Community news from around the area

Abraham Lincoln impersonator

to present program Saturday

ELDERSVILLE — The Jefferson Township Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. in the White Church building located on Fire Road across from the fire hall.

The guest speaker will be Jim Crouse, who impersonates Abraham Lincoln. The program will focus on the 210th birthday of the nation’s 16th president. A brief business meeting will follow the program. Refreshments will be served.

The historical society’s museum will be opened following the meeting. Everyone is welcome.

Brilliant Lions Club to

hold Valentine’s dinner

BRILLIANT — The Brilliant Lions Club will hold a Valentine’s dinner on Feb. 21, with the wives of members invited.

Plans for the event were made when the club met Feb. 7. Dave Porter presided, and Glenn Dennis gave the invocation.

Todd Henry, treasury officer, reported that clubs must contact the Ohio Lions every 10 years to stay in the organization and advised that the Brilliant club was last contacted in 2009 and needs to do so this year.

Porter reminded members of the Zone 8 meeting to be held Feb. 26 art Scaffidi’s Restaurant in Steubenville. The club is to serve as host for the event.

John Goosman reported there were 22 donors at the blood drive held in conjunction with the Brilliant Fire Department. The next one will be in July.

Tom Connell, Jim Quinn and Charlie Bane were door prize winners.

Kroger retirees dinner

get-together Wednesday

WEIRTON — Retirees of Kroger will hold their monthly dinner get-together on Wednesday at Dee Jay’s, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

To RSVP, contact Regina at (304) 723-0419.

‘Captain Underpants’

Saturday at Weirton library

WEIRTON — The Mary H. Weir Public Library will present “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” rated PG, based on the best-selling children’s books by Dav Pilkey.

It will be shown at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Admission and popcorn are free, and guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and soft drinks.

The accessible Walnut Street doors will open at 1:45 p.m. No reservations are necessary.

Beta Alpha Chapter of ADK

learns about Funseekers

STEUBENVILLE — The Beta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa teacher’s sorority met Feb. 5 at Malara Hall in Steubenville. President Peggy Pyle welcomed those attending.

Vice President Linda Lenzi introduced David Krause, who spoke to the members about the Funseekers Club. Except for January, it meets on the first Wednesday of the month at Undo’s in Weirton or at Scaffidi’s in Steubenville for dinner and entertainment.

The group collects food in July for the Cancer Dietary Initiative and collect toys and money in November for the Table of Hope. Krause offered flyers to the members for the bus trips offered through the Funseekers. Annual dues are $10. Joining the Funseekers is “a great way to meet people from the area,” according to Krause.

Pyle presided at the business part of the meeting. Treasurer JoAnne McCraley announced that the money collected in January was sent to Coats for Kids.

Joyce Cammilletti, fraternity chairman, conducted a quiz about ADK for the members.

Pyle explained that the ADK Connect Survey and the World Understanding Book Review money was collected for A.L.I.V.E.

Hostesses for the evening were Megan Evans, Stacy Hall, Linda Lenzi and Pyle.

The chapter’s next meeting will be held on March 5 at Malara Hall in Steubenville. John Cucarese will present the program on “Retirement Planning.”

RSVP deadline today for Prime Time Valentine get-together

STEUBENVILLE — Reservations are due today for those planning to attend the annual Valentine’s Day get-together being organized at the Prime Time Seniors Center, located at 300 Lovers Lane.

It will be held Thursday with lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Music will be played from noon to 2 p.m. by DJ Dean.

A $5 donation includes lunch, music and party activities. The menu is chicken cordon bleu, rosemary potatoes, capri vegetables and pasta with princess sauce served family style. There will be a dessert bar.

For information or to RSVP, call (740) 314-5197. The website is