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URSULINE OPEN HOUSE: The annual Ursuline High School open house will be 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 5 to close out Catholic Schools Week. All eighth-grade families in attendance will have the opportunity to win one of several $500 tuition raffles. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.ursuline.com.

OPEN HOUSE: St. Rose Catholic School, 61 E. Main St., Girard, will host an open house 1 to 3 p.m. today to kick off Catholic Schools Week for the Diocese of Youngstown. There will be tours of the school and an opportunity to meet the staff. For information, call 330-545-1163.

CPR CLASSES: A Family and Friends CPR class will be 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 6, 8, 14, 17, 21 and 23 at CPR First Aid and Training of Ohio, 437 Robbins Ave., Niles. The free classes will cover learning to recognize a cardiac event, delivering CPR, using automated external defibrillators and gaining hands-on experience. To register, call Amy at 330-720-3987 or online at cprtrainingohio.com.

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, 505 Gypsy Lane, will host a Dungeons and Dragons dice pouring workshop for ages 16 and older from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 7. Registration is needed by Monday. Participants will pour their own set of seven polyhedral resin dice.

The workshop for ages 10 to 15 is 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 21 with registration by Feb. 13. Visit jcc youngstown.org to register.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross blood drive will be 1 to 6 p.m. Monday at St. Christine Parish, 3165 Schenley Ave., Youngstown. To register, visit RedCross.org.

CHILI COOKOFF: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Austintown, will host a chili cook-off at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 5. There also will be a pie auction.

ROTARY HOSTS FUNDRAISER: The Rotary Club of Youngstown will host the fifth annual Groundhog Craft Beerfest on Saturday at Stambaugh Auditorium. There are two sessions from 1 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets for the event are $50 and VIP tickets are $70, and are available by calling 330-259-0555 or visit www.stambaugh auidtorium.com. There will be live entertainment at both sessions.

The Rotary Club has raised more than $80,000 for helping to repair the pool at Camp Stambaugh, YWCA Mahoning Valley and others.

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HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE: On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is today, Holocaust survivor Erika Gold will discuss her childhood in Budapest during World War II from noon to 1 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, and virtually. A light lunch will be served for those attending in person. A Zoom link will be provided for those attending virtually. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Nancy at nsentelik@jewishyoungstown.org or 330-746-3250, Ext. 108 to register. On Nov. 1, 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated Jan. 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

BUSINESS AND ART MIXER: Everythig Business and Art Networking Mixer, sponsored by method8inc.com, will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Shepherd of All God’s Children Learning Center, 610 N. Lakeview Ave., Youngstown. There will be a 50/50 raffle, refreshments and music. To sponsor a table, to perform, to exhibit art or to have a business table, text or call: 234-855-7540.

EMOTIONAL SOBRIETY: A committee formed by AA members will present a workshop to promote emotional sobriety Feb. 3 and 4 at Our Lady of the Lakes, St. Catherine’s Family Center, 1254 Grandview Road, Lake Milton. Workshop leader is Judith Bismarck.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 with workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. Feb. 4 with workshop 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch will be provided on site.

Registration is $25 with payment due by today $35 after today. Checks should be made payable to Emotional Sobriety and mailed to P.O. Box No. 4141 Austintown, OH 44515.

For information, call 330-716-4863 or 330-540-3365.

HONORING THE MILITARY: The Canfield Local School District is hosting a Military Appreciation Night tonight during the home varsity basketball game against Austintown. All current and former service men and women will receive free admission to the game, and those in attendance will be recognized in a special presentation.

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CLOTHING DRIVE: The Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities winter coat and clothing drive in conjunction with the Youngstown Blue Coats will be 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Leonard Kirtz School parking lot, 4971 Woodridge Drive, Austintown. Call Linda at 330-397-2036 for more information. All donations are tax deductible. No children’s clothes will be accepted. The Blue Coats are looking for new or used coats, dry boots, sleeping bags, gloves, hats. scarves, tents, tarps and blankets.

WORLD WAR II PROGRAM: Gabe Illes of Bristol, a World War II re-enactor, will present a program on the weapons used by the American soldier on Jan. 30 for the World War II Heritage Group at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. The program will be preceded by a buffet dinner at 6:15 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Dave Frank at 330 757-0515. Illes has an extensive collection and is willing to share his knowledge of the artifacts.

FOOD PANTRY: Immaculate Heart of Mary, 4490 Norquest Blvd., Austintown, will host a food pantry 2 to 5 p.m. Friday for anyone needing assistance. The food pantry is offered once a month.

