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Friday, October 6, 2017


Mill Creek Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will meet Tuesday at A La Cart Catering, 429 Lisbon St. in Canfield. Networking will begin at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:30. Cindy Best of Howard Hanna Real Estate will speak about how she got started in the business and the current trends in the real-estate world. The menu will include Southern-baked chicken, Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, salad, gelatin, applesauce and apple cake. The cost is $18.

NARFE Chapter 14 will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Austintown. All active and retired federal employees are invited. For information, call 330-953-0077.

Tri-Gold Prime Time Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will meet Wednesday at A La Cart Catering, 429 Lisbon St., Canfield. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with a social preceding at 5:30. The menu will consist of chicken crepes, lasagna, mashed potatoes, salad, Francaise mix and pumpkin cake. The cost will be $19. The guest speaker will be from Life Bank and will discuss organ donations. Guests are welcome. Call Dolores Brindle at 330-757-9368 to RSVP.


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


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

Campbell Memorial Class of 1967 will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Angenetta’s Cafe, 64 Cardinal Dr., Canfield. Guests are always welcome. Contact Janet Lisko-Ruberto at 330-506-3411 to RSVP or with questions.

Struthers High School Class of 1956 will meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. Oct. 14 at What’s Cookin’ Restaurant on South Avenue. All classmates are invited to attend.


Boardman Lions Club will host its first Celebrity Bartender fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16 at Carmella’s Cafe, 805 E. Western Reserve Road, Suite 8. Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini will be the celebrity bartender. All tips raised will be used in the Boardman community.

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.

McDonald Lions Club will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 14 on the second floor of the Woodland Park Retirement Center, 550 Ohio Ave.

Niles and Youngstown Moose Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Edison Place Senior Apartments, 36 W. Church St., Niles, in the community room. All members are invited. Food will be provided, and drinks will be available for purchase. Applications will also be available. For information, call 330-989-5149.

Western Reserve Amateur Radio Club will have its monthly meeting Oct. 17 at Davidson’s Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road in Cornersburg. Dinner will start at 6 p.m. with the meeting following at 7. Guest speaker will be Bob Naumann, W50V, National sales manager for DX engineering and a topic for discussion will be the club’s second year of participation providing voluntary communication services to the annual Youngstown Peace Race. All licensed amateur radio operators are welcome along with any individuals interested in learning more about the hobby. For information, call Bob Mitzel at 575-910-1456 or


Youngstown Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. will have its monthly meeting Oct. 14 at the McGuffey Centre, 1649 Jacobs Road. Executive board meets at noon, and the general meeting is at 1 p.m. Members are asked to bring gift baskets for the annual membership luncheon and auction Oct. 21, Also, bring proceeds from ticket sales and count of tickets sold.


Junior Group of Goodwill will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Goodwill Cafeteria, 2747 Belmont Ave., Youngstown. Kathy Gerberry, president, will preside. Jim Freeze, executive director of Goodwill Industries, will speak. Program topics will be 2018 Goodwill Gala and Halloween candy for Goodwill clients. Hostesses will be Chris Grabert, Michele Higgins, Cheryl Wormley, Laurel Chevlen, Karen Scenna and Lucille Santangelo. For information, call Kathy Gerberry at 330-799-2674. Social hour begins at 5:30.


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

Niles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild has scheduled the following neighborhood group meetings: Designing Women, machine embroidery group, meet at Domestic Sewing, 2011 Youngstown Road, Warren, at 10 a.m. next Friday. Jennie will demonstrate a serger project. For information, call Shirley 330-969-5020; Evening Cut Ups meets at Grace Church of Nazarene, 5253 W. Webb Road, Austintown, at 7 p.m. Monday. Fit/Nice jacket demonstration. For information, call Kim 330-545-6520; Fancy Cutters meets at Lake Vista, 303 N. Mecca St., Cortland, at 10 a.m. Monday. Halloween, fall items and ideas for show and tell. Bring basket items. For information, call Virginia 330-847-7549; Material Girls meet at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 490 N. High St., Cortland, at 6 p.m. Thursday. Susan will demonstrate aprons made from men’s shirts. For information, call Barb 330-550-1215; Sewphisticates meet at Shepherd of the Valley, 4100 N. River Road, NE, Warren. No meeting in October. For information, call Diane 234-855-7610

St. Patrick Altar Guild will host a card party/bingo/salad buffet event from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at St. Patrick Social Hall, 1420 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown. Tickets are $6 at the door. There is a handicap-accessible ramp and elevator on the south side of the church. There is also a secured parking lot.


