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Salon collects toys for sick children

HELPING SANTA: Salon La’Sej, 845 Robbins Ave., Niles, will host a toy drive through Dec. 19 to benefit Santa’s Hide-A-Way Hollow for children facing serious health issues. New and unwrapped items can be dropped at the salon. Toys will be delivered to children in local hospitals by Santa. Anyone who donates a toy will be entered into a drawing for a gift basket with $100 worth of gift cards.

SANTA AT THE MALL: Santa Claus will be available daily to visit with children at the center concourse at Eastwood Mall in Niles.

WIZARD OF OZ: The School of Theater at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown, will present “Wizard of Oz for Kids” 2 p.m. Nov. 28. Cost is $10 per person. Children age 5 and under are free. To purchase tickets, visit jcc youngstown.org.

FIRST FRIDAY CLUB: The First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown Speaker Series will be noon Dec. 2 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 Western Reserve Road, Canfield. The series is held the first Thursday of the month. Guest speaker is Theresa Dellick, judge of the Mahoning County Juvenile Court, who will speak on “Being Trauma Informed.” Audience questions will be taken. Cost is $18. Call by Nov. 26 at 330-720-4498. Reservations are limited.

MISSION HELP: The Warren Family Mission is in need of food donations for its annual Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday. The mission needs turkeys, stuffing, butter pads, instant mashed potatoes, gravy, canned corn, Hawaiian rolls and pies. It also needs unwrapped new toys. Donations may be dropped off at the mission’s main outreach center, 155 Tod Ave. NW, Warren. Drop-off hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Wednesday. For information call 330-393-5437.

DISTRIBUTION SET: The Emmanuel Community Care Center in Girard is taking applications for its Christmas distribution. Signups for Christmas items will take place through Dec. 3. Families who are registered at the center can call 330-545-4301 and register children ages birth to 12. Families can suggest ideas for the children. Donations are needed by Dec. 10.

ECUMENICAL SERVICE: A Thanksgiving ecumenical service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Girard Trinity Church sponsored by the Girard Ministerial Alliance. Members of the Girard clergy will take part in the service, which is open to all denominations. Pastor Rhonda Gallagher is the host pastor. Information will be provided about the Emmanuel Care Center and the need for items for its pantry.

SOCIETY HELPS: Members of the Hubbard High School National Honor Society recently donated 2,113 items during their recent food drive to benefit the Hubbard food pantry. Students were challenged to collect 1,000 items and collected more than double their goal.

WOMEN’S CLUB TO MEET: Trumbull County Republican Women’s Club general membership meeting will be begin with registration at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 2 at Ciminero’s Banquet Center, 123 N. Main St., Niles. The cost is $17 per person. A special guest speaker will be Jillian Anderson from Washington, D.C. Email Gerry Fusselman at gerry.fusselman@yahoo.com to make a reservation.

SCIENCE TEACHERS CAN APPLY: Applications are now open for middle school science teachers to apply for a spot in the 2022 class of the National STEM Scholar Program, a professional development program providing advanced STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) training, national network building, and “big idea” project support.

Created in partnership between the National Stem Cell Foundation and The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University, the program selects 10 teachers each year to participate in a week of advanced STEM training, national network building and individual project development on the campus of WKU.

For more information, visit www.nationalstemcell foundation.org.

MEETING NOTICES: Due to the pandemic, many area organizations may have changed time, place or day of their meetings. Some may have quit meeting altogether. Anyone wishing to list a club or organization meeting or weekly event (even if we have been printing it), should email the information to: tmunnell@tribtoday.com or mail to: Seeing Eye, 240 Franklin St. SE, Warren, Ohio 44482.

The Seeing Eye is a list of local meetings and support group listings, printed as space permits. Please indicate if the organization is meeting daily, weekly, biweekly or monthly.

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