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AAUW 100TH: The Youngstown Branch of the American Association of University Women will celebrate 100 years of being part of AAUW, an organization dedicated to community service and supporting women and families. A buffet dinner and program is set at 5:30 p.m. today at A La Cart Catering in Canfield starting at 5:30 p.m. A video of members speaking about the organization’s history and what AAUW and education has meant to them and their family will be shown.

AAUW has more than 170,000 members and over more than 1,000 local branches and 800 college members.AAUW has played an important role in every chapter of the story of women’s progress. There have been hundreds of research reports published, from an 1885 paper disproving a prevailing myth that education caused infertility in women to studies documenting the economic impact of workplace sexual harassment, trafficking and domestic violence.

A bookmark designed by the local artist Marianne Whitehouse will be given as a gift to each person attending the event. Cost for the event is $35. Donations are being accepted for the organization’s scholarship fund.

WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY: Members of the Youngstown Press Club will observe World Press Freedom Day on Friday by reading the names of 99 journalists killed during the past year while practicing their profession.

The event, which is part of a global recognition, will begin at noon in the Mahoning County Courthouse rotunda, 120 Market St.

The featured speaker will be Judge Theresa Dellick of Mahoning County Juvenile Court.

Dellick and members of the Youngstown Press Club will read the names of journalists killed last year. The number of journalists killed last year in connection with their occupations far surpassed the 67 slain in 2022 and the 45 killed in 2021.

At least 95 journalists and media workers have been killed in the Israel-Gaza war since that conflict began on Oct. 7.

FUNDRAISER: The Eagle Grille and Tavern in downtown Hubbard is teaming up with Hubbard schools for a spaghetti dinner fundraiser 3 to 7 p.m. today with 100 percent of the proceeds to help the school’s fine and performing arts department.

MEMORIAL PROJECT HELP: Austintown American Legion Post 301 has set a goal to raise a total of $35,000 to make a Middle East Memorial project a reality. The memorial stone has been ordered from O.T. Beight and Sons. A portion already has been raised, but Post 301 needs help to make this happen in time for Memorial Day Weekend. Send all donations to Mahoning Valley Middle East Memorial c/o Thomas Moss Jr., 149 Rosemont Ave., Austintown, OH 44515. Call 330-727-7215 with any questions.

ABWA NETWORKING: The May 14 meeting of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) will be at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Networking begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $19. Reservations may be made by calling Darlene at 330-755-9089 or Marilyn at 330-726-2527 by Tuesday. Chapter business will be discussed at this meeting.

MAHONING SOCIETY TO MEET: The Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Charles Church, 7345 Westview Drive, Boardman. Guest speaker will be Cheryl Brown Abernathy, who is the VP of Member Services for OGS who will provide information on Ohio lineage societies. The public is welcome to this free event..

DANCE MANIA: The USA Dance Youngstown Warren Chapter No. 2015 will celebrate May Dance Mania with free Latin dance lessons at Los Gallos Authentic Mexican Restaurant and Sports Cantina, 685 Boardman Canfield Road, Boardman.

Lessons will start at 7 p.m. every Thursday in May followed by general dancing until 10 p.m.

USA DANCE Youngstown -Warren Chapter No. 2015 is a volunteer 501 (c) nonprofit corporation dedicated to promoting the healthful benefits of ballroom dancing.

JEWISH PROGRAM: The Jewish history of the region will be discussed at a program 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Jewish Community Center 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown. The event is cohosted by the JCC and Youngstown Area Jewish Federation, to honor Jewish American Heritage Month. Guest speaker is Ausitn Reid, a researcher.

CWC GARDEN EVENT: The Columbiana Women’s Club (CWC), a civic organization operating a century house at 121 N. Main St., Columbiana, welcomes Skip McCullough of Meadowbrook Nursery, as a guest of CWC’s 2024 Garden Events at Idabelle Firestone’s Gathering Place & Garden, a series of gardening workshops hosted at Harvey S. Firestone Recreational Park on select dates May through October 2024.

McCullough will present “Lilacs Then & Now” on Thursday..

The talk is ponsored by Firestone Park Cultural & Custodial Committee, Columbiana Women’s Club and the Green Thumb Garden Club.

