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ALZHEIMER SUPPORTERS TO MEET: Alzheimer Network Family Support Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Easter Seals Adult Day Care Center, Boardman, and at noon May 3 at Sunrise Assisted Living of Poland, Poland. For information, call 330-788-9755.

WOMEN’S LUNCHEON: The Warren Republican Women’s Club’s April luncheon meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Victor’s, 3860 Youngstown Road. Installation of officers will be held. Advance reservations should be called in to Cary Ann at 330-856-5228.

FIFTH WHEEL MEMBERS MEET: The Fifth Wheel Club of Warren met at McMenamy’s restaurant for a Chinese auction. Each member brought three items to auction.

Guests for the day were Carol Galvec, Barbara Brown and Michele Kiskaddis. Hostesses for the day were Mary Bertuzzi, Shirley Noble and Sherry Wright.

The International Affair, the senior prom given by The Senior Circle and the Howland School National Honor Society, was held March 29 at Leo’s Ristorante, Howland.

The Republican Card Party and the Democratic Card Party, which will be held May 4 at Christ Episcopal Church, were announced.

The April 3 meeting was held at Sunrise Inn, Warren. The Speaker was Warren police Chief Eric Merkel. A question-and-answer period was held and was very informative.

The next meeting will be at Mary Yoder’s in Middlefield at 11 a.m. A tour of the local shops will be held following lunch. Call hostess Alice Cosgrove at 330-372-2279 for reservations.

JUNIOR GARDENERS VISIT GREENHOUSE: On May 3, members of the Hubbard Junior Garden Club will travel to DJ’s Greenhouse, 1004 East Lake Road, Transfer, Pa.

Owner Dennis James will talk on new plants for 2014, have a question-and-answer time, and attendees can walk the gardens to see the spring perennials. The greenhouses will be open for shopping.

Meet at 9:15 a.m. in Hubbard City Building parking lot to carpool. Contact Linda Youst at 330-534-7744 to make a reservation.

The club’s plant and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on May 17 in the City Building parking lot.

QUILTER’S DAY SCHEDULED: The 27th Quilter’s Day Out is scheduled for May 7.

The show and luncheon will be held at DiVieste Banquet Room at 754 N. River Road in Warren. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. An included lunch will be served at noon, along with ticket sales for a raffles and door prizes. Guest speaker Linda Miller will talk on “Through a Judge’s Eyes.”

Tickets for the event can be obtained by calling Carol at 234-414-7001 or Peggy at 3330-847-9666. Deadline for ticket sales is Thursday with no sales at the door.

The Ohio Star Quilters meet at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month at Howland SCOPE. Although there is a membership dues requirement, guests may come for three meetings before asked to join.

The 2014 officers are Missy Shaffer, president; Sherri Johnson, first vice president; Linda Kristo, secretary, Verna Mcneil, treasurer. For membership information, contact Missy Shaffer at 330-652-3242.


Niles Silver Thimbles, 10 a.m. Thursday at Viking Sewing Center, 40 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles. Please return any completed veterans’ quilts. Bring a small sewing machine and BSS. Work on a crazy quilt 18-inch square, making it into a special bag. Contact Gretchen at 330-538-2819.

ASG @ JOANN ETC., 6:30 p.m. May 6 at JoAnn Etc, 7386 Market St., Boardman. Group will work on community service project. Contact Sylvia at 330-744-8053.

Material Girls, 6 p.m. May 8 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 490 N. High St., Cortland. Hands-on silk scarf dying with Patti Augustine. Kit fee $5. Contact Barb at 330-550-1215 or330-759-1211.

Designing Women, 10 a.m. May 9 at Domestic Sewing Center, 2011 Youngstown Road S.E., Warren. Small purse demo by Linda Reader. Contact Violet Linger at 330-889-3398.

Fancy Cutters, 10 a.m. May 12 at Lake Vista, 303 North Mecca St., Cortland. Debbie Maley will demo working with knits. Bring questions and samples to practice with. Call Virginia at 330-847-7549 for details.

Evening Cut Ups, 7 p.m. May 12 at Grace Church of the Nazarene, 5253 W. Webb Road, Austintown. Fabric necklace demo by Lynn Price. Contact Joanne at 330-652-5564 or Kim at 330-545-6520.

Austintown Stitch and Share, 10 a.m. May 15 at Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown. Reviewing items shown at the Extravaganza. Contact Pam at 330-533-7445.

