Howland hosting railroad lecture
RAILROAD PROGRAM: The Howland Historical Society will host a program on Railroads of Eastern Ohio Lake Route with speaker Dan Rager at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Howland Township administration building. Bolindale and DeForest will be featured. Rager is the author of four books about railroads, which will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be provided. Those attending are asked to wear masks. Call 330-856-3432 or 330-856-1115 for more information.
ASSOCIATION TO MEET: The Vienna Neighborhood Watch will have its organizational meeting 7 p.m. Monday at the township hall. Election of officers will take place. The public is invited to discuss suggestions for the new year.
WARD THOMAS HOUSE: The Niles Historical Society will host an open house of the Ward Thomas House on Brown Street, Niles, 2 to 5 p.m. today. There will be holiday displays in each room of the house and in the Westenfield Room.
LIBERTY SCHOOLS FORUM: Liberty Schools will host a forum on the pros and cons of social media as part of a community engagement event 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Liberty High School auditorium. The school district has partnered with Youngstown Urban Minority, Alcoholism, and Drug Abuse Outreach Program and mental health agencies from Trumbull and Mahoning counties.
The event is being hosted by Liberty schools, the Red Zone, Cadence Care Network and Liberty Police Department.
The forum is aimed at empowering families to start the conversation with students about the positives and negatives of social media.
OPENING ON BOARD: The Southington Zoning Commission is seeking to fill an opening on the board. Southington residents interested are asked to send a letter of interest to Southington Trustees, P.O. Box 266, Southington, 44470.
LYRIC CENTER: The Liberty Youth Recreation and Impact Center (LYRIC)is open to the community 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday for free health activities. There will be indoor walking, bocce, pickleball, corn hole, card games, and bingo at 1 p.m. The LYRIC Center is located at 317 Churchill Road near the Liberty Library Branch.
EAGLES ESSENTIALS: The Eagles Essentials is available in the Hubbard administration building to help community members in need. The Hubbard Public Library has provided a fully stocked cart. Eagles Essentials are also available at the elementary, middle and high school buildings.
ART THERAPY WORKSHOPS: The Jewish Community Center will offer expressive art therapy workshops at the Paul and Yetta Gluck School of VisualArts, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown. The program is for individuals ages 18 and older. Hope Haney, executive director of NAMI of the Mahoning Valley will lead the workshop on mental health and wellness and healing. The workshops are 6 to 7 p.m. Jan.17, Feb. 12 and March 21. Registration is needed at jccyoungstown.org/visual arts
RAILROAD GROUP: The Riverside Railroad Club meets from 4 to 6 p.m.. Tuesdays at the YWCA of Warren, 375 N. Park Ave. New members are welcome to see the trains and displays.
If interested in joining the club, visit on Tuesday or call 330-770-8977.