For information on the 2024 Garden Events, call 330-207-1470. For information on the Columbiana Women’s Club, to book an event or schedule a tour of rental space, call 330-482-2832.

or go to Facebook @ColumbianaCWC.

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MAY DAY FESTIVAL: Youngstown May Day Festival is scheduled noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Calvin Center for the Arts, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown.

Each year on April 28, Workers Memorial Day honors and recognizes workers whose lives were claimed by a work-related incident, illness or disease and remembers those they have left behind. This year’s commemoration will be noon Sunday.

Speakers and roundtables include local civil rights and anti-death penalty activist Alice Lynd, a presentation from Northeast Ohio Workers Center, a workshop from Bending Oak Permaculture, a talk on the next steps for Ohioans’ reproductive freedom after win of Issue One, history of the Palestinian liberation movement, discussion on early labor militancy in Youngstown by Ben Lariccia, and a presentation by local author Sean Posey.

The event will include crafts for everyone, including making herb wands, seed bombs and painting.

100 YEAR CELEBRATION: The Youngstown Branch of American Association of University Women will be celebrating 100 years of being part of AAUW, an organization dedicated to community service and supporting women and families. A dinner and program is set for 5:30 p.m. Monday at A LaCarte in Canfield.

The organization has presented scholarships to girls and women to help with educational needs every year. This year they will award at least one $1,000 scholarship winner and will pay the fee for two certification tests for respiratory therapy students.

The cost for the event is $35. Donations are being accepted toward the scholarship fund. Checks can be mailed to 221 N. Cadillac Drive, Youngstown, OH 44512.

For information about the event, go to youngstown-oh.aauw.net or email youngstownaauw@gmail.com.

WILDLIFE WALK: The Friends of the Poland Forest will hold a free spring wildflower walk 10 a.m. Saturday at the College Street entrance to the forest. Botanist Kelly Filicky will lead a walk exploring the nature preserve and teaching about the wildflowers. For information, call 330-770-4364.

HONORS BANQUET: The Campbell Memorial High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame Honors Banquet is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at the St. Michael Byzantine Church Social Hall, Campbell. Honored will be eight individuals who have brought immense pride and distinction to Campbell Memorial High School through their achievements and contributions to society.

The inductees for the 2024 class are James M. Cioffi, Class of 1956; Ruby D. Hrelec Peltz, Class of 1967; Dr. Michael A. Pikos, Class of 1968; Robert J. Kovach, Class of 1969; Dr. John R. Jakubek, Class of 1975; Dr. Mike G. Corfias, Class of 1986; Deland McCullough, Class of 1991; and Peter M. Psaras, Class of 2006.

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FAIR HOUSING TRADE FAIR AND CARNIVAL: The Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors is sponsoring its fair housing trade fair and carnival 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 4490 Norquest Blvd., Austintown.

The free event is to provide the public with knowledge and action items to advocate for fair housing for all. A full meal will be provided. Each vendor will have games and prizes. A bounce house, cotton candy and popcorn will be available for all attendees.

All funds from a 50 / 50 raffle will go toward the Vivian Martin Fund to help support Realtor safety.

NEOFA CAMP SPONSORSHIPS: The Northeast Ohio Forestry Association is seeking eighth-grade students to graduating seniors for its Camp Canopy from June 9 to 14 at the FFA Camp Muskingum in Carrollton. The camp is centered on forestry and wildlife.

Also, the association is accepting sponsorships to pay for $400 of the $450 camp registration fee.

To apply, contact Mike Lanave at 330-831-8201 or email neofa1972@gmail.com. To apply for a scholarship, contact the association before registering for the camp.

Go to campcanopy.com for more information.

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• ICE AGE FINDINGS DISCUSSED: The Mahoning Valley Archaeological Society will have Dr. R. Michael Gramly, Ph.D., who will present “Ice Age Ritual and Art in Northern North America.” The presentation will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Lariccia Center in Boardman Park. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Recent archeological discoveries at the Hiscock site, Genessee County, western New York State, and the Lower Blue Lick site, Nicholas County, north-central Kentucky, have revealed aspects of ice age human behavior, religion, and interactions with ancient proboscideans (mammoths and mastodons). Gramly will further discuss these findings. This event is free.

• AUDUBON SPEAKER: The Audubon Society of the Mahoning Valley will have presenter Jason Lee, naturalist for Mosquito Lake State Park, as speaker for the group’s next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Austintown Senior Center. The presentation is free. Lee will bring a barred owl.

