Arts in the Park set for Saturday

ARTS IN THE PARK: The third annual Arts in the Park will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Veterans Park off state Route 534 in Newton Falls.

The free festival includes artwork, art activities and musical performances. Children and adults can express themselves by painting on the most unexpected objects while being guided by professional artists. Most creations can then be taken home. There will also be storytelling, book signing by local authors, a henna hand tattoo show and magician.

This year’s event is dedicated to artist William “Kip” Minnick. Various items will be sold.

Local artists who would like to display and sell artwork, call Jamie email or 330-872-0597 for information on how to register.

RECYCLING CONTAINERS REMOVED: Both recycling drop-off containers located at the Warren City Fire Station 6, 2454 Parkman Road, Warren, have been removed this summer due to an increase in the dumping of garbage, broken glass, trash and cardboard causing unsightly and unsafe conditions in their parking lot.

For information about other recycling drop-off sites, call 330-675-2673 or 1-800-707-2673 or visit us

FOOD BANK GETS DONATION: Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley recently received $76,923 through the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives to distribute fresh fruits and vegetables and shelf-stable food products to hungry families in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties.

Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order to provide $1 million in money to be divided between Ohio’s food banks. The Food Bank’s 153 member agencies provide emergency food assistance to 15,000 people each week.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED: The Warren Family Mission school supply collection has started to help prepare students for school this year. Donations of school items should be in by Aug. 16 and can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday at 2671 Youngstown Road, or 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Sunday at 361 Elm Road.

For information, call 330-394-5437.

DONATION HELPS ORGANIZATION: Braydich Dental, 45 E. Liberty St., Hubbard, is celebrating its best year in its “Smiles for Charity” promotion.

The practice offers teeth whitening services for a discounted price, and donates the fee to charity. Since 2000, the practice has raised more than $150,000, including $14,700 donated to Hubbard Public Library in 2012. The business also donated $25,757 to the Rich Center for Autism.

FOUNDATION HELPS: The Homes Savings Charitable Foundation has donated $5,000 to the American Cancer Society. The donation helped to defray the costs of the group’s annual golf outing, the Ladies Pink Ribbon Golf Tournament held at Squaw Creek Country Club. The proceeds from the event are invested into cancer research and other areas that help to reduce cancer incidence and death.


Someplace Safe Inc., domestic violence agency, offers support groups for women, children and individual support services. 330-393-3003.

Write to Recover, 10 a.m., Meridian Place, 1184 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.

Master Discipleship Group, 6 p.m., Mahoning Valley Hope Center, Surrey Road, Warren.

Sunday Solutions, 2 p.m., Sahara Club II, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.

Sunday Night Our Gratitude Speaks, Narcotics Anonymous open speaker meeting. Sundays, 7 p.m., Serenity Place, 29 E. Broad St., Newton Falls.

Our Gratitude Speaks, 7 p.m., Serenity Place, 21 E. Broad St., Newton Falls.

Keeping it Simple, 7 p.m., Sahara Club, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.

Regardless Of, 7 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic Ave., Warren.