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Gospel concert Saturday in North Lima

NORTH LIMA — The Golden Street Singers will be joined by Michael Gardner for a two-hour gospel concert Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Old School Marketplace. There is no admission charge but a free-will offering will be received. The facility at 11836 South Ave., is handicap accessible.

Salem Elks Craft Show set today

SALEM — The public is invited to the Salem Elks Craft Show featuring two floors of vendors and a Chinese auction from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 824 E. State St. The luncheon with Santa will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SRMC to host Santa Shuffle Saturday

COLUMBIANA — Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) and the SRMC Foundation are hosting the first annual Santa Shuffle and Family Fun Walk from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The Santa Shuffle is a one-mile holiday walk around Town Center at Firestone Farms and is open to people of all ages. Walkers are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite seasonal character.

Dignitaries attending the event include Dr. Anita A. Hackstedde, SRMC president/chief executive officer; Amy Reed-Manolio, SRMC director of development; and Santa and Mrs. Claus.

CAA open for HEAP applications

LISBON –Applications for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) will be taken during the “Super Saturday Event” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Community Action Agency, 7860 Lincole Place (lower level). A limited number of walk-ins will be seen on a first come, first serve basis.

HEAP’s Winter Crisis Program provides assistance to low-income households that have had utilities disconnected, face a utility shut-off, or have bulk fuel that is at 25 percent or less of its capacity. Income eligibility is based on the household’s previous 90 days gross income at 175 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. For more information contact 330-424-4013 or caaofcc.org/HEAP.htm.

Salem BOE plans special meeting

SALEM — The Salem Board of Education’s special board meeting begins at 6:15 p.m. Monday in the Salem High School library to review board goals. The regular board meeting follows at 7 p.m. in the library.

Banquet to feature barbecued chicken

SALEM — The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St. The meal will be served by the Salem Junior and Senior High School staff. The menu offers barbecued chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, cole slaw, fresh vegetables and fruit and assorted pies. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

Game warden to speak at Salem Library

SALEM — Columbiana County’s Game Warden Jesse Janosik will speak at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Quaker Room at the Salem Public Library. This “Go Wild in the Park” program is sponsored by the library and the Salem Parks and Recreation Department. Janosik will talk about the history of wild turkeys in northeast Ohio and, more specifically, Columbiana County. He will discuss wild turkey population numbers, favorite habitats, hunting regulations, etc. Registration is requested at salem.lib.oh.us, 330-332-0042 or Shane Franks at 330-332-5512.

“The Woman in Cabin 10” by Ruth Ware is the topic when the Book Discussion Group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 28 at the library. The book is available to borrow from the adult services department at the library. Registration is not required to participate.

Events planned at Mill Creek Park

CANFIELD — Mill Creek MetroParks at 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road will host the following events. A “Black Friday” sale kicks off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Mill Creek Golf Course Golf Shop.

An “Olde Fashioned Christmas” is slated from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 25 and 26 at Lanterman’s Mill. Sponsored by 21 WFMJ/WBCB, guests will be able to see Lanterman’s Mill dressed in holiday finery for this traditional, family-friendly, free event. Attendees are asked to bring a new hat, scarf or pair of mittens to decorate a “Giving Tree” for area children.

Santa will make an appearance with some of his animal friends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 26 at Santa’s Winter Barn. Holiday pictures in his sleigh are available. Children are invited to make a holiday craft to take home. ($1 fee for per child). For more information visit millcreekmetroparks.org.

NORTH LIMA — Area residents are invited to bring their favorite pot of chili to the Ray Dudik and Troy Stenger Memorial Chili Cook Off on Nov. 25 at the Youngstown Shrine Club, 1735 W. South Range Road (Route 165).

Tailgating starts at 11 a.m. before The Ohio State/Michigan college football game. Proceeds from this fundraiser go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Tickets are $25 and available at the door.

Breakfast offered at North Lima church

NORTH LIMA — An all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet will be available from 7 to 10 a.m. Nov. 25 at the North Lima Mennonite Church, 90 Mennonite Drive.

Items on the buffet will include eggs, pancakes, french toast, sausage, potatoes, homemade rolls, sausage gravy and biscuits, peppers and mushrooms, coffee, orange juice, etc. Donations will be accepted. For more information call the church at 330-549-2333.

Goodwill offers books for teachers

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries would like to show their appreciation for area teachers this holiday season. Beginning on Black Friday (Nov. 24), any teacher who visits one of Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries’ stores and presents their teacher identification or pay stub (offers some type of proof of teacher status) can choose up to 30 free books for their classroom or students.

“Being the son of a career educator and appreciating so much the work and love teachers give to their students, we wanted to say thanks,” said Jim Freeze, executive director of Goodwill. “We also say thanks to all of those who trust Goodwill with their donations as we continue to offer employment and services for those in our community with disabilities and other barriers to employment.” The promotion will run through Dec. 31. Participating Goodwill stores include Austintown, Boardman, Calcutta, Hermitage, Liberty, New Castle, Salem and Warren.

Adopt a class at Bycroft School

LISBON — Robert Bycroft School is again sponsoring its “Adopt a Class” project for Christmas. Community groups or individuals interested in donating $8 per student (eight students per class for a total of $64) are asked to call the school at 330-424-7787. The money will be used by staff members to purchase a gift for each child. Santa will deliver these gifts at the school’s Christmas party.

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