DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FORUM SCHEDULED: Brookfield United Methodist Church, 6951 Grove St., Brookfield, is hosting a Community Forum on Domestic Violence at 6:30 p.m. March 27 in the fellowship hall.
Speakers include Linda Baer-Bigley from Someplace Safe, Warren; Elsa Gottfried, legal aid attorney; attorney James E. Hoffman III; and Officer Roy Anne Rudolph, Brookfield Police.
The forum is free, but donations will be accepted on behalf of Someplace Safe.
A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Light refreshments will be served and childcare will be provided. For more information, call 330-448-1001.
HOMES FOR KIDS TO HOST WINE / BEER TASTE: Homes For Kids / Child and Family Solutions will host its fourth annual "Cheers to the Children" wine and beer tasting from 6 to 9 p.m. April 4 at the Mahoning Country Club, 710 E. Liberty St., Girard.
The event will include sampling more than 20 wines and hand-crafted brews. Guest will enjoy a tapas-style food pairing as they learn from the experts how to taste wine and beer. There will be entertainment, dessert, an auction and a raffle.
The event will be hosted by Mistress of Ceremonies Amy Radinovic, co-host of ''WKBN First New This Morning.''
Tickets can be purchased online at www.hfk.org or by calling Danette at 330-544-8005, Ext. 534. Advanced tickets must be purchased by March 24. Tickets may be available at the door.
FIRST BOOK EDIBLE BOOK FUNDRAISER: First Book-Trumbull County is inviting the community to participate in the sixth annual Edible Book Art Festival fundraiser Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Warren.
The festival challenge is to create an art piece out of edible material that represents a classic or current children's book. Baked items or arrangements of vegetables, fruit, cereal, candy and other foodstuff must comprise most of this "edible book" entry. The children's book that inspires the edible art will be displayed alongside the contest entry.
Judges will award first, second, third prizes, and those attending will choose their own winner. Entry forms are available by contacting Ellen Finan, 330-638-4393. Individual or team entries are both encouraged.
The public is invited to attend the festival on Thursday and select a People's Choice winner by making a donation in support of a favorite entry. There will be a variety of raffles and a drawing. All proceeds will go toward book grants to educational programs for low-income families in Trumbull County.
The festival will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2860 E. Market St., Warren, starting at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.firstbook.org
KICKS TO HELP CHARITY: The Junior Tae Kwon Do School will hold four 15-minute sessions where all participants will do flutter kicks 15 minutes straight with a parent or Black Belt sitting in front of them to count their kicks.
The event is being held at 5 p.m. March 22 at the school, 4433 Mahoning Ave., Warren, Champion Plaza.
Sponsors are needed who can give a flat donation or challenge the participant by pledging a certain amount per kick. The average participant will complete approximately 1,500 picks per session. The participants can take part in each of the four sessions; their highest session will count towards their total number of kicks.
All proceeds raised will benefit Betty's Angels.
CHAMPION SCHOOL HOSTS CORNHOLE: Champion Middle School's third annual cornhole tournament will be held March 22, rain or shine, at the school. Registration begins at 2 p.m., with the tournament beginning at 3.
There will be cash prizes and both adult bracket and eighth grade and under bracket. Pre-paid registration is due by March 22. Registration at the door will be more.
There will also be a bake sale and concession stand, and raffles. All proceeds benefit Team Parent, the Levy Fund and the CHS Scholarship Fund.
TMM RECEIVES BOTTOM DOLLAR GRANT: Trumbull Mobile Meals has received a $2,500 grant from the Bottom Dollar Food Charitable Foundation to assist with feeding programs to help local residents. Trumbull Mobile Meals will use the gift to provide meals to individuals who cannot afford the full cost of home-delivered meals.
Trumbull Mobile Meals provides one or two meals per day, delivered at the same time, Monday through Friday in Trumbull County. One meal is hot and meant to be eaten at noon a sack lunch meal goes into the refrigerator to be enjoyed during the evening hours.
The Bottom Dollar Food Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations working to end hunger and food insecurity in the communities it serves.
For more information, visit www.bottomdollarfood.com.
FUNDRAISER HELPS RAIDERS: The Warren G. Harding Raider Moms will hold a community fundraiser from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. today at Bob Evans, 5413 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles. Flyers must be presented at time of checkout for Bob Evans to donate 15 percent of the sales to help the group.
STUDENT RECITAL: The Ohio Federation of Music Clubs is holding its annual Honors Recital at 2 p.m. today at the Younstown State University Bliss Recital Hall. Local students who have received three consecutive years of superior ratings in OFMC judging events will be performing.
The recital is free. The program will consist of piano solos, piano concertos, and violin solos performed by 27 local musicians from second through 12th grade. This year's judging events include 330 students performing in 550 events.
FOOD DRIVE: IUE-CWE Local 716 will sponsor a food drive to benefit the Warren Family Mission will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Packard Park Shelter House. Any nonperishables will be accepted.