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ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Introduction to Bee City USA

Committee members from Bee City USA (Salem) invite the community to join them at 2 p.m. Sunday at pavilion 8 in Waterworth Memorial Park. Learn what it means to be recognized as a Bee City USA community and what the committee has planned for 2021. There will be a discussion on the importance of pollinators to our local community and the surrounding area, identify many of these pollinators, and talk about how community members can help. Pavilion 8 sits right next to the parking lot as you enter the park from Superior Ave. Call Shane Franks at 330-271-8913 for information.

Free clothing give-away

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, in Sebring.

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.

The Clothes Closet is a partnership of churches in the Sebring-West Branch community. For more 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.

Secret of Quilts and The Underground Railroad

The Secret of Quilts and The Underground Railroad, presented by Barbara A. Lyons of the University of Mount Union and hosted by the PLUS libraries, will be available at 6:30 p.m. May 17 via Zoom. The program will explain how enslaved men and women made their escape to the Underground Railroad using encoded quilts to guide them. The program is based on the book — Hidden in Plain View — by Jacqueline L. Tobin and Raymond Dobard, PhD. Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link for the program. To register for this program visit any PLUS library’s webpage or call the library at the following numbers: Columbiana Public Library (330-482-5509), East Palestine Memorial Public Library (330-426-3778), Lepper Library (330-424-3117), Salem Public Library (330-332-0042) or Wellsville Carnegie Public Library (330-532-1526).

Relay for Life set at Crestview

Crestview Local School District will hold its annual Relay for Life ceremony Friday, with opening ceremony planned for 7:45 p.m. at the football stadium. Cancer survivors, caregivers, family members are invited to attend the opening ceremony and walk the laps in memory or honor of loved ones. All donations/proceeds from this event will be evenly distributed to the three Crestview students currently battling cancer. For information call the middle school or high school principals.

Recovery Center offers naloxone training

The Family Recovery Center will host naloxone (Narcan) training from 1 to 3 p.m. May 17 at the Fawcett Apartments, 325 Moore St., East Liverpool. FRC’s Project DAWN will be hosting the community event for individuals to obtain a free naloxone (Narcan) kit and training on how to use it. For information contact Deborah at 330-385-5970 ext. 118.

“Cook’s Night Off” drive-thru set in Winona

Winona United Methodist Church, 2114 Winona Road, will hold a “Cook’s Night Off” drive-thru dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. or until sold out June 2. The meal will include creamed chicken on a biscuit, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables and butter brickle cake for $8. Dinners can be pre-ordered anytime before noon that day by calling the church office at 330-222-1211. Pre-ordered dinners must be picked up by 6 p.m.

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