Community Briefs

Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 set

to hold cabbage roll dinner

WEIRTON – The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 Charity Committee will sponsor a cabbage roll dinner from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the lodge located on Main Street.

The meal includes homemade cabbage rolls, potatoes and dessert. The cost is $8 per person. Carry-out will be available for an additional cost.

Those planning to attend should make a reservation by calling (304) 748-0565 to guarantee a dinner.

Club to hold turkey shoot

COLLIERS – The Colliers Sportsmen’s Club will hold a turkey shoot at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the club located on Putney Lane.

Those participating may use 12-, 16- or 20-gauge guns. The public is welcome to attend.

Vigil for those affected by suicide

WELLSBURG – A Candlelight Vigil of Healing, for those affected by suicide, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Wellsburg Town Square.

Participants are asked to bring a candle and encouraged to bring a picture of their loved ones.

The event is organized by Judith Aracich, whose son died by suicide 11 years ago. She arranged for local clergy, suicide survivors and others to speak.

Those attending are welcome to share a prayer, poem, story or song. For information, contact Aracich at (614) 582-7964. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in America and third leading cause of death among Americans, ages 10-24.

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New Manchester Christian

welcomes Canter as pastor

NEW MANCHESTER – The New Manchester Christian Church welcomed new pastor the Rev. Tim Canter Oct. 6 at the church located at 172 High St.

Canter and his wife, Jennifer, relocated to the area from Versailles, Ky., where Canter was a youth minister. The couple has a son who lives in Kentucky.

Canter gave his first sermon during the 11 a.m. service.

Anyone without a church family is invited to join the congregation as they continue their ministry with the help of Tim and Jennifer Canter.

The church is handicap accessible and everyone is welcome to attend.

Salatino named to society

ASHLAND, Ohio – Megan Salatino of Follansbee is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta at Ashland University.

Alpha Lambda Delta honors students who in their first or first two semesters have achieved a 3.5 cumulative grade point average. The honor society’s purpose is to encourage superior academic achievement among students in their first year, to promote intelligent living, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals.

Salatino is double majoring in public relations/strategic communication and sport communication. She is the daughter of Mark and Pamela Salatino of Follansbee and a 2012 Brooke High School graduate. Salatino serves as the public relations chair for Alpha Lambda Delta.

Craft festival set for Saturday

WEIRTON – The holiday craft festival sponsored by the art department of the GFWC Weirton Woman’s Club will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the RJ Bush Center at 3474 Pennsylvania Ave.

Admission is $2, and there is free parking.

The event will include a bake sale, entertainment and an Authors’ Alley, along with more than 20 crafters. Holiday Home Tour tickets will be on sale for $20. The self-guided tour is sponsored by the Hancock County Arts Council and features homes in Weirton, New Cumberland and Chester. Representatives from CASA, A Child’s Place will be at the show, and donations for the Hancock County Animal Shelter will be accepted. The show will have primitive wood products, gift baskets, jewelry, wreaths, dog accessories and baked goods.

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Weir High School Class of ’55

set to meet Wednesday

HOOKSTOWN, Pa. – The Weir High School Class of 1955 will meet at noon Wednesday at the Ponderosa Golf Course.

Those interested in car pooling should call Marlene Hare at (304) 748-7974.

Strip Steel holding bake sale

WEIRTON – The Strip Steel Community Federal Credit Union will hold a bake sale Friday at the offices located at 3316 Main St.

Credit union employees and members are donating baked goods. Proceeds benefit the Mozingo family.

Spay/neuter clinic to be held

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio – The Brooke County Animal Welfare League will hold its next low-cost spay and neuter Roaming Animal Sterilization Clinic at Low Cost Saturday and Sunday at the Jefferson County Airpark.

Pre-payment is required. There are no walk-in services or vaccinations available.

Appointments are not limited to Brooke County residents.

Any interested pet owner can make an appointment by calling (304) 374-4443.

Boosters host ‘Night at the Races’

WEIRTON – The Weir High School Cheering Booster presents “A Night at the Races” from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Victorian Hall located at 1801 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The races begin at 7 p.m. The event will include drawings and a 50/50 drawing.

A horse ticket is $30 and includes a horse, admission, food and drink.

An admission ticket is $20 and includes admission, food and drink.

Sponsorships are available for $100, which includes two admission tickets and advertising in the program, at the event and through social media.

The event is for those 21 and older.

To purchase tickets or a sponsorship, contact Erica Dawson at (304) 723-8718, Lorie Potock at (304) 670-5344 or John DeVecchis at (304) 374-3371.

Chorus resumes rehearsals

WHEELING – The Tri-State Community Chorus will resume rehearsals from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays at the Wheeling Central Catholic High School band room located at 75 14th St.

The group is open to those high school aged and older. No audition is required.

Prior music experience is preferred, but not required. The ability to read music is not required.

New members are welcome.

For information, call (304) 233-1660, extension 313, or (304) 723-8652 or e-mail ewaugh@cchsknights.org or tristatecommunitychoruswv@gmail.com.

Church holding gown sale

CHESTER – The Chester First United Methodist Church will hold the annual “Gown Galore” used gown sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the church located at 240 Carolina Ave.

Gently used prom and homecoming dresses will be available. Only cash sales. Photographs of available dresses will be posted after Monday on the event Facebook page, which can be found by searching “Gowns Galore.” Hailie Crummitt of Diapers to Diamonds Photography will take the photos.

Those interested in selling gently used dresses may bring them to the church from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There is a $5 charge per dress, and sellers set their own prices and receive full price. Unsold dresses can be picked up from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10. Unclaimed dresses will be donated to charity.

Proceeds benefit the Chester/Newell FISH.

For information, call (304) 387-1469 or email gownsgalore@comcast.net.

St. Thomas hosting Christmas meal

WEIRTON – St. Thomas Church will hold a Christmas soup and sandwich luncheon from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at the church located on Three Springs Drive.

Soups include beef vegetable and wedding soup. Sandwiches include meatball hoagie and ham barbecue. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12.

A Christmas bake and craft sale also will be held.

Soup is $6 for a quart. Take-out is available.

To order a quart of soup, call the church at (304) 723-4120 or Lynn Bish at (304) 797-9785.

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Church Women United set to

hold Community Day service

WEIRTON – The Church Women United will celebrate World Community Day at 11 a.m. Friday at the Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church located at 121 Ivy St.

The group also will be collecting snacks for the Dunbar Community Center. Nancy Sanders is the coordinator; Mary Ellen Groves is the choir director; and Vice President Sanders will preside.

There will be a luncheon in the fellowship hall immediately following.

The clergy and public are welcome to attend.

Family Jewels to host auction

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Relay for Life Team Family Jewels will host the annual Christmas quarter auction Nov. 3 at First Westminster Presbyterian Church located at 235 N. Fourth St.

Doors open at 12:15 p.m., and the auction begins at 1 p.m. Lunch will be available. Tickets are $5.

