LEGACY?DOG?RESCUE?VENDOR?SHOW?TODAY:?Legacy Dog Rescue will hold a vendor show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian gymnasium, 2432 Raccoon Road, Austintown. A spring bake sale and adoption event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. May 3 at Family Video in Austintown.

CITIZENS HOST “EARTHDAY”: The Community Concerned Citizens will host “Earthday” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Quinby Park, located on Austin Avenue, Warren.

Volunteers are to assemble at the park at 9 a.m. for litter patrol and to clean-up areas in the community.

Refreshments will be served to volunteers at noon. All are welcome to attend. Call 330-719-3139 for more information.

CLEANUP PLANNED AT DOG PARK: Everyone is welcome to the Earth Day Cleanup at Mosquito Lake Dog Park at 10 a.m. today. The park is located off of the main entrance of Mosquito Lake State Park, state Route 305, Cortland.

WJWL PLAN CULINARY EVENT: Plans are under way for GFWC/Ohio Warren Junior Women’s League’s 5th Annual Taste of Trumbull Culinary Event to be held on Friday, at McMenamy’s Banquet Center in Niles. Enjoy a wonderful evening with more than 20 restaurants and entrepreneurs serving their favorite dishes.

Proceeds from the event will assist the group’s major benefactor, LEAP: Life Enrichment Activities Program, which provides monthly social activities for children and young adults throughout the Mahoning Valley who are mentally and physically challenged. For tickets or more information on this event, contact CaryAnn at 330-856-5228 or Kellie 330-398-9986.

GROUP TO MEET: A self help group for men and women who were abused by clergy will hold their April confidential support meeting in Youngstown. The organization is SNAP “Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.” The meeting will be 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. For information call 330-718-6226.


CENTER TO HOST CONSERVATION SPEAKER: The Johnston Senior Center will host a speaker from the Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District at 1 p.m. Friday at the Center, 5922 Warren Road, Cortland. The presentation will be on storm water pollution prevention.

Topics will include good housekeeping, wetlands, environmental permitting, soils, erosion and sediment control, pollutants, and water management and inspections. Refreshments will be available.

For more information, call 330-924-0412.

HOSPICE TO HOST WINE TASTE BENEFIT: All Caring Hospice serving Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties is hosting All Caring Hospice Caring about The Austintown Senior Center Wine Taste Benefit on Friday at the Senior Center, 100 Westchester Drive, Austintown, with doors opening at 6 p.m.

This event will include a 30-minute presentation by Dan of Mastropietro Winery, followed by an hour of wine tasting, accompanied by music and finger foods. Mastropietro will judge those wines currently being produced by members of the Senior Center, with a prize presented to that wine judged as Best in Show.

People must be 65 or older to attend. All proceeds benefit the Senior Center Activity Department.

For more information, call Shannon at 330-502-1830.

LANE TO SPONSOR FOOD DRIVE: Lane Family Funeral Homes in Trumbull and Mahoning Counties are sponsoring a food drive beginning Friday until June 20 to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.

Nonperishable food items may be dropped at the Mineral Ridge Chapel, Austintown Chapel, Boardman Chapel, Canfield Chapel, Shafer-Winans Chapel, Roberts-Clark Chapel, Madasz Chapel, or Niles Chapel between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The associates from the funeral homes will volunteer at Second Harvest on June 25 to assist in packing the food for distribution.

CARD PARTY: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Altar and Rosary will hold its 58th annual card party at 2:30 p.m. April 27 in the SS. Cyril and Methodius social hall, 185 Laird N.E., Warren. There will be raffles, cards, bingo, door prizes and a salad bar and a dessert.

For more information, call Dee Hernon at 330 392-0018.

MEATOUT COMING: “The Great American Meatout” is coming to the Evergreen Seventh-day Adventist Church Social Hall, 7668 Glenwood Ave. Boardman, on April 27. Guest speaker will be Dr. James Krystosik, who will speak on the topic “Your Genes are not Your Destiny”.

Registration is available in advance by April 22 or at the door. For further information and to RSVP, call 330-502-9355

Advanced payments may be made by check or money order payable to the Boardman SDA Church, and sent to The Great American Meatout, 2600 Tibbetts Wick Road, Hubbard, OH 44425.

SECREST NEIGHBORHOOD SIGN-UP: New Secrest Neighborhood Garden sign-up and meeting will be 6:30 p.m. April 28 at the First Church of God, 1951 Parkman Road, Warren.

The purpose of the community garden is to create a beautiful, interactive space that will bring back a sense of community to our neighborhood.

For information, contact Shirley Brady 330-898-3046 or The Cause Organization at

GROW ACCEPTING GARDEN APPLICATIONS: Applications are being accepted for garden plots at GROW Community Gardens. Download an application online or contact Sheila Calko, GROW Program Manager, at 330-881-7698 or


LADIES FUN BRUNCH OPEN: Registration is being accepted for a Ladies Fun Brunch to be held at 11 a.m. April 26 at the Wayne Town Hall, corner of Ohio 193 and U.S. 322 in Wayne.

There will be a brunch, Chinese auction and entertaimment. “Mrs. Noah” aka Sandra Zikursh will bring a humorous look at life and the Ark.

Reservations are needed as space is limited. Call Pat Bean 440-293-5171 or Janice Taylor 440-685-4388. Donations at the door. Proceeds benefit local students.

ALZHEIMER SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: Alzheimer Network Family Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, at St. John Orthodox Church, 322 Struthers-Liberty Road, Campbell; at 6 p.m. Tuesday, at the Girard Free Library, 105 East Prospect St., Girard; and at 10 a.m. Friday, at Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St., Canfield. For information, call 330-788-9755.

