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POLICE MEMORIAL SERVICE: The Hubbard Police Department will present a Police Memorial Service 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hubbard safety center, 233 School St. In case of rain, the event will be at the city municipal building council chambers, 220 W. Liberty St., Hubbard.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Trumbull County Veterans Service Commission is looking for volunteers to decorate Pineview and Oakwood cemeteries and veteran organizations interested in participating in the Memorial Day parade. Decorating the cemeteries will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Pineview and Saturday at Oakwood.

To volunteer, contact the commission at 330-675-2585.

74TH BIRTHDAY: The Youngstown Area Jewish Federation will celebrate the 74th birthday of Israel’s independence with a festival noon to 3 p.m. today at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown. Children’s games, barbecue, crafts and musical performances will take place. Those attending will be able to visit a replica of the Western Wall and leave a note. The event is free to the public. To register, visit

GARDEN MYTHS: “Garden Myths and Misconceptions” with the Master Gardeners will be presented 6 p.m. Thursday at the McKinley Birthplace Home, 40 S. Main St., Niles. Master Gardener volunteer Wanda Thomas will help participants separate fact from fiction. To register, call 330-652-1704, Ext. 3. If unvaccinated, please wear a mask. To register for the virtual program visit

INSPIRING MINDS: Inspiring Minds will host its 16th annual fundraising gala 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Kent State University at Trumbull, celebrating 16 years of impact in the Mahoning Valley.

Coming off of a successful 15-year celebration last summer, Inspiring Minds has adapted the gala to be a hybrid event, offering both indoor and outdoor experiences throughout the evening. The gala also will feature student achievement and participation, scholarship awards, community recognition, unique auctions and raffles, merchandise and more.

The annual gala is the nonprofit’s largest fundraiser, which typically inspires over 600 attendees, celebrating the accomplishments of the Warren and Youngstown chapters of Inspiring Minds.

Additional information on sponsorship opportunities, advertising and tickets is available at

GARAGE SALE DAYS: Champion Township community garage sale days will be Thursday to May 22 with no permit needed to hold a sale. Participants are responsible for their own advertising. Residents can list their garage sales at champion for free. It is recommended to put a yellow balloon at the end of the street.

SPRING CLEANUP: Newton Township will host its annual spring cleanup, electronic waste and scrap tire collection 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the township administration building, 4410 Newton Falls Bailey Road. This is a service for residents of Newton Township. ID is required for proof of residency. A limit of eight clean off-rim passenger tires and /or one pickup truck load of scrap / junk will be accepted per household. After-hour drop-offs are prohibited.

The township will accept limited electronic waste and appliances. You must bring help if needed to unload your vehicle. This is not a disposal site for business use.

ASAP DRUG SUMMIT: The 2022 Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention Drug Summit “It Takes a Community,” also sponsored by the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board, will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Kent State University Trumbull Campus in Champion. The professional development conference is for counselor, social workers, chemical dependency professionals, nurses, recovery support providers, community advocates and anyone interested in learning how they can impact the drug epidemic. Registration is required at The $60 fee includes breakfast, lunch and 5.75 Continuing Education Units.

FLUTE EVENT: Unity Spiritual Centre in Liberty will host Armand and Angelina 11 a.m. today followed by a Native American Flute Playshop at 1 p.m. The suggested donation is $20 but will be provided by the Centre if you cannot afford it. Individual harp / flute healing sound meditation will take place 6:30 p.m. Monday to send healing vibes to help end the “Great Pause,” the war in Ukraine and any other unrest in the world.

LGBT DEMENTIA FORUM: The Alzheimer’s Association will host a statewide virtual LGBT Dementia Forum about the obstacles, health disparities and inequities LGBT elders and their care partners face when navigating a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. The free forum is 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. To register, go to: or call 800-272-3900.

The forum is being presented with seven state and locally based organizations that serve the LGBT community, including SAGE Cleveland, Equality Ohio, Equitas Health Institute, Plexus, Cincinnati Pride, Rainbow Elder Care of Greater Dayton and United Church Homes.

The LGBT dementia forum will be moderated by Amanda Cole, executive director of Plexus LGBT + Allied Chamber of Commerce. Individuals needing immediate assistance can call the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900. To learn more about Alzheimer’s and the LGBTQ+ community visit

HEIRLOOM DOLLS: The Heirloom Doll Society will host its fifth annual antique / modern doll toys, small antiques, trains and teddy bear show sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Williamsfield Community Center, 5920 U.S. Route 322, Williamsfield. Forty vendors, concessions, doll stringing and doll identification will be offered for free. Admission is $4 and free for children 10 and under.

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