CLUB CALENDAR April 6, 2018


American Association of University Women, Youngstown Branch, will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Newport Library, 3730 Market St., next to Taco Bell on Midlothian Boulevard. Dinner will be served following the meeting. Reservations are required. Samantha Schneider, Youngstown and Mahoning County Library, will speak on social media and its effects on families and children. For information, call Judith Stanger at 330-758-7062.

NARFE Chapter 14 will have its regular monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road. All active and retired federal employees are invited. For information, call Nancy at 330-953-0077.

Tri-Gold Prime Time Chapter of ABWA will celebrate its 14th anniversary at its meeting Wednesday at A La Cart Catering, Canfield. The Tri-Gold Prime Time Chapter is the combination of two chapters, the Gold Torch Chapter and the Tri-County Chapter. A social will take place at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will follow at 6. The menu includes Swiss steak chardonnaire, chicken francaise, stuffed flounder, redskin potatoes, glazed carrots, tossed salad, dessert, coffee and tea. Entertainment will be provided by Angelo Demarca. Women of the Year will be honored. Articles for the basket auction that will take place in September will be accepted at all monthly meetings. For information, call Dolores at 330-757-9368.

Trumbull Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon Tuesday at Ciminero’s Banquet Centre in Niles. Sean Posey will speak on the history of theatres in the Valley. For information, visit


Auxiliary of St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital/St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital will meet at noon Monday in the private dining room of St. Elizabeth on Belmont Ave. Guest speaker will be Jesse McClain, Holocaust education specialist of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation. He will present “Doctors’ and Nurses’ Roles in the Holocaust.”


Altrusa Club of Youngstown will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Canfield Library, 43 W. Main St. The meeting will include the final arrangements and assignments for the “Plant the Seed to Read” event that will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 14 at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Altrusa works to promote literacy within the community. The event is free to the public. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Pat Skornicka at 330-853-7962.

Mahoning Valley Chapter of Polka Dot Powerhouse will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Blue Wolf Tavern, 1295 Boardman-Canfield Road. Women interested in business connections can attend their first meeting at no cost. Teresa Lisum will share essential oil basics to address stress, sleep and mental clarity. Lunch is from a limited menu. Registration is required, and space is limited. Registration is open and available at; or call Sandy Barger, managing director, at 330-518-5383, or send her an email at

Mahoning Valley Stamp Club will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Highway Tabernacle, 3000 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown. The club meets the second Thursday of each month.

Round Table Woodcarvers meet every Thursday from 9 to 11:45 a.m. at the Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Anyone interested in learning about carving is welcome to attend. For information, call 330-792-4355.

Western Reserve Amateur Radio Club will meet for its April HAM Radio Club meeting at 6 p.m April 17 at Davidson’s Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road. Guest speaker will be William Buckler, professor of geography at Youngstown State University, with a powerpoint presentation on severe and hazardous weather. For information, call Brian Lewis, president, at 330-286-3966 or


Youngstown Chapter of the National Council of Negro Women Inc. will host its monthly meeting April 14 at the McGuffey Centre, 1649 Jacobs Road, Youngstown. The executive board meets at noon and the general meeting is at 1 p.m. Tickets also are available for the annual Women of Distinction Luncheon, which will take place May 26.


Friendly Squares will host its monthly square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. April 14 at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St., Niles. Gene Hammond will be the caller and Frankie Hammond will be calling line dances. This will be a high/low dance with alternating tips for new dancers currently taking lessons and tips for more experienced dancers. Dress is casual and light refreshments will be served. There is a $6 donation per person at the door. For information, call Gene Hammond at 330-506-3370.


World War II Heritage Group will meet at 6 p.m. April 16 for buffet dinner at A La Carte Catering, 429 Lisbon St., Canfield. Helen Laenen was in the Maastrich District of Holland prior to the war breaking out. Laenen was between ages 10 and 12 and will share the story of her family, her prewar and war memories, and the journey of immigration during this perilous time. Reservations must be made by April 13 by calling David Frank, 330-757-05156. Tickets are $14 per person.


