The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is presenting "THE GAME OF HOPE CHARITY BASKETBALL CLASSIC" at 4 p.m. on Saturday, at Youngstown State University's Beeghly Center. The game, which raises money for chronically / terminally ill children so that they may have the experiences generally afforded other healthy children, is open to the public with tickets $6 each.
This year, newly appointed YSU President, Dr. Cynthia E. Anderson and Congressman Tim Ryan (17th District of Ohio) will match coaching strategy as head mentors of their respective teams. As in past years, both teams are comprised of local celebrities, dignitaries and media members from the area with the game set to be taped and broadcast on various cable outlets throughout Northeast Ohio on Feb. 20 (8 p.m.). Check www.hopemv.org for channel listings.
Bob Hannon, CEO of the United Way of Youngstown / Mahoning Valley will once again call the play-by-play with Jim Graham, UAW Local 1112 President and Kate O'Donovan from the United Way of Youngstown / Mahoning Valley adding color commentary, while Chrissy Patrick from MIX 98.9 Morning Show will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the third year.
The Rev. George V. Murry, bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown and community activist Fr. Gregory Maturi of St. Dominic's Church in Youngstown will both preside over pre-game ceremonies.
Other activities planned include performances by the J&J Dance Depot and Howland Middle School Competition Squad; the City Printing 10-point shot; $5 for $50 half-court shot and visits from members of the 910th Airlift Reserve Stations, Ronald McDonald, Scrappy and the Phantoms mascots for all in attendance to enjoy. The event will also have its own concession stand, open during the event with part of the proceeds earmarked for the Game of Hope. To donate, visit the GOH website at: www.hopemv.org.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP meetings are as follows:
l Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center of Mahoning County, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown..
l Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland-Wilson Road N.E., Howland Township.
l Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 East Market St., Conference Room F, Warren.
For more information, call the Alzheimer's Association at 330-533-3300 or 800-272-3900.
COMMUNITY LEGAL AID, a nonprofit law firm serving the civil legal needs of the low income community, along with members of the Trumbull County Bar Association, will be conducting a will clinic for income-eligible elderly Trumbull County residents. Attorneys will complete simple wills, power of attorney, living wills and health care power of attorney documents at no cost to the participant. The clinic will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Trumbull County One Stop located at 280 N. Park Ave., Warren. Preregistration is required. To register, call 800-998-9454.
The regular meeting of the GIRARD CITY BOARD OF HEALTH has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. today.
Easter Seals "FLAVORS OF THE VINE" wine tasting event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 29, at Vintage Estates Wine and Beer, 7317 South Ave., Boardman. Tickets are now available. The cost is $20 per person. Phil Reda, owner and operator of Vintage Estates Wine and Beer, will help familiarize with different types of wines and discover your personal preferences. To make reservations, contact Jodi Harmon at 330-599-5522 or e-mail email@example.com.
ALZHEIMER NETWORK FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP meets at 10 a.m. on Feb. 2, in the Conference Room of the Childrens Rehabilitation Center, 855 Howland Wilson Road, Warren. The meeting is free and open to the public. For further information, call The Alzheimer Network at 330-788-9755 or 866-822-2101.
212DEGREE CHRIROPRACTIC AND JEN'S TOTAL FITNESS are sponsoring a health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 6 p.m. on Feb. 7, at Jen's Total Fitness, 8240 E. Market St., Howland. This event is free to the public. There will be free spinal health screenings, chair massages, reflexology, aromatherapy, skin care, cosmetics, healthy chocolate and more. Win free stuff and tour the gym. For more information, call 330-856-211 or 330-856-3377.
THE NILES CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT Children's Immunization Clinics scheduled for February include Feb. 2 and 16, at the health department, 34 W. State St., Niles. All clinics are 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. You must have child's immunization records. For more information, contact the Health Department at 330-544-9000.
WARREN CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT will hold a Childhood Immunization Clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 7 and 28, at the health department, 418 Main Ave. S.W., Warren. All clinics are walk-in with no appointment. There is a $10 administration fee, Medicaid card accepted. Bring a current shot record and a parent must accompany the child.
For more information, call 330-841-2596.
WARREN WEST COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, 716 Tod Ave., Warren, is offering a flu clinic from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. daily. Medicaid and Medicare will be accepted. All others are $20 each. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call 330-373-0222.
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Park Ave., Warren, and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the church. This group is for those with or those who know someone with a mental illness. For more information, call the church at 330-392-6276.
THE Q CLUB FITNESS FACILITY is offering a free workout the third Saturday morning of each month. Offered are cardio classes, zumba and water classes. For more information, call 330-856-4777.
A CHRISTIAN CANCER SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month, 1228 Niles-Vienna Road. There will be fellowship, food and faith-based support. For registration and more information, call Jean at 330-856-1634 and leave a message.
The NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Mahoning Valley Daytime Support Group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at the Girard Free Library, corner of North Avenue and Broadway. The NAMI Mahoning Valley Evening Support Group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at D&E Center, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. For more information, call Dianna at 330-540-8583.
POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL has formed in the Youngstown / Warren area and will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month at the D&E Counseling Center, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. For more information, contact Jodi at 330-207-1385 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road N.E. For more information, call Beverly at 330-856-4286.
ST. JOE'S AT THE MALL is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and is located next to Sears at the Eastwood Mall. Call 330-652-7542 to register.
The schedule includes:
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER Community Calendar:
HILLSIDE REHABILITATION HOSPITAL
TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
330-841-9880 to register.