Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA will meet April 10 at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Networking will take place at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30. Menu includes chicken cordon bleu, roast beef, redskin mashed potatoes with garlic, buttered green beans, salad, coleslaw, gelatin and cherries in the snow. Cost is $18 and reservations may be made by calling Marilyn Abramski at 330-726-2527 or Darlene Demjen at 330-755-9089, before March 31. Speaker will be Debbie Pifer, co-owner of Whitehouse Fruit Farms, who will discuss the history of the farm, the fruits and vegetables and the new Evercrisp apple.


Buckeye Travelers, Mahoning Valley Chapter of Gold Wing Road Riders Association, will meet Saturday for dinner at 5 p.m. and a gathering at 6 at Dino’s Restaurant, 10941 Mahoning Ave., North Jackson. All motorcycle riders are welcome.

First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown luncheon speaker series will present Joy Schroeder, Ph.D., at 11:30 a.m. April 5 at The Georgetown in Boardman. Dr. Schroeder, a Lutheran pastor and professor of religion at Capitol University and Trinity Seminary, will speak on “Martin Luther – A Man Who Changed the Course of History.” Cost is $16. Call 330-720-4498 for reservations. For information, visit

Newcomers of Mahoning Valley will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Piccadilly Parlor Tea Room, 114 S. Broad St, Canfield. Lunch will be served at noon. Hostesses are Marie Ronyak and Rosemary Tyrell. The program will feature a speaker from the Youngstown Public Library who will focus on services for seniors. For information or reservations, call Jorine at 330-757-7212 or Barbara at 330-758-3934. New members are welcome.

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.

Youngstown SCORE will meet and greet the newly appointed executive director of the Public Library of the Mahoning Valley, Aimee Fifarek, at 9 a.m. Thursday at the main branch on Wick Ave. Discussion will include plans for the future and how SCORE and PLMC can be more productive as a team. Youngstown SCORE is an organization that helps entrepreneurs start a small business or mentor those already in business who want to proceed with stronger skills in specific areas. Those interested in volunteering are encouraged to attend monthly meetings. Information can be found at

DANCES Friendly Squares will host its monthly square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. April 14 at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St. Gene Hammond and Frankie Hammond will be calling the 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.


Boardman-Poland Junior Women’s League will meet at 7 p.m. April 2 at Glenellen, 9661 Market St., North Lima. League members will be preparing for a raffle based on the Ohio Lottery. Tickets are $5 and are available from any league member. Tickets will be based on the daily straight number evening drawing beginning in May. Liz Danyi will be the guest speaker and will share about her trip to Africa. Members are asked to take a bag of sugar to be donated to Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley. Hostesses will be Debbie Chop, Maureen Kordupel and Debbie Weaver. BPJWL is open to all women over 18, residing in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties who are interested in friendship, fun and community development. Women interested in joining or receiving information, call Sperry Rongone, membership chairwoman, at 330-770-3880.


Canfield Republican Women’s Club will host its second candidate night at 6 p.m. April 4 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 beverage. Spouses and friends are encouraged to attend. Reservations are due by April 1 to Jacie Mette at 330-726-0363 or email Sharon Henry at

Trumbull County Federated Democratic Women’s Club will meet at 6 p.m. April 2 at the Warren SCOPE Center located in the YWCA building on North Park Avenue. Guest speakers will be Sam Bluedorn and Jack Pico. Light refreshments will be served. New members are welcome. For information, call 330-545-2023.


Youngstown South Christian Women’s Connection will meet for a luncheon, “Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 11 at the Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. Cost is $14 and includes lunch. Event will feature Marty Tellman, “From Tree to Table;” Ginny will provide music; and Pat Tuttle is the guest speaker. Reservations must be made by April 4 by calling 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. every Thursday at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road. The group has scheduled the following activities: Saturday, bowling extravaganza at Boardman Lanes, sign up is at 6:30 p.m.; Monday, play pool at Wedgewood Lanes from 7 to 9 p.m.; Thursday, no meeting at the church; March 30, fish dinner at A La Cart Catering in Canfield at 6 p.m.


Alzheimer Network Family Support Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Easter Seals Adult Day Center, 721 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman, and at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Emmanuel Lutheran Education Building, 251 S. Broadway St. 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, North Main St., Hubbard. Group sessions are free, but participants must register to participate. 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, will host a 13-week 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. Each session will include videos featuring some of the nation’s foremost experts on grief recovery. Sessions also include 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 pre-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; 1 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at 741 Madison Ave.; and NAMI Connection for the dual diagnosed will meet at 6 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at 741 Madison Ave., Youngstown, the Commons at Madison. 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.

Overeaters Anonymous Groups has 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, at 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. 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.


VFW Triangle Post 2799 will have a regular meeting at 7 p.m. April 3 at the post home, 3161 W. South Range Road, New Springfield.

VFW Triangle Post 2799 Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. April 10 at the post home, 3161 W. 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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