MLK celebration set for today

DREAM TEAM PRESENTS MLK CELEBRATION: The Trumbull County Martin Luther King Dream Team will hold the 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 7 p.m. today at New Jerusalem Fellowship, 1948 Palmyra Road S.W., Warren.

The community is invited to celebrate the legacy of King at the event presented by the youth and young adults of Trumbull County. Guest speaker is Warren native Vincent Peterson II. A concert by the Warren City Wide Youth Choir will follow the program.

A freewill offering will be taken to support the Trumbull MLK Dream Team fund and the 2013 CURRENT scholarship fund.

READING COMBINED WITH ART: Reading and Other Forms of Art will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Butler Museum of Art, East Market Street, Howland. Children will take part in a reading and art activity.

HELPING THE HOMELESS DURING WINTER: Catholic Charities Regional Agency will be collecting sleeping bags, tube socks, winter clothing and used and / or new blankets to hand out to the homeless.

The collection will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday through Feb. 15 at Catholic Charities Regional Agency, 2401 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, and 175 Laird Ave. N.E., Warren.

ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR CHILDREN: OH?WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, will hold a “Make It!” activity for children 10 and younger from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Program kits will be available for $2, or children can bring their own 2-liter bottles and styrofoam cups for up-cycling as turn turn them into safety glasses and a sculpture to take home.

A Balloon Blowup will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday for second to seventh grades. Free admission to members with general admission to nonmembers. For information, call 330-744-5914.

CENTER OFFERS SUPPORT GROUP: The Mahoning Valley Hope Center has a new support group, MASTERMINDS. The mental health support group will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Friday. Transportation can be arranged.

TAX PREP OFFERED: The Lordstown SCOPE Center, located at the north side of the former career center building on Salt Springs Road, will be offered free tax preparations. Those needing help are asked to call for appointments at 330-824-2173. The service is available 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays by appointment.

CENTER OPENS: The Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership was awarded a $75,000 grant from the Ohio Development Services Agency, formerly known as the Ohio Department of Development, for a Minority Business Assistance Center which opened on Tuesday and is housed at the MYCAP office, 1325 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. The center is open weekdays through walk-in or by appointment. Also, evening appointments may be scheduled on an as needed basis.

Call 330-747-7921, Ext. 1150, for information.


We Do Recover, 3 p.m., United Methodist Community Center, 760 Main Ave., Warren.

Survivors Group, 7 p.m., Neil Kennedy Outpatient, 160 Clifton Drive, Howland.

Glimmer of Hope, 8:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 2555 Rush Blvd., Youngstown.

A Better Place to Be, 10 p.m., Glenbeigh, 29 North Road, Niles.

Niles Nazarene Church, Niles Vienna Road, Bible study for recovering people at 7:30 p.m.

Reformers Unanimous, a Christ-centered addiction abstinence program, 7 to 9 p.m., 2111 Sodom Hutchings Road, Vienna. 330-509-0001 or 330-720-2463.

Lordstown Lions bingo, 7 p.m., Lordstown administration building, 1455 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown. Doors open 5:30 p.m.

Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness of Trumbull County Consumer Support Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Call 330-841-9368.

Youngstown Area Tropical Fish Society, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Mineral Ridge, 3654 Main St., Mineral Ridge. Bowl shows, speakers and refreshments offered. 330-638-4839 or

The Survivors Group, Neil Kennedy Outpatient Facility, 7 p.m., open discussion, 160 Clifton Drive, Howland.

NAR-ANON, a 12-step program for relatives and friends adversely affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs, 7 p.m with 6:45 p.m. for newcomers, Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, 160 Clifton N.E., Howland. 330-856-3822.


Howland Group, Howland Community Church, 198 Niles Cortland Road, 1 p.m.

Seeking God’s Glory, 6:30 p.m., 3217 Surrey Ave., Warren. 330-550-3393.

Lake Milton Church of Christ, Milton Avenue, 9 a.m., free clothing giveaway.

Parent Support Group, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Heart Reach Ministries, 211 Redondo Road, Youngstown. 330-330-2916.

Overeaters Anonymous, 10 to 11 a.m., St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, 4453 Warren Sharon Road, Vienna. 330-545-5139.

Saturday Night Recovery, 4 p.m., Sahara Club II D, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.

TOPS 2213, Warren, meeting at 9:30 a.m., weigh in 9 a.m., Imperial Nursing home, 4121 Tod Ave., Warren, Room 309. Call Susan at 330-978-9751.

Saturday Here and Now, 4 p.m., Sahara Club II, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.

Saturday Night Serenity, 7 p.m., First Church of God, 541 S. High St., Cortland.

Saturday Night Recovery, 7 p.m. open discussion, Second Christian Church, 904 W. Market St., Warren.

Vienna Grange 1537, noon, Copper Penny Lodge Hall.