Community Briefs

Follansbee Branch Library to

hold story hour on Monday

FOLLANSBEE – The Follansbee Branch Library will hold story hours, for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers, at noon Monday and Dec. 9 and 16.

The Dec. 16 will be a special story hour, with Santa Claus set to appear. Children may have their photos taken with Santa also.

Those planning to attend the free programs are asked to register by calling (304) 527-0860.

Knitting group offered for children

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library’s Kids Knitting Group will meet from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Participants should bring yarn and needles or a loom.

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

Christmas craft offered

WELLSBURG – Visitors to the Brooke County Public Library can make a Christmas owl ornament from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

The craft will be available while materials last.

Dance to be held at senior center

FOLLANSBEE – The Brooke County Senior Center at 948 Main St. will hold its first Thursday dance at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Hank Vincent and Stone Street Station will perform.

A $5 donation is requested.

There will be no second dance in December because of the holidays.

Event benefits Bernie’s Kids

BETHANY – Bethany College will hold its third Light Up Night and Charity Christmas Tree Auction at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Commencement Hall.

The evening will includes a charity tree auction, a choir performance and a variety of holiday presentations.

The trees up for auction will be decorated in various holiday themes, with proceeds going to Bernie’s Kids.

Begun by the late Bernie Kazienko, a Brooke County sheriff and commissioner, the cause provides Christmas presents for local children in need.

Children in attendance can write a letter to Santa and get their picture taken with him.

The Bethany College Choir will perform holiday songs, and educational presentations will be held on major holidays including Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.

Community Briefs

Christ the King to hold ‘stuff-

a-bag’ event Saturday

WEIRTON – Christ the King Family Worship Center will hold a stuff-a-bag event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the church located at 3176 Weir Ave.

Men’s, women’s and children’s clothes, accessories and toys will be available. The cost is $5 for a bag and includes a hot chocolate.

The church will accept items for sale until Thursday. The proceeds of the sale will fund the church’s annual “Christmas With Dora” program Dec. 14. To make a donation or for information, call (304) 224-1060 or (412) 715-1634.

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Greater Weirton Senior Center

to hold bingo before parade

WEIRTON – The Greater Weirton Senior Center will hold quarter bingo from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, immediately prior to the city Christmas parade, which will travel down Main Street from Virginia Avenue to Marland Heights Road, beginning at 6 p.m.

The senior center will have hot chocolate, coffee and hot dogs available.

The center also will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Dec. 6.

The senior center will hold a dance Dec. 5, featuring performers Hank Vincent and the Stone Street Station. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the band will perform from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $5.

A New Year’s Eve party will will be held Dec. 21. It will include a midnight buffet, door prizes and performance by The Sands of Time. The doors will open at 7 p.m., and Sands of Time will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Country Friends to perform

COLLIERS – The Country Friends Dance Band will perform Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Old Police Lodge Road.

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

The group has a covered-dish dinner and open mic night 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 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity.

For information, call (304) 527-3322 or (304) 479-1270. The 2014 schedule is listed on the website at www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

Church Women to hold dinner

PARIS, Pa. – The Church Women United will hold the annual Christmas luncheon at 11 a.m. Dec. 6 at the Paris Presbyterian Church located at 127 Steubenville Pike.

Those attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food time for the local food pantry and sleepware and socks sized 0 to adult for the Weirton Christian Center and Dunbar Recreational Center.

Library selling ornaments

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. – The Burgettstown Community Library, located at 2 Kerr St., is selling porcelain bisque angel memorial ornaments for $5.

Each ornament will be personalized with the name of the buyer’s choice, and a memorial program will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 11 at the library to unveil the library’s memorial tree.

The event will include music and refreshments.

Fitness fundraiser set

WEIRTON – A Zumba fitness fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Weirton Madonna High School gymnasium.

It will benefit the Madonna Class of 2015.

Amanda Pulice, Madonna junior, certified Zumba instructor and Cindy’s Fusion Fitness employee, will lead the class.

Zumba combines Latin and international music with exercise. Those of all age and fitness levels are welcome to participate. It is open to the public. The cost is $10 per person.

Museum seeks help with display

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Historical Museum and Cultural Center has received various Brooke High School items over the years and is seeking monetary donations to aid it in purchasing a display case for them.

Checks can be made to the Brooke County Historical Museum and sent to the museum at 704 Charles St., Wellsburg, WV 26070.

For information, call (304) 737-4060.

Golf passes offered at discount

WELLSBURG – Brooke Hills Park will be offering golf passes for the 2014 season at a 20 percent discount.

The passes make a great Christmas gift for avid golfers, said park officials.

For information, call (304) 737-1236.

Mondin named to dean’s list

PHILADELPHIA – John Mondin of Burgettstown, Pa., has been named to the summer 2013 dean’s list at University of the Sciences.

Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a “C” and attaining an grade-point average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the summer semester of 2013.

Mondin is a doctor of pharmacy student.

Duke participates in project

NEW CONCORD, Ohio – Megan Duke of Weirton, a Muskingum University senior, recently participated in an Omicron Delta Kappa community service project to raise money for the New Condcord Food Pantry.

The chapter members raked leaves and did household chores for donations, raising $603 for the food pantry. Omicron Delta Kappa is a national leadership honor society. Duke is the chapter president.

Community Briefs

Vets for Veterans group seeks

additional members

FOLLANSBEE – Vets for Veterans, a group that visits veterans at area nursing homes, seeks new members.

The group, which is open to veterans of various eras, will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Brooke County Senior Center, 948 Main St.

Members aren’t required to attend the meetings, though they offer a good opportunity to meet other veterans.

For information, call Mick Mullen at (619) 669-8937 or e-mail him at vetsforvets26037@gmail.com.

