Village announces annual tree lighting

LORDSTOWN TREE LIGHTING: The village will hold its annual tree lighting 6 p.m. Friday by the one-room school house and park off Salt Springs Road. There will be caroling, visit from Santa Claus and refreshments in the fire hall.

STITCHING DISPLAY: The Sutliff Museum, located on the second floor of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, will show ”A Stitch in Time” with 20th century sewing and crocheting 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday.

LEAF PICKUP OFFERED: The Howland Township leaf pickup is being held through Dec. 13. Republic Services and Waste Management  have agreed to pick up to 10 bags of leaves per week at no additional charge along with your regular garbage pick-up. All leaves and grass must be placed in biodegradable bags only. Recyclable bags are not biodegradable. For information call 330-856-6464.

OPEN HOUSE: Sebring Model Railroad Club is hosting its second weekend of the annual open house, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the “Sebring Station,” 216 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Sebring. November is ”National Model Railroad” month and to celebrate, the club invites the public to see what members have been doing throughout this year. Children under 12 are admitted free and refreshments will be available. For information, call 330-966-3186 or go to The Youngstown Model Railroad Club’s open house is at the corner of Raccoon Road and Four Mile Run Road, Austintown, set for Dec. 3 and 4.

CONCERT SERIES: The Stevens Family Concert Series will present Tribute Quartet 7 p.m. Friday at  Pleasant Valley Church, Niles. A love offering will also be received

BLOCKWATCH: The Niles Community Neighborhood Blockwatch will meet 6 p.m. Dec. 1 at Ciminero’s Banquet Center. Plans are to have a representative of the fire department attend and discuss Narcan. At the November meeting, Jean Williams, director of the Niles Community Services, spoke about the agency and what services it provides to the community. Police addressed questions including heroin concerns and a recent murder in the city. Residents were advised to be careful when shopping and to lock vehicles when in shopping areas such as Eastwood Mall.

• 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.

• Business Connections of Trumbull County — 7:30 a.m. Panera Restaurant on Elm Road, Warren. 330-719-0727.

• 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.

• Thursday Clean People — 7 p.m., Niles Senior Center, 14 E. State St., Niles.

• Kids Club Children Ministries — 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Park Ave., Warren.

• Niles Rotary Club — noon, Ciminero’s Banquet Centre, 123 N. Main St., Niles.

• Denman Tire Retirees — noon, Wayside Restaurant, Champion. 330-898-6283.

• Warren Kiwanis — noon, Buena Vista Cafe, Warren.

• People Empowering Progress Productivity — promote aftercare following incarceration, 6 to 7:30 p.m., 2051 Niles Road SE, Warren.

• NAMI Connection, 1:30 p.m. Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Call 330-531-7490, e-mail or visit our website

• Warren Thursday Al-Anon Group — 7:30 p.m., SS. Cyril and Methodius Church, 185 Laird Ave. NE, Warren.

• TOPS Ohio 188 — weigh-in at 5:15 p.m., meeting at 5:45 p.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2050 Oakdale NW, 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.