OPEN HOUSE PLANNED: The Creative Learning Workshop Life Beyond School vocational and transitional high school program will hold an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 9 at the center, 2460 Elm Road, Suite 400, Warren. The center will be accepting Jon Peterson Special Needs scholarship program. Scholarships can be used to pay for tuition and therapies.
Any Ohio student with an individualized education program. is eligible. For information, call 330-393-0122. The learning program will be coming in the fall and will prepare young adults for post secondary transition through evidence based practices.
LAND RETREAT PROGRAM OFFERED: Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center will hold a land retreat, ''The Spirit of the Land,'' from Aug. 14 to 18 at the Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, Villa Maria, Pa. The cost of the retreat is $275, which includes meals and accommodations.
For information or to register, call 724-964-8886.
PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR GRILL-OFF: Relay for Life Team Rebelz will hold its second annual chicken grill-off Aug. 25 at Harding Park in Hubbard. Participants are needed for the grill-off, which can include restaurants, businesses, other Relay teams, church groups, individuals or anyone interested.
The cost to join is $15 plus supplies. Those interested may call Melanie at 330-207-6647 to receive the registration packet and information sheet. The deadline to enter is Aug. 10. The grill-off is limited to 25 participants.
Five judges to judge the grill-off are needed.
LEAGUE OFFERED FOR SPECIAL NEEDS ADULTS: TOP Soccer is a soccer league for special needs children ages 4 to 18. There are accommodations for the players in wheelchairs, players with assistive devices, players who have some trouble moving around the field and understanding all the game's strategies.
Picture day, end-of-the-season banquet and trophies are included with the $25 registration fee. The league will begin in early August at the old Cortland Elementary School fields. For information or to register a player, call Melissa at 330-984-6620.
NETWORK SEEK PARTICIPANTS: The HandsOn Volunteer Network will offer trainings from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Aug. 13 at the Girard MultiGenerational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard.
The VRC training will conclude at 3 p.m. The cost of this training is $25. Class size is limited and reservations are required at 330-782-5877. The training includes developing a Continuity of Operations Plan that will allow agencies to prepare and resume service after an emergency or natural disaster.
A COOP plan addresses emergencies from an all hazards approach and establishes policy to direct the relocation of personnel and resources to an alternate facility capable of supporting operations.
BEAT THE HEAT AT CENTER: During the hot summer days, the public is invited to cool off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday at the Salvation Army, 270 Franklin St. S.E., Warren. Hygiene supplies are available. The service is offered year-round during the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations of water, snacks, and hygiene products are always welcomed to help individuals in need.
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. 330-393-3003.
Sunday Night Our Gratitude Speaks, Narcotics Anonymous open speaker meeting. Sundays, 7 p.m. Serenity Place, 29 E. Broad St., Newton Falls.
TASCNA (Trumbull Area Service Committee of Narcotics Anonymous), 10 a.m., Glenbeigh Outpatient Center, 29 North Road S.E., Niles.