The GFWC/Ohio Boardman Poland Junior Women's League is hosting its second Quarter Auction on Oct. 21 at Saint Nicholas Social Hall, 764 Fifth Street, Struthers. The doors open at 5:30 p.m., and bidding starts at 6:30. Tickets are $10 each, and the proceeds will benefit local charities. Chips, popcorn, water and soda will be available for purchase. Bring your quarters, friends and have some fun. For questions or tickets call, RoseAnn Winner 330-402-0075 or Tina Bellino 330-314-4858, Quarter Auction chairwomen. Tickets are also available from league members.


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 Madeline Pagano, Beverly Pondillo, Joan Pondillo, Marisa Ricottilli and Marie Ronyak.

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

Seton III will meet for luncheon at noon Thursday at the Saxon Club on Meridian Road in Austintown. Hostesses are Dottie Cerimele, Claranne McCloud and Joan Oles. Jack Nicols, Boardman Police Chief, will speak. The theme this month will be about fall.


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


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: Thursday, Speaker Night at the church at 7:30 p.m.; next Friday, Card Night at Denny’s on Mahoning Avenue in Austintown from 6 to 10 p.m.; Oct. 14, bowling at Boardman Lanes at 7:30 p.m.


Girard Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Barnhisel House, 1011 N. State St.

Niles Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Westenfield Room. Plans are being made for the 2018 calendar, which will feature historical pictures of Niles and will be sold for $10. Calendars may be reserved by calling 330-652-8329.

Springfield Historical Society will host its last presentation of the year at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the meeting house at 14118 Youngstown-Pittsburgh Road, Petersburg. Clyde Foor and company will be available to give general information of antiques or unusual items that attendees bring to have appraised like a mini “Antiques Road Show.” There is no cost to attend.

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


Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet as follows: 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. Family members and caregivers are welcome. All meetings are offered at no charge. For information, call 330-788-9755.

Caregiver Support Group will meet next Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Yellow Brick Place, 2959 Canfield Road, Suite 10. For details, call Joyce Aleshire at 330-540-1815.

Codependency and Grief Support Group will meet Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of Sheepfold Ministries, 233 North Ave. Sharon, Pa. A meeting will also take place 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 across from Sheepfold and at the care center. For information, call 330-534-1952 or 724-981-5683. The support group was formed to reach out to help families who have lost loved ones to alcohol or substance abuse.

Friendship Train 12-Step Support Group meets from 6 to 7 p.m. (note the new time), Wednesdays at Rising Star Baptist Church, 2943 Wardle Ave. People who are trying to overcome any addiction are welcome and encouraged to attend. Those attending should enter through the church’s lower parking lot off Wardle.

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.

NAMI Mahoning Valley offers its Peer to Peer Class from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Northside Hospital, 500 Gypsy Lane, Medical Office Building A, Classroom A. It is an eight week educational program open to adults diagnosed with mental illness. There will be lectures, discussions, exercises and stress management techniques taught. Also discussed are symptoms, diagnoses, medications and the personal experience of living with mental illness. For information, call the NAMI office at 330-727-9268 or email us at

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 have 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 Churchill-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.

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 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. The public is invited to the open house which will take place Oct. 19.

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.

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 to tell your story among people who understand and share your experiences and feelings. Family members and people considering an ostomy are welcome. The group offers education, encouragement and support to any one 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 to

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 on Walnut Street behind the church during construction on Wick Avenue. Parking directions and a map can be found at


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

World War II Heritage Group will meet at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 16 at A La Cart Catering, 429 Lisbon St., Canfield. John Welch, a Pacific World War II Navy veteran will speak on his experiences which led to four bronze stars for his service. His speech will be preceded by a $14 buffet dinner. Call David Frank for reservations at 330-757-0515 before Oct. 13.

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