HOWLAND STUDENTS MAKE RAIN BARRELS: Howland High School students have painted rain barrels that have been made available for a silent auction to promote a means of harvesting rain water. The barrels are on display for auction from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday at the Howland administration building, 205 Niles Cortland Road. Proceeds will benefit the PANDA Project.
PROGRAM TO CELEBRATE BIRDS: The Audubon Society of Mahoning Valley will host "Celebrate Birds" at 7 p.m. today at the Mill Creek Metroparks Farm, state Route 46, Canfield. Jeff Harvey, an Audubon chapter president, will present his 2012 year in birding totals.
POETRY PROGRAM TO BE AT LIBRARY: A program in recognition of April as National Poetry Month will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill Hubbard Road. Terry Murcko, a local poet, musician and Liberty High School teacher, will be the featured guest. The library program is free.
CHAMPION PLANS SALES: Champion Township is planning its annual community garage sale to be held May 2 to 5. Any resident can participate. There is no need for a permit to hold a sale. Participants will be responsible for their own advertising. It is suggested a yellow balloon be placed at the end of the street and another on the mailbox. For information, call the zoning office at 330-847-6117.
GROUP TO HONOR LAW ENFORCEMENT: Alliance for Congregational Transformation Influencing Our Neighborhoods, a faith-based organization, will hold the 11th annual community fundraiser at 5 p.m. May 2 at St. Luke Parish Banquet Hall, 5235 South Ave., Boardman. Speaker is Judge Theresa Dellick of the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Division, who will speak on "Working Together for Safer Community." For information, call 330-782-7433.
CHURCH HOSTS SALE: Wildare United Methodist Church, 7211 N. Park Ave. Ext., Champion, will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
HELPING AUTISM: Howland High School's National Honor Society students will hold "Pound the Pavement for Autism," a one-mile walk, at 1 p.m. Sunday at Howland Township Park. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the pavilion. The event will include activities and refreshments. All proceeds will benefit the Rich Center for Autism in Youngstown. Registration forms can be found on the Howland Schools website under the high school's page.