FLAGS TO BE COLLECTED: During the month of May, Shepherd of the Valley is taking in tired, torn and faded American flags that need to be retired with proper care and ceremony.
Flags can be dropped off at any Shepherd of the Valley community between 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m daily. Drop-off hours for the corporate offices are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at locations at 4100 North River Road, Howland, 330-856-9232; 1500 McKinley Ave., Niles, 330-544-0771; or the corporate offices, 5525 Silica Road, Austintown; 330-530-4038. Flags will be delivered to a local veteran's group for proper disposal.
FISHING FOR KIDS: The Hubbard Conservation Club and Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife will hold a children's fishing derby from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1760 Wick Campbell Road in Hubbard. This is a free program held rain or shine for all local youths 15 and younger. Those attending need to bring their own bait.
The HCC is offering the kids a free lunch, various prizes awarded throughout the day and a Chinese auction for parents and other adult attendees with proceeds to assist in the funding of the family program.
Local businesses and individuals who wish to help sponsor this event can call 330-501-7650 to obtain a list of all donations needed to assist us in serving over 400 children.
SOCIETY TO HOST PROGRAM: The Hubbard Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the senior center, 220 W. Liberty St., for a program by Elizabeth Cole Clark, who will present a program on Lou Henry Hoover, first lady of the 31st president of the United States.
A benefit for the society is being planned for 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Globe Restaurant in Truck World off Route 7 in Hubbard. For each dinner served between 4 and 7 p.m., the restaurant will make a contribution to the society. No reservation or advanced ticket is necessary.
TIRE COLLECTION: Hubbard township and city residents can drop off tires from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the township administration building. There is a limit of eight tires per person with only passenger car tires accepted. No semi-truck or tractor tires.
GARDEN PLANNING SEASON: The Victory Garden in Warren will start the new season May 15 with groundbreaking, weather permitting. A seminar on gardening for children will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Warren YWCA off Park Avenue.
BENEFIT TO HELP DOG GROUP: Legacy Dog Rescue will hold a benefit fundraiser from noon to 5 p.m. today at the Packard Park shelter house, 170 Mahoning Ave., Warren. There will be a Chinese auction and carryout dinner.
To reach the 24-hour information referral and crisis intervention service in Trumbull County, call Trumbull 211 at 330-393-1565 or 211. Call Trumbull 211 or Help Hotline at 330-747-2696 or 800-427-3606 for more information on service agencies and support groups.
Someplace Safe Inc., domestic violence agency, offers support groups for women, children and individual support services. 330-393-3003.
Sunday Night Our Gratitude Speaks, Narcotics Anonymous open speaker meeting. Sundays, 7 p.m. Serenity Place, 29 E. Broad St., Newton Falls.
Write to Recover, 10 a.m., Meridian Place, 1184 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.
Master Discipleship Group, 6 p.m. Mahoning Valley Hope Center, Warren.
Gamblers Anonymous, a 12-Step fellowship of compulsive gamblers who want to recover from their gambling addictions, 7:30 p.m, Christ Church Presbyterian, 3425 Hopkins Road, Youngstown, in Cornersburg. Those suffering from gambling addictions are allowed to attend. Call 330-505-5060.
Sunday Solutions, 2 p.m., Sahara Club II, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren
Keeping it Simple, 7 p.m., Sahara Club, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.
Regardless Of, 7 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic Ave., Warren.
TASCNA (Trumbull Area Service Committee of Narcotics Anonymous), 10 a.m., Glenbeigh Outpatient Center, 29 North Road S.E., Niles.