Group takes part in Night Out

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: The Wickcliffe Block Watch in conjunction with the Austintown Township trustees and Austintown Police Department will participate in the National Night Out from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the township park.

National Night Out is an event held nationwide by block watches and police departments encouraging the community to come out and get to know their neighbors and neighborhoods. The event will include safety displays, music, demonstrations by the Austintown police dog, antique car display, face painting, clowns and free hots dogs.

UPTON HOUSE TO DISPLAY DOLLS: The Harriet Taylor Upton House, 380 Mahoning Ave., Warren, will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday and feature antique collectible dolls and teddy bears of Lois Barrett. The bears are by Helen Kirkschnick.

BIKE GIVEAWAY BY GROUP: The Forever 2 Wheels will hold a bike giveaway at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 931 Buckeye St., Warren.

BIRDS TO BE SHOWN: Heather Merritt’s Bird in Flight will be shown from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Mosquito Lake Marina in Bazetta. The Tom Fritechen Band will perform country music at 5 p.m.

HELP HOTLINE OFFERS CLASS: Help Hotline Crisis Center is offering a free 10-week mental health educational course, “Bridges,” for anyone suffering with depression and other mental health issues. Classes are 5 p.m. Mondays at the Help Hotline Community Center and 5 p.m. Tuesdays at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

To register, call Nancy at 330-747-5111.

BANK FORECLOSURES TOPIC OF EVENT: First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, Elm Street, will present “Foreclosed and forewarned” at 7 p.m. Monday at the church. There will be a discussion with local leaders about current conditions, past trends, and future aspirations for the cities of Youngstown, Warren, and the region. Topics will include efforts for better bank foreclosure accountability and strategies for land use / reuse, success stories in neighborhood stability.

TIRES TO BE COLLECTED: Weathersfield Township will hold a curbside scrap tire collection Monday to Aug. 9, with the drop off also from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays at the township administration building. There is a limit of four car tires (off rims) per household, large truck tires will not be accepted.

MUSEUM PLANS BUS TOUR: The Sutliff Museum still has a few seats left on the Aug. 7 bus tour to the Victorian houses of Erie, Pa. The bus will leave at 8:30 a.m. from the Walmart parking lot off Elm Road and return by 5:30 p.m.

Two historic houses, the Erie County Historical Museum and a trip along Erie’s Millionaires’ Row will be on the itinerary. For registration forms, call Laura at 330-856-6293, visit, or call 330-399-8807, Ext. 121.