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Club set to learn about Holocaust

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FIRST FRIDAY HOSTS HOLOCAUST SPECIALIST: The First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown Speaker Series will meet noon Feb. 3 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. Guest is Jesse V. McClain, Holocaust educational specialist with the Jewish Community Relations Council. McClain will present “Church in the Holocaust.”

There will be an opportunity for participants’ questions to follow. Luncheon will be served at 11:30 a.m. with the presentation beginning at noon. The cost is $18. For reservations, call 330-720-4498 by Jan. 28. Visit www.firstfridayclubofgreater youngstown.org

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: The McKimley Memorial Library is launching a Mystery Readers Book Club. Each month, participants will discuss a different mystery novel either in person or virtually.

The first meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in person at the McKinley Birthplace Home, 40 S. Main St., and will be on Zoom at www.mcklib.org/mystery-

readers. Those attemding in person are asked to wear masks. The first book is “Death at Greewnay” by Lori Rader-Day.

METROPARKS FUNDRAISER: Friends of the Trumbull MetroParks will host a sip and paint 5 p.m. Feb. 3 at Charbenay’s Wine on the River in Warren. Artist for the event is Mary Sinclair. Tickets are $60 per person and includes all painting supplies, appetizers buffet and tickets for the reverse raffle. To reserve a spot, call Nicolette Darkangelo at 330-219-7092.

SCHOLASTIC ART: The 2022 Scholastics Art Competition has made an in-person return at 11 a.m. Saturday at Youngstown State University’s Ford Theater in Bliss Hall. With the continuing support of Akron Children’s Hospital, the YSU Foundation, and Boardman Rotary, which help sponsor the show and subsidize the work for little to no cost for local teachers and students. Last year, the pandemic dropped the show to under 300 entries, but teachers from Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana and Ashtabula counties have submitted nearly 500 pieces of artwork in grades 7-12. The show recognizes students regionally with Silver Key categorized pieces and Gold Keys, which will move on from the region and become national qualifiers to compete in New York City with some of the best in the United States.

SEEKING HOST FAMILIES: The Mahoning Valley Scrappers are looking for families who are interested in hosting a player for the 2022 season. Host families receive an opportunity that allows them to become a part of the Scrappers team and gain a new member of the family. Host families receive complimentary season tickets, parking pass, use of a suite for a game, discounts on concessions and merchandise, on-field recognition at a game and Eastwood Mall gift card. If interested in the opportunity or for more information, call Roxanne at 330-505-0000 or email rherringtoin@mvscrappers.com

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