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

Northeast District of the American Association of University Women will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 27 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Center, 4400 Norquest Blvd., Austintown. Cost is $20 ($25 at the door) and includes programs, a continental breakfast and lunch. Keynote speakers will be Kayvonna White and Deanna Marchionda of TransAmerca speaking about investing and pay equity. Also speaking will be Cheryl Saffold, Warren city councilwoman, and state Sen. Sean O’Brien, D-32.


USA Dance will offer West Coast Swing lessons and general dancing May 19 at the Orthodox Center, 1025 N. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown. The schedule will be: Basics for Beginners at 5 p.m.; West Coast Swing lessons at 5:30; and open dancing to ballroom, Latin, swing and hustle from 6:15 to 9 p.m. Cost is $5 for USA Dance members, $10 for nonmembers and $3 for students. For information about ballroom dancing, visit


First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown will meet at 11:30 a.m. May 2 at the Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. Patrick McBane, FSH Strategy Consultants and Transformational Leadership, will discuss, “What is Transformational Leadership?” Cost is $18, and reservations are limited. For information, call 330-720-4498 or visit

Friendly Squares will host its monthly square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. May 11 at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St., Niles. Gene Hammond will be the caller, and Frankie Hammond will cue line dances. The theme will be “1970s Disco.” 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.

Newcomers of Mahoning Valley will host its monthly luncheon meeting at Johnny’s in Boardman at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. A physical therapist from Mercy Health Outpatient Wellness Center will be speaking on how to prevent falls. The group will decide on upcoming dates and sign up for activities for next year. Travelers Group is meeting this month at the Tyler History Museum to hear a talk on the Titanic. Book club will meet May 2 and will discuss “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng. Needlework group will meet May 14 and movie group will meet May 22. Roundtowners and birthday group activity dates will be decided at the meeting. A few minutes will be given to honor the memory of Barb Huberty. Next month’s luncheon will be May 22, and new officers will be installed for next year. Newcomers was formed more than 25 years ago to offer those with lifestyle changes an opportunity to meet new people and become acquainted with events and places in the community. Call 330-757-7212 or 330-758-3934 for information. For reservations for the luncheon, call 330-758-4802.

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.

Warren Stamp Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. April 26 at the Panera Bread Community Room, 3641 Elm Road NE, Warren.


Trumbull County Democratic Women will meet at 6 p.m. May 6 at the downtown Warren Scope Center, 375 N Park Ave. The speaker will be from the Veteran’s Service Commission, and Mary Brown and Margie Palya will host.


Be Kind To Your Mind, a Christian group, will meet at The Way Station, state Route 14, Columbiana, on Monday. This six-session group will include prayer, meditation, mindfulness and other resources for healing the mind and body. It will be led by Judy A. Shields, a counselor at Total Care Psychological Services in Boardman. She has conducted many groups at Beatitude House and other local organizations. To register for the group or for meeting times, call The Way Station at 330-482-5072.

Youngstown South Christian Women’s Connection will host a “Thank You Mom” luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 8 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. The event will feature a fashion show by Penny Pinchers. Bob Noble will provide the music, and Judy Inman will speak. Her topic will be “Who’s Got the Controller?” Cost is $14, which includes lunch. Reservations are required by May 1; cancellations are necessary. Call Connie at 330-788-2340 or Patty at 330-332-2789 for information. Call Judy at 330-757-8308 for seating.


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: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, speaker night at the church; and from 6 to 10 p.m. April 26, card night at Denny’s on Mahoning Avenue in Austintown.


Niles Historical Society will host its annual spring banquet and fundraiser at 6 p.m. Thursday at Ciminero’s Banquet Centre, 123 N. Main St., Niles. Tickets are $30 and may be obtained by calling 330-652-8329. The speaker will be Sean Posey, historian and author of the books “Lost Youngstown” and “Historic Theaters of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.” Plans are being made for Niles third-graders to visit the Ward-Thomas Museum in May to learn about local history. Society memberships cost $20 for an individual and $30 for a family. All are welcome.

William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Kravitz Deli meeting room, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty Township. Dan Perelman of New Castle, Pa., author and jeweler, will share tales from his book, “Road to Rust: The Disintegration of the Steel Industry in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.” Cost is $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 1:30 p.m. Monday at Easter Seals Adult Day Center, 299 Edwards St.,Youngstown; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Emanuel Lutheran Education Building, 251 S. Broadway St.; and 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church, 400 Hill Blvd., East Liverpool. 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 Giangelo’s, 1315 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman. For directions, call the restaurant at 330-726-4442. All breast cancer survivors and their support system are welcome.

Grief Share program will be hosted by Churchill United Methodist Church, 189 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown, on Thursdays through May 23. Grief Share is a Christian, Christ-centered program. All who have suffered the loss of a loved one or friend are welcome. The group meets on the second floor of the church’s education wing. An elevator is available. Sessions begin at 6 p.m. Call 330-759-1924 with questions.

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. Connections also meets the first and third Monday each month at the Homes for Kids office, 165 E. Park Ave., Niles. 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. 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 (state Route 422), Warren. For information, call Bill at 330-856-3822.

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 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, Girard. For information, contact Cindy at 330-207-0845.

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.

Survivors of Suicide, Columbiana County meeting that was set for 6 p.m. Thursday has been canceled. Meetings will resume in May. For information, call the Help Network of Northeast Ohio at 330-424-7767. Meetings take place the third and fourth Thursday of each month.

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, Youngstown. Weigh-in is from 5 to 5:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 5:45. 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 4:45 to 5:15 p.m., followed by the meeting until 6. Guests are welcome. For information, call 330-758-4923.

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

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