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FREE CONCERT: Guiding Light Presbyterian Church, formerly First Presbyterian, Churchill Road, Girard, will host a free concert with Rudy and the Professionals 2 p.m. Sunday. Those attending can bring a lawn chair.

CONCERT: North Lima Mennonite Church, 90 Mennonite Drive, will have the Bontrager Family Singers in concert 6:30 p.m. today. A free-will offering will be taken.

SPIRITUAL LECTURE: Unity Spiritual Centre, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, Liberty, will host a free spiritual healing lecture 7 p.m. Tuesday. Ongoing Metaphysics will host a presentation on Spiritual Healing by Brian Baskett, who will discuss different healing modalities. Along with these specific practices, he also will talk about chakras, meditation techniques and will conduct interactive exercises with the audience on the topic. Baskett is a Reiki master and trained in the Peruvian Shamanic traditions of Munay-Ki. Free-will offerings will be accepted. For reservations, call the center at 330-539-0122.

BIBLE SCHOOLS: Local churches are hosting Vacation Bible schools.

• Poland Presbyterian Church, 2 Poland Manor — 6 to 8:15 p.m. July 11 to 15 for ages 3 to sixth grade. Registration is online at www.polandpres

byterian.org or 330-757-1547.

• Pleasant Valley Church, Liberty — 5 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday for Epic Ministries and July 12 to 14 for Kidz Nitz Ministries for ages 7 and older. Register at PVChurch.net.

• Girard Trinity Lutheran and St. Rose Church, Girard — 9 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday for children in kindergarten to sixth grade sponsored by the Girard Ministerial Association. The theme is “Discovery on Adventure Island.”

• First Baptist Church, Niles — 6:30 p.m. July 25 to 29. Call 330-652-4370.

• Grand Valley Community Church — 6 to 8:15 p.m. July 25 to 29 for ages 4 to sixth grade. The theme is “Monumental: Celebrating God’s Greatness.”

FIRST FRIDAY: The First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown will host H. William Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society, at 11:30 a.m. July 7 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road in Canfield. Lawson will speak on the topic “Keeping the Faith: Religion and

Culture in the Mahoning Valley.”

Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. with the presentation beginning at noon. The cost is $18. Reservations are due by Friday at 330-720-4498. Reservations are limited.

Visit www.firstfridayclubof

greateryoungstown.org for more information.

PRISON MINISTRY: His Hands Extended Prison Ministry has decided to end its 30 years of official ministry as of Thursday. This ministry was established in 1992 under the encouragement of The Greater Warren Evangelical Ministers Fellowship by Raymond Cowie, who died in February.

Cowie ministered at the Trumbull County Adult Correctional Center, the Trumbull County Juvenile Justice Center and in many Ohio state prisons. He also served several years as police chaplain for the Newton Falls Police Department.

Chaplains Tom Gabrovsek and Rob Delveccio served many years as lead chaplains at the Trumbull County Adult and Juvenile Justice Centers.

Michelle Wolcott, board member, said both churches and individuals contributed to the ministry over the course of 30 years and contributed food donations for holiday meals for correctional facilities, or gave monetary donations. Remaining funds will be dispersed to other local outreach ministries.

The ministry has not ruled out reorganizing in the future, if there once again becomes a need.

PRAYING WITH COLOR: Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center will offer Praying with Color with Paulette Kirschensteiner at

7 p.m. July 10 to noon July 14. Participants will pray with different media — watercolor, colored pencils and crayons. All materials are supplied. No art experience is necessary. The cost is $335.

Program information and registration are available at www.vmesc.org or by calling 724-964-8886.

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