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EASTERSEALS AUCTION: Easterseals of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties 18th annual “Auction at Margaritaville” will be 6 to 10 p.m. (doors open at 5:30) July 14 at St. Michael Family Life Center, 340 N. Broad St., Canfield. Reservations are due by July 6. Cost is $40 per person or $320 for a table of 8.

The evening will consist of silent and live auctions by Basinger Auctions, Queen of Hearts and raffle tickets for a special raffle sponsored by ECMSI. First prize is a 65-inch television and Xbox; second prize is an Amazon Fire HD 10-inch tablet, third prize is a $100 Amazon gift card. Barry Dyngles will provide a catered meal and a cash bar will be available.

Visit marg2023.givesmart.com to buy tickets or for information, or call 330-599-5530.

Silent auction and raffles are available for those who can’t attend.

All contributed dollars help Easterseals provide services to children, adults, seniors and families.

Visit www.mtc.easterseals.com or call 330-599-5530.

LIBRARY STORY STROLL: “The Little Red Hen” will be the latest book for Lepper Public Library’s Story Stroll, held Saturday through July 7 at the Greenway Bike Trail.

Story Stroll is made possible with the support of the Columbiana County Park District and the village of Lisbon and a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, awarded by the state library of Ohio.

FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS: The Summer Festival of the Arts is looking for volunteers for this year’s event, to be held July 8 and 9 at Wean Park in downtown Youngstown.

The festival showcases various artistic talents, including visual arts, music, dance, theater and more. Volunteers have the opportunity to contribute skills, passion and enthusiasm toward creating a memorable experience for attendees. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. All interested individuals are asked to register by Saturday at https://ysu.edu/sfa.

DARE SCHEDULE: Divorce / Death Aren’t Really the End meets from 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday at Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St., Youngstown. For information, call DARE Singles Group, 6625 Mill Creek Blvd., Youngstown, at 330-729-0127. Do not call the church.

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RIBBON CUTTING: Potential Development will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Tuesday to dedicate the newly built outdoor fitness center at its high school, 2405 Market St., Youngstown. The fitness and recreational area, a $175,000 project, includes a cardio stepper, chest and back press, squat press, elliptical, angled balance beams and other fitness equipment specifically designed for encouraging outdoor activity in older children.

STREET FESTIVAL: Girard will host a street festival Thursday to Saturday at the city municipal building grounds off Market Street. The new community event includes food concessions, DJ, live entertainment, carnival games, amusement rides, inflatables, a free petting zoo and a parade. The event is being presented by Many Hands Foundation,which is a nonprofit organization founded by local residents working to implement the festival as an annual summer event. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday. The parade will precede festivities Saturday. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Many Hands Foundation to continue the festival each year. The event is free. For information, call Lucia Martuccio at 330-347-4373.

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: Poland Presbyterian Church, 2 Poland Manor, is hosting a strawberry festival 5 to 7 p.m. Friday during the Celebrate Poland festivities at the church. There will be hot dogs and refreshments, along with strawberry shortcake. For information, contact Sue at 330-757-9268.

All proceeds will benefit PPC Parish Life Committee and PPC youth programs.

FOOD PANTRY: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Austintown will host its monthly food pantry distribution from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Volunteers are being sought to help this summer with surveying of veterans’ cemetery markers at Oak Hill Cemetery and Tod Homestead Cemetery. Names of veterans on graves are being compiled. For information, call Steffon Jones at 330-301-7365.

POPSICLE DAY: Woodland Park in McDonald is hosting its Popsicles in the Park 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, marking the first official day of summer. The event will be at the park pavilion.

SEMINAR SET: The Alzheimer’s Network will present a seminar on legal and financial issues regarding long-term care often associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The seminar will be offered at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Guiding Light Presbyterian Church, 890 Churchill Hubbard Road, Girard. The presenter will be attorney W. David Keast, who specializes in elder law and belongs to the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. For reservations, call 330-788-9755.

