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TRUNK OR TREAT: The Canfield Community Trunk or Treat will be 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Village Green in Canfield. Odd Fellow and Rebekah Lodge members and other community partners will line the gazebo to safely pass out candy. There will also be a bounce house, pumpkin decorating, refreshments and a game area with prizes. Children can also get a photo taken at the haunted gazebo with the Wicked Witch.

TRAIL OF TREATS: A Trail of Treats at Wick Park, sponsored by Youngstown Parks and Recreation Department, will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Wick Park Walking Trail, 260 Park Ave., Youngstown. Music will be by deejay TWilks. For information, call 330-742-8711.

PARENT NIGHTS: Ursuline High School will host two prospective parent nights 6 p.m. Thursday and Nov. 2. at the arts center. Parents of current sixth- to eighth-grade students should make plans to attend. Information will be provided on Urusline’s academic, spiritual and extracurricular activities. Families are asked to RSVP for the events at 330-744-4563.

BAT WEEK: The Youngstown Rotary and Operation Pollination of the Mahoning Valley will celebrate Bat Week 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Pioneer Pavlion in the Mill Creek Metroparks, Old Furance Road, Youngstown. Guests are invited to learn about Operation Pollination and their partners. There also will be a raffle. To register, visit https:www.surveymonkey.com

COLLEGE ACCESS PROGRAM: The Mahoning Valley College Access Program is hosting its seventh annual progressive event 5 p.m. Friday starting at Brite Energy Innovations Center at Courthouse Square in Warren. Tickets are $75 per person, $140 for each couple and $550 for table of eight. The event is to help advance the careers of local students to launch their chosen post-high school graduation careers. The event will raise funds to help with programming and the scholarship program. For tickets and information, visit http://mypathmv.org/events/

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LITTLE FREE LENDING LIBRARY: Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. The small, front-yard book exchanges number more than 100,000 around the world in over 100 countries. Now, a new Little Free Library at 10736 Mahoning Avenue in North Jackson will join the movement to share books, bring people together and create communities of readers.

Jackson Township Police Officers, FOP Trumbull South 115, and Jackson-Milton reading teacher Brenda McDougal collaborated to bring the library to North Jackson.

BREAST CANCER CAMPAIGN: Grove City Premium Outlets, Grove City, Pa., announced its Susan G. Komen 2021 campaign, Shop, Support & Save, that supports the fight against breast cancer. During October, customers can purchase a digital Discount Pass for $10, valid for discounts at select participating retailers at the Outlets.

Retailers will be participating in a range of activities throughout the month. The campaign runs until Oct. 31, and shoppers who make at least a $10 donation benefiting Susan G. Komen at participating Simon properties or via www.simon.com/sgkdonate will receive a digital discount pass, while supplies last.

WOMEN’S CLUB OFFERS BRIDGE LESSONS: The Columbiana Women’s Club in conjunction with Sally Sabota, is hosting complimentary bridge lessons from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, now through Nov. 16.

Taught by Master Bridge Player Sally Sabota, the bridge lessons are open to the community and will be followed by a light luncheon. Bridge book available for purchase or via loan.

All classes are held at the Columbiana Women’s Club, 121 N. Main St., Columbiana. For more information and to enroll, please call 330-207-1470.

The CWC is a nonprofit organization serving as a meeting place for local clubs and offers the community a rental space. For more information on CWC memberships and rentals, call 330-482-2832, or email columbiana.womens.club@gmail.com.

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CAMPBELL MEMORIAL 1963: Campbell Memorial High School Class of 1963 will meet for lunch at noon today at Carmella’s Cafe, 850 E. Western Reserve Road, No. 6, Youngstown. For directions call 330-758-0544. Guests are always welcome.

AFTER-SCHOOL FUN: Jewish Community Center of Youngstown is offering an after-school family fun in the pool program, “Floating Pumpkin Patch,” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the JCC, 505 Gypsy Lane.

Participants will find a pumpkin in the pool, enjoy light refreshments, and paint their pumpkins

The event is free for JCC members. The cost is $5 for nonmembers. Visit jcc youngstown.org to register.

Jewish Community Center of Youngstown offers social, cultural, educational and recreational programs in a Jewish environment. Everyone is welcome. For more information visit jccyoungstown.org.

