NORTH JACKSON HALLOWEEN: The North Jackson Citizens Association will host a Halloweeniefest 4:30 p.m. Monday at the township building. The fire and police departments also will be open 6 to 7 p.m. for a grab-and-go Halloween.
THANKSGIVING SIGN-UPS: Thanksgiving signs-ups are being taken by the Emmanuel Care Center in Girard. Orders of gift cards for Thanksgiving food will be taken through Nov. 11 at 330-545-4301 for any family that is registered at the center to receive assistance. Gift cards will be given to families instead of food. Families will receive a call of when they can come to the center and get a gift card. Donations of gift cards or money also can be made through Nov. 11.
BOOK SALE: Hubbard Public Library is hosting an ongoing book sale 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. There is a donation box by the books for monetary donations.
CARDS FOR VETERANS: The Girard Free Library is honoring veterans with patrons encouraged to decorate a card for a veteran between Tuesday and Nov. 9. The cards will be delivered to veterans’ organizations in Girard.
MODEL RAILROAD OPEN HOUSE: The Youngstown Model Railroad Association will host an open house noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 6 at the club, corner of Raccoon Road and Four Mile Run Road in Austintown. Model trains of all shapes and sizes will be displayed. A courtesy donation of $5 per person is requested. Children 11 and under with an adult are free.
LITERACY NIGHT IN LIBERTY: The Liberty Local School District is hosting a Literacy Night with the theme “Reading Out of This World” at Blott Guy PK-6 School 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Guest speakers from the school and Liberty community will read stories to students and their families, and complete an activity to go along with each book. This year, the event also will showcase local vendors such as the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, Cadence Care Network, Red Zone and the Liberty Rotary Club. Each child who attends Family Literacy Night will receive a free book to take home.
TRUNK OR TREAT: The annual Trunk or Treat Festival will be 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday on the Canfield Village Green. The free community event is organized by the Canfield Odd Fellows Lodge No. 155.
Trunk or Treating will be provided on South Broad Street from Newton Drive to U.S. Route 224, which will be closed for the safety of the children. In addition, the Green will be set up with two bounce houses, a DJ, hot dogs and beverages, pumpkin decorating, games and prizes, face painting, etc. At 3 p.m., there will be a Halloween Parade on the Green for all the kids to show off their costumes.
HALLOWEEN PARTY: Brookdale Senior Living invites the public to join them for spooktacular fun on the front porch. The public can come dressed in costume for some Halloween music and treats. The Halloween event will be 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at the Brookdale Austintown Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, 1420 S. Canfield Niles Road. Admission is free. For information, call 330-270-1448.
ZOMBIE CRAWL: The Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual Zombie Crawl and Trunk or Treat 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The Zombie Crawl will take place at 2 p.m. with two different face painters available at the gazebo at 1 p.m.
Trunk or Treat will take place in the courthouse parking lot. There will be a free Haunted House sponsored by Hayes Lawn Care and family. To register for the event go to bit.ly/lisbonzombie
Candy donations can be dropped at the chamber office at 120 N Market St, Lisbon.
DRUG TAKE BACK: Liberty Police Department will host a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the township administration building, 1315 Churchill Hubbard Road.
CONCERT SET: The Salem summer concert series is offering a free rescheduled concert 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Salem High School auditorium. Guest artists will be “Out Of Eden-An Eagles Tribute Band” and a bonus performance by “Just One Look-A Linda Ronstadt Tribute.” Doors will open at 6 pm. Non-expired canned goods will be collected to benefit the Salem Community Pantry. There will be a 50/50 drawing and a raffle of three gift baskets donated by local businesses.
SCHOOL FRUIT SALE: The Salem High School “Pride of Salem Marching Band” is hosting its annual fruit sale featuring assorted boxes of Pee Jay’s Fresh Fruit. All proceeds generated from the sale are used toward student activities, incidental purchases and competition travel expenses. To place order, contact any band or auxiliary members, majorettes, flag line members, Band Director Hannah McFarland at 330-332-8905 Ext. 58355, firstname.lastname@example.org or Assistant Band Director Anne Saltsman-Zeno at 330-332-8905, Ext. 58355, email@example.com, or direct online ordering through Pee Jay’s at freshfruitorder.org/salembandboosters. All non-holiday gift orders will be shipped to the high school Dec. 1 for public pickup or delivery. Questions regarding ordering and same-day delivery should be directed to Gregg Warner, fundraiser coordinator (330-261-5413, firstname.lastname@example.org).
