CHILI COOKOFF: Cortland SCOPE is hosting a chili cookoff at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Deadline for entry is today. Call or pick up an entry form at SCOPE, 125 N. Bank St., Cortland; 330-637-3010.
TMH RETIREE CLUB: Trumbull Memorial Hospital Retiree Club will hold a luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. The program will be bingo. All TMH retirees are welcome. For reservations and / or more information, call Vivian Abram at 330-759-7147.
LOCAL 2243: Local 2243 USWA Copperweld Steel (SOAR Chapter 1-28-10) Retirees will hold their regular monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Local 1375 Union Hall, 684 N. Park Ave., Warren. Guest speaker will be Dennis Watkins, Trumbull County prosecutor.
PERI: PERI monthly meeting will be held 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at DiLucia's Restaurant, 2610 Elm Road N.E., Warren. Speaker will be Christopher Verech from the Office of the Ohio Consumers' Council.
Reservations are required by Sunday and can be made by calling Sally at 330-898-1585, Barbara at 330-372-2603 or Fran at 330-652-1867.
NARFE CHAPTER 2122: National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet Tuesday at the Eagles Nest Restaurant, 910th Air Reserve Station, Vienna. Participants will have lunch on their own at noon, and the meeting will follow. Guest speaker will be John Johnson of NARFE Chapter 341 in Canton.
All federal retirees are urged to attend, as well as all members of Chapter 2122.
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.
OLD TIMERS: The Old Timers meet at noon every third Thursday of the month at Lamacusa's. For information, call Mickey at 330-545-8279.
It was announced that a free health fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20 at the Kent State Branch in Champion.
TAX HELP: AARP Tax Aide will prepare taxes for people 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 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday
Girard Multigenerational Center- 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday
Hubbard Public Library - Wednesday and Thursday by appointment, 330-534-3512
Niles SCOPE - 9 to 11:30 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m.Friday
Warren SCOPE - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. first Saturday of the month
Liberty Public Library - 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday
Lake Vista Retirement - Tuesday by appointment, 330-984-0071
Johnson Senior Center - Thursday by appointment, 330-984-0071
Lordstown SCOPE - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday
Newton Falls Community Center - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday
Otterbein United Methodist - 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday
First Baptist Church Howland - 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday
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.
AFSCME RETIREE: AFSCME Retiree Sub-Chapter 128 will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Monday.
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.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: Lake Vista of Cortland Bereavement Support Group meets from 1 to 2 or 6 to 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the multipurpose room of Park Place.
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.
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: Ham slice with pineapple, mashed yams, creamed corn, wheat bread, diced peaches
MONDAY: Cheese omelet, sausage patty, seasoned potatoes, applesauce, blueberry muffin, orange juice
TUESDAY: Johnny Marzetti, cauliflower, lima beans, white bread, fruit mix
WEDNESDAY: Breaded fish with tartar sauce, spinach, creamed corn, hamburger bun, pineapple tidbits
THURSDAY: St. Patrick's Day. Corned beef, mashed potatoes, buttered cabbage, rye bread, diced pears
MARCH 18: Vegetable lasagna, diced carrots, hot fruit mix, Italian bread, apple juice
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.
FOWLER-VIENNA SENIOR CITIZENS: The group meets from 9:30 a.m. or later every Thursday at the Fowler Community Center 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: 10 a.m., woodcraft; 12:30 p.m., cornhole; 2 p.m., puzzles.
TUESDAY: 10:30 a.m., art group; 12:30 p.m., Wii bowling; 2 p.m., puzzles.
WEDNESDAY: 10:30 a.m., needlework; 11 a.m., blood pressure check; 2 p.m., puzzles.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., Wii games; 12:30 p.m., bingo; 2 p.m., puzzles; 10 a.m.. AARP tax help.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., Wii games; 12:30 p.m., TV parlor and puzzles.
VFW meetings are 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. New members and transfers are welcome.
Daily meals are served at noon. Call for a reservation.
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.
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: 10 a.m., bridge players; 1:15 p.m., arthritis exercise; 4 p.m., pool team.
TUESDAY: 10:30 a.m., book club, first Tuesday of month, free; 11:30 a.m., chair yoga, $3; 10 a.m., crochet class, free; 1 p.m., bingo, (25 cents per card).
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., cards; 10 a.m., line dancing, $3; 10:30 a.m., bridge; noon, arthritis exercise class.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., open art class, free; noon, watercolor class, free; 2 p.m., women's pool lessons, free.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., drawing class, free; 10 a.m., cards, free; 10 a.m. to noon, Neighborhood Health Watch.
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).
Beginner computer classes will be held Wednesdays for $1 per class. Call for reservations.
For more information, call 330-399-8846.
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: 10 a.m., bingo; noon, monthly wellness check (includes blood pressure, hearing vision and medication checks).
TUESDAY: Noon, bingo; 9:30 a.m., Comfort Keepers free balance class (eight weeks).
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., bingo; noon, tai chi; 10 a.m., zumba and line dance classes, alternating Tuesdays.
THURSDAY: Noon, bingo; 9:30 a.m., yoga; 10 a.m., cards.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., bingo.
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.