Historical learning sessions offered

SALEM–Two half-day summer learning experiences for student in grades four through eight are being offered by the Salem Historical Society from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Thursday at the Dale Shaffer building, 239 S. Lundy Ave.

The topic for the Tuesday session will be antique toys, games and Victorian manners/dress. Participants will play vintage games like marbles and get to dress in costume for some of the activities.

The Thursday session will feature writing/calligraphy and letter press printing. Students will write with pen and ink and also get to operate a simple hand printing press.

The cost, which includes materials, is $3 a day or $5 for both days. To register for just the Tuesday/Thursday sessions, call 330-337-8514.

The two days are part of the week-long “Learn Local” Summer Camp organized by the Columbiana County Educational Service Center. If interested in participating for the week, mornings or afternoon, call Kitty Kromer for registration at 330-424-9591 Ext. 184.

Garden club discusses fair contest

DAMASCUS — The Damascus Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of Ohio Inc., met on July 13 at the home of David Peterson. First Vice President Marilyn Wingett opened the meeting by welcoming the 14 members present and thanking Peterson for hosting the session. One piece of correspondence was read. The Damascus Area Historical Society invited the club to place on ad in its newsletter. Peterson motioned to make a donation to the society which Marjorie Miller seconded. The motion unanimously passed. The minutes of the June meeting were read and approved as was the treasurer’s report.

The committee reports were as follows: Awards reported that prize money had been received from the Garden Club of Ohio Inc. for the two first-place awards the club received at the state convention. Community Care reported that June Wallace provided bud vases for the July Red Cross community blood drive. Conservation: Val Knoedler reported on the progress of the flowers in the post office garden and reminded members to keep up with the watering schedule. Ways and Means: Peterson discussed having a Parade of Tables event as a possible fund raiser in 2018. Penny Pines Project: Pat Hoopes distributed a poem and information about the black cherry tree and money was collected for the project.

Under old business, a discussion was held about reimbursing a club member who attends the Garden Club of Ohio state convention as the club representative. Lee Kuentz motioned to pay the receipted expenses of such representative up to $150. Wallace seconded the motion and it unanimously passed.

Under new business, Peterson discussed the Here Comes Fall door decorating contest at the Canfield Fair. A committee of Peterson, Rhonda Mitchell, Wallace, and Sandy Kilmer will be in charge of the project. Members are asked to bring fall-type decorations to the August meeting. Wingett announced the Board of Gardeners decision to present honorary member status to three members. Kuentz made a motion which was seconded by Kilmer to return member Bonnie McDermott to active status. Wingett encouraged members to participate in the Grow and Show event on Aug. 18 to be held at the Pearce House. Hoopes asked members to think about undertaking a project that would enhance Damascus. Wallace volunteered to host the August meeting at her home. Knoedler passed out books from the Mahoning Valley Green Team that detailed ways to identify Ohio wildflowers. Members enjoyed refreshments provided by Peterson.

Salem Masons to host breakfast buffet

SALEM–A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Aug. 26 at the Salem Masonic Building, 788 E. State St. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under age 10 and free for children under 2. The menu offers pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, homemade sausage gravy, biscuits, homefries, toast, fruit cocktail, orange juice, coffee and tea.

The building is equipped with a handicapped accessible elevator. Proceeds will be directed to the Salem Masonic Building Fund.

Beauty program set for cancer patients

SALEM–Women undergoing cancer treatment can learn techniques for looking and feeling their best during an upcoming session of the American Cancer Society’s Look Good…Feel Better program. Salem Regional Medical Center will host the free class from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 20 in classrooms 3 and 4 on the hospital’s second floor.

During the workshop, a trained volunteer cosmetologist helps women cope with appearance-related side effects of treatment by offering assistance with makeup application, skin care, and hair and wig techniques. Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is required to receive a personalized makeup kit to use during the workshop. To register call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 by Sept. 6.

First Baptist Church to host garage sale

SALEM–The First Baptist Church, 1290 E. State St., will host a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 7 to 9. The proceeds will go toward the repair of the church’s bell tower. Items will be priced as marked on the Sept. 7, half price on the Sept. 8 and a bag for $1 on the Sept. 9. For more information contact the church at 330-337-8787.

SHC holds annual memorial shoot

SALEM–The Salem Hunting Club held its 14th Annual Lowell Iden Memorial Trap Shoot and Breakfast Aug. 5. Over 200 breakfasts were served and 30 rounds of Trap were shot. All proceeds benefited the scholarship fund set up to remember past SHC president, Mr. Iden.

This year’s scholarship recipients were Bryan Smearsoll, son of Alan and Sue Smearsoll of Salem, and Jarod Herron, son of Jay and Pamela Herron of Salem.

The Salem Hunting Club is offering a free Hunter’s Education Class (Home Study) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 19. To register visit the club’s website at