HOWLAND SCHOOLS RETIREES will meet at 11 a.m. Sept. 7 at Enzo's. All retired Howland schools personnel, classified and non-classified, are welcome to attend the monthly lunch meetings. Spouses and guests are also welcome. Cost of the lunch, payable at the door, is $10. The group is collecting items for Beatitude House and Emmanuel House (Girard) at the meetings. School supplies, non-perishable food, household cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items are needed. Those attending are encouraged to bring an item. For those who wish to receive the monthly newsletter and an updated directory, the fee of $10 is due by (or at) the October meeting. The new directory will be ready by the November or December meeting. Those who cannot attend the meetings and want to get on the mailing list can call Mary at 330-856-5226 for more information.
THE TRUMBULL SENIOR PRODUCTION COMPANY has tickets on sale now for the upcoming show at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 and at 2 p.m. Sept. 12 at Lakeview High School in Cortland. The show is under the direction of Jason Burgermyer and has a cast of about 70 people.
Tickets are $10 each or $8 each for groups of 10 or more. All seats are reserved, so call Barb at 330-847-6888 or stop at the studio at 3323 Parkman Road N.W., Warren, from 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesday or Thursdays. Deadline for ordered tickets is Wednesday. Tickets also will be available at the door.
SENIORS 'R' US, the second annual Trumbull County Senior Fair, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 11 at the St. Demetrios pavilion, 3223 Atlantic St., Warren.
The free event for those 60 and older is being sponsored by the Trumbull County Senior Service Unit. There will be bingo, games, local resources and a tribute to senior veterans. For information, call 330-544-1544 or 330-675-7096.
Peter Rossi Funeral Home will present a ''PLANNING YOUR FUNERAL'' seniors luncheon at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at St. Joseph Health Center, 667 Eastland N.E., Warren. Cost is $4 per person with reservations due by Sept. 10.
McDONALD SENIOR CITIZENS meet Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at the Woodland Park United Methodist Church off Ohio Avenue.
UFCW LOCAL 880 RETIREES CLUB will meet at 1 p.m. Sept. 14. New members are welcome.
TRUMBULL MOBILE MEALS is accepting nominations for the "Road to Success Crew." This can be any individual, business or organization that assisted in the development and growth of TMM over the past 40 years. A committee will select 84 crew members from the nominees. The number 84 comes from the $84,000 the group is attempting to raise through the Miles and Miles for Meals campaign. Nomination forms can be obtained at the TMM office, 323 E. Market St., Warren, or by calling 330-394-2538.
COPELAND OAKS has recently implemented a different style of food service for residents in assisted living, and these changes are expected to take effect at Crandall Medical Center next year. It is known as decentralized feeding.
It is a move away from using trays in institutionalized feeding and allows for higher quality food and varied food choices, as well as providing an outlet in which residents can socialize as they eat instead of sitting in their apartments or rooms and eating alone. Residents go to the kitchen for all three meals, and receive their food immediately after it is prepared, ensuring that their meal is hot and fresh.
Decentralized feeding also allows residents to have more control over their food choices and when they would like to eat their meals.
The hope is to see this program fully implemented by the end of 2011.
Ward Center Presbyterian Church, 490 Lucy St., Masury, will serve FREE LUNCHES for senior citizens 60 and older from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third and fourth Wednesdays of each month.
THE GIRARD HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1946 will meet at 1 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month, except November and December, at Amen Corner, 20 W. Main St., Girard. For more information, contact "Bud" Brown at 330-539-5582 or Fred Faiver at 330-539-5837.
Former VAN HUFFEL AND VANEX TUBE EMPLOYEES meet at 8 a.m. Fridays at Wayside Restaurant, 825 State Road N.W., Champion. For more information, call Jim Franklin at 330-856-4231.
The TRUMBULL COUNTY NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY is provided by the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs and operates nutrition sites at 10 locations throughout Trumbull County. These sites provide a meal and the opportunity for socialization. There is a $1.25 charge for each meal.
Any senior citizen 60 and older and spouses of those 60 and older are welcome for lunch at any of the following sites:
For more information or to make reservations two working days in advance before 3 p.m., call 330-675-2486.
The menu for the week is:
THE KINSMAN SENIOR CITIZEN NUTRITION SITE is open every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to seniors 60 or older or those whose spouse is 60 or older. Meals are served about noon at the Kinsman Fire Hall. Cost is $1.25 per meal, and the doors open at 10 a.m.
