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Friday, February 9, 2018


Tri-Gold Prime Time Chapter of ABWA will have its monthly meeting Wednesday at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. A social will take place at 1:15 p.m., and lunch will follow at 1:30. The menu includes egg salad, ham and cheese croissants, cream of broccoli or chicken noodle soup, salad, coffee and tea. Dessert will be cherries in the snow. Cost is $15. Nomination letters for Woman of the Year will be accepted at the meeting. Basket auction for April has been postponed to September. Items for the auction will be accepted at all meetings. For information, call Dolores at 330-757-9368.

Trumbull County Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon Tuesday at Ciminero’s Banquet Centre, 123 N. Main St., Niles. The speaker will be WFMJ television personality Madonna Chism Pinkard. The community service committee will be collecting coloring books, crayons and story books for Akron Children’s Hospital of the Mahoning Valley. Information can be found at Call 330-759-1305 to make a luncheon reservation.


Hubbard High School Class of 1961 will host its 75th birthday party Aug. 17 and 18, with a social to begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at the New Manhattan, 7262 Hubbard Masury Road. A picnic will take place at noon Aug. 18 at Harding Park with lunch at 1 p.m. Cost is $5 per person which can be paid the day of the event. For information, call Nancy Micheline Linebaugh.


Boardman Library Chess Club will meet from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Boardman Public Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave. Anyone interested can come and learn, improve or just play. The club meets the first Sunday of each month beginning March 4.

Mahoning Valley Chapter of Polka Dot Powerhouse will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Blue Wolf Tavern, 1295 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman. Women interested in business connections can attend the first meeting at no cost. Lunch options will be from a limited menu. Registration is required at or call Sandy Barger at 330-518-5383 or email Space is limited. Meetings will take place the second Tuesday of each month, and participants are encouraged to register in advance.


Youngstown Council of Catholic Nurses will attend the White Mass at 4 p.m. Feb. 17 at St. Columba Cathedral, 159 W. Rayen Ave. The White Mass celebrates and recognizes healthcare professionals. A reception will take place following in the Cathedral hall.


Friendly Squares will host its monthly square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m.Saturday at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St., Niles. Gene Hammond will be the caller, and Frankie Hammond will be calling line dances. Valentines will be the theme for the dance. This will be a high/low dance with alternating tips for new dancers currently taking lessons and tips for more experienced dancers. Dress is casual, and light refreshments will be served. There is a $6 donation per person at the door. For information, call Gene Hammond at 330-506-3370.


World War II Heritage Group will meet for a buffet dinner at 6:15 p.m. Feb. 19 at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Howard Friend, local retired educator and administrator, will relate his experiences in the Battle of the Bulge. Reservations are due by Thursday to David Frank, 330-757-0515.


Youngstown Area Weavers Guild will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Colonial Inn on the Canfield Fairgrounds. The workshop is bow weaving and will be demonstrated by Tracy Jackson. Materials will be supplied, but anyone who has size 5 pearl cotton and size 6 beads can take them. Beverages will be furnished, take a mug and a lunch. Show and tell will take place. For information, call 330-534-9524 or 330-898-6121.


Friends of the Library, Canfield Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the library. New members are welcome. For information, call Deborah Liptak, development director of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, at 330-740-6086 or email


Trumbull County Republican Party will host its monthly breakfast gathering at the Buckeye Club, 366 N. Park, Warren, at 9 a.m. Feb. 17. There will be a full-course buffet breakfast. Cost is $12, which includes tax and tip. Guest speaker will be Melissa Ackison, candidate for the U.S. Senate. Call Marleah at 330-240-1826 for information. Park in rear of building.

Trumbull County Republican Party will host its Lincoln Day dinner Feb. 22 at Leo’s Restaurant, 7042 E. Market St., Howland. Guest speaker will be Jane Timken, chairman of the Ohio Republican Party. “President Lincoln” will be making a special guest appearance. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6. Cost is $45 and must be prepaid by sending check payable to Trumbull County GOP, to Cathy Lukasko, 1835 Albright McKay Road., Brookfield, OH 44403. Designate your dinner choice of chicken Francaise or lasagna. No tickets sold at door. Call Marleah at 330-240-1826 with questions.


Youngstown South Christian Women’s Connection will host a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. Annette Campbell of Warren will present, “Life is an Adventure – Pack a Bag.” Donnie and Linda Abraham will give a concert of love songs. Cancellations are necessary by calling Connie D. at 330-788-2340 or Patty K. at 330-332-2789.


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: Saturday, bowling at Boardman Lanes at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday pool at Wedgewood Lanes from 7 to 9 p.m.


Boardman Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave. Rick Rowlands, founder of the Youngstown Steel Heritage Museum, will share steel industry history and his museums’s collection, which includes the Tod Engine. The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins will be admitted based on seating availability. For information or reservations, call Dona Hammond at 330-726-0651.

Poland Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 4515 Center Road. The program to follow at 7:30 p.m. will feature local historian Thomas G. Welsh, Ph.D., and co-author of “The Classic Restaurants of Youngstown.” Welsh’s presentation will be a walk down memory lane about famous Youngstown restaurants. He will have copies of the book available for sale. The 2018 membership drive is currently underway. Renewal and new membership dues are $10 per person. Checks should be made payable to “Poland Historical Society” and mailed to the Historical Society at P.O. Box 5052, Poland, OH 44514. Be sure to include your name, address, phone number and email address along with the check.

William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 17 at the Kravitz’s Deli meeting room, 3135 Belmont Ave. Rick Rowlands, founder of the Youngstown Steel Heritage Museum, will share steel industry history and his museums’s collection, which includes the Tod Engine. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for nonmembers. A 50-50 raffle will take place and will benefit the society’s education mission. The program is open to the public. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins will be admitted based on seating availability. For information or reservations, call Richard Scarsella, society chairman, at 330-726-8277.


Codependency and Grief Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday 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. For information, call 330-534-1952. The support group was formed to reach out to help families who have lost loved ones to alcohol or substance abuse.

Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation is sponsoring a grief support group to help people move beyond the pain of any loss and achieve healing. Each meeting is facilitated by certified grief recovery specialists and is free of charge. The meetings take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 22 at Touch Heaven Church, 10 Skyline Drive, Canfield. For information or to register, call 330-899-9100. Ask for the bereavement department.

Good Hope Lutheran Church, 98 Homestead Drive, Boardman, will host a 13-week grief support series through the GriefShare ministry from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through May 1. The GriefShare team provides a safe, understanding place for individuals to move through their personal grief journeys. Participants need not be church members. Each session is self-contained, so participants may enter at any session. Each session will include videos featuring some of the nation’s foremost experts on grief recovery. Sessions also include small group support and a workbook for personal study. Participants are welcome to share stories, but are never forced. Attendance at consecutive sessions is encouraged for maximum benefit. Cost is $20. Checks should be made payable to Good Hope. Scholarships also are available at registration. Contact the church office at 330-782-8109 for information or to pre-register.

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 will meet 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.

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, 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 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, 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.

Survivors of Suicide in Columbiana County will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 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 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, Caregiver Support Group will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Suite 10. Call Joyce Aleshire at 330-540-1815 for details.

Youngstown Area PFLAG will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdayat St. John’s Episcopal Church Parish House, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Meetings take place the second Tuesday of each month. PFLAG provides the opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity and strives to create a society respectful of human diversity. Meetings are free and confidential. Parking is available in the church parking lot off of Wick Ave.


VFW Post 3538 Auxiliary will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the post home, 157 Lowellville Road. For information, call 330-755-2701.

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