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ACTION FORUM: ACTION will present “A Cloud of Witnesses: The Community Speaks” forum 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Wean Park. A panel of community leaders from the fields of mental health, social services, law enforcement, education, youth and neighborhood leaders will present their insights on violence in the community. Tents will be set up at the Robinson-Shuba Handshake Statue near the Covelli Centre parking lot. Light refreshments wlll be served.

TOUCH A TRUCK: Liberty Library Branch, 415 Churchill Hubbard Road, will host Touch a Truck 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot. The free event allows children and their families to get up close and touch a variety of trucks, including emergency vehicles, a tow truck and the library bookmobile.

FOOD PANTRY: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 4490 Norquest Blvd, Austintown, will host a food pantry distribution 2 to 5 p.m. today.

GROUP HOSTS GIVEAWAY: Eastside Crime Watch will host a food and clothing giveaway 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the old fire station, corner of Oak and Fruit streets, Youngstown.

FUNDRAISER DEADLINE TODAY: The Youngstown Area Federation of Women’s Clubs will host its annual fall scholarship fundraiser 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 7 at The Waypoint 4180, Canfield.

The theme of this year’s event is “Art For A Cause,” featuring both a live and silent auction of donated artwork from a private collection acquired throughout Europe and the Orient, as well as from skilled local artisans.

The event also will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, a cash bar and an opportunity to win a gift card tree. All proceeds will benefit the YAFWC scholarship program, designed to help non-traditional female students attending YSU. Tickets are $50 each, and the deadline to RSVP is today.

Call 330-518-7441 to make a reservation or for more information.

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MUSHROOM EXPERTS: The Friends of Poland Forest are hosting mushroom expert Sarra Mohn, who will share fun facts about fungi while exploring several parts of the forest. Emphasis will be on the identification, beauty, function, danger and diversity of local mushrooms.

The goal is to learn, not harvest, and to help preserve the Poland Municipal Forest. The Mushroom Walk begins 10 a.m. Saturday at the College Street entrance to the forest. For information, call 330-770-4364.

FITCH HIGH HOMECOMING: The homecoming dance for Austintown Fitch High School students is 7 p.m. Saturday in the high school cafeteria. Tickets will go on sale online. Links will be available on Grade Classrooms. Cost is $15 a ticket and all school fees must be paid.

Fitch students in grades 9 through 12 and Mahoning County Career and Technical Center Fitch students grades 11 and 12 are the only students welcome to attend. No outside guests or Fitch graduates are invited.

BABY BOUTIQUE: Boardman Park’s annual Baby Bargain Boutique Sale will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at and around the Master’s Pavilion area. More than 100 moms will sell baby and children’s items.

Admission is free with a nonperishable food item donation for a local food bank.

TODAY

• Tuesday Morning Recovery — 10:30 a.m., Meridian Place, 1184 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.

• Tuesday Night Surrender — 7:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 2555 Rush Blvd., Youngstown.

• Alzheimer Assistance and Referral Network Support Group — 6 p.m., Girard Public Library, 105 E. Prospect St., Girard.

• Helping Hands Closet — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield. Call 330-318-7952. (September specials are Orchid tickets 60 percent off. Pink tickets for fall items).

• Food Addicts Anonymous — 7 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 162 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown. Call 330-793-1599.

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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MCSWCD ELECTS NEW MEMBER: The board of supervisors of the Mahoning County Soil & Water Conservation District has a new look with the election of a new member and a new chair.

Richard S. Scarsella, former board member and chair, was re-elected to the five-member panel by the other board members. He replaces Kim Urig, who recently moved out of Ohio. Scarsella will serve the remainder of a three-year term that ends in 2022.

Jerry Rockhold was elected chairman of the board. He has been a member of the panel since January 2013.

Meanwhile, the board is welcoming applicants for associate supervisor, a role that supports the board in governing the district. An application form and description of the position are available on the district website at www.mahoningsoilwater.org.

Scarsella is the job training coordinator at Choffin Career and Technical Center in Youngstown and a longtime local educator and historian. He is chairman of the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society board of directors, a board member and former board president of the Boardman Historical Society and a board member of the Youngstown Steel Heritage Museum. Scarsella also sits on the boards of the Educational Service Center of Eastern Ohio, the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center and the Mahoning Valley Regional Council of Governments. A Boardman resident, he is the founder of several Idora Park historical societies.

