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Community Briefs

Depression, Bipolar Support

Group to meet Wednesday

WHEELING – The Ohio Valley Depression and Bipolar Support Group will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and April 16 at Wheeling Jesuit’s Whalen Hall.

It is a peer-led group with a facilitator. Those attending choose whether to speak. The group also is open to those with friends or loved ones dealing with depression or bipolar disorder.

For information, call (304) 234-9406 or (304) 336-4186 or email dbsaohiovalley@comcast.net.

Church holding rummage sale

WEIRTON – The Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church will hold a spring rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church located at 101 Lisa Court.

There will be clothing and household items available.

Elks holding wine-tasting

WELLSBURG – Wellsburg Elks will hold their ninth annual wine-tasting social from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the lodge ballroom located at 834 Charles St.

The event includes wine-tasting of vintages provided by the Tri-State Winemakers, food and a wine glass. It also includes door prizes, a Chinese auction, 50/50 drawing and musical entertainment. It is open to the public.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from any Elks House Committee member. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

Vendor, fashion show set for Sunday

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. – A vendor and fashion show fundraiser will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Burgettstown Kids Center located on Main Street.

Children aged 3 and up will model spring fashions. Concessions will be provided. Vendors include Tastefully Simple, Avon, Miliasia Jewelry, In a Pikle, Pink Zebra, Paparazzi, Marley’s Doggie Treats, Jamberry Nails, Tupperware, Origami Owl, Lia Sophia, Velata and Scentsy.

There will be door prizes, and, when guests bring a nonperishable food item, they will be given a second chance to win a door prize. The Burgettstown High School Winterguard will be taking donations.

For information, contact Jennifer Bertha at allamericandancer@yahoo.com or (724) 249-4178.

All Saints selling Easter bread

WEIRTON – The All Saints Greek Orthodox Church’s Philoptochos Society will hold their Greek Easter bake sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 10 at the church’s Hellenic Memorial Hall located at 3528 West St.

Greek sweet Easter bread is $8, and koulourakia, or twist cookie, is $6 per dozen.

For information, call (304) 797-9884.

Proceeds benefit the church’s philanthropic organization, which supports local charities.

Salvation Army to honor volunteers

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Salvation Army will hold its annual volunteer appreciation dinner April 10 at the Wellsburg Moose Lodge.

Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the Salvation Army Service Center at 401 Commerce St. (state Route 2) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Medi Home giving shoe fittings

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio – Medi Home Care will hold free exams and diabetic shoe-fittings from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25 at the offices located at 105 Main St.

Call (740) 266-3974 for an appointment. Walk-ins welcome.

Bethany Women meet

BETHANY – The Bethany Woman’s Club, a General Federation of Women’s Clubs of West Virginia member organization, met March 17 at Bethany Memorial Church, with President Helen Moren presiding.

Hannah Pauls shared her experiences at Girls State, and Billie Jo Falcon led devotions.

Secretary Beverly Chambers and Treasurer Judy Pyle presented reports. Charlotte Chambers reported on the Shrove Pancake dinner held March 4.

Donations were made to the GFWC Domestic Violence Scholarship and Bethany Memorial Church.

The Nominating Committee of Judy Pyle, Judy VanHorn and Charlotte Chambers will present a slate of officers at the April meeting. Federation Week will be observed with a coffee hour April 27 at Bethany Memorial Church. Members will make Easter favors for residents of local nursing homes and team with the Order of Eastern Star to host the Antique Car Club in September.

Members celebrated the 95th birthday of member Ruth Tye with a coffee hour March 15.

Community Briefs

Newell Lions Club holding fish

fry today on Washington Street

NEWELL – The Newell Lions Club will hold a fish fry from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the club located at 510 Washington St.

Fish sandwiches are available for $5, a dinner including a sandwich, fries and coleslaw, $8 and sides a la carte are $2 each. Eat-in and carry-out are available. Delivery is available with a minimum order.

For information or to make an order, call (304) 387-3413.

Christian singer to appear Sunday

WELLSBURG – Christian recording artist Jonathan White will present a worship concert at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Wellsburg Church of the Nazarene located at 835 Washington Pike.

White has recorded several albums including music ranging from traditional hymns to patriotic songs to Christmas favorites and has performed at a variety of venues, including the Grand Ole Opry and Bill Gaither Homecoming Series.

White’s faith has helped him to overcome many challenges. His parents died as the result of a car accident in 1991, and he and his wife of nine months assumed care for his 16-year-old brother and 10-year-old sister. The pair also have a daughter with Down Syndrome.

Their son Austin also sings and has recorded albums.

The Rev. Dennis Yingling is the church’s pastor.

Auditions being held

HICKORY, Pa. – The Old Schoolhouse Players will hold auditions for the musical “Lucky Stiff” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the Old Schoolhouse Players auditorium in the Mount Pleasant Township Community Center located at 20 Wabash Ave.

Director Marcus Muzopappa and Musical Director Ruth Ann Fox will conduct the auditions, during which those auditioning will be asked to sing 32 bars of an upbeat show tune while dancing, if possible.

Those auditioning are asked to bring a headshot and resume. There will be no cold readings; casting will be based on singing, dancing and resume.

To scheduled an audition, call Muzopappa at (724) 747-5931. Walk-ons must wait for an open time.

School retirees to meet

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Association of Retired School Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. April 8 at Franklin Methodist Church located at 1231 Washington Pike.

Sharon Cuomo will preside over the business meeting immediately following the luncheon. A West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees will be the speaker.

All members and recently retired employees are encouraged to attend.

Make a reservation by calling Ruth Lewis at (304) 737-2314 by Wednesday.

Children’s knitting group to meet

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

Children in third grade or higher can learn to knit with help from instructor Nora Bell. Those attending are asked to bring their own yarn and needles or loom.

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

Church to hold revival

FOLLANSBEE – Follansbee First Church of the Nazarene will hold revival services at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday through April 6.

Guest speakers will be the Rev. Louis and Charlotte Staubs.

The church is located at 144 Mahan Lane. The Rev. Brian J. Ortmann is its pastor.

Library to show film

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library will be showing the film “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” rated PG-13, at 5 p.m. Thursday.

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

Library holding Easter event

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Swaney Memorial Library will hold the annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at 10:30 a.m. April 5 at the library located on Court Street.

Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, toast, juice and coffee. The cost is $3 per person. The Easter Bunny will be in attendance and children may have their pictures taken with it. Parents should bring their own cameras.

The event also will include a craft and an Easter Egg hunt.

Those attending should register by April 4 by (304) 564-3471.

Community Briefs

Highway 9 Band to perform

Saturday for Country Friends

COLLIERS – On Friday, the Highway 9 Band will entertain for the first time 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.

Monday and Friday are jam nights with the last Friday of the month designated as gospel night. A church walk is conducted with donations going to a church or charity. Doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic starts at 6 p.m. Participants are welcome to bring a covered dish for the meal that begins at 5 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, call (304) 527-3322 or (304) 479-1270.

The website is www.countryfriendsfoundation. com, where the 2014 band schedule is listed.

Health department to discuss draft

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Hancock County Board of Health will hold a special meeting at 12:30 p.m. April 1 at the New Cumberland City Building.

The board will discuss the Hancock County Clear Air draft. For information, call the health department at (304) 564-3343.

Church Women holding meeting

WEIRTON – The Weirton Church Women United Executive Board will hold the annual spring meeting at 10 a.m. April 4 at the First Baptist Church located at Homewood Avenue and Adams Street. The First Baptist Church and St. Paul Catholic Church women will host.

President Karen Tate will preside over the business meeting. Norma Copenhaver will be the devotion leader, and Carolyn Shockley will take the Fellowship of the Least Coin collection.

All second-year delegates are encouraged to attend to plan May Friendship Day with coordinator Cathy Cooper.

VFW holding monthly dinner

WEIRTON – The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will hold the monthly dinner at 6 p.m. April 5 at the post hall located on Main Street.

Tickets are $7 each. There will be a $500 drawing based on the West Virginia Daily Three. Tickets can be purchased at the post or by calling (304) 748-9674.

Community Briefs

First Christian Church to hold

food distribution Thursday

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

Groceries will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until they all have been distributed or until 11:30 a.m., whichever comes last.

The distribution will include personal hygiene items such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes. For information, call (304) 797-7300 from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.

Lisle will speak at Worldview

WEIRTON – Dr. Jason Lisle will be the speaker guest speaker during Worldview Scholarship Lecture series’ session on astronomy at 8:30 a.m. April 12 at the Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist church.

Registration and refreshments will be at 8 a.m. and the lecture will take place form 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For information, call (304) 374-6856, email worldviewscholarships@yahoo.com or visit Facebook.com/worldviewscholarships.

Community Briefs

Brooke County Service District

will hold construction meeting

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.

Church holding haluski, pierogi sale

WEIRTON – St. Nicholas Orthodox Church will hold a haluski sale from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the church located on Colliers Way, across from the Weirton Medical Center.

Frozen pierogies can be picked up at the same time and can be ordered by the dozen by calling (304) 527-1319. Pierogies are $4.50 a pound or $9 per dozen.

The church hall is available to rent for $200 and a $50 deposit. Seating capacity is 100. Call (304) 723-9746 for information.

Save the Pool holding auction

WEIRTON – The Save the Marland Heights Pool Association will hold a quarter auction at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Millsop Community Center located on Main Street.

Doors open at noon.

The event will include 30 vendors and drawings. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission is $5 and include one paddle at the door.

WBA holding spring training party

WEIRTON – The Weirton Baseball Association will hold a spring training party, beginning at 7 p.m., Saturday at the Serbian American Cultural Center located at 1000 Colliers Way.

The event includes food, a disc jockey, cash bar, silent and Chinese auctions and a $1,000 drawing.

Tickets may be purchased from an association board member in advance for $10 or at the door for $15.

Auxiliary holding spring craft show

HOOKSTOWN, Pa. – The Hookstown American Legion Post 952 Auxiliary will host the annual spring craft show and sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 5 at the legion hall located on state Route 168, near the Hookstown Fair Grounds.

A variety of items suitable for Easter baskets and spring decor will be available. The kitchen will be open. There is no admission charge.

For table information, call (412) 897-0100.

Cancer benefit to be held

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio – Tami Irwin Logan, a melanoma survivor, and her Relay for Life team, “Proud 2 B Pasty” will host a benefit, “A-Singin’ and A-Pickin’ for a Cancer Butt-Kickin’,” beginning at 5 p.m., May 3 at Zalenski’s Family Eatery and Pub.

Frontroom will headline and nine other musical acts are scheduled to perform an all-ages show. The event also will include drawings and a 50/50 drawing.

“Until that day on Nov. 14, 2013, I didn’t know how serious and deadly melanoma and other skin cancers can be,” said Logan.

“My goal now is to spread the word and educate people.”

Tickets are $5 at the door. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Zalenski’s and Frontroom have donated their services.

Community Briefs

Mercy Baptist Church Women

to hold trash, treasure sale

WEIRTON – The Mercy Baptist Church Women will hold their trash and treasure sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 29 at the R.J. Bush Center, behind the church located at 3474 Pennsylvania Ave.

There will be a variety of items available.

There also will be a bake sale and cookbook sale. The food court will be open, and eat-in and take-out will be available.

White to give concert

WELLSBURG – Brian White will present a worship concert at 10:45 a.m. March 30 at the Wellsburg Church of the Nazarene located at 835 Washington Pike.

The Rev. Dennis K. Yingling is the pastor.

Depression, bipolar group to meet

WHEELING – The Ohio Valley Depression and Bipolar Support Group will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 2 at Wheeling Jesuit University’s Whalen Hall.

