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ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Traveling Food Pantry

CANFIELD– Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley is collaborating with the Canfield Fair Board, the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio National Guard to host another Traveling Food Pantry food distribution at the fairgrounds at 1 p.m. today.

Recipients will enter the fairgrounds through Gate 8 and exit through Gate 5. In order to partake in this zero-contact distribution, recipients’ trunks must be open and clear of all other belongings and their windows must be rolled up. Recipients are not to exit their vehicle for any reason.

Clothes Closet distribution

SEBRING– The Clothes Closet of the Sebring/West Branch area will hold a free clothing give-away from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The give-away will take place at the Clothes Closet located behind Pine Lake Christian Church, 636 Pine Lake Road.

Clothing is available with items for men, women and children.

The clothing is available to anyone who could make good use of it. There are no restrictions based on income or employment. They only ask that patrons take items that will be used by their immediate family, though they are always happy to discuss exceptions to that guideline.

Donations of good, gently used clothing items are also welcome. Clothing is accepted for any season. Call about making clothing donations as a drop-off box is not available.

The Clothes Closet is a partnership of churches in the Sebring-West Branch community. For information about the clothing closet or to arrange to make a donation of clothing, call 330-938-6689. Also call Pine Lake Church at 330-938-2262 weekdays.

Banquet in Salem menu

SALEM– Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will sponsor the drive thru Banquet in Salem from 5 p.m. until the food is gone (no later than 7 p.m.) Monday at the Salem Memorial Building. The menu will include sweet sausage sandwich, macaroni salad, green beans, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit and cookies. Line up is behind the Memorial Building with instructions from a parking attendant. Meals are limited to one per person in a vehicle. For information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

EP commission vacancy

EAST PALESTINE — Mayor Trent Conaway said that he will be accepting letters of interest for the charter review commission. Anyone interested may mail their letters to P.O. Box 231 or email to m.martin@eastpalestine-oh.gov. Letters of interest are due by noon Nov. 6.

DIY paint presentation

SALEM– Salem Public Library will host a virtual program on Zoom from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 that will show how to master those DIY paint jobs around the house safely and efficiently with the advice of Jeff Campeze of Pittsburgh Paints Company (PPG). Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link to connect to the program. Registration may be done online at www.salem.lib.oh.us or by calling the library at 330-332-0042 for registration assistance. The program is open to the public and free of cost to attend. Persons registering must have an up-to-date email address in order to receive the Zoom link.

PLYMC online programs

YOUNGSTOWN– The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County is celebrating TeenTober and teens who completed the Summer Discovery Program with a virtual author visit. Justina Ireland, bestselling and award winning author of “Dread Nation,” will meet with teens through Zoom to discuss her novels and answer questions from 6 to 8 p.m. on today.

Registration and email address required; call 330-744-8636 or register online. For teens in grades 7-12. Teens who completed Summer Discovery and have a question for the author, can submit questions ahead of time to programmingdepartment@libraryvisit.org.

Teens can submit an original piece of fanart during October for a chance to win a copy of “Dread Nation.” Teens can receive a bonus entry if they create fanart for any of Justina Ireland’s books. This can be any art medium: drawing, painting, mixed media, digital art, and more.

Entry must include name, telephone number, grade and school. Entries are not returnable. One winner will be chosen and awarded a prize.

Submit entries to: programmingdepartment@libraryvisit.org

Eligibility: All entrants must be in grades 7-12 and either live in or attend school in Mahoning County. Contest runs through Oct. 31.

TeenTober is a new, nationwide project from the American Library Association’s YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) division celebrating teen literature and services throughout the month of October.

For more: https://www.libraryvisit.org/teens/teentober/

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