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Northwest neighborhood group to hear from safety-service head

ASSOCIATION MEETING: The Northwest Neighborhood Association’s monthly meeting is 6:30 p.m. today at Grace United Methodist Church on Drexel Avenue NW, Warren. This month’s speaker is Warren Safety Service Director Enzo Cantalamessa.

SANTA TO ARRIVE IN GIRARD: Santa Claus is part of two events this week in Girard. The city’s annual tree lighting will be held 5:30 p.m. Friday by the city building, corner of Market Street and Main Street. The Prospect Elementary School PTO is sponsoring the event. Santa will visit with children.

Santa will also visit Girard Dairy Queen, Main Street, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, and will arrive by fire truck. Children can decorate ornaments from 10 a.m. to noon. Reservations can be made by calling 330-545-2661.

CENTER TO PROVIDE GIFTS: The Emmanuel Care Center in Girard will hold registration through Friday for Christmas gifts for local children. Families who are registered at the center can receive gifts for children 12 and younger.

The center will distribute the gifts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 17. Call 33-545-4301 for information.

AUTISM SOCIETY PLANS EVENT: The Autism Society of Mahoning Valley will hold the seventh annual sensory-sensitive Santa Sunday 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 8 at the Eastwood Mall main concourse for children with special needs.

For children with autism and others highly sensitive to noise, light and sound the process of visiting Santa can be overwhelming.

The event is sponsored by the Cafaro Foundation. The event is designed for children and young adults with special needs and their families.

LET IT SNOW: The Ward Beecher Planetarium on the Youngstown State University Campus will host “Let it Snow,” a holiday music show celebrating the winter season. Artistic impressions of popular winter holiday music will come to life in the dome showing families of the magical wonders of music and light.

The event will be held 8 p.m. Fridays Dec. 6, 13 and 20 and Saturdays Dec. 7, 14 and 21.

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