FIRST PLACE, SECOND HARVEST TO HELP FAMILIES: First Place Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank are teaming up to help "dropkick hunger in the Mahoning Valley" with the second annual "Become a Soup Bowl Star" program.
After the holidays are over, donations to the Food Bank tend to fall off dramatically. First Place Bank wants to help solve this problem by filling bowls with hot soup for residents through Second Harvest.
From Monday to Jan. 31, donations of canned soup may be dropped off at any First Place Bank location. First Place Bank employees will also spend time at Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley to box up the soup for distribution to 153 local food pantries the organization serves.
ALUMNI TO BE HONORED: The LaBrae Schools' Alumni Hall of Fame induction will be held at 5:30 p.m. today at the LaBrae High School auditorium. The 2013 inductees will be introduced at this time and also between the JV and varsity basketball games. The public is invited.
TOASTMASTERS CLUB TO MEET: The Toastmasters Club in Warren is looking for new members. Anyone who is interested in advancing their communication and leadership skills can attend from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Aetna Freight Building, 2507 Youngstown Road N.E., Warren. Call Ken Shellito at 330-373-6113 for more information.
PAINTING CLASS FOR KIDS: Painting classes for children will be offered at the Butler Institute of American Art Trumbull Branch, 9350 E. Market St., Howland, from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 11 to Feb. 1. Children can learn the basics of painting using various techniques and methods with tempera and watercolors. Visit www.ButlerArt.com for more information.