CHINESE NEW YEAR: A Chinese New Year festival will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. Those who attend can enjoy food and a craft to celebrate the Year of the Dragon.
READING AND ART BLENDED TOGETHER: Reading and other Forms of Art for children ages 5 to 10 will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Butler Institute of American Art Trumbull Branch, 9350 E. Market St., Howland. The program offers a blend of art and books during this interactive family program. A children's librarian will present stories, and an art educator from the Butler will present a companion craft.
VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: The Art Outreach Gallery in the Eastwood Mall is seeking volunteers to join gallery committees. The gallery operates by volunteers functioning on goals and objectives directed by the board of directors. Five to six members are needed to help with each committee. The committees meet monthly.
Those interested are to call David Paulik at 330-505-9520. The gallery is open from 5 to 9 p.m. on Fridays, 1 to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.
READING TO THE CANINES: Children improve their reading skills as they read to a tail-wagging audience as part of Pups and Pages from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday at the Howland Library Branch, 9095 E. Market St.
Children in kindergarten through grade 6 may sign up for 15-minute sessions to read to a registered therapy dog. Dogs are provided by K-9s for Compassion, a Delta Society pet partner group that assists with animal-assisted activity and animal-assisted therapy. Registration is required by calling 330-856-2011.
FARM MARKET: The Howland Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Warren SCOPE Center, 8273 High St. Local vendors will be selling various items.
BACKPACK PROGRAM: Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley has expanded its backpack program for children through a grant from SJK Fund, a component fund of The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. The program is designed to meet the needs of children when other resources for food are not available, such as weekends and holidays.
Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley also operates backpack programs at Willard and Jefferson Elementary Schools in the city of Warren and other schools. Each Friday, program participants receive a bag of child-friendly, nutritious food to take home over the weekend. The program is a national program of Feeding America. For more information, call 330-792-5522.
NAR-ANON, a 12-step program for relatives and friends adversely affected by a loved one's addiction to drugs 7 p.m with 6:45 p.m. for newcomers, Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, 160 Clifton N.E., Howland. 330-856-3822.
Niles Nazarene Church, Niles Vienna Road, Bible study for recovering people at 7:30 p.m.
Reformers Unanimous, a Christ-centered addiction abstinence program, 7 to 9 p.m., 2111 Sodom Hutchings Road, Vienna. 330-509-0001 or 330-720-2463
Lordstown Lions bingo, 7 p.m., Lordstown administration building, 1455 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown. Doors open 5:30 p.m.
Nation's Voice on Mental Illness of Trumbull County Consumer Support Group meets at 7 to 8:30 p.m., Trumbull Memorial Hospital, ground-floor meeting rooms, 330-841-9368.
Youngstown Area Tropical Fish Society, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Mineral Ridge, 3654 Main St., Mineral Ridge. Bowl shows, speakers and refreshments offered. 330-638-4839 or www.yatfs.com
The Survivors Group, Neil Kennedy Outpatient Facility, 7 p.m., open discussion, 160 Clifton Drive, Howland.
Lake Milton Church of Christ, Milton Avenue, 9 a.m., free clothing giveaway.
Parent Support Group, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Heart reach Ministries, 211 Redondo Road, Youngstown. 330-330-2916. Free luncheon.
Overeaters Anonymous, 10 to 11 a.m., St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, 4453 Warren Sharon Road, Vienna. 330-545-5139.
Saturday Night Recovery, 4 p.m., Sahara Club II D, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.
TOPS 2213, Warren, weigh in at 9 a.m., meeting at 9:30 a.m., Imperial Nursing Home, Room 309, 4121 Tod Ave., N.W. Call Susan 330-978-9751.
Saturday Night Recovery, 7 p.m. open discussion, Second Christian Church, 904 W. Market St., Warren.
Vienna Grange 1537, noon, Copper Penny Lodge Hall, Vienna.