MUSEUM SHOWCASES ITEMS FOR HOLIDAYS: The Ward-Thomas Museum, 503 Brown St., Niles, will hold a holiday open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday with rooms of the home decorated for the holiday season. The "First Ladies" gowns are on display throughout the museum as are the "Department 56" display and vintage tin toys. An 1885 Ahlstrom grand square piano was donated to the museum by Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Behner. Refreshments will be served in the Westenfield Room. A donation of $5 with children under 12 free with adults. Call 330-544-2143.
LIBRARY HOLDS READING PROGRAM: The Newton Falls Library will hold a Book Bites program for children in grades fourth to eighth at 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. There will be informal discussions on any book read and a snack.
FOUNDATION HELPS BACKPACK PROGRAM: The Kennedy Family Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, has awarded $15,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank's BackPack program, which is designed to fill the gaps when other resources for food are not available such as weekends and holidays. Children in schools in the Mahoning Valley take home a bag full of child-friendly, nutritious food to eat over the weekend. For information on how to help, call 330-792-5522.
MISSION SEEKS HELP: The Warren Family Mission's Hannah House is reaching out for help in the community. The house in Vienna has been in need of repairs and was recently without heat and hot water. Hannah's House is a one-year charity facility for women who commit to a one-year program to help get their lives back together. Hannah's House is funded solely on donations. For donation or information, call Michelle at 330-609-5683.