XA meeting of the Mahoning Retired Teachers Association will be held Dec. 8 at Antone's, 8578 Market St., Boardman. A social at 11 a.m. will be followed by luncheon at 11:45. Reservations are needed by Wednesday; call (330) 270-9837 or (330) 792-7579. Unwrapped gifts for small children and teens and monetary donations for Salvation Army will be collected. Scholarship winners will be honored by Minnie Andrews, scholarship chairman, and Sweet Adelines will perform Christmas carols.
XYoungstown Branch of American Association of University Women will meet at 11:45 a.m. Dec. 4 at the Youngstown Club, 201 E. Commerce St., Youngstown, for its annual holiday luncheon. Balladeer Ed Durkin will entertain, and hostesses will be Mary B. Smith and Lotis Cooper. Call Judith Stanger at (330) 758-7062 for reservations. All college graduates are welcome.
XAuxiliary to Capt. Charles M. Marino Post 3, Italian-American War Veterans, 113 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown, will hold its Christmas party at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8. A brief meeting will precede dinner. Cost is $7 for members and $12 for guests. For reservations call (330) 793-5213 by Wednesday.
XSandra Graves will preside for the second District 8 VFW Auxiliary meeting to be held Dec. 5 at Cross of Malta VFW Post 6730, 206 E. Ohio Ave., Sebring, with registration from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. will precede the meeting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Auxiliaries are asked to take crochet/knit, quilted or appliqued lap robes to be judged during the break, and there will be membership transmittal pickup.
XMembers of Eagles 3298 Auxiliary, 1655 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown, will have their annual Christmas party at 6 p.m. Dec. 14. Cost is $5, and tickets may be purchased at the club no later than Dec. 7. Those attending should take a casserole and a $10 gift for exchange.
XFlora MacDonald Auxiliary will meet at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the home of Jeanette VanBrocklin for a Christmas luncheon and gift exchange.
XVFW Post 4192 Auxiliary of Mineral Ridge will have a Christmas party from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 12 for children of the post and auxiliary members. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday. Auxiliary members are reminded to take cookies. The next meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the post.
XMcDonald Class of 1956 will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the senior citizens room at the post office building.
XChapter CE of PEO Sisterhood will meet at noon Dec. 8 at Tippecanoe Country Club in Canfield for the annual Christmas luncheon. Officers will serve as hostesses.
XGathering of the Irish Clans will have a committee meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the AOH Hall, Southern Boulevard.
XHealth for Humanity-Ohio Network Wellness Club will meet at 2 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Bah & aacute;' & iacute; Center, 8110 Market St., Boardman. Dr. Mohammad Shayesteh will discuss management of obesity. For information call (330) 549-9393.
XA meeting of Kent State University Mothers Club will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Georgeanna Parker Activity Center in Boardman Park for a covered dish dinner. Members and guests should take a covered dish, table service and a $5 gift for exchange. An afghan drawing will be held; members with tickets and/or money should send them to Mary Schaade. Hostesses will be Jen Luscre, Mary Schaade and Agatha Fabiny. For reservations or information, call Jen Luscre at (330) 542-3122.
XNewcomers Club of Youngstown will have a Christmas party at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 8 at Soffo's Restaurant, South Avenue, Boardman. Ida Krcelik of the Drying Barn in Petersburg will be the guest speaker. For reservations call (330) 533-4104 by Dec. 6.
XPoland Center Homemakers will have a Christmas party at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ground Round, South Avenue. There will be a $5 gift exchange.
XSeton III will have its Christmas party on Thursday at the Holiday Inn in Boardman beginning with a social hour at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7. Carol Franken is hostess chairman.
XA "Heartwarming Christmas" luncheon will be held by the Youngstown South Christian Women's Club from noon to 1:45 p.m. Dec. 9 at Antone's Banquet Centre, 8578 Market St., Boardman. The program will include "A Holiday Serenade" by soloist Rita Busin and "A Story of Hope and Love" by guest speaker Irene Moore. Cost is $9 per person, and reservations are needed by Thursday at (330) 793-6676 or (330) 757-1920.
