Friends of the Mahoning River will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, at the Oak Hill Collaborative, 507 Oak Hill, Youngstown. Parking is in the rear of the building. The speaker will be a representative from Meander Water who will present information about Meander Lake as a local drinking water source.There also will be discussion about the successes of the 7th Annual RiverFest and the Inaugural Launch one week later at the new Girard dock. All are welcome who share the group’s mission of advocating the quality of the Mahoning River. For information about the nonprofit environmental group, call Patricia Dunbar at 339-719-2337.

Mahoning Valley Young Professionals will have its June Mixer from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Youngstown Country Club. The event will feature networking, appetizers and a cash bar. It is free to MVYP members and $5 for nonmembers. For information, contact the organization at

Monday Night Writers will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the small meeting room at the Canfield Branch of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, 43 W. Main St. The meeting is led by Nancy Christie, author of “Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories” and more. For information, email Christie at

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 6 p.m. Tuesday at Davidson’s Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road. Guest speaker will be Frank Sole, WB8YHD, who will give an update on the YSU Amateur Radio Club. For information, call Brian Lewis, president, at 330-286-3966 or


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: today, putt-putt at Sports World on South Avenue in Boardman at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, bocce at Boardman Park at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, walking at Mill Creek Park Walking Trail at 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, music in Boardman Park at 6:30 p.m.; and June 23, Hot Rod Super Nationals at Canfield Fairgrounds – meet at the Big Rock at 10 a.m.


William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kravitz’s Deli, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty, in the meeting room. J. E. Ballantyne, community theater pioneer and author, will share his career as part of the Memories of a Lifetime presentation. He will discuss books he has written and share some of the experiences with working with Fred Rogers on “Mister Roger’s Neighborhood.” The presentation is open to the public. Admission is $6 for nonmembers and $5 for members. Reservations are suggested based on seating availability. For reservations, call Richard S. Scarsella, society chairman, at 330-726-8277.


Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St.; at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church, 400 Hill Blvd., East Liverpool; and at 10 a.m. June 22 at Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St. Family members and caregivers are welcome. All meetings are offered at no charge. For information, call 330-788-9755.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Children’s Aid Society, 350 W. Market St., Mercer, Pa. Dinner will be provided. For information, email and like them on Facebook. Meetings are open to the public.

Diabetes Partnership of the Mahoning Valley will meet at 6 p.m. June 25 at Stonebridge Grille and Tavern, 1497 Boardman-Canfield Road, for the scholarship presentation. All are asked to respond before Thursday. Discussions will include the upcoming Ankle and Foot golf outing scholarships, the Midlothian Free Health Clinic and more.

Grief Share Support Group, hosted by Churchill United Methodist Church, 189 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, meets each Thursday at 6 p.m. 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 would be 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, Northside Regional 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 handicapped 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.

Safe Talks with Valerie Flanigan, licensed social worker, is being presented by Judge Beth A. Smith of Mahoning County Domestic Relations Court from 10 to 11 a.m. each Wednesday in June at the Mahoning County Courthouse, basement level. These meetings are intended for anyone who has safety concerns in their relationship or has experienced domestic violence. For information or questions, contact 330-740-2208.

Survivors of Suicide, Columbiana County will meet at 1 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.

Survivors of Suicide in Mahoning County will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman. This group is intended for families who have lost a loved one to suicide. For information, call Help Network of Northeast Ohio at 330-747-2696.

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 set for 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 Multiple Myeloma Support meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Denny’s Restaurant on Belmont Avenue. Call Matt Giambattista at 330-720-6753. A yoga class with Erin Lonsway is available each 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.

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