American Association of University Women, Youngstown Branch, will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Shepherd of the Valley, 301 Western Reserve Road, Poland. After the continental breakfast and business meeting, Dom Grace from the Council for Better Nutrition, will speak. Hostesses are Luanna Jacobs and Regina Jenkins. The fundraiser is an old book sale. All college graduates are welcome. For information call 330-702-0567.

Tri-Gold Prime Time Chapter, American Business Women’s Association, will meet Wednesday at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. A social will be at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6. The meal comprises creamed chicken on biscuits, beef tips on noodles, mashed potatoes, vegetable blend, tossed salad and ice cream for $18. Cassie Nespor, of Melnick Medical Museum at Youngstown State University, will be the speaker. Local ABWA chapters will celebrate ABW Day on Sept. 18 at A La Cart. The 1:30 p.m. buffet will cost $20. Entertainment will be “My Mother’s Purse” by Shirley Griffin, Tickets are available by calling Sharon Pasquale at 330-793-6208 by Monday. No tickets will be sold at the door. For information call Dolores Brindle at 330-757-9368.


McDonald Sideliners will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the high school.


St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital/St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital Auxiliary will meet at noon Monday in the Azalea Room of St. Elizabeth Boardman. Guest speaker will be Anna Klejka, director of OB-GYN services at St. Elizabeth Boardman and St. Joseph Warren. There will be a tour of the Boardman maternity unit.


Mahoning Valley Civil War Round Table will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Antone’s Banquet Centre in Boardman. Chris Mackowski, historian and writer, will present “Grant’s Last Battle: The Story Behind the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant.” The dinner meeting is $14 per person; reservations are required. Call 330-757-4727 for reservations or information or visit

Newcomers Club of Canfield will meet for a spa night at Betty’s home at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Pedicures will be available for $20; manicures, for $10; massages, $25; and gel or shellac nails, $25. Service personnel will work for tips only; their service fees will be donated to the club. Take an appetizer or bottle of wine to share. Water and soda will be provided. Call Betty at 773-851-6770 or Chris at 330-727-9381 to reserve your appointment. Membership dues are $28 and are due by the meeting. The membership directory will be distributed in October. Business card-sized ads in the directory are $10.


National Council of Negro Women Inc., Youngstown Section, will meet Saturday at the McGuffey Centre, 1649 Jacobs Road, Youngstown. The executive board will meet at noon, and the general meeting will be a 1 p.m. followed by installation of officers. Tickets will be distributed for the section’s 40th Anniversary and Annual Membership Luncheon and Auction set for Oct. 15 at St. Mark’s Social Center on Logan Avenue. For information contact Sandy Britt at 330-502-9800.


Junior Group of Goodwill Industries will welcome new members Wednesday at the Goodwill Rehabilitation Center, 2747 Belmont Ave., Youngstown. The group is an organization of local women who volunteer time and talents to support Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries. All women are welcome to join. For information call Talva Maslach at 330-502-1058 or Kathy Gerberry at 330-360-6212.

Transcendental Interest Group will have its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Park Vista North Lounge, 1310 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. This will wrap up the study of scientific secrets to a powerful memory. The group will evaluate the work of Peter M. Vishton, and study his steps to improving memory at any age. This group is for those interested in exploring the inner way of knowing. It meets on the second Wednesday of every month and is coordinated by Agnes Martinko. It is free and open to the public. For information, call 330-746-2944.


Niles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild has scheduled the following neighborhood group meetings: Austintown Stitch and Share will meet at Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown, at 10 a.m. Thursday. Pam will demonstrate self-binding for place mats. For information call Pam at 330-533-7486; Evening Cup Ups will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Grace Church of the Nazarene, 5253 W. Webb, Austintown. A FitNice top will be featured. Take tracing paper, tape, pen, pencil and tape measure. For information call Kim at 330-545-6520; Fancy Cutters will meet at 10 a.m. Monday at Lake Vista, 303 N. Mecca St. (Route 46), Cortland, for a picnic. Sylvia will demonstrate the “moved to tears” skirt. For information call Virginia at 330-847-7549; Southington So Sews will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Southington Christian Church, 3285 state Route 534. The project is sewing unfinished objects. For information call Jennie at 330-847-7386.