Howland Happy Stitchers, 10 a.m. May 20 at Living Lord Lutheran Church, 851 Niles Cortland Road, Warren. Mystery road trip. Meet at church at 9:15 a.m. Having lunch out and returning around 3 p.m. Call Carol at 330-856-4827 or Margaret at 330-847-9813.

The Sewphisticates, 6 p.m. May 21 at Shepherd of the Valley chapel, 4100 North River Road, Warren. Fit muslin for Robin’s Jacket, a silhouette pattern. Contact Diane Wittik at 330-219-4115.

Southington So Sews that usually meets the fourth Monday at 9:30 a.m. at Southington Christian Church, state Route 534, Southington, will not meet due to Memorial Day. Contact Jennie at 330-847-7386.

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RED HAT CLUB TO MEET: The Girard Multi-Generational Center Red Hat Club will hold its next luncheon at noon on Monday at Perkins’ Family Restaurant on state Route 46 in Niles.

They held “A Luncheon With Judy” recently at Scenna’s Restaurant in Girard. Members and friends gathered to honor Judy Signoriello, who retired from the Center in March.

For more information, contact Ilene at 330-360-6583.

TORCH CLUB TO MEET: The Youngstown Torch Club will meet Monday on the campus of Youngstown State University in Kilcawley Center in Bresnahan Rooms 1 & 2.

The evening’s events will include awarding $1,000 to the winner of Youngstown Torch Club’s recent YSU Student Essay Scholarship Competition, who will present the winning paper.

A debate featuring John Fockler and Charles Darling will tackle the theme “Strong Central Government is Anathema to Individual Liberty.”

Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6. Call for reservations at 330-757-4148.

DARE CLUB TO MEET: DARE Singles meet at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman Canfield Road. Events planned for February are:

Tuesday: Dance classes at 7 p.m. at Judy Conti Dance Studio.

Wednesday: Practice bowling night, 7 p.m. at Wedgewood Lanes.

Thursday: Social Night at 7:30 p.m. at the church.

Friday: Card Night from 6 to 10 p.m. at Denny’s in Boardman.

April 26: Bowling at 7 p.m. at Boardman Lanes.

April 28: Meet-up at Panera’s in Canfield, from 7 to 9 p.m.

April 29: Dance classes at 7 p.m. at Judy Conti’s, Austintown.

April 30: DQ Night in Cornersburg, 7 p.m.

CLUB TO HOST CANDIDATES NIGHT: The Trumbull County Jefferson Democrat Club is hosting a Candidates Night at 6 p.m. Monday at the Sunrise Inn Banquet Room, Warren.

STAMP CLUB TO MEET: The Warren Stamp Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Panera Bread Company’s Community Room, 3641 Elm Road N.E., Warren.

The club meets the fourth Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m., except December.

SOCIETY TO HOST SQUARE DANCE: The North Bloomfield Historical Society will host the Spring Fling Square Dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Town Hall, located at state routes 45 and 87. No dancing experience is necessary. Light refreshments will be served.

More information, call 330-506-3370.

TOASTMASTERS MEET: The Warren Toastmaster Club will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. April 26 at the Aetna Freight building, 2507 Youngstown Road S.E., Warren.

The club meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Anyone interested in becoming a confident, poised speaker is encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Ken Shellito at 330-373-6113 or email

BRISTOL BOARD MEETS: The Bristol Historical Society Board members met at the Bristol Town Hall in April. Final plans were discussed for the Historical Bus trip to Sight and Sound Theater in June. A Fall trip to Michigan with stops at President Gerald Ford’s Museum and The Grand Hotel were discussed.

The public is invited to the dedication of the Bristol Public Library’s Historical Marker Ceremony at 2 p.m. April 26. Plans were also discussed for the public to be invited on June 10 for Hot Dog Night at the Town Hall.

For further information, contact Wendell Lauth.

ARGUS LODGE HONORS LONGTIME MEMBERS: The Argus Masonic Lodge 545 in Canfield paid tribute to 31 of its longtime members at its annual awards night Feb. 28.

Local residents honored were Jack E. Hutchison of Youngstown for 65 years of membership; Paul D. Raptou of Youngstown for 50 years of membership; David E. Jones, Paul F. Rogers Jr., Harry A. Shood and Samuel W. Stambaugh, all of Youngstown, and David B. McCroba of Berlin Center for 40 years of membership; Douglas F. Anstrom of Niles, and Alan N. Ewing, Thomas F. Rigby Jr. and George Roman III, all of Youngstown, for 35 years of membership; and James A. Streeky of Austintown for 25 years of membership. Each man received a gold pin to mark the occasion.

