LIBRARY DEDICATION: The Youngstown and Mahoning County Public Library and members of the Austintown community will dedicate the atrium of the Austintown Library at 2 p.m. today in memory of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Library, Dr. “Doc” David Ritchie, who died July 9, 2021. The event will be held at the Library, 600 S. Raccoon Road.
MUSEUM OPEN FOR MOTHER’S DAY: Mother’s Day, May 8, will be the first open house of 2022 for the Barnhisel House and Museum of the Girard Historical Society, 1011 N. State St., Girard. The historic 10-room Greek Revival-style house, dating from around 1840, has been restored by the Girard Historical Society. Built at a time in history when most homes were log cabins, the two-story Barnhisel House, with its central floor plan, substantial woodwork and rear staircase for hired help, would have been considered like a mansion.
The house will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.
PLANT SALE: The Gardeners of Greater Youngstown will hold their annual Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and May 9 and 10 at the MASCO Greenhouse, located at Bev Road and South Avenue. Large hanging baskets, annuals, tomato and pepper plants will be available. Proceeds help fund horticultural scholarships.
DAY OF PRAYER: Hubbard Christians in Action will hold a National Day of Prayer at noon Thursday at the Hubbard Administration Building, 220 W. Liberty St.
POOCH-A-PALOOZA: The Dog Stop Boardman hosts his Pooch-A-Palooza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 14. The event will spotlight several local rescues bringing adoptable dogs to the store for a beach-themed day full of food trucks and fun activities for two- and four-legged guests as they help more than puppies find their forever home.
There will be raffles, a Dog vs Human cake tasting contest, a swimsuit contest, tennis balls, pools and more.
BABY ANIMALS: Mill Creek MetroParks will host its annual Baby Farm Animal Shower from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield. The public can view the new arrivals at MetroParks Farm. Parking is free on site with additional free parking available across the street at Canfield Fairgrounds.