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GOLF SCRAMBLE: Veterans’ Outreach in Youngstown will host its seventh annual golf scramble Sept. 9 at Bedford Trails Golf Course in Lowellville. There will be a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Registration is $70 per person and includes 18 holes of golf and cart, a 50/50 drawing, basket raffle, doughnuts and coffee in the morning, a beverage cart on the course, various contests, hot dogs and chips on the turn and a dinner buffet at Bedford Trails. Cost for dinner only is $20 per person. Proceeds will be used to help veterans in need in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. To register a four-person team, send a check for $280 and team members to Veterans Outreach, 7 Belgrade Ave., Youngtown,44505. For information, call 330-755-5792, Ext. 5.

CHURCH TAKES PART IN YARD SALE: Corner House Christian Church in Hubbard is taking part in the Route 7 annual 60-mile yard sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The church is offering space on its property for a $10 donation. Make checks payable to Corner House Christian Church or CHCC. The public is invited to attend the sale. Proceeds from the event will benefit the church’s future mission trip fund.

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DAHLIA SHOW: The Mahoning Valley Dahlia Society will sponsor its 18th annual Dahlia Show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Boardman Park’s LaRiccia Family Community Center, 375 Boardman-Canfield Road. Dahlias in all colors and shapes as well as designer arrangements will be entered into the show. Exhibitors from Ohio and all surrounding states will be competing for prizes. Society members will be on hand to answer questions about growing, caring and showing dahlias and arranging them in design pieces. For questions about the show, visit the park website at https://www.boardmanpark.com.

ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING: The WRC-SHROM will host an in-person meeting 7:30 a.m. Tuesday on active shooter prevention training at Hollywood Gaming Austintown Racino. Bob Thompson and Chris Moffitt are both career law enforcement officers and trainers. Both Thompson and Moffitt were among the first Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Tranining instructors in Ohio. Registration is needed by Monday at https://wrc-shrm mightevent.com/events/event-Results.com The program is pending approval for two hours of general recertification credit.

BOOK SALE AT LIBRARY: The Girard Free Public Library, 105 E. Prospect St., will host a book sale 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday is $1 a bag day. For questions, call 330-545-2508.

CIVIL WAR SPEAKER: The Hubbard Historical Society will present Civil War historian Frank Lorello as guest speaker at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hubbard Senior Center, 220 W. Liberty St. There will be a short business meeting followed by the presentation. The event is free to the public. Lorello is a retired teacher and is a Civil War historian, and has hosted bus tours to Gettysburg. The society welcomes new members. Dues are $10 per year. The society maintains the McBride House on Hager Street with a mission to preserve and showcase the community’s historical artifacts and archives.

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SOCK GIVEAWAY: St. Vincent De Paul, Mahoning County District, will hold a sock and underwear giveaway for low-income children and families from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the pantry across from St. Cyril and Methodius Church, 252 E. Wood St. in Youngstown. The community outreach event is the culmination of a more than two-month sock and underwear drive from churches in the community to assist families in need. Food will be served. Questions, call Michael at 202-329-4073.

WEBINAR SET: The recent Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade has generated a great deal of information and misinformation about abortion and the impact on women’s health of restrictions on abortion access. A number of chapters of the League of Women Voters in Ohio are working together to host a webinar, Post-Roe: Women’s Healthcare in Ohio: Just the Facts, at 7 p.m. Sept. 8. This nonpartisan, fact-based event features maternal-fetal medicine and reproductive health physicians and a noted legal expert to develop a better understanding of these issues.

The webinar will be moderated by Karen Kasler, Statehouse bureau chief, Ohio Public Radio and Television.

For information, contact Annette Tucker Sutherland, chair of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland / Shaker chapter, at shakerheights@lwvcleveland.org.

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BOARDMAN PARK 75TH YEAR: Boardman Park will host a 75-year celebration Saturday. A special tree planting is scheduled to mark the 75 years for future generations. Activities planned include music, games, fireworks, and food. The Boardman Park Memories Wall will display photos and stories supplied by the public. Last May, state and local officials joined park board members to kick off the 75th year celebration.

SCOUTING MEMORABILIA: The Camp Stambaugh Properties Committee will host a Patch Blast Trade-O-Ree 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Great Trail Council BSA Camp Stambaugh, 3712 Leffingwell Road, Canfield. Proceeds from the event benefit the work of the properties committee in maintaining and improving the park. This is the only Trade-O-Ree scheduled this year in northeast Ohio. Scouts in uniform will be admitted for free. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for youth age 18 and under. The Camp Stambaugh Museum will be open to the public.

WELLNESS FAIR: An Older Adults Day Senior Health and Wellness Fair will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown. There will be free admission and refreshments. There will be more than 50 vendors, free screenings and giveaways. There will be live musical performances from Stayin Alive Drummers and Ukulele Group.