COMMUNITY DAY: AmeriCorps Seniors, Senior Support Action Group and Advocates for Austintown have teamed up to host national Make a Difference Day and Austintown Community Day at the Austintown Township Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The day is divided between volunteers participating in a park cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon and a community fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of the Austintown community are invited to not only give their time to beautify their park but also to come out and support local businesses, learn of community resources and to have fun. All activities will be centered and staged around the Fireman’s Pavilion located at the back of the park, which is where most of the volunteer activity will take place. Vendors will be able to set up under the shade of the autumn leaves. All participating vendors are asked to participate in a trick or treat.

There also will be a basket raffle to raise funds for an accessible walkway for the Austintown Farmers Markets. In lieu of a vendor fee, participating businesses, nonprofits and other local agencies are asked to provide a basket for the raffle. If a business is unable to participate in the community fair but would like to donate a raffle item, they can contact the event planner at lsakacs@fcsohio.org or 330-261-2631

Also being sought, anyone who would like to provide additional activities (i.e. yoga, kid’s crafts, healthy cooking demonstration, etc), whether at a service charge or donation based.

Volunteers can sign-up at bit.ly/austintown–volunteer

Vendors can sign-up at bit.ly/austintown–vendor.

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY: AmeriCorps Seniors, Senior Support Action Group and Advocates for Austintown have teamed up for national Make A Difference Day and Austintown Community Day 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Austintown Township Park. Volunteers will participate in projects 9 a.m. to noon and a community fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Austintown community members are welcome to come and help beautify the park. Events will be centered and staged around the Fireman’s Pavilion at the back of the park. Vendors will take part in a trick or treat. There also will be a basket raffle to raise funds for an accessible walkway for the Austintown Farmers Market. To donate a basket for the raffle, call 330-261-2631 or email Isakacs@fcsohio.org. Volunteers can sign up at bit.ly/austintown_volunteer

SEEKING MEMBERS: The Liberty Schools Parent Teacher Association is seeking members for the 2021-22 school year. Being a member allows you to receive email reminders about upcoming events and news. There are monthly Zoom meetings. The LSPTA also holds events throughout the year, including holiday shopping, senior breakfast and scholarships at the high school.

To register, email liberty leopardalumni@gmail.com

FAMILY FUN EVENT: The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, Gypsy Lane, will host an after-school family fun event pool program “Floating Pumpkin Patch” 4:30 to 6:30 p.m Friday. Participants will find and paint pumpkins, enjoy a pumpkin in the pool and refreshments. The event is free to members and $5 for nonmembers. Visit jccyoungstown.org to register.

FOOD PANTRY: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Austintown, will host a food pantry distribution 2 to 5 p.m. Friday for anyone needing assistance.

TRUNK OR TREAT: Continuing Healthcare at the Ridge, 3379 Main St., Mineral Ridge, will host a trunk or treat 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event is free to the public. For information, call 330-652-9901.

LEAF COLLECTION: Girard city is requiring the use of paper lawn bags for the annual leaf collection. Leaves raked to the street will not be picked up. The city has purchased a bulk quantity of bags that will be available to city residents while supplies last. Bags can be picked up 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday through Nov. 20 at the Girard street department, 943 S. State St. The first five bags are provided free upon proof of residency (a photo identification or utility bill). Additional bags are five for $1. Call 330-545-3306 for more information.

TODAY

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

• Outspokin’ Wheelmen Bicycle Club — bicycle rides daily. Check out out spokinwheelmen.com for information.

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CANDY CRAWL: A Candy Crawl for children will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at the DeBartolo Commons on Southern Park Mall. The free event offers trick-or-treating with the family. Children are asked to come dressed up.

Candy Crawl will begin outdoors at DeBartolo Commons, where kids can watch their favorite princess and superhero characters. Once inside, the trick-or-treating will continue with participating retailers and food vendors.

For information visit wwwsouthernparkmall.com.

FRIENDS HOST BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Hubbard Library will hold a fall book sale and a Trunk or Treat 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday in the library parking lot, 436 W. Liberty St., Hubbard. Children are encouraged to wear costumes and dress up.