OUTSPOKIN’ WHEELMAN: The Outspokin’ Wheelmen recently hosted their monthly meeting where they honored top riders of 2022. Dave Hughes was the top male rider with 5,034 miles and Lark Dickstein-Rienerth was the top female rider with 2,433 miles. The ride schedule is available at www.outspokinwheelmen.com

HUBBARD ROTARY SALE: The Hubbard Rotary Club is conducting its annual sale of fruit, including oranges and grapefruit. Orders can be picked up 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 11 at Repair that Glass, 77 N. Main St., Hubbard. There will be free delivery to Hubbard Manor, West Park Manor, Countryside and Elmwood and Eagle Creek apartments.

To place an order due by Feb. 3 log into Play Pal and pay to hubbardrotary@gamil.com or call 330-881-8081. Make checks payable to Hubbard Rotary, P.O. Box 232, Hubbard, 44425.

READ TO DOGS: K9s for Compassion will visit the Girard Free Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Children up to age 12 can read a story to a dog. Call the library at 330-545-2508 or stop by the main desk to register.

POOL PARTY: Camp JCC will host an open house and pool party 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Jewish Community Center, 555 Gypsy Lane. The event is an open swim and learning about Camp JCC from former campers. All families who attend will receive a $25 credit for each camper in attendance to the summer camp, which will be June 5 to Aug. 11 for children in grades kindergarten to eight. For information, visit jccyoungstown.org.

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COFFEE AND CONVERSATION: Youngstown City Councilwoman Anita Davis will host a Coffee and Conversation session from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Flambeau’s Restaurant, 2308 E. Market St., Youngstown.

Topics scheduled to be discussed are Sixth Ward paving, city ambulance service and a small business grant.

Refreshments will be served.

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ASSOCIATION TO MEET: The Mahoning Valley Association of Churches invites member churches, community partners and interfaith friends to the MVAC annual assembly 5:30 p.m. today at St. Columba Cathedral Parish Hall. Voting members will approve the budget for 2023 and elect board members and officers. Refreshments will be served. For information: www.mvaconline.org, execdirectormvac@gmail.com, 330-788-5914.

SOUP SALE: Calla Community Church, 6482 W. Calla Road, Canfield, is hosting its annual soup sale from 3 p.m. until it is sold out Friday. The soups available are chicken tortellini and stuffed pepper. Soup is $8 per quart. Fresh baked bread also will available for $2.50 per loaf. For preorders, call Chris at 330-501-1597.

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MONDAY NIGHT WRITERS: The Monday Night Writers will meet 5 p.m. today at Leana’s Books and More, 4317 Kirk Road, Austintown. Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend. Led by professional writer Nancy Christie, author of “Rut-Busting Book for Authors,” “Rut-Busting Book for Writers” and several fiction books, the meetings offer an opportunity for members to get group feedback on works-in-progress. For information, contact Christie at nancy@nancychristie.com.

QUILTERS TO MEET: The Quilt Group I Belong To will meet 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Rotary buildng at Fair Park on Oak Street in Canfield. The group meets on the third Tuesday of each month with quilters of all skill levels welcome from beginners to experienced. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. Members make regular donations of quilts, pillow cases and other items to Hospice of the Valley, Akron Children’s Hospital, Beatitude House and Sleep in Heavenly Peace. This month’s theme is “Quilter’s College.”

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE: The Girard Free Library will offer American Sign Language at 1 p.m. Saturday and signs for states and countries at 1 p.m. Jan. 28. The classes are for all ages. Registration is required by signing up at the main desk.

KIDS IN KITCHEN: The Girard Free Library will offer Kids in the Kitchen at 4 p.m. Thursday for children in grades second to sixth to learn to be chefs. Registration is needed by Tuesday by calling 330-545-2508.

GRANT RECEIVED: The Youngstown Area Jewish Federation has received a $5,000 grant from the Kennedy Family Fund, which is a component fund of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. The grant will be used for free swim lessons for children who receive free or reduced school lunches and will take place at the Jewish Community Center.

FAMILY DAY AT BUTLER: A free interactive and educational program for children in preschool through primary grades with their families will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown. The program encourages families to spend quality time together for an afternoon of family tours, demonstrations and art making. Families will enjoy a gallery scavenger hunt while exploring art and creativity. No registration is required for this program. Participation in the program is free, as well as admission to the museum and parking. Though reservations are encouraged for large groups to call the Education Department in advance at 330-743-1107, Ext. 1103.

VOLUNTEER NATURALISTS: A certified volunteer naturalist training session will begin Feb. 7 at the Mahoning County Ohio State University Extension Office in Canfield. Participants will learn about soils, botany and the environment. After training, volunteers will be partnered with parks, nature centers and other locations that provide service and insight learned from the program. Applications can be found at the OSU extension or by calling the extension at 330-533-5538. Cost is $225 with training on eight Tuesday evenings and four Saturdays through the spring.

