Friends of the Mahoning River will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Oak Hill Collaborative, 507 Oak Hill, Youngstown. Parking is in the rear of the building. Featured speakers will be Guy Coviello, Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber; Calder Lenhart, Scout Troop 40, who will present his Eagle Scout proposed project; and Dawn Turnage, Youngstown Park and Recreation Director. Plans are being made for the seventh annual RiverFest on June 2 and a Friends paddle on the Mahoning River for June 9. All are welcome who share the mission of advocating the quality of the Mahoning River. For information, call Patricia Dunbar at 339-719-2337. Friends of the Mahoning River also will host a Sip and Paint from 6 to 8 p.m. April 26 at the B&O Station, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. Cost is $25 to complete a 16-by-25-inch Heron painting. One beverage is included. To register, call Susan at 330-718-3469.
Monday Night Writers will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the small meeting room at the Canfield Branch of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, 43 W. Main St. The meeting is led by Nancy Christie, author of “Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories,” and more. For information, email Christie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Struthers Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Struthers VFW. Contact Mike Perello 330-757-3917 with questions.
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 at 6 p.m Tuesday 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 email@example.com.
Youngstown Area Federation of Women’s Clubs will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at A La Cart Catering, 429 Lisbon St., Canfield. Dr. Ted Suzelis will be the guest speaker.
Youngstown Chapter of the National Council of Negro Women Inc. will host its monthly meeting Saturday at the McGuffey Centre, 1649 Jacobs Road, Youngstown. The executive board meets at noon and the general meeting is at 1 p.m. Tickets are also available for the annual Women of Distinction Luncheon, which will take place May 26.
Youngstown Council of Catholic Nurses will meet at noon Wednesday at The Manor, 3104 Canfield-Niles Road. Jessica Robinson, executive director of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, will give an overview of the charity.
Friendly Squares will host its monthly square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday 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. Monday for buffet dinner at A La Cart Catering, 429 Lisbon St., Canfield. Helen Laenen was in the Maastrich District of Holland prior to the war. Laenen was between age 10 and 12 and will share the story of her family, her pre-war and war memories, and the journey of immigration during this perilous time. Reservations must be made by today by calling David Frank, 330-757-05156. Tickets are $14 per person.
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. 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, there will be a judged “Hello Doily” sewing challenge. Cost is $24 for members and $27 for nonmembers, which includes lunch. Reservation deadline is Saturday. 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. A guest speaker will discuss the May primary and some issues on the ballot. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer period.
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.
Mother’s of the Crucifix Society of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. President Cathy Zack will preside. Hostesses will be Angela DiFrangia, Marie Ronyak, Janice Kutsko, Beverly Pondillo and Carol Amicone.
Warren Women’s Connection, affiliate of Stonecroft Ministries, will host a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday 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-timers, and all others are $13. Reservations must be honored or canceled by Saturday.
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: Friday is card night at Denny’s on Mahoning Ave., Austintown from 6 to 10 p.m.; Monday play pool at Wedgewood Lanes from 7 to 9 p.m.; Thursday murder mystery at Napa Valley event from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the church; and April 20 is free night.
Boardman Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave. Program is open to the public, and admission is free. Tom Welsh, local author and historian will discuss his book, “Strouss’–Youngstown’s Dependable Department Store.”
Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Charles Church ministry building, 7325 Westview Drive, Boardman. The program will be “Brick Walls.” For information, visit www.mahoningcountychapterogs.org.
Poland Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 4515 Center Road. The topic to be discussed will be the Ohio Indian Mounds.
William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will meet for “Memories of a Lifetime” at 10 a.m. April 21 at Kravitz’s Deli meeting room, 3135 Belmont Ave. Loretta Ekoniak, author of “Slovaks of the Greater Mahoning Valley,” co-authored with Susan Summers, will present a program featuring the book. Program is open to the public. Admission is $5 for members and $6 for nonmembers. Refreshments will be served and a 50-50 raffle will take place to benefit the society’s education mission. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins admitted based upon seat availability.
Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church, 400 Hill Blvd., East Liverpool; and noon Saturday at Sunrise Senior Living, 335 W. McKinley Way, Poland. Call 330-707-1313 to leave a reservation. 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 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.
Good Hope Lutheran Church, 98 Homestead Drive, Boardman, is hosting a 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. 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.
Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home will offer a free Breakfast and Learn at 9 a.m. April 30 at TJ’s Restaurant in the Holiday Inn, Boardman, about preplanning a funeral experience. Grief is not a choice: it is a reality for every individual who has experienced a death. There is no time frame for grief. Anyone interested in attending may call 330-792-2353 before April 24.
NAMI Mahoning Valley offers support and education to people and families dealing with serious mental illness. Support groups are as follows: Connection, a group for individuals with a mental health diagnosis, meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 6 p.m. at Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown; every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave, Youngstown; every third Thursday at 1 p.m. at Madison Commons, 741 Madison, Youngstown; and the first and third Mondays at 6 p.m. at Madison Commons, 741 Madison, Youngstown. This group is specifically for individuals dealing with substance abuse and mental illness. Family Support, a group for family members of a person with mental illness meets every first Thursday at 11 a.m. at Girard Library, 105 E Prospect St., Girard; and every second Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Alta Care, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. For information, call 330-727-9268 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 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 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.
Survivors of Suicide in Mahoning County will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday 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.
Survivors of Suicide in Columbiana County will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday 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: caregiver support group, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Suite 10; and multiple myeloma support group, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Denny’s on Belmont Ave., suite 10. Call Joyce Aleshire for information about the caregiver support group at 330-540-1815; and Matt Giambattista for the multiple myeloma cancer support group at 330-720-6753.
Club news is published Friday. Please submit information about upcoming activities to the Society Department by noon Wednesday.