Mahoning Valley Amateur Radio Association is celebrating 100 years of amateur radio this year. The club is asking any former members or anyone with information about former members to reply. The club also is seeking pictures and old newsletters that will be used during the yearlong celebration. Contact the MVARA at

Tri-Gold Prime Time Chapter of ABWA will have dinner Wednesday at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. There will be a social time at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be at 6. A buffet menu of creamed chicken on biscuit, Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, tossed salad and dessert will be available. Cost is $18. A representative from the Ohio Department of Aging’s “Healthy You” program will speak about chronic pain management. The chapter also will present a scholarship to a local student. Guests are welcome. For reservations or information, call Mary Lou at 330-533-8730.

William Penn Association, Branch 28 of Youngstown, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Aut Mori Grotto Hall, 563 N. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown. This will be an election of four delegates and four alternates for the October convention.


Friendly Squares will host its monthly square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St., Niles. Rex Parker will be the caller, and Frankie Hammond will be cuing line dances. Father’s Day will be the theme. This will be a plus dance. 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.

Mahoning Valley Chapter of Polka Dot Powerhouse will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at 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 Betty McKendry, independent sales director with Mary Kay Cosmetics. Registration is required, and space is limited. Visit or call Sandy Barger at 330-518-5383 or email her at to register or to become a member. Additional meetings will be 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. Call 330-953-0077 for information.

Outspokin’ Wheelmen Bicycle Club offers a varied choice of bicycle rides daily and is seeking new members. Check out 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 is welcome. For information, call 330-792-4355.

Trumbull County Travel Club has the following trips planned: June 19 to Cleveland for “Let’s Explore Ohio” day trip; Aug. 14 for the oddities of the Canton area; Sept. 9-17 vacation to South Dakota; and a Nov. 2 outing for a gingerbread tour in Pennsylvania. The club is open to anyone over the age of 21. There are no dues, and meetings are twice a year at various locations within the area. Trumbull County residency is not required to travel with the club. Information on the trips listed above can be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the secretary. Call Peggy at 330-856-5398 for the address.


D.A.R.E. Singles Group meets at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road. Activities for the week: at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, bowling at Boardman Lanes; at 7 p.m. Monday, meet at Handel’s on state Route 224 and Lockwood Boulevard for dessert; from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank; at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Strawberry Social Night at the church; and at 7 p.m. June 14, Putt-Putt at Sport’s World on South Avenue in Boardman.


Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will host its regular monthly meeting and annual potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Monday at St. Charles Church ministry building, 7325 Westview Drive, Boardman. It is accessible. The program will be “The Mahoning County Dispatch Newspaper,” and the digitization being done by the Canfield Historical Society. The speaker will be Susan McCabe. This is the last meeting before summer. Meetings will resume Sept. 16. For information, visit

William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. June 15 in the Kravitz Deli meeting room, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty. Sherry Linkon, professor of history at Georgetown University, will discuss her books, “Steeltown USA,” and “The Half Life of Deindustrialization: Working Class Writing & Economic Restructuring.” Cost is $6 for nonmembers. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins are welcome and will be admitted based on seating availability. For information or reservations, call 330-726-8277.


Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield Niles Road, Austintown; at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Charles Church, 7345 Westview Drive; and at noon June 15 at Sunrise Senior Living, 335 W. McKinley Way, Poland. (Call 330-707-1313 and leave a reservation). Family members and caregivers are welcome. All meetings are offered at no charge. For information, call 330-788-9755.

Nar-Anon, a 12-step program for relatives and friends affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs, will meet 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 (state Route 422), Warren. For information, call Bill at 330-856-3822.

National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and other associated eating disorders will offer a free support group at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Founders room, Notre Dame Church, 2325 Highland Road, Hermitage, Pa. All men and women suffering from an eating disorder and their family and friends are welcome. For information, call Renee Zamary at 724-981-5435 or visit

Never Alone Nar-Anon Group is a 12-step program for family, relatives and friends affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs. The group meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Girard, 890 Churchill-Hubbard Road. For information, contact Cindy at 330-207-0845.

Survivors of Suicide, Columbiana County will meet at 11 a.m. June 20 at the Columbiana Counseling Center, 40722 state Route 154, Lisbon. It is a support group for families who have lost a loved one to suicide. For information, call the Help Network of Northeast Ohio at 330-424-7767.

Survivors of Suicide, Mahoning County will meet at 6 p.m. June 19 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 the Help Network of Northeast Ohio at 330-747-2696.

TOPS 327 is seeking new members who want to Take Off Pounds Sensibly. The meeting will take place Monday at Christ Church Presbyterian, 1933 Canfield Road, Youngstown. Weigh-in is from 5 to 5:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 5:45. 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, 250 Idaho Road. Weigh-in is from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m., followed by the meeting until 6. Guests are welcome. 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 following activities: chair yoga at 11:15 a.m. every Saturday in June in Suite 3, YBP; Multiple Myeloma Support Group, 6 p.m. June 17 at Denny’s Restaurant on Belmont Avenue; beauty program for women to combat appearance-related side effects of cancer from 1 to 3 p.m. June 18 in Suite 10, YBP. YBP Memorial Golf Outing is set for July 12 at Avalon at Squaw Creek. Call YBP if interested for advance registration. Yellow Brick Trail-Day of Adventure, for children age 6 to 12 whose parents have cancer, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 8 at Mill Creek MetroParks Farm. Call the Yellow Brick Place at 234-228-9550 for information on any of the events.

Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, 8401 Market St., in the Azalea Room. Dr. Ricchiuti of Urology Associates Inc. and Dr. Huang, trauma/general surgeon will speak. Parking is free, and light refreshments will be served. For information call Anna Fitzgerald, 330-480-3440, or email her at

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, in the parish room behind the church. 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,


VFW Auxiliary Post 3538, 157 Lowellville Road, Struthers, will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the post home. For information, call Judy at 330-755-2701.

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

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