Bird count planned Friday

BIRD COUNTING AT THE FEEDER: The Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District will hold the “Great Backyard Bird Count” at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Trumbull Agriculture and Family Education Center in Cortland. The event includes bird watchers counting how many species of birds show up at the center’s feeder and surrounding areas. Data collected will be submitted. Refreshments will be served.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM: Method 8 will be hosting a black history program focused on the values of African American heritage, “Changing the face of Black History Month: Then vs. Now.” The event includes a visual journey with artist Henry Garden as he narrates his book “The Slave Ship Atlantic,” telling what it was like to travel aboard a slave ship.

The show will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at 4800 Market Street in Boardman on the corner of Forest Hill and Market St. A short play involving a slave back from the grave will also take place.

Tickets are $5 to reserve (seating is limited) or $7 at the door. All tickets sales and donations toward the artwork go to programs aimed at the African American arts. For information, call 330-781-7110.

RECOVERY GROUP HOSTS PROGRAM: Celebrate Recovery 101 will present “Fixed My Life” from 6 to 8 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, Park Avenue, Warren. The program helps with depression, divorce, addictions and life issues. For information, call Chaplain Bob Ross 330-553-2644.

PARISH TO HOLD ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES: Blessed Sacrament Parish, 3020 Reeves Road N.E., Warren, will celebrate Mass on Ash Wednesday (today) at 8:30 a.m. and at 7 p.m., which will include the distribution of ashes. In addition, a Service of the Word will be held at 7 a.m. and at noon, which will include the distribution of ashes.

OPEN HOUSE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY: The Animal Welfare League, 545 Brunstetter Road S.W., Lordstown, will hold an open house from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday for Valentine’s Day. There will be red heart specials. For information, call 330-394-4122.