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Pawty at the Pines!

Pawty at the Pines! Bring your furry friends and join us June 18, 1-4 p.m., for a good time! Whispering Pines Village, 937 E. Park Ave., Columbiana. Discover the Treat & Chew bar from Paws on Main. Games, snacks, water play area, merchandise and bake sale, photo area with backdrop, best dressed animal prize, raffle baskets, pet treats made by residents of Whispering Pines Village . All proceeds benefit the Columbiana County Humane Society.

Damascus Historical Society

The Damascus Area Historical Society will meet June 21 at 7 p.m. at The Pearce House, 28959 Salem Alliance Road, to hear speaker Carolyn Caldwell speak about John Butler, an influential local Quaker resident of the 1800s. The public is invited to attend .

Social Strawberry

The North Lima Community Day Camp will be sponsoring one, by donation, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mt. Olivet United Church of Christ, 410 W. South Range Road. There will be burgers, hot dogs, fries, baked beans and strawberry shortcakes. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.

Salem Community Theater

The Rock Of Ages The Revival hits the stage at Salem Community Theater for three nights only, June 23-25 ​​at 7 p.m. . Featuring music snippets from all the favorite 80s hits, this production is not to be missed for the summer. This event will be open-ended. Tickets can be purchased by going to or they will also be sold at the door the night of the event.

Banquet in Salem

Darin Odey will be sponsoring the Drive thru or Dine In Banquet in Salem Monday from 5 p.m. until the food sells out, no later than 7 p.m., at the Salem Memorial Building. Dine there, park in the designated area behind the Memorial Building and enter through the Memorial Building front door. The drive-thru will line up on a gravel lot behind the Memorial Building. One meal per person in the vehicle. Do not park in the library parking lot. The menu will include fried chicken, buttered potatoes, corn, coleslaw, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit and pudding. For more information or to sponsor a banquet, call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

“Go Underground”

The June 14 program for the Salem Historical Society will be “Go Underground” by historian Carey Steele. Membership is not required to attend. A short business meeting will be held at 7 p.m., followed by the presentation at the Shaffer Library, 239 S. Lundy Ave. Learn the history of the abolition movement and the Underground Railroad in Ohio, explore events before the Civil War through the experiences of a small town in northeast Ohio. The town of Randolph was passionate about the anti-slavery cause and no matter the cost, they risked their fortune, safety, and life to help those fleeing slavery find their way to freedom. From leaving their families’ churches, signing petitions to cede the Union, and successfully fending off gunmen trying to recapture two fugitives hiding in plain sight, the citizens of Randolph were a remarkable group of people. The group will discuss Salem’s connection to these amazing people and times.

Carey Steele has studied the abolitionist movement and the Underground Railroad for over 18 years, introducing and teaching students through the telling of local history. She served as regional coordinator for the Ohio Underground Railroad Association/Friends of Freedom Society, as well as president of the Randolph Historical Society in Portage County. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in theology and has taught theology at the high school and college levels. She currently lives on their farm, a 180-year-old station on the Underground Railroad, with her husband and four children.

‘Best BBQ ever’

The Salem Public Library hosts a “Best BBQ ever” series of shows starting June 15 featuring local chefs. Join Chef JR Straley, of Columbiana County Career and Technical Center, to taste and learn how to recreate his most acclaimed cooking recipes. Starting Wednesday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m., Straley will be giving a live grilling and smoking demonstration “The main event” using value cuts of meat to save money without skimping on flavor. The following week, Wednesday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m., Straley will talk all things side dishes, from Mexican street corn to creating homemade dressings to pour over a grilled vegetable salad. “The Sweetest Things” will take place on Wednesday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. Treg Steves, owner of Pondi’s Restaurant & Bar in Lisbon, will present tasty desserts like sweet and smoky grilled brown butter cake and thirst-quenching drinks to finish off a barbecue. Registration is required for these programs. This series of programs is free and open to the public. Register online at or call the library at 330-332-0042 for registration assistance.

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