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Cortland music event to assist police department

CONCERT TO BENEFIT EMERGENCY SERVICES: Cortland’s Lakeview Outreach and Fellowship annual holiday concert will be 7 p.m. Monday at Lakeview High School’s auditorium. The Cortland Community Band will present music of the season. The concert is free, but donations will help purchase life-saving discs for each police cruiser.

The discs can be thrown to those who find themselves in trouble on Mosquito Lake — especially during ice fishing season — before the fire department can arrive with more water rescue equipment.

The concert has been a popular community event for the last seven years. LOAF is a community organization established in 1946 that unifies and coordinates many local outreach programs.

TREE LIGHTING: The Mineral Ridge Athletic Boosters will present a community tree lighting at 2 to 4 p.m. today at the park gazebo off state Route 46. Cookie decorating and crafts will take place, and Santa Claus arrives at 2 p.m. by firetruck.

SANTA AT LIBRARY: The Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St., will welcome Santa Claus 6 pm. Monday. The fire department will deliver Santa to the library. Pictures with Santa Claus, cookie decorating and holiday music with the Girard High School band and choir will take place. Masks are encouraged.

BRISTOLVILLE CHRISTMAS IN COUNTRY: Bristolville Christmas in the Country craft show will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Bristol Town hall and the old fire station, 1864 state Route 88. Proceeds will benefit the township. Concessions will be sold and a 50-50 raffle and silent auction will take place. Santa Claus will arrive at 1 p.m.

OPEN HOUSE: The Hubbard Historical Society will host a Christmas open house 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the McBride House, 27 Hager St. by Rite-Aid. The historic home sits on the lot originally owned by Samuel Tylee, the first settler of Hubbard. Eventually the lot was bought by John McBride, and the house was built in 1883.

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE: The Riverside Railroad Club in the Warren SCOPE building, 375 Park Ave., Warren, is hosting an open house 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 12.

Admission is $5 for adults, and children 12 and under are free.

See large trains running through towns, cities, tunnels and a one-of-a-kind circus; press the buttons and hear displays come to life, and grab a “find me” card and search the display for all the hidden items and win a prize. For more information and show updates, go to riversiderr.org.

MISSION SEEKS DONATIONS: The Warren Family Mission, which has served those in need for more than 20 years, is accepting donations for the toy giveaway Dec. 17. Donations can be brought to the mission, 155 Tod Ave. NW, Warren. Toys for children ages up to 18 are needed. New, unwrapped Christmas toys or bikes are needed.

UPTON HOUSE: The Harriet Taylor Upton House will host a Past Christmas Celebrations 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at 380 Mahoning Ave. as part of celebrating Harriet’s birthday parties at the Upton. RSVPs are required by Friday. Cost is $30 per person. Checks can be made payable to the Upton Association and mailed to 2915 Crescent Drive NW, Warren.

HOUSE NUMBERS: Hubbard Safety Director William Bancroft said with the recent time change and it becoming darker earlier in the evening, to make sure house numbers are visible from the street for emergency vehicles.

TREE FESTIVAL: The McKinley Memorial Museum will host a Festival of Trees throughout the month of December. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 pm. Tuesday to Friday. Santa Claus will be at the museum 2 to 5 p.m. today.

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