FALL FESTIVAL AND RESOURCE FAIR: The Autism Society of the Mahoning Valley and Autism Awareness Training and Acceptance Program (AATAP) is hosting its 4th annual Fall Festival and Special Needs Resource Fair noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Cornerhouse Christian Church, 6954 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard.
This is a special needs awareness and acceptance event for all in the Mahoning Valley and also is a fundraiser for the nonproft organization AATAP. The event will include the opportunity to meet and interact with local first responders and their emergency vehicles; learn about the various special needs / disability community resources in the Mahoning Valley; a trunk or treat for those in costume; face painting, games, giveaways and special guests; and a basket auction and 50/50 to raise funds for AATAP.
SYMPOSIUM ON VIOLENCE: COMPASS Family and Community Services, Community Initiative to Reduce Violence, Youngstown Prosecutor Kathleen Thompson and the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board will host a free community domestic violence symposium 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown.
Speakers include Thompson; Guy Burney, executive Director of CIRV.; Jennifer Varley Gray, social services and development officer for COMPASS; and Pastor Michael Harrison of Union Baptist Church.
Sessions will explore healthy and unhealthy relationships, relationships based on power and control, sexual assault and harassment, and what resources are available to help.
To pre-register, although not needed, call Sojourner House at 330-747-4040 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOOD DRIVE TO HELP SURVIVORS: A food drive to honor breast cancer survivors and benefit Protestant Family Service and help those in need at the holidays will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the DMHD Family Practice parking lot, 1320 Belmont Ave., Youngstown. Items being collected are non-perishable food items, canned goods and monetary donations.
OHIO LEATHERWORKS: The Vienna Historical Society will host speaker Ray O’Neill on the Ohio Leatherworks Company of Girard at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Vienna United Methodist Church hall. He will discuss the history of the former plant once located in Girard. DVDs will be on sale after the presentation.
NEWCOMERS TO MEET: The Newcomers Club of the Mahoning Valley will host a luncheon 11 a.m. Tuesday at Coaches Restaurant, 3032 Center Road, Poland. The meeting’s theme is Halloween with those attending asked to wear a costume. The social group is open to anyone who is new to the area or anyone who would like to meet new people. For information, call Lori 330-707-9022 or email email@example.com
COMMUNITY AWARENESS: The Canfield Local School District is hosting a community awareness meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday at C.H. Campbell Elementary School. The district is looking to restart conversations about the facilities plan after the district’s levy failed last year. The event is open to Canfield school district residents.
CANFIELD BONFIRE: The annual Canfield community bonfire will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Canfield High School. There will be a doughnut hole eating contest and performances by the Canfield Cardinal cheerleaders and drumline.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: COMPASS Family and Community Services, Community Initiatives to Reduce Violence (CIRV) and Youngstown city, and Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board will host a domestic violence symposium for the community 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown. The symposium will feature various speakers and will include discussions on healthy and unhealthy relationships based on power and control. To pre-register call 330-747-4040.
MITZVAH DAY: The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation will hold a Mitzvah Day event called Project Connect 2022 1 to 4 p.m. today at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown. Participants will have access to many community organizations and free resources and services. Various organizations are scheduled to attend.
TEEN NIGHT: Girard Free Library will offer ghoulish going ons for teens ages 12 to 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Those attending can dress as their favorite 1980s icon. Call 330-545-2508 to register.
Girard Library will host a Kids in the Kitchen event 4 p.m. Thursday for children in grades second to sixth. Children will learn cooking skills from scratch from staff. Signups are needed by Tuesday.
RESCHEDULED COFFEE HOUR: The Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana and Ashtabula Mental Health and Recovery Boards have canceled their Legislator’s Coffee Hour for today. It will be rescheduled for a later date.
OKTOBERFEST FUNDRAISER: St. Vincent de Paul, Mahoning County District, will host its annual Oktoberfest fundraiser 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday at St. Christine Church, 3165 S. Schenley Ave. in Youngstown. Tickets are $25 per person and the public is invited to attend. The fundraiser will help St. Vincent de Paul fund its kitchen and food pantry to meet the food needs of low-income families in the Youngstown area.
