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County Briefing

Minerva Public Library

The Minerva Public Library has announced its fall activities.

Attend Book Beginnings and Story Time on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. in Youth Services. Book Beginnings is geared toward children 0-3 and their caregivers, while Story Time is meant for independent children between the ages of 3-5. With songs, stories, and early learning activities, there’s lots to enjoy. Programs are canceled when Minerva Local Schools are not in session. Registration is not required.

The library also offers Family Evening Story Time. Families with young children are invited to enjoy soothing stories, songs, and yoga poses on Thursdays from 7 to 7:30 p.m. in the library community room. The autumn session of Evening Story Time will run from Sept. 9 to Oct. 28. Feel free to wear pajamas. No registration is necessary.

Check out a Family Interactive Movie Kit from the Youth Desk. Watch, shout, and read along with the month’s movie: Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Matilda (1996). Kit includes a simple craft.

Visit Youth Services to play in the Sensory Spot, which is filled with hands-on activities to stimulate the senses. Starting in September, all the activities will be apple-themed; make a play apple pie, stack plastic apples, use the light table, and more. All ages are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult. To register, call the library or visit the Youth Desk.

For the creative-minded teen (5th-12th grade), Youth Services is offering Hack That Painting Night on Monday, Oct. 4 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Paint on top of old paintings to make them unique and silly, like adding dinosaurs to a landscape painting or the Death Star to a copy of Van Gogh’s The Starry Night! Registration opens Monday, Sept. 20, and is strongly encouraged to guarantee a painting.

Don’t forget about Family Book Bingo Night on Monday, Sept. 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the library community room. For families and youth of all ages, but youth under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis.

For more information about library services and programs call 330-868-4101. Visit the library online at www.minervalibrary.info, and follow the library on Facebook and Instagram.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) and the SRMC Foundation are recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month with special events in October at Firestone Farms TownCenter, located at the corner of Routes 7 and 14 in Columbiana.

Walk-in Mammograms

For busy women on-the-go, convenient walk-in hours for screening mammograms are available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at SRMC’s Imaging Center at Firestone Farms TownCenter. On Saturday, Oct. 16, expanded walk-in hours will be added for area women to get their screening mammograms from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

No appointment or physician order is needed for the walk-in mammograms and financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Women who have their mammograms performed at SRMC’s Imaging Center in Columbiana during the month of October will be eligible to register for a drawing of a pink-themed raffle basket.

SRMC Foundation Pink Out at the Farm

Also on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 5 to 8 p.m., the SRMC Foundation will host the 2nd annual “Pink Out at the Farm” breast cancer benefit at Firestone Farms TownCenter, with proceeds benefiting the Foundation’s Cancer Fund.

“We’re excited to partner with Firestone Farms in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise funds for our world-class cancer care services at SRMC,” said Amy Reed, SRMC Director of Development. “Members of the community are invited to come out and visit participating Firestone Farms businesses for a variety of special promotions and activities throughout the afternoon and evening.”

Highlights include: – Pink Specialty Food and Drinks – Live Music – Children’s Chalk Art Contest – Pink Cancer Survivor Fashion Show – Luminary Lighting

Luminary Sponsors

Now through Oct. 8, the public is invited to sponsor luminaries “In Honor of” or “In Memory of” loved ones for a $5 donation to the Foundation. Honorees’ names will be displayed and lit at the TownCenter clock tower at the conclusion of the Pink Out event. Call in orders can be placed to SRMC’s Look Nook Gift Shop at 330- 332-7252.

The SRMC Foundation raises funds to support patient services and programs at SRMC with 100% of all proceeds used locally. For more information, call Reed at 330-337- 2883.

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