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MOBILE MEALS HOSTS EVENT: Trumbull Mobile Meals will host “March for Meals” Community Champions Week Monday to Friday.

TMM will be holding Community Champions Week as a part of its March for Meals campaign. Several Trumbull County mayors, council members and other prominent figures will be participating in the event to show their support for homebound and hungry seniors. They will pack and / or deliver meals.

March for Meals is a national campaign during the month of March, initiated by the Meals On Wheels Association of America, which seeks to raise awareness of senior hunger and to encourage action on the part of the local community.

EVENT RESCHEDULED: A Civil War program by the Cortland-Bazetta Historical Society originally scheduled for March 13 has been changed to 7:30 p.m. April 24, preceded by a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Opera House, 152 Park Ave., Cortland.

The program will feature Thomas Jones of Medina, an expert on Civil War medals, presentation pieces and weapons. Jones will be lecturing on the Civil War. He is a collector and authority on American military items.

Reservations are required for the dinner by calling Di Matijevic at 330-637-271.

VEGETARIAN COOKING: The Youngstown State University Metro College is offering a class “Vegetarian Cooking for the Non-Vegetarian” from 10 a.m. to noon for six Saturdays, March 22 to April 26, on the YSU campus. Instructor will be Gabrielle Belcastro, a senior at YSU in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics.

The sessions will cover vegetarian salads, soups, desserts, crockpot ideas, and tips for shopping vegetarian. To register, call the YSU Metro College at 330-941-2465.

FUNDRAISER HELPS CHARITY: Thirty-One Gifts, a direct-selling organization will support Ronald McDonald House Charities as its national philanthropic partner. A total of 31 cents will be donated to RMHC Global and its chapters for each RMHC Thermal Tote sold. The pattern is available through April.

The goal is to raise $1,000 for the charity. For information, visit or call 330-233-5067.

RMHC of Mahoning Valley and Western Pennsylvania helps children by awarding grants to qualified not-for-profit organizations whose programs improve the quality of life for young people throughout Mahoning Valley.

AWARDS TO BE PRESENTED: Nominations are being accepted for the Children’s Advocate Award, which will be presented by Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley at the “Champions for our Valley’s Children” celebration May 13 at The Lake Club in Poland.

The award recognizes individuals and organizations throughout the Mahoning Valley who exhibit the spirit of caring and who are working to make a difference in the lives of the children of the community. Nominees may be an individual, group of individuals or an organization, and may be self-nominated or nominated by another person.

Nominees must reside in the Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley service area, which consists of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in northeast Ohio, and Mercer and Lawrence counties in western Pennsylvania.

For a nomination form, visit or call 330-746-9122.

CHECK PRESENTED: Executives from Eat’n Park’s corporate office presented a check for $15,795 to representatives from Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. The donation represents the total raised during the annual Caring for Kids Campaign, a five-week fundraising effort, which was held over the holidays season at all Mahoning Valley area Eat’n Park restaurants.

Over the past five years, more than $65,000 has been raised for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley through the Eat’n Park Caring for Kids Campaign. All money collected from the campaign stays in the communities where it was donated.