NONVIOLENCE PARADE AND RALLY PLANNED: The second annual nonviolence parade / rally will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in downtown Youngstown. The parade will begin in front of the Williamson School of Business on Wood Street and proceed down Hazel Street to downtown Youngstown.
The rally will be in the city square following the parade. In case of rain, the rally will be moved inside to the former Phar Mor Center. Art awards will be given for the nonviolence art contest, best float and best banner following the theme of peace and nonviolence.
The parade / rally is the idea of Youngstown Sojourn to the Past students. Jeff Steinberg, director of Sojourn to the Past, will speak on nonviolence to East and Chaney high school students on Monday and at Youngstown Early College on Tuesday. He will also be speaking at 6 p.m. Monday at the main branch of the public library. A variety of activities have also been planned on YSU campus.
For information, call Penny at 330-788-0545 or 330-207-4467.
RED CROSS HOLDS OPEN HOUSE: The Red Cross of the Mahoning Valley will hold a volunteer open house and information session, with session one at noon and session two at 2:30 p.m. today at the Red Cross Chapter, 661 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren. Volunteers are needed for local, regional and national work, with sessions to include discussions on the Disaster Action Team, service to Armed Forces and other volunteer opportunities.
The training is free. For information, call 330-392-2551.
SEMINAR OFFERED: The Yoga Room, 2232 Elm Road N.E., will offer a seminar from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The session, taught by Karres Cvetkovich, will feature methods for children to develop attention, memory, physical fitness and emotional balance with the use of yoga skills.
To register, call 330-637-7171.
ROCK THE VOTE HOLDS EVENT: A ''Rock the Vote'' event will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Warren Community Amphitheatre with various musical performances and speakers. For information, call Rhonda at 330-301-8782.
WOW CENTER ACTIVITIES: ''Make Your Own Sundials'' will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday for second to fourth grades and Thursday for fifth to eighth grades at the Oh Wow! Center in Youngstown. Cost is $2 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Call 330-744-5914.
PICK A PUMPKIN: ''Pick your Own Pumpkin'' Days will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays in October at the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm. There will be farm tractor wagon rides to the pumpkin patch.
For information, call 330-533-7572.
EVENT TO HELP BOY: A poker run will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pooches Bar and Grill in Mecca to help the family of Corbin Burggraf, 10, a student in Maplewood Schools who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. The run along with a Chinese auction will help the family with medical, travel and treatment costs for Corbin.
Cost is $10 per person. Dinner is included with the $10. Bike rodeo games will be staged. Anyone unable to make the poker run can still attend with reduced prices of $7 after 7 p.m.
WALK PLANNED: The American Cancer Society Tri-County Making Strides Against Breast Cancer celebrates its second year of celebrating breast cancer survivors, remembering those lost and raising money to fight the disease.
The 3.1 mile, noncompetitive walk will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Canfield Fairgrounds. Proceeds support the American Cancer Society's breast cancer research, education, advocacy, patient services and community partnership grants for women. Registration is 9 a.m. There will be entertainment and baked goods. Call 888-227-6446, Ext. 2223.
CHURCH HOLDS FUNDRAISER: Good Shepherd Community Church, 4600 Eagle Creek Road, Leavittsburg, will hold a Chinese auction fundraiser Saturday at the church. Proceeds from the event will help the church with sewer system upgrade.
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, 330-841-9368.
The Survivors Group, Neil Kennedy Outpatient Facility, 7 p.m., 160 Clifton Drive, Howland.
NAR-ANON, a 12-step program,7 p.m with 6:45 p.m. for newcomers, Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, 160 Clifton N.E., Howland. 330-856-3822.
Seeking God's Glory, 6:30 p.m., 3217 Surrey Ave., Warren. 330-550-3393.
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, meeting at 9:30 a.m., weigh in 9 a.m., Imperial Nursing home, 4121 Tod Ave. Warren. Call Susan 330-978-9751.
Saturday Night Recovery, 7 p.m. open discussion, Second Christian Church, 904 W. Market St., Warren.