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Brooke County community happenings

October 30, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Class to feature harvest foods

WELLSBURG - Nora Bell will present a cooking class featuring harvest foods at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Brooke County Public Library.

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

Library to show comedy of horrors

WELLSBURG -The Brooke County Public Library will show the Tim Burton film, "Dark Shadows," rated PG-13, Tuesday at 1 p.m.

The film stars Johnny Depp as vampire Barnabas Collins,who returns to his ancestral home in the very changed world of 1972, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.

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

Church to hold pasta dinner

COLLIERS - Olde St. John's Episcopal Church, at Eldersville and St. John's roads, will hold a spaghetti dinner from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday

The cost is $7.50, which includes spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drink. Take-out is available.

Craft sale, open house planned

COLLIERS - Colliers Primary School will hold its annual Christmas in Colliers craft show and open house Nov. 5.

The craft show will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with the open house from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and food will be sold by the school's PTA.

There also will be drawings for a variety of theme baskets.

Proceeds will go to the school's Positive Behavior Support program, which rewards pupils for displaying honesty, responsiblity and other virtues.

Knights to hold spaghetti dinner

FOLLANSBEE - The Follansbee Knights of Columbus will hold a spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Francis Center.

The cost is $7 per person, which children under 7 admitted free. Tickets will be available at the door.

Gym to offer free demonstration

FOLLANSBEE - Cindy's Fusion Fitness at 971 Main St. will offer a free demonstration on the proper way to use low-cost fitness equipment, usually available for $15 or less at department store chains, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Cindy Petri, the business' owner; and her staff will show attendees how to use the proper form to reduce the risk of injury while exercising.

Free blood pressure and body mass index readings also will be offered.

Course offered free to veterans

WEIRTON - An AARP safe driving class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 15 at West Virginia Northern Community College, and there's no charge for military veterans and their their families.

Taught by Mel Vorhees, the two-day class is geared toward older adults who may or may not be experiencing diminished vision, hearing and reaction time, all common to the aging process. Most insurance agencies offer a discount to those who have completed it.

The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for for non-members. It covers materials and must be paid in advance. This month the class is free to all current and former members of the military, their spouses or widows and children.

Eligible veterans include those who have served in the National Guard, Reserves and Coast Guard as well as the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.

Class space is limited, so reservations should be made by calling (304) 527-3410.

Donations sought for clothes closet

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Council PTA seeks donations of new coats and shoes as well as other children's clothing in good condition for the Brooke County Clothes Closet.

For information, call Denise Spensky, the group's president, at (304) 527-2516.

Drawing winners announced

FOLLANSBEE - Winners of drawings held during the Follansbee Christmas in the Park were: Mildred "Wootsie" DeSantis of Wheeling, 50-50, and Mickie Diserio of Follansbee, holiday basket.

The winner of the Steelers package didn't give his or her full name.

Applefest winners announced

WELLSBURG - Winners of the Wellsburg Applefest Everything Apple baking contest were named in the following categories:

Dough (pies, cookies, etc.): Andrea Brozstek Iafrate of Follansbee, first place; Eric Fithyan of Wellsburg, second place; and Bernadette Mozingo of Wellsburg, third place.

Cake: Esther Williams of Wintersville, first place. The second-place winner didn't give her full name.

Miscellaneous: LaVaughn Coulter of Beech Bottom, first place for her apple dumplings; Rose Porco of Follansbee, second place for her apple caramel biscotti; and Rick Mergen of Weirton, third place for his applesauce.

Loretta Basil and Michelle Basil served as judges for the contest, which was sponsored by Mullenbach Funeral Home.

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