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO MEET: The Beaver Township Historical Society, 11836 South Ave. in North Lima, (the Old School Market Place) is looking for volunteers to help with duties associated with the group such as filing information, adding to room displays, researching information on the township and joining the group. The room is open to the public 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the second Saturday of the month for viewing historical displays of Beaver Township. For information or to join the society, call 330-318-0408.

BEEKEEPERS TO MEET: The Columbiana and Mahoning County Beekeepers Association have set its meetings for the following Sundays at Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive, Austintown. Dates are Sundays Feb. 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20 and Sept. 17.

This Sunday will be a social potluck lunch 1 to 2 p.m. and the meeting is 2 to 3 p.m. Anyone interested in beekeeping is invited to attend.

CLASS TO MEET: Struthers Class of 1956 will meet for breakfast 10 a.m. Saturday at TJ’s in the Holiday Inn on South Avenue in Boardman. All classmates are welcome.

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HELPING HANDS: Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4530 Canfield Road, has new and gently used clothing for families. The closet is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Tuesday.

TACO MONDAY: Girard Free Library will host Taco Monday at 6 p.m. Monday as part of Family Funtime. There will be stories, a taco craft and taco bites. No registration is required.

SCHOLARSHIP OFFERED: The Women Retirees of Youngstown State University scholarship committee deadline for the scholarship is March 1. The scholarship is open to YSU female students who are at least a full-time junior with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The scholarship application is available at the YSU financial aid office.

NATURALIST TRAINING: An Ohio certified volunteer naturalist training is being offered by the Mahoning Coumty Ohio State University Extension starting Feb. 7. The event is for nature lovers, bird watchers and outdoor enthusiasts. Topics to be discussed in the training include soils and botany. After the training, volunteers will be partnered with parks, nature centers and other locations to provide service and insight learned from the program. Applications can be found at https:osu.edu.cvn 2023 or by calling 330-533-5538. Training will be offered over eight Tuesday evenings and four Saturdays through the spring. Cost is $225.

WORKSHOP OFFERED: The Raymond John Wean Foundation will host its Race Equity and Inclusion Workshop virtual sessions Feb. 22 and 23, June 14 and 15, Nov. 8 and 9, and Nov. 15 and 16. Those interested in participating are encouraged to register for an early workshop as spots are limited and later sessions tend to fill up. Before registering, participants should ensure they can attend for the entirety of the two-day training. The workshops, hosted by ThirdSpace Action Lab, are designed to develop the capacity of participants to better understand racism in its institutional and structural forms. Moving away from a focus on personal bigotry and bias, this workshop presents a historical, cultural and structural analysis of racism. For information, and to register, visit weanfoundation.org/get-involved.

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BENEFIT GAME: Hubbard High School, 350 Hall Ave. SE, will be the setting for a benefit basketball game, Shoot for a Change, featuring student-athletes from Hubbard High School and Potential Development High School in Youngstown at 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children and students, and are available at the door.

Shoot for a Change is the brainchild of Hubbard sophomore Isabella Williams, whose cousin, Christoph Rhoads, is a student at Potential Development. Designed to fulfill the project requirements for her Community and Career Exploration class, the event will include the basketball game as well as a basket raffle, 50-50 raffle and concession and T-shirt sales. All proceeds will benefit Potential Development.

The Hubbard High School cheerleaders and Potential Development Pep Club also will participate.

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.

ABWA TO MEET: The Mill Creek Chapter of American Business Women’s Association will host its meeting Tuesday at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Networking begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $18. Reservations may be made by calling Darlene at 330-755-9089 or Marilyn at 330-726-2527 by today. At this meeting, 2022 will be reviewed and plans for 2023 will be discussed.

DANCE CLASSES: The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown will offer spring dance classes starting Monday. The classes will run through May 5 at the center. The JCC School of Dance program teaches the artistry and discipline of dance. For information, visit jccyoungstown.org/jccdance.

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WORKSHOPS AT JCC: The Paul and Yetta Gluck School of Visual Arts at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown is offering two workshops in January at the JCC, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown.

• “Embroider Your New Year” for ages 14 and up will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11. Participants will begin an artwork that they can continue to change for the rest of the year. They will use basic stitch techniques to create a monthly embroidery journal. The cost is $25 for JCC members and $30 for nonmembers. Registration is required by Wednesday.

• “Intro to Portrait Drawing” for ages 10 and up will be 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 17. Participants will learn the process of drawing a realistic portrait and practice correct proportions, perspective, facial features and more. The cost is $25 for JCC members and $30 for nonmembers. Registration is required by Jan. 12. Visit jccyoungstown.org/visualarts to register.

FOOD GIVEAWAY: A food giveaway will be noon Wednesday at Bethel Church of God In Christ, 3147 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown.


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