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

VFW Post 3538 Auxiliary will host a Christmas covered dish dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the post home, 157 Lowellville Road. Members are asked to take a covered dish, salad or dessert. For information, call 330-755-2701.


McDonald Sideliners meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the high school.


Woodrow Wilson High School Class of 1951 will meet for its Christmas luncheon at noon Wednesday at Caffe Capri in Boardman. Classmates and guests are welcome. Reservations are due as soon as possible by calling Joe Nudo at 330-758-4467.


Mahoning Valley Stamp Club will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Highway Tabernacle, 3000 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown. The club meets the second Thursday of each month.

Trumbull County Travel Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday 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.

Youngstown Mothers of Twins will have its Christmas party at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Manor Restaurant, 3104 S. Canfield-Niles Road. For reservations, call Sue at 330-727-2658.


Youngstown Section of the National Council of Negro Women Inc., will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave., and the NCNW’s 9th annual “Hats Off to Seniors” holiday luncheon will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The luncheon is free to seniors age 70 and older who have made reservations or received tickets. Cost is $12 for all others. Activities include a Christmas story, music, bingo, door prizes and a hat parade.


McDonald Literary Guild will meet at 8 p.m. Thursday at Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 601 Ohio Ave.


Trumbull County Republican Party will celebrate Christmas with a full 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 in the 13th District. Cost is $20. For reservations, mail a check payable to Trumbull County Republican Party, 1835 Albright McKay NE, Brookfield, OH 44403. For information, email


Mount Carmel Society of St. Rose Church will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the lower church.

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


Girard-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, meet at Panera Bread in Austintown at 10 a.m. for a road trip to Hartville; Sunday, meet at Mocha House in Boardman at 1:30 p.m. to go Christmas caroling at nursing homes; Monday, meet at Dairy Queen in Cornersburg at 7 p.m. for dessert; Wednesday, volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank from 5 to 7 p.m.; and Thursday, speaker night at the church at 7:30 p.m. featuring Amy Plant from the Area Agency on Aging.


Poland Historical Society members are invited to a Christmas dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 4515 Center Road. Entree, dessert and beverage will be provided by the society. Members are asked to take a side dish, casserole or salad to share. Reservations are due by Thursday by calling Diane Baughman, 330-536-6877. New officers for 2018 are Larry Baughman, president; Laurie Fox, vice president; Dave Smith, secretary; Joann Eiselstein, treasurer, and trustees, Larry Bartos, Dick Dale, June Deeley, Ted Heineman, Sue Holloway, Joe Majzik, Ginny Meloy, Doris Rice, Lew Shirey, Pete Sturbi and Ed Virostek. The society is selling Poland T-shirts this year. Cost is $12 for sizes small through extra-large.

Salem Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Dale Shaffer Library meeting room, 239 S. Lundy Ave. The public is invited and the “State Theatre Carolers” will entertain. Installation of 2018 officers and trustees also will take place.

William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Dec. 16 at Kravitz’s Deli meeting room, 3135 Belmont Ave., for “Memories of a Lifetime” with Sean Posey, local historian and author. Admission is $5 and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and a 50-50 raffle will take place to benefit the society’s education mission. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins will be admitted based on seating availability.


Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church,2305 S. Canfield Niles Road, Austintown; 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Charles Church, 7345 Westview Drive, Boardman; and noon Saturday at Sunrise Senior Living, 335 W. McKinley Way, Poland. Call 330-707-1313 to make a reservation. 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, North Main St., Hubbard. Group sessions are free, but participants must register. Free parking is available. For information, call 330-534-1952. The support group was formed to reach out to families who have lost loved ones to alcohol or substance abuse.

F.O.C.U.S. Breast-Cancer Survivors Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at The Upstairs Restaurant, 4500 Mahoning Ave. For information, call the Upstairs at 330-793-5577. All breast-cancer survivors and their support system are welcome.

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.

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.

Yellow Brick Place, Suite 10, 2959 Canfield Road, Youngstown, will sponsor a meeting of the Caregiver Support Group from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at YBP. Call Joyce Aleshire at 330-540-1815 for details.

Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, 8401 Market St., Boardman, Azalea Room. The ostomy support group provides a safe, caring place for people to tell their story among others who understand and share their experiences and feelings. Family members and people considering an ostomy are welcome. The group offers education, encouragement and support to anyone whose life is affected by an ostomy. Parking is free, and light refreshments will be served. For information, call Anna Fitzgerald at 330-480-3440 or email her at

Youngstown Area PFLAG will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown. The support, education and advocacy organization meets the second Tuesday of each month at the church. It strives to create a society respectful of human diversity. The event is confidential and free. Parking is available in the church lot off of Wick Ave.


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.

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

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