American Association of University Women, Youngstown branch, will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 4 at Youngstown State University, Hynes Room (2069). Dr. Kristine Blair, dean of CLASS, will speak on women and academic leadership. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 330-758-7062.
Canfield Lions Club will meet Thursday at A La Cart Catering, 429 Lisbon St., Canfield. Dinner will take place at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting to follow at 7 p.m. Wayne Christen, district Governor, will speak.
Warren Women's Connection, an affiliate of Stonecroft Ministries, invites all women to attend a luncheon titled, “Our Annual Country Fair, that will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Delucia’s Banquet Center, 2610 Elm Road NE, Warren. Marty Campana will be the special auctioneer, and there will be drawings for gift baskets and the sale of baked goods and gently used items. Speaker will be Sandy Barton. Cost for first-time ladies is $10, and $13 for all others. Reservations are required by Nov. 9, by calling Joyce at 330-539-5837 or Jan at 330-638-6508, and must be honored or canceled by Nov. 11.
Niles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild has scheduled the following neighborhood group meeting: Niles Silver Thimbles will meet at Shepherd of the Valley Assisted Living, 1500 McKinley Ave., Thursday at 10 a.m. Christmas Party. For information, call Effie 330-637-1429.
The Friends of the Poland Library will meet Nov. 7 at the Poland Library. There will be a coffee hour at 9:30 a.m. with the program and business meeting to follow. Melissa Karman, director of the Sutliff Museum in Warren, will speak on “Myths of the Underground Railroad.” Hostesses will be Rekha Desai, Susan Faulkner, Mary Jane Palvalko and Adele Webber. Donations of books, magazines, CDs, 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.
Canfield Republican Women's Club dinner meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at A La Cart Catering, 429 Lisbon St. The guest speaker will be Auditor Dave Yost who is running for Ohio Attorney General. Bring signup lists for the 2017 White House Christmas ornaments. The buffet dinner is $15. Spouses and friends are encouraged to attend. BYOB and RSVP by Monday, to Jacie Mettee at 330-726-0363, cell 330-207-9210 or email Sharon at CRWCmail@gmail.com.
Girard Men's Democratic Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Parkwood Youth Center.
First Friday of Greater Youngstown will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at The Georgetown, 5945 South Ave., Boardman. Britt Cooper, D.M.A. will speak on “Music in Liturgy.” Dr. Cooper is chairman of Fine and Performing Arts and director of choral activities at Walsh University. Cost is $16. For reservations, call 330-720-4498 or visit www.firstfridayclubofgreater-youngstown.org.
St. Rose Quilting Group will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the parish house.
Youngstown South Christian Women's Connection will host a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. Lee Doll will be the guest speaker and Sue Bryarly will entertain. Cost is $16 and includes lunch. Reservations are essential and must be made by Wednesday by calling Connie at 330-788-2340 or Patty at 330-332-2789. Cancellations are necessary.
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. every Thursday at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road. The group has scheduled the following activities: Wednesday, Play pool at Wedgewood Lanes from 7 to 9 p.m.; Thursday, New member meeting at the church, at 7:30 p.m.; next Friday, Movie night at Regal Cinema in Austintown. Meet in lobby at 6:30 p.m.; Nov. 4, Road Trip to Castle Noel in Medina – meet at Panera’s in Austintown 10 a.m.
Girard Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 4 at the Girard Free Library, 105 W. Liberty St.
Historical Society of McDonald meets Thursday at 11 a.m. in the community room of the Woodland Park Retirement Center, 550 Ohio Ave.
Beta Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Ciminero’s Banquet Center, 123 Main St., Niles. There will be an auction and shopping before dinner, and dinner will be served at 6:30. Members are asked to arrive at 5 p.m. so that auction items may be displayed. Cost of the meal is $17 which includes dessert.
Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Children’s Rehabilitation, 855 Howland-Wilson Road, Howland. Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend. All meetings are offered at no charge. For information, call 330-788-9755.
Codependency and Grief Support Group will meet Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of Sheepfold Ministries, 233 North Ave. Sharon, Pa. A meeting will also take place at 7 p.m. at the care center of the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home, North Main St., Hubbard. Group sessions are free but participants must register to participate. Free parking is available across from Sheepfold and at the care center. For information, call 330-534-1952 or 724-981-5683. The support group was formed to reach out to help families who have lost loved ones to alcohol or substance abuse.
Friendship Train 12-Step Support Group meets from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Rising Star Baptist Church, 2943 Wardle Ave. People who are trying to overcome any addiction are welcome and encouraged to attend. Those attending should enter through the church’s lower parking lot off Wardle.
NAMI Mahoning Valley offers support groups for those who deal with mental illness. Support groups meet as follows: Girard Family Support, first Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Girard Library, 105 E. Prospect St., and Austintown Family Support Group, 7 p.m. the 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 the Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays at Alta Care in Austintown; and NAMI Connection for the dual diagnosed at 6 p.m.the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Visit namimv.org, call 330-727-9268, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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, Howland, and at 7 p.m. every Sunday upstairs at the Sahara Club, 2345 Youngstown Road SE, (Route 422) Warren. For information, call Bill at 330-856-3822.
Never Alone Nar-Anon Group, a 12-step program for family, relatives and friends affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs, meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. upstairs at the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, 5211 Mahoning Ave., Austintown. For information, call Cindy at 330-207-0845.
Overeaters Anonymous Groups has scheduled the following local meetings: 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Thomas the Apostle 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 Multigenerational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard; 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oxford House, 30 Benton Road, Salem; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Valley Care-Northside Medical Center, Medical Education Building, Auditorium A, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; and 7:30 p.m Thursday, at New Life Lutheran Church, 1181 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, Liberty. All locations are handicap accessible. For information, visit www.oa.org, or call Mahoning-Trumbull Counties Help Hotline at 330-747-2696, Columbiana County Help Hotline at 330-424-7767 or Lawrence County Help Hotline at 724-674-3697.
Poland United Methodist Church, 1940 Boardman Poland Road, is hosting Hope for the Holidays at 2 p.m. Nov. 18. The program is for people who are coping with grief during the holiday season. For information, call 330-757-1553.
Portage County Chapter 600 of International Parents without Partners will host a deep-fry turkey dinner with side dishes, desserts and hot beverages from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House pavilion, 109 West Ave., Tallmadge. Members and nonmembers are $7 per person. After the dinner, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., the chapter will have its regular monthly dance, also open to the public. Nonmembers are invited to join the PWP members in celebrating the “Post Halloween” dance theme, and are encouraged to wear a costume. There will be prizes given for the prettiest, ugliest and most original costumes. Cost for the dance is $6 for PWP members and $8 for nonmembers. PWP is a single parent support group, with one common point: members are all single parents, whether due to death, divorce, separation or having never been married. The chapters are mainly an educational and family support group, but are active in other endeavors. The members take time to have fun, not only with other adults, but also with their children. For information, call Warrine at 330-322-9559.
TOPS 327 is seeking new members who want to Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Meeting will take place Monday at Christ Church Presbyterian, 1933 Canfield Road, Boardman. Weigh-in is from 6 to 6:30 p.m. with the meeting at 6:45. The first meeting is free. Guests are welcome. For information, call 330-799-3106.
TOPS 1262, McDonald, meets from 9:15 to 10 a.m. for weigh-in Wednesday in the community room at the Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St. The meeting will follow the weigh-in. New members are welcome.
Mahoning Valley Korean War Veterans Association meets at 9 a.m. every Friday at Denny’s Restaurant in Austintown. New members are welcome.
Club news is published Friday. Please submit information about upcoming activities to the Society Department by noon Wednesday.