to meet Thursday
YOUNGSTOWN-The Board of Trustees of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will meet in regular session at 4 p.m. on Thursday in the meeting room of the Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave.
Salem Elks to hold Flag Day service
SALEM - The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Salem Lodge #305, is holding its annual observance of Flag Day at 7 p.m. Thursday in the lodge room at 824 E. State St. The public is invited to the ceremony with Brad Stevens, director of the Salem Public Library, as the lead speaker. The event includes flag displays, presentation of colors by Boy Scout Troop #2 and refreshments.
Radio association to meet Thursday
LISBON - The Lisbon Area Amateur Radio Association's monthly meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency, 215 S. Market St. The topic of discussion will be the annual field day. Those interested in amateur radio and the upcoming field day are welcome to attend.
North Benton breakfast slated
NORTH BENTON - An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the North Benton Presbyterian Church.
The menu offers scrambled eggs, pancakes, french toast sausage gravy, biscuits, toast, bacon, sausage links, fruit cup, coffee, tea, milk, orange juice.
Relay for Life
in Salem Friday
SALEM - The Relay for Life event is scheduled this weekend at Waterworth Memorial Park near the duck pond. Relay For Life is a free fun-filled event open to the community to celebrate survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer. Teams of local residents will gather at 5:45 p.m. Friday for the opening ceremony with Anita Hackstedde, M.D. of Salem Regional Medical Center, serving as honorary chair.
The event celebration begins at 6 p.m. with a survivor ceremony to honor those who have survived cancer or who are currently battling cancer followed by a cancer survivors' lap and dinner.
Survivor recognition gifts will be provided at the registration from 4 to 5:30 p.m. There will be food, games, music, entertainment and a bounce house to encourage people to visit and walk all through the night.
A live auction will be hosted by Harry Hofmeister at 7 p.m., which offers gift baskets, box seats to a Cleveland Indians game, Disney on Ice tickets, and a handmade afghan from an 84-year-old colon cancer survivor.
This year's theme is "Wish Upon a Cure" and teams will have creative fundraisers at their camp sites, such as Olaf the Snowman and Princess makeovers, treasure hunt, and a visit from Herbie the Love Bug.
Relay For Life's luminaria ceremony begins at 9:15 p.m. Friday, honoring the community's cancer survivors and remembering those lost to the disease. Luminaria may be purchased for $10 by calling 888-227-6446 Ext. 2222 or by visiting RelayForLife.org/salem.
Saturday morning the excitement will continue with DJ June and crafts for children. Visit the website for a complete list of activities. For more information visit RelayForLife.org or call 800-227-2345.
Salem church sponsing banquet
SALEM - Emmanuel Lutheran Church is next week's sponsor of the Banquet in Salem to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St. The menu offers potato soup, Johnny Marzetti, peas and corn, cole slaw, applesauce, fresh fruit and vegetables, and cupcakes.
Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.
Salem library, parks offer photo class
SALEM - On June 30, Salem Public Library and Salem Parks Department will offer a nature photography class as a part of this year's "Go Wild in the Parks" programming. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. in pavilion two at Centennial Park.
Rich Stelts, owner of Swan Lake Photography will teach, demonstrate and explain basic techniques required and equipment needed to take nature photos. Program participants will then be invited to take nature photos at any of the six locations of Salem parks and enter their favorite photos in a contest on July 7 at 6:30 p.m. at pavilion two at Centennial Park. The contest is open to any local amateur and beginner photographer and is free of cost. Winning photos will be selected by a panel of judges and receive recognition in the Salem News. Prizes will be awarded the evening of July 7.
Registration for the class is required through Salem Public Library's website at salem.lib.oh.us or 330-332-0042. For more program information and maps of the parks contact Shane Franks at the Salem Memorial Building at 330-332-5512.
Burchfield Museum on historic list
SALEM - Salem's Burchfield Homestead Museum has been chosen by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of 37 American museums to make its list of "Historic Artists' Homes." The National Trust, based in Washington D.C., annually creates and endorses the list based on the fame of the artist. The list includes the homes of such artists as Georgia O'Keeffe in Abiquiu, N.M., Jackson Pollock in East Hampton, N.Y., Thomas Hart Benton in Kansas City, Mo., Grant Wood in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens in Cornish, N.H.
The Burchfield list entry reads:
"Burchfield Homestead Museum, Salem, Ohio, (330-332-8601, www.burchfieldhomestead.com.) Named "best U.S. watercolorist" by Time Magazine in 1956 and "artist to America" by President Lyndon Johnson, Charles Burchfield (1893-1967) created most of his Ohio paintings at this family homestead, where often his subject matter was views from its windows."
The Salem museum, at 867 E. Fourth St., was the home of Charles Burchfield from 1898 to 1921.
The museum will be open for tours from 1 to 4 p.m. this Sunday and continue through August.
Sandy Beaver Scouts set camp
LISBON - The Sandy Beaver District Boy Scouts of America is hosting its annual Cub Scout Day Camp from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 16-20 at the McKinley Scout Reservation, 37748 Furnace Road
This year's theme is "Knights of the Round Table" and will feature a medievel atmosphere as the camp is transformed into the 'Kingdom of Camelot' throughout the week.
Registered scouts ages 7 to 11 are invited to attend the week long activities which include archery, BB guns, fishing, swimming, nature studies, field sports and hiking.
Special features this year include a walking history of the Sandy Beaver Canal that runs through the camp, as well as, ODNR stream sampling and a presentation by the Ohio Falconry Association.
Limited spots are still available and any scout wishing to attend can register the first day and will have access to all scheduled events and activities. Registration and medical forms are available by contacting Gregg Warner, camp director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Columbiana Relay seeks volunteers
COLUMBIANA - The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is seeking event volunteers in Columbiana walkers, cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders, anyone wanting to make a difference to register cancer survivors, pass out information, decorate, set-up and clean-up, and provide entertainment - to ensure the success of the 2014 event.
Relay For Life of Columbiana begins at 6 p.m. July 11 at Crestview High School, 44100 Crestview Road. There will be music, food, games for all ages, crafts, entertainment, DJ, bounce house, luminaria ceremony with fireworks and much more.
"Relay For Life is all about our community uniting with the American Cancer Society and supporting its efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays," said Kimberly Bland, committee member.
"Volunteers and participants who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event are making a commitment to let Columbiana know that cancer can be defeated."
To join the Relay For Life in Columbiana as a volunteer or team participant call the American Cancer Society at 888-227-6446 Ext. 2222, or visit RelayForLife.org/Columbiana. More information about the event can be found at the 24/7 Relay Resource Center in the Das Dutch Village Inn Hotel and Banquet Center lobby.