American Association of University Women, Youngstown Branch, will meet at 5 p.m. April 11 at the Newport Library, 3730 Market St. Dinner will be served following the meeting. Reservations are required. Samantha Schneider of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, will speak on social media and its effects on families and children. For information, call Judith Stanger at 330-758-7062 or visit or email


First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown Luncheon Speaker Series will present Joy Schroeder, Ph.D., at 11:30 a.m. Thursday 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 to make a reservation. For information, visit

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 its monthly square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. April 14 at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St. 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.


GFWC Ohio Boardman Poland Junior Women’s League will meet at 7 p.m. Monday 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 the meeting 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 who reside in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties and are interested in friendship, fun and community development. Women interested in joining or receiving information, call Sperry Rongone, membership chairwoman, at 330-770-3880.

LIBRARY FRIENDS Friends of the Poland Library will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Poland Library meeting room. Coffee hour will be followed by a program and business meeting. Judy Stanislaw, instructor at Fellows Riverside Gardens, will present “Herbs and Perennials” and will discuss the purchase, planting and care of plants. The meeting is open to the public, and new members are welcome. Membership dues are $10 per year. Hostesses will be Bertha Eszenzi, Millie Terihay, Marie Klase and Angie Bilkie. Donations of books, magazines, CDs and DVDs are accepted at each meeting for the Poland Friends Book Cart.


Canfield Republican Women’s Club will host the second of its two candidate nights at 6 p.m. Wednesday 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 Sunday 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. Monday at the Warren S.C.O.P.E. 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.

Trumbull County Republican Party will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. April 21 at the Buckeye Club, 366 N. Park Ave., Warren. Dave Yost, Ohio state auditor, will be the guest speaker.


Warren Women’s Connection, an affiliate of Stonecroft Ministries, will host a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 16 at DiLucia’s Banquet Center, 2610 Elm Road, NE. Speaker will be Sean Posey, who will discuss “Theaters of Trumbull County.” Lori Kempton and Ilene Stroup also will be featured. Cost is $10 for first-time atendees, and all others are $13. Reservations are required by April 12 by calling Joyce at 330-539-5837 or Jan at 330-638-6508. Reservations must be honored or canceled by April 14.

Youngstown South Christian Women’s Connection will meet for a luncheon titled, “Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 11 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. Cost is $14 and includes lunch. The event will feature Marty Tellman, “From Tree to Table;” Ginny will provide music; and Pat Tuttle, guest speaker. Reservations must be made by Wednesday by calling Connie at 330-788-2340 or Patty at 330-332-2789. For seating, call Karen at 330-482-3005.


Struthers Lions will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Struthers VFW. For information, call Mike Perello at 330-757-3917.


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: Dinner at A La Cart Catering in Canfield at 6 p.m. today; new member and game night at the church at 7:30 p.m. Thursday; meet in lobby of Regal Cinema Austintown at 6:30 p.m. next Friday for a movie.


Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. April 16 at St. Charles Church ministry building, 7325 Westview Drive, Boardman. The building is handicapped accessible. Program will be “The Black Sheep of Your Family.” For information, visit

Niles Historical Society will host its annual dinner at 6 p.m. April 19 at Ciminero’s Banquet Center in Niles. Sandra Zikursh will speak about “Life in the Western Reserve,” which includes a glimpse into a pioneer woman’s life presented with humor and facts. A “Niles Nostalgia” slide show also will take place. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 330-652-8329 or 330-856-5274. Reservations must be made by April 9. There will be no open house in April due to Easter. Membership meeting will take place at 10 a.m. April 7 in the Westenfield room.


Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ, 260 Main Street, Greenville; 10 a.m. Wednesday at Childrens Rehabilitation, 855 Howland-Wilson Road, 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.

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, 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 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, Caregiver Support Group will meet for the following: prostate cancer support group, 10 a.m. April 7 in suite 3; caregiver support group, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 14 in Suite 10; and multiple myeloma support group, 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 16 at Denny’s on Belmont Avenue. Call Joyce Aleshire at 330-540-1815 for information.


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 have a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday 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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