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SUMMERFEST AT LIBRARY: The Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County and the Flight Crew will host the Brew Ha Ha Summerfest from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the main library to benefit children’s programs at the library. Several local breweries will participate. Tickets are $50 per person and $90 per couple for ages 21 and older. Tickets are available by calling 330-740-6086.

TRASH COLLECTION ON SCHEDULE: Residential garbage collection in Youngstown will not be affected by the Juneteenth holiday Monday. The city’s sanitation department will follow the normal pickup schedule.

AARP TRIP: The AARP Canfield Chapter 3104 plans to travel Buffalo / Niagara Falls by coach for three days and two nights June 20 to 22. Departure is from Canfield. Price per double is $595. Triple and single rates are also available. A complete agenda is available upon request. Contact Barb Sierp 330-506-5749 for further details.

ART AND TEA: The Columbiana Women’s Club will host “Art & Afternoon Tea” from 2 to 4 p.m.June 24 at the Clubhouse, 121 N. Main St., Columbiana.

Cost is $30 per person and includes afternoon tea and program. Seating is limited. RSVPs are required by today. No refunds. Mail checks to CWC, 121 N. Main St., Columbiana OH 44408, with the note Afternoon Tea.

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100TH ANNIVERSARY: The Western Reserve Joint Fire District will host an open house and 100th anniversary celebration 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Station 92 at 7619 Youngstown-Pittsburgh Road, Poland. The station houses two ambulances, a heavy rescue truck, squads, command vehicle, and an engine and a ladder truck. Visitors can meet the firefighters, enjoy fire prevention activities and take a look back at the department’s 100 years of service.

BIRD EVENT: A Gathering Place will meet 11 a.m. today at Birds in Flight Sanctuary, 8095 Columbiana Canfield Road, Canfield Township. Speaker is Heather Merritt, owner of the sanctuary, who will discuss the services and programs provided for wildlife. A box lunch will be provided. The program will be outside, and those attending are asked to bring a lawn chair. In case of rain, the program will be at the Lord of Life Church, 550 N. Broad St., Canfield. The event is a free community social outreach program offered to senior citizens. For information, call 330-360-0419.

FLAG TRADE FOR FLAG DAY: In celebration of Flag Day on Wednesday, the Agent Insurance Services wants to help residents show their American spirit by displaying American flags all over town to honor the flag and those who have served. The third annual flag trading program works like this: Stop by either the Boardman or Salem office 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday with your old, tattered flag and The Agent Insurance Services will provide a replacement. The old flag will be retired by Operation Flags of Freedom. Those who do not have a flag to exchange will be given a flag to display.

Disaster Relief Services will provide free hot dogs and hamburgers from noon to 2 p.m. at both office locations. No purchase is necessary and attendees don’t need to be a customer of The Agent to receive a free flag.

Supplies are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Flags can be picked up at either office of The Agent Insurance Services: 6911 Bridgewood Drive, Boardman, or 620 Columbia St., Salem. The agency can be reached at 330-758-3339 or by email at Reception@TheAgentInsurance.com.

LWVY TO MEET: The League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown will host its annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Main Library in Youngstown. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend to learn more about the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown and important issues related to the elections process and how to get involved.

Before the business portion of the meeting, representatives from the Mahoning County Board of Elections will provide a special presentation about their process to ensure safe and fair elections.

Anyone can become a member of the League by visiting https://lwvgy.org/ and clicking the “Join Us” button in the top right corner. Individual memberships are $75. Household memberships are $110 and student memberships are free.

This year, the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown celebrated its 90th anniversary at the annual Women’s Hall of Fame celebration in March, featuring a special recognition for Dr. Amy Acton. Other activities include engagement and educational events with local legislators and the recent return of monthly public forums at 5:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month.

FEAST DAY: The St. Anthony of Padua Feast Day celebration will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at 1125 Turin Ave., Youngstown. The event celebrates 125 years of Catholic faith. Mass is at 6 p.m. followed by a traditional procession. There will be food, a basket raffle and music.

