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Friday, May 11, 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.

Tri-Gold Prime Time Chapter of ABWA will host its main meeting Wednesday at A La Cart Catering, Canfield. The Tri-Gold Prime Time Chapter is the combination of two chapters, the Gold Torch Chapter and the Tri-County Chapter. A social will take place at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will follow at 6. Cost is $18. Chapter member, Elena Nigro will present the program. Guests are welcome. For information, call Dolores at 330-757-9368.

Western Reserve Amateur Radio Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday 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


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

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.

Stitches in Time is a Salem Public Library club open to anyone who knits, crochets, cross-stitches or any other similar type of crafting. The meetings take place the third Wednesday of each month to work on projects. The next meeting will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the library’s Quaker Room, 821 E. State St., Salem. Registration is not required for this free activity. Bring a project and join in the conversation. For information, call 330-332-0042.


Youngstown Council of Catholic Nurses will meet at noon Wednesday at The Manor, 3104 Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown. The speaker will be Barbara Turner, Mercy Health nursing director of the sexual-assault board. She will address sex trafficking.

Youngstown Chapter of the National Council of Negro Women Inc. will host its monthly meeting Saturday at the McGuffey Centre, 1649 Jacobs Road in Youngstown. The executive board meets at noon and the general meeting is at 1 p.m.


Adult Book Discussion Group will meet at 7 p.m. May 22 in the Quaker meeting room of Salem Public Library, 821 E. State St. “The Underground Railroad” will be the book to discuss. Books are available to borrow from the adult circulation department located on the library’s upper level. For information, call the library at 330-332-0042. Participation is open to the public and free of cost. No registration is necessary.

World War II Interest Group will meet at 6:15 p.m. May 21 at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Lou Mamula of Struthers will be the guest speaker. The speech will be preceded by a buffet meal for which reservations are required by Thursday. Call David Frank at 330-757-0515 for information or reservations.


Friends of the Boardman Library will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., for refreshments. The program, "Writing Childrens' Books" will begin at 10 a.m. and will be presented by Hugh Earnhart. Hostesses will be Beverly Yurcisin, Doris Almasy, Renee Cole, and Irene Parker. Guests are welcome. The public is encouraged to donate books, magazines, CDs and DVDs with the profits helping to support the summer reading program. Donated items are collected from 10 a.m. to noon on the first and third Saturday of each month.


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.


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, Austintown, from 6 to 10 p.m.; Monday, meet at the Mocha House in Boardman for dessert at 7 p.m.; Thursday, Small Talk night at the church at 7:30 p.m.; and next Friday, Regal Cinema for movie, Austintown, meet in the lobby at 6:30.


Poland Historical Society has changed the meeting location and time to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Poland Township Park, 7400 Moore Road, Lowellville (Poland Township), in the pavilion near the playground. A program about the history of the park will take place at 6. Guest speakers, Mike Heher and Ken Filicky, will speak about the development of the park, present activities offered there and future plans to continue the growth of the park. In case of rain, the meeting will take place at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 4515 Center Road. For information, call Larry Baughman at 330-757-2788 or Laurie Fox at 330-536-8850.

William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. May 19 at Kravitz’s Deli meeting room, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty Township. Speakers will be Benjamin Lariccia and Constance Tarr, on the pioneer Trumbull County Coalburg Italians, as part of the Memories of a Lifetime lecture series. The event is open to the public, with complimentary refreshments served. Admission is $6 for nonmembers and $5 for members. A 50-50 raffle will take place. Reservations are required but walk-ins will be admitted based on available seating. For information or reservations, call Richard S. Scarsella, WHMHS chairman, at 330-726-8277.


Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St.; 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 400 Hill Blvd., East Liverpool; 10 a.m. next Friday at Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St.; and noon May 19 at Sunrise Assisted 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.

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.

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. 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., 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 handicapped 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 in Columbiana County will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Columbiana Counseling Center, 40722 state Route 154 in Lisbon. This group is intended for families who have lost a loved one to suicide. For information, call 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 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. Saturday 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.

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