CONCERT BEING PLANNED: The BYU Symphonic Band from Rexburg, Idaho, will perform at 7 p.m. April 24 at Champion High School. Opening the program will be the Champion High School Band under the direction of Tom Bruccoli. The event is being sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Admission is free.
PUZZLE COMPETITION RAISES AWARENESS: A crossword and jigsaw puzzle competition will be held from noon to 4 p.m. April 14 at the Oh Wow Children's Center in Youngstown, 11 W. Federal St. The Puzzle Mania event is a fundraiser for the Autism Society of Ohio and raises awareness about autism spectrum disorder. Proceeds will benefit educational and support programming to help families living with their child's diagnosis. The puzzle piece has been nationally adopted as the official symbol for autism. April is Autism Awareness Month.
FIRST RESPONDERS TO BE TRAINED: First responders in the Mahoning Valley are being offered training to meet the needs of those with autism. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, the Autism Society of Ohio, Mahoning Valley, is partnering with the Mahoning County Mental Health Board and Help Hotline Crisis Center, Inc., to sponsor a training workshop at 12:3 p.m. April 17 at The Ohio One Building auditorium. For more information, call 330-743-9184 or 330-746-2959 Ext. 7975. Pre-registration is requested at www.autismohio.org/mv.
PREPAREDNESS DAY OFFERED: The American Red Cross in partnership with Dominion East Ohio will hold a Preparedness Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13 at the Eastwood Mall, Niles. For more information, visit www.redcross.org/oh/mahoningvalley or call 330-392-2551.
POLICE PROGRAM TAKES APPLICANTS: Applications be accepted for the Warren Police Department's Citizen's Police Awareness Academy Training. The next class is scheduled to start on Wednesday and run for eight weeks. Residents can obtain an application from www.warren.org. or by stopping by the Warren Police Department, 141 South St.