HEALTH FAIR: The Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, 7300 N. Palmyra Road, Canfield, will host a health fair 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday inside and outside the center. There will be activities for children and adults with vehicle displays. Snow White arrives by firetruck at 11 a.m.

OPEN HOUSE: The Poland Historical Society will host a meeting at 6:30 p.m. June 20 at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 4515 Center Road, at the intersection of U.S. Route 224 and Struthers Road. The Riverside Cemetery walking tour is set for 7 p.m. June 21.

COOKING DEMONSTRATION: The Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown, is offering a cooking demonstration 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday. A representative of Mercy Health-Youngstown will offer colorful and nutritious demonstrations. The program is free, but registration is required at jccyoungstown.org

HELPING HANDS: Helping Hands Closet will be offered 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road.

COMMUNITY CARNIVAL: The Girard Free Library will host a summer community carnival kickoff for families 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. There will be various activities and games.

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CEMETERY TOUR: A free military-themed cemetery tour will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery, 344 Oakhill Ave., Youngstown. Rain date is 11 a.m. Sunday.

JCC OPEN HOUSE: The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown will host an open house noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Logan Campus, 3245 Logan Way, Liberty. The free event includes giveaways, entertainment and swimming. Live music, family nights and adult nights will be offered throughout the summer.

ART SHOW: The Fairhaven Foundation art show exhibition will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the B&O Station, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. The event allows individuals with developmental disabilities to participate in a community art show. Six artists from the Trumbull County Board of Developmental Disabilities will take part in the annual summer event. Artists will be selling their artwork during the event. Proceeds from the sales benefit the artists.

MONTHLY DANCE: Friendly Squares Dance Club will host its monthly square dance 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St. Rex Parker will be the caller and Frankie Hammond will be cuing line dances. The theme will be strawberry night. This will be a Plus dance.

Dress is casual and light refreshments will be served. There is a $6 charge at the door.

For information, call Gene Hammond at 330-506-3370.

RAILROAD HERITAGE: The Mahoning Valley Railroad Heritage Association will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1340 Poland Ave., Youngstown. Several cabooses will be open and visitors can also see a variety of railroad tools along with other artifacts. Souvenirs will be available for sale, including T-shirts and hats with the updated logo. There is a suggested donation of $2 per person. Admission is free for children under 5.

TCGS TO MEET: The Trumbull County Genealogical Society will meet at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Warren SCOPE Center, 375 N. Park Ave., Warren. Members will discuss the chapter’s future, discuss previously tabled ideas and finalize plans.

Attendees are invited to stay for the society’s potluck luncheon. Everyone is asked to bring a food dish to share with the group. All meetings are free for all ages and open to the public.

For information, go to: www.facebook.com/trumbullcountyohiogenealogy and www.trumbullgenealogy.com.

MOSS HOME OPENS: The Moss Ancestral Home and the Mineral Ridge and Surrounding Areas Showcase will be open 1 to 4 p.m. the second Sunday of every month through November. It is located at 1499 Burnett St., Mineral Ridge.

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ODDS AND ENDS SALE: St. Stephen of Hungary Church, 854 Wilson Ave., Youngstown, will hold an Odds and Ends Sale 4 to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

MRTA WELCOMES NORD: Mahoning Retired Teachers Association will meet June 14 at Drakes Landing Banquet Center, 2177 Western Reserve Road, Canfield. Social hour will begin at 11 a.m. with lunch at 11:45, followed by a meeting presided by President Susan Harris.

Featured speaker will be Brian Nord, senior developmental director of the Youngstown State University Foundation. Community service donations will be accepted for ACLD, a nonprofit school for children with learning disabilities in grades 1 through 8.

Reservations can be found on the newsletter and the MRTA website. Reservations must be received by Wednesday.

DISTRICT 5 TO ELECT DELEGATES: William Penn Association District 5 will hold election of delegates for the October convention at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Georgianne Parker Pavilion in Boardman Park.

CAR SHOW: The Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., will hold a car show 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot and lawn. Registration is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Car judging runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by basket raffle, 50-50 and car show winners.


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