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CHILDREN’S CAMP: The Stambaugh Auditorium Children’s Summer Camp will be held June 28 to July 2 at Stambaugh Auditorium. The arts camp will increase children’s access to the knowledge and appreciation for the arts. The camp will feature local arts organizations and the Missoula Children’s Theater. Various local organizations will provide hands-on educational workshops throughout the week.

For information or sponsorship opportunities, call 30-747-5175.

BARNHISEL HOUSE OPENS: The Girard Historical Society will have the Barnhisel House, 1011 N. State St., open for the summer months 1 to 4 p.m. June 27, July 11 and 25. Docents will be available to guide guests through the home and the gardens, which are planted with herbs and perennials.

GOLF OUTING FUNDRAISER: The Girard High School FIRST Robotics Booster Club 21st annual golf outing will be held Saturday at the Mahoning Country Club on East Liberty Street, Girard. The robotics team is a prize-winning team and has a history of success in robotics competitions and placement of team members in colleges and universities and careers in science, engineering and technology. To register, call Judy at 330-545-5431, Ext. 201

FOOD PANTRY: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Austintown will hold a food pantry 2 to 5 p.m. Friday. The pantry is for anyone in need. Due to the current conditions, the parish can only offer the pantry once per month until further notice.

CAR SHOW: St. Patrick Parish, 225 N. Main St., in Hubbard will host a car show fundraiser 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The event will raise funds to help the church, which had a fire earlier this year and be placed in the Fire Restoration Fund. Donation is $5. To register or for information call 330-534-1928.


¯ 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.

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JUNETEENTH BOOKSALE: The Friends of the Public Library of of Youngstown and Mahoning County’s East Library Committee will hold a book sale in honor of Juneteenth from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the East Library parking lot, 430 Early Road. Proceeds will benefit the children’s reading program.

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION: A Juneteenth Celebration presented by Loud 102.3, JAC Management Group and the City Youngstown will be held 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre, 201 S. Phelps St., Youngstown. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets.

RIDING FOR A PURPOSE: The Autism Society of the Mahoning Valley will be the beneficiary of the ninth annual Mike Hull Memorial Ride for Autism on Saturday starting at the Dash Inn, 2716 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. Local bikers are invited to raise awareness and funds for autism. The event registration is 10 a.m. at the Dash Inn, with blessing of bikes 11:45 a.m. The run begins noon from the Dash Inn proceeding to Styx in Youngstown and other locations. Live music performance by the Syndicate, food, raffle and fun. Cost is $20 per rider includes food and music. The Austism Society helps families and individuals with autism in the tri-county area. For information, call Melissa at 330-770-6978 or Nancy at 330-622-1709.

FOOD / CLOTHING: The East Side Crime Watch of Youngstown will hold a food and clothing giveaway from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the old fire station. Those needing items are asked to bring identification and to wear a mask.

DRIVE-THRU PANTRY: Alpha and Omega First Baptist Church, 3120 Winton Ave., Youngstown, will hold a drive-thru feeding pantry 9 a.m. Tuesday. The event will be contactless with items placed inside vehicles on a first-come, first-served basis until all food is given away. The church is a member of Second Harvest Food Bank.


¯ The Happy Wanderers Senior Fellowship group — 11 a.m., Corner House Christian Church, 6954 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard, 330-534-4665.

¯ 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.

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OPEN HOUSE: The Moss Ancestral Home, 1499 Burnett St., Mineral Ridge, will host an open house 1 to 4 p.m. the second Sunday of each month. Admission is free. The house contains items on the history of Mineral Ridge and Weathersfield. There will be a variety of Native American artifacts on display through August.

The Moss Ancestral Home was built around the 1830s.

BAND TO PERFORM: A free Father’s Day concert will be 6 to 8 p.m. June 20 at Harding Park, 249 Roosevelt Drive, Hubbard, featuring the Jim Frank Combo. Guests should bring their own lawn chair.

CAR SHOW: The 38th annual Shenango Valley Father’s Day car show will be June 20 all day in downtown Sharon, Pa. Visit svraaca.com for information.

VETERANS ASSISTANCE: Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission provides free services to veterans. The office at 345 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown, is open to the public. The services include temporary emergency financial assistance, utility assistance, van transportation to medical appointments, VA service- connected disability claims, burial benefits and VA pensions for nursing homes, assisted living or home health aides. For information call 330-740-2450.

SCOUTS TO GATHER: The Stambaugh District of the Great Trail Council Boy Scouts of America 16th annual celebration of Scouting breakfast will be Tuesday at the Lake Club, 1140 Paulin Road, Poland. Doors open at 7 a.m. with program concluding by 9 a.m. Reservations are needed by calling 234-900-5894. The program will feature Eric Carlson, president and owner of Joe Dickey Electric Inc., a Youngstown-area based electrical contractor. Carlson is an Eagle Scout from Troop 60 in Boardman. He earned his Eagle Scout award in 1990.

TELESCOPE LENDING: The Gillmer Kroehle Foundation has awarded the Hubbard Public Library a $3,000 grant for a telescope lending program. The program has been a goal of the library for many years. The telescopes will be made accessible to anyone with a library card. The foundation supports a variety of organizations and nonprofits in several areas including education, community development, arts and culture.

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JUNETEENTH WEEKEND: Sasse Sisters, in conjunction with IMANI, will hold a benefit presentation entitled “A Musical Journey Thru Jazz” 7 p.m. Saturday. The benefit presentation will support The Ladies and Gentleman’s Club, a free arts program for the youth of Youngstown.

The show will be held at the IMANI building, 3300 Hudson Ave., Youngstown, with a matinee presentation 3 p.m. Sunday. For tickets, call Martha at 330-333-8337.

