MEDICATION TAKE BACK EVENT: The Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District has partnered with the Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse to host a Medication Take Back Event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Trumbull Collection Facility, 5138 Enterprise Blvd., Warren. Residents may bring in expired, unwanted, or unused prescription medications for law enforcement officials to destroy. Participants are asked to keep medications in their original containers, which will be recycled.
The program is free, open only to residents of Geauga and Trumbull counties, and will take place rain or shine. In addition to the drug take-back program, the facility will also be open to accept electronics, appliances and household hazardous waste. For more information, call the office at 330-675-2673.
MORNING IN UPTON: “Morning at the Upton” will feature Elizabeth Cole Clark with a presentation on First Lady Lou Hoover and her husband Herbert Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Upton House, 380 Mahoning Ave. NW to Warren. For more information, call 330-395-1840 or www.uptonhouse.org.
FANTASY FESTIVAL AT FAIRGROUNDS: The Northeast Ohio Fantasy Festival will be held Friday, Saturday and May 8 at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds, Everett Hull Road, Cortland.
The festival will feature artisans and merchants, knights in battle, music filling the alleys, food fit for a king, and quests for all ages. Choose to quest throughout the village, meet merchants, solve puzzles, test your strength and prove yourself a worthy champion of the Ironwyrd realm.
PRAYER EVENT: A National Day of Prayer Prayer Breakfast will be held Thursday at 7 a.m. at the Jericho Center, 2878 Warren Meadville Road, Cortland. The cost is $10 per person at the door. RSVP to Ndavid1234@hotmail.com or Pastordan1954@gmail.com or text 330-883-6620.
MUSEUM OPEN FOR MOTHER’S DAY: Mother’s Day, May 8, will be the first open house of 2022 for the Barnhisel House and Museum of the Girard Historical Society, 1011 N. State St., Girard. The historic 10-room Greek Revival-style house, dating from around 1840, has been restored by the Girard Historical Society. Built at a time in history when most homes were log cabins, the two-story Barnhisel House, with its central floor plan, substantial woodwork and rear staircase for hired help, would have been considered like a mansion.
The house will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.
DAY OF PRAYER: Hubbard Christians in Action will hold a National Day of Prayer Thursday noon at the Hubbard Administration Building, 220 W. Liberty St.
ASSOCIATION TO MEET: The Northwest Neighborhood Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist Church, Drexel Avenue NW. Speakers are Marvin Donaldson, who will discuss bike safety, and Stacey and Erik Hoover from Cockeye Barbecue.
SUMMER YARD SALE: The Southington Community Park Group is accepting items for a summer yard sale, taking place August 4-7. All proceeds will be used for events at the gazebo. Items not accepted are those that are broken, have missing parts or are in poor condition. Call 330-847-0235 to donate.
THE AUXILIARY HOSTS TEA: The Howland American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will host a Spring Tea at 12:30 p.m. May 14 at Howland Senior Center, 8273 High St. There will be a program on how the Auxiliary serves veterans. The event will include speakers, a basket draw and a 50-50 draw. RSVP to Tina at 330-979-8842.
MASTER GARDENER PLANT SALE: The Trumbull County Master Gardeners will be holding their annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 14 at the Trumbull County Agricultural Center, 520 W. Main St., Cortland.
Club members will have favorite locally grown plants for sale, many straight from their own gardens. There will also be wildflowers, herbs and other varieties of plants. All proceeds go to maintaining the garden for the non-profit group.
For more information, contact Noelle Barnes at Barnes.firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 330-638-6783.