Community news from throughout the area

‘Say Yes to the Dress’ sale

Saturday at Hills Elementary

MINGO JUNCTION — Looking for a semi-formal or prom dress at a bargain price? Then head to Hills Elementary School this Saturday for the “Say Yes to the Dress” sales event to check out an array of gently used apparel.

School secretary Robin Laughery, one of the event organizers, said at least 17 vendors are expected to have a variety of short and long dresses for sale in the school gym from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free, and it is open to residents in all school districts interested in buying or selling dresses, shoes and jewelry.

Vendor tables cost $10, and they may bring their own clothing racks, while sale proceeds are theirs to keep. Laughery said a similar event was held at Indian Creek High School five years ago, and it gives people a chance to clean out their closets and provide more chances for the items to be worn.

Registration will be taken in advance and at the door the day of the event. Set-up time is at 9:30 a.m. To reserve space, contact Laughery at (740) 381-2454 or Michele Minto at (740) 275-2038.

Country Friends announces

lineup of entertainment

COLLIERS — Country Friends will host the Buffington Brothers on Friday and the Shindiggers on Saturday to entertain at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The doors open at 6 p.m, the dance starts at 7 p.m., and the hall closes at 10 p.m. for both events. There is a $5 cover charge per person on dance nights.

Open mic is Monday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the covered-dish meal is served at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. There is no cover charge on Mondays, but donations are appreciated.

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) 479-1270, (304) 748-2816 or (304) 797-0122. For a monthly schedule e-mail

Brown bag lunch, movie set

The Brooke County Library will be showing the film “Night School,” rated PG-13 on Jan. 18 at noon.

A group of adult misfits attend night school to finally complete their high school education and obtain their GED diploma. Comedic tension builds between a particularly hapless former salesman and a no-nonsense teacher.

Bring a lunch and watch a movie. Popcorn and water will be provided by the library.

Call the circulation desk at (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat.