Summer garden webinars
The Environmental Club on the Kent State East Liverpool Campus is hosting “Digging In,” a series of three summer garden webinars for area residents.
The first seminar is Starting a Garden and begins at noon on today. To register, go to https://tinyurl.com/KSU-Digging-In.
A master gardener will offer important tips and discuss concerns about starting a garden, especially for first-timers. The presentation will include information about starting a container garden; knowing which seeds to grow; how to tend to seedlings; and continuing their growth.
The second seminar, Pest Control, will be at noon on June 22. A master gardener will share information on how to control pests in affordable ways without harming the environment. Participants will learn how to keep away big and small pests with everyday items that may be in their homes.
The third seminar, Reaping the Benefits, will be at noon on July 13 and will focus on options growers have for using the produce they grew. Topics will include how to properly can and/or freeze vegetables; the importance of seed saving; and sharing recipes for using home-grown vegetables.
For information about these seminars, contact Dr. Lydia Rose, associate professor of sociology at Kent State East Liverpool, via email at email@example.com.
‘Deathtrap’ at the Roxy Theatre
Minerva’s Roxy Theatre, 120 N. Market St., will hold auditions for its next stage production, “Deathtrap,” at 6 p.m. June 1 and 2. Those auditioning should prepare a short piece to perform. The cast includes three males and two females, and production dates are Sept. 10 and 11, and 17 and 18. Volunteers are always welcome to help with sets, costumes, concessions and other tasks.
“Deathtrap” is the story of Sidney Bruhl, a once successful playwright whose latest stage production flops on its opening night. Sidney spirals into a deep depression until he receives a package, containing an unproduced script that is better than anything he has written, from his former student Clifford Anderson. With his wife, Myra’s, insistence, Sidney invites Clifford to his home in a plot to kill him and claim the script as his own.
Characters in the play are: Sidney Bruhl, 40-50 years old, successful playwright whose body of work consists of mystery thrillers; Myra Bruhl, 30-40 years old, nervous sort with a heart condition; Clifford Anderson, early to mid-20s, attractive and eager young playwright; Helga ten Dorp, 40-50 years old, a famous Dutch psychic who has rented the neighboring home; and Porter Milgram, mid-50s, Sidney’s lawyer.
City trash to be
collected on holiday
EAST LIVERPOOL – Trash will be collected from city residences Monday, as the Refuse and Recycling Department employees are scheduled to work on Memorial Day. Residents whose trash is normally collected on Mondays are asked to have their trash set out at the curb for pickup as usual. Trash service on any of the City routes will not be affected by the national holiday.
Mountaineer mobile food pantry
The Mountaineer Mobile Food Pantry will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Well’s Building across from Homer Laughlin China in Newell. If it rains the location will be changed to the Newell Fire Department. Cars will line up in the back alley. For West Virginia residents only, who must provide a West Virginia address to receive food. This giveaway is a drive thru only distribution; stay in vehicles.
Community blood drive
The Calcutta Lions Club is sponsoring a community blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. June 14 at the Peter Metrovich Community Center in the St. Clair Township Administration Building. For an appointment call 800-733-2767.