Family swim days return

FAMILY SWIM DAYS RETURN: Family swim days will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays starting Jan. 19 through the winter months at the Warren G. Harding natatorium. For information, call Ed at 330-372-6647.

CEMETERY GROUP TO MEET: The Newton Township Cemetery Association will meet at 6 p.m. today at the township hall. Discussion and decisions on fundraising, event participation, a cemetery walk, and perpetual flowers at the seven cemeteries will be discussed. Drafts of maps created for the Lutheran, Duck Creek, Wilderson and possibly Pricetown cemeteries will be reviewed. The association received a $5,000 donation from the local VFW Post 3322 and an anonymous donation of $1,000. The association held its election of officers, which include Lois Wynkoop, president; Phillip Beer, vice president; Mary Lou O’Lear, secretary; Elise Whetzel, treasurer; Louanne Dubos, membership; and Rosemarie Smith, publicity.

ART CLASSES AT MUSEUM: The Butler Institute of American Art in Howland is offering art classes for children during the winter and spring. A free Family Day at the Butler in Youngstown will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. There will be stories by the docents, visits to the museum exhibits and art activities. For information on programs and classes, call 330-743-3630.

YOUTH WORKSHOP SETS MLK EVENT: Jack and Jill of America Inc., Eastern Gateway Community College and TRIO Educational Opportunity Center, will participate in the Martin Luther King weekend activities in Youngstown by hosting the second annual Youth Leadership Workshop from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at the college’s Valley Center, 101 E. Federal St., Youngstown. All youth from 9 to 18 can attend the free workshop. The sessions will include college preparation, leadership, healthy lifestyles, networking / social media, legislative advocacy, and financial literacy. A parent information session from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. will address these same issues to enhance their skills as parents, Collins said.

Reservations are required by calling 330-480-0726, Ext. 3115 or emailing bmccray@

OHIO MAPLE DAYS SET: A new international grading system for maple syrup and the Food and Drug Administration’s new food safety requirements for maple syrup producers will be two of the featured topics at 2014’s Ohio Maple Days. The workshops are scheduled for Jan. 23 in Morrow County, Jan. 24 for Wayne and Holmes counties, and Jan. 25 in Geauga County. The topics will be the same at each location.

The workshops are timed to help producers get ready for the coming season. Both hobby and commercial producers are welcome.

To receive a copy of the flier and registration form in the mail or for more information, call 330-263-3831. There will also be a trade show, reports from OSU Extension and the Ohio Maple Producers Association, and a session called “Maple Nuggets” for sharing questions, ideas and information.

FIRST BOOK HOSTS FUNDRAISER: First Book-Trumbull County in partnership with Beta Sigma Phi is hosting a fundraiser night at Trumbull New Theater at 6 p.m. Jan. 29. For information and tickets, call Ellen at 330-638-4393. Proceeds will help First Book get books to children.