HISTORY LECTURE: The Mahoning Valley Historical Society will hold a "History to Go" lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Tod Homestead Cemetery Chapel, 2200 Belmont Ave., Youngstown. Traci Manning, the society's curator of education, will present "David Tod and the Civil War: Youngstown's Son, Wartime Governor." Tod helped raise troops from the Mahoning Valley and led Ohio through the country's most difficult years. For information call 330-743-2589.
FOUNDERS DAY EVENT: The Girard Historical Society will hold the Founder's Day luncheon at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Mark's Orthodox Church, 3560 Logan Way, Liberty. The society is holding a membership drive at the event.
HEALTH INSURANCE SEMINAR: The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library,444 Mahoning Ave., will host a free seminar about the Health Insurance Marketplace from 9:30 a.m. to noon today. "Countdown to Coverage: Getting Ready for the Health Insurance Marketplace" will be presented by Trey Daly, the Ohio State Director of Enroll America. Topics to be covered include new affordable coverage options available to uninsured Ohioans; financial assistance to help pay premiums. Registration requested online at www.getcoveredamerica.org/events.
COLLECTING FOR THE MISSION: As a service project, the junior and senior high students of North-Mar Church's Battalion No. 1180 are conducting a food drive for the Warren Family Mission through Nov. 24. Canned and dry, non-perishable foods can be dropped off inside the lobby doors of North-Mar Church, 3855 E. Market St., Warren, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays or by delivering food items to the church gym on Sundays. Collected foods will then be used by the mssion for needy families as well as for two Thanksgiving meals at the mission.
THANKSGIVING SIGNUP: Signs ups have begun for Thanksgiving at the Emmanuel Community Care Center in Girard through Nov. 15. Families who are registered at the center and wish to receive assistance must call 330-545-4301. Pickup of Thanksgiving baskets will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 26. Anyone wishing to donate food items can call the center. Items are needed no later than Nov. 20.
LIMB COLLECTION: Howland Township is holding its limb and branch pickup for the eastside of the township through Friday. Streets include areas east of Mosquito Creek. The westside of the township will have collection from Nov. 11 to 22. Only trimmed or pruned, root-free branches will be collected. No firewood, large logs or complete trees will be picked up.