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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Salem Music Study Club to meet Wednesday, learn about Noah’s Ark

SALEM–The Salem Music Study Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the educational building beside the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. It will start with a short meeting, followed by a program by member Brenda Bradley entitled “Noah’s Ark.” Guests and members are welcome. Refreshments will follow. The club is a member of the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs and the National Federation of Music Clubs.

Top Hat Productions opens ’19-’20

season with ‘Sister Act’ musical

YOUNGSTOWN – Top Hat Productions opens its 2019-2020 season with Sister Act, featuring the original music by award winning Alan Menken, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 26 and Nov. 1, 2, 8, 9 at The Fairview Arts & Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Youngstown.

The feel good musical comedy based on the 1992 film of the same name, tells the story of disco diva Deloris Van Cartier (Nikita R. Jones) whose life takes an unexpected turn when she witnesses a murder committed by boyfriend, Curtis Shank (Brian Palumbo). After reporting it to police, she is put in protective custody, disguised as a nun, and hidden in a convent under the watchful eye of Mother Superior (Brandy Johanntges). This will be Jones’ last area performance before relocating to Atlanta.

Struggling with the restrictions of her new lifestyles, Deloris finds comfort in the choir and uses her singing voice to inspire nuns (Courtney Bailey, Julie DeSalvo, Brittany Storey, Denise Sybelink, Julie Palumbo Villa, Emma Wason, Terri Wilkes) who in turn, inspire the church and community. Rounding out the cast are Taeshawn Madison, Isaiah Shelton, Bret Vandermark, John Weber, Tylor Zuniga and an ensemble that sings, dances and brings a truly moving story to life.

Tickets are available at tophatproductions.org, brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006.

League of Women Voters to host

champagne, beer tasting fundraiser

YOUNGSTOWN – The League of Women Voters Greater Youngstown is hosting a champagne and beer tasting fundraiser at from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at A&C Beverage, 45 South Ave.. This event is $50 per person in advance or $60 at the door. RSVP at LWVGY.com or send a check made out to LWVGY to P.O. Box 1375 Youngstown, OH 44501.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Aut Mori Grotto pancake

breakfast scheduled for Oct. 26

YOUNGSTOWN – Aut Mori Grotto will host its monthly all-you-can-eat Pancakes (only) Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon (or until sold out) Oct. 26 at 563 North Belle Vista Ave. The event is open to the public. The menu includes all the regular or blueberry pancakes you can eat, Di Russo sausage links, scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage gravy and biscuits, coffee and juice. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under 11 years and free for children under 3 years. The Grottoes of North America are a non-profit 501c(3) organization that supports local charities such as Akron Children’s Hospital, Sojourners House and also have a Dental Program for those challenged children under the age of 17. For information on this event and/or Grotto Charities give “Pudge” a call at 330-629-9679.

Evening R-Weigh group recognized weekly weight-loss winners

SALEM – The Evening R-Weigh group met Oct.14 at the First Friends Church, with the meeting being called to order by Linda Lude. Jane Shaffer led the group with the R-Weigh prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. The group sang the song “Smile Awhile.” Ruth Miller prayed for family and friends. Patty Pim gave the treasurer’s report and told a joke and Eugenia Tullis read the minutes.

There were 24 members that weighed in with a total of 16 pounds lost for the week. Good Loser in Group 1 was Patty Pim with Honorable mention in Group 1 going to Colleen Wafler and Cathy Schafer. Good Loser in Group 2 was Raeann Sanor and runner up was Jane Shaffer. Honorable mention in Group 2 went to Andrea Lujan and Susan Cain. Goalie Good Loser for the week was Patty Hartman with Linda Lude as runner up. Linda Lude lost over her vacation and her birthday and was paid. Losing four weeks in a row were Patty Pim, Rhonda Moffett and Jane Shaffer.

Calorie Chart Winners were Jane Shaffer, Raeann Sanor and Andrea Lujan. Goalie calorie chart winners were Linda Lude and Eugenia Tullis. There were no winners in the regular Can Do Contest so it will be $10 next week. The winner in the Goalie Can Do contest was Lisa Smith and Eugenia Tullis.

