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LIGHT UP YOUNGSTOWN: Youngstown city, Youngstown CityScape, and Title Sponsor Premier Bank will present Light Up Night and tree lighting ceremony 4 p.m. Friday at Phelps Street. There will be entertainment and music on the Commerce Stage. Tree lighting will be at 6:15 p.m.

GIRARD CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS: The Girard School Parent Teacher Organization and Girard city will sponsor a tree lighting ceremony and parade 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday on State Street across from Farmers National Bank. There will be games and treats. The parade will begin at Boardman Medical Center parking lot, across State Street, down Liberty Street, across Market Street, and end at the municipal building parking lot for the tree lighting.

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS: Jefferson Depot Village, 147 E. Jefferson St., will host a Victorian Christmas 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be Christmas activities for children until 5 p.m. There will be a nativity scene in the barn 4 to 5 p.m. and special bell choir performance by the Jefferson United Methodist Church at 4:30 p.m. The Victorian home will be open to the public. A parade is set at 5 p.m.

COMMUNITY INPUT: The Kirkmere Park improvement project committee will host a community input meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Common Goods Studio, 2000 Canfield Road, Youngstown. Community members are invited to see the preliminary plans for the park.

AKIVA PROGRAM: An Akiva Hannukah program will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rodef Shalom Temple, Elm and Woodbine avenues, Youngstown.

The Akiva Academy and Jewish Family and Community Services are collecting pajamas for children in foster care in Mahoning County through Dec. 10. Drop off boxes will be at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, and Jewish Family and Community Services, 517 Gypsy Lane.

HANUKKAH CELEBRATION: A community Hanukkah celebration will be 4 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Congregation Rodef Shalom, 1119 Elm St., Youngstown.

CHRISTMAS SIGNUPS: The Emmanuel Community Care Center, 2 N. State St., Girard, is seeking signups for Christmas through Friday. Families who are registered at the center can call 330-545-4301 and register their child up to age 12. Families can suggest gift ideas for their children. Donations of gift cards to Aldi’s, Walmart and Giant Eagle and monetary donations will be accepted through Dec. 10.

OPERATION EVERGREEN: Local Girl Scouts helped with the annual Operation Evergreen to get Christmas trees to troops by helping to harvest trees at the Pioneer Trails tree farm in Poland. Scouts with Troops 80170 and 80051 helped cut five Canaan fir trees to be sent to military personnel as part of the Ohio Christmas Tree Association’s Operation Evergreen. The scouts also made ornaments for the trees. The project is to help bring Christmas joy to military personnel. This year’s goal was to send 100 trees from Ohio Christmas tree growers to Kuwait for distribution to military personnel serving overseas.

Donations are needed to cover the shipping of the trees overseas at $160 per tree. Donations can be made at www.ohiochristmastree.org or dropped off at the Pioneer Trails Tree Farm, 4222 Center Road, Poland.

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JCC OPENS WINTER CAMPUS: The Winter Campus at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown opens today. Skating will be free and open to the community on the JCC’s rink and curling lane until Jan. 2. Hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and noon to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Skate rental is $3 for JCC members and $4 for nonmembers. Snacks are available for purchase at the Ice Shack. S’mores will be offered at 5 p.m. every Saturday.

Free family events will be Dec. 4 and 19, and Jan. 2.

Dec. 4 will be Hanukkah & Hot Cocoa from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Participants will enjoy s’mores by the fire. Dec. 19 will be a “Frozen” Princess Party noon to 2 p.m. Participants will be able to take photos with princesses at the selfie station and special treats will be available for purchase at the Ice Shack.

Skate into the New Year with the JCC noon to 8 p.m. Jan. 2. Participants will be able to take photos at the selfie station and enjoy s’mores by the fire. They will receive complimentary 2022 glasses and noise makers. Special treats will be available for purchase at the Ice Shack.

Skating and family events are free, but reservations are required. Visit jccyoungstown.org/wintercampus to register.

SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS: The 14th annual Small Town Christmas Tour of selected crafters and their shops in the North Georgetown area will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday. Maps and stamp cards are available at various shops. Look for the Small Town Christmas House at each stop and collect 10 stamps from any locations and be entered in a drawing for $150 basket. The event is being held as part of Shop Small Business Saturday. Santa Claus will be at Stop 15 Woolf Farms and Fruit Market. The theme is old-fashioned Christmas tour. Stops include Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Rivers Bend Farm Market and Greenhouse, Hawk House, Susie’s Gifts and Things, Woolf Farms and Fruit Market Store, Western Reserve Columbiana County Historical Society and Stone House Gardens.

OLDE FASHIONED CHRISTMAS: An Olde Fashioned Christmas At Lanterman’s Mill will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There will be “A Christmas Story” movie on the big screen, a visit with Santa and crafts for the kids. Santa will be escorted to the mill by the Mill Creek MetroParks Police at noon on Saturday.

To share the holiday spirit with others, consider bringing a new hat, scarf, or pair of mittens to decorate a “Giving Tree.” Donated items will warm up local children in need this winter.

For information about the holiday weekend events in the MetroParks, visit millcreekmetroparks.org.

HOLIDAY EVENTS: Christmas in the Village will be 6 p.m. Saturday at McDonald Village park and fire department off Ohio Avenue. There will be the annual tree lighting and visit with Santa Claus.

Weathersfield Township also will host a holiday celebration 7 p.m. Saturday at the park gazebo off Route 46. Santa Claus will visit with children.

WOMEN’S CLUB TO MEET: Trumbull County Republican Women’s Club general membership meeting will begin with registration at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 2 at Ciminero’s Banquet Center, 123 N. Main St., Niles. The cost is $17 per person. A special guest speaker will be Jillian Anderson from Washington, D.C. Email Gerry Fusselman at gerry.fussel man@yahoo.com to make a reservation.

MEETING NOTICES: Due to the pandemic, many area organizations may have changed time, place or day of their meetings. Some may have quit meeting altogether. Anyone wishing to list a club or organization meeting or weekly event (even if we have been printing it), should email the information to: tmunnell@tribtoday.com or mail to: Seeing Eye, 240 Franklin St. SE, Warren, OH 44482.

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HOLIDAY SHOW: Holiday Hustle Craft and Vendor Show will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Dec. 5 and 11 at the Southern Park Mall, Royale Renee’s Event Center (at BW3’s entrance to the mall). Holiday gifts, baked goods and handmade holiday items will be available. For information, contact Lori McDonald at 330-307-6348.

CHRISTMAS TOY COLLECTION: Christmas at Columbiana Ford, 14851 South Ave. will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Santa and his reindeer will be available for pictures. New toys will be collected for Toys for Tots.

SANTA TO A SENIOR: Home Instead Inc. is having its annual Be a Santa to a Senior program, which supports older adults who may be overlooked, isolated or alone during the holiday season. This is the 18th year for the local program. The gifts collected, which are often necessity items such as toiletries, clothing and blankets, make a big impact and help area seniors combat the holiday blues. This year, the Austintown office is partnering with local senior communities, Catholic Charities, Probate Court Guardian programs and aging agencies to provide gifts to approximately 600 area seniors.

To take part visit BeASantatoaSenior.com and enter their ZIP code to view wish lists for local seniors on Amazon Business through Dec. 10. A personalized greeting can be included with the gift, which will be shipped directly to the senior.

Individuals can visit one of the participating locations and look for the Be a Santa to a Senior tree on display until Dec. 1. Each tree will be decorated with ornaments featuring seniors’ first names and gift suggestions. Holiday shoppers can choose an ornament, buy the requested gift and return it unwrapped to the store with the ornament attached.

The trees can be found at the following locations: The Daily Grind, 824 N. State St., Girard; Walmart, 6001 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; Home Instead, 5329 Mahoning Ave, Austintown; Home Instead, 953 Niles, Cortland Road SE, Warren; Niles Nutrition, 815 Youngstown Warren Road No. 16, Niles; and Walmart, 2016 Millennium Blvd., Cortland.

Gifts will be delivered to seniors in time for the holidays.

Anyone with items for Community News should call 330-841-1738; submit it to the Virtual Newsroom at www.vindy.com; email news@vindy.com, or mail to or drop off information at the Tribune Chronicle.

