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Community news from around the area

Tri-State Winemaker’s Club

plans Christmas party Dec. 6

STEUBENVILLE — The Tri-State Winemaker’s Club met Oct. 10 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in downtown Steubenville. There were 28 members in attendance.

A report was given on cards sent.

The club’s Christmas party will be held Dec. 6 at Mama G’s in Toronto.

Club members will be serving their wines at the Weirton VFW wine tasting, which will be held Saturday beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Wine discussion concerned when to use potassium sorbate when making wine.

The November meeting will be held Thursday after which a pot-luck buffet will be served.

Weirton Shriners hosting

fundraiser breakfast Saturday

WEIRTON — The Weirton Shriners will be holding a fundraiser pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Northern Panhandle Shrine Club, located at the end of Cove Road by the state highway garage.

It is open to the public.

The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and orange juice. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12. Those under 6 eat for free.

Weirton library showing

‘Toy Story 4’ on Saturday

WEIRTON — The Mary H. Weir Public Library in Weirton will present Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” rated PG, on Saturday, beginning at 2 p.m.

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.

Holidays changing dates of

railroad retirees meetings

CHESTER — Because of the upcoming holidays the NARVRE Unit No. 151 Railroad Retirees breakfast meeting dates for November and December will be changed.

The meeting for November will be held on Nov. 21, and the meeting for December will be held Dec. 19.

The meetings are held at EJ’s Restaurant, 817 Carolina Ave., Chester, beginning at 11 a.m.

Normally, the monthly meetings welcoming all retired railroaders and crafts are held on the last Thursday of the month.

The purpose of the meetings is to help protect railroad pensions and help keep an eye on legislation that may affect them. It also is to foster a sense of solidarity. The average meeting time will be “an hour or so.”

Questions can be directed to Rocco at (330) 853-3045.

Classroom grandparent

volunteers needed locally

STEUBENVILLE — Individuals 55 or older who are looking for a volunteer opportunity can fill needs in educational facilities in the local area.

“You would have to meet our program’s income guideline and agree to serve a minimum of 15 hours per week,” explained Kirk Guisti, coordinator, COAD Area I Senior Programs Office, in a news release.

“No experience is needed — just your patience and willingness to help children. Once we complete your background checks and the orientation process, you will receive a stipend and mileage reimbursement for your time serving in local educational facilities,” Guisti noted. “This cannot be counted as income and will not affect any pensions or program assistance you are eligible for. You also earn paid time off while serving.”

For information and the application, contact Guisti by phone at (330) 987-7232 or by e-mail at kguisti@coadinc.org

Gobble, gobble: Weirton United

Way Turkey Trot is Saturday

WEIRTON — The second-annual Weirton United Way Turkey Trot will be held Saturday at Marland Heights Park.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a 10 a.m. start. The event will feature a 5K run/walk; a 1-mile kids fun run; and a toddler dash.

The day’s activities include free refreshments for participants; Hancock County Schools’ Story Book Cafe; a costume contest judged by Mayor Harold Miller; and a food drive to benefit the Salvation Army and the Community Bread Basket with a chance to win a $100 gift card.

Registration forms are available at the United Way office at 3970 Main St. For information contact the United Way at (304) 748-7213 or Angela Myers, race director, at (304) 670-2148.

Afternoon movie set for

Friday at Brooke County Library

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Library will be showing the film “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,” rated PG-13, at noon on Friday.

In the movie, Officer Luke Hobbs must combat a genetically altered cyber villain endangering innocent citizens while forging an unexpected partnership with rebel Deckard Shaw.

Popcorn and water will be provided by the library. Call the circulation desk at (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat.

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