AIR RESERVE STATION MEETING: The Youngstown Air Reserve Station is hosting a public meeting 6 p.m. Monday at Baker Elementary School, 4095 Sheridan Drive, Vienna. The meeting will include discussion on ongoing implementation actions to support the military and community compatibility with the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, including the overlay zoning district for surrounding communities and incorporating compatibility in community comprehensive plans. The military installation sustainability project is the first phase of implementation of the YARS joint land use study completed in 2019.

FOOD PANTRY: Immaculate Heart of Mary, Austintown, will host a food pantry 1 to 5 p.m. Friday for anyone needing the assistance. The food pantry will be once per month.

HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS: The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation has partnered with the Mahoning Valley Historical Society to digitize numerous analog audio and video recordings of Holocaust survivors’ testimonies contained in the Dr. Saul Friedman Collection housed at the Jewish Community Center Schwartz Libraryand Holocaust Resource Center. The recordings are available on the Federation’s website, jewishyoungstown.org. Friedman was among the early pioneers of Holocaust studies in the United States. He was instrumental in creating the YSU Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies.

THE MOVING WALL: The Moving Wall, a Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, will be showcased Thursday to Aug. 29 at 2690 E. State St., Hermitage, Pa. Admission is free. The Moving Wall will be next to John Flynn’s Funeral Home, corner of East State Street and Fairmont Drive. The event is coordinated by the Avenue of 444 Flags Foundation. Volunteers to help as escorts can go to https://signup.com/go/OwcWTLg

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ALL-YEAR BIKE REUNION: The 15th annual Wilson Run All-Year Bike Reunion will be 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 28, beginning at Crickets on East Midlothian Boulevard, Youngstown. Guests will ride to Geneva-on-the-Lake at noon. D.J. Fast Freddie will present music at the Pavilion Bar. For more information, call Tommy at 330-540-9006.

HOPE BOARD MEMBERS: The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley announced some changes to its board members to support the nonprofit’s work to focus on the foundation’s mission and help it strengthen innovation into the future.

The newest appointment to the board is Patrick Finn, CFO of Boak & Sons, Inc., and his appointment will run through 2025. The Hope Foundation board also reappointed the following people through 2025:

• Dr. Amy Kaufman, board chair, from the Butler Institute of American Art;

• Ashley Carocci, board member, from the Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities;

• Jackie Rizer, board member, owner of Window Designs & Interiors;

• Attorney Jim Vivo, board member, Vivo Law Firm;

• Rey Esparra, board member, GBS;

• Dr. Robert Naples Jr., board member, family physician at Naples Family Medicine.

CHANEY CLASS ANNOUNCES REUNION: Chaney High School Class of 1972 will host its 50th class reunion 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 10 at Legends Banquet Center in Boardman. Cost is $50 per person. For reservations and information, contact Bill Yurchyk at 330 727-1103 or Bill@ydcpa.com.

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BACK TO SCHOOL: The Temple Emmanuel Food Pantry is hosting a free “Back to School” supply giveaway at 1 p.m. Sunday at Temple Emmanuel, 108 W. Indianola Ave., Youngstown. Supplies will be handed out until gone. For information, contact the pantry at 330-788-9796.

ABILITY WALK AND ROLL: A celebration of the many abilities of individuals with developmental disabilities will take place during the inaugural Ability Walk & Roll 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Eastwood Field in Niles. The Ability Walk & Roll was created to promote inclusion, acceptance and respect for people of all abilities. The evening will include a special walk and roll around Eastwood Field in celebration. Other activities include games, face painting, informational exhibits, complimentary refreshments and a movie under the stars. Bring a blanket to experience the movie on Eastwood Field or relax in stadium seating.

MUSIC DUO: The Christian music duo Mercy Rains with Jenah Shank and Mark Mecozzi, will share an evening of praise and reflection 7 p.m. today at Red Door Ministry, 759 E. Liberty St., Hubbard. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free. The Red Door was established by Tim and Vicki DeTal of Hermitage, Pa., and is a ministry with a coffeehouse atmosphere. Shank and Mecozzi are among several music artists who have been featured at the Red Door in the past. Mecozzi is an accomplished guitarist, and Shank has written and recorded several songs.

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RED SCHOOL HOUSE: The Poland Historical Society will host an open house 1 to 3 p.m. today of the Little Red Schoolhouse, 4515 Center Road, Poland. Members of the historical society will be available for tours. There will be various activities for the public. Free hot dogs and lemonade also will be available. The red brick, Little Red Schoolhouse was built in 1858 in the center of Poland Township to continue early education that began in that area in 1800.