GIANT PUMPKIN WEIGH OFF: Parks Garden Center, 9010 Youngstown Salem Road, Canfield, will again host the Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off at 9 a.m. Saturday. There will be open-air seating outside to view the weigh-off at Parks Garden Center.

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.

SATURDAY

• 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.

• Boardman Historical Society, 10 a.m., Boardman Library for a lecture on some aspect of local history. Visitors, new members, and guests are always welcome.

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SPOOKTACULAR OASIS: Boardman Park will host a new free holiday experience at the Spooktacular Oasis. There will be dozens of Halloween creatures that will light up Boardman Park each night, which attendees can witness from the safety of their vehicles, from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday through Oct. 31.

Drive-thru and tune the radio to 88.9 FM for corresponding music.

SSA PARADE AND SOCIAL: South Side Academy, 1400 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown, is hosting a Parade of Houses beginning 1:15 p.m. Friday. Students, parents and families will then be invited to an ice cream social.

Beginning this year, SSA began using a house system for the entire school. The school is sorted into four houses: Altruismo — The House of Givers; Amistad — The House of Friendship; Isibindi — The House of Courage; and Reveur — The House of Dreamers.

Students in K-8 found out which house they belonged to last week.

HERITAGE GROUP TO MEET: The World War II Heritage Group will meet Monday at A La Carte Catering in Canfield. The meeting will begin with a buffet at 6:15 p.m., for which reservations need to be made with Dave Frank at 330-757-0515. Cost of the meal is $16 per person, due by Today.

Pastor Ross Jackson will be guest speaker. Pastor Jackson was ordained as a Presbyterian pastor in September of 1966 and served as a pastor in Oregon for 10 years. He entered the U.S. Army as a chaplain, first lieutenant, in 1976 and retired as chaplain, lieutenant colonel, in 1996.

PSHS WORKSHOP: Poland Seminary High School is offering a Financial Aid Workshop, geared to parents of graduating seniors, 7 p.m. today in the PSHS Auditorium. Parents of juniors are also welcome to attend to get an idea of what is forthcoming.

Speakers at the workshop will be Gina McHenry from Youngstown State University’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship along with Poland High School’s guidance counselors, Mike Vagas and Liz Calderon.

WALK 4 FREEDOM: Walk for Freedom, an awareness walk for human trafficking, will begin 4 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Austintown Township Park. There will be a worship rally at 3 p.m.

Ohio is ranked fifth in the country for human trafficking, officials said.

For information or to register, email oh4freedom@gmail.com; visit www.a21.org/youngstown or Facebook at Ohio4Freedom.

HORSES FOR HEROES: Youngstown Harley-Davidson, 5700 Patriot Blvd., is hosting the Horses for Heroes Charity Run, benefiting veterans and the horses of the DLR Mustang Ranch, on Oct. 16.

Registration begins at 10:15 a.m. and breakfast is 10 to 11 a.m., with the race starting at 11 a.m. Riders will ride back-country roads, arriving at noon at the DLR Mustang Ranch for a tour and meet the wild mustangs that assist veterans suffering with PTSD.

Cost is $20 for riders and $5 for passenger.

The event party begins at 2 p.m., with live music by The Remedy from New York, food, and raffles and prizes. There will be a decorative antique wagon for photos and an antique car as well.

OPEN HOUSE: The Struthers Historical Society is hosting an open house 1 p.m. Sunday at the museum. Members will host a cookout instead of the usual Christmas dinner.

Guest speaker Roslyn Torella will give a presentation about The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: For more than 15 years, Sue Sanor, owner of Leonard’s Hardware, has collected school supplies from community members for B.L. Miller Elementary School in Sebring. Supplies collected at Leonard’s and Dollar General in Beloit were available for students at each building’s open house at the start of the school year.

More than 40 backpacks filled with supplies were provided to the school. The Sebring K-9 Association put together more than a dozen backpacks with supplies from donations by Children of the Village in need. The United Way’s Success By 6 program also provided 25 supply-filled backpacks to the new kindergarten students at B.L. Miller.

The district’s first grade students received backpacks with supplies and socks as a part of a new reading program through the United Way. Adult volunteers through the United Way will be reading online with some of the district’s first grade students each week through the Raz-Kids interactive digital library.

