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DULCIMER SOCIETY AS GUEST: Dulcimer Society of Trumbull County president and musician, Bill Schilling, will perform folk style and Appalachian music, 10 am Feb. 19 at Chad Anthony’s Grille Meeting Room, 4698 Belmont Ave., Liberty, for the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society’s Memories of a Lifetime lecture series. This is an encore performance.

All programs are open to the public. Member admission is $5 and nonmember admission is $10. Refreshments will be served and a 50/50 raffle will benefit the society’s education mission. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins are admitted, based on seat availability, which is limited, due to social distancing. For reservations or more information, phone 330-726-8277.

Schilling plays six- and 12-string guitars, autoharp, hammered and fretted dulcimers, bowed psalteries, six- and 12-string banjo guitars, national steel guitar, ukuleles, recorders, bazooka, jug and an assortment of inexpensive or homemade instruments. He has been singing and playing various folk instruments, for over 40 years coast to coast.

Schilling founded the Dulci-More: Folk and Traditional Musicians and the Dulci-More Festival, is a founding member of the Canton Folk Song Society and former president of Folknet.

CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE: The Mahoning Valley Civil War Round Table will meet for dinner and discussion at 6:30 pm, Feb. 14 at A La Cart Catering, 429 Lisbon St. in Canfield. The cost is $17 per person, and reservations are required for the meal.

This month will feature Jon-Erik Gilot, curator of the Captain Thomas Espy Grand Army of the Republic Post in Carnegie, Pa. He will examine the “forgotten” Battle of Philippi, West Virginia — the earliest organized land engagement of the Civil War — on June 3, 1861.

For membership information, or for reservations, call Gary Wholf at 330-953-1965.

SOCIETY HOSTS FUNDRAISER: The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is planning its annual Cookie Table and Cocktails fundraiser 6 to 10 pm Feb. 26 at the Assumption Social Center at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 356 S. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown. The cookie baking competition is now open for registration by calling 330-743-2589 or at https://mahoninghistory.org/cookie-baker-registration/. Cost for the event is $65 per person or $600 for a VIP table. RSVP is due by Feb. 16.

OPEN HOUSE: The Mahoning County Career and Technical Center is celebrating Career and Technical Education Month throughout February. The month is a time to raise awareness of the role that CTE has in preparing students for careers and college, as well as helping our nation achieve economic success and workforce competitiveness.

MCCTC will have an open house 6 to 8 pm Thursday for all prospective students, families, or any community member that would like to see what career tech is all about.

Those interested in attending can register online at www.mahoningctc.com.

DENTAL CHECKS: Dr. Paul Bertolasio, a Girard dentist, 26 E. Wilson Ave., will provide free dental checks for children not covered by insurance 8 am to 2 pm Friday as part of the Give Kids a Smile program. To reserve an appointment, call 330-545-2000.

POLAND ORIENTATION: There will be an orientation meeting for all eighth graders and their parents who reside in the Poland Local School District 7 to 8 pm Feb. 24 in the Poland High School auditorium.

Poland High School’s counselors will provide information that will assist incoming freshmen with making a decision about enrollment.

Topics to be covered will include graduation requirements, end of course exams/graduation points, course levels, curriculum choices and placement tests, post-secondary/college entrance requirements, athletic participation rules/OHSAA and extracurricular options.

For more information, call the guidance office at 330-757-7036.

HUBBARD FOOD PANTRY: Hubbard Christians in Action food pantry has been operating out of the First Baptist Church for a number of years. The food pantry is open to those who live in the Hubbard area. For information, call the church office at 330-534-3727.



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