Father Snock Center at St. Matthias Church, 2800 Shady Run Road, Youngstown, will be the setting for the YOUNGSTOWN FIGHTS BACK WITH KINDNESS wine, beer and chocolate tasting fundraiser Saturday sponsored by Golden String Inc. All proceeds will go directly to five individuals with disabilities who were robbed at gunpoint this past Christmas Eve in the Iron & String Life Enhancement group home they share at St. Matthias Church. Tickets are $15 per person. A 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction will also be held. For more information, call Michelle at 330-503-2584.
St. Joseph Health Center Healing Garden, located next to the St. Joe's Cancer Care Center, 667 Eastland Ave. S.E., Warren, will hold a SPRING CLEANUP starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers are asked to bring gloves, rakes, brooms and dust pans. Garbage bags will be provided. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 330-841-4016.
An APPLIANCE COLLECTION will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Geauga County Engineer's Yard, 12665 Merritt Toad, Chardon. There will be free freon removal, with workers unloading vehicles.
Howland Township is holding a LIMB AND BRANCH PICKUP. The township will be split in half for collections, and only one pass will be made on each street. Collection will be Monday to April 30 on the township's east side, which includes areas east of Mosquito Creek, and May 3 to 14 on the township's west side, which includes all streets off North Road including North Road. Piles must be placed at the edge of the resident's property, cut end facing the street. No firewood, large logs, or complete trees will be picked up.
KTOWN 5K & 1 MILE FUN RUN/WALK is set for Saturday in Kinsman. The race is for all ages and begins at the Kinsman Free Public Library at 9 a.m. with pre-registration 8 a.m. Cash prizes will go to the top three males and females, and there will be door prizes and books for kids. Visit town5k.com, call 330-240-6660, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or pick up a form at the library. Proceeds will benefit a future reading garden project.
ANNUAL SPRING ROAST BEEF DINNER will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Bristolville United Methodist Church, corner of Routes 45 and 88 in Bristolville. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for children 3 and younger. Guests may carry out or eat in. There will also be a bake sale, bazaar and basket raffle. For more information, contact Jo-Lynn Smith at 330-889-3866 or call the church at 330-889-3181.
The FOURTH INFANTRY DIVISION will hold its monthly breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Wayside Restaurant in Champion. Anyone who served with or was attached to the Fourth Division is welcome. For more information, call 330-898-7348.
Chapter M of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association will hold their annual RIGATONI CHARITY DINNER from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Smith Corners United Methodist Church, 3000 S. Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown. Cost is $7.50 per person; age 10 and younger is $4 per person. Take-out orders are available. There will also be a Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. This year's recipient will be the Lupus Foundation. The dinner is in memory of a former member, Tim Peck. For more information, call Roy Jones at 330-717-9057.
MAHONING-SHENANGO VALLEY HISTORICAl CLUB will meet at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Arms Museum. Volunteers are sought to help place flags on graves at the Oak Hill Cemetery for Memorial Day. For more information, call 330-727-3262.
The MAHONING VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY will hold a ''History to Go'' program at 3 p.m. Saturday. Participants are to meet at the lobby of 20 Federal Place. The free walking tour will highlight the history and architecture of Youngstown's skyscrapers, retail facades and theaters. Those attending should wear comfortable shoes since the tour will last 60 to 90 minutes. For more information, call 330-743-2589.
The Garden Forum of Greater Youngstown is holding a FLOWER SHOW on Saturday and Sunday, at the D. D. Davis Center at Mill Creek Park, Youngstown. Entries will be accepted from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. For information, call 330-740-7116, Ext. 210.
An informational meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 119 Stadium Drive, Boardman, for individuals interested in being part of a VOLUNTEER-IN-MISSION TEAM to an orphange in St. Petersburg, Russia. The two-week trip is planned for May 2010. Leaders of the mission team are the Rev. David Joachim, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church, and the Rev. Kathryn Adams, director of Protestant Campus Ministry at Youngstown State University. For more information, call 330-758-4513.