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CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AT FAIRGROUNDS: Christmas lighting will be displayed at the Canfield Fairgrounds through Jan. 9. The public can drive through the 1.5-mile display to see the thousands of illuminated lights. Christmas Village is open for a visit with Santa or the Grinch. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online.

WIZARD OF OZ: The School of Theater at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown, will present “Wizard of Oz for Kids” at 2 p.m. Nov. 28. Cost is $10 per person. Children age 5 and under are free. To purchase tickets, visit jccyoungtown.org.

FIRST FRIDAY CLUB: The First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown Speaker Series will be at noon Dec. 2 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 Western Reserve Road, Canfield. The series is held the first Thursday of the month. Guest speaker is Theresa Dellick, judge of the Mahoning County Juvenile Court who will speak on “Being Trauma Informed.” There will be an opportunity for people to ask questions. Cost is $18. Call by Nov. 26 at 330-720-4498. Reservations are limited.

DISTRIBUTION SET: The Emmanuel Community Care Center in Girard is taking applications for the Christmas distribution. Sig- ups for Christmas items will take place until Dec. 3. Families who are registered at the center can call 330-545-4301 and register children ages birth to age 12. Families can suggest ideas for the children. Donations are needed by Dec. 10.

ECUMENICAL SERVICE: A Thanksgiving ecumenical service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Girard Trinity Church, sponsored by the Girard Ministerial Alliance. Members of the Girard clergy will take part in the service, which is open to all denominations. Pastor Rhonda Gallagher is the host pastor. Information will be provided about the Emmanuel Care Center and the need for items for its pantry.

SANTA AT MALL: Santa Claus will be at center court of Southern Park Mall 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Dec. 24. Santa will be available for photos across from the Youngstown Clothing Company. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are encouraged. Pet photos also will be available 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 29 to Dec. 6. All dogs and cats must be on a leash and people-friendly.

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FILL A CRUISER: The Liberty Township Police Department and Liberty Fraternal Order of Police 65 are hosting their annual Fill a Cruiser food drive 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Churchill Commons Giant Eagle, 4700 Belmont Ave. The police department is accepting nonperishable food donations to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, which provides food to those in need in the tri-county area. Last year’s drive collected $2,146 and 1,025 pounds of food that provided enough food for 13,730 meals.

WORLD WAR II COMICS: The William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will present a program on World War II comics 10 a.m. Saturday at the new location, Chad Anthony’s meeting room, at Churchill Commons on Belmont Avenue in Liberty. Guest speaker is Tim Carroll, who will speak on Web Brown, a nationally famous Akron Beacon Journal cartoonist.

CRAFT SHOW: St. Jude Women’s Guild will host its 30th annual craft show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the St. Jude Church activity center, 180 Seventh St., Columbiana. Admission and parking are free. The show features handmade crafts, a basket raffle, 50/50, bake sale, and lunch counter featuring the guild’s homemade vegetable beef soup. For information, call 330-482-2351.

MURDER MYSTERY: The Canfield Players will take the stage to present Agatha Christie’s murder mystery, “The Mousetrap,” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Canfield High School. “The Mousetrap” opened in 1952. With over 27,500 consecutive performances, it is the longest running play in history. Its ending has a plot twist and the audience is asked not to reveal it after leaving the theater.

Tickets are $15 and are sold at the door.

CONGRATULATIONS: The Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board congratulated local officers and two chaplains for completing the 40-hour Crisis Intervention Training. A banquet was held in their honor at the central YMCA on Champion Street. Local police departments that participated in training were Akron Children’s, Lake Milton, North Jackson, Boardman, Canfield, Austintown, Youngstown Municipal Court and Youngstown. Crisis Intervention Training focuses on de-escalation tactics to keep officers and the public safe. CIT has been implemented widely both nationally and internationally.

VETERANS COMMISSION: The weekly meeting of the Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission is rescheduled for 8 a.m. Monday because of the short holiday work week.

VACCINATION DRIVE: ACTION, the Youngstown Health Department and Equitas Health are sponsoring a COVID-19 vaccination drive 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Christ Centered Church, 3300 Hudson Ave., Youngstown. Those receiving their shot will get a gift card for a free turkey. Offered will be the Moderna Booster, flu shots and Phizer shots. Register by calling Rose Carter at 330-941-0475.

