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Canfield Republican Women’s Club will sponsor its sixth Annual PAC Quarter Auction on June 5 at the Shrine Club Pavilion, 1735 W. South Range Road, North Lima. Dress for the weather. Doors open at 5 p.m., the auction begins at 6. Food will be available for purchase. Bring your own beverages. Admission is $10. The all-in paddle is back. For $50, participants are entered for every item available. Participants can purchase paddles at the event. Bring quarters or buy them there. For tickets, call Sharon Henry at 703-731-4135, email sharonhenry34@gmail.com or mail a check payable to CRWC PAC to 4826 Kirk Road, Columbiana, OH 44408. Tickets will be mailed.

Struthers Rotary 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. For information, call Denise Loboy at 330-757-3371 or Darla Donahue at 330-550-5383.


Boardman-Glenwood Middle School, 7635 Glenwood Ave., will be the site of the iCAN Shine Bike Camp that will take place June 10-14. The camp uses adaptive bicycles, specialized instructional programs and trained staff to enable individuals with a disability to learn to ride a conventional bike. Riders attend one 75-minute session each day for five consecutive days. Cost for members of the Down Syndrome Association of the Mahoning Valley is $50 and $75 for nonmembers. Space is limited, register today at office@dsav.org or call 330-726-3728.

Salem Public Library will offer a 12-week series of tai ji classes that will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. June 5 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.


Warriors Inc. Daddy Daughter (or father-figure) Dance will take place from 4:30 to 8 p.m. June 15 at the Byzantine Center, 3801 Shady Run Road, Youngstown. Cost is $30; $15 for each additional daughter. Registration deadline is June 4. For information, contact Tammy Hale at 330-783-5440.


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.

Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau will host the 2019 Columbiana Wine Festival from 4 to 9 p.m. July 19 and from 2 to 9 p.m. July 20 in the Town Center at Firestone Farms, 101 Town Center Ave. The $1 each water and pop sales will benefit Community Hospice. The event will feature live entertainment, food, artisan/vendors and wine selections from Barrel Run Crossing Winery & Vineyard, Luva Bella Winery, Mastropietro Winery, The Vineyards at Pine Lake and more. Advance admission tickets are $25 per person or $30 at the gate and include 10 tasting tickets, a souvenir wine glass and festival program. Participants must be 21 or older. Tickets can be purchased at the Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau, Columbiana Chamber Office and online at bit.ly/2019WineFest. For information about the festival or CATB, call 330-482-2282 or visit www.TourColumbianaOhio.com.

Friends of the Mahoning River will host its eighth annual RiverFest from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the B&O Station, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. Free admission and parking. There will be free canoeing, kayak rides, and environmental and historical presentations relating to the river. Attendees can take their own refillable bottles. Children’s activities will include crafts, bounce-around, a tall slide, Boy Scout camping and a Pirate Walk. There also will be an opportunity to win a $25 gift certificate. For information, call Patricia Dunbar at 330-719-2337.


Boardman Booster Club will host its 36th annual golf scramble June 17 at Tippecanoe Country Club, 5870 Tippecanoe Road, Canfield. Registration and lunch will take place at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. and dinner at 6:30. Cost is $500 for a team of four ($125 per golfer) or $25 per person for dinner only. For information, visit www.boardmanboosters.org or call Barb Carlon at 330-718-3890. Make checks payable to Boardman Booster Club and mail to Carlon at 7388 Eagle Trace, Boardman, OH 44512.

Brookdale Austintown Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, 1420 S. Canfield-Niles Road, will host “Painting for a Cure” at 2 p.m. Saturday. All are welcome to create a canvas painting to take home. Refreshments will be provided. A minimum donation of $25 is required. To make a reservation, call 330-270-1448.

Literacy Society of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will host its annual Ladies in Little Black Dresses for Literacy fundraising event June 5 at The Lake Club, 1140 Paulin Road, Poland. Tickets are $45 per person and include appetizers, summer fare and one glass of wine. There will be a cash bar. Proceeds benefit the Library Foundation funds: The Carol A. Bacon Literary Society Fund and the Martha Muransky Children’s Literacy Fund. The event is sponsored by The Muransky Co., in memory of Martha Muransky. Women are asked to wear a little black dress, and men are asked to wear a black suit. Attendees are requested to take a copy of a book by their favorite author to swap with others and to donate once-read or brand-new children’s books. Doors open at 6 p.m. For information and preregistration, call the library development director, Deborah Liptak, at 330-740-6086.

Roll 2 Recovery will take place at 8:30 a.m. June 24. Kyle Kolat of Champion, an 11-year-old who is a national champion speed skater, will skate from northern Bristol Township, follow 17.6 miles of Mahoning Avenue and end at Kent State University Trumbull. He will skate to raise funds for Adult and Teen Challenge, a Christian-based drug- and alcohol-addiction rehabilitation treatment center for teens and adults. The center provides short- and long-term care programs. For information, call Bernard Kolat at 330-883-6326 or email kolbrn6@aol.com. To donate, visit Kyle’s go fund me page at gf.me/u/sps6if.

