SAFE SITTER PROGRAM OFFERED: Registration for the first session of the 2014 Safe Sitter program, sponsored by Humility of Mary Health Partners, will close Tuesday.

The two-day Safe Sitter course teaches boys and girls ages 11 to 13 how to be ideal baby sitters. Topics covered include basic first aid, rescue breathing, accident prevention, child care tips, what to do if a child chokes and how and when to call for help.

Scholarships are available for those who meet financial eligibility requirements.

Classes are from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren.

The Safe Sitter course will be repeated July 9 and 10 at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, July 23 and 24 at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren, and Aug. 6 and 7 at St. Elizabeth.

For information or to register, call 330-480-3070.

FIREMAN’S 5K RUN / WALK: Greene Volunteer Fire Department’s first Fireman’s 5K Run / Walk is being held on June 28. All proceeds will benefit the fire department. The money will be used to purchase new equipment. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The race begins and ends at the Greene Volunteer Fire Department, 2077 Kinsman Road, North Bloomfield.

To pre-register or for any questions, contact Dawn Wells, 330-984-8107,; Kaitlyn Higgins, 330-506-1019,; or Erin Wakefield, 330-240-3158,


DREAM?TEAM?SENDS?RESIDENT?TO?CIRCUS:?Shepherd of the Valley-Niles Dream Team secured a donation of four tickets and a parking pass for Vera Guthridge, a resident of Shepherd of the Valley’s Niles Assisted Living, to realize her dream and see the circus. After waiting 87 years to go to the circus, Guthridge had a great time and loaded up on souvenirs.

TNP HOSTS DISCUSSIONS: Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership is hosting Neighborhood Discussions: Southeast, at two locations: 6 p.m June 7 at Aetna Freight Building, 2507 Youngstown Road; noon and 6 p.m. June 19 at Friendship Baptist Church, 1954 Brier St. S.E.

The noon meeting will cover information from both Southeast areas, but you will still be asked feedback for your specific neighborhood.

Come join TNP for a discussion on where the neighborhood is and going if you live, work, play, or worship in the neighborhoods on the city’s southeast side. Meetings are neighborhood-specific with general updates on trends and conditions across the city as a whole. You are welcome to attend any meeting or meetings where you would like your voice heard.

For more information, call 330-469-6827 or go to

SUTLIFF TO HOST BUS TOUR: The Sutliff Museum is announcing its second one-day bus tour for 2014. On June 18, following this year’s theme, “Travels On the Underground Railroad,” the tour will go to Lake County, Ohio. The tour will originate at the Walmart parking lot off Elm Road, north of Warren. The price includes transportation, driver’s tip, admission fees, tour guides, snacks and bottled water on the bus and lunch and afternoon refreshments. A brief lecture on the bus will provide information on the Underground Railroad in Ohio and Trumbull County. Registration is open now.

The itinerary for the day begins after a brief stop at the handicapped accessible Lake County Historical Society Museum in Painesville. From there, a step-on guide will narrate a tour to sites such as the historic town square where an Abolitionist was tarred and feathered, houses that were stations on the Underground Railroad, and the Fairport Harbor point of departure for many escapees fleeing to Canada. A buffet lunch at the Museum’s Heritage Hall is included in the cost of the ticket for this trip. After lunch there will be a museum tour, including an exhibit of music boxes, “Magical Music Machines” that is one of only nine comparable collections in the United States. The museum also features a Civil War wing and a “behind the scenes” peek into the workings of a history museum. The Anderson bus will leave the Walmart parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and return there by 6 p.m. The cost is $57 per person. The reservation deadline is June 11, refund deadline, June 13.

Registrations are being taken now. Call 330-856-6293 to receive a form.

The Sutliff Museum is operated by the Warren Library Association as a memorial to Levi and Phebe Sutliff who were operators on the Underground Railroad in the mid-1800s. It is open to the public on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. Tours of the museum may be arranged for other times by calling 330-395-6575. The museum is handicapped accessible and there is no admission charge.

WALK FOR SCLERODERMA: Join the Youngstown Support Group in their fight to Cure Scleroderma at the 11th annual 4K Fun-Walk from 9:30 a.m. to noon June 14, at Boardman Park, state Route 224, Boardman.

Registration is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and the walk is 9:30 a.m. to noon. Regiser online at or mail donations and registration information to:SFOH Walk, 1393 N.E. River Road, Lake Milton, OH 44429.

For more information, contact Mariann Boyanowski at 330-502-4491 or email