First Book seeks edible entries

ENTRIES BEING SOUGHT: First Book-Trumbull County is seeking entries to the fifth annual Edible Book Fest fundraiser. Creative cooks, bakers and artists are invited to submit their plans to enter by March 8 by contacting Ellen Finan at 330-638-4393.

The Edible Book Fest is a celebration of children’s books and handcrafted art. The Fest will be held at 6 p.m. March 14 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Prizes will be awarded for the top three entries and to the People’s Choice Award. There is no entry fee. Individuals or teams may compete. The children’s book the edible art is based on must be on display with the entry.

BENEFIT TO HELP GIRL: A benefit silent auction and 50/50 raffle are being held for Adalena Noel Mercado, daughter of Brittany Joseph and Rene Mercado of Woodbridge, Va., formerly of Warren.

Adalena was diagnosed with spina bifida while still in the womb. Brittany underwent in utero surgery in September to repair the baby’s spine.

The benefit will be held 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church, 1725 Drexel Ave. N.W., Warren, and will include a spaghetti dinner. Cost is $8 per adult, $4 per child 10 and younger, and free for 5 and younger. Donations may also be made at Huntington Bank.

For more information, call 330-766-3438 or 330-307-9962.

PROGRAM ON DRUG AWARENESS: Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership will hold a free program, “The House I Live In,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the YWCA of Warren, 375 N. Park Ave. The program will discuss the effects of drugs entering neighborhoods.

ART EXHIBIT AT LIBRARY: The Newton Falls Public Library, 204 S. Canal St., is showing the artwork of the Rev. Eric A. Bing with various pieces of work for sale. Before entering seminary, Bing received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. More than 20 pieces of his work are being shown on the second floor of the library through March.

Several times a year a different artist is featured at the library. For information on purchase of art or exhibits, call 330-807-4830.