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Friday, December 1, 2017


American Association of University Women, Youngstown, will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 9 in the Gathering Room at Ohio Living at Park Vista, 1216 Fifth Ave., for its annual holiday luncheon. Entertainment will be provided by Terry Clevenger’s Glory Bound Band and a silent auction will take place. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 330-758-7062.

NARFE Chapter 14 will have its regular monthly meeting and Christmas gathering at 1 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road. All active and retired federal employees are invited. Reservations are required today by calling 330-953-0077.


VFW Post 2799 Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at 3161 E. South Range Road, New Springfield. For information, call 330-542-9928.


Girard Band Boosters will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the high school.


Campbell Memorial Class of 1950 will meet for its Christmas dinner at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Olive Garden in Boardman.

Campbell Memorial Class of 1955 will have its monthly breakfast at 10 a.m. Saturday at What’s Cookin’ in the Mathews Road Plaza, Boardman. Guests are welcome.

South High School Class of 1963 will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday for its Christmas dinner at Davidson’s Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road, Cornersburg. Guests are welcome. No reservations are necessary. For directions, call 330-793-0033.

Wilson High School Class of 1951 will meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Landmark Restaurant, 7424 Market St., Boardman. The group will meet for its Christmas luncheon at noon Dec. 13 at Caffe Capri, Boardman. Classmates and guests are welcome. Reservations are due as soon as possible by calling Joe Nudo at 330-758-4467.


Struthers Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday for its Christmas party and meeting at Donavito’s, 139 S. Bridge St., Struthers. For information, call Mike Perello at 330-757-3917.

Trumbull County Travel Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Cortland S.C.O.P.E., 125 N. Bank St. Wendt Tours will make a slide presentation about the planned trip to Oklahoma City. Other trips will include Finger Lakes and day trips. There are no membership fees. For information, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the secretary. Call 330-856-5398 for the address.


Poland Library Friends will meet at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday in the meeting room, 311 S. Main St. There will be a short business meeting followed by a celebration of cookies and carolers. The group will share Christmas stories and trivia. The Poland High School student choral group “Harmonically Speaking” will perform under the direction of Shannon Nicholson. Hostesses will be Mary Lou Carbon, Philomena Mazzarino, Betty Maruschek and Ann Trefethern. Donations of books, magazines, CDs and DVDs will be accepted for the Poland Friends Book Cart. Membership dues are $10 for the year. New members are welcome.


Canfield Republican Women’s Club Christmas dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Stark County Commissioner Janet Creighton will present “Christmas at the White House.” The buffet dinner is $15 per person. Spouses and friends are encouraged to attend. Attendees may take their own beverages. Make reservations by Sunday to Jacie Mettee, 330-726-0363 (home) and 330-207-9210 (cell) or email Sharon at

Trumbull County Republican Party will celebrate Christmas with a brunch at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 16 at DiLucia’s Banquet Center, 2610 Elm Road NE, Warren. Guest speaker will be Chris DePizzo, candidate for U.S. Representative for the 13th District. Cost is $20. For reservations, mail a check made payable to Trumbull County Republican Pary, 1835 Albright McKay NE, Brookfield, OH 44403. For information, e-mail


Girard Knights of Columbus Council 2935 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the K of C Hall, 122 N. State St.

St. Rose Quilting Group will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the parish house.

Youngstown South Christian Women’s Connection will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Avion on the Water, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. There will be a Santa’s gift giveaway with music by Bill Rotar, and the guest speaker Connie Rhodebeck will present “Surprising Gifts of Lasting Friendships.” Cost is $13.50 and includes lunch. Reservations are required by Wednesday by calling Connie at 330-788-2340 or Patty at 330-332-2789. For seating, call Karen at 330-482-3005.


Giriard-Liberty Kiwanis will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Golf Dome, 1300 N. State St.


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: Saturday, Christmas tour of Arms Museum, meet at Mahoning Valley Restaurant at noon; Wednesday, play pool at Wedgewood Lanes from 7 to 9 p.m.; Thursday, no meeting; Dec. 8, card night at Denny’s on Mahoning Avenue in Austintown from 6 to 10 p.m.


Girard Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St.

Girard Historical Society presents “Here Comes the Bride” at Barnhisel House, 1011 N. State St. It is a display of vintage bridal gowns and is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 10.

McDonald Historical Society will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday in the community room of the Woodland Park Retirement Center, 550 Ohio Ave.

Niles Historical Society will have its monthly membership meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ward-Thomas Museum, 503 Brown St.


Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, 260 Main St., Greenville, and at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Children’s Rehabilitation, 855 Howland-Wilson Road, Howland. 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, 709 N. 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.

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; and NAMI Connection for the dual diagnosed at 6 p.m.the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. 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.

Never Alone Nar-Anon Group, a 12-step program for family, relatives and friends affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs, meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. upstairs at the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, 5211 Mahoning Ave., Austintown. For information, call Cindy at 330-207-0845.

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, Northside Regional 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, 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.

Portage County Chapter 600 of International Parents without Partners will host a ham dinner and dance Saturday at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House pavilion, 109 West Ave., Tallmadge. The dinner will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at a cost of $7, and the dance will follow from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at a cost of $6 for members and $8 for nonmembers. Nonmembers are invited to join the PWP members in celebrating the “Winter Wonderland” dance theme, and ladies are encouraged to dress semi-formally. Music will be provided by DJ Mel. PWP is a single parent support group, with one common point: members are all single parents, whether due to death, divorce, separation or having never been married. The chapters are mainly an educational and family support group, but are active in other endeavors. The members take time to have fun, not only with other adults, but also with their children.

TOPS 327 is seeking new members who want to Take Off Pounds Sensibly. A 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 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 1262, McDonald, meets from 9:15 to 10 a.m. for weigh-in Wednesday in the community room at the Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St. The meeting will follow the weigh-in. New members are welcome.

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.


VFW Post 93, 2912 South Ave., Youngstown, will meet for its annual Christmas party from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 16. Santa arrives at 2 p.m. and gifts will be distributed to area children. Members and guests are welcome.

VFW Post 2799 will have its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 3161 E. South Range Road, New Springfield. For information, call 330-542-9928.

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