American Association of University Women Youngstown Branch will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parlor of St. John Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Elder Rosetta Carter will speak about the “Dress to Succeed” ministry and will give an update on ACTION. Tonya Bourne will offer an optional tour of the “Dress to Succeed” area located at the church. For information, call 330-758-4142.

Mahoning Retired Teachers Association will meet for its fall luncheon at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Drake’s Landing in Canfield. The social hour is at 11 with lunch at 11:45. Phillip Butto will preside. No school supplies will be collected. The menu includes grilled chicken salad or the buffet lunch. For information, visit All area educators are invited.


Auxiliary of St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital and St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital will meet at noon Monday in the Azalea Room of St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. Guest speaker will be Loretta Ekoniak, co-author of “Slovaks of the Greater Mahoning Valley.”

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

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.


Altrusa Club of Youngstown will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday at TJ’s Restaurant in Boardman. Dinner will take place at 5:30 and the meeting will be at 6:30. Karyn Evans, District 5 governor of Altrusa International, will be the guest speaker. For membership information, call Carole McWilson at 330-518-2542.

Boardman Library Chess Club will meet from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Boardman Public Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave. All ages may come and learn, improve and play. The club meets each month.

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. Lunch is from a limited menu. Anyone interested in attending must register, space is limited. The speaker will be Becky Keck, SMARTS (Students Motivated by the Arts) president. 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.

NARFE Chapter 14 will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Saxon Club. All active and retired federal employees are welcome. For information, call 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.

Poland Lions Club will host its first meeting of the new year Saturday at Cafe Wittenauers at 8:30 a.m. Interested guests are welcome to attend. For information, call Judy at 330-360-3641.

Youngstown Section of the National Council of Negro Women Inc. will host its monthly meeting Saturday at the McGuffey Centre, 1649 Jacobs Road, Youngstown. Tickets will be distributed for the annual membership luncheon that will take place Oct. 20. The membership committee is requested to wear black with your NCNW scarf for a group photo. The executive board will meet at noon and the general meeting will follow at 1.


Niles Friendly Squares will host “Fun Nights” from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Niles SCOPE Center. Square dance lessons will be offered for beginners. No dance experience required. Cost is $6 per lesson. For information, call Gene Hammond at 330-506-3370.


Trumbull County Republican Party will host its monthly breakfast at the Buckeye Club, 366 N. Park, Warren, at 9 a.m. Sept. 15. Parking in rear of building. There will be a full course buffet breakfast. Cost is $12. Guest speakers will be local and state Republican candidates. Everyone is welcome. There also will be candidate signs for yards available. Call 833-878-6285 with questions or 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: Friday, card night at Denny’s on Mahoning Ave., Austintown from 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Putt-Putt at Sports World, South Avenue in Boardman at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank from 5 to 7 p.m.; and Thursday, small-talk night at the church at 7:30 p.m.


Boardman William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Sept. 15 at Kravitz’s Deli, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty, in the meeting room. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for nonmembers. Reservations are suggested, and walk-ins are admitted based on seating availability. Complimentary refreshments are provided, and entertainment will be by Dolores DePietro, and John Marino, a Packard Museum board of directors member, who will discuss “Who Killed the Packard?” For information or reservations, call Richard Scarsella, society chairman, at 330-726-8277.

Salem Historical Society will meet Tuesday. The program, presented by Karen Lawrence, will feature “History of Cats and The Feline Historical Museum.” After a short business meeting at 7 p.m., the program will take place 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 Judi Allio. Refreshments will be provided by Kevin Schafer and David Shivers. For information, contact 330-337-8514.

Struthers Historical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Struthers Historical Society museum. Information and final preparations for the Alexander Frankfort Day on Sept. 29 will be discussed.


Grief Recovery and Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday for 10 weeks,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 Bill or Candee at 330-534-1952. The support group was formed to reach out to help families who have lost loved ones.

NAMI Mahoning Valley offers Connections support groups for adults living with mental illness, in a discussion format, to promote self-disclosure in a safe, relaxed, supportive and confidential environment. Connections meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 6 p.m. at Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. NAMI Mahoning Valley also offers Family Support Groups that provide information and support for family members and friends of individuals with mental illness. Family groups meet the first Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. at Girard Library, 105 E. Prospect St.; and the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Alta Care, 142 Javit Court. For information about the groups or other services provided, call Carrie Baun, program director, 330-727-9214 or visit

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, meets at 7 p.m. Mondays 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 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church Hall, Room 2, 4453 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna; 7 p.m. Sunday, Shenango Presbyterian Church, 3144 Wilmington Road, New Castle, Pa.; 1 p.m. Monday, Girard Multigenerational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard; 6 p.m. Tuesday at Oxford House, 320 Benton Road, Salem; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Valley Care – Northside Medical Center, Medical Education Bldg, Auditorium A, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; and 7:30 p.m. Thursday at New Life Lutheran Church, 1181 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown. All locations are handicapped accessible.

St. Joseph Church, Austintown, will offer DivorceCare, a 12-week course/discussion group for those who are going through or have gone through a separation or divorce. The program addresses through education and discussion the most common issues associated with divorce/separation and promotes powerful healing so that participants can move on to build a new life. The three components of DivorceCare are educational video presentations, supportive and safe group discussions facilitated by trained facilitators who have experienced divorce and resources for home use. DivorceCare will be offered for 12 consecutive Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 10. Participants need not be members of St. Joseph or any church to participate. Contact Jim Merhaut at to reserve a spot or visit the St. Joseph website at for information and to register online. Those interested may also call 330-792-1919. There is no fee to attend.

TOPS 1237, Austintown, will meet Thursday at Venture Church of the CMA, 250 Idaho Road. Weigh-in is from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m., followed by the meeting until 6. 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 a Yoga class with Erin Lonsway on Sept. 15 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 Ostomy Support Group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown. Free parking and light refreshments will be provided. The meetings 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 have its monthly support meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Youngstown Area PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies) is a support, education and advocacy group United with LGBT People to move equality forward. Support meetings are 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 lot off of Wick Avenue. Directions and a map can be found at the chapter website:

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

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