CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS: SCOPE Inc. of Trumbull County is sponsoring "Frosty Frolics," a family celebration of Christmas. The show, under the direction of Pamela Plesea, will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 26 at Packard Music Hall, Warren.
Plesea is known for the "Frosty Frolics" show which ran for 15 years in Mineral Ridge.
This year's show will feature the Girard Community Swing Time Band, magician / illusionist Steven Bloom, Joe "Hoss" Jarman, Danielle Sexton, Victorian Carolers, the Mineral Ridge High School dancers, a patriotic salute, the SCOPE Sassy Tappers, singer Tony DeFoor, music, dance, comedy and a visit from Santa.
Tickets will be available at the door for $12 adults and $8 for children 16 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at any SCOPE Senior Center. For more information, call the Warren SCOPE Senior Center at 330-399-8846.
AARP DRIVING COURSE: The AARP will be offering a discount for safe drivers during November.
The Hubbard Public Library will host the program from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 29. Coffee, hot tea and food will be provided.
Veterans and their spouses can sign up for the AARP Safe Driver Program for free. The usual program charge is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Participants must pre-register by calling the library at 330-534-3512, Ext. 3, to reserve a seat.
COUPLES WHO VOLUNTEER: The Ohio Department of Aging will accept nominations for its annual Joined Hearts in Giving recognition through Nov. 30.
Joined Hearts honors Ohio couples who have been married at least 40 years and who share a commitment not only to each other, but also to their community through volunteerism. Those chosen will be honored at a special reception hosted by the department and the first lady of Ohio, Karen Waldbillig Kasich, in observance of Valentine's Day.
Anyone interested in nominating neighbors, colleagues, family members or friends may download a nomination form or submit a nomination online by visiting www.aging.ohio.gov / news / nominations. The couple must be aware of and consent to the nomination.
THOMAS STEEL RETIREES MEET: Thomas Steel Retirees Club meets 9 a.m. the third Monday of each month at the Wayside Restaurant. Upcoming meetings will be Nov. 21 and Dec. 19.
CLASS OF 1959 MEETS MONTHLY: The Niles McKinley High School class of 1959 meets at 11:30 a.m. the third Tuesday of every month in the meeting room of the Perkins on state Route 46 across from the Eastwood Mall.
WGH 1959 CLASS MEETS: The Warren G. Harding High School class of 1959 meets at 6 p.m. the last Thursday of each month at The Reef. For more information, call Pat Zoccali at 330-647-5103.
BUILDING PRODUCTS RETIREES TO MEET: Niles Building Products Retirees meet the second Wednesday of each month at Scenna's Restaurant, 1901 N. State St., Niles.
OLD TIMERS MEET MONTHLY: The Old Timers meet at noon every third Thursday of the month at Lamacusa's. For more information, call Mickey at 330-545-8279.
VAN HUFFEL / VANEX EMPLOYEES TO MEET: Former Van Huffel and Vanex Tube employees meet at 8 a.m. Fridays at Wayside Restaurant, 825 State Road N.W., Champion. For information, call Jim Franklin at 330-856-4231.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: 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.
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 60 and older and spouses of those 60 and older are welcome for lunch at any of the following sites:
Cortview Village, 100 Cortview Drive, Cortland, noon Thursday and Friday.
Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard, 2:30 p.m. Monday through 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: Ham with pineapple glaze, mashed yams, creamed corn, hamburger bun, 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: Turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, dressing, creamed corn, hamburger bun, pineapple tidbits
THURSDAY: Thanksgiving holiday
NOV. 25: Thanksgiving holiday
COUNTRY NEIGHBOR: Country Neighbor Community Center, 39 S. Maple St., Orwell, is offering the following programs. 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: 11 a.m., walking; 12:30 p.m., cornhole; 2 to 3 p.m., puzzles
TUESDAY: 10 a.m. to noon, art group; 12:30 to 2 p.m., Wii bowling; 2 to 3 p.m., puzzles.
