Mill Creek Chapter of American Business Women’s Association will crown its 2018 Woman of the Year at a meeting March 13 at Johnny’s Restaurant, 7807 Market St., Boardman. Networking will begin at 6 p.m., and dinner will follow at 6:30. Menu includes Italian roasted chicken, stuffed shells, sausage and peppers, Italian roasted potatoes, Italian mixed vegetables, tossed salad, fresh baked bread, peppers in oil, dessert, coffee, tea, and soft drinks. Entertainment will be provided by the Austintown Fitch High School concert choir. Cost is $22. Reservations may be made by calling Marilyn Abramski at 330-726-2527 or Darlene Demjen at 330-755-9089 by Monday.

Youngstown Branch of American Association of University Women is partnering during Women’s History Month with the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown and will show “The Iron-Jawed Angels,” a 2004 film about American suffragists of the 1910s. The film will be shown at 6 p.m. Monday in the Gathering Room of Ohio Living at Park Vista, 1216 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. AAUW Youngstown Branch members also have been invited to attend the 2018 Hall of Fame dinner of the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown honoring new inductees. The dinner will take place at the YWCA 25 W. Rayen Ave. Youngstown, at 5:30 p.m. March 20. Reservations are required. For information, call Judith Stanger at 330 758 7062, visit, or email


Altrusa Club of Youngstown will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Canfield Library, 43 W. Main St. The meeting will include voting on the new slate of officers for the 2018-20 board, discussion on the 2020 district conference, theme choices and table discussions for the “Plant the Seed to Read” to grow the book festival. Altrusa works to promote literacy within the community. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Pat Skornicka at 330-853-7962.

Boardman Library Chess Club will meet from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Boardman Public Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave. Anyone interested can come and learn, improve or just play. The club meets the first Sunday of each month. The next meeting is set f or April 8.

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.


The Friendly Squares will host its monthly square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. March 10 at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St., Niles. Gene Hammond will be the caller and Frankie Hammond will be calling line dances. 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 Poland Library will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the meeting room. A program and business meeting will follow. Regina Rees, local professor and literacy specialist, will speak about “William Holmes McGuffey: The School Master of our Nation.” The meeting is open to the public and new members. Dues of $10 for the 2018 year will be collected. Hostesses will be Louise Martinko, Carol McCoy, Marisa Ricottilli and Lisa Orlando.


Canfield Republican Women’s Club will host two Candidate Nights. The first is scheduled for Wednesday at 6 p.m. at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. All Republican state and local candidates have been invited. Each candidate will have several minutes to introduce themselves and highlight their platform for the upcoming election. If time permits, individual questions from members and guests will be answered. The buffet dinner is $15 per person. Take your own beverages. Spouses and friends are encouraged to attend. Reservations are due by Sunday. Call Jacie Mette at 330-726-0363 or email Sharon Henry at for information. The second meeting is scheduled for April 4. Details will be provided at a later date.

Trumbull County Federated Democratic Women’s Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at SCOPE Inc. at the YWCA, 375 N. Park Ave., Warren. The meeting will take place in the Pine Room. Parking is available on both sides of the building and across the street. Mary Cummins will be introducing the program, and information will be provided on the card party scheduled for October. The club also will be approving the budget for 2018. Light refreshments will be served. For information, call 330-545-2023.

Trumbull County Republican Party will host its monthly breakfast meeting at 9 a.m. March 17 at the Buckeye Club, 366 N. Park Ave., Warren. Parking is in rear of building. Cost is $12 and includes full-course breakfast, tax and tip. Guest speaker will be Mary DeGenaro, Ohio Supreme Court Justice. For questions or information, call Marleah at 330-240-1826.


Mothers of the Crucifix Society of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Cathy Zack, president, will preside. Hostesses will be Rosann Gentile, Mary Ann Petruzzi and Patricia Sveth.

Seton III will meet for its luncheon at noon Thursday at the Saxon Club on Meridian Road in Austintown. Claranne McCloud will present a reading to celebrate St. Patrick’s fun day. Hostesses will be Mary Rita Carney, Elaine Powell and Dee Dee Stoops.

Warren Women’s Connection, an affiliate of Stonecroft Ministries, will host a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 12 at DiLucia’s Banquet Center, 2610 Elm Road NE. Luncheon is themed “Let’s Celebrate Spring.” Speaker will be Katie Burkey from Molly Maids, who will share tips on organizing and sprucing homes for spring. Inspirational speaker will be Carol Reese on the topic of “Life’s Sudden Wake-up Calls.” Cost for first-time ladies is $10 and all others are $13. 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 March 10.

Youngstown South Christian Women’s Connection will present its “Lion or Lamb?” luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 14 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. Guest speaker will be Lorraine Serra. Her talk will be “From a Hard Days Night to a New Beginning.” The event also will feature Jambry-Brook and Amy Faulk, with music by Lori Matta. Cost is $14. Reservations are due by Wednesday. Cancellations are necessary. Call Connie at 330-788-2340 or Patty at 330-332-2789 to register. For seating, call Karen at 330-482-3005.


Poland Lions Club will meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Wittenauer’s Cafe, 122 S. Main St., Poland. The club will be discussing its upcoming “Treasures of the Trunk” sale. Guests are welcome. Call 330-360-3641 for membership information.

Struthers Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Struthers VFW, 157 Lowellville Road. Contact Mike Perello at 330-757-3917 for information.


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.; Thursday,speaker night at the church featuring George Meleski from 20/9 Radio Club; Friday, fish dinner at 6 p.m. at St. Brendan’s Church, Youngstown.


Boardman Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. March 10 at Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Sean T. Posey, local author and historian, will be the guest speaker. He will discuss his newest book, “Historic Theaters of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley.” The program is part of a new series of BHS public offerings. Admission is free. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins are welcome and admitted based upon seating availability. Call Dona Hammond at 330-726-0651 for reservations or information.

Niles Historical Society will host its monthly open house of the Ward-Thomas Museum, 503 Brown St., from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday with the last tour to begin at 4. A membership meeting will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Westenfield Room. New officers will be announced, and plans will be discussed for the annual dinner at 6 p.m. April 19 at Ciminero’s Banquet Hall. Sandra Zikursh will speak with humor and facts on the topic, “Life in the Western Reserve: A Glimpse into a Pioneer Woman’s Life.” Tickets for dinner are $25 and can be purchased from any society member or by calling Zikursh 330-652-8329.


Alzheimer Network Family Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, 260 Main Street, Greenville. 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, N. Main St., Hubbard. Group sessions are free, but participants must register. 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.

Good Hope Lutheran Church, 98 Homestead Drive, Boardman, is hosting a grief support series through the GriefShare ministry from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays 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. Sessions include videos featuring some of the nation’s foremost experts on grief recovery as well as 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 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 will meet 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 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., 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, 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. 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.


Tri-State Detachment 494 Marine Corps League will host its monthly meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown. Nominations and the election of 2018 officers will take place.

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

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