South High School Class of 1953 will have its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Johnny’s in Boardman. All classmates and guests are welcome. No reservations are needed. Those interested in attending may call Ray Melewski at 330-792-2434.

South High School Class of 1956 Women will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Davidson’s Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road, Cornersburg. All women from the class and friends are invited to attend.

Woodrow Wilson High School Class of 1953 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Johnny’s Restaurant, Market Street, Boardman. Classmates, spouses and guests are welcome. For information call 330-743-8235 or 330-793-5745.


Friends of the Mahoning River, a non-profit environmental group, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Oak Hill Collaborative, 507 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown. Dr. Lauren Schroeder, professor emeritus at Youngstown State University, will present “The Saga of the Mahoning River.” Parking will be behind the building. Anyone interested in the mission of the club are invited to attend. For information, call Patricia Dunbar at 330-719-2337 or visit

Holborn Herb Growers Guild will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Beard Cabin in Boardman Park. Keri Pavlov, Teavana specialist, will discuss “What’s your cup of tea?” Take a favorite mug or cup and saucer for sampling. Refreshments will be provided by hostesses Cheryl Ranshaw, Donna Morell, Kim Lowery and Joann Kaschak.


Niles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild has scheduled the following neighborhood group meeting: Howland Happy Stitchers will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Living Lord Lutheran Church, 851 Niles-Cortland Road (Route 46). Effie will demonstrate a table runner. For information call Carol at 330-856-4827.


Friends of Poland Library will meet March 7 at the Poland library, 311 S. Main St. Coffee hour will be at 9:30 a.m. and the program and business meeting will follow at 10. “The Beauty of Glass” will be presented by Jessica Trickett. Hostesses will be Peg Bodine, Sue Perry, Sue Faulkner and Jean McComb. Donations of books, magazines, CDs and DVDs are accepted at each meeting for the Poland Friends book cart. The meeting is open to the public, and new members are welcome. Membership dues are $10 a year.


Canfield Republican Women’s Club dinner meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 1 at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Dr. William Binning, chairman and professor of political science at Youngstown State University, will speak on the Constitution and the Electoral College. Dinner will be a buffet, $15 per person. Spouses and friends are encouraged to attend. Reservations are due by Feb. 27 to Jacie Mettee at home, 330-726-0363, cell 330-207-9210 or email Sharon at


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.


D.A.R.E. has scheduled the following activities: 7 p.m. Saturday, bowling night at Boardman Lanes; 7 p.m. Monday, play pool at Wedgewood Lanes; 7 p.m. Tuesday, bar bingo at Saxon Club; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, meet at the food court at Southern Park Mall to walk; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, small talk and birthday night at the church; and 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 24, card night at Denny’s in Boardman.


Ohio Genealogical Society, Mahoning County Chapter, will have its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Charles Church Ministry Building, 7325 Westview Drive (corner of Rt 224 and Westview), Boardman. It is handicap accessible, and all are welcome. Jeannie Martinelli will discuss secrets of the underground railroad. The computer interest group will meet from 6 to 6:45. For information, visit


F.O.C.U.S., a breast cancer support group, will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Marino’s Italian Cafe, 5423 Mahoning Ave., Austintown. All breast cancer survivors and supporters are welcome. For directions call the restaurant at 330-533-9984.

Multiple Myeloma Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Denny’s, 4020 Belmont Ave., Youngstown. The group is for cancer survivors and caregivers, and meets the third Monday of each month. For information contact Donna Detwiler at 330-549-4617, 330-770-0808.

NAMI Mahoning Valley offers support groups for those who deal with mental illness. Support groups follow: Girard Family Support, first Thursday of each monthly at 11 a.m. at the Girard Library, 105 E. Prospect St. and Austintown Family Support Group, 7 p.m. second Tuesday of each month at Alta Care, 142 Javit Court. NAMI Connection, a support group for people with a mental health diagnosis meets at the following locations: 1:30 p.m. Thursdays at Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 6 p.m. second and fourth Mondays at Grace United Methodist Church, 1725 Drexel Ave., Warren; and 6 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays at Alta Care in Austintown. Visit, call 330-727-9268 or e-mail for information.

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.

Overeaters Anonymous Groups have scheduled the following local 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.; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Valley Care-Northside Medical Center, Medical Education Building, Auditorium A, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; and Thursday, 6 p.m. at Faith Chapel Fellowship Church, 511 E. Pershing St., Salem, and 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.

Survivors of Suicide in Columbiana County will meet at 6 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.

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 330-974-8450.

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

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