Struthers Rotary Club will host its annual duck race and basket auction Aug. 17 at Yellow Creek Park. Ducks will race at noon, and baskets will be drawn after the race. There will be music, food and a $1,000 prize for winning ducks. Duck tickets at $5 each are available from any Rotarian. For information, call Denise Loboy at 330-757-3371 or Darla Donahue at 330-550-5383.
Salem Public Library is offering tai ji classes from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 21 in Centennial Park, pavilion 2. Instructor will be Master Doug Nybell, owner of Crystal Dragon Family Martial Arts in Columbiana. Tai ji is a Chinese martial art that promotes good health. It is low impact with flowing movements that can be beneficial to individuals with some physical limitations. Classes are free and for adults of all ages. Registration is required and can be done online at www.salem.lib.oh.us or by calling the library at 330-332-0042. Clothing should be loose fitting and comfortable, and shoes should provide support.
Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 401 Twelfth St., Campbell, will host its Greek Food and Wine Festival from noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 28 through Sept. 2. Admission is free, and there will be Greek foods and pastries, Greek music and folk dancers, indoor and outdoor dining, games, CDs, guided tours of the church and more. For information, visit archangelmichael.oh.goarch.org.
Holy Spirit Parish Festival, St. Vitus Catholic Church, 910 S. Mercer St., New Castle, Pa., 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Highlights will include fireworks by Starfire Corp., rides and concessions by Thomas Family Amusements, games, Italian-American entertainment, grand raffle with $24,000 total prize money, basket raffle and a baby doll dance. Admission is free.
Liberty Alumni Association will host its second annual Fall Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at the L.Y.R.I.C. Vendors who wish to sell their crafts or professional goods are needed. Cost is $20 for a 10x10 space. The event will include “Touch a Truck” with Liberty police and fire and the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, along with children’s games and prizes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a reservation form.
Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County will host Steel Valley Woofstock 2 from 5 to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Tiffany Manor, 601 Bedford Road SE, Brookfield. Proceeds will benefit the league. Entertainment will include 2nd Avenue Project, The Labra Brothers and Generation Rock. There will be a cash bar, 50-50 drawing, basket auction and more. Tickets are available at the league, 812 Youngstown-Kingsville Road SE, Vienna, and select locations. For information, call 330-545-2255 or email email@example.com.
COMPASS Family & Community Services will host its Chocolate, Wine, Dine & Groove event from 7 to 11 p.m. Sept. 20 at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. There will be local chocolate vendors, dinner, music and a limited number of Peace Chairs available in the silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Sojourner House Domestic Violence Program. The Youngstown HouseBand will provide entertainment. Cost is $75 per person or $600 for a table of eight, and tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite. For event sponsorship information, basket raffle donations or event questions, email Dwilliams@COMPASSfamily.org.
Know Your Neighbor Block Watch will host the Rayen Tailgate Fundraiser from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Rayen Stadium parking lot, Benita and Cordova avenues, Youngstown. The event is to raise funds for the removal of dangerous dead and dying trees, maintenance of two large lots and continuation of youth programs. Guests will be Mayor Jamael Tito Brown and 3rd-ward councilman Nate Pinkard. There will be food, music and games. A contest to decorate cars in orange and black also will take place. Contest entry fee is $10 and there will be a prize for the winner. The event is alcohol-free and family-friendly.
NOMS Ankle & Foot Care Centers will host its 21st annual Diabetes Golf Benefit on Aug. 23 at Pine Lakes Golf Club, 6233 W. Liberty St., Hubbard. Proceeds will benefit the Diabetes Partnership of the Mahoning Valley, which provides education, resources and support for people and families living with diabetes in the community. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 10:30. Cost is $100 per golfer and includes 18 holes of golf, lunch (served on the course), dinner (served at the pavilion), beverages on the course and skills contests. Players can sign up as foursomes, individuals or pairs. Hole sponsors, corporate sponsors, golfers and donations are still needed.
Society of Our Lady of Mount Carmel of St. Rose Church, will host a purse/basket bingo Sept. 21. Proceeds will benefit the church’s parking lot and green space. For information, call Fran at 330-545-2023.
Salem Regional Medical Center Foundation and Coaches Burger Bar will host a “Dine-in to Make a Difference” community fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 26 at Coaches Burger Bar, 635 E. State St., Salem. Dine-in only customers must present a flyer during checkout. Flyers are available from the Look Nook Gift Shop on the hospital’s ground floor or by visiting www.salemregional.com/giving/srmc-foundation and go to the Coaches Burger Bar Community Fundraiser event listing. Proceeds will benefit the foundation, which raises funds to support patient services and programs at SRMC. For information, call Amy Reed, director of development, at 330-337-2863.
Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, has nearly new clothes for the entire family. August specials include all inventory for $1, excluding jewelry. There is a large infant through teen department. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Tuesday.
Lepper Library, 303 E. Lincoln Way, Lisbon, will host its Lepper Library Lincoln Highway Buy-Way Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday. There will be adult, teen and children’s books, audios, CDs and DVDs. Prices will be hardbacks, 50 cents; paperbacks, 25 cents; audios, CDs and DVDs, $1. All children’s books, 25 cents, and magazines are free with any purchase. The sale will be in the garage off Vine Street.
Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 N. Broad St., Canfield, will host its treasure in a trunk sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20 and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21. Reservation is $10 per day, per site. For reservations, call Ruth Allen at 330-550-3022.
American Association of University Women’s planning committee is seeking vendors for its annual craft and vendor show that will take place Oct. 19 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Warren. There are 8-foot tables available. For information, call Diana Bauman at 330-856-6034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nighthawks RC Club will host an RC model helicopter show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 16 and 17 at the old Meander drag strip, 9551 Gibson Road, North Jackson. For information, email email@example.com.
Our Lady of the Lakes Women’s Guild will host a craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at Our Lady of the Lakes Family Center, 1254 Grandview Road, Lake Milton. Admission and parking are free and accessible. There will be a lunch counter, bake sale and basket and 50-50 raffles. For information, call Carol at 330-538-2400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youngstown-Warren African American Male Wellness 5K Walk & Run will be held at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Covelli Centre. Free to everyone, the health and wellness event has specialty pavilions for veterans, youths and the elderly set in a festival-like setting. After the community walk, the event caps off with live entertainment. NFL head referee and Youngstown native Ron Torbert is the honorary chairman, and the Rev. Lewis W. Macklin II is the local coordinator. Call 330-788-1696 or email email@example.com for information.
Camp Stambaugh 100th anniversary committee is inviting the public to celebrate the 100th birthday of Scouting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 at 3712 Leffingwell Road, Canfield. Attendees are to park at Gate 12 (off Lefingwell Road) at the Canfield Fairgrounds and will be shuttled to Camp Stambaugh. A $20 donation is required for anyone 7 years and older (6 and younger are also welcome). Register at www.scoutingevent.com/433-stambaugh100. There will be more than 40 stations of displays and activities throughout the day. Food vendors also will be available. For information about scouting, call the Great Trail Council Scout office at 330-773-0415 or visit www.gtcbsa.org. For information about Scouting programs in the Mahoning County area, call Stephen DiPaolo, Whispering Pines district executive, at 234-900-5896 or email Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org. For those in the Trumbull County area, call Jason Pavone, Arrowhead district executiv,e at 234-900-5897 or email email@example.com.
Christ the Good Shepherd, St. Lucy Church, 397 Tenney Ave., will host a traditional assumption celebration with a 5:30 p.m. Mass on Aug. 15. There will then be a procession culminating with a reception at the Palermo Center (next to the church), 394 Tenney Ave., Campbell. The event is free but reservations must be made by Monday by calling Carmel Gerlick, 330-755-6801; Liana Berardino, 330-755-5438; or Lucy Cioffi, 330-755-3617.
Girard Aerie Eagles 2172 will host its annual picnic at 1 p.m. Saturday at Chestnut Ridge Park & Campgrounds, 6486 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard. All participants are asked to take a covered dish. The club will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and soft drinks.
Lake Milton Women’s League will sponsor Arts & Crafts at the Beach from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Lake Milton State Park, 2323 Grandview Ave. There will be vendors selling homemade crafts, foods, art and direct-sale products. For information, visit Lake Milton Arts & Crafts at the Beach Facebook page. For questions, call Lynn at 330-717-1226.
Lamppost Farm, 14900 Market St., Columbiana, will host Pizza Picnics from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 24. Cheese, meat, garden vegetable or specialty options available. Bring your own beverage and blanket. Pre-order at www.squareup.com/store/lamppost-farm. For information, call the farm at 330-531-4240, stop by the store from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday, or visit www.lamppostfarm.com.
