ASSOCIATION PLANS CLEANUP: The Southwest Neighborhood Association in Warren will hold a cleanup at Southwest Park, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. The SWNA will also have a food drive that day for donations for its annual Thanksgiving basket blessing for the seniors at Tod's Crossing. Donations for the Thanksgiving baskets can be dropped off at the park during the cleanup.
The SWNA's regular meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at New Freedom Missionary Baptist Church, 1590 Tod Ave. S.W. Donations for the Thanksgiving baskets can also be dropped off during that time.
Anyone interested in volunteering to help with the cleanup project and / or food drive can contact Rhonda at 330-301-8782 or Eleanor at 330-399-3001.
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT MARKS 60 YEARS: Junior Achievement will celebrate 60 years of connecting youth with business in the Mahoning Valley with an anniversary celebration 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Fellows Riverside Gardens, Youngstown.
The event also honors several individuals and organizations for their special contributions and leadership supporting JA's programs over the past six decades. A special endowment award will recognize the volunteer and financial contributions of the late George B. Woodman.
For information, call Michel Merkel, president, Junior Achievement of the Mahoning Valley, at 330-539-5268 or email jamvmichele@ onecom.com.
ASSOCIATION HOLDS DANCE: The Downtown Leavittsburg Improvement Association will host a dance for students in kindergarten to sixth grade from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Johnson Community Center, 800 Gillmer Road. The Warren Township Police will be offering free fingerprinting for the students starting at 7 p.m.
DANCERS TO THRILL AUDIENCE: The Judge Morley Pavilion at Wick Recreation Area in Mill Creek Park will be the venue for the official videotaping of Youngstown zombies dancing to Michael Jackson's Thriller at 3 p.m. Oct. 27.
The local event is part of a global event to set a world record for "most people dancing to Thriller simultaneously."
After the videotaping, the group of zombie dancers will take part at 7 p.m. at the Zombie Crawl in Federal Plaza. Dancers pay a $5 registration fee to benefit Canine Crusaders, a local nonprofit organization. Spectators at either event are asked to bring a canned or nonperishable food item to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.