Holiday program slated at Howland library


HOWLAND EVENT: The Friends of the Howland Library will hold a free holiday program 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Howland Library Branch, 9095 E. Market St. There will be songs of the season, a visit from Santa and refreshments. Starting at 5:30 p.m., children can make holiday crafts and visit with Santa. The Howland High School Chorus will perform at 6:30 p.m.

TNP HOLIDAY PARTY: Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership’s family-friendly holiday party will be 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Speakeasy Lounge, 136 N. Park Ave., Warren.

HOLIDAY TREES: Holiday trees will be on display noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays at the National Packard Museum, 1899 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren. Trees decorated by local nonprofits and service agencies will be on display throughout December. Visitors can vote for the “most festive” tree.

For information on displaying a tree, call 330-394-1899.

EDUCATIONAL SERIES: An educational series, “How to Align Mathematics,” will be held 8:30 a.m. Dec. 14 at Kent State University at Trumbull. Dr. Kim Yoak will teach how math is about creativity and connections. The program is free. To register, visit

HEALING HEARTS: A Healing Hearts group meets 6 p.m. Mondays at Grace Fellowship Church in the Eastwood Mall Complex for anyone who has lost someone to an overdose.

Solace of the Valley is looking for volunteers to help spread awareness of addiction. This is a nonprofit group that works with families dealing with a loss.

WORKS OF ART: NAMI Mahoning Valley is calling for works by artists living with mental illness / addiction issues for a show noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown. First prize is $250; second prize, $150; and third prize, $100.

Winning entries become the property of NAMI Mahoning Valley and will be framed and hung in the Trumbull and Mahoning County Mental Health Offices or their contract agencies. In Warren, works may be submitted to the Valley Counseling Offices at 150. E. Market St., Warren.

For rules, email or call the offices at 330-727-9268.


• To reach the 24-hour information referral and crisis intervention service in Trumbull County, call Trumbull 211 at 330-393-1565 or 211. Call Trumbull 211 or Help Hotline at 330-747-2696 or 800-427-3606 for more information on service agencies and support groups.

• Someplace Safe Inc., domestic violence agency, offers support groups for women, children and individual support services. 330-393-3005.

• Sunday Night Our Gratitude Speaks Narcotics Anonymous — 7 p.m. Serenity Place, 29 E. Broad St., Newton Falls.

• AMVETS 106 — 2 p.m., post house, 1243 N. Main St., Niles.

• Sunday breakfast — 8:30 to 9 a.m., Warren Family Mission, 155 Tod Ave. NW, Warren, served by Tod United Methodist Church. The mission serves meals daily at noon and 4 p.m.

• Write to Recover — 10 a.m., Meridian Place, 1184 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.

• Master Discipleship Group — 6 p.m., Mahoning Valley Hope Center, Warren.

• Gamblers Anonymous 12-Step fellowship — 7:30 p.m. Christ Church Presbyterian Church, 3425 Hopkins Road, Cornersburg. 330-505-5060.

• Sunday Solutions — 2 p.m., Sahara Club II, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.

• Keeping it Simple — 7 p.m., Sahara Club, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.

• Regardless Of — 7 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic Ave., Warren.

• Nar-Anon — 7 p.m., Sahara Club, 2345 Youngstown Road SE, Warren, 12-step program for relatives and friends who have been adversely affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs. Bill, 330 856-3822.