Peggy Kurtz inspiration was on “Intellect.” “A six-year-old son of an Ivy League college professor came sulking through the back door dragging his backpack. Seeing his forlorn look, his mother inquired, ‘Son, you look a little discouraged. What seems to be the matter?’ ‘Mom, I’m tired of the same old thing: Get up, go to school, come home, study, go to bed, get up, go to school. If it’s all right with you, next year I’m taking a sabbatical.’

“Philosophers may argue the distinction between body, mind and spirit, but for the dieter there is none. What you think directly affects what you do and how you feel. If your body is out of shape, it’s likely that your mind is too. Don’t take sabbatical from learning. Cultivate the intellect. Dust off your brain and put it to work. Read a book. Take a class. Borrow some learning tapes. Volunteer to be a teacher’s aide. Put your mind on an exercise program. Open it to new horizons. An open mind is like an open window: it lets in the sunshine. Exercise your mind. Pick your self up, dust yourself off and start all over again.”

Ruth Miller wore her T-shirt that reminded members about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October. Members were encouraged to get Mammogram or schedule it.

A new contest was started by Ruth Miller named the mystery loss game. There are three teams – green, black and orange – and it will run for three weeks.

A new contest will start Monday, Nov. 4. It is a turkey contest and everyone needs to pay $3. The Christmas party will be Monday, Dec. 2 and will cost $12 which includes a tip. This must be paid ahead of time.

New members are welcome, weigh ins are from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. with the meeting starting from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday evenings at the First Friends Church on Jennings Avenue.

For information call Rosemarie at 330-840-9234 or Linda at 330-547-2071.

United FFA holds meeting,

discusses annual fruit sale

HANOVERTON – The United FFA chapter held its monthly meeting Oct. 7 with 39 members in attendance. Officers gave monthly reports on the past month’s topics and activities. The FFA chapter discussed to advertise with flyers for the annual fruit sale. The chapter passed this motion and will be designing flyers soon. The fruit sale started Oct. 10. Next, the chapter set prizes for the annual fruit sale to be the same as last year. Lastly, the FFA announced the winning T-shirt design for this year.

Afternoon R-Weigh group holds

meetings, announce winners

SALEM – On Monday, Oct. 7 the afternoon group of ladies met for their R-Weigh meeting at the First Friends Church. There were eight group 1 members and seven goalies that weighed in. For group 1 there was a 10.5-pound loss for the week. Good losers were Ellene Dole and Josephine Morris, Runners up were Carmella Balevre, Rhonda Brown and Evelyn Pete. Vacation pay was awarded to Carmella and Judy Catlett for losing while on vacation.

Calorie chart winners for group 1 were Josephine Morris and Sandy McGarr, goalie winners were Sue Carver and Rachel Weaver. Can do award was not won this week, Goal can do winners were Jo Anne Bogdan and Judy Catlett.

The program was presented by Leader Jo Anne Bogdan on hints for boosting your metabolism. “If you have been trying to lose weight or have lost weight and still trying you will hit a set point where your body is maintaining your weight at a constant level. Drinking plenty of water helps to flush our the fat. Try not to let stress ruin your life also, that tends to increase your cravings for food and your will power will fly out the window. As does lack of sleep. Some foods will temporarily boost your metabolism such as spicy foods but there is no food that will increase it.”

At the Oct. 14 meeting, Evelyn Pete led the group in singing song #8, “Enjoy Yourself,” and all ladies joined in. Under anything to share, Joyce Sanders’ family had a surprise birthday party for her. She said she was truly surprised no lone let on about it in advance.

Calorie chart winner was Carol Julian and Anna Kurtz, goal winners were Jo Anne Bogdan and Sylvia Eller. Can do for group 1 was won by Rhonda Brown, goal winners Jo Anne Bogdan and Sue Carver.

Group 1 had nine weigh ins for a 1.5 pound loss and there were seven goalies. There was no good loser or runner up. Honorable mention was awarded to Rhonda Brown, Anna Kurtz and Evelyn Pete. Joyce Sanders received a monetary award for losing weigh over her birthday.

Oct. 21 will be the birthday luncheon. Birthday ladies are Evelyn Pete, Jo Anne Bogdan, Joyce Sanders, Judy Catlett and Gloria Judy. Each birthday person will bring in some type of food to share with the group. Generally all ladies bring in some type of food to add to it.

Weigh ins will be from noon to 12:30 p.m.

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