Ohio Cultural Alliance will meet for a dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 6 at Mount Carmel Hall, 343 Via Mount Carmel, Youngstown. Dr. Escarlito Sevilla will present “Old World Traditions: Lost and Retained—Philippine.” Cultural enrichment will be provided by Philippine Bamboo Dancers, organized by Lita Sevilla, wife of the speaker. Memberships, which run from September 2013 to June 2014, continue at $25 per person, and the cost for each meeting is $15 for each paid member and $20 for nonmembers. Reservations may be mailed to OCA, Box 561, Canfield, OH 44406, by Jan. 2. Monetary contributions will be forwarded to the Philippine Red Cross on behalf of OCA.


Chapter CE of PEO Sisterhood will meet at noon Wednesday at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Laura Reed and Karen Skerkavich are hostesses, and Kris Porter will present the program, “Journey Through Quilts.”

International Torch Clubs, Youngstown Chapter, will have a dinner-discussion meeting Monday evening at Pete’s Place, Kilcawley Center, on the campus of Youngstown State University. The speaker will be Dr. Lowell J. Satre, professor emeritus of history at YSU. The title of his speech is “A South Dakota Farm Boy Looks at Modern Food Production.” The public is invited. The social hour begins at 5:30 with dinner at 6 and the lecture at 7. Dinner for nonmembers is $20. Attending only the lecture is free. Call 330-757-4148 for dinner reservations.

Mahoning Valley Cribbage Club will meet at noon Dec. 20 at St. James Episcopal Church, 7640 Glenwood Ave., Boardman. New players are welcome. For information call 330-793-6829.

Mahoning Valley Retreads, a group of motorcyclists, will meet Saturday at Denny’s Restaurant, 4927 Mahoning Ave., Austintown. Breakfast will be at 10 a.m., and the meeting will follow. A contest will take place for wearing the ugliest sweater or sweatshirt. For information call 234-567-4001.

Newcomer’s Group of Mahoning Valley will have its holiday celebration Wednesday at the Springfield Grille in Boardman. A social will begin at 11:30 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon. Call 330-757-7212 for information and reservations.

Toastmasters Club in Warren will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Aetna Freight Building, 2507 Youngstown Road NE. Anyone interested in advancing their communication and leadership skills is welcome. For information call Ken Shellito 330-373-6113.

Western Reserve Amateur Radio Club will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Davidson’s Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road, Cornersburg. Roy Scharf will present a program on alternative energy sources for amateur radio operators. Guests and prospective members are always welcome. The club will sponsor the Amateur Extra Class Amateur Radio License training classes Thursday evenings from 7 to 9:30 p.m. beginning in January at ITT Tech, 1030 N. Meridian Road, Ausintown. To attend the class, operators must have a general amateur radio license and register in advance. For information contact Allan Avnet, club president, at 330-207-3296 or at


Croatian Lodge 598 will meet at 12:45 p.m. Sunday in the community room at the post office building.


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.


D.A.R.E. Singles Group, which meets at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman, has planned the following: Tuesday, dance classes at Judy Conti’s, Austintown, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, bowling at Wedgewood Lanes, 7 p.m.; Thursday, model train display night at the church, 7:30 p.m.; and Dec. 21; bowling at Boardman Lanes, 7 p.m.


All Care Hospice Grief Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Pembrooke Place, 850 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown.

Alzheimer Network Family Support Group will meet as follows: Tuesday, at 6 p.m. at Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St.; Thursday, at 6 p.m. at Sunrise Assisted Living of Poland, 335 W. McKinley Way, Poland; and Friday, at 10 a.m. at Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St., Canfield. For information call 330-788-9755.

DBSA Weekly Support Groups will meet as follows: today, 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Bethel Friends Church, 2771 Spitler Road, Poland; Monday, 5:30 to 6:50 p.m. at Community Solutions Association, 320 High St. NE, Warren; Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Help Hotline Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, this is the final meeting at this location; and Thursday, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Carnegie Public Library, 219 E. Fourth St., East Liverpool.

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. every Friday at the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, 160 Clifton NE, Howland. For information call 330 856-3822.

Survivors of Suicide in Columbiana County will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Columbiana County Counseling Center, 40722 state Route 154, Lisbon. This support group is for families who have lost a loved one to suicide. For information call Help Hotline Crisis Center at 330-424-7767.

Survivors of Suicide in Mahoning County will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman. This support group is for families who have lost a loved one to suicide. For more information call Help Hotline Crisis Center at 330-747-2696.

TOPS 327 will meet Monday at Christ Church Presbyterian, 1933 Canfield Road, Boardman. Weigh-in is from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. and will be followed by the meeting at 7. The first meeting is free. Guests are welcome. For information call 330-793-4378 or 330-779-0144.

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., and the meeting will last until 6:30. For information call 330-758-4923.

TOPS 1262, McDonald, meets Wednesday 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. Canfield-Niles Road. New members are welcome; the first meeting is free. For information call 330-507-3126.


Veterans Outpost and Home Front Support Group meets at 7 p.m. each Tuesday at Point Man’s LZ Refuge, 116 1/2 Oak St., Leetonia. For information contact Phil Kinsey at 800-877-8387.

VFW Triangle Post 2799 Men’s Auxiliary will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the post home, 3161 E. South Range Road, New Springfield. For information call 330-542-9928.

Club news is published Friday. Please submit information about upcoming activities to the Society Department by noon Wednesday.

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