The Ohio Cultural Alliance will meet for a 6 p.m. Jan. 14 dinner meeting at Third Baptist Church, 1172 Park Hill Drive, Youngstown. Sarah Brown-Clark, Youngstown Municipal Clerk of Courts, will discuss “Old World Traditions: Lost and Retained-African.” The meal will be provided by Marthela Allen Catering. Gospel Choir, directed by Kris Harper, will perform with jazz pianist and vocalist Howard Howell. Membership fees, valid from Sept. 2012 to June 2013, are $25 per person; meetings cost $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Reservation deadline is Jan. 9. Send a check payable to OCA, P.O. Box 561, Canfield, OH 44406-0561. Take a non-perishable food item to be donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.


Mahoning Valley Cribbage Club will meet at noon Jan. 4 at St. James Episcopal Church, 7640 Glenwood Ave., Boardman. New players are welcome. For information call 330-530-1254.

Round Table Woodcarvers will meet from 9 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Wood and the use of tools will be provided and carving lessons will be free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Visitors are welcome. For information call 330-792-4355 or 330-744-5071.


American Sewing Guild Niles Silver Thimbles will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at Viking Sewing Center, 40 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles. Guests will make luggage tags. Take small pieces of fabric, basic sewing supplies and machine to make and take. Call 330-538-2819 for information.


McDonald Knights of Columbus will meet at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the K. of C. Hall, Illinois Avenue.

St. Rose Quilting Group will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the parish house.

Youngstown South Christian Women’s Connection will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road Canfield. The guest speaker will be Raelynn Kish on “Magnificent Storyteller” and music will be by Leann Puccio. All ladies are welcome. Cost is $13 and reservations are due by Wednesday by calling 330-788-2340 or 330-793-6676. For information call 330-360-0509.


D.A.R.E. Singles Group meets at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road. Other activities scheduled are: Saturday, bowling at 7:30 p.m., Boardman Lanes; Thursday, 7:30 p.m., new member meeting at the church; 6:30 p.m., meet in lobby of Movies 8 at the Shops at Boardman Park.


The Historical Society of McDonald will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday in the community room at the post office building.


Man to Man, a support group for prostate cancer patients, will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at TMH Medical Professional Bldg., 1353 E. Market St., Warren, in the cancer center waiting room. No registration required. For information call 800-227-2345.

Nar-Anon, a 12-step program for those who have been adversely affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs, meets at 7 p.m. every Friday at the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, 160 Clifton NE, Howland. Newcomers are welcome at 6:45 p.m. For information call 330-856-3822.

TOPS 1262, McDonald, meets Wednesdays in the senior citizens room at the post office building. Weigh-in is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; the meeting will follow. New members are welcome.

We Care Program, a support group for family and friends covering various topics, will meet from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, at TMH Medical Building, 1353 E. Market St., Warren, conference room B, ground floor. For information call 330-841-1917.

Youngstown Area Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 5 in the meeting room of Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave. Call 330-744-8636 for information.

Club news is published Friday. Submit information to the Society Department by noon Wednesday.

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