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Friday, August 17, 2018


Monday Night Writers will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Small Meeting Room at the Canfield Public Library, 43 W. Main St, Canfield. Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend. The group is led by professional writer Nancy Christie, author of "Traveling Left Of Center And Other Stories."

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.

Steel Valley Ukers will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Austintown Library, 600 S. Raccoon Road. Beginner instruction is offered during the first half of each session, followed by more complex group tunes and solos. Attendees will learn chords, strum patterns and jam etiquette in a relaxed atmosphere.

Western Reserve Amateur Radio Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday for dinner at Davidson's Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road. The meeting will immediately follow dinner. The guest speaker will be Sara Churchill, digital services librarian for the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, speaking about the services the public library offers the community. For information, call Brian Lewis, president, at 330-286-3966 or visit knightvol@zoominternet .net.


Youngstown South Christian Women';s Connection will meet for "a Country Fair" luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. The feature will be auctioneer, Marty Campana and a Country Fair. Cost is $14 and includes lunch. Reservations must be made by Sept. 5, and cancellations are necessary. For reservations, call Connie at 330-788-2340 or Patty at 330-332-2789. 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: Saturday, Luau at Old Springfield Church on state Route 170 from 6 to 10 p.m.; Sunday, Mastropietro Winery Balloon Fest, meet at 3 p.m.; Monday, meet at Dairy Queen in Cornersburg at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, bocce at Boardman Park at 6 p.m.; Thursday, No meeting at the church; and next Friday, Putt-Putt at Sports World at 6 p.m.


William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kravitz's Deli meeting room, 3135 Belmont Ave, Liberty. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for nonmembers. Reservations are suggested, and walk-ins are admitted based upon seating availability. Complimentary refreshments are provided, and entertainment will be by Dolores DePietro. Shirley Eckley, a descendant of William Holmes McGuffey, will discuss the local roots, life and legacy of William Holmes McGuffey. For information or reservations, call Richard Scarsella, society chairman, at 330-726-8277.


Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St. Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend. All meetings are offered at no charge. For information, call 330-788-9755.

F.O.C.U.S. Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Giangelo's Italian Restaurant, 708 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman. For directions, call Giangelo's at 330-726-4442. All breast-cancer survivors and their support system are welcome.

NAMI Mahoning Valley offers Connections support groups for adults living with mental illness, in a discussion format, to promote self-disclosure in a safe, relaxed, supportive and confidential environment. Connections meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 6 p.m. at Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. NAMI Mahoning Valley also offers Family Support Groups that provide information and support for family members and friends of individuals with mental illness. Family groups meet the first Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. at Girard Library, 105 E. Prospect St.; and the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Alta Care, 142 Javit Court. For information about the groups or other services provided, call Carrie Baun, program director, 330-727-9214 or visit

Next Step Group, a 12-step group to help people break the bonds of codependency, meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield. 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.

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.; 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 accessible to the handicapped. 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.

St. Joseph Church, Austintown, will offer DivorceCare, a 12-week course/discussion group for those who are going through or have gone through a separation or divorce. It addresses through education and discussion the most common issues associated with divorce/separation and promotes powerful healing so that participants can move on to build a new life. The three components of DivorceCare are educational video presentations, supportive and safe group discussions facilitated by trained facilitators who have experienced divorce, and resources for home use. DivorceCare will be offered for 12 consecutive Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 10. Participants do not be members of St. Joseph or any church to participate. Contact Jim Merhaut at to reserve a spot or visit the St. Joseph website at for information and to register online. Those interested may also call 330-792-1919. Meetings will be held in the Blue Room in the former St. Joseph School building. There is no fee to attend.

Survivors of Suicide, Columbiana County will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Columbiana Counseling Center, 40722 state Route 154 in Lisbon. 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 330-424-7767. Meetings take place the third and fourth Thursday of each month.

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 Venture Church of the CMA (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 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 host the Multiple Myeloma Support Group meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Denny'S on Belmont Ave. For information, call Matt Giambattista at 330-720-6753.

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