Southern Local fall festival set tonight
SALINEVILLE - Southern Local Schools will host its annual fall festival from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the high school. A pasta dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m., sponsored by the cheerleaders. Events include crafters, classroom activities and displays. The Scholastic Book Fair and musical performances begin at 5 p.m.
'Annie Jr.' performed at at South Range
BEAVER TOWNSHIP - South Range Middle School students are performing the play "Annie Jr." at 9 a.m. today for the middle school children and at 7 p.m. Saturday for the community.
'Goldi Locks' at Stage Left this weekend
LISBON - Stage Left Youth Players will present an original one act musical, "Goldi Locks in Bobby Socks" at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Trinity Playhouse, 234 E. Lincoln Way, Lisbon. This 1950's spin on the fairy tale classic, "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" stars 36 young actors in grades kindergarten to eight. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens. Reserved seating is recommended by emailing StageLeftSeats@yahoo.com or calling 330-831-7249 or pay by credit card online at StageLeftPlayers.org.
Storybook Museum plans home tour
SALEM The Salem Storybook Museum's "Come Home for the Holidays: A Candlelight Home Tour" will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. today. The starting point for the tour is the plaza at the Kent State University City Center, 230 N. Lincoln Ave. Tours are also available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Five decorated homes for the Thanksgiving and Christmas season will be featured, plus an impressive collection of antique cars, one restored historic church and a display of holiday trees and miniature Christmas houses at the Charles Burchfield Homestead Museum.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information or reservations call 330-332-1632.
Breakfast buffet offered by Salem Masons
SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the 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.
CCFCC meeting set at Leetonia Club
LEETONIA - The Columbiana County Federation of Conservation Clubs (CCFCC) will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Leetonia Sportsman's Club. Tickets will be available at the meeting for the annual fund-raising dinner. CCFCC's meetings are open to the public.
For more information call Tom Butch at 330-337-8444.
Face painting offered during conferences
LEETONIA - During conferences on Tuesday at Leetonia schools, junior class students will offer children's fingernail and face painting from 4:40 to 7:30 p.m. in the elementary hall. Cost is $2 for each service.
Chili Cook-Off set at Youngstwn Shine Club
NORTH LIMA - The Ray Dudik Memorial Chili Cook-Off will be held on Nov. 30 at the Youngstown Shrine Club (indoor hall), 1735 W. South Range Road. This is a casual event held before and during the Ohio State/Michigan football game with "tailgating" starting before the game kick-off, which has not yet been announced.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite chili recipe. The cost of $25 includes food and refreshments as well as big screen televisions for viewing the big game. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information call Troy Stenger at 330-565-2500, Jim Hazlett at 330-533-1847 or Mike McCarthy at 330-270-9072.
'Minute-It' contest set at library Dec. 2
COLUMBIANA - The "Minute-It-To-Win-It" program will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at Columbiana Public Library. Teens in grades six to 12 will test their skills with a number of challenges to win prizes. To register call 330-482-5509.
Tickets for Christmas Raffle available
SALEM - Tickets for "The 12 Days of Christmas Raffle," sponsored by the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, will be available until Dec. 3. Twelve prizes will be awarded beginning Dec. 8, with drawings held each day thereafter, counting down until Dec. 19. Names of raffle winners will be announced in the Salem News each day. Local businesses, organizations, and individuals have donated over $8000 in prizes. Tickets may be purchased at the chamber office, Consumers National Bank, Salem Computer Center, Giant Eagle and Salem News. Cost is $10 for one ticket or $20 for three tickets. Winners will be reentered daily. All proceeds will benefit the Salem Entranceway Project and other Salem marketing campaigns.
Registration open for herb program
COLUMBIANA - Registration is still open for a program presented by Marilyn McKinley of the Holborn Herb Society from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Columbiana Public Library. To register, stop in the library or call 330-482-5509.
Cookie Walk planned at Winona church
WINONA - The Hazel Circle of the Winona United Methodist Church, 32114 Winona Road, will host its annual cookie walk and craft sale from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 7. A large variety of cookies will be available to choose from at $4 per dozen.
Christmas in the Pioneer Village set Dec. 8
EAST LIVERPOOL - Christmas in the Pioneer Village, sponsored by Friends of Beaver Creek State Park, is scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at 2013 Echo Dell Road. Admission is free.
AAA Driver Ed planned at Beaver Local
LISBON - AAA Driver Education will hold classes beginning Dec. 9 at Beaver Local High School. All area students are eligible to attend, including home-schooled students. For information call 330-532-2878.
Concealed carry class offered Dec. 14
WASHINGTONVILLE - The Beaver Creek Sportsman Club will hold a concealed carry weapons class starting at 8 a.m. Dec. 14. Cost is $100 and includes ammunition. To register call Tab Bailey at 330-502-3252.
New Year's Eve Salem events set
SALEM - The 10th New Year's Eve Salem will be held this year on Dec. 31. Among the family-friendly events at participating venues are:
"Rock and Roll, Steel Drum and Blue Grass Music" at the Masonic Temple, 788 E. State St.
"Gospel Music" at the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, 870 E. State St.
"Children's Music, Magic and Folk Music" at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St.
"Around the Nations" display and reception, Salem Historical Society, 239 S. Lundy Ave.
"Sugar Tree Alley Depot Train Display," Fred Naragon's law office, 248 E. State St.
The general hours of this year's event are 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Tickets will be sold at all Salem area banks, Salem Giant Eagle, Salem Community Center and Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. Advance tickets are $5 per person until Dec. 24 and $8 per person Dec. 25-31 and at the door. Admission is free for children 10 years of age and under.
Monetary donations may be sent to the non-profit organization at: New Year's Eve Salem 2013, P.O. Box 444, Salem, Ohio 44460.
Farmers collects Toys for Tots
CANFIELD - Farmers National Bank is participating in the Toys for Tots program this year with toy drop-off boxes at all 18 branches.
It has been involved with the program that is sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for over 10 years.
According to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation website, the program collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year and distributes them as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
By giving less fortunate, disadvantaged youngsters a new toy at Christmas, the Marines goal is to deliver a message of hope that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
The program also plays an active role in the development of one of our nation's most valuable resources children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.
The campaign kicked off the week of Nov. 4 and runs until Dec. 13.
Each year, Farmers partners with the designated Toys for Tots representative for each county in Trumbull, Mahoning, and Columbiana Counties to collect toys.
The program is promoted on Farmers Bank's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Farmersbankgroup.