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HERB GROWERS: The Holborn Herb Growers Guild will host its annual tea 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Hay and Grain Building at the Canfield Fairgrounds. The guest speaker, Alfred Farrand, will share the history of teas and English tea etiquette. The tea will include basket raffles, a tea cup and saucer to take home, a sampling of tea sandwiches and cookies and special tea. Call Bunny for tickets at 330-507-8565. Adult, $20; youth age 10 and under, $10.

FOOD GIVEAWAY: Bethel Church of God in Christ will have a food giveaway while supplies last at noon Wednesday at 3147 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown.

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FALL FESTIVAL: Windsor House at Liberty Health Care Center, 1355 Churchill Hubbard Road, Liberty, will hold a fall festival 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event will include crafters. vendors, basket raffle, petting zoo, games, food, rummage sale and deejay. There will be a remembrance service at 10 a.m. celebrated by the Rev. Stephen Popovich.

HEALTH PROGRAM LAUNCHES: Alta Behavioral Healthcare is partnering with Ohio Urban Renaissance to launch a new adventure therapy program aimed at meeting the mental, behavioral and physical health needs of Youngstown adolescents and teens through sports.

Ball is Life is a weekly program, launching today at Alta’s Mahoning Valley Campus of Care location.

The program is open to adolescents 12-18 years old that are current Alta clients or receive a diagnosis for treatment through Alta. To sign up, parents can call Alta at 330-793-2487 or email: georges@altacaregroup.org.

ABW DAY: ABW Day will be celebrated Sunday at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., with dinner at 1. Reservations may be made by calling Marilyn at 330-726-2527 or Darlene at 330-755-9089. Cost is $23. The speaker for ABW Day will be Cassandra Valentini from Direction Home of Eastern Ohio. A note to members — if you are on the standing list you already have a reservation, but if you need to cancel call Marilyn or Darlene. If you are on the contact list you will need to make a reservation.

CANCER RUN/WALK: Registration is now open for The Rose Mary Flanagan Ovarian Cancer Foundation’s fourth annual Teal Together 5k Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Walk for ovarian cancer awareness, to be held Sunday, beginning at 9 a.m. at Boardman Park. Registration and check-in begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by survivor acknowledgments beginning at 8:40 a.m. Register at RMFOCF.org.

ST MARY’S BINGO: St. Mary’s super bingo will be held Oct. 14 at 356 E. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown. There will be $6,000 in payouts. A $45 ticket includes cards, pasta dinner and door prize tickets. There will be a 50-50 raffle. Purchase tickets at Sunday bingo or weekdays at the church hall. For information call 330-951-7343.

COMMUNITY FAIR: The Senior Support Action Group and Paisley House, two senior-serving organizations in the valley, are planning a community fair and fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, in the parking lot outside of Steel Valley Brew Works, at the Southern Park Mall. There will be several senior-serving organizations present, chair yoga demonstration, healthy eating demonstration, raffles and dental van. For information, call Paige Fortner directly at 330-501-9062.

GIRARD CLEANUP: Girard city will require the use of paper lawn bags for the annual leaf collection. Leaves raked to the street will not be picked up by the city. The city has purchased a bulk quantity of bags that will be available to city residents while supplies last. Bags can be picked up from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays from Oct. 2 to Nov. 22 at the street department, 943 S. State St. The first five bags are provided at no cost upon proof of residency (a photo identification and a utility bill). If additional bags are needed they can be purchased at cost of five bags for $1. Collection of bags will be with the garbage collection. For information call 330-545-3306.

COMMUNITYWIDE BLOCK PARTY: In recognition of Infant Mortality Month, the Greater Youngstown Community Dialogue on Racism is hosting a Healthy Babies and Families Communitywide Block Party noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Boys and Girls Club of Youngstown, 2105 Oak Hill Ave. Enjoy free food, music, giveaways and raffle prizes. There will be representatives providing educational resources and assistance to mothers and families.

The festival is sponsored by The Raymond John Wean Foundation, Youngstown City Health Department, Mercy Health Foundation, Mahoning County Public Health, Local Office on Minority Health and the Boys and Girls Club of Youngstown.

