American Business Women’s Association, Tri-Gold Prime Time Chapter, will have a luncheon Wednesday at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Social will begin at 1:15 p.m. with luncheon at 1:30 p.m. The menu consists of quiche lorraine, chicken a la king, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, link sausage, sliced ham, fresh fruit, orange juice and assorted pastries for $18 each. Members are asked to take items for the scholarship auction that will take place in March at St. Nicholas Church Hall in Struthers. This group is a union of two former chapters, Tri County and Gold Torch, and members are working or retired. For information, call Dolores Brindle at 330-757-9368.

Mahoning Valley Amateur Radio Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Adamas Square Plaza, 8381 Market St., Boardman. Following the meeting will be speaker Robert Naumann, W5OV, the sales manager at DX Engineering. Meetings take place the second Thursday of every month. Anyone interested in amateur “ham” radio is invited to attend. For information, contact


McDonald Sideliners will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the high school.


Struthers High School Class of 1956 will meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 13 at What’s Cookin’ on South Avenue.


Boardman Library Chess Club will meet from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the library, 7680 Glenwood Ave. The club is for those interested in learning about chess and chess will be played.

Mahoning Valley Chapter of Polka Dot Powerhouse will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Blue Wolf Tavern, 1295 Boardman Canfield Road, Boardman. Women interested in business connections may attend the first meeting at no cost. Lunch is from a limited menu. Registration must be made, space is limited. Kayla Emanuelson, CPA, will discuss tax reform, tax planning, and the ins and outs of taxes for individuals and businesses. Registration is open and available by calling Sandy Barger, managing director, at 330-518-5383, email Sandy at or visit Additional meetings will take place the second Tuesday of every month and participants are encouraged to register in advance.

Struthers Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Struthers VFW. For information, call Mike Perello at 330-757-3917.

World War II Heritage Group will meet for a buffet dinner at 6:15 p.m. Jan. 15 at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Howard Friend, local retired educator and administrator, will relate his experiences in the Battle of the Bulge. Reservations are due by Jan. 12 to David Frank, 330-757-0515.


GFWC Boardman-Poland Junior Women’s League will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Glenellen, 9661 Market St., Boardman. Members are asked to take socks/cold weather clothing to be distributed at St. John’s soup kitchen Jan. 21. Linda Crish, president, will speak about what is happening with the GFWC. Plans for the fourth annual ladies tea in March will be discussed. Hostesses for January are Debbie Chop, Linda Crish and Yvonne Ford. For information on membership, call Linda Crish at 330-727-3210.


Trumbull County Federated Democratic Women’s Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at S.C.O.P.E. Inc. at the YWCA, 375 N. Park Ave., Warren, in the Pine room. Parking is available on both sides of the building and across the street. In case of bad weather, the meeting will be canceled. For information, call 330-545-2023.


St. Rose Quilting Group will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the parish house.


Girard-Liberty Kiwanis will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Golf Dome, 1300 N. State St., Girard.


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: Wednesday, volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank from 5 to 7 p.m.; Thursday, speaker night at the church at 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 12, meet at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of Regal Cinema in Austintown for movie night.


Boardman Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 13 at the Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave. Bill Farragher, creator of the Youngstown Sheet and Tube trademark, will retell the decline of the Mahoning Valley steel industry. Program is free and open to the public. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins are admitted, based on seating availability. For information or reservations, call Dona Hammond at 330-726-0651.

Girard Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Barnhisel House, 1011 N. State St., Girard.

Mount Carmel Society of St. Rose Church will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Rosetta Hall.


Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation is sponsoring a grief support group to help people move beyond the pain of loss and achieve healing. Each meeting is facilitated by certified grief recovery specialists and free of charge. The meetings will 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.

NAMI Mahoning Valley offers support groups for those who deal with mental illness. Support groups meet as follows: Girard Family Support, first Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Girard Library, 105 E. Prospect St., and Austintown Family Support Group, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Alta Care, 142 Javit Court. NAMI Connection, a support group for people with a mental health diagnosis meets at the following locations: 1:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays at Alta Care in Austintown; and NAMI Connection for the dual diagnosed at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Visit, call 330-727-9268, or e-mail for information.

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 1262, McDonald, meets from 9:15 to 10 a.m. for weigh-in Wednesday in the community room at the Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St. The meeting will follow the weigh-in. New members are welcome.

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, Caregiver Support Group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 13, Suite 10. Call Joyce Aleshire at 330-540-1815 for details. Man Up prostrate cancer support group meets at 6 p.m. Jan. 15 in Suite 3.

Youngstown Area PFLAG will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John 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 adjacent to the church can be accessed from Wick Avenue.


VFW Triangle Post 2799 Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 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. Monday at the post home, 157 Lowellville Road. 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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