AHEPA holding dinner

WEIRTON – The Order of American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association Hancock Chapter No. 103 will hold its fifth-annual Thanksgiving dinner for the children and staff of the Weirton Christian Center and Dunbar Recreation Center at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church Hall.

Chair Steve Psaros noted that the goal of the dinner is to provide the children with a nourishing meal and a “Blessing Bag” filled with assorted fresh fruit and vegetables, Nestles chocolate drink, milk, a small box of cereal and a variety of snacks to take home.

Polish Club holding wing night

WHEELING – The Polish American Patriot Club will hold a hot wing night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, followed by live music with Logan Wojcik from 9 p.m. to midnight at the club located at 4410 Jacob St.

It is open to the public and handicapped accessible.

Elks holding memorial service

WELLSBURG – Elks Lodge 1553 will hold the annual memorial service at 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at the lodge located on Main Street.

The service will memorialize those members who died this past year, and books will be donated to the Brooke County Library in memory of those members. The lodge has donated more than 500 books to the library through this program.

A tea will follow the service. It is open to the public.

Park to hold brunch with Santa

WELLSBURG – Brooke Hills Park will hold a brunch With Santa Claus Dec. 5.

The cost is $5 for the meal. Reservations should be made by calling (304) 737-1236 by Wednesday.

Senior Christmas party set

FOLLANSBEE – The city’s senior Christmas party will be held at 5 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Follansbee Community House.

The free event is open only to Follansbee residents, and reservations should be made by calling (304) 527-1330.

St. Andrews baking nut rolls

MINGO JUNCTION, Ohio – St. Andrew Orthodox Church members are baking nutrolls.

They are available with and without raisins. The cost is $12.

Pre-order for Thanksgiving or Christmas by calling (740) 535-1379 or (740) 264-5374.

Yarn sought for RSVP project

FOLLANSBEE – The Brooke-Hancock-Ohio-Marshall Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is accepting donations of 4-ply yarn to be used to make lap robes for residents of local nursing homes.

The yarn may be brought to the Brooke County Senior Center at 948 Main St.

For information, call (304) 527-3410.

Community Briefs

First Presbyterian to celebrate

Christian Heritage Week

NEW CUMBERLAND – The First Presbyterian Church of New Cumberland will celebrate Christian Heritage Week with a service at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church located at 201 Court St.

Library to show films

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library will be showing two films next week.

“Grown Ups 2,” a PG-13-rated comedy starring Adam Sandler, will be shown at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

“Turbo,” a PG-rated animated film about a snail with super speed, will be shown at 11 a.m. Nov. 30.

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

Library offers lecture series

WHEELING – The Ohio County Public Library is offering a People’s University lecture series, “World Philosophy,” at 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 17.

Upcoming lectures include:

Tuesday, “Christian Philosophy.” Andy Staton of Wheeling Jesuit University will instruct.

Dec. 3, “Enlightenment and Romantic Philosophy.” Darin McGinnis of Wheeling Jesuit University will instruct.

Dec. 17, “Contemporary Philosophy.” McGinnis will instruct.

People’s University programs are free and open to the public.

Visit ohiocountylibrary.org, call (304) 232-0244, or visit facebook.com/lunchwithbooks for information.

Rescue personnel to be recognized

CHARLESTON – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and his wife, Joanne Jaeger Tomblin, invite all West Virginians to honor West Virginia’s firemen, police officers and emergency medical service workers by contributing photos for the First Responders Recognition tree at the State Capitol Building during the Christmas season.

“Whether serving our communities or our entire state, our first responders answer the call to duty time and again, continually ensuring our safety, security and well-being,” said Tomblin. “I am grateful for the selfless service of our police officers, firemen and emergency medical service workers, and I am proud of all that they represent.”

He said hundreds of families submitted photos for last year’s trees.

Photos must be received by Wednesday with an information form found at www.governor.wv.gov or www.firstlady.wv.gov by clicking on the Military Recognition Tree icon.

They won’t be returned.

Community Briefs

Country Friends set to host

Eldurays Saturday

COLLIERS – The Country Friends will host the Eldurays Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Old Police Lodge Road.

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

Country Friends hold covered-dish dinners and open mic nights every Monday and Saturday.

The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

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

For information, call (304) 797-1270 or (304) 527-3322 or visit www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

Management Club set to meet

WEIRTON – The Weirton Steel Management Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Giovanni’s Restaurant’s banquet room.

All members and former members are invited to attend. Dinner and social will be enjoyed.

Never Alone meets

Never Alone West Virginia, a nonproft Christian organization, holds support group meeting for those dealing with addiction and their loved ones at 6 p.m. Mondays at 149 Preston Ave., Weirton Heights and 6 p.m. Wednesdays in the former New Cumberland city building.

For information, contact Patti Barnabei at (304) 797-1579.

Campaign coming to a close

MORGANTOWN – U.S. Cellular’s Calling All Communities voting campaign began Nov. 4, and the company will award $25,000 to the 20 schools receiving the most votes by Monday on www.uscellular.com.

Calling All Communities is open to all K-12 schools – public or private in the U.S. Cellular footprint. Voters can check back daily to track their school’s ranking.

Each person gets one vote.

Using social networking sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter will help spread the word online, but don’t forget to engage parent teacher organizations, alumni networks, sports teams, the school band or student groups to help spread the word.

The official rules for the campaign are located at uscellular.com/callingallcommunities.

Dinner benefits family

BRIDGEPORT, Ohio – The St. Paul Lutheran Church will host a soup and sandwich dinner from noon to 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at the church located at 56381 National Road.

Items include homemade soups, chili and sandwiches, desserts, popcorn and beverages. The event includes Chinese auctions and a 50/50 drawing.

