Mahoning Valley Amateur Radio Association is celebrating 100 years of amateur radio this year. The club is asking any former members or anyone with information about former members to reply. The club also is seeking pictures and old newsletters that will be used during the yearlong celebration. Contact the MVARA at


Friends of the Mahoning River will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Oak Hill Collaborative, 507 Oak Hill, Youngstown. Parking is in the rear of the building. Ohio State Sen. Sean O’Brien, D-32nd, will speak about bringing climate change to Mahoning Valley, Gov. DeWine’s H2Ohio Initiative and other topics related to watersheds. For information, call Patricia Dunbar at 330-719-2337.

Mahoning Valley Young Professionals will host its July mixer from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kennsington Golf Club, 4171 Westford Place, Canfield. The event will include networking and appetizers. Tickets are $5 for nonmembers and free for members. For information, visit

Monday Night Writers will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Small Meeting Room at the Canfield Public Library, 43 W. Main St, Canfield. Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend. The group is led by professional writer Nancy Christie, author of “Traveling Left Of Center And Other Stories.”

Outspokin’ Wheelmen Bicycle Club offers a varied choice of bicycle rides daily and is seeking new members. Check out for information.

Round Table Woodcarvers meet every Thursday from 9 to 11:45 a.m. at the Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Anyone interested is welcome. For information, call 330-792-4355.

Trumbull County Travel Club has the following trips planned: Aug. 14, the oddities of the Canton area; Sept. 9-17, vacation to South Dakota; and a Nov. 2 outing for a gingerbread tour in Pennsylvania. The club is open to anyone over 21. There are no dues, and meetings are twice a year at various locations within the area. Trumbull County residency is not required to travel with the club. Information on trips can be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the secretary. Call Peggy at 330-856-5398 for the address.

Western Reserve Amateur Radio Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday for dinner at Davidson’s Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road, Canfield. The meeting will take place at 7. Guest speaker will be Rose Marko of KD8TII discussing how she got started in ham radio. For information, contact Bob Mitzel, N8RCM president, at 575-910-1456 or


D.A.R.E. Singles Group meets at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road. Activities for the week: at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, bowling at Boardman Lanes; at 6 p.m. Monday, meet at Mocha House in Boardman for dessert; at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, music at Woodworth Park on Western Reserve Road - Sara Warner & Friends; at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, music in Boardman Park – Dueling Pianos; and from 6 to 10 p.m. July 19, card night at Denny’s on Mahoning Avenue in Austintown.


William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. July 20 in the Kravitz Deli meeting room, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty. Ben Lariccia and Joe Tucciarone, authors of “Coal War in the Mahoning Valley: The Origin of Greater Youngstown’s Italians,” will speak. Member admission is $5 and $6 for nonmembers. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins are welcome and will be admitted based on seating availability. For information or reservations, call 330-726-8277.


Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet at 10 a.m. July 19 at Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St., Canfield. Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend. All meetings are offered at no charge. For information, call 330-788-9755.

NAMI Mahoning Valley offers a Connections support group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 6 p.m. at Alta Care, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. NAMI Mahoning Valley also offers Family Support Groups that provide information and support for family members and friends of individuals with mental illness. Family groups meet the first Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. at Girard Library, 105 E. Prospect St.; and the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Alta Care. For information about the groups or other services provided, call Carrie Baun, program director, 330-727-9214 or visit

Nar-Anon, a 12-step program for relatives and friends affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs, will meet at 7 p.m. Fridays at Howland Community Church, 198 Niles-Cortland Road SE, Warren; and at 7 p.m. Sundays upstairs at the Sahara Club, 2345 Youngstown Road SE (state Route 422), Warren. For information, call Bill at 330-856-3822.

National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and other associated eating disorders will offer a free support group at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Founders Room, Notre Dame Church, 2325 Highland Road, Hermitage, Pa. All men and women suffering from an eating disorder and their family and friends are welcome. For information, call Renee Zamary at 724-981-5435 or visit

Never Alone Nar-Anon Group is a 12-step program for family, relatives and friends affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs. The group meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Girard, 890 Churchill-Hubbard Road. For information, contact Cindy at 330-207-0845.

Overeaters Anonymous Groups have scheduled the following local meetings: 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church hall, Room 2, 4453 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna; 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Shenango Presbyterian Church, 3144 Wilmington Road, New Castle, Pa.; 1 p.m. Monday, Girard Multigenerational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Liberty Presbyterian Church, 1451 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, New Life Lutheran Church, 1181 Church Hill-Hubbard Road. All locations are accessible.

Parents Together meets the first and third Monday of each month from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Parish, 3020 Reeves Road, Warren, and the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland. Pre-registration is required by calling Karen Lewis at 330-549-5900.

Pet Loss support group meets the third Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Davis Becker Funeral Homes Family Center, 8560 Market St., Boardman. Pre-registration is required by calling Kim Calhoun at 330-549-5901.

Someplace Safe Inc. Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 24 at Howland Public Library Community Room, 9095 E. Market St., Warren. The group is open to all survivors of domestic/intimate partner violence and can attend as many or as few sessions as desire. Light refreshments will be provided. Anyone in need of child care (children age 5 to 14), call Alyssa Norman at 330-393-3005.

Survivors of Suicide, Columbiana County will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Columbiana Counseling Center, 40722 state Route 154, Lisbon. It 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.

Survivors of Suicide, Mahoning County will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman. It is a support group for families who have lost a loved one to suicide. For information, call the Help Network of Northeast Ohio at 330-747-2696.

TOPS 1237, Austintown, will meet Thursday at Venture Church of the CMA, 250 Idaho Road. Weigh-in is from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m., followed by the meeting until 6. Guests are welcome. 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 sponsor chair yoga at 11:15 a.m. Saturday in Suite 3.; and Multiple Myeloma Support Group annual summer picnic at 6 p.m. Monday at YBP, Ste. 3. For information or to register, call YBP at 234-228-9550 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday or Thursday.

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

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