CENTER HOSTS PARTY: Johnston Senior Center, located on state Route 5 in Johnston, will hold a Christmas party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 21 at the center. There will be Yahtzee, Wii bowling, word games, bingo and more. Mary Yoder will be singing Christmas music at noon.
SCOPE CLUB HOSTS BASKET RAFFLE: The Niles SCOPE Senior Center Happy Tappers are selling raffle tickets to win several holiday baskets. The proceeds will benefit "Dancing for Others," which will be held Jan. 26 at Packard Music Hall, under the direction of Donna Crean. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5.
One hundred percent of the proceeds are given to local needy individuals to assist with their medical bills. For more information, call the center at 330-544-3676.
THOMAS TO SPEAK AT SCOPE: The Warren SCOPE Center, 220 W. Market St., scheduled a 9:30 a.m. breakfast for Dec. 18. The featured speaker is Sally Thomas of the Sutliff Museum's Traveling Suitcase Program. The morning's topic is "The Role of Trumbull County in the Underground Railroad During the Civil War."
There will be a slide show as well as items to view from the suitcase. All Trumbull County seniors are invited to this breakfast. Cost is $2 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 330-399-8846 by Dec. 14.
RETIREES TO HOST PARTY: The retirees of Local 2243 USWA Copperweld Steel Co. (SOAR Chapter 1-28-10) will have their Christmas Party this year from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 21 at DiLucia's Family Restaurant, 2610 Elm Road, Warren. Please bring a small gift so everyone can get one. Also, new officers will be in attendance.
Those attending are asked to call George at 330-847-2929 for more information and reservations.
CHRISTMAS AT LAURIE ANN AND ALLAN DELL: Laurie Ann Nursing Home and Allan Dell Assisted Living, 2200 Milton Blvd., Newton Falls, are holding a Open House Christmas Celebration at 2 p.m. Saturday, with entertainment, refreshments and memories. Family and friends are welcome. For more information, call 330-872-1990.
PERI TO HOLD PARTY: The PERI monthly meeting will be the annual Christmas party on Dec. 19. Reservations are due by Sunday by calling Sally at 330-898-1585, Barbara at 330-372-2603 or Fran at 330-652-1867.
NILES RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET: Niles Retired Teachers will now meet on every second Thursday of the month. All retired teachers are welcome.
VAN HUFFEL, VANEX 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.
TCAP EVENTS: The TCAP Senior Center, 1230 Palmyra Road S.W., Warren, is announcing upcoming events for seniors. For more information, contact the center at 330-393-2507.
The center is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY HOLIDAY SPIRIT: Following is a list of carolers and others who will be decking the halls of the Shepherd of the Valley communities, 4100 North River Road N.E., Howland. Contact Traci Luther, Activity Director at TLuther@ShepherdoftheValley.com or 330-856-9232, Ext. 2614.
AUSTINTOWN COMPANY AWARDED AS TOP FUNDRAISER: Clare Bridge, Austintown, is receiving an award for being the top corporate fundraiser for the Walk to End Alzheimer's sponsored by the Greater East Ohio Area Chapter of Alzheimer's Association location in Canfield for the third time.
This year their team, Brookdale AlzStarz, raised more than $3,000 for the Walk through various efforts, including weekly food sales, basket raffles and a rummage sale.
Clare Bridge specializes in caring for people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. To sign up to participate in their team efforts, contact John Lisi, executive director at the assisted living community, by calling 330-270-1448, or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The TRUMBULL COUNTY NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY is provided by the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs and operates nutrition sites at 11 locations throughout Trumbull County. These sites provide a meal and the opportunity for socialization. Donations will be accepted.
Any senior citizen 60 or older and his or her spouse 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:
TODAY: Macaroni and cheese, sliced carrots, hot fruit mix, wheat bread, apple juice
MONDAY: Barbecue riblet with sauce, scalloped potatoes, chopped spinach, diamond Jim bun, orange
TUESDAY: Chicken drumsticks, Harvard beets, red confetti blend, wheat bread, Mandarin oranges
WEDNESDAY: Tuna salad on bun, three bean salad, diced peaches, fruit juice, strawberry cupcake
THURSDAY: Stuffed pepper with sauce, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, rye bread, chocolate chip cookie
DEC. 21: Turkey slice with gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, bread dressing, wheat bread, Mandarin oranges
FOWLER-VIENNA SENIOR CITIZENS: The group meets 9:30 a.m. or later every Thursday at the Fowler Community Center to play cards and games, to 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 or 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.
TUESDAY: 10 a.m., Wii bowl, bridge or candles, 25-cent bingo; noon, lunch, $3; 2 p.m., beginners sketching class, $3, call to register.
