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May 14, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Library hosting

book group

WEIRTON - Mary H. Weir Public Library holds book club meetings on either the third or fourth Saturday of each month.

The club is open to the public, and books under discussion are available for loan at the front desk.

Thus far, the club has reviewed "Beach Trees" by Karen White, "March" by Gwendolyn Brooks and "Lifeboat" by Charlotte Rogan. The club reviews a new book each month, usually chosen from the West Virginia Library Commission Group Discussion Collection.

The club will next review "The Last Runaway" by Tracy Chevalier. The club will meet to discuss the book at 1:30 p.m. May 27 in the downstairs activity room.

The public is invited to attend. New members are welcome.

Art association

to elect officers

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The Steubenville Art Association will elect officers when it meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Historic Fort Steuben located at 120 S. Third St.

A demonstration on armatures and celuclay sculpture will be given. A workshop on the same topics left by instructors Martha Jamail, Kiyoe Howalf, Janet Sower and Marilyn O'Connell of Cambridge will be held earlier in the day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the fort. Cost is $40 for the brown bag lunch event. Contact Marnee Muhleman at (330) 340-4577 for information.

Anne Wagner, Lillian Brue, Laura Thrasher and Patti Chafin will serve as hostesses at the evening meeting.

Nifty Needles

hold meeting

WEIRTON - The Nifty Needles Neighborhood Sewing Group of the American Sewing Guild recently met at the First Christian Church on Main Street.

Leader Nancy Sanders welcomed the six members in attendance.

Susan Maze spoke about the sewing guild silver anniversary event she attended near Pittsburgh.

Members were reminded of the upcoming stitch camp in Pennsylvania.

During the show-and-tell session, Kay Nixon modeled a pieced quilted jacket; Carol Village showed an orientally inspired apron to be sent to Stulting House in Hillsboro, the Pearl S. Buck birthplace; and Maze modeled a jacket she made for her daughter.

Village led the program on tea cozies, and each member received quilted fabric, ready cut, and patterns to trace teapots, which were to be cut out and sewn on the cozies. The project will serve as the show-and-tell at the 7 p.m. June 4 meeting at the church.

The meeting was concluded with a Nancy Zieman video, "Sewing Notions." These videos are a new addition to the meetings.

For information on attending the meetings, contact Sanders at (304) 527-1405.

All those interested, regardless of skill level, in sewing are welcome to attend.

Group welcomes

newest member

Moving On, a group of widows and widowers, met Thursday for their meeting and luncheon held at Undo's in Weirton with Christine Brown, vice president, presiding.

Jack Davis gave the blessings and Brown, the friendship reading. May birthdays were acknowledged.

Darlene Roe became the newest member to join while guests attending were Selva Mallory, Candy Yachini and Burlane Hoagland.

Table prizes in the form of gift cards were donated by Margaret Ashbee, Janet Gilham, Frances Parsons, Cindy Gilbert, Katie Roshac and Peg Sweeney.

Entertainment was provided by the Donohues - Jim and Jimmy - who performed easy listening music through songs from the 1950s and 1960s.

Reports were given Lucretia "Toots" Ross, secretary, and Margaret Chapman, treasurer.

Madeline Michael Boulson and Toots Ross conducted the 50-50 drawing won by Ruth Jackson. Undo gift certificates went to Helen Parrish and Herb Simms.

Gift cards went to Jeannette Spear, Jack Davis, Carol Boyer, Candy Yachini, Martha Wright and Herb Simms.

Christine Brown won the massage from Schrickel Health and Wellness Center and Katy Rosahac the musical rose.

The next meeting will be held June 9 at Undo's in Weirton. Anyone interested in joining can call Janet Saner at (740) 537-4487.

Dues are $10 annually, and dinners are $12.

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