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LETTER FACTORS FOOD DRIVE: The annual Letter Carriers Food Drive will take place on Saturday with the public invited to help families in need by placing non-perishable donations in a bag near their mailbox and drivers will deliver donations to local food banks.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS INVITATION: The 11th Annual Trumbull County Special Olympics Invitational Games hosted by the Girard City School District, Fairhaven School and Rotary Girard-Liberty will take place Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Arrrowhead Stadium, 200 S. Highland Ave. SE, Girard. More than 180 athletes and nearly 300 volunteers from Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana and Ashtabula counties and Youngstown State University will participate in the invite. Athletes will compete in various track and field events of running, jumping and throwing.
The first international Special Olympics were held in Chicago in 1968. The Games began with the idea of a unique Olympic-style sports competition for people with special needs. The Trumbull County Invitational did not take place for two seasons due to COVID-19.
FRIENDS PLANT SALE: The Friends of the Greenhouse Consortium are hosting their annual Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 at the Packard Park Greenhouse. The sale provides the funds for much of the plantings in the town center and the park. Volunteers will bring more horticultural beauty to the community with more baskets and planters. Volunteers will be available to help bring items to customers’ cars.
CLEANUP DAY: Warren Township will host the annual Community Spring Cleanup Day from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Johnson Community Center. Volunteers are asked to meet at the center. Cleaning materials will be provided. The public can drop off items from noon to 8 p.m. today at the Township Roads Department. No hazardous materials, paint or batteries will be accepted.
ASSOCIATION OPEN HOUSE: The Leavittsburg Heritage Association will resume its monthly open house from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Heritage Museum, 4901 W. Market Street, Leavittsburg. The Open Day has been canceled for the past two years, but will resume on the third Sunday of each month for the remainder of 2022.
GASTRONOMIC FESTIVAL: SS. Mary and Joseph Church, Seneca Street, Warren, will host a food festival with a basket raffle, wine raffle and 50/50 raffle, from 5-8 p.m., Saturday, to benefit the people of Ukraine. Local restaurants were asked to donate something from their menu so people could sample a variety of dishes. There will also be a collection from local businesses for the raffles.
CHARM SALE: The Mecca Community Church, Phillips-Rice Road, is holding a charcuterie sale to raise funds to ship Operation Christmas Child boxes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
PROCESSION: Masonic Lodge 462 of Newton Falls will mark its 150th anniversary on Saturday with a procession beginning at 9 a.m. at the corner of Canal and Broad streets, which will end at the lodge at 12 W. Broad St.
DRIVE-IT-YOURSELF TOUR: Destination Geauga’s 18th Annual Spring Drive-It-Yourself Tour is Saturday. This is a self-guided tour of Geauga County with participating businesses throughout Geauga County that will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each of the participating companies will offer either a discount, some kind of freebie or a sample for participants to take advantage of.
After the county tour day is over, participants can head to the Geauga County Fairgrounds school building in Burton for the finals. There will be music, food, children’s activities and a chance to win prizes. Those who visit 10 or more of the participating businesses will be entered to win the grand prize with the draw at 4 p.m.
For more information and the list of participating companies, visit www.destinationgeauga.com, or contact Kathy at [email protected] or 440-632-1538.
TOASTMASTERS OPEN HOUSE: Warren Toastmasters invites guests to his open house to meet members and learn more about the club, from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Community Auditorium Room inside Boscov at Eastwood Mall at Niles.
The featured speaker will be one of the club’s founding members, Mike Gerrick, an award-winning speaker and heavy vehicle fleet training specialist with Point Spring Company. His speech, “What if,” argues that the power of “What if” can hold us back or set us free. Guests will also get a glimpse of a typical Toastmasters meeting.
The club meets from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Meetings are temporarily on Zoom but will soon resume in person in the Warren area.
Contact Deborah Tolich at [email protected] For more information about Warren Toastmasters, visit www.speechclub.org, or the Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/SpeechFriends.
For more information about Toastmasters International, visit www.toastmasters.org.
CHILD HEALTH FAIR: Mercy Health, Akron Mahoning Valley Children’s Hospital and Trumbull County Combined Health District are hosting a Child Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Joe’s at the Mall of ‘Eastwood Mall in Niles.
This event will provide training and demonstrations on safe sleep practices for infants, as well as other important infant health needs. There will be raffles and giveaways including car seats, pack-n-plays, strollers, gift cards and more. There will also be special entertainment for children.