Fundraiser to benefit rescue

RESCUE GROUP HOSTS EVENT: Close to Home Animal Rescue will hold “Hogs and Dogs Night” fundraiser from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Powerhouse Bar, 999 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren. Adoptable animals will be available to see. There will be various vendors.

For information, visit

GARDENING GROUP TO MEET: The Garfield Gardeners will meet from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Garfield Community Garden. There will be question-and-answer sessions with Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener volunteers

BENEFIT TO HELP WOMAN: A fundraiser is planned for Saturday to help Kevina Koval, 27, of Campbell, who is battling brain cancer. Throughout her life, she has struggled with medical issues, such as seizures.

Since December of 2013, she has lost vision looking up, down, left and right. She was told in July her tumor is cancerous. She is undergoing chemotherapy.

Push For Kevina will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph the Provider Hall, 633 Porter Ave., Campbell.

There will be a Chinese auction, push up competition, games, free children’s face painting, music and food. All proceeds will assist with her medical expenses, traveling fees and anything else that she needs.

To donate, call 330-501-5442 or email

AUTISM GROUP CONCLUDES CAMP: The Donnell Autism Society of Ohio, Mahoning Valley Office, in collaboration with the Youngstown YMCA, and Supported and Facilitated Environments hosted a summer camp for special needs at the Youngstown YMCA.

Camp F.R.I.E.N.D.: Finding Rewards In Every New Day is the first program of its kind in the Mahoning Valley. This camp was dedicated to offering an inclusive day camp experience for students with autism and their compassionate neurotypical friends.

More than 30 participants from Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties took part. For information, visit

SOCIETY OFFERS SCHOLARSHIP: The Trumbull County Historical Society is accepting applications for its Becky Smith Memorial Scholarship.

Students at Kent State University at Trumbull must have completed at least one semester of study and be carrying eight credit hours. Students at Youngstown State University must be a graduate student in history and also be carrying eight credit hours. Both scholarships are for $500.

Applications can be received by writing the Society at P.O. Box 1907, Warren 44482-1907.


Someplace Safe Inc., domestic violence agency, offers support groups for women, children and individual support services. 330-393-3003.

Sunday Night Our Gratitude Speaks, Narcotics Anonymous open speaker meeting. Sundays, 7 p.m. Serenity Place, 29 E. Broad St., Newton Falls.

Write to Recover, 10 a.m., Meridian Place, 1184 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.

Master Discipleship Group, 6 p.m. Mahoning Valley Hope Center, Warren.

Gamblers Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., a 12-Step fellowship of compulsive gamblers who want to recover from their gambling addictions, Christ Church Presbyterian, 3425 Hopkins Road, Cornersburg. For those suffering from gambling addictions. Call 330-505-5060.

Sunday Solutions, 2 p.m., Sahara Club II, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.

Keeping it Simple, 7 p.m., Sahara Club, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.

Regardless Of, 7 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic Ave., Warren.