Ohio Cultural Alliance begins its 28th year at a 6 p.m. dinner meeting on Sept. 8. Monsignor Peter M. Polando will address the theme “Going Places with the Ohio Cultural Alliance: The Holy Land.” The meeting will take place at Mount Carmel Social Hall, 343 Via Mt. Carmel, in Youngstown. Cultural enrichment will be provided by cellist the Rev. Vit Fiala. Memberships, which in this transitional year will run from Sept. 2014 through Dec. 2015, will continue at $25 per person, and the cost for each meeting is $15 for each paid-up member and $20 for each nonmember. There will be no meetings in January or February 2015. Reservations may be mailed to OCA, Box 561, Canfield, OH 44406, and must be received no later than Sept. 3. Those attending are encouraged to take paper products to be given to Beatitude House.


Campbell Memorial High School Class of 1963 will meet for lunch at noon Wednesday at Gia’s Pizzeria, Italian Restaurant and Bar, 708 Boardman-Canfield Road (Route 224 at West Boulevard). For directions call 330-726-4442. Guests are always welcome.

South High School Class of 1953 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Johnny’s Restaurant on Market Street in Boardman. Classmates are welcome. For information call Ray Melewski at 330-792-2434.


ASG-Austintown Stitch and Share will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road. Yoga pants will be demonstrated. Call 330-533-7445.

ASG-Howland Happy Stitchers will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Living Lord Lutheran Church, 851 Niles-Cortland Road (Route 46), Warren. Table runners will be demonstrated by Nancy Adgate. Call 330-856-4827 or 330-847-9813.

ASG-The Sewphisticates will be vacationing until September. For questions call Diane Wittik at 234-855-7610.


Croatian Fraternal 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.

The Kiwanis Club of Western Mahoning County meets at 6 p.m. each Wednesday at A La Cart Catering, 429 Lisbon St., Canfield. Guests and new members are welcome. The speaker this week will be Mike Galle, general manager of Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course.


D.A.R.E. Singles Group, which meets at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman, has planned the following: Monday, meet at Dr. Shah’s at 6:30 p.m. for a walk in Mill Creek Park; Tuesday, play boccie at 5 p.m. at Boardman Park; Wednesday, music at 6:30 p.m. at the Morley; Thursday, small talk night at 7:30 p.m. at the church; Aug. 22, card night from 6 to 10 p.m. at Denny’s on Route 224.


Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Monday at Antonine Sisters Adult Cay Center, 2675 N. Lipkey Road, North Jackson; and at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St., Conference Room F, Warren.

Alzheimer Network Family Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St. These meetings are free and open to all caregivers and family members of a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia. For information call 330-788-9755.

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. tonight and every Friday at the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, 160 Clifton NE, Howland, and every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Paige & Byrnes Insurance, 425 Niles Cortland Road SE, Howland. Use the side door. 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. 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 1262, McDonald, meets Wednesday in the community 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.


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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