Brooke County community happenings

Bethany Women plan activities

BETHANY – The GFWC-WV Bethany Woman’s Club met Feb. 18 at Bethany Memorial Church, with President Helen Moren presiding.

Devotions were offered by Billie Jo Falcon.

Reports were heard from Secretary Beverly Chambers, Treasurer Judy Pyle and Charlotte Chambers on the pancake dinner held Feb. 12. Chambers reported on the Bethany Buzz, a newspaper begun by the group.

Moren and Ruth Tye made scarves for children and staff at Sandy Hook School as well as first responders there as part of a GFWC project sponsored by the Connecticut Federation of Women’s Clubs.

Donations were made to the Ronald McDonald House in Morgantown, and members will be collecting swim goggles, water shoes, pens, pencils and other items for Camp Kno Koma, a camp for children with diabetes.

Favors were made for Valley Haven Nursing Home and Ann’s Country Retreat.

The GFWC-WV state convention will be held March 22-23 at the Greenbrier Resort.

Story hours set at Follansbee branch

FOLLANSBEE – The Follansbee Branch Library will hold story hours for children, ages 25, and their caregivers at noon Monday and March 11, 18 and 25.

Children will enjoy a story, craft, games and a snack and can get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny on March 25.

Call (304) 527-0860 to register for the free programs.

Easter Bunny letters available

WELLSBURG – The Friends of the Brooke County Public Library will again be helping the Easter Bunny to send letters to area children.

The letters are $1.75 each and are addressed to each child.

The group also sells personalized children’s books throughout the year that make great Easter gifts. Each tells who gave the book and when it was given and includes the name of the child and his or her friends and other details in the story.

The books are available for $14 each and a variety of settings and themes. For information, stop by the Brooke County Public Library or Follansbee Branch Library.

Night at the Races to benefit band

FOLLANSBEE – A Night at the Races to benefit the Follansbee Middle School Band will be held March 16 at the Hooverson Heights Fire Department.

Tickets are $20 each, which includes naming a horse, food, drinks and desserts. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with racing to start at 7 p.m.

For information, call (304) 224-4748 or 224-4462.

Seuss party to be held

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Reading Council will hold a birthday party for Dr. Seuss at the Brooke County Library at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Children of all ages are invited to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by participating in reading activities that will include stories, crafts, games and more.

Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Library to show animated film

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library will be showing the animated PG-rated film, “Wreck It Ralph,” at 11 a.m. March 9.

The animated film involves Ralph, who has played the bad guy in his popular video game for decades. In a bold move, he sets out to prove he is a true hero with a big heart.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn at the free screening.

Children’s knitting group offered

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Library’s Kid’s Knitting Group will meet from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday in the library’s River Room.

Children in third grade or higher can learn to knit with help from instructor Nora Bell. They should bring yarn and needles or loom to start creating.

Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Computer class set for March 8

FOLLANSBEE – The Follansbee Branch Library will be offering a free basic computer class for adults at 11 a.m. March 8.

The instructor is Linda Dobbs.

Class space is limited, so reservations should be made by calling (304) 527-0860.

Asian beetles to be discussed

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County West Virginia University Extension Office and Brooke County Public Library will present a discussion of Asian longhorn beetles and emerald ash borers at 1 p.m. March 12.

Pathologist Patty Gundrum will discuss the insects’ negative impact.

Those interested in attending the free program are asked to call (304) 737-3666 so sufficient materials can be prepared.