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August 12, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Jimmy Z Trio returns for

'Music on the Deck' show

PARIS, Pa. - The Paris Presbyterian Church will host "Music on the Deck," featuring the Jimmy Z Trio, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at The Gathering Place Coffee Shop located at 127 Steubenville Pike.

Jim Zalenka will perform music from the Great American Songbook, including songs written by Johnny Mercer, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter and Jerome Kern, in swing style.

The event is free. Refreshments will be served. Those attending are asked to bring lawn chairs. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors. For information, call the church at (724) 729-3450.

Red Cross holding blood drive today

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. - The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse located on state Route 18.

The American Red Cross has had difficulties in signing up blood donors and in an emergency appeal situation for blood and blood products.

Serbian Men holding chicken blast

WEIRTON - The Serbian Men's Club will hold a chicken blast every Wednesday through Aug. 28 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds located on Kings Creek Road.

Those pre-ordering a chicken between 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. are guaranteed a whole chicken. Pick-up for pre-ordered chickens will be available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Take-out and eat-in will be available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. A whole chicken will cost $7. Beverages also will be available for purchase, and the Serbian Women's Club will be selling fresh-cooked corn on the cob and homemade haluski.

The annual event is the organization's fundraiser. For information or to place an order, call (304) 748-9866.

Senior Center holding card party

WEIRTON - The Greater Weirton Area Senior Center will hold a "King and Queen" card party at 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at the center located on Main St.

Society hosting memorial service

ELDERSVILLE, Pa. - The Jefferson Township Historical Society will host a Sept. 11, 2001, memorial service at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Jefferson Township Veterans Memorial located at Cedar Grove and Fire roads.

Diane Huggins will share tributes to victims who died during the terrorist attacks, and Emma Gragan will sing.

Refreshments will be served at the White Church following the ceremony.

Community yard sale set for Sept. 14

MIDWAY, Pa. -The annual Midway community yard sale will be held Sept. 14.

The yearly event has become a destination for yard and garage sale bargain-hunters, drawing crowds from the Tri-State area and beyond.

The sale also is a fundraiser for the community. Residents wishing to have a garage sale on that day can register their sale with the borough office by paying a $10 fee to put their address on a map guiding guests through the community.

Those interested can visit the borough office at 304 Noblestown Road, Suite 10, or call (724) 796-8700, extension 1. The deadline to register is Sept. 9.

Nifty Needles meet

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

Leader Nancy Sanders welcomed members and three guests. Eight were in attendance.

Those attending the Monroeville Sewing Expo Aug. 22-24 discussed final plans. It was announced an art, crafts and lifestyle show will be held Aug. 15-17 at the Mall at Robinson and Oct. 10-12 at the Monroeville Mall.

Dolly Grossman presented a program on yo-yo fabric flowers coin purses. Each member and guest received a kit.

Middy Freese won the door prize.

Sanders will present the program at the 7 p.m. Sept. 4 meeting at the church.

Those interested in attending can call Sanders at (304) 527-1405.

Library receives grant

BURGETTSTOWN - The Burgettstown Community Library received a $15,000 grant from the Remmel Foundation through the PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee.

The grant enables the Burgettstown Community Library and the Fort Vance Historical Society to make the society's historical relics and archival materials available to the public in a room provided by the library exclusively for the use of the society.

The Fort Vance Historical Society has been housed in the library since its inception in 1969; however, its holdings were not available to the public. With the grant funding and assistance of community volunteers and students from the Burgettstown Area School District, the historical materials will be made available for historical research of the area and for genealogical research.

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