DOROTHY DAY ROUNDTABLE: The Dorothy Day House, 620 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, will resume its monthly roundtable, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27. The guest speaker will be Sean Posey, author and Youngstown historian. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Christine Silvestri at 330-501-5255.
HARVEST PARTY: The Girard Free Library will host a Harvest Party for children through age 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. A Halloween scavenger hunt will be 6 p.m. Monday.
FUNDRAISER HELPS ORPHANS: A mission strudel sale to benefit Ukrainian orphans who have been relocated to Poland is being held. Monetary donations also are being accepted. Orders for a large apple or cherry strudel ($9) or large cherry with cheese strudel ($10) are being taken by calling 330-792-6699 or 330-799-7911. Orders are needed by today. Pick up is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Orthodox Cultural Center, 1025 N. Belle Vista, Youngstown.
TRUNK OR TREAT: Continuing Healthcare at the Ridge, 3379 Main St., Mineral Ridge, will hold a trunk or treat for the public 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR NAMED: Potential Development announced recently the addition of Lori A. Factor as the director of communications, a newly created position.
Factor is a Youngstown native and a 1985 graduate of Youngstown State University with a BSBA in advertising and public relations. She has held positions at Farmers National Bank, the Youngstown / Warren Regional Chamber and the YSU Alumni Association.
Factor sits on the board of the International Institute Foundation, is a board member and incoming president of the Youngstown Press Club and is a member of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Boardman. She is a graduate of Leadership Youngstown and was an Athena Award nominee.
Factor and her husband, Joe, reside in Canfield and have two adult children. Potential Development is a Pre-K through 12th grade school for children with autism. It provides children with autism a safe, structured educational environment with supportive services that give students the necessary skills and independence to lead a productive life.
POST TO MEET: Hubbard American Legion Post 51 will hold its monthly meeting 7 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, 22 Westview Ave. The discussion will be on the Veterans Day dinner. Parking to access the social hall is at the lower level parking lot of the church. Refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the meeting.
GUEST SPEAKER: The World War II Heritage Group will have guest speaker Bill Blascak, a paratrooper during the Korean War, as guest speaker 5 p.m. Monday at the A La Cart Catering on Route 62, Canfield. Blascak, of Girard, will share his experiences in training for paratrooper duty during his Army service. He was drafted in 1952 and assigned to the 503rd Airborne Regimental Combat Team. Blascak served as an instructor at Youngstown State University for 25 years. For information, call Dave at 330-757-0515.
TRUNK OR TREAT: The Youngstown Playhouse will host its second annual Trunk or Treat 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the playhouse parking lot, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown. Many community organizations plan to decorate the trunks of their vehicles and pass out treats. Participants will be able to judge the decorated vehicles and vote on the best one.
TOWN HALL: A town hall meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hubbard Public Library, 436 W. Liberty St., sponsored by Community Awareness Response and Education. Discussion from event facilitators will focus on the effects of substance abuse on municipalities, community, family and legal perspective. For information, call 330-534-4665.
BLOCKWATCH TO MEET: The Girard second and third wards blockwatch will meet 6 p.m. Thursday at the Girard Free Library community room.
COMMUNITY HEALTH TALKS: Southwoods Health is hosting another series of Community Health Talks. The focus of this series is Women and Breast Health. Specialists from Southwoods will explore topics related to women and breast health, including healthy eating, breast cancer risk factors, the importance of mammograms and early detection, and the impact technology has in the detection and treatment of breast cancer.
The series will be at 5:30 p.m. on Monday and at noon on Wednesday at the Southwoods Executive Centre Auditorium, 100 DeBartolo Place on the Southwoods main campus in Boardman. The events will include light refreshments and snacks.
To register, visit: www.SouthwoodsEvents.com or call 330-729-1030.
CANFIELD SOCIETY TOUR: The Canfield Historical Society will host a guided tour of Old North Cemetery at 2 p.m. Saturday at the cemetery, 495 N. Broad St., Canfield. Cost of the tour will be $5. Participants should dress comfortably.
