Grandparent Day at museum
SALEM-In honor of Grandparent Days, the Salem Historical Society Museum at 208 S. Broadway Ave. is offering free admission to grandparents on Sept. 12 when accompanied by a grandchild. The air-conditioned museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. All visitors receive a free copy of a book prepared by Salem Historian Pearl Walker. The gift shop will also be open for Salem souvenirs. The current feature at the museum is "And The Beat Goes On." For information call 330-337-8514.
Mill Creek MetroParks meeting
CANFIELD-The next regular meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks begins at 6 p.m. Monday at the MetroParks Farm on Route 46.
EAST PALESTINE-Youth programs are available at the East Palestine Memorial Public Library. Toddlertime for children ages 2 to 3, and their parent or caregiver, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays. Programs are scheduled Sept. 13 through Nov. 22.
Book Buddies are slated at 4:15 p.m. on Mondays, Sept. 13 through Nov. 22. Children in kindergarten to fourth grade will be paired with older buddies in fifth grade and older to read together. Fun activities and crafts will also be offered. Students in fifth grade and older who would like to help with this program are asked to register at the library.
Preschool Storytime for children ages 3 to 5 will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 14 through Nov. 23.
Babytime for children 6 months to 2 years, and their parent or caregiver, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 22, Oct. 6 and 20, and Nov. 3.
Pajama Storytime will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Children who attend the program are welcome to wear their pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animal. The theme of the program is "Grandparents." Registration is necessary for all programs. For information call 330-426-3778.
Salem Senior Citizens' board
SALEM-The Salem Senior Citizens' board meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Building.
Disabled American Veterans
SALEM-Disabled American Veterans Salem Chapter 122 plan to meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892.
Candidates Night in Boardman
BOARDMAN-The Mahoning County Young Republicans will host a Candidates Night at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Republican Headquarters on Route 224. Candidates scheduled to attend include: Bill Johnson, candidate for Sixth Congressional District; Mike Pestian, candidate for Ohio 59th State District; Matt Lewis, candidate for Ohio 33rd Senate District; Tracey Winbush, candidate for county auditor; Michael Foit, candidate for 61st Ohio State District. Refreshments will be provided.
Pork roast dinner planned
SALEM-A pork roast dinner will be served when the Salem Cancer Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at the DeJane home, 1841 Cleveland St. Those attending are to bring a coverdish. For information call 330-337-3076 or 330-337-8489.
Amateur radio testing
LISBON-The Lisbon Area Amateur Radio Association will hold amateur testing at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency, 215 S. Market St. Registration begins at 1 p.m. The association plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the EMA. Guests are welcome.
Calvin family reunion
GREEN TOWNSHIP-The 124th annual Calvin family reunion begins at 1 p.m. today at Locust Grove Baptist Church, 12015 Washingtonville Road. Those attending at asked to bring a coverdish, beverage and table service. For information call 330-547-6971.
Salem 1941 to meet for lunch
SALEM-The Salem High School Class of 1941 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20 at Annabell's.
Salem carriage House tour
SALEM-The public is invited to attend the Salem Preservation Society's first ever tour of the carriage houses of Salem. The tour is based on the book, "A Backyard History: The Carriage House Book," researched and written by a committee of Preservation Society members. Eight of Salem's historic carriage houses will be featured on the tour, which will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 and noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 25. These structures date from the 1800s and represent a bygone era. They run the gamut from the very utilitarian to the epitome of 19th century luxury. One of the carriage houses once included a wine cellar and others had second floor apartments that served as residences for the staff needed to keep the homes in order. The continued use of these buildings for more than a century indicates the quality of the initial construction and the ingenuity of subsequent owners who have adapted them to modern uses. Five of the eight carriage houses will be open so that guests can see some of the inside workings of a carriage house. Each carriage house will be hosted by a member of the Preservation Society who will give a brief narrative of that carriage house and answer any questions tour guests may have. There will also be two refreshment stops as part of the tour.
Tickets are $10 each and are on sale at the following locations in Salem: DH Gallery, Flower Loft, Ginger Jar, Kolby's and the Historical Society Museum, as well as at Vivian's Antiques on Main in Columbiana. Tickets will also be available at every stop on the tour on tour days.
As a special bonus offered to those who wish to learn more about Salem's carriage houses, the Backyard History book may be purchased along with the tour ticket for the total price of $30, a savings of $2. Proceeds will benefit the preservation of the north face of the historic Reilly Stadium wall. For information on the tour or for group tour rates contact 330-337-6829 or 330-337-6926, or visit www salempreservationsociety.org.
Ballroom dancing celebrated
WARREN-National Ballroom Week is being celebrated 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sept. 18 in the main concourse of the Eastwood Mall. Youngstown-Warren Chapter of USA Dance is sponsoring this event with about 75 exhibitions. The public is invited to a dance on Sept. 19 at the Orthodox Center, 1025 Bella Vista, Youngstown. The evening is free and starts at 5 p.m. with beginner basics followed by a East Coast Swing lesson at 5:30 and open dancing from 6:15 to 9 p.m. No partners are needed.