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., woodcarving with Frank, free; 10 a.m. (last Wednesday of month), free cholesterol screening, glucose test and blood pressure check (fast is required); noon, lunch, $3; 1 p.m., exercise with Roseanne, chair yoga.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., bridge, candles or Wii bowl; noon, lunch, $3; 7 p.m., bridge night.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., bingo, 25 cents; noon, lunch, $3.
NUTRITION SITE OPEN: The Kinsman Senior Citizen Nutrition Site is open every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to seniors 60 or older or their spouses. Meals are served about noon at the Kinsman Fire Hall, and donations are accepted. 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 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Membership is $12 a year. Puzzles, games and coffee bar are available daily.
MONDAY: 10 a.m., chair yoga; 10:30 a.m., trivia; 12:30 p.m., cornhole.
TUESDAY: 10 a.m., art; 12:30 p.m., Wii bowling.
WEDNESDAY: 10:30 a.m., needlework; 10:30 a.m., blood pressure check; 12:30 p.m., balance.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., cards; 10:30 a.m., Wii bowling; 12:30 p.m., bingo.
FRIDAY: 10:30 a.m., Yahtzee; 11 a.m., Wii bowling; 12:30 p.m., balance.
Daily meals are served at noon. Donations are accepted. Call for a reservation.
There are also monthly craft days and birthday parties.
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, and quilting, cards and crafts.
Weight Watchers - Doors open at 5 p.m. with meeting at 5:30 p.m. 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 $5 for members and $7 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. Holiday lunches are $5 for everyone. Three computers with free Internet are available daily.
MONDAY: 11 a.m. speaker after breakfast; 1 p.m., acrylic painting / crafts of choice. (Supply fees may apply.)
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 for 11 a.m. most Mondays. Crocheting, knitting and 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; noon, cards, players choice; 1 p.m., quilting; 5 p.m., weight loss support group.
TUESDAY: 9:30 a.m. square dancing, $3, Norm Flavell, caller and instructor; 11:45 a.m., Happy Tappers exercise / dance group, $1, instructor Donna Crean; 1 p.m., cards - 500 tournament, first, second and third Tuesday each month, pre-registration required; 2:30 p.m., pinochle; 2:30 p.m., blood pressure checks, first and third Tuesday each month, Niles Health Department.
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., chair yoga, $1, instructor Roseanne; 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; 7 p.m. (third Wednesday), Friendly Squares dance, $9 couple.
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., pinochle, bridge and American Red Cross blood drive, third Thursday of the month.
FRIDAY: free glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings (every third Friday); 10 a.m., Friday morning movies; 11 a.m., arthritis exercise program, $1, Debbie Eschman therapy; 11:30 a.m., Must Go Friday Lunch, $2; 1 p.m., choir practice; 2 p.m., mixed chorus (second Friday), sing at Briarfield at the Ridge, (third Friday), either Autumn Hills or Briarfield at Ashley Circle.
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., 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; 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 St. N.E., Warren, 330-399-4495.
MONDAY: 10 a.m., bridge club; 10 a.m., beginners line dancing, $3; 12:30 p.m., arthritis exercise, $2; 4 p.m., pool league.
TUESDAY: 10:30 a.m., Book Club (first Tuesday of the month); 11:30 a.m., chair yoga; garden club, first Tuesday of each month; 1 p.m., crochet class; 2 p.m., line dancing, $3.
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., cards; 10:30 a.m., bridge players; noon, arthritis exercise class, $2; 1 p.m., jewelry class.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., cards; 10 a.m., open art class; sewing, open.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., art group, free; 10 a.m., cards; 10:30 a.m., omelet in a bag, first Friday, $3; 2 p.m., woodcarving class.
220 W. Market St., Warren. Donations accepted for lunch. For more information, call 330-399-8846.
The pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. Cost for breakfast is $2 per person.
MONDAY: 10:30 a.m., arthritis exercise; 11:30 a.m., OEA nutrition site; 1 p.m., cards (500); 2 p.m., Ultra beginner line dance class with Gloria Stone, $2.
TUESDAY: 9:30 a.m., art class - portraits; 11:30 a.m., nutrition site; 4:30 p.m., Railroad Club; 7 p.m., bridge; 7 p.m., Stephen Foster Chorus.
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., line dancing, Norman Flavell, $3; 10 a.m., beginners computer class; 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m., nutrition site; 12:30 p.m., penny ante poker; 2 p.m., ultra-beginner line dancing, Gloria Stone, $2.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., bridge; 10:30 a.m., arthritis exercise; 11:30 a.m., nutrition site; 12:30 p.m., bingo; 4:30 p.m., pool league.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., chair tap dance; 10 a.m., intermediate computer class; 10:30 a.m., tap class; 11:30 a.m., 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 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, including 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 or older. Cost is $2 but not required, and the number of meals is limited. The 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. Donations accepted. For seniors 60 or older and / or their spouses. Menu calendars are available at the center.
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.