DIVERSITY EVENT PLANNED: Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, the 117th elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, will be the keynote speaker at Youngstown State University's Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity breakfast event from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. The event includes the presentation of the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Awards. Tickets are $25 and $12 for students. For information, contact Carla at 330-941-2087 or cdnalbach@ ysu.edu, William at 330-941-2086 or firstname.lastname@example.org. McKenzie's historic election in 2000 represents the first time in the more than 200-year history of the AME Church that a woman had obtained the level of Episcopal office. McKenzie has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the President's Advisory Council of the White House Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
NEW ORGANIZATION SETS MEETING: The Sons of the American Legion Howland Post 700 is a new organization that meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the American Legion Post 700 in Howland SCOPE Center.
WINTER CRUISE PART OF PROGRAM: The Girard High School Drama Club will present a winter play at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Girard High School cafetorium, Shannon Road. The play will include characters on a cruise. Cost $5 adults and $4 students and senior citizens.
MOVIE THEATER TO DONATE TO SCHOOL: Encore Cinema in the Great East Plaza is sponsoring the North Road Intermediate School for the holiday by donating 50 percent of each movie package purchased today to the school for its library.
NATURE TOPIC OF PROGRAM: The Audubon Society of the Mahoning Valley will present "Nonsense Nature" by Mill Creek Metroparks Nature Center staff at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, Route 46, Canfield.
To reach the 24-hour information referral and crisis intervention service in Trumbull County, call Trumbull 211 at 330-393-1565 or 211. Call Trumbull 211 or Help Hotline at 330-747-2696 or 800-427-3606 for more information on service agencies and support groups.
NAR-ANON Family Group Meeting, 7 p.m., Serenity Place, 29 E Broad St., Newton Falls For more information, call Teri at 330-646-4480 or Patty at 330-307-3002.
First Things First, 6 p.m., Sahara Club II, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren, literature discussion.
Someplace Safe, 1540 Tod Ave., Warren, 330-393-1565.
Celebrate Recovery, eight-step Christian program, Beatitudes, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Bloomfield Recovery Center, 10113 Creaser-Ashtabula Road, Bloomfield, 330-599-2402.
Niles American Legion Post 106, 6:30 p.m., post home, North Main Street. 330-652-1323.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9678, meeting 7 p.m., West High Street, Middlefield. For more information, call Gary at 440-321-0808.
Kinship Association Support Meeting, 9:30 a.m., YWCA in Warren, second floor. 330-675-2617.
L.O.S.S., Loving Outreach Surviving Suicide, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Valley Counseling, 150 E. Market St. Warren.
Newton Falls VFW Ladies Auxiliary 3332, 7 p.m., Post Home, 433 Arlington Road, Newton Falls.
Overeaters Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., basement of First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren.
Monday Night Serenity Hall AA, 7:30 p.m., Badger Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren.
Nothing to Fear, 10 a.m., Glenbeigh, 29 North Road, Niles.
Monday Night Miracles, 7 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 2555 Rush Blvd, Youngstown.
Hubbard HOW, 7:30 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 1815 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard.
Commonbond, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Vienna United Methodist Church community room, 4265 Warren Sharon Road, Vienna. Sponsored by Herron Funeral Home and Hospice of the Valley. Call 330-399-6650.