GIRARD TO HOST SPECIAL OLYMPICS EVENT: Four counties will be represented at the Special Olympics track and field meet this weekend, with opening ceremonies at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the Girard Arrowhead Stadium. There will be seven teams from Columbiana, Mahoning, Summit and Trumbull counties among the 250 athletes. Events and awards will take place throughout the day. Volunteers from the Girard city schools and community will take part.
Businesses or individuals wishing to help support the event should call Randy at 330-402-1173. For information on the event, call Judy at 330-545-5431, Ext. 202.
YO-MAH-O PROFESSIONALS MEET TODAY: The Yo-Mah-O Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet at 6 p.m. today at the Fireplace Restaurant on East Western Reserve Road. Chapter member Judy Cundik will speak on "Understanding Your Insurance." Election of officers will also take place. Cost for the evening is $13. All administrative professionals are invited to attend. For reservations, call Mary Hake at 330-629-9147.
SOCIETY TO HEAR OF CIVIL WAR: The Bristol Historical Society will hold its annual "Welcome to Spring" program at 6:30 p.m. today at the township hall. Local historian Wendell Lauth will discuss local participation in the War of 1812.
SOCIETY PLANS MOTHER'S DAY EVENT: The Greene Historical Society will hold its annual Mother's Day Tea at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Greene Town Hall on Durst Colebrook Road. For reservations, call Kay at 330-583-3105 or Karen at 330-583-2540.
McDONALD SCHOOLS HOLD ART SHOW: McDonald High School, 600 Iowa Ave., will hold its art show from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Admission is $3.
LIBRARY TO CLOSE FOR WORK: The Ausintown Public Library, 600 S.Raccoon Road, will close temporarily starting May 14 for flooring replacement. The library is expected to reopen in mid-June. Wooden flooring in the entrance and center aisle of the library is worn and is in need of replacement. Carpeting and ceramic tile will be used. The library will extend due dates on items.
POWER OF THE PURSE FEATURES LEPORE HANDBAG: Designer Nanette Lepore is kicking off the inaugural Red Cross Power of the Purse event on Wednesday by donating a signature Nanette Lepore red handbag. This purse and the 50 other specialty labels filled with goodies can be bid on by guests while they also can enjoy an evening of food, wines and camaraderie with girlfriends or family as a pre-Mother's Day celebration.
The event will be held at Mastropietro Winery, 14558 Ellsworth Road, Berlin Center, beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $35 each and are limited to 150 guests.
Proceeds will benefit local disaster victims and the military.
To purchase tickets, call 330-392-2551, Ext. 113, or email Debbie.Musser@redcross.org.
Sounds of Square County, Women's Barbershop Singers, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 56 Chestnut Ave., Niles. Call Terry at 330-544-0242 or Doris at 330-544-2252.
Warren Lion Club, noon at The Reef, 5000 E. Market St., Warren, in The Market Place.
Nicotine Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., St. Joseph Hospital Warren Room, Eastland Avenue, Warren.
Celebrate Recovery, 12-step faith-based program, 6:30 p.m., Fowler Community Church, 4651 state Route 305, 330-550-3393.
Smalltown Recovery Al-Anon Family Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Kinsman Presbyterian Church, 6383 Church St. Wheelchair accessible.
Kickin' It In Kinsman, a Narcotics Anonymous meeting, 7 p.m., Kinsman Presbyterian Church, Church Street. Wheelchair accessible.
Ladies Auxiliary Unit 700, 6:15 p.m., Howland American Legion Post 700, 8273 High St. N.E.
Inspired Retired Quilting Guild, 1 to 3 p.m., Newton Falls Community Center, 330-872-3122.
Celebrate Recovery, 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Park Ave., Warren. 330-392-6276.
The Historic Perkins Homestead Neighborhood Association, 6:30 p.m., Red Cross building, Mahoning Avenue, Warren. Call 330-507-8831 or 330-392-0863.
Girard-Liberty Rotary, 6 p.m., Amen Corner, 21 W. Main St., Girard, 330-539-5837 or 330-545-5694.
Girard-Liberty Kiwanis Club, 6:30 p.m., Golf Dome, 1300 N. State St., 330-545-1338.
Stephen Foster Chorus, singing group for men, 7 p.m., Warren SCOPE Center, 220 W. Market St., Warren. Guests welcome. 330-652-5739.
Food Addicts Anonymous, 7 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 162 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown. For more information call 330-793-1599.
Al-Anon, 9:30 a.m. basement, First Presbyterian Church of Warren, 256 Mahoning Ave. N.W., 9 a.m. beginner's meeting.
Howland High School Class of 1950, 1 p.m., J.D.'s Post House Restaurant, Mahoning Avenue, Champion.
TOPS 1429, weigh-in 9 a.m., meeting 9:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hubbard.
TOPS OHIO 1374, weigh-in 8:45 a.m., United Methodist Church, Ridge Road, Newton Falls.
TOPS OHIO 1165, weigh-in 8:30 a.m., meeting 9 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Park Ave., Warren.
TOPS 1060, weigh-in 6 p.m., meet at 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hubbard.
SOAR Chapter 28-4, American Welding Retirees Local 1574, 10:30 a.m., former unemployment office on Park Avenue, Warren.
Minute by Minute group of Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. closed discussion, First Presbyterian Church of Warren.
Champion Rotary Club, noon, Wayside Inn, Champion.