Sock hop dance, karaoke Friday
A 1950s sock hop dance and karaoke event with disc jockey Chelsea Matta will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday at the East Springfield Community Center located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.
"Come on out and dance to your favorite oldies songs or sing them on karaoke," a flyer notes.
Participants are invited to dress in a 1950s costume. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.
Dance band at Country Friends
The Country Friends Dance Band will entertain Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.
The Country Friends Band plays once a month at the Memorial Hall exclusively for Country Friends. The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance starts at 7 p.m.
Mondays and Fridays are jam nights with the last Friday of the month being Gospel Night. It includes the church walk and donation to a church or charity. The doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Participants may bring a covered dish to the meal that begins at 5 p.m. if they desire.
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) 527-3322 or (304) 479-1270. The 2014 band schedule is listed on the website at www.countryfriendsfoundation.com
SHS Alumni Association to meet
The Steubenville High School Alumni Association will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Scaffidi's Restaurant and Tavern.
Brilliant Lions plan ham dinner
The annual Brilliant Lions Club's spring ham dinner fundraiser will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on May 4 at the Brilliant Presbyterian Church located at Second and Main streets in Brilliant.
The menu will include ham, scalloped potatoes, cole sale, green beans, roll, cake and a drink.
Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Patrons can dine in or get carryout.
Fratenity plans rigatoni dinner
The Theta Chi Alpha Fraternity of Follansbee will hold an all-you-can-eat rigatoni dinner from noon to 6 p.m. May 4 at the fraternity club room located at 756 Main St., Follansbee. The menu includes meatball, salad, dessert and ice tea or coffee. Cost is $7. Takeout orders will be available. It is open to the public.
Retirees celebrate Coleman birthday
Steubenville City Schools retirees met April 10 at the Ville for their monthly luncheon get-together, celebrating retired teacher Mary Coleman's 100th birthday with singing, a cake and cards.
The get-together also included signing cards to be sent.
May's lunch will be held at Margaret's in Toronto, and June's lunch will be held during the Greek Food Festival.
'Paws for Our Cause' event set
The annual "Paws for Our Cause" 5K race through Weirton is set for Friday and Saturday and will benefit the Hancock County Animal Shelter Foundation.
Activities originating at the Weirton Event Center will include a 1-mile Kids' Run, at 7 p.m. on Friday with registration beginning at 6 p.m. and the 5K Walk/Run at 9 a.m. Saturday with registration beginning at 7 a.m.
The 5K is a 3.1-mile course through downtown Weirton, professionally timed by the Elite Runners and Walkers organization. Snacks are provided for both events, as well as disc jockey entertainment. Participants can register online at www.eliterunnersracing.com/race-schedule or at the shelter foundation website, www.hcasf.org/run.
Registration fees for the Kids' Run are $5 per child and $18 per runner/walker in the 5K race until midnight Friday and $25 thereafter. Dogs also are welcome in the races, but must be leashed, up to date on vaccinations and accompanied by a guardian.
Prizes will be awarded in several categories, plus a grand prize has been added this year. All race participants will be entered into a drawing for the grand prize of a $500 U.S. Airways travel card, to be used for travel anywhere, worldwide.
Traffic through downtown Weirton will be rerouted from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday. Detour signs will be posted.
Community baby shower planned
The Women's Club of Adena is hosting a community baby shower for Wellsprings beginning at noon on May 3 at the Harrisville Community Center.
The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about Wellsprings' facility and availability to pregnant women throughout the Ohio Valley area.
The club will be providing lunch and giveaways to those attending.
Organizers request that those attending bring an item or items wrapped for the shower with a tag attached noting the club or person making the donation. A club spokesperson said Wellsprings is in need of new or gently used clothing from 0-3 months and 3-4 months. All clothing from newborn through size 4 toddler is welcome in addition to any baby items such as diapers, cribs, baby wall hangings, nursery pictures, sleepers and aghans, for example.
GFWC club participants in the event might want to do a clothing drive of gently used merchandise, a news release suggests.
Upland Cemetery cleanup May 3
The Warren Township Lions Club and the Warren Township trustees are sponsoring a community cleanup day at Upland Cemetery on May 3, beginning at 8 a.m.
The community is invited to volunteer. Those volunteering are asked to bring rakes, leaf blowers and work gloves.
Tri-State Marine Corps Club meets
The Tri-State Marine Corps Club met April 14 at the Serbian-American Cultural Center in Weirton with 28 members in attendance.
Commandant Edgile Covey presided at the meeting where Chaplin Dan Jones offered the prayer.
Gabe Arlia spoke about the trip to Iwo Jima taken by Young Marine Austin Loppe of Mingo Junction who will be participating in the national event in Washington, D.C., in May. Arlia noted the Young Marine unit was formed in 1997, and Loppe is the seventh Marine from the unit to be sent to the national event.
Charles Green announced the upcoming open house celebration at the Jefferson County Historical Museum which will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Armed Forces Day, May 17. Military items will be on display along with several medals, including medals of honor. The Tri-State Marine Honor Guard will conduct the flag-raising ceremony at 11 a.m.
Ruth Coates, a World War II veteran, was congratulated on her 90th birthday.
Dan Lyons reminded members of the Saturday morning breakfast get-together at Ponderosa on Three Springs Drive in Weirton, which is free to club members. The unit is seeking members. To be eligible, members-to-be must be an active duty or honorably discharged Marine or a Navy Corpsman who was attached to a Marine unit.
Jim DiBenedetto won the 50-50, donating it to the Young Marines. The next meeting will be held May 12 at the Serbian-American Cultural Center.
Brooke 4-H to hold beef drawing
Brooke County 4-H will hold a drawing for a side of grain/grass-fed beef to raise funds for the 4-H camp.
The side of beef was donated by Ry-Ark Farms of Bethany. The drawing will be held June 23 at the opening assembly of 4-H camp. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and can be purchased at the West Virginia University Brooke County Extension Office or from local 4-H clubs. The beef will be butchered at no cost to the winner, who must provide the freezer space. For information, call (304) 737-3666.