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


First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown Luncheon Speaker Series will present Sheila E. McGinn Ph.D. on Thursday at The Georgetown in Boardman. McGinn is chairman of the theology department at John Carroll University. He will speak on “Science and Religion.” The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. and costs $16. To make a reservation, call 330-720-4498. For information, visit

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 Melanie Cooper, entrepreneur, author and speaker and she will discuss her new book, “Be-Do Have: How to Manifest Your Best Life.” 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. July 17 at Davidson’s Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road. Guest speakers will be Steve Fabry, KC8SOY; Darrin Cannon, N8DMC; and Bob Mitzel, N8RCM, presenting a workshop on providing amateur radio communication for public service events. For information, call Brian Lewis, president, at 330-286-3966 or visit knightvol@zoominternet .net.


Friendly Squares will host a “Hot Dog” square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. July 14 at the Niles Scope Center, 14 E. State St., Niles. Gene Hammond and Neil Harner will be the callers, and Frankie Hammond will be calling line dances between the tips. This will be a high/low dance with tips for new and experienced dancers. Dress is casual, and grilled hot dogs with all the fixings will be served. There is a $6 donation per person at the door. For information, call Gene Hammond at 330-506-3370.


Youngstown Area Weavers Guild will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the home of Sheila Colarik in Leavittsburg. This will be the annual Dye Day. Colarik will share what she learned in a gradient dye class earlier this year. Participants will need to bring a skein up to 250 grams, must be any plant-based yarn, no wool or animal yarn. Participants also will need to let Colarik know what they will be dyeing. For more information on preparation of skein, supplies needed and directions, call 330-766-6496. Take a mug and lunch. Guests are welcome. For guild information, call 330-799-5836 or 330-534-9524.


Warren Women’s Connection, an affiliate of Stonecroft Ministries, will host a luncheon titled “To The Moon & Back” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday at DiLucia’s Banquet Center, 2610 Elm Road NE. There will be a presentation on the “The Neil Armstrong Project.” Inspirational speaker is Sue Simmons, and the topic is “The Treadmill of Life – Where are you going?” The musical guest is 9-year-old Claire Jewett. Children 9 and older also are welcome at the luncheon. Cost is $5 for children, $10 for first-time ladies and $13 for all others. Reservations must be honored or canceled by Saturday, by calling Joyce at 330-539-5837 or Jan at 330-638-6508, .


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: Saturday, Putt-Putt at Sports World on South Avenue in Boardman at 6 p.m. ; Tuesday, bocce at Boardman Park at 6 p.m., Wednesday, volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank from 5 to 7 p.m.; Thursday, Christmas in July re-gifting night at the church, 7:30 p.m.; and July 13, Outdoor Rodeo at Trumbull County Fairgrounds, meet at Panera Bread in Austintown at 6 p.m.


Niles Historical Society will meet for its regular membership meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Westenfield Room at the Ward-Thomas Museum. Plans will be discussed for the upcoming Heritage Day on Aug. 4.

Salem Historical Society will have a presentation about the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad by Tim Osyk on Tuesday after a short business meeting at 7 p.m. in the Dale Shaffer Library meeting room, 239 South Lundy Ave.

Salem Historical Society Museum will be open July 14 for Salem Second Saturday involvement. The theme for this event is “Salem Sidewalk Sale.” General Store and Romanian exhibits open. Enter through the Heritage Garden gate along East Pershing Avenue during the hours of 1 and 4 p.m.

Salem Historical Society will host a reception in memory of Rosemarie Sulea Cardoso on July 14 in the Dale Shaffer Library meeting room, 239 South Lundy Ave., from 2 to 4 p.m.


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. 14. 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 support and education to people and families dealing with serious mental illness. Support groups are as follows: Connection, a group for individuals with a mental health diagnosis, meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 6 p.m. at Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown; every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave, Youngstown; every third Thursday at 1 p.m. at Madison Commons, 741 Madison, Youngstown; and the first and third Mondays at 6 p.m. at Madison Commons, 741 Madison, Youngstown. This group is specifically for individuals dealing with substance abuse and mental illness. Family Support, a group for family members of a person with mental illness meets every first Thursday at 11 a.m. at Girard Library, 105 E. Prospect St., Girard; and every second Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Alta Care, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. For information, call 330-727-9268 or e-mail

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.JZ

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, 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 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.

TOPS 327 is seeking new members who want to Take Off Pounds Sensibly. The 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 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 caregiver support meeting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 14 at YBP, suite 10. Call Joyce Aleshire at 330-540-1818; Multiple Myeloma Support Group will meet for its summer picnic from 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 16, in suite 3. Call Matt Giambattista at 330-720-6753.

Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown. Free parking and light refreshments are provided. The meetings 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 meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Episcopal Church Parish House, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Meetings take place the second Tuesday of each month. Youngstown Area PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends and Allies) is a support, education and advocacy group united with LGBT People to move equality forward. 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 parking lot off of Wick Ave.

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

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