CIVIL WAR PROGRAM AT LIBRARY: Historian and writer Lester Horwitz, author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated book ''The Longest Raid of the Civil War,'' will present a free program at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren.
The book chronicles Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan's raid into Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio in July 1863. Horwitz will discuss the unique characteristics of the raid, its effect on the Civil War and on civilians.
The program is free.
COMMITTEE TO MEET: The Resident Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. today at the Red Cross, Mahoning Avenue N.W., Warren.
CENTER OFFERS LEARNING PROGRAM: The Niles SCOPE Senior Center, 14 E. State St., Niles, will offer a Lunch 'n Learn program on Thursday on the topic ''Selecting and Preparing Farm Market Vegetables.''
Garvin McCorkle, a family nutrition program, Ohio State University Extension, Trumbull County, will facilitate the program and do a cooking demonstration. Members and nonmembers are welcome.
There is no cost for the program. A free will donation will be accepted for lunch. Preregister by calling 330-544-3676.
BRISTOL HISTORICAL SOCIETY PLANS EVENTS: The Bristol Historical Society will hold a community indoor / outdoor picnic to be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Bristol Town Hall. "Spending the Summertime at Bristol - Past and Present'' will be the title of the program given by historian Wendell Lauth.
The public is asked to bring a covered dish to share and their table service.
A Civil War Sesquicentennial bus trip tour on Antietam and Harpers Ferry history is scheduled Sept. 13 to 18. The trip will feature many living history and ranger-conducted programs marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The cost is $625 per person for double occupancy.
Call 330-889-2555 or 330-889-2478.
GARDENING EVENT SET: Gardening with Wendy and her Green Team will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Robert's Church, 4659 Niles Cortland Road, Cortland. Call 330-847-2827 if attending.