SCC to host swimming sessions
SALEM - The Salem Community Center will host another session of the American Red Cross Swim Lesson program beginning on July 7 and running Monday through Thursday to July 17. Six learn to swim levels are available, along with a Mommy and Me level for infants and their parent. Cost is $70 for non-members and $55 for members. A multiple child discount is available. To sign-up call 330-332-5885.
Smucker House to host herbs
SALEM - "The Wonderful World of Herbs," presented by Pat Fuller, begins at 7 p.m. July 2 at the Ruth Smucker House, 271 S. Broadway Ave.
Fuller is a certified Ohio State master gardener volunteer and director of Friends of the Greenhouse Consortium at Packard Park. She will tell the history, myths and lore of herbs, discuss how to grow and use herbs, and touch on their culinary uses and medicinal history.
Fuller planted thousands of herbs this year and sold 25 different types. She lives and gardens in Warren where she has been given the honorary title city of Warren master gardener. This free program is sponsored by the Smucker House Herb Guild.
For more information to to join call 330-332-1632.
Ward Memorial 5K kicks off Aug. 8
HANOVERTON - The second annual Gavin Ward Memorial Run/Walk 5K night run kicks off at 7:15 p.m. Aug. 8 at United High School. Registration will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $20 to all runners registered by July 30. Each runner registered by that time is also guaranteed a dry fit race shirt. Registration is $25 the night of the race. All funds and proceeds benefit the Gavin D. Ward Memorial Scholarship at the high school. There will be a DJ, fruit, water and awards after the race and a raffle during and after the race. Among the prizes are an overnight stay for two at the Spread Eagle, a Walmart $50 gift card, a $25 gift card from Giant Eagle. Ward, the late son of Mike and Denise Ward of Salem, died of an asthma attack after a football practice before entering the seventh grade.
Benefit square dance set July 5
BEAVER TOWNSHIP - A benefit square dance will be held from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. July 5 at Paradise Church, 10020 New Buffalo Road. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the dance and basket raffle will be directed to the donor of the kidney to Neil Maxwell.