Community news from throughout the area

HCH hosting workshop

on children and reading

CADIZ — “Bobby’s Books: Make a Difference in the World” is the topic for the next Lunch and Learn Workshop at Harrison Community Hospital, which will be held on Aug. 1.

Scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria, the workshop will feature Wendy Lawlis, a Valley Hospice-certified Bobby’s Books trainer. She will discuss how to use books to help build a child’s coping skills. Lawlis also has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

Using children’s books can help children deal with difficult issues, such as a childhood illness, death of a parent or grandparent, death of a pet or friend or even divorce and other family issues, a spokesperson explained. Children’s literature can be used as a springboard for conversations to give children the opportunity to express their feelings and tell their own stories.The Lunch and Learn Workshops — free and open to the public — are held on the first Thursday of every month except December.  Attendees may bring their own lunch or can purchase one in the cafeteria.  A snack and beverages will be provided. Reservations are not needed. 

HCH is a division of Wheeling Hospital.

Chicken blasts continue

for summer on Wednesdays

WEIRTON — The Serbian Men’s Club chicken and beer blasts are continuing each Wednesday this summer through the end of August.

Chickens cost $8 each, and may be ordered by calling (304) 748-9866 on Wednesdays between 6 a.m. and 8:30 am.

Chickens must be picked up by 6 p.m. on the day they’re ordered at the Serbian picnic grounds, located at 36 S. Kings Creek Road in Weirton.

The chicken blasts continue a tradition that’s been held each summer since 1971 as a fundraising project for the men’s club and the Holy Resurrection Serbian Church in Steubenville.

Retired railroaders having

monthly breakfast meetings

CHESTER — A monthly meeting welcoming all retired railroaders and crafts meets on the last Thursday of the month.

Retirees are encouraged to meet at 11 a.m. for breakfast at EJ’s Restaurant, located at 807 Carolina Ave. Any retired railroader is invited. The meetings will be held at 11 a.m. on the last Thursday of the month at EJ’s Restaurant. Questions can be directed to Rocco at (330) 853-3045.

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