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Community news from around the area

Library announces variety

of programs and activities

STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has announced the following programs scheduled at its various locations:

Main Library, (740) 282-9782

Adults: Learn how to use the library’s free database, “Job and Career Accelerator,” on Feb. 19 at 11:30 a.m. Call to register.

“Leading the Way” book club will meet for discussion on Feb. 19 at 11:30 a.m. Call to join. This book club is in partnership with Trinity Health System and the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.

Children: Play and Learn the Alphabet, for caregivers with children ages 2-6, is scheduled for Feb. 17 at 11 a.m.

Watch a family movie at the library at 2 p.m. on Feb. 22. Call to find out what’s playing.

Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782

Children: Story Time is scheduled for Feb. 20, beginning at 5:30. Call to register.

Adults: Book club will meet for discussion at 5 p.m. on Feb. 17. Call to join.

Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028

Adults: Share a favorite warm or cold comfort food recipe on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. Registration is required.

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

Adults: Book club will meet for discussion at 10 a.m. on Feb. 18. Call to join.

Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166

Adults and teens: Author John Haigh Sr. will share his experience as a member of the Air Force One flight crew for 13 years during a presentation and book signing at 6 p.m. on Feb. 17. