American Association of University Women, Youngstown Branch, will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Poland Library, 311 S. Main St. Mary Adams, a retired Youngstown City Schools art teacher will present “We have Poipus” puppets, a drug and violence prevention program for children. For information about the program, visit There also will be a scholarship fundraiser sale of books and white-elephant items after the program. Refreshments will be dutch treat at the Kravitz Deli, located in the library. For information about the meeting, call Judith Stanger at 330-758-7062.

Trumbull County Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon Feb. 13 at Ciminero’s Banquet Centre, 123 N. Main St., Niles. The speaker will be WFMJ television personality, Madonna Chism Pinkard. The community service committee will be collecting coloring books, crayons and story books for Akron Children’s Hospital of the Mahoning Valley. Information can be found at Call 330-759-1305 to make a luncheon reservation.


Campbell Memorial High School Class of 1955 will meet for its monthly breakfast at 10 a.m. Saturday at What’s Cookin’ in the Mathews Road Plaza in Boardman. Classmates, spouses, friends and guests are welcome.

Sacred Heart School Class of 1959 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Thano’s Family Restaurant, 6620 Tippecanoe Road, Canfield. For directions, call the restaurant at 330-702-0300. Guests and others who attended Sacred Heart School are welcome.

Woodrow Wilson High School Class of 1951 will meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Landmark Restaurant, 7424 Market St., Boardman. Classmates and guests are invited.


The Altrusa Club of Youngstown will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Poland Library. The meeting will be roundtable discussions on the club hosting the 2020 District Five Conference. Altrusa works to promote literacy within the community. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Pat Skornicka at 330-853-7962.

The Mahoning Valley Chapter of Polka Dot Powerhouse will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Blue Wolf Tavern, 1295 Boardman Canfield Road, Boardman. Positive women interested in business connection can attend the first meeting at no cost. Lunch options will be from a limited menu. Registration is required at or call Sandy Barger at 330-518-5383 or email Space is limited. Meetings will take place the second Tuesday of each month and participants are encouraged to register in advance.

Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club will meet at 7 p.m. Saturday at Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive. The club is looking for new members. The 40th Annual Cars in the Park in Boardman will take place Aug. 5. Events the club participates in are Tuesday Night Cruises at the Austintown Senior Center, St. Patrick’s Day, the Memorial Day and 4th of July parades, car tours and more. The club raises funds for Hospice of the Valley and helps families with children who have incurable illnesses. For information, call Amy Suszynski at 330-716-3974 or


The Friendly Squares will host its monthly square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St., Niles. Gene Hammond will be the caller and Frankie Hammond will be calling line dances. Valentines will be the theme for the dance. 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.


Junior Group of Goodwill will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Goodwill cafeteria, 2747 Belmont Ave., to discuss the 2018 Goodwill Gala and the client project, Valentine candy. Kathy Gerberry, president, will preside. Hostesses will be Barb D’Sidocky, Ginnie Kernan, Jeri Kurian and Margie Kluska. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For information, call Kathy Gerberry at 330-799-2674.


Friends of the Library, Canfield Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in the library. New members are welcome. For information, call Deborah Liptak, development director of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, at 330-740-6086 or email


Canfield Republican Women’s Club will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Guest speaker, Major (JAG) Vito Abruzzino, will discuss “Missile Defense May Come to Camp Ravenna.” Dinner is $15 per person. Spouses and friends are welcome. Take your own beverage. Reservations are due by Sunday to Jacie Mettee, 330-726-0363 at home or 330-207-9210 cell or email Sharon at

Trumbull County Federated Democratic Women’s Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the community room at Perkins Restaurant, 1953 Niles-Cortland Road (across from Eastwood Mall). Schedules and program for the coming year will be discussed. For information, call 330-545-2023.


Seton III will meet for its luncheon at noon Thursday at the Saxon Club on Meridian Road in Austintown. Jeanne Foley will present a reading and Karen Pierson will be the speaker. The topic will be “Simplify Your Life, Declutter Your Home.” Hostesses are Edna Zaitzew, Pat Iacobucci and Shirley Sambetis.

Warren Women’s Connection, an affiliate of Stonecroft Ministries, will host a luncheon entitled “The Heart of It All,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Dilucia’s Banquet Center, 2610 Elm Road NE. Donna Hewitt will be the special feature and Delores Mitson will speak on the topic of “The Merry-Go-of Life-Are You Dizzy?” First time visitors pay $10 and all others pay $13. Stonecroft Ministries is a nondenominational organization that reaches out to all women across the country and around the world. Luncheons are held the second Monday of each month at a cost of $13. Reservations are required by Thursday by calling Joyce at 330-539-5837 or Jan at 330-638-6508 and must be honored or canceled by Feb. 10.

Youngstown South Christian Women’s Connection will host a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. Annette Campbell of Warren will present, “Life is an Adventure-Pack a Bag.” Donnie and Linda Abraham will give a concert of love songs. Cost is $14 and includes lunch. Reservations must be made by Wednesday by calling Connie D. at 330-788-2340 or Patty K. at 330-332-2789. Cancellations are necessary. For seating, call Judy at 330-757-8308.


Struthers Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Donavito’s, 139 S. Bridge St., Struthers. District Governor Wayne Christen will be speaking. Contact Mike Perello for information at 330-757-3917.


D.A.R.E. Singles Group meets at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road. The group has scheduled the following activities: Saturday bowling at Boardman Lanes at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday pool at Wedgewood Lanes from 7 to 9 p.m.

SOCIETIES Boardman Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 10 at the Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave. Rick Rowlands, founder of the Youngstown Steel Heritage Museum, will share steel industry history and his museums’s collection, which includes the Tod Engine. The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins will be admitted based on seating availability. For information or reservations, call Dona Hammond at 330-726-0651.


Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ, 260 Main St., Greenville; 10 a.m. Wednesday at Children’s Rehabilitation, 855 Howland-Wilson Road, Howland; and at 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.

Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation is sponsoring a grief support group to help people move beyond the pain of any loss and achieve healing. Each meeting is facilitated by certified grief recovery specialists and is free of charge. The meetings take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 22 at Touch Heaven Church, 10 Skyline Drive, Canfield. For information or to register, call 330-899-9100. Ask for the bereavement department.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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 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.


VFW Triangle Post 2799 Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the post home, 3161 E. South Range Road, New Springfield. For information, call 330-542-9928.

VFW Post 3538 Auxiliary will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 at the post home, 157 Lowellville Road. For information, call 330-755-2701.

Tri-State Detachment 494 Marine Corps League will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown.

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

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