UFCW LOCAL 880 RETIREES CLUB will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lucianno's Restaurant in the Wedgewood Plaza. UFCW Local 880 retirees are asked to consider joining the group. New members are always expected and welcome. There will be a 50/50 raffle and bingo at this meeting. For more information, call 330-544-5656.
LOCAL 2243 USWA COPPERWELD STEEL (SOAR CHAPTER 1-28-10) RETIREES will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Local 1375 Union Hall, 684 N. Park Ave., Warren.
FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM OF TRUMBULL AND MAHONING COUNTIES are recruiting volunteers age 55 and older to tutor, mentor, strengthen reading skills in children, assist teachers in a classroom setting and to work with adults with developmental disabilities. All volunteers are offered mileage, pre-placement training, supplemental auto insurance, supplemental accident insurance, liability insurance, vacation, sick time, personal time and a tax-free non-reporting stipend for income eligible volunteers. There is a great need for volunteers in the Hubbard, Bristol, Newton Falls, Girard, Kinsman, Niles and Hartford communities. New volunteer training sessions will begin in October. Call 330-373-6480, Ext. 227, for more information and to reserve a space.
SENIORS 'R' US second annual Trumbull County Senior Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday 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.
Park Vista's LOW-VISION SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the north lounge at Park Vista, 1310 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. The topic, "everything we would like family and friends to know about living with low vision," will be a brainstorming session led by Barb Amling, group leader.
The group meets the second Tuesday of each month and provides information, support and resources for people with vision impairment. For information, contact Denise Creatore, 330-746-2944, Ext. 1551.
PERI MONTHLY MEETING will be held Wednesday at DiLucia's, 2610 Elm Road N.E., Warren. Nancy Cox will speak, and the topic will be arthritis.
Reservations are due by Sunday. For more information, call Sally at 330-898-1585, Barbara at 330-372-2603 or Fran at 330-652-1867.
THE TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL RETIREE CLUB will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. The program will be bingo. Dues and reservations for the Christmas party will be accepted. All TMH retirees are welcome.
For reservations and/or more information, contact Vivian Abram at 330-759-7147.
Peter Rossi Funeral Home will present a ''PLANNING YOUR FUNERAL'' seniors luncheon at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Health Center, 667 Eastland N.E., Warren. Cost is $4 per person with reservations due by today.
THE SCOPE SOCIETY OF HONORS will be held at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Trumbull Country Club in Warren. Tickets are on sale and available between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at SCOPE, 220 W. Market St., Warren, or by calling Jane at 330-399-8846 during the same hours.
Grandma Moses was 78 when she started painting and is one of the most famous of millions of senior citizens who enjoy participating in the arts during their retirement years. The GEAUGA COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURE will celebrate local seniors who are doing just that from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bond Building in Century Village in Burton.
The day will begin with coffee, pastries and meeting one another. A one-act play, "Scent of Honeysuckle," will feature actors Grace Butcher, Debbie Topager and Maggie Soulsby. It is a funny and poignant look at three generations in a family.
The main event is a presentation by the Rev. Daniel Drew, a distant relative of and occasional visitor with Grandma Moses herself. He will describe "Grandma Moses, A Life of Simple Beauty." He and his mother have collected more than 200 pieces of memorabilia, which will be displayed at the event. Anna Mary Robertson Moses, better known as Grandma Moses, would have been 150 years old this year. Drew is the pastor of the Chardon United Methodist Church.
A lunch will be followed by a concert by the Geauga Renaissance Singers, a group of two dozen voices whose offerings include everything from ballads and folk songs to Broadway hits. The chorus is directed by Hildred Tornberg. The closing spectacle will be a human tableau of one of Grandma Moses' paintings, "Apple Buttering."
Ongoing during the day will be a display of artwork done by seniors. In addition to door prizes, there will be a raffle for an original print by Grandma Moses titled "It Snows, Oh it Snows."
Reservation forms are available at local libraries, at various businesses in the county, by downloading one from www.geaugaartscouncil.org, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 440-537-3344.
The Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown, is offering a FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The cost is $5 for non-members and free for members.
Ben Melnykovich, R.N., B.S.A.S., trauma outreach/injury prevention coordinator from St. Elizabeth's Hospital, will talk about how to prevent falls. Physical therapists from Humility of Mary Health Partners also will be on hand to test participants' gait and balance.
For more information, call Melanie Yesovich at 330-746-3251, Ext. 182.
McDONALD SENIOR CITIZENS meet at 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the Woodland Park United Methodist Church off Ohio Avenue.
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, Ohio, or by calling 330-394-2538.
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:
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.
The Johnston Senior 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.
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; 2:30 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., Bocce at Waddell Park (weather permitting); 10 a.m., free art class; 11 a.m., arthritis exercise program, $1, Debbie Eschman therapy; 11:30 a.m., salad and sandwich, $2; 1 p.m., choir practice; 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.
* Biltmore/Asheville, N.C./Harrahs Casino - Monday through Thursday, $345 per person, double occupancy;
* Casino trip to Wheeling Downs - Sept. 24, $20;
* Rock Comes to Warren, SCOPE and Hospice benefit, Michael Stanley Band, Packard Music Hall - Sept. 25, buy tickets at www.packedhouseproductions.net;
* Craft show - noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 28, seeking crafters, $10 per table. Items for sale will include handmade items from the quilting club, art, jewelry, shadow boxes, wreaths, etc. Lunch will be free from noon to 2 p.m.
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; Harbor Day Care, 2627 Atlantic N.E., Warren - 330-399-4495.
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.
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.