CAREER DAY OFFERED FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE: The Women in Science and Engineering Career Day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 26. Panel discussions will be held during the morning and hands-on activities and lab demonstrations will be held in the afternoon in Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. The workshop is designed to expose young women in grades 6 through 12 to career opportunities in science and technology. Panel discussions will be held by area women on many different careers. Hands-on activities and demonstrations will be held on such topics as biology, physics, chemistry, computer science, engineering, forensics and physical therapy.

Dr. Mara Prentiss will be the keynote speaker at the 17th annual Edward W. Powers Women in Science and Engineering Career Workshop and STEM Lecture Series at Youngstown State University. Dr. Prentiss is a professor of physics at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. At the Career Day, she will discuss her career and touch upon various careers in physics available today. At the STEM lecture, she will discuss some of her work at Harvard University in the lecture: “How Small Things Construct Themselves: Insights Into the Physics of Life.”

This workshop is open to all middle and high school girls from Mahoning and Trumbull counties, and western Pennsylvania. Students will attend two workshops and two demonstrations of their choice. Parents can receive college planning and financial aid information and take campus tours while their daughters participate in the workshop.

Registration must be submitted by April 22. The workshop and lunch are free to all students. Information about the workshop and online registration may be found at For more information or to receive a registration form in the mail, contact Dr. Fagan at 330-941-1554 (email:

A donation from the Edward W. Powers Foundation in 2012 supports the continuation of WISE Career Day and the STEM Lecture Series. The STEM lecture will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 25 in the Ohio Room at Kilcawley Center, Youngstown State University. The lecture is free and open to the public.

DIVA DONATIONS HOLDS FIRST FUNDRAISER: The first 2014 fundraiser for the formal charity DIVA Donations is occurring from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Austintown Bounce. For a charge, children will be able to bounce for four hours and for an additional charge there is access to an unlimited hot dog and pop bar. The event will also include a 25 basket raffle and dress drive.

DIVA Donations, a dress-lending organization, is dedicated to providing a Cinderella experience to those in need with help from others within our communities. Everyone deserves to have that one night to feel magical. This group is about making a dream occasion perfect for a girl and relieving the financial stress on families during the dance seasons and beyond.

Diva Donations is the first formal clothing closet in the area and is open year round by appointment and is run entirely by volunteers. DIVA Donations serves the Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana counties and the surrounding areas by appointment only. Call 330-540-8327 or visit

FUNDRAISER SET: A fundraiser for a cemetery headstone for Brandon Murray who died in an auto accident March 10, 2013 in Warren along with his friends will be held at 1 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Sunday at 358 Homewood Ave., Warren. African-American expressions will be available for order and sale. Donations can be sent to Pinewood Cemetery, Brandon Murray’s stone, Warren. For information, call 330-373-1068.


TNP ANNOUNCES AREA CLEAN-UPS: Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership is encouraging all area residents to join their friends from the following neighborhood associations in their efforts to combat blight and clean up our community:

Northeast Warren Neighborhood Association will clean up along the Woodland Avenue N.E. Bike Trail at 9 a.m. April 26. Volunteers should meet at the Woodland Avenue N.E. trail entrance. Please bring brooms and shovels; bags, gloves and other supplies will be provided.

Southwest Neighborhood Association will host a spring clean-up from 9 a.m. to noon April 19. Volunteers should meet at the corner of Third Street and Tod Avenue. Tools and supplies will be provided.

Central City Neighborhood Association will host a spring clean-up from 9 a.m. to noon April 26. Volunteers should meet at the Central City Unity Garden (corner of Washington Street N.E. and Mercer Street N.E.). Free lunch will be provided to all volunteers.

Kenmore Neighborhood Association will be having a clean-up on May 3. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at Aetna Freight.

Volunteers needed:

TNP is now seeking volunteers and partners to identify blight fighting activities in Warren. If you or your group has projects ideas or would like to participate in a neighborhood clean-up or beautification project, call Christina Anderson at 330-978-1001 or email Tools and supplies will be provided.

WARREN GROW HOSTS SIGN UP: Garden Resources of Warren (GROW) will host a sign-up session for current and some new garden sites. Sign ups will be from 10 a.m. to noon today.

Come sign up for a garden plot at one of our community gardens and stay to help us get our plants started in the Packard Park Greenhouse (in Packard Park next to the Packard Music Hall on Mahoning Avenue, Warren).

FIREFIGHTERS HOST WINE TASTE: The Youngstown Association of Black Professional Firefighters will host a wine taste from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the Covelli Centre VIP Suite. A variety of wines, provided by Superior Beverage, will be showcased. Music, hors d’oeuvres, and a Chinese auction will also be included.

Proceeds will benefit the Sharyl E. Frasier-Everett Memorial Scholarship Fund. Tickets are available at the door or from any YABPFF member. Donations may be sent to the group at P.O. Box 6885, Youngstown, OH 44501. For more information, contact Marcia Harris at 330-550-9996.

CLUB TO HOST RUN: Boogie Down, a local MC Club at 2382 W. Market St., Warren, is hosting a memorial run in memory of Richard Rollins. This gentlemen was gunned down at the Sunoco gas station on West Market Street. Rollins was expecting a child and all proceeds will go to his unborn child.

The run will be noon to 3 p.m. April 19, at Boogie Down Clubhouse. Contact Clarissa Boatwright at 330-951-5501.