First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown Luncheon Speaker Series will present the Rev. Nathan Castle, O.P., at 11:30 a.m. May 31 at The Georgetown in Boardman. Castle, who resides on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson, is a teacher, preacher and workshop facilitator. The topic will be “From Over the Rainbow to There’s No Place Like Home – The Wizard of Oz as a Healing Journey.” The cost is $16. Call 330-720-4498 with questions. Reservations are limited. Visit www.firstfridayclubofgreateryoungstown.org for information.
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. Plans are being made for the Second Annual RiverFest on June 2 that will take place at the B&O Station in Youngstown, and a Friends paddle on the Mahoning River set for June 9. All are welcome who share the mission of advocating the quality of the Mahoning River. For information, call Tom Smith at 330-880-1021.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. June 9 at the Niles Scope Center, 14 E. State St., Niles. Ed Pabst will be the caller, 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 light refreshments will be served. There is a $6 donation per person at the door. For information, call Gene Hammond at 330-506-3370.
Adult Book Discussion Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Quaker meeting room of Salem Public Library, 821 E. State St. "The Underground Railroad" will be the book to discuss. Books are available to borrow from the adult circulation department on the library's upper level. For information, call the library at 330-332-0042. Participation is open to the public and free of cost. No registration is necessary.
Trumbull County Republican Party will host its monthly breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Buckeye Club, 366 N. Park, Warren. There will be a full-course buffet breakfast. Cost is $12, which includes tax and tip. Guest speaker will be Sarah Fowler, Ohio Board of Education member from the 7th District. Everyone is welcome, regardless of political affiliation, to learn about HB512 and the future of education in Ohio. Call 833-878-6285 for information.
Youngstown South Christian Women's Connection will meet for the "Oh! The Sun Shines Bright"; luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 13 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. The guest speaker will be Lori Kempton, of Fairfield Township, as she presents "Change Happens." There also will be a fashion show by Chico's and music by Leighan Wells. Cost is $14 and includes lunch. Reservations must be made by June 6, 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, Regal Cinema for movie, Austintown, meet in the lobby at 6:30; Monday, meet at Dairy Queen in Cornersburg for dessert at 7 p.m.; Thursday, meeting night at the church for volleyball at 7:30 p.m.; and next Friday, card night at Denny's on Mahoning Avenue in Austintown from 6 to 10 p.m.
Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Charles Church ministry building, 7325 Westview Drive, Boardman. The program will be "Sharing Family Members Military History." There also will be election of officers to be installed at the next meeting. The computer interest group will meet before the meeting at 6 p.m. For information, visit www.mahoningcountychapterogs.org.
William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kravitz’s Deli meeting room, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty. Speakers will be Benjamin Lariccia and Constance Tarr, on the pioneer Trumbull County Coalburg Italians, as part of the Memories of a Lifetime lecture series. The event is open to the public, with complimentary refreshments served. Admission is $6 for nonmembers and $5 for members. A 50-50 raffle will take place. Reservations are required but walk-ins will be admitted based on seating availability. For information or reservations, call Richard S. Scarsella, WHMHS chairman, at 330-726-8277.
Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet at 10 a.m. today at Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St.; and noon Saturday at Sunrise Assisted 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.
F.O.C.U.S. Breast-Cancer Survivors Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at The Manor, 3104 Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown. Anyone interested may call The Manor at 330-7318-8060 for directions. All breast cancer survivors and their support system are welcome.
Grief Share Support Group, hosted by Churchill United Methodist Church, 189 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, meets each Thursday at 6 p.m. beginning May 24 and continuing through Aug. 14. The program is for all who have suffered a loss. The meeting will 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 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 email@example.com.
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 will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield, and will meet each week. 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., 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 www.oa.org, 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.
Survivors of Suicide, Columbiana County will meet at 6 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.
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 the Multiple Myeloma Support meeting that will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Denny’s on Belmont Ave. Contact Matt Giambattista at 330-720-6753 for information.
Club news is published Friday. Please submit information about upcoming activities to the Society Department by noon Wednesday.