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January 31, 2014
Weirton Daily Times

Library details various programs

The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has announced the following upcoming programs:

Register now for Tot Time at the main library and at the Schiappa branch. The main library will have it on Monday, Feb. 10 and Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. Call the main library at (740) 282-9782 to register. The Schiappa branch offers three sessions. Choose one session to attend: Feb. 10, 17, 24, and March 3 at 6 p.m.; Feb. 11, 18, 25, and March 4 at 10 a.m.; Feb. 12, 19, 26, and March 5 at 11 a.m. Register at the Schiappa branch by calling (740) 264-6166.

Tot Time is for caregiver and children ages 2 and 3. Books, songs and fingerplays are offered.

Gaming for kids is on Feb. 5 any time from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Schiappa branch. Wii and other popular games can be played.

Play and Learn (caregiver and children ages birth to 3) will be held at the Schiappa branch on Feb. 6 and 11 at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m. Choose one time to attend on either or both days. Play and Learn encourages children to love the library from a young age.

There will be a family movie at the Tiltonsville branch on Feb. 8 at noon.

Story time (children ages 4-6) will be held on Monday and Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Tiltonsville branch and on Tuesday and Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Brilliant branch. To register, call the Tiltonsville branch at (740) 859-5163 and the Brilliant branch at (740) 598-4028.

Play and Learn the Alphabet (caregiver and children ages 2-6) offers letter-learning toys for an hour-long play session. It will be held at the Adena branch on Monday at 11:15 a.m.; Toronto branch on Feb. 5 at noon; and at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch on Tuesday at 11:15 a.m.

Cheap movie date for adults on Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Adena branch and at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch is planned Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. Celebrate Valentine's Day early at the library. Bring a date. Register for the movie by calling the Adena branch at (740) 546-3782 and the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch at (740) 769-2090.

Country Friends to host Eldurays

Country Friends will host the Eldurays dance band on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The doors open at 6 p.m. each Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m. Country Friends has events each Monday, Friday and Saturday at the Memorial Hall. On Monday and Friday, the doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Guests can bring a covered dish if they so desire for the meal that begins at 5 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity. For information, call (304) 797-1270 or (304) 527-3322. The website is

Screenings set for Feb. 10

Residents living in and around the Steubenville area can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture as the Steubenville Parks & Recreation Department, Martin Luther King Jr. Center at 905 Market St., Steubenville, hosts a Life Line screening on Feb. 10.

Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease, according to a news release. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk also is offered and is appropriate for both men and women.

The news release notes:

-- Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability.

-- Eighty percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke.

-- Preventive ultrasound screenings can help people avoid a stroke; and

-- Screenings are "fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient."

Packages start at $149. All five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete. For information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call (877) 237-1287 or visit the website at Pre-registration is required.

Association meeting rescheduled

The Steubenville High School Alumni Association has rescheduled its monthly meeting. It was to have been held Jan. 28 but now will be held Tuesday at Scaffidi's Restaurant, beginning at 6 p.m.

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