MUSEUM OPEN: The Springfield Township Historical Society will host an “Afternoon at the Museum” Sunday during the monthly open house. This month, the program will be presented by Linda McElroy, president of Columbiana County Archives and Research Center, who will discuss basics of genealogy.

The Society meeting is 2 p.m., and the program is at 2:30 p.m., with the museum open until 4 p.m. Admission is free.

HERITAGE ASSOCIATION: The Mahoning Valley RR Heritage Association will host its Jim Marter Yard 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1340 Poland Ave., Youngstown. Admission is $2.

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION: Youngstown Councilwoman Anita Davis will host a Coffee and Conversation 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Flambneau’s Restaurant, 2308 Market St., corner of St. Louis and Market streets. Light refreshments will be provided.

Scheduled to attend are Nikki Posterli, economic development director / chief of staff; police Chief Carl Davis and community police officer Shawna-Cie Ott.

FLAG DAY FLAGS: In celebration of Flag Day, The Agent Insurance Services wants to help people display Old Glory all over town by hosting a flag exchange June 14 to 18. Bring an old American flag, and receive a new one free between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the office, 6911 Bridgewood Drive, Boardman. Old flags will be properly retired.

Supplies are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

For information, visit www.theagentinsurance.com/flag-exchange-2021/


¯ 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 Street.


¯ National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and other Associated Eating Disorders (ANAD) — 9 a.m., Notre Dame Church, 2325 Highland Road, Hermitage, Pa. 724-981-5435 or anad.org.

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WEATHERSFIELD HOSTS FESTIVAL: Weathersfield Township will host its Flag Day Festival Thursday to Saturday at the township park off state Route 46. The event will include games, rides, entertainment and food. The parade will take place 6 p.m. Friday. The bands for this year’s festival are R-DNA on Thursday, The House Band on Friday and Old Skool on Saturday. The festival will be 5 to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

FIELD RENTALS: Effective Wednesday, the Youngstown Park and Recreation Department will be accepting field rental reservations by appointment only for the purpose of youth football practices and games. Access to all approved field rental applications will begin July 5. At your scheduled appointment, proof of liability insurance is required. The following park fields are available: Mahoning Valley Sanitary District, 180 N. Dunlap Ave.; Gibson Field, 1461 Gibson St.; Ipe Field, 1126 E. Midlothian Blvd; and Victory Field (lower field), 615 Cassius Ave. All games will be played at Nick Johnson Park (Bailey Park). For information, call 330-742-8711 and follow on Facebook www.facebook.com/city for upcoming events, activities and notifications.

RUMMAGE SALE: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4490 Norquest Blvd., Austintown, will host a rummage sale with clothing and food 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. There will be gift basket raffle, purse raffle, and 50-50 cash raffle and a bonus drawing with first place winning $3,000. The money raffle drawing will be 11 a.m. June 13. Tickets are $2 per ticket or a book of 11 for $20.

RACE RELATIONS: Temple El Emeth in Liberty will host a virtual rockumentary by deejay Dave Milberg “How Rock and Roll has contributed to Improved Race Relations in the U.S.” at 7 p.m. Thursday. A link will be provided closer to the date for participants. Milberg has been broadcasting since 1965 and has been a lawyer since 1979. He will discuss how rock and roll is more than a soundtrack of our society since the mid 1950s and continues to be a strong force for improved race relations.

BOARDMAN STUDENTS PLACE IN ESSAY CONTEST: Three juniors from Boardman High School were honored during the Mahoning County Bar Association’s annual Law Day Event last month.

While this year was held virtually, speakers included Judges Benita Pearson and Carla Baldwin, who discussed former Federal Court Judge and Civil Rights Activist Judge Nathaniel R. Jones of Youngstown.

A Law Day Essay Contest was also held, where students wrote 500 words on a prompt, receiving scholarship money and certificates.

Three BHS students took the third, fifth and sixth places in the contest: Jenna Olexa won $400 for third place, Alyssa Olsen received $200 for fifth place and Nadia Rawhneh received $100 for sixth place.

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CREATE A COMIC BOOK: The Paul and Yetta Gluck School of Visual Arts at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown is offering a “Create a Comic Book,” a four-week course for ages 13 to 17 at the JCC, 505 Gypsy Lane.

Participants will create a brand new superhero for their comic book world. All supplies are included. The class will meet from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays from June 7 to 28. Cost is $40 for members and $55 for nonmembers.

Visit www.jccyoungstownorg to register.

RUMMAGE SALE: Immaculate Heart of Mary, 4490 Norquest Blvd., Austintown, will hold a three-day rummage sale 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 11 and 12 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 13. There will be a variety of items with a special cash bonus drawing with first prize $3,000. There also will be a gift basket raffle, purse raffle and 50-50 cash raffle.

JCC RESCHEDULES OPEN HOUSE: The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown has changed the date of its free open house to Saturday and Sunday at the Logan Campus, 3245 Logan Way, Liberty. The event celebrates the opening of the outdoor Logan campus. There will be a variety of events, contests, and activities. Membership at the JCC includes both the main campus and the Logan Campus. The main campus, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown, also will be open both days,

Guests and members will receive a free hot dog and bottle of water. There will also be a raffle to win a basket valued at $500. The event was rescheduled from last week due to weather.

RABIES CLINIC: Angels for Animals, 4750 W. South Range Road, Canfield, will offer rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats and ferrets on Saturday. In Mahoning County, rabes vaccinations are required for any dog, cat or ferret over three months of age. Cost is $8 per rabies shot with cash only. Pet owners must have their pets on a leash, in a cage or carried inside a pillowcase. No appointment is necessary. To receive the three-year booster, bring proof of prior rabies vaccination, Without proof of prior vaccination, the pet will receive a one-year vaccination only.


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