First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown will welcome the Rev. Stephen Popovich at 11:30 a.m. July 11 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. The Rev. Mr. Popovich, retired pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, New Middletown, will speak on “Science and Religion.” There will be an opportunity for questions after the presentation. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. with the presentation beginning at noon. Cost is $18. Reservations, which are limited, can be made by calling 330-720-4498. Visit for information.

Mahoning Valley Young Professionals will host a mixer at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Youngstown Country Club,1402 Country Club Drive. The event will feature networking and appetizers. Members enter for free and the cost for non-members is $5. For information, email This month’s mixer is sponsored by Moliterno Insurance & Financial Services.

Monday Night Writers will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the small meeting room at the Canfield library, 43 W. Main St. Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend. Led by professional writer Nancy Christie, author of “Traveling Left Of Center And Other Stories,” “The Gifts of Change” and “Rut-Busting Book for Writers,” this two-hour session will offer an opportunity for members to get group feedback on works-in-progress. For information, email

Outspokin’ Wheelmen Bicycle Club offers a varied choice of bicycle rides daily and is seeking new members. Check out for information. New and prospective members are invited to ride at 10 a.m. June 22 with Pete. Participants will meet at Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 4574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield, and bike for 13 miles on the trail and residential streets. The ride is low pace and the group will stop for lunch at J.R. Grinder. For information, call Pete Milliken at 330-792-0232.

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.

Stitches in Time, a get-together opportunity at the Salem library, 821 E. State St., for adults who do string and/or yarn crafting, will meet in the Quaker Room on the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The next meeting will take place Wednesday. Participants should bring a project to work on. Meetings are free and open to the public. No registration is required. For information, call the library at 330-332-0042.

Trumbull County Travel Club has the following trips planned: Wednesday 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.


Youngstown Council of Catholic Nurses will host its annual summer picnic from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Elton Beard Cabin in Boardman Park on Route 224.


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 6:30 p.m. Thursday, music in Boardman Park; and from 6 to 10 p.m. June 21, card night at Denny’s on Mahoning Avenue in Austintown.


William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday 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 Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St.; 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church, 400 Hill Blvd., East Liverpool; and 10 a.m. Friday at Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St., Canfield. Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend. All meetings are offered at no charge. For information, call 330-788-9755.

F.O.C.U.S. Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. June 26 at Belleria Pizza & Italian Restaurant, 3460 S. Meridian Road, Cornersburg. For directions, call the restaurant at 330-792-0338. All breast cancer survivors and their support system are welcome.

NAMI Mahoning Valley offers a Connections support group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 6 p.m. at Alta Care, 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. 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, 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.

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.

Parents Together meets the first and third Monday of each month from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Parish, 3020 Reeves Road, Warren, and the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland. Pre-registration is required by calling Karen Lewis at 330-549-5900.

Pet Loss support group meets the third Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Davis Becker Funeral Homes Family Center, 8560 Market St., Boardman. Pre-registration is required by calling Kim Calhoun at 330-549-5901.

Recovery International, a community self-help mental health group, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Christ Church Presbyterian Church, 1933 Canfield Road. For information, call 330-747-1176.

Survivors of Suicide, Columbiana County will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday 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. 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 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. Monday 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. Tuesday in Suite 10, YBP. YBP Memorial Golf Outing will be 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 be 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.

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

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