NARFE Chapter 14 will have its regular monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road. All active and retired federal employees are invited. For information, call Nancy at 330-953-0077.

Tri-Gold Prime Time Chapter of ABWA will host its monthly meeting Wednesday at A La Cart Catering, Canfield. A social will take place at 1:15 p.m., and lunch will follow at 1:30. The menu includes creamed chicken over biscuits, Swiss steak, parsley potatoes, peas and carrots, tossed salad, ice cream with syrup and coffee and tea. Cost is $18. Women of the Year will be announced at the anniversary meeting in April. Articles for the basket auction that will take place in September will be accepted at all monthly meetings. For information, call Dolores at 330-757-9368.


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 March 20 at Davidson’s Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road, Cornersburg. Dinner will be at 6 p.m., and the meeting will begin at 7. Mike Muter of Youngstown Radio Reading Service of Goodwill Industries, will be the speaker. For information, contact Brian Lewis, president, at 330-286-3966 or


Youngstown Section of the National Council of Negro Women Inc., will meet at noon Saturday at the McGuffey Centre, 1649 Jacobs Road, Youngstown. Executive board meets at noon and the general meeting will take place at 1 p.m.


The 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. 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.


Friends of the Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday. The program begins at 10 and will be presented by Chris Kenney and the subject is McKinley Monument. Hostesses will be Cindy Cunningham, Sandra Cunningham, Sue Fusselman and Patricia Beede. Guests are welcome. The public is encouraged to donate books, magazines, CDs and DVDs. Profits will help support the summer reading programs. Donated items are collected from 10 a.m. to noon the first and third Saturdays of each month.

Friends of the Canfield Library Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Canfield Library, 43 W. Main St. 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 to dliptak@library


Trumbull County Republican Party will host its monthly breakfast meeting at 9 a.m. March 17 at the Buckeye Club, 366 N. Park Ave., Warren. Parking is in rear of building. Cost is $12 and includes a full-course breakfast plus tax and tip. Guest speaker will be Justice Mary DeGenaro of the Ohio Supreme Court. For questions or information, call Marleah at 330-240-1826.


St. Monica Guild of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Beverly Pondillo, president, will preside. Hostesses are Mary Wix, Sandra Wolf, Cathy Zack, Carol Amicone and Justine Antol.


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: today, fish dinner at St. Brendan’s Church in Youngstown at 6 p.m.; Saturday, meet in the lobby of Regal Cinema in Austintown at 6:30 p.m. for a movie; Monday, play pool at Wedgewood Lanes from 7 to 9 p.m.; Wednesday, volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank from 5 to 7 p.m.; Thursday, small talk night at the church at 7:30 p.m.; next Friday, card night at Denny’s on Mahoning Ave., Austintown.


Boardman Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman. Sean T. Posey, local author and historian, will be the guest speaker. He will discuss his newest book, “Historic Theaters of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley.” The program is part of a new series of BHS public offerings. Admission is free. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins are welcome and admitted based upon seating availability. Call Dona Hammond at 330-726-0651 for reservations or information.

National Slovak Society Local Assembly 731 will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., and will include election of 2018 officers and delegates to the 37th NSS Quadrennial Convention that will take place in Hershey, Pa. Anyone interested in becoming a delegate should submit their name and address to Laurie Fox, assembly president, 6656 Lowellville Road, Lowellville, OH 44436 or email at For information, call Fox at 330-536-8850 or the NSS home office at 800-488-1890. After elections, upcoming activities will be discussed.

Salem Historical Society will host its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Dale Shaffer Library meeting room, 239 S. Lundy Ave. Meghan Reed, director of Trumbull County Historical Society will present “Native Americans of Northeast Ohio.” Installation of officers and trustees will take place.


Alzheimer Network Family Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown; 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Charles Church, 7345 Westview Drive, Boardman; 10 a.m. Friday at Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St., Canfield; and at noon Saturday at Sunrise Senior Living, 335 W. McKinley Way, Poland. Call 330-707-1313 to leave a reservation. Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend. All meetings are offered at no charge. For information, call 330-788-9755.

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.

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.

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 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., 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 Columbiana County will meet at 6 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 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, Caregiver Support Group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Suite 10. Call Joyce Aleshire at 330-540-1815 for details.

Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group will meet Tuesday at Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown. April’s meeting will be at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, 8401 Market St., Boardman. The meetings will alternate locations every other month. This is a nonprofit self-help support group that meets the second Tuesday of each month. Family and friends are welcome. For information, contact Anna Fitzgerald at 330-480-3440 or visit

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. 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, Struthers. For information, call 330-755-2701.

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