Vendors include Tastefully Simple, Country Delights, Kelli’s Goodies, Longaberger, Jamberry, Pink Zebra, Occasions by Crystal and Angela, Tupperware, Beauti Control, Pampered Chef, Party Lite, Scentsy, Thirty-One and Knot.Sew.Perfect.

Deacons holding dinner

WEIRTON – The Cove Presbyterian Church deacons will hold their annual spaghetti dinner from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church located on Main Street and Cove Road.

Eat-in and take-out are available.

Church holding All Souls service

WHEELING – Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukrainian Catholic Church will hold a Polish All Souls Day, or Dzien Zaduszny, services at 2 p.m. Sunday at the church located at 4136 Jacob St.

The service will include a rosary and wypominki, the reading of the names of the deceased. Those attending are asked to write down the names of family and friends they want to be read and bring it to the service.

Church holding turkey dinner

WEIRTON – St. Thomas Episcopal Church will hold a turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 8 at the church located on Three Springs Drive.

The dinner includes turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, dinner rolls and coffee. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Desserts will be available for purchase. Take-out will be available.

Call the church at (304) 723-4120.

Lodge holding cabbage roll dinner

COLLIERS – The Rebekah Lodge 42 will hold a cabbage roll dinner from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at the lodge, located next to the Colliers Post Office.

The meal includes a cabbage roll, green beans, mashed potatoes, a roll and butter and a drink. The cost is $7.50. Eat-in and take-out are available.

To make an advance order for a dozen cabbage rolls for $17, call (304) 797-9737 or (304) 797-7089.

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Carmike will hold food drive,

ticket drawing until Nov. 15

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Carmike Cinema 6 is collecting nonperishable foods in observance of the Thanksgiving season release of “Free Birds.”

The Urban Mission’s Bountiful Thom mascot will appear at the theater from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Food donations can be dropped off after 12:30 p.m. daily until Nov. 15. Needed items include cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, boxed potatoes, sweet potatoes, chicken broth, cake mix, icing and canned vegetables. Those making a donation will be entered into a drawing for two free movie passes and “Free Birds” promotional items.

For information, contact the theater at (740) 264-1680 after 12:30 p.m.

Country Friends Band makes debut

WEIRTON – The Country Friends Band will debut Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance begins at 7 p.m.

The band is comprised of musicians from existing bands regularly hosted by the Country Friends Foundation. It will perform once monthly.

Country Friends host covered-dish meals and open mic nights every Monday and Friday. The doors open at 4 p.m, the meal begins at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270 or call www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

Student association plans fundraiser

WHEELING – The Ohio Valley African-American Students Association will hold a Bob Evans community fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 2 at the restaurant located at 775 National Road.

All proceeds benefit the scholarship and awards banquet fund. For information, contact Ron Scott at (304) 281-7020 or ovaasa@gmail.com.

Auction to benefit cancer center

BLOOMINGDALE, Ohio – The Jefferson County Vocational School will hold a quarter auction to benefit the Tony Teramana Cancer Center Dietary Cancer Initiative Nov. 2 at the vocational school.

Doors open at 2 p.m., and the auction begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5. Vendors include Pampered Chef, MiMi Blankets, Pink Zebra, Scentsy, Thirty-One, Mary Kay and Velata. Vendors are still being accepted. The event will include snacks, drinks, door prizes, Chinese drawings and a 50/50 drawing. Proceeds go toward providing meals for cancer patients and their families.

For information, contact Jill McVicker at (740) 264-5545 or mcvickerj@jcjvs.k12.oh.us.

Class of 1964 planning reunion

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio – The Steubenville Catholic Central Class of 1964 will hold a 50th reunion-planning meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at Lancelot’s Restaurant.

Members will discuss details on the planned golf outing, mixer and dinner. The reunion will be held June 13-14 at the Steubenville Country Club.

The class is still seeking the following classmates: William Layman, Robert Van Dine, Teresa Checca, Betty Ighnat Jacob, Marian Jablonski Sweat, Helen Leonard Baker, Patty Morrow Musser, Diana Rine Kelly and Toni Simpson Cartrisana. Anyone who has contact information for these classmates are asked to email patricktwells@sbcglobal.net.

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Brooke County Public Library

to show ‘The Internship’

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library will be showing the PG-13-rated film, “The Internship,” at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The buddy comedy stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn.

Center to hold Halloween party

WEIRTON – The Greater Weirton Senior Center will hold a Halloween party for seniors from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 31.

There will be door prizes provided by Health South and refreshments.

Everyone is encouraged to come in costumes.

Church holding trunk or treat

WEIRTON – The Colliers Way Church of Christ will host a trunk or treat for all area children from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 in the church parking lot located at 612 Colliers Way.

The event, a trick-or-treating alternative, will include games, food and candy.

Church to hold pasta dinner

COLLIERS – Olde St. John’s Episcopal Church, at the intersection of Eldersville and St. John’s roads, will hold a spaghetti dinner from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 2.

The cost is $7.50 for the meal, which includes spaghetti with choice of meat or marinara sauce, salad, roll and beverage.

Take-out will be available.

Free dinners available to children

Free dinners are available for youth 18 and under through C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc. at afterschool programs at the following sites:

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program’s After-School Adventures Program at Follansbee United Presbyterian Church, Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church and Wellsburg First Presbyterian Church, Monday through Friday.

Jefferson Primary School on Fridays.

Follansbee and Wellsburg middle schools on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Brooke High School Monday through Thursday.

The Dunbar Center in Weirton Tuesday through Friday.

The meals are provided with funds awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For information, call (304) 797-7733.

Applefest contest winners named

WELLSBURG – Winners of the Wellsburg Applefest Apple Anything Baking Contest have been announced for the following categories:

Cake: Lavaughn Coulter, first place; Katherine Williams, second; and Rose Porco, third.

Dough (for pies and other items made with dough): Sondra Leonetti, first place; Amy Miller, second; and Mary Householder, third.

Miscellaneous: Judith Aracich, first place; Vincent Williams, second; and Stephen Williams, third.

Cash prizes were awarded to each winner. A total of 18 entries were received.

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Weirton Steel Management

Club set to meet Monday

WEIRTON – The Weirton Steel Management Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Giovanni’s Restaurant banquet room. There will be a speaker on the 2014 Health Care changes and updates. All members and former members are invited to attend. Dinner and social will be enjoyed.

Group holding art show

WEIRTON – The Art Department of the Weirton Woman’s Club, a General Federation of Women’s Clubs of West Virginia member organization, will hold a holiday craft festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at the R.J. Bush Center, adjacent to the Mercy Baptist Church, located at 3474 Pennsylvania Ave. Admission is $3.

There will be approximately 20 crafters selling primitive wood products, gift baskets, jewelry, wreaths and dog accessories. A Child’s Place Court-Appointed Special Advocates will be in attendance. Donations for the Hancock County Animal Shelter will be accepted. The event will features several local authors selling and signing books. There also will be a bake sale and entertainment. Parking is free.

