VICTORIAN HALLOWEEN OPEN HOUSE: The Sutliff Museum located on the second floor of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., will hold a Halloween open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The museum is decorated in the Victorian manner for Halloween. Samantha Basile, assistant curator, will be on hand to explain the items used.
Refreshments will be served by the Friends of Sutliff.
REGISTRATION TAKEN FOR SWIMMING: The YMCA of Warren is taking registrations for swim lessons to be held Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays starting in November. Registration will be taken through Oct. 31 at the YMCA.
TASTE OF VALLEY HELPS FOOD BANK: The 22nd annual Taste of the Valley was held recently at Stambaugh Auditorium to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. The event features 20 of the Valley's finest dining establishments.
In 2012, there was a 14 percent increase in the number of people seeking emergency food assistance in the tri-county area. The food bank each week fills more than 15,000 requests for food. For information call 330-392-5522.
COUPONING CLASS OFFERED: Hubbard Public Library will present a Couponing 101 class at 5:30 Tuesday. The class is free, with registration needed by calling 330-534-3512.
BLOOD ANALYSIS SET: The Rotary Club of Warren, working with the Trumbull Memorial Hospital labs, has scheduled its fall blood analysis program from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at SCOPE Inc., 220 W. Market St., Warren. No appointment is necessary. Participants must fast - no food, only water - for 12 hours prior to testing and no alcoholic beverages for 24 hours before testing.
HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES: The Trumbull County Land Reutilization Corporation invites the public to check housing opportunities in Trumbull County at trumbullcountylandbank.org.
AWARD PRESENTED: The Volney Rodgers Emerald Pierogi Trophy for outstanding home and garden beautification in the Rocky Ridge Neighborhood was awarded recently.
In keeping with the goals of the neighborhood association, the Volney Rodgers Emerald Pierogi Award embraces Youngstown's history and culture, and builds traditions for the future. This is the third year for the coveted award. The award recognizes efforts of residents in the neighborhood who have accepted the challenge for home, planting, and property beautification.