UPDATE LISTINGS: Due to the pandemic, many area organizations may have changed time, place or day of their meetings. Some may have quit meeting altogether. In order to conserve space and update our information, a new Community News list will be compiled.

Anyone wishing to list a club or organization meeting or weekly event (even if we have been printing it) should email the information to: tmunnell@tribtoday.com or mail to: Attention Theresa or Bob, Communuty News, 240 Franklin St. SE, Warren, OH 44482.

Community News is a list of local club and organization meetings and is printed on the day of the meeting. It would be printed as space permits as a list in the community section. The listing should indicate if the organization is meeting daily, weekly, bi-weekly or once a month.

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SOCIETY TO MEET: The Poland Historical Society will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 4515 Center Road. There will be election of officers and trustees. A program will be 7:30 p.m. with Larry Baughman and Dave Smith discussing 19th century homes in Poland Township. Most of the homes have not been featured in past presentations. Membership dues are being accepted at $20 per person or $30 per couple. Checks should be made payable to the Poland Historical Society and sent to P.O. Box 5052, Poland. The Christmas dinner is being planned for Dec. 21.

SCHOOL PROGRAM: Hubbard High School students will perform “Clue,” a murder-mystery based on the 1985 movie that was inspired by the board game. The performance will be 2 p.m. today at the high school. Tickets are available at the door at $8 for adults and $5 for seniors.

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA: The National Wreaths Across America is being planned Dec. 18 at Girard City Cemetery. Anyone wishing to purchase a wreath can call Girard American Legion at 330-530-7431 or Blackstone Funeral Home at 330-539-5955. The national event honors veterans by placing wreaths on their graves. Wreaths are $15 each.

FOSTER PARENTS: A foster parents open house will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mineral Ridge Church of Christ, 3911 S. Main St., Mineral Ridge. Cadence Care Network is in need of foster parents. For information, visit www.CadenceCare.org

AUXILIARY TO MEET: The Auxiliary of St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital / St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital will meet at noon Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Social Hall, Austintown. Guest speaker will be Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul Gains. For more information, call Jan 330-652-5209.

MENARDS TO COLLECT TOYS: Menards Stores are hosting their annual Toy Drive and Enchanted Forest this month for the less fortunate children in the area. Visit Menards for more details.

FOOD GIVEAWAY: Mount Zion Baptist Church, 827 Wick Ave., Youngstown, will host a food giveaway 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday. The giveaway is held the third Thursday of each month.

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OPEN HOUSE: The Moss Ancestral House, 1499 Burnett St., Mineral Ridge, will host a holiday open house 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. This is the last open house of the year. The house has been decorated by Girl Scout Troop 80314 and the Mineral Ridge High School History Club.

CRAFT SHOW: Campbell Community Literacy Workforce and Cultural Center will host a craft show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $5 for ages 13 and older.

TRAINING OFFERED: The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown is offering first aid / CPR / AED training 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the JCC, 505 Gypsy Lane.

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive an American Red Cross certificate. The cost is $75 for JCC members and $100 for nonmembers. Visit jccyoungstownr.org to register.

Lifeguard and CPR recertifications are available upon request. Lifeguard recertification is $93 for JCC members and $125 for nonmembers. CPR recertification is $75 for JCC members and $100 for nonmembers.

Visit jccyoungstown.org.

ICE SKATING: Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, 505 Gypsy Lane, will host an ice-skating lessons open house 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. The JCC’s winter campus will open Nov. 26. It offers free skating for the community. New this year are beginner skating and hockey lessons for children.

The open house will allow participants to discover if skating lessons are a right fit for their children. The JCC is partnering with the Skating Club of Greater Youngstown to offer the lessons.

To register for the open house or skating and hockey lessons, visit jccyoungstown.org/wintercampus. Visit jccyoungstown.org.

AUXILIARY TO MEET: The auxiliary of St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital / St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital will meet at noon Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Social Hall, Austintown. Guest speaker will be Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul Gains. For more information, call Jan at 330-652-5209.

