Big Reach Back to School event
GREENFORD - The Big Reach Center of Hope will hold its ninth annual Back to School event from 8 a.m. to noon today at 11767 Lisbon Road. Over 400 pre-registered children will each receive a new school outfit purchased by members and employees of Home Savings and Loan, WKBN 27, WYTV 33, Cornerhouse Christian Church, Greenford Christian Church, Salem Community Hospital and Hospice of the Valley. They will also get a free haircut, a book bag filled with school supplies donated by members and attendees of Greenford Christian Church and personal care items courtesy of Operation Blessing of Chesapeake, Va.
Refreshments will be served including pizza provided by Pizza Hut of Salem and Columbiana, hot dogs courtesy of the Dairy Queen in Lisbon and North Lima, Italian ice from Rita's Italian Ice of Boardman, and cookies provided by Eat 'n Park of Boardman. For more information visit www.bigreachministries.org, Facebook and Twitter.
Banquet in Salem features sloppy joes
SALEM - The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building. Friends of the Banquet will sponsor the meal which includes sloppy joes, macaroni and cheese, green beans, applesauce, fresh vegetables and fruit, and ice cream sundaes.
East Palestine school board to meet
EAST PALESTINE - The East Palestine City School District Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the EPES media center.
County Board of Elections to meet
LISBON - The Columbiana County Board of Elections will meet in regular session at 5 p.m. Monday in the board office at 7989 Dickey Drive, Suite 3.
Friends of Beaver Creek State Park
EAST LIVERPOOL - Friends of Beaver Creek State Park will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Trading Post at Pioneer Village, 12021 Echo Dell Road. The program is titled "History Has Come to Our Back Door with Confederate General John H. Morgan." For more information call 330-227-3939.
Men of Salem 1960 lunch set
SALEM -Men of the Salem High School Class of 1960 will meet for lunch at noon Wednesday at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
Sebring Legion Auxiliary to meet
SEBRING - Sebring American Legion Post 76 Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the post.
Columbiana 1951 breakfast planned
COLUMBIANA -The Columbiana High School Class of 1951 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Das Dutch Haus.
Salem Area Retirees to meet Thursday
SALEM - Salem Area Retirees plan to meet at noon Thursday at the CIO Hall on Prospect Street. A lunch will be provided.
United Local BOE to meet
HANOVERTON - United Local Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 in the high school library. Routine business of the school district will be considered.
Sebring Legion steak fry set
SEBRING -American Legion Post 76 will host its monthly steak fry from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 11. Cost is $13 for strip steaks, $14 for ribeyes and $15 for porterhouse. Baked potato and salad bar are included in each meal. For more information call 330-938-9082.
Auditions for Stage Left's 'Pond' planned
LISBON - Auditions for Stage Left Players' production of Ernest Thompson's play, "On Golden Pond," begin at 3 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Trinity Playhouse, 234 E. Lincoln Way. Callbacks, if needed, start at 7 p.m. Aug. 29.
Open auditions involve cold readings from the script. "On Golden Pond" takes place in the living room of a summer home in Maine. It is recommended that the parents of young men auditioning for the role of Billy read the script prior to the audition. Roles to be cast: Norman Thayer Jr., age 80ish; Ethel Thayer, age 70ish; Charlie Martin: age 40-50ish; Chelsea Thayer Wayne, age 40-50ish; Billy Ray, age 13; and Bill Ray: age 40-50ish.
"On Golden Pond" is directed by John Diddle and presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc. Ali Cleland is the stage manager. Performances are scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 and 13 and 2 p.m. Oct. 7 and 14.
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'Stage Combat and Special Effects' class
LISBON - Stage Left Players is conducting a learning intensive "Stage Combat and Special Effects" class, for grades four to 12, from Aug. 13-17 at the Trinity Playhouse, 234 E. Lincoln Way. Instructors Darrell Cleland and Ali Cleland will demonstrate the principles of stage hand-to-hand combat, fencing through techniques and character work. Youth will also learn the art of special effects make-up. Cost is $125 with a $25 deposit due at sign-up. Each participant will receive a basic stage make-up kit and T-shirt. A performance and reception begins at 7 p.m. Aug. 17. To sign-up call 330-831-7249 before Aug. 8.
Open house for Riverside Railroad Club
WARREN - The Riverside Railroad Train Club will host an open house from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Warren S.C.O.P.E. Center, 220 W. Market St. The rain date is Aug. 24. For more information call 330-399-8846. Admission is $3, and free for children under 12 years.
Salem Athletic Hall induction ceremony set
SALEM - The Salem High School Athletic Hall of Fame's induction dinner and ceremony will be held on Sept. 6 at the Salem Community Center. Those selected for the Class of 2012 are Ed Beck '32, Ned Chappell '60, Richard Huffman '86, David Hunter '60, and J. Robert Sebo '54.
Reservations may be made at the SCC or via phone at 330-332-5885. SCC accepts cash, Visa, Discover, MasterCard and checks (payable to the Salem Community Center). Cost is $25 per person and includes dinner and beverage provided by the Catered Affair. Tickets are available on a first come-first serve basis. Reservations will be accepted through Aug. 27, or until sold out.