Open house planned at Sutliff

SPRING OPEN HOUSE PLANNED: A free Victorian Spring open house will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. April 6 at the Sutliff Museum, second floor of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library. There will be displays of Victorian Easter greeting cards and teapots from the Hall Company of East Liverpool. Refreshments will be served.

GOSPEL AND BLUES KICKS OFF SERIES: A free program featuring film screenings and discussion about the blues and gospel music will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W. The documentary films “Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Episode 1, Feel Like Going Home” and “Say Amen, Somebody” will be featured.

Dr. Kenneth J. Bindas, professor and chair of the Department of History at Kent State University, will introduce each film segment and then lead a discussion about the origins of the blues and about some of the individuals who played influential roles in creating gospel music as it is known today. The program is free.

The event is part of the “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music From Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway” series taking place April 2 to May 18 at the Main Library. For information, call 330-399-8807, Ext. 128.

ASSOCIATION TO START NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORK: The Garfield Northeast Neighborhood Association, which meets at 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the Knights of Columbus Hall, East Market Street, Warren, is looking at starting a network on Facebook at

The group is also looking at Operation Identification on a database available for residents to use for identifying valuables.

EVENT TO FEATURE STATE REP: The Mahoning County Republican Party will hold a Lincoln Day event at 5:30 p.m. April 8 at The Georgetown, 5945 South Ave., Boardman. Keynote speaker is U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, who will share insights on what Republicans are doing in the face of sequester, $16 trillion dollar debt, and deficits.

A Lincoln Day tribute will feature members of the Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana Teenage Conservatives. Those attending are asked to call 330-629-7006, or email by Wednesday.

QUILTING EVENT SET: Nine Northeast Ohio quilt shop owners are offering a “taste” of their craft to attendees of the Quilters’ Fling “Sweet Treats Quilt Shop Hop.” The eighth annual hop is themed “Strips and Dips,” and will focus on narrow batik fabric strips and dip recipes to sample. The event will be held April 10 to 20.

Those participating will be eligible to win door prizes, gift baskets and gift certificates. All shops will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participating shops include Cottonpicker’s Quilt Shop, Chardon; The Craft Cupboard, Middlefield; and Tiny Stitches, Middlefield. For information, visit

LIBERTY GROUP SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: Liberty in Bloom is seeking volunteers for its 12th year of beautifying the township. The local Master Gardeners have planned the flowers to be placed on the beds and street islands. Those wanting to help can call Jodi at 330-759-1315, Ext. 101.