PROJECT BE SOMEBODY HOSTING BENEFIT: Project Be Somebody is hosting a Chinese auction, spaghetti dinner and bake sale, along with the raffle of more than 100 items, from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at LaBrae High School to raise money for the family of Erika Daubenspeck Bates, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in November 2011.
After several rounds of chemo and a bone marrow transplant that appeared successful, her cancer cells returned. Bates, 39, lost her battle in October. She was a mother to two young children.
Presale tickets can be purchased from Project Be Somebody at 330-898-6681. Donations can be mailed to Project Be Somebody, 6403 Kale Adams Road, Leavittsburg 44430, or any Huntington Bank in her name.
CLUB HOLDS FUNDRAISER: The East Ohio Lapidary Club will host a holiday artisan show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Johnson Community Center, 800 Gillmer Road, Leavittsburg. Admission and parking is free. There will be one raffle ticket given at the door with a food donation to benefit Project Be Somebody. There will be demonstrations on site.
BOOK GROUP HOSTS EVENT: First Book-Trumbull County is hosting a vendor fair fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Children's Rehabilitation Center, 885 Howland Wilson Road. Many local vendors will display their products. First Book provides new books to children in need. For more information, call Ellen Finan at 330-399-8807.
DEADLINE APPROACHES FOR STORY EVENT: Storytime with Mrs. Claus for children ages 3 to 9 is being planned for 12:30 to 2 or 3:30 to 5 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Harriet Taylor Upton House, 380 Mahoning Ave. A group session for youth groups or scout troops is available from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Mrs. Claus will read stories to children. There will pictures taken, a craft and light refreshments.
Parents and grandparents will be served refreshments in the library when the children and Mrs. Claus' helpers work. To register by Saturday, call 330-360-0901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE?BUFFET?FOR?VETERANS: Ponderosa Steakhouse, 3581 Elm Road, Warren, will give all veterans with identification a free buffet and beverage from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
CHURCH HOLDS BLOOD DRIVE: The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Glenn Christian Foundation Church, 5540 Parkman Road, Warren.
To reach the 24-hour information referral and crisis intervention service in Trumbull County, call Trumbull 211 at 330-393-1565 or 211.
Call Help Hotline at 330-747-2696 or 800-427-3606 for more information on service agencies and support groups.
Roundtable Carvers, woodcarving club, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Senior Center, Fifth Avenue, Youngstown, 330-318-3609.
Engage Prayer and Intercession Group, 6:30 p.m., 3217 Surrey Ave., Warren. 330-550-3393.
Kids Club Children Ministries, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Park Ave., Warren.
Niles Frontliners, 7 p.m., Cleary's, 1216 N. Main St., Niles, 330-509-9016.
Niles Rotary Club, noon, Ciminero's Banquet Centre, 123 N. Main St., Niles.
Messies Anonymous, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Pleasant Valley Church, 2055 Pleasant Valley Road, Liberty.
NAMI Mahoning Valley, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Girard Free Library, 330-584-9213.
Warren Kiwanis, noon, Buena Vista Cafe, Warren.
People Empowering Progress Productivity, 6 to 7:30 p.m., designed to promote aftercare following incarceration, 2051 Niles Road S.E., Warren. Adults and juveniles welcome.
Business Connections, 7:30 a.m., Mocha House, 467 High St. N.E., Warren.
Thursday Clean People, 7 p.m., Niles Senior Center.
Warren Thursday Al-Anon Group, 7:30 p.m., SS. Cyril and Methodius Church, 185 Laird Ave. N.E., Warren.
TOPS Ohio 188, weigh-in at 5:15 p.m., meeting at 5:45 p.m., Tod Avenue United Methodist Church, 155 Tod Ave. N.W., Warren.
TOPS 1497, weigh-in 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Smith Corners United Methodist Church, 3000 S. Canfield Niles Road, Austintown. 330-759-4737.