The Class of 1972 of the former Jefferson Technical College, now Eastern Gateway Community College, is invited to an alumni dinner on Feb. 17.
Graduates from nearly 40 years ago are invited to meet with the Eastern Gateway Alumni Council and President Dr. Laura Meeks to reminisce about their days in college and talk about what was happening in the world that year. In 1972, for instance, gas was 55 cents a gallon, a new house cost $27,550, and the Watergate scandal began.
In addition to talking about past instructors and college happenings, graduates will receive an update on developments at Eastern Gateway.
The event will be held at Froehlich's Classic Corner, Steubenville, beginning with a meet-and-greet at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The alumni council is hosting the dinner so graduates will attend free.
To make a reservation or for information, call Amanda Coburn at Eastern Gateway at (740) 264-5591 ext. 110.
JU Class of 1971 planning reunion
Members of the Jefferson Union High School Class of 1971 will meet Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Schiappa Branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County in Steubenville to discuss planning a reunion.
Those attending are asked to bring any contact information they have for classmates.
For information, contact Clara Joyce by phone at (740) 282-5514 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dillonvale American Legion is having a spaghetti dinner at the Dillonvale American Legion Hall/bowing alley located on state route 150 on Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children.
The menu includes spaghetti, meatballs, roll, dessert and beverage. Patrons can eat in or get takeout orders.
Drawings will be conducted.
The Legion and its auxiliary are looking for new members.
For information, call (740) 769-7773.
four new artists
The Center of Music and Art, 264 Main St., Wintersville, has announced four new artists taking part in the monthly art show.
The center is showcasing art work from local artists each month and making the work available for purchase.
The artists are Sophia Kayafas, Tammy Jeffries, Diane Kessler, and Paul Hornung.
Kayafas is a freshman at West Liberty University majoring in fine arts and entrepreneurship. She uses a variety of mediums, including paint, pottery, sculpture, charcoal, and pencil to create works in a realism style.
Jeffries is a rural Harrison County resident who has been painting for 17 years. She has created a unique style of artwork using mixed media. She is a member of the Steubenville Art Association.
Kessler has been an artist and art teacher for more than 30 years and has been a member of the Steubenville Art Association for many years. She paints in various mediums, including oils and pastels, but prefers watercolor. She also has a private art studio, and her work can be viewed by appointment.
Hornung, also a member of the Steubenville Art Association, was awarded best of show in the CMA Winter Art Show 2009. He also has artwork on display at the Eastern Gateway Community Center.
The current show will run through Feb. 26 and is open to the public for free viewing during business hours at the center.
Area artists interested in showcasing their work in future shows can contact the center at (740) 264-3111. For information, visit the website www.musicandart.com.
Christ Episcopal Church at 1014 Main St., Wellsburg, will hold its monthly luncheon on Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The menu consists of a roast beef sandwich, potato chips, mandarin orange cake and a beverage of choice for $6. Individual sandwiches are $4. Patrons can dine in or get carryout orders.
Deliveries will be made to businesses and shut-ins in the local area. Call (304) 737-3432 after 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 10 to place an order.
Graceful Agers looking to grow
If you're 55 and older and looking to spend a few hours enjoying board games and cards in an environment fostering Christian fellowship, Grace Lutheran Church in Steubenville is looking for you.
Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. a gathering there referred to as the Graceful Agers takes place at the church located at 2105 Sunset Blvd., right across the street from McDonald's.
Carol Yost, secretary for the Graceful Agers, said the group is the product of an outreach ministry the church started at least seven years ago. The participants don't play bingo but they do play 500 and pinochle, for example, in addition to a variety of board games.
They also share a meal as anyone who comes brings a sack lunch.
The weekly event gives people something fun to do on a Tuesday in a pleasant environment.
The average attendance is about 15. "We would like that to grow," Yost said.
Janet Niederhuber is treasurer for the group.
Questions about the Graceful Agers can be directed to the church office at (740) 282-9064 or Yost at (740) 264-6307.
Complex hopes for
Krazy Bout Sports, the indoor sports and entertainment complex located at 2850 Weir Ave., Weirton, is selling tickets to help raise funds to aid in building a sensory room on the second floor of the business.
A sensory room is a therapeutic place where children and adults with special needs can explore and develop their senses and skills through guided play, a spokesman said, noting sensory rooms have proven to be extremely beneficial to the development of individuals with autism.
Tickets are $3 and are available at the complex located in the former Dunbar School. There will be two guaranteed winners - first prize being $1,000 and second prize being $500.
For information or to purchase tickets contact Patty or Mary Lou at (304) 914-3248 or (304) 670-8859. The drawing will be May 15 at the center. The winner need not be present.
Men of Destiny
to meet Feb. 12
Men of Destiny at the House of Faith located at 1913 Estelle Ave., Steubenville will meet Feb. 12 at 9 a.m.
The gathering is nondenominational and open to all with the purpose of serving God and the community.
"Come and see how we can better our relationship with Christ, witness to others, help our neighbors, improve our community, build bonds of friendship with men inside and outside of our church with Christian fellowship," said Ron Boyuk, president. For information, contact Boyuk at (740) 264-5070.
group to meet
The Alzheimer's Association will be holding its monthly caregiver support group meeting Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. at Eastern Gateway Community College, 4000 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, room 1500.