SCOPE Howland Senior Center, 8273 High St. N.E., Warren, will have a spring dinner-dance April 13 featuring Ed Vallus Band. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and a buffet will be served at 6:30 followed by dancing from 7:30 to 9:30. Cost is $10 per person. Reservations are required; seating is limited to 65. The garden club will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon April 14 for a garden party featuring teas, growing, brewing, history and etiquette. A slide presentation on the Aug. 8-15 fly-bus excursion to Washington, Oregon and San Francisco will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. April 14. Cost of the trip is $1,849 for double occupancy. An outing to Carousel Dinner Theatre to see "Beauty and the Beast" will be held April 16, leaving the center at 4:30 p.m. Twenty seats are available; cost is $60 per person. The public is welcome. For information on the activities call (330) 609-7806 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
SCOPE Lake Vista will meet at 10 a.m. Friday at Lake Vista Club House, 303 N. Mecca St., Cortland. The speaker will Don Barnes of Harlansburg, Pa., who retired after 30 years as a commercial airline pilot and is proprietor of the Harlansburg Museum.
SCOPE Niles Senior Center, 14 E. State St., has the following activities available each week: Monday, computer classes for beginners at 9 and 11 a.m.; quilting group and cards at 1 p.m.; and cards and games at 6 p.m., cost is $2. Tuesday, square dancing at 9:30 a.m., cost is $3; lunch at 11:30 a.m., cost is $3 for members and $4 for guests, or lunch and bowling the last week, cost is $6; cards at 1 p.m. the first, second and third weeks, preregistration required; and blood pressure screening the first and third weeks and pinochle at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, foot care from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. the third week; Pokeno, Tripoli and 500 at 9:30 a.m.; tai chi at 10 a.m., the cost is $5, starting time is 9 a.m. the third week; lunch at 11:30 a.m., cost is $3 for members and $4 for guests, with a VIP lunch the third week; bingo at 1 p.m. and cards at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, line dancing at 9:30 a.m., cost is $3; lunch at 11:30 a.m., cost is $3 for members and $4 for guests; pinochle and bridge at 1 p.m. and blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. the third week. Friday, gourmet group at 9 a.m.; Microsoft Word computer class at 9:30 a.m.; harmonica instruction at 11 a.m.; lunch leftovers at 11:30 a.m., cost is $1; and mixed chorus at 1 p.m. the second week; and Sunday, hoe-down at 7 p.m. the first week, cost is $3. For further information on any of the activities call the center at (330) 544-3676.
SCOPE Warren Senior Center, 220 W. Market St., Warren, will hold a bean soup day Tuesday. Carryout orders only will be filled beginning at noon until the soup runs out. Call (330) 399-8846. Cost is $1.50 a bowl. A one-day trip is planned for April 12 to Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh to see the Titanic Exhibits and the "Ghosts of the Abyss" in the Omnimax Theater. Cost is $40, and lunch will be at the Church Brew Works. Specify your choice of grilled chicken breast, almond-crusted cod or pasta primavera when making reservations by calling the center at the above number. A golf league breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. April 12 at the center. SCOPE men and women are eligible; play begins April 26. Senior Center of Mahoning County, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, has scheduled the following: Monday, income-tax appointments at 9 a.m. and bridge and follies at 1 p.m.; Tuesday, oil painting, computer class and exercises at 10 a.m., blood pressure screening and computer class at noon, chorus at 1 p.m. and digital class at 2; Wednesday, watercolor class at 10 a.m., outing to Carousel at 10:15, tai chi at noon, blood pressure screening at 12:30 p.m., and yoga and 500 cards at 1; Thursday, Watch Our Weight Support Group and woodcarvers at 9 a.m., Hugs & amp; Stitches Group at 10, blood pressure screenings at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., square dancing at 1 p.m. and line dancing at 3; and Friday, income-tax appointments at 9 a.m., exercises at 10 and crafts as 12:30 p.m. The center has applications for the SBC Lifeline Ohio telephone discount program for $12.38 a month to eligible applicants. Also available are HEAP applications. Call Mary Clay at the center at the above number for information.