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CHURCHES PARTNERING TO FEED COMMUNITY: The St. Vincent de Paul Society will partner with St. Patrick Church in Youngstown from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday to provide a hot meal, as well as food from the church pantry to take home, at St. Patrick Church, 1420 Oak Hill Ave. Also provided will be free clothing for those in need.

For questions, contact Kathie Rothman at 330-717-6778. For St. Vincent de Paul in Mahoning County, contact Michael Stepp, executive director, at 202-329-4073.

STRUTHERS 1956: Struthers High School Class of 1956 will meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. on Saturday, at T J’s in the Holiday Inn on South Avenue. All classmates are welcome.

CELEBRATE AGING: The Senior Support Action Group (SSAG), a non-profit program that provides low-income, homebound seniors with voluunteer-based services, and Paisley House, a nonprofit assisted living home, will celebrate aging well in the Mahoning Valley with Rock The Ages noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.

All activities are located near Steel Valley Brew Works and Double Bogey’s at the Southern Park Mall. A bocce tournament will be noon to 6 p.m. at Steel Valley Brew Works (register in advance). The longest drive contest will be noon to 6 p.m. at Double Bogey’s.

To make a basket donation, contact: pfortner@fcsohio.org.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Paisley House and SSAG.

For information, contact Paige Fortner, Senior Support Action Group Program manager, 330-424-7877, Ext. 2, or pfortner@fcsserves.org.

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MUM SALE: The third annual CityScape at Briel’s mum sale will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Federal Building, 250 E. Federal St., Youngstown.

BOARD HONOREES: The Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board will recognize this year’s Mental Health and Recovery Award honorees at its annual recognition luncheon noon today at the Tyler History Center.

Each year, the board honors individuals and organizations making a difference in the Mahoning Valley through their work in the fields of mental health and recovery.

For information, contact Adrienne Sabo at adrienne@workwithclever.com or 330-501-9187.

HARDING PARK CELEBRATION: A parade, commemoration ceremony and music are planned for 1 p.m. Saturday to observe the 100 years of public recreation celebration at Harding Park in Hubbard.

BALLROOM WEEK: USA Dance Club, Youngstown-Warren Chapter, is celebrating National Ballroom Week with a free dance 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Penguin City Brewing, 460 E. Federal St., Youngstown.

The local club also will host a dance party celebration 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Avon Oaks Ballroom, 1401 N. State St., Girard. The cost is $10 at the door.

Contact Nina Lowery at 330-506-9437 for more information about the event at Avon Oaks.

LIONS TO HOST SALE: The Poland Lions Club is hosting its annual Treasures of the Trunk Sale, rain or shine, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Prince of Peace Church, 2984 Center St., Poland.

The event includes a raffle of more than 35 baskets. Funds raised go to the Lions Scholarship Fund.

Call Karen McFadden at 330-207-2418 or Judy Young at 330-360-3641 for information.

AREA NATIVE TO SPEAK: David Lee Morgan Jr., author of the new biography “Breaking Through the Lines: The Marion Motley Story,” will share stories from the book and from co-producing the PBS documentary, “Lines Broken: The Story of Marion Motley” 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Warren Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren.

SHREDDING EVENT SET: AAA East Central is hosting a free document shredding event 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at its office, 1275 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman.

AAA members in the area are invited to bring up to five storage boxes (nonmembers, three boxes) of paperwork with identifying information, including names, birthdates and account numbers for on-site shredding. All shredded materials will be recycled.

CLUB SPONSORS FAMILY EVENT: The Mahoning County Model Aircraft Club will sponsor a Radio Controlled Aircraft Fun Fly, Exhibition and Swap Meet 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Shaker Woods Field, 44337 County Line Road, Columbiana.

Admission is free and food and beverages will be available to purchase, and a 50/50 drawing will be held. No drones permitted at Shaker Woods. R/C Pilots welcome to bring planes to fly, swap, or sell. New members welcome.

Visit mcmodelclub.org for more information.

GUEST CURATOR EMERITUS TO SPEAK: Brian Redmond, curator emeritus for The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, will be the The Mahoning Valley Archaeological Society’s guest speaker 6 p.m. Sunday at Beard Cabin at Boardman Park.

