Blood drive set today at Damascus United Methodist
DAMASCUS - An American Red Cross blood drive, co-sponsored by Damascus, Beloit, and Goshen Center Ruritan clubs, is scheduled from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the Damascus United Methodist Church.
'Fly-by carryout' dinner
set at First Friends Church
SALEM - A "fly-by carryout" dinner will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the First Friends Church on Jennings Avenue. The meal offers glazed ham loaf, cheesy potatoes, seasoned green beans, roll and homemade cake. Cost is $8. Reservations may be made in advance by calling the church office at 330-332-0001.
Lisbon Baptist food
pantry to be open Thursday
LISBON - The Lisbon Baptist food pantry at 6428 Lisbon Road will be open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Identification is required.
Lisbon Area Amateur Radio Association to meet Thursday
LISBON - Guests and new members are welcome to the next meeting of the Lisbon Area Amateur Radio Association at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency, 215 S. Market St.
Free square dance lesson
offered at Blossom Thursday
SALEM -Salem Square Wheels is offering a free dance lesson from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Blossom Nursing and Rehab Center, 109 Blossom Lane. Couples, singles and families are welcome (children must be 10 and above). For more information call 330-332-9391 or 330-831-1125.
Pull for a Cure 2013 set
at Mile Branch Grange
ALLIANCE - The second annual Tractor and Truck Pull for a Cure 2013 kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday at the Mile Branch Grange fairgrounds on Knox School Road. The pulls are sanctioned by MAC Trailer of Alliance that has joined forces with the American Cancer Society and the Shriners Association to help families and children beat the fight against cancer. Last year's pull raised over $20,000.
There are four different classes: Pro Stock Diesel, Super Semi's Diesel, Classic Super Stock Diesel and 2.6 4x4 Diesel Trucks. There are no membership requirements for this pull. All tractors and trucks that meet the rules and can pass the inspection will be permitted to enter and participate unless it is a 4x4 trucks "invite only."
The Shriners Association will serve fish dinners from 4 to 7 p.m. Carryouts are available. There will be a 50/50 raffle and charity auction with the winners announced at the half point of the pull. For more information visit www.milebranchgrange.com or www.mactrailer.com.
Salem VFW Post 892 kitchen to open Friday evening
SALEM The kitchen at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892 will be open from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday serving Philly cheese steaks and french fries. Cost is $5. The public is invited and carryouts are available. For more information call 330-337-8015.
Fish Fry planned at Columbiana Legion
COLUMBIANA An all-you-can-eat fish fry will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at American Legion Post 290. Cost is $10 for adults and $4 for children.
membership breakfast set
WASHINGTONVILLE - Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892's membership breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the post home.
Ohio Falls Prevention
Awareness Day to be marked
EAST LIVERPOOL - North Star Critical Care has joined forces with state and local partners in observing Sept. 22 as Ohio Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Celebrated each year on the first day of autumn, Falls Prevention Awareness Day was designed to educate Ohioans that the risks of falling may increase as they grow older, but that falling is not a normal part of the aging process and can be prevented. The theme for 2013 is "Preventing Falls, One Step at a Time."
The Ohio Departments of Health and Aging are working to reduce the incidence of falls, while the Ohio Older Adults Falls Prevention Coalition, an action group of the Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership, works to increase awareness of this issue and promote evidence-based policies and interventions at the state and local level.
Four "small steps" can help reduce your risk of falls and falls-related injuries: increase your physical activity; visit your eye doctor once each year; review your medications; and remove environmental hazards.
To learn about available trainings and resources to help reduce your risks of falling, contact North Star 330-386-9111 or 330-420-9111, your area agency on aging (866-243-5678) or your local health department (www.odh.ohio.gov).
Book signing planned at
Dale Shaffer Library
SALEM - The Salem Historical Society will host a book signing in the Dale Shaffer Library, 239 S. Lundy Ave., from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday with the following local authors: Karen Biery, "Believe," "Pieces" and "Chattles;" David Hunter, "Love Those Quakers: The Road to Columbus;" Bob Schuck, "The Schuck Luck;" Mary Beth Shivers, "Q is for Quakers;" and Richard J. Theiss, "Surprise, Surprise." Because of travel, Hunter will not be in attendance until 2 p.m. Books may be purchased in the library gift shop. For more information call the museum at 330-337-8514.
JFS?planning panel meeting scheduled For Sept. 24
LISBON - The Job and Family Services Planning Committee meeting is slated from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 24 at the Columbiana County Department of Job and Family Services, 7989 Dickey Drive, Suite 2.
1980s dance planned at
Salem Saxon Club Sep. 28
SALEM - The Salem Saxon Country Club at 2008 Newgarden Road will hold a 1980s dance, with a DJ, from 7 p.m. to midnight Sept. 28. Cost is $5 per person. Snacks, beverages and a cash bar will be available for purchase. Prizes will be given for best 80s costumes.
Concealed carry class offered at Fish and Game Club
LISBON - The Columbiana County Fish and Game Club is offering a two-day concealed carry pistol class at its indoor range from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 19 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21. This class meets the CCW requirements for residents of Ohio and West Virginia. The club is located at 45716 Middle Beaver Road. Pre-registration is required by contacting Mike Peshel at 330-853-8122 or email@example.com.
Salem Saxon Retirees
to meet for lunch Oct. 2
SALEM - Salem Saxon Retirees will meet on Oct. 2. Snacks will be served at 11:30 a.m. followed by a catered lunch at 12:30 p.m. Reservations may be made by calling 330-533-5154 before Sept. 26.
Senior Information Day set at Emmanuel Lutheran Church
SALEM - Senior Information Day, an opportunity for older adults and caregivers to visit with businesses and nonprofit agencies, via informational booths, will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church fellowship hall. Refreshments will be provided in addition to prizes. Walgreens will offer flu shots and pneumonia shots. For more information call Angela McCoy at 330-332-5042 Ext. 103.
County Medicare Check-Up Event planned Oct. 29
LISBON - The Columbiana County Medicare Check- Up Event begins at 10 a.m. Oct. 29 with counseling appointments to follow at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center (Computer Lab A) at 9364 state Route 45. Participants will learn about recent changes to Medicare and find out how the Oct. 15-Dec. 7 Medicare Annual Coordinated Election Period can work for them. Get tips on how to enroll for 2014 coverage in a Medicare prescription drug plan (Part D) and/or a Medicare Advantage health plan. Participants are reminded to bring their list of prescription drugs to compare plans for 2014.
Holy Cow Challenge and Square Dance set
CARROLLTON - Members of the Knights of Columbus Columbiana County Chapter, Knights of Columbus Councils and Our Lady of Carroll County Council will host the Holy Cow Challenge and Square Dance at 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at St. John's Villa Restaurant, 701 Crest St., Carrollton. Teams of eight will compete to eat a 9.5 pound burger - a burger that includes such toppings as bacon, ham, cheese and onion rings - and 2 pounds of fries in one hour. Reservations are due by Sept. 25 and cost is $15 per person. To attend the square dance only, which runs from 7-10 p.m., is $5 each. Proceeds will benefit the St. John's Villa Family. For more information or reservations, contact Joe McKarns at 330-424-8165 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Robert White Jr. at email@example.com.