FLAG DAY EVENT: A Flag Day ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the flag pole at Kinsman Center Square, Route 7, hosted by the Women's Auxiliary of the local American Legion Post 506 on Route 87. There will be a short service and flag raising. The legion post will serve refreshments.
RETIREMENT CEREMONY SET: Cub Scout Pack 143 and Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home will hold an American flag retirement ceremony at 4 p.m. Friday at the flag pole in the veterans' section of Niles City Cemetery.
FOOD PANTRY TO HELP RESIDENTS: The Trinity Baptist Church community food pantry will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church for those residents needing emergency assistance. For information, call 330-719-3139.
BENEFIT TO HELP WOMAN: A benefit will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Williamsfield Community Center, Williamsfield, to benefit Jennifer Burdick Buckley, who is battling brain cancer and receiving treatments. The event will include a Chinese auction, 50-50 drawing, dinner and other raffles which will help Buckley with her medical and daily needs.
FUNDRAISER SET: A "No Kid Hungry" bake sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Walmart on Elm Road, Warren. The event is being hosted by Betty's Angels and the Good Shepherd Community Church. This is a national organization that supplies food for children at school, after school, and for summer food programs.
CHAMPIONS AMONG US: The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley will hold its eighth annual "Champions Among Us" event, sponsored by PNC Bank, and presented by Covelli Enterprises, to be held on Monday at the Covelli Centre in downtown Youngstown. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. for a silent / Chinese auction. Dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. followed by the program and live auction. There will also be a V.I.P. meet and greet reception with guest speaker coach Urban Meyer for key sponsors at 5:30 p.m. For tickets and sponsors, call 330-746-8494.
Celebrate Recovery 101, 6 to 8 p.m. for help with depression, divorce, addictions and life issues. First United Methodist Church, Park Avenue, Warren, 330-392-6276. Chaplain Bob Ross 330-553-2644.
Wednesday Morning Recovery, 10 a.m., USW, 1375 Union Hall, Room 7, 684 N. Park, Warren.
Willingness Group, 10:30 a.m., Salvation Army, 1501 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown.
Wednesday Here and Now, 6 p.m., Sahara Club II, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.
Champion Group, 6:30 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 3924 High St. N.W., Champion.
It Works: How and Why, 7:30 p.m., Shrine of Our Lady, 517 S. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown.
Families Anonymous Warren, newcomers 6:45 p.m., meeting 7 p.m., Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, 160 Clifton Drive, Warren. Call 330-307-8182.
Al-Anon, 6 p.m., New Hope United Methodist Church, 21 Fairview Ave., Niles.
Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University, 6:30 p.m., Mahoning Valley Hope Center, Surrey Road, Warren.
The Bereavement Support Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m., SS Cyril & Methodius Parish Social Center, 185 Laird Ave. N.E. Sponsored by Celtic Health Care.
Alzheimer's Support Group, 7 p.m., Ridge Crest Care Center, 1926 Ridge Ave., Warren. 330-369-4672.
Alzheimer's Family Support Group, 10 a.m., Easter Seal Day Center, 155 S. Park Ave., Warren. All meetings are free and open to the public. 330-533-3300 or 800-441-3322.
United Steelworkers of America Republic Steel, LTV and WCI retirees, Local 1375, 2 p.m., 684 N. Park Ave., Warren.
TOPS 1350, Cortland, weigh-in, 9:15 a.m., Bazetta Township Hall, 3372 state Route 5.
TOPS 1859, 5:30 p.m. for weigh-in and meeting 6 p.m. at Champion Christian Church, 151 Center St.
Wednesday Night Serenity Hall AA meeting, 7:30 p.m., Badger Hall, First Presbyterian Church, Mahoning Avenue, Warren.
Niles Class of 1951, 11:30 a.m., Scenna's Family Restaurant. Classmates and spouses are welcome.