First Brethren Church
hosting community dinner
NORTH GEORGETOWN - The First Brethren Church at 27333 Main St. will host its free monthly community dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today.
Spaghetti with meat sauce and dessert will be served. The dinner is provided free of charge to all who attend. Donations are accepted but not necessary.
Rogers Rod and Gun Club
fishing tournament is Saturday
ROGERS -The Rogers Rod and Gun Club's fishing tournament is scheduled from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Guilford Lake. The entry fee is $10.
Area children invited to Kids
Day at CC Fish and Game
ROGERS -All children ages 6 to 17 are invited to the ninth annual Kids Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Columbiana County Fish and Game, 45716 Middle Beaver Road.
All events are free of charge and include archery, a .22 rifle and pistol trapshooting and a casting competition.
All children must be accompanied by an adult. Lunch is provided for the children.
Saxon Retirees will meet
for lunch and bingo
SALEM - The Saxon Retirees will meet on Aug. 1.
Snacks will be served at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon, followed by bingo.
'Night Out With The Scouts'
is next Big Back Yard Program
SALEM - The First Presbyterian Church's Big Back Yard Program at 436 E. Second St. presents a "Night Out With the Scouts" from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 1, rain or shine.
This event is hosted by Boy Scout Troop 3 and offers free food and refreshments. "Blast" cars will be the featured entertainment. Everyone is welcome.
Salem Preservation Society
will meet at chamber offices
SALEM -The Salem Preservation Society plans to meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce building, 713 E. State St.
Salem Mayor John Berlin will be the guest speaker.
Kelly?Miller Circus will perform
Aug. 2 at Brock Park in Minerva
MINERVA - The Kelly Miller Circus is heading to Minerva with performances at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at Brock Park. Owned and produced by John Ringling North II, the two-hour spectacle headlines world-class circus stars from across the globe including America's own Titan of Tigers, Ryan Holder in the giant steel arena; direct from her appearance in the hit motion picture "Water for Elephants," aerial star, Rebecca Ostrof; and from Argentina, Fusco Gauchos.
Beginning at 9 a.m. on circus day, the public is invited to join the circus family as the Big Top rises to the skies, aided by men, machinery and pachyderms.
The local appearance of the circus is sponsored by the Village of Minerva. Advance tickets are available at Minerva Village Hall, Minerva Police Department, and The Exchanging Table at the junction of U.S. Route 30 and 183.
Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children. Tickets on show day at the Circus Box Office are $15 for adults and $7 for children.
County Health Department
offering skin cancer screening
LISBON - The Columbiana County Health Department will hold a skin cancer screening on Aug. 7 at the health department, 7360 Route 45.
Any county resident with a suspicious lesion such as a sore that will not heal, a mole or wart that has changed, a change in color pigmentation of the skin, or any skin abnormality, may be seen at this clinic, free of charge.
Appointments are available by calling 330-424-0272.
Salem UCT #590 will meet
for dinner at Perkins Restaurant
SALEM - Salem United Commercial Travelers, Council #590 will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at Perkins Restaurant. The business session follows.
SHS Athletic Hall of Fame
induction scheduled Sept. 6
SALEM - The Salem High School Athletic Hall of Fame's induction dinner and ceremony will be held on Sept. 6 at the Salem Community Center.
Those selected for the Class of 2012 are Ed Beck '32, Ned Chappell '60, Richard Huffman '86, David Hunter '60, and J. Robert Sebo '54.
Reservations may be made at the Salem Community Center or via phone at 330-332-5885. SCC accepts cash, Visa, Discover, MasterCard and checks (payable to the Salem Community Center).
Cost is $25 per person and includes dinner and beverage provided by the Catered Affair. Seating is limited, and tickets are available on a first come-first serve basis.
Reservations will be accepted through Aug. 27, or until sold out. Event tickets are transferable, but non-refundable.
Vendors encourage to register
for upcoming Festival in Salem
SALEM - Interested table vendors from churches, organizations and small independent businesses are encouraged to register for the upcoming International Festival (I'Fest) to be held on Aug. 10 and 11.
Applications are available online at the Salem chamber's website at www.salemohiochamber.org or by calling the office at 330-337-3473.
YOUNGSTOWN - Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries' Amblyopia Vision Screening Program is in need of volunteers to help reach as many preschool children as possible during the upcoming school year. With a large number of schools to be screened, there is a huge need for volunteers. Trained vision screeners go into preschools in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties and screen children for amblyopia. Training and all necessary materials are provided for the screenings. Volunteers can screen with their own group if they have one or they can be paired up with a partner. The screenings are scheduled during morning or afternoons, Monday through Friday taking into consideration the volunteer's availability. Sessions generally take about two hours. All scheduling and follow up is handled by the program coordinator.
Amblyopia, commonly known as "lazy eye" is reduced vision in an eye resulting when the pathways of vision in the brain do not grow strong enough. Upon detecting a possible vision problem, the child's family is contacted and urged to take the child for a complete professional exam. Financial assistance is available for treatment for qualified families. Of the 3,324 children screened during the last school year, 525 were referred for follow up treatment.
Volunteer training is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 6 (with a light lunch included) at the Goodwill facility on Belmont Avenue in Youngstown. Danielle Michaels from the Ohio Department of Health in Columbus will conduct the training session. Only one training session is scheduled and training is mandatory for all who screen. For additional information or to attend the volunteer training session, contact Nancy Chambers, amblyopia program coordinator, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday or Thursday, at 330-759-7921 Ext. 1222.