Community news from around the area

Hopedale American Legion

to host steak night Saturday

HOPEDALE — The Hopedale American Legion Post at 48225 Rabbit Road is hosting a steak night on Saturday.

It will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. while steaks last. The cost is $15. Patrons can dine in or get carryout. The phone number is (740) 937-9995.

Steak night is held the second Saturday of the month at the Legion post.

‘Giant inflatable colon’

display open to public

STEUBENVILLE — Ever wonder what the inside of a colon looks like?

The public is invited to tour a “giant inflatable colon” as part of a free educational display that will be set up at the Prime Time Senior Center, 300 Lovers Lane, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 19.

“This incredible display provides a close-up look at healthy tissue, tissue with nonmalignant colorectal diseases as well as tissue with various stages of colorectal cancer,” a promotional flyer notes.

“There will be physicians and nurses doing the tours through the colon and answering questions,” explained Janet Sharpe of the Women in Action Against Cancer Coalition, one of the sponsors. The others are the James Cancer Center, Ohio State University, and Trinity Health System. “There will be healthy refreshments served, and there also will be a table of health information that day,” Sharpe added.

“The colon is 10 feet high, 30 feet long and 10 feet wide and does show normal colon tissue as well as tissue abnormalities and cancer,” she said.

For information, contact Sharpe by phone at (740) 632-1144 or by e-mail to janetsharpe@yahoo.com.

Country Friends weekend

entertainment scheduled

COLLIERS — Country Friends will host Hank Vincent’s Stone Street Station on Friday and the Buffington Brothers on Saturday 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 with an Easter party. 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 owlcinder@yahoo.com.

YWCA to offer summer day

camps June 7 through July 31

STEUBENVILLE — The YWCA of Steubenville, located at 320 N. Fourth St., will be hosting its “Girls Empowerment” summer day camp.

It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays on June 17 through July 31. It is for area girls who are ages 6-11.

It will feature field trips, swimming, crafts and other activities but have a focus on theater, according to YWCA Executive Director Sophie Spencer, who said participants will write and perform their own production.

The fee is $25 for a one-week session. Scholarships are available. For information, call (740) 282-1261 or e-mail Steubenvilleywca@comcast.net.

Spring kitten shower

to mark grand opening

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Humane Foundation is celebrating its grand opening by holding a spring kitten shower with “food, fun and adoptions.” It will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at 241 Ohio River Blvd, New Cumberland.

A kitten shower, according to an explanation on the foundation’s Facebook page, “is like a baby shower for a cat rescue. You come and see all the cute babies and bring them gifts that help with their care. We have lots of cute kitty balls of fluff that are not ready for adoption, but some of them we have been caring for since birth.”

Items needed include KMR, puppy pads, Fancy Feast kitten can food, Purina One Healthy Kitten, Purina Kitten chow, soft beds and blankets, scoopable cat litter, deep litter boxes, new or used dog crates and carriers, new or used towels, toys and other items noted on the wishlists on the Facebook page.

Free outdoor concerts

on Friday set to begin

PARIS, Pa. — Paris Presbyterian Church, 127 Steubenville Pike, Burgettstown, will be hosting free outdoor concerts every Friday at 7 p.m. The series kicks off Friday with a performance by Mark and Cindy Maynard. Refreshments will be available.

Spay and neuter clinic

scheduled for June 22-23

STEUBENVILLE — The Brooke County Animal Welfare League will hold its next low-cost spay and neuter clinic/RASCAL (Roaming Animal Sterilization Clinic at Low Cost) on June 22 and 23 at the Steubenville American Legion Post, located at 808 N. Fifth St.

Interested pet owners must call (304) 374-4443 immediately as appointments are limited. Appointments are not limited to Brooke County residents.

There are no walk-in services or vaccinations available.