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Tax help offered at Sebring Library

SEBRING – Free tax preparation and electronic filing will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays Feb. 1 through April 11 at the Sebring Library.

The Library will provide the service for seniors and those with low to moderate income (at any age). The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and the AARP Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs offer free tax preparation for taxpayers who qualify. Call to make an appointment. For adults.

Appointments required; call 330-540-1947 or email vita@ccregional.org. The site is staffed by volunteers who have been trained and certified by the IRS.

Dana School of Music sets auditions

YOUNGSTOWN– The Dana School of Music has announced three audition days for students considering attending Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music.

Music students are encouraged to audition at one of the following three dates – Saturday, Jan. 25; Saturday, Feb. 15; and Saturday, Feb. 22– beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Bliss Hall.

Students must also apply for admission to Youngstown State University in addition to the specific audition requirements for the Dana School of Music.

Admission requirements and registration details are available at ysu.edu/music.

Complimentary parking is available in the M30 Wick Avenue parking deck when students indicate they are attending Dana Audition Day.

More information is available by contacting Danielle Lorenzi, Cliffe College Coordinator of Admissions and Recruitment at djlorenzi@ysu.edu or 330-941-2346.

Master Gardener program offered

CANFIELD– The Mahoning County Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV) program training will be offered through Mahoning County OSU Extension starting Feb. 4.

Botany, soils, Entomology, backyard fruit production, and pollinators are only a few of the topics that will be covered in MGV trainings, along with input from speakers and resources for your use. After training, volunteers will be equipped to teach at community gardening events, Extension programs, serve in the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic, or volunteer through various other events offered throughout the year.

Applications for the OCVN program can be found at http://go.osu.edu/mgvtraining2020. Trainings will be held on Tuesdays at the Mahoning Extension Office through the beginning of April. The cost for this program is $225, which includes the manual, refreshments, meals, speakers and more. For information, call Mahoning County Extension at 330-533-5538.

Salem K-9 officer to discuss TV show

SALEM– The Salem Public Library will host Salem Police Patrolman Mike Garber from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Garber will talk about the recent experience of his participation, with K-9 partner Simon, on the series “America’s Top Dog,” a new series that is produced for A&E by Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company that features competition of teams of police men and women and their K-9 partners on an obstacle course testing each team’s agility, speed and teamwork. Top competitors each week will return for a final competition for the title of “America’s Top Dog.”

Garber’s talk is open to the public and free of cost to attend. Registration is required and may be done online at www.salem.lib.oh.us, by calling the library at 330-332-0042 for registration assistance, or stop in and register at a circulation desk.

‘Hunchback’ presented at Crestview

COLUMBIANA– The Crestview High School Theatre Program will present “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” at 7 p.m. March 20 and 21 and 2 p.m. March 22. “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” is based on songs from the 1996 Walt Disney movie and Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel by the same title. All performances will feature a live orchestra.

Presale tickets will be available on the Crestview Local School District website (www.crestviewrebels.org) starting at noon Monday. Adult presale tickets are $10, presale K-12 students and senior citizen tickets are $8, and presale child tickets (under 5 years old) are $5. All tickets are the door are $12. Presale ticketing ends at midnight March 19.

Part of all proceeds will be donated to the effort to help rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.

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