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MEETING AT BROOKFIELD BRANCH: The Lego Club will meet 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Brookfield Library Branch. Participants in grades kindergarten to sixth grade can create with the library’s collection of Lego building bricks. All structures will remain at the library.

PLANNING FEST: The St. John’s Fest will take place 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 2220 Reeves Road NE, Warren, and will feature a bake sale, family activities and music.

LIONS CLUB TO MEET: The Howland Lions Club will meet 7 p.m. Wednesday at Shepherd of the Valley, 4100 N. River Road. The club serves not only the sight impaired and the blind, but also the community of Howland.

The club is for men and women 18 and older. For information, contact Bob Whited at 330-792-7907 or at olebert1@aol.com.

PARK SURVEY: The City of Niles is seeking feedback from residents and businesses to help improve the community and spur growth through the parks system.

The survey may be taken online by visiting thecityofniles.com or by clicking on the Economic Development tab at regionalchamber.com, or it may be taken in person at the Niles Wellness Center through Sept. 15.

The survey focuses on Waddell, Stevens, Kennedy, Murphy, Iowa / Southside, Camrose and Circle parks. It asks why people visit and what improvements they would like to see.

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM: Making “school cool again” is one of the goals of the Kool Boiz Foundation, the lead partner in United Way’s Promising Men Mentorship Program.

Promising Men pairs successful, caring African-American and Hispanic men with boys in fifth to seventh grades to provide support, expose them to a better way, establish expectations, hold them accountable and provide encouragement, according to the United Way.

The program was piloted last spring at the Youngstown Community School, with nine boys and nine mentors taking part. This year, the program will grow to 20 boys and 20 men, and a second program is expected to kick off at Taft Elementary in January.

The program is looking for additional men to volunteer an hour per week of their time to the program. For information, contact Scott Washington at scott.washingston@koolboizfoundation.org or Roxann Sebest at rsebest@ymvunitedway.org

Today

• 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.

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