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Southington invites public to station

OPEN HOUSE: Southington Fire Department, 4361 state Route 305, will host an open house 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for the public to see the station, fire equipment and staff. The Back to School Fun in the Park for local children also will take place.

CORN ROAST: The Meandering Wings Corn Roast will be 2 p.m. today at the American Legion Post, Warren Burton Road, Southington. Food, corn and raffles will be available. All motorcycles are welcome. For information, call 330-637-5191. The next regular meeting is 5:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Sunrise Inn.

UPTON HOUSE OPEN HOUSE: The Upton Association will host a program 1 p.m. today at the historic home, 380 Mahoning Ave., Warren, to honor those who donated to the water feature beautification project at the women’s park. Refreshments will be served at the house following the program. The house and gardens will be open 2 to 4 p.m. for tours and will feature a display of more than 30 years of posters celebrating women’s history and suffrage and vintage postcards. For information, call 330-395-1840 or Facebook at www.uptonhouse.org

PARTY IN THE PARK: Hartford Township will host a Party in the Park 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the township center at state Routes 7 and 305. The police department will host a backpack giveaway.

PONY RIDES: The Girard Free Library will host pony rides and petting zoo 10 a.m. to noon Friday outside the library. Pony rides will take place on North Avenue. A petting zoo with rabbits, goats and ducks will be featured. The Girard Fire Department also will be there with a firetruck and for people to meet the firefighters. The library will be passing out Learning Lunchbox educational kits from COSI.

HEALTH CENTER WEEK: In honor of National Health Center Week, ONE Health Ohio will host patient appreciation events at four of their locations across Mahoning, Trumbull and Stark counties. All events will feature free health screenings, back to school giveaways, free food, games and prizes.

Events will take place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the future site of the Glenwood Avenue location, 2649 Glenwood Ave. Youngstown.

National Health Center Week is an annual celebration to raise awareness of the mission of America’s health centers and their accomplishments. The focus of the National Association of Community Health Centers this year is “Community Health Centers — The Chemistry for Strong Communities.”

For information go to www.onehealthohio.org.

RUMMAGE SALE: Good Shepherd Community Church, 4600 Eagle Creek Road, Leavitstburg, will host a rummage sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

MODEL CAR EXHIBIT: The McKinley Birthplace Museum in Niles is showcasing a model car exhibit, including vehicles of popular movie and television shows such as “Batman,” “Ghostbusters” “Get Smart,” “American Graffiti” and “Austin Powers.” Iconic cars that belong to celebrities also are being shown, such as Elvis, Joan Crawford, Sonny and Cher and Clark Gable. The museum is open Tuesday to Friday and also will have a scavenger hunt to go along with the exhibit.

SUMMER PARADE: The Girard End of Summer Parade will be 7 p.m. Saturday. The parade route is Churchill Road at U.S. Route 422 heading south through the city’s downtown to Liberty Street and then to the Justin Leo Memorial Bridge. The parade will turn left toward Market Street, where participants will disband. The Girard High School marching band will lead the parade. To take part, contact Chuck Doran at the city’s website or the mayor’s office. Spectators can line the parade route along State Street and Liberty Street.

DASH AND SPLASH; The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown is hosting the fourth annual Dash and Splash 5K on Aug. 21. The kids’ race is 8:45 a.m. and the 5K run and walk at 9 a.m. The event begins at the JCC Main Campus, 505 Gypsy Lane, and ends at the JCC Logan Campus, 3245 Logan Way. Cost for the Dash and Splash is $15 per individual and $20 per family To register jccyoungstown.org/dash-splash.

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