Youngstown Area Weavers Guild will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Colonial Inn on the Canfield Fairgrounds. The program will be “The Evolution of Women’s Role in Society” (And the Purses They Carried) 1890 to Present, by guest speaker Ginger Mangle. Take any unique purse for show and tell and lunch. For information, call 330-799-5836 or 330-898-6121.

Niles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild will host its 16th annual Spring Extravaganza Style and Creativity Show from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday April 28 at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. An elevated professional runway will be used for the show, featuring three guest designers. In addition to the show, there will be a judged, “Hello Doily” sewing challenge. Cost is $24 for members and $27 for nonmembers, which includes lunch. Reservation deadline is April 14. Contact Barb at 330-550-1215 for information.


League of Women Voters of Trumbull County will host an open-to-the-public meeting at 6 p.m. April 23 at the Howland Library, 9095 E. Market St. Guest speaker will be Ms. Meltzer and will discuss the May primary and some issues on the ballot. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer period. Meltzer was a past president of the League of Women Voters - Kent and is now the secretary for the League of Women Voters of Ohio. As a nonpartisan organization, the League’s main goal is to educate and increase understanding of major public issues. Membership information in the LWVTC also will be available to any interested person wishing to join.


Friends of the Boardman Library will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the library, 7680 Glenwood Ave. Dr. Ian Renne will speak about global warming. Hostesses will be Angie Guerrieri, Barbara Huberty and Michele Restivo. The public is encouraged to donate books, magazines, CDs and DVDs to help support the summer reading programs. Donated items are collected from 10 a.m. to noon the first and third Saturday of each month.


Trumbull County Republican Party will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. April 21 at the Buckeye Club, 366 N. Park Ave., Warren. Dave Yost, Ohio State auditor, will be the guest speaker. There will be a full course buffet breakfast. Cost is $12 per person, which includes tax and tip. Park in rear of building. Call Lori at 330-442-7468 for information.


St. Monica Guild of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Beverly Pondillo, president, will preside. Hostesses are Rose Marie Bisingnani, Donna Bodzak, Patricia Butto, Maryann Cardiero and Sue Ann Carfangia.

Seton III will meet for its luncheon at noon Thursday at the Saxon Club on Meridian Road in Austintown. Lori Brennan will present a reading and Susan Laird will speak about “Human Trafficking.” Hostesses will be Mary Jo Wright, chairwoman; Joyce Petrunia and Beverly Venars.

Warren Women’s Connection, affiliate of Stonecroft Ministries, will host a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 16 at DiLucia’s Banquet Center, 2610 Elm Road, NE. Speaker will be Sean Posey and will discuss “Theaters of Trumbull County.” Lori Kempton and Ilene Stroup also will be featured. Cost is $10 for first-time ladies and all others are $13. Reservations are required by Thursday by calling Joyce at 330-539-5837 or Jan at 330-638-6508. Reservations must be honored or canceled by April 14.


D.A.R.E. Singles Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road. The group has scheduled the following activities: Today, meet in lobby at Regal Cinema, Austintown at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, meet at Boardman Lanes at 7:30 p.m.; Monday, meet at 6:30 p.m. at Panera Bread in Canfield for dessert; Wednesday, Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank from 5 to 7 p.m.; Thursday, meet at 7:30 p.m. for speaker night at the church featuring Julie from Mahoning Co. Beekeepers Assoc.; next Friday, meet at Denny’s on Mahoning Ave., Austintown from 6 to 10 p.m. for card night.


Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet for its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. April 16 at St. Charles Church ministry building, 7325 Westview Drive, Boardman. The building is handicapped accessible. Program will be “The Black Sheep of Your Family.” For information, visit

Niles Historical Society will host its annual dinner at 6 p.m. April 19 at Ciminero’s Banquet Center in Niles. Sandra Zikursh will speak about “Life in the Western Reserve,” which includes a glimpse into a pioneer woman’s life presented with humor and facts. A “Niles Nostalgia” slide show also will take place. Tickets are $25 and can be obtained by calling 330-652-8329 or 330-856-5274. Reservations must be made by April 9. There will be no open house in April due to the Easter holiday. Membership meeting will take place at 10 a.m. April 7 in the Westenfield room.


Codependency and Grief Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday 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. For information, call 330-534-1952. The support group was formed to reach out to help families who have lost loved ones to alcohol or substance abuse.

Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health will host a meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at 955 Windham Court, Suite 2, Boardman. For information, call 330-538-0184 or 330-726-2905.

Good Hope Lutheran Church, 98 Homestead Drive, Boardman, will host a 13-week grief support series through the GriefShare ministry from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through May 1. The GriefShare team provides a safe, understanding place for individuals to move through their personal grief journeys. Participants need not be church members. Each session is self-contained, so participants may enter at any session. Each session will include videos featuring some of the nation’s foremost experts on grief recovery. Sessions also include small group support and a workbook for personal study. Participants are welcome to share stories, but are never forced. Attendance at consecutive sessions is encouraged for maximum benefit. Cost is $20. Checks should be made payable to Good Hope. Scholarships also are available at registration. Contact the church office at 330-782-8109 for information or to pre-register.

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; 1 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at 741 Madison Ave.; and NAMI Connection for the dual diagnosed will meet at 6 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at 741 Madison Ave., Youngstown, the Commons at Madison. 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. Friday at Howland Community Church, 198 Niles-Cortland Road SE, Warren; and at 7 p.m. Sunday upstairs at the Sahara Club, 2345 Youngstown Road SE (Route 422), Warren. For information, call Bill at 330-856-3822.

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, 320 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, 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.

Help Network of Northeast Ohio’s Survivors of Suicide in Mahoning County will meet at 6 p.m. April 18 at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman. This group is intended for families who have lost a loved one to suicide. For information, call Help Network of Northeast Ohio at 330-747-2696.

Help Network of Northeast Ohio’s Survivors of Suicide in Columbiana County will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 19 and at 6 p.m. April 26 at Columbiana Counseling Center, 40722 state Route 154 in Lisbon. This group is intended for families who have lost a loved one to suicide. For information, call Help Network of Northeast Ohio at 330-424-7767.

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 1237, Austintown, will meet Thursday at Venture Church of the CMA (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 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.

Yellow Brick Place, 2959 Canfield Road, Youngstown, Caregiver Support Group will meet for the for the following: prostate cancer support group, 10 a.m. Saturday in suite 3; caregiver support group, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 14 in suite 10; and multiple myeloma support group, 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 16 at Denny’s on Belmont Ave., suite 10. Call Joyce Aleshire for information about the caregiver support group at 330-540-1815; Steve Burbrink for the prostate cancer support group at 330-207-7873; and Matt Giambattista for the multiple myeloma cancer support group at 330-720-6753.

Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group will meet Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, 8401 Market St., Boardman, in the Azalea Room. The meetings will alternate locations every other month. This is a nonprofit self-help support group that meets the second Tuesday of each month. Family and friends are welcome. For information, contact Anna Fitzgerald at 330-480-3440 or visit

Youngstown Area PFLAG will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Episcopal Church Parish House, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Meetings take place the second Tuesday of each month. Youngstown Area PFKAG (Parents, Families, Friends and Allies) is a support, education and advocacy group united with LGBT People to move equality forward. PFLAG provides the opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity and strives to create a society respectful of human diversity. Meetings are free and confidential. Parking is available in the church parking lot off of Wick Ave.


VFW Triangle Post 2799 Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the post home, 3161 W. South Range Road, New Springfield.

VFW Post 3538 Auxiliary will host its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the post home, 157 Lowellville Road. An election of officers will take place. For information, call 330-755-2701.

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

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