Girard to host Special Olympics

SPECIAL OLYMPICS SET FOR GIRARD: Six counties and two states will be represented at the Special Olympics Track and Field Meet Saturday at Girard’s Arrowhead Stadium.

The opening ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m., with events and awards taking place until 9 p.m. There will be nine teams from Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage and Trumbull counties in Ohio, and Butler County in Pennsylvania, and more than 300 athletes participating in the games.

The Girard City School District, the Girard-Liberty Rotary Club, and Fairhaven School, along with the help of many area companies and businesses, have worked in partnership to make this event possible. More than 200 volunteers from the Girard City Schools and area community service groups and businesses will serve as volunteers that day.

HEART DAY FOR WOMEN: Woman’s Heart Day, a free health and wellness extravaganza provided as a service to the community by Humility of Mary Health Partners will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Covelli Centre, Youngstown. There will be free health screenings, fitness demonstrations, educational presentations on a wide range of health issues.

PLANT EXCHANGE: The Newton Falls plant exchange will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the pavilion in the city park off Center street. There will be vendors from the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County. Call Susan at 330-718-3469.

There will be live music, with those attending to bring lawn chairs.

PRODUCE GIVEAWAY: The Warren Family Mission will hold a produce giveaway from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today while supplies last at the mission, 361 Elm Road, Warren. Identification is required. Those needing items are asked to bring a bag or box.

CLEANUP PLANNED: West Farmington Village will hold a community cleanup and tire collection from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Main Street (state Route 88).

INVENTIONS FOR KIDS: OH?WOW!?The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, will hold an Invention Convention from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. today, during which children can investigate past and present inventions and brainstorm future inventions.


Cortland Community Band, 7 to 9 p.m. Cortland Middle School, Wakefield Drive. Visit, visit the band on Facebook, or call Pat at 330-652-2424.

Higher Education Tuition Assistance, the Mahoning Valley Hope Center, 3217 Surrey Road, Warren. Call 330-369-3010.

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University, 6:30 p.m., The Mahoning Valley Hope Center. Register at 330-369-3010.

TOPS 1429, weigh-in 9 a.m., meeting 9:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hubbard.

Wednesday Here and Now, 6 p.m., Sahara Club II, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.

Champion Group, 6:30 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 3924 High St. N.W., Champion.

Families Anonymous Warren, newcomers 6:45 p.m., meeting 7 p.m., Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, 160 Clifton Drive, Warren. For information, call 330-307-8182.

Niles Al-Anon, 8 p.m., New Hope United Methodist Church, 21 Fairview Ave.

Champion Knights of Columbus Council 7491, 7 p.m., first and third Tuesday of the month, St. William Rectory Office, 5431 Mahoning Ave., Champion.

It Works: How and Why, 7:30 p.m., Shrine of Our Lady, 517 S. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown.

Willingness Group, 10:30 a.m., Salvation Army, 1501 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown.

God Walked In, 5 p.m., 5 Memorial Drive, Greenville, Pa.

Champion Kiwanis Club, 7 a.m., Wayside Restaurant, 825 State Road N.W.

Alzheimer Assistance and Referral Network Support Group, 10 a.m., Easter Seals, 155 S. Park Ave.330-788-9755 or 866-822-2102.

Wednesday Morning Recovery, Narcotics Anonymous, 10 a.m. closed discussion, USW, 1375 Union Hall, Room 7, 684 N. Park Ave., Warren.

Warren Rotary Club, noon, Enzo’s Restaurant, Elm Road N.E.

TOPS 1350, Cortland, weigh-in, 9:15 a.m., Bazetta Township Hall, 3372 state Route 5.

TOPS 1859, 5:30 p.m. for weigh-in and meeting 6 p.m. at Champion Christian Church, 151 Center St.

Wednesday Night Serenity Hall AA meeting, 7:30 p.m., Badger Hall, First Presbyterian Church, Mahoning Avenue, Warren.

Niles Kiwanis, noon, Hometown Buffet.