American Association of University Women Youngstown Branch will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday for a potluck picnic and installation of officers at the home of Clydine Watson Dickey, 575 Creed St., Struthers. Contact Judith Stanger at for information.

Mahoning Retired Teachers Association will meet June 13 at Drake's Landing, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. The social time will begin at 11 a.m., and lunch will be at 11:45. The meeting and program will follow. Susan Harris will preside. Dr. Jay Brock from the Cleveland Clinic will discuss advances in cancer treatment and research. The community-service collection will go toward the Potential Development Center. The menu will include grilled chicken salad or a buffet lunch of pot roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, roasted vegetables, tossed salad, rolls and dessert. All area educators are invited to attend. To make a reservation, contact Maggie Skripac at 330-953-1200 by Wednesday. For information, visit


Mahoning Valley Chapter of Polka Dot Powerhouse will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 12 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 Brenda Williams, inventor of the Stap Wrap and financial representative with Western and Southern Life Insurance Co. 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.


Friendly Squares will host its monthly square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. June 9 at the Niles Scope Center, 14 E. State St., Niles. Ed Pabst will be the caller and Frankie Hammond will be calling line dances between the tips. This will be a high/low dance with tips for new and 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.


Trumbull County Federated Democratic Women's Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Perkins Restaurant in Niles. The guest speaker will be Trumbull County Treasurer Sam Lamancusa. For information, call 330-545-2023.


Warren Women's Connection, affiliate of Stonecroft Ministries, will host a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 11 at DiLucia's Banquet Center, 2610 Elm Road, NE. Speaker will be Pat Tuttle who will discuss "Singing in the Rain." Christylee Roose will provide a musical program. Diane Theis will be featured as she displays Premier Jewelry. Cost is $10 for first-timers, and all others are $13. For reservations call Joyce at 330-539-5837 or Jan at 330-638-6508. Reservations must be honored or canceled by Thursday.

Youngstown South Christian Women's Connection will meet for the "Oh! The Sun Shines Bright" luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 13 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. The guest speaker will be Lori Kempton, of Fairfield Township, as she presents "Change Happens." There also will be a fashion show by Chico's and music by Leighan Wells. 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: today, movie night at Regal Cinema Austintown at 6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays in June will be bocce at Boardman Park at 6 p.m., Wednesdays in June will be walking at Mill Creek MetroParks Walking Trail at 6:30 p.m., Thursday is new member and game night at the church, and next Friday will be card night from 6 to 10 p.m. at Denny’s on Mahoning Ave., Austintown.


Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, 260 Main St., Greenville, Pa.; and 10 a.m. Wednesday at Children's Rehabilitation, 855 Howland-Wilson Road, Howland. Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend. All meetings are offered at no charge. For information, call 330-788-9755.

Grief Share Support Group, hosted by Churchill United Methodist Church, 189 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, meets each Thursday at 6 p.m. 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.

Judge Beth A. Smith of Mahoning County Domestic Relations Court will present Safe Talks with Valerie Flanigan, licensed social worker, from 10 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday in June at the Mahoning County Courthouse, basement level. These meetings are intended for anyone who has safety concerns in their relationship or who expereince domestic violence. Week one will cover the signs of an abusive personality, week two will cover the topics of power, control and the cycle of violence, week three will cover how to know if someone has changed and week four will cover understanding emotional abuse. For information or questions, contact 330-740-2208.

Next Step Group, a 12-step group to help people break the bonds of codependency will meet at 7 p.m. Monday 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 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 Prostate Support meeting that will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at YBP, Suite 3. Guest speaker will be Kayla Aluise, and the topic is "Foods that can Keep Cancer Away." Contact Steve Burbrink at 330-207-7873 for information. The Cancer Caregiver Support Meeting will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 9 at YBP, Suite 10. Call Joyce Aleshire at 330-540-1815. A yoga class with Erin Lonsway will be available each 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.


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 and Auxiliaries 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.