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HARTFORD APPLE FEST: The 58th Annual Hartford Apple Festival will be held Friday through September 18 at the Township Center on State Routes 7 and 305. Rides, games and food will be offered. Events include a Queen’s Pageant on Friday, a 6 p.m. parade on Saturday, and a 5k race and car show at 9 a.m. on September 18. There will be various arts and food contests at the Hartford Fire Station. Judging will be made for crafts, produce, baked goods, arts, Lego creation and children’s coloring.

HOWLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Howland Historical Society will host speaker Sean Posey at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Howland Township Administration Building. Posey, who is a photographer and historian, will speak “The Hidden History of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.” Posey will talk about his latest book in which he tells little-known or lost stories he discovered while researching the 1918 flu pandemic.

KINSMAN HOUSE CELEBRATION: The Warren Heritage Center will celebrate the 190th anniversary of the Kinsman House with a gala from 6-9 p.m. Monday at the house property off Mahoning Avenue, Warren. The event will include live entertainment, a basket raffle and wine tasting, as well as the second installment “Meet the Kinsmans.” The gala will feature Olive and Frederick Kinsman’s wedding reception. Attendees are encouraged to wear their wedding attire. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. For more information, call 2340830-0070.

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF McKINLEY: The McKinley Memorial Library will host “Celebrate the life and times of McKinley” noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Attendees will take part in McKinley-related crafts, games and activities at the McKinley Birthplace Home, 40 S. Main St., Niles, and the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Museum, 40 N. Main St.

BUDDY WALK: The Down’s Syndrome Association of the Valley will host the 15th Annual Friends of Eastern Ohio/Western Pennsylvania Walk at 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at Eastwood Field in Niles. Doors open at noon. The Buddy Walk is the association’s main fundraiser. Walking celebrates abilities and promotes acceptance. Proceeds from the event will be donated to programs and services provided by DSAV. For more information, call 330-726-3728. or [email protected] for more information.

OHIO DOOR OPEN: Ohio Historic Connection and Doors Open will host a “Behind the scenes look at the story of a small Ohio town” 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday at Mantua City Hall, 4122 National Road 82, Mantua. The program will include how items are safely stored and identified through a grant. There will be Moonshadow music from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Visitors will be able to stroll through the historic district of central Mantua.

UNITY BLESSING: The Unity Spiritual Center, 1225 Naylor Lloyd Road, Liberty, will host a Unity Blessing at 12:30 p.m. today. The Unit Blessing is a practical blessing that causes changes in brain energy. The blessing will be given by Paul Christian, who will also be the speaker for the 11 a.m. service.

SCIENCE DAY: Corner House Christian Church in Hubbard Township will host Professor Seven’s Amazing Science Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The free event will include interaction activities involving science with different shows during the day. There will also be food, games and activities. The program will also be offered at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Brookfield Library.

DANCE EVENT: USA Dance with guest DJ John Siefkin and lessons sponsored by Bob McPhail will take place today at Avon Oaks Ballroom. A basic lesson starts at 5 p.m. and a second lesson at 5:30 p.m. will be more advanced. General dancing on a wide variety of genres will take place until 9 p.m. The cost is $10 for American Dance members, $15 for non-members, and $3 for high school and college students. The dances are open to the public. For more information on ballroom dancing, visit www.usadance2015.com or follow on Facebook at USA-Dance-Chapter-2015-Youngstown-Warren.

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