WEDNESDAY: 10:30 a.m. to noon, needlework; 11 a.m. to noon, blood pressure check; 12:30 p.m., walking; 2 to 3 p.m., puzzles.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m. to noon, Wii games; 10 a.m., cards; 12:30 p.m., bingo; 2 to 3 p.m., puzzles
FRIDAY: 10 a.m. to noon, Wii games; 12:30 p.m., walking; 2 to 3 p.m., puzzles.
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. A donation for the meal is accepted 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 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 for donation, and quilting, cards and crafts.
A full menu breakfast is served 7 a.m. to noon every Monday, and self-serve breakfast is available from 7 to 10 a.m. Tuesday through Friday.
For more information, call 330-889-2733.
4451 Mahoning Ave. 330-847-8179.
Breakfast 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Monday. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for nonmembers.
Lunch 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Cost is $3. Call the day before. Carryouts are available. Menu suggestions are welcome. Holiday lunches are $5 for everyone.
Three computers with free Internet are available every day.
MONDAY: 10:30 a.m., breakfast, $5; 11 a.m., speaker after breakfast; 11:45 a.m., Women's free billiards lessons; 12:30 p.m., line dancing, $3. James Clime at the organ fourth Monday morning.
TUESDAY: 9 a.m., Cards; 11 a.m., lunch, $3; 12:30 p.m., arthritic exercise with certified therapist, $2.
WEDNESDAY: 9 a.m., cards or games; 11 a.m., lunch, $3; noon, bingo, 25 cents per card and free with guest caller.
THURSDAY: 9 a.m., cards; 11 a.m., lunch, $3; 12:30 p.m., arthritic exercise with certified therapist, $2.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., tai chi with Del Piper, $5; 11 a.m., lunch ($2.50); 12:30 p.m., painting or crafts.
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; 4 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; 11:45 a.m., Happy Tappers with Donna Crean, $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; 7:30 p.m., square dance lessons with Gene Hammond, call 330-534-4426 to sign up.
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., bridge; 1 p.m., Game Day - euchre, board games, Wii bowling; 1 p.m., pinochle, bridge and American Red Cross blood drive, third Thursday of the month; 6 p.m., Thursday Night Clean People.
FRIDAY: 9:30 a.m., Happy Tappers, $1; 10 a.m., free art class; 11 a.m., arthritis exercise program, $1, Debbie Eschman therapy; 11:30 a.m., "Must Go Friday" lunch, $2; 1 p.m., choir practice.
Pool table, piano, Wii games, or television available when not in conflict with other activities.
The 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. The group meets at 1 p.m. Mondays.
The center is offering advanced computer classes for senior citizens age 50 and older from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This class is for those who have taken a beginning computer class and wish to learn more. The class will cover use of word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation programs.
The class includes a workbook. The fee is $10 for SCOPE members and $15 for nonmembers. Classes are held at the McKinley House Computer Lab, which is part of the McKinley Memorial Library. Pre-registration is a required, as class size is limited to eight students.
To sign up for the class, contact the Niles SCOPE Senior Center at 330-544-3676.
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 at 1 p.m. Fridays.
8273 High St., Howland.
MONDAY: 9 a.m., pinochle; 10 a.m., art class; 12:30 p.m., yoga, $3; 1:45 p.m., Senior zumba with Sandy MacDougal.
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, 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; 10:30 a.m., garden club; 1:15 p.m., arthritis exercise; 2 p.m., woodcarving class; 2 to 4 p.m., pool team.
TUESDAY: 10:30 a.m., book club, first Tuesday of month; 11:30 a.m., chair yoga, $3; 10 a.m., crochet class; 1 p.m., birding class.
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; 10 a.m., beginners drawing; 2 p.m., pool lessons.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., art group; 10 a.m., cards; 10:30 a.m., omelet in a bag (first Friday of each month, $3); noon, beginning Spanish.
220 W. Market St., Warren.
For more information, call 330-399-2639.
MONDAY: 9:30 a.m., line dancing; 11:30 a.m. to noon, lunch site; 11:30 a.m., arthritis exercise; 1 p.m., cards (500).
TUESDAY: 9:30 a.m., art class; 10:30 a.m., chair volleyball; 11:30 a.m. to noon, lunch site; 4:30 p.m., Riverside RR Club; 6:30 p.m., bridge; 7 p.m., Stephen Foster Chorus practice.
