Heritage Center open to tours
HERITAGE CENTER OFFERS SUNDAY EVENT: The Warren Heritage Center in the Kinsman House, 303 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, will hold an open house 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tours will be offered.
The event is free. For information, call 330-372-0237.
FOUNDATION AWARDS MATCH: The Cafaro Foundation has awarded Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley $10,000 in matching funds through Project: Feed Our Valley.
The Cafaro Foundation once again offered to match up to $10,000 in donations given during Project: Feed Our Valley during two events, Super Kmart food drive and the Eastwood Mall Holiday concert. Donations at those two drives totaled $21,058 and 3,752 food items.
Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, a member of Feeding America, provides food to those in need in the tri-county area through 148 programs. In 2014, the food bank distributed 9.5 million pounds of food, including 2 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables.
TREE RECYCLING OFFERED: A Christmas tree recycling program is being offered to Warren residents, with trees being accepted for disposal at Bob’s Tree Services, 1052 N. River Road NE, Warren, between North Park and Larchmont avenues. No artificial trees will be accepted.
The site will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays during January. Trees must be stripped of all decorations and tree stands. No live trees will be picked up at curbside.
NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION: Second Baptist Church, 1510 Main Ave. SW, Warren, will host a New Year’s Eve celebration 10 p.m. today. The service is free and will feature worship, special selections by the family choir and the church’s mime ministry.
SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES: Girard Mayor Jim Melfi, new and re-elected city council members and other officials will be sworn in to new terms 11 a.m. Friday at the Girard Municipal Court council chambers. Judge Jeff Adler will conduct the swearing in.
The swearing-in ceremony for the second term of Warren Mayor William “Doug” Franklin will be held noon today at city council chambers. Safety/ Service Director Enzo C. Cantalamessa will also be sworn in for his second term.
GOSPEL CONCERT FOR YEAR END: The fourth annual New Year’s Eve Gospel Jubilee will be held 7 p.m. to midnight today in the auditorium at the Old School Market Place, 11836 South Ave., the former South Range High School. The Golden Street Singers will host several singers, including national gospel soloist Jerry Garcia, who has appeared at all of the previous New Year’s jubilees. Also scheduled to sing are Michael Gardner from Akron and Christine McLean from Carollton. The event will include southern gospel music, prayer and humor. After the New Year arrives, there will be finger food and fellowship to ring in 2016. Door prizes, including the grand prize of two nights, including meals, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania, will be awarded. A freewill offering will be received.
To reach the 24-hour information referral and crisis intervention service in Trumbull County, call Trumbull 211 at 330-393-1565 or 211.
Call Help Hotline at 330-747-2696 or 800-427-3606 for more information on service agencies and support groups.
Roundtable Carvers woodcarving club – 9 to 11:30 a.m., Senior Center, Fifth Avenue, Youngstown, 330-318-3609.
Engage Prayer and Intercession Group – 6:30 p.m., 3217 Surrey Ave., Warren. 330-550-3393.
Thursday Morning Recovery – 10:30 a.m, Meridian Place, 1184 Meridian Road, Youngstown.
Where Are You at Today – noon, United Methodist Community Center, 760 Main Ave., Warren.
TOPS Ohio 188 – weigh-in at 5:15 p.m., meeting at 5:45 p.m., Calvary Presbyterian Church, 119 Laird Ave NE, Warren.
TOPS 1497 – weigh-in 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Smith Corners United Methodist Church, 3000 S. Canfield Niles Road, Austintown. 330-759-4737.