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Friday, October 20, 2017


American Association of University Women, Youngstown branch, will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday 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 our public education system are and the effects of charters and vouchers on public education.


Campbell Memorial High School Class of 1954 will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bogey’s Restaurant, 3535 Upland Ave. Guests are welcome.

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


Newcomers of Mahoning Valley will meet Wednesday at Cafe Augustine in the Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown. 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 information about the organization or reservations, call Jorine at 330-757-7212 or Barbara at 330-758-3934.


Salem Public Library Book Discussion Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday 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 and is open to book enthusiasts interested in sharing their thoughts and impressions. For information, call the library at 330-332-0042.


Niles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild has scheduled the following neighborhood group meeting: Southington So-Sews meet at 10 a.m. at Southington Christian Church, Route 534, Southington, on Monday to embellish totes. Bring iron-on appliques and an old tote bag. For information, call Jennie at 330-847-7386.

St. Patrick Altar Guild will host a card party/bingo/salad buffet event from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday 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 Friday at St. Nicholas Social Hall, 764 Fifth St., 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.


Austintown Friends of the Library will meet at 10 a.m. Monday in the meeting room of the Austintown Library, 600 S. Raccoon Road. First ladies Mary Todd Lincoln and Lucretia Garfield, portrayed by Debbie Weinkamer and Marian King, respectively, will be on hand to present “Beyond the Veil: Spiritualism and the Widowed First Ladies.” The presentation is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Anyone interested in joining the Austintown Friends is encouraged to attend. Books (no encyclopedias or textbooks), DVDs, CDs and current magazines can be donated to the Friends on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. until noon at the entrance of the library. The sale of donated items is used to support library programs.


Trumbull County Republican Party will meet for its monthly breakfast gathering at 9 a.m. Saturday 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.


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


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: Monday, Play pool at Wedgewood Lanes at 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Walking in Southern Park Mall, will meet in the food court at 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, Halloween Party at the church, come dressed up at 7:30 p.m.; next Friday, Card Night at Denny’s on Mahoning Avenue, Austintown from 6 to 10 p.m.; Oct. 28, Bowling at Boardman Lanes, 7:30 p.m.


William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday 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: 1:30 p.m. Monday at Easter Seals Adult Day Care Center, 721 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Emmanuel Lutheran Education Building, 251 S. Broadway St., Salem. Family members and caregivers are welcome. All meetings are offered at no charge. For information, call 330-788-9755.

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 also will take place at 7 p.m. at the care center of the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home, North Main Street, 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.

F.O.C.U.S., a breast-cancer support group, will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Eat ’n Park, 5451 Mahoning Ave., Austintown. All breast-cancer survivors and supporters are welcome. For directions, call the restaurant at 330-799-0410.

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., Youngstown. 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. Monday at Northside Regional Medical Center, 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 County 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 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 9:30 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.