LAKEVIEW PRESENTS PLAY: The Lakeview High School Drama Club will present its annual fall play ”Almost Maine” 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Raidel Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door. “Almost, Maine” is comprised of nine vignettes that explore love and loss in a remote mythical town.

WARREN TOASTMASTER CLUB will meet 9 to 11 a.m. today at Wean Foundation building, 147 W. Market St. Call Ken at 330-373-6113.

YOUNGSTOWN AREA PFLAG will meet 6:30 to 8:30 p..m. Tuesday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave. The featured speaker is Cynthia Wallis, who has worked in both the public and private sectors of the child welfare system for 20 years and is the intake coordinator and training specialist at Northeast Ohio Adoption Services. The topic will be foster care and adoption with LGBT families.

USA DANCE will meet Oct. 16 at the Orthodox Center, 1025 N. Belle Vista Ave, Youngstown. The event will feature tango lessons and general dancing. For information, visit or follow Facebook at USA-Dance-Chapter-2015-Youngstown-Warren.

ART SHOW TO BENEFIT SPECIAL NEEDS: The Davis Family YMCA in Boardman willl host its fourth annual “But I Know What I Like” art show and sale through Nov. 20. The show is being held in memory of John Patterson, a longtime member and active student in the YMCA’s adult painting class. As part of this year’s show, the Four Mile Run Christian Church in Austintown, where John was a member, will award scholarships to adults on the Asperger / autism spectrum. In addition to scholarships, one piece in the exhibit will be awarded the John Patterson Memorial Prize.

The opening reception is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. The event is free.


HARVEST FESTIVAL: The 17th annual Harvest Day to honor the agricultural heritage of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Villa Maria Community Center, Villa Maria, Pa.

The family-centered event will include live music by the Allegheny Drifters, hay rides, baked goods, face painting, children’s activities, educational activities, vendors and a gift basket raffle. Special entertainment will be provided by Animal Tracks exotic animal show and the Villa’s Jot the Clown.

Attendees are asked to donate canned goods or items of warmth, such as hats, gloves and scarves.

Admission and parking are free. For information, call 724-964-8920, Ext. 3348, or visit

Villa Maria Community Center is a mile south of U.S. Route 422 on Evergreen Road, Villa Maria, Pa., 10 miles east of Youngstown, and 11 miles west of New Castle, Pa.

FARMERS MARKET RAFFLE: A barrel raffle will be held Tuesday at the Warren Farmers Market, which runs 3 to 5 p.m. at Courthouse Square in Warren. The winner receives a hand-painted rain barrel.

Local artists Jarrod MacCartney and Josh Kronauer of Moral Inks started painting rain barrels last week at the market. Two of the barrels will be given away.

REMEMBERING GETTYSBURG: The Mahoning Valley Civil War Roundtable will meet 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Antone’s Banquet Centre in Boardman. Dan Welch, seasonal ranger at Gettysburg National Memorial Park, will speak on “The Last Road North: The Gettysburg Campaign.”

Reservations are required at 330-757-4727 or visit

GRANT FOR EASTER SEALS: The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mahoning Valley and Western Pa. awarded an $8,612 grant to Easter Seals of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties to purchase pediatric therapeutic equipment for the site at 6614 Southern Blvd., Boardman.

This will allow the expansion of all three treatment modalities – physical, occupational and speech – in both Youngstown at 299 Edwards St. and in Boardman. The grant will allow for the purchase of needed equipment and standardized therapeutic tests to evaluate and treat clients.

GOODWILL GETS GRANT: Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries received a $10,000 grant from the Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation. The grant will be used to support Goodwill with its employment development services, such as vocational assessment, work training, organizational and community employment for persons seeking employment through Goodwill.

Goodwill operates eight stores and donation centers. All proceeds remain with Goodwill and stay in the community. For information, visit or call 330-759-7921.

TAKING A TASTE: The annual Taste of Cortland will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Country Porch Winery. Many Cortland area restaurants and establishments will be on hand. Admission includes five wine sample tickets plus tastes from Cortland eateries and door prizes.

Tickets are available at Cortland City Hall, Furniture Decor and More, and Country Porch Winery. Proceeds benefit the Cortland Splash Pad and Pearl Park.

BOOK SALE: The Hubbard Friends of the Library annual book sale runs 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Oct. 8 for the $2 a bag sale at Hubbard Public Library, 436 W. Liberty St.

Call the library, 330-534-3512, Ext. 2, or book sale chair Bonnie Viele at 330-534-1394 for information. All funds benefit the library.