Liberty Hall of Fame will host a non-competitive bocce social from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 at Cassese’s MVR, 410 N. Walnut St., Youngstown. Cost is $100 for a four-person team and includes the tournament and a lunch buffet. Registration must be made by Aug. 23, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living Word Church in Campbell will host an appreciation dinner from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 13 at Archangel Michael Community Center, 401 12th St., in honor of Campbell City officials. Dress is semi-formal. Cost is $40, and tickets must be purchased before Aug. 31 at the Campbell City Building, 351 Tenney Ave.; by calling Teresa Serrono at 330-755-1451; or by calling Patricia Young, elder and church administrator, at 330-881-1832.
Mission Night Market will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at Huntington Place Plaza, 1393 Boardman-Canfield Road. Food, drinks and live entertainment will be available. Proceeds benefit Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley. The Market will take place the second Friday of each month, through Oct. 11. The market provides opportunities for local producers to share healthy foods, new businesses to be revealed, musicians to reach other audiences, community groups to share programs and for the community to gather together. All ages are welcome.
Moss Ancestral Home Museum, 1499 Burnett St., Mineral Ridge, will host an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The open house will feature the Rev. Arthur Wright Model Railroad Collection adapted to represent Mineral Ridge and Niles Ohio from 1850-1870. Mineral Ridge Historical Society members will be available for house tours.
NAMI Mahoning Valley will host the 2019 Steps Against Stigma Walk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at Wick Park. For information, call 330-727-99214, 234-232-4189 or email email@example.com.
Ohltown United Methodist Church, 2001 Ohltown Road, Mineral ridge, will host a family fun night from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. The event is free and will take place rain or shine. For information, call the church office at 330-652-6614.
“On the Banks of the Mahoning: How the River Shaped the Valley,” the first joint exhibit between Mahoning Valley and Trumbull County Historical Societies, will be on display at the Tyler History Center, Youngstown, through Sept. 15. The exhibit, staged in the Youngstown Foundation Community History Gallery, explores the river’s importance to the indigenous people who originally inhabited this area and how the early settlers found the waterway’s wealth of resources. Over time, the Mahoning River has transformed and been transformed by industry, transportation, and recreation.The Tyler History Center is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church will host its annual picnic at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the large pavilion at Liberty Park in Girard. Anyone who wishes to attend is asked to take a covered dish or dessert to share. Games for all ages will be played.
Canfield AARP 3104 will host a bus trip to Jamestown, N.Y., from Sept. 17 to 18. Participants will tour the Lucille Ball Museum, the Desilu Playhouse, Valvo’s Candy Factory, National Comedy Center, dinner cruise on Lake Chautauqua and more. There will be a mystery trip in November. There also will be a trip to see The Texas Tenors on Dec. 17 at Westminster College, followed by dinner at the Wooden Angel. For bus trip information, call Barb at 330-757-0780. Nonmembers are welcome at meetings and on bus trips. For membership information, call Connie at 330-332-0121.
Mothers’ Ministry of The Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 646 Lakewood Ave., Youngstown, will sponsor a coach line ride and dinner to Dutch Valley Restaurant on Saturday. Cost is $65 for adults and $35 for children under 10. For information, contact Pecola Hunter at 330-747-7373 or the church office at 330-743-5084.
Poland Historical Society will sponsor a bus trip to Pittsburgh on Sept. 18. The bus will leave at 8:30 a.m. from Poland United Methodist Church, 1940 Boardman-Poland Road, and will leave Pittsburgh at 5 p.m. for the return trip. The itinerary includes the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden, lunch at Schenley Park Cafe, a tour of the Frick Art & Historical Center and the Clayton Mansion. Cost is $115, and registration must be made by Monday. Early registration is recommended. Forms are available through the society or can be emailed. Make check payable to the Poland Historical Society and mail to P.O. Box 5052, Poland, OH 44514. Include your name, address, phone number and email address. For information, call Larry Bartos at 330-757-4223. Send requests for registration forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sutliff Museum will host a one-day bus trip Monday to the National First Ladies’ Historic Site in Canton followed by lunch at Bender’s Tavern. The group will then visit Five Oaks Historic Mansion in Massillon. The group will leave Walmart, 2016 Millennium Blvd., Cortland, at 8 a.m. and return by 4 p.m. Cost is $65 per person and includes lunch, transportation, admissions, snacks, guides and insurance. For information or to register, visit www.sutliffmuseum.org or call 330-395-6575.
Trumbull County Travel Club will sponsor a trip to Rapid City, S.D., in September. For information, call Peggy at 330-856-5398.
A calendar of activities to which the public is invited is published each Tuesday. Please submit information to the Society Department by noon Friday.