ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES
Stuff a Cruiser for CCSO
Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a Stuff a Cruiser event at the Family Dollar at Guilford Lake from noon to 6 p.m. today. The new unwrapped toys collected are going to Nina’s Closet and the Children Services Angel Tree program this year. Toys can also be dropped off at the sheriff’s offices on County Home Road and at the county courthouse.
Sebring BOE to meet
The Sebring school board will hold a special meeting at 7 a.m. Monday at the administrative office conference room to terminate the employment of Ryan Jones as interim treasurer and Brian Stidham as interim payroll, as well as discuss discipline of a public employee or official.
Christmas concert in Salem
Allegheny Wesleyan College will hold its annual Christmas Concert, “Behold This Child,” at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 in the Salem High School Auditorium. Prelude music will begin at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free, a freewill offering will be taken.
Minerva Second Friday
The Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Second Friday event, encouraging shoppers to visit downtown between 5 and 9 p.m. Dec. 10.
Simply Scarves . . . and Such, 111 N. Market St., will host a holiday open house, 6 to 8 p.m. Shoppers can enjoy light refreshments and a beverage, and 10 percent of all purchases all day will be donated to Local Hope, a nonprofit supporting patients fighting cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The shop is also open noon to 5 p.m. on Friday.
The Market Street Art Spot will feature “Winter White,” featuring wintry works by the gallery’s resident artists and other area artists. Live music will be provided by Tom Freeland, 5 to 9 p.m.
The Minerva Historical Society’s Haas Museum will be open 7 to 8 p.m., before the society’s Christmas concert by the Alliance Symphony Orchestra Big Band in the Roxy Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and are available from historical society members.
Sphon’s CCW & Armory will be open until 7 p.m., with gifts for the outdoorsy people on your list.
For information, contact the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce at 330-868-7979 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Frederick Christmas
Camp Frederick, 6996 Millrock Road, Rogers, will host its first Christmas Festival from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11. A major highlight will be a live Nativity complete with animals. There will also be a lighted hiking trail leading to a Christmas village which includes a gingerbread house, reindeer games, a toy shop and Santa’s house. Children can decorate cookies, play games, make crafts and visit Santa. Everyone can join in with Christmas caroling while warming themselves by a fire. Cookies, hot chocolate and cider will be for sale in the lodge. The admission to the event is $10 per car. (This is not a drive through event.) Warm clothing and comfortable shoes or boots are advised because this is an outdoor event. For information on Camp Frederick visit https://www.campfrederickohio.com/events.
Calla Church cookie walk
Calla Church, 6482 W. Calla Road, Canfield, will hold a Drive Thru Cookie Walk from 10 a.m. until sold out Dec. 11 in the church parking lot. There will be five kinds of cookies, sold in prepackaged one dozen containers. There will be no mixed containers. The price is $6 per dozen. The varieties are Old Fashioned Cut Outs, Ginger Snaps (dipped in white chocolate), Butterballs, Peanut Butter Blossoms, and Maple Nut Rolls. No preorders this year. For information visit www.callachurch.com or call 330-533-6007.
Light display benefit
There will be a Drive By Christmas Light Display from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 10 at 40287 Kelly Park Road, Leetonia. All donations donated to Sofia Anguili’s medical care. Sofia has a progressive life-limiting rare disease called Leukodystrophy that has limited her ability to walk, talk and swallow. Santa will be on site with treat bags for the kids. To avoid traffic congestion, enter through the north end of Kelly Park from Lower Elkton.