SPEAKER TO DISCUSS PACKARD FAMILY: Historian Dan Mathey will present an illustrated program about Trumbull County's Packard family at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cortland Library Branch, 578 Lakeview Drive.
COMMITTEE PLANS FOR HISTORY EVENT: The 27th annual Trumbull County Women's History celebration will be held at noon March 23 at the W.D. Packard Music Hall in Warren. This year's event will be a luncheon with food provided by Saratoga. Doors open at 11 a.m. This year's program will spotlight the life of Margaret Mitchell, journalist and author of " Gone with the Wind." She will be portrayed by actress Debra Connor, who was a featured performer with the Ohio Chautauqua of Warren in 2012. Tickets are $25 per person with reservations due by March 1 at 330-360-0901.
SOCIETY HOLDS FUNDRAISER: The Newton Township Cemetery is selling 2013 calendars with scenes of businesses south of Broad Street. Plans are for the 2014 calendar to include scenes of businesses north of Broad Street. The calendars are available at Newton Falls businesses.
EVENT TO HELP AUTISM SOCIETY: A family bowling party will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Camelot Lanes, 628 Boardman Canfield Road, Youngstown to help the Autism Society of Ohio. Cost is $10 per person, which includes bowling, rental shoes and refreshments. Bowling center staff and autism society volunteers will be on hand.
BAND SEEKS DONATIONS: The Liberty High School Golden Leopards marching band is seeking community assistance as it kicks off its uniform replacement campaign. The current uniforms were purchased in 2001 through fundraising of the band boosters. Each uniform costs $411 and 100 are needed. There are five levels of support: Maroon level $10-$99, Gold Level $100-$249, Leopard Level $250-$499, Golden Leopard Level $500-$999, and Liberty Community Sponsor $1,000. All donations at the Gold Level or above will be recognized on a plaque in the Liberty High School Band Room. Make checks payable to Liberty Band Boosters, Uniform Replacement Campaign, Liberty High School, 1 Leopard Way, Youngstown, OH 44505. Call 330-759-2301.
ORGANIZATION GETS BOOKS TO CHILDREN: First Book Trumbull County plans to give 3,440 new books to eight literacy programs that serve children in need locally this year. Programs include TCAP, Head Start in Warren, Bristol and Hartford, TCESC preschool program at Bascom Elementary, Help Me Grow, Warren SPARK and Homes for Kids in Niles. Each child will receive at least six new books which enables the children to start their own home libraries. They will also receive a name plate. First Book Trumbull County raises funds through a variety of initiatives. Different groups provide grants and donations.
ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR WINTER MONTHS: Trumbull Community Action Program's winter crisis program provides assistance for those who qualify for winter heating expenses. TCAP will be taking walk-in customers Monday through Friday. Appointments are in high demand and are rapidly booked but can still be made up to 28 days in advance by calling 866-747-1041 for an appointment. Proper identification is required.
To reach the 24-hour information referral and crisis intervention service in Trumbull County. 330-393-1565 or 211, 330-747-2696 or 800-427-3606.
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.