Proceeds benefit the Hanlin family.

For information, call the church office at (740) 635-2472.

Lecture to be held Dec. 14

WEIRTON – The second Worldview Scholarship Lecture will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 14 at Mercy Baptist Church located at 3474 Pennsylvania Ave.

Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Dupain wins award

BEXLEY, Ohio – Capital University student-athlete Ryan Dupain, of Burgettstown, Pa., was one of 30 students selected as a 2013 Fall Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference award winner, the league announced Nov. 19.

Dupain, a sophomore, is a member of the university’s football team, maintains a 3.91 grade-point average and is majoring in political science and economics.

Dupain was one of a total of 278 student-athletes participating in men’s and women’s sports from the conference’s 10 institutions were recognized.

Student-athletes selected must be a sophomore or higher in class standing, maintain varsity status on their team and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.495 on a 4.0 scale.

Community Briefs

Cemetery Committee to hold

informational meeting Nov. 26

PARIS, Pa. – The Paris Cemetery Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Paris Presbyterian Church’s The Gathering Place Coffee Shop located on Steubenville Pike to share progress on the cemetery project.

The committee also seeks donations of live evergreen trimmings to be used to decorate war veterans’ graves for a “Holiday Remembrance” Dec. 14 in conjunction with the Wreaths Across America Project taking place at all national cemeteries.

Donations of the greens can be arranged by contacting Patty Rhoades at (724) 729-3657.

St. Nicholas holding pierogi sale

WEIRTON – St. Nicholas Orthodox Church will hold a holiday pierogi sale through Nov. 30.

Frozen cheese and potato pierogies are available, and they are $8 per dozen. Pre-order by calling (304) 527-1319.

Orders may be picked up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 10 at the church located at 604 Colliers Way, across from the Weirton Medical Center.

K of C Auxiliary meets

WEIRTON – The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary met Nov. 5 at the knights’ hall.

President Delores Bengier led the Pledge of Allegiance and Auxiliary Pledge.

The Rev. Ron Getsinger, chaplain, led the group in the opening prayer.

Treasurer Sondra Pennacchio gave the financial report and noted the Christmas party would be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 3 at Dee-Jay’s BBQ, Ribs and Grille. Secretary Mary Longhi read the October meeting minutes. In addition to the regular meeting, the group met at Ponderosa Golf Club for lunch.

Bengier informed the members the knights’ memorial Mass had been postponed to 7 p.m. Monday at the knights’ hall. In the absence of Historian Donna DiAngelis, Bengier presented a memorial tribute to honored deceased auxiliary members.

Kay Doboski held the 50/50 drawing, which Jeanette LaRosa won. Pennacchio, Eleanor Straight and DiAngelis were hostesses.

OSP presents ‘Littlest Angel’

HICKORY, Pa. – The Old Schoolhouse Players will present the musical “The Littlest Angel,” directed by David Grande, Dec. 6-8 and 13-15 at the Mount Pleasant Township Community Center located on 20 Wabash Ave.

For tickets or information, call (724) 344-7467 or visit the website at www.osptheater.com.

Kids center hosts craft show

BURGETTSTOWN – The Burgettstown Kids Center, in conjunction with the Burgettstown High School Winterguard, will host a craft and vendor show, coat drive fundraiser and cookie walk from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at the kids center located on Main Street.

The winterguard will hold a cookie walk, with several different kinds of cookies available. Those attending can chose a selection of cookies and have them boxed up. The proceeds benefit the winterguard.

The vendor and crafter sale will include Tastefully Simple, Avon, Pink Zebra, 31 and wreaths. For vendor information, contact Jen Bertha at (724) 249-4178 or allamericandancer@yahoo.com.

The kids center will be providing concessions and holding a rigatoni dinner. Eat-in and take-out will be available. The winterguard and kids center also will hold a coat drive, distributing coats, gloves and hats during the event. Those in need of a coat may come to the event. Organizers are soliciting gently used and new coats, gloves and hats from area residents. To donate an item, call Bertha at (724) 249-4178 or allamericandancer@yahoo.com.

The event also will include door prizes and a Chinese auction. All those attending the event will receive a gift at the door.

Light-Up Night will be held that evening at the Main Street Park. Information also is available on a Facebook event page by searching “Burgettstown Kids Center Craft and Vendor Show.”

Victorian house tour scheduled

PITTSBURGH – The 32nd-annual Old Allegheny Victorian Christmas house tour will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 13 and 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 14 in Pittsburgh’s Allegheny West neighborhood.

The guided tour includes restored Victorian homes and the Calvary United Methodist Church, famous for its Louis Tiffany stained-glass windows. Many of the homes in the neighborhood are more than 100 years old and decorated for the holidays.

The tour also will include one of the world’s largest toy train museum, which includes hundreds of train sets from the early 20th century and miniature villages. It is recommended model train exhibit tickets be purchased in advance. Tickets for the model train exhibit are $10 per person.

Brunch and lunch tours will be offered Dec. 14. Guests will meet for brunch or lunch in a private home, then take the tour. Brunch and lunch tours are $55 per person. A tour including a five-course dinner prepared by caterer Linda Iannotta will be offered Dec. 14. Tickets for the dinner tour are $110 per person. A limited number are available. Regular tour reservations are required. Tickets are $25 per person; quanities are limited. For information, call (412) 323-8884, email info@alleghenywest.org or visit the website at www.alleghenywest.org.

Community Briefs

Operation Christmas Child

accepting donations

STEUBENVILLE – Operation Christmas Child’s national collection week is Monday through Nov. 25 and shoeboxes filled with gifts for children in need will be accepted from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 22, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Nov. 23, noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 24 and noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 25 at the First Westminister Presbyterian Church located at 235 N. Fourth St.

Local volunteers will pack and transport the boxes to the regional center.

Approximately 9.8 million boxes are sent out to children in need.

For additional drop-off sites and information, call (800) 567-8580 or visit samaritanspurse.org/occ.

Class of ’59 set to meet

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

All classmates are encouraged to attend.

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

Shiloh holding harvest revival

WEIRTON – Shiloh Apostolic Faith Church will hold a one-day harvest revival service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church located at 3000 Weir Ave.

The Rev. D.W. Cummings will speak.

The church also will host a pre-Thanksgiving service at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26 with Cummings as a speaker.

If transportation is needed, call (304) 797-7848 or (304) 233-8899 a day before the service.

The public is invited to attend.

Flu shots to be delivered to homes

Tri State Pharmacy will deliver and administer flu shots Wednesday to those who are unable to leave their homes.

“We know some area residents are challenged to get out of the house but need to be protected just the same” said JJ Bernabei, Tristate Medical Group pharmacist.

Those at high risk include children younger than 5, adults older than 65, pregnant women and those with respiratory and immune conditions, heart disease and diabetes.

Those who live in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, parents and caregivers of young children and those living with someone at-risk also should receive a flu shot.

A flu shot is needed yearly, as the virus constantly changes.

For information or to schedule an in-home appointment, call (304) 723-6331.

Most insurances can be billed, including Medicare, Medicaid and private insurances.

Festival offices open for parade

WHEELING – The Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival office will be open, beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, for the Wheeling Christmas parade.

The office is located along the parade route, adjacent to the McLure Hotel’s main entrance at 1200 Market St.

Homemade Italian sausages and meatballs, cookies and pastries and hot and cold drinks will be available for purchase.

Proceeds benefit the festival.

The 32nd annual Italian Heritage Festival will be held July 24-26 at Wheeling’s Heritage Port.

Club holding spaghetti dinner

WHEELING – The Polish American Patriot Club will hold a spaghetti dinner from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 24 at the club located at 4410 Jacob St.

The meal includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and a dessert.

The cost is $6.50 without meatballs and $7 with meatballs. The club is handicap-accessible.

Carry-out is available. The event is open to the public.

For information or to make an order, call (304) 232-1752.

Hometown Heroes sought

PITTSBURGH – NewsRadio KDKA-AM and Larry Richert are looking to identify five local men or women and honor them for their service to the community for the second-annual Larry Richert Honors our Hometown Heroes.

KDKA-AM is seeking nominations of individuals who have stood out for their service to the community or for extraordinary acts of heroism.

Five heroes will be honored at a dinner March 6 at the Lexus Club at PNC Park. Each hero also will receive $1,000 to donate to a nonprofit charity of their choice.

“In our first outing last year, our heroes were amazing and inspirational people,” said Richert.

“I was honored to have had the chance to share their stories. Again this year we’re looking for people who do what they do without expecting recognition.

“These are your friends and neighbors who may have changed a life or lives with a simple act or something they may do on a daily basis.”

Ticket sales to the dinner will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

The deadline to nominate a Hometown Hero is Dec. 31.

For information and for the nomination criteria and form visit KDKA.com/heroes.

Community briefs

‘Love of Jesus’ concert Saturday

The Harrison County Association of Churches will present “The Love of Jesus” concert at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sally Buffalo Park, Wallace Lodge, in Cadiz.

Among groups scheduled to perform are the Thermes Women, the Tribulation Tribe, Doc Roe Jr., God’s Will, Jodi Clark, Pastor Ruby Foutz and Gary Dulaney, Pat Beckett, and Doc and Carol Roe.

Refreshments will be available. A love offering will be accepted. Questions can be directed to Foutz at (740) 946-2925.

Weirtonian Lodge holding dinner

The Italian Sons and Daughters of America Weirtonian Lodge 183 will hold the annual Christmas dinner at 5 p.m. Dec. 4 at Giovanni’s Restaurant located at 3013 Pennsylvania Ave. Those attending are asked to make a reservation by Dec. 1 by calling (304) 723-3265 or (304) 723-4310.

County council meeting Dec. 4

The Jefferson County Council Auxiliary will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 at the Toronto American Legion. For those interested, there will be a gift exchange with participants to bring an item valued at $10. Connie Mortion will be the guest speaker.

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Home tour will be held

Saturday, begins at library

The 2013 holiday home tour will be held Saturday, beginning with a reception from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Swaney Memorial Library, located at 100 N. Court St., New Cumberland, and continuing to eight locations in Chester, New Cumberland and Weirton.

The Hancock County Museum and Cultural Center, located at 1008 Ridge Ave., New Cumberland, will be open during the tour.

Tickets are $20. They can be purchased at the Swaney Library, Mary H. Weir Memorial Library in Weirton and Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors’ Bureau in Weirton or by calling Nancy Wright at (304) 564-3767, Judy Pryor at (304) 387-1548 or Diana Durst at (304) 723-4469.

St. Thomas holding bazaar

WEIRTON – The St. Thomas Episcopal Church will hold a Christmas Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the church located at Three Springs Drive.

The meal includes a meatball or ham barbecue sandwich and beef vegetable or wedding soup and coffee or tea. The cost is $6 for an adult and $3 for a child. Water and soda are $1 each, and desserts are 50 cents.

Benton to give gospel concerts

Recording artist Dennis Benton will give live gospel concerts at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Marland Heights Community Baptist Church located at 3900 Bright Way and at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church located at 334 Cedar Ave., Steubenville.

Morning Star celebrates

WEIRTON – The Morning Star Baptist Church will celebrate its 94th church anniversary Nov. 17 at the church located on Weir Avenue.