RECYCLING EDUCATION: Green Team, Iron City Wood Products, Metalico, Star Supply, Summit Polymers, TerraSafe Recycling, YSU recycling and others will be on hand 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Youngstown Steel Museum on West Wood Street to answer questions and provide information on the wide array of items that can now be successfully recycled by local companies and avoid the landfill, during a Recycling Education and Drive Event at the Steel Museum.
At 2 p.m. there will be a presentation on the history of recycling in the mills. Guests are encouraged to bring items to recycle with these groups and will gain free admission to the museum for the day.
CRAFT AND VENDOR SHOW: The Youngstown Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown, is hosting its 10th annual craft and vendor show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the club. Among the features will be food, raffles and a 50/50 drawing.
TRAIN SHOW: Iron and Steel presents an All Gauge Model Train Show and Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the National McKinley Memorial Museum, 40 N. Main St., Niles. Admission is $5 per person. Featured will be train sets, locomotives, rolling stock, accessories, equipment and more.
PUMPKIN WALK: Mill Creek MetroParks will present its annual Pumpkin Walk at Twilight 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown. The event is free and open to the public.
A family-friendly pumpkin carving contest will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The finished pumpkins will be displayed during Pumpkin Walk at Twilight. Pumpkins and carving tools will be supplied or guests can bring their own carving tools. Carved pumpkins cannot be taken with you before, during or after the event. Groups of 10 or more should call ahead. This event also is free and open to all ages.
For more information, call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330-740-7116 or visit www.mill creekmetroparks.org.
VOLUNTEER MEET AND GREET: The Mahoning Valley Irish Festival is hosting a volunteer meet and greet 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Magic Tree Pub and Eatery, 7463 South Ave., Boardman.
Reservations are required and can be made by emailing mvirishfestival.com or calling 330-770-6785.
Anyone interested in being a part of planning committees for the 2023 Mahoning Valley Irish Festival should plan to attend. If individuals are unable to attend, but would
like to volunteer for planning committees, they can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-770-6785.
SHOP SMALL HUBBARD: Fall for Shop Small Hubbard will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the city’s downtown business district.
Various businesses will be participating.
COLUMNIST TO SPEAK AT COLLEGE: Conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg will speak 7 p.m. Tuesday at Grove City College in the Morledge Great Room of Rathburn Hall as part of “The Conservative Mind” series. The series is hosted by the Institute for Faith & Freedom and is intended to answer questions: What is conservatism and what does it mean to be a conservative? Goldberg’s weekly column
publishes Mondays on The Vindicator’s opinion page. The lecture is free, but registration is required at https://iff.faithandfreedom.com/goldberg.
DESIGNER PURSE BINGO: The Boardman Gridiron Club is hosting a Designer Purse Bingo night 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 12 at The Maronite Center, 1555 S. Meridian Road, Austintown.
Tickets are $35 per person and includes a dinner, one three strip Bingo card and dobber, two drinks, a basket raffle, a 50/50 raffle and more.
All proceeds will go to the Boardman High School football program.
For tickets, contact Chad at 330-717-6981 or Arielle at 561-312-3337.
PET BLESSING: St. James Episcopal Church, 7640 Glenwood Ave., Boardman, will hold a pet blessing 11:30 a.m. today. It is customary for the church to hold the special service around the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis is the patron saint of all animals. This is the 13th year the church is having the event. Each animal will receive an individual blessing.
BUSTER’S BRIGADE: Buster’s Brigade , a local nonprofit, will host a dog costume contest and large basket raffle noon to 4 p.m. today at Austintown Township Park, 6000 Kirk Road. Dog costume contest is 1 to 2 p.m. There is a $10 entry fee for the costume.
DRIVING TOUR: The North Jackson Historical Society will host a driving tour starting at 2 p.m. today at the parking lot of First Federated Church. The tour will tell about life in Jackson Township 200 years ago and visit the resting places of some of the township’s oldest pioneers. Tour is limited to 20 people. Call 330-654-2777.
VETERANS COMMISSION: The Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission office will be closed Thursday to host the fifth annual Mahoning County Veterans Appreciation Luncheon. For information, contact Susan Krawchyk, executive director, at 330-740-2450.
TRASH COLLECTION: Youngstown residential garbage collection will not be affected by Columbus Day. The sanitation department and the city will follow the normal pickup schedule.
