American Association of University Women, Youngstown Branch, will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the gathering room at Park Vista, 1216 Fifth Ave. After the business meeting Dr. Ronald Shaklee of Youngstown State University will entertain with Christmas music on his guitar. There will be an auction of new items, and a $12 holiday lunch will be served. For information call 330-702-0567.
Mill Creek Chapter of American Business Women’s Association will host a Christmas dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at Holiday Inn, Boardman. Meal will include a choice of chicken francaise, baked scrod or stuffed pork chop with scalloped potatoes, glazed carrots, salad, rolls and butter and assorted pies. The Fellowship Quartet of Hubbard will entertain. The Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley will be the charitable cause, and gifts will be exchanged. Cost is $20. Reservations must be made by Wednesday by calling Judy Codespote at 330-502-9413.
Trumbull Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon Dec. 11 at Ciminero’s Banquet Centre, 123 N. Main St., Niles. Howland High School Choir under the direction of Anjanette Depoy will be featured. Reservations are $11 and should be sent to Mary Novotny, 5799 Sarah Ave. NW, Warren, OH 44483. Make checks payable to TRTA. Jane Cribbs is collecting membership dues for 2013. Betty Jean Bahmer will collect monetary donations for the Second Harvest Food Bank at the December meeting. For information visit www.trumbullrta.blogspot.com and Facebook at the Trumbull Retired Teachers Association page.
McDonald Baseball Association will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday in the community room at the post office building.
McDonald Sideliners will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the high school.
Girard Band Boosters will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high school cafeteria.
Campbell Memorial January and June Classes of 1948 will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Denny’s Restaurant, Route 224, Boardman. Class members and spouses are welcome.
Campbell Memorial Class of 1955 will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at What’s Cookin at the Mathews Road Plaza in Boardman for the monthly breakfast. Class members, spouses and guests are welcome.
Woodrow Wilson High School Class of 1953 will meet for a Christmas buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 17 at Johnny’s in Boardman. Call Carolyn Yerak at 330-519-8458 or Kathy Arbie at 330-726-9756 by Dec. 9 for reservations and for information.
Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County will have its Christmas party Dec. 7 at Gardenbrook Banquet Hall, state Route 5, north of Cortland. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be at 7.Cost is $13.50 per person. There will be a gift exchange after dinner. For information contact Donna Shelar at firstname.lastname@example.org, 330-544-6890 or 330-974-6450.
Kent State University Mothers Club will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Trotter’s Chase, 695 E. Western Reserve Road, Poland, for a casserole dinner. Take your own table service. There will be an afghan raffle. Hostesses are Jen Luscre, Mary Schaade, Janet Chittock and Billie Wetzel.
Mahoning Valley Civil War Roundtable will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Antone’s Banquet Center in Boardman. Joan Cashin, associate professor of history at Ohio State University, will discuss Varina Davis, the First Lady of the Confederacy. Cost is $13 per person. Reservations are required. For information call 330-726-7603 or visit www.mahoningvalleycwrt.com.
Mahoning Valley Cribbage Club will meet at noon Dec. 7 at St. James Episcopal Church, 7640 Glenwood Ave., Boardman. New players are welcome. For information call 330-530-1254.
Poland Center Homemakers will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Struthers Plaza parking lot, at the corner of Manor Avenue and Fifth Street, Struthers. A visit will be made to Pat Miller at Windsor House in New Middletown.
Round Table Woodcarvers will meet from 9 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave. Carving lessons are free, and tools and wood will be provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Visitors are welcome. For information call 330-792-4355 or 330-744-5071.
Youngstown American-Hungarian Club, 2219 Donald Ave., will meet for a Christmas party at 1 p.m. Sunday. Take a casserole. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for guests. Reservations are due today by calling 330-799-7008.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
Austintown Friends of the Library will meet Dec. 17 for a light brunch for members and guests. Reservations are required at $7 each, and seating is limited. Tickets will be sold from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Austintown Branch on Raccoon Road, or call Debbie Liptak at the main branch of the library before Dec. 8. The Dana Vocal Society will present “Songs of the Season.”
Friends of the Poland Library will meet for refreshments at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the library. The program and business will follow. Dave and Glenda Hoagland will tell about their summer trip to Cuba. Hostesses will be Raika Dasui, Emma Eggleston, Carol McCoy and Sue Perry. The public is invited. Dues are $5 per year. If the library is still closed Dec. 4, the meeting will be canceled and the program rescheduled for a later date.
McDonald Literary Guild will meet at 8 p.m. Thursday at Woodland Park United Methodist Church.
Boardman-Poland Junior Women’s League will have a Christmas social at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Bruno’s Restaurant, 1984 Boardman-Poland Road, Poland. Members are asked to take a Christmas gift for a family selected for the holiday season. The club is open to all women over 18 residing in Mahoning Trumbull, and Columbiana counties. For information call Yvonne Ford at 330-755-6828.
Canfield Republican Women’s Club will meet at noon Wednesday at A La Cart, 429 Lisbon St. Bring a gift for Toys for Tots. A Marine will pick up the gifts and speak at the meeting. For reservations call 330-533-3205.
Community Christian Women will meet Dec. 10 at the Nazarene Church in Columbiana. The Bell Quartet of Mount Olivet Church will perform. Luncheon will begin at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $6. Reservations should be called to church representatives by Dec. 6. All others may call Carolyn Beck at 330-482-2155 or Helen Winegord 330-482-2152. All women in the area are invited to attend. Take nonperishable food items for The Way Station.
Girard Knights of Columbus Council 2935 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the K. of C. Hall, 122 S. State St.
St. Rose Quilting Group will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the parish house.
Girard-Liberty Kiwanis will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Golf Dome, 1300 N. State St., Girard.
D.A.R.E. Singles Group meets at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road. Other events scheduled this week are: Saturday, Christmas dance from 7 to 11 p.m. at The Elm Tree in Struthers, $30 per person; Tuesday, dance classes at 7 p.m. at Judy Conti’s, Austintown; and Thursday, new-member meeting at the church.
Girard Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Girard Free Library, 105 East Prospect St.
Historical Society of McDonald will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday in the community room at the post office building.
Nar-Anon, a 12-step program for relatives and friends who have been adversely affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs, meets at 7 p.m. Fridays at the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, 160 Clifton NE, Howland. Newcomers are welcome at 6:45 p.m. For information call 330-856-3822.
Recovery Inc., a self-help mental-health group, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Christ Church Presbyterian, 1933 Canfield Road, Boardman. For information call 330-747-1176.
TOPS 1237, Austintown, will meet Thursday at Idaho Road Alliance Church, 250 Idaho Road, across from Frank Ohl Middle School. Weigh-in is from 5 to 5:30 p.m., followed by the meeting until 6:30. For information call 330-758-4923.
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.
TOPS 1497, Austintown, will meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Smith Corners United Methodist Church, 3000 S. Niles Canfield Road. New members are welcome; the first meeting is free. For information call 330-759-4737.
Youngstown Area Scleroderma Support Group will meet for dinner and a brief meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Davidson’s Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road, Cornersburg. Those with scleroderma and their caregivers are welcome. Dinner will begin at 5:30, and the meeting will follow.
Veterans Outpost and Home Front Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. each Tuesday at Point Man’s LZ Refuge, 116 1/2 Oak St., Leetonia. For information contact Phil Kinsey, 800-877-8387.
Club news is published Friday. Please submit information about upcoming activities to the Society Department by noon Wednesday.