Salem school board to meet Monday
SALEM - The Salem school board will meet in special session at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 in the administration building. The board will go into executive session to discuss personnel.
Benefit dinner set at Columbiana Legion
COLUMBIANA - A benefit spaghetti dinner for the Caring Hands Food Ministry is scheduled Oct. 12 at American Legion Post 290, 44403 state Route 14. A spaghetti dinner with salad, rolls, beverage and dessert will be served from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children 6 and under, and free for under 3. Pre-sale tickets available by calling June Boley at 330-426-9389 or Trudy Mackall at 330-426-3270.
Music for karaoke, dancing and entertainment will be provided by Gary Barker (as "Brat Michaels" impersonator) until 10 p.m.
A salute to veterans begins at dusk. There also will be a 50/50 raffle and a two-tiered Chinese auction to include Steelers tickets. All proceeds benefit Caring Hands Food Ministry at 20 W. Martin St., East Palestine.
Canfield AARP to meet at 1 p.m. Monday
CANFIELD - Canfield area AARP 3104 will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at the Canfield Presbyterian Church. Blood pressure screening will be available from noon to 12:45 p.m. Richard Scarsella will present a program on Idora Park's Heyday and eventual demise. Bus trips are planned for Oct. 9-12 for a fall foliage trip to Kentucky Horse Country which includes sight seeing venues, a dinner cruise on the "Spirit of Jefferson" and two shows at Renfro Valley. For information call 330-337-7133. Nov. 5 is a mystery trip. For information call 330-533-4413. Guests and nonmembers are welcome at the meetings and the bus trips.
Storybook Museum offers programs
SALEM - The Salem Storybook Museum will host three fall programs. The first is titled "Fall Frolics" from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Kent State University City Center.
The second is "Turkey Trot" from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9; and the third one is "Trim-A-Tree" from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 7.
Janis Yereb, the curator for the museum and a former art teacher with Salem City Schools, will head the programs. She will be assisted by Robert Viencek, special events chairman for the museum.
"These particular programs will include both art and reading," said Yereb. "They are geared to third graders to seventh graders. The age levels is from 8 to 12. The cost for each session is $ 5 per individual." The money will defray art expenses. Refreshments will be served.
"Guests to the Saturday programs will enter Kent City Center from the rear entrance," said Viencek. "The museum is the first door on the right. Space is limited, and reservations are required." To make reservations, call either 330-332-4723 or 330-482-2305.
'Spirit of Christmas' auditions set
YOUNGSTOWN - Centaur Stage Paroductions, in conjunction with the Victorian Players, will hold open auditions for "In the Spirit of Christmas" at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave. Many roles are available, for actors and actresses ages 8 and up. The show will be performed Dec. 13-15 and 20-22. For more information call 330-207-3483.
Also opening on Oct. 11 and running for three weekends is "Edgar Allan Poe's: The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar." There will also be two midnight performances on Oct. 19 and 26. Other performances begin at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for students and senior citizens. Tickets may be reserved by calling 330-746-5455.
Breakfast set at North Benton Presbyterian
NORTH BENTON - An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Oct. 12 at the North Benton Presbyterian Church. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for children ages 6 to 12.
Family portrait sessions offered
CANFIELD - Autism Society of Ohio and Mill Creek MetroParks are offering a caring, patient family portrait session for families with disabilities thanks to the generous offer of Positive Light Photography.
The 20-minute per family session will take place outdoors weather permitting, from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 19 at Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana Canfield Road. A seasonal indoor session will be set up in case of inclement weather.
Reservations will be taken for the three 20-minute slots per hour. The barns will be open and complimentary hayrides offered to participants. Families receive a free sitting and a best choice 5x7 to be mailed to them within two weeks.
For $10, they will be mailed not only their photo, but a disc of all the professional-level photos taken during their session allowing for personal use and reproduction. Space is limited. To reserve a spot call 330-501-7553.
Trunk or treat/car show set in Salineville
SALINEVILLE - Salineville United Methodist Church Youth Groups are holding a trunk or treat/car show from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Kiwanis Park. For more information call Nicole Grimm at 330-679-2351.
Drug Take-Back Day locations listed
SALEM - The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be held in communities across America to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
Locally, area residents will have an opportunity to drop off their unused, unwanted or expired medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at the following locations:
Columbiana Sparkle Market, 108 W. County Line Road, Columbiana; River Valley Health Partners, East Liverpool City Hospital, main entrance, 425 W. Fifth St., East Liverpool; Columbiana County Health Department, 7360 Route 45, Lisbon; and Salem Medical Center, 2094 E. State St., Salem.
Area residents will remain in their cars and hand off the unwanted medications to local law enforcement officers, who will be the only staff handling the medications. No requests for identification will be asked.
Unwanted capsules or tablets may be kept in their original containers or removed from the original container. Do not bring liquids, aerosols or creams. If an original container is disposed, try to remove any personal identifying information from the prescription label.
This one-day medication collection effort is being sponsored by the ADAPT Coalition (330-424-0531), Columbiana County Drug Task Force (330-424-0309) and local law enforcement jurisdictions, Columbiana County Health Department (330- 424-0272), Mental Health and Recovery Services Board (330-424-0195), East Liverpool City Health Department (330-385-7900), Family Recovery Center (330-424-1468), East Liverpool City Hospital (330-386-2006), Salem City Health Department (330-332-1618), Salem Community Hospital (330-332-7511), and Heritage-WTI. These organizations are collaborating on this county-wide event to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from people's homes.
If you cannot participate in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Oct. 26, you can dispose of your unwanted medications responsibly at home by following these guidelines: Pour the unused medication into a sealable plastic bag. Add a small amount of water to the bag and mix gently to dissolve the medication if it is in a solid form, such as a pill, liquid or capsule. Add kitty litter, sawdust, coffee grounds (or another material that mixes with the medication and makes it less appealing for pets and children to eat) to the plastic bag. Seal the plastic bag and put it in the trash. Remove and destroy all identifying personal information (prescription label) from all medication containers before recycling them or throwing them away.
Watercolor exhibit set at Fellows Gardens
YOUNGSTOWN - Internationally renowned watercolor artist Gary Bukovnik returns to Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek MetroParks. Eternal Spring, a collection of his vibrant, not-so-still-life botanical watercolors are on exhibit in the Weller Gallery in the Gardens through Nov. 10. This exhibit comes to Youngstown courtesy of the Bonfoey Gallery in Cleveland.
As part of the exhibit four pieces were painted by Bukovnik specifically for this exhibit in Youngstown. Magnolia, Narcissus, Witch Hazel and Tulips were created from photo images of flowers growing in the Gardens. These paintings were generously donated by him for the purpose of fundraising and will be sold at auction on Oct. 10 during the fundraising event "Watercolors at the Gardens: An Evening with Gary Bukovnik." Paul Boucherle, master of ceremonies for the evening, will preside over auction activities.
This event is co-sponsored by Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens, Fred Martin Ford and Mercedes Benz, Ohio Structures, RT Vernal Paving and Excavating, Liberty Steel, The Murphy Contracting Company and Michael and Lin Qing Bruno. For information about the Bukovnik exhibit or reservations for Oct. 10, call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330-740-7116.