Canal history topic of program

HISTORY NIGHT ON THE CANALS: Jim McFarland of Warren will share the research he has done on the Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal that ran through Leavittsburg at a program at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Leavittsburg Historical Museum, 4901 W. Market St. The program is part of the History Night at the Heritage Museum. The canal was the local way of getting products made here shipped from the area to Akron and Pittsburgh and importing other products to Warren.

SPRING SPEAKER: The Audubon Society / Mahoning Valley will hold a “Spring Beauty – Season’s Beginnings” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mill Creek Metroparks, state Route 46, Canfield. The program will be presented by Jeffrey Hall, president of the Washington County Audubon Society of New Jersey.

BENEFIT TO HELP FAMILY: A benefit will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Apostolic Pentecostal Church, 3101 DeForest Road S.E., Warren, which will help the family of Amanda H. Wood-Leedy, who died from a fall at her home.

She and her husband, Gene, had a blended family of five children. The Wood family established a memorial fund this year to provide financial support for her two minor children.

The event will include an auction, basket raffle and dinner. For tickets, call 330-652-7947 or 330-883-2228.

WELLNESS FAIR AT CENTER: Vista Care Centers will hold Dr. Friedrich’s Wellness Fair from 1:30 to 3 p.m. today at Victoria House, 5295 Ashley Circle, Austintown. The fair, which will include free health screenings, blood pressure checks, and podiatry consultation, is being held in honor of Friederich’s birthday. Various vendors will attend.

Call 330-799-1711 for more information.

TODAY

NAR-ANON Family Group, 7 p.m., Serenity Place, 29 E Broad St., Newton Falls. Call Teri at 330-646-4480 or Patty at 330-307-3002

Better Your Future Through Hope, Mahoning Valley Hope Center, 3217 Surrey Road, Warren. Call 330-369-3010.

First Things First, 6 p.m., Sahara Club II, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren, literature discussion.

Cortland Area Kiwanis, 5 p.m., Real Deal Coffee Cafe.

Youngstown Executive Toastmasters, 6:45 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley, 301 Western Reserve Road, Boardman. Visit www.speakingclub.org.

Celebrate Recovery, eight-step Christian program, Beatitudes, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Bloomfield Recovery Center, 10113 Creaser-Ashtabula Road, Bloomfield, 330-599-2402.

Celebrate Recovery, 6 p.m., Mahoning Valley Hope Center, 3217 Surrey Road, Warren. 330-369-3010.

Overeaters Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., basement of First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren.

Monday Night Serenity Hall AA, 7:30 p.m., Badger Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren.

Howland Rotary Club, noon, Shepherd of the Valley, North River Road.

TOPS Ohio 1353, Leavittsburg, weigh-in 6 p.m., meeting 7 p.m., Leavittsburg Church of God, 610 S. Leavitt Road, Leavittsburg. Call 330-898-0357. New members welcome.

TOPS Ohio 698, Girard, weigh-in 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., meeting 6:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 140 E. Broadway Ave., Girard. Call 330-545-4770 or 330-534-2618.

TOPS Ohio 1694, Champion, weigh-in 6:30 p.m., meeting 7 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 5734 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Champion. Call 330-652-2368.

Nothing to Fear, 10 a.m., Glenbeigh, 29 North Road, Niles.

Monday Night Miracles, 7 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 2555 Rush Blvd., Youngstown.

Hubbard HOW, 7:30 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 1815 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard.

Christians in Deliverance, 7 p.m., Agape Assembly Church, 426 Nevada St. S.W., Warren.

The Weigh Inn weight loss support group, weigh-in 5 to 6 p.m., meeting 6:15 p.m., Niles Senior Center, 14 E. State St. 330-652-9098.