Summerfest set for Brookfield

SUMMERFEST SET IN BROOKFIELD: The Brookfield United Methodist Church off Route 7 will host its fifth annual Summerfest Saturday and Sunday at the township center green. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Activities on Saturday are Brookfield 5k road race at 9:30 a.m., children’s crafts noon to 2 p.m., Ellen Jessup Memorial bike and wagon parade at 3 p.m., community parade at 5 p.m. High 5 the Clown at 5:30 to 8;30 p.m. worship entertainment at gazebo at 6:30 p.m. and movie, “God’s Not Dead” at 9 p.m. Sunday events are community church service at gazebo at 10 a.m., car cruise noon to 4 p.m., pet parade 1 p.m., bed races 4:30 p.m. Both days will include antique tractor display, basket raffle, craft show, magic, games and food. For information, call 330-448-1001.

HISTORY PROGRAM AT MUSEUM: “A Nation Divided” will be the topic of a program for children from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Arms Family Mission in Youngstown. Participants will make butter, play games, and make crafts while learning about the Civil War. Call 330-743-2589.

CHURCH SETS VBS: Southington Baptist Church, 4396 Warren Painesville Road, will host a Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, with a program at 10 a.m. Sunday during worship. For information, call 330-889-9587.

LOCAL FAMILIES NEEDED: Local families are being invited to “Share Your America” with a high school exchange student from one of 70 countries during the upcoming school year. The students are being sponsored by PAX Program of Academic Exchange when they arrive this month. PAX students are ages 15 to 18, have studied English for at least three years and want to experience American activities with their host families. All families are welcome. For information, call Darryl Anderson at 330-256-6127 or visit

HUNTINGTON BANK AND UNITED WAY DISTRIBUTE BACKPACKS: Huntington Bank and United Way will give away 700 backpacks this week to area children to equip them for the upcoming school year. The giveaway is part of Huntington’s annual backpack program in partnership with the United Way “Stuff the Bus” program. This year, Huntington is giving 15,000 backpacks to children in need across its 11 markets. Backpacks in the Warren area will be distributed at 10 a.m. today at 108 Main Ave., Warren, corner of Main and Market streets.


Recovery 101, 6 p.m., The Movement, East Market Street, Warren. Chaplain Bob Ross 330-553-2644 or Chaplain Rodger Crites or 330-360-7928.

Bingo, 6:30 p.m. SS. Mary and Joseph social center, Route 534 and Maple Street, 330-872-1828.

Tuesday Morning Recovery, 10:30 a.m., Meridian Place, 1184 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.

Attitude of Gratitude, 12:30 p.m., Beatitude House, 1370 Tod Ave., Warren.

Women in Progress, 7 p.m., Serenity Place, 21 E. Broad St., Newton Falls.

Tuesday Night Surrender, 7:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 2555 Rush Blvd., Youngstown.

Nicotine Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., St. Joseph Hospital Warren Room, Eastland Avenue, Warren.

Celebrate Recovery, 12-step faith-based program, 6:30 p.m., Fowler Community Church, 4651 state Route 305, 330-550-3393.

Smalltown Recovery Al-Anon Family Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Kinsman Presbyterian Church, 6383 Church St.

Kickin’ It In Kinsman, a Narcotics Anonymous meeting, 7 p.m., Kinsman Presbyterian Church, Church Street.

NAR-ANON, a 12-step program for relatives and friends, 10:30 a.m., Paige and Byrnes Insurance, 425 Niles-Cortland Road S.E., Warren. Call 330 856-3822.

American Legion Post 700, 6:15 p.m., Howland American Legion Post 700, 8273 High St. N.E.

Food Addicts Anonymous, 7 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 162 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown. Call 330-793-1599.

Al-Anon, 9:30 a.m. basement, First Presbyterian Church of Warren, 256 Mahoning Ave. N.W., 9 a.m. beginner’s meeting.

Urban 4-H, 5:30 p.m., Mahoning Valley Hope Center, 3217 Surrey Road, Warren.

TOPS OHIO 1374, weigh-in 8:45 a.m., First Church of God, 426 W. Broad St., Newton Falls.

TOPS OHIO 1165, weigh-in 8:30 a.m., meeting 9 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Park Ave., Warren.

TOPS 1060, weigh-in 6 p.m., meet at 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hubbard.

Minute by Minute group of Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. closed discussion, First Presbyterian Church of Warren.

Champion Rotary Club, noon, Wayside Inn.