Floral arranging focus of program

GARDENERS OFFER FREE PROGRAM: Trumbull County Master Gardeners and Lake Vista will offer a free program with Tomi Cardinale of Martha Thomas Florist on how to create an artistic arrangement out of your own garden flowers from your backyard. The program is 10 a.m. Thursday at the Lake Vista Club House, 303 N. Mecca St., Cortland.

CHURCH HOLDS SALE: The Vienna Presbyterian Church, corner of state routes 193 and old 82 , will be holding a rummage / garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Starting at 11 a.m. Saturday will be “Buck-A-Bag.” A bake sale and lunch will be available Saturday.

ROBOTICS HOLD FUNDRAISER: Girard High School Robocats FIRST Robotics Team will hold a four-person golf scramble July 20 at the Mahoning Country Club, Girard. To register a team, sponsor a hole or donate a prize, call 330-545-5431, Ext. 202.

FESTIVAL INCLUDES 15-FOOT DOLL DANCE: The 118th Lowellville Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival takes place Wednesday to Saturday at 102 E. Washington St., Lowellville.

The most unique tradition of the festival is the Italian Baby Doll dance held at 10:30 p.m. the first three nights of the festival. The doll stands 15 feet high. There are fireworks on straight, extended arms that go off while the band plays and a human uses shoulder harnesses and wooden supports to climb under the doll and dance.

The final night is punctuated with a Zambelli grand display of fireworks. The festival includes bocce and morra tournaments, food, rides, games, and live music and entertainment.

PAINT AND TASTE EVENT TO BENEFIT THE BUMMER FUND: An evening of painting, refreshments and a silent auction will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road N.E.

Instructor Susan Jacobs will guide participants through the painting process of creating their favorite dog, cat or other pet on canvas. Students should bring a good photo or memory of the pet.

Pre-reservations are encouraged by calling Susan at 330-637-3370 or Mary at 330-506-0612.

The fund was created in 1994 in memory of a beloved cat and to recognize the compassionate medical care he received from Dr. Charles Sung. The fund helps support pet owners in financial straits that can’t pay for medical treatments for their pets. The fund accepts donations to continue their work as well as donations in memory of a deceased pet.

HEALING?SCHOOL?CLASSES?HELD:?Healing Streams Ministries is conducting “Healing School”?classes Thursdays at 10 a.m. These classes are free and open to the public. The event is being sponsored at the facilities of New Vision Christian Church Center, 2219 Tod Ave. N.W., Warren. These classes are designed to help those who are facing physical challenges in their bodies to work with their doctors, learn how to receive and remain in health. For more information, call Jack at 330-394-3894.