ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES
Drive-thru flu clinic open in Salem
SALEM–Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association is hosting drive-thru flu clinics from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at 718 E. Third St. in Salem. People will receive a vaccine without getting out of your car. Call 330-332-9986 when you arrive in the parking lot and someone will come to your car. Please wear a mask. The cost is $25. The agency will accept Medicare Part B as payment also. Bring your Medicare card with you. Check the group’s Facebook page for updates on availability of the vaccine.
CAA will stand down for vets
LISBON–The Community Action Agency of Columbiana County will be hosting the Veteran Stand Down for Columbiana County Veterans from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7860 Lincole Place, Lisbon. The annual event will be held as a drive- thru type of distribution to adhere to social distancing guidelines. The vehicle entrance is located beside the county Municipal Court on Saltwell Road. Signs will be posted. Participants will receive items such as personal hygiene products, cleaning supplies, food, PPE, and community resource materials. Participants will be asked to open their trunks to have items placed inside and will be required to show proof of veteran status. For more information, contact the CAA at 330-424-4013.
on ‘Little Women’
SALEM–Salem Public Library will hold a book discussion of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 via Zoom. Registration is required to join the discussion and may be done online at www.salem.lib.oh.us or call the library at 330-332-0042. Persons registering must have an up-to-date email address in order to receive the sign-in link to Zoom. Book club titles may be borrowed from the library and also may be requested through the library’s website. For additional information call the library at 330-332-0042.
SPL to revisit Women’s Convo
SALEM–The Salem Public Library will hold an interactive re-enactment of the 1850 Ohio Women’s Convention held in Salem from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 via Zoom. Salem resident Ginger Grilli will portray a Quaker woman in attendance at the convention.
The Ohio Women’s Convention met in Salem, Ohio on April 19-20, 1850, and was the third in a series of women’s rights conventions. This presentation will provide insight into the setting and conditions that fueled the early drive for women’s suffrage; present the perspective of Quaker women and those who shared their views; and share an overview of resolutions that were developed, adopted, and put forth to change the Ohio Constitution in 1850.
Attendance at this virtual program is open to the public and free of cost. Registration is required and can be done online at www.salem.lib.oh.us or by calling the library at 330-332-0042 for registration assistance. Because a Zoom link will be provided to connect to the program, an up-to-date email address must be provided during registration.
KNOX TOWNSHIP– Mile Branch Grange is sponsoring their fourth Annual Allergy Free Trunk-or-Treat from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 24 at 495 Knox School Road, Alliance. Mile Branch Grange members are hosting this event to provide a safe environment for children with food allergies or other health issues, who often miss traditional trick or treat to protect the child from possible reactions. Extra precautions are being taken due to COVID-19.
The event is open to all children ages 0-14. Children need to bring their own container for treats. Treats will include small toys, coloring books, pencils, etc. There will be no food at the event. The event will be held rain or shine.
Donations are being accepted from local businesses and community members to help fund this event. For information leave a message at 330-821-8023 or on the grange’s Facebook page.
YSU music school hosting info events
YOUNGSTOWN– The Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University is hosting two virtual information sessions for those interested in a degree in Music Education. The sessions will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 and 22. Each session will include the same information.
Students and families will have the opportunity to meet Dr. Randall Goldberg, Director of the Dana School of Music, Dr. Daniel Keown, Music Education faculty member, and current YSU students.
The events will be hosted on Zoom. Those interested should complete an online registration at www.ysu.edu/Dana after which an email containing a link and instructions will be sent. Information is available by calling the Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330-727-7514.
UMU band to offer virtual concert
ALLIANCE– The University of Mount Union Purple Raider Marching Band will present its first ever livestream show at 7 p.m. Oct. 23. As part of the show, the band will recreate a game day experience by presenting a traditional pregame show, followed by music from the 80s featuring music by The Go-Go’s, Toto, Nena, Bon Jovi, The Knack and a-ha.
The band show, led by Jeff Neitzke, director of bands at Mount Union, features 74 Mount Union students, including: Amanda Bentley of Minerva, Kayley Black of East Liverpool, Connor Ecrement of Alliance, Kaitlynn Haas of Salem, Alysha Mitzel of Alliance, Timothy Sams of East Rochester, Emily Shar of Leetonia, Harley Smith of East Liverpool, Richard Ulam of New Springfield, Rachel Vaughan of Minerva and Mackenzie Wiley of Alliance.
Virtual attendees can view the show at www.mountunion.edu/umubandlivestream. The rain date will be 7 p.m. Oct. 24.
Walgreens, food bank team up
YOUNGSTOWN– Now through Oct. 29 Walgreens stores in Mahoning and Trumbull counties will be participating in Check Out Hunger, a component of the Harvest for Hunger campaign. Customers are able to make a $1, $5 or $10 donation at the register.
In 2019, Walgreens stores in the Mahoning Valley raised $10,382 through the Harvest for Hunger campaign, which enabled the Food Bank to provide 62,292 meals to hungry families in our community.
fair going virtual
YOUNGSTOWN– JA Inspire Virtual, a college, career and trades conference for middle and high school students, will be held virtually using vFairs event platform from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 19 in partnership with the Trumbull and Mahoning County Educational Service Centers. The event platform will be available for parents and the public from 2 to 6 p.m.
Representatives from hundreds of businesses, colleges and trades will participate in this one-day time saving event where students will gather information, gain access to higher education, internships, careers and employment. Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley is currently seeking support from sponsoring companies/organizations to provide services and resources to thousands of students.
Representatives will be on hand to answer key questions ranging from college acceptance policies, job shadowing, internships and employment. In addition to asking questions, students will be able to schedule interviews, download literature and learn about the various financial aid programs available.
Event Highlights include access to over 10,000 middle and high school students; customizable and interactive exhibitor booths; live keynote webinars; and post-event stats on students engagement and interactions to help you gauge your ROI.
To register visit mahoningvalley.ja.org or for additional sponsorship and exhibitor information contact the Junior Achievement office at 330-539-5268 or firstname.lastname@example.org.