Redmond’s presentation will discuss Ohio’s first inhabitants, The Paleo Culture, including The Paleo Crossing in Sharon Township in Medina. The meeting is free, open to the public with new member applications being accepted. Prehistoric artifacts will be on display.

SCRAP-TIRE COLLECTION: Liberty will hold its annual scrap tire collection 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the township administration building, 1315 Churchill Hubbard Road. No tires will be accepted before or after the dates.

There is a limit of eight tires per residence. Tires must be off rims. Passenger car and light truck tires only.

For more information, call 330-759-1315, Ext. 1002 or Ext. 1003.

TREASURES OF THE TRUNK: The Poland Historical Society will sell fundraising items 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday during the Poland Lions Club Treasures of the Trunk sale at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2985 Center Road, Poland.

In addition to the merchandise for sale, raffle tickets are being sold for a chance to win a handmade quilt made and donated by Poland resident, Martha Stone. Raffle tickets are $2 each and the drawing will be Oct. 7 during Celebrate Poland.

The society will hold its next regular meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 4515 Center Road, Poland Township. Following the meeting at 7:30, Carla Davanzo, historical society trustee, will present a program about several distinguished artists from Poland.

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MERCY HEALTH’S MAN UP: Mercy Health is hosting Man Up Mahoning Valley’s annual Fuel the Fight Car Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at the Ice House Inn, 5516 Webb Road, Austintown. The family-friendly event will feature hundreds of collector cars and trucks and will award the “Best in Class” and “Fan Favorite.” There will be raffles and the Austintown Fitch Choir will perform a salute to veterans. There will also be prostate cancer screenings available on-site.

The car show aims to raise awareness for prostate cancer prevention and detection.

The Man Up Mahoning Valley campaign was designed to educate men and their loved ones about the need for early detection and prostate cancer prevention. Annual prostate exams beginning at age 40 can save lives.

For information about the event or available screenings, contact: 330-480-2763.

HISTORIC BARNS: Historic Barns of Ohio author and artist Robert Kroeger will present his new book, “Round Barns of America,” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, at Denny’s Restaurant Meeting Room, 4020 Belmont Ave., Liberty Township, for the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society’s Memories of a Lifetime Programs. This presentation begins the Founders Day celebrations, with a Pioneer Award private luncheon to follow at noon, honoring David Tod II, at the Avalon Grand Resort.

All programs are open to the public. Member admission is $5. Non-member admission is $10. Refreshments and live entertainment are provided. A 50-50 raffle will be held, to benefit the society’s education mission. A Kroeger print is one of the prizes.

Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins admitted, based upon limited seat availability. For reservations or more information, phone 330-726-8277.

MILITARY BATTALION: The 437th Military Battalion 15th reunion will be held noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the VFW Post 4192 at 3889 Main St., Mineral Ridge. For information on the event call 330-793-5694.

FALL FESTIVAL: St. Rose Parish in Girard will hold a fall festival Sunday in the church parking lot. Main and State streets. Admission is free. From noon to 8 p.m. will be games, bingo, food and music,

FREE DANCE CELEBRATION: USA Dance Club, Youngstown Warren Chapter is celebration National Ballroom Week with a free dance from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, at Penguin City Brewing, 460 E. Federal St., Youngstown. Enjoy a variety of Ballroom, Latin, Rhythm, and Club dance styles.

LIBRARY BOOK SALE: Lepper Library is holding a book fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There will be a wide selection of adult, teen and children’s books, audios and movies. For the sale, enter at the garage off of Vine Street.


• AUSTINTOWN TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will meet at 6 p.m. today at the township administration building.

• BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the township government center.

• ONEOHIO REGION 7 COLLABORATIVE will meet at 5 p.m. today at Direction Home of Eastern Ohio, 1030 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.

• GIRARD CITY COUNCIL will meet at 7 p.m. today at the municipal building.

• LIBERTY TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will meet at 6 p.m. today at the township administration building.

• CANFIELD TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at township hall.

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ART PROGRAM: The Gathering Place at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 N. Broad St. Canfield, will meet at 11 a.m. today at the church. The speakers are Mary Grace Fowler and Bonnie Hood, who will speak on “Art of America — Powerhouse Works from the Butler’s Collection.” There will be a presentation on the varied art work from the Butler Institute of American Art. The free community outreach social program is offered to all senior citizens.

