Free lunch at Salem Salvation Army
SALEM - A free lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Salvation Army, 1249 N. Ellsworth Ave. The free meals will also be available on Sept. 13, 18, 20, and the week of Sept. 24-28.
Elkton-Fairfield Homemakers meet
COLUMBIANA - Elkton-Fairfield Homemakers will meet at 10 a.m. today at Southern Terrace Park. Those attending are asked to bring scissors.
HANOVERTON -The Hanoverton Salvation Army will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Ruritan Hall on Second Street in Hanoverton.
EP 1954 lunch
EAST PALESTINE - The East Palestine High School Class of 1954 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Paul's Antone's in Columbiana.
Damascus Ruritans to meet Thursday
DAMASCUS - The Damascus Ruritan Club meeting begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Damascus United Methodist Church, 300 Valley Road. Dr. Duane Kuentz will speak about aging and wellness. The public is invited. No reservations are necessary.
Mobile food bank in Hanoverton
HANOVERTON - Second Harvest Food Bank's first mobile pantry food distribution will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Fellowship of the Beloved, 13696 Bethesda Road, Hanoverton. Distributions will continue the second Thursday of each month at the same location and time. Recipients will receive a pre-packaged box of non-perishable food items and should bring photo identification.
The mobile pantry is designed to deliver food to people in underserved areas in the Mahoning Valley. The mobile pantry reaches people that may not have access or transportation to an established food bank member agency. The food bank also operates mobile pantry programs in Lake Milton and Goshen Township in Mahoning County and Bristol and Mecca townships in Trumbull County. For more information on how you can help feed hungry friends and neighbors or for additional information on the mobile pantry visit www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org or call 330-792-5522.
No euchre party
SALEM - The euchre party scheduled for Sept. 14 at Butler Grange hall has been canceled.
Ballroom Week celebration dance
NILES - Saturday is USA Dance's National Ballroom Week Celebration and Show at the Eastwood Mall featuring 38 exhibitions including four formations. Special guest master of ceremony will be Greta Mettereder. USA Dance volunteers masters of ceremony are Ron Ebert, Joe Sepesy and Davine George.
A free "Sunrise Dance" will kick off the National Ballroom Week celebration from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. Sept. 13 at Kuzman's Lounge, 1025 S. State St., Girard. Pajamas are optional (robes a must).
in Lake Milton
LAKE MILTON - An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be served from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Craig Beach Volunteer Fire Department, 1797 Grandview. Cost is $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens ages 55 and up, and $5 for children ages 3 to 12. Dinner includes salad, dessert, rolls and a beverage.
Cheer clinic at Salem High School
SALEM - The Salem High School Varsity Cheerleaders are holding a cheer clinic from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 17 and 18 in the high school gym. All girls in grades kindergarten to sixth are welcome. Cost is $20. Participants will receive a free T-shirt and cheer with the cheerleaders on Sept. 21. Forms are available at local schools. For information call Deb Thomas at 330-332-8523.
Salem 1943 to meet
SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1943 plans to meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 18 at Adele's Place.
County Firefighters Assoc. to meet
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - The Columbiana County Firefighters Association's next meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Franklin Township Fire Department.
Breakfast buffet at Salem Masons
SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Sept. 22 at the Salem Masonic Building, 788 E. State St. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under age 10 and free for children under 2. The menu offers pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, homemade sausage gravy, biscuits, homefries, toast, fruit cocktail, orange juice, coffee and tea.
The building is equipped with a handicapped accessible elevator. Proceeds will be directed to the Salem Masonic Building Fund.
Pioneer Craft Days at Beaver Creek
EAST LIVERPOOL - The Friends of Beaver Creek State Park are preparing for Pioneer Craft Days to be held on Oct. 6 and 7 in the Pioneer Village section of the park. There are still outdoor craft spaces available, and displays of antique farm equipment are welcome. A section of the park is being reserved for hit and miss engines, old plows, cultivators and antique tractors. The craft space fee is $60 for two days, but display spaces are free of charge. For more information call Alice Whitehill at 724-573-9109 or visit the park's Trading Post any weekend.
Salem 1968 dinner
SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1968 will hold its monthly dinner at 6 p.m. Oct. 9. at Ricky's English Pub.
Pumpkin weigh-off set Oct. 13 at Parks
CANFIELD - The Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers will hold its 18th annual giant pumpkin weigh-off on Oct. 13 at Parks Garden Center, 9010 U.S. Route 62.
The current Ohio record, 1725 pounds, is held by Christy Harp of Massillon. The Pennsylvania record of 1807.5 pounds is held by Dave and Carol Stelts of Edinburg, Pa.
Prize money this year will exceed $25,000 for heaviest categories of giant pumpkin, watermelon, tomato and Halloween-type pumpkin. Also included are widest sunflower head and longest gourd. Heaviest giant pumpkin will be awarded the $5000 first place prize. The first pumpkin to hit 2,000 pounds will be awarded an extra $10,000 prize.
Growers wishing to enter any of the categories must have their entry at Parks Garden Center by 9 a.m. Oct. 13. The actual weigh-off will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Exhibits will remain on display until 4 p.m. There is no admission charge and a lunch stand will be available. Attendees may bring lawn chairs. Several of the larger pumpkins will be on display through Halloween.
Web genealogy classes offered
COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana Public Library is offering a series of web-based genealogy classes to help look for ancestors.
-- Sidestep Genealogy, Oct. 15, 6-7 p.m.: This online genealogy class will make you stop and think about what alternative research paths you might use, and point you to new resources.
-- Bring Them Back to Life, Oct. 22, 6-7 p.m.: This online genealogy class presents a method for taking the details you collect about your ancestor and creating a biographical profile.
-- Genealogy Orienteering, Oct. 29, 6-7 p.m.: This online genealogy class discusses a simple method and some resources to help you use maps to quickly locate the right place to conduct your research.
-- All About the Census, Nov. 5, 6-7:30 p.m.: This online genealogy class is for those who wish to improve their understanding and hone their skills with Federal Census Records of all types.
Registration is required by calling 330-482-5509.
Tickets offered for Salem Theatre
SALEM - Salem Community Theatre is still accepting subscriptions for the 2012-13 season ticket campaign. Regular, flex and economy passes are available in advance of this season's premiere production, "The Last Five Years," which opens this Friday evening. For the same subscription price, the theater is offering six shows in their regular season, compared to last year's five, in addition to three holiday and youth theater productions. Individual show tickets are also available. For detailed information call the box office at 330-332-9688.
Leetonia Library seeks volunteers
LEETONIA- The Leetonia Community Public Library is seeking volunteers to pull weeds and help with gardening maintenance at the library on Saturday in preparation for the Artisans Festival Sept. 23. For information call the library at 330-427-6635.