Banquet in Salem in honor of Vic Mattevi
SALEM - Monday's Banquet in Salem from 5-7 p.m. in the Memorial Building will be a sponsor memorial for Vic Mattevi.
The menu will include chicken noodle soup, ham, scalloped potatoes, peas or corn, applesauce, fresh veggies, fresh fruit and ice cream sundaes.
DoLiv Publishing accepting book donations
SALEM - DoLiv Publishing of Salem is sponsoring a book donation. Accepted are new children and adult books which will be donated to the Salvation Army for distribution during the holidays.
Books may be dropped of at 328 East State Street in downtown Salem, next to the Salem High School Alumni Association office. Drop-off times are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Wednesday. For information visit www.dolivpublishing.com or call 234-567-3408.
Salem Fun Factory holding benefit event
SALE - The Salem Fun Factory's "Hat, Scarf & Gloves Skate" will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.
Donate one hat and receive free admission. Donate one scarf and receive free skate rental. Donate one pair of gloves and receive a free Snowie. All donated items will benefit the Salem Salvation Army.
Craft show and cookie sale is Dec. 14
LISBON - The Lisbon First United Methodist Church is to hold a craft show and cookie sale entitled "Christmas Blessings," from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 14 in the fellowship hall.
The public is welcome and admission is free. The church is located at 114 East Washington St., Lisbon.
Negley Masonic Lodge holding dinner
NEGLEY - The Negley Masonic Lodge will be holding an all-you-can eat spaghetti dinner from 4-7 p.m. Dec. 14.
Cost for adults is $7 with children 12 and under $4. Takeout orders will be available. The lodge is located along 50873 Richardson Ave. (S.R. 154), in Negley.
Concealed carry classes scheduled
SALEM - The Salem Hunting Club is holding one-day concealed carry classes on Sunday and Dec. 28. Classes start at 8 a.m.
Pre-registration is required. Call 330-332-9847 or visit www.salemhuntingclub for additional information.
Salem Hunting Club hosting breakfast
SALEM - The Salem Hunting Club's all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served from 7-11 a.m. Saturday.
The menu includes eggs, pancakes, bacon, potatoes, toast, orange juice and coffee / tea.
Club officers will be available to answer questions about membership and club events.
MCCTC students hosting open house
CANFIELD - The greenhouse and floral shop at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center is open to the public through Dec. 18 for the horticulture program's annual open house.
Students in the program have prepared an assortment of silk and fresh wreaths and fresh poinsettias. The floral shop is open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday through Friday through Dec. 18.
To place an order or for additional information, contact instructor Mary June Emerson at 330-729-4000, ext. 1672.
American Legion Auxiliary will meet
SEBRING - The Sebring American Legion Post 76 Auxiliary will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the post.
The meeting is being held earlier than usual due to the Christmas party. Members are urged to bring a dish to pass. The Christmas gift wrapping will be held today. The children's Christmas party is from 1-3 p.m. Saturday.
Library hosting book discussion group
SALEM - "The Boy in the Suitcase," a book written by Lene Kaaberol and Agnete Friis, will be discussed during Salem Public Library's Adult Book Discussion Group from 7-8 p.m. Dec. 17 in the library's Quaker Room.
In the story Nina Borg is a compulsive do-gooder who can't say no when someone asks for help - even when she knows better. When her estranged friend Karin leaves her a key to a public locker in the Copenhagen train station, Nina gets suckered into her most dangerous project yet. Inside the locker is a suitcase, and inside the suitcase is a 3-year-old boy, naked and drugged, but alive.
Copies of this intriguing book are available in the library's Adult Services Department.
Discussion of the book "The Whip" originally scheduled for Nov. 26 was canceled due to inclement weather. The discussion group has been rescheduled. It will meet at 7 p.m. on Dec. 11 in the library's Quaker Room.
"The Whip" by Karen Kondazian is inspired by the true story of Charlotte "Charley" Parkhurst (1812-1879) who lived most of her life as a man. Charley Parkhurst was one of the finest stage coach drivers Wells Fargo had during the gold rush days. In her fiction debut actress Kondazian imagines the life such a disguise artist might have lived.
Discussion groups are open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information call the library at 330-332-0042.
'Carols Around the World' planned Dec. 12
SALEM - The Kent State Salem CommUniversity Choir is presenting its annual holiday concert at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12 in the Kent State Salem City Center auditorium. This year's theme is "Carols Around the World."
The free public concert will feature the blended voices of Kent State students, faculty and community members. It is under the direction of Mel Fucci, music instructor at Kent State Salem.
The choir will perform African, Spanish, Italian, French, German, English and American carols. Some will be sung in the native languages. Instrumentalists from the Quaker City Band and from Kent State University will accompany the choir.
Alzheimer Support Group will meet
The Alzheimer Network Family Support Group will meet at the following locations: 7 p.m. Monday, St. John's Orthodox Church, 322 Struthers-Liberty Road, Campbell; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 South Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown; 7 p.m. Wednesday, St. Charles Church, Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman; and, 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, Christ Lutheran Church, corner of Sexton and Garfield, Struthers. For information call 330-788-9755.
Christmas Cookie Walk scheduled Dec. 14
CANFIELD - Western Reserve United Methodist Church will be sponsoring a Christmas Cookie Walk from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 14.
Money raised will fund a youth mission trip. The church is located at 4580 Canfield Road, near Cornersburg.
'Koins for Kids' collected through Dec. 13
SALEM - The Salem High T.A.C.T. (Teens Against Chemical Taking) will be taking donations for "Koins for Kids" through Dec. 13.
