Beatitude House, 1370 Tod Ave., Warren, will hold a GROUND BREAKING at 10 a.m. Thursday for their $1.5 million dollar expansion project. When complete, the project will create homes for six additional homeless families, add a classroom and children's playroom and enhance the facility. Congressman Tim Ryan, Senator Capri Cafaro and Mayor Michael O'Brien are among those who have been invited to attend. Refreshments will immediately follow the ground-breaking ceremony. Beatitude House is committed to disadvantaged women and children in the Mahoning Valley. By creating homes, providing education and fostering healthy families, the house provides them with the opportunity to transform their lives. For more information, visit www.beatitudehouseonline.org or call 330-744-3147.
The Trumbull County Local HISTORY GATHERING will meet at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Kinsman Presbyterian Church, 6383 Church Street, Kinsman. The registration and meeting are at 8:15 a.m. All historical societies in Trumbull County and people interested in history are welcome. Call Cindee Mines 330-847-0897 for more information.
The Friends of the Newton Falls Public Library will be holding a BOOK SALE from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
l To reach the 24-hour information referral and crisis intervention service in Trumbull County, call Trumbull 211 at 330-393-1565 or 211. Call Trumbull 211 or Help Hotline at 330-747-2696 or 800-427-3606 for more information on service agencies and support groups.
l First Things First, 6 p.m., Sahara Club II, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren, literature discussion.
l Hubbard HOW, 7:30 p.m., St. Patrick administration building, 225 N. Main St., Hubbard, open speaker, closed literature discussion.
l Someplace Safe, 1540 Tod Ave., Warren, 330-393-1565.
l Emotions Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Unity Church Centre, 1226 Naylor-Lloyd Road, Liberty. 330-782-6408.
l Howland Rotary Club, noon, Avalon Inn and Resort, 9519 E. Market St., 330-372-4443.
l Youngstown Executive Toastmasters, 6:45 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley, 301 Western Reserve Road, Boardman. For more information, www.speakingclub.org
l Pancake breakfast, 7 a.m. to noon, Senior Citizens Hall, 150 W. College St., West Farmington.
l Warren Township Blue Star Mothers, 1 p.m., Johnson Community Center. Call Ida at 330-872-3566.
l Newton Falls VFW Ladies Auxiliary 3332, 8 p.m., Post Home, 433 Arlington Road, Newton Falls.
l Overeaters Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., basement of First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren.
l Monday Night Serenity Hall AA, 7:30 p.m., Badger Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren.
l 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.
l TOPS Ohio 698, Girard, weigh-in 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., meeting 7 p.m. First Christian Church, 140 E. Broadway Ave., Girard. 330-394-1262 or 330-545-3860. New members welcome. First meeting free.
l TOPS Ohio 1694, Champion, weigh-in 6:30 p.m., meeting 7 p.m. St. John Lutheran Church, 5734 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Champion. For more information, call 330-652-2368.
l Trumbull County Chess Club, 6:30 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Retirement, 1500 McKinley Ave., Niles. 330-652-9796.
l Monday at a Time Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. closed discussion, first step, Second Christian Church, 904 W. Market St., Warren.
l Christians in Deliverance, 7 p.m., Agape Assembly Church, 426 Nevada St. S.W., Warren.
l TOPS Ohio 2005, Niles, weigh-in 6 to 7 p.m., meeting 7:15 p.m. Niles Senior Center, 14 East St., Niles. 330-652-9098.