HERITAGE MANOR OFFICIAL NAMED TO BOARD: LeadingAge Ohio, the state’s voice for the continuum of long-term services and supports, has confirmed Eric Murray, executive director of senior services for Heritage Manor, Youngstown Area Jewish Federation to its board of directors as part of the class of 2024. LeadingAge Ohio represents nearly 400 long-term care organizations and hospices, as well as those providing ancillary health care and housing services. The majority of members are nonprofit providers.

“Eric brings a strategic mind for problem solving the financing needs of aging services,” stated Kathryn Brod, President / CEO of LeadingAge Ohio. “He’s a roll-up-your-sleeves kind of person that has been an asset and key voice in our adult day advocacy.”

Murray’s term on the LeadingAge board is for three years, with the option for an additional three years.

STRUTHERS HIGH 1954: Struthers High School Class of 1954 will resume its Saturday morning breakfast meetings at 10 a.m. at What’s Cooking on South Avenue in Boardman. No reservations are needed.

STUDENTS ATTEND BELIEVE IN OHIO: Funded by the State of Ohio through the Department of Higher Education and operated as a program of The Ohio Academy of Science, Believe in Ohio is a STEM and entrepreneurship program that teaches students how to commercialize products and services and create business plans that are driven by innovation.

Recently, 110 students from 17 high schools throughout Ohio competed in the second of two regional competitions for the opportunity to advance to the 2021 Believe in Ohio State Competition. Student projects are developed and then evaluated either as a STEM Commercialization Plan or a STEM Business Plan.

The following Canfield High School students advanced from the regional competition and competed at the state level. They will receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend any Ohio college, university, or technical college.

• Team: Juniors Bridgett Katherine Kelly and Julia C. Sansoterra. Their project was creating pothole filler from dandelion latex;

• Individual: Senior Jordan Helmick. Her project was “Fertility Bath Bomb.”

• Individual: Junior Emma Dodig-Drahotusky. Her project was “Naturally Occurring Antiviral Agents for Use on Cell Phones.”

• Team: Seniors Madison Puskar, Morgan Carey, and Marisa Scheetz. Their project was “Neutralized Dog Waste Solution.”

• Individual: Junior John Heino. His project was “Road Salt Runoff Purification Method.”

• Individual: Senior Aurora Fares. Her project was “Specialized Dye to Combat Harmful Algal Blooms in Coastal Waters.”

SACRED FRIENDSHIP: Abby Kulisz, daughter of Phyllis and Peter Kulisz of Canfield, received the Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellow Award for 2021-22 year. Her project is titled “Sacred Friendship, Holy Hatred: Christian-Muslim Encounters with the Book in the Medieval Middle East.” A 2015 graduate of Youngstown State Univeristy, she is a graduate student at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED: Ursuline High School has announced that Grace Campbell (Class of 2022) has earned the title of National Merit Commended Scholar by scoring in the top 3 percent of all test takers (approximately 1.5 million students) on the 2021 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). She is a member of the National Honor Society, cross country, and track and field teams. She is a student ambassador and a member of the Student Council Executive Board. She participates in the Students of Stewardship (SOS), Global Rovers, St. Patrick Engineering Club, Spanish Club, Math Club and Merici Med Prep. She also mentors incoming freshmen as a member of The Link Crew. She is a member of St. Joseph Parish in Austintown. Grace would like to attend the United States Naval Academy to study either engineering or physics.

WOMEN’S CLUB MEETS: Youngstown Area Federation of Women’s Clubs met recently at The Lake Club where the 2020-21 YAFWC Community Service award was presented to the Rev. Edward Brienz for his efforts to bring about a work readiness program for young men that enables them to learn both job and social skills. Through Brienz’s efforts a cafe was created inside the Newport Library called Cafe Augustine.

Mahoning County Commissioner Carol Rimedio-Righetti spoke on the need to help the many women veterans in Mahoning County and offered suggestions on how clubs can get involved. Diane Laudo, owner of the upscale consignment shop, The Curiosity Shop in Canfield, also presented a style show with members of YAFWC as models.