XA luncheon planned by Youngstown Women's Connection will begin at noon Dec. 14 at the Italian American Veterans Centre, 115 S. Meridian Road, Austintown. The program will feature A Holiday Glow by Mary Kay Amodio, music by Rochelle Joy and guest speaker Beth Kelley, who will present "A Rebellious Nature That Was Dramatically Changed." Cost is $6.50 per person. For reservations and free child care, call (330) 793-1024 or (330) 793-9525; cancellations for either must be made by Dec. 13.
XMcDonald Knights of Columbus will meet at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the K. of C. Hall, Illinois Avenue.
XCanfield Republican Women will meet at Wednesday at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. A social at 11:30 a.m. will precede lunch at noon. Richard Scarsella will give a talk, "Idora Park Remembered." Norma Watson is in charge of decorations. For reservations call Barbara Hall at (330) 533-7048 or e-mail to
XGirard Men's Democrat Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Parkwood Youth Center.
XWarren Republican Women's Club will have its holiday party at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Warren Women's Club, 708 N. Park Ave., Warren. Cost will be $12, and entertainment will be provided by Gina Martini. Guests planning to attend should make reservations by calling (330) 759-1211 or (330) 399-4874. Membership is open to all Trumbull County women.
XOur Lady of Perpetual Help Church Altar and Rosary Society will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the church hall with guest speaker Dr. Jim Krumpak talking on "Aches and Pains and What Can Be Done."
XSt. Michael Altar Guild will meet Dec. 6 after the benediction at 6 p.m. for a Christmas dinner. Those attending should take a casserole; the board will provide dessert. Megan Kalasky and Friends will entertain with Christmas songs. Hostesses will be Pauline Weldon, Roxanne Hildebrand, Ann Garcia and Jerry Less.
XSt. Rose Church Quilting Group meets at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the parish house.
XUnited Methodist Women of Richard Brown Memorial United Methodist Church will meet Thursday at the church with Eleanor Harris presiding. The executive committee will meet at 12:15 p.m., and a Christmas dinner will be served at 1 by Jo Holt and her committee. After the general meeting, a Christmas program will be presented by Karen Myers. Members should take boxes of stuffing for the Methodist Community Center. There will be no meeting in January.
XYoungstown Council of Catholic Nurses will meet for a Christmas party at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Antone's Banquet Centre, 8578 Market St., Boardman.
XGirard-Liberty Kiwanis will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Scenna's Family Restaurant, 1901 N. State St.
XGirard-Liberty Rotary will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn MetroPlex, Liberty.
XOn Dec. 4 Kiwanis Division 21 of Canfield will decorate the Ronald McDonald House in Youngstown for the holiday season. The division holiday party will take place Dec. 5 at the Youngstown State University Lady Penguins' game.
XMembers of Single For Any Reason will go out to eat at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ground Round, 3701 Elm Road, Warren, followed by a board meeting at 7:30 and a general business meeting at 8. On Dec. 3 they will play cards at 7 p.m. with members to take a snack to share; call (330) 372-7124. Wild turkey is planned from 8 p.m. to midnight Dec. 4 at the Niles Moose, 1240 Main St., Niles; call (330) 856-3642.
XA meeting of the Columbiana County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society is scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at Salem Historical Society's Freedom Hall. Mary Anne Creatore will present the genealogy of a well-known person. Those attending should take a holiday snack and also a $5 gift exchange if you wish to participate.
XGirard Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St.
XCo-Dependents Anonymous will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2985 Center Road, Poland. For information call (330) 743-3768.
XMahoning Valley New Voice Club, a support group of laryngectomees and their families and friends, will meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center, Beeghly Medical Park, 6614 Southern Blvd. For information call Donna Hendricks at the center, (330) 726-8855.
XNortheast Ohio Scleraderma Chapter will meet for a Christmas party at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at Liberty Administration Building, Churchill Road. Those attending should take a Christmas ornament. For information call (330) 654-2538, (330) 799-8493 or (330) 793-8520.
XTOPS 327 will meet at 6:15 p.m. Monday at Christ Church Presbyterian annex, 3425 Hopkins Road, Boardman. The first meeting is free. Guests are welcome. For information call (330) 793-4378 or (330) 757-9368.
XTOPS 822, Struthers, will meet Tuesday at Struthers Presbyterian Church, 110 Poland Ave. Weigh-in will be held from 6 to 6:45 p.m. prior to the meeting.
XTOPS 1262, McDonald, will meet Wednesday in the senior citizens room at the post office building. Weigh-in is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., and the meeting will follow. New members are welcome.