• BETTER TOGETHER: Better United Together will meet at 6 p.m. Friday at Christian Assembly, 5050 South Ave., Youngstown, for a speaker’s anointing service.

• SOCIETY TO MEET: The Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. May 1 at St. Charles Church, 7345 Westview Drive, Boardman. Guest speaker is Cheryl Brown Abernathy, vice president of member services for the Ohio Genealogical Society, who will discuss Ohio lineage societies. The event is free.

• FOOD PANTRY: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Austintown will host its monthly food pantry for those in need 1 to 4 p.m. Friday.

• GRANT RECEIVED: Jewish Family and Community Services was awarded $50,000 from Direction Home of Eastern Ohio to assist Mahoning County residents age 60 and older with technology. JCS will purchase technology such as tablets and other devices to help increase mental health in older adults and to assist them in learning to use electronic devices effectively

• CLEAN MARKERS: The Poland Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Friday to clean historical markers in Poland.

• 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. The closet is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays.

• MOTHER’S DAY: Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes and Zion Lutheran Church are sponsoring a Mother’s Day Celebration for mothers who have had a child die, including from miscarriage, 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, 3300 Canfield Road, Youngstown. Seating is limited. Reservations are required by today to Grief Support Specialist Sister Pat Fesler, HM, at 330-774-3237.

The event will include hand and neck massages, swag bags, food and a basket raffle.

• K9S FOR COMPASSION: Girard Free Library will host K9s for Compassion at 6 p.m. today for children up to age 12, who can read to a certified therapy dog.

• ART SHOW: Guiding Light Church, 890 Churchill Hubbard Road, will host an art show with the theme “Bring Your Best,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and May 4, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday and May 5.

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CLEAN UP: The Mahoning Avenue cleanup and tree planting will be held 9 a.m. Saturday at the spring commons at the B&O, the Calvin Center of Arts. Several local organizations and groups are sponsoring the cleanup and tree planting.

HIGH TEA: The Austintown Historical Society will hold its biannual High Tea at 11:30 a.m. and at 4:30 p.m. April 28, at the Strock Stone House, 7171 Mahoning Ave. Time to tour the historic house will be available after the tea.

Participants will enjoy a selection of tea accompanied by a presentation of quiche, finger sandwiches and cookies.

Reservations are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. For reservations prior to April 20, call Kathy Gerberry at 330-360-6212 or email KMG323@aol.com.

RUMMAGE SALE: Struthers Parkside Church’s two-day rummage sale will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. today (preview, $2 at door), and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (admission free), at the church, 110 Poland Ave., Struthers. Cash sales only. There will be a basket raffle with $10 per sheet of tickets. For information, call Jerri at 330-360-4037 or Tracey at 330-565-2585.

LIBERTY CLEANUP: The Liberty Township cleanup will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday weather permitting. Any clubs, groups or families interested in cleaning are asked to meet at the township administration building and will be assigned a street or you can clean up your street. Gloves, bags and giveaways will be provided.

ROUND TABLE: A Round Table is being planned to highlight protecting the transgender community. The discussion of growth and inspiration for the LGBTQIA community will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Full Spectrum Community Outreach, 660 W. Earle Ave., Youngstown.

BEEKEEPERS TO MEET: The Columbiana & Mahoning County Beekeepers Association will meet Sunday at the Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive, Austintown.

Connie Skolnicky, an apitherapist from Elyria will discuss the health advantages of using honeybee venom for medicinal purposes.

A social potluck lunch will begin at 1 p.m., followed by the meeting at 2. Anyone interested in beekeeping is welcome to attend.

LIBRARY DISPLAY: April is National Deaf History Month with a display of books, articles and photos, and a teletypewriter among the learning tools. The display is being shown at the Lepper Library.

GARAGE SALE: Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St., Canfield, is holding a Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the church.

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.

GO BABY GO WORKSHOP: The Ninth Annual Go Baby Go Workshop is set to take place on Saturday, at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center (MCCTC), 7300 N. Palmyra Road, Canfield. This event, made possible by the support of MCCTC and The Magic of Michael Foundation, promises to be a transformative experience for children with special needs and their families.

