Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA will meet July 10 at the Georgeanne Parker Pavilion in Boardman Park. Networking will take place at 6 p.m. followed by a picnic-style dinner at 6:30. The menu will include chicken, and casseroles brought by members. Cost is $7, and reservations may be made by calling Darlene Demjen at 330-755-9089 or Marilyn Abramski at 330-726-2527, by Saturday. Installation of the 2018-19 officers will take place. The public is welcome.


First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown Luncheon Speaker Series will present Sheila E. McGinn Ph.D. on July 12 at The Georgetown in Boardman. McGinn is theology department chairman at John Carroll University. She 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. July 10 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.


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 multiple fixings will be served. There is a $6 donation per person at the door. For information, call Gene Hammond at 330-506-3370.


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. July 9 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 are required by Thursday, by calling Joyce at 330-539-5837 or Jan at 330-638-6508, and must be honored or canceled by July 7.

Youngstown South Christian Women’s Connection will meet for the “The Star Spangled Banner Waves” luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 11 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. The guest speaker will be Bess Stettler of Goshen, Ind., who will present “There’s No Place Like Home.” Genevieve’s Kitchen will be featured, and music will be presented by Rachel Joy. Cost is $14 and includes lunch. Reservations must be made by Wednesday 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: today, card night at Denny’s on Mahoning Avenue, Austintown from 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday will be Music in Boardman Park, 122nd Army Band at 6:30 p.m.; Monday, Independence Day celebration with military band, Boardman Park at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday will be bocce at Boardman Park at 6 p.m., Wednesday will be a picnic at Chester Long Pavilion in Boardman Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Thursday, new member and game night at the church at 7:30 p.m.


Niles Historical Society will meet for its regular membership meeting at 10 a.m. July 7 in the Westenfield Room at the Ward-Thomas Museum. Plans will be discussed for the upcoming Heritage Day on Aug. 4.


Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Zion Reformed United church of Christ, 260 Main St., Greenville; at 10 a.m. Thursday at Children’s Rehabilitation, 855 Howland-Wilson Rod, Howland; and noon Saturday at Sunrise Senior Living, 335 W. McKinley Way, Poland (call 330-707-1313 to leave a reservation). Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend. All meetings are offered at no charge. For information, call 330-788-9755.

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. 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.

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. 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 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.


Tri-State Detachment 494 Marine Corps League will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road.

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

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

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