Youth board to meet at library

YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD TO MEET: The Kids’ Advisory Board will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren.

The board allows youth to have a voice about library items for children and tweens, library programs, books and movies. The board is for children in fourth to sixth grades. To register, call 330-399-8807, Ext. 401.

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR AWARD: The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown is accepting nominations for the 15th annual presentation of the Eagle of the Cross Awards.

The nomination form is available at the diocesan website. Nominees in the Catholic high school category must attend one of the six Catholic high schools within the six-county Diocese of Youngstown. Nominations must be postmarked by Feb. 12 or delivered to the diocese by Feb. 15.

The Eagle of the Cross Awards Liturgy and banquet will take place at 6 p.m. April 18 in Youngstown. For more information, contact Cindee Case at 330-744-8451, Ext. 280.

GRANT APPLICATIONS SOUGHT: The International Institute Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, is calling for grant applications. The fund’s board will review and award grants to any 501(c)(3) organization within Mahoning and Trumbull counties that focuses on promoting the interests in and understanding of foreign-born people.

For grant applications, visit the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley’s website. All applications must be postmarked by March 1.

MYCAP SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: The Mahoning Youngtown Community Action Partnership will provide free basic tax service to eligible low- and moderate-income individuals, families and senior citizens. The annual VITA program offers free tax preparation assistance to those who need to file local, state and federal taxes, but who can’t afford to pay to have their taxes prepared. Volunteers are being sought to help learn basic tax information.

Training will be held on Jan. 19 and 26 in Room 2221 in the Williamson School of Business Building at Youngstown State University. Those who complete the training will then be able to assist eligible Mahoning County residents with their taxes on select dates and times in February and March at the MYCAP office, 1325 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Call Francine at 330-747-7921, Ext. 1738.


Roundtable Carvers, woodcarving club, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Senior Center, Fifth Avenue, Youngstown, 330-318-3609.

Engage Prayer and Intercession Group, 6:30 p.m., 3217 Surrey Ave., Warren. 330-550-3393.

Thursday Morning Recovery, 10:30 a.m., Meridian Place, 1184 Meridian Road, Youngstown.

“Where Are You at Today?” noon, United Methodist Community Center, 760 Main Ave., Warren.

Thursday Clean People, 7 p.m., Niles Senior Center, 14 E. State St., Niles.

Kids Club Children Ministries, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Park Ave., Warren.

Niles Frontliners, 7 p.m., Cleary’s, 1216 N. Main St., Niles, 330-509-9016.

Niles Rotary Club, noon, Ciminero’s Banquet Centre, 123 N. Main St., Niles.

NAMI Mahoning Valley, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Girard Free Library, 330-584-9213.

Warren Kiwanis, noon, Buena Vista Cafe, Warren.

People Empowering Progress Productivity, 6 to 7:30 p.m., designed to promote aftercare following incarceration, 2051 Niles Road S.E., Warren. Adults and juveniles welcome.

Messies Anonymous, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Pleasant Valley Church, 2055 Pleasant Valley Road, Liberty.

Business Connections, 7:30 a.m., Mocha House, 467 High St. N.E., Warren.

Thursday Clean People, 7 p.m., Niles Senior Center.

Warren Thursday Al-Anon Group, 7:30 p.m., SS. Cyril and Methodius Church, 185 Laird Ave. N.E., Warren.

TOPS Ohio 188, weigh-in at 5:15 p.m., meeting at 5:45 p.m., Tod Avenue United Methodist Church, 155 Tod Ave. N.W., Warren.

TOPS 1497, weigh-in 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Smith Corners United Methodist Church, 3000 S. Canfield Niles Road, Austintown. 330-759-4737.