XA Christmas luncheon for members of AARP 2206 will be held at noon Dec. 18 at the Lockwood House in Boardman. Cost is $10, and reservations must be made by Friday to (330) 758-3510. Board games will be played following the luncheon.
Struthers Chapter 3105, AARP, will meet at 11 a.m. Dec. 19 at The Embassy. Harold Milligan will preside. Reservations must be made by Wednesday by sending checks to Laverne Cox, 241 Manor Ave., Struthers, Ohio 44471. Members are asked to take items for the food pantry. Illness or death should be reported to Priscilla Boland, (330) 542-3322. New members are welcome. A board meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at The Embassy.
Niles Chapter 3530, AARP, will meet at noon Wednesday at Vernon's Cafe on Route 422. A Christmas party with board games will follow an important brief business meeting.
A Christmas party will be held by Grace Lutheran Church Chapter 4339, AARP, at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Croatian Club, Vestal Road, Austintown. Items will be collected for the Beatitude House, and a magician will present the entertainment.
Doris Snyder is accepting reservations at (330) 799-0670 for a trip Dec. 14 to Hartwood lights and dinner at the Old Country Buffet in North Hills, Pa. A memorial service and installation of officers are scheduled for Jan. 8.
AARP 4611 will have a Christmas party at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Anthony's On-the-River. Members are reminded to take a gift for an exchange and nonperishable items for the Christmas basket for needy families. New members are welcome.
Sickness or deaths should be reported to (330) 746-5842.
Alliance Area Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon Dec. 21 at the Alliance Senior Center. Cost is $7, and reservations must be made by Friday to AARTA, 1293 Ridge Road, Salem, Ohio 44460, or by calling (330) 938-0000. The program will be "Music of the Season" by the Sebring Showstoppers.
Members of Brownlee Woods Seniors will meet at noon Tuesday at Smaldino's Family Restaurant for a Christmas party.
XThe Senior Luncheon Group of Christ Presbyterian Church will meet at noon Wednesday at Bostwick Hall. The guest speaker will be Molly Robertson Hater, who will present "The Christmas Candle," written by Richard Paul Evans. Guests are welcome. Make reservations by calling the church office (330) 782-2611 by Monday.
A Christmas party will be held by Coitsville Seniors at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Carovillesi Hall.
Erie Mahoning Railroad Association will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Thursday at Lucianno's Restaurant.
Golden Agers of St. Joseph Church, Austintown, will meet for a Christmas dinner at noon Thursday at Lyons Hall. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for guests.
Golden Circle Seniors of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church will meet at noon Wednesday at the church activities center for a Christmas party. Hosts will be Sophie Zavatsky, Dave Fedorchak, Flo Filo, and Mary and Mike Gozur. Cards and board games will be played. Money will be collected for the January luncheon.
Golden Pillars of St. Mary Byzantine Church will meet at noon Tuesday at St. Mary Assumption Social Center in Youngstown. Ann Bukovinsky will preside. Nonperishable items are being collected for the Order of Sisters of St. Basil. A Christmas dinner will be served by the hosts. The blessing will be given by the Rev. Richard Lambert. Birthdays and anniversaries will be observed, and those attending should take their own table service. Bingo and cards also will be played. Members are urged to attend the 11 a.m. Mass prior to the meeting.
Happy Days Seniors will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday for a Christmas party with entertainment by Johnny Oakes, one-man band. Members are reminded to take their gifts for the needy. Men in Mission will serve the meal, and hosts will be June and Harold Bell.
Holy Family Seniors will meet Monday for a Christmas party at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Poland. Mass will be held at noon followed by a buffet luncheon at 12:30 p.m. No payments will be accepted at the door. There will be a 50/50 drawing, cards and bingo. For information call Ida E. Miller, (330) 965-8489.
Activities for the adult senior program Monday at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown, are coffee and kibitz from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., exercise from 10:30 to 11, group meeting with a social worker from 11 to 11:45, meat lunch at noon with matzo ball soup, stuffed peppers, potato latkes, applesauce and doughnuts, and bingo at 1 p.m. Wednesday's activities will be coffee and kibitz from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., exercise from 10:30 to 11:30, a cooking demonstration by Joan Kesk of Cleveland from 11 to 11:45 in celebration of Jewish Book Month, and a dairy lunch at noon with tossed salad, spinach lasagna, stewed tomato and pumpkin cream layer cake. For information call the center, (330) 746-3251 Ext. 112.
XA Christmas party will be held by J.C. Penney Retirees at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bobby D's on Midlothian Boulevard. Members are asked to take a dozen cookies for an exchange.
