SCOPE Howland Senior Center activities are as follows: Monday, gourmet cooking class from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the kitchen, cost is $5. Tuesday, Fat Tuesday bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the main room, and a trip to the Cleveland Home and Flower Show departs from the center at 8:45 a.m., seats are available and cost is $35; call the center for details. Thursday, Green Thumb Garden Club meeting from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., cost is $5, and a list of materials to be purchased is at the center; and a spring tea with the Pioneer Lady from noon to 2 p.m., luncheon is $3 and reservations are required; Feb. 17, Craft Emporium from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., take a No. 15 needle. For information call the center at (330) 609-7806 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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. The next five-week series of computer classes for beginners will start April 11. Classes are held from 9 and 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for others. For further information on any of the activities call the center at (330) 544-3676.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 and digital class at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, watercolor class at 10 a.m., outing to Korner Restaurant at 11, 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., Diabetes Support Group at 10; blood pressure screenings at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., food doctor at 11:30, financial group and square dancing at 1 p.m., investment club at 2 and line dancing at 3; and Friday, income tax appointments at 9 a.m., exercises at 10 and crafts at 12:30 p.m. Tax experts will prepare income tax returns on Fridays at the center free of charge. Appointments are needed; call (330) 744-5071. A valentine party will be held at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Entertainment will be provided by Austie, and refreshments will be served. Call for reservations by Friday. 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.