Churches holding bazaar

WELLSBURG – The Franklin United Methodist Church and Independence United Methodist Church will hold a fall and Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Franklin church located at 1231 Washington Pike/state Route 27.

A variety of crafts, white elephants and baked goods will be available for purchase. Soup and sandwich lunches also will be available. The proceeds will benefit the churches’ mission projects, locally, nationally and internationally. The public is invited to attend.

Musketeers 4-H Club meets

WEIRTON – The Weirton Musketeers 4-H Club met Oct. 20 for the first meeting of the club year with 13 members present.

Outgoing President Mackenzie Moore called the meeting to order, followed by singing.

New officers were elected. They include President Arden Minor, Vice president Anna Byers, Secretary Olivia Dowler, Treasurer Colin Heilman, Reporter Ben Minor, Health officer Riley Reid, Scrapbook Mackenzie Moore, Song Leaders Hannah Moore and Brooke Scopel and Game Leaders Dakota Wagner and Abby Dowler. After elections, fair projects and exhibits and poster contest entries were given back to members. Following adjournment, the Scopel family provided light refreshments. The next meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Cove Presbyterian Church.

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Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 set

to host euchre tournament

WEIRTON – The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 House Committee will hold a euchre tournament and a Mexican/Halloween party for members and guests.

The euchre tournament will begin at 7 p.m. today in the downstairs lounge. A sign-up sheet is posted at the lodge or members can call the lodge at (304) 748-0565. The cost is $5 per person.

Those attending the Halloween party at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 are encouraged to dress in costume. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. There is no admission charge.

Food distribution scheduled

WEIRTON – The First Christian Church will hold a food distribution from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday and Oct. 31 at the church located at 3252 Main St.

The food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until it is gone. The distribution also will include personal hygiene items such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes.

For information, call the church offices at (304) 797-7300 from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday.

‘Evening With Edgar’ set

NEW CUMBERLAND – The third annual “Evening With Edgar” will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday at the Hancock County Museum on Ridge Avenue.

Kelsey Hayward, Oak Glen High School drama instructor, will do a first-person reading of Edgar Allen Poe’s most popular pieces. The Hancock County Museum will be decorated for the Halloween season and to reflect Poe’s macabre work.

Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

The museum and Hancock County Arts Council are sponsoring the event.

Forum to address minority issues

WEIRTON – Carolyn Stuart, The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs executive director, will host a Northern Panhandle Region Listening Tour Forum at 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Millsop Community Center located at 3420 Main Street.

This is the second of four regional forums providing an opportunity to raise awareness about issues that affect minorities. Local elected officials have been invited to attend. It is open to the public.

Courtside seating available

NEW CUMBERLAND – Courtside seating is available for the Harlem Wizards basketball game Oct. 30 at the Oak Glen Middle School.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the game begins at 7 p.m.

The ticket is $20, and includes seating alongside the Wizards, an autographed team pictures and opportunity to attend a meet-and-greet session with the Wizards. Tickets are limited.

The event is sponsored by the Oak Glen Middle School Culture Club.

For information, call (304) 374-7474.

Art Department seeks authors

WEIRTON – The Art Department of the Weirton Woman’s Club, a General Federation of Women’s Clubs of West Virginia member organization, is looking for area authors to participate in an “author’s alley” as part of the 49th annual holiday craft festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at the R.J. Bush Center located on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Authors may promote, sell and sign books. Those already scheduled to appear include Melissa Hosack of Aliquippa, Pa.; Shannon Giambroni, author of the children’s book, “Tugger in the Country”; Mary M. Paice, “A Life of Love” and “Madam Judy Jordon” author; and Cindy McDonald, Unbridled Series author. For information, call Sharon Neeley at (304) 797-1945.

Church holding turkey dinner

WEIRTON – The Christ United Methodist Church will hold the annual turkey dinner from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 2 at the church located at 3598 Pennsylvania Ave.

The dinner includes turkey with all the trimmings. Eat-in and Take-out are available. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under.

For information, call (304) 723-0800.

Family Jewels to host auction

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Relay for Life Team Family Jewels will host the annual Christmas quarter auction Nov. 3 at First Westminster Presbyterian Church located at 235 N. Fourth St.

Doors open at 12:15 p.m., and the auction begins at 1 p.m. Lunch will be available. Tickets are $5.

Vendors include Tastefully Simple, Country Delights, Kelli’s Goodies, Longaberger, Jamberry, Pink Zebra, Occasions by Crystal and Angela, Tupperware, Beauti Control, Pampered Chef, Party Lite, Scentsy, Thirty-One and Knot.Sew.Perfect.

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Brooke County Public Service

District to meet Wednesday

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Service District will hold a construction meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the district office located at 711 Charles St.

Center holding bake, rummage sale

WEIRTON – The Weirton Senior Center is holding a rummage and bake sale, beginning at 9 a.m., today through Friday.

Club hosts showing of ‘Feast’

WEIRTON?- The Weirton Woman’s Club International Outreach Committee will host a showing of “Babette’s Feast” from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mary H. Weir Library.

International foods will be served, and the event is free to the public.

Library offering free tutor training

WEIRTON – The Mary H. Weir Public Library is offering free tutor training from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Those previously trained as tutors may re-take the training as a refresher.

For information, call (304) 797-8510 or (304) 670-8489.

‘Fracking Fact’ series begins Tuesday

WHEELING – The Ohio County Public Library will open a new “Fracking Facts” series on the Marcellus Shale drilling issues in the valley at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Ben Stout, Wheeling Jesuit University biology professor and ecologist, will present the program “Is Wheeling to Become a Hazardous Waste Destination?”

Stout will discuss studies on brine water and residual waste trucks.

Reports workers fell ill at the Wheeling sewage treatment plant led to an investigation by West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. Trucks carrying Marcellus Shale brine water or residual waste were sampled as they entered one such industrial facility, and the DEP data was obtained by a citizen group via a Freedom of Information Act request. At the program, Stout will discuss the results.

The library will host a free screening of the documentary “Gasland Part 2,” directed by Josh Fox at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in partnership with Wheeling Water Warriors, FaCTOV and Ohio Valley Peace. Former Pittsburgh City Councilman Doug Shields will attend.

“Fracking Facts” is free and open to the public. Call (304) 232-0244 or visit ohiocountylibrary.org. for information.

Seeing Hand to hold open house

WHEELING – The Seeing Hand Association at 750 Main St. will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 24 in celebration of Meet the Blind and Disabilities Awareness Month.

Karen Haught, executive director, said the open house will be both an educational and fun day for all age groups.

“You are invited to join us for tours, to talk to the employees, watch mops being made and chair caning and interact with a guide dog,” she said, adding, “Visitors will also be able to try on special goggles that allow the wearer to experience what it is like to be blind.”

Visitors also can shop in the Crafters for a Cause gift shop, which is stocked with many new fall and seasonal items. There also will be refreshments and door prizes.

For information about the services offered by The Seeing Hand Association, call (304) 232-4810.