WATKINS TO SPEAK: The Youngstown Torch Club begins its 96th season as longtime Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins takes the podium at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Schwebel Room in Kilcawley Center on the Youngstown State University campus. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m.

Watkins will examine the case of Kenneth Biros, who was executed Dec. 8, 2009.

Cost of dinner is $20 and reservations can be made with Donald Butler at 330-856-5897.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Volunteers are needed to help do cemetery research and computer work on Oak Hill Cemetery in Youngstown. Those who can assist can call Steffon Jones at 330-301-7365.

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION: The Austintown Alumni Association is hosting its 2023 raffle ticket fundraiser to benefit Austintown senior scholarships and Austintown teacher mini-grants. This year’s prizes are first, $500 in cash; second, $200 gas card; and third, a $100 Amazon gift card. Tickets are $1 each or a book of six for $5. The drawing will be Friday at the Hall of Fame game.

For information or to purchase tickets, call Patti Griffin at 330-793-4799.

SOCIETY BUS TRIP: The Poland Historical Society has planned a fundraising bus trip to Roscoe Village in Coshocton on Sept. 27. The cost for the trip is $120 for Historical Society members and $124 for nonmembers. This price includes the bus, buffet lunch at the historic Warehouse Restaurant, admission fees, tax and gratuities. Travelers should arrive at the Poland Methodist Church, 1940 Boardman-Poland Road (U.S. Route 224) at 7:15 a.m. to leave their vehicle in the lot. The bus will leave promptly at 7:30 a.m.

The bus will arrive at Roscoe Village at 10 a.m. The day’s schedule will include a guided walking tour, lunch, plus free time on your own to explore the village before boarding the bus at 5 p.m. for the return trip home. Detailed itinerary and registration form are available on the Historical Society website at phs@polandhistorical


Questions and a request for registration form may be directed to Larry Bartos, vice president, at 330-757-4223 or 330-550-5295. The form and a check made payable to “Poland Historical Society” must be received by Friday.

BUDDY WALK: The Down Syndrome Association of the Valley is hosting its 16th annual Buddy Walk at 1 p.m. Sunday at Eastwood Field in Niles. Registration begins at 11:45 a.m.

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VACCINATION CLINIC: Mahoning County Public Health will have a rabies vaccination clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at Angels for Animals, 4750 W. South Range Road, Canfield.

In Mahoning County, rabies vaccination is required for all dogs, cats and ferrets over 3 months old. Cost is $8 per rabies shot (cash only). Pet owners must have their pets on a leash, in a cage, or carried inside a pillowcase. The veterinary staff reserves the right not to vaccinate any animal in the event the animal appears to be in poor health.

To receive the 3-year booster,bring proof of prior rabies vaccination on or after Sept. 9, 2023. Without proof of prior vaccination, the pet will receive a 1-year vaccination only. No appointment is necessary for rabies vaccinations.

MOSS HOUSE: The Mineral Ridge Historical Society will host an open house 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Moss Ancestral Home. The home is open the second Sunday of each month. Admission is free. There will be tours of the home.

COLLABORATIVE TO MEET: The OneOhio Region 7 Collaborative of the OneOhio Foundation will have its monthly meeting 5 p.m. Monday at Direction Home of Eastern Ohio, 1030 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.

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DARE SINGLES: Divorce / Death Aren’t Really The End (DARE), will have a new members meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, at the Boardman United Methodist Church, 6609 Market St. For information, call 330-729-0127.

PRESS CLUB PRESENTS SCHOLARS: Two college juniors will receive the Youngstown Press Club’s first scholarships.

The $2,000 awards are being made to Hannah Werle of Girard, a journalism major at Youngstown State University, and Gianna Effinite of West Middlesex, a corporate communication major at the Penn State University Shenango Campus.

Werle, who is enrolled in YSU’s Sokolov Honors College, is a double major in journalism and communication, with a minor in English. She is a student assistant in the university’s office of marketing and communications and the assistant copy editor at The Jambar, the university’s student newspaper.