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SETON III TO MEET: Seton III Club will host a noon luncheon meeting on Thursday at A La Cart in Canfield.

Prayer will be given by Dee Dee Stoops, followed by speaker Laura Sullivan Cestary, international nurse for cardiac surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Her topic will be cardiac and valve surgery.

Hostesses will be Pat Iacobucci, chairperson, and Elaine Powell and Carole Ruggieri.

STRUTHERS 1959: The Struthers High School class of 1959 has resumed lunches at 3 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at Dona Vitos in downtown Struthers. All alumni and guests are welcome. For more information, contact Marlene Donnelly at 330-755-0581.

RECOVERY LECTURE: Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown, is offering a free fall prevention and protein recovery lecture for older adults at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the JCC.

Casey Atkinson, RDN, JCC wellness manager, and Amy Haskett, JCC fitness instructor, will discuss the importance of protein in illness and injury recovery as well as in strengthening the body to prevent injury.

Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit jccyoungstown.org.

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SOCIETY TOURS: The Austintown Historical Society will offer free tours 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, and the first Sunday of each month, of the Austin Log Cabin, 3797 S. Raccoon Road, and the Strock Stone House, 7217-7269 Mahoning Ave. For free private tours of either location, call 330-792-1129.

COMMISSION TO MEET: The Mahoning County Veterans Services Commission will meet 8:15 a.m. Monday because of the holiday week.

CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE: The Mahoning Valley Civil War Roundtable will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday at A La Cart Catering, 429 Lisbon St., Canfield. Cost is $17 per person by calling Gary at 330-953-1965. The program will feature a panel of Round Table members discussing “At What Point Did the Confederacy start losing the war?”

NIGHT AT THE RACES: The Austintown Rotary Club will sponsor a Night at the Races 6 p.m. Friday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Center. Tickets are $25 per person and available from a Rotarian. Proceeds will benefit local Rotary projects and scholarships.

VETERANS ITEM DISTRIBUTION: Veterans Outreach will host Youngstown Bluecoats for the second veterans warming distribution 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Veterans Outreach, 7 Belgrade Ave., Youngstown. The event is to ensure that veterans are well equipped with warm clothing for the upcoming winter season.

FIRST AID CLASS: The Jewish Community Center in Youngstown will offer First Aid / CPR / AED training 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the center, 505 Gypsy Lane. Participants will learn the skills needed to recognize and respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illness. Those who successfully complete the course will receive an American Red Cross certificate. Cost is $75 for members and $100 for non-members. Visit jccyoungstown.org to register.

FORGOTTEN HEROES: A Forgotten Heroes program will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Oakdale Cemetery in Leetonia. The program will include discussion of the forgotten military heroes who protected the country. For information, call Steffon Jones at 330-301-7365.

SOCIETY TO MEET: The Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s curator of education, Traci Manning, will present a program on the Titanic 10 a.m. Saturday at the Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave. The program is part of the society’s lecture series and part of the society’s new membership campaign. A question and answer period will follow the program.

The Titanic was the largest transoceanic liner built in its time and was thought to be unsinkable. After hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage in 1912, it sank.

The free program is open to the public. For information call Richard at 330-726-8277.

LYRIC CENTER: The LYRIC Center located at the former Liberty High School gymnasium, 317 Churchill Road, is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Tuesday. The center offers bocce, pickleball, card games, cornhole, walking program, bingo and yoga. Bingo is at 1 p.m. and yoga at 6:30 p.m.

WALL OF LOVE: Walls of Love is celebrating its third-year anniversary with a massive multiple state wall implementation. Walls of Love is a nationwide initiative founded in the heart of Cleveland, by Holly Jackson. All proceeds and donations to Walls of Love go directly to individuals in need. The local wall location is at Hazel and West Boardman streets near the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority in Youngstown.

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HUNTER EDUCATION: The Hubbard Conservation Club, 1760 Wick Campbell Road, will host a hunter education program 6 to 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The class will explain responsibility of firearms and ammunition, wildlife management, personal safety and survival and care of game. To register, go to 1-800-WILDLIFE or WildOhio.com.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS: Because of COVID-19, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mahoning Valley Inc., 325 N. State St. Girard, has to forgo its annual holiday party this year. The agency will distribute gifts from the office in mid-December.