TRAIN SHOW: The Iron and Steel All Gauge Model Train Show and Expo will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the National McKinley Memorial Museum, 40 N. Main St., Niles. More than 65 vendors will be in the museum auditorium. Admission is $5 and ages 12 and under free. The event is being held in honor and memory of Anna Mamone.
PUMPKIN PAINTING: The Girard Free Library will hold a pumpkin painting program 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 22 for children up to age 12. There will be games and cookie decorating. Registration is required by calling 330-545-2508.
GATHERING PLACE: The Gathering Place at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 N. Broad St., Canfield, will host a free event for seniors 11 a.m. Monday. The Canfield Police Department will discuss safety, A box lunch will be provided. The free community senior program is offered the second Monday of each month. For information, call 330-533-3531.
FAMILY PORTRAITS: The Autism Society of the Mahoning Valley will offer families of children with special needs an opportunity for portraits. The sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 22 at the B &O Station banquet hall, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. Photos will be taken outside. If rain or inclement weather, photos will be taken inside in the Youngstown Room. Indoor / outdoor may change so please be flexible.
HELPING HANDS: The Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, will be offering discounted clothing for families. The closet is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays.
LIBERTY ALUMNI: The Liberty Leopard Alumni Association is holding a membership drive and is seeking alumni memberships for 2022-23. For $25, Liberty alumni can help support the school’s academic programs. Information is available at PayPal – “Liberty Leopard” account (look for the leopard logo); or personal check made out to Liberty Leopard Alumni Association. Mail check to: Liberty Leopard Alumni Association, c/o Elaine Jacobs, 59 Camelot Court, Canfield, OH 44406.
PLANT SWAP: The Girard Free Library will hold a house plant swap noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Share plants with other gardeners. Bring healthy free plants. For information, call 330-545-2508.
SOCIETY HOLDS PROGRAM: The Poland Historical Society will meet 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Little Red School House. The program is at 7:30 p.m. about 19th century businesses in Ohio.
KULISZ AWARDED DEGREE: Abby Kulisz, formerly of Canfield, has been awarded her doctorate degree of religious studies from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. Abby is the daughter of Phyllis and Peter Kulisz of Canfield. She has accepted a position at McMasters University in Hamilton Ontario, Canada, where she will be a postdoctoral fellow in the Religious Studies department.
AUTHOR TO SPEAK: The Youngstown Torch Club will sponsor a presentation on the history of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Schwebel Room of Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University.
The program will feature local author Thomas Welsh, who is writing a book about the religious community’s nearly 150 years in the Mahoning Valley. A researcher and professional writer, Welsh is the author of “Closing Chapters: Urban Change, Religious Reform, and the Decline of Youngstown’s Catholic Elementary Schools” (Lexington Books, 2011). He is also the co-author of three works of popular history. Welsh earned a doctorate in cultural foundations of education from Kent State University in 2009.
Those interested in further information should contact Don Butler at 330-856-5897.
AUXILIARY TO MEET: The Auxiliary of St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital / St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital will meet noon Monday in the Social Hall of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Austintown. Guest speaker will be Amanda Lencyk, trauma injury prevention and outreach coordinator, St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. For more information call 330-652-5209.
CHOIR HOSTS CRAFT SHOW: The Austintown Fitch Concert Choir will host its sixth annual Choir Craft Show 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Fitch High School Cafeteria. Seventy vendors are signed up for the craft show.
The fundraiser raises money for their yearly choir trip. This year, the Fitch choir will travel to Norfolk, Va., to perform at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Local American Legions in Virginia and the local VA Hospital.
GARAGE SALE: Aventura Place, formerly Mercy Health Marian Assisted Living Center, is hosting a garage sale 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Aventura Place, 9802 Market St., North Lima.
For more information, contact Maureen Metzger-McQuillan at 310-948-8862, or the facility at 330-549-2434.
POLAND SEMINARY 1968: Poland Seminary High School Class of 1968 will be meeting for lunch 12:30 p.m. Monday at Double Bogey’s at the Southern Park Mall Food Court. Classmates and guests are invited to join. For more information, call Lynn DeCarlo Clark at 330-720-8570.
