First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown Luncheon Speaker Series will feature the Rev. Edward Brienz at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 2 at The Georgetown in Boardman. Mr. Brienz is director of Missions/Propagation of the Faith for the Diocese of Youngstown, administrator of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in McDonald and founder of Caf Augustine located in the Newport Library. He will speak on “The Mission of Caf Augustine.” Cost is $16. Call 330-720-4498 to make a reservation. Visit www.firstfridayclubofgreateryoungstown.org for information.
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.
Salem Public Library’s Book Discussion Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Quaker Room, 821 E. State St. The book that will be discussed is “The Blackbird Season,” written by Kate Moretti. New participants are welcome and may borrow a book. For information, call the library at 330-332-0042 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youngstown South Christian Women’s Connection will meet for a “Golden Afternoon” luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. The guest speaker will be Kimberly McCormick of New Castle, Pa., who will present “When Life’s Unwelcome Changes Come, Open the Door.” Nicole Carrabbia will present skin-care tips from Rodan and Fields. Cost is $14 and includes lunch. Reservations must be made by Aug. 1, and cancellations are necessary. For reservations, call Connie at 330-788-2340 or Patty at 330-332-2789. For seating, call Karen at 330-482-3005.
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, bowling at Boardman Lanes at 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, bocce at Boardman Park at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, music at Woodworth Park on Western Reserve Road, “Guys Without Ties,” at 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, , birthday night at the church at 7:30 p.m.; and next Friday, music by “Vegas” and dinner at the Trax Lounge in Austintown at 6 p.m.
Boardman William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kravitz’s Deli meeting room, 3135 Belmont Ave, Liberty. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for nonmembers. Reservations are suggested, and walk-ins are admitted based upon seating availability. Complimentary refreshments are provided, and entertainment will be by Dolores DePietro. Allan May, author of “Crimetown U.S.A.: History of Mahoning Mafia” and “Welcome to the Jungle Inn: The Story of the Mafia’s Most Infamous Den,” will speak on local organized crime. For information or reservations, call Richard Scarsella, society chairman, at 330-726-8277.
Salem Historical Society will host its Hands-On-History summer camp for students in grades four to six from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Cost of $10 includes lunch and materials. Call 330-337-8514 to register for the Tuesday or Wednesday class.
F.O.C.U.S. Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Kennsington Grille, 4171 Westford Place, Canfield, on the patio (off state Route 224 behind the new Marriott). For directions, call Kennsington Grille at 330-533-8733. All breast-cancer survivors and their support system are welcome.
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 email email@example.com.
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, Warren. For information, call Bill at 330-856-3822.
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 www.oa.org, 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.
Survivors of Suicide, Columbiana County will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Columbiana Counseling Center, 40722 state Route 154 in Lisbon. This is a support group for families who have lost a loved one to suicide. For information, call the Help Network of Northeast Ohio at 330-424-7767.
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 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 a yoga class with Erin Lonsway on Saturday from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at YBP, Suite 3. Call Erin at 330-518-2431 before class to verify that it will be in session.
Club news is published Friday. Please submit information about upcoming activities to the Society Department by noon Wednesday.