Champion hosts gong show Friday

GONG SHOW TO BE HELD: Champion High School on state Route 45 will hold a gong show at 7 p.m. Friday in the high school auditorium. Students will perform in various skits and comedy routines. Admission is $4 for students and $6 for adults.

EDIBLE ART TO BE SHOWCASED: The fifth annual Edible Book Art Festival fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2960 E. Market St., Warren. Festival participants must create an art piece out of edible material that represents a classic or current children’s book. The books will be displayed alongside the art piece. Judges will award first, second, third prizes and an honorable mention. The public is invited to select a “People’s Choice” winner by making a monetary donation in support of a favorite entry. There will be a variety of basket raffles and a 50/50 drawing also. All proceeds will go toward book grants to educational programs for low-income families in Trumbull County.

EASTER CELEBRATION: Hubbard First Presbyterian Church, 22 Westview Ave., will hold an Easter celebration from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Children will help make Easter packages for the military along with an egg hunt. Donations of items can be brought to the church by today. To register, call 330-568-0430.

SALUTE TO SENIORS: The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead Inc., the franchise of the Home Instead Senior Care network, honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes. Nominations for outstanding senior volunteers will be accepted through March 31. To complete and submit a nomination form, visit Completed nomination forms also can be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue N.E., 68005.

TOURNAMENT FOR YOUTH: A Destination Imagination tournament for local students will be held Saturday at at Youngtown State University’s Kilcawley, DeBartolo and Beeghley centers. DI is an educational program where student teams solve open-ended challenges and present their solutions. Teams are students work together within a limited time frame to solve a challenge.

NARCOTICS GROUP SETS TIMES: Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 10 a.m. today at Room 101 at Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown. Champion will also hold a meeting at 7 p.m. today and Serenity at 7 p.m. Saturday.