Church to hold bazaar, dinner

COLLIERS – Colliers United Methodist Church will hold its annual fall bazaar and turkey dinner Saturday.

The bazaar will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a variety of soups and sandwiches, including hot dogs and sloppy joes, available to eat-in or take-out from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Dinner will be served from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and include turkey, dressing, whipped potatoes with gravy, green beans, rolls, desserts and drinks.

The price is $8 for adults and teens, $4 for children 7-12 and free for children 6 and under. Take-out will be available.

There will be various sale tables including a bake sale, white elephant and jewelry.

The church is at 318 Pennsylvania Ave. across from the Colliers Post Office. For information, call (304) 527-1696 or 527-1816.

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Follansbee Branch holding pumpkin-decorating contest

FOLLANSBEE – The Follansbee Branch Library will hold a pumpkin-decorating contest for children in preschool through eighth grade at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24.

The Follansbee Friends of the Library will donate the pumpkins and supply the judges for the contest. All supplies will be provided by the library.

Call (304) 527-0860 to reserve a pumpkin.

Baby shower to benefit A.I.M. Center

WELLSBURG – A baby shower to benefit the Assistance in Motherhood Center will be hosted by the Altar-Rosary Society of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church at 7 p.m Nov. 6 at the church hall.

Everyone is invited to attend and bring an unwrapped baby item to be donated to the A.I.M. Center. Items also may be left in the vestibule of the church at any time.

Located in Steubenville, the pregnancy crisis center offers alternatives to abortion, free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, doctor referrals and classes in health and child care. Sharon Maedke is its director.

During the shower, John and Roberta Alvarez will present a program of Broadway tunes for entertainment. There will also be games and prizes.

A luncheon will be served by a committee made up of Sara Gundling, Ruth Cusick, Martha Lallone, Virginia Diserio and Mary Margaret Cipoletti.

The Rev. Dan Pisano is the church’s pastor. Wilma Stewart is president of the society.

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Drama Club presents ‘Lost Colony’ haunted trail

WEIRTON – The Madonna High School Drama Club will present “The Lost Colony,” haunted trail at the high school, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The event is suitable for all ages and costs $6 per person. Fall-themed refreshments will be available for purchase.

Trinity offering COPD screenings

TORONTO, Ohio – Trinity Health System will be screening for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Trinity Family Care Center located at 1800 Franklin St.

A respiratory therapist will give a brief screening, and based on answers, those participating may need further testing from their family physician. Therapists also will be answering questions about the disease, how it is diagnosed, symptoms and treatments.

Trinity Health System has joined a public health initiative called DRIVE4COPD in an effort to screen the millions of people who may be at-risk for the disease. As many as 24 million Americans have COPD, but approximately half don’t know it and remain undiagnosed. COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Women are at an increasingly high risk of COPD and the death rate is growing faster among women with COPD than men. COPD kills more people than breast cancer and diabetes combined.

Shiloh holding women’s service

WEIRTON – Shiloh Apostolic Faith Church will hold a women’s program and luncheon, themed “Twelve Keys,” at noon Saturday.

The event will include a skit, readings and songs. Women from area churches will perform. The Waves of Glory from the Second Baptist Church of Steubenville, Ohio, will perform a special flag ministry.

Breast Cancer Awareness month will be recognized with the pink luncheon, which will be served following the program.

The event is open to public, and a free-will love offering will be received.

Evangelist Rosie Pitts from Shiloh Temple Church of Martins Ferry, Ohio, will be the guest speaker at noon Sunday.

Card party set for Sunday

WELLSBURG – The Women of the Wellsburg Moose will hold a card party at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Moose Lodge at 844 Main St.

The cost is $6, which includes a meal of homemade meatball sandwiches, pasta salad and cupcakes and a chance for a door prize. There also will be drawings for a television, card table set, cash, handmade crafts and many other items.

The group’s biggest fundraiser, it supports holiday parties held for children, food baskets provided to residents in need, sponsorship of local teens to the Girls State leadership camp and other community service projects.

Park to hold trick or treat trail

WELLSBURG – Brooke Hills Park will hold its Halloween Treat or Trail from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The event is open to children in grade 4 and under. Admission is $5.

Elks holding pasta dinner

WEIRTON – The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 Past Exalted Rulers will hold their monthly pasta dinner from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday for members and guests at the lodge located on Main Street.

The dinner includes salad, pasta, bread and butter, dessert and coffee or tea. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children age 10 and under. A ticket will be selected for a free dinner at next month’s Pasta Sunday.

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Greater Weirton Senior Center

to hold dance Thursday

WEIRTON – The Greater Weirton Senior Center will hold a dance at 5 p.m. Thursday at the center located on Main Street.

Not Half Bad Band will perform. Admission is $5.

Church holding craft bazaar

WEIRTON – Christ United Methodist Church will hold a fall craft bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the church located at 2598 Pennsylvania Ave.

More than 15 vendors will be selling homemade crafts and food.

Church holding bake sale

NEW CUMBERLAND – The New Cumberland Presbyterian Church will hold a fall bake sale, beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Swaney Memorial Library.

The sale will benefit the church’s annual Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans and is running concurrently with the New Cumberland Lions Club’s pulled pork fundraiser.

Weirtonian Lodge to meet

WEIRTON – The Italian Sons and Daughters of America Weirtonian Lodge 183 will meet at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Weirton Knights of Columbus Hall.

Members are welcome to attend. Plans for the annual Christmas dinner will be discussed.

Senior center to hold rummage sale

WEIRTON – The Greater Weirton Senior Center will hold an indoor rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Oct. 25.

Baked goods will be available daily.

Breakfast with Santa set Nov. 3

ELDERSVILLE, Pa. – The Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a Breakfast With Santa at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 2 at the fire hall located on Fire Road.

Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, doughnuts and juice. Santa will have breakfast with the children, and those wanting to take a picture with Santa are asked to bring their own cameras.

The cost is $4.50 per person. The event is being held in conjunction with the Eldersville Christmas in the Village craft fair, being held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 1-3.

Reservations can be made by calling Paulette Mermon at (724) 587-3832.

Community Briefs

Pleasant Valley United Methodist to hold prayer hour

WEIRTON – The Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church will hold an open church prayer hour from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the church located at 101 Lisa Court.

Country Friends to host Stone Street

COLLIERS – The Country Friends will host The Stone Street Station Saturday at Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance begins at 7 p.m.

Country Friends host covered-dish dinners and open mic nights every Monday and Friday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m. and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music.

All proceeds go to charity.

For information, visit www.countryfriendsfoundation.com or call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270.

The Arbor hosts Family Tradition

NEW CUMBERLAND – Family Tradition, featuring Dale McCartney, will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Coffeehouse at The Arbor located at 208 S. Chester St., one block south of the traffic light.

This is the first concert of the season. Out of the Blue will perform Nov. 16.

A quilt drawing is being held, and concerts include 50/50 drawings.

The kitchen is open and sandwiches are available for purchase.

Children are welcome with accompanying adults. There is no cover charge; donations are accepted.

