Group plans run for wellness project

FUN WALK PLANNED: The Kinsman Public Library is planning a K-Town 5K and one-mile fun run / walk at 9 a.m. April 20. The race is for all ages and begins at the Kinsman Library with pre-registration 8 a.m. Those registering by Sunday at, or by calling 330-240-6660 will receive a T-shirt. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Patchwork Foundation, a local nonprofit promoting wellness, and the foundation’s wellness garden project.

KSU TO HOST CAREER EXPLORATION: Kent State University at Trumbull Diversity Council and the Trumbull Career and Technical Center will host career exploration program for female high schoolers, “The Road Not Taken,” a High Math / High Tech / High Wage conference for young women to be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12. Camille Favre, senior vice president of human resources at Seven Seventeen Credit Union, will be the keynote speaker for the event which is the 15th anniversary. The program is designed to encourage young women to explore nontraditional careers in math, science and technology. Local professional women will conduct presentations and hands-on activities. Students choose four career topics that they would like to explore during the conference.

BENEFIT PLANNED: AFL-CIO Community Services is partnering with the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley for Night at the Races at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Operating Engineers Hall Local 66, 291 McClurg Road in Boardman. The event will include a 50/50 and a basket raffle. For information, call 330-746-8494.

EVENTS TO HELP MAN: McDonald resident Jeff Joseph suffered a life-altering stroke and has weakness on the right side of his body. He has been on dialysis since November of 2011 and is in need of a kidney transplant. Joseph has not been able to work at Cadle Company since the stroke. Benefits have been planned to help the family with medical costs. Monetary donations may be made payable to the Jeff’s Cause Fund at any Home Savings Bank.