Community news from around the area

Mingo Knights of Columbus plan annual memorial Mass

MINGO JUNCTION — The Mingo Knights of Columbus Msgr. Joseph F. Dooley Council No. 4361 will be celebrating its annual memorial Mass beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Agnes Church in Mingo Junction.

Refreshments will follow the service. The celebrant will the Rev. James M. Dunfee. All Knights of Columbus members and their families, as well as the family members of deceased knights, are invited.

Light Touch to perform

at Weirton Senior Center

WEIRTON — Light Touch will perform music from the 1950s and 1960s when they perform Thursday at the Greater Weirton Senior Center, located at 3425 Main St.

Doors open at 5 p.m., and the band will play from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is a $5 donation. There will be free refreshments. For information, call (304) 748-3490.

Chester Arts Club members

focus on fundraiser plans

CHESTER — President JoAnn Hobbs led in opening exercises when the Chester Arts Club’s held its monthly meeting Oct. 25 at Crickster’s Family Restaurant.

Reports were given by treasurer Mary Ann Wright and Secretary Kitty Binkowski.

Willie Balt, chair of the community improvement committee, reported that Wright, Hobbs, Binkowski and Bev Stevens joined with her to winterize the Richmond Memorial Garden behind the Chester City Building by pulling weeds and trimming rose bushes, perennial flowers and shrubs.

The planters along Carolina Avenue have been cleaned of summer flowers in preparation for Christmas decorations. The club will meet to install pine boughs, painted wood snowmen and ribbon on each planter before the Festival of Trees is held Friday through Sunday.

Members designated times they would sell tickets for the Christmas gift card tree featuring more than $430 in gift cards. The tickets will be sold for $1 each or six for $5 at the Festival of Trees of “Hometown Christmas.” Funds raised will be used for local charities and community projects.

The arts club also donated a decorated “Lady’s Christmas Tree” for the Festival of Trees. Decorated with ribbon garland, broaches, jewelry and miniature slippers, the tree sits in an antique hat box with a purple velvet hat.

The club will once again organize the community angel tree with gifts to be delivered to the West Virginia Veterans Home of Barboursville, W.Va. There are 84 men and two women who reside there.

‘Music and Magic’

fundraiser set for Sunday

WEIRTON — The Weirton Woman’s Club will hold its fall “Music and Magic” fundraiser on Sunday at Undo’s at the Holiday Inn in Weirton, beginning at 2 p.m.

The cost is $25 per person, which includes lunch and entertainment by the Donahues and magician Jim Tate.

Proceeds will benefit the Community Bread Basket, the Weirton Christian Center and other community needs.

Tickets can be purchased from Shirlee Baltich at (304) 914-4233 and Delores Azzarello at (304) 723-0954.

Brilliant Lions Club plan Christmas dinner for Dec. 7

BRILLIANT — Brilliant Lions Club members voted by secret ballot for who will be named Lion member of the year, which will be announced at the Dec. 7 Christmas dinner.

Ralph Nickoson presided at the recent meeting where plans for the holiday event were discussed. The Ron Retzer Trio will perform. The dinner cost is $25 per person.

The club will participate in the Brilliant Christmas parade, with the Lions mascot making an appearance. They also will participate in the New Alexandria Christmas parade.

A report was given on the Boatsies Boxes stockings assembled by Kevin Huggans and Esther McCoy.

A donation collected at the annual fall picnic will help flood and hurricane victims through Samaritan’s Purse.

Susan Nolan, Buckeye North Elementary School principal, has been the eye-testing machine purchased by four area Lions clubs, including the Brilliant club. Drawing winners were Lamont McCoy, Nickoson and Randall Craven.

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser Friday to aid pool project

WEIRTON — The Marland Heights Community Association will host a spaghetti dinner, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Weirton VFW Post 2716, 3435 Main St.

Meals will be either dine in or take out for $10, and include pasta, meat-balls, sausage, bread and salad. Proceeds will benefit the Marland Heights Pool project.

TIMET retirees to gather for

luncheon meeting Tuesday

STEUBENVILLE — Retirees of TIMET in Toronto will have occasion to chat, reminisce and stay connected at the next get-together luncheon scheduled for Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at CJ’s Restaurant on Sunset Boulevard, Steubenville.

It’s open to all TIMET retirees. For information, contact Bob Olexia at (740) 535-0937.

West Liberty Lions Club

to host turkey shoot

WEST LIBERTY — The West Liberty Lions Club will host a turkey shoot from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

It will be held on state Route 88 between West Liberty and Bethany. Lunch will be available. Proceeds benefit club projects.

Free matinee of ‘Cars 3’ at

Mary H. Weir Public Library

WEIRTON — The Mary H. Weir Public Library will be showing “Cars 3” on Saturday, beginning at 2 p.m.

The matinee, rated G, will be shown in the library’s activity room located at 3442 Main St. Admission is free as are popcorn and ice water. Patrons who would like to bring their own soft drinks or snacks are welcome to do so. The handicapped-accessible doors on Walnut Street will open at 1:45 p.m.