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Friday, May 25, 2018


American Association of University Women Youngstown Branch will meet at 11 a.m. June 2 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.

Buckeye Travelers, Mahoning Valley Chapter of Gold Wing Road Riders Association, will meet Saturday for dinner at 5 p.m. and a gathering at 6 at Dino's Restaurant, 10941 Mahoning Ave., North Jackson. All motorcycle riders are welcome.

Mahoning Retired Teachers Association will meet June 13 at Drake's Landing, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. The social hour 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 benefit the Potential Development Center. The menu will include grilled chicken salad or the buffet lunch of pot roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, roasted veggies, tossed salad, rolls and dessert. All area educators are invited to attend. To make a reservation, contact Maggie Skripac at 330-953-1200 by June 6. For information, visit


First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown Luncheon Speaker Series will present the Rev. Nathan Castle, O.P., at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at The Georgetown in Boardman. Castle, who resides on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson, is a teacher, preacher and workshop facilitator. The topic will be “From Over the Rainbow to There’s No Place Like Home - The Wizard of Oz as a Healing Journey.” The cost is $16. Call 330-720-4498 with questions. Reservations are limited. Visit for information.

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.


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. 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 June 6, 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, card night at Denny's on Mahoning Avenue in Austintown from 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, bowling at Boardman Lanes at 7:30 p.m.; Monday, Memorial Day picnic at Masters Pavilion in Boardman Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Thursday, birthday night at the church at 7:30 p.m.


Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Easter Seals Adult Day Center, 721 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman. 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 meeting will 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, 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

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.; 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.

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 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.

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