RETIRE YOUR FLAG: During the month of September, Shepherd of the Valley is taking in tired, torn and faded American flags that need to be retired. Flags can be dropped off at any Shepherd of the Valley community between 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily. Drop-off hours for the corporate offices are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offices are located: 4100 North River Road NE, Howland, call 330-856-9232; 1500 McKinley Ave., Niles, call 330-544-0771; Corporate Office / At Home With Shepherd, 5525 Silica Road, Austintown, call 330-530-4038.
Flags will be delivered to a local veteran’s group for proper disposal. For more information, contact the nearest Shepherd of the Valley community at the above numbers.
GARDENING PROGRAM: Trumbull Master Gardeners will hold a free garden program 6 p.m. Wednesday on stink bugs at the Trumbull Agriculture and Education Center, 520 W. Main St. Cortland.
COLOR YOUR WORLD: The McKinley Memorial Library will offer a coloring program to help reduce stress and increase relaxation 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the McKinley Birthplace Home. The event is free. Supplies will be provided or bring your own. Register at 300-652-1704, Ext. 3.
BOOK CLUB: The new History Book Club will meet 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the McKinley Birthplace Home. The book this month is “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann.
PROJECT PROPOSALS: The Agriculture and Conservation Foundation of Trumbull County is requesting proposals for funding be offered from interested individuals, organizations, quasi- and non-governmental entities for consideration. Proposals should be consistent with the purpose of the foundation which is to further or carry out charitable, cultural, educational or scientific endeavors. Funds will be awarded from the George Sharec Fund, which was created through donations in order to promote positive environmental impact practices. Issues should address and be related to conservation for consideration for amounts up to $5,000. Proposals should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Written proposals should be in word format and may include audio, graphic and visual data as desired. Proposals should be received no later than Sept. 30 with decisions on funding due from the board Nov. 15.
• 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.