Tri-Gold Prime Time Chapter ABWA will not meet for its regular monthly meeting in September but will meet for ABWA Day on Sept. 22 at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and lunch is at 1. The event is sponsored by the Mahoning Valley Network Council ABWA Chapters of Mill Creek, Tri-Gold and Youngstown Charter. Dinner will include roast pork, stuffed chicken breast, stuffed shells, mashed potatoes, green beans, tossed salad and dessert. Cost is $22 and the public is welcome. Guest speaker will be Jane Turzillo, a feature author. Reservations must be made by Sept. 15 by calling Shirley Pappagallo at 330-270-9779.
First Friday of Greater Youngstown Speaker Series will host an evening dinner at 6 p.m. Sept. 5 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. Dr. Faggioli, professor of historical theology at Villanova University in Philadelphia, will speak on “From Vatican II to the Sexual Abuse Crisis: The Challenges for the Catholic Church – Political, Institutional and Theological.” There will be an opportunity for participants’ questions to follow. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation following at 6. Cost is $18. Call 330-720-4498 to make a reservation.
Niles Friendly Squares will begin weekly square dance lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St., Niles. Gene Hammond will be the instructor and cost is $6 per lesson. Lessons will take place each Tuesday through April 14, 2020. There are also monthly dances at the SCOPE Center. For information, call Gene or Frankie Hammond at 330-506-3370. The Niles Friendly Squares will perform square dance demonstrations from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Canfield Fair on the stage in front of the international building.
Monday Night Writers will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Small Meeting Room at the Canfield Branch of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, 43 W Main St, Canfield. Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend. Led by professional writer Nancy Christie, the two-hour sessions offer an opportunity for members to get group feedback on works-in-progress. For information, contact Nancy Christie at [email protected].
Outspokin’ Wheelmen Bicycle Club offers a varied choice of bicycle rides daily and is seeking new members. Check out outspokinwheelmen.com for information.
USA Dance Club will host a “Fun in the Sun” picnic and dance at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Orthodox Center, 1025 N. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown. The event will feature East Coast Swing Dance lessons sponsored by Jennifer Alexander of “Ballroom with Jen.” Anyone who is planning to attend is asked to bring a picnic dish to share (and get in free). Cost is $5 for USA Dance members, $10 for nonmembers and $2.50 for students. For information, visit www.usadance2015.com or follow us on Facebook at USA-Dance-Chapter-2015-Youngstown-Warren-OH.
Western Reserve Amateur Radio Club will host its HAM radio club meeting Tuesday at Davidson’s Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road, Canfield. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. and the meeting will take place at 7. Guest speakers will include Steve Fabry, KC8SOY; Darrin Cannon, N8DMC;, and Bob Mitzel, N8RCM. They will update the group on the proper procedures for doing public-service event communications. For information, contact Bob Mitzel, president, at 575-910-1456 or [email protected].
Canfield Republican Women’s Club will host its next meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 4 at A la Cart Catering in Canfield. Don Manning will be the guest speaker. He will discuss what it is like to be a member of the Ohio House of Representatives representing the 59th district. Also in September will be voting on changes to the by-laws. These changes will be submitted to the members of CRWC by e-mail. Members are asked to review these, and if there are any concerns or objections, to send them to Nancy Epstein at [email protected]. The deadline for objections or concerns is Aug. 26. The changes will be voted on as one and there will be no discussion prior to the vote.
D.A.R.E. Singles Group meets at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road. Activities for the week: at 5 p.m. Saturday, music at River on the Rock, meet at Mocha House in Niles; at 2 p.m. Sunday, meet at Mastropietro Winery for Balloon Fest; at 6 p.m. Tuesday, bocce at Boardman Park; and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, beach volleyball night at the church; and at 7 p.m. Aug. 23, Putt Putt at Sports World on South Avenue in Boardman.
Poland Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 4515 Center Road (state Route 224). There will be no program following the meeting. Programs will resume in September.
Struthers Historical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Amvets Post 44, 305 Elm St. The speaker will be Dan Welch, teacher in the Campbell City School District, who will speak about his experience as a tour guide during the summer at Gettysburg National Military Park. The public is welcome. Anyone who attends is asked to donate brushes, combs and puzzle books to assist veterans. Tours of the SHS museum will be given after the meeting. For information, call Linda at 330-782-0218.
William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Kravitz Deli meeting room, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty. Members of the Salem Preservation Society will be dressed in period costumes, as First Ladies married to notable American presidents. Member admission is $5 and $6 for nonmembers. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins are welcome and will be admitted based on seating availability. For information or reservations, call Richard Scarsella, WHMHS chairman, at 330-726-8277.
Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter makes Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups available free of charge, open to all caregivers, family members, and friends with a loved one with affected by the disease or another form of dementia. The meetings are as follows: Canfield: fourth Thursday at 1:30 p.m., Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St.; Howland: second Tuesday at 7 p.m., Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland-Wilson Road, NE.; North Jackson: third Monday at 2 p.m., Antonine Sisters Adult Day Center, 2675 N. Lipkey Road; and Warren: third Wednesday at 10 a.m., Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St. (conference room F). Groups meet monthly. For information or to confirm, contact the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.
F.O.C.U.S. Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at Giangelo’s, 708 Boardman-Canfield Road, Canfield. For directions, call the restaurant at 330-726-4442. All breast cancer survivors and their support system are welcome.
Churchill United Methodist Church, 189 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown, will offer its Grief Share to all who have suffered a loss. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. and will take place Sept. 12 through Dec. 12. Meetings take place in the church parlor on the second floor of the educational building. “Surviving the Holidays” will be offered at 2 p.m. Nov. 17. Grief Share is a 13-week program that offers videos such as “Is This Normal?” “The Challenges of Grief,” Grief and Your Relationships,” “Why?” and “Guilt and Anger” and more. There will be a discussion following each video. Cost is $20 for the workbook. Contact Janice Ferry at 330-759-1924 with questions or for information.
NAMI Mahoning Valley offers a Connections support group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 6 p.m. at Alta Care, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. NAMI…