rush Blvd., Youngstown.

¯ Gamblers Anonymous — closed meeting, 7:30 p.m., Westminster Church, 119 Stadium Drive, Boardman. 330-505-5060.

¯ Kiwanis Club of Youngstown — noon, Downtown YMCA, 17 Champion St.

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WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY: The Youngstown Press Club will observe World Press Freedom Day at noon Monday a Youngstown State University’s Kilcawley Center. During the observance, which will be livestreamed on the press club’s Facebook page, press club members will read the names of 50 journalists killed while serving their communities in 2020 and five additional journalists killed this year. The list of journalists slain because of their activities was compiled by the Reporters Without Borders, an international organization dedicated to defending freedom of the press.

This year’s theme, “Information as a Public Good,” affirms the importance of cherishing information and recognizes the impact of a changing media system on human rights, democracy, public health and sustainable development.

The Youngstown Press Club promotes journalism and other communication-related professions in the Mahoning Valley.

SOCIETY OPENS MUSEUM: The Salem Historical Society Museum, 208 S. Broadway Ave, Salem, will open for the season 1 to 4 p.m. starting today on each Sunday through October. Guided tours of the exhibits are available during these times. This year’s featured exhibit, “Suffrage Centennial” is celebrating the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. Members are admitted free. Admission for adults age 18 and older is $6, children ages 5 to 17 are $3. Children under 5 are admitted free. Visitors are asked to wear a mask during the visit. The museum has increased from six rooms to over 13,000-square-feet of exhibits in 20 rooms in four buildings. There are various artifacts displayed. For information, call 330-307-85154. The society gift shop, 230 S. Lindy Ave., will be open from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

SADD OFFERS PROMS NATIONWIDE: To mitigate another lost opportunity, Students Against Destructive Decisions is having a Virtual Prom for high school students nationwide.

It is SADD’s goal for students to stay safe as they celebrate not just the end of this academic year but all the challenges they have overcome. A virtual prom provides all students grades 9 through 12 an opportunity to responsibly celebrate with games, music, giveaways, outfit contests and more.

The movie-themed event, “Lights, Camera, Prom!” will be 8 to 10 p.m. May 8. Visit www.sadd.org/Prom to register and learn more.

CHOCOLATE FEST: Piggyback Foundation of Youngstown is bringing back its signature fundraiser, The Chocolate Fest, slated for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Embassy Banquet Center.

To be COVID-19 cautious, the Foundation exchanged an all-you-can-eat buffet with an individually plated chocolate smorgasbord. Each person will receive a 12-inch plate overflowing with chocolate decadence from Mocha House, Abigail’s Bakery, Jimmy’s Italian Specialties, Cheri’s Fudge and Candy, Sparkle Market and Giannios Chocolates.

Tickets are $40 a person or $300 for a reserved table of eight. All tickets include a chocolate smorgasbord platter and pasta dinner. A cash bar will be available for adult beverages. The event also will feature raffles.

Tickets and more information are available at www.piggy backyoungstown.com.

The Piggyback Foundation of Youngstown helps provide normalcy for children in families facing serious illness. Programs aid family togetherness, academic success, and children’s extra-curricular activities.

OPEN HOUSE FOR OUTDOOR LEARNING AREA: Students at Hilltop Elementary in Canfield and their families are invited to tour the Cardinal Nest, an outdoor learning area first created in the 1970s by a former teacher and then an Eagle Scout in the 1990s used it as a project.

The area has recently been “renovated” or cleaned up thanks to the efforts of staff, community members, and local businesses. The volunteers have cleared the area, created a walking trail, added additional learning spaces and more.

The socially distanced ribbon cutting / open house is 4 to 5:30 p.m. May 10. Families can tour the area, walk the trails, spot wildlife, visit the classrooms, and sit by the vernal pool to enjoy the mallards. Those visiting should practice social distance and wear a mask.

Hilltop’s goal is to have additional learning areas.

TODAY:

• Hubbard Conservation Club, 1760 Wick Campbell Road, 3D archery, rain or shine. All events are open to the public.

• Write to Recover — 10 a.m., Meridian Place, 1184 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.

• 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.

• Freedom Area Service of Narcotics Anonymous — 7:30 p.m., 280 Millcreek Drive, Boardman.

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

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