Film features local quilters

LIBRARY OFFERS QUILT FILM: “The Story Quilter’s Threads,” a one-hour documentary film about the barn quilts of southern Ashtabula County, will be featured at 2 p.m. May 22 at the Kinsman Free Public Library. Discussion will be on the Ashtabula County Barn Quilt Trail, how the barn quilts are made and more. Registration is encouraged by calling 330-876-2461. For information, visit

MEMORIES OF A LIFETIME: Hubbard natives Benjamin Lariccia and Constance Tarr will speak at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kravitz’s Deli Meeting Room, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty, on the pioneer Trumbull County Coalburg Italians, as part of the Memories of a Lifetime lecture series, for the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society. Lariccia and Tarr will present a program based upon the first Italian immigrants in Trumbull County, who settled in Coalburg. Used as strikebreakers in the famous 1873 Coal Miner’s Strike, many of their descendants still live in Mahoning Valley. The event is open to the public, with complimentary refreshments served. Admission is $6 for non-members and $5 for members. A 50-50 raffle will be held. Entertainment is by Delores DePietro. Reservations are required, but walk-ins are admitted, based upon seating availability. For more information or to make reservations, call Richard S. Scarsella, at 330-726-8277.

HEALTH FAIR: A health fair will be held 11 a.m. to 3 pm. Wednesday at Hollywood Gaming Casino, 655 N. Canfield Niles Road, Youngstown. Free health screenings and health care vendors.

QUARTER AUCTION: Putting Downs First will hold a quarter auction Saturday at Johnson Community Center, 800 Gillmer Road, Leavittsburg. Doors open 5 p.m. with auction 6 p.m. For tickets, call 330-980-1196.

JCC HONORED: The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown was honored by the Liberty Local School district for its Swim Safe 500 program. The JCC was nominated to the Ohio School Boards Association 2018 Honor Roll by the district for its strong support of Liberty schools. The Swim Safe 500 program provides free swimming lessons for students who qualify for free or reduced school meals. Lessons are taught in a group setting with a low student-to-teacher ratio. The JCC is planning to expand the program to other interested school districts. Call Sarah at 330-746-3250, Ext. 123, or


• 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. 330-393-3005.

• Sunday Night Our Gratitude Speaks Narcotics Anonymous — 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 12-Step fellowship — 7:30 p.m. Christ Church Presbyterian Church, 3425 Hopkins Road, Cornersburg. 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.

• Nar-Anon — 7 p.m., Sahara Club, 2345 Youngstown Road SE, Warren, 12-step program for relatives and friends who have been adversely affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs. Bill, 330 856-3822.

• Sunday breakfast — 8:30 to 9 a.m., Warren Family Mission, 155 Tod Ave. NW, Warren, served by Tod United Methodist Church. The mission serves meals daily at noon and 4 p.m.