WALK FOR ANIMALS SET: The 18th annual Walk for the Animals will be held Sunday at the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County Shelter, 812 Youngstown Kingsville Road, Vienna. The fundraising event for pet owners and their four-legged companions will include contests and prizes. All types of pets welcome.
Registration is 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., blessing of animals at 1:30 p.m., and the walk at 2:30 p.m. A dinner will be held after the walk. The event will be held rain or shine.
Proceeds benefit Animal Welfare League.
PET BLESSING AT PARISH: Blessed Sacrament Parish, 3020 Reeves Road N.E., Warren, will hold a pet blessing at noon Saturday in the outdoor gathering place at the church. All pets are welcome.
For information, call 330-372-2215
DETROIT SOUP EVENT: Earth Angel Farm is hosting Detroit SOUP from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Raymond John Wean Foundation, 147 W. Market St., Warren.
Amy Kaherl, one of the women who started Detroit SOUP, will be speaking, and Warren Mayor Doug Franklin will present her with a proclamation from the city. There will be two mini-grant presentations before dinner of soup, salad and bread.
For tickets, call 330-856-5003.
ASSOCIATION TO HEAR FROM DIRECTOR: The Northwest Neighborhood Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist Church, Drexel Avenue, Warren. Guest speaker is Safety-Service Director Enzo Cantalamassa.
Donations of non-perishables, canned goods and cash for the church food pantry will be collected through October. The Make A Difference Day project will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 26 in the church parking lot for the food pantry.
HARVEST DAYS HOSTED BY VILLA MARIA: The 14th annual Villa Maria Harvest Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Villa Maria Community Center, Villa Maria, Pa. The event will include live music by the Allegheny Drifters bluegrass band, dulcimer music by Jan Hammond, hay rides, baked goods, children's games and crafts, vendors, and a gift basket raffle. The Market Barn will be open for purchases of seasonal produce.
Non-perishable food item for donation to local food banks will be collected. Admission and parking are free.
SESSION PLANNED: Mercy College offers a two-year degree to become a registered nurse. Youngstown Mercy College of Ohio, St. Elizabeth campus, will have an informational session for those wanting to know more about the program from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in Finnegan Auditorium at St. Elizabeth Health Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown. Registrations for the session will be accepted at www.mercycollege.edu, but are not required.
HUBBARD SEEKS PHOTOS: Hubbard Schools will hold its annual Homecoming Parade and game at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 11.
The parade will begin at the Hubbard High School student parking lot and continue to the old Roosevelt parking lot by way of Stewart Avenue. The homecoming festivities will also include booths and tents for various school organizations located inside the gates of the football stadium.
For those interested in participating in the parade or setting up a booth, applications are available at www.hubbard.k12.oh.us or call 330-534-1921. The crowning of the King and Queen will take place at 6:30 p.m. Hubbard Homecoming pictures from previous years can be submited today to homecoming@
COLLECTION COMPLETED: The most recent Operation Empty Medicine Cabinet event collected 36,850 pills locally. More than 2,000 of the drugs collected were narcotics for pain.
The program began in September 2010. Since that time, officers have collected 672,582 pills in Trumbull, Geneva, Ashtabula and Jefferson counties. Trumbull had the highest numbers collecting 534,554 pills.
The program helps prevent unused or expired prescription medication from getting into the wrong hands and provides a way for unused or old prescriptions to be disposed of safely without harming the environment.
CEMETERY WALK: The annual Niles Cemetery Walk with Wendell Lauth will be held from 5 to 6:30 pm. Sunday. Lauth, a local Trumbull County historian, will take participants on a walking tour visiting grave sites at the Niles Union Cemetery. Guests will learn about some of the prominent citizens who once lived in Niles. Included in the tour are the grave sites of President William McKinley's sister, Abigail, Harry Stevens, the Harris brothers, pioneer families and a famous murderer. Those attending should meet at the entrance to the cemetery at the corner of Niles Cortland Road and Vienna Avenue. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring a flashlight.
For more information or to register, call 330-652-1704, Ext. 212.
COMMUNITY DAY: The Girard Community Fair will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Park. There will be bouncy house, Powerwheel races, face painting, drama club skits, deejay, karaoke, Steppin Out dancers, and cornhole.