'Discover Columbiana' basket to be raffled
COLUMBIANA - Over a dozen merchants donated items or gift certificates to the "Discover Columbiana" basket to be raffled off during the city's annual Springtime in Columbiana retail shopping event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 2-3.
Proceeds from the $5 donation for a ticket will benefit projects of the Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee. The basket is valued at $600 and is on display at the French Market, held rain or shine, at either the Grace Church parking lot or in the lower level of the Columbiana Antique Gallery, both on South Main. For raffle tickets call 330-482-2282 or pick one up at the French Market.
SCT hosting Night at the Races at Elks
SALEM - Salem Community Theatre will host the second annual Night at the Races fundraiser on Saturday at the Salem Elks Lodge.
Tickets are $25 and include food, beer, pop, and the ability to bet on 10 horse races. Doors open at 6 p.m. and post time is 7 p.m. Throughout the evening there will also be basket raffles and a 50/50. The event is open to the public, ages 21 and older only. For more information or to purchase tickets call the box office at 330-332-9688.
Oasis Food Ministry holding distribution
COLUMBIANA - The Oasis Food Ministry will hold a food distribution from 4 to 6 p.m. May 8 and 22 at First Christian Church, 39 Cherry St.
Food Bank giveaway scheduled May 9
SALEM - The Second Harvest Food Bank's food giveaway is slated from 10 a.m. to noon May 9 at Bunker Hill Church, 15096 Middleton Road. Those attending are reminded to bring containers.
Breakfast will benefit Sebring SB League
SEBRING - The public is invited to a benefit breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the American Legion on California Avenue.
Proceeds will be directed to the Sebring Girls Softball League. Cost is $7 for the all-you-can-eat meal which includes coffee and juice. A 50/50 drawing will be held.
Grandparents breakfast planned at SR
BEAVER TOWNSHIP - South Range Elementary first graders are inviting their grandparents to visit them at school at 8:45 a.m. May 9. Grandparents will share breakfast with the students and watch a patriotic program that will honor the U.S.A. and those in the military, past and present. Students will sing songs and perform dances.
Grandparents will then have an opportunity to see what a typical day is like for their grandchild and visit them in their classrooms.
SRMC sponsoring blood drive on May 14
SALEM - The Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) is sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14 in tower conference rooms one and two, located on SRMC's ground floor concourse.
Donors are encouraged to park in SRMC's new parking deck which offers direct access to the concourse. For an appointment call 330-337-2895.
'Tribute to Dixie' planned at United
HANOVERTON - United Choir Boosters are sponsoring a musical event, "A Tribute to Dixie" at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday in United High School auditorium.
Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Featuring favorite songs from the south, all proceeds will go toward senior scholarships.
MRCCTC students holding plant sale
CANFIELD - Students in the horticulture program at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center (MRCCTC) will hold the school's annual spring plant sale beginning Monday. Students have prepared items including assorted annuals, hanging baskets and fresh vegetables. Flats of flowers will also be available.
The horticulture green house will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday thru Friday the month of May until all items are sold.
For more information contact Mary June Emerson at 330-729-4000 Ext. 1671.
BC Wildlife Ed Center receives grant
EAST LIVERPOOL - The Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center has received an Every Day Events Grant of $2,000 from the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) and Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. This grant will support the Wildlife Education Center in hosting a series of volunteer, recreational and educational events.
"The money will be a great help to our group in offering workshops to the public this summer. We were very excited to have been selected to receive this grant," said Kathy Cattrell, treasurer and grant writer for the wildlife center.
Over 100 applications were submitted to NEEF for this annual grant and the Foundation held two separate review processes to narrow down the finalists. The wildlife center was selected as one of 50 public lands partners across the country. The grant is sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. For a list of all the winners and events go to publiclandseveryday.org.
Specifically, the Every Day Events Grant will support the following events through the wildlife center: May 10, Spring Wildflower Walk; May 17, Bird Identification by Song; June 7, Building and Using Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels; June 21, Night Insects; July 12, Tree ID, Forestry, and Woodland Management; July 19, Water Quality and Macroinvertebrates; Aug. 23, Mushrooms; Sept. 6, Butterflies and Caterpillars; Sept. 20, Invasive Species; Oct. 4, Falconry. For more details on these events and times visit beavercreekwildlife.org.