MOSS HOUSE: The Moss Ancestral Home and Museum, 1499 Burnett St., Mineral Ridge, will host an open house 1 to 4 p.m. today. The Rev. Arthur Wright Model Railroad collection, adapted to represent Mineral Ridge and Niles from 1850 to 1870 will be shown. There will be house tours by Mineral Ridge Historical Society members.

NILES HALL OF FAME: The Niles McKinley Alumni Association Distinguished Hall of Fame will be Aug. 28 at Ciminero’s Banquet Centre, Niles. A social will be at 5 p.m. and the dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. For tickets and reservations, call Nancy Jayne 330-501-1792 by Friday. Inductees for 2022 are Debbie Barber, F. Wesley Brainard, Michael Guarinieri, Joshua McMillan, Samuel Reigle and John Ziegler, posthumously. The inductees will be introduced before the Niles varsity football game on Aug. 26 and the formal induction at the banquet. The annual event has taken place since 1998.

BLOCK WATCH: The Girard 2nd and 3rd Ward blockwatches will meet 6 p.m. Thursday at the Girard Free Library community room.

GROUP TO MEET: The Holy Family Senior Group will meet 11:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Parish, 2785 Center Road, Poland. Free lunch will be served to members at noon, followed by cards and bingo.

FEAST OF ASSUMPTION: Hubbard St. Patrick Church, 225 N. Main St, will celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary with Mass at 5:30 p.m. Monday. There will be an outdoor rosary procession with the Blue Coat Band. A fellowship reception will follow.

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RAILROAD DISPLAY: The Mahoning Valley Railroad Heritage Association, 1340 Poland Ave., Youngstown, will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Several railroad cars will be open for visitors to see the interior. Railroad items will on display while others will be for sale. Suggested donation is $2 per person.

DRIVE FOR WHEELCHAIRS: Wheels for the World, a program by nonprofit Joni and Friends, is hosting a drive for used wheelchairs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Upper Room Fellowship, 500 Sponseller Road, Columbiana. The community can drop off used manual wheelchairs (no powered wheelchairs), as well as wheelchair parts and non-wooden walkers, canes and crutches. All donations are 100 percent tax deductible, and receipts are available. For more information, contact Marilyn Emerick at 330-518-2380 or emerick@att.net.

SNEAKERS DISTRIBUTION: Chestnut Ridge Church of God, 7215 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard, will host a free back-to-school tennis shoes ministry to children in grades kindergarten to 12. Students must be residents of Hubbard, Masury, Brookfield, Liberty or Girard, or Sharon, Hermitage, Farrell or West Middlesex, Pa. The event will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday. The church has more than 500 pairs of shoes. To receive a free pair of shoes, the students must come to the church with a parent, grandparent or guardian. Call 330-534-0084 with questions.

CAR SHOW: Liberty Arms Assisted Living, 353 Churchill Hubbard Road, Liberty, will host a car show 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be a basket raffle and 50-50 drawing. Rain date is Aug. 20.

CLOTHING GIVEAWAY: Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, is having a family clothing and school supply giveaway 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 20 in the Fellowship Hall at the church. For information or to make donations, call 330-318-7952.

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CEMETERY TOUR: Local historians Steffon Wydell Jones and Vince Shivers will be doing a presentation for a cemetery tour 1 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery, 345 Oakhill Ave., Youngstown. Rain date is Aug. 14. Call Jones at 330-301-7365 for questions.

PONY RIDES: The Girard Free Library will have pony rides and a petting zoo 10 a.m. to noon Friday outside the library. There will be pony rides on North Avenue. There also will be a petting zoo with rabbits, goats and ducks. The Girard Fire Department will be there with the fire truck and for people to meet the firefighters. The library will be passing out Learning Lunchbox educational kits from COSI.

HEALTH CENTER WEEK: In honor of National Health Center Week, ONE Health Ohio will host patient appreciation events at four of its locations across Mahoning, Trumbull and Stark counties. All events will feature free health screenings, back-to- school giveaways, free food, games and prizes.

Events will take place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the future site of the Glenwood Avenue location, 2649 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown.

National Health Center Week is an annual celebration to raise awareness of the mission of America’s health centers and their accomplishments. The focus of the National Association of Community Health Centers this year is “Community Health Centers – The Chemistry for Strong Communities.”

For information go to www.onehealthohio.org

DASH AND SPLASH: The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown is hosting the fourth annual Dash and Splash 5K on Aug. 21. The kids’ race is 8:45 a.m. and the 5K run and walk is at 9 a.m. The event begins at the JCC Main Campus, 505 Gypsy Lane, and ends at the JCC Logan Campus, 3245 Logan Way. Cost for the Dash and Splash is $15 per individual and $20 per family. To register, visit jccyoungstown.org/dash-splash.

HELPING HANDS: The Helping Hands Closet will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Tuesday in the Western Reserve United Methodist Church’s fellowship hall. No registration is needed. Call 330-318-7952. There will be a school clothing and school supply giveaway on Aug. 20.

