Friends of the Mahoning River will host a Sip and Paint from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday 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.
Lepper Library, 303 E. Lincoln Way, Lisbon, is starting a card club. The first meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday. Anyone who is interested in playing cards or wanting to learn is invited to voice an opinion on how the club should be set up and play a round or two. To register, call 330-424-3117.
Newcomers of Mahoning Valley will meet Wednesday at Das Dutch House, 1485 South Ave., Columbiana. Lunch will be served at noon, and after a brief business meeting, members will be free to shop at the stores in the complex. Hostesses are Donna Beule and Sally Rose. New members are always welcome. For information or to make reservations, call Jorine at 330-757-7212 or Barbara at 330-758-3934.
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.
Retired RN Interest Group will meet at 1 p.m. May 7 to celebrate National Nurses Week at Davidson’s Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road, Canfield. Contact Sandie Reel at 330-533-7712 by April 30 if interested in attending.
League of Women Voters of Trumbull County will host an open-to-the-public meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Howland Library, 9095 E. Market St. Guest speaker will be Iris 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 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 person wishing to join.
Mahoning County Republican Party will host its annual Lincoln Day Dinner on May 1 at the Maronite Center, 1555 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown. The reception for sponsors starts at 5 p.m., social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:30. Republican primary candidates in attendance include keynote speaker Jim Renacci for the U.S. senate; Frank LaRosa for Ohio Secretary of State; Keith Faber for Ohio Auditor; Robert Sprague for Ohio Treasurer; Mike Rulli for Ohio senate; Ralph Meacham for re-election as county auditor; Don Manning for the 59th Ohio House District; Dave Simon for the 58th Ohio House District; Rick Barron for Mahoning County Commissioner; Chris Depizzo for U.S. Congress 13th District; Craig Baldwin for Justice of Ohio Supreme Court; Kathleen Bartlett for Judge of Common Pleas Court; Mark Munroe for State Central Committeeman; and Tracey Winbush for State Central committee woman. Special guest includes Supreme Court Justice Mary DeGenaro. General admission is $45. To make reservations, contact the Mahoning County Republican Party Headquarters at 330-629-7006 or email: email@example.com.
Trumbull County Republican Party will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday 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.
Youngstown South Christian Women's Connection will host a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 9 at the Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. The luncheon theme is "The Earth is Bursting with Color" and will feature Shannon Lehn from the Austintown Farmers' Market. Bill Rotar will provide music, and guest speaker will be Sandy Barton of Beaver Falls, Pa., on the topic “From Hippy to Happy.” Cost is $14 and includes lunch. Reservations must be made by May 2 by calling Connie D. at 330-788-2340 or Patty K. at 330-332-2789. Cancellations also are necessary. For seating, call Karen at 330-482-3005.
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 is free night; Saturday, is bowling at Boardman Lanes at 7:30 p.m.; Monday, meet at Dairy Queen in Cornersburg for dessert at 7 p.m.; Thursday, is birthday and trivia night at the church at 7:30 p.m.; April 27 is card night at Denny's on Mahoning Ave., Austintown from 6 to 10 p.m.; April 28 meet at Hollywood Racino to gamble at 6 p.m.; and April 30 meet to play pool at Wedgewood Lanes from 7 to 9 p.m.
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"
William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will meet for "Memories of a Lifetime" at 10 a.m. Saturday 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 1:30 p.m. Monday at Easter Seals Adult Day Center, 721 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Emmanuel Lutheran Education Building, 251 S. Broadway Ave., Salem. Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend. All meetings are offered at no charge. For information, call 330-788-9755.
F.O.C.U.S. Breast-Cancer Survivors Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Davidson's Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road, Canfield. Anyone interested can call Davidson's at 330-7923-0033 for directions. All breast-cancer survivors and their support system are welcome.
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.
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. Grief is not a choice: it is a reality for every individual who has experienced a death. There is no timeframe for grief, and it appears when we least expect it. Anyone interested in attending should call 330-792-2353 before Tuesday.
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 (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 Wednesday at 7 p.m. upstairs at the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, 5211 Mahoning Ave., Austintown. For information, call Cindy at 330-207-0845.
Next Step Group, a 12-step group to help people break the bonds of codependency will begin meeting at 7 p.m. April 30 at the Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield, and will meet each week. There is no charge but a $1 per meeting goodwill offering is appreciated to cover the cost of coffee and refreshments. For information, call Linda at 330-799-4941.
Overeaters Anonymous Groups have 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 Columbiana County will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday 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.
Club news is published Friday. Please submit information about upcoming activities to the Society Department by noon Wednesday.