The group meets the first, second and fifth Wednesdays of each month.

It is a peer-led group with a facilitator. Those attending decide whether to speak. It also is open to those supporting a loved one with depression or bipolar disorder.

For information, call (304) 234-9406 or (304) 336-4186 or email dbsaohiovalley@comcast.net.

Community Briefs

Methodist Men holding

spaghetti fundraiser Saturday

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio – The Wintersville United Methodist Church’s Methodist Men will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

The dinner cost is by donation.

The Methodist Men contribute to many ministries in the community including Urban Mission, Wintersville Good Neighbors, and helping with costs for youth attending church camp.

Unique Bible center of program

BETHANY – Barbara Sutton, associate dean of St. John’s Seminary in Minnesota, will present “Seeing the World,” a two-day workshop March 28-29 at Bethany Memorial Church.

The workshop will introduce people to “ways of seeing” using The St. John’s Bible, the first illuminated scripture in more than 500 years.

Produced by a team of Welsh artists in Wales and Minnesotan scholars, it brings together ancient techniques of calligraphy and illumination, or intricate initials, borders and miniature illustrations, with an ecumenical Christian approach rooted in Benedictine spirituality.

Participants may try their hand at making a small, simple book.

For information or to register online, visit www.wv.disciples.org/buffalo or contact Larry Grimes at lgrimes@bethanywv.edu.

Library to show “Frozen”

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library will be showing the PG-rated Disney film, “Frozen,” at 11 a.m. March 29.

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

Shiloh holding fish fry

WEIRTON – The Shiloh Apostolic Faith Assembly will hold a fish fry from noon to 5 p.m. March 29 at the church located at 3000 Weir Ave.

The event is sponsored by the Usher Board.

For deliveries, call Bev Wilson at (304) 374-9481, Phyllis Freeman at (740) 733-7723 or Latisha Turner at (304) 914-5323.

The Rev. D.W. Cummings is pastor.

Community potluck dinner set

BETHANY – The Town of Bethany will hold a spring potluck dinner from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 29 at the Bethany Community Center.

Live music will be provided by Thom Furbee, Pandel Collaros, Laura Cramblet, Harald and the Hot Pokkets and others.

Residents are asked to bring a covered dish in a specific category according to where they live.

Residents of Logan Court, Cramblet, College and Ross streets, Gresham Drive, Peace Point, Phillips, Harlan and Cochran halls and Campbell Village are asked to bring an appetizer and side dish, such as a vegetable.

Residents of Pendleton, Church and Fair streets, Roosevelt Avenue, Goodnight and Woolery halls and the Greek houses are asked to bring desserts.

Residents of Point Breeze, Main and Richardson streets, Rine Road, College View Drive and others are asked to bring a main dish or casserole.

Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

Ministries present mime, dance

WEIRTON – Ohio Valley Ministries will present “Praise is What I Do,” a mime and liturgical dance program, at 4 p.m. March 30 at Shiloh Apostolic Faith Assembly located at 3000 Weir Ave.

The event will include performances by the Tower of Power Mime Group, Richard Cummings and the Bethlehem Temple Praise Team, Quanita Williams of the Tower of Power, Jay Burns of the Apostolic Lighthouse and the Rev. Tracy Black and Marissa Taylor of Greater Faith Worship Center of Industry, Pa.

Refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by the Bus Ministry.

Tish Turner is the program coordinator and the Rev. D.W. Cummings is the pastor.

Retired school employees to meet

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Association of Retired School Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. April 8 at Franklin Methodist Church located at 1231 Washington Pike.

Sharon Cuomo will preside over the business meeting immediately following the luncheon. A West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees will be the speaker.

All members and recently retired employees are encouraged to attend.

Make a reservation by calling Ruth Lewis at (304) 737-2314 by April 2.

Senior center holding cash bash

WEIRTON – The Greater Weirton Area Senior Center will hold a bingo cash bash April 6 at the center located at 3425 Main St.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Early birds start at 12:30 p.m. and games start at 1 p.m. Tickets must be registered for drawings; tickets are limited.

Lunch and refreshments are included. The event includes a $1,000 cover-all, Chinese auction, door prizes, three $100 drawings, a 50/50 drawing and a drawing for a 32-inch flat-screen LED television.

Tickets are $40.

For information, call the center at (304) 748-3490.

Community Briefs

Brooke County Special Olympics

to face off with police, deputies

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Special Olympic Bears will face the Enforcers, a team comprised of members of the Brooke County Fraternal Order of Police and Deputy Sheriffs Association, in a basketball game Friday at Wellsburg Middle School.

Admission is free to the game, which will start at 7 p.m., following a game at 6 p.m. between area firefighters and employees of Lyle’s Auto and Reasner Funeral Home. There will be door prizes, drawings and refreshments, with proceeds going to Brooke County Special Olympics.

Country Friends Dance Band 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 starts at 7 p.m.

Country Friends Dance Band performs once a month, exclusively for Country Friends at Memorial Hall.

There are 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. The last Friday of the month is Gospel Night, during which, the group conducts a church walk.

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

Management club 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.

PVUM holding rummage sale

WEIRTON – The Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church will hold the spring rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 4 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 5 at the church located at 101 Lisa Court.

Clothing and household items will be available.

Fire department holds drawing

NEWELL?- The Newell Volunteer Fire Department is selling tickets for its 2014 Cookout Raffle, scheduled for July 2. Tickets are $5 each, and $4,000 in prizes will be awarded.

First prize will be $1,500 in meat, a $200 Walmart gift card, a $200 gas card and a gas grill. Only 2,000 tickets will be sold. Tickets can be purchased from any Newell firefighter, at bingo every Wednesday and Saturday, at Newell American Legion Post 114 and at the Newell Marathon station.

