HOWLAND SCHOOLS RETIREES will meet at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 7 for the Christmas luncheon at Enzo's.
The Howland High School Choir program of holiday music will be at 10:45 a.m. Lunch orders will be taken after the choir is finished. Lunch, payable when orders are taken, is $10 with a choice of three to four entrees.
Those attending are asked to bring donations of nonperishable food, new winter gloves / hats and school supplies, which will go to Beatitude House in December. Last month's collection, a carload of Thanksgiving food items, was delivered to Emmanuel Center, Girard, by Linda DeToro.
All Howland Schools retired personnel, their spouses and guests are welcome to attend the meeting. For information, call Mary at 330-856-5226.
ST. JOE'S HOSPITAL RETIREES will meet at 9:30 a.m.Monday at the Wayside restaurant in Champion. There will be a speaker. Those attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food item.
HARDING JUNE '49 grads and guests will meet at 1 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Red Lobster, Youngstown Road.
St. Joseph Health Center's volunteer department is sponsoring a program of information, enlightenment and fun for those 55 years and older at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 14 in the hospital's second floor classrooms. The meeting will be a Christmas party for entertainment, games, dinner and door prizes. Cost of the program is $4, which includes dinner and door prizes.
To make a reservation, call 330-841-4375 or 330-841-4376 by Dec. 10.
GM LORDSTOWN SALARIED RETIREES CLUB next dinner meeting will be Dec. 8 at the Fifth Season Banquet Hall on state Route 46 in Mineral Ridge. A social welcome will begin at 5:30 p.m., with a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per person, payable to the GM Lords-town Salaried Retirees Club and mailed to Bob Evans, P.O. Box 358, McDonald, Ohio 44437, by Friday.
The AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER, 100 West-chester Drive, will offer several new activities and services starting in December.
Celtic Healthcare will provide free blood pressure checks from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays at the center.
Yoga, line dance and walking exercise classes are now forming. Seniors can sign up for these and other activities at center.
The half-hour TV show "Senior Focus," broadcast on Austintown Community Television Channel 19 and Armstrong Cable Channel 20, is now taping at the center. Seniors are welcome to join the audience. Upcoming guests include Carol Moore and Kristen Taylor today at noon. They will discuss Medicare open enrollment and senior insurance issues.
On Dec. 3, also at noon, Dorothy Barto will talk about Alzheimer's disease and local support groups and resources available to help.
HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE is teaming up with nonprofit agencies and area retailers to sponsor Be a Santa to a Senior - a program that collects, wraps and delivers gifts to lonely and needy seniors in the Youngstown/Boardman area. The program runs through Dec. 6.
Upcoming dates include Dec. 9, community gift-wrapping party, to which the general public is invited to help; and Dec. 13 to 17, delivery of gifts to seniors in the community.
McDONALD SENIOR CITIZENS will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday with a Christmas trivia game at Woodland United Methodist Church off Ohio Avenue.
The TRUMBULL COUNTY NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY is provided by the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs.
Any senior citizen 60 and older and spouses of those 60 and older are welcome for lunch at the following sites:
l Cortview Village, Cortland, noon Thursday and Friday
l Girard Multi-Generational Center, 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
l Hubbard Senior Center, 220 W. Liberty St., 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
l Johnston Senior Center, Cortland, noon Monday through Friday
l Kinsman Fire Hall, noon Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
l Lordstown Administration Building, 1455 Salt Springs Road, 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday
l Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St., 11:15 a.m. Monday through Friday
l United Steelworkers Hall, 1265 N. Main St., Niles, 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday
l SCOPE Senior Center, 220 W. Market St., Warren, 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday
l Robert Morrison Village, 3000 Burton St. S.E., Warren, 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday
l West Farmington Senior Center, 151 College St., noon Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
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:
TODAY: Thanksgiving holiday
MONDAY: Beef stew, buttered rice, lima beans, corn muffin, fruited gelatin
TUESDAY: Chicken breast patty, green bean casserole, cauliflower, bun, diced pears,
WEDNESDAY: Meatball splash on bun, seasoned potatoes, buttered peas, peaches, chocolate chip cookie
DEC. 2: Stuffed cabbage and sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, wheat bread, fruit mix
DEC. 3: Macaroni and cheese, carrots, applesauce, rye bread, pineapple tips
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 and ask to speak 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: 10:30 a.m. to noon, art group; 12:30 to 2 p.m., Wii, blood pressure check (second Tuesday of month); Buckeye necklaces and bracelets.
WEDNESDAY: 10:30 a.m. to noon, needlework; blood pressure check (last Wednesday of month); flu shots, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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.
Seniors and money speaker at noon Wednesday.
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.
WEDNESDAY: 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.
FRIDAY: 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, $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; 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; 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.
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 (every other Monday); Arthritis Exercise, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m., $2; Sewing, 10 a.m. Free and open to anyone; Pool Team at 4 p.m. Open to players.
TUESDAY: Book club meets first Tuesday of month; 10:30 a.m. free; chair yoga; 11:30 a.m. $3; bingo, 12:45 p.m. (25 cents per card); Crochet Class,10 a.m. free.
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., cards; 10 a.m., line dancing, $3; 10:30 a.m., bridge; noon, arthritis exercise class, $2; beading class, 1 p.m. free.
THURSDAY: 10:30 a.m., cards, free; 10 a.m., open art class, free; noon, watercolor and acrylic art; 2 p.m., women's pool lessons, free.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., drawing class, free; 10 a.m., beginners line dancing, $3; 10 a.m., cards 500 bid, free.
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).
Exercise classes are being offered for $1 through December. Call instructor Salley Yurtin for more information at 330-399-8846.
Beginner computer classes will be held Wednesdays for $1 per class. Call for reservations.
A Thanksgiving dinner will be held at 1 p.m. today at the center. There is a $5 fee for a complete buffet dinner and variety of desserts. After dinner, there will be time for Wii, cards, cornhole and movies. For more information, call 330-399-8846.
1776 Salt Springs Road; 330-824-2173
Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday
WEDNESDAY: wood carving.
THURSDAY: 7 p.m., bridge.
FRIDAY: 11 a.m., crafts and bingo.