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SECOND SEDER: Temple El Emeth, 3970 Logan Way, Liberty, will hold the 11th annual Second Seder April 20 with Micha at 5:45 p.m. and Seder beginning 6:15 p.m. Reservations are needed at the temple today.

MEN WHO COOK: Catholic Charities Regional Agency will hold its 14th annual Men Who Cook event, “Beach Boys Bash” 6 p.m. today at the Maronite Center on Meridian Road. The event features notable men in the area preparing their favorite dish for sampling. A panel of prominent women serves as judges to award the chefs’ dishes based on their unique qualities. This event benefits the Basic Needs / Emergency Assistance Program, which combines material and financial assistance with advocacy efforts to people in need, regardless of religious affiliation. Last year alone, this program helped more than 25,000 people in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. Since its inception, Men Who Cook has raised more than $390,000 toward this program. Tickets for the event are $40 per person at 330-744-3320.

GUEST PERFORMER: Niles First Community Church of the Nazarene, 1822 Vienna Road, will have musical guest Jonathan White 10:40 a.m. Sunday.

GOSPEL MUSIC: Cortland Church of the Nazarene, 293 E. Main St., will feature gospel music artist Jerry Garcia in concert 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Garcia has shared the stage with the Gaither Homecoming Friends and has been recognized in national trade magazines, along with appearing on Christian Television.

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: Trinity Baptist Church, 235 Highland Ave. SW, Warren, is celebrating its 58th church anniversary 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Darryl L. Rodgers will deliver the message “Building Something Greater…than you and me.”

PINK TEA: The Louise Curry Missionary Society will hold the 35th annual Burgundy and Pink Tea 4 p.m. Sunday at Grace AME Church, 1137 Main Ave. SW, Warren. The theme is “Christian Women Living their Legacy.” There will be a style show by 5 Grands Fashions. Donation is $10. Call the church office for tickets at 330-394-6270.

UNITY PRAYER RALLY: The Men’s Rally in the Valley will hold a Unity Prayer Rally 3 p.m. Monday at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown. The event is in preparation for the annual Men’s Rally in the Valley April 26 at the center. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the rally.

MEDITATION: Unity Centre for Spiritual Living, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, Liberty, will hold Crystal Singing Bowl Meditation 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Conducted by Maria and Calvin Wagner from the Center for Sound Therapy in Boardman, the event is part of Unity’s weeklong Easter celebration. Sound healing has been around for centuries as a healing modality. The meditation is free, but donations or love offerings will be accepted. Call the Centre at 330-539-0122 for more information.

TORAH STUDIES: Torah Studies for Christians will be 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, 2067 Evergreen Road, Villa Maria, Pa. The topic is “Do the Jews Believe in the Resurrection?” The program is co-founded by Jewish-Christian Studies Youngstown and the B’nai B’rith Guardian of the Menorah. Free-will offerings will be accepted. For information, call 724-964-8886.

SCHMOOZING EVENT: Temple El Emeth in Liberty will hold Schmoozing with Shmulik 10:30 a.m. April 22 wih Sam Kooperman.

QUARTET PERFORMS: F.E.F. Church, 10585 Windham-Parkman Road, Garrettsville, will host Glory Way Quartet 11 a.m. April 28.

INTERFAITH IN NILES: The 53rd annual Interfaith Banquet will be 4 p.m. April 28 at Ciminero’s Banquet Centre in Niles. The Thomas Murphy Memorial Scholarship will be presented to local graduating high school seniors. Niles Kiwanis Club is the sponsoring club. Those attending are asked to bring a canned good item. Tickets are $20.

SWINGTIME BAND: The Girard Community Swingtime Band and the Girard Junior Women’s Club will present a Spring Fling swing concert 6:30 p.m. April 28 at Girard First Christian Church, Broadway Avenue. There will be a dessert night concert with free admission. There also will be a bake sale and 50-50 raffle. Proceeds will benefit civic projects.

CAHILL CONCERT: Irish tenor Emmet Cahill will make a return appearance to St. Columba Cathedral at 7:30 p.m. May 5.

Cahill is one of the lead singers of Celtic Thunder and he last played at St. Columba for a Christmas show in December 2017. He will perform a combination of Irish music and church hymns.

Tickets are $35 to $55 and can be purchased at or by calling the church rectory at 330-744-5233. The $55 price includes a meet-and-greet with the singer and there are a limited number of tickets.

St. Columba is located at 159 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown. There is ample free parking with security and the church is handicap-accessible.

GOLDEN APPLE: Through the generosity of the Donahue Family Foundation of Pittsburgh, the Golden Apple Award honors outstanding individuals who teach or are an administrator in Catholic schools.

The award consists of an unrestricted cash award of $5,000, a certificate, a Golden Apple paperweight and a Golden Apple lapel pin, which will be presented to the awardees May 9 at the Youngstown Country Club, in Liberty. Stan Boney, WKBN 27 First News anchor, will be the Master of Ceremonies for the event.

A selection process at the school and diocesan level was used to determine the awardees. In addition to being a full-time teacher or administrator who has been in the school where they are teaching or administrating for at least three full years, these teachers and administrators must give evidence of the following: professional development, commitment to students and school, leadership qualities, service to church and community, teaching skills, and being a role model as a Catholic educator.

For information, contact the Office of Catholic Schools at the diocese, 330-744-8451.