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Friday, November 10, 2017


William Penn Association, Branch 28, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Eat’n Park Restaurant in Boardman. Upcoming events will be discussed.


VFW Post 3538 Auxiliary will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the post home, 157 Lowellville Road, Struthers.


The Rayen School Class of 1959 will meet for its monthly luncheon at noon Wednesday at Chad Anthony’s, 4698 Belmont Ave., Liberty. All classmates, spouses and guests are welcome. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month.

Woodrow Wilson High School Class of 1951 is planning its Christmas luncheon for noon Dec. 13 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, Parker McHenry at 330-793-5088 or Betty Malenic at 330-788-2161.


Monday Night Writers will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 20 in the small meeting room at the Canfield Branch of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, 43 W. Main St. Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend. Led by professional writer Nancy Christie, author of “Traveling Left Of Center And Other Stories,” the two-hour sessions offer an opportunity for members to get group feedback on works-in-progress. For more information, contact Nancy Christie at

Newcomers of Mahoning Valley will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Johnny’s Restaurant, 7807 Market St., Boardman. Carol Gregg and Helen Laenen will be the hostesses. For information about the organization or reservations, call Jorine 330-757-7212 or Barbara 330-758-3934.

Warren Women's Connection, an affiliate of Stonecroft Ministries, invites all women to attend a luncheon titled, “Our Annual Country Fair,” that will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday at Delucia’s Banquet Center, 2610 Elm Eoad NE, Warren. Marty Campana will be the special auctioneer, and there will be drawing for gift baskets, and the sale of baked goods and gently used items. Speaker will be Sandy Barton. Cost for first-time ladies is $10, and $13 for all others. Reservations must be honored or canceled by Saturday, by calling Joyce at 330-539-5837 or Jan at 330-638-6508.


Youngstown Council of Catholic Nurses will meet at noon Wednesday at The Manor, 3104 S. Canfield-Niles Road. Program includes election of officers and a basket auction.

Youngstown Section of the National Council of Negro Women Inc., will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at the McGuffey Centre, 1649 Jacobs Road. Executive board meets at noon and the general meeting is at 1 p.m.


Friends of the Boardman Library will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the community room. Refreshments will be served, and the program “Power of Words and the Holocaust” will be presented by Jessie McClain. Hostesses will be Joan Ruffing, Shirley Shafer and Beverly Wagner. Guests are welcome. Members and guests are asked to donate books, magazines, CDs and DVDs. Proceeds support the summer reading programs. Donated items are collected from 9 a.m. to noon the first and third Saturday of each month.


Trumbull County Republican Party will meet at 9 a.m. Nov. 18 for the monthly breakfast gathering at the 4-Star Diner, 168 N. Mecca St., Cortland, Attendees will order from the menu. Guest speaker will be Judge Craig Baldwin.


St. Monica Guild of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Beverly Pondillo, president, will preside. Hostesses will be Patty Rossi, Rose Ruggieri, Darlene Sabo, Patty Schuley and Danielle Shaw.

St. Rose Church Mount Carmel Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday 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, bowling at Boardman Lanes at 6:30 p.m.; Monday, meet at Dairy Queen in Cornersburg for dessert at 7 p.m.; Wednesday, play pool at Wedgewood Lanes 7 to 9 p.m.; Thursday, Small Talk Night at the church at 7:30 p.m.; next Friday, Youngstown Phantoms Game to met in the lobby at 6:30 p.m.


William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 18 at Kravitz’s Deli meeting room, 3135 Belmont Ave. Memories of a Lifetime with Tricia Perry, WKBN television personality, will speak about her career in local broadcasting, the influence of the Williamson family, founders of WKBN, and Vision of the Valley productions.


Codependency and Grief Support Group will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the care center of the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home, North 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.

Diabetes Partnership of the Mahoning Valley will have its final 2017 meeting at Stonebridge Grille and Tavern, 1497 Boardman-Canfield Road, at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Discussion will cover the end-of-summer events, the golf outing, the fair and the events taking place in November and December.

Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes will host a “Stepping Stones through the Holidays” program for anyone who has lost a loved one may attend. Meetings will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Boardman, Canfield Chapel, 3701 Starr Centre Drive, Canfield; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Poland chapel, 2726 Center Road (state Route 224); and at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church, 3300 Canfield Road, Youngstown. For reservations or information, call 330-792-2353 or 330-792-4046.

F.O.C.U.S. Breast-Cancer Survivors Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Davidson’s Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road, Cornersburg. 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. every Friday at Howland Community Church, 198 Niles-Cortland Road SE, Howland, and at 7 p.m. every 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 every 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, 30 Benton Road, Salem; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Valley Care-Northside 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.

Poland United Methodist Church, 1940 Boardman Poland Road, is hosting Hope for the Holidays at 2 p.m. Nov. 18. The program is for people who are coping with grief during the holiday season. For information, call 330-757-1553.

Survivors of Suicide Mahoning County will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Disciples Christian Church, located at 565 Boardman Canfield Road, Boardman. This 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.

Survivors of Suicide in Columbiana County will meet from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. Thursday at Columbiana Counseling Center, 40722 state Route 154, Lisbon. This support group is for families who have lost a loved one to suicide. For information, call the Help Network of Northeast Ohio at 330-424-7767.

TOPS 327 is seeking new members who want to Take Off Pounds Sensibly. 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 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, Yellow Brick Place (YBP) - Suite #10, 2959 Canfield Road, Youngstown. Caregiver Support Group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at YBP. Call Joyce Aleshire at 330-540-1815 for details. Colorectal Cancer “Kick Butt” Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at YBP. Call YBP at 234-228-9550 for details.

Multiple Myeloma Support Group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Denny’s Restaurant, Belmont Avenue. Call Matt Giambattista at 330-720-6753 for details.

Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown. The ostomy support group offers a safe, caring place to tell your story among people who understand and share your experiences and feelings. Family members and people considering an ostomy are also 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, contact Anna Fitzgerald at 330-480-3440 or at

Youngstown Area PFLAG will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Youngstown Area PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies) is a support, education and advocacy group United with LGBT People to move equality forward. Support meetings are the second Tuesday of each month. PFLAG provides the opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity and strives to create a society respectful of human diversity. Meetings are free and confidential. Parking adjacent to the church can be accessed from Wick Avenue.


Mahoning Valley Korean War Veterans Association meets at 9 a.m. every Friday at Denny’s Restaurant in Austintown. New members are welcome.

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