Hired Hands concert will
be held at Shaffer Library
SALEM - The Hired Hands concert featuring traditional Scottish and Celtic music with lesser known and popular Christmas carols begins at 7 p.m. Friday in the meeting room of the Dale Shaffer Research Library at the Salem Historical Society, 239 S. Lundy Ave.
The Hired Hands are five sisters from the Miller family in Lisbon. The two oldest sisters play Celtic lever harps and are both National Scottish Harp champions. Allison is the current champion and Sairey was the 2008 champion. Laura adds fiddle to the mix. Micah brings concertina. Maggie plays tin whistles including a low Irish whistle.
This Hired Hands Christmas concert is the third in the Dulci-More Fall Concert Series. Admission at the door is $10 with an additional $5 covering all children in a family. Parking is available in the municipal lot. The building is handicapped accessible. For more information contact Bill Schilling at 234-564-3852, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.dulcimore.org.
Food distribution planned
at Winona Friends Church
WINONA - A food distribution is slated from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Winona Friends Church, 4615 Whinnery Road.
Families and individuals living in the United Local School District are eligible.
Veterans Appreciation Rodeo
planned at Armstrong's Arena
SALEM - A Veterans Appreciation Rodeo begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at Armstrong's Arena, 3249 Route 45.
Admission is free to all veterans and active duty military.
There will be free drawings for past and present service men and women. Events at the heated arena include bull riding, mini bull riding, chute dogging, mutton busting for children and a family- friendly dance following the rodeo.
Hallowell will perform carols
during Banquet in Salem
SALEM - Butch Hallewell will perform Christmas carols during the Banquet in Salem to be served at 5 p.m. only on Tuesday, Dec. 25, at the Memorial Building.
The menu offers ham, turkey, cranberry sauce, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, fresh vegetables and fruit, and ice cream sundaes.
This meal is sponsored by Friends of the Banquet. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.
East Palestine Council meeting
rescheduled for Dec. 27
EAST PALESTINE - The Village of East Palestine Council meeting has been rescheduled due to the holiday.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 27 at the Park Community Center.
Joshua Project collecting
for Sandy Hook victims
SALINEVILLE - The Joshua Project is collecting monetary donations for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. Donations may be dropped off at any Huntington Bank, under The Joshua Project: Connecticut Victims Memorial Fund.
Collections will be taken through Jan. 30, 2013. All funds will be directly deposited into The Sandy Hook Elementary Memorial Fund at the Newtown Savings Bank.
The Joshua Project is a Christian based, non-profit organization in Salineville. Working with many churches in the area, the Joshua Project reaches out to families who are in need, whether through tragedy, or hard times.
Benefit dinners are held for families needing to cover medical or funeral expenses, Christmas assistance, back to school supplies, and tragedies that happen throughout the country.
Last month, the Joshua Project teamed up with the Knights of Columbus and sent a semi-truck loaded with 372 cases of water and supplies to New Jersey, all donated from area residents.
Salem Community Center to celebrate 'Zumba' Christmas
SALEM - The Salem Community Center is Celebrating Christmas "Zumba" style at 6:15 p.m. Thursday.
Cost to participate is a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the food pantry.
There will be a $3 charge only to those who do not bring a donation. For information call 330-332-5885.
EP?Middle School will present
'A Christmas Carol' on Friday
EAST PALESTINE - East Palestine Middle School will present "A Christmas Carol" at 7 p.m. Friday in the high school auditorium. Admission is a donation for Social Concerns.
Toy donation will get you into Salem vs. WB girls BB game
SALEM - The Salem Lady Quakers basketball team is coming together with the West Branch Warriors for a common cause, providing a child in need a toy on Christmas.
During the Salem vs. West Branch game on Saturday, a new unwrapped toy valued at $5 or more will provide free admission into the game. Games begin at noon.
Toys will be distributed to children in need within the communities. For more information call Sarah Hamilton at 330-277-9466.
Breakfast buffet is Saturday
at the Salem Masonic Building
SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Salem Masonic Building, 788 E. State St.
Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under age 10 and free for children under 2. The menu offers pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, homemade sausage gravy, biscuits, homefries, toast and fruit cocktail.
Breakfast is Sunday at the
Washingtonville VFW Post
WASHINGTONVILLE - Breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday and also Dec. 30 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5532. Carryouts are available; call 330-427-2533.
Messiah Choir will perform on Dec. 22 at Main Street Theater
COLUMBIANA - The Messiah Choir will perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 22 at Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St.
The event is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be donated to Crown Theater Productions and its ministry.
The expenses of the holiday concert are underwritten by the Columbiana Community Foundation. Doors open one hour before the show.
Under the direction of Randy Hart, the 30-member choir will perform selections from Handel's "Messiah" and other holiday music.
Solists are Sarah Vodrey, Sally Bricker, Peggy Elliott, Barbara Bailey and Andrew Lawlor. Accompanist is Joe McKim.
Parker Brothers and Lacey
will be at God's Haven of Rest
EAST PALESTINE - The Parker Brothers and Lacey will be in concert 11 a.m. Dec. 23 at God's Haven of Rest, 51966, state Route 14.
The group, comprised of Andy, Daniel, Travis and Lacey Parker, began singing and playing their own music at a very young age over 18 years ago.
Travis Parker will return in concert 6 p.m. Dec. 23 at God's Haven of Rest. All are welcome. For more information call 330-397-1284.
Breakfast buffet planned at
North Lima Mennonite Church
NORTH LIMA - An all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet will be available from 7 to 10 a.m. Dec. 29 at the North Lima Mennonite Church, 90 Mennonite Drive.
Donations will be accepted. Items on the buffet include eggs, pancakes, french toast, sausage, potatoes, homemade rolls, sausage gravy and biscuits, peppers and onions, coffee, orange juice, and other beverages.
For additional information call the church at 330-549-2333.
Senior Choir and Bell Choir will perform at E. Lutheran
SALEM - The Senior Choir and Bell Choir of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 291 S. Broadway Ave., will perform its Christmas Cantata during the worship services at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 22 and at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 23.
Pastor Alan Smearsoll created the narration and arranged this year's cantata, titled Evangelizoma, which is a Greek word meaning, "I bring good news."
The poems were written by Karen Rodgers. Tom Drotleff is the senior choir director and Ila Jeanne Paxson is the organist and bell choir director. The public is invited.
Victory Gospel Jubilee tickets available for Dec. 31 show
NORTH LIMA - Free tickets are available for the New Year's Eve Victory Gospel Jubilee to be held on Dec. 31 at the North Lima Business Complex Auditorium.
National southern gospel artist Jerry Garcia will be the headliner for the evening of music hosted by the Golden Street Singers. Also on the program will be the Stillwater trio. Garcia, who has been in the music ministry since he sang his first song in church as a young boy, performs hundreds of concerts each year, sings on gospel cruises and has appeared at the National Quartet Convention. Garcia and his wife, Sarah, share a special ministry of love to children with severe, even terminal illness.
Stillwater members Ed and Ed Woodard have been singing in groups for more than 30 years. They are joined by lead singer Enola Grovesteen. The Golden Street Singers have hosted all of the Victory Gospel Jubilees.
A buffet dinner by the Hen House Cafe will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $12. Singing begins at 7 p.m. Reservations for dinner can be made when you order your free tickets. Several door prizes will be awarded, including a weekend at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania. To order tickets call 800-284-9709.
Columbiana Library offering Freading eBook Service
COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana Public Library is now offering patrons the innovative Freading eBook Service from Library Ideas.
This service will increase the size and diversity of the library's eBook collection by offering access to tens of thousands of books, none of which requires the patron to wait in line to download. Unlike the Overdrive service, each book is always available.
Every week registered borrowers will have five tokens to download books for a two-week period. The number of tokens needed to download a book will vary with the newness of the book. Books can be renewed once. Unused tokens will accumulate for four weeks.
Freading has its own apps for the iPad and iPhone and for Android tablets and phones.
Log on to the library's website at www.columbiana.lib.oh.us to access these new services. A page of frequently asked questions is available for each service.