TITANIC ANNIVERSARY TO BE MARKED: Titanic historian Frank Rendes will take his collection of memorabilia about the "unsinkable" ship to the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in commemoration of the ship's 100th anniversary. The exhibit will be available for public viewing in the Thomas Meeting Room on the second floor.
At 1 p.m., Rendes will give a lecture and slide presentation focusing on some of the people who were aboard the Titanic. On April 17, 1912, the oceanliner should have been pulling into port in New York. Instead, it was lying at the bottom of the sea after striking an iceberg on April 14. Of the 2,200 passengers onboard, 705 survived.
Rendes, of Girard, has been a collector of Titanic memorabilia for many years and is co-founder of Titanic International, a nonprofit organization that keeps alive the history of great ocean liners. The event is free.
COOP PLANS CHICK DAYS: Western Reserve Farm Coop, 312 S. Mecca St., Cortland, is planning its 2012 Chick Days, a program focused on healthy starts for the many baby animals that herald the coming of spring. Western Reserve Farm Coop's 2012 Chick Days will provide poultry raising resources to the Cortland community in March and April.
In honor of Chick Days, Western Reserve Farm Coop will have chicks, educational information and experts on hand until April 21. For information, call 330-637-4015.
LECTURE SERIES CONTINUES: The Youngstown State University Alumni Lecture Series begins on April 19 at the McDonough Museum of Art with "The Role of Arts and Culture Organizations in the Economic Revitalization of the Valley.'' The presentation and panel discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Bryan DePoy, dean of the College of Fine and Performing Arts, will speak on the role of arts and culture in the Mahoning Valley's economic development. The cost for each lecture is $5 per person for alumni society members and $7 for nonmembers. Reservations are required at email@example.com.
FAMILY FOREST SERIES PLANNED: Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center's popular series begun in 2011 continues in 2012 with different programs and activities for families. Walks are scheduled for 1:30 to 3 p.m. April 19 and 22. The activities for the walks are the same for both days, so families choose only one of the two days offered.
After the walk, parents and children will work together on a craft project, which include kid-friendly activities and a take-home project. Cost is $2 per person (adult and child) or $5 per family (more than 2) and includes program materials. To register, call 724-964-8920, Ext. 3387.
EGG DONATION HELPS AREA: Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, a member of Feeding America food banks, received 10,800 eggs - 900 dozen - from Hillandale Farms in time for the Easter holiday.
Second Harvest Food Bank provides food to 153 hunger relief organizations in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. For information, call 330-792-5522.
To reach the 24-hour information referral and crisis intervention service, call Trumbull 211 at 330-393-1565 or 211.
Someplace Safe Inc., domestic violence agency. 330-393-3003.