PACKARD RETIREES TO MEET: Packard Electric and Delphi Packard Local 717's retirees will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Local 717's Union Hall, 2950 Sferra Ave., Warren Commerce Park.
Those attending are asked to bring a labeled covered dish and table service. There is no main meat dish this month. Also, memberships need to be renewed at $5 per year.
WGH 1949 LUNCHEON: Warren G. Harding School June Class of 1949 graduates and guests first luncheon of the year will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Vernon's Cafe, Niles.
SILVER SNEAKERS AT Q CLUB: Q Club Fitness and Health is now a Silver Sneakers provider. For information and class times, call 330-856-4777.
AARP TAX-AIDE: AARP Tax-Aide is a program of the AARP Foundation, which is offered in conjunction with the IRS. This program provides free tax preparation for taxpayers who need assistance filing their tax returns for the tax tear 2011.
The program in Trumbull County is seeking volunteers to assist in tax preparation for the upcoming tax year. The Trumbull County program takes place at 11 sites throughout the county. No tax experience is needed as training will be provided.
Anyone interested in participating or for more information in this program for Trumbull County is asked to contact Pat Baldwin at 330-372-7488 or PBaldwin2@neo.rr.com. Information is also available at aarp.org/taxaide.
DENMAN RETIREES MEET IN APRIL: Denman Tire Retirees will discontinue meeting for breakfast and lunch at Wayside Restaurant in Champion during January, February and March. Members will resume meeting for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on April 5 and lunch at noon on April 19.
For more information, call Charlotte Lemaster at 330-898-6283.
FREE LUNCHES: 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.
VAN HUFFEL, VANEX MEETS: 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.
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: Johnny Marzetti, broccoli, applesauce, shredded lettuce with Italian dressing, wheat bread
MONDAY: Mild rope sausage with peppers and onions, rice with peas, diced carrots, hot dog bun, mandarin oranges
TUESDAY: Chicken with sauce, potato spudster, haluski, orange juice, wheat bread
WEDNESDAY: Beef and pepper patty, mashed potatoes with gravy, lima beans, fruit mix, rye bread
THURSDAY: Barbecue riblet, baby carrots, seasoned potatoes, corn muffin, applesauce
JAN. 27: Grilled chicken with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, rye bread, diced pears
THOMAS STEEL RETIREES MEET: Thomas Steel Retirees Club meets at 9 a.m. the third Monday of each month at the Wayside Restaurant.
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 Family Restaurant 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.
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.
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.
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. 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 nonmembers.
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.
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.
Every Thursday starting Feb. 2, AARP volunteers will be at the center offering free Tax-Aide from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until April 12.
Daily meals served at noon. Call for a reservation.
FARMINGTON SENIOR CENTER
Open from 8 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 8 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; 12:30 p.m., yoga, $3; 1:45 p.m., senior zumba.
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; 12:30 p.m., Red Hatters (first Thursday); 2 p.m., Investment Club, 2 p.m.; 2 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.
Sign up for spring cornhole ends Jan. 27, play starts on Feb. 7. Golf and bocce league sign up starts April 1.
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: bridge club, 10 a.m.; garden club, 10:30 a.m.; beginners line dancing, 11 a.m.; arthritis exercise, 1:15 p.m., $2; woodcarving class, 2 p.m.; pool league, 4 p.m., open to players.
TUESDAY: Computer class, 2 p.m. second a fourth 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. second and fourth Tuesday of month, free; Birding class, 1 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: cards, 10 a.m.; line dancing, 10 a.m., $3; bridge players, 10:30 a.m.; arthritis exercise class, noon, $2.
THURSDAY: open art class, 10 a.m., free; beginners drawing class, 10 a.m., free; cards, 10:30 a.m., free; pool lessons, 2 p.m., free; Tai Chi classes, 12:30 p.m., $5.
FRIDAY: art group, 10 a.m., free; cards, 10 a.m.; Omelet in a Bag, 10:30 a.m. first Friday each month. Cost is $3.
220 W. Market St., Warren.
MONDAY: 9:30 a.m., line dancing; 11:30 a.m., arthritis exercises; 11:30 a.m., Ohio Office of Elderly Affairs (O.E.A.) lunch site; 1 p.m., cards (500).
TUESDAY: 9:30 a.m., art class (portraits only); 11:30 a.m., O.E.A. lunch site; 4:30 p.m. Riverside Railroad Club; 6:30 p.m. bridge; 7 p.m. Stephen Foster Chorus practice.
WEDNESDAY: 9:30 a.m., new computer class; 10 a.m., chair Tai Chi (no class Jan. 18); 10:30 a.m., Good to Go program series; 11:30 a.m., O.E.A. lunch site.
THURSDAY: "Soup Day" potato soup, $1.25 a cup and $4 a quart (no soup Jan. 19); 9:30 a.m. bridge and poker; 10:30 a.m., arthritis exercises; 11 a.m., chair exercises; 11:30 a.m., O.E.A. lunch site; 12:30 p.m., bingo.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., chair tap dancing; 10:30 a.m., tap dancing; 11:30 a.m., O.E.A. lunch site; 12:30 p.m. cards (500)
Warren's weekly calendar for the week of Jan 23 is the same except for the following changes:
For more information, call 330-399-8846.
The regular one-hour tap class runs from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Participants need to bring tap shoes or shoes with leather soles. Call 330-373-6213 for more information.
HOME INSTEAD SEARCHING FOR VOLUNTEERS: Home Instead Senior Care is seeking to recognize outstanding senior volunteers. Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care, the Salute to Senior Service program recognizes senior volunteers for contributions in their local communities.
Nominations will be accepted through March 15. Fifty state winners and one national winner will be introduced during Older Americans Month in May when $5,000 will be donated to the national winner's charity of choice.
AARP TAX-AIDE: AARP Tax-Aide is a program of the AARP Foundation which is offered in conjunction with the IRS. This program provides free tax preparation and filing for federal and state tax returns. The preparers will begin preparing / filing tax returns for the 2011 tax year Feb. 1 through April 13.
Bristol Public Library, 1855 Greenville Road, Bristolville, 330-889-3651; Monday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Girard Multigenerational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard, 330-545-5350; Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Hubbard Public Library, 436 W. Liberty St., Hubbard, 330-847-7915; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St., Niles, 330-544-3676; Tuesday, noon to 3 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Warren SCOPE, 220 W Market St., Warren, 330-399-8846; Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; first and third Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.February, March and April.
Liberty Public Library, 415 Churchill Hubbard Road, Liberty, 330-759-2589; Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lake Vista Retirement Community, 303 N. Mecca St., Cortland, 330-984-0071; Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lordstown SCOPE Center, 1776 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown, 330-824-2173; Monday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E Quarry St., Newton Falls, 330-872-5261; Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Otterbein United Methodist Church, 1128 State Road West, Champion, 330-847-7072; Tuesday, 9 a.m. to noon.
Johnston Senior Center, 5922 Warren Road, Cortland, 330-984-0071; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Howland, 8957 E. Market St., Howland; 330-856-5612; Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.