NILES TO PAINT TOWN PURPLE FOR RELAY: The American Cancer Society will "Paint the Town Purple" in celebration of its annual Relay For Life of Niles set for April 12 and 13 at the Ralph Infante Wellness Center.
Relay For Life volunteers have been contacting area groups, churches and businesses to encourage community members to form teams for the Relay For Life of Niles, and to decorate their property in purple for the week of April 7. Purple bows can be ordered for a suggested donation of $5, or a customized track sign for $25, and all proceeds will benefit the work of the American Cancer Society.
For information, call Francesca at 888-227-6446, Ext. 2214 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EGG EVENT PLANNED: Pleasant Valley Evangelical Church, 2055 Pleasant Valley Road, Liberty, will host a free communitywide Easter extravaganza from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be free food, music, balloons, inflatables, Starbucks bingo, prize giveaways and pictures with the Easter Bunny. For information, call 330539-6582, Ext. 108.
REPUBLICAN PARTY TO MEET: The Trumbull County Young Republicans will have their March meeting 7 p.m. today at the Republican Headquarters in the Eastwood Mall by Dillard's. The speaker will be Dillon Lloyd, who is president of the College Republicans at Kent State University. For more information, call 330-307-9871.
EVENT TO HELP AUTISM FUND: The Mocha Houses of Warren and Boardman will hold a "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee" fundraiser during April, which is Autism Awareness Month. All proceeds from sale of coffee packets is for Mikeyfied Fund for Adult Autism.
ASSOCIATION HOLDS FUNDRAISER: The Bristol Fire Association is presently conducting a portrait fundraiser.
The association had been in existence for more than 50 years and is trying to revitalize after a short period of inactivity. The association is made up of volunteers from Bristolville who serve on the fire department. The association raises money to purchase of equipment, training and facility items as well as nonprofit needs that come up.
A mailer was sent to 44,402 residents.
FREE DRUM CIRCLES: Youngstown State University SMARTS will be presenting a series of free community drum circles. Students and families from the SMARTS Beats program will be invited along with the YSU family and general public for evenings of fun, interactive drumming and refreshments. Events being planned are 7 p.m. April 10 and May 3 at St. Patrick's Church, 1420 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown.
We Do Recover, 3 p.m., United Methodist Community Center, 760 Main Ave., Warren.
Glimmer of Hope, 8:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 2555 Rush Blvd., Youngstown.
A Better Place to Be, 10 p.m., Glenbeigh, 29 North Road, Niles.
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.
Niles Nazarene Church, Niles Vienna Road, Bible study for recovering people at 7:30 p.m.
Lordstown Lions bingo, 7 p.m., Lordstown administration building, 1455 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown. Doors open 5:30 p.m.
Survivors Group, 7 p.m., Neil Kennedy Outpatient, 160 Clifton Drive, Howland.
The Survivors Group, Neil Kennedy Outpatient Facility, 7 p.m., open discussion, 160 Clifton Drive, Howland.
Warren Stamp Club, 7:30 p.m., Panera Bread Company's Community Room, 3641 Elm Road N.E.
NAR-ANON, a 12-step program for relatives and friends adversely affected by a loved one's addiction to drugs, 7 p.m. with 6:45 p.m. for newcomers, Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, 160 Clifton N.E., Howland. 330-856-3822.
Masterminds, mental health support group, 6 p.m., The Mahoning Valley Hope Center, Surrey Road, Warren. Call 330-369-3010 with any questions. Transportation can be arranged.
Howland Group, Howland Community Church, 198 Niles Cortland Road, 1 p.m.
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.
Warren Toastmaster Club, 9 to 11 a.m., Aetna Freight Building, 2507 Youngstown Road S.E., Warren. Ken, 330-373-6113.
TOPS 2213, Warren, meeting at 9:30 a.m., weigh in 9 a.m., Imperial Nursing home, 4121 Tod Ave., Warren, Room 309. Susan, 330-978-9751.
Saturday Here and Now, 4 p.m., Sahara Club II, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.
Saturday Night Serenity, 7 p.m., First Church of God, 541 S. High St., Cortland.
Saturday Night Recovery, 7 p.m. open discussion, Second Christian Church, 904 W. Market St., Warren.