SCOPE HOSTS EXTRAVAGANZA: Lordstown SCOPE will host its fifth annual holiday extravaganza from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Lordstown Elementary School Building, 1776 Salt Springs Road. Homemade gifts featuring candles, florals, woods and a gift raffle will be featured. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 330-824-2173 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
BREAKFAST MEETING SET: St. Joseph Hospital retirees will meet for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Wayside Restaurant. Bring a wrapped gift (white elephant) for a game. Also, bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to Warren Family Mission.
RETIRED TEACHERS MEET: The Trumbull Retired Teachers Association meeting begins with lunch at noon Tuesday at Ciminero's, 123 N. Main St., Niles. Members and their guests may send $11 to Mary Novotny, 5799 Sarah Ave. N.W., Warren, OH 44483, or call 330-847-7013 for information.
There will be two tables set up for Christmas shopping with Terry Khoury's jewelry and Ellen King's scarves with a percent of the profits going to the TRTA Scholarship Fund.
Members of the Lakeview High School choir, directed by Bonnie Chronister, will entertain the group with songs of the season.
Community service, chaired by Betty Jean Bahmer, will be collecting cash or check donations for the Second Harvest Food Bank. TRTA will also collect yarn, cell phones, hearing aids, used candles and canceled stamps. Centerpieces at the meeting, tabletop trees and wreaths will be sold and proceeds donated to Mobile Meals.
UFCW LOCAL 880 RETIREES MEET: The Christmas Luncheon meeting of UFCW Local 880 Retirees is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Cafe 422. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 330-544-5656 or 330-788-2181 by the end of today. Members are asked to bring one nonperishable food item to be given to a local food pantry. All UFCW Local 880 retirees, guests and friends are welcome.
The next regular meeting will be 10 a.m. Jan. 10 at Davidson's Restaurant, Cornersburg. Membership is open to all UFCW Local 880 Retirees. All UFCW Local 880 retirees can bring a guest. For questions, call 330-544-5656 or 330-788-2181.
ENLIGHTENMENT PROGRAM OFFERED: St. Joseph Health Center's volunteer department is sponsoring a program of information, enlightenment and fun for those 55 and older at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday 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 Saturday.
SOAR CHAPTER TO HOLD CHRISTMAS PARTY: The retirees of Local 2243 USWA Copperweld Steel (SOAR Chapter 1-28-10) will hold their annual Christmas party at 1 p.m.Thursday at the Sunrise Inn, 510 E. Market St., Warren. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
CLASS OF 1961: The Cortland High School Class of 1961 will meet at 9 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month starting Jan. 10 for breakfast at the Perkins Restaurant on Elm Road in Warren. For more information, call Pat or Mike Piros at 330-637-6606.
BE A SANTA TO A SENIOR: 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.
Upcoming dates include a community gift-wrapping party today, to which the general public is invited to help; and Dec. 13 to 17, delivery of gifts to seniors in the community.
FREE?LUNCHES?OFFERED:?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.
PERI TO MEET: Peri will meet at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at DiLucia's Restaurant, 2610 Elm Road N.E., Warren. There is no speaker due to a Christmas party. Reservations are needed by calling Sally at 330-898-1585 or Barbara at 330-372-2603.
Former VAN HUFFEL AND VANEX TUBE EMPLOYEES TO?IN?CHAMPION:?This group will 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 AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER, 100 Westchester Drive, is offering several new activities and services.
Celtic Healthcare will provide free blood pressure checks every Monday at the center from 10 a.m. to noon.
Yoga, line dance and walking exercise classes are forming. Seniors can sign up for these and other activities at the table near the front entrance to the senior center.
The half-hour TV show "Senior Focus," broadcast on Austintown Community Television Channel 19 and Armstrong Cable Channel 20, is taping at the center. Seniors are welcome to join the audience.
Ongoing updates about the Austintown senior center can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com.
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:
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
Hubbard Senior Center, 220 W. Liberty St., Hubbard, 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
Johnston Senior Center, 5922 Warren Road, Cortland, noon Monday through Friday
Kinsman Fire Hall, 8450 Ridge Road, Kinsman, noon Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Lordstown Administration Building, 1455 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown, 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday
Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St., Newton Falls, 11:15 a.m. Monday through Friday
United Steelworkers Hall, 1265 N. Main St., Niles, 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday
SCOPE Senior Center, 220 W. Market St., Warren, 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday
Robert Morrison Village, 3000 Burton St. S.E., Warren, 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday
West Farmington Senior Center, 151 College St., West Farmington, 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: Hamburger on bun, cheesy mashed potatoes, baby whole carrots, mandarin oranges
MONDAY: Porcupine meatball with sauce, mashed potatoes, buttered cabbage, wheat bread, pineapple tidbits
TUESDAY: Steak burger with mushrooms, peas,Mexicorn, diamond Jim bun, applesauce
WEDNESDAY: Tossed salad with French dressing, tuna salad, three bean salad, diced peaches, wheat bread
THURSDAY: Chicken breast patty, green beans, cauliflower, hamburger bun, orange
DEC. 16: Beef stew, rice, yellow beans, corn muffin, pears
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.
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.
Pot Luck and Birthday Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. today. Bring a covered dish.
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.
For more information, call 330-399-8846.
THOMAS STEEL RETIREES MEET: Thomas Steel Retirees Club meets 9 a.m. the third Monday of each month at the Wayside Restaurant. The next meeting will be held 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 AND 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 more 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.
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.
Diabetes support group - 10 a.m., first Friday of each month, free.
Jodie Stoloves chair dancing - 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, fee $1.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.