Due to a scheduling conflict, a benefit originally scheduled for March 7 for Johnstown's Mack Ta has been changed to Saturday, March 21, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Central Ohio Youth for Christ Building, formerly the Catholic Church Parish Hall located on South Main Street in Johnstown.

Due to a scheduling conflict, a benefit originally scheduled for March 7 for Johnstown's Mack Ta has been changed to Saturday, March 21, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Central Ohio Youth for Christ Building, formerly the Catholic Church Parish Hall located on South Main Street in Johnstown.

Ta lost his wife, Crystal, and their 5-year-old son, Vince, in a car accident on Jan. 6 in Monroe Township.

The fundraiser will be an indoor garage/bake sale with direct sale vendors on site. A silent auction and door prizes are also being planned. An account has also been established in Mack Ta's name at Park National Bank.

The Presbyterian Church of Johnstown, 81 S. Main St., will offering meatless spaghetti dinners from 5 to 7 p.m. each Friday during Lent, through April 10.

Dinner will include spaghetti, salad and bread at a cost of $5. The dinners will be available on a take-out basis.

Orders can but do not need to be placed during the week. The church office is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday at (740) 967-7541.

Any questions can be addressed to the church office.

Johnstown American Legion Post 254 will sponsor its annual Pancake Day from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in the cafeteria at Searfoss Elementary, 85 W. Douglas St.

The all-you-can-eat breakfast includes old-fashioned buckwheat, blueberry, buttermilk and cornmeal pancakes, large link sausage, orange juice, tea, coffee and milk.

Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for kids 12 and under and free for children age 5 and under.

Johnstown Cub Scout Pack 226 will hold its second annual Cub Scout Pinewood Derby and Corporate Pinewood Derby at Liberty Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14.

The Cub Scout Pinewood Derby will be a double-elimination race on a two-lane, 40-foot track. Trophies will be awarded for first and second place and "Best Design."

After the Cub Scouts race, businesses from Johnstown, Alexandria and surrounding areas will compete in a Corporate Pinewood Derby race. The businesses must build and design their racing cars in accordance with Cub Scout Pinewood Derby rules and regulations.

Trophies will be awarded for first place and "Best Design." Last year's winning businesses were 62 Barbecue with first place and Lash Chevrolet for Best Design.

Businesses interested in sponsoring a car may call Pack 226 Cubmaster Steve Robbins at (740) 975-6658.

The Hartford Volunteer Fire Department, 180 Smith St. in Croton, will host a Pancake Supper from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 21.

Donations will be accepted.

Twelve Croton residents gathered Feb. 22 at Sweets on the Square to discuss the possibility of creating a summer "resort" for hummingbirds in the village.

Mary Wehner said there was much enthusiasm about the idea and the group has decided to launch the Hartford Hummingbird Society.

The society's first activities will focus on feeders this month.

A regular schedule for the society has not yet been set.