The theme is “The Church That Christ is Building,” based on Matthew 16:13-19.

Dinner will be served following the 10:30 a.m. morning service until 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Willie Stinson, pastor at Agape Baptist Church in Wheeling, and his congregation will be guests at 3 p.m.

The Rev. Willie L. Nevels is pastor. Stephanie Valentine is anniversary chair.

Weirtonian Lodge holding dinner

WEIRTON – The Italian Sons and Daughters of America Weirtonian Lodge 183 will hold the annual Christmas dinner at 5 p.m. Dec. 4 at Giovanni’s Restaurant located at 3013 Pennsylvania Ave.

Those attending are asked to make a reservation by Dec. 1 by calling (304) 723-3265 or (304) 723-4310.

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Italian Sons and Daughters

plans Christmas dinner

WEIRTON – The Weirtonian Lodge 183 Italian Sons and Daughters of America will hold its Christmas dinner at 5 p.m., Dec. 4 at Giovanni’s Restaurant, 3013 Pennsylvania Ave.

Reservations must be made by Dec. 1 by calling (304) 723-3265 or (304) 723-4310.

Concert to help food pantry

WEIRTON – The contemporary Christian band, Led By Mercy, is hosting a Free Thanksgiving concert 7 p.m., Nov. 23 at Mercy Baptist Church at 3474 Pennsylvania Avenue, Weirton.

The two-hour concert will feature original contemporary Christian music, the music of the leading contemporary Christian artists, and scripture. Refreshments will be served.

Those wishing to attend are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item, or other donation, which will be taken to a local food pantry to assist with meals for Thanksgiving.

For more information, visit LedByMercy.com or call 304-374-5686.

Church to hold cookie walk

WEIRTON – Christ United Methodist Church will hold its cookie walk 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7.

Participants will have the opportunity to visit each table, selecting the types of cookies they like at a cost of $5 per dozen.

There also will be soups and hot roast beef and sloppy joe sandwiches available for both eat-in or take-out.

The ladies at Christ United Methodist have been doing this project since 1997 under the direction of Jean Gumm.

Orders can be placed ahead of time by calling the church on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at (304) 723-0800, or by contacting Gumm at (304) 723-1438.

Christ United Methodist Church is located at 3598 Pennsylvania Avenue directly behind the office of Podiatrist, Dr. John Garan.

St. Thomas to hold

Thanksgiving service

WEIRTON – St. Thomas Episcopal Church will hold a Thanksgiving eve Holy Communion Service at 7 p.m. Nov. 27 at the church located on Three Springs Drive.

The service is open to the public and those passing through.

The Rev. Eugene Sheppard is the pastor.

Community dinner planned

WEIRTON – The Weirton Ministerial Association is planning its annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Greater Weirton Senior Citizens Center.

The dinner is free to the public, and will include turkey, ham, dressing, yams, green beans and a dessert. Games and activities also will be provided.

To arrange for transportation or a meal delivery, call (304)?748-4422 prior to the dinner.

Country Friends to host band

COLLIERS – Country Friends will host Stone Street Station at the Memorial Hall at 67 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers, on Saturday.

Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the dance at 7 p.m.

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

Community Briefs

Poetry reading to be held

at Weirton library

WEIRTON – David Craig, Ph.D., will present his contemporary religious poetry at the Mary H. Weir Public Library at 6 p.m.,Thursday.

Craig is the author of several published works of fiction and poetry. His latest books of poems are “St. Francis Poems” and “Whose Saints We Are,” both released in 2013. Craig, of Weirton, holds a Ph.D. in English from Bowling Green University and is a professor at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he teaches creative writing.

Shriners to hold pancake breakfast

WEIRTON – The Weirton Shriners will hold its pancake breakfast, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Northern Panhandle Shrine Club off Cove Road.

The cost is $6 for adults, $3 children 6-12, under 6 are free.

Christmas Bazaar

at St. Thomas

WEIRTON – St Thomas Episcopal Church, Three Springs Drive, Weirton, is having their Christmas Bazaar on 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.

The menu includes meatball or BBQ ham sandwich, beef vegetable or wedding soup. Coffee and tea are free, water and pop, $1. Desserts are 50 cents

Church to sell lunches

WELLSBURG – Christ Episcopal Church, at 1014 Main St., will be selling roast beef sandwich lunches from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

The cost is $6.50, which includes the sandwich, chips, beverage and a slice of pumpkin sheet cake, with individual sandwiches available for $4.50. Take-out is available. Delivery to local businesses and shut-ins also is available by calling (304) 737-3432 after 8:30 a.m. that day.

Weirton Elks announces events

WEIRTON – The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 will be holding their monthly pasta dinner, Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for members and guests.

The dinner includes salad, pasta, bread, butter, coffee or tea at $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.

The lodge will also be selling hot soup, sandwiches, hot chocolate and snacks during the Weirton Christmas parade, Nov. 30. The food and beverages will be available starting at 4 p.m.

The Weirton Lodge will be closed Nov. 28 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

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St. Elizabeth Guild discusses

holiday luncheon, bazaar

WEIRTON – St. Thomas Episcopal Church’s St. Elizabeth Guild recently held their November meeting.

The group is planning the annual holiday luncheon and bazaar, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 at the church’s fellowship hall located on Three Springs Drive. The event will include crafts, soups, sandwiches, desserts and baked goods. For information, call (304) 723-4120.

Carol Village called the business meeting to order. Wendy Speer and Rick Mergen gave reports.

Members were reminded the covered-dish Christmas party will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at the church.

Village gave a program on St. Francis of Assisi and his love for animals.

Ronnie Block was hostess. The group won’t meet again until February.

