CHURCH OFFERS PROGRAM: The Johnston Federal United Methodist Church is conducting an after-school program for Maplewood elementary and Maplewood Middle School (home-school students welcome), from 2:30 to 6 p.m. today and Nov. 7, 14 and 28. For more information and registration, call 330-924-2611.
DOCTORS OFFER CANDY BUYBACK: The office of Drs. Martuccio and Bauer, 8096 E. Market St., Warren, are participating in a Halloween candy buyback event this year. The office will buy Halloween candy from patients and neighborhood children at $1 per pound and send it to U.S. troops overseas as part of Operation Gratitude.
This event takes place 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Goodie bags will be available for all participants, while supplies last. Parents will have an opportunity to enter raffles.
AUXILIARY HOSTS JEWELRY SALE: St. Joseph Health Center Auxiliary is holding a Non-Stop Jewelry Sale beginning 7 a.m. Thursday through 4 p.m. Friday in Lobby B at the hospital.
NON-PROFITS HOST RACES: TNR of Warren and Safe at Last Dog Rescue of Ohio will hold a Night at the Races on Saturday at Knights of Columbus, 1947 E. Market St., Warren. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the first race at 7. Admission is $5 per person. Tickets are available in advance or at the door.
In addition to the races, there will be a huge Chinese Auction, 50/50 raffle, food and alcohol. Attendees must be 21 or older.
Proceeds will help TNR of Warren and Safe at Last Dog Rescue save the dogs and cats of Trumbull and Mahoning County. For more information, call 330-330-8166, or visit either group on the web at www.tnrofwarren.org or www.facebook.com/SafeAtLastOh.
SOCIETY CELEBRATES FOUNDERS DAY: Girard Historical Society will celebrate Founders Day at 5:30 p.m. Saturday with dinner and program at St. Mark's Church, 3560 Logan Way, Liberty. Edward Bowers will portray Robert E. Lee, who will discuss Lee's view of the Civil War. There will be a basket raffle and prizes. Tickets are $25 per person. Raffle tickets are $1 each. Call 330-545-6559.
FOUNDATION HOSTS AUCTION: The Kayla Irene Daniels Cure for Cancer Foundation will hold its fourth annual Chinese auction at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Parkman Community Center located just east of the Parkman Center on U.S. Route 422. Doors open at 3 p.m.
Among the items up for bid will be more than 200 valued from $30 to $300, and some are valued higher.
Organizers recommend making reservations by calling 330-889-9600.
DART CLUB HOSTS BENEFIT: The Steel Valley Dart Association is hosting the Cheryl Elser Benefit Blind Draw on Sunday at the ITAM 29 Club in Warren. Sign-up begins at 11 a.m. and the game begins at noon.
Join Marty Elser and support him and his wife, Cheryl, in her battle with cancer. Entry is $10 and other events include 50/50 raffle, high ton, mystery out, bull's-eye contest, Chinese auction and a dartboard raffle. A DJ is donating his time to play music.
Celebrate Recovery 101, 6 to 8 p.m. for help with depression, divorce, addictions and life issues. First United Methodist Church, Park Avenue, Warren, 330-392-6276. Chaplain Bob Ross 330-553-2644.
Cortland Community band, 7 to 9 p.m., band room at the Lakeview Middle School on Wakefield Drive. Check www.cortlandcommunityband.org or call Pat at 330-652-2424 for more information.
Families Anonymous Warren, newcomers 6:45 p.m., meeting 7 p.m., Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, 160 Clifton Drive, Warren. For information call 330-307-8182.
Niles Wednesday Night Al-Anon, 8 p.m. at New Hope United Methodist Church, 21 Fairview Ave., Niles.
Knights of Columbus Council 7491, 7 p.m., St. William church rectory.
Here and Now, 6 p.m., Sahara Club II D, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren
God Walked In, 5 p.m., 5 Memorial Drive, Greenville, Pa.
Champion Kiwanis Club, 7 a.m., Wayside Restaurant, 825 State Road N.W.
Wednesday Morning Recovery, Narcotics Anonymous, 10 a.m. closed discussion, former unemployment office, 684 N. Park Ave., Warren.
Warren Rotary Club, noon, Enzo's Restaurant, Elm Road N.E.
TOPS Ohio 1262, McDonald, weigh in 8:45 a.m., meeting at 9:30 a.m,. McDonald Community Center, Ohio Ave., McDonald.
TOPS 1350, Cortland, weigh-in, 9:15 a.m., Bazetta Township Hall, 3372 state Route 5.
TOPS 1859, 5:30 p.m. for weigh-in and meeting 6 p.m. at Champion Christian Church, 151 Center St.
Wednesday Night Serenity Hall AA meeting, 7:30 p.m., Badger Hall, First Presbyterian Church, Mahoning Avenue, Warren.
Niles Kiwanis, noon, Hometown Buffet.