Monday Night Writers will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Small Meeting Room at the Canfield Public Library, 43 W. Main St, Canfield. Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend. The group is led by professional writer Nancy Christie, author of “Traveling Left Of Center And Other Stories.” For information, contact Christie at

Mahoning Valley Young Professionals will host a mixer from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts in Boardman. The event, sponsored by HBK CPAs & Consultants, will feature networking, appetizers and a cash bar. The group’s philanthropy event for the month is Diaper Need Awareness Month. In the spirit of philanthropy, entrance is $5 for both members and nonmembers. If participants take a pack of diapers, entrance will be free. A donation will be made to the Diaper Bank at Making Kids Count. Contact with questions.

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 host its September HAM Radio Club meeting Tuesday. Dinner will be at 6 p.m., and the meeting starts at 7 at Davidson’s Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road, Canfield. Guest speaker will be Bruce Manning, NJ3K, retired EMA director for McKean County, Pa., and licensed amateur radio operator. His program will be on the development of communications from the early telegraph to present. Contact Brian Lewis for information at 330-286-3966.


Youngstown Council of Catholic Nurses will meet at noon Wednesday at The Manor, 3104 Canfield-Niles Road. Joseph Mersol, LLC, of Financial Solutions will discuss planning for the future.


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. Saturday. 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.


St. Monica Guild of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica will meet at 1:30 p.m. (new time) Sunday. Beverly Pondillo, president, will preside. Hostesses will be Carmela Guy, Cindy Jones, Brenda Archer Knorr, Janice Kutsko and Arlene Larson.


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: Monday, meet at DQ in Cornersburg for dessert, 7p.m.; Thursday, birthday night at the church, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 21, card night at Denny’s on Mahoning Avenue., Austintown, 6 to 10 p.m.; and Sept. 22, bowling at Boardman Lanes, 7:30 p.m.


Boardman William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday 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 will be provided, and entertainment will be by Dolores DePietro. John Marino, Packard Museum board of directors member, will discuss “Who Killed the Packard?” For information or reservations, call Richard Scarsella, society chairman, at 330-726-8277.

Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Charles Church Ministry Building, 7325 Westview Drive in Boardman. It is handicapped accessible.

Poland Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 4515 Center Road. Regina Rees will present “Tales of Youngstown” at 7:30.


Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St.; and 10 a.m. Friday at Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St. 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, will meet at 6 p.m. each Thursday through Dec. 13. The program is for all who have suffered a loss. The meetings take place on the second floor of the church’s educational building. For information, call Janice Ferry at 330-759-1924.

Grief Recovery Instructional Support Groups will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home Care Center, next to the funeral home, on Main Street in Hubbard. The groups are lead by Phillip Roland, grief counselor for the funeral home, and are open to anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one. For information, call Bill or Candee at the funeral home at 330-534-1952. Meetings take place each Tuesday through fall.

Help Network of Northeast Ohio’s support group meeting of the Survivors of Suicide in Mahoning County will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman. It is a support group for families who have lost a loved one to suicide. For information, call 330-747-2696. Held the third Wednesday of each month. The Columbiana County support group meeting will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Columbiana Counseling Center, 40722 state Route 154, Lisbon. The Columbiana County support group also will take place at the Columbiana Counseling Center, 40722 state Route 154, Lisbon at 6 p.m. Sept. 27. For information, call 330-424-7767

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 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.

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 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 the Multiple Myeloma support group from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Denny’s on Belmont Avenue. For information, call Matt Giambattista at 330-720-6753;and Yoga class with Erin Lonsway on Saturday 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.


World War II Heritage Group will meet at 6:15 p.m. Monday for buffet dinner at A La Cart Catering, 429 Lisbon St., Canfield. Thomas Lentini, a veteran of the Korean War, will be the guest speaker. Reservations must be made by Sunday by calling David Frank, 330-757-05156. Tickets are $14 per person.

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