Salem parks sets special meeting Wednesday

SALEM– The Salem Parks & Recreation Department will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m., Wednesday in the parks office, 2222 Oak St., to propose new wage, hours and job description for the recreation supervisor position and discuss the grant application for Waterworth Memorial Park restrooms. The department will also hold a public hearing at 5 p.m. April 3 at the parks office to answer questions about the grant application for the Waterworth Memorial Park restroom improvements.

Valley STEM + Me2 Academy plan open house

CANFIELD–The Valley STEM + Me2 Academy will host an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Parents of incoming ninth- and 10th-grade students, and students interested in attending, are invited to visit and learn more about the opportunities at the school. During the event, parents and students will have an opportunity to tour the lab, meet with instructors and current students, and apply for next year.

The Valley STEM + ME2 Academy provides the ideal setting for students to receive problem-based education, based on mastery of skills. The Academy has a STEM-designation from the Ohio Department of Education. Students in Mahoning County, and surrounding areas, can apply through open-enrollment.

To RSVP for the event or for information, visit or call 330-729-4000 Ext 1114

Reservations accepted for summer bus tip to NYC

SALEM–Attila Samu is organizing a summer bus trip to New York City for Saturday, June 15. A 56-seat charter bus will leave at 11 p.m. June 14 from the back of Salem High School, arriving in New York on Saturday morning.

The entire day is the passengers’ to explore the city at leisure. The bus will pick up passengers at 9 p.m. Saturday evening for the return trip back to Salem.

Reservations will be accepted until May 14. The cost is $95 per person. A $10 per person cancellation fee is also available (optional). Checks/money orders and cash will be accepted; no credit cards.

Seats are assigned to keep family and friends together. Students under 21 must be accompanied by an adult.

Anyone interested should contact Samu at 330-332-8905 Ext. 58332 or for a reservation form.

Salem Library’s Adult Book Discussion set

SALEM–Salem Public Library’s Adult Book Discussion will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. March 26 in the library’s Adult Reading Room (library’s upper level). The book to be discussed is “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” by Lisa See.

The author sheds well researched light on Chinese adoption, the international fine-tea market and modern Chinese immigration to the United States within this powerful story about a family separated by circumstances, culture and distance. This title is available to borrow from the library. No registration is required to attend the adult book discussion group which is open to the public and free of cost to attend. For information call the library at 330-332-0042.

Author to speak at Gathering for Friends

SALEM–The Presbyterian Women’s Association will sponsor A Gathering for Friends open to all women from 9 a.m. to noon March 30 at the First Presbyterian Church of Salem, 436 E. Second St. Guest speaker Christine Woolf of Louisville, author of “Pick Me! Pick Me!,” will discuss the topic “The Grace of Serving.”

There will be music, door prizes, fellowship and brunch. Those attending are asked to bring an apron for the Rescue Mission in Youngstown. A Love Offering will be taken.

For reservations call the church office at 330-337-9555.