American Association of University Women, Youngstown branch, will meet at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave., for a brief business meeting before attending a 6 p.m. public forum on education at the church. The forum will be led by the education committee of the Youngstown League of Women Voters to explore what the values and purpose of the public education system are and the effects of charters and vouchers on public education.


Girard High School Athletic Boosters will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the high school.


Campbell Memorial Class of 1963 will meet for lunch at noon Wednesdayat Stonebridge Restaurant, 1497 Boardman Canfield Road in Boardman. Guests are welcome.

East High School Class of 1962 will celebrate its 55-year class reunion at 6 p.m. Oct. 21 with a Fall Dinner at Donavito’s Italian Grille, 139 S. Bridge St., Struthers. For information, call Adeline DiPasqua at 330-758-4082.

Rayen High 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.

South High School Class of 1953 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Johnny’s Restaurant in Boardman. Classmates and guests are welcome. For information, call Ray Melewski at 330-792-2434.

The women of South High School Class of 1956 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Mondayat Davidson’s Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road. All women from the class and friends are invited to attend.

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

Wilson High School Class of 1965 will meet for lunch at noon Thursday at Donavito’s Italian Grille. 139 S. Bridge St., Struthers.


Boardman Lions Club will host its first Celebrity Bartender fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday 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 locally in the Boardman community.

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

Newcomers of Mahoning Valley will meet Oct. 25 at Cafe Augustine in the Newport Library, 3730 Market St. Social gathering is at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. There will be a select menu, and hostesses are Pat Marshall and Jean Callahan. Traci Manning of the Ohio Historical Society will speak on past clothing styles in Mahoning County. For more information about the organization or reservations, call Jorine at 330.757.7212 or Barbara at 330.758.3934.

Western Reserve Amateur Radio Club will have its monthly meeting Tuesday 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 the 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 Saturday 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 set for Oct. 21, Also, bring proceeds from ticket sales and a count of tickets sold. Committee members for the free “Hats Off to Seniors” luncheon in December are asked to wear black and the NCNW scarf for a photo at 2 p.m.


Salem Public Library Book Discussion Group will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in the library’s Quaker Room, 821 E. State St., to discuss the characters in “Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart,” by Carol Wall. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. For information, call the library at 330-332-0042.


Niles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild has scheduled the following neighborhood group meetings: Austintown Stitch and Share meet at Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown at 10 a.m. Thursday. Pam will demonstrate Wonder Wallet. For information, call Bonnie 330-402-5382; Howland Happy Stitchers meet at Living Lord Lutheran Church, 851 Niles-Cortland Road, (Rt. 46), Howland at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Share your favorite notion or sewing tip. For information, call Carol 330-856-4827.

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, 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.


Trumbull County Republican Party will meet for its monthly breakfast gathering at 9 a.m. Oct. 21 at the Girard Multigenerational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave. A continental breakfast will be provided. Central and executive committee meetings will be held in conjunction with the breakfast.


The Canfield Lions Club will meet on Thursday at A La Cart Catering, 429 Lisbon St., Canfield. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Tony DeLuke, 2nd vice district governor.

Struthers Lions will have a garage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the old Ginetti’s next to the Bowery, 2741 East Midlothian. Golf, camping, afghans, crafts, snacks and more. Contact Mike Perello 330-757-3917 for more information.


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: Monday, meet at DQ in Cornersburg for dessert at 7 p.m.; Wednesday, walking in Southern Park Mall - meet at Food Court at 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, Small Talk Night at the church at 7:30 p.m.; next Friday, Ghost Walk in Warren – meet at the Mocha House (Warren) at 6:30 p.m.


Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Charles Church Ministry building, 7325 Westview Dr., Boardman. Speaker will be Gene R. Allison (White Eagle) and will discuss his book, “Indians of the North East.” Handicap accessible. Open to the public.

William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 21 at Kravitz’s Deli meeting room, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty. Bill Farragher, a pioneer steel industry consultant, will discuss the heritage of St. John’s Episcopal Church. Cost is $5 and is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. There will be a 50-50 raffle. Reservations are required by calling, 330-726-8277.


Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet as follows: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St.; 10 a.m. Friday at Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad Street, Canfield; Noon Oct. 21 at Sunrise Senior Living, 335 W. McKinley Way, Poland. Call 330-707-1313 for reservation. Family members and caregivers are welcome. All meetings are offered at no charge. For information, call 330-788-9755.

Caregiver Support Group will meet 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.

Colorectal Cancer Kick Butt Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Yellow Brick Place, 2959 Canfield Road, Suite 10. For information, call YBP at 234-228-9550.

Friendship Train 12-Step Support Group meets from 6 to 7 p.m., which is a 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.

Multiple Myeloma Support Group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Denny’s Restaurant on Belmont Avenue. For information, call Matt Giambattista at 330-720-6753.

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 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.

Survivors of Suicide in Columbiana County will meet at 6 p.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.

Survivors of Suicide in Mahoning County will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman. This support group is for families who have lost a loved one to suicide. For information, call the Help Network of Northeast Ohio at 330-747-2696.

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 is Thursday.

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.


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.

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