UFCW LOCAL 880 RETIREES TO MEET: UFCW Local 880 Retirees Club will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Davidson's Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road, Cornersburg. There will be games and a raffle. Membership is open to all UFCW Local 880 retirees and guests. Call 330-544-5656 or 330-788-2181 for more information.
RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET: The next meeting of the Trumbull Retired Teachers Association will be at noon Tuesday at Ciminero's Banquet Centre, 123 N. Main St., Niles. The speaker will be Dr. Donald Allen, author of ''Tarawa - The Aftermath,'' the story of an island where Dr. Allen has searched for the remains of World War II's missing in action.
Members and guests are welcome, with membership and reservation forms available on the Internet at the new TRTA web address, www.trumbullrta.blogspot.com.
WGH CLASS OF 1948 TO MEET: Warren G. Harding High School January Class of 1948 will meet for breakfast at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Perkins Restaurant on Elm Road, Warren. All classmates and spouses are welcome.
GE IUE CWA RETIREES TO MEET: GE IUE CWA retirees will meet for a social and informational meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday at 717 Union Hall, 2950 Sferra Ave., Warren. Lunch is $10 in advance by calling Wanda Williamson by Monday at 330-898-5578. Kim Jones, MB Senior Solutions, will be guest.
Yearly dues of $10 per member will be collected.
COPPERWELD STEEL RETIREES TO MEET: The retirees of Local 2243 USWA Copperweld Steel (SOAR Chapter 1-28-10) will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Local 1375 Union Hall, 684 N. Park Ave., Warren. Guest speaker will be Barbara Vingle, clerk of courts.
HOWLAND CLASS OF 1960 TO MEET: Howland High School class of 1960 will meet for their monthly dinner at 5:15 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Chop House in Howland. Call Joanne at 330-652-4968 or Carol at 330-652-3381 for reservations.
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.
PERI MONTHLY MEETING: Peri monthly meeting will be held at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at DiLucia's Restaurant, 2610 Elm Road N.E., Warren. The speaker will be Amy Reeher, district watershed coordinator. Her topic will be "Backyard Conservation."
Reservations are due by Sunday and can be made by calling Sally at 330-898-1585, Barbara at 330-372-2603 or Fran at 330-652-1867.
AARP TAX-AIDE OFFERED: AARP Tax aide is a program of the AARP Foundation 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 from Wednesday through April 13.
Contact Pat Baldwin at 330-372-7488 or PBaldwin2@neo.rr.com. Information is also available at aarp.org/taxaide.
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.
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.
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: Meatloaf with gravy, cauliflower, mash potatoes, mixed fruit, rye bread
MONDAY: Ham slice with pineapple glaze, broccoli cuts, scalloped potatoes, diced peaches, wheat bread
TUESDAY: Meatball splash with sauce, mac and cheese, Italian green beans, pineapples, hot dog bun, grape juice
WEDNESDAY: Grilled teriyaki chicken, rice, mixed vegetables, cauliflower, apple juice, wheat bread
THURSDAY: Beef and pepper patty with gravy, Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, Mandarin oranges, wheat bread
FEB. 10: Porcupine meatballs with sauce, mashed potatoes, canned peas, applesauce, wheat bread
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.
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.
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.
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; 2 p.m., beginners sketching class, $3, call to register.
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.
A SCOPE membership is $12 per year. Visit or contact the center.
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. Doors open at 10 a.m. For information on meals, call site manager Dollie Davis at 330-876-5123.
Cards and bingo are played every day, and singing is on Wednesdays. To attend, call Davis two days prior.
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.
Starting this week, AARP volunteers will be at the center offering free tax aide from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays until April 12.
Daily meals are 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.
Weight Watchers - Doors open 5 p.m. with meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
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.
February's "Lunch n Learn" Program will be "A Fresh Perspective on Retirement." The older citizen population is living longer, and more than 20 years could be spent in retirement. It is important to determine if there will be enough money to support income needs. Learn about the factors that may affect retirement and strategies to build retirement income.
Jon Cleary, financial adviser with Morgan Stanley / Smith Barney, will be the presenter at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 23 at the center. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. with the presentation following at 12 p.m. Donations are being accepted. SCOPE members and non-members are welcome to attend this seminar. Sign up in person or call the center to pre-register for this program.
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.
Spring cornhole play starts on Tuesday. 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: 10 a.m., bridge club; 10:30 a.m., garden club; 11 a.m., beginners line dancing; 1:15 p.m., arthritis exercise, $2; 2 p.m., woodcarving class; 4 p.m., pool league, open to players.
TUESDAY: 2 p.m., computer class, second and fourth Tuesday; 10:30 a.m., book club, first Tuesday, free; 11:30 a.m., chair yoga, $3; 10 a.m., crochet class, second and fourth Tuesday, free; 1 p.m., birding class.
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., cards; 10 a.m., line dancing, $3; 10:30 a.m., bridge players; noon, arthritis exercise class, $2.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., open art class, free; 10 a.m., beginners drawing class, free; 10:30 a.m., cards, free; 2 p.m., pool lessons, free; 12:30 p.m., Tai Chi classes, $5.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., art group, free; 10 a.m., cards; 10:30 a.m., omelet in a bag, first Friday, $3.
220 W. Market St., Warren; For more information, call 330-399-8846.
MONDAY: 9:30 a.m., line dancing; 11:30 a.m., arthritis exercises; 11:30 a.m., Ohio Office of Elderly Affairs lunch site; 1 p.m., cards (500).
TUESDAY: 9:30 a.m., art class (portraits only); 11:30 a.m., 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., computer class; 10 a.m., chair Tai Chi; 10:30 a.m., Good to Go program series; 11 a.m., chair exercise; 11:30 a.m., lunch site; 7 p.m., psychic club (Feb. 15).
THURSDAY: 9:30 a.m. bridge and poker; 10:30 a.m., arthritis exercises; 11 a.m., chair exercises; 11:30 a.m., lunch site; 12:30 p.m., bingo.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., chair tap dancing; 10:30 a.m., tap dancing; 11:30 a.m., lunch site; 12:30 p.m. cards (500); 1 p.m., bingo lunch (today), $5; noon, annual luncheon (Feb. 24).
"Good to Go" Series includes lunch for $1.50. Call to reserve the Friday before each series
The center is looking for senior individuals who are interested in playing euchre as well as those who are interested in playing pool. Call 330-373-6213 for more information.
HOME INSTEAD TO HONOR 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.
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.
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 center.
Basic computer classes, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays. 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 during the center's hours of operation.
Adult basketball or cornhole is held 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday in the gym. Minimum of two players and must be members of the center.
Walk the steps or in the gym: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Minimum of two walkers. Sign in at the front desk.
Knit and crochet class: 10 a.m. to noon Mondays. Bring yarn, needles and other materials needed. Class is free and open to members.
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.
Maple Street Cafe breakfast, 6 to 10 a.m. Mondays through Fridays. All proceeds benefit the services and programs of Country Neighbor.
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.
Ceramic classes - 12:30 p.m. second and fourth Friday, fee $8, call to register.