Liberty Senior Citizens will hold a Christmas dinner at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mark Church hall on Logan Avenue, Liberty Township. Hosts will be Bert Lightner, Jan Whiteman, Mary Donahue, Audrey Coursen, Norma Cramer and Virginia Laboy. A program will be presented by the Steel Valley Harmonica Players.
Members of IBEW, Local 64, Electrician Retirees, will meet at noon Wednesday at The Fireplace on Western Reserve Road.
UFCW Local 880 Retirees will have a Christmas luncheon party at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn in Boardman. Cost is $15 per person. For reservations call (330) 758-3796. All members and new retirees are welcome. Dues are payable at this meeting.
XRetirees of United Steelworkers of America, Solidarity USA, Local 2243, Copperweld Steel Co., will hold a Christmas party for active members Wednesday at the Union Hall, 3779 Mahoning Ave. N.W. A catered luncheon will be served at 1 p.m. There will be a $7.50 charge for nonmembers.
Mahoning National Bank Retirees will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bobby D's on Midlothian Boulevard. A $2 gift exchange will be optional.
Bridge, 500, chess, checkers and shuffleboard will be played when Martha Lupse 50-Plus Card and Game Club meets from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 106 at Poland United Methodist Church. Jean Waters will lead devotions. Members are reminded to take a sack lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided. No affiliation with the church is required for participation. For information call (330) 757-1980.
McDonald Seniors will meet at noon Wednesday at the parking lot of the United Methodist Church for a trip to the Old Country Buffet in Niles for a Christmas dinner. New members are welcome.
Charles Hogg Chapter 14 of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Saxon Club. Guests are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For information call (330) 547-3327.
North Jackson Keenagers will have a catered Christmas dinner at 1 p.m. Dec. 18 at St. James Church social hall, North Jackson. The cost is $7. Johnny Oakes will entertain. Reservations must be made by Monday by calling Grace Briceland, (330) 533-5846.
OBES Retirees will have a Christmas luncheon at noon Wednesday at the Holiday Inn in Boardman. Anyone who has not made reservations should call Liz Kunzer at (330) 788-0590.
Report illness to (330) 783-1360.
POLICE, FIRE AND WIDOWS
XPolice and Fire Retirees and Widows will hold a Christmas dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at Brandywine Complex. Members with last names beginning with A-H are asked to take a salad; I-Q, casseroles; and R-Z, dessert. They should also take a place setting and a gift for a raffle. Dues for 2002 will be collected.
Retired Registered Nurses will meet for a catered Christmas dinner at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Western Reserve United Methodist Church in Canfield. The dinner is by reservation only. Members are reminded to take toys and canned goods for the Fish Samaritan House. Donations also will be accepted for the Rescue Mission.
A meeting of the Oliver Montgomery Chapter, SOAR 27-16, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Sam Camens Center, 1080 Salt Springs Road.
St. Anthony Senior Citizens will hold a Christmas party at noon Tuesday at St. Mark Church hall. Julia Vargilatte will be in charge, and members are asked to take cookies. Santa will visit with gifts for members.
The pizza workers will meet at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 19 at Denny's in Liberty.
St. Casey Men's and Women's Club will meet at 12:30 p.m.. Tuesday at Little Peppino's Restaurant for a Christmas luncheon. Bingo and games will be played, and a 50/50 raffle will be held. Birthdays also will be observed.
A catered lunch will be served to members of St. Cyril Seniors after the 11 a.m. Mass Thursday. Reservations are to be made by Monday. Entertainment will be provided. Birthdays and anniversaries will be observed, and there will be a 50/50 drawing and bingo.
Saxon Retirees will meet at noon Thursday at the club ballroom, Meridian Road. The cost of the ham dinner is $7. Reservations and cancellations may be made by calling Pat Bokesch, (330) 799-3121, or Mary Stark, (330) 792-2674. Installation of officers will be conducted.
XSears Friendship Club will hold its Christmas party Monday at Davidson's in Cornersburg. There will be a $5 gift exchange. For information call (330) 744-5477.
Sears Men's Retirees will meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Yankee Kitchen in Boardman. For information call (330) 759-1487.
All former employees of the Austintown Strouss-Kaufmann store are invited to attend a breakfast at 9 a.m. Monday at Denny's restaurant on Mahoning Avenue.
West Side Seniors will meet at noon Tuesday at the Sam Camens Center for a Christmas party. The event is free to members and $6 for guests. There will be a gift exchange.
Upcoming activities for senior citizens organizations are published Sundays. Please submit information to the Society Department by noon Thursday.