Canfield Republican Women’s Club dinner meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Making Kids Count will be the focus for September. Shelly Marlowe will be sharing the mission of the organization and the holiday Adopt-A-Family program. Participants are asked to take 24-count crayons and/or 10-count fine markers to share with local children. BYOB. Reservations are due by Sunday to Jacie Mettee at 330-726-0363 or email Sharon at

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. Saturday 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.


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, road trip to Sharon Speedway for races, meet at entrance at 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, Music at Whitehouse Fruit Farm, “Guys Without Ties,” from 1 to 3 p.m.; Monday, meet at Handel’s Ice Cream on Mahoning Avenue in Austintown at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, bocce at Boardman Park at 6 p.m.; Thursday, birthday night at the church at 7:30 p.m.; and next Friday, Canfield Fair, meet at the Big Rock at 6 p.m.


Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Easter Seals Adult Day Center, 721 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Emanuel Lutheran Education Building, 251 S. Broadway Street, Salem. 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 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

Nar-Anon, a 12-step program for relatives and friends affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs, meets at 7 p.m. Friday at Howland Community Church, 198 Niles-Cortland Road SE, Warren; and at 7 p.m. Sunday upstairs at the Sahara Club, 2345 Youngstown Road SE (Route 422), Warren. For information, call Bill at 330-856-3822.

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 need 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 of the former St. Joseph School building. There is no fee to attend.

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.

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

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