Robotics event to raise funds

ROBOTICS HOLD FUNDRAISER: The Champion High School Lightning Bots Robotics Team will host “Are You Smarter than a Robotics Student?” at 6 p.m. Friday in the high school auditorium, 5759 Mahoning Ave. The event will include Miss Ohio Heather Wells of Howland as a contestant. There will be a basket raffle. Proceeds benefit the robotics program, which kicks off the new season in January.

TREE LIGHTING AT LAKE VISTA: Lake Vista of Cortland will hold its fifth annual tree lighting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the apartment entrances, 303 N. Mecca St. There will be horse-drawn carriage rides, the Lakeview High School choir and Santa and Mrs. Claus.

BLOCKWATCH TO MEET: The Girard Fourth Ward blockwatch holiday social will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Girard Multigenerational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave. The event marks the 12th year for the group.

TRANSITION FESTIVAL SET: A Girard Kindergarten Transition Holiday Festival will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Prospect Elementary School, 700 E. Prospect St. There will be stations designed to inform parents and offer fun activities for children.

HOLIDAY CELEBRATION: Covenant Chapter, 336 W. Wood St., Youngstown, will hold a Christmas party at 7 p.m. Saturday. Photos will be taken. For information call 330-759-2067.

MEETING TO BE HELD: The Facility Governing Board of the NorthEast Ohio Community Alternative Program will hold at meeting at 10 a.m. Friday in the NEOCAP Conference Room, 411 Pine Ave. S.E., Warren.


NAR-ANON Family Group, 7 p.m., Serenity Place, 29 E Broad St., Newton Falls. Call Teri at 330-646-4480 or Patty at 330-307-3002.

Better Your Future Through Hope, Mahoning Valley Hope Center, 3217 Surrey Road Warren. Call 330-369-3010.

First Things First, 6 p.m., Sahara Club II, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren, literature discussion.

Someplace Safe, 1540 Tod Ave., Warren, 330-393-1565.

Celebrate Recovery, eight-step Christian program, Beatitudes, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Bloomfield Recovery Center, 10113 Creaser-Ashtabula Road, Bloomfield, 330-599-2402.

Overeaters Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., basement of First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren.

Monday Night Serenity Hall AA, 7:30 p.m., Badger Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren.

Nothing to Fear, 10 a.m., Glenbeigh, 29 North Road, Niles.

Monday Night Miracles, 7 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 2555 Rush Blvd, Youngstown.

Hubbard HOW, 7:30 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 1815 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard.

Celebrate Recovery, 6 p.m., Mahoning Valley Hope Center, 3217 Surrey Road.

The Landing, a Celebrate Recovery program for teens, 6 p.m., Mahoning Valley Hope Center, 3217 Surrey Road, Warren. Call 330-369-3010.