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Seeing Eye: Naturalization ceremony set

NATURALIZATION CEREMONY: Mahoning County Clerk of Courts Anthony Vivo will administer the oath for the naturalization of 17 new citizens at a ceremony to be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mahoning County Courthouse. Remarks will be made by Judge R. Scott Krichbaum. Special guests will include representatives of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Easy Street Productions, Daughters of the American Revolution, and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s office. The Youngstown Board of Education will have a table set up at the courthouse rotunda for voter registration of new citizens.

TIPS FOR A CAUSE: Birdfish Brewing Co. is hosting the second annual “Tips for a Cause” from 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, at its Down Low location, 140 E. Park Ave., Columbiana, as part of Hunger Action Month.

Members of The Flight Crew will be celebrity bartending and donating 100 percent of their tips to Second Harvest Food Bank. In addition, Birdfish Brewing Co., will release Harvest Haze, a fresh hop pale ale brewed for the benefit of Second Harvest. If you bring in a canned good or any dollar donation you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win Birdfish merchandise and other baskets from local businesses.

For more information on the Food Bank, please visit www.mahoningvalleysecond harvest.org or call 330-792-5522.

ROUNDTABLE GUEST: The Rev. John Jerak, vicar for clergy and religious services and administrator for Our Lady of Sorrow Church in Youngstown, will discuss “Our American Heritage: How Our Past Enlightens Our Present,” when he addresses the roundtable sponsored by the Dorothy Day House 7 p.m. Thursday at the Dorothy Day House, 620 Belmont Ave., Youngstown.

For information, call 330- 743-1106.

The Dorothy Day House provides evening meals for the underserved Monday through Thursday. Shower times are also provided for clients from 1 to 4:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Volunteers are welcome to assist with food preparation and serving meals.

CANVAS AND CORK ART SHOW: The parish life committee of Youngstown St. Patrick Church will host the art exhibit Canvas and Cork 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the parish social hall, 1420 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown.

Those attending the event can view the art work of 19 parishioners and local artists while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres. The cost is $20.

For information and to purchase tickets, contact the parish office, 330-743-1109.

AUTHOR FEATURED AT EVENT: The 16th Literary Society event will be held Thursday at the main library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown. This year’s event features Andrew Gross, New York Times and internationally bestselling author of “No Way Back,” “Everything to Lose” and “One Mile Under.” Gross is also co-author of five No. 1 New York Times bestsellers with James Patterson, including “Judge & Jury” and “Lifeguard.”

Doors open at 6 p.m. for a cocktail and heavy appetizer / dessert reception. The author presentation will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $65 for the event. Ticket price includes membership in the Literary Society, an autographed copy of “The Fifth Column” and a complimentary glass of wine.

To attend, send a check made payable to the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County — Literary Society, Attn: Mark Mrofchak — Fiscal Officer, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH 44503.

The main library will be closed all day Thursday to prepare for the Literary Society event. All other libraries in the PLYMC system will observe their regular hours.