The Salvation Army / Sebring Unit provided back-to-school vouchers that could be used for clothing, supplies, or other items needed to start school. The organization has provided support to Sebring students for more than 20 years, and donates additional school supplies as needed in the district throughout the year.

MOBILE MEALS GRANT: Jewish Family and Community Services and Jewish Community Center of Youngstown received a $7,500 grant for their mobile meals program from Community Foundation of Western PA and Eastern Ohio.

The mobile meals program provides meals to those 60 and older in need in Mahoning, Trumbull and northern Columbiana counties. Since the start of the pandemic, with Direction Home of Ohio, JFCS and JCC have delivered more than 125,000 meals.

The Community Foundation grant for the mobile meals program is funded by the Trumbull County Community Foundation, the O’Brien Children Memorial Fund Trumbull, and the James T. and Geraldine A. Weller Sr. Family Foundation.

For more information visit jccyoungstown.org.

ACADEMY ENROLLMENT: Enrollment is open for incoming ninth- and 10th-grade students interested in applying to the Valley STEM + ME2 Academy for the 2022-23 school year. The school is housed at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center Campus in Canfield. The Academy uses a rigorous curriculum, utilizing problem-based learning based on STEM principles.

The Academy’s mission is to prepare students with skills necessary to compete in the global economy while nurturing the characteristics of discovery, invention, application and entrepreneurship. The Academy has a STEM-designation from the Ohio Department of Education.

Students from all over the county can apply for limited spots. Call or email Jessica Cene, marketing coordinator, at 330-729-000 or jessica.cene@mahoningctc.com for information or to schedule a private tour.

Apply at https://mahoningctc.com/stemme2/

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GOODWILL GRAND OPENING: Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries invites the public to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of its newest retail location, 6009 Mahoning Ave., Austintown. The Youngstown / Warren Regional Chamber will join Goodwill for the ceremony, beginning at 9 a.m. today.

Following the ceremony, The Junior Group, Goodwill’s volunteer organization, will host a sidewalk jewelry sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The group has assisted Goodwill for nearly 30 years through its fundraising and community efforts, and, like Goodwill’s store sales, all proceeds will stay local and directly support the nonprofit’s mission.

CLASS TO MEET: Sacred Heart School Class of 1959 (and other interested alumni) will meet for lunch at noon Thursday at Giangelo’s Pizzeria, 1315 Boardman Canfield Road, Boardman. Guests are welcome.

ARTS AND CRAFT SHOW: The VFW Auxiliary Post 892 in Salem will hold its first Arts and Crafts Vendor Show from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the post home, 496 Arch St., Salem. Admission is free.

For information or reserve a table, contact Dorothy at 234-564-5068, Clara at 330-727-8634 or email Kim at purplekim27@gmail.com.

FOUR-STAR RATING: The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the sixth consecutive time that the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley has earned this top distinction. This year the organization maintained a score of 96 percent, the highest score ever received over the past six years.

RIBBON-CUTTING IN BOARDMAN: Regional Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates LLC announced the opening of the practice’s newest location at 8440 Market St., Boardman. There will be a ribbon-cutting facilitated by the Chamber at 10 a.m. Friday.

The state-of-the-art building is located across from St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. The facility is equipped with an in-office infusion suite, as well as onsite laboratory Services.

Dr. Farooq Hassan is the founder and president of the Regional Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates. Hassan has been practicing in Hermitage, Pa., for the last 21 years.

To make an appointment, call 330-531-6001.

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY PLANS TOUR: The Mahoning Valley Historical Society will hold its final History-To-Go event with a walking tour of Oak Hill Cemetery in Youngstown. The event will be held 11 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. Oct. 24 with tours being held every 20 minutes. The tour will explore the stories of the famous and not-so-famous Mahoning Valley residents interred there as well as facts about the design, traditions, and history of cemeteries. Each tour group will be limited to 20 participants. Tours begin and end at the Oak Hill Cemetery Chapel, 344 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown. Parking will be at the cemetery lots and along the roadways. Event will be held rain or shine. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Event fee is $7 adults, $5 seniors age 60 and older and children 6 to 12 and toddlers 5 and under free. For information call Linda at 330-743-2589 Ext. 125.