The Arbor Thrift Store has recently opened at 114 N. Chester St., all proceeds, as well as proceeds from concerts, go toward community outreach and afterschool programs.

Concert parking is free.

For information, call (304) 794-8275 or email songbirdwv@frontier.com.

Needhams to perform Sunday

WEIRTON – The Needhams will perform at the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church located at 121 Ivy St.

The Needhams have toured across the country since 1997.

Class of 2017 parents to meet

WEIRTON – The Weir High School Class of 2017 will hold a parent meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church located at 101 Lisa Court.

Parents are encouraged to attend.

Community Center hosting trip

MIDWAY, Pa. – The Midway Community Center will host a motorcoach trip to the Donny and Marie Christmas Tour performance at Consol Energy Center Dec. 12.

The trip includes dinner at the Grand Concourse Restaurant at One Station Square. The cost is $131.

For information, contact Edna Bain at (724) 796-8671.

Community Briefs

Mended Hearts Wheeling Area

Chapter to meet today

WHEELING – The Mended Hearts Greater Wheeling Area Chapter 280 will meet at 6 p.m. today at Perkin’s Restaurant.

Dr. Joseph Gabis, an East Ohio Regional Hospital cardiologist, will give the presentation “Ventricular Fibuilation, Defibulators and Pacemakers.”

Museum previewing documentary

WEIRTON – The Weirton Area Museum will preview the documentary “Rediscovering Holliday’s Cove” at the Business Showcase/A Taste of the Valley from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Serbian American Cultural Center.

The event is sponsored by the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The museum also will have the 2014 historical photograph calendars, with two different calendars featuring 15 historical photos of the Weirton area.

The documentary will premiere at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Mary H. Weir Public Library.

Class of ’64 holding reunion

CHESTER – The Oak Glen High School Class of 1964 will hold a 50th reunion planning meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Chester City Building.

Those attending should use the north side rear door. All interested classmates are encouraged to attend. For information, call Peg Govey at (330) 385-8909 or Bob Manypenny at (304) 564-5055.

Lions holding pulled pork fundraiser

NEW CUMBERLAND – The New Cumberland Lions Club will hold the last pulled pork dinner fundraiser of the year from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Swaney Memorial Library parking lot.

A pulled pork dinner will cost $6.50, and a sandwich alone will cost $5. Coleslaw topping is an additional 25 cents. One-half smoked chicken dinners are available for $7, and a smoked chicken alone is $5.50. Dinners include baked beans and either potato salad or coleslaw. Chickens are limited; advance ordering is suggested.

Whole smoked pork butts are available for $22 by advance order only. To order a smoked pork butt or reserve a chicken, call (304) 564-5055 by noon Thursday.

Sedlak to give Civil War presentation

ELDERSVILLE, Pa. – The Jefferson Township Historical Society will hold the October meeting at 10 a.m. Oct. 19 at the White Church, located at 11 Fire Road, across from the Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Guest speaker Chris Sedlak will present the program “Civil War Living History.” Sedlak has been a living historian since 1990. He has participated in the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves living history group and founded the Iron City Guards, a living history group portraying the 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Battery G. The Iron City Guards is one of the premier living history artillery units in the country.

Most recently, the Iron City Guards were asked to be the host battery for the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg living history encampment on the battlefield at Gettysburg on the anniversary dates at the bequest of the National Park Service.

The event will include refreshments and a question-and-answer session. The public is invited to attend.

Community Briefs

First Presbyterian Church set

to hold fall festival Saturday

NEW CUMBERLAND – The First Presbyterian Church of New Cumberland will hold a fall festival from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday at the church located at 202 Court St.

The festival offers free admission and food, drawings and vendors, including Dove Chocolates, Gold Canyon Candles, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware and Wickless Candles. Children’s activities include pumpkin-painting, face-painting, corn hole and a bounce house.

Taste of the Valley to be held

WEIRTON – The Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau will hold its annual Business Showcase/A Taste of the Valley from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Serbian American Cultural Center.

Admission is $10 for the event, which will feature area businesses selling a variety of goods and restaurants offering samples of their food.

Class of 1959 to meet Tuesday

WEIRTON – The Weir High School Class of 1959 will hold the monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Three Spring Drive Eat’n Park.

All classmates are invited to attend.

For information, call Edith Harless Barber at (304) 723-0761.

Crocheting group welcomes members

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library’s crocheting group will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The group is for adult beginners through experts. Bring your own supplies and projects. If you need help, someone will be available to assist or instruct you.

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

Halloween story hour set

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library will hold a “Trick or Treat – Read!” evening storytime with Kim Harless at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and enjoy Halloween stories, a craft and more. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Shriners holding pancake breakfast

WEIRTON – The Northern Panhandle Shrine Club will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 19 at the Shrine Club, located on Cove Road, near the State Highway Garage. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and orange juice.

The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under and free for children 5 and under.

Library to hold cooking class

WELLSBURG – Nora Bell will present a cooking class on harvest foods at 11 a.m. Oct. 19.

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

Knights to hold pasta dinner

FOLLANSBEE – The St. Anthony Catholic Church Knights of Columbus will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at St. Francis Center, 805 Lee Road.

The cost is $8 for adults and children 7 and up, with children under 7 admitted free.

Our Lady holding blood drive

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. – Our Lady of Lourdes Parish will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at McCashin Hall located at 1109 Main Street.

To make an appointment, contact Cindy Shaw at (724) 554-2072 or Cindy.Shaw@ddiworld.com.

Class of 2003 holding reunion

CHESTER – The Oak Glen High School Class of 2003 will hold the 10-year reunion from 6 p.m. to midnight Nov. 30 at the American Legion.

The event will include a dinner and cash bar.

The cost is $25 per person. Checks can be made payable to OGHS Class of 2003 and sent to Gretchen Duda, 3207 Main St., Weirton, WV 26062 by Nov. 1. For information, call Duda at (304) 374-1332 or Annie Chaney Eckleberry at (304) 224-9543.

Boosters holding night at races

WEIRTON – Weir High School Cheering Boosters will hold a night at the races from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Victorian Hall located at 1801 Pennsylvania Ave.

The races begin at 7 p.m. It is a 21-and-older event. It will include drawings and a 50/50.

Horse tickets are $30 each, and include a horse, admission, food and drinks. Admission tickets are $20 each, and includes admission, food and drinks. Sponsorships are $100 and include two admission tickets, program advertising, social media mention and event announcement. To purchase a ticket or sponsorship, contact Erica Dawson at (304) 723-8718, Lorie Potock at (304) 670-5344 or John DeVecchis at (304) 374-3371.

Community Briefs

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

to hold rummage sale

WEIRTON – St. Thomas Episcopal Church’s St. Elizabeth Guild will hold their fall rummage sale from 9 a.m. to p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church located on Three Springs Drive.

Country Friends host Eldurays

COLLIERS – The Country Friends will host The Eldurays Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance begins at 7 p.m.