All money collected will benefit the Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley in Boardman.
A container is available at the high school office. Students will be collecting at most athletic events during school lunches.
'Trim-a-Tree' contest raffle tickets on sale
SALEM- Raffle ticket times for the Salem Community Hospital Auxiliary's "Trim a Tree" contest are: Wednesday, 10:45 a.m.- 2 p.m. and 4:15-6:45 p.m.; Thursday, 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. and 4:15-6:45 p.m., Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. and 4:15-6:45 p.m.; Monday, 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. and 4:15-6:45 p.m.; Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. and 4:15-6:45 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec.11, 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. and 4:15-6:45 p.m.
The tickets will be available in the hospital dining room.
American Legion Post 290 hosting fish fry
COLUMBIANA- The American Legion Post 290 will host an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the post home. Cost is $10 for adults and $4 for children.
Santa's Workshop is today and Saturday
SALEM- Santa's Workshop will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday at In Christ's Hands Workshop at Salem Nazarene Church, 1431 N. Ellsworth Ave.
Auction is Sunday at Guilford Ruritan Bldg.
GUILFORD LAKE- The Cross Roads Council of the Knights of Columbus is sponsoring an auction at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ruritan building on state Route 172 near Hanna Drive. The proceeds of the auction are to benefit local area food basket programs.
For information contact Joe McKarns 330-424-8165 or Dave Stout 330-739-2011.
Winona Friends hosting dinner Saturday
WINONA- The Winona Friends Church on Whinnery Road will be holding a Swiss steak dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday in its Family Life Center.
The dinner will consist of Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable, rolls and dessert. The cost of the meal will be $8. Carryouts will be available. Contact the church at 330-222-0200 with any questions
Old Goat band to play at Salem VFW
SALEM- Salem VFW 892 will host the Old Goat Band from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday. It is open to the public, with a $2 cover charge for non-members. The kitchen will be open from 5:30 7:45 p.m. For information call 330-337-8015.
E-Book Drop-In Help Session planned
COLUMBIANA- The Columbiana Public Library will offer an e-Book Drop-In Help Session from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 9 in the Salchow Room.
Staff members will be available for one-on-one consultation. Participants are asked to bring their own device, power cord, the cord to link it to a computer, their library card and account logins for Adobe and Amazon if available.
The library purchases e-Books from two companies, Ohio Digital Library or Overdrive and Freading.
'Annie' auditions set at Crown Theater
COLUMBIANA- Crown Theater Productions will hold auditions for "Annie" from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 16 and 17 in the Encore Room for children ages 5 through 15.
A one-minute song of choice sung a cappella will be required, no reading. Auditions for adults ages 16 and older will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 18.
Drive-thru ham dinner planned Dec. 10
COLUMBIANA- The Columbiana First United Methodist Church, 210 S. Main St., will hold a drive-thru ham dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 10 for a $7 donation.
Smith Grange hosting breakfast Sunday
SMITH TOWNSHIP- The Smith Grange will host a country style breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Carry-outs will be available.
Youth Marksmanship Program offered
SALEM-Registration forms are now available for the 2014 Youth Marksmanship Program held at the Salem Hunting Club. Girls and boys between 9 and 17 years of age are encouraged to attend.
National Rifle Association Certified instructors will teach rifle basics that include firearm safety, rifle parts and their function and basic marksmanship skills from the prone, sitting / kneeling and standing positions in a positive and supportive learning environment.
The classroom portion begins in February. Class size is limited.
For registration forms, download them from the SHC's website at www.salemhuntingclub.com or contact Dan Bowers at 330-332-9106.
Christmas in the Country planned Saturday
WINONA - The Winona Area Historical Society will hold its second annual Christmas in the Country fundraiser from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. It will be held in the basement of the Friends Meeting House in Winona. Proceeds from the event will be used to replicate windows for the 1838 meeting house restoration project in Winona.
The fundraiser will include functional and decorative items handcrafted and donated by local artisans. Featured items will be scale model benches representing one from the 1895 Friends Meeting House, wren and bluebird houses, child's table and chair sets, children's toys and puzzles, wooden nativity sets, Christmas ornaments, wooden trays, and much more. A "Trash and Treasures" table will offer used cookbooks.
A feature this year is "Grandma's Pantry." Among the homemade items for sale will be caramels, fudge, apple butter, nut breads, fruit cake and jelly. Also new this year will be a variety of fabric items including cuddly felted hedgehogs, cosmic catnip mice, knitted caps and scarves, Christmas pot holders and yo-yo trees. There will be over 400 items from which to choose.
Open house will benefit Second Harvest
BOARDMAN - Advanced Specialty Hospital located at 8064 South Avenue in Boardman is hosting a holiday open house from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday.
The event will feature 14-themed Christmas Trees including a chocolate tree, lottery tree, gift card tree, Pittsburgh Steelers tree and more. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank's BackPack program. Raffle tickets are $1 each; 6 for $5 or 15 for $10. Tickets are available now through Dec. 16 at Advanced Specialty Hospital, and the winners will be announced on December 16.
"We are grateful to Advanced Specialty Hospital for raising funds to help support the BackPack program," said Michael Iberis, executive director, Second Harvest Food Bank. "More than half of the student population in the Mahoning Valley are eligible for free and reduce-priced meals, and the BackPack program helps fill the gap on the weekends when school meals are not available."
The BackPack Program is a national program of Feeding America. Second Harvest Food Bank currently operates five BackPack programs in the Mahoning Valley, providing 600 children with food to eat over the weekend. For more information on Second Harvest Food Bank, please visit www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org or call 330.792.5522.