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Weirton Knights plan annual

Memorial Mass for Wednesday

WEIRTON — The Knights of Columbus Weirton Council No. 3734 will hold their annual memorial Mass at 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph the Worker Church, located at 229 California Ave.

The celebrant will be the Rev. Dennis Schuelkens, chaplain of the council.

“Please attend and pray with us as we remember our departed brothers with the holy sacrifice of the Mass,” a spokesperson encouraged.

Coffee and cake will be served at Madonna’s cafeteria after the Mass.

Library offering variety

of programs and activities

STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has a variety of programs and activities on the schedule at its various locations. They include:

Main Library, (740) 282-9782

A program on Alzheimer’s and dementia will be presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter at 1 p.m. on Nov. 15. Register in advance.

Learn about the LinkedIn Learning/Lynda.com database that offers thousands of free instructional videos for personal and professional, use including photography, management and animator programs. This database is free only through the library’s website. Learn how to use it on Nov. 14 at 11:30 a.m. Refreshments will be provided, and registration is required.

Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028

Color pages designed for adults at 6 p.m. on Monday. Coffee and supplies provided.

Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch, (740) 769-2090

Adults: Make a burlap wreath at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Call the library for a list of supplies.

Cookbook Club will meet to discuss and samples recipes on Nov. 14, beginning at 5 p.m. Call to join.

Children: Babygarten will be held at 11:15 a.m. on Nov. 14. This is a lapsit program for parents and their babies from birth to 2. No registration is required.

Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166

Adults: Tech Help is on the way for downloading library apps and materials. Schedule a 15-minute appointment from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday by calling the library.

Babygarten will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday.

Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163

Book Club will meet for discussion at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Call to join.

Toronto Branch, (740) 537-1262

A program on Alzheimer’s and dementia presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Register in advance.

Book club will meet for discussion at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Call to join.

Business and Professional

Women to meet Nov. 19

STEUBENVILLE — The Ohio Valley Business and Professional Women will hold their monthly meeting on Nov. 19 at Em-Media, 2728 Sunset Blvd., beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The dinner meeting will include a presentation by member Renee Pastre as the group continues with its “Getting to Know You” heme of programs with members taking turns sharing about themselves and their work. The dinner cost is $15, and reservations are due by contacting Phyllis Riccadonna, club president, at phyllisr66@aol.com. Anyone interested in joining the group can contact Riccadonna.

Madonna High School

65-year celebration nears

WEIRTON — Madonna High School will be holding its 65-year celebration on Nov. 30 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort.

“What a great opportunity for alumni, former administration, teachers, coaches, and supporters to reconnect and enjoy an evening together,” noted an event spokesperson.

Tickets are $65 and can be purchased until Nov. 15 at Madonna High School, 150 Michael Way, or at www.weirtonmadonna.org.

Information regarding hotel rooms, program ads, sponsorships and a video presentation can be found at www.weirtonmadonna.org. Questions can be directed to Christine Holmes, advancement director, Madonna High School, by phone at (304) 723-0545 or by e-mail at cholmes@weirtonmadonna.org.

‘Ulysses S. Grant’ to visit

Brooke County Library

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Friends of the Library will be holding their annual fall event at 6 p.m. on Nov. 14 in the River Room of the Brooke County Library. It is free and open to the public.

Ulysses S. Grant (1822-85) will be portrayed by Kenneth J. Serfass, Gunnery Sgt. USMC, retired, in the event titled, “U.S. Grant Life and Myth — The decisions we make in our youth shape who we become in life.”

According to organizers, “When you sit down with Grant, you will be encouraged to openly discuss the life lessons that formed the most successful general in our history, and a man who was admired in his own time even more than Abraham Lincoln.”

The program will include how Grant’s reactions and decisions as a boy and young officer shaped the man he became “and how those same incidents that led to those decisions were all part of a greater destiny than any of us could decide for ourselves to lead a ‘safe and good’ life. Serfass’ program is meant to give attendees a better understanding of who Grant really was, “by bringing him to life, so they can interact with him as friends to learn more about who he really is.”

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