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NORTH GEORGETOWN — The date has changed for the free dinner at the First Brethren Church, 27333 Main St. Usually held on the last Friday of each month, this month’s dinner will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 21. The menu offers spaghetti and meatballs, salad, beverage and dessert. Donations are accepted but not necessary.

Field at Waterworth Park to be renamed for Terry Metts

SALEM –The former West Field at Waterworth Memorial Park will be dedicated and marked as Terry Metts Field during a ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, honoring a longtime Salem youth coach who died last year.

Salem Parks Commission members agreed unanimously last fall to rename the field in honor of Metts, who actually started his coaching career on that same field. He passed away in August at the age of 61. His family, including Donna and Jim Greenamyer, Terry’s sister and brother-in-law, had made the request as a way to honor his time and commitment to the young people of Salem. Jim Greenamyer said the sign is being donated and friends and family will be in attendance for the dedication, which will include some remarks. The commission members will attend.

Salem Music Study Club to meet April 26

SALEM — The Salem Music Study Club’s last regularly scheduled meeting and program of the 2016-17 season begins at 7 p.m. April 26 in the Educational Building beside the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 251 S. Broadway Ave. Lelia Mitchell will present a program titled, “Then Sings My Soul” with assistance from several members. Scholarship dates and officers for the upcoming year will be discussed during the business session. Refreshments will be served.

Free meal offered in Columbiana April 27

COLUMBIANA — The community is invited to a free meal from 4:30 to 6 p.m. April 27 at St. Jude Activity Center, 180 Seventh St.

Salem Storybook Museum to host events

SALEM — The Salem Storybook Museum will host two of its annual events, “The Mad Hatter Tea Party” and “Planting Seeds of Kindness. Join Scouts and Grow.”

Girls ages 5 to 12 are invited to the tea party to be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. May 6 at Kent State University City Center, 230 N. Lincoln Ave. A catered luncheon will be served.

“This is one of our most popular events,” said Robert Viencek, museum director. “It’s a great opportunity for little girls and their mothers and grandmothers to get dressed up, have tea and create memories,” he said.

“Every year the girls make wonderful hats,” said Janis Yereb, curator for both the Salem Storybook Museum and the Charles E. Burchfield Homestead Museum. “This year we’re asking them to bring some decorations for the hats. This could include beads, feathers, flowers, ribbons. We thought it would be fun for the children to exchange items with others attending the party. Or they could barter for things,” she said.

Elizabeth Thatcher, the director emeritus for the museum, will read two short children’s stories. Tickets for the event are $ 10 per person. Reservations are required by calling Viencek at 330-332-4723. No tickets will be sold at the door. The reservation deadline is April 29.

The museum will once again partner with Cub Scout Pack # 3 of Salem for the fun outing, designed for boys age 7 to 11, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 20 at Centennial Park, rain or shine.

This program will be conducted by Angie Johnston, Pack #3 den mother. She will be assisted by her staff of volunteers in the scouting program. Attendees will plant herb gardens to take home and learn about all of the many vegetables that can be grown in a very limited space. Lunch will be served to the children and their accompanying adult. Tickets are required by contacting Viencek at 330-332-4723. The reservation deadline is May 13.

Spring informational fair set in Lisbon April 27

LISBON — Columbiana County Department of Job and Family Services (CCDJFS) will sponsor its spring quarterly informational fair featuring 48 county agencies, businesses, charities, etc. The public is welcome to visit from 9 to 11:30 a.m. April 27 at CCDJFS, 7989 Dickey Drive, Suite II.

Scheduled participants sharing information are: Access Health-Mahoning Valley, East Liverpool City Hospital-Respiratory, All Caring Hospice, East Liverpool City Hospital-Behavioral Health, Apprisen-Debt Management, East Liverpool City Hospital-Rehabilitation Unit, Assurance Wireless, East Liverpool City Hospital-Diabetes Care, Auburn and Covington Skilled Nursing, ExactCare Pharmacy, Behavioral Medicine and Wellness Center, Family and Community Services of Columbiana County, Salem Regional Medical Center, First Light Home Care, Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Help Me Grow, Brookdale Alliance-Senior Living, Hometown Pharmacy Solutions, Care4Me Home Health Care, Mahoning-Columbiana County Training Association, Catholic Charities-Christina House, Molina Healthcare, Columbiana County Career and Technical Center-Adult Basic and Literacy Education Program, Myers Family Insurance, CCDJFS, Office of the Ohio Consumer’s Counsel, Columbiana County Family and Children First Council, OhioMeansJobs, Columbiana County Mental Health, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Recovery Services Board, Ozer Ministries, Columbiana County Park District, Paramount Advantage, Community Action Head Start, Patriot Homecare, Community Action Health, Behavioral, Resource Center of Columbiana County, Health and Dental Centers, River Valley Physicians, Community Action Agency Housing, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, Community Action Agency-CARTS, Tudor Physical Therapy Centers, Christian House Assisted Living, United Way Services of Northern Columbiana County, Home Health, Women, Infants, Children of Columbiana County, Covington Skilled Nursing and Rehab, Windsor House/Parkside Health Care Center, East Liverpool City Hospital-New Vision and Youngstown Orthopedic Associates.