4-H club collects for food bank

LLAMAS TO GREET PUBLIC: The Llucky Llama 4-H club will be collecting monetary donations for the Harvest for Hunger campaign from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday outside Tractor Supply Co., 6625 Mahoning Ave., Austintown. The public will be able to pet the llamas while also contributing to Second Harvest Food Bank.

Each March, the Llucky Llama 4-H club sets up this event, and since 2003, it has raised nearly $4,400, which has enabled the Food Bank to distribute $66,000 worth of food.

For more information, call 330-792-5522.

DOCTORS TO BE RECOGNIZED: Doctors’ Day in Trumbull County will be Monday. The annual national day is dedicated to honoring doctors. As part of the day, the Trumbull County Medical Society Alliance, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will be sponsoring a blood draw from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

The first Doctors Day observance was March 30, 1933, in Winder, Ga. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor physicians. This first observance included the mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors.

The red carnation is commonly used as the symbolic flower for National Doctors Day.

SPEAKER TO DISCUSS CULTURE: The Brier Hill Cultural Center will host Polish Canadian broadcaster and best-selling author Eddie Zawadzki for a lecture, book-singing and reception on “Poles in the New World: The New Generation,” from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the center, 145 Jefferson St., Youngstown.

Also traveling with him on his book tour will be his mother, Wanda, who on Valentine’s Day celebrated her 95th birthday. The book is dedicated to her, the survivor of a Nazi slave camp.

Tickets include a meet-and-greet with the author and traditional Polish appetizer reception by Krakus Deli. Signed copies of books will be available for purchase.

For tickets, call 330-647-9634 or mamlynarski@ yahoo.com.

CLASS OFFERED FOR FOOD DONATION: St. Joe’s at the Eastwood Mall is offering free zumba classes starting the week of March 31 for food donation. Those bringing in food donations for Second Harvest Food Bank will receive a free class at 4:15 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

Call 330-652-7542 for more information.

EVENT TO HONOR CRIME VICTIMS: The Victims Assistance Program of Help Hotline Crisis Center will present the annual luncheon to honor victims of crime from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 9 at the Holiday Inn, 7410 South Ave., Boardman. Guest speaker is Amanda Forsythe. Reservations are due by April 4 at 330-747-2696.

The program is sponsored by the Office of Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs through the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

BUSINESS SUMMIT SET: The city of Warren will hold its annual Minority Business Summit at 6 p.m. April 7 at Raymond John Wean Foundation, 147 W. Market St., Warren. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. To register, call Kisha at 330-841-2609.

LIBRARY COLLECTING DONATIONS: Donations for the spring book sale at the Kinsman Public Library will be taken during the month of April only. Bring donations of books, movies, audiobooks, comics and paperbacks through April 26. The sale will be held May 3.


Celebrate Recovery, 7 p.m., North-Mar Church, 3855 E. Market St., Warren. Childcare provided.

We Do Recover, 3 p.m., United Methodist Community Center, 760 Main Ave., Warren.

Survivors Group, 7 p.m., Neil Kennedy Outpatient, 160 Clifton Drive, Howland.

Glimmer of Hope, 8:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 2555 Rush Blvd., Youngstown.

A Better Place to Be, 10 p.m., Glenbeigh, 29 North Road, Niles.

Masterminds, 6:30 p.m., Mahoning Valley Hope Center, Warren, a mental health support group. Call 330-369-3010 . Transportation can be arranged.

Grief Share, 6:30 p.m., a recovery support group, Seeking God’s Glory Church, 3217 Surrey Road, Warren. Call 330-369-3010.

Niles Nazarene Church, Niles Vienna Road, Bible study for recovering people at 7:30 p.m.

Reformers Unanimous, a Christ-centered addiction abstinence program, 7 to 9 p.m., 2111 Sodom Hutchings Road, Vienna. 330-509-0001 or 330-720-2463

NAR-ANON, a 12-step program for relatives and friends adversely affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs, 7 p.m. with 6:45 p.m. for newcomers, Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, 160 Clifton N.E., Howland. 330-856-3822.


Howland Group, Howland Community Church, 198 Niles-Cortland Road, 1 p.m.

Seeking God’s Glory, 6:30 p.m., 3217 Surrey Ave., Warren. 330-550-3393.

Overeaters Anonymous, 10 to 11 a.m., St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, 4453 Warren Sharon Road, Vienna. 330-545-5139.

Saturday Night Recovery, 4 p.m., Sahara Club II D, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.

Warren Toastmaster Club, 9 to 11 a.m., Aetna Freight Building, 2507 Youngstown Road S.E., Warren, Ken 330-373-6113.

Saturday Here and Now, 4 p.m., Sahara Club II, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.

Saturday Night Serenity, 7 p.m., First Church of God, 541 S. High St., Cortland.

Saturday Night Recovery, 7 p.m. open discussion, Second Christian Church, 904 W. Market St., Warren.