Buckeye Travelers, Mahoning Valley Chapter of Gold Wing Road Riders Association, will meet Saturday for dinner at 5 p.m. and a gathering at 6 at Dino’s Restaurant, 10941 Mahoning Ave., North Jackson. All motorcycle riders and makes of motorcycles are welcome.

Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA will meet Aug. 14 at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Networking will take place at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30. The menu will include hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, macaroni salad, baked beans, salad, gelatin and dessert. Cost is $15, and reservations may be made by calling Darlene Demjen at 330-755-9089 or Marilyn Abramski at 330-726-2527, by Tuesday. The speaker will be Sean Posey, author of"Lost Youngstown" and "The Historic Theaters of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.” MillCreek Chapter"s scholarship students also will be in attendance. The public is welcome.


First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown Luncheon Speaker Series will feature the Rev. Edward Brienz at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at The Georgetown in Boardman. Brienz is director of Missions/Propagation of the Faith for the Diocese of Youngstown, administrator of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in McDonald and founder of Caf Augustine located in the Newport Library. He will speak on “The Mission of Caf Augustine.” Cost is $16. Call 330-720-4498 to make a reservation. Visit for information.

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.


Warren Women'Connection, an affiliate of Stonecroft Ministries, will host a luncheon titled "Just Smile" from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at DiLucia's Banquet Center, 2610 Elm Road NE. There will be a presentation on dental health by Rudy Braydich, local dentist. Inspirational speaker is Suzanne Updike, and the topic is "Free Gifts." She is a teacher and former "anxiety queen" and will share her journey through post-partum depression. All teachers in attendance will be honored with a gift. Cost is $10 for first-time ladies and $13 for all others. Reservations must be made by Aug. 9, by calling Joyce at 330-539-5837 or Jan at 330-638-6508, and must be honored or canceled by Aug. 11.

Youngstown South Christian Women’s Connection will meet for a "Golden Afternoon" luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. The guest speaker will be Kimberly McCormick of New Castle, Pa., who will present "When Life's Unwelcome Changes Come, Open the Door." Nicole Carrabbia will present skin care tips from Rodan and Fields. Cost is $14 and includes lunch. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, 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, Mt. Carmel Festival for performance of "Brotherhood" at 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, music by "Beat Brothers" at White House Fruit Farm from 1 to 3 p.m.; Monday, Music on the Green in Canfield by "Dixieland"at 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, bocce at Boardman Park at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, music at Woodworth Park on Western Reserve Road, "Little Rock Band" at 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, new member and volleyball game night at the church at 7:30 p.m.; and next Friday, card night at Denny's on Mahoning Avenue in Austintown from 6 to 10 p.m.


Grief Share Support Group, hosted by Churchill United Methodist Church, 189 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, is meeting at 6 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 14. The program is for all who have suffered a loss. The meetings take place on the second floor of the church's educational building. For information, call Janice Ferry at 330-759-1924.

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 every first Thursday 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 email

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.

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 a yoga class with Erin Lonsway Saturday from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at YBP, Suite 3. Call Erin at 330-518-2431 before class to verify that it will be in session.

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

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