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ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Crestview will stage ‘Sister Act’

COLUMBIANA– The Crestview theater program will present “Sister Act” March 19-21 in the Performing Arts Center. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 and can be reserved at www.crestviewrebels.org. Presale ticketing ends at midnight March 18. In-person ticket sales are 5-7 p.m. March 1-7 at the PAC. Reserve tickets may also be picked up and paid for at these times. All health and safety guidelines will be followed.

Salem cemetery notice

SALEM– All winter decorations must be removed from Grandview and Hope cemeteries in Salem by March 15 or they will be discarded.

Swiss steak at Smith Grange

BELOIT– The Smith Grange will host a drive-thru Swiss steak dinner March 20. Meals must be ordered by March 12 with pick up between 5 and 7 p.m. March 20. Cost is $12 per meal for check or cash only. To reserve as dinner call 330-257-2980 or 330-614-3846; no calls after 9 p.m.

Guitar lessons offered

YOUNGSTOWN– The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County is offering Guitar for Beginners: Virtual Lessons. Learn basics of playing guitar with this series of five weekly virtual guitar lessons. Participants must have their own guitar, pick and (preferred but not required) tuner. Lessons are conducted via Zoom, so students also need a device with built-in webcam and mic. Space is limited so participants are asked to commit to all five sessions. Sign up by email at https://www.libraryvisit.org/ and link will be emailed within 24 hours before the program begins. For adults and teens grades seven to 12. Lessons start 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 25.

Libaries offer tax prep aid

YOUNGSTOWN– The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County is providing free tax preparation from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through April 10. Appointments required, no walk-ins, for seniors and those of any age with low to moderate income through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and the AARP’s Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE); information at www.libraryvisit.org/tax-information; contact VITA at 330-540-1947 or 330-314-4379

Columbiana Uncorked 2021 set

COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau (CATB) has announced Columbiana Uncorked 2021 will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Town Center at Firestone Farms, 101 Town Center Ave. The Saturday-only event features local music, juried arts and crafts, delicious food and selections from area wineries.

Uncorked raises awareness and funds in support of the Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of Columbiana’s unique heritage and sustainable tourism designed to contribute to the area’s economic growth. The charity is committed to showcasing what made Reader’s Digest, in conjunction with voters across the US, name Columbiana the “Nicest Place in American 2019” and ranked 19th on “The Top 25 Hallmark Christmas Towns Index” by Runaway Suitcase/Reservations.com.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For information and to sponsor Columbiana Uncorked 2021, call 330-482-2282. Follow on Facebook: @ColumbianaAreaTourismBureau @ColumbianaWine #ColumbianaUncorked2021.

Lisbon native in concert

FINDLAY– Amanda French of Lisbon will perform in the University of Findlay Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble’s pops concert “Songs We Heard” at 3 p.m., Sunday. The band will perform selections of familiar music which include “The Mandalorian” by Ludwig Gorannson, arr. Murtha and “Remember Me” by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, arr. Vinson, among others. The annual concert is conducted by Wes King, band director. The free, virtual performance is open to the public and will be livestreamed on UFTV’s YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCts1hDk–sBfKmJ5gGysNJ4A/featured.

Food distribution planned

COLUMBIANA– The Oasis Food Ministry will be holding a food distribution from 4 to 6 p.m. March 11 and 25 at First Christian Church, 39 Cherry St. Distributions will be drive-thru only, vehicles in line and served according to arrival time and with trunks empty to receive groceries. Photo ID and being an Ohio resident required. Maximum of two households per car. Each household can receive food one time per month.

Leetonia to discuss sports complex

LEETONIA– Leetonia school district will host an informational public meeting to discuss improvement to the K-12 sports complex at 1 p.m. Satuday in the cafetorium. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the possibility of installing a competition synthetic/turf playing surface at the Leetonia K-12 Stadium. Thomas Madej, president/principal/architect of Team 8e Architecture; school treasurer Jennifer Coldsnow; and school superintendent Dennis J. Dunham will present and answer questions relative to the proposed project.

‘Guys and Dolls’ online

LISBON– Stage Left Youth Players will present “Guys and Dolls” online at 7 p.m. the next two weekends. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are available at stageleftplayers.org. Guys and Dolls was based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon. With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, this award-winning show ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950,

Ride the rails to see this movie

COLUMBIANA– The Columbiana Public Library will show a 1956 action adventure starring Fess Parker and Jeffrey Hunter at 2 p.m. March 10. Free refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. The event is socially distanced and limited to first 10 patrons who register; call 330-482-5509.

EP Preschool signing up students

EAST PALESTINE– The East Palestine Preschool is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Registration packets are available at the preschool office at 200 W. North Ave., and the elementary office at 195 W. Grant St. The completed packets can be returned immediately. Applications will be accepted until rosters are full. Any questions call Carol Vollnogle at 330-426-5307.

Canfield trooper honored

CANFIELD — Trooper Daniel L. Deluca, Canfield Post; received the district honor of District Trooper of the Year for the Warren District.

The award is part of the 2020 Leadership Awards announced Friday during a virtual ceremony recognizing dozens of state and district award winners for their contributions to the state and community.

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