Pro-Life dinner scheduled

MORGANTOWN – West Virginians For Life will hold the 16th-annual Pro-Life Rose Dinner March 28 at Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa.

Cal Thomas, columnist, author and radio and political commentator, will be the keynote speaker.

The reception begins at 6 p.m., dinner starts at 7 p.m., and Thomas will speak following the dinner. The event includes a book signing and silent auction. The cost is $50 per person.

Proceeds benefit the West Virginians For Life Educational Trust. For information, visit wvforlife.org/events or call (304) 594-9845.

WBA holding spring training party

WEIRTON – The Weirton Baseball Association will hold a spring training party at 7 p.m. March 29 at the Serbian American Cultural Center located at 1000 Colliers Way.

The event will include food, cash bar, disc jockey, silent and Chinese auctions and a $1,000 cash drawing. Tickets may be purchased from a WBA board member in advance for $10 or at the door for $15.

Church holding gospel meeting

WEIRTON – The Weirton Heights Church of Christ will present a spring gospel meeting with Dan Jenkins April 27-May 1 at the church located at 3169 Pennsylvania Ave.

The meeting begins with a Bible Class, “You Will Never See a Skinny Bird,” at 9:30 a.m. April 27, followed by “Plain Truths About the Church” at 10:30 a.m. April 27, “The Trial of Jesus” at 6:30 p.m. April 27, “Signs Signifying the End” at 7 p.m. April 28, “Holy Robes and Holy Oil” at 7 p.m. April 29, “A Loving God and the Beauties of Heaven” at 7 p.m. April 30 and “An Angry God and the Agony of Hell” at 7 p.m. May 1. For information, call (304) 723-1160.

Community Briefs

Survivors of Abuse group set

to meet March 27 in Weirton

WEIRTON?- The Survivors of Abuse group will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. March 27 at the Brooke-Hancock County Family Resources Network located at 371 New York Boulevard.

It is open to survivors of sexual abuse, domestic violence, rape and assault. The group offers support, comfort and a confidential, safe place to share experiences and feelings.

It meets the fourth Thursday of every month. The group is sponsored by the Hancock-Brooke-Ohio County Victim Assistance Program.

For information, call (304)?564-4277.

Pie sale to benefit Special Olympics

WELLSBURG – Brooke County Special Olympics will hold a pie sale through April 1.

A variety of pies produced by The Pie Shoppe as well as cherry tarts, pumpkin rolls, nut logs and plain or raisin Easter bread will be sold, with orders delivered on April 13, in time for Easter.

To place an order, call (304) 797-1574 or (304) 737-1376.

Table of Hope offers free dinners

WEIRTON – The Table of Hope holds free dinners for all from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the First United Methodist Church located at 3301 West St.

There are no income requirements. All are welcome.

St. Thomas

offers fish

WEIRTON – St. Thomas Episcopal Church, at Three Springs Drive, will hold its Lenten fish dinner sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each Friday through Lent, through April 18.

The cost is $8, which includes coffee or tea. Desserts are 50 cents each and pop or bottled water are $1 each.

Take-out is available. For information, call (304) 723-4120.

Center holding cash bash

WEIRTON – The Greater Weirton Area Senior Center will hold a Bingo Cash Bash at 1 p.m. April 6 at the senior center.

To purchase a ticket for $40 or for information, call the center at (304) 748-3490.

Documentary

available

WEIRTON – The Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center has copies of the 70-minute documentary, “Re-discovering Hollidays Cove,” available for sale at the museum.

Community Briefs

Ohio Valley Depression, Bipolar

Support Group meets Wednesday

WEIRTON – The Ohio Valley Depression and Bipolar Support Group will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and April 2 at Wheeling Jesuit University’s Whalen Hall.

The group meets the first, second and fifth Wednesdays of each month.

It is a peer-led group with a facilitator, and those attending decide whether to speak. Those who provide support to those with depression or bipolar disorder also are invited to attend.

For information, contact (304) 234-9406, (304) 336-4186 or dbsaohiovalley@comcast.net.

Our Lady selling pierogis

WHEELING – Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukrainian Catholic church will sell pierogis and cabbage rolls through Easter.

Potato and cheese, potato and onion and meatless sauerkraut pierogis will be available by the dozen. Orders can be made by calling (304) 232-1777 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays or by emailing stmarysolph@gmail.com. Those making an email order are asked to include their name, telephone number and preferred pickup date. Easter orders must be made by April 4.

Orders may be picked up from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 28 and April 4 and 11, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29 and April 5 and 12 and from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 30 and April 6 and 13.

New Hope holding spaghetti dinner

NEW CUMBERLAND – The New Hope Baptist Church will hold a spaghetti dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the church located at 2682 Wylie Ridge Road.

Dinner includes spaghetti with meat or plain sauce, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. Take-out is available by calling (304) 650-3359.

Proceeds benefit the youth group summer camp fund.

Upcoming road work announced

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will be making improvements to state Route 18 between the intersection of state Route 18 and Cross Creek Road in Atlasburg and the beginning of the four-lane section of Route 18 in Burgettstown, beginning in April.

The section of highway is 3.2 miles long, and one lane of traffic will be maintained during construction hours. During hours work is not taking place, all lanes of traffic will be open. The project will take three months.

The Borough of Burgettstown has just been notified construction will begin near Family Dollar in Burgettstown April 7. Construction will take place at night, because of the heavy traffic, in the area and take approximately 10 days to complete.

Food handler class set for April 7

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Hancock County Health Department will conduct a food handler class at 1 p.m. April 7 at the Greater Weirton Area Senior Center located at 3425 Main St.

The class is open to the public. Any person involved in food service in Hancock and Brooke counties is required to possess a current food handler card. The class is for volunteers as well as those employed in the food service industry.

Food handler cards are free to volunteers working for a nonprofit organization. For those employed in food establishments, the cost is $7 for a one-year card, $12 for a two-year card, and $17 for a three-year card.

