Undergraduate Research Conf. is today
SALEM - Kent State University's eighth annual Undergraduate Research Conference begins at 3:45 p.m. today in the library, 2491 state Route 45 South.
The conference will feature oral presentations and poster sessions by students about research they completed at the Salem campus during 2012.
Oral presentations and poster sessions will cover a variety of topics in biology, early childhood education, English, human development and family studies, nursing, and radiologic and imaging sciences. Students who participate in the conference are eligible to win prizes established to encourage excellence in student research. Posters will be on display in the student lounge at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.
The conference is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.col.kent.edu/academics/ugr/conference/index.cfm.
Whispering Pines Village hosting musicians
COLUMBIANA - Whispering Pines Village will host a Christian Jam Night, featuring local musicians, starting at 7 p.m. Friday.
Winona Friends serving Swiss steak dinner
WINONA - The Winona Friends Church on Whinnery Road will serve a Swiss steak dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the Family Life Center.
The meal includes Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, rolls, beverage and dessert. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Carryouts are available. For more information call 330-222-1551.
Methodist Church presenting choir festival
SALEM - The 51st annual choir festival begins at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Methodist Church on Broadway Avenue.
Breakfast planned at Salem AMVETS
SALEM - Sons of AMVETS Post 45 will serve breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the post home, 750 S. Broadway Ave.
Public invited to country music jam
ROGERS - The public is invited to a country music jam, the last one this season, to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the dining room at the Rogers Community Auction.
Programs scheduled at Oh Wow!
YOUNGSTOWN - The following programs will be held at Oh Wow! (ohwowkids.org). "Blast Off! Make Your Own Rocket" for grade level K-8 will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 4 for grades five to eight and on Dec. 6 for grades kindergarten to fourth. Cost is $2 for members and $10 for non-members (includes museum admission.) Pre-registration requested by calling 330-744-5914.
A free, paper helicopter program for grade level pre-kindergarten to eighth grade will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 18 and 20.
Branch 654 hosting Christmas party
SALEM - The Loyal Christian Benefit Association Branch 654 will host its Christmas party at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 in the St. Paul School gym. Members and guests are reminded to bring gift card for Lifeline, and an unwrapped ornament for the ornament exchange.
Radio Association's monthly meeting set
SALEM - The Salem Area Amateur Radio Association's monthly meeting begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at the home of Ginger Grilli, 1530 E. State St. For more information call 330-337-7225 or 330-853-7050.
Leetonia 1958-61 classes will meet
LEETONIA - The Leetonia High School classes 1958-61 will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Dec. 13 at Angenetta's in Canfield.
Help-Portrait is Dec. 8 at Big Reach
GREENFORD - The Big Reach Center of Hope along with local photographers will host the second annual Help-Portrait event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at the center, offer free family portraits to families in need this holiday season.
Help-Portrait is a worldwide movement that allows photographers to use their skills and talents to give back to their community. This year, the Help-Portrait event will take place on Dec. 8 worldwide. To date 201,637 free portraits have been given to families in 60 countries who would otherwise not be able to receive a family portrait. This worldwide movement enlists over 16,000 photographers and over 23,000 volunteers.
The Big Reach Center of Hope is preparing for over 200 families that have pre-registered for this event. Four local photographers will be on site. Each of the four photographers will set up a portable studio, which will be garnished by Something New Florist of Canfield. Printing supplies have been donated by Team Office Technologies of Austintown and hair and make-up services will be provided by the Ohio Academy Paul Mitchell School from Twinsburg. Refreshments will also be served.
Each family will receive a printed portrait before they leave the event as well as copyrights of the photo CD if they desire to have more printed. For more information about the Center of Hope visit www.bigreachministries.org or Help Portrait at www.help-portrait.com.
SHS Class of 2016 holding fundraiser
SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 2016 is holding a fundraiser.
Classmates are selling wood items made by Baird Brothers featuring "Quaker Sam." Items include a bread board for $25, a cutting board for $35, a pizza board for $40 and a clock for $55. A wood conditioner is recommended and may be purchased for $10. Checks may be made payable to Salem High School, 1200 E. Sixth St., Salem. For information about shipping items to out-of-town locations call 330-692-1049.
First Christian Church collecting items
SALEM - The First Christian Church of Salem will be collecting non-perishable food items during the downtown Christmas parade at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Residents are asked to bring their donations to the parade. Church members walking the parade route will pick up the bagged items and place them onto the First Christian Church's float. The food items will be given to the Salem Community Pantry to be distributed to Salem area residents.