A special tribute was given to the late Sister Jerome Corcoran who was an active member and creator of “Chicken from the Heart” that benefits the Youngstown Community Food Center, known as Gleaners Food Bank, and received monthly donations collected from members during their luncheons.

The group’s upcoming scholarship fundraiser “Art for a Cause” will be Oct. 7 at The Waypoint in Canfield.

For more information, contact Pat Marsico at 330-518-7441 or Betty Cmil at 330-506-6979.

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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: Youngstown City Council is seeking resumes and / or letters from those interested in serving on the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District Board of Directors. Interested parties must be a resident of Youngstown and able to attend regular board meetings as they serve as liaison between the city and the MVSD. The seat is for a three-year term upon appointment through June 2024. Send resumes or letters to Office of City Council, attention: council clerk, 26 S. Phelps St., Youngstown, 44503 or email vmarrow@youngstownohio.gov or information fax 330-742-8707 Deadline for submissions is noon Oct. 1.

GUEST SPEAKER: Author Tim Carroll will speak at the World War II Heritage group 6:30 p.m. Monday when it meet at A La Carte Cartering in Canfield. Carroll obtained a history degree from the University of Akron. Both of his grandfathers served in the Pacific during World War II and were drafted before Pearl Harbor. His first book “World War II Akron” was published in 2019. For information, call David at 330-757-0515.

SALEM HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Salem Historical Society is selling 2022 calendars with the theme “Remembering Where We Were.” Each month features pictures of Salem that no longer exists with a history of the picture. The calendar is a Smart Calendar labeled “There is More to the Story.” Cost is $15 at the gift shop, 239 S. Lundy Ave.

AUSTINTOWN LITTLE LIBRARY: The Austintown Little Library boxes were recently added to Austintown Township Park. These are the first Austintown boxes with plans for others. Donations are being accepted by the Austintown Junior Women’s League. Although the club was originally only going to make one library box, they decided to make two after getting a good price on the building materials with one of the libraries dedicated to children and teens, while the other is filled with books for adults.

ART THERAPY: The Paul and Yetta Gluck School of Visual Arts at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown is offering expressive art therapy workshop for ages 18 and older at the center, 505 Gypsy Lane. The free workshop focuses on mental health, wellness and healing. Workshops are 6 to 7 p.m. Oct 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 20.

FARMERS MARKET: The Lordsdtown Apple Cider Festival will host a farmers market noon to 5 p.m. Friday to Sept. 26 at the festival by the school complex off Salt Springs Road.

SUCCESS GRANTS: The Raymond John Wean Foundation has a fall round of Neighborhood Success grants available. Grassroots organizations of Warren and Yougstown are invited to apply for grants of $500 to $5,000.

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Tuesday, and reviewed by the Resident Council. Organizations may only receive one Neighborhood Success Grant per year. If an application was unsuccessful during the spring 2021 round, it can be amended and submitted for consideration this time.

For more information, visit rjweanfdn.org/grantmaking/neighborhood-success-grants-2020 .

BOOK SALE: The Hubbard Friends of the Library is hosting a community book sale and will be at the summer farmers market with a Friends mobile book van. The market is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 10 at Tylee Park, 13 W. Liberty St. In addition to the book sale, the market features local artists, farmers, bakers and makers.

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UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TOURS: The Salem Historical Society will offer an Underground Railroad tour on the Quakertown Trolley at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. All riders are requested to wear a mask. The docent takes passengers back in time to the late 1850s with the sharing of many stories on the plight of slaves, the working of the Underground Railroad, and the abolitionist movement that flourished in Salem prior to the Civil War,

The tour will be 90 minutes with loading and unloading at 239 S. Landy St. and a minimum of 15 is necessary. The gift shop will be open. Call 330-337-6733.

FOOD GIVEAWAY: Mount Zion Baptist Church, 827 Wilson Ave., Youngstown, will hold a food giveaway 10 to 11 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the church.

CAR SHOW: The Girard Multi-Generational Center on Trumbull Avenue will hold a car show 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Classic cars will be judged in several categories. The event also will include a basket raffle, 50-50, food and music. The event is free with proceeds to benefit the center.

