Class will help sound-wary dogs


DOG PARK EVENT: The Friends of the Mosquito Lake Dog Park will hold a dog sound sensitivity class 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Mosquito Lake State Park office, 1439 state Route 5, Bazetta.

The seminar will be presented by Jenny Falvey from Dog Smartz Unleashed and will cover dogs who are fearful of thunderstorms, fireworks and other sounds, and how to correct these problems.

Due to the size of the room, registration is limited to 25, so RSVP at 330-544-4682.

The Friends are collecting cash donations for Legacy Dog Rescue to buy dog food.

GROUP PLANS FUNDRAISER: Playing it Forward of Niles is a new nonprofit organization made up of volunteers and is working to achieve 501(c)3 charitable organization status. Its mission is to provide new sports equipment, such as soccer balls, shin guards and spikes, to children in need in the Niles community.

The group is working with local sports organizations such as Niles Youth Soccer League and Niles Little Red Dragons to ensure each child wanting to play has the proper sports equipment needed to participate and keep them safe. Each item will be purchased in the preferred color and / or size chosen by the child in need.

To kick off the 2018 season, Playing it Forward will host its first fundraiser, Cupid’s Craft Show, 3 p.m. Feb. 10 at First United Methodist Church.

HEALTHY COMMUNITY: Over the last couple of years, Trumbull County Creating Healthy Communities has partnered with Tod’s Crossing apartments in Warren to help implement a smoke-free policy.

The district holds coalition meetings four times a year to address school food service, farmers markets, Healthy Community Awards and other community health-related topics. Meetings for 2018 are set for 4:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Trumbull Educational Service Center; 6 p.m. May 16 at Warren Public Library; and 4:30 p.m. Aug. 15 and 3 p.m. Nov. 14 at Trumbull Educational Service Center.

For information, call 330-675-7807.

‘KEEP THE KIDS WARM’: Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Youngstown is holding a special collection to provide winter utility assistance for families in need. The “Keep the Kids Warm” campaign this month coincides with the month designated by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops designated as Poverty Awareness Month.

Donations to support “Keep the Kids Warm” can be sent to Catholic Charities, Keep the Kids Warm, P.O. Box 614, Youngstown, OH 44501. Donations can also be made on Catholic Charities’ website at


• 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.

• 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.