Regatta shows STEM in action

STUDENTS TAKE PART IN RELAY EVENT: Warren city school students will be taking part in the Relay for Life Raider Regatta at 5:30 p.m. today in the Warren G. Harding Natatorium. The Raider Regatta is a cardboard race that allows students the opportunity to design, build, and race their best ideas in an annual competition. This event allows students to apply the law of physics, Archimedes principle and stem concepts in a real-world situation. Research, design, and conceptual models were constructed by teams of four to eight students. Students in grades 6 to 12 science classes are participating in this event and have sponsored their own boat to race. Goals are to increase STEM awareness, reinforce academic and technology content standards, foster teamwork, and encourage critical/problem solving skills. There will be five categories to place in: best overall design/construction/engineering, team spirit, team theme, pair race and quad race.

CLEANUP AT STATE PARK: A cleanup will be held from 8 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturday at Mosquito Lake State Park, Bazetta. Any organization wanting to help can call 330-360-1862 or 330-979-1948. Registration and sign-in is at 7:30 a.m. at the park’s entrance off Bazetta Road near the campgrounds.

APPLIANCE COLLECTION: An appliance collection will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Geauga County engineer’s office, 12665 Merritt Road, Chardon. For information, call 330-675-2673.

CHURCH HOSTS SALE: St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, Parkman Road. and Oak St, Warren, will have a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

SUPPORT GROUP SETS MEETING: GriefShare group: Session 2, The Journey of Grief, will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday at Leavittsburg Church of God, 610 S. Leavitt Road. For information, call 330-898-1131.

HEALTH PROGRAM PROVIDED: Agape Assembly Church, 426 Nevada Ave. S.W. in Warren, will kick off its summer community outreach initiative with the “Power to End Stroke” free community health fair from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature guest speakers, free health screenings, stroke prevention tips for adults and children and giveaways.

CENTER OFFERS EVENTS: OH?WOW!?The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center fo Science and Technology in Youngstown will hold a Make Design Challenge from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday and Invention Convention from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and May 14. Children will investigate past and present inventions, as well as brainstorm future inventions. For information, 330-744-5914.

CULTURAL GROUP: The Ohio Cultural Alliance will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Austintown. Guest speaker is Dr. Charles Sung speaking on “Old World Traditions – Lost and Retained South Korea.” Cultural enrichemnts will be provided by soprano Missok Yun, a Youngstown State University professor of music. Those attending are asked to bring paper products for Gleaners Food Bank.

SPRING EVENT SET: The Oak Hill Collaborative, 507 Oak Hill Avenue will host Spring Fashion Gala featuring the debut Jesus Speak Collection from 3 to 6 p.m. May 10. The goal for the event is to bring visionary designs and collection to women of the Mahoning Valley. All pieces will be available for purchase during the gala. For tickets, call 718-801-1485 or pick them up at the center by Monday.