ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

New York bus trip planned for Sept. 13-15

SALINEVILLE–The Salineville-Southern Alumni Community Scholarship Foundation is sponsoring a “Red Eye” bus trip to New York City, Sept 13 to 15, and seats are still available. The bus departs at 11:45 p.m. on Sept. 13 from Southern Local Jr./Sr. High School and will return to the school around 5 a.m. on Sept. 15. Cost is $100 per person, and all proceeds benefit Southern Local student scholarships. Reservations are required. For information call Tracey at 330-853-4862 or Trudy at 330-853-1358.

Introductory ukulele workshop set at Lepper Library

LISBON — Lepper Library will host Richard Wyant and the Steel Valley Ukers from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 14. They will conduct an introductory ukulele workshop for beginners of all ages. No experience necessary. Ukuleles will be provided to patrons for the duration of the program, or those who have one may bring it. Call the library at 330-424-3117 to register for this event.

Jesus the Key Ministries to host October bus trips

LEETONIA — Jesus the Key Ministries has chartered a bus to go to the Ark again, and another to Amish Country. There are seats still available for the visit to the Creation Museum and Noah’s Ark on Oct. 1 and 2. Hotel accommodations, breakfast and dinners are included. There is also a day trip to Sugarcreek (Amish Country) for shopping and a show at Dutch Valley Theater Oct. 24. Two meals are included.

For information and registration on the excursions contact Bing or Peggy Newton at 330-427-6578.

Deerfield Historical Society plans Monday dance

DEERFIELD–The Deerfield Historical Society’s third Monday dance will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 state Route 14. The Deerfield House Band will present a variety of music for listening and dancing pleasure. Refreshments available for purchase. Admission is $4.

Berlin Fire Department BBQ Extravaganza set

BERLIN CENTER — The Berlin Township Fire Department BBQ Extravaganza is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at Western Reserve High School, 13850 W. Akron Canfield Road, rain or shine.

Breakfast will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $5 at the door and includes bacon or sausage, egg and cheese sandwich; pancakes, sausage or bacon and eggs.

Lunch and dinner starts at 11 a.m. Adult tickets cost $15 at the door ($12 pre-sale) and include half a BBQ chicken or ham, parsley potatoes, green beans, macaroni and cheese, applesauce/cole slaw, salad bar and beverages. Childens tickets cost $6 and include a quarter chicken and all of the adult sides. Additional children options are $4 and include hot dog, macaroni and cheeses and the salad bar.

The Blue Devil Dash 5K & Kids Fun Run sponsored by The Western Reserve PTO starts at 9 a.m. for adults, Kids Fun Run to follow. Registration is through Second Sole at register.chronotrack.com.

The event also includes an indoor craft show from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 50/50 drawing and Chinese auction, fire prevention demonstrations from noon to 5 p.m., a car show from 2 to 5 p.m. and family fun including face painting, bounce houses, hay maze, GaGa Pit, pumpkin painting, family fall photos, sno cones and cotton candy. For event information visit facebook.com/berlintwpfire.

Jewish Film Festival begins Sept. 16

YOUNGSTOWN — The 2019 Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival aims to take participants on a cinematic, cultural journey that depicts a broad spectrum of Jewish life. The films shown come from all over the world, providing diverse audiences with a glimpse into the Jewish experience.

Six films will be shown this year.

— Determined to defeat Nazi lies with pen and paper, an underground movement of Jewish intellectuals carries out an extraordinary form of wartime resistance in “Who Will Write Our History.” It will be shown at 7 p.m., Sept. 16, at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown.

There will be a live video conference with the producer following the film

— Tired of being pushed around, a disenfranchised Sephardic father launches an improvised campaign to establish influence in 1980s Israeli society, in the lively, crowd-pleasing drama “The Unorthodox.” It will be shown at 4 p.m, Sept. 22, at Encore Cinema in Niles.

— In “The Samuel Project,” Eli gets to know his grandfather Samuel for the first time when he makes him the subject of an animated art project for school. With dreams of becoming a professional artist, the high school senior discovers that his grandpa, a Jewish dry cleaner, was heroically saved from Nazi capture in Germany by a young woman when he was a boy. It will be shown at 7 p.m., Sept. 24, at Movies 8 in Boardman.

— What’s the secret to living into your 90s – and loving every minute of it? In “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast,” irrepressible writer-comedian Carl Reiner (who shows no signs of slowing down at 95) tracks down several celebrated nonagenarians, and a few others over 100, to show how the twilight years can truly be the happiest and most rewarding. It will be shown at 7 p.m., Sept. 26, at Encore Cinema in Niles.

“Look at Us Now, Mother!” is a humorous, moving, intimate, and courageous film following the transformation of an abusive mother and tumultuous mother-daughter relationship to that of acceptance and love as we follow the personal story of the filmmaker. It will be shown at 4 p.m., Oct. 3, at the JCC. There will be a meet and greet with the producer following the film.

— An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem in “The Women’s Balcony,” a rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power. It will be shown at 4 p.m., Oct. 13, at Temple Ohev Tzedek.

Tickets are $5 for students, $7 pre-order and $10 at the door. A season ticket is $40. “The Women’s Balcony” showing on Oct. 13 is free. To register, visit jccyoungstown.org or call 330-746-3250, Ext. 195.

Wayne Township Trustees to meet Thursday

GAAVERS — The Wayne Township Trustees will be holding a regular meeting on Thursday 9-12-19 at the Wayne Township hall in Gavers at 6:30 p.m.

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