SOCIETY TO MEET: The Poland Historical Society is hosting a monthly open house Aug. 14 at the Little Red Schoolhouse. A meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Little Red Schoolhouse. There is no program at the meeting.

MODEL CAR EXHIBIT: The McKinley Birthplace Museum in Niles is showcasing a model car exhibit, including vehicles of popular movie and television shows, such as “Batman,” “Ghostbusters” “Get Smart,” “American Graffiti” and “Austin Powers.” Iconic cars that belong to celebrities also are being shown, such as Elvis, Joan Crawford, Sonny and Cher, and Clark Gable. The museum is open Tuesday to Friday and also will have a scavenger hunt to go along with the exhibit.

SUMMER PARADE: The Girard End of Summer Parade will be 7 p.m. Saturday. The parade route is Churchill Road at U.S. Route 422 heading south through the city’s downtown to Liberty Street and then to the Justin Leo Memorial Bridge. The parade will turn left toward Market Street where participants will disband. The Girard High School marching band will lead the parade. To take part, contact Chuck Doran at the city’s website or the mayor’s office. Spectators can line the parade route along State Street and Liberty Street.

FITCH 1977: Austintown Fitch High School Class of 1977 will host its 45th class reunion from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 3 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Center. Cost is $40 per person. For reservations and information, contact Tom Baringer at 330-757-1136 Or AFHSClass77@gmail.com.

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ST. CHRISTINE 1972: The 1972 Class of St. Christine School will host a reunion Aug. 27 at St. Christine Church and Parish Center. Mass will be at 4 p.m. followed by a catered dinner from Rachel’s. Cost is $30 per person. For more information and reservations, contact Carol Geise at 330-788-6201.

D-DAY CONNEAUT: The Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission is sponsoring a free bus ride to D-Day Conneaut on Aug. 19 for all veterans.

Contact the MCVSC to sign up for the trip, at 330-740-2450. Registration deadline is Aug. 17.

Veterans wishing to attend should arrive at the Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission, 345 Oak Hill Ave. Suite 100, Youngstown, at 6:30 a.m. The bus departs at 7 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m.

Those attending will be able to: interact with over 1,500 living history re-enactors of World War II, U.S. Commonwealth and Germany armed forces, plus French Resistance and 1940s civilians; explore pre-invasion encampments of Allied and Axis forces and their tactical support elements, as well as historical exhibits; see training exercises and demonstrations of weapons, vehicles, boats and aircraft; experience three unique battle recreations, plus French Resistance skirmishes; watch Allied troops land via amphibious craft during the invasion and attack, and Axis defenses on the bluffs overlooking the “Normandy” beach, as military aircraft patrol overhead in the climactic battle of the event; meet WWII veterans to honor them in person and learn about their experiences first-hand.

For general information on D-Day Conneaut, visit www.ddayohio.us.

Veteran Outreach Coordinator for the MCVSC is Corban C. Baker, who can be reached at 330-740-2450 Ext 8392 or email: corban.baker@mahoningcountyoh.gov.

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HEALTH CENTER WEEK: In honor of National Health Center Week, ONE Health Ohio will host patient-appreciation events at four of its locations across Mahoning, Trumbull and Stark counties. All events will feature free health screenings, back-to-school giveaways, free food, games and prizes.

Events will take place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at Lloyd McCoy Community Health Center, 1977 Niles Road SE, Warren; and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the future site of the Glenwood Avenue location, 2649 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown.

National Health Center Week is an annual celebration to raise awareness of the mission of America’s health centers and their accomplishments. The focus of the National Association of Community Health Centers this year is “Community Health Centers – The Chemistry for Strong Communities.”

For information go to: www.onehealthohio.org

CLUB HOLDS RAFFLE: The Boardman Gridiron Club will host the 24th annual reverse raffle 7 p.m. today at the Youngstown Shrine Club, 1735 South Range Road, North Lima. Winners do not need to be present. A silent auction and Chinese auction also will take place to benefit the Boardman High School football program. Tickets are $35 by calling Chad at 330-717-6981.

GET A HEAD START: Alta Head Start, a Valley preschool program licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and a division of Alta Care Group, is hosting two free recruitment events this month for children and families in the community.

This month’s event will feature free haircuts and manicures provided by Shimmie Miller from Excalibur Barbershop,Terrell Greer from Step it up Cuts and Yvette Ortiz from Heavenly Nails. The first event will be 3 to 6 p.m. Monday at 345 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown, and a second event is scheduled 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at 1988 McCartney Road in Youngstown.

Parents and guardians also will have a chance to learn more about Alta Head Start and Early Start, meet the staff and answer any questions about the program and eligibility. They also will be able to register their child at these events.


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