Country Friends hold covered-dish dinners and open mic nights every Monday and Friday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christianity, friendship and brotherly love through music. all proceeds go to charity.

For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 797-1270 or visit www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

Church holding fall bazaar

COLLIERS – The Colliers United Methodist Church will hold the annual fall bazaar and turkey dinner from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26 at the church located at 318 Pennsylvania Ave., across from the Colliers Post Office.

Soups and sandwiches, including hot dogs and sloppy joes, will be available for eat-in or take-out from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dinner will include turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, rolls, desserts and drinks and will be available from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The cost of dinner is $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under and free for children 6 and under. Carry-outs are available.

The event also will include a bake sale, white elephant sale and jewelry sale.

For information, call (304) 527-1696 or (304) 527-1816.

Newell Church holding open house

NEWELL – The Newell Glendale Church of the Nazarene will hold an open house Oct. 27 at their church located at Sixth Street and Glendale Road, just past Shadow Lawn Cemetery.

Morning service will be held at 10:40 a.m., with lunch immediately following until 2 p.m. The event will include food and games. The pastors and teachers will be available to answer questions.

The public is invited to attend.

Tea as ministry seminar set

PARIS, Pa. – “The Tea Lady” Diane Shoup will give a presentation, “Lesson in Hospitality: Using Tea as a Ministry” at noon Nov. 6 at The Gathering Place Coffee Shop located at 127 Steubenville Pike.

Shoup will demonstrate tea as a ministry, and tea, sandwiches and cookies will be provided. Reservations should be made by Oct. 25. To make a reservation, call the Paris Presbyterian Church office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at (724) 729-3450.

Coffee With Author scheduled

PARIS, Pa. – Karina Majoris-Garrison will be the featured author at the noon Nov. 13 Coffee With the Author at The Gathering Place Coffee Shop located at 127 Steubenville Pike.

Majoris-Garrison is an award-winning author, and her stories have appeared in “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” “God Allows U-Turns,” “Journeys of Friendship” and “Journeys of Joy” and Woman’s World. She is a Kings Features syndicated columnist.

Majoris-Garrison will talk about how she began writing and her new romance novel, “Tempting Faith,” the first in the Cotswold Series.

She also will be signing books.

For information on her books, visit www.karinagarrison.com.

For information on the Coffee With the Author series, call the Paris Presbyterian Church office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at (724) 330-8637.

Community Briefs

St. Peter’s AME set to

hold ‘choir Sunday’

WEIRTON – St. Peter’s AME Church will welcome the Rev. Ernie Peachy and Second Baptist Church congregation of East Liverpool, Ohio, during choir Sunday at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church located on County Road.

Dinner will be served immediately after the service. All are welcome.

Community Briefs

Slomski to speak about cancer

awareness at Lunch and Learn

WEIRTON – The Mary H. Weir Public Library will host a Lunch and Learn, “Breast Cancer Awareness,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the library’s activity room.

Dr. Carol A. Slomski will be the guest speaker. Slomski graduated from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine, completed a residency at West Virginia University, was certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the American Medical Association and American Society of Breast Surgeons. She will distribute materials during the presentation. Lunch will be provided.

The library is located at 3442 Main St. The program is supported by the library, West Virginia Literacy and the Weirton Area Literacy council.

To make a reservation, call the library at (304) 797-8510.

Church hosting fall festival

NEW CUMBERLAND – The First Presbyterian Church of New Cumberland will host a fall festival from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday at the church located at 202 Court St.

Admission and food is free. Vendors will be selling Dove chocolates, Gold Canyon candles, Tastefully Simple products, Tupperware and wickless candles. Activities for children include a bounce house, pumpkin-decorating and cornhole. The event is open to the public and will be held rain or shine.

Kroger holding immunization clinic

WEIRTON – The Main Street Kroger Store will host an immunization clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Vaccines available include influenza, pneumonia, shingles and whooping cough. Most are covered by most insurance plans, and the store will bill insurance. For information, call Pharmacist Carolyn Anderson at (304) 748-6230.

Health Department holding clinic

The Hancock County Health Department will host a flu shot clinic from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Weirton Madonna High School cafeteria and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Chester American Legion.

Shots will be available to infants six months old to seniors. The cost is $20. The department will bill Medicare, The Health Plan, PEIA and other insurances. Pneumonia and shingles vaccines also will be available. Blood pressure screenings will be available.

Local businesses interested in providing flu shots for employees may contact the health department at (304) 564-3343, extension 25.

Unionport holding apple festival

UNIONPORT, Ohio – The Unionport Grange 2728 will hold the 35th annual Apple Stirrin’ Time festival Oct. 19-20 in downtown Unionport located on county Road 39.

The grange will partner with Boy Scouts Troop 192 to celebrate “old-fashioned living” with the Country Kitchen, cabins, Ye Olde Post Office, Country Barn, Cheese Place, Country Restaurant, antique tractors, crafts, live entertainment, Christmas House, old-fashioned apple pie-baking contest, cruise-in and miniature train rides.

Homemade food includes apple fritters, apple dumplings, apple butter, apple cider, ginger cookies, old-fashioned cookies, pancakes and sausages, barbecue chicken, soup beans and cornbread, chili, candy, pies and cakes and sandwiches and side dishes.

Parking, admission and entertainment are free.

Museum showing documentary

WEIRTON – The Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center will premiere the documentary “Rediscovering Holliday’s Cove” at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Mary H. Weir Public Library located at 3442 Main St.

Mike Andochick Jr., Goldie Baly, Herman Capito, David Javersak, Dennis Jones, Michael Nogay, John Pandelios, Mary Zwierzchowski and the late C. Robert Cattrell discuss Holliday’s Cove history.

Pam Makricosta narrates; Rick Smith is the producer and director; Jones is the executive producer and writer; and the film was edited at Enstride Studios.

The program is free and open to the public. The movie lasts 70 minutes.

For information or to reserve seating, call (304) 479-7266.

Church selling wreaths

NEW MANCHESTER – The New Manchester Christian Church’s annual live Christmas wreath sale continues until Nov. 3.

The wreaths, swags and centerpieces are made from Minnesota Balsam Fir and are decorated. They can be shipped to anywhere in the continental United States for delivery the week of Dec. 2-6.

All proceeds benefit the church building fund. To place an order, call Becky Sayre at (304) 564-5988, Kathy White at (304) 564-3914 or the church office at (304) 564-4173.

The public is invited attend Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Sundays and worship services at 11 a.m. at the church located at 172 High St.

The Rev. Tim Canter is pastor.

Community Briefs

Brooke County Public Service

District to meet Wednesday

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Service District’s monthly general business meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the district office located at 711 Charles St.

Hookstown Legion holding craft show

GEORGETOWN, Pa. – The Hookstown American Legion Post 952 Auxiliary will hold the annual fall craft show and sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at the post located at 1265 state Route 168, near the Hookstown fairgrounds.

There will be crafters from the Tri-State area, and the kitchen will be open for lunch.

