VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FLAG PLACEMENT: The Trumbull County Memorial Day Federation is searching for volunteers to assist in cleaning up local cemeteries and placing flags on veterans' graves. The schedule for clean up is Pineview Cemetery, 9 a.m. May 16 and 23; Oakwood Cemetery, 9 a.m. May 17 and 24; All Souls Cemetery, 9 a.m. May 17 and 1 p.m. and May 18 if needed.
Those who can help are asked to bring a wagon or lawn cart, if available, for the All Souls Cemetery cleanup.
SCHOLARSHIP EVENT SET: The 37th annual Brier Hill scholarship dinner dance will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. today at Mount Carmel Social Hall, 343 Via Mount Carmel, Youngstown. The event will feature the Dom Tocco Orchestra.
For tickets, call Kathy at 330-792-1635 or Tom at 330-755-5279.
VICTIMS' ADVOCATE TO SPEAK: The 137th annual meeting of the Episcopal Church Women Diocese of Ohio is being held Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church on Atlantic N.E. in Warren. The keynote speaker is Theresa Flores, an international speaker and author of such titles as "The Slave Across the Street."
Flores, a victim's advocate, and founder of "Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution" has appeared on television.
There will be workshops on human trafficking for youth and for adults, the development of the Anglican Church, and a roundtable discussion of Episcopal Church Women programs, activities, and fundraisers. The session concludes with installation of new officers.
FUNDRAISER SET FOR HOWLAND GROUP: Fundraising is being planned for the Howland schools three Destination Imagination teams that will be attending Global Finals later this month in Knoxville, Tenn.
The teams has several thousand dollars to raise prior to the competition. Donations can be made payable to Howland Local Schools and mailed to Howland Local Schools, c/o Activities Office, 200 Shaffer Drive N.E., Warren 44484. Use the memo section on check or enclosed correspondence to direct the support to DI, c/o The 7 Bobs.
OUTDOOR CONCERT PLANNED: Hot Topix Book Club LLC is hosting Youngstown / Warren Ohio first outdoor Gospel Music Festival, featuring gospel artists, choirs and groups from Youngstown, Warren, Cleveland, Akron, Pennsylvania and the surrounding cities.
The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. May 17 at Warren Community Amphitheatre.
Discussion will include stopping area violence. Tickets can be purchased at RBG's Eatery in Warren, Ryans Chair in Youngstown Ohio, or contact Hot Topix directly for ticket and vendor options.
For ticket and vendor information, call 330-406-9656.
BUS TOUR PLANNED: The Sutliff Museum will hold its eighth annual one-day bus tours for spring and summer. The theme this year is "Travels On the Underground Railroad," and each tour will go to places that are known to be sites of Underground Railroad activity in the mid-eighteen hundreds.
Brief lectures on the bus provide information on the Underground Railroad in Ohio and Trumbull County. Registration is open. On May 17, the tour will be to Flushing, St. Clairsville and Mount Pleasant.
Dr. John Mattox, director of the Underground Railroad Museum, will be a step-on guide telling of anti-slavery activity in the area the bus travels through to the old Quaker town of Mount Pleasant.
The bus will leave from the Walmart parking lot at 8 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. For reservations, call 330-856-6293. Forms are available at the Sutliff Museum, second floor of Warren-Trumbull County Public Library.
SHERLOCK HOLMES TALK: "Sherlock Holmes: 100 Years of Movie Mystery" will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Warren-Trumbull County Library. Donald Novorsky will provide commentary and discussion.
Celebrate Recovery, 7 p.m., North Mar Church, 3855 E. Market St., Warren. Childcare provided.
We Do Recover, 3 p.m., United Methodist Community Center, 760 Main Ave., Warren.
A Better Place to Be, 10 p.m., Glenbeigh, 29 North Road, Niles.
Masterminds, 6:30 p.m., mental health support group, The Mahoning Valley Hope Center, Warren. Transportation can be arranged. Call 330-369-3010.
Grief Share, 6:30 p.m., Mahoning Valley Hope Center, 3217 Surrey Road, Warren. The group is open to anyone in need of grief support. Call 330-369-3010.
Niles Nazarene Church, Niles Vienna Road, Bible study for recovering people at 7:30 p.m.
Reformers Unanimous, a Christ-centered addiction abstinence program, 7 to 9 p.m., 2111 Sodom Hutchings Road, Vienna. 330-509-0001 or 330-720-2463.
The Survivors Group, Neil Kennedy Outpatient Facility, 7 p.m., open discussion, 160 Clifton Drive, Howland.
NAR-ANON, a 12-step program 7 p.m with 6:45 p.m. for newcomers, Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, 160 Clifton N.E., Howland. 330-856-3822.
Overeaters Anonymous, 10 to 11 a.m., St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, 4453 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna. 330-545-5139.
Saturday Night Recovery, 4 p.m., Sahara Club II D, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.
Saturday Here and Now, 4 p.m., Sahara Club II, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.
Saturday Night Serenity, 7 p.m., First Church of God, 541 S. High St., Cortland.
Saturday Night Recovery, 7 p.m. open discussion, Second Christian Church, 904 W. Market St., Warren.