‘Night at Races’ set at Salem Italian-American Club

SALEM–The Salem Italian-American Club, 250 Penn Ave., will host “A Night at the Races” at 7 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The money raised will go toward the Salem Italian-American Educational Fund Scholarship Program.

Community breakfast set at Smith Grange

SMITH TWP. — Smith Grange, 11090 Beloit Snodes Road, Beloit, will hold a community breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, sausage gravy, biscuits, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, fruit cup, coffee and juice. Cost is $7 adults, $3.50 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children 4 years and under.

Columbiana-Fairfield Historical Society to meet

COLUMBIANA–The Historical Society of Columbiana-Fairfield Township will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church, 28 E. Park Ave.

The guest speaker will be Elizabeth M. Sayer, who will tell about her struggle to survive Nazi Germany during World War II. Her book, “Is Time Running Out?,” records her life experiences from then until now.

Refreshments will follow the program, which is free and open to the public. New members of the society always are welcome.

Habitat fundraiser planned May 9 at Vineyards

COLUMBIANA — Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning Valley (HFHMV) will hold a major fundraiser at 6 p.m. May 9 at The Vineyards at Pine Lake in Columbiana.

Tickets cost $50 per person and include a buffet dinner and entertainment by One Cello. The event’s main feature will be a raffle of a 12-foot by 12-foot He/She Shed built by Pinewood Structures (on display at the Struthers ReStore). The He/She Shed is filled with home decor from At Home in Niles. Raffle tickets are $10 each and the winner will be selected live at the event.

The event will also include a silent auction of birdhouses uniquely decorated by local businesses, organizations and artists.

People can purchase event and raffle tickets by visiting or stopping by the ReStores in Salem (1965 N. Ellsworth Ave.) or Struthers (480 Youngstown Poland Road) during regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. People can also contact the development director or by calling 330-743-7244 Ext. 101 for tickets or event information.

Major event sponsors, to date, include Akron Children’s Hospital, Pinewood Structures, Home Savings Bank, Hollywood Gaming Mahoning Valley Race Course, Humtown Products, RPI Designs, Fitness Together, 717 Credit Union and HBA of the Valley. All proceeds from the event will stay local and help those in need in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. Support allows HFHMV to provide assistance to build strength, stability and self-reliance through homeownership.

Leetonia leaf pickup set April 22-26

LEETONIA–The village will be picking up leaves the week of April 22 to 26. Since the Leaf Vac will be used, residents are advised to not mix brush with the leaves as it will clog the machine up.

Brush and stick pickup will be conducted May 6 through 17. Residents are advised to make sure branches are not over 6 feet long. Also, that they are not placed on the road or sidewalks; they must be placed on the curb lawn.

Annual Spring Cleanup is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 10 and 11 behind village hall for village residents only. Tires must be off the rim and there is a charge of $1 per tire. No televisions, refrigerator or air conditioners will be accepted.

‘Fly by chicken and noodle dinner’ offered

DAMASCUS– Damascus United Methodist Church will hold a “fly by chicken and noodle dinner” from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The menu will include chicken-n-noodles, real mashed potatoes, green beans and dessert. Cost is $7 and all proceeds will go to the various needs of the orphanages that are visited by the church’s Ukrainian Volunteers in Mission Team. This past summer the team was able to help with various needs such as school supplies, socks and underwear, winter boots, and even replacing broken heating systems and showers. This is the last fly-by dinner until the fall.

Democrats schedule coffee with candidates night

LISBON–The Columbiana County Democratic Party will host a Coffee with the Candidates event from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Democratic Headquarters, 124 E. Lincoln Way. The event is open to the public. Attendees will have the chance to meet local judicial candidates Bret Apple and Heaven Guest.

‘Stitches in Time’ to meet at Salem Library

SALEM– “Stitches in Time,” a get-together for people who enjoy knitting, crocheting and other needle-crafting, will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 17 in the Salem Public Library’s Quaker Room. Bring a project to work on. No registration is needed for the meeting that is open to the public and free of cost to attend. For information call 330-332-0042.

‘Brain Games for Seniors’ planned at Library

SALEM– “Brain Games for Seniors” is scheduled for 2 to 3:30 p.m. April 18 at Salem Public Library. The library will provide “stuff” in-house for enjoyment including board games, playing cards and challenging puzzle books. Bring friends and make new ones. No registration is required. Call 330-332-0042 for information.

Learn to customize Android phone April 18

SALEM– Learn step-by-step instructions for customizing an Android phone to make it user-friendly at 6:30 p.m. April 18 at the Salem Public Library’s Quaker Room. Technology instructor Stephanie Peterson will help guests understand how to make their own wallpaper, lock screens, customize ring tones and pictures for contacts. Guests will also learn how to position apps that work best for one’s needs and how to make changes with confidence. Bring device(s) to class.

