HOSPITAL RETIREES TO MEET: St. Joseph Hospital retirees will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Wayside restaurant in Champion. Bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to Warren Family Mission. Bingo will be played, so bring a useful item to be used as a prize.
HOWLAND RETIREES TO MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 5 at Enzo's Restaurant. Cost of the lunch, payable at the door, is $10. All retirees, classified and non-classified, and their spouses / guests are welcome to attend the monthly meetings.
Retirees who do not receive the newsletter with response card are asked to call 330-856-5226 by the Saturday prior to the meeting if they plan to attend.
Non-perishable food, new winter hats and gloves for women and children, shampoo, toothpaste, soap and other such items will be collected and delivered to Beatitude House. For more information about the meeting, newsletter, or to call in retiree news if you cannot attend the meeting, call the number above.
NILES RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET: Niles Retired Teachers will now meet on every second Thursday of the month. All retired teachers are welcome.
CHAMPION SCOPE WELCOMES NURSE: The Champion SCOPE Center welcomes Nurse Brenda Cook from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Monday meeting. She will be doing blood pressure, blood sugar and blood cholesterol screening by finger sticks. Those who want to take part should call ahead.
TAX-AIDE?PROGRAM?AVAILABLE:?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 and filing tax returns for the 2012 tax year from Feb. 1 to April 15. Those who attend must bring a photo ID, Social Security card and a copy of last year's tax returns.
Bristol Public Library, 1855 Greenville Road, Bristolville, 44402; 330-889-3651 - Monday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Girard Multigenerational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard, 44420; 330-545-5350 - Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Hubbard Public Library, 436 W. Liberty St., Hubbard, 44425; 330-847-7915 - Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call for appointment.
Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St., Niles, 44446; 330-544-3676 - Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call for appointment.
Warren SCOPE, 220 W. Market St., Warren, 44481; 330-399-8846 - Monday through Friday and first and third Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call for appointment.
Liberty Public Library, 415 Churchill Hubbard Road, Youngstown, 44505; 330-759-2589 - Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lake Vista Retirement Community, 303 N. Mecca St., Cortland, 44410; 330-984-0071 - Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lordstown Scope Center, 1776 Salt Springs Road, Warren, 44481; 330-824-2173 - Monday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call for appointment.
Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St., Newton Falls, 44444; 330-872-5261 - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Otterbein United Methodist Church, 1128 State Road West, Warren, 44481; 330-847-7072 - Tuesday, 9 a.m. to noon.
Johnston Senior Center, 5922 Warren Road, Cortland, 44410; 330-984-0071 - Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Howland, 8957 E. Market St., Warren, 44484; 330-856-5612 - Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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.
NUTRITION SITES AVAILABLE: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 age 60 or older and his or her spouse is 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:
Today: Lasagna with meat sauce, green beans, scalloped apples, shredded lettuce with French dressing, bread stick
Monday: Closed. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Tuesday: Salisbury steak with gravy, O'Brien potatoes, broccoli, grape juice, rye bread
Wednesday: Spaghetti with sauce, meatballs, green beans, applesauce, lettuce and tomato
Thursday: Southwest meatloaf, cauliflower, wheat bread, fruited gelatin
Jan. 25 : Chicken filet, buttered cabbage, mixed vegetables, wheat bread, applesauce
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 ages 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 Monday through Friday, $3. Membership is $12 per year, or $22 for a couple.
MONDAY: 10 a.m., Wii bowl and organ music to relax; noon, lunch, $3.
TUESDAY: 10 a.m., learn bridge or Wii bowl; noon, lunch, $3.
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., woodcarvers (learn or share) and organ music to relax; noon, lunch, $3; 1 p.m., chair yoga with Rosanne.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., bridge, or Wii bowl; noon, lunch, $3; 7 p.m., bridge night.
FRIDAY: 11 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, player's 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.
4451 Mahoning Ave.; 330-847-8179.
Call ahead to attend meals; beverages are included with meal.
MONDAY: 10:30 a.m., "Biggest Breakfast in Town," members $5, nonmembers $7; 11 a.m., speaker on local issues.
TUESDAY: 11:15 a.m., homecooked lunch, $3, nonmembers $4.50; 12:30 p.m. exercise and arthritic classes with certified instructor, $2 (exercise room half-hour exercise and half-hour chair volleyball).
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., cards, 500 bid; 11:15 a.m., homecooked lunch, $3; noon, bingo (25 cents a card - UNO or games after bingo).
THURSDAY: 11:15 a.m., homecooked lunch, $3; 12:30 p.m., arthritic exercise class (certified instructor half-hour exercise and half-hour chair volleyball).
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., tai chi with Del Piper, $5; 11:15 a.m., homecooked lunch, $3; noon, painting and crafts with Pam Cebella.
James Clime at the organ the fourth Monday of every month for the breakfast hour.
Members will be taking a bus trip to Mountaineer Casino on Jan. 30. Leaving from SCOPE at 9 a.m., returning before dark.
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, player's 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; 1:45 p.m., Mexican Train Dominos; 7 p.m. first and third Mondays, WRIPCA meetings.
TUESDAY: 12:30 p.m., bingo; 12:30 p.m., Book Club (third Tuesday); 1 p.m., Mah Jongg (first, second and fourth Tuesday); 3 p.m., cornhole; 6:30 p.m, American Legion, Aux., Riders meetings each week.
WEDNESDAY: 9 a.m., Ohio Star Quilters (first, third and fourth Wednesday); 9:30 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 (five week course); 10 a.m., needle art; 11:45 a.m., string art class $2; 2 p.m., Line dance with Gloria Stone; 12:30 p.m., Red Hatters (first Thursday); 2 p.m., Investment Club (meets at Panera Bread, Warren); 4 p.m., card night.
FRIDAY: 11:30 a.m., line dancing, $3; 8:15 a.m., golf (fee).
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., free 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.
Pot luck luncheon at 12:30 p.m. today. Bring a covered dish.
Country Way Band will perform Saturday, with dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. Costis $5 per person. Free.
Nurse Brenda Cook will be doing blood pressure, blood sugar and blood cholesterol screening (finger sticks) beginning at 10 a.m. on Jan. 28. Call ahead.
Neighborhood Health Watch from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 31. Free.
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; 12:30 p.m., cards (500); 4:30 p.m., pool league.
TUESDAY: 9:30 a.m., art class - portraits; 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; poker (closed group).
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., bridge; 10:30 a.m., arthritis exercise; 12:30 p.m., bingo; Poker (closed group); 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.
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, 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 ages 60 or 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 ping pong 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.