LIBRARIES HOLDING CANDYLAND EVENTS: The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, is holding "Life-Sized Candy Land" from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday The library will have a large playing pieces in its version of the popular children's game. The Newton Falls Library, 204 S. Canal St. will have a giant Candyland for children for ages 3 to 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Children earn candy as they walk through the room.
HELP KEEP CHILDREN WARM: Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Youngstown is calling upon Catholics and others to support a special parish and community collection for winter utility assistance. The "Keep the Kids Warm" campaign will take place between Dec. 30 and Jan. 13 in parishes and in the community. Funds raised are returned to the counties in which they were collected to provide direct assistance to families in need. The program aims to assist "working poor" families who do not qualify for government assistance, as well as those families who have no resources after government subsidized programs. Donations to support "Keep the Kids Warm" can be sent to Catholic Charities, Keep the Kids Warm, P.O. Box 614, Youngstown, OH 44501.
ASSOCIATION HELPS CHILDREN IN NEED: Farmers National Bank, along with a group of Farmers associates, delivered presents to children at Beatitude House in Youngstown. Farmers National Bank associates purchased gifts for 50 children living in the Beatitude House in Youngstown and three children living in the Beatitude House in Warren. The Beatitude House, sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, helps disadvantaged women and children by creating homes, providing educational opportunities and fostering healthy families.
DOMINION SEEKS APPLICATIONS: Dominion's EnergyShare last-resort heating assistance program, which the Salvation Army administers throughout the service area, is accepting applications for EnergyShare, a program that helps families who have exhausted all other forms of winter energy assistance, through April 15. Dominion provided an initial $500,000 contribution to support the program, which enters its 12th year in Ohio. To qualify for EnergyShare assistance, a person must live in the Dominion service area and be a Dominion customer. A recipient must have a household income no higher than 200 percent of the federal poverty level, be unemployed or demonstrate a personal or family crisis. Dominion works with local Salvation Army offices to help eligible participants. Every dollar contributed to this fund goes to pay recipients' Dominion East Ohio heating bills. For customers on low or fixed incomes, energy assistance programs are available. Visit www.energyhelp.ohio.gov. Applications also are available at post offices and libraries or by calling 800-282-0880. Income eligibility is required.
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.
Write to Recover, 10 a.m., Meridian Place, 1184 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.
Sunday Solutions, 2 p.m., Sahara Club II, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.
Our Gratitude Speaks, 7 p.m., Serenity Place, 21 E. Broad St., Newton Falls.
Keeping it Simple, 7 p.m., Sahara Club, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.
Regardless Of, 7 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic Ave., Warren.