Nifty Needles meet

WEIRTON – The American Sewing Guild Neighborhood Sewing Group Nifty Needles recently meet at the First Christian Church on Main Street.

Nancy Sanders presided, and there were eight in attendance.

Sanders reminded members of the group Christmas party Dec. 3 at Scaffidi’s in Steubenville. The American Sewing Guild Pittsburgh Chapter’s Christmas tea will be held Dec. 15 at the Edgewood Country Club in Pittsburgh.

The show-and-tell segment included the following: Middie Freese, Christmas applique tea towels; Carol Village, tea cosies; Dolly Grossman, quilt and table cover; Dale Negle, children’s play quilt; and Nancy Linn, machine-quilted square.

Freese presented a program on coffee cup holders, and each member received a take-home kit. Kay Nixon was awarded the door prize.

The next meeting will be held Jan. 1, and Village will present a program on embroidery.

McHendry School class meets

WEIRTON – The Cove Presbyterian Church Myrtle McHendry Sunday School Class met Oct. 5 in the sanctuary with 14 members and four guests present.

Guests included George Evans, Shana Pepper, Kayla Violet and Rudy Violet, the 1-month-old great-grandson of Sunday school teacher Eleanor Cline.

President Betty Virtue welcome those attending and read “God is Always There.”

Vice President bonnie Nichols introduced the program, “Cove’s Stained Glass Windows.” The windows portray Jesus Christ’s life and ministry. Nichols spoke about the construction of the faceted glass winders in Milton, and noted there are only nine such windows in the world, these being made specifically for Cove Church. Eleanor Cline and Eloise Evans, assisted by Penny Mourat, explained the window’s symbolism and the scripture on the the windows. Sue Hillson provided music with Enid Williams providing piano accompaniment.

Diana Durst presented devotions, reading “The Best Day of My Life,” and closing with prayer.

Esten Jezerski, Diana Durst, Penny Mourat and Eleanor Cline gave reports.

The group will hold a Christmas covered-dish dinner and program “Christmas Joy” Dec. 3.

Hostesses Grace Mitchell and Betty Virtue served refreshments.

Bonnie Nichols closed the meeting with prayer.

Meridian Green association

members to host bake sale

WINTERSVILLE – Meridian Green of Wintersville’s association members will host a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Hot dogs, beverages and chips will be sold.

There will be a drawing for a basket. Tickets are three for $1 or 50 cents a piece.

Stone Street Station at

Country Friends

COLLIERS – Country Friends will host the Stone Street Station band Saturday at the Memorial Hall, 67 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the dance at 7 p.m.

Country Friends hosts events each Monday, Friday and Saturday at the hall. On Monday and Friday, doors open at 4 p.m., and open mike begins at 6 p.m. Those in attendance may bring a covered dish for the meal, which begins at 5 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity.

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

Weirton Sanitary Board to meet

WEIRTON – The Weirton Sanitary Board will hold its regular meeting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the board conference coom, at 5000 Freedom Way.

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Orchards at Foxcrest to hold

senior expo Tuesday

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Orchards at Foxcrest will hold a senior expo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort Grand Ballroom located at 1420 Mountaineer Circle, off state Route 2.

There will be a variety of vendors offering services for seniors and information on health issues and community resources. Area health care providers will give free screenings, and those attending will have a chance to win gift cards and gift baskets. Following the expo, those attending are invited to visit the $5 senior buffet at the casino. For information, call Foxcrest at (304) 699-9950.

Benefits to be discussed

WEIRTON – Retired Weirton Steel Co. salaried, non-represented employees are invited to an informational meeting at either 10 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 1492 Cove Road.

The 2014 healthcare insurance programs available through the Voluntary Employee Benefits Association will be discussed.

Depression, bipolar group to meet

WHEELING – The Ohio Valley Depression and Bipolar Free Support Group will meet Nov. 20 at Wheeling Jesuit University’s Whalen Hall.

The group meets the first, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month. It is a free, peer-led group and participation is by choice.

For information, call (304) 243-9406 or dbsaohiovalley@comcast.net.

Temple distributing food

WHEELING – Bethlehem Apostolic Temple will hold a Thanksgiving food basket give away from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 23 at the temple located at 330 N. Main St. It is a first-come, first-served give away. Those attending are asked to bring their own bag or box. For information, call (304) 233-8899.

Senior center announces events

WEIRTON – The Greater Weirton Senior Center will be selling coffee, hot chocolate and hot dogs during the Weirton Christmas parade, which begins at 6 p.m. Nov. 30 and travels Main Street from Virginia Avenue to Marland Heights Road.

The senior center also will be open from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 30 for quarter bingo.

Christmas bingo will be held Dec. 6. The doors open at 5 p.m., early birds begin at 6:30 p.m. and regular games begin at 7 p.m. Door prizes will be available.

The New Year’s Eve party will be be held Dec. 31. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Sands of Time will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. A midnight buffet and desserts will be served. Tickets are $15 per person and $25 per couple. They are available at the senior center or by calling (304) 748-3490.

Counselman named to ‘Who’s Who’

MARIETTA, Ohio – Joshua Counselman of Wellsburg was one of 21 Marietta College students recently selected for the 2014 “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”

Counselman is a graduate of Brooke High School and is majoring in political science.

Since 1934 students have been honored in the annual directory as outstanding campus leaders of the year. “Who’s Who Among Students” gives each chosen student national recognition as well as one of the most notable academic awards. Students are nominated by committees and editors of the directory based on their individual academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

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Cove Presbyterian Church to

hold Veterans Day service

WEIRTON – Cove Presbyterian Church will hold the annual Veterans Day Service at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the church located at Cove Road and Main Street.

The Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts will participate and the combined Cove and Oakland Presbyterian Church choirs will perform “This Land is Your Land,” “America the Beautiful,” “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” and “A Salute to the Armed Forces.”

All are welcome to attend.

Health insurance meeting set

WEIRTON – ArcelorMittal Steel salaried, non-represented employees are invited to an informational meeting at either 10 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at

The 2014 healthcare insurance programs available through the Voluntary Employee Benefits Association will be discussed.

Jimmy Z Trio to perform

PARIS, Pa. – The Jimmy Z Trio will perform a free Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at The Gathering Place Coffee Shop at the Paris Presbyterian Church located at 127 Steubenville Pike.

The group will be selling their new Christmas album, and free refreshments and snacks will be available.

For information, call (724) 729-3450 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Author to give reading

PARIS, Pa. – Carolyn Bradley will give a reading of her children’s book, “A Gingerbread Heart,” and Colleen Mindzak will perform Christmas music at 1 p.m. Dec. 7 at The Gathering Place Coffee Shop at the Paris Presbyterian Church located at 127 Steubenville Pike.

Snacks and refreshments will be available, and Bradley will be selling and signing books.

For information, call (724) 729-3450 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

St. Nicholas selling haluski, kielbasa

WEIRTON – St. Nicholas Orthodox Church will hold a haluski and kielbasa sandwich lunch and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 14 at the church located at 604 Colliers Way, across from the Weirton Medical Center.

Lunch is $7. Take-out is available.

The church also will hold a cabbage roll sale. Rolls are $3 each as long as supplies last.

For take-out orders, call (304) 723-9746.

Craft class offered

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Community Educational Outreach Service will hold a craft class at the Brooke County Public Library at 1 p.m. Nov. 15.

Members will teach participants to make a Santa tulle wreath. Participants should bring 50 yards of 6-inch wide white tulle, an adult Santa hat, scissors and a tape measure. The library will be supplying the wreath.

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

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Brooke County Library shows

‘The Pledge’ on Veterans Day

WELLSBURG – In observance of Veterans Day, the Brooke County Public Library will show the locally produced film, “The Pledge,” at 1 p.m. Monday.

Formerly known as “Doughboy,” the family film involves a boy who is caught vandalizing a statue memorializing a fallen soldier and sentenced to community service at a veterans home, where he befriends a wounded soldier.

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

Church holding revival

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Finley United Methodist Church will hold a fall revival Sunday through Nov. 13 with the Rev. George Holley, evangelist, and the Rev. Brock Barnhouse, worship leaders.

Services begin at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Nov. 13.

A love offering will be taken.

Holley attended Marshall University and Point Pleasant Bible School and College. He was ordained in the Wesleyan Church in 1991 and has been a full-time evangelist since 2002.

Barnhouse grew up in the Finley church and graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. He has been worship leader at Hollow Rock Camp and is the pastor of Barrs Mill Church of God in Sugar Creek, Ohio.

Barnhouse will speak at the Sunday services, and Holley will speak at the evening services.

Service district holding meeting

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

Volunteers sought for program

WELLSBURG – The After-school Adventures Program operated by the Brooke-Hancock-Ohio-Marshall Retired and Senior Volunteer Program has expanded to Wellsburg and seeks adult volunteers for its site at Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church, 1340 Washington Pike/state Route 27.

The program is held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and volunteers are needed for any of those hours.

Volunteers with the program may help, according to their ability, in a variety of ways, including aiding children with homework, crafts and other activities and serving food supplied to the program by Bethany College. For information, call the RSVP office at (304) 527-3410.

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Greater Weirton Area Senior

Center to hold dance Thursday

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

Sands of Time will perform. Admission is $5.

The center also will hold a New Year’s Eve party; tickets are on sale at the senior center.

For information, call (304) 748-3490.

Church holding turkey dinner

WEIRTON – St. Thomas Episcopal Church will hold a turkey dinner Friday at the church located on Three Springs Drive.

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

For information, call (304) 723-4120.

Church holding sing, social

WEIRTON – The First Baptist Church of Weirton will host a hymn sing and pie social at 7 p.m. Sunday. The church choir will sing and the event will include hymn-singing and pie and coffee. All are welcome to attend.

Church holding anniversary service

WEIRTON – The Morning Star Baptist Church will celebrate its 94th church anniversary Nov. 17 at the church located on Weir Avenue.

The theme is “The Church That Christ is Building,” based on Matthew 16:13-19.

Dinner will be served following the 10:30 a.m. morning service until 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Willie Stinson, pastor at Agape Baptist Church in Wheeling, and his congregation will be guests at 3 p.m.

The Rev. Willie L. Nevels is pastor.

Church holding nut roll sale

MINGO JUNCTION, Ohio – St. Andrew Orthodox Church will hold nut roll sales in November and December.

Rolls are $12 each and can be ordered by calling (740) 535-1379 or (740) 264-5374.

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Weir High School Class of ’57

monthly social set for 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.

Scholarships offered

WEIRTON – A Worldview Scholarships Bible class will be held Saturday at the Weirton Memorial Baptist Church located at 121 Ivy Street.

Registration takes place at 8 a.m., and the lecture will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. At the conclusion of the classes, 10 scholarships will be awarded, including three $1,000 scholarships and seven $500 scholarships.

Classes take place the second Saturday of each month. Anyone may register for the classes. To sign up, call (304) 374-6856 or visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/worldviewscholarships.

Travel soccer try-outs set

WEIRTON – Force Soccer Club will hold try-outs for the spring travel team at 1 p.m. Sunday at the J.C. Williams Soccer Complex, located on Colliers Way.

The girls try-out begins at 1 p.m., and the boys at 2:30 p.m. Registration must be completed before try-outs and is available online at www.npysaforce.org.