Seating is limited and registration is required. Register online at or call the library for registration assistance at 330-332-0042.

Summer Discovery program set at Mahoning libraries

YOUNGSTOWN–Children, teens and adults are encouraged to register for the Summer Discovery program at the Public Library of Mahoning County and Youngstown beginning May 1 online or at any county public library. The program, “A Universe of Stories,” will run from May 1 through July 31.

Children who complete the program by July 24 will be invited to a breakfast featuring Laura Numeroff, author of “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” on Aug. 2. Children can complete activities or read books to earn prizes (while supplies last) and to earn a chance to win a gift card. Those who sign up will receive a Dairy Queen coupon and Mahoning Valley Scrappers game voucher.

Teens and adults who read 10 books will earn a choice of book or 15 books for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Get a Mahoning Valley Scrappers game voucher just for signing up.

Salem Slovak Club to host breakfast April 20

SALEM–The Salem Slovak Club will host a Haystack breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. April 20. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for child. Carryout will be available for $6.50 with free delivery to Salem businesses. For information call 330-337-8067.

Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course offered

SALEM–The Salem Community Center will be offering an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course from 5 to 8 p.m. weeknights May 6 through 17. Cost is $240 for members and $280 for non-members. Upon completion participants will receive Lifeguard Training, First Aid, Professional Rescuer CPR and AED Essentials certifications. For information or to register contact the Salem Community Center at 330-332-5885. Online registration is available at

EP Rotary plans breakfast with Easter Bunny

EAST PALESTINE–The East Palestine Rotary Club will host a Breakfast With the Easter Bunny from 9 to 11 a.m. April 20 at the Community Center at the Village Park. The breakfast features pancakes and sausage and beverages (milk, orange juice, water or coffee). It is for all ages and the cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. The Easter Bunny will be at the breakfast all morning and the club will again offer matted pictures with the Easter Bunny from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at a cost of $8.

A large Chinese Auction is featured at the Breakfast with over 50 items which consist of gift certificates, gift baskets and other items generously donated by individuals and businesses. Tickets are $1 each, 10 for $5 or 30 for $10.

There will also be a table for make-it and take-it crafts.

All proceeds from the breakfast are used to support the many projects of the club throughout the year which include Memorial Day Bike Parade, Youth Exchange Program, Interact support, flag project at the cemetery, Youth Soccer program and the dog park.

After the breakfast the East Palestine Rotary Club will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 11:30 a.m. at the East Palestine Park. The Egg Hunt is divided into four age groups: Pre-school, kindergarten and first grade, second and third grade, and fourth and fifth grade. The children will be looking for eggs, candy, gift certificates and small toys. In some of the plastic eggs will be hidden a note which will entitle the finder to larger prizes. There will be over 6,000 pieces of candy, small trinkets and prizes.

For information contact Bonnie Davis at 330-271-1979 or

Wine Festival pop sales to benefit hospice

COLUMBIANA– The 2019 Columbiana Wine Festival, an event hosted by the Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau (CATB), has announced that Community Hospice will benefit from water and pop sales during the July 19 and 20 event taking place in Town Center at Firestone Farms, 101 Town Center Ave.

Representatives from Community Hospice will be on-site throughout the two-day event selling water and pop for $1 each. Funds raised will support the non-profit organization in efforts to honor life by providing peace, hope and compassion to those receiving hospice, palliative and bereavement services.

The 2019 Columbiana Wine Fest features live entertainment, delicious foods, artisans/vendors and wine selections from Barrel Run Crossing Winery & Vineyard, Diletto Winery, Luva Bella Winery, Mastropietro Winery, McKim’s Honeyvine & Winery, Sundog Cellars Winery and Cidery and The Vineyards at Pine Lake

The 2019 Columbiana Wine Fest takes place from 4 to 9 p.m. July 19 and 2 to 9 p.m. July 20. Admission is $25 per person advanced, $30 at the gate and includes 10 tasting tickets, a souvenir wine glass and festival program.

Individuals must be 21 years of age or older to participate. Event tickets can be purchased at the Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau/Columbiana Chamber Office and online at

The Columbiana Wine Fest raises awareness and funds in support of the Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Columbiana’s unique heritage and sustainable tourism designed to contribute to the area’s economic growth.

To learn more about Community Hospice, call 800-947-7284 or visit For information on the 2019 Columbiana Wine Fest, as well as the CATB, call 330-482-2282, or visit Follow on Facebook: @ColumbianaWine (Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau’s Columbiana Wine Festival) #2019ColumbianaWineFest #GetLitColumbiana #CATB.