Auxiliary of St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital and St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital will meet at noon Monday in the private dining room of St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Guest speaker will be Thomas Welsh, author of "A History of Jewish Youngstown and the Steel Valley."


Altrusa Club of Youngstown will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Firestone Farms Community Center. The meeting will include installation of the 2018-19 officers and members. Altrusa works to promote literacy within the community. The event is free and open to the public. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Pat Skornicka at 330-853-7962.

Mahoning Valley Stamp Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday on the second floor of the Poland Library. This will be the last meeting.

Monday Night Writers will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. June 18 in the small meeting room at the Canfield Branch of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, 43 W. Main St. The meeting will be led by Nancy Christie, author of “Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories” and more. For information, email Christie at

NARFE Chapter 14 will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Saxon Club, Meridian Road. All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. For information, call 330-953-0077.

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.

Western Reserve Amateur Radio Club will meet at 6 p.m. June 19 at Davidson’s Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road. Guest speaker will be Frank Sole, WB8YHD, giving an update on the YSU Amateur Radio Club. For information, call Brian Lewis, president, at 330-286-3966 or


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. 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.


Youngstown Area Weavers's Guild will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Weaving Willow, 1888 Brookfield Road, Hubbard. Liz Andraso will lead basket weaving. Christmas cards also will be worked on. Take a mug and lunch and a show and tell item. Beverage will be provided. For information, call 330-799-5836 or 330-534-9524.


Friends of the Boardman Library will host a luncheon at 11 a.m. Monday in the community room of the Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave.


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, card night at Denny’s on Mahoning Avenue. from 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, bowling at Boardman Lanes at 7:30 p.m., Monday, meet at Handel’s Ice Cream near Tippecanoe in Boardman for dessert at 7 p.m., Tuesday, bocce at Boardman Park at 6 p.m., Wednesday, volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, strawberry social at the church at 7:30 p.m., and June 15,putt-putt at Sports World on South Avenue in Boardman at 7 p.m.


Salem Historical Society will meet Tuesday after a short business meeting at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Dale Shaffer Library. Entrance is off South Lundy with parking in the Timberlane’s parking lot. Guests and members will be greeted by Kevin Schafer. “The Packard Family Legacy” will be presented by Daniel Mathey, Packard Museum volunteer and Trumbull County Historical Society board member. The meeting is open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by Shirley Bush. For information, contact the society at 330-337-8514.

William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. June 16 at Kravitz’s Deli, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty, in the meeting room. J.E. Ballantyne, community theater pioneer and author, will share his career as part of the “Memories of a Lifetime” presentation. He will discuss books he has written and share some of his experiences with working with Fred Rogers on “Mister Roger’s Neighborhood.” The presentation is open to the public. Admission is $6 for nonmembers and $5 for members. Reservations are suggested based on seating availability. For reservations, call Richard S. Scarsella, chairman, at 330-726-8277.


Diabetes Partnership of the Mahoning Valley will meet at 6 p.m. June 25 at Stonebridge Grille and Tavern, 1497 Boardman-Canfield Road, for the scholarship presentation. All are asked to respond before June 21. Discussions will include the upcoming Ankle and Foot golf outing scholarships, the Midlothian Free Health Clinic and more.

Grief Share Support Group, hosted by Churchill United Methodist Church, 189 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, meets Thursdays 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.

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 Ave., 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 e-mail

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.

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, Northside Regional 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, Columbiana County will meet at 1 p.m. June 21 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.

Survivors of Suicide in Mahoning County will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman. This group is intended for families who have lost a loved one to suicide. For information, call Help Network of Northeast Ohio at 330-747-2696.

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 Cancer Caregiver Support Meeting will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at YBP, Suite 10. Call Joyce Aleshire at 330-540-1815. A Yoga class with Erin Lonsway also will be available 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.

Youngstown Area PFLAG will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Episcopal Church Parish House, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Meetings take place the second Tuesday of each month. Youngstown Area PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends and Allies) is a support, education and advocacy group united with LGBT People to move equality forward. 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 Avenue.


VFW Post 3538 Auxiliary will host its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the post home, 157 Lowellville Road. An election of officers will take place. For information, call 330-755-2701.

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