For information on renting a table, contact (412) 897-0100 or hlt126@zoominternet.net.

St. Elizabeth Guild meets

WEIRTON – The St. Thomas Episcopal Church’s St. Elizabeth Guild held the October meeting at the church’s fellowship hall.

President Carol Village welcomed Pam Makricosta of the Mary H. Weir Public Library. Makricosta presented a program on books available, the Affordable Care Act and Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center October activities.

Members discussed the upcoming rummage sale, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11 and 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 12.

The holiday luncheon and bazaar will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16. The Christmas party will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at the church.

Ronnie Block was a hostess for the meeting.

The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 6, program pending.

‘Mary Lincoln’ to visit museum

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Hancock County Museum will host “Mary Lincoln” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the museum located at 1008 Ridge Ave.

JoAnn Peterson of Kingwood, a West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive! program presenter will portray Lincoln.

Lincoln, the first woman dubbed the First Lady in the press, was born into a politically active, slave-owning family, yet was Abraham Lincoln’s political advisor and encouraged his presidential run. She dealt with several personal tragedies while being accused of being a spy and being vilified and criticized by the press.

Peterson, a singer, actress and writer, owns Mountaineer Country Tours, is the Preston Community Arts Center executive director and appears as Julia Pierpont in West Virginia Public Broadcasting System’s Sesquicentennial documentary.

The humanities council created the History Alive! programs to explore history by interacting directly with noteworthy historical characters. Each presenter conducts research on their character.

Union and Confederate re-enactors will camp on the museum grounds all day, and tours of the Museum will be available between performances.

The event is free and open to the public.

OSP?holding ‘Angel’ auditions

HICKORY, Pa. – The Old Schoolhouse Players will hold auditions for December’s “The Littlest Angel” at 7 p.m. Oct. 13-14 at the Mount Pleasant Township Community Center.

Director David Grande will oversee auditions. Those auditioning should prepare a brief song of no moe than 16 bars. Accompaniment will be provided.

Casting requires one child, aged 7 to 10 and 12 to 20 adults. There are 10 speaking roles, including the Gatekeeper, Understanding Angel, Heavenly Messenger and Divine Music Director.

Nifty Needles group meets

WEIRTON – The Nifty Needles Neighborhood Group of the American Sewing Guild held the October meeting at the First Christian Church on Main Street.

Leader Nancy Sanders welcomed members. There were seven attending.

Members were reminded of the Christmas party Dec. 3 at Scaffidi’s and the American Sewing Guild Christmas Tea Dec. 15 at the Edgewood Country Club in Pittsburgh.

Members displayed items during show-and-tell, including Middy Freese, scissors holder; Kay Nixon, tote; Carol Village, apron fabrics; Dale Negle, wall hanging; and Nancy Linn, French fabrics.

Linn also presented the program on applique acorns. Each member received a kit to work on at the meeting. Light refreshment were provided by Negle. Freese will present the program at the Nov. 5 meeting.

For information, call Sanders at (304) 527-1405.

Ahearn offers children’s book

BULGER, Pa. – Local author Margy Ahearn announces the publication of her first children’s picture book, “Spotty,” illustrated by Stephanie Lang.

JoJo is afraid to go to bed, so her older sister creates bedtime friend Spotty, the light reflections on the bedroom walls. Readers help JoJo look for Spotty throughout the book.

It is available online through Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Ahearn is a Montour High School graduate and Bulger, Pa., resident.

Community Briefs

Homer Laughlin, Arts Council

holding kids’ plate-painting

NEWELL – The Homer Laughlin China Co. and Hancock County Arts Council will host a kids plate painting event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Wells Building, directly across from the Fiestware Outlet Store.

The first 200 children to arrive will design and paint their own plates. The plates, supplies and plate firing are donated, and those assisting are volunteering their time; there is no charge.

Homer Laughlin produces Fiestaware, the last U.S. china product to be made solely in the United States.

Library to show films

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library will show “Iron Man 3,” rated PG-13, at 1 p.m. Tuesday and the PG-rated animated film “The Croods,” at 5 p.m. Oct. 10.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn.

Group holding ‘Night at the Museum’

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Tri-State Writers Society will hold the monthly meeting, “Night at the Museum,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Jefferson County Historical Association Museum located at Fifth and Franklin avenues.

Barry Bardone, association board member, will give a flashlight tour of the museum. Collin Michael McGee, association member and author, will give a reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.”

Members were asked to write a short story featuring a murder at the museum, and those who have completed their stories will share them at the meeting.

The meeting also will include a meal, and members are asked to contribute $5 each.

Published and aspiring writers of all genres are welcome to attend the meeting.

For more information, contact President Karen Majoris-Garrison at (740) 424-1243 or Public Relations Director Susan Guy at (740) 632-9507 or visit www.karinagarrison.blogspot.com.

Club to hold poetry forum

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Oak Glen Middle School Culture Club will host the fourth annual poetry forum, “An Evening With Sylvia Plath,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the middle school library.

Hancock County Schools Teacher of the Year Lynn Elliott will portray Sylvia Plath as the life and works of the American writer are examined.

The public is invited to participate in the program’s open reading portion, which will feature 20th century American poets.

Admission is free.

For information, call (304) 374-7474.

Roast beef lunches to be sold

WELLSBURG – Christ Episcopal Church, at 1014 Main St., will sell roast beef lunches from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 10.

The cost is $6.50, which includes a sandwich, chips, beverage and a slice of Hawaiian sheet cake. Individual sandwiches are $4.50.

Take-out and delivery to local businesses and shut-ins is available by calling (304) 737-3432 after 8:30 a.m. that day.

Whiteman to perform Oct. 13

NEW CUMBERLAND – Marvin Whiteman, singer-songwriter and pianist, will perform at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Oakland Presbyterian Church located on Wylie Ridge Road.

Whiteman became a Christian in 1980 and worked for the International Christian Braille Mission before leaving in 1996 to pursue a music ministry. He has been a song leader at revivals, retreats, church meetings, vacation Bible schools, church camps and dinners.

Fellowship will follow in the church’s fellowship hall.

For information, contact Mission and Evangelism Chair Isobel Bell at (304) 748-4073.

The Rev. Randy Krebs is the pastor.

Community Briefs

Greater Weirton Senior Center

hosting Hank Vincent today

WEIRTON – The Greater Weirton Senior Center will hold a dance today, with Hank Vincent and the Stone Street Station performing.

The doors open at 5 p.m., and the performance will be 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $5.

Pumpkin sale benefits Relay

WELLSBURG – The Brooke-Hancock Relay for Life Committee will hold its annual pumpkin sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday in front of Jackie’s Florist, 2514 Commerce St./state Route 2.

Pumpkins, cornstalks, straw and bows for fall decorating will be sold.

Library hosting puppet show

WEIRTON – The Mary H. Weir Public Library will host Dan Raynor of Stevens Puppets for a performance of “The Legend of Sleepy Hallow” at 1 p.m. Saturday in the library’s activity room.

