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KINDERGARTEN TRANSITION: Families with children entering kindergarten in 2020 are invited to attend the sixth annual Trumbull County Kindergarten Transition Fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Eastwood Mall center court in Niles. More than 35 community agencies and businesses, along with 17 school districts, have joined together to present the free event open to all Trumbull County children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2020 and their families. Children will receive a free “Clifford” book and other giveaways, while supplies last. Organized by the Trumbull County Kindergarten Transition Committee, the purpose of the fair is to help children and families prepare for kindergarten. Families will visit 10 interactive learning stations designed to educate parents about how to teach their children the skills necessary for school success. Trumbull County schools will be present to meet prospective students, share information about kindergarten registration, and begin relationship building with families prior to starting school. For more information, call 330-759-2310.

HISTORY LECTURE: The history of Warren and Trumbull County in vintage photographs will be presented 2 p.m. Saturday at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland. Meghan Reed and Josh Nativio, authors of the new book, “Images of America: Warren,” will show many vintage photographs of old Warren buildings, streets and neighborhoods. The public is invited and refreshments will be served. RSVP to Shepherd of the Valley at 330-856-9232, Ext. 0. For information, contact Danielle at 330-530-4038, Ext. 2057, or email at dprocopio@shepherdofthe


RACE FOR THE CURE: The Trumbull County Area Beagle Club will hold a Race for the Cure fundraiser Saturday and Feb. 2 at Hubbard Conservation Club, 1760 Wick Campbell Road. The event will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Registration is 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 1 and 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 2. There will be raffles and other events. For more information, call Mike at 724-730-523 or Don at 330-647-1946. Drawing of baskets will be 5 p.m. Saturday. Check presentation is noon Feb. 2.

FARM BUREAU EVENT: The Northeast Counties Farm Bureau, serving Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake and Trumbull County farm bureaus, will host its 2020 membership kickoff with a drawing for a Yeti Tundra 45 and a pancakes breakfast, 8:30 a.m. Feb. 8, at the Grand Valley High School Auditeria, 111 Grand Valley Ave., Orwell. The program will highlight the value of Farm Bureau membership, accomplishments and involvement opportunities. Special guest, Dan Durheim, associate vice president, Sponsor Relations with Nationwide Insurance, will talk about the Farm Bureau / Nationwide Relationship.

Each attendee will receive a ticket for the drawing of a Yeti Tundar 45.

The contest runs through March 31 and the winner will be drawn April 22. Call 440-426-2195. RSVP by Feb. 3 to 440-426-2195 or nefarmbu@ofbf.org.

FIELD OF OPPORTUNITY: The Walnut Grove Field of Opportunity is a fully accessible 20-acre outdoor recreation facility in Canfield where all individuals of all abilities can feel safe to learn, play and relax. The second phase of the project was completed and includes an inclusive playground. The fourth annual Swing, Wine and Dine fundraiser to raise money for the facility improvements and operating expenses will be 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Maronite Center in Youngstown. There will be a live and silent auction, musical entertainment, wine tasting, food, basket raffle and children’s art gallery. For information on the event, contact Lorene at 330-720-3792 or lcp673@gmail.com, Mark at 330-881-0406 or m.smith@kobayshi.com or Karen at 330-717-7917. The nonprofit organization relies on community support and grant funding. Future plans are to include development of miracle fields, outdoor pavilions and restrooms.


• 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.

• 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.

• Master Discipleship Group — 6 p.m., Mahoning Valley Hope Center, Warren.

• 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.


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