TODAY

• 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.

• Kiwanis Club of Youngstown — noon, Downtown YMCA, 17 Champion Street.

SATURDAY

• Parent Support Group — 11 a.m., Heart Reach Ministries, 211 Redondo Road, Youngstown. 330-330-2916.

Anyone with items for Seeing Eye should call 330-841-1738; submit it to the Virtual Newsroom at www.tribtoday.com; email society@tribtoday.com; or mail to or drop off information at the Tribune Chronicle.

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COLLECTION TO HELP IDA SURVIVORS: The Diocese of Youngstown, in conjunction with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, is calling upon Catholics and others to support the efforts of the church in responding to the humanitarian needs arising from Hurricane Ida, local tornadoes and flooding, and any other projected weather related damage. Funds collected will be distributed where needed the most.

TRASH AND TREASURE: Grace Lutheran Church, 162 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown, will host its annual Trash and Treasure Sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Baked goods also will be available for sale. Beginning at 12:30 p.m., all clothing will be $1 per bag and all merchandise will be half off. Proceeds from the sale will be used to support area charities.

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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DESERT STORM REUNION: The 30th anniversary Desert Storm Reunion will be hosted by the 475th Quartermaster Group, and all military veterans and their families who served in Operation Desert Shield or Operation Desert Storm are welcome. Veterans from other wars and conflicts are also invited to attend noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Sharon Elks Lodge 103, 260 E. Connelly Blvd., Sharon, Pa. There will be a brief military ceremony and a catered buffet meal.

Reservations must be made no later than Saturday. Provide your name, military unit, branch of service and the names of anyone else attending with you. This information is needed for the name tags to be made for those attending.

Make checks for the buffet meal ($11 per person) out to “Larry Scheetz” and send them to: 500 Buhl Blvd., Sharon, PA 16146. A receipt will be sent if email is provided.

For information, contact Scheetz at thescheetz@gmail.com or call 724-977-1200.

LIBRARY BOOK SALE: Lepper Library, 303 East Lincoln Way, Lisbon, will have a book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. There will be a wide selection of adult, teen and children’s books; audios and DVDs. The sale will take place at the library. Sale patrons you will enter at the garage off of Vine Street. For information call 330-424-3117.

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AUXILIARY TO MEET: The Auxiliary of St. Elizabeth Hospital Youngstown / St.Elizabeth Boardman Hospital will meet noon Monday at the Austintown Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Center. The guest speaker will be Debbie Liptak, developmental director of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County.

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION: Youngstown Councilwoman Anita Davis will host Coffee and Conversation 10 a.m. Saturday at the Flambeau’s Restaurant. Speaker is Bob Jadloski from Aerial Solutions, who will discuss drones with law enforcement and firefighters.

BIKEWAY IMPROVEMENTS: The Mill Creek MetroParks Bikeway between Herbert Road and Kirk Road, in addition to the Westbury Park Spur Trail, will be closed for improvements and resurfacing.

The Kirk Road trailhead will remain open and accessible while the improvements are being performed.

Work will include cleaning and surface preparation, treatment of existing cracks, installation of new asphalt and incidental items. Work is expected to take 14 days, barring any inclement weather.

COMMUNITY TRUNK SALE: Immaculate Heart of Mary Knights of Columbus 3930, will host a community trunk sale 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at the church parking lot, 4490 Norquest Blvd., Austintown. The event will be held rain or shine.

For information, call 330-506-9081. No registration is necessary.

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BACK-2-SCHOOL BASH: West Branch Local Schools is throwing a giant Back-2-School Bash for students, their families and supporters before the district’s home football game Friday. Beginning at 4:30 p.m., students and their families are invited to this free event featuring food, games, face painting and more.

The celebration will take place between West Branch High School and the Football Stadium, ending at 6:30 p.m. before the Warriors take on Marlington.

L.Y.R.I.C. OPEN: The Liberty Youth Recreation and Impact Center (L.Y.R.I.C) is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday for indoor bocce, pickleball, cornhole and / or a card game, plus bingo at 1 p.m. The activities are free.