Stevens Puppets has specialized in performing classic children’s literature and fairytales with traditional marionettes for 80 years. The program is for all age levels and is educational and scored with classical music.

In a “un-scary” version of Washington Irving’s classic, lanky schoolmaster Ichabod Crane falls in love with Katrina Van Tassel, and Katrina’s father, Baltus, and village goofball Brom Bones try to frighten him away with the story of the Headless Horseman. The program is free.

For information, call the library at (304) 797-8510.

Life Chain will be held Sunday

WEIRTON – The Life Chain will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday on Main Street in front of St. Paul Catholic Church.

Those participating will pray for an end to abortion. It will take place, rain or shine, and signs will be available at the church. Those unable to stand for an hour are welcome to bring lawn chairs.

VFW Posts

holding run

Local Veterans of Foreign War Posts will sponsor a dice run Sunday to benefit the West Virginia Veterans Home in Barboursville.

Registration will take place from 11 a.m. to noon at the New Cumberland Adam Poe Post 3526 located at 208 N. Chester St. The entry fee is $10 per person, and motorcycles and cars are welcome.

Those participating will visit VFW posts in New Cumberland, Chester, Weirton, Elm Grove and Moundsville.

The ride culminates at the New Cumberland park with food, a 50/50 drawing and door prizes.

For information, call (304) 280-8719.

Story hours

begin Monday

FOLLANSBEE – The Follansbee Branch Library will hold story hours for children, ages 2-5, and their caregivers at noon Monday and Oct. 14, 21 and 28.

Children will enjoy a story, craft, games and a snack. They are invited to wear their Halloween costumes on Oct. 28.

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

Promotion benefits Make-A-Wish

WEIRTON – The Northern West Virginia Make-A-Wish program will receive 15 percent of the cost of meals sold from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Tuesday at the Weirton Bob Evans Restaurant.

BOP?breakfast

set for Tuesday

WEIRTON – The Weirton Steel Basic Oxygen Plant employees’ breakfast is held at 9 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Three Springs Drive Eat’n Park.

All are welcome.

Community briefs

Steubenville Woman’s Club

to welcome local pastor

The GFWC/Ohio Woman’s Club of Steubenville will continue the new club season with a noon luncheon meeting Monday at the Steubenville Country Club.

The program will feature the Rev. Ed Rudiger, pastor of Cove Presbyterian Church in Weirton, as guest speaker.

An educator and scholar of both religion and history, Rudiger will address the topic “Looking at History as Story.”

Rudiger also served as an instructor with the Academy of Lifelong Learning at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Hostesses and greeters for Monday’s meeting will be Eleanor Weiss and Marge Bedortha.

President Kathy Mills will preside.

Steubenville Legion Auxiliary 33

schedules Thursday meeting

The monthly meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 33 will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Members will be planning the disabled veterans Christmas party on Dec. 11 and the auxiliary’s?Christmas party, which will be held Dec. 5 at Naples.

Roast pork loin dinner at

E.S. community center Thursday

The East Springfield Community Recreation and Service Center located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department will host its monthly fundraiser dinner on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The roast pork loin dinner will include mashed potatoes and gravy, sauerkraut, green beans, applesauce, rolls, dessert and drink. Cost is $7.

Takeout orders are available by calling (740) 543-3700. For information, visit the website at www.escommunitycenter.com.

Duck race part of Irondale fall fest events on Saturday

The Stanton Ruritan Club is organizing its annual duck race for Saturday at Irondale Park.

Ducks can be purchased for $5 by Friday by calling Frank Marcino, club vice president, (740) 544-5502.

Proceeds from the event help fund projects spearheaded by the club.

The duck race is part of the Irondale Community homecoming fall fest and car show that begins at 10 a.m. and continues all evening.

In addition to the duck race, there will be a pet/bike parade, food, crafters, contests, a Chinese auction, entertainment and a light show, according to a news release.

Mingo Knights of Columbus

planning rosary service Thursday

The Mingo Knights of Columbus Council 4361 will hold a Luminous Mysteries for Life rosary service in front of the grotto at the Mingo Knights of Columbus building at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The service, which is open to the public, will be led by the Rev. James Dunfee, council chaplain.

Snacks will be served afterwards.

The Thursday meeting is canceled, according to Shawn Zarych, grand knight.

Kum Joyne Us class members

discuss annual Christmas party

The Kum Joyne Us Class of Kolmont Church met Sept. 13 in the fellowship hall with Shirley McCartney, president, offering the blessing for the covered dish dinner and presiding at the business meeting.

Ruby Grimes opened the meeting with prayer; Sara Peeler had devotions; and Alice Brandon read scripture from John 10:10, noting “God takes us and forms us into new creatures. We should let God be the true designer of our lives.”

The 10 members attending answered roll call with a scripture and heard reports by Sharlene Wade, Virginia Young, Lora Grimes and Peeler. Young presented letters received from the missionaries the class sponsors.

The annual Christmas Party was discussed. Marlene Black will be the chairperson. There will be a $10 optional gift exchange. Brandon will be in charge of reservations. Brandon closed the meeting with prayer. McCartney will be the October hostess. Peeler held the auction. The next meeting is Friday.

Mount Pleasant Historical Society

program on use of herbs for medicine

The Historical Society of Mount Pleasant will elect officers at its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Elizabeth House Mansion Museum in Mount Pleasant.

Pam Dunn, society member, will discuss historic uses of herbs for medicine and their usefulness today.

Light refreshments will be served. The meeting is open to the public. For information or questions, contact Sherry Sawchuck at (740) 769-2893.

Community Briefs

Weir High School Class of ’57 to hold social Thursday

WEIRTON – The Weir High School Class of 1957 will hold their monthly social at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Three Springs Drive Eat’n Park.

All classmates, spouses and friends are welcome.

Country Friends host Sands of Time

COLLIERS – The Country Friends will host the Sands of Time Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance begins at 7 p.m.

A covered-dish dinner and open mic night is held every Monday and Friday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270.

Pet show has 36 categories

WELLSBURG – The Wellsburg Applefest Pet Show has expanded, with winners to be named for 36 categories, up from 12 last year.

The event will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Municipal Insurance parking lot at Ninth and Charles streets.

Ernie Jack, who is co-chairing the event with Becky Ramsey, said in addition to dogs and cats, trophies will go out to a variety of other animals, including birds, rodents, lizards and turtles.

“We also will have categories for the jumpiest frog and longest snake,” Jack said.

For information, call Jack at (304) 737-1599.

Club holding turkey shoots

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Chester-Newell Sportsmen Club is holding turkey shoots, beginning at 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27 and Nov. 3, 10 and 17 at the facility located at 592 Dairy Lane, off Gas Valley Road, behind Green Valley Dairy.

The cost is $2 per shot and $5 per shot during money shoots. There will be 50/50 shoots. Only factory guns and tubes are allowed. Prizes include cash, meat and novelties.

The kitchen will be open.

For information, call (304) 374-1451 or (304) 387-0095.