Community news from around the area

Wellsburg Elks Lodge

to hold three events

WELLSBURG — The Wellsburg Elks Lodge No. 1553, located at 834 Charles St., Wellsburg, has several events coming up, including a spaghetti dinner-dance fundraiser that will be held Saturday, beginning at 5 p.m.

The cost of $8 includes dinner and a dance with DJ music afterward. There will be a cash bar.

On June 15 from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., a ’50s dance will feature music by the Buffington Brothers. Admission is $10. There will be a cash bar. Patrons can come dressed in ’50s attire if they desire.

An interchangeable “home” sign will be the featured creation at a paint and sip set for June 21, beginning at 6 p.m.

The 8-by-24-inch wood sign comes with five, 6-inch shapes. The cost is $40 and includes all supplies.

Reservations are required, and organizers also need to know which five shapes a participant wants for the sign.

For information, call or text Betty Lou Palmer at (724) 809-3567. The kitchen will be open.

Open house Sunday afternoon

at old school house museum

STEUBENVILLE — The Pleasant Hill School House Historical Museum, located at 3125 state Route 213, Steubenville, will be holding an open house from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Plans are for the open houses to be held on the second Sunday of the month throughout the summer.

Also on the calendar is a Christmas in July fundraiser sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 13. Gently used decorations may be dropped off at the school house on July 12 or can be picked up. Arrangements can be made by contacting Connie Crawford at (740) 544-5666. Proceeds from the sale help with museum expenses.

Homebuyer education

class set for June 22

WEIRTON — CHANGE Inc. is offering a homebuyer education class that will be held June 22 at the Mary H. Weir Public Library, 3442 Main St.

To pre-register for the class, participants need a complete application with a payment of $50 for an individual and $75 for a couple. Participants will receive the “Realizing the American Dream” manual to keep for future reference. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Applications are available to be downloaded online under CHANGE’s housing tab or can be picked up at any local office, including 3158 West St., Weirton; 200 Luray Drive, Wintersville; or in Newell.

Once the all-day workshop is over, participants will meet individually with a housing counselor to construct an individual household spending plan, with housing goals and timelines; review the manual worksheets; and obtain a certificate of completion.

CHANGE also offers an online class.

For information, call (304) 797-7733, extension 1405.

Hancock County car show

scheduled for Sunday

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Museum Car Show will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday on the museum grounds, located at 1008 Ridge Ave.

Dash plaques will be available for the first 30 cars, and the event will include prizes, food and music.

Questions can be directed to Jim Ewing at (304) 564-5570 or Bob McNeil at (304) 374-4884.

The rain date is June 16.

Summer open houses start

Sunday at Richmond museum

RICHMOND — The Richmond Community Historical Society is kicking off its schedule of summer open houses at the Crew House Museum on Main Street.

The first one will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The open houses will be held on the second and fourth Sunday of the month from June through August.

There is no admission to visit the museum, but donations are welcomed. There are new items available to see, and the Jefferson Union High School memorabilia space has proven to be a popular attraction, according to a spokesperson.

The historical society has various items for sale, including pottery mugs for $12 and salt crocks for $20. The glazed stoneware items have “Richmond ~ Ohio” on them. The historical society also has Richmond history books for sale, available for $10.

The group typically meets every other month on the third Tuesday at the Crew House Museum, beginning at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in local history is welcome to attend meetings or join the historical society. Annual dues are $5.

The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on July 16.

For information, contact Phil Judy, president, at (740) 765-4534.

Homemade baked lasagna

dinner Sunday in Jewett

JEWETT — The Jewett Volunteer Fire Department will host a fundraiser homemade baked lasagna dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The meal includes salad, bread, dessert and beverage. The meal cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children.

SOAR annual picnic

June 20 in Follansbee

WEIRTON — The annual picnic for SOAR, an acronym for Steelworkers of Active Retirees, and guests, is June 20, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Follansbee Park.

To make reservations, call the union hall at (304) 748-8080 or (304) 797-9785.

Families Anonymous meetings

Monday at Wintersville UMC

WINTERSVILLE — Families Anonymous meetings are held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Monday at Wintersville United Methodist Church, 702 Main St. Wintersville. The meetings are for families of addicts and alcoholics and have been in place there since October 2014.