Warren to host Greek festival
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GREEK FESTIVAL SET: The 54th annual Warren Greek Festival will be Wednesday to July 28 at the St. Demeterios Center grounds, 3223 Atlantic St., Warren. Admission is free. The festival will include Greek food, dancing and rides. The festival will be open 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 4 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday. For information, visit www.warrengreekfest.com
LIBRARY SEEKS INPUT: The McKinley Memorial Library in Niles is seeking public input through a survey. The library is planning its future through the development of a strategic plan. The goal is to provide a premiere community library and to accomplish that, the library is seeking the public’s current and future needs. The survey is available in print form at the library and also online at www.mcklib.org/survey. The survey will be available through Aug. 14.
PONY RIDES: The Girard Free Library, Prospect Street, will host pony rides 10 a.m. to noon Friday outside the library. The event is free to children. Rain date is July 26. The “Tails for Tales” summer reading program is for students in preschool to age 12.
REUNION PLANNED: The 143rd Chalker Norton Viets Family Reunion will be 1 p.m. Aug. 8 at Kool Lakes Campground, 12990 Nelson Ledge Road, Garrettsville. Those attending can bring a covered dish to share. An old fashioned cookout will be held. Swimming, fishing, play ground and cornhole will be provided. Canoe rentals will be available.
All descendants of the Chalker, Nortonsand Viets families are invited. More information is on Facebook.
COLLECTION DAYS: The Geauga Trumbull Solid Waste Management District, 5138 Enterprise Blvd., Warren, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays for appliances and electronics only and Wednesdays for household hazardous waste, appliances and electronics. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 7. The collections are for Trumbull and Geauga counties only. No latex paint, tires or commercial waste. Limit of two televisions. For information call 330-675-2673 or visit got tagogreen.org.
KISOK ADDED: The Western Reserve Building Trades representing 15 unions constructed a kiosk at the Lockwood Trailhead of the Western Reserve Greenway Trail in the Trumbull MetroParks. A donation from George Stevens in memory of his wife, Judy, made the project possible.
• 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 Network or Help Hotline at 330-747-2696 or 800-427-3606 for more information on service agencies and support groups.
• 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.
• Keeping it Simple — 7 p.m., Sahara Club, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.
• Regardless Of — 7 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic Ave., Warren.
• Nar-Anon — 7 p.m., Sahara Club, 2345 Youngstown Road SE, Warren, 12-step program for relatives and friends who have been adversely affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs. Sue, 330-240-4793.
• Peer to Peer Domestic Abuse Support Group 6 p.m., Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road NE, Warren. Church office, 330-856-3463.
• Howland Historical Society free open house, 1 to 4 p.m., Brown-Mackey Museum, Route 46.