QUILTS FOR CHILDREN: Quilts from the Heart received a $5,000 grant from Neighborhood SUCCESS and Leadership, a Program of The Raymond John Wean Foundation, so that the club is able to continue the mission of making quilts for any traumatized child. The group also received a $1,000 grant from Tony Spano, founder of The Hope Foundation, to make weighted blankets for the children with autism and children with special needs that attend The Potential Development Program in Youngstown.
The 38 weighted blankets and quilts are completed with plans for others for traumatized children in local areas. On March 15, Melissa Jupp, development officer and Shelli Duchek, program coordinator for Potential Development were in attendance and were able to take seven weighted blankets back to the children in the program.
There were 14 Girl Scouts from Troop 80026 who made 26 fleece blankets for the children in the local hospitals.
Quilts from the Heart meets 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday at Tod Avenue United Methodist Church. More volunteers are welcome to join. All supplies are provided to make quilts. The only thing required is a sewing machine. If interested, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Pat at 330-758-7888 or 330-519-5644, or Phyllis at 330-372-1683.
PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS DANCE: The Portage County Chapter 600 of International Parents Without Partners will have its monthly dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. today, preceeded by a 6:30 p.m. dinner, at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, Tallmadge. For more information, call Mary at 330-571-3801 or Warrine at 330-322-9559.
BALLROOM BOOGIE: USA Dance is hosting a free Mad Hot Monday Ballroom Boogie from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, at Kuzmans Lounge, 1025 S. State St., Girard. This will be a fun free night featuring Ballroom, Latin, and Swing and Hustle. Open to the public.
For more information, contact Kuzmans at 330-545-8521 ro 330-545-8995 or USA Dance volunteer Stephen Barba at 330-502-5492.
WEAVERS GUILD TO MEET: The Younstown Area Weavers Guild will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the Weaving Willow, 1888 Brookfield Road, Hubbard. The annual Basket Day workshop is being held, leaders will be Liz Andraso and Nancy Marshall. Those attending will be making three different baskets, Williamsburg, Colonial Easter and Wood-bottom Cherry. Bring show and tell, lunch and sale items. For information on meeting or the guild, call 330-534-9524 or 330-799-5836, guest are welcome.
JUNIOR WOMEN TO MEET: The next meeting of Girard Junior Women will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Antone's Restaurant on Belmont Avenue. Roselyn Gadd and Linda Kaip will be hostesses.
Members are planning their annual trunk sale to be held May 10 on Market Street in Girard. Call Laura at 330-545-5962 for more information.
YSU DANCE BALL: You are royally invited to the Youngstown State University Dance Club's Cinderella Ball, being held from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, in the Tyler Historical Center Ballroom. Open to the public.
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COLLEGE CLUB TO MEET: The next meeting of the College Club of Sharon will be 1 p.m. April 12 at the First Presbyterian Church of Sharon. For reservations, call Ms. Barker at 724-383-4068.
WOMEN'S CONNECTION LUNCHEON: Warren Women's Connection invites local women to attend their "The Art of Life" luncheon being held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 14, at DiLucia's Banquet Room, 2610 Elm Road N.E.,Warren. Free nursery is available by reservation. Featuring The Simpson Gallery, Rachelle Joy will provide special music in voice. The inspirational speaker will be Linda Kristophel, "You are beautiful like a diamond; our lives have many beautiful facets." The cost is all inclusive. Reservations for the luncheon and nursery are necessary by Thursday and can be made by calling Joyce 330-539-5837 or Jan 330-638-6508.
ROUND TABLE TO MEET: The Mahoning Valley Civil War Round Table will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 14, at Antone's Banquet Centre in Boardman. David Bastian, author and historian, will present Grant's Canal: the Union's Attempt to Bypass Vicksburg.
Reservations required by calling 330-726-7603 or visit www.mahoningvalleycwrt.com.