Food Handler training may also be obtained by taking an online class at www.HancockCountyHealthDepartment.com. Payment for the online class may be made by using a credit card or “Pay Pal.” Participants also may print the completion verification and pay the fee between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the health department.

For information regarding the food handler card program, call the health department at (304) 564-3343.

Marine Corps Club meets

WEIRTON?- The Tri-State Marine Corps Club members met for their regular monthly meeting on March 10 at the Serbian-American Cultural Center in Weirton. The meeting opened with a prayer by Dan Jones, and opening ceremonies involving Tom Styles and Edgile Covey.

Members were reminded of the 9 a.m. breakfast at the Weirton Ponderosa which is held every Saturday and is free to club members.

Bruce Hornick discussed a new book on the Korean War that is available to purchase by contacting him at (304) 797-0185.

Dan Lyons reported that the 25th anniversary coins have been ordered and will be available by year’s end.

Two new members were inducted.

Charles Green gave a brief discussion on the Medal of Honor. He showed one signed by Greg “Pappy” Boyington, a Marine World War II aviator.

Club membership is open to any Marine or Navy Corpsman who served with a Marine unit. Dues are $15 per year. The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on April 14 at the Serbian-American Cultural Center in Weirton.

Community Briefs

Dinner will raise funds for the

Eisenhauer scholarship

BETHANY – The eighth Annual Derek “Ike” Eisenhauer scholarship dinner will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 28 at Harder Hall.

All proceeds from the event help fund three $1,000 college scholarships given annually to Brooke High graduates. A 2004 Brooke graduate, Eisenhauer died unexpectedly from a heart attack and was known for his easygoing nature and desire to help others.

More than $24,000 in scholarships have been awarded over the years.

The cost of the dinner, which includes a make-your-own pasta bar along with soup, salad and dessert, is $12 per adult and $6 for children age 6-12, with children 5 and under eat free.

Take-out will be available. Each purchase of dinner includes entry into door prize drawings.

Donations to the fund also are welcome and may be sent to: Derek “Ike” Eisenhauer Memorial Scholarship Fund P.O. Box 143 Bethany, WV 26032.

Sundowners holding tack auction

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Sundowners 4-H Saddle Club will host a tack auction March 29 at 4-H Camp Aura located on Ross Road.

Concessions and numbers will open at 11 a.m. Gift cards, items and services donated by sponsors will be auctioned at noon. The tack auction will begin immediately following and no later than 1 p.m.

Name brand tack, grooming supplies, barn supplies, riding gear, horse care items, wormers, saddle pads and saddles will be available. Steve Armstrong of Salem, Ohio, will be provide all new tack. Used tack consignments will also be taken. Reed’s Auction Co. will provide auction services with Larry Reed serving as auctioneer.

For information, contact Racheal Paris at (304) 564-5958 or Megan Walker at (304) 564-3598.

United Way holding fundraiser

WEIRTON – The Weirton United Way will hold a “Taking It to the Hoop” three-on-three basketball tournament March 29-30 at the Weir High School gymnasium.

Male and female players from age 8 to 65 will be accepted in teams of three to four players. Registration is $60 per team. Teams must pre-register to participate, and those doing so by Thursday will receive free T-shirts.

For information or registration forms, contact the United Way office at (304) 748-7213 or Michael Hagg at (304) 374-4252 or mbhagg1@comcast.net.

Pie sale to benefit Special Olympics

WELLSBURG – Brooke County Special Olympics will hold a pie sale through April 1.

A variety of pies produced by The Pie Shoppe as well as cherry tarts, pumpkin rolls, nut logs and plain or raisin Easter bread will be sold, with orders delivered on April 13, in time for Easter.

To place an order, call (304) 797-1574 or (304) 737-1376.

Senior center holding cash bash

WEIRTON – The Greater Weirton Area Senior Center will hold a Bingo Cash Bash at 1 p.m. April 6 at the senior center.

To purchase a ticket for $40 or for information, call the center at (304) 748-3490.

Gardeners holding round robin

WEIRTON – The Tri-State Area Master Gardeners Association have rescheduled their annual round robin event for 4 p.m. April 26 at the Mary H. Weir Library located at 3442 Main St.

Subjects to be covered include herbs, perennials, vegetable gardens, annuals, lawn maintenance, butterfly and bird gardens, trees and shrubs, deer and other pests, shade and sun gardens and ponds and water features.

The cost is $5 for those who pre-register by calling the West Virginia University Hancock County Extension Office at (304) 564-3805 by April 21. The cost is $7 at the door.

Reilly named as finalist

CHARLESTON – Lisa Reilly, Bethany College physical science and mathematics professor, was a 2013 Faculty Merit Foundation Professor of the Year award finalist.

The award was presented to Kateryna Schray, Marshall University English professor, at an award banquet Tuesday. Mary Elizabeth Ellzey, Shepherd University English and modern language professor, was first runner-up.

David Cerbone, West Virginia University philosophy professor; and Powsiri Klinkhachorn, WVU computer science and electrical engineering professor, also were finalists.

The merit foundation honors an outstanding faculty member at a West Virginia college or university. The award winner receives a $10,000 cash prize, with smaller awards to the other finalists.

Community Briefs

Greater Area Weirton Senior

Center holding dance Monday

WEIRTON – The Greater Weirton Senior Center will hold a St. Patrick’s Day dinner-dance Monday at the center located at 3425 Main St.

The doors open at 4 p.m., dinner begins at 5 p.m. and Light Touch will perform from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The cost is $7 per person.

Crocheting group to meet

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

The group is for adults, 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.

Temple holding services

WHEELING – The Bethlehem Apostolic Temple will hold Lenten services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the church located at 330 N. Main St. throughout Lent.

Services include: Wednesday with guest speaker Elder A. Monteiro Jr. of Greater Faith Family Worship Center in Industry, Pa.; April 9 with guest speaker Elder Tyrone Spencer of Shiloh Temple in Bridgeport, Ohio; and April 16 with guest speaker Elder Myron C. Jones II of Apostolic Christian Temple of Washington, Pa.