All children enrolled in the program and their siblings living in the home are eligible. The December e-newsletter will give the dates and times when will the agency will be open for gift pickup.

Visit www.bbbsmvonline.org.

DENTAL CARE FOR VETS: Aspen Dental locations will host its seventh annual Day of Service to help veterans 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Military veterans will receive free dental care in recognition of Veterans Day.

Veterans can call 1-844-277-3646 to find a participating dental office.

MODEL TRAIN OPEN HOUSE: Model trains of all shapes and sizes can be seen at the Youngstown Model Railroad Association Fall Open House noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13 and 14 and Dec. 4, 5, 11 and 12, at the club at the corner of Raccoon and Four Mile Run roads in Austintown.

The Youngstown Model Railroad Association is one of the few clubs in the country that has two complete displays, an O scale and the smaller HO. Both extensive layouts feature more than 100 scale miles of track.

Cost is $5 per person and free for children 11 and younger with an adult.

For more information, email yomodelrr club@yahoo.com.

HISTORICAL MARKER: The Mineral Ridge Historical Society erected its own marker to commemorate Ohlton / Ohltown, the village that disappeared under Meander Reservoir in the 1920s, when Niles and Youngstown needed clean water and chose the Meander Creek watershed. Residents were forced to sell their properties and relocate.

The only remains of Ohlton / Ohltown is a church and cemetery. The marker is at 1343 Ohltown Road, Youngstown.

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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ANGELS DINNER: The Angels of Easterseals is hosting Friendsgiving, an evening of food, fun and friends at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at Tippecanoe Country Club, 5870 Tippecanoe Road, Canfield.

Cost is $75 per person and includes the sounds of Stan Miller, food stations, special raffles and a silent auction. A special raffle for $20 includes a Yeti cooler with beer, wines and more at a value of $800. To RSVP, call Joan Zarlenga at 330-565-6949. Tickets are available from Carol Lumsden, Jacie Ridel or at the center.

FREE ARTS PROGRAM: Sasse Sisters, an organization of retired educators who offer creative art programs to marginalized students, and Imani Community Programming Inc., a non-profit organization that includes Dress to Succeed, are presenting a free arts program for youth 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Jaylex Event Center, 2110 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown. Some of the program will include ballet, Jazz, hip hop, etiquettes theater and black history.

Sasse Sisters and Imani are working together to present a festival of food, music, dances and costumes featuring 12 countries: Mexico, South Africa, Russia, Italy, Japan, France, Brazil, USA, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Germany and Canada. The cost is $15, which includes foods from all 12 countries, plus entertainment by local students.

For further information and tickets, contact Martha Brogden Robinson, coordinator, at 330-333-8337 or Rose Carter at 330-941-0475.

ROUND TABLE MEETING: The Mahoning Valley Civil War Round Table will meet for dinner and discussion at 6:30 p.m. Monday at A La Cart Catering, 429 Lisbon St., Canfield. The cost is $17 per person and reservations are required for the meal.

This month will feature a panel of Round Table members discussing the topic, “At what point did the Confederacy start losing the war?”

For membership information, or for reservations, call Gary Wolf at 330-953-1965.

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CANFIELD LAUNCHES FIRST FAMILY COURT AWARENESS MONTH: Canfield officially has declared November is “National Family Court Awareness Month,” which is an opportunity for those affected by the family court system to come together and raise awareness about the shortcomings, the failures and the impact these cases have on children. Community members can unite and discuss ways to impact change at a local level.

On Wednesday, a public event will be at 5:30 p.m. at 104 Lisbon St. to lend official recognition of the month

CHRISTIAN WOMEN TO MEET: The Youngstown South Christian Women’s Connection will meet 11:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. The theme is “Give Thanks” and will feature a performance by Judy Conti’s senior dance divas and speaker Annie McQuate of Mansfield whose topic will be “Holding Hands, Holding Hearts.” Cost is $17, which includes lunch. Reservations must be made by Wednesday by calling Connie at 330-788-2340 or Patty at 330-332-2789.

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.

¯ Helping Hands Closet — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield. Call 330-318-7952.

¯ 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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