SCIENCE PROGRAMS PLANNED BY METROPARKS: The Trumbull County Metroparks has planned science programs for children. "Tracks" will focus on observation of animal tracks from 6 to 7 p.m. July 24 and 1 to 3 p.m. July 28 at Clarence Darrow MetroPark, 83 Educational Highway, Champion. "Who Lives in a Tree?" will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 4 at Thomas A. Swift MetroPark, 870 Benedict Leavittsburg Road, Leavittsburg. Sessions are free for youth and their parents, but require pre-registration by calling 330-675-3072.
STRAWBERRY SOCIAL SET AT CENTER: A family garden fair and strawberry social with music by Take II will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Trumbull County Agricultural Center, 520 W. Main St., Cortland. The event, sponsored by the Trumbull County Master Gardeners, will feature free activities at eight stations in the children's garden, bird feeder crafts, scavenger hunt, corn maze, and face painting. Refreshments will be available from the Cortland-Bazetta Historical Society.
CAMELOT CENTER SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: The Camelot Center is a non-profit equine assisted therapeutic riding program. The mission of the program is to provide therapeutic riding to physically, mentally, or emotionally disabled, learning disabled, minority and/or disadvantaged children and adults. The program utilizes certified instructors and trained volunteers, and offers individuals the opportunity to learn horsemanship skills, grooming techniques, and basic horse management skills. The center has had several new additions with new horses. For more information, visit www.camelotcenter.org.
ENRICHMENT PROGRAM CELEBRATES PROGRESS: The Inspiring Minds Summer Enrichment Program celebrated the program's vision and progress with the Best Summer Ever event at Warren G. Harding High School's Mollenkopf Stadium. Various speakers attended and presented awards. General Motors Co. presented a $5,000 to help continue the work of the program, which is designed to give students mentors and develop character, community pride, mindfulness and leadership skills.
RESCUE MISSION HOLDS FUNDRAISER: The Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley has partnered with the PGA Tour with a program called Tickets Fore Charity that offers the rescue mission unlimited revenue potential by selling tickets to the PGA Tour's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament in Akron Aug. 1 to 5. Seventy five percent of the net proceeds of any ticket purchased on the mission's behalf helps the mission. To purchase tickets online: www.buytfc.com. Code word for the Rescue Mission is "PITCH."
To reach the 24-hour information referral and crisis intervention service in Trumbull County, call Trumbull 211 at 330-393-1565 or 211. Call Trumbull 211 or Help Hotline at 330-747-2696 or 800-427-3606 for more information on service agencies and support groups.
Someplace Safe Inc., domestic violence agency, offers support groups for women, children and individual support services, 330-393-3003.
Sunday Night Our Gratitude Speaks, Narcotics Anonymous open speaker meeting. Sundays, 7 p.m. Serenity Place, 29 E. Broad St., Newton Falls.
Youngstown Area PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), 3 p.m., Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown. 330-747-2696 or e-mail Pflagy@gay.com.