Event to honor WWII heroes

REMEMBERING D-DAY: The Bristol Historical Society will hold its annual picnic 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at township hall at the center park. The event is a hot dog picnic with those attending asked to bring their own table service and covered dish to share. Program is “Remembering the 75th Anniversary of D-Day” and the local veterans who participated in World War II.

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: The Life and Times of J. P. Parker and the Ohio Underground Railroad will be presented by master storyteller Dewey Scott 6 p.m. Tuesday at the McKinley Memorial Library auditorium. Parker was an active participant on the Underground Railroad in Ohio, which helped fugitive slaves escape to freedom before the end of the Civil War. Parker was an African-American inventor and industrialist. Call 330-652-1704, Ext. 3 to register.

SOCIETY TO MEET: The Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet 6 p.m. Monday at St. Charles Church Ministry Building, 7325 Westview Drive, Boardman, for its annual potluck dinner meeting. The program is The Mahoning County Dispatch Newspaper and the digitization being done by the Canfield Historical Society. The speaker is Susan McCabe. The next meeting is Sept. 16. Visit www.mahoning countychapterogs.org.

BRANCH MEETING: William Penn Association, Branch 28 of Youngstown, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Aut Mori Grotto Hall, 563 N. Belle Vista Ave., Youngs-town. Election of four delegates and four alternates for the October Convention will be held.

SUMMER KICKOFF: The McKinley Memorial Library in Niles will hold its annual summer reading program kickoff noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday. Galaxy painting and other activities begin at 2 p.m. for the program, “A Stroll through the Solar System.” The theme is “A Universe of Stories.” The program runs weekly June 12 to July 27. Children of all ages and teens are invited to earn points for reading and other activities.

CAMP PLANNED: The Summer Manufacturing Camp will be held 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 17 to 21 at Trumbull Career and Technical Center. “Maufacturing Your Future through Engineering” or “Welding to the Workforce” include a field trip to a local manufacturing facility and guests speakers from the industry. Registration is $25 per camp. Call 330-847-0503.

RAFFLE EVENT: The Voices of the Trumbull Pound Dogs is holding a Chinese auction and basket raffle 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hartford Hill Winery, 3864 Bushnell Campbell Road, Fowler. The non-profit has a mission to help socialize, advocate, network and fundraise for dogs in need. Money earned from the raffle will go toward improvements of the outside kennels and build a meet-and-greet shed that will serve multiple purposes. For information or to donate, call 330-507-2584.