Scrappers take swing at cancer

BAT RAFFLE TO SUPPORT BREAST CARE CANCER: Two Niles convenience stores will raffle pink baseball bats signed by the 2019 Mahoning Valley Scrappers to benefit the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, which ensures anyone in need of breast diagnostic services has access to the best care available regardless of ability to pay. The idea for the fundraiser comes from Niles native Jeff McFalls, who purchased and painted the bats. He worked with Jordan Taylor, the general manager of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, to get them signed by the 2019 team. He then arranged for two local convenience stores to sell raffle tickets.

The bats are on display at Pope’s, 158 North Road, and Red Dragon Convenient, 505 N. Main St. Tickets cost $1 each. The drawing will take place Oct. 31, marking the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All proceeds will be presented to Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley for the benefit of the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center and the Joanie’s Promise Fund, which eliminates barriers to care for anyone in need.

Since it opened in November 2011, the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center has performed more than 83,000 exams.

For information on how to support the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, Joanie’s Promise Fund, or other programs that improve the health of Mahoning Valley residents call 330-729-1180.

SOCIETY HOLDS OPEN HOUSE: The Mineral Ridge Historical Society is hosting a Moss Ancestral Home open house 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the historic house, 1499 Burnett St., Mineral Ridge.

MUSEUM IN A BOX: Trumbull County Museum in a Box education program can be used to enhance classrooms and help bring history alive. The four subjects to choose from are Native Americans, Pioneer Life, Civil War Underground Railroad and Victorian Life.

The program includes hands-on teaching tools. Boxes are packed with social studies materials designed to support teaching goals.

For information, call the Sutliff Museum at 330-395-6575

FOOD PANTRY: Liberty Community Food Pantry will distribute food 10 a.m to noon Friday at Churchill United Methodist Church, 189 Churchill Hubbard Road. Liberty Township residents are welcome to receive food as well as families with students in the Liberty school district. Bring utility bill or identification for proof of residency. For information, call 330-759-0118.

MUSIC PROGRAM: The OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, will hold a Make Musical Instruments noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Participants will make musical instruments with the Inspire Works staff while learning how sound works. For ages 8 and older. For information call 330-744-5914.

• To reach the 24-hour information referral and crisis intervention service in Trumbull County, call Help Network at 330-393-1565 or 211. Call Help Hotline at 330-747-2696 or 800-427-3606 for more information on service agencies and support groups.

• Warren Family Mission supplemental bags of food and clothing — 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., 155 Tod Ave. NW, Warren.

• Business Connections of Trumbull County — 7:30 a.m. Panera Restaurant on Elm Road, Warren. 330-719-0727.

• Roundtable Carvers woodcarving club — 9 to 11:30 a.m., Senior Center, Fifth Avenue, Youngstown, 330-318-3609.

• Engage Prayer and Intercession Group — 6:30 p.m., 3217 Surrey Ave., Warren. 330-550-3393.

• Thursday Morning Recovery — 10:30 a.m., Meridian Place, 1184 Meridian Road, Youngstown.

• Where Are You at Today — noon, United Methodist Community Center, 760 Main Ave., Warren.

• Thursday Clean People — 7 p.m., Niles Senior Center, 14 E. State St., Niles.

• Kids Club Children Ministries — 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Park Ave., Warren.

• Niles Rotary Club — noon, Ciminero’s Banquet Centre, 123 N. Main St., Niles.