National Night Out in Vienna
TUESDAY EVENT: Vienna Township Neighborhood Watch will host a National Night Out Against Crime 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the township gazebo. The event is a partnership between public safety and communities to prevent crime and drugs in the neighborhoods. Entertainment will be provided by Don Richards. Activities will include picnic food, police and fire emergency vehicles, canned food drive, fundraiser raffle, My Little Library donation box, information and resources, and chalk on the walk. National Night Out is a nationwide event designed to build strong community partnerships that promote safe neighborhoods. The public will be asked to turn on a porch light to show support to local police departments. The event is to enhance the relationship between neighbors and emergency responders. There will be visits from emergency service personnel, food, children’s activities and a fundraiser raffle.
AUSTINTOWN NIGHT OUT: Austintown’s fifth annual National Night Out is 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Austintown Township Park, 6000 Kirk Road. The event encourages people to come and support their safety forces and celebrate safety and crime prevention. Residents are encouraged to turn on porch lights. The National Night Out culminates annually on the first Tuesday of August. Neighbors participate across thousands of communities from all 50 states.
BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Warren Library will hold its annual book sale 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren. The main library will be open for regular business during the book sale Saturday but will be closed Sunday. The Local History and Genealogy Center in the library will be closed both Saturday and Sunday.
Sale materials are sorted into over 20 categories. FOWL uses funds generated by the book sale to support programs and services of the library. For FOWL membership information, visit www.wtcpl.org.
VBS EVENTS: Several Vacation Bible schools will be held this week.
• St. Stephen Parish, 129 W. Park Ave., Niles: 5:30 to 8 p.m. today to Thursday for pre-school to fifth grade. The theme is “Hometown Nazareth — Where Jesus Was a Boy.” Register at 330-652-4396 or www.churchofsaintstephen.com.
• First Baptist Church, Newton Falls, will offer a free outdoor Backyard Bible Club 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today to Friday for ages 4 to eighth grade at the Everett Greathouse Memorial Playground in the East River Gardens neighborhood. Call 330-872-7055 for information.
• Open Door Community Church, 525 E. Marshall Road, McDonald: 6 to 8:30 p.m. today to Friday. Call 330-530-0424 to register.
5K RUN: St. Patrick’s Church will sponsor a 5K fun run and walk 9 a.m. Saturday to benefit the church’s food pantry. Signup is 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in church parking lot, 343 N. Main St., Hubbard. Checks payable to St. Patrick Fun Run.
EDIBLE PLANTS: Trumbull County Master Gardeners will hold a free garden program 6 p.m. Wednesday at Trumbull Agriculture and Family Education Center, 520 W. Main St., Cortland. Call 330-638-6783.
BLUEGRASS CELEBRATION: The Champion Rotary Club will host the third annual Chevy All Stars Bluegrass Country Celebration 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at Willow Lake, 6863 Mahoning Ave. Wristbands are $8. There will be camping, swimming and food. Bluegrass performers include Family Price, Red Dust Mountain Boys from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
BYSTANDER TRAINING: The YWCA of Warren, 375 N. Park Ave., Warren, will hold a bystander intervention training for the public from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The training, led by YWCA Warren advocacy staff, empowers individuals to use nonviolent principles to diffuse tense situations. Bystander intervention is a practice that is rooted in nonviolence and encourages people witnessing harassment to take action safely and swiftly. This training will help participants understand identity-based violence, learn skills to safely diffuse a tense situation; support victims of harassment, abuse, and violence; and be an active participant in reducing violence in our community. The event is free to the public. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 330-373-1010, Ext. 41, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• A New Day Nar-Anon Family Group — 7 p.m., Serenity Place, 29 E. Broad St. Newton Falls. Teri, 330-646-4480, or Patty, 330-307-3002.
• Better Your Future Through Hope — Mahoning Valley Hope Center, 3217 Surrey Road, Warren. 330-369-3010.
• First Things First — 6 p.m., literature discussion, Sahara Club II, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.
• Cortland Area Kiwanis — 5 p.m., Real Deal Coffee Cafe.
• Someplace Safe — 1540 Tod Ave., Warren, 330-393-3005.
• Howland Rotary Club — noon, Shepherd of the Valley, North River Road.
• Youngstown Executive Toastmasters — 6:45 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley, 301 Western Reserve Road, Boardman. www.speakingclub.org.
• Youngstown Toastmasters Executive 408 — 6:40 p.m., Adamas Square, 8131 Market St., Boardman.
• Celebrate Recovery — 6:30 p.m., Bloomfield Recovery Center, 10113 Creaser Ashtabula Road, Bloomfield, eight-step Christian program. 330-599-2402.
• Monday Night Serenity Hall AA — 7:30 p.m., Badger Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren.
• TOPS Ohio 1353, Leavittsburg — weigh-in 6 p.m., meeting 7 p.m., Leavittsburg Church of God, 610 S. Leavitt Road, Leavittsburg. 330-898-0357.
• TOPS Ohio 698, Girard — weigh-in 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., meeting 6:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 140 E. Broadway Ave., Girard. 330-545-4770 or 330-534-2618.
• Nothing to Fear — 10 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 4 Summit St., Niles.
• Monday Night Miracles — 7 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 2555 Rush Blvd., Youngstown.
• Hubbard HOW — 7:30 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 1815 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard.