OUTREACH PLANS SUPPLY GIVEAWAY: St. Nicholas Samaritan Outreach, in cooperation with the Newton Falls American Legion, will hold a free school supply giveaway, while supplies last, from 3 to 4 p.m. Aug. 3 at the American Legion, 2025 E. River Road. Children must be present.
CENTER NEEDS ITEMS: The Emmanuel Community Care Center in Girard will distribute school supplies to children in grades kindergarten to 12 whose families are registered at the center. The distribution is being planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 15. To contact the center, call 330-545-4301 through Aug. 8. Anyone who is interested in donating school supplies should bring items to the center by Aug. 8. Local churches have drop-off boxes for supplies including St. Rose Parish rectory.
EXCHANGE PROGRAM SEEKS PARTICIPANTS: Local families are being asked to share "your America" with a high school exchange student from one of 70 countries during the upcoming school year, through the Pax Program of Academic Exchange. Students ages 15 to 18 arrive in the United States in August. Volunteer host families provide Pax students with a place to stay, eat and study in a supportive home environment. Pax is nonprofit, educational organization started in 1990. For information, visit www.pax.org or call Darryl at 330-256-6127.
TCAP RECEIVES GRANT: Trumbull Community Action Program (TCAP) was awarded a $10,000 grant by the William Swanston Charitable Fund in support of its Fit Town project. Fit Town is designed for preschool-age children and their families and is characterized by daily physical activities and real-life scenarios of nutrition-related activities. Funding will provide indoor and outdoor physical activity equipment. Fit Town combines the expertise of health professionals and students from the Trumbull County Health Department, Youngstown State University and Head Start's physical activity instructor and dietitian to ensure the optimal delivery of evidence-based health and fitness messages and activities. For information, visit www.tcaphelps.org.
GOLF CLASSIC TO HELP HOSPITAL: The fourth annual Clubs for Kids Golf Classic to benefit Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley will be held Friday at the Youngstown Country Club. Registration and lunch will begin at 11 a.m. and the golf tournament will begin at noon. The event will conclude with a cocktail reception, dinner, presentation of prizes and a silent auction. The Clubs for Kids Golf Classic, which has become one of the premiere golf events in the area, has raised more than $150,000 in the past three years for Akron Children's local programs and services. Prior to the event, The Clubs for Kids Youth Clinic, sponsored by the Tod Family Foundation, will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. It will feature three stations for young golfers. Call 330-746-9122 or visit akronchildrens.org/clubsforkids for information.
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: With the closing of St. Stephen School in Niles and IHM/St. Joseph School in Austintown, the Cafaro Foundation is offering a one-year, $1,000 scholarship to any student from those schools who wishes to enroll at St. Rose School in Girard. The scholarship is available to as many students from the closed schools who wish to attend St. Rose, with no other restrictions. Parents seeking more information about St. Rose and the new scholarships may visit www.saintrosecatholicschool.com, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 330-545-1163.
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, 7:30 p.m., a 12-step fellowship of compulsive gamblers who want to recover from their gambling addictions, Christ Church Presbyterian, 3425 Hopkins Road, Youngstown (in Cornersburg). For information, 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.
LORDSTOWN PLANNING COMMISSION will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the village municipal building.
SOUTHINGTON WATER BOARD will meet at 5 p.m. Monday at the township hall.
HOWLAND WELLNESS COMMITTEE will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the office of Dr. Jim Lapolla.
TRUMBULL COUNTY BOARD OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Fairhaven School in Niles.
TRUMBULL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday for a work session and at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for the board meeting, both in the commissioners' hearing room.
Items for the agenda need to be submitted at least two days prior to the meeting date.