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VETERAN’S MEMORIAL: The Brookfield Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. today at the Briceland Funeral Home, 379 state Route 7. Retired Lt. Col. Sue Ellen Wright Novak will talk about the Alaska Veteran’s Memorial in Denali Park. Concrete panels honor members from all branches of the military who served there in World War II. She will share stories about some of the servicemen who spent time in the cold climate.

LORDSTOWN LIBRARY 25 YEARS: The Lordstown Library Branch will mark its 25th anniversary noon to 3 p.m. today with an open house. The event is being held as part of National Library Week.

SENSORY STORYTIME: The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library will hold Sensory Storytime 11 a.m. Saturday. The event is a storytime specially designed for children with autism and other sensory-integration challenges. This program features age-appropriate stories and sensory-rich activities that promote literacy and positive associations with reading and the library. For children ages 3 to 8, caregivers and families. Registration is required; call 330-399-8807, Ext. 206.

MINI RALLY SET AT YWCA: A men’s mini rally will be 6:30 p.m. Monday at the YWCA of Warren as a lead-up to the main Men’s Rally in the Valley set for April 28 at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown. The rally will include local ministers and pastors sharing their testimonies as well as men who have taken part in the rally in the past. The Men’s Rally in the Valley is 8:45 a.m to 4 p.m. April 28 and has scheduled such speakers as Washington quarterback Colt McCoy, Dallas Cowboy chaplain Jonathan Evans and entrepreneur, coach and author Todd Gongwer. For information on the mini and main rallies, call 330-427-6578.

DENIM DAY: International Denim Day in recognition of “Sexual Assault Awareness Month” will be held April 25. Denim Day is an international campaign to prevent sexual violence through education and public awareness. Denim Day is a call to action for all people to come together by wearing denim as a visible sign of protest against sexual violence. The day was originally triggered when the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in protest of the ruling and in solidarity with the victim. Photos can be shared through email or through social media tagging to the COMPASS Family and Community Services Facebook page.