PERI RETIREES: PERI monthly meeting will be at 11:15 a.m. Feb. 16 at DiLucia's Restaurant, Warren. The speaker will be Jack Barger, orthopedic educator. For reservations by Sunday, call one of the following: Sally at 330-898-1585; Barbara at 330-372-2603; or Fran at 330-652-1867.
TAX HELP: AARP Tax Aide will prepare taxes for persons of any age who have earnings of less than $100,000 and who are not operating a business that maintains inventory or uses any financial systems other than cash accounting.
The free AARP Tax Aide program sites and hours are:
Bristol Public Library - Mondays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Girard Multigenerational Center, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Hubbard Public Library - Wednesdays and Thursday by appointment, 330-534-3512.
Niles SCOPE - Fridays 9 to 11:30 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m.
Warren SCOPE - Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; first Saturdays each month, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Liberty Public Library - Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Lake Vista Retirement - Tuesdays by appointment, 330-984-0071.
Johnson Senior Center - Thursdays by appointment, 330-984-0071.
Lordstown SCOPE - Mondays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Newton Falls Community Center - Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Otterbein United Methodist - Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to noon.
First Baptist Church Howland - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Information on training is available by calling 888-687-2277 or visiting www.aarp.org/taxaide. Those interested also can call SCOPE at 330-399-8846 to speak to an AARP representative.
VAN HUFFEL AND VANEX EMPLOYEES: 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.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: Lake Vista of Cortland Bereavement Support Group meets from 1 to 2 or 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (second Tuesday of each month) in the multipurpose room of Park Place. Senior Independence will present Kathleen Zimmerman, hospice chaplain, Laaren Whitcombe, social worker, and Elissa Douglas, social worker. The topic is ''Stages of Grief.''
AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER: 100 Westchester Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Register for a free 11:30 a.m. lunch by 11 a.m. at email@example.com or by calling 330-953-1416.
MONDAY: Bingo, 10 a.m.; monthly wellness check, noon (includes blood pressure, hearing vision and medication checks); painting classes, 9:30 a.m. throughout February ($15 for remaining classes).
TUESDAY: Bingo, noon; Comfort Keepers free balance class, 9:30 a.m. (eight weeks).
WEDNESDAY: Bingo, 10 a.m.; tai chi, noon on Wednesday and 23; zumba and line dance classes, alternating Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
THURSDAY: Bingo, noon; yoga, 9:30 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; (two van trips, 9:30 a.m. Thursday to the Southern Park Mall and then to the Dutch House Restaurant and shops in Columbiana; and Feb. 24 to shops in Middlefield in Geauga County and then the Packard Museum in Warren.
FRIDAY: Bingo, 10 a.m.; trip to Butler Art Institute/Youngstown, 9 a.m.; Senior Focus taping, 12:30 p.m. (February guests are Phil Moore from the Mahoning County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Peg Flynn from the Mahoning County Green Team, Chuck Whitman from the Service Corps of Retired Executives SCORE, and Dick Hartzell from Jump Stretch) ; YSU Gerontology Class.
FREE LUNCHES: Ward Center Presbyterian Church, 490 Lucy St., Masury, will serve free lunches for those 60 and older from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third and fourth Wednesdays of each month.
McDONALD SENIORS: McDonald Senior Citizens will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
AMWELD RETIREES: Niles Amweld retirees meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month at Atmosphere Cafe, 815 Youngstown Road, Niles.
NUTRITION PROGRAM: 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. Donations will be accepted.
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:
TODAY: Barbecue riblet, scalloped potatoes, broccoli, Diamond Jim bun, cole slaw.
MONDAY: Chicken quarter, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn, rye bread, diced peaches.
TUESDAY: Swedish meatballs, noodles with sauce, applesauce, diced carrots, wheat bread, orange
WEDNESDAY: Chicken fingers with barbecue, potato spudster, broccoli cuts, wheat bread, grape juice, orange cupcake.
THURSDAY: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, lima beans, white bread, mixed fruit.
FEB. 18: Hamburger on bun, cheesy mashed potatoes, baby whole carrots, Mandarin oranges.
COUNTRY NEIGHBOR: Country Neighbor Community Center, 39 S. Maple St., Orwell, is offering the following programs to the public. For reservations or information, call Diana Ristimaki, program coordinator, at 440-437-6311.
NUTRITION SITE: The Kinsman Senior Citizen nutrition site is open every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to those 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: The group meets 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 3 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: woodcraft, 10 a.m.; cornhole, 12:30 p.m.; puzzles, 2 p.m.
TUESDAY: art group, 10:30 a.m.; Wii bowling, 12:30 p.m.; puzzles, 2 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: needlework, 10:30 a.m.; blood pressure check, 11 a.m.; puzzles, 2 p.m.
THURSDAY: Wii games, 10 a.m.; bingo, 12:30 p.m.; puzzles, 2 p.m.; AARP Tax Help, 10 a.m.
FRIDAY: Wii games, 10 a.m.; TV parlor and puzzles, 12:30 p.m.
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.
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, preregistration 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.
The SCOPE Senior Center is seeking volunteers to help seniors in the area make lap robes and walker caddies for the Shepherd of the Valley nursing home. No sewing ability is needed, just a desire to learn. The group meets every Monday at 1 p.m.
Another area of need is the chorus. The chorus sings at Briarfield at the Ridge once a month to entertain the residents. They also perform at the center and whenever needed in the Niles community. The chorus meets every Friday at 1 p.m.
Contact the center to become a volunteer at 330-544-3676 or stop in at the center.
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; 9:30 to 11 a.m., fly fishing with instructor Bill Lewis; 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 the first Thursday of the month; 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, with fee.
FRIDAY: 9 a.m., pinochle; 11:30 a.m., line dancing, $3; 8:15 a.m., golf (fee); new exercise program from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (call to sign up).
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: Bridge players, 10 a.m.; 10:30 a.m., free; arthritis exercise, 1:15 p.m.; pool team, 4 p.m. A Pamper Me Day will be held Monday (Valentine's Day). There will be hair cuts, manicures, Curves represnetative, Cortland Wine Cellar, Mary Kay Consultant. Call to sign up.
TUESDAY: Book club meets first Tuesday of month, 10:30 a.m., free; chair yoga, 11:30 a.m., $3; crochet class, 10 a.m., free; bingo, 1 p.m. (25 cents per card).
WEDNESDAY: Cards, 10 a.m.; line dancing, 10 a.m., $3; bridge, 10:30 a.m.; arthritis exercise class, noon.
THURSDAY: Open art class, 10 a.m., free; watercolor class, noon, free; Women's pool lessons, 2 p.m., free.
FRIDAY: Drawing class, 10 a.m., free; cards, 10 a.m., free. Neighborhood Health Watch with Brenda Cook, 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 18.
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).
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.
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.