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CHILI COOK-OFF: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 2532 Burton St. SE, Warren, will sponsor its annual chili cook-off 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 28. Admission is $5 and includes chili, hot dog and beverage. To enter chili in the cook-off, call the parish office at 330-393-9766 or Charlotte at 330-652-2859.
911 SPECIAL NEEDS REGISTRY: Individuals may sign up for the Trumbull County 911 Special Needs Registry Program to put information on file about their own, their child’s or other dependents’ special needs. Police, fire and ambulance personnel will be made aware of special needs en route to emergency calls. Forms are available at the Trumbull County Commissioners Office, the Trumbull County Recorder’s Office, all Trumbull County SCOPE centers or on the county 911 website at www.trumbull911.co.trumbull.oh.us under the “Special Needs” tab. For information, contact Mauro DiVieste, special needs coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 330-675-7966.
VALENTINE’S DAY: Couples, families, friends and singles are invited to celebrate the spirit of Valentine’s Day Feb. 13 at The Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield. Entertainment is being provided by the Boardman Chorale. All proceeds from the event benefit the Ursuline Ministries including Ursuline Sisters HIV / AIDS, Beatitude House and Ursuline Preschool and Kindergarten. For $26 each, guests receive appetizers, dinner, dessert and drinks — including wine and chocolate. For tickets, call Peggy at the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown Motherhouse: 330-792-7636. More information can be found at theursulinecenter.org.
AWARD PRESENTED: Dominion Energy and the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation awarded $10,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley to support the School Pantry program. This grant is part of Dominion’s $1 million commitment to “critical community needs” that specifically support increasing food securities. The school pantries are located on school grounds and intended to provide a more readily accessible source of food assistance to students at risk of going without food in the evening and over the weekend. The school pantry program gives students access to food Monday through Friday and the ability to choose the foods that best meet their needs at home. The food bank is operating nine School Pantry programs in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, a member of Feeding America, provides food to those in need in the tri-county area through 148 programs provided by hunger-relief organizations, which include church pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, shelters for battered women and after-school programs. In 2016, the Food Bank distributed 10.5 million pounds of food, including 3 million pounds of produce. For information on the Food Bank, visit www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org or call 330-792-5522.
• 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.