County Briefing

Drive thru banquet

Friends of the Banquet will sponsor the drive thru Banquet in Salem from 5 p.m. until sold out (no later than 7 p.m.) Monday at the Salem Memorial Building. Meals are limited to one per vehicle occupant and include Johnny marzetti, green beans, tossed salad, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit and cookies. Line up is behind the Memorial Building; do not park in the library lot or block East Pershing Street.

“TRIBUTE” band anniversary

The local “TRIBUTE” band will celebrate its 17th anniversary with a performance at the Columbiana County Fair from 8 to 10 p.m. Aug. 7. The band consists of Randy Strader and his two sons Jeff and Brandon. Randy’s first band, Randy & the Renegades, was the first local rock band to earn national recognition with a dual hit record in early 1962 — “Hi-Tension” and “4-Speed.” The band was also part of Dick Clark’s “Caravan of Stars” in 1962 and 1963.

Hanoverton community dinner

The Hanoverton Community Dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Hanover Township Fire Department on Second Street. The free meal will include ham sandwiches, hot turkey sandwiches, corn on the cobb, cheesy potatoes, green beans, beverages and donuts for dessert. Entertainment will be provided.

Drive-thru chicken dinner

Calvary United Methodist Church, 12062 South Ave., North Lima will hold a drive-thru chicken dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. or sold out Aug. 12. Dinner will include a stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and a brownie. Cost is $7. Reserve dinners by calling 330-549-2588.

Ladies Tea

The Historical Society of Columbiana and Fairfield Township will host its annual Ladies Tea at 1 p.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church, 28 E. Park Ave., Columbiana. Enjoy tea, dessert and a special program “Superstitions” presented by Lynette Reiner, science director of William McKinley Library and Museum.

Village Comes Alive

The Friends of Beaver Creek State Park will hold their monthly Village Comes Alive from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 7 in Pioneer Village, 12013 Echo Dell Road, East Liverpool. All the historic buildings in the village will be open with grain being ground in the mill, blacksmith demonstrations and more. In addition, visitors can experience a day in the life of a Civil War soldier. Ken Meek will be present to show how soldiers learned everyday survival, how they slept, what they ate, how they dressed and more. On the hour, he will be demonstrating how to load and shoot a musket. Local historian and attorney Timothy Brookes will have a presentation at 2 p.m. in the chapel on Columbiana County’s role in the Civil War. Brookes is the president of the East Liverpool Historical Society and a frequent speaker on Civil War topics, particularly stories of the common soldier. The day will also feature a visit from President Abe Lincoln and his wife, Mary, walking through the village and meeting visitors.

BC Wildlife Education Center

Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center has announced its slate of activities for August.

Photography Art Show Under the Pavilion from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 7. Visitors can walk through the display and look at all the nature photographs taken by people from the area. Some will be available to purchase and picked up on Sunday afternoon. Visitors can vote on their favorite photographs and determine the 10 best of show with winners announced on Sunday. Photography tours with William Cassidy will take place at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. People can join him on a hike and take pictures.

Photography Art Show Under the Pavilion from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 8. Visitors can walk through the display and look at all the nature photographs taken by people from the area. Some will be available to purchase and picked up at 4 p.m. Winners of the best of show will be announced. Three birds of prey (hawk, owl and falcon) from the Ohio School of Falconry will be on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will not be flying but visitors can ask questions and take pictures. A photography tour with William Cassidy will take place at 10 a.m. People can join him on a hike and take pictures.

Spotted Lanternfly Program from 11 a.m. to noon Aug. 14. Join Bryan Weyant, Wildlife/Forestry Specialist with Columbiana Soil and Water Conservation District, in the classroom at the Wildlife Education Center for an informative program on this invasive species that may become a problem in Ohio soon. His presentation will cover identification and life cycle of the Spotted Lanternfly, identification of the host plant, the Tree of Heaven, the impact on our natural resources, control efforts and management practices, monitoring techniques, and informational resources.

Ohio Amphibians from 1to 2 p.m. Aug 15. Join Naturalist Richelle Gatto under the pavilion and learn about some of Ohio’s amazing amphibians. She will talk about their characteristics and how to identify them and have some special visitors to show.

Nature Craft – Animal Tracks from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 21. Kids and their adults can join BCWEC volunteer Carolyn Roble under the pavilion and learn about and make stamped animal track images and match them with pictures of the animal. All supplies will be provided.

Wood Carving Demonstration from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 21. Spend some time under the pavilion this afternoon and watch Lewis Hudson as he demonstrates how to carve wooden items from various types of wood. You can examine samples of his work and ask questions.

Ohio Owls from 1 to 2 p.m. Aug. 29. Join Naturalist Richelle Gatto under the pavilion at the Wildlife Center as she shows taxidermy mounts of the common owls and discusses their characteristics and calls.


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