Workshop on Historic Downtown Salem set
SALEM The public is invited to attend a workshop on Historic Downtown Salem Development/Preservation from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Salem City Council chambers, 231 S. Broadway Ave.
This free program will benefit downtown building and business owners as well as interested members of the community. David Taylor of Taylor and Taylor Associates, preservation and development consultants, will discuss getting organized for downtown revitalization - players and roles, ways to promote the character of downtown, economic incentives, the importance of appearance and code-related issues. Registration is not required. For more information call 330-337-7225.
Damascus Historical Society open Friday
DAMASCUS - All five buildings of the Damascus Area Historical Society will be open to visitors from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in conjunction with the Damascus Ruritan Club's car show and the Damascus Garden Club's small standard flower show.
The buildings include the old Historic Grade School Museum on state Route 534, the Delzell Barn on the alley next to the schoolhouse, the Pearce House Museum on U.S. Route 62, and the Friends Meeting House and the Wilber Friends Grade School on Woolman Street next to the cemetery.
The Ruritan's second annual car show will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Damascus Friends Church north parking lot at the intersection of U. S. Route 62 and Route 534. Refreshments will be served in the church featuring hot roast beef sandwiches, chips, iced tea and water. Approximately 100 cars, 25 years and older, are expected to attend.
The garden club's small standard flower show is slated from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Pearce House Museum and meeting room.
Breakfast planned at Damascus church
DAMASCUS - The monthly community breakfast will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Damascus United Methodist Church, 300 Valley Road. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 10.
Chicken barbecue fund raiser set
SALEM - The Salem First Friends Church will host its 12th annual Friends Disaster Service chicken barbecue fund raiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the church, 1028 Jennings Ave. This year's barbecue, held indoors, will be dedicated to the late Millie Gibson, who, along with her husband Roy, was a long-time supporter of the event and disaster service and a member of the church. Cost for the chicken dinner is $10. A children's hot dog meal is available for $4. Live entertainment and a silent auction is planned. All funds raised will help Friends Disaster Service as members continue to travel to serve those devastated by various disasters. Advance tickets are recommended and may be purchased at the church office. For more information call 330-332-0001.
Leetonia Bears Preschool meeting planned
LEETONIA - Leetonia Bears to Bear Preschool is hosting a mandatory parents' meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at the school.
Columbiana orientation set Aug. 19
COLUMBIANA - Classes at Columbiana High School begin Aug. 25. Freshmen and new student orientation starts at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 in the high school auditorium. All freshmen and students new to the high school are encouraged to attend. Students will go on a tour of the building and receive their schedules and locker assignments.
Schedule pick-up for juniors and seniors will be from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 18. Freshmen and sophomores may pick up their schedules from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 19. Student parking permit applications will be available during schedule pick up hours.
'Hoe Down' planned at Meadows
EAST PALESTINE - A "Hoe Down at Music at the Meadows" begins at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Meadows at Covington, a senior residence, 200 Covington Drive. Live entertainment will be provided by the Muleface Brothers featuring classic country and "rockabilly" from favorite artists Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, etc.
Complimentary refreshments will be served. The concert will be held on the patio, weather permitting. For more information call 330-426-2922.
Medicare, Social Security seminars offered
DAMASCUS - Everence is offering a free seminar on Medicare, followed by one on Social Security, at 5:30 and 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at Damascus United Methodist Church, 300 Valley Road. Reservations may be made at email@example.com or 330-877-6066.
Downtown Salem Scavenger Hunt planned
SALEM - The Salem Preservation Society, in conjunction with the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce's Family Fall Fun Day, is sponsoring its Historic Downtown Salem Scavenger Hunt from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 13.
To go on the scavenger hunt and qualify for prizes, participants must register between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. that day at the Ruth Smucker House, 271 S. Broadway Ave. The registration fee is $5 per person or $15 per family. Return completed scavenger hunt sheets to the Smucker House by 3:15 p.m. There will be prizes for individual and family entries and for various accomplishments: fastest, most correct, youngest/oldest participant, etc.
For more information contact Ginger Grilli at 330-337-7225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shrine Club plans 'Clambake' set
NORTH LIMA - The Youngstown Shrine Club will host its premier fraternal event of the season, the annual "Clambake" on Sept. 6. This event includes two meals featuring the main meal of clams, lobster, chicken, corn, and more as well as an open bar. Lunch will be served from 1 to 4 p.m. and the main meal at 6:30 p.m. in the club's outdoor pavilion at 1735 W. South Range Road. Tickets are $85 in advance by contacting Chairman Lee Hively at 330-533-3036.