Spring travel teams will include two to three high school boys and girls teams and openings on the under-10 boys, under-12 boys, under-12 girls, under-13 boys, under-14 boys and under-14 girls teams.

For information, contact Bob Kolanko at (304) 479-9317 or r.kolanko@comcast.net.

Quarter auction benefits child

KNOXVILLE, Ohio – A quarter auction will be held Sunday at the Knoxville Fire Hall.

The door open at noon, and the auction begins at 1 p.m.

The event includes a Chinese auction, 50/50 drawing and refreshment available for purchase. Admission and a paddle are available for $5 at the door. Extra paddles are $2.

It will benefit Noah Long, the son of David and Katie Long of Wellsville, Ohio, and a Toronto City Schools second-grader. Noah recently was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.

Power Surge to make appearance

NEW CUMBERLAND – The First Presbyterian Church, 200 Court St., will host a Social Services benefit featuring Power Surge at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church located at 200 Court St.

Donations of nonperishable items will be accepted and a free-will offering will be collected. Light refreshments will follow.

Church holding craft fair

WELLSBURG – The Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church will hold an art and craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at the church located at 1340 Washington Pike.

There will be more than 50 vendors, concessions and a silent auction. Admission is free. Proceeds benefit the church youth group.

Drawing winners announced

FOLLANSBEE – Winners of drawings held at Follansbee Christmas in the Park have been announced.

They are: Marci Colantoni, 50/50; Genny Dobroski, holiday basket; Pete Nice, Penguins tickets; and Jack Taggart, Steelers package.

Cheryl Fox won the drawing for free vendor space in next year’s festival held for vendors who donated an item for the holiday basket.

Beautiful baby winner named

WELLSBURG – Audrey Lee Turner was the winner of the Most Beautiful Baby Contest held by Brooke County Right to Life during the Wellsburg Applefest.

Turner is the daughter of Matt and Laura Turner of Stow, Ohio, and granddaughter of Jules “Boots” and Jean Cipoletti of Wellsburg. She will receive a $100 cash prize and represent Brooke County Right to Life in the Wellsburg Fourth of July Parade.

Votes were cast by visitors to the three-day festival through quarter donations to the organization, which is led by Marla Mercer.

Community Briefs

Depression and bipolar group to meet Wednesday

WHEELING – The Ohio Valley Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. the first, third and fifth Wednesday of each month at Wheeling Jesuit University’s Whalen Hall.

The next meetings will be Wednesday and Nov. 20. It is a peer-led group, and participants may choose to speak or not speak.

For information, call (304) 243-9406 or email dbsaohiovalley@comcast.net.

Writers society meeting

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Tri-State Writers Society, led by award-winning local author, Karen Majoris-Garrison, will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at Eastern Gateway Community College’s Room 1502.

Aspiring and published writers of all genres are welcome.

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

Society holding dinner

WHEELING – The Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukrainian Catholic Holy Name Society will sponsor a chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 at the church hall located at 4136 Jacob St.

The meal includes chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, dessert and tea or coffee. The cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. Carry-out is available, and the church hall is handicapped accessible.

All are welcome. For information, call (304) 232-1777.

Breakfast to benefit Mozingos

WELLSBURG – Wellsburg Christian Church, at 10th and Charles streets, will hold a breakfast Nov. 23 to raise funds for the Mozingo family, who lost a daughter and their home in an Oct. 11 natural gas explosion.

It will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the menu will include eggs, sausage, hash browns, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, toast, coffee, milk and juice and the cost is a donation of the donor’s choice.

There also will be baked goods for sale.

Library holding craft fair

AVELLA, Pa. – The Avella Public Library will hold the fourth-annual Christmas craft and vendor fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Avella Community Center located on Avella Heights.

Available items will include Avon, Home-Grown Tie Dye, grave blankets, Stiltner woodcrafts, embroidery, primitive woodcrafts, jewelry, crochet items, Highland Candle Co., decorated Christmas trees, hand-painted ornaments and Cookie Lee. The event also will include food and drawings.

Crafters and vendors are still being accepted. The cost is $20 for the first table and $15 for each additional table.

For information, call (724) 587-5688.

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Mary H. Weir Library to host

Parkhurst for reading

WEIRTON – The Mary H. Weir Public Library will host Tina Parkhurst at 2 p.m. Saturday at the library located on Main Street.

Parkhurst will read from her new book, “Too True Adventures: NeeNee and Furrends Explore the Neighborhood,” following the adventures of two cats who don’t allow their disabilities to slow them down. NeeNee, who is blind, and Tax, who was injured in a fire, are based on real cats. The two travel through their neighborhood, meeting people and animals.

Friends to host Sands of Time

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

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

On Mondays and Fridays, the group holds covered-dish dinners and open mic nights. 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 visit www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

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.

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.

AHEPA?holding pancake breakfast

WEIRTON – The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association will hold the annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the All Saints Hellenic Memorial Hall located at 3528 West St.

The meal includes all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage with coffee or juice. The cost is $5 and children 8 and under are free.

For tickets, contact Jimmy Antoniou at (304) 670-7725 or Gary Mastromichalis at (304) 797-7653.

Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund.

Women of the Moose hold auction

WELLSBURG – The Wellsburg Women of the Moose will hold their final quarter auction Nov. 10 at the Wellsburg Moose Lodge at 844 Main St.

Doors will open at noon, with the auction to begin at 1 p.m. There also will be food and drinks for sale. Proceeds will benefit Moose-supported charities.

Dinner offered to area veterans

BETHANY – The Bethany Woman’s Club, General Federation of Women’s Clubs of West Virginia member organization, will honor military veterans with a free dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Bethany Memorial Church.

All veterans are welcome.