HEALTH FAIR: The Central YMCA, 17 N. Champion St., in Youngstown will hold the annual health fair 7 a.m. to noon Tuesday with a shots-only clinic from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The free event is in partnership with the Youngstown Health Department and includes multiple vendors, prize raffle, free health screenings, flu and COVID-19 vaccines, and pneumonia shots. For information call 330-742-4788 or https://ymcayo.org/health-fair/.

CRIME AUTHOR: The Girard Free Library will host true crime writer Jane Ann Turzillo 6 p.m. Thursday. She will tell of Ohio’s share of wicked women in history. Turzillo is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Mystery Women of America. She will have books to sell and sign. Program registration is required at 330-545-2508. Masks are strongly encouraged.

FALL FESTIVAL: Liberty Township Fall Festival will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at Churchill Park, Belmont Avenue. The event includes trunk or treat, face painting, bounce house and refreshments.

WALK FOR AWARENESS: Stomp Out Stigma Walk will be held 1 p,m. Oct. 17 at Harding Park in Hubbard. Registration is at noon. There will be a basket raffle. The event is designed to raise awareness and prevention of suicide with proceeds to benefit the Trumbull County Loss.

BUY BLACK BUSINESS EXPO: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Youngstown Alumnae Chapter, will hold a Buy Black Business Expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 16 at 5 Grands Boutique, 164 High St. NE, Warren.

This event is part of Delta Sigma Theta, Youngstown Alumnae Chapter’s Midwest Impact Day of Service. The goal is to encourage the community to support local black businesses.

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CANDY CRAWL: A Candy Crawl for children will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the DeBartolo Comms on Southern Park Mall. The free event offers trick-or-treating with the family. Children are asked to come dressed up.

Candy Crawl will begin outdoors at DeBartolo Commons, where kids can watch their favorite princess and superhero characters. Once inside, the trick-or-treating will continue with participating retailers and food vendors.

For information visit wwwsouthernparkmall.com.

FRIENDS HOST BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Hubbard Library will hold a fall book sale and a Trunk or Treat 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday in the library parking lot, 436 W. Liberty St., Hubbard. Children are encouraged to wear costumes and dress up.

GIANT PUMPKIN WEIGH OFF: Parks Garden Center, 9010 Youngstown Salem Road, Canfield, will again host the Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off at 9 a.m. Saturday. There will be open-air seating outside to view the weigh-off at Parks Garden Center.

TRASH COLLECTION: Youngstown residential garbage collection will not be affected by the Columbus Day holiday. The sanitation department will be following their normal pickup schedule. City residents should place their garbage at the curb for regularly scheduled collection date.

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.

SATURDAY

• 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.

• Boardman Historical Society, 10 a.m., Boardman Library for a lecture on some aspect of local history. Visitors, new members, and guests are always welcome.

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MVRHA WHISTLE BLOW: The Mahoning Valley Railroad Heritage Association is sponsoring the MVRHA 2021 Whistle Blow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 2261 Hubbard Road, Youngstown. Steam will be supplied by J&L #58 Steam Engine at Youngstown Steel Heritage. Whistle hookup is $20 and a whistle toot, for those without a whistle, is $1.

Donations to benefit the MVRHA efforts. For information and details, visit www.MVRHA.org

OFFICE CLOSED: The Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission will be closed today to host the fourth annual Mahoning County Veterans Day luncheon.

BLOOD DRAW: St. Angela Merici Parish and St. Patrick Parish, Youngstown will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at St. Angela Merici Parish, 397 S. Jackson St., Youngstown. For information or to make an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or sign up online at redcrossblood.org.

LEPPER CEMETERY TOUR: Lepper Library will host a cemetery tour with representatives from the Lisbon Historical Society and Lisbon Cemetery Board at 1 p.m. Saturday. The representatives will explain the history of the cemetery and highlight some of the oddities on the gravestones. They will have some of the more unusual gravestones marked for easy finding. Supplies for the rubbings will be provided for the participants. The group will meet at the Chapel in the Lisbon Cemetery at 1 Elm St. Call the library at 330-424-3117 to register so there are enough supplies and guides

CHOIR CRAFT SHOW: The Austintown Fitch Choir will host their Annual Fall Craft Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday in the Fitch High School cafeteria. In addition to various vendors, there will also be a Chinese auction.