Cards and bingo are played every day, and singing is on Wednesdays.
To attend, call two days prior to site manager Dollie Davis at 330-876-5123.
FOWLER-VIENNA SENIOR CITIZENS meet every Thursday at the Fowler Community Center.
The group meets from 9:30 a.m. or later to play cards and games, celebrate birthdays and anniversaries and for a 50/50 raffle and meals. Special meals are served on the fourth Thursday of the month. Cost is $3 each.
All those 55 and older are welcome. Annual dues are $12.
JOHNSTON SENIOR CENTER
5922 Warren Road, Cortland, 330-924-0412.
Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Membership is $12 a year. Puzzles and games are played daily. OSU Buckeye necklaces are for sale for $4.50, with all proceeds to benefit the center.
MONDAY: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., wood craft; 12:30 to 2 p.m., cornhole;
TUESDAY: 10 a.m. to noon, art group; 12:30 to 2 p.m., Wii, 12:30 to 2 p.m., blood pressure check (second Tuesday of month);
WEDNESDAY: 10:30 a.m. to noon, needlework; 11 a.m. to noon, blood pressure check (last Wednesday of month);
THURSDAY: Wii Games, 11 a.m. to noon; Bingo, 12:30 p.m.;
FRIDAY: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Wii;
VFW Meetings are 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. New members and transfers welcome.
Daily meals served at noon. Call for a reservation.
The Center is planning its second MURDER MYSTERY GAME called ''Lethal Luau.'' Those wanting to participate can sign up for a character role or to be part of the audience. Plans are to make the murder mystery games a monthly event. For information, call 330-924-0412.
FARMINGTON SENIOR CENTER
Open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 7 a.m. to noon Mondays.
MONDAY: 7 a.m. to noon, full breakfast menu, open to the public;
TUESDAY: 10:30 a.m., exercise class and quilting, cards and crafts; 6 p.m., cards, players' choice;
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY: noon, nutrition program lunch, cost $1.25, and quilting, cards and crafts.
Self-serve breakfast is available from 7 to 10 a.m. Tuesday through Friday.
For more information, call 330-889-2733.
4447-B Mahoning Ave.; 330-847-8179.
Breakfast 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Monday. Cost is $4 for members and $6 for nonmembers.
Lunch 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Cost is $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Call the day before. Carryouts are available. Menu suggestions are welcome. Special holiday lunches are $5 for everyone.
Three computers with free Internet are available every day.
MONDAY: Speaker after breakfast; 1 p.m., acrylic painting/crafts of choice. (Supplies are mostly free but sometimes there is a minimal charge);
TUESDAY: 12:30 p.m., arthritic exercise with certified therapist, followed by chair volleyball and cornhole;
WEDNESDAYS: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., bingo at 25 cents per card and free with Angela on second Wednesday;
THURSDAY: 12:30 p.m., arthritic exercise with certified therapist;
FRIDAYS: Gardening forum scheduled each Friday right after lunch, painting or crafts afterward.
Cards or games are available every day when requested. Special speakers are scheduled most Mondays at 11 a.m. Crocheting, knitting, quilting (bring machine), assistance available. Monthly menu is available at the front desk. SCOPE is seeking ideas for projects and speakers.
NILES SCOPE SENIOR CENTER
14 E. State St., Niles, Ray Novotny and Judy Fabian, managers. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. 330-544-3676.
MONDAY: 10 a.m., bridge; 11 a.m., Arthritis Foundation exercise program, $1, Debbie Eschman therapy; 1 p.m., quilting, cards, players' choice; 4 p.m., Monday night cards and games, food, $2; 5 p.m., weight loss support group;
TUESDAY: 9:30 a.m. square dancing, $3, Norm Flavell, caller and instructor; 11:30 a.m. lunch - $3 for members and $4 for others; 12:30 p.m., arthritis aerobic exercise classes, Jennifer, certified by Arthritis Foundation, $1; 1 p.m., cards - 500 tournament, first, second and third Tuesday each month, pre-registration required; 1:30 p.m., blood pressure checks, first and third Tuesday each month, Niles Health Department nurse; 2:30 p.m., pinochle;
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., chair yoga, $1; 11:30 a.m., lunch, $3 members and $4 others (VIP monthly birthday luncheon, third Wednesday $5); 1 p.m., bingo with a guest caller each week; 1 p.m., Texas Hold 'em; 2:30 p.m. Card players' choice;
THURSDAY: 9:30 a.m., line dancing, $3, Norm Flavell, instructor; 11:30 a.m., lunch $3 for members and $4 others; noon, bridge; 1 p.m., bowling at McKinley Lanes, last Thursday of month; 1 p.m., pinochle, bridge and American Red Cross blood drive, third Thursday of the month;
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., free art class; 11 a.m., arthritis exercise program, $1, Debbie Eschman therapy; 11:30 a.m., salad and sandwich, $2; noon, Wii games, 1 p.m., mixed chorus, second Friday of the month, sing at Briarfield at the Ridge.; 1 p.m., hand and foot card game and other card games.
