Tri-Gold Prime Time Chapter of ABWA will have its monthly meeting Wednesday at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. A social will take place at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will follow at 6. Dinner will be a picnic buffet of hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, fruit and dessert. Cost is $16. Members may sign up for duty for the basket auction that will take place in September at St. Nicholas Church in Struthers. Plans for the auction are being finalized and items will be accepted at the meeting. Guests are welcome. For information, call Dolores at 330-757-9368.
VFW Post 3538 will meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at the post home, 157 Lowellville Road, Struthers. For information, call 330-755-2701.
Altrusa Club of Youngstown will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Olive Garden in Boardman. The meeting will include discussion of upcoming projects and events for the next club year. Altrusa works to promote literacy within the community. The event is free and open to the public. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Carole McWilson at 330-518-2388.
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.
Warren Women's Connection, an affiliate of Stonecroft Ministries, will host a luncheon titled "Just Smile" from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at DiLucia's Banquet Center, 2610 Elm Road NE. There will be a presentation on dental health by Rudy Braydich, local dentist. Inspirational speaker is Suzanne Updike, and the topic is "Free Gifts." She is a teacher and former "anxiety queen" and will share her journey through post-partum depression. All teachers in attendance will be honored with a gift. Cost is $10 for first-time ladies and $13 for all others. Reservations must be made by Thursday, by calling Joyce at 330-539-5837 or Jan at 330-638-6508, and must be honored or canceled by Aug. 11.
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, card night at Denny's on Mahoning Avenue in Austintown from 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, River Rock at the AMP to see "Disco Inferno," meet at Mocha House in Niles at 5 p.m.; Tuesday,bocce at Boardman Park at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank from 5 to 7 p.m.; Thursday, small talk night at the church at 7:30 p.m.; and next Friday, music and dinner at Trax's Lounge in Austintown at 6 p.m.
Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown; and 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Charles Church, 7345 Westview Drive, Boardman. Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend. All meetings are offered at no charge. For information, call 330-788-9755.
Grief Share Support Group, hosted by Churchill United Methodist Church, 189 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, is meeting at 6 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 14. The program is for all who have suffered a loss. The meetings take place on the second floor of the church's educational building. For information, call Janice Ferry at 330-759-1924.
NAMI Mahoning Valley offers Connections support groups for adults living with mental illness, in a discussion format, to promote self-disclosure in a safe, relaxed, supportive and confidential environment. Connections meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 6 p.m. at Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. NAMI Mahoning Valley also offers Family Support Groups that provide information and support for family members and friends of individuals with mental illness. Family groups meet the first Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. at Girard Library, 105 E. Prospect St.; and the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Alta Care, 142 Javit Court. For information about the groups or other services provided, call Carrie Baun, program director, 330-727-9214 or visit www.namimv.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.
Next Step Group, a 12-step group to help people break the bonds of codependency, meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield. 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 .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.; 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 accessible to the handicapped. 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, Columbiana County will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Columbiana Counseling Center, 40722 state Route 154 in Lisbon. This is a support group for families who have lost a loved one to suicide. For information, call the Help Network of Northeast Ohio at 330-424-7767. Meetings take place the third and fourth Thursday of each month.
Survivors of Suicide, Mahoning County will meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 15 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. Meetings take place the third Wednesday of each month.
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, will host the Cancer Caregiver Support Meeting will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 11at YBP, Suite 10. Call Joyce Aleshire at 330-540-1815.
Tri-State Detachment 494 Marine Corps League will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road.
VFW Post 2799 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the post home, 3161 E. South Range Road, New Springfield.
Club news is published Friday. Please submit information about upcoming activities to the Society Department by noon Wednesday.