SETON III JOINT MEETING: A joint meeting of Seton III and Seton IV was held in early September at St. Charles Church in Boardman. The meeting was hosted by Margie Stanwood, Seton IV president and, Susan Eich, treasurer.
The October meeting will be a noon lunch Thursday at A La Cart in Canfield. The agenda will include installation of Joyce Tofil as vice president, financial reports, and more.
MASQUERADE BALL: Brandon Edwin Chrostowski, CEO and founder of EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute, will deliver the keynote address during the United Returning Citizen’s (URC) inaugural masquerade ball 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.
The evening of food, dancing and entertainment will feature the backstory of EDWINS, the only white tablecloth restaurant in the country whose staff consists entirely of formerly incarcerated men and women.
This year’s event will support Project Good Homes, an initiative of URC that helps identify safe sources of housing to provide a second chance to returning citizens.
CRAFT AND VENDOR SHOW: The Youngstown Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown, is hosting its 10th annual craft and vendor show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 15 at the club. There will be food, raffles and 50 / 50.
TRAIN SHOW: Iron and Steel presents an All Gauge Model Train Show and Expo 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 15 at the National McKinley Memorial Museum, 40 N. Main St., Niles. Admission is $5 per person. Featured will be train sets, locomotives, rolling stock, accessories, equipment and more.
CANFIELD SOCIETY TOUR: The Canfield Historical Society will host a guided tour of Old North Cemetery 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at the cemetery, 495 N. Broad St., Canfield. Cost of the tour will be $5. Please, dress comfortably.
PUMPKIN WALK: Mill Creek MetroParks will present a Pumpkin Walk at Twilight 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 16 at Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown.
A family-friendly pumpkin carving contest will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. The finished pumpkins will be displayed during Pumpkin Walk at Twilight. Pumpkins and carving tools will be supplied or feel free to bring your own carving tools. Carved pumpkins cannot be taken with you before, during, or after the event. Groups of 10 or more should call ahead. This event is also free and open to the public of all ages.
For information, call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330-740-7116 or visit www.millcreekmetroparks.org.
VOLUNTEER MEET AND GREET: The Mahoning Valley Irish Festival is hosting a volunteer meet and greet 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Magic Tree Pub and Eatery, 7463 South Ave., Boardman. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing mvirishfestival.com or calling 330-770-6785.
Anyone interested in being a part of planning committees for the 2023 Mahoning Valley Irish Festival should plan to attend. If individuals are unable to attend, but would like to volunteer for planning committees, they can contact email@example.com or call 330-770-6785.
USA DANCE: USA Dance Youngstown-Warren Chapter 2015 will hold a dance Oct. 16 at Avon Oaks Ballroom in Girard. Lessons, sponsored by Dave Czifra, will begin at 5 p.m. Hustle basics and general dancing with guest DJ Chris Drum will be 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dances are open to the public. Cost is $10 for club members, $15 for non-members, $3 for students (full-time high school / college).
DARE SINGLES GROUP: Divorce / Death Aren’t Really the End (DARE) meets 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at the Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St., Youngstown. For information or to register for an event, call 330-729-0127 for more information. The October calendar is:
• Breakfast on Sundays, 10 a.m., Charly’s Family Restaurant, Kirk Road in Austintown;
• Walking, 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Meet at the food court at Southern Park Mall;
• Speaker night, 7 p.m. Thursday at the church with Charlene Troggio from Breakaway Tours;
• Card night, 5 p.m. Friday, Perkins in Boardman;
• Bowling, 7 p.m. Saturday, Boardman Lanes;
• Meet for dessert, 7 p.m. Oct. 17, Dairy Queen, Cornersburg;
• Small talk night, 7 p.m. Oct. 20, church;
• Ghost Walk in Warren, Oct. 21. Meet 6:30 p.m. at Mocha House, Warren;
• Bowling, 7 p.m. Oct. 22, Boardman Lanes;
• Halloween and birthday party night, 7 p.m. Oct. 27, church;
• Card Night, 5 p.m. Oct. 28, Perkins in Boardman.
CRAFTS AND CHOIR: The Austintown Fitch Concert Choir will host its sixth annual craft show 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Fitch High School cafeteria. Visitors can shop from 70 vendors at the craft show. The fundraiser will help the choir raise money for their yearly choir trip. This year they will travel to Norfolk, Va., to perform at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Local American Legions in Virginia and the local VA Hospital.