Pool table, piano or television available when not in conflict with other activities.
The center is sponsoring a bus trip to Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C., from Sept. 13 to 16. There will also be a guided tour of Asheville Folk Art Center, shopping in Asheville and other stops. Cost of the trip is $345 per person based on double occupancy. Add $90 for single occupancy. Call 330-544-3676.
8273 High St., Howland.
MONDAY: 9 a.m., pinochle; 10 a.m., art class; 12:30 p.m., yoga, $3;
TUESDAY: 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., bocce; 12:30 p.m., bingo; 12:30 p.m., Book Club (third Tuesday); 3 p.m., cornhole (winter months);
WEDNESDAY: 9 a.m., Ohio Star Quilters (first and third Wednesday); 10 a.m., Bridge Club; 1 p.m., Red Hatters (first Wednesday); 6:30 p.m., line dancing, $3;
THURSDAY: 9:30 a.m., computer class, $25; 10 a.m., needle art; 12:30 p.m., Red Hatters (first Thursday); 2 p.m., Investment Club, 2 to 5 p.m.; 3 p.m., line dancing, $3; 4:30 p.m., bocce; 5:30 p.m., card night (fee);
FRIDAY: 9 a.m., pinochle; 11:30 a.m., line dancing, $3; 8:15 a.m., golf (fee);
SATURDAY: 9 a.m., Train Club (twice per month); American Legion Executive meeting once a month.
For more information on programs and events at Howland SCOPE, call 330-609-7806.
125 N. Bank St., Cortland; 330-637-3010.
MONDAY: 10:30 a.m., garden club; noon to 2 p.m., woodcarving class, $3; 1:15 to 2:15 p.m., arthritis exercise, $2;
TUESDAY: Book club meets first Tuesday of month; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., chair yoga; 12:45 to 2 p.m., bingo (25 cents per card);
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., cards; 10 a.m. to noon, line dancing, $3; 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., bridge; noon to 1 p.m., arthritis exercise class, $2; beading class, 1 to 3 p.m.;
THURSDAY: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., pinochle; 10 a.m. to ?, art class; 1 to 3 p.m., water color and acrylic art; 2 to 4 p.m., women's pool lessons; 7 to 10 p.m., line dancing, $5;
FRIDAY: 10 a.m. to noon, drawing class; 10 a.m. to noon, beginners line dancing, $3; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., cards 500 bid.
Omelet in a Bag will be 10:30 a.m. to noon today; Summer Food Safety will be presented free from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. Monday.
220 W. Market St., Warren.
MONDAY: 8:30 a.m. to noon, lunch site; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., line dancing; 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., cards (poker); 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., exercise class; 1 to 3 p.m., cards (500); 6 to 10 p.m., round dancing;
TUESDAY: 8:30 a.m. to noon, lunch site; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., art (Trumbull Art Gallery); 10 to 11 a.m., chair volleyball; 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., cards (poker); 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., exercise class; 4:30 p.m., Riverside RR Club; 6 p.m., Stephen Foster Chorus;
WEDNESDAY: 8:30 a.m. to noon, lunch site, soup day (bean and ham soup); 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., rhythm band; 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., cards (pinochle); 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., cards (poker); 1 to 3 p.m., cards (bridge);
THURSDAY: 8:30 a.m. to noon, lunch site; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., painting classes; 10 to 11 a.m., chair volleyball; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., exercise class; 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., deaf group; 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., bingo;
FRIDAY: 8:30 a.m. to noon, 10:30 a.m. tap class, Senior Sensations, lunch site; 1 to 3 p.m., cards (500).
For more information, call 330-399-8846.
1776 Salt Springs Road
Anyone with suggestions on local trips, or for more information on trips, contact Denise at 330-824-2489 or Mary Jane Wilson, seniors and transportation committee chairwoman, at 330-824-2252. For more information, call 330-824-2173.