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Friday, April 27, 2018


American Association of University Women Youngstown Branch will meet at St. John's Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown, at 10 a.m. May 12. The meeting will begin in the church parlor on the ground floor of the parish house. Refreshments will be served, and veteran church tour guides, William Farragher and Emma Jones, will share bits of history about the church. Then, they will lead tours of the sanctuary. A business meeting to elect officers for the 2018-19 program year will follow in the parlor. For information, call Judith Stanger at 330-758-7062.

Mill Creek Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will host its May 8 meeting at A La Cart Catering in Canfield beginning with networking at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30. The menu will include southern baked chicken, beef tips over noodles, sandtrap potatoes, peas and carrots, salad, applesauce, gelatin and dessert. Cost is $18. Reservations may be made by calling Darlene Demjen at 330-755-9089 or Marilyn Abramski at 330-726-2527 by Monday. The agenda for the evening will include election of officers. The public is welcome.


First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown will host its next luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Georgetown, 5945 South Ave., Boardman. Darlene Fozard Weaver, Ph.D., of Duquesne University, will speak on “Examining Conscience: Responsibilities, Sources and Methods.” Cost is $16 per person for lunch and the lecture. Call 330-720-4498 to reserve a seat. Reservations are limited. Visit for information.

Mahoning Valley Chapter of Polka Dot Powerhouse will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 8 at The Upstairs restaurant, 4500 Mahoning Ave., Austintown. Positive women interested in business connections can attend their first meeting at no cost. The cost of lunch is from a limited menu. The speaker will be Madonna Chism Pinkard, community relations director of WFMJ. She will share her story, “Failing Forward.” Registration is open and available at or call Sandy Barger, managing director at 330-518-5383 or Space is limited. Additional meetings will take place on the second Tuesday of each month and participants are encouraged to register in advance. The Polka Dot Sisterhood brings together women from all walks of life.

Round Table Woodcarvers meet every Thursday from 9 to 11:45 a.m. at the Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Anyone interested in learning about carving is welcome to attend. For information, call 330-792-4355.


Retired RN Interest Group will meet at 1 p.m. May 7 to celebrate National Nurses Week at Davidson’s Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road, Canfield. Contact Sandie Reel at 330 533-7712 by Monday if interested in attending.


Mahoning County Republican Party will host its annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Tuesday at the Maronite Center, 1555 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown. The reception for sponsors starts at 5 p.m.; social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:30. Republican primary candidates in attendance will include keynote speaker Jim Renacci for the U.S. senate; Frank LaRosa for Ohio Secretary of State; Keith Faber for Ohio Auditor; Robert Sprague for Ohio Treasurer; Mike Rulli for Ohio senate; Ralph Meacham for re-election as county auditor; Don Manning for the 59th Ohio House District; Dave Simon for the 58th Ohio House District; Rick Barron for Mahoning County Commissioner; Chris Depizzo for U.S. Congress 13th District; Craig Baldwin for Justice of Ohio Supreme Court; Kathleen Bartlett for Judge of Common Pleas Court; Mark Munroe for State Central Committeeman; and Tracey Winbush for State Central committee woman. Special guest will be Ohio Supreme Court Justice Mary DeGenaro. General admission is $45. To make reservations, contact the Mahoning County Republican Party Headquarters at 330-629-7006 or email:


Youngstown South Christian Women's Connection will host a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 9 at the Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. The luncheon is titled “The Earth is Bursting with Color,” and will feature Shannon Lehn from the Austintown Farmers' Market. Music will be by Bill Rotar, and guest speaker will be Sandy Barton of Beaver Falls, Pa., and will be “From Hippy to Happy.” Cost is $14 and includes lunch. Reservations must be made by Wednesday by calling Connie D. at 330-788-2340 or Patty K. at 330-332-2789. Cancellations also are necessary. For seating, call Karen at 330-482-3005.


D.A.R.E. Singles Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road. The group has scheduled the following activities: today, card night at Denny’s on Mahoning Ave., Austintown, from 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, meet at Hollywood Racino to gamble at 6 p.m.; Monday, meet to play pool at Wedgewood Lanes from 7 to 9 p.m.; Thursday, new member and game night at 7:30 p.m.; and May 4, Regal Cinema in Austintown for movie, meet in the lobby at 6:30.


Boardman Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Boardman Public Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave. J. E. Ballantine, veteran area actor, producer and director, will speak on his new book, “Why I Did It!” The book retells his local theater career and the stars he has performed with on stage. Programs are open to the public and free to attend. Reservations are suggested due to seating limitations, by calling Dona Hammond, BHS board member, at 330-726-0651.

Western Reserve Chapter, Society for Human Resource Management, will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 8 at the Holiday Inn, 7410 South Ave., Boardman, for lunch and a presentation. William Burney, executive director of the Community Initiative to Reduce Violence for Youngstown, will discuss strategies for navigating workplace violence issues, having a plan in place and implementation of programs to ensure safety and compliance. To register, visit Cost is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers and $10 for students.


Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, 260 Main St., Greenville; and 10 a.m. Wednesday at Children's Rehabilitation, 855 Howland-Wilson Road, Howland; and noon Saturday at Sunrise Senior Living, 335 McKinley Way, Poland (call 330-707-1313 to leave a reservation). Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend. All meetings are offered at no charge. For information, call 330-788-9755.

NAMI Mahoning Valley offers support and education to people and families dealing with serious mental illness. Support groups are as follows: Connection, a group for individuals with a mental health diagnosis, meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 6 p.m. at Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown; every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave, Youngstown; every third Thursday at 1 p.m. at Madison Commons, 741 Madison, Youngstown; and the first and third Mondays at 6 p.m. at Madison Commons, 741 Madison, Youngstown. This group is specifically for individuals dealing with substance abuse and mental illness. Family Support, a group for family members of a person with mental illness meets the first Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. at Girard Library, 105 E. Prospect St., Girard; and every second Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Alta Care, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. For information, call 330-727-9268 or e-mail

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, 320 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.

Next Step Group, a 12-step group to help people break the bonds of codependency will begin meeting at 7 p.m. April 30 at the Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield, and will meet each week. There is no charge, but a $1 per meeting goodwill offering is appreciated to cover the cost of coffee and refreshments. For information, call Linda at 330-799-4941.

TOPS 1237, Austintown, will meet Thursday at Venture Church of the CMA, 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 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, 2959 Canfield Road, Youngstown, will not offer its Prostate Cancer Support meeting in May. Contact Steve Burbrink for future meetings at 330-207-7873. The Cancer Caregiver Support meeting will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12 at Yellow Brick Place. Contact Joyce Aleshire at 330-540-1815 for information. The Multiple Myeloma Support meeting will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 21 at Denny's on Belmont Ave. Contact Matt Giambattista at 330-720-6753 for information.


Tri-State Detachment 494 Marine Corps League will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road.

VFW Triangle Post 2799 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the post home, 3161 E. South Range Road, New Springfield.

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