All proceeds from the craft show will go towards the choir’s trip to Myrtle Beach, SC this year, where they will perform at the VA Hospital and Army Base.

TODAY

• MVI HospiceCare Bereavement Support Group — 1 to 3 p.m., Boardman Park Georgeanna Parker Administrative Building, 375 Boardman Poland Road, Youngstown. Lisa Altman, social worker, 330-759-9487.

• Woodrow Wilson High School Class of 1951 — breakfast at 10 a.m., Landmark Restaurant, 7424 Market St., Boardman. Call 330-7923315 or email margaret.toth@aol.com.

• 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.

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PUMPKIN WALK: Mill Creek MetroParks will host a Pumpkin Walk at Twilight at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown. People can walk along the pumpkin-lined paths. Entertainment by the John Reese Trio starts at 5:30 p.m. The event is free to the public.

Pumpkin carving will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The finished pumpkins will be displayed at the pumpkin walk. The carving area will be located at the service building at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Pumpkins and carving tools will be provided.

GUEST BISHOP: The Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, North Jackson, will welcome Bishop Anthanasius Schneider, ORC, at 6 p.m. Monday. He will attend to celebrate Missa Cantata in the traditional Latin rite and is a sung Mass. Schneider was ordained a priest in 1990 and assigned to the Archdiocese of Astana in 2011.

ROBOTICS FUNDRAISER: The Girard High School FIRST Robotics Team Boosters Club will sponsor a trash and treasure sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Girard city building gymnasium on Main Street. Admission is free. There will be a bake sale. To donate items for the event, call Girard High School at 330-545-5431.

CEMETERY CLEANUP: Girard City Cemetery cleanup will take place through Oct. 10 for residents to remove flowers and clean graves. After Oct. 10, city employees will be removing any decorations on graves in preparation for the upcoming holiday season.

SOCIETY TO MEET: The Hubbard Historical Society will meet 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Pizza Joe’s meeting room, 135 Youngstown Hubbard Road. The speaker is Mayor Ben Kyle. A slice of pizza will be provided. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. Plans are being made for a holiday dinner Dec. 2.

FARM MARKET: Hubbard will host the final farmers market of the year Oct. 10 at Tylee Park by the fire department. The market features local farmers, craftsman and local nonprofit organizations.

CLUB TO MEET: Hubbard Conservation Club, 1760 Wick Campbell Road, will host a controlled deer hunt and archery meeting 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The event will be held rain or shine. There will be discussion on crossbow shooting skills. For information, call Tim Westfall at 330-301-2483.

TODAY

• 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 Mill Creek Drive, Boardman.

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FOOD 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. Bring ID and bags.

RALLY FOR RIGHTS: The Salon, a progressive women’s organization and Planned Parenthood Generation Action, a student organization at Youngstown State University, will lead a march and rally in support of reproductive rights, at 2 p.m. Saturday in Youngstown.

Marchers will gather at the parking lot of the Youngstown Board of Education at Wick and Wood Streets, to march to the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas. There, speakers will give remarks on the need for action to combat regressive legislation impacting women’s lives and health. Speakers include state Rep. Michelle Lepore Hagan, Dr. Amanda Fehlbaum and Dr. Chryshanna Jackson.

Marchers are asked to rsvp at the National March site: https://act.womensmarch.com/event/oct-2-2021-march/search/?source=fb20210921.

COVID-19 TESTING: Akron Children’s Hospital began a drive-thru COVID-19 testing in September, available to children whether they are patients or not, with or without symptoms, as well as young adults up to age 26 who are still in the care of Akron Children’s.

Testing will take place 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday, at the hospital’s Boardman campus in front of Building C, at 6505 Market St.

Results are expected to be approximately 48 to 72 hours after testing. Appointments are required and can be scheduled through MyChart at https://bit.ly/3hQk3Qp. Insurance information will be required at the time of scheduling and again at the appointment.

DINING FOR CANCER: Austintown and Canfield cheerleaders have combined forces to raise money for breast cancer research with the help of Forty10 Bar and Grille.

Each squad represented their team by decorating part of the restaurant in their school colors. Forty10 will make a donation to the Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic for the team that brings in the most customers this week.

Customers can dine in or order carryout and should tell their server which team they are supporting.

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