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November 1, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Bergholz museum open Sunday

The Bergholz Area Museum will be open for the final time this season on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with area coal mining as the focus of the November special exhibit.

The museum is open the first Sunday of each month from May through November.

The Forrest Buchanan display remains on view, featuring items of interest regarding Buchanan, a well-known area naturalist, educator and world traveler.

The museum permanent collection includes pictures and memorabilia related to area communities, the schools, local mines and various businesses.

The museum is located at the corner of Second and Jefferson streets across from the town parking lot. Admission is free.

Benefit spaghetti dinner Saturday

A benefit spaghetti dinner and silent auction will be held from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the East Springfield Community Center for 5-year-old Keagan Call, the son of Jordan and Casey Kohler Call.

Call was diagnosed with DMD, an acronym for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a progressive muscle disorder that only affects boys, causing a loss of both muscle function and independence.

DMD only affects approximately one out every 3,500 boys born worldwide, according to a promotional flyer. Boys with DMD generally lose their ability to walk between the ages of 8 and 12 and are wheelchair dependent. There is no way to stop the progression of DMD. It is the most common, lethal genetic disorder diagnosed during early childhood. Nearly all boys with DMD die by their late teens or early 20s from respiratory and/or cardiac complications.

Cost of the dinner is $9 for adults and $5 for children age 4 to 12. Children 3 and under eat for free.

The dinner will include spaghetti, salad, roll, beverage and dessert. Takeout will be available for a flat rate of $9 per meal.

Donations also are being accepted with checks made payable to Keagan Call and mailed to: Chase Bank, 3000 N Wooster Ave., Dover, OH 44622. Questions can be directed to

All proceeds and donations are to benefit Call for his medical expenses.

Library programs are announced

The following programs are being offered through the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County:

Gaming For Kids will be held at the Schiappa branch on Wednesday any time from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Play and Learn the Alphabet (caregiver and children ages 2-6) will be at the main library on Monday at 11 a.m. and on Wednesday at 6 p.m.; the Adena branch on Monday at 11:15 a.m.; and at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch on Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. Letter-learning toys are set up for children to play with and interact with other children.

Play and Learn (caregiver and children ages birth to 3) will be at the Schiappa branch on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m. This is an hour-long play that encourages children to love the library at a young age.

Family movie will be shown at the Toronto branch and at the Brilliant branch on Saturday. The Toronto branch will show its movie at 1 p.m. and the Brilliant branch's will be shown at noon.

Story time will be at the Brilliant branch on Tuesday and Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m., and the Tiltonsville branch will have it on Monday and Nov. 11 at 5:30 p.m. Stories, songs and rhymes are offered to children ages 4-6. Register by calling the Brilliant library at (740) 598-4028 and the Tiltonsville library at (740) 859-5163.

Babygarten (caregiver and children ages birth to 2) will be held at the Tiltonsville branch on Thursday at 11 a.m. This is a lap-sit program that will help babies with language development and early literacy skills through books, songs and rhymes.

Tot Time (caregiver and children ages 2-3) will be at the Tiltonsville branch on Thursday at 6 p.m. This is an interactive program that offers books, songs and tips to promote early literacy. Register by calling the library at (740) 859-5163.

Adults can make a pumpkin craft at the Adena branch on Thursday at 5 p.m. Learn by calling the library at (740) 546-3782.

A beginner's Internet genealogy class will be offered on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Schiappa branch. Learn about online resources to find your family roots. Call (740) 264-6166 to register.

Learn about natural healing using essential oils with Susie Weiss of Young Living on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Schiappa branch. Call (740) 264-6166 to register.

Children in grades kindergarten through six can go to the Schiappa branch after school to make a craft on Thursday any time from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Photographs from the "Steel Industry in Jefferson County" project will be on display at the main library through Jan. 2.

Country Friends to host Sands of Time

Country Friends will host the Sands of Time band Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance starts at 7 p.m. On Mondays and Fridays, the group holds covered-dish dinners and open mic nights. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270 or visit

Rotary club speakers detailed

The Steubenville Rotary Club was to welcome Dane Summerville, an operation specialist and dive coordinator for the Locks and Dams Branch on the Allegheny River, as its guest speaker at today's noon luncheon meeting at the YWCA of Steubenville.

Bruce Trushel is the program chair for November with other speakers lined up, including:

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