Community news from around the area

Lamb and chicken gyro

sale scheduled Tuesday

STEUBENVILLE — The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society will hold its last gyro sale of the season on Tuesday at the church, located at 300 S. Fourth St., and there are two kinds — lamb and chicken.

The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be gyros for $7 and chicken gyros for $8. There will be a 25 cent charge for extra tzatziki sauce. Also available are koulourakia (twist cookies) for $6 a dozen.

There is free delivery available for orders of four or more gyros. Orders may be phoned in to (740) 282-9835 the day of the sale or sent by Fax to (740) 282-2091. Patrons should allow a minimum of 20 minutes for phone and Fax orders. Walk-ins also are welcome.

Altar Rosary Society hosting

soup and sandwich sale

WELLSBURG — St. John the Evangelist Altar Rosary Society will hold a soup and sandwich sale at the church located at 1300 Charles St. in Wellsburg. It will be held Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or until sold out.

Homemade soup, sandwiches and desserts will be available for patrons to eat in or take out.

All proceeds will go toward the Alter Rosary Society, an organization that helps St. John the Evangelist parish.

Since 1998, the Altar Rosary Society has raised more than $6,000 that benefits not only the parish, but the community of Wellsburg, according to a spokesperson.

Annual ‘Sweetheart Dinner’

Feb. 16 at Bell Chapel UMC

STEUBENVILLE — Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, located at 3419 state Route 213, Steubenville, is holding its annual “Sweetheart Dinner” on Feb. 16, beginning at 6 p.m.

The cost is $20 per couple.

For information and to RSVP for the adults-only event, call the church at (740) 283-2239.

Plugged-In service Sunday

at Brentwood to feature yoga

WINTERSVILLE — Brentwood United Methodist Church’s Sunday evening “Plugged-In Service” will be led by Amanda Gill of Empowered Yoga.

The church is located at 148 Stephens St. off Bantam Ridge Road.

Gill will teach some beginning yoga poses from approximately 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the Bible study to follow from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Limited space is available. The cost is $10 per person, and participants are advised to bring a yoga mat and wear flexible clothing. Children need parental permission or a signed permission slip to attend.

Call (740) 264-4531 or text (740) 346-5068 to reserve a spot.

“If you would like to attend but cannot pay, please let us know,” a church spokesperson noted.

Valentine’s Extravaganza

Sunday at Blessed Sacrament

WINTERSVILLE — The 10th-annual Valentine’s Craft Extravaganza for St. Vincent dePaul Ministry will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Blessed Sacrament Church’s social hall, 852 Main St.

The extravaganza will host 31 vendors, 30 inside Sargus Hall, and a kettle corn trailer outside, according to Linda Freed, coordinator. “This event offers a unique opportunity for our community to support the local craftspeople as well as St. Vincent dePaul.”

A homemade lunch will be served from noon to 3 p.m. The menu includes wedding soup, stuffed pepper soup, meatball sandwiches, sloppy joes, macaroni salad, pies, cakes and pastries and beverages. Carryout is available.

St. Vincent De Paul is a ministry of Blessed Sacrament and Our Lady of Lourdes Churches in Wintersville. The primary function of it is a food pantry that serves Wintersville and Bloomingdale residents on the third Thursday of each month. The extravaganza serves as the only fundraiser for the ministry. Admission is free, and there will be special drawings and a door prize. For information, contact Freed at (740) 264-6539 or by e-mail at