Vocalists invited to Damascus practice
DAMASCUS- All interested vocalists are invited to practice for the "Light Up Damascus" community choir at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Damascus Methodist Church, 300 Valley Road. Michal Cope, director, will be preparing the choir for the Dec. 14 event.
Victorian Players plan auditions
YOUNGSTOWN- The Victorian Players will hold auditions for John Anthony's "Sandbag, State Left or One Dead Dolly" at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 and 4 at the theater, 702 Mahoning Ave. The show is a tongue-in-cheek silly courtroom comedy with 20 assorted roles available including 10 men ages 18-90 and 10 women ages 18-70. Auditionees will be asked to read from the script. Two characters require accents- an Asian-Italian and Betty Boop.
The leads are a judge and three attorneys. The remaining characters are a nutty parade of assorted witnesses who are called to testify in the trial of the husband of the actress who was killed by a falling sandbag during a community theater production of "Hello, Dolly."
Idora Park writer to speak in Leetonia
LEETONIA- Rick Shale, author of "Idora Park The Last Ride of Summer," will speak at 6:30 p.m. today at the Leetonia Community Public Library. His book is filled with hundreds of photos and is a pleasant, nostalgic look at the former Youngstown amusement park.
SALEM- The Salem Elks Lodge, 824 E. State St., will host trunk-o-treat from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday in its east parking lot. The event will feature the drug awareness trailer and Elroy, the elk mascot. All are welcome.
Emergency Preparedness Seminar offered
SALEM- Circle of Care Skilled Nursing Facility, 1985 E. Pershing St., will be hosting an Emergency Preparedness Seminar with guest speaker Luke Newbold of the Columbiana Emergency Management Agency at 6 p.m. on Nov. 12. RSVP at 330-332-1588.
Winona Halloween festivities planned
WINONA- Winona area Halloween festivities, sponsored by the Winona Fire Department, will be held Saturday. Parade line-up will be at the Winona Playground on Winona Road and moves at 5:45 p.m. to the fire station. Fire station activities start at 6 p.m. with costume judging of various categories at 6:15 p.m. Refreshments and children's treat bags will be available following the the costume judging.
Mount Union Homecoming events set
ALLIANCE Numerous events are planned for the University of Mount Union's 2013 Alumni Weekend and Homecoming on Saturday.
At 11 a.m., the community has a chance to see the Faculty Art Exhibit and reception in Beeghly Hall lobby. At the same time, there will be an informational Admissions "Slam" session in EBB (formerly Wilson Hall). These "slam" sessions are geared toward Mount Union alumni and teenage legacies. They will give a glimpse of admission/program information for graduate and undergraduate enrollment. All are welcome to attend.
At 12:15 p.m. there will be a parade through campus starting at the Hoover-Price Campus Center (HPCC) parking lot. The parade will then head east on Simpson, turn at the campus lakes and head back through campus to end at the stadium. This year, children of alumni will have the opportunity to join the parade. Free T-shirts will be available for children under 12 (quantity limited so register early) or wear Raider gear to be part of this Mount Union tradition.
The Mount Union vs. Otterbein football game will kick off at 1:30 p.m. in Mount Union Stadium. To purchase game tickets, contact the Office of Athletics at 330-829-4100. Tickets are $9 and all seats are reserved.
Tours around campus to find MUcaw will begin at 1:30 p.m. Stop by the Alumni Welcome table in HPCC for detailed campus information to assist you on a tour.
In addition, a Nature Walk at the Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center will begin at 2 p.m. The Nature Center is located six miles south of Mount Union on Daniel Street, just off of state Route 183 (Union Avenue). Families and alumni can go on a guided tour of the fall foliage on site with the Center staff or explore the grounds on their own. The Visitor Center is open from 1 to 5 p.m.
A Family Fun Street Fair will begin in King Hall parking lot at 2:30 p.m. Kids can enjoy a bounce house, football toss, activities and music. Student groups will have activities inside the tent for children of all ages.
Eric Dittelman, a mind reader, will perform at 7 p.m. in Campus Grounds. This event is suitable for the whole family. Tickets may be reserved by contacting Lindsey Laret at 330-829-2764 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trick-or-Treat with the Raiders will held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday in the Peterson Fieldhouse. Bring kids in costumes to the Field House for fun with members of current athletic programs.
To register for events or for information, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 330-823-2030.
Banquet in Salem to feature fried chicken
SALEM - The Banquet in Salem will be sponsored by an anonymous donor on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. and will include fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas or corn, coleslaw, fresh veggies, fresh fruit, ice cream sundaes. For information, call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169. The banquet is served at the War Memorial Building at 785 E. State St.
Scrap drive to help fund field trip
SALEM - Students at Salem Wesleyan Academy are holding a scrap metal drive to fund a class field trip.
Students are picking up donated scrap metal or it can be dropped off at the academy at 1095 Newgarden Ave. between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For a scrap metal pick up, call 330-831-7598. The drive is currently under way and will run through Nov. 30.
Canal topic at meeting in Lisbon
LISBON- The Sandy and Beaver Canal Association will present "Sandy and Beaver Canal - The Untold Story, Part II" by Canal Explorer Douglas Bacso, project engineer, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Columbiana County Career Center media center, 9364 state Route 45.
Spaghetti dinner offered Saturday
SALEM - Boy Scouts of America, Troop 2 is holding its annual spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 244 S. Broadway Ave. Adults are $7 and children six and under are free. Carry outs and delivery are available. Tickets available from troop members or at the door.