Youngstown Area Weavers Guild will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Boardman Park in the Ex-Service Men’s Pavilion for its annual picnic and meeting. Take a covered dish and table service; beverages are provided. Take show and tell, items for sale or auction and items you entered in the fair. Involvement in the fair and Firestone Festival will be reviewed. Call 330-219-0359 or 330-534-9524 for information; guests are welcome.


Austintown Library Friends will meet at 10 a.m. Sept. 26 in the large meeting room of the library, 600 S. Raccoon Road. Ben Melnykovich will talk about what can be done to prevent falls. The meeting is open to the public.

Boardman Library Friends will meet Monday in the library community room of the library, 7680 Glenwood Ave. Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m., G.L. Mears will present “Allegheny Arsenal Disaster” at 10. Hostesses will be Jean Pulhulla, Cristina Raver and Loretta Culwell. Donations of books, magazines, CDs and DVDs will be collected on the first and third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. All profits help to support the summer reading programs.


Girard Golden Eagles Lodge 643 will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Amen Corner, 20 W. Main St., Girard.


Junior Seton Circle invites Seton III and IV to its annual Mass and luncheon Sunday at 10:45 a.m. at St. Charles Church, Boardman. Luncheon will follow in St. Matthew Hall of the church.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society of St. Rose Church will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the lower church.

St. Monica Guild of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Beverly Pondillo will preside. Hostesses are Angela Smesko, Mary Strauss, Joyce Sutton, Elise Tareshawty and Veneta Tareshawty.

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


Girard-Liberty Kiwanis will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Golf Dome, 1300 N. State St., Girard.


Poland Historical Society will meet at 6:30 Sept. 20 at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 4515 Center Road. After the meeting, Toni and Jim Amey will present the “Idora Park Experience” and will have some items from their private collection of Idora Park memorabilia.


Nar-Anon, a 12-step program for relatives and friends affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs, meets at 7 p.m. every Friday at Howland Community Church, 198 Niles-Cortland Road SE, Warren, and at 7 p.m. every Sunday upstairs at the Sahara Club, 2345 Youngstown Road SE, Warren. For information call Bill at 330-856-3822.

Never Alone Nar-Anon Group, a 12-step program for relatives and friends affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs, will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday upstairs at the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, 5211 Mahoning Ave., Austintown. For information call 330-207-0845.

Overeaters Anonymous Groups have scheduled the following meetings: 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church Hall, Room 2, 4453 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna; 7 p.m. Sunday, Shenango Presbyterian Church, 3144 Wilmington Road (Route 18), New Castle, Pa.; 1 p.m. Monday, Girard Multi-generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave.; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Valley Care-Northside Medical Center, Medical Education Building, Auditorium A, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; and at 6 p.m. Thursday at Faith Chapel Fellowship Church, 511 E. Pershing St., Salem, and at 7:30 p.m. at New Life Lutheran Church, 1181 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, Liberty. All locations are handicap accessible. For information go to or call Mahoning County Help Hotline at 330-747-2696, Columbiana County Help Hotline at 330-424-7767 or Lawrence County Help Hotline at 724-674-3697.

TOPS 327 will meet Monday at Christ Church Presbyterian, 1933 Canfield Road, Boardman. Weigh-in is from 6 to 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 6:45. 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. 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 Community Room at the Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St. Weigh-in is from 9:15 to 10 a.m., and the meeting will follow. New members are welcome.

TOPS 1497, Youngstown, will meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Maron Church, 1555 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown. New members are welcome; the first meeting is free. For information call 330-507-3126.


VFW Auxiliary Post 3538 will meet for its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the post home, 157 Lowellville Road, Struthers. A social will follow. For information call 330-755-2701.

VFW Triangle Post 2799 Ladies’ Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 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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