President’s Day celebration set
OPEN HOUSE AT McKINLEY BIRTHPLACE: The public can celebrate Presidents Day 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at President McKinley’s Birthplace Home, 40 S. Main St., Niles. President William McKinley, portrayed by Mike Wilson, will greet visitors who can take a tour of the Birthplace Home, engage in presidential trivia and have refreshments. The event is free and open to the public. For information, contact the library at 330-652-1704, Ext. 7212.
FESTIVAL OF ARTS: A Black History Festival of the Arts will be held Saturday through Feb. 24 at TCAP, 1230 Palmyra Road, Warren. The event will include an African marketplace, food, art, music, poetry, movies and a panel discussion 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Feb. 24. Grand finale is “Hidden Temptations” 7 p.m. Feb. 24. The event is being sponsored by Black History Productions and Trumbull County NAACP.
READING IS FUN: Reading Is Fun, First Book is sponsoring “No School on Monday” lunch and Books For All, 11 a.m. Monday at Grace AME Church, 1137 Main Ave. SW, Warren. For information, call 330-394-6270.
BAND TO PERFORM: Members of the Hubbard High School Marching Band are heading to Walt Disney World to perform in a parade at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Band members will board a charter flight at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport today and fly to the Orlando Sanford International Airport. The band is set to march in the Magic Kingdom Parade on Saturday. Students will remain in Florida through Monday visiting Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.
BENEFIT PLANNED: A benefit dinner for the family of Chris Mullenax will be 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at the YWCA of Warren, 375 North Park Ave. The event will include a meal, 50-50 raffle and Chinese auction. Mullenax died unexpectedly of a heart attack at age 42 on Dec. 22, 2017. Proceeds from the benefit will be used to help pay for his funeral expenses and medical bills. For basket donatons for the Chinese auction, call Renee at 330-974-8955.
EVENT TO HELP MAN: A benefit dinner for Mark Bayus will be 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Johnson Community Center, 800 Glmer Road, Leavittsburg. Bayus was diagnosed with Stage 4 kidney, liver and lung cancer in October 2017. The family needs help with its everyday expenses and monthly medical bills. The family does not have insurance. There will be a Chinese auction and 50-50 raffle. For information or tickets, call Darleen at 330-772-2157.