WEDNESDAY: 10:30 a.m., chair volleyball; 11:30 a.m. to noon, lunch site.
THURSDAY: 9:30 a.m., bridge and poker; 10:30 a.m., arthritis exercises; 11:30 a.m. to noon, lunch site; 12:30 p.m., bingo; 2:30 p.m., cornhole and Wii games (Interact Club).
FRIDAY: 10:30 a.m., tap dancing; 11:30 a.m. to noon, lunch site; 12:30 p.m., cards (500).
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 10:30 a.m. at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 330-953-1416.
MONDAY: 9:30 a.m., painting class, $5; 10 a.m., bingo; noon, monthly wellness check (includes blood pressure, hearing vision and medication checks).
TUESDAY: 10 a.m., line dancing with Bea; noon, bingo trip to Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.
WEDNESDAY: 9:15 a.m., cards or cornhole; 10 a.m., bingo; noon, tai chi.
THURSDAY: 9:30 a.m., yoga, cards, Wii; 50/50 drawing, birthday party; noon, bingo, sponsor Briarfield at Ashley Circle.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., bingo, cornhole, Wii.
Lunch is offered Monday through Friday on a first-come, first-served basis to seniors 60 and older. Cost is $2 but not required, and the number of meals is limited. The Austintown senior center features speakers at 11:30 a.m. every Friday followed by the taping of the Senior Focus TV show.
For more information, call 330-953-1416 or email email@example.com.
Rear of Lordstown Elementary School, 1776 Salt Springs Road; 330-824-2173. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call ahead for lunch, $3. Membership is $12 per year or $22 for a couple.
MONDAY: 10 a.m., Wii Bowl; noon, lunch, $3, hoagies and gelatin.
TUESDAY: 10 a.m., Wii Bowl, bridge or candles, 25-cent bingo; noon, lunch, $3, stuffed peppers, soup, bread and fruit.
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., woodcarving with Frank, free; noon, lunch, $3, Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, carrots, bread; 1 p.m., exercise with Rosanne, chair yoga.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., bridge, candles or Wii Bowl; noon, lunch, $3, baked chicken or pork, vegetable, fruit, bread; 7 p.m., bridge night.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., bingo, 25 cents; noon, lunch, $3, chicken cacciatore, spaghetti, gelatin.
Anyone wishing to start a pinochle group should call the center.
Wii games are available every day and can be played from a sitting position. All classes are free.
The center is offering a beginners sketching class for seniors ages 50 and older taught by artist Larry "Jesse" James. The class will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Supplies needed are pencil and paper, mechanical compass and a ruler. The fee is $3. Call the center at 330-824-2173 to register and for further information.
A SCOPE membership is $12 per year. Visit or contact the center.
GIRARD MULTI-GENERATION CENTER
NUTRITION MEAL PROGRAM
Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs: 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Call reservation in at least two days in advance at 330-675-2486. Suggested donation: $1.50 per meal. For seniors 60 and older and/or their spouses. Menu calendars are available at the Multi-Generational Center.
The center will offer basic computer classes from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays at the center. Registration is required as seating is limited. Call 330-545-6596 to register or for more information.
Fitness Room hours: 8:30 to 4 p.m. Monday; 8:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday; 8:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday; 8:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday; 8:30 to 4 p.m. Friday; closed Saturdays.
Yoga / pilates: Tuesdays, yoga from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., chair yoga 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., pilates 5 to 6 p.m.; Wednesdays, yoga 3 to 4 and 6 to 7 p.m.; Thursdays, yoga at 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., chair yoga 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and pilates 5 to 6 p.m. Cost is $3 for class for members and $5 for class for non-members.
Tai chi: Cost $5: noon to 1 p.m. Fridays
Exercising to music will be 9:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the gym.
The Wii gaming system and air hockey or pingpong is set up in the parlor for members to use. The gaming hours are during the center's hours of operation.
Adult basketball or cornhole is held Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the gym. Minimum of two players and must be members of the center.
Walk the steps or in the gym: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Minimum of two walkers. Sign in at the front desk.
Knit and crochet class: Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon. Bring yarn, needles and other materials needed. Class is free and open to members.