EAST LIVERPOOL - The First United Methodist Church, West 5th Street, is having a benefit dinner 1-5 p.m. Sunday for Cassie (Long) DiRenzo, who is battling colon cancer. Cost is $7. Children under 5 free. Menu includes pasta, salad, roll, dessert and beverage. Carryout available. A bake sale, Chinese auction, 50/50 drawing, pumpkin painting for the children and a corn hole contest for $20 per team also scheduled. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at the following businesses: James Locke Jewelers, East Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, Herche Bloor Pharmacy, Sabatini Shoes, Center Pharmacy in Wellsville, New Cumberland Pharmacy, Nila Jo's Natural Nutrition, Citizen's Pharmacy and Frank's Pastries. Donations may be made to the PNC Bank, Oakmont Branch, in c/o Cassie DiRenzo Benefit.
CALCUTTA - By presenting a fundraising flyer, patrons of Bob Evans in Calcutta on Monday will aid "Project HOPE of Beaver County," a Midland-based non-profit organization that provides the community with education about HIV prevention and transmission. The restaurant will donate 15 percent of sales from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. Call 724-862-0015 or visit www.projecthopeofbeavercounty.org to receive a flyer. Project HOPE also provides people living with the disease and their families with a monthly support group and food bank.
WELLSVILLE - The Medication Assistance Program is available 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Wellsville First Christian Church. Bring all prescription bottles. Help also available for those with Medicare Part D problems.
EAST LIVERPOOL - Help Me Grow Playgroup meets 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Westgate Elementary. For information call 330-424-0288.
EAST LIVERPOOL - Wednesday, poet and nurse Jeanne Bryner will read from her new book of poetry "Smoke" at two locations - 1 p.m. at Java Joe's Coffee House on East Fifth Street and 6:30 p.m. at Kent-East Liverpool. Both readings are open to the public. Bryner also will address several Kent classes. Bryner was the winner of the Wick Poetry Program Chapbook Series with Breathless in 1995. She received an Ohio Arts Council/Vermont Studio Center residency in 2009. For more information about Bryner's visit, contact Patti Swartz at 330-397-5749.
EAST LIVERPOOL - Lord's Table free lunch and food pantry is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Long's Run Presbyterian Church. Menu is spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, rolls and dessert. Photo ID and proof of residency required for food pantry.
MIDLAND - The VFW Ladies Auxiliary is taking a bus trip to the Meadows Nov. 3. Pick-up time is 9:30 a.m. at the VFW Rochester Shop n Save Parking Lot. The time at the casino will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $15 for slot play and $5 for the meal. For information call N. Czerpak at 724-643-5072 or L. Stopp at 724-643-6339.
WELLSVILLE - AAA Driver Education at Beaver Local High School begins Nov. 5. All area students eligible to attend, including home-schooled students. Call 330-532-2878 for information.
LISBON - The Help Hotline Crisis Center's support group of the Survivors of Suicide, in Columbiana County, will meet 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Counseling Center, state Route 154. For information, call the Help Hotline Crisis Center at 330-424-7767