Sunshine Benefit Outing will sponsor its 14th annual event July 20 at Lakeside Golf Course, 2404 SE River Road, Lake Milton. Proceeds from this event will be donated to Kimberly L. Armstrong of Boardman, a mother of two who is battling stage 4 breast cancer. Armstrong is employed in the lab department at St. Elizabeth Health Center. The outing is a three-person scramble that includes a continental breakfast with lunch at the turn. A steak fry will follow at Magilla’s Sports Bar, 225 Four Mile Run Road, Austintown. The dinner includes the awarding of prizes for hole events, a 50-50 raffle and raffle prizes. Cost is $225 per team, which includes food and cocktails. The dinner for those who don’t golf is $30 per person or $50 per couple. The cost of sponsoring a hole is $100 and $50 for a program ad. The committee also is accepting gifts for a basket auction, monetary donations and gifts. Those wanting to participate in any way can do so at Magilla’s or by contacting Jim Krokoski at 330-507-3734, Mark Kellerman at 330-397-7652 or Johnny Mashiska at 330-519-6753.

West Side Cats will host its eighth annual Poker Run on July 21 at Master’s Bar & Grill, 1675 Trumbull Ave., Girard. There also will be a basket auction and 50/50 raffle. A buffet will available at a cost of $10 for non-bikers. The buffet and auction will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Registration for motorcycles begins at 11 a.m., with first bikes out at noon. Cost is $15 per bike, $5 per passenger and includes buffet. A $100 Visa gift card will be awarded to the best hand. Proceeds will assist with veterinary expenses. For information, visit on Facebook; at www.westsidecats.org; or call 330-792-4228.


Niles Historical Society will host its monthly open house of the Ward-Thomas Museum, 503 Brown St., from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The greenhouse and barn also will be open. The monthly membership meeting will take place Saturday in the Westenfield room. All members are welcome. Plans for participation in the Harry Stevens Hot Dog Day set for June 30 will be discussed.


Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 1110 N. Salem-Warren Road, North Jackson, will participate in the community yard sale planned for Aug. 2 and 3. Vendors are needed, and spaces are available for $20 (approximately 10- by 12-feet). Bring your own table. For information, call Joyce at 330-538-2139 or Steve at 330-696-8911. Leave a message if there is no answer.

Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, has nearly new clothes for the entire family. June specials for the family will include buy one and get one free jeans, slacks, shorts, tops or shirts. There is a large infant through teen department. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Tuesday.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4490 Norquest Blvd., Austintown, will host its annual rummage sale June 6 through 9, during the parish festival. The sale will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. each night.

Poland Lions Club will host its annual Treasures of the Trunk sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8 at Poland High School, 3199 Dobbins Road, in the stadium parking lot. Vendors are needed for the 100 available spaces. Crafters, home goods, furniture, toys, specialty items and garage sale items are welcome. Cost is $20. For information and vendor applications, call Judy at 330-360-3641 or Lori at 330-506-9611.

St. Jude and Our Lady of Lourdes Churches will host their fourth annual festival, 180 Seventh St., Columbiana, from 5 to 10 p.m. June 20 through 22 and from 3 to 10 p.m. June 23. There will be homemade food, rides, raffles, children’s games, crafts, beer, wine and music. Veterans Night will be June 20. Admission is free. For information, visit www.ololstj.org.

Threshold Residential Services Inc. will host its garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the bus garage in the back of the Huntington Bank building, 162 N. Walnut St., East Palestine. No admission charge. All items will be sold as is. Cash only. Proceeds benefit Threshold’s community programs for developmentally-disabled adults.

West Farmington Pythian Sisters will host a rummage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 and from 9 a.m. to noon June 8 at the K of P Hall, 182 College St. Lunch will be served June 7 only, and June 8 will be $2 bag day.


Nighthawks RC Club will host its RC model show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 14 and 15 and a helicopter show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 22 and 23 at 9551 Gibson Road, North Jackson. Both events are free and will include RC warbirds, helicopters, jets and 3D helicopters. There also will be food and beverages available. For information, email nighthawksrc@gmail.com.


Autism Society of Mahoning Valley will host its Autism Warrior Event on June 8 at the Canfield Fairgrounds. The event will feature a Ninja Warrior course, a people-powered tractor pull, a 5K and one-mile walk. There also will be children’s entertainment and a special needs resource fair. Sponsorships are available at AutismMV.org. For information, call Robin Suzellis, event chairwoman, at 330-333-9609.

Celebrate Poland will take place June 28 and 29 at Poland Village Hall on South Main Street. The event will include the Poland Idol singing competition, an arts and crafts show, Guns & Hoses softball game (police officers vs. firefighters), Chalk the Walks, bounce houses, family games and activities, book sale, DJ and more. For information, visit Facebook.

Lake Milton Women’s League will sponsor Arts & Crafts at the Beach from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 10 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.

