Parade seeking participants

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR PARADE: The Warren annual Halloween parade is being planned for noon Oct. 27 sponsored by the city. Registration is open to any organization, school groups, scouts, business and elected officials.

Participants are asked that entries be decorated and have either a Halloween or patriotic theme. Registration forms can be picked up at city hall, 391 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren. The deadline to register is Monday. Call Kisha at 330-841-2609 for information.

CRAFT SHOW IN BRISTOLVILLE: North Bristol Christian Church, 1955 Hyde Oakfield Road, is hosting a craft show and bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event will include handcrafted items, ceramics, wood crafts, collectibles and baked goods. Admission is free and the church is handicap accessible. For more information, call 330-889-2480.

BENEFIT EVENT TO FIGHT CANCER: The Beth Ann Vanek This Means War Against Breast Cancer will hold its third annual three-on-three basketball tournament and Chinese auction from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m Oct. 19 at Southington School. Auction winners do not need to be present.

Money raised from the event will help defray medical expenses for Cyndi DeMoss of Champion, who has been diagnosed with terminal breast cancer. DeMoss, a licensed practical nurse, can’t work due to her illness.

Registration for teams is Sunday at 330-647-5600 or email

VETERANS APPRECIATION: Army and Navy Garrison 252, 230 N. Main St., Niles, will host a free appreciation for World War II veterans and one guest from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 2. The welcome ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP at 330-898-5704 by Oct. 19. Donations can also be made for the event.

EVENT TO HELP DOWN SYNDROME: Putting Downs First will hold a fundraiser sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Newton Falls Community Center.

FINAL FARM MARKET: The final Howland Farmer’s Market for the year will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the gazebo on East Market Street. There will be various vendors, artisans and music. Members of the Lake-to-River 30 Mile Meal Project will attend.

GROUP TO MEET: The Liberty EJ Blott School will hold its first PTA meeting at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the multipurpose room. Childcare will be provided.

MISSION SEEKS DONATIONS: The Warren Family Mission is accepting donations for candy and small trinkets for the children at the 2671 Youngstown Road location. Donations will be accepted through Oct. 30 when a Harvest Party for Halloween will be held.

Anyone interested in volunteering may call 330-394-5437.

SISTERS RECEIVE GRANT: The Antonine Sisters serve an average of 30 elderly and disabled persons daily, providing safety, socialization and compassionate care for these individuals and peace of mind for their families.

A $1,500 grant from the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley was presented to help the day care continue to provide transportation for participants living in Mahoning and southern Trumbull Counties. A $10,000 grant from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland will support the day care’s upcoming marketing campaign, educating the community about the benefits of adult day care for both the elderly and their caregivers.