Community news from throughout the area

Last call for roses from the

Steubenville Kiwanis Club

STEUBENVILLE — Members of the Steubenville Kiwanis Club are continuing to take orders for the annual rose sale fundraiser through Tuesday.

The price of a dozen long-stemmed, boxed roses in a variety of colors is $19 for local deliveries made Sept. 19 to the Steubenville, Wintersville, Mingo Junction, Toronto, Richmond, Brilliant, Weirton and Follansbee areas.

While colors can’t be guaranteed, efforts are made to accommodate specific requests, according to club members.

Mail-out orders are available for $30 in the 48 continental states and will go out the week of Sept. 25.

Sale proceeds support community projects and youth projects, including the Key Clubs of Catholic Central, Indian Creek and Steubenville high schools. Aimee Livingston is event chair.

For information, call Tom Timmons, treasurer, at (740) 314-9574.

It’s Library Card Sign-Up Month — do you have yours?

STEUBENVILLE — September is Library Card Sign-up Month at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

Patrons who already have a library card are encouraged to ask a friend or family member to register for one, too, and win “a sweet reward — a dozen cupcakes.”

There will be one winner per library branch.

Programs and activities planned at the library’s various locations include the following:

Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782

Adults: Color pages designed for adults at 5 p.m. today.

Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028

Children: Story Time, for children ages 5-10, will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. It offers stories, songs and an art activity. Register by calling the library.

Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch, (740) 769-2090

Children: Children can stop in to make a craft at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Adults: Color pages designed especially for adults today at 6 p.m.

Meet, eat, and discuss recipes at the Cookbook Club on Thursday at 5 p.m. The club will focus on clean, healthy eating. Call to register and pick up a cookbook.

Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166

Adults: Get Tech Help for downloading and streaming eBooks, movies, magazines and more from the library’s website to an electronic device anytime from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Call for a 15-minute appointment.

An Intro to Ancestry Library Edition class is Thursday at 6 p.m. This is a database available only at the library. Participants will learn how to access and search through billions of records, including census and vital records, immigration records, city directories and wills. Register by calling in advance.

Meet, eat and discuss recipes at the Cookbook Club on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Call to register and pick up a cookbook.

Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163

Children: Story Time, for children ages 5-10, will be today at 5:30 p.m. Stop in to make a fall craft at noon on Saturday.

Adults: Color pages designed especially for adults today at 6 p.m.

Book Club will meet for discussion on at 10 a.m. Tuesday. “Coffee, Doughnuts and a Movie” is at 10 a.m. Thursday. Meet, eat and discuss recipes is at 6 p.m. Thursday. Call the library to register.

Toronto Branch, (740) 537-1262

Adults: Book Club will meet for discussion at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Join this group that meets monthly by calling the library.

Children: Story Hour, for parents with children ages 2-6, will be Wednesday at 4 p.m. Enjoy stories, rhymes and songs. Call to register.

Log house transformation

focus for historical society

ELDERSVILLE, Pa. — The Jefferson Township Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday in the White Church building located in Eldersville on Fire Road across from the fire hall.

The GPS address is 11 Fire Road, Burgettstown, Pa., 15021.

“Saving History” will be the focus of the meeting. Guest speaker Bill Kerekes will discuss how he moved a log house to his property and rebuilt it into his home., a project that spanned several years.

Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be refreshments.

Avella history fair and car cruise scheduled Sept. 30

AVELLA — The third-annual Avella history fair and car cruise will be held Sept. 30 at the Avella Volunteer Fire Department hall on Route 50 in Avella.

The A. D. White Research Society sponsors the event, which was presented for many years by local writer and historian Kathryn Slasor. She attended last year’s event with her book, “Under the Sugar Tree.” Although she will not attend this year, copies of her book will be available for purchase.

Many local and regional organizations and individuals are anticipated to have displays. The car cruise will provide plaques to the first 50 registrants. In addition, some craft vendors will have tables, and food service will be provided by St, Michael’s Catholic Church in Avella.

Space remains available for interested organizations. For information, call (724) 344-9675.