RUMMAGE SALE: The Ladies in Service at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield Niles Road, Austintown, will host a charity rummage sale to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. There will be a bake sale, clothing and items for all ages, small furniture and books.
RUMMAGE SALE: Emmanuel Community Church, 6512 Kirk Road, Canfield, will hold a church rummage sale 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday.
FIRE PREVENTION: The Springfield Library is partnering with the New Middletown Fire Department to help spread the word about National Fire Prevention Week, which runs through Sunday. A program to learn about fire safety is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at New Middletown Fire Department, 10711 Main St.
Stations will be set up for participants to meet the firefighters and EMS staff, learn about firefighting and sit in a fire truck. Refreshments will be provided. For information, visit www.libraryvisit.org.
FIRST ROBOTICS: The Austintown FIRST Robotics team and Northeast Ohio FIRST Robotics Alliance will hold the 2022 Mahoning Valley Robotics Challenge robotics competition 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Austintown Middle School, 800 S. Raccoon Road. It is free to the public.
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WOODROW WILSON 1951: Woodrow Wilson Class of 1951 will meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. today at the Landmark Restaurant,7424 Market St., Boardman. Classmates and guests are invited. For more information, call 330-792-3315.
RUMMAGE SALE: Trinity United Methodist Church, 2427 Columbiana Road, New Springfield, will host a rummage sale 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. There is clothing, household items, Christmas items and more. No food or drinks for sale.
CHURCH RUMMAGE: The Ladies in Service at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown, will host a rummage sale to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. It will include a bake sale, clothing, small furniture, books and much more. All items are “take what you want, give what you can.”
BOARDMAN SPEAKER: Travel author Matthew Caracciolo, who is a tour researcher and writer in Columbus, will be the presenter of a program 10 a.m. Saturday at Boardman Park’s St. James Meeting House, 375 Boardman Poland Road, as part of a program sponsored by the Boardman Historical Society. A short business meeting also will take place. All programs are open to the public. For reservations and information, call Dona at 330-726-0651.
LIBERTY FALL CELEBRATION: Liberty Township will host a Fall Festival 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Churchill Park. The event will include a car show, farmers market, bounce house, and pumpkin painting and decorating for children 12 and younger. There will be tours and programs of the park’s restoration.
FALL FESTIVAL: Masternick Memorial, 5250 Windsor Way, New Middletown, will host a fall festival 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event will include basket raffles, a bounce house, food, music, bake sale and face painting. For more information, visit www.masternickmemorial.com or call 330-542-9542.
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN: The Girard Free Library will host Kids in the Kitchen 4 p.m. Thursday for children in second to sixth grades. Children will learn skills from library staff who will share basic recipes and teach them how to start from scratch. Registration is required at the library by calling 330-545-2508.
BOOK SALE: The Hubbard Friends of the Library will host its annual book sale 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the library parking lot. There will be a prize wheel. The mobile book sale will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Hubbard Shop Small festival along Liberty and Main streets. There will be many vendors.
HELP CHILDREN: Protestant Family Services, a faith-based agency serving the community since 1944, is in need of donations for school programs. Items needed are shoes and school clothing. PFS works with the Boardman Burlington store, which provides a $450 voucher for children to purchase school clothing and shoes. Donations can be made to www.protestantfamilyservice.com or by mail at Protestant Family Service, 2915 Glenwood Ave., No. 6, Youngstown 44511.
HELPING HANDS: Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, will be open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays to provide clothing items for families.
BUFFALO SOLDIERS: Information is being gathered on the Buffalo Soldiers by local historian Steffon Jones of Youngstown. Jones is working on compiling information on the Buffalo soldiers buried at Tod Cemetery and other local cemeteries. Anyone with information or who is a descendant of a Buffalo Soldier can call 330-301-7365.
PILL BOX COLLECTION: Operation Empty Medicine Cabinet, which is a prescription drug disposal program for the community, will take place during the Boomers & Beyond Senior Expo 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Metroplex Expo Center, 1620 Motor Inn Drive, Liberty. The public can bring expired, unwanted or unused prescriptions for safe disposal by law enforcement officials.