For information, call (304) 233-8899 or visit www.bethlehemapostolictemple.org.

Craft class offered

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Community Educational Outreach Service Tent Club will be holding a craft class at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Brooke County Public Library.

Members will teach you how to make a Fun Fur spring wreath. The wreath and Fun Fur will be provided by the library. Those participating are asked to bring items to decorate their wreaths, such as plastic eggs, flowers and butterflies.

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

Library to show film

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library will be showing the PG-13-rated film, “The Book Thief,” at 1 p.m. March 21.

The film is based on a best-selling book about a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II in Germany.

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

Special Olympics-police game set

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Special Olympic Bears will face the Enforcers, a team comprised of members of the Brooke County Fraternal Order of Police and Deputy Sheriffs Association, in a basketball game March 21 at Wellsburg Middle School.

Admission is free to the game, which will start at 7 p.m., following a game at 6 p.m. between area firefighters and employees of Lyle’s Auto and Reasner Funeral Home.

There will be door prizes, drawings and refreshments, with proceeds going to Brooke County Special Olympics.

Sacred Heart holding blood drive

CHESTER – The Sacred Heart Church Ladies Guild will host an American Red Cross blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. March 21 at Sacred Heart Center located at Fourth and Indiana avenues.

Those donating blood must bring either a donor card or government-issued photo identification and wear a shirt with sleeves that can be raised above the elbow. Those donors who are 16 years old must bring a parental consent form.

Women of Moose holding blood drive

WELLSBURG – The Wellsburg Women of the Moose will sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 22 at the Moose Lodge located at 844 Main St.

All donors will receive refreshments. The drive is open to the public, and all eligible donors are welcome. Donors must bring photo identification.

Walk-ins will be accepted. Appointments can be made by calling Linda Porreca at (740) 264-4286 or (304) 737-1552.

Community Briefs

Community Lenten services

are announced for this week

WELLSBURG – A series of community Lenten services, featuring local pastors serving as guest speakers at several churches, has begun.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. on the following dates:

Today, New Day Christian Center, with pastor Lori Williams.

March 20, Christ Episcopal Church, with pastor Bryce Grieco.

March 27, Community of Christ Church, with pastor Carl Tribbet.

April 3, Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church, pastor Angel Adams.

April 10, Windsor Heights Church of God, pastor Joy Leasure.

A Good Friday service also will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at Wellsburg United Methodist Church, and an Easter sunrise service, led by pastor Mary Jane Knapp, will be held at 7 a.m. at the Brooke Hills Park Clubhouse.

Church to sell fish dinners

WEIRTON – St. Thomas Episcopal Church, at Three Springs Drive, will hold its Lenten fish dinner sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each Friday through through April 18.

The cost is $8, which includes coffee or tea. Desserts are 50 cents each and pop or bottled water are $1 each. Take-out is available. For information, call (304) 723-4120.

Shriners holding pancake breakfast

WEIRTON – The Weirton Shriners will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Northern Panhandle Shrine Club located at the end of Cove Road, adjacent to the Department of Transportation garage.

The meal includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and orange juice. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under, and free for children under 6.

Spring craft show set

WEIRTON – A spring craft show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Masonic Lodge located on Knights Road, behind the AT&T store on Three Springs Drive.

Vendors include Tastefully Simple, Kitchen Ink, Judie’s Fruity Jellies, Origami Owl, Michi, Signature Homes, Pure Romance, Tupperware, Stella and Dot, Thirty-One, Lia Sophia and Avon. Items that will be available include woodcrafts, homemade dog treats, duct tape wallets and bows, tutus, candy bouquets and homemade jewelry, soaps and candles. Vendor spots are still open, call Debbie Lawton at (304) 670-0738.

There will be a Chinese auction and concessions, and all proceeds from the auction and concessions will benefit the New Manchester Elementary School Parent Teacher Association.

Class of 1959 to meet

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

All classmates are invited to attend. For information, call Edith Harless Barber at (304) 723-0761.

Community Briefs

Quilts of Valor group to hold

first meeting Wednesday

WEIRTON – A Quilts of Valor group is forming and will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church’s Franciscan residence located at 200 Preston Ave., Weirton Heights.

Quilts of Valor is a nonprofit organization that makes quilts for veterans touched by war. Those who don’t know how to quilt will be taught.

For information or to make a reservation, call (304) 723-6028.

Public service district meeting

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

Friends to host Stone Street

COLLIERS – Country Friends will host Hank Vincent and The Stone Street Station Saturday at Memorial Hall located at 67 Old Police Lodge Road.

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

Country Friends hosts 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 is a 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 or visit the website at www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

Community Briefs

St. Thomas church holding

fish frys throughout Lent

WEIRTON – St. Thomas Episcopal Church, at Three Springs Drive, will hold its Lenten fish dinner sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each Friday through Lent, through April 18.

The cost is $8, which includes coffee or tea. Desserts are 50 cents each and pop or bottled water are $1 each.

Take-out is available. For information, call (304) 723-4120.

Historical society announces events

ELDERSVILLE, Pa. – The Jefferson Township Historical Society will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the White Church located at 12 Fire Road, across from the Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Thurman and Peggy Yost will be the guest speakers. Thurman Yost will demonstrate working with stained glass. Peggy Yost will talk about the differences between oil painting and water color painting.

A question-and-answer period will follow the presentations, and refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend.

A historic bus tour, “Burgettstown: Past and Present” will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon May 3. Tickets are available at the Burgettstown Community Library at (724) 947-9780.

Upcoming events include:

May 10, plant sale at the White Church;

May 24, bake sale at the Weirton Wal-Mart;

June 27-28, yard sale at the White Church.

For information, call (304) 748-6376.