Free yoga classes are 6:30 to 7 :30 p.m, sponsored by the MHCF Stepping Out program.

L.Y.R.I.C. is at 317 Churchill Road, Liberty Township.

LIBRARY CLOSED FOR COVID-19: East Library, 430 Early Road, is temporarily closed due to a COVID-19-related staffing shortage and is expected to reopen on Monday. During the closure, East will be deep cleaned and sanitized.

All Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County staff are required to wear masks, and patrons are encouraged to wear them while visiting the library. All PLYMC branches also have needlepoint bipolar ionization (NBPI) devices installed to help neutralize viruses, allergens and other harmful airborne particles. This technology was purchased with funds from the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help libraries operate and serve the public safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patrons can use the Library’s website, https://www.libraryvisit.org/ to access online services 24/7 or visit any open branch of the PLYMC.

TODAY

• Evening Connections support group — 6 to 7 p.m., Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. 330-727-9268 or email staff@namimv.org.

• Wellness Wednesday program — 6:30 p.m., Quaker room at Salem Public Library, 821 E. State St. Call 330-332-0042.

• It Works: How and Why — 7:30 p.m., Shrine of Our Lady, 517 S. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown.

• TOPS 1429 — weigh-in 9 a.m., meeting 9:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hubbard.

• Willingness Group — 10:30 a.m., Salvation Army, 1501 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown.

• Austintown Community Church Food and Clothing Pantry, 242 S. Canfield Niles Road, Austintown, serving area codes 44509, 44511 and 44515, 8:30 to 10-:30 a.m.

• Struthers High School Class of 1959 — noon lunch, Dona Vitos in downtown Struthers. All alumni and their guests are invited to attend.

• Freedom Area Service of Narcotics Anonymous — 7:30 p.m., 1933 Canfield Road, Youngstown.

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RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET: Mahoning Retired Teachers Association will meet Wednesday at Drakes Landing Banquet Center, 2177 E. Western Reserve Road in Canfield. Social hour will begin at 11 a.m. followed by lunch and the meeting presided by president Phil Butto. The featured speaker, Dr. Jay Brock, will speak on “The Coronavirus and You.” The lunch buffet will include chicken newport, pasta, potatoes, salad, green beans and lemon dessert. Reservations are necessary and can be found on the MRTA website.

LUCKY DUCK RACE: The Struthers Rotary will hold its annual Lucky Duck Race at 11 a.m. Saturday at Yellow Creek Park in Struthers. First place wins $500, second place $200 and third place $100. There also will be 10 $20 winners. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from any Rotarian. You can also contact the club on its Facebook page.

BRANCH LIBRARY REOPENS: The Campbell branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will reopen to the public with new hours Today. The branch, which was closed for a brief summer hiatus, will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and is located inside the Campbell Community Literacy Workforce and Cultural Center 436 Struthers Coitsville Road in Lowellville.

MASKS REQUIRED: The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is asking that all staff and visitors to the Arms Family Museum and Stewart Media Archives Center, 648 Wick Ave., and Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., both in Youngstown, wear a mask regardless of vaccination status until further notice. Locations are open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.

CARRIAGE EVENT: The Ohio Welsh Pony Association is hosting an exhibition and competition of carriage driving skills showcasing all breeds of horses and ponies. The event will be 10 a.m. Sunday at the Brookfield Saddle Club horseshow grounds, 696 Bedford Road, Brookfield. Drivers will compete for awards as they try to navigate courses that have been set up with cones. For information, call Pam at 330-469-4597.

BOOK DRIVE: Girard High School senior Kaylynn Thomas is holding a book drive to help Akron Children’s Hospital. The book drive will run through Nov. 1. She is seeking 1,200 new and gently used books for children of all ages. Any donation will help. Each child who is staying at Akron Children’s Hospital will receive a book to take home. Book dropoff locations include all Girard schools, Dineen’s Jewerly and Gift Shop, Girard Nutrition, St. Rose Church and the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna.

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FREE FOOD GIVEAWAY: Eastside Crimewatch is holding a food giveaway from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the old fire station on Oak Street, Youngstown. Bring bags and I.D.

For information, contact Annie Hall at 330-742-4880.

