Paper shredding set in Howland


FREE EVENT: Shepherd of the Valley, 4100 North Road NE, Howland, will hold a free shredding event 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The public can bring up to five banker’s-size boxes with materials that need to be shredded. Volunteers will direct traffic and assist with the shredding. Items not permitted are plastic, cardboard boxes, vinyl, three-ring binders and media such as CDs, DVDs and VCR tapes. For information, call Dawn at 330-856-9232, Ext. 2618.

CIVIL WAR PROGRAM: ”Shades of Blue and Gray: Ghosts of the Civil War” will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial and Museum, 40 N. Main St., Niles. Celebrate Halloween with Mark Dawidziak and his wife, Sara Showman, as they tell ghost stories of the the Civil War. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are preferred. The event is part of the McKinley Memorial Centennial Celebration.

POLICE HOLD DRUG TAKE-BACK: The Liberty Township Police Department, along with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will be sponsoring “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Liberty Township administration building, 1315 Churchill Hubbard Road. Anyone may bring unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs. Police officers will be present to supervise the collection event. No needles, sharps containers or liquids will be accepted for collection.

READING AND ART: Reading and Other Forms of Art will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Butler Institute of American Art / Trumbull Branch, 9350 E. Market St., Howland The event is a blend of art and books during the interactive family program. A children’s librarian will present stories and an art educator from the Butler will present a companion craft. For ages 10 and younger. No registration required.

MUSEUM OPEN: The Butts Family Museum at state Routes 193 and 305 in Fowler will hold its final open house of the year 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 29. The home showcases items on Fowler’s history. Call 330-507-9078.

OPEN HOUSE: Sew Cute Talent Center and Showroom of Trumbull County, 158 High St. NE, Warren, will hold an open house 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The public can learn about the Sewing Bank and what it does for the community. There will be displays of artwork and handcrafted products.