Community news from around the area
Boy Scouts Troop 3 presented
Journey to Excellence award
STEUBENVILLE — Boy Scouts of America Troop 3, sponsored by Grace Lutheran Church in Steubenville, has earned Scouting BSA’s Journey to Excellence award for 2019.
The award recognizes the troop’s commitment to implementing a quality Scouting program that encompasses solid planning, sound financial management and trained Scouts and adult leaders, all working together to deliver award-winning results as a troop and for each individual Scout, a spokesperson explained.
The award is a process that requires all Scouts in the troop to do their part. Program parameters state that Scouts BSA Troop are Scout led, so each Scout played a part by assisting in planning and participating in a variety of campouts throughout the area, High Adventure Hiking at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, volunteering in the community, participating in council activities and individually advancing in rank as Scouts.
The troop is planning to celebrate the achievement with pizza and snacks at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Grace Lutheran Church, 2105 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville. “The troop is inviting several of the area Webelos Cub Scout Packs and also would like to invite any boy aged 11 to 17 to come out and see if you would like to be part of Troop 3,” the spokesperson added.
Troop 3 is in the process of planning another High Adventure trip to Sea Base in Florida Keys in 2021 with a longer-range plan to return to Philmont Scout Ranch in Colfax County, New Mexico, in 2023.
Brooke Library to screen
PBS ‘Xavier Riddle’ Thursday
WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library and West Virginia Public Broadcasting will team to present a screening of “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum” at 5 p.m. Thursday.
The series involves children who travel back in time to meet famous figures when they were young. The library has planned activities for children around the show. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.
Super Bowl Eve United Way
tailgate party set for Feb. 1
WEIRTON — The ninth-annual Super Bowl Eve United Way tailgate party will be held from 7 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 1.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. at the Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse in Burgettstown.
Advance tickets are $25 per person or $30 per person at the door. Seating is limited. For tickets, call the Weirton United Way at (304) 748-7213 or purchase them at First Choice America Credit Union.
Participants must be 21 and older and are encouraged to wear their favorite NFL apparel.
All proceeds will benefit the Weirton United Way Super Bowl fundraiser.
There will be an opportunity to win a $1,500 VISA gift card courtesy of First Choice America nad WTOV-TV9. Tickets are $5.
Library announces variety
of programs and activities
STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has announced the following events and programs being held at its various locations:
Main Library, (740) 282-9782
Adults: A natural hair care program will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, covering new ideas to style curly, coarse or intense hair. A library assistant will help with natural hair styles and hair care.
Children: Watch a family movie at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782
Children: Babygarten, for caregivers with children birth to 24 months) will be at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday. This is a lap-sit program to share stories, books, songs and play. Each family who attends will receive a free board book. No registration is required.
Make a craft on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028
Children: Make an edible snowman on Thursday at 6 p.m.
Adults: Color pages designed for adults today at 6 p.m.
Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch, (740) 769-2090
Adults: Book Club will meet for discussion at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Call to join.
Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166
Gaming for teens will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Play games on Wii, Playstation and XBOX 360.
Children: Play and Learn the Alphabet, for caregivers with children ages 2-6, will be on Friday at 10:30 a.m. Children will play with letter-learning toys that help with early literacy skills.
Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163
Children: Make an edible snowman on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Free aerobics class offered
at Weirton campus of WVNCC
WEIRTON — As a community service, the Weirton campus of West Virginia Northern Community College is offering a free aerobics class designed for anyone who wants to start exercising at a moderate pace.
It will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in room 242/243.
Because the college is closed today for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the class begins on Jan. 22, and ends on March 11.
This is a low-impact class with an emphasis on cardiorespiratory endurance, strength improvement and flexibility. All exercise is done standing (there is no chair or floor work), usually to music that’s 128-140 beats per minute.
Carol Teaff is the instructor.
Participants should wear loose or stretchy clothing and athletic shoes and should bring a bottle of water. Registration forms will be available at the first class, and participants can enroll at any time.
Coaches invited to compete
in ‘Souper Bowl’ challenge
STEUBENVILLE — Area football, cheerleading, softball, basketball and other coaches are encouraged to participate in Carriage Inn of Steubenville’s second-annual “Souper Bowl” challenge.
It will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Jan. 31 and offer an opportunity for the winner to receive $250, according to Nancy Felton, community director of marketing
“All area coaches are encouraged to enter a crockpot of soup and be a part of a fun event to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association,” Felton noted. There is a $10 entry fee for coaches.
For the general public, tickets are $5 and include unlimited soup, drinks, crackers and one vote for the best soup. Additional votes can be purchased for $1.
Entertainment will be provided by DJ Ronnie Beard. Tate Blanchard will serve as master of ceremonies. Celebrity judges also will award “Judges Choice” — a $50 VISA gift card.
The competition is limited to one coach per school. For information or to register contact Felton by phone at (740) 391-3311 or by e-mail at Nancy.firstname.lastname@example.org