Effinite, who has been on the dean’s list since the fall of 2020, is seeking a corporate communication position. Since May 2018, Effinite has been a golf shop assistant at the Tam O’Shanter Golf Course in Hermitage, Pa., where she organizes new product displays, trains new co-workers and participates in promotional videos.

Werle and Effinite will be recognized at the press club’s Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, at Stambaugh Auditorium.

The scholarships are funded by club membership dues, proceeds from club events and direct donations from individuals and the club’s corporate sponsors.

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CITYSCAPE MUM SALE: Youngstown CityScape’s third annual CityScape at Briel’s mum sale will take place at the organization’s new offices, 250 E. Federal St., Youngstown, at The Federal Building.

The group will offer plants and pickup 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 14; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Sept. 15; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 13.

Call the office with questions at 330-742-4040.

Every purchase supports the beautification work of Youngstown CityScape.

HELPING HANDS: Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, has new and gently used clothing for the entire family. It is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays.

POLAND SEMINARY 1973: Poland Seminary High School Class of 1973’s 50th reunion will be 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Holiday Inn Ballroom, 7410 South Ave., Boardman.

The cost is $75 per person and includes appetizers, open bar until 7 p.m. and cash bar after 7 p.m., along with a class photo and a buffet dinner. Payment must be received by Sept. 15. Checks should be made payable to Jeff Bees and mailed to: PSHS 1973 Class Reunion, P.O. Box 5002, Poland, Ohio 44514. No tickets will be sold at the door.

A prereunion gathering will be 5 to 11 p.m. Sept. 29 at Magic Tree, 7463 South Ave., Boardman.

For questions, contact Dave Prescott at dprescott31265@yahoo.com.

MAHONING COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE COMMISSION meeting for Tuesday has been canceled. The next meeting will take place Sept. 12. Contact Susan Krawchyk, executive director, with any questions at 330-740-2450.

MUSIC IN THE PARK: The Beaver Township Music in the Park program has been extended through Wednesday starting at 6:30 p.m.

CEMETERY TOURS: Those interested in tours of Oak Hill Cemetery in Youngstown given by the cemetery superintendent can call Richard at 330-743-3522.

PURSE BINGO: The St. Rose Mount Carmel Society will host a purse bingo at 6 p.m. Saturday at the St. Rose School gymnasium. Doors open at 5 p.m. The cost is $25 per person, with tickets available at the church rectory. Tickets also are available at the door the night of the event. There also will be a basket raffle, 50-50 raffle and lottery tree. Bingo participants should bring their own daubers. Twenty bingo games will be played.

BAND TO PERFORM: The Girard Community Swingtime Band will perform its final concert for the season at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Austintown Township Park off Kirk Road. The event is free, and attendees should bring a lawn chair.

POOL PAWTY: The Jewish Community Center will host a Pool Pawty for dogs to splash in the swimming pool at the Logan Campus, 3245 Logan Ave., Liberty, on Saturday. Smaller dogs will swim from 9 to 10:30 a.m., and big dogs will swim from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Cost is $5 per family or a donation to the Animal Welfare League. To register, visit www.jccyoungstown.org.

SOCIETY TO MEET: The Hubbard Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hubbard city administration building, 220 W. Liberty St. A brief business meeting will take place, followed by the program given by Mahoning Valley author and speaker Sean Posey, who will discuss Hubbard’s history.

The society welcomes new members. Dues are $10 per person per year.

NOAS FUNDRAISER: Lutz Greenhouse in Salem is hosting a fundraiser “Take A Chance for the Kids,” with two ways to win. Participants can win a 50/50 drawing or one of 100 outdoor prizes donated by Lutz Greenhouse. The funds will be donated to Northeast Ohio Adoption Services to connect foster youth and their families with support and resources.

The event will take place at Lutz Greenhouse, 7879 W. Pine Lake Road. Through Oct. 8 Lutz Greenhouse is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The drawings will be Oct. 8 and the winners do not need to be present.

In Ohio, there are more than 15,000 foster children living in foster care at any given time.

The 50/50 tickets can be purchased online at https://secure.qgiv.com/for/lutzfall5050raffle/ or in person at Lutz Greenhouse. Tickets are 5 for $20. Take a chance to win an outdoor item by purchasing 11 tickets for $5 at the greenhouse.


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