American Association of University Women, Youngstown Branch, will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 3 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 in the library. For information about the meeting, call Judith Stanger at 330-758-7062.

Goldwing Road Riders Association Chapter M will meet Saturday for dinner at 5 p.m. with a gathering to follow at 6 p.m. at Dino’s Restaurant, 10941 Mahoning Ave., North Jackson. All motorcyclists are welcome. The group meets the fourth Saturday of each month.

Mill Creek Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. The menu will include chicken crepes, ham and cheese strata, scrambled eggs, link sausage, bacon, home-fried potatoes, assorted pastries, fresh fruit, orange juice, coffee and tea. Cost is $17. Reservations must be made by calling Marilyn Abramski at 330-726-2527 or Darlene Demjen at 330-755-9089 by Wednesday . Dorothy Kane will speak on the subject of domestic violence. The public is welcome to attend.


First Friday Club Speaker’s Luncheon Series will host the Reverend George V. Murry, S.J., Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at The Georgetown, 5945 South Ave., Boardman. Bishop Murry will speak about “The Church Today.” Cost is $16. Reservations are limited and can be made by calling 330-720-4498 or visit

Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 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 at which the club participates include 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

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 or 330-744-5071.


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 call 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.


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. Feb. 7 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 Feb. 4 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. Feb. 5 in the community room at Perkins Restaurant, 1953 Niles-Cortland Road (across from Eastwood Mall). Schedules and the program for the coming year will be discussed. For information, call 330-545-2023.


Warren Women’s Connection, an affiliate of Stonecroft Ministries, will host a luncheon titled “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 Feb. 8 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 Feb. 7 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.


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.


Austintown Historical Society’s annual president’s dinner will take place at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at Davidson’s Restaurant in Cornersburg. The evening will feature Wade Schisler sharing recollections related to the “Pogey,” also known as the old county home, “The Infirmary,” poor house and old folks home. Wade was born in 1929 and was raised in Austintown. Reservations must be made by Wednesday by calling 330-799-0303 or 330-792-1129.

Poland Historical Society invites the community to celebrate President William McKinley’s 175th birthday at 11 a.m. Monday at the Poland Village Town Hall, 308 S. Main St., Poland. After a brief ceremony, birthday cake and hot chocolate will be served. Paul McQueen will portray Republican candidate William McKinley and read a portion of McKinley’s speech, which he gave when 300 Poland citizens visited him at his Canton home while campaigning for president in 1896.


Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Easter Seals Adult Day Center, 721 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; and at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Emmanuel Lutheran Education Building, 251 S. Broadway St. 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 beginning Tuesday and continuing 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.

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 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.


Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Isaac Eaton Camp, will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the social hall of the Helen Black Miller Memorial Chapel at the Mercer County Historical Society headquarters, 119 S. Pitt St., Mercer, Pa.

VFW Triangle Post 2799 Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at the post home, 3161 E. South Range Road, New Springfield. For information, call 330-542-9928.

VFW Post 3538 Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 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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