General to be honored Tuesday

COMMEMORATION TO HONOR GENERAL: The McKinley Memorial Library and the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of Gen. James “Birdseye” McPherson at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the library. Guest speaker Stephen Papalas, local Civil War historian, will speak about the Battle of Atlanta and its connection to Niles. Those attending are asked to bring a lawn chair. During the war, he was attached to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s staff for a time, fought at Shiloh and Vicksburg, and lost his life at the Battle of Atlanta on July 22, 1864. The commemoration will be held at the General McPherson Statue on the south lawn of the memorial grounds across from the post office. A wreath will be placed on the statue.

VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH LOTS: Volunteers are needed to help BS Land LLC as they donate their time and equipment to mow derelict vacant lots around Dickey Community Garden and AmVets Park on Warren’s West Side starting at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers also are needed to collect trash ahead of the mowers, remove weeds, and clean up. Those who can help can bring gloves, bags, weed whips, brooms, at Dickey Community Garden, Dickey Avenue and Ward Avenue. For information call Jessica 330-978-7321.

CONCERT SET IN VIENNA: The Wrangler Band will perform a free concert 6 t0 8 p.m. Sunday at the Vienna center gazebo.

GROUP TO HOLD PICNIC: Rockwell International will hold its annual picnic noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Braceville picnic shelter. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.

SOCIETY TO HOLD CAMP: The Autism Society of Ohio, Mahoning Valley Office in collaboration with the Youngstown YMCA and Supported and Facilitated Environments will be hosting camp for children ages 3 to 18 with special needs at the Youngstown YMCA. Camp Finding Rewards In Every New Day is the first program of its kind in the Mahoning Valley. The camp is dedicated to offering an inclusive day camp experience for students with autism and their friends. For information visit ‘‘>

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR RACE: Volunteers are needed for the African American Male Wellness Walk / Run of the Mahoning Valley Aug. 2 at the Covelli Center. Those who can help, arrive at 5:30 a.m., for setup and help with cleanup at 11 a.m. Email with the time available to volunteer or if can be of service in some other way.


Celebrate Recovery, 7 p.m., North Mar Church, 3855 E. Market St., Warren. Childcare provided.

We Do Recover, 3 p.m., United Methodist Community Center, 760 Main Ave., Warren.

Glimmer of Hope, 8:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 2555 Rush Blvd., Youngstown.

A Better Place to Be, 10 p.m., Glenbeigh, 29 North Road, Niles.

Masterminds, 6:30 p.m., Mahoning Valley Hope Center, a mental health support group. Call 330-369-3010. Transportation can be arranged.

Grief Share, 6:30 p.m., a recovery support, Seeking God’s Glory Church, 3217 Surrey Road. Warren. Call 330-369-3010.

Niles Nazarene Church, Niles-Vienna Road, Bible study for recovering people at 7:30 p.m.

Reformers Unanimous, a Christ-centered addiction abstinence program, 7 to 9 p.m., 2111 Sodom Hutchings Road, Vienna. 330-509-0001 or 330-720-2463.

Lordstown Lions bingo, 7 p.m., Lordstown administration building, 1455 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown. Doors open 5:30 p.m.

Youngstown Area Tropical Fish Society, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Mineral Ridge, 3654 Main St., Mineral Ridge. Bowl shows, speakers and refreshments offered. 330-638-4839 or

The Survivors Group, Neil Kennedy Outpatient Facility, 7 p.m., open discussion, 160 Clifton Drive, Howland.

NAR-ANON, a 12-step prorgam for relatives and friends adversely affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs 7 p.m. with 6:45 p.m. for newcomers, Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, 160 Clifton N.E., Howland. 330-856-3822.


Howland Group, Howland Community Church, 198 Niles-Cortland Road, 1 p.m.

Seeking God’s Glory, 6:30 p.m., 3217 Surrey Ave., Warren. 330-550-3393.

Lake Milton Church of Christ, Milton Avenue, 9 a.m., free clothing giveaway.

Parent Support Group, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Heart reach Ministries, 211 Redondo Road, Youngstown. 330-330-2916. Free luncheon.

Overeaters Anonymous, 10 to 11 a.m., St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, 4453 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna. 330-545-5139.

Saturday Night Recovery, 4 p.m., Sahara Club II D, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren

TOPS 2213, Warren, meeting at 9:30 a.m., weigh in 9 a.m., Imperial Nursing home, 4121 Tod Ave. Warren, Room 309. Call Susan 330-978-9751.

Saturday Here and Now, 4 p.m., Sahara Club II, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.

Saturday Night Serenity, 7 p.m., First Church of God, 541 S. High St., Cortland.

Saturday Night Recovery, 7 p.m. open discussion, Second Christian Church, 904 W. Market St., Warren.

Vienna Grange 1537, noon, Copper Penny Lodge Hall, Vienna.