PREHISTORIC WEEKEND SET AT CENTER: "Discover the Dinosaurs" will be held today through Sunday at the Eastwood Expo Center in Niles with hands-on exhibits featuring more than 60 animatronic dinosaur replicas in realistic settings. Visitors can control the movement of the dinosaurs. Games and activities are planned.
Hours are noon to 9 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $16 for adults, $11 for children and seniors, and free for children younger than 2.
BLOOD DRIVE AT LIBRARY: The American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Hubbard Public Library. Walks-in are welcome, but to schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767.
WEATHERSFIELD OFFERS ALERT SYSTEM: Township residents are able to receive text and email alerts from the township and are reminded to sign up at Nixle.com.
CRAFT RETREAT PLANNED: North-Mar Church, 3855 E. Market St., Warren, will host an All-Day All-Crafts retreat from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the gymnasium. There will be classes on knitting, crochet and digital scrapbooking, among others.
Entrance to the retreat is free, but registration is necessary for classes. The class listing and registration information can be found at NorthMar Church.com/faithscraps.html.
For more information, contact Luann at Luann@NorthMar Church.com or 330-856-3496.
EDUCATOR WORKSHOP PLANNED: The Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District, in cooperation with Trumbull Career and Technical Center, will conduct a "Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children" workshop for formal and nonformal educators from 8 to 11 a.m. Feb. 1.
The program is designed for educators who work with children ages 3 to 6, with activities for positive impressions of nature while aiding the cognitive growth and development of preschoolers. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling Kelly Hardval, education coordinator at Trumbull Soil and Water, for registration materials and details at 330-637-2056, Ext. 110, or hardval@embarqmail.
ENERGY ASSISTANCE OFFERED: The Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership reminds Mahoning County residents that there are several energy assistance programs available to eligible residents. The programs are in place to help individuals and families who currently do not have any electric or gas service, or they have been notified there will be a disconnection of these services. Also, individuals and families who use bulk fuel are eligible.
For information on energy assistance winter crisis programs, call 330-747-7921, visit the office at 1325 Fifth Avenue in Youngstown, or go to their website at www.my-cap.org.