LIVE New Wilmington will sponsor The Tour de Donut, a bike ride that will take place June 8. Riders will depart from Memorial Field House at Westminster College. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and cost is $20 per rider, which includes a limited edition T-shirt. Various routes will include 10 miles, two 30-mile choices and a hill challenge. Visit nwtourdedonut.com/routes/ to see route options. Drinks, snacks and doughnuts will be supplied for all riders at designated stops along the routes. Those who eat a full dozen doughnuts throughout their ride will win a hand-crafted doughnut medallion. Those 12 and under will only need to eat a half dozen. This year’s Tour de Donut sponsors include Apple Castle, Bicycles and More, Lawrence County Tourism Promotion Agency, LIVE New Wilmington, Simply Branded, Carried Away Outfitters, and Westminster College. For information or to register for the event, visit www.nwtourdedonut.com.

Mahoning Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will sponsor a recruiting and living-history event from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Loghurst Museum on state Route 224 in Canfield.

Mahoning Valley Astronomical Society will host its seventh annual Bill Pearce Memorial Star Party from 9 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Pogany Pavilion in Austintown Township Park, 6000 Kirk Road, weather permitting. The event is free and open to the public. There will be viewing of the planets and deep space objects through telescopes and binoculars, and a question-and-answer session about various types of telescopes. All minors must be supervised, and attendees are asked to take bug spray and bottled water. As you enter the park, turn left onto the first road for Pogany Pavilion. For information, email Rich Mattiussi at mattiusi52001@yahoo.com.

Ozer Ministries will host its fourth annual Artisans Against Domestic Violence Art Exhibit from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 28 at Whispering Pines Castle, operated by Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary. Art submissions are being accepted through Saturday and can be sent to artisansagainstdv@yahoo.com or mailed to Georgia Carl, 1063 Parkside Drive, Alliance, OH 44601. For information, call Ozer Ministries at 330-426-2147 or email artisansagainstdv@yahoo.com.

Pink Ribbon Golf Classic will take place July 15 at Avalon Lakes Golf and Country Club. Cost is $110 per golfer. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. The event will be an 18-hole scramble with lunch and a basket auction and raffle. Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9. For information, call Donna Mowrey at 330-207-9630 or Nancy Felton at 330-533-2712.

Simply Slavic festival, which will take place from noon to midnight June 15 on Federal Plaza East, is seeking authentically Slavic retail, craft, fine art and food vendors for its marketplace and food tents. Simply Slavic has vending space for 15 food vendors and 10 marketplace vendors, who will provide a variety of merchandise and foods for patrons. Applications from new vendors are being accepted, and questions are welcome at any time. For information, contact Dave Slanina at 330-509-0754 or dave@simplyslavic.org.

Youngstown Lions Club will host its 58th annual Turtle Derby at 6:30 p.m. June 17 during the Cruising on the River Car Show that will take place on East Water Street in Lowellville. There will be food, games for kids, a basket raffle and the turtle derby. For information, visit ytownmetz@gmail.com.


Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home will sponsor a bus trip to Pittsburgh from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 27. Cost is $95 per person and includes light breakfast before departure, bus trip, $10 free play at Rivers Casino, lunch at the Grandview Buffet, a self-guided tour of the Heinz Museum and a dinner cruise on the Gateway Clipper. The funeral home also will sponsor a Family Day in Kennywood Park from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 9. Cost is $65 per person and includes light breakfast before departure, bus trip, entrance to the park, a private pavilion all-day at the park and a nacho bar for lunch and dinner. Anyone younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. To make reservations, call 330-938-2526 or email to sbarnhouse@outlook.com.

Niles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild will sponsor a one-day bus trip to Ohio Amish Country on July 25. The group will shop, have lunch in Sugar Creek and also see the play “Stolen” at the Ohio Star Theater. The bus will pick up attendees at 7 a.m. at the former Super Kmart, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles, and at 7:30 from the Austintown Plaza, 6000 Mahoning Ave. Cost is $89 for members and $100 for nonmembers. Reservations are due by Saturday. For information or reservations, call Barb at 330-550-1215.

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 Aug. 12. 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 phs@polandtownship.com.

St. Paul Church, 935 E. State St., Salem, will host a day trip to Erie, Pa., on July 17. The group will meet at 9 a.m. at the church parking lot. A luncheon will take place at the Station Dinner Theater followed by a 1950s/1960s bandstand musical comedy, “Dick Clarkson’s Jukebox Hop.” There also will be shopping at the Millcreek Mall Complex. The bus will depart for home at 6 p.m. Cost is $74 and must be paid in full by Monday, registration deadline. For information, call Janel at 330-647-7946.

Trumbull County Travel Club will sponsor a trip to Rapid City, S.D., in September. June day trips also are on the agenda, and seats are available. For information, call Peggy at 330-856-5398.

VFW Post 93, 2912 South Ave., Youngstown, will host a bus trip to Cleveland on June 8 for the Cleveland Indians vs. the New York Yankees. Anyone interested can call 330-755-2956 to register. Cost is $80 which includes bus fare and ticket to the game. The group will meet at the VFW at 1 p.m.

A calendar of activities to which the public is invited is published each Tuesday. Please submit information to the Society Department by noon Friday.