Democrats to hold dinner

MARIETTA – Ohio 30th District Sen. Lou Gentile, D-Steubenville, and state auditor candidate Ohio 22nd District Rep. John Carney, D-Columbus, will speak at the Mid-Ohio Valley Democratic Dinner March 28 at the Comfort Inn Ballroom in Marietta.

They will be joined by gubernatorial candidate Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald, D-Lakewood; other invited guests include U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and congressional candidate Jennifer Garrison, D-Marietta.

“The Mid-Ohio Valley Democratic Dinner is the first event of its nature,” said Taylor Myers, Marietta College Democrats president. “2014 is a critical year for our party, our valley and our entire country, and I’m glad to see the members or our organization rise to the occasion by putting together such an ambitious fundraiser.”

Seventeen counties from West Virginia and Ohio have been invited to participate, along with multiple chapters of other College Democrats and Young Democrats.

Tickets are being sold at five different price levels and can be purchased online at mariettademocrats.tumblr.com.

For information about this event, call Secretary Brittany Waugaman at (304) 516-7685 or email baw004@marietta.edu.

Library welcomes Ghost in the Head

MCDONALD – The Heritage Public Library will host American Indian historian Todd “Ghost in the Head” Johnson April 5 at the library located at 52 Fourth St.

A presentation for children in grades sixth through ninth grade from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and a presentation for those in 10th through 12th grade and adults from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Ghost in the Head has developed programs on American Indian history and life for Fort Necessity and Meadowcroft Museum of Rural Life and Rockshelter.

He also has received letters of recognition from Congress for his efforts to preserve American Indian history.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and include a chance to win a framed print featuring an American Indian subject, created by local artist Andrew Knez Jr. The print will be on display at the library.

For information, call (412) 414-5782.

Community Briefs

Hancock Schools holding

kindergarten registration

WEIRTON – Hancock County Public Schools will hold kindergarten registration for those children who will attend Weirton Elementary School in the 2014-2015 academic year from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Weirton Heights Elementary School.

Students must be 5 years old by Aug. 31 to register for kindergarten.

Parents must bring immunization records, birth certificates, proof of residence and the child’s Social Security card. Parents must have their driver’s license or other valid photo identification.

Students already enrolled in Hancock County Schools pre-kindergarten don’t have to register. Those children attending Weirton Heights Day Care, Children’s Academy, Headstart, Liberty Pre-School and Broadview Pre-School will receive an updated registration form at their current school.

If school is canceled March 13, the registration will be held March 20.

For information, call Weirton Heights at (304) 748-1950.

Gardening workshop scheduled

FINLEYVILLE, Pa. – The Tri-State Area Master Gardeners Association and Trax Farms will hold a spring workshop, beginning at 9:30 a.m., March 15 at Trax Farms located at 528 Trax Road.

Morning presentations begin at 9:30 a.m. and include “Evolution of Herbs” by Master Gardener Linda Steider, “Companion Planting For All Spaces” by Master Gardeners Roger Van Horn and Dawna Kale and “Invasive Plants: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly” by Master Gardener Greta MacIntyre.

The afternoon session begins at 1 p.m. and consists of creating a living wreath. All materials will be supplied, and master gardeners will be on hand to assist.

The morning session costs $15 and the afternoon session cost $20 or $35 at the door. Those who pre-registered by calling the West Virginia University Extension Office at (304) 564-3805 will pay $30 for both sessions.

Pro-Life dinner scheduled

MORGANTOWN – West Virginians For Life will hold the 16th-annual Pro-Life Rose Dinner March 28 at Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa.

Cal Thomas, columnist, author and radio and political commentator, will be the keynote speaker.

The reception begins at 6 p.m., dinner starts at 7 p.m., and Thomas will speak following the dinner. The event includes a book signing and silent auction. The cost is $50 per person.

Proceeds benefit the West Virginians For Life Educational Trust. For information, visit wvforlife.org/events or call (304) 594-9845.

WBA holding spring training party

WEIRTON – The Weirton Baseball Association will hold a spring training party at 7 p.m. March 29 at the Serbian American Cultural Center located at 1000 Colliers Way.

The event will include food, cash bar, disc jockey, silent and Chinese auctions and a $1,000 cash drawing.

Tickets may be purchased from a WBA board member in advance for $10 or at the door for $15.

Tack auction set for March 30

NEW CUMBERLAND – A tack auction will be held, beginning at 11 a.m., March 30 at 4-H Camp Aura located on Ross Road.

Gift cards, items and services donated by local sponsors will be auctioned at noon. The tack auction follows no earlier than 1 p.m.

Name brand tack, grooming supplies, barn supplies, riding gear, horse care, wormers, saddle pads and saddles will be available. Steve Armstrong of Salem, Ohio, will provide new tack, and used tack consignments will be taken.

Reed’s Auction Co. will provide auction services, with Larry Reed serving as the auctioneer.

Concessions will be available.

Sundowners 4-H Saddle Club is sponsoring the auction, and proceeds will benefit the horse show facility.

For information, contact Racheal Paris at (304) 564-5958 or Megan Walker at (304) 564-3598.

Church holding gospel meeting

WEIRTON – The Weirton Heights Church of Christ will present a spring gospel meeting with Dan Jenkins April 27-May 1 at the church located at 3169 Pennsylvania Ave.

The meeting begins with a Bible Class, “You Will Never See a Skinny Bird,” at 9:30 a.m. April 27, followed by “Plain Truths About the Church” at 10:30 a.m. April 27, “The Trial of Jesus” at 6:30 p.m. April 27, “Signs Signifying the End” at 7 p.m. April 28, “Holy Robes and Holy Oil” at 7 p.m. April 29, “A Loving God and the Beauties of Heaven” at 7 p.m. April 30 and “An Angry God and the Agony of Hell” at 7 p.m. May 1.

For information, call the church office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at (304) 723-1160.

