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Friday, May 4, 2018


American Association of University Women Youngstown Branch will meet at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown, at 10 a.m. Saturday. The meeting will begin in the church parlor on the ground floor of the parish house. Refreshments will be served, and veteran church tour guides William Farragher and Emma Jones will relay bits of history of the church. Then, the two will lead tours of the sanctuary. A business meeting to elect officers for the 2018-19 program year will follow in the parlor. For information, call Judith Stanger at 330-758-7062.

VFW Post 2799 Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the post home, 3161 E. South Range Road, New Springfield.


Altrusa Club of Youngstown will meet for a Creative Luncheon on Thursday at Drake’s Landing, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. Cost is $25. Doors open at 11 a.m. with lunch to take place at noon. The meeting will include a demonstration by Brazen Brush on “Rustic Wood.” For event information, call Kathleen Austrino at 330-565-6519. Altrusa works to promote literacy within the community. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Pat Skornicka at 330-853-7962.

Lepper Library Card Club, 303 E. Lincoln Way, Lisbon, will meet at 6 p.m. May 14. Lessons will be taught, and Hand and Foot will be played. For registration, call 330-424-3117.

Mahoning Valley Chapter of Polka Dot Powerhouse will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday 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 Madonna Chism Pinkard, community relations director of WFMJ. She will share her story “Failing Forward.” 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.

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

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.

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.

Struthers Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Struthers VFW. Contact Mike Perello 330-757-3917 with questions.

Western Reserve Amateur Radio Club will meet at 6 p.m May 15 at Davidson’s Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road. Guest speaker will be Bob Kramer, KE8HHH, on programming handheld transceivers. For information, call Brian Lewis, president, at 330-286-3966 or


Trumbull County Federated Democratic Women's Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Warren S.C.O.P.E Center, 375 North Park Ave. The speaker will be Trumbull County Auditor Adrian Biviano. Guests are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Call 330-545-2023 for information.

Trumbull County Republican Party will host its monthly breakfast at 9 a.m. May 19 at the Buckeye Club, 366 N. Park, Warren. There will be a full-course buffet breakfast. Cost is $12, which includes tax and tip. Guest speaker will be Sarah Fowler, Ohio Board of Education member from the 7th District. Everyone is welcome regardless of political affiliation to learn about HB512 and the future of education in Ohio. Call 833-878-6285 for information.


St. Monica Guild of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Beverly Pondillo, president, will preside. Hostesses will be Ange Cercone, Sandra Chasko, Debbie Chufo, Lilia Ciccone and Diane Colasante.

Seton III will meet for its end-of-the-year social and installation of officers at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Tippecanoe Country Club in Canfield with dinner to follow at 6. Mary Ann Itts will present a reading. Hostesses will be Mary Ann Itts, chairwoman; Jean Foley and Ann Marie Morley. Officers for 2018-19 are Mary Ann Itts, president; Dee Dee Stoops, vice president; Dottie Cerimele, recording secretary; Sue Williams, corresponding secretary; and Mary Jo Wright, treasurer.

Warren Women's Connection, an affiliate of Stonecroft Ministries, invites all women to attend its luncheon, ”Life’s Flower Garden” at Delucia’s Banquet Center, 2610 Elm Road NE from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 May 14. The special feature will be presented by Brenda Jarvis who will be answering the question “Who Was Noah’s Mother?” She also is in charge of the music. The speaker will be Lisa Haley on “Surviving Life’s Surprises.” The reduced price for first-time participants is $10. All others are $13. Stonecroft Ministries is a non-denominational organization that reaches out to all women across the country and around the world. Luncheons take place the second Monday of each month. Reservations are required by Thursday by calling Joyce at 330-539-5837 or Jan at 330-638-6508 and must be honored or cancelled by May 12.


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, Regal Cinema in Austintown for movie, meet in the lobby at 6:30; Wednesday, volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank from 5 to 7 p.m.; Thursday, Speaker night at the church, Jim Amey from Idora Park Experience at 7:30 p.m.; and May 11, card night at Denny’s on Mahoning Avenue, Austintown from 6 to 10 p.m.


Western Reserve Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn, 7410 South Ave., Boardman, for lunch and a presentation. William Burney, executive director for the Community Initiative to Reduce Violence for the City of Youngstown, will discuss strategies for navigating workplace violence issues, having a plan in place and implementation of programs to ensure safety and compliance. To register, visit Cost is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers and $10 for students.


Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield Niles Road, Austintown; and 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Charles Church, 7345 Westview Drive, Boardman. Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend. All meetings are offered at no charge. For information, call 330-788-9755.

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health will host a meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at 955 Windham Court, Suite 2, Boardman. For information, call 330-538-0184 or 330-726-2905.

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 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., 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.

Parents, a support group for parents of LGBTQ children will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Church Hill United Methodist Church, 189 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown. Contact 740-877-5475 for reservations or questions.

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 not offer its Prostate Cancer Support meeting in May. Contact Steve Burbrink for future meetings at 330-207-7873. The Cancer Caregiver Support meeting will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12 at Yellow Brick Place. Contact Joyce Aleshire at 330-540-1815 for information. The Multiple Myeloma Support meeting will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 21 at Denny’s on Belmont Ave. Contact Matt Giambattista at 330-720-6753 for information.

Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown. Free parking and light refreshments are provided. 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. 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 Ave.

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