The workshop kicks off today where volunteers come together to assemble the custom jeeps that will bring joy and mobility to children. Families come starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, to pick up their jeeps. The workshop concludes by 11:30 a.m.

Since its inception, the Go Baby Go Workshop has completed 154 vehicles specially designed for children with special needs.

For more information, contact Bev Lankitus at 330-881-2906

NIGHT AT THE RACES: The Vestibule Club is hosting a Night At The Races at 6 p.m. on Saturday, at 343 Via Mt Carmel, Youngstown. Doors open at 5.

There will be refreshments, a 50 / 50 raffle and Chinese auction.

BLACK HAND IS TOPIC: Mahoning Valley historian and author, Sean Posey will speak on the Black Hand, 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.

All programs are open to the public. Member admission is $10. Non-member admission is $15. Refreshments and live entertainment are provided. A 50/50 raffle will be held, to benefit the WHMHS education mission. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins admitted based upon seat availability.

For reservations or more information, phone 330-726-8277.

This program replaces the previously announced Rebecca McFarland presentation.

APRIL DANCE: The local USA Dance Youngstown Warren Chapter is sponsoring a Dance on Sunday at Avon Oaks Ballroom, 1401 N. State St., Girard. The evening Ballroom Dance Lessons are sponsored by Chris Drum. The evening will start with a 5 p.m. Tango Basics, a 5:30 p.m. Intermediate Tango Lesson, followed by general dancing from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Guest DJ Chris Drum will be playing a mix of Ballroom, Rhythm, Latin, Swing and Club dance music.

Open to the public. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members and $3 for students (high school/college).

For more information on Ballroom dancing check out: www.usadance2015.com or Facebook at USA-Dance-Chapter-2015-Youngstown-Warren-OH.

AUTISM AWARENESS: The Douglass family and Behind Closed Doors Ministries LLC of Ohio will host the first annual Autism Awareness & Amicability Program Benefit Dinner from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, at The Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University, located at One University Plaza, Youngstown.

Mr. Douglass’ autism awareness program helps people overcome stigmas and anxieties associated with the diagnosis of autism and receive early intervention by raising awareness of those who may be socially awkward or shy. It also offers a platform for young adults to help others and build upon their strengths.

AKRON ZOO PASSES: Lepper Library has a new service to provide for free, Family passes to the Akron Zoo.

Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You must be 18 years and older with a Lepper library card that is in good standing to check out a kit. This is a savings of $102 and parking is free. Pick up your kit that includes the membership pass that allows admission for two adults and four children from the circulation desk.

There are over one thousand animals from around the world. When you plan your visit allow about 2 – 4 hours.

To learn more about the Akron Zoo visit their website www.akronzoo.org.

For more information call the Library at 330-424-3317

CLOTHING DRIVE: Café Rosé, a specialty retail coffee shop located at 4491 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, will continue its clothing and personal hygiene item drive through the end of April to benefit Potential Development.

They are accepting gently worn business casual and men’s clothing, new socks and underwear and travel-size hygiene items to help stock the school’s clothing closet which provides students with access to basic care supplies as well as clothing suitable for entering the workforce.

Items may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; from noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Potential Development is a Pre-K through 12th-grade school for children with autism, providing students a safe, structured education that empowers them with the skills to reach their fullest potential in life.

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WOMEN’S LUNCHEON: The Youngstown Area Federation of Women, Inc., luncheon meeting will take place noon Wednesday at Drake’s Landing, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road. Liz McGarry and her nominating committee will present a slate of officers for consideration and also will accept nominations from the floor. Susan Berny will speak on a program called Ability Walk & Roll, a project of the Fairhaven Foundation with an upcoming event at Eastwood Field in Niles.

Members and nonmembers are welcome with a necessary reservation. Cost is $25. For reservations or questions call Pat Marsico, president, at 330-518-7441 or Betty Cmil, vice president, at 330-506-6979.

RAILROADERS MEETING: All railroaders are invited to a breakfast meeting at 11 a.m. on Thursday at EJ’s Restaurant, Chester, West Virginia. Any questions contact Rocco at 330-853-3045.

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

SOCIETY MEETING: Poland Historical Society will have a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the school house, 4515 Center Road. Following the one-hour meeting, Randy Nord and Dana Safaraek wil present a program “Poland Personally” featuring information on the country of Poland.