Community Briefs

Country Friends to host Sands

of Time Saturday in Colliers

COLLIERS – Country Friends will host the Sands of Time band 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 holds covered-dish dinners and open mic nights Mondays and Fridays. 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 dedicate to promoting Christianity, friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity.

For information, call (304) 527-3322 or (304) 479-1270 or visit the website at www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

Chester church welcomes Dennis

CHESTER – The Chester Church of the Nazarene will welcome the Rev. Kevin Dennis, West Virginia North District superintendent, at 10:40 a.m. Sunday at the church located at 205 Third St.

Dennis will bring greetings on behalf of the district, along with the morning sermon. He is originally from the Weirton area and is the former Wellsburg Church of the Nazarene pastor.

St. Paul registering pre-k

WEIRTON – St. Paul Preschool is registering pupils for the 2014-2015 school year.

An open house will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday. Those unable to attend may call the school to make an appointment for a tour.

The three-year-old class is offered from 8:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. or noon to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The four-year-old class is held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. or 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; space is limited.

To register a child, call the school office as (304) 748-5225.

Elks hosting dessert challenge

WEIRTON – The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 will be holding the first “Delicious Dessert Challenge” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 15 at the lodge located on Main Street in downtown Weirton.

Both members and guests may enter, and those planning to enter are asked to sign up at the club. There is no fee to enter the challenge.

To taste desserts and cast votes for the best dessert costs $3 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under. Elks House Committee Chair Richard “Dick” Pannett and committee are in charge of the event.

For information, call (304) 748-0565.

United Way hosting tournament

WEIRTON – The Weirton United Way will host a “Taking It to the Hoop” three-on-three basketball tournament March 29-30 at Weir High School’s gymnasium.

Both male and female teams from ages 8 to 65 will be accepted. There is a $60 per team registration fee. Those registering by March 20 receive a free T-shirt. Teams must register in advance to participate. For information or registration forms, call (304) 748-7213 or contact Michael Hagg at 304-374-4252 or mbhagg1@comcast.net.

Community Briefs

Weir High School Class of ’14

will hold celebrity server night

WEIRTON – The Weir High School Class of 2014 will be celebrity servers from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Undo’s of Weirton.

There also will be a 50/50 drawing to benefit the Kinsley S. Ard Memorial Scholarship Fund. The event will benefit the senior prom and banquet.

Table of Hope offers free dinners

WEIRTON – The Table of Hope holds free dinners for all from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the First United Methodist Church located at 3301 West St.

There are no income requirements. All are welcome.

Senior center to hold dance

WEIRTON – The Greater Weirton Area Senior Center will have a dance Thursday, featuring the Sands of Time.

The doors open at 5 p.m., and the band will perform from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cost is $5. For information, call (304) 748-3490.

Ministry sponsors ‘Spring Shape Up’

MCDONALD, Pa. – The First Baptist Church Health Ministry will sponsor “Spring Shape Up” with an eight-week dance, hip-hop and aerobics class at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Thursday, at the First Baptist Church located at 141 N. McDonald St. The low-impact classes are one hour long and will continue through April 24. Additional days and times may be added, depending on demand. The classes are free and are open to people of any age, gender or shape.

For information, call (412) 965-3864.

Cup of Life to meet Friday

WEIRTON – The Cup of Life Ministries will hold the monthly Christian women’s coffee house at 6 p.m. Friday at Marland Heights Community Church located at 3900 Bright Way.

The event begins with complimentary sandwiches, beverages and desserts. There is free babysitting for those children in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade. Women’s worship with music leaders Judi Baldwin and Angel Pevich begins at 7 p.m., followed by Bible Teacher Tina Schoolcraft.

Community Briefs

Valley Depression, Bipolar

Group set to meet Wednesday

WHEELING – The Ohio Valley Depression and Bipolar Support Group will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and March 19 at Wheeling Jesuit University’s Whalen Hall.

The group meets on the first, second and fifth Wednesdays of each month. It is a peer-led group with a facilitator. Those attending the group make the decision whether to speak. All are invited to join, including those who offer support to those dealing with depression and bipolar disorder.

For information, contact (304) 234-9406 or (304) 336-4186 or dbsaohiovalley@comcast.net.

‘Desserts and Dresses’ announced

WEIRTON – The Brooke High School Dance Team and J. Jones Evening Wear will hold a “Desserts and Dresses: Prom Fashion Show” Sunday at the Serbian Cultural Center located at 1000 Colliers Way.

Doors open at 2 p.m., and the fashion show begins at 2:30 p.m.

A variety of desserts, coffee and tea will be served. Several vendors will be on site, and drawings will be available.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from any dance team members or at the door.

All proceeds will be used to purchase warm-ups. For information, contact (304) 794-6440.

Tri-State Writers meeting

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Tri-State Writers Society, led by local award-winning author Karen Majoris-Garrison, will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. March 11 in the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County Schiappa Branch located on Mall Drive.

Published and aspiring writers are welcome to attend.

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

Kindergarten registration set

WEIRTON – Hancock County Public Schools in Weirton will hold kindergarten registration for the 2014-2015 school year from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 13 at the Weirton Heights Elementary School.

All students living in Weirton will attend the new Weirton Elementary School in August.

Students must be 5 years old by Aug. 31 to register for kindergarten.

Parents must bring immunization records, birth certificate, proof of residency, the child’s Social Security card and their own driver’s license or other valid photo identification.

Students already enrolled in Hancock County pre-kindergarten don’t need to register. They will be provided an updated registration form at their current school, including Weirton Heights Day Care, Children’s Academy, Head Start, Liberty Pre-Kindergarten and Broadview Pre-Kindergarten.

If school is canceled, the registration will be held March 20.

For information, call Weirton Heights at (304) 748-1950.

Documentary available for purchase

WEIRTON – The Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center has copies of the 70-minute documentary, “Re-discovering Hollidays Cove,” available for sale at the museum.