ANNUAL BUDDY WALK SET IN WARREN: Putting Downs First will hold the sixth annual Buddy Walk at 2 p.m. Saturday at Perkins Park in Warren. Registration is available at www.puttingdownsfirst.org and also will be accepted the day of the walk starting at noon. Cost is $10 ages 10 and up, and $5 for ages 9 and younger. The event will include a Chinese auction with tickets available at the walk. The walk is being led by the Liberty Golden Leopards Marching Band followed by the Fairhaven cheerleaders, a drum circle and Batman.
SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: The Hillside Stroke Support Group will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday in Boardman. A pharmacist will answer questions about medication. All stroke survivors and family members can attend. Call Cindy at 330-841-3891.
HOSTESSES SOUGHT FOR FUNDRAISER: The Art Outreach Gallery's benefit dinner will be held Sept. 20 at Ciminero's Banquet Center, Niles. The event will include dinner, fashions and raffles. Benefit dinner hostesses will decorate tables. The fashion show will include styles from Dillards. The $25 ticket donation helps support local arts-based exhibits, events and workshops. Dinner table hostesses are being sought. For information or to sponsor an eight-guest table, call Arlene at 330-652-7781 or Linda at 330-652-7396. Tickets are available at the gallery in the Eastwood Mall.
AWARD HELPS BACKPACK PROGRAM: Macy's has awarded Second Harvest Food Bank $1,400 through its district grant program to support the BackPack Program in the Warren City Schools, which provides 150 children food to eat over the weekends during the school year. The funds will be used to help sustain the program through the school year. For more information, call 330-792-5522.
FITNESS CLUB OFFERED FOR CHILDREN: The Central YMCA, corner of Commerce and Champion streets, Youngstown, will offer Future Fitness Club, a fitness program for children ages 8 to 13. The club features non-competitive activities to promote healthy fitness and eating habits, safe and gradual weight loss and incentives to help kids meet their fitness goals. Activities include obstacle courses, rope jumping, swimming, relays, games and circuit training. The eight-week program runs Monday through Nov. 12. Club cost is $30 for both Y members and nonmembers. Registration is available at the front desk or by calling 330-744-8411 by Friday.
Celebrate Recovery 101, 6 to 8 p.m., for help with depression, divorce, addictions and life issues. First United Methodist Church, Park Avenue, Warren, 330-392-6276 or 330-553-2644.
Cortland Community band, 7 to 9 p.m., band room, Lakeview Middle School, Wakefield Drive. www.cortlandcommunityband.org or 330-652-2424.
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.
Mosquito Creek Woodcarvers, 7 p.m., Lake Vista Club House, 303 N. Mecca St., Cortland. 330-718-2338.
Knight of Columbus Council 7491, 7 p.m., St. William Church rectory, 5431 Mahoning Ave.
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.
TOPS Ohio 1262, McDonald, weigh in 8:45 a.m., meeting at 9:30 a.m., McDonald Community Center, Ohio Avenue.
Champion Kiwanis Club, 7 a.m., Wayside Restaurant, 825 State Road N.W.
Alzheimer Assistance and Referral Network Support Group, 10 a.m., Easter Seals, 155 S. Park Ave. 330-788-9755 or 866-822-2102.
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, 7:30 p.m., Badger Hall, First Presbyterian Church, Mahoning Avenue, Warren.
Niles Kiwanis, noon, Hometown Buffet.