Guests at the meeting were RWB Gary L. Wilms and the families of the honored guests.

Master of ceremonies and photographer for the evening was Denny Furman.

The 121,000 Masons in Ohio provide approximately $15 million in charitable giving annually. This year, they gave $97,000 in college scholarships, contributed more than $125,000 to Special Olympics Ohio Summer Games, and funded $70,000 in free training for hundreds of Ohio school teachers to recognize students at non-academic risk. They also provided $12 million in elderly care, and helped many needy Ohio families and individuals through their Charitable Foundation.

General information is available at For local information, log on at or contact Donald Huntley 330-792-0766

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QUILTS FOR CHILDREN: Quilts from the Heart received a $5,000 grant from Neighborhood SUCCESS and Leadership, a Program of The Raymond John Wean Foundation, so that the club is able to continue the mission of making quilts for any traumatized child. The group also received a $1,000 grant from Tony Spano, founder of The Hope Foundation, to make weighted blankets for the children with autism and children with special needs that attend The Potential Development Program in Youngstown.

The 38 weighted blankets and quilts are completed with plans for others for traumatized children in local areas. On March 15, Melissa Jupp, development officer and Shelli Duchek, program coordinator for Potential Development were in attendance and were able to take seven weighted blankets back to the children in the program.

There were 14 Girl Scouts from Troop 80026 who made 26 fleece blankets for the children in the local hospitals.

Quilts from the Heart meets 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday at Tod Avenue United Methodist Church. More volunteers are welcome to join. All supplies are provided to make quilts. The only thing required is a sewing machine. If interested, send an email to or call Pat at 330-758-7888 or 330-519-5644, or Phyllis at 330-372-1683.

PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS DANCE: The Portage County Chapter 600 of International Parents Without Partners will have its monthly dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. today, preceeded by a 6:30 p.m. dinner, at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, Tallmadge. For more information, call Mary at 330-571-3801 or Warrine at 330-322-9559.

BALLROOM BOOGIE: USA Dance is hosting a free Mad Hot Monday Ballroom Boogie from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, at Kuzmans Lounge, 1025 S. State St., Girard. This will be a fun free night featuring Ballroom, Latin, and Swing and Hustle. Open to the public.

For more information, contact Kuzmans at 330-545-8521 ro 330-545-8995 or USA Dance volunteer Stephen Barba at 330-502-5492.

WEAVERS GUILD TO MEET: The Younstown Area Weavers Guild will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the Weaving Willow, 1888 Brookfield Road, Hubbard. The annual Basket Day workshop is being held, leaders will be Liz Andraso and Nancy Marshall. Those attending will be making three different baskets, Williamsburg, Colonial Easter and Wood-bottom Cherry. Bring show and tell, lunch and sale items. For information on meeting or the guild, call 330-534-9524 or 330-799-5836, guest are welcome.

JUNIOR WOMEN TO MEET: The next meeting of Girard Junior Women will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Antone’s Restaurant on Belmont Avenue. Roselyn Gadd and Linda Kaip will be hostesses.

Members are planning their annual trunk sale to be held May 10 on Market Street in Girard. Call Laura at 330-545-5962 for more information.

YSU DANCE BALL: You are royally invited to the Youngstown State University Dance Club’s Cinderella Ball, being held from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, in the Tyler Historical Center Ballroom. Open to the public.

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COLLEGE CLUB TO MEET: The next meeting of the College Club of Sharon will be 1 p.m. April 12 at the First Presbyterian Church of Sharon. For reservations, call Ms. Barker at 724-383-4068.

WOMEN’S CONNECTION LUNCHEON: Warren Women’s Connection invites local women to attend their “The Art of Life” luncheon being held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 14, at DiLucia’s Banquet Room, 2610 Elm Road N.E.,Warren. Free nursery is available by reservation. Featuring The Simpson Gallery, Rachelle Joy will provide special music in voice. The inspirational speaker will be Linda Kristophel, “You are beautiful like a diamond; our lives have many beautiful facets.” The cost is all inclusive. Reservations for the luncheon and nursery are necessary by Thursday and can be made by calling Joyce 330-539-5837 or Jan 330-638-6508.

ROUND TABLE TO MEET: The Mahoning Valley Civil War Round Table will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 14, at Antone’s Banquet Centre in Boardman. David Bastian, author and historian, will present Grant’s Canal: the Union’s Attempt to Bypass Vicksburg.

Reservations required by calling 330-726-7603 or visit