Trumbull Retired Teachers Association will have a luncheon at noon Tuesday at Ciminero’s in Niles. For information, visit


St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital/St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital auxiliaries will meet at 1 p.m. Monday in St. Columba Cathedral social hall, for a Christmas party.


Mahoning Valley Young Professionals will host its annual Holiday Gala from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at DeYor Performing Arts Center. The event will include dinner, dancing, auctions and entertainment. Tickets range from $40 to $75 and can be purchased by searching Mahoning Valley Young Professionals Holiday Gala at

NARFE Chapter 14 will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Saxon Club for a holiday lunch. All retired and active federal employees are welcome. For information, call 330-953-0077.

Newcomers of Mahoning Valley will host a holiday gathering at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Johnny’s Restaurant in Boardman. Members and guests will be playing a game to win prizes. To participate in the game, take something to eat or drink. The birthday group will celebrate at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 17 at Longhorns, and Round Towners will be going to Caffe Capri at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 19. For information about the December gathering, call Ilona at 330-704-0236 or Jorine at 330-757-7212.

Mahoning Valley Chapter of Polka Dot Powerhouse will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Upstairs Restaurant in Austintown. A limited menu will be available. Attendees must register, as space is limited. Registration is available at, or call Sandy Barger at 330-518-5383 or email

Warren Women’s Connection will host “Picture Perfect Christmas,” a luncheon, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday at Delucia’s Banquet Center in Warren. Judy Conti will demonstrate dances and speak on her “Amazing Discovery.” Cost is $10 for first-time ladies, and $13 for all others. Reservations are required. Call Joyce at 330-539-5837 or Jan at 330-638-6508.

Youngstown Baseball Oldtimers will meet at 2:30 p.m. Thursday for the annual Christmas meeting at the Kramer Field Pavilion on Bears Den Road. Refreshments will be served, and there will be election of officers. For information, call Nick at 330-782-6520 or Dan at 330-540-8751.

political groups

Trumbull County Republican Party will host its annual Christmas celebration brunch at 11 a.m. Dec. 15 at Kyra Restaurantin Warren. Cost is $20. The community service mission for the year will be “Trumbull County Take Flight.” Donations of socks and grocery store gift cards as well as monetary donations will be accepted. Reservations must be made by Monday by mailing a check payable to TCGOP to P.O. Box 8552, Warren, OH 44484. The event is open to party members, nonmembers, spouses and guests. For information, call 833-878-6285 or email


Junior Seton Circle will meet for a luncheon at noon Thursday at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. The program will be Christmas music.

Seton III will meet for its Christmas luncheon at noon Thursday at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Riley and Molly Burke, students at Ursuline High School, will be featured. Hostesses will be Elaine Powell, chairwoman; Judy Love; Pat Iacobucci; and Claranne McCloud. Funds will be donated to several families for Christmas dinners.


D.A.R.E. Singles Group meets at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road. Activities for the week: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, pool at Wedgewood Lanes; 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, volunteer at Second Harvest; 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14, meet in lobby at Covelli Centre for the Phantoms hockey game.


Willliam Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Dec. 15 at Kravitz’s Deli and meeting room, 3135 Belmont Ave., Youngstown. The speaker will be Thomas Leary. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for nonmembers. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins are welcome and will be admitted based on seating availability. For information or reservations, call Richard S. Scarsella at 330-726-8277.


Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Austintown; 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Charles Church in Boardman; and noon Saturday at Sunrise Assisted Living in Poland. Family members and caregivers are welcome. 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, will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday. The program is for all who have suffered a loss. For information, call Janice Ferry at 330-759-1924.

Grief Recovery Instructional Support Groups meet at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home Care Center in Hubbard. The groups are led by Phillip Roland, grief counselor for the funeral home, and are open to anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one. For information, call Bill or Candee at the funeral home at 330-534-1952. Meetings take place each Tuesday through fall.

Nar-Anon, a 12-step program for relatives and friends affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs, will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at Howland Community Church; and at 7 p.m. Sunday upstairs at the Sahara Club in Warren. For information, call Bill at 330-856-3822.

Never Alone Nar-Anon Group is a 12-step program for family, relatives and friends affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs. The group meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at First Presbyterian Church of Girard, 890 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, Girard. For information, contact Cindy at 330-207-0845.

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 in Canfield. There is no charge, but a $1 per meeting goodwill offering is appreciated for coffee and refreshments. For information, call Linda at 330-799-4941.

Overeaters Anonymous Groups have scheduled the following local meetings: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church hall, Vienna; 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Shenango Presbyterian Church, New Castle, Pa.; 1 p.m. Monday, Girard Multigenerational Center, Girard; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Liberty Presbyterian Church, Liberty; and 7:30 p.m. Thursday at New Life Lutheran Church. All locations are accessible.

Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Azalea Room at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. Parking is free. For information, call Anna Fitzgerald, 330-480-3440, or email

Youngstown Area PFLAG will have its monthly support meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Youngstown. Youngstown Area PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies) is a support, education and advocacy group united with LGBT people to move equality forward. Meetings are free and confidential. Parking is available in the church lot off of Wick Avenue. Directions and a map can be found at the chapter website,

TOPS 327 is seeking new members who want to Take Off Pounds Sensibly. The meeting will take place Monday at Christ Church Presbyterian. Weigh-in is from 5 to 5:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 5:45. The first meeting is free. For information, call 330-799-3106.

TOPS 1237, Austintown, will meet Thursday at Venture Church of the CMA. Weigh-in is from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m., followed by the meeting until 6. For information, call 330-758-4923.

TOPS 1497, Youngstown, will meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Maron Church. New members are welcome; the first meeting is free. For information, call 330-974-8450.


VFW Triangle Post 2799 Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

VFW Col. Louis J. Campbell Post 3538 Auxiliary, Struthers, will have a Christmas party at 6 p.m. Monday. Attendees are asked to provide a covered dish, salad or dessert to share. 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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