Salem High School Key Club collecting coats through Friday
SALEM - The Salem High School Key Club will be collecting gently-worn coats through Friday.
Donations may be dropped off at Manhattan Dry Cleaners on East State Street from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m..
All donations will be cleaned free of charge by Manhattan Cleaners and donated to the Salem Salvation Army for distribution.
Lepper Public Library hosting Family Christmas Pajama Party
LISBON - The Lepper Public Library will host a Family Christmas Pajama Party at 6 p.m. Thursday. All ages are invited to attend and enjoy stories, music, games, and treats.
Children, adults invited to Saxon Club Christmas party
SALEM Children and adults are invited to a Christmas party on Friday at the Saxon Club on Route 9.
A free dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Special guests include Santa and his elves and The Grinch.
Activities are planned for children of all ages. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a coverdish to share.
Public invited to Christmas bazaar at the Smith Center
SALEM - The public is invited to a Christmas bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Smith Center, 500 E. Fourth St.
Several vendors will offer crafts, crocheted items, baked goods and stocking stuffers. Kerry the "Bling Bling Lady" will feature designer-inspired purses, wallets, jewelry, clothing, belts and shoes.
New Waterford United Methodist hosting breakfast
NEW WATERFORD - The pancake-plus breakfast will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the New Waterford United Methodist Church, 46925 S. State St. Donations will be accepted.
W. Branch Instrumental Dept. presenting holiday concert
BELOIT - The West Branch High School Instrumental Music Department will present its annual holiday concert at 2 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium.
The free performance titled "Sounds of the Season" begins with the Percussion Ensemble performing "Christmas by the Numbers" composed by director of bands, Robert J. Barnett.
The Jazz Ensemble will perform "Here Comes Santa Claus," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "Silver Bells" and "Hot Chocolate." Featured soloists include Zach Haberland, Dustin Kober, Bobby Parsons and Brianna Rzucidlo.
The Symphonic Band's selections will include "Christmas Music for Winds" composed by John Cacavas, David Foster's adaption of Mannheim Steamroller's "Carol of the Bells" titled "Holiday Piece," Jay Dawson's "Wenceslas Variations" and "A Fireside Christmas," a medley of holiday favorites arranged by Sammy Nestico.
Steak fry will be held Saturday at Sebring American Legion
SEBRING - The monthly steak fry will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Sebring American Legion.
The menu offers grilled steaks, all-you-can-eat-salad bar, baked potato, bread and coffee.
Music by the Back Bone band begins at 9 p.m. The dinner is open to the public and carryouts are available by calling 330-938-9082.
Leetonia United Methodist Church hosting drive-thru
LEETONIA - The Leetonia United Methodist Church at 50 Lisbon St. will host its monthly chicken drive-by from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 19, or until sold out.
The meal includes a stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a brownie. Cost is $7. Proceeds are used for the new roof at the church.
UAW Local 112 sponsoring Care and Share distribution
WARREN UAW Local 112 will sponsor its annual Care and Share food distribution at 11 a.m. Dec. 18 at the union hall, 11471 Reuther Drive SW.
Springfield Emmanuel Lutheran Church choir will perform
NEW SPRINGFIELD - The choir at the Springfield Emmanuel Lutheran Church on Route 165 will present a Christmas cantata titled "Behold the Star, A Christmas Journey to the Light of Christ" at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 21. The choir has been together for 30 years and is directed by Karen Chikosky.
A catered dinner follows in the social center. Cost is $11 for adults and $6 for children ages 4 to 12. Reservations are required by calling Pastor Aimee Raymond at 330-337-3125. The public is welcome.
Memorial Bldg. offering trip to Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
SALEM - The Memorial Building is offering a bus trip to Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in Akron on Saturday, Dec. 21.
The trip includes a tour of the former estate of F.A. Seiberling, co-founder of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.
This year's theme is "Deck the Hall: Heaven and Nature Sing" which features "Dazzle," the light show spectacular that includes 750,000 lights, 21 decorated rooms, poinsettias, nightly entertainment by area choirs and performers, visits with Santa, a gingerbread hut and treats from Molly's Shop.
The solarium will feature decorated trees and a frog collection; the breakfast room will be filled with birds surrounding a decorated twig tree and Virginia's room will be transformed into a winter garden.
A poinsettia tree and poinsettias will fill the tower staircase. The music room will be appropriately festooned with harps, horns and angels in silver, white and gold to create a "heavenly" atmosphere for nightly entertainment by the choirs and performers.
The museum store offers a full line of apparel, accessories, books and unique gift items. The bus will leave Salem at 4 p.m. and return at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Tickets are $13 for adults, $6 for children and free for 5 and under. Transportation costs are $14 per person.
To register call Shane Franks at the Memorial Building at 330-332-5512. Registration closes at 9 p.m. Dec. 16.
Family-friendly .22 rifle match hosted Friday by the SHC
SALEM - A family-friendly indoor .22 rifle match begins at 6 p.m. Friday at the Salem Hunting Club. Targets are $1 each and there will be five matches.
Beef tips and noodles dinner will be served at Salem VFW
SALEM - The public is invited to a beef tips and noodles dinner with green beans and a salad from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892, 496 Arch St.
Cost is $6. Pie slices will also be sold at $2 each with proceeds to be donated to the Wounded Warriors Project. Carryouts are available.
Food distribution planned at Bunker Hill United Methodist
SALEM - A Second Harvest Food Bank distribution will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Bunker Hill United Methodist Church, 15096 W. Middletown Road.
Those attending are reminded to bring baskets or containers.
Salem Masons will hold public breakfast on Dec. 28
SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Dec. 28 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.