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Benefit spaghetti dinner planned

LISBON — The spaghetti dinner benefit and Chinese auction for Melody Cox DeWitt will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 114 E. Washington St. The meal includes spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Cost is $8 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. Carryouts are available.

Banquet in Salem to feature turkey

SALEM – The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St. Next week’s sponsor is Boneshakers and the West Branch boys basketball team.

The menu offers turkey, gravy, augratin potatoes, green beans, fresh fruit and vegetables and cookies.

Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

Lepper Library offers tech help

LISBON — Lepper Library in Lisbon will offer one-on-one computer and device help from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 14 and 28. Call 330-424-3117 to register.

Stitches in Time Group to meet

SALEM — The Stitches in Time Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16 in the Salem Public Library’s Quaker Meeting Room. Attendees will work on projects they bring from home. Knitters, crocheters and needlepoint crafters comprise the group. The public is welcome to attend, free of cost. Registration is not needed.

Art classes offered at library

SALEM — A two-part Studio@821 series art classes set for 2 p.m. Jan. 20 and 27 in the Quaker Room at the Salem Public Library. Art instructor W. Dan Dinsio will instruct the classes in the use of acrylic paints. All materials will be provided.

These classes for adults are open to the public and free of cost to attend. Because seating is limited, registration is required at www.salem.lib.oh.us or 330-332-0042.

Chili cook-off set at Columbiana VFW

COLUMBIANA — American Legion Riders of Columbiana Post 290 will hold its 10th annual chili cook-off from noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Vineyards at Pine Lake, 14101 Market St. In addition to chili, a Chinese raffle, 50/50 raffle and a gun raffle will be held. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Purchase advance tickets at Dynamic Autobody or the American Legion in Columbiana. For a list of raffle prizes, contestants and sponsors visit Riderschilicookoff.com.

4-H community open house planned

CANFIELD — A 4-H community open house will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Greenford Ruritan building at the Canfield Fairgrounds. Over 200 4-H projects are available including livestock, veterinary science, clothing and textile science, communication, creative arts, photography, genealogy, writing, food and nutrition, healthy living, leadership and citizenship, money management, science, technology, engineering, math, natural resources, woodworking and welding.

Pancake and sausage breakfast set

GREEN TOWNSHIP — The public is invited to an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast from 6:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 16 at the fire station. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 6 to 12. All proceeds will benefit the Green Township Fire Department for fire and emergency medical services equipment.

ODNR to host winter hike

EAST LIVERPOOL — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is hosting a winter hike at Beaver Creek State Park at 10 a.m. Feb. 9 which begins at the main parking lot in the park’s Pioneer Village located at 12021 Echo Dell Road in East Liverpool.

This moderate two-hour hike will lead participants along the Dogwood Trail which features scenic views of Little Beaver Creek and the surrounding gorge. Hikers should dress in warm layers and proper footwear. Ice cleats and hiking sticks and bring binoculars and cameras.

After the hike, the Friends of Beaver Creek will provide visitors a chance to warm up with hot soup and beverages. Donations to defray the cost of refreshments will be accepted. For more information contact the Beaver Creek State Park Office at 330-385-3091.

Lepper Library gets kids books

LISBON — Lepper Library has received a gift of 100 new children’s books ranging from pre-kindergarten through early readers. The books were a donation from the Brownstone Book Fund, a private foundation in New York City, interested in fostering early reading and a love of books, and encouraging parents and children to read together. Diane Brownstone, director of Brownstone Book Fund and in cooperation with the State Librarian of Ohio, chose 100 Ohio libraries to receive 100 new books from Brodart.

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