EXHIBIT FINAL DAYS: The Ursuline Sisters have been an integral part of Youngstown since 1874. An exhibit will be shown through Sunday at the The Youngstown Foundation Community Historical Gallery at the Tyler History Center in downtown exhibiting the Ursulines’ 150-year history.

BOOK SIGNING: The Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown will host a book signing for their new memoir “The Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown: Serving the Mahoning Valley since 1974” from 5 to 6 p.m. today at the Ursuline Center auditorium, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield. Author Thomas Welsh will sign autographs with the purchase of the $24.99 book.

SCIENCE NIGHT: Ursuline High School will host a third- and fourth-grade Science Night 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. The theme is Earth Day and students will be able to participate in a variety of STEM activities. Families may register at ursuline.com/ rsvp

TOUR EVENT: The Mahoning County Career and Technical Center Adult Career Center on Palmyra Road in Canfield will host a tour of the center at 6 pm. Wednesday. During the tour, live classes will be visited.

STARTER SEEDS: The Mahoning County OSU Extension will distribute free vegetable and flower seeds at various library branches from Wednesday to Friday, while supplies last. The schedule is as follows:

* 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sebring Library, 195 W. Ohio Ave.

* 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Tri Lakes Library, 13820 Mahoning Ave., North Jackson.

* 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Austintown Library, 600 S. Raccoon Road.

* 2-4 p.m. Thursday, East Library, 430 Early Road, Youngstown.

* Noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave.

* 3-5 p.m. Friday, Struthers Library, 95 Poland Ave.

Each packet contains a combination of carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, or sunflowers and also will have instructions on how to plant and care for your seeds.There is a one-packet per-participant limit.

For questions, call the Mahoning County OSU Extension office at 330-533-5538

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BENEFIT CONCERT: The Canfield Community Concert Band will hold a benefit concert 3 p.m. Sunday at Canfield High School, 100 Cardinal Drive. Monetary donations and nonperishable food items will be accepted at the concert.

BUFFALO SOLDIERS: Historian Steffon Wydell Jones will give a presentation on the connection between the Buffalo Soldiers and Youngstown from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s main library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown.

DAHLIA TUBER SALE: The Mahoning Valley Dahlia Society will hold its annual tuber sale 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Boardman Park’s Elton Beard Cabin. All sizes, colors and Dahlia forms will be available.

4H ENDOWMENT DINNER: The Mahoning County 4-H Endowment Dinner and Auction is 5 p.m. Saturday. There will be live and silent auctions and raffle baskets. Tickets are $40 each or a table for eight at $280 and can be purchased by calling the OSU Extension Office at 330-533-5538.

DUELING PIANO NIGHT: The Pink Ribbon Dueling Piano Night, presented by the Zeta Tau Alpha Youngstown Alumnae Chapter, will be 6 to 10 p.m. today at St. Michaels Family Life Center.

Proceeds go to ZTA’s breast cancer initiatives through the group’s foundation and the Joanie Abdu Breast Cancer Center at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

Featuring the Cleveland Keys, there will be a dueling piano show with music, sing-alongs, chances to win major prizes and raffles. A ticket includes dinner, dessert and entertainment. A cash bar is available.

Tickets are $40 per person.

MOSS HOUSE: The Moss Ancestral Home, 1499 Burnett St., Mineral Ridge, will be open 1 to 4 p.m. the second Sunday of each month April to November. The Mineral Ridge Historical Society has filled the house with pictures and artifacts.

ART EXHIBITION: Liberty and Girard school students are invited to participate in the Student Art Exhibition at Guiding Light Church, 890 Churchill Road, Girard. The theme is “Bring Your Best.” All two-dimensional artwork that is family-friendly will be accepted. Work may be framed.

Artwork can be dropped off at the church 3 to 6 p.m. April 19, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20. The exhibit will be shown to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 and May 4, and 1 to 4 p.m. April 28 and May 5. For information, call 330-272-4575.

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ROTARYCLIPSE: The Rotary Club of Youngstown invites the public from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday to Penguin City Brewing for Rotaryclipse. Taking place the day before the solar eclipse, Rotaryclipse is a family-friendly event to raise money for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) education and inspire the pursuit of knowledge in these fields. Representatives from science and arts fields, as well as science fiction-related organizations, will be on site with hands-on activities and displays to explore. NASA-approved eclipse viewing glasses will be given away.

