SALEM — Solid Rock Community Church will host its 2018 Vacation Bible School (VBS) from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, through Wednesday, Aug. 15. This year’s theme is “Galactic Starveyors: Discovering the True God of the Universe.” Kids will discover the incredible mysteries of the final frontier–right from our own backyard. Your telescope becomes a portal through which you encounter amazing and wonderful things designed by the Creator who is even bigger than the vastness of His creation. But the most amazing wonder to be discovered truly boggles the mind. The God who created everything there is–the knowable and the unknowable, the visible and the invisible–wants a relationship with you! And from the very beginning, God had a plan to restore the relationship He knew we would break. VBS is open to all kids from age 4 to 13 and there is no cost. There will be lots of food, fun, games, contests, prizes, crafts and music to learn and experience. You may pre-register by phone or at the door. The church is located at 1780 Franklin Ave. (State Route 344), Salem. Transportation is available. For more information call 330-332-0990
NORTH BENTON — An all-you-can-eat community breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 11 a.m. today at the North Benton Presbyterian Church. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for ages 6 to 12. Carryouts are available.
SALEM — Friends of the Banquet will sponsor the Banquet in Salem from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St. The meal includes ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, applesauce, fresh fruit and vegetables and ice cream sundaes. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.
ROGERS — The public is invited to a free gospel concert at 6 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Rogers Assembly of God, 8251 Sprucevale Road. The Sons of Liberty from Stanton, Ky. will be the featured trio performing in a southern bluegrass style with excellent harmonies. Glorybound from Negley will kick off the entertainment.
The Royal Rangers will sell food starting at 4:45 p.m. The menu offers pizza, hot dogs, homemade ice cream and pie, coffee, pop and bottled water.
“I encourage everyone to come out, expecting to have a great time. Bring your friends and neighbors, “ said Pastor Ken Sevacko. The Sons of Liberty will also perform at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 19. Free coffee and pop will be available at 9:30 a.m.
NORTH LIMA — Several churches in North Lima are sponsoring a picnic and concert at 5 p.m. Aug. 19 at Woodworth Park, 255 Warren Ave. Free hot dogs, snacks and beverages will be available. The trio Renewal featuring Donnie Abraham will sing at 6 p.m. In case of rain, the event will be held at Gate Church, 11836 South Ave. For more information call 330-549-9552 or 330-318-0408.
GIRARD — Catholic teens are invited to join in prayer and celebration at Diocese of Youngstown 75th Anniversary Youth Mass on Aug. 26 at St. Rose Parish, 48 E. Main St., Girard. Mass begins at 5:30 p.m. with a procession of parish representatives. In a special way, youth of the parishes in the counties of Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull are invited to participate in this event. A social will follow in the parish hall with pizza and desserts available. Teens may attend as a member of a youth group or campus ministry, or with their families. Either way, participants are asked to register for this free event at facebook.com/events/166362387544490.
YOUNGSTOWN — A concert featuring Les Moineaux from Paris, France, begins at 7 p.m. Aug. 25 at St. Columba Cathedral, 159 W. Rayen Ave. Les Moineaux choir members range in ages from 10 to 18 years old and is conducted by Francois Olivier who is also the titular of the Choir Organ at the prestigious church St. Eustache at Paris, France.
Les Moineaux will be on tour in the East and South of the United States this summer. They will offer concerts including music of the 16th century and the well known “Hallelujah” from Handel, “Ave Maria” from Gounod, as well as music pieces of the French folklores. They will also exclusively sell their last CD. A free will offering will be taking during the concert. For more information contact Dr. Daniel Laginya at firstname.lastname@example.org.