Mahoning Valley Railroad Heritage Association Museum, 1340 Poland Ave., Youngstown, will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The MVRHA has railroad engines, railroad cars and cabooses on display. Additionally, there will be a collection of steel mill-related railroad equipment, including a ladle car and mould car. Admission is $3 for those age 5 and older and includes unlimited rides in the historic P&LE caboose. The museum will be open the second Saturday of each month through September during the 2018 season. As a special event this year, the MVRHA is announcing the “Bring Them Home” Campaign to move the last two Youngstown Sheet & Tube Hot Metal Cars and a Slag Car to the museum site. These historic cars are on a storage track a few miles from the museum and will be moved before the end of the year. Donations will be accepted for this campaign. The museum also will host a T-shirt sale featuring the 6325 steam engine will be sold for $5. All sizes available. Call 330-792-0339 for information.


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

VFW Post 3538 will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the post home, 157 Lowellville Road, Struthers. For information, call 330-755-2701.


Mahoning Valley Chapter of Polka Dot Powerhouse will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Upstairs Restaurant, 4500 Mahoning Ave., Austintown. Positive women interested in business connections can attend their first meeting at no cost. The cost of lunch is from a limited menu. The speaker will be Lori McDonald, crystal director of Damsel in Defense, who will discuss how women can protect themselves in our society of domestic violence and violent crimes. Registration is open and available at or call Sandy Barger, managing director at 330-518-5383 or Space is limited. Additional meetings will take place on the second Tuesday of each month, and participants are encouraged to register in advance. The Polka Dot Sisterhood brings together women from all walks of life.

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 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at Davidson’s Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road. Guest speaker will be Sara Churchill, digital services librarian for the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, speaking about the services the public library offers the community. For information, call Brian Lewis, president, at 330-286-3966 or visit knightvol@zoominternet .net.


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: Tuesday, bocce at Boardman Park at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, music at Morley Pavilion, McCollum Road, Youngstown “Easy Street Productions” at 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, , pizza and game night at the church at 7:30 p.m.; and next Friday, card night at Denny’s on Mahoning Avenue in Austintown from 6 to 10 p.m.


William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 18 at Kravitz’s Deli meeting room, 3135 Belmont Ave, Liberty. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for nonmembers. Reservations are suggested, and walk-ins are admitted based upon seating availability. Complimentary refreshments are provided, and entertainment will be by Dolores DePietro. Shirley Eckley, a descendant of William Holmes McGuffey’s, will discuss the local roots, life and legacy of William Holmes McGuffey. For information or reservations, call Richard Scarsella, society chairman, at 330-726-8277.


Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield Niles Road, Austintown; at 6:30 p.m. Thursdayat St. John Lutheran Church, 400 Hill Blvd., East Liverpool; at 10 a.m. Friday at Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St., Canfield; and at noon Saturday and Sunday 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.

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. 16. 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

Nar-Anon, a 12-step program for relatives and friends affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs, meets at 7 p.m. today 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 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.; 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oxford House, 320 Benton Road, Salem; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Northside Regional 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, 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. Thursday 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. 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. Meetings take place the third Wednesday of each month.

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, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at YBP, Suite 10. Call Joyce Aleshire at 330-540-1815.

Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, in the Azalea Room at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, 8401 Market St. Free parking and light refreshments are provided. 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 have its monthly support meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Youngstown Area PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends and Allies) is a support, education and advocacy group United with LGBT People to move equality forward. Support meetings are the second Tuesday of each month. 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 lot off Wick Avenue. Directions and a map can be found at the chapter website:

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

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