TOTES ECLIPSE OF THE BAG: The Youngstown-Mahoning County Public Library will host a Totes Eclipse of the Bag 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the main library. Teens and tweens can create a tote bag in celebration of the solar eclipse. All supplies will be provided.

SETON III: The Seton III April 11 meeting will begin with a noon luncheon at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Georgianna D’Andrea will present the prayer, while guest speaker will be Dr. Gregory Boerio, EDD, on the topic of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Hostesses will be Dee Iacone, Beverly Vernars and Mary Ann Maugha.

WWII GROUP MEET: Struthers native Tom Noble will speak about his experiences in Operation Desert Shield when he addresses the World War II Heritage Group on April 15 at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. The program will be preceded by a buffet dinner for which reservations are needed by calling Dave Frank at 330 757-0515 by Thursday. The meal will be served at 6:15 p.m.

Noble joined the Marines in 1988 for a six-year term and was assigned to the 2141 Amphibious Assault vehicle mechanics school. In September of 1990, Noble was deployed with the 2141 to Saudi Arabia to be part of the Desert Shield Campaign of the Desert Storm War.

He has worked for the Struthers Street Department for the past 13 years, serving as the superintendent for the past three years. Married for 34 years, Noble and his wife Sheri have raised two children.

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EQUAL PAY DAY: The Youngstown Business and Professional Women will recognize Equal Pay Day 2024 with a mixer 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Coaches Burger Bar, 5529 Mahoning Avenue, Austintown. The event will highlight legislative solutions to ending unfair pay practices. Attendees are encouraged to wear the color red to symbolize how far women and minorities are “in the red” with their pay.

The cost of admission to the mixer is $10 and can be paid in advance by accessing ybpw1920@gmail.com. The guest speaker is Valarie A. Nash, a human resources subject matter specialist and consultant.

For information about the group or this event, contact Dee McFarland at dee@rcgroupbenefits.com or 330-853-7858.

CHESS TOURNAMENT: A chess tournament will be 6 p.m. Saturday at the Southern Park Mall, 7401 Market St. Registration is due by Wednesday at progresswithchess.org/steelvalley. Boards and pieces will be provided. Food and beverages available for purchase.

DARE SINGLES: Divorce / Death Aren’t Really the End (DARE) singles group meets 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at the Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St., Youngstown. Call 330-729-0127 for more information. Do not call the church.

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HELP SAVE DEER: The Help Save the Mill Creek Park Deer Group will host a used book sale, bake sale, 50-50 raffle and special deer-themed basket raffle noon to 4 p.m. April 7 at West Side Bowl, 2617 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. The event is free. Donations will be accepted to help pay the legal fees and other expenses to help Save the Mill Creek Park deer.

SOCIETY LEARNS TO SEARCH MILITARY RECORDS: The Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will welcome Brian Rhinehart to the next meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Charles Church, 7345 Westview Drive, Boardman.

Rhinehart, a distinguished military records expert, will help society members unlock the secrets of their ancestors’ military endeavors. He will guide the group through the intricate world of military records, shedding light on how to effectively use and locate these documents that are of immense interest to genealogists and history enthusiasts alike.

Members of the public are welcome to attend this free event, and refreshments will be served.

DEAF HISTORY MONTH: Ohio Deaf History Month: Celebrating Deaf History & Culture, is a program set for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the McKinley Memorial Library in Niles.

Mackenzie Goranitis, Deaf / Hard of Hearing Support Specialist at Easterseals of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties, will discuss Ohio Deaf History Month (March 13-April 15) and deaf history and culture. Participants can learn some basic American Sign Language and discover the resources and supportive services that Easterseals provides to the deaf community. Registration is required by calling 330-652-1704, ext. 3.

NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS: The Girard Free Library will have speaker Orlando Corsale, a retired history teacher, at 6 p.m. today discussing hunting artifacts of the Eastern Woodland Native Americans. He will exhibit his collection of Native American arrowheads, pottery and other relics, and share his experience searching for the artifacts.

ECLIPSE TIME: The Girard Free Library will host an Eclipse Family Fun time 6 p.m. today and Thursday. The library will provide a black shirt, fabric paint and stencil to create a keepsake tee for kids. Children also can make a scrapbook page for the eclipse.


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