GRACE UMC HAS CLOTHING DROP-OFF: Grace United Methodist Church, 1725 Drexel N.W., Warren, is sponsoring a clothing drop off shed as a fundraiser and service to the community.
On April 14, St. Pauly Textile installed one of their clothing collection sheds at the church for the community to use as a drop off for clothing. The shed is located in the parking lot on the office entrance side of the church. The clothing will be distributed all over the United States and world to those who can use it. Grace UMC will in turn receive 4 cents for every pound of clothing that is donated.
This program keeps clothing out of the landfill, helps out those in need, and helps out the church with funding for various projects. It would be helpful if the clothing was placed in plastic bags before dropping it in the shed.
For the complete list of sheds and more information about St. Pauly, visit www.St-Pauly.com
GARDENING SEMINAR OFFERED: The Urban Community Victory Garden presents A Summer Youth Gardening Seminar sponsored by The Community of Concerned Citizens II from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 10, at the YWCA, 375 N. Park Ave., Warren. It's free for children 9 to 18 years old.
Topics include healthy soil, composting; preventing GMOs in produce; planting techniques; insects; and gardening to save on the family budget.
For more information and registration, call 330-392-5501 or 330-502-7573.
LEARNING DOG TO HOST EVENT: The Learning Dog will host a wine tasting event from 6 to 8 p.m. May 10 at Wine Styles in Howland. Tickets include six wine tastes and can be purchased at The Learning Dog.
Proceeds will go towards assistance with medical bills for 13 year-old Cameron Gumble, who was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes in 2010. Cameron is the son of Joel and Joyce Gumble of Austintown. He is a junior at Austintown Fitch High School and plans to attend culinary school after graduation.
The Learning Dog is raising money to help obtain a Diabetic Alert Dog to help Cameron be able to live his life safely.
To learn more about this amazing story, and how the community is providing support, contact Katie Costello at 330-534-4990 or Katie@thelearningdog.com.
COMMUNITY CLEANUP DAY: The Niles Avenue and Main will hold the annual community cleanup day from 9:30 a.m. to noon May 17. Those who can volunteer are asked to meet at the Niles Bike Path Trailhead. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own tools, gloves, garbage bags, rakes, weed wackers and lawn mowers. There will be free hot dogs and chips at the Stoneyard Grill after the cleanup.
SUICIDE AWARENESS VIGIL: The seventh annual Survivors of Suicide Awareness Walk will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. May 17 at Trumbull County Courthouse gazebo, Warren. Families, friends, and the public are invited to attend and urged to bring photos or signs to highlight the loss of loved ones to suicide. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death and affects all areas of a survivor's life. As part of the program, the names of those who have died by suicide will be read. Submit name to firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER: The A. Philip Randolph Institute will host its second annual golf scramble scholarship fundraiser on May 10 at Tamer Win Golf Course. The event will include 18 holes, food, and free raffle ticket for participants for a flat-screen television. For tickets, call Buzzy at 330-399-5374, Sonny at 330-718-5224 or Tim at 330-501-1008.
PLANT SALE: Friends of the Greenhouse Consortium is having its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and May 10 at the Packard Park Greenhouse. This year's offerings include heirloom tomatoes; hot, sweet, red or green pepper varieties; a vast selection of herbs and geraniums; petunia baskets and small Mother's Day gifts and more. FOGC, an all volunteer organization, provides many of the public plantings in and around Warren for no charge and the care and maintenance of the greenhouse.
FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: The Alzheimer Network Family Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Zion's Reformed United Church of Christ, 260 Main St., Greenville; at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Children's Rehabilitation Center, 855 Howland-Wilson Road, Howland and at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church, corner of Sexton and Garfield Street, Struthers. For information, call 330-788-9755.
AWL OPENS NEW LOCATION: The Animal Welfare League has moved to its new facility at 812 Youngstown-Kingsville Road, Vienna and the shelter on Brunstetter Road in Lordstown will be permanently closed.
The new shelter and adoption center will resume operations beginning Tuesday and is located directly across from Avalon Squaw Creek Country Club.
Hours at the new facility are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Pets are available for adoption during these hours. To bring a pet to the shelter, call 330-539-5300 to make arrangements.
For more information, contact the AWL at 330.539.5300 or visit the AWL website at www.AWLrescueMe.com.
ARMED FORCES DAY CELEBRATION: In honor of Armed Forces Day, Weeping Willow German Shepherd Sanctuary will be at the Ponderosa Steakhouse in Warren from noon to 3 p.m. May 17 to remember the military dogs, especially the German shepherds.
Weeping Willow invites the public to meet Lucy from noon to 3 p.m. May 10 at the Ponderosa Steakhouse, 3581 Elm Road N.E., Warren. She loves to give kisses and meet everyone.