COUNTY BRIEFING

Pasta night in Summitville

A spaghetti dinner will be held from 4-7 p.m. today at the Franklin Township fire station in Summitville. It is an all you can eat dinner. The cost is $7 with anyone under 10 eating for free. Carryouts also are available. The fire department holds the spaghetti dinners the second Saturday of every month.

Legion to host chili cook-off

The American Legion Riders Columbiana Post 290 will hold the 10th annual Chili Cook-Off from noon-3 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Vineyards at Pine Lake. There will also be a Chinese raffle, gun raffle and 50/50. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. To purchase advance tickets visit Dynamic Autobody or the American Legion in Columbiana. For more information visit Riderschilicookoff.com

Pumpkin growing program slated

The Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers will hold a free giant pumpkin growing seminar from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Parks Garden Center in Canfield. The class will be taught by Tim Parks, who will cover seed selection, soils, fertility, pests, pollination, pruning and irrigation. To register for the seminar call the center at 330-533-7278. For more information about the club visit www.ovgpg.com.

Tractor Supply grants aid FFA

Tractor Supply and Future Farmers of America (FFA) are accepting applications for the fourth annual “Grants for Growing” program through Feb. 11. Grants range from $500 to $5,000 and are used towards new or existing projects that benefit the community and future FFA members. Following the application period, Tractor Supply will host a fundraiser Feb. 13-24 inviting customers to make donations in-store or online with purchases to support future projects. Agriculture educators can submit a detailed proposal for a new or existing project that benefits both the larger community as well as future FFA members, outlining how the chapter will start, sustain or expand on the project. Grants will then be funded in the spring based on the amount collected. To apply for a grant, visit http://www.FFA.org/grantsforgrowing. Chapters that participate in an in-store activity during the fundraiser can submit a fulfillment form to receive additional points toward their grant application. For more details about the program, visit tractorsupply.com/FFA.

Columbiana story sessions set

The Columbiana Library is now registering for the winter sessions of Toddlertime and Storytime. Toddlertime is a lapsit program held from 10-10:30 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m. Thursdays for children ages 18 to 36 months and their caregivers. Storytime is held from 10-10:45 a.m. Wednesdays or from 1-1:45 p.m. Thursdays for children ages 3 to 5. These sessions require pre-registration and will run Feb. 6 through April 25. For more information or to register call 482-5509 or stop in at 332 N. Middle Street.

Crown to audition for ‘Spitfire’

Crown Theater Productions will hold auditions for the upcoming production of “The Spitfire Grill” 7-9 p.m. Jan. 21 and 22 at the Crown House, located directly behind Main Street Theater in Columbiana. Applicants must have a prepared song, with sheet music or accompaniment CD or they should expect to sing a simple tune like “Happy Birthday” to demonstrate range and the ability to match a pitch. Callbacks will be held Jan. 24. Show dates are April 5-7 and 12-14.

West Branch sets K registration

West Branch will hold kindergarten registration by appointment only on March 21 and 22 at the high school. Children age 5 by Sept. 30 are eligible; call 330-938-9324 for an appointment. The following are needed at registration: birth certificate, social security card, immunization records, custody/court papers (if applicable) and proof of residency (utility bill, lease/purchase agreement, driver’s license). Also needed in a form of ID of the person who is registering their child and that person must by the custodial parent/guardian.

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