SPECIAL OLYMPICS EVENT: A Special Olympics March Madness basketball tournament will be held Saturday with games at 10 a.m., noon and 2 and 4 p.m. at Fairhaven School gymnasium in Niles. Players are from the tri-county area. There will also be an awards ceremony and pizza party.
IRISH CULTURE: Casey Malone will address the theme "Old World Traditions: Lost and Retained Irish" at 7 p.m. Monday at the Ohio Cultural Alliance gathering at St. George Croation Center, 3200 Vestal Road, Youngstown.
Malone is a radio and television personality in the Mahoning Valley and has been active with the Irish community.
Those attending are asked to bring cleaning supplies and paper products for Habitat for Humanity.
SPONSORING COMEDY EVENT: Fairhaven School in Niles is sponsoring a performance of the comedy "Send Me No Flowers" on March 20 at Trumbull New Theatre in Niles. Proceeds will benefit Fairhaven School's new sensory room and Special Olympics.
For tickets or more information, contact Rosanne Morell or Terri Gilbert at Fairhaven School, 330-652-5811.
GROUP HOSTS TRIP: The RCF Singles Ministry is hosting a trip to New York City. They will visit Manhattan, Queens and Harlem. The trip is open to all, not just singles.
The bus will leave from the church parking lot at midnight on May 17. For more information, contact Stacey Warfield Luton at 330-369-5428. or firstname.lastname@example.org
WARDEN TO SPEAK AT BANQUET: Free Indeed Prison Ministries will host Warden Bennie Kelly of the Grafton Correctional Institution as the guest speaker at the ministries inaugural banquet March 13 at Aulizio's Banquet Center, 4395 Youngstown Road S.E., Warren. For tickets, call 330-941-0345 or 234-600-5806.
DOG TALK: The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library will present Pups and Pages from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the main library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W. Warren.
Children gain confidence and improve their reading skills as they read to an uncritical and tail-wagging audience. Children in kindergarten through grade six may sign up for 15-minute sessions to read aloud to a registered therapy dog at the library. Dogs are provided by K-9s for Compassion, a Delta Society pet partner group that assists with animal-assisted activity and animal-assisted therapy.
Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 206.