CELEBRATING SOCIAL SECURITY'S BIRTHDAY: A birthday celebration for Social Security and Medicare will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Eastwood Mall community room. There will be speakers, displays, music and free refreshments. Local representatives have been asked to attend the event by the Alliance for Senior Action, which is working with other groups. For information, call 330-677-3275.
VENDORS SOUGHT FOR FESTIVAL: The 14th annual Youngstown Mount Carmel Italian Festival with the theme "Proud to be Italian" is being held Thursday to Sunday in downtown Youngstown. Vendors can call 330-757-2779.
SUNFEST PLANNED AT PARK: Sunfest will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Wick Recreation Area at Mill Creek MetroParks. The event will include a sand castle contest from 1 to 4 pm. with musical performances from 1:30 to 8 p.m.
DONATIONS NEEDED: The Salvation Army, 270 Franklin St. S.E., Warren, is in need of donations of clean, used grocery bags to be used for packing the food assistance for families helped each month. Bags can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. A box is available in the main lobby. Items also needed include bottled water, tuna fish, peanut butter and canned soups.
END OF READING PROGRAM CELEBRATION TO BE HELD: The Howland Library Branch, 9095 E. Market St., will hold its end-of-summer reading program at 11 a.m. today. Children ages 3 to 12 who participated in the program are invited to the event featuring Porgie the Clown.
Celebrate Recovery, 6 to 8 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Park Avenue, Warren, 330-392-6276. Call Chaplain Bob Ross, 330-553-2644.
Families Anonymous Warren, newcomers 6:45 p.m., meeting 7 p.m., Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, 160 Clifton Drive, Warren. Call 330-307-8182.
Niles Al Anon, 8 p.m., New Hope United Methodist Church, 21 Fairview Ave., Niles.
TOPS Ohio 1262, McDonald, weigh in 8:45 a.m., meeting at 9:30 a.m,. McDonald Community Center, Ohio Avenue.
Knights of Columbus Council 7491, 7 p.m., St. William church rectory.
Here and Now, 6 p.m., Sahara Club II D, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.
God Walked In, 5 p.m., 5 Memorial Drive, Greenville, Pa.
Champion Kiwanis Club, 7 a.m., Wayside Restaurant, 825 State Road N.W.
Wednesday Morning Recovery, Narcotics Anonymous, 10 a.m. closed discussion, former unemployment office, 684 N. Park Ave., Warren.
Warren Rotary Club, noon, Enzo's Restaurant, Elm Road N.E.
TOPS 1350, Cortland, weigh-in, 9:15 a.m., Bazetta Township Hall, 3372 state Route 5.
TOPS 1859, 5:30 p.m. for weigh-in and meeting 6 p.m. at Champion Christian Church, 151 Center St.
Wednesday Night Serenity Hall AA meeting, 7:30 p.m., Badger Hall, First Presbyterian Church, Mahoning Avenue, Warren.
Niles Kiwanis, noon, Hometown Buffet.