GARBAGE COLLECTION: Youngstown residential garbage collection will be affected by the Labor Day holiday. In observance of Labor Day, the offices will be closed on Monday. Trash will be delayed by one day during the week with residents asked to place trash at the curb the evening before the scheduled service day.

PARKING LOT BINGO: The Girard FIRST Robotics Team Booster Club will hold a parking lot bingo fundraiser Wednesday at Bruster’s Ice Cream parking lot Wednesday. Games are $1 each and cards can be bought online to guarantee a spot.

The lot opens at 5:45 p.m. and bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Players can bring lawn chairs and sit outside in the lot or grassy area or remain in their cars for the 20 games of bingo with cash prizes. To purchase tickets, go to FIRST Robotics Delphi Team 379, the Robocats Facebook or the school between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Numbers will be called over a radio frequency which you will be able to hear over the car radio. Extra coverall cards, a sheet of three for $2, extra sets of cards for $20 and 50/50 tickets for $1 each or six for $5 will be sold the night of the event.

FREE DRAWING FOR VETERANS: Leaf Home and Leaf Home Safety Solutions are giving away a stair lift to a chosen veteran in northeast Ohio through its Veterans Day Stair Lift Giveaway. The giveaway includes 22 counties in the region, including Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana.

Entries will be accepted throughout September so the staff can install the stair lift in time for Veterans Day on Nov. 11.

To enter, participants must submit their information or that of a loved one, along with one-to-two sentences on how the stair lift will help them in their life.

The Veterans Day Stair Lift Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. Sept. 30. For an entry and more information, visit www.leafhomesafetysolutions.com/contest.

FALL FISH SALE: The Mahoning Soil & Water Conservation District is preparing for its fall fish sale for area pond and lake owners. Orders for fingerling size fish are due to the district office by Sept. 24. Pick-up will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Canfield Fairgrounds.

Fish available for order include fathead minnows, white amur, Japanese koi, largemouth bass, bluegill, yellow perch, channel catfish, hybrid bluegill and shell crackers.

Orders can be placed with the district office by phone at 330-740-7995 or by fax at 330-259-1075.

MISSION SEEKS DONATIONS: New Hope United Methodist Church 21 Fairview Ave., Niles, will fill a box truck with items needed by the Community Store in the Red Bird Mission in Beverly, Ky. More information about Red Bird and the mission needs list is available online at www.rbmission.org.

Accepting new and used items, all donations can be brought to the church from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 30. No large furniture items will be accepted.

Anyone with items for Community News should call 330-841-1738; submit it to the Virtual Newsroom at www.tribtoday.com; email society@tribtoday.com.

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ANNUAL BIKE RUN: The 14th Annual Wilson High School Bike Run begins 9 a.m. Sunday at Crickets on East Midlothian Boulevard in Youngstown. Breakfast will be served and the ride to Geneva on the Lake will begin at noon. D.J. Fast Freddie will be in the Pavilion Bar. For more information, call Tommy at 330-540-9006.

FORMER CAST TO MEET: Former cast members of Sing Out Youngstown, Up With People will meet for dinner Saturday.

Sing Out Youngstown was organized in the mid 1960’s as a local musical group modeled after the national cast of Up With People. From 1965 to 1971, the young people from many area high schools performed in and around the Mahoning Valley sharing a positive and hopeful message that crossed religious, racial and social lines. During its existence, more than 120 young people from the area participated.

Any former cast member who is interested in attending should call 330-788-2829 or 330-501-5918 for further details.

CLASSIC CAR SHOW: The Belonging ministry of Abundant Life Fellowship, 46469 state Route 46, New Waterford, is sponsoring this year’s Classic Car Show 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the church parking lot.

Registration starts at 3 p.m. and the entry fee for all vehicles is $5. The first 50 entrants will receive a dash plaque.

Nine trophies will be awarded in three categories.

Food from the church’s grill ministry will be available to purchase. Gift baskets will be available in a basket auction, a 50-50 raffle will be offered and door prizes will be awarded throughout the day.

This year’s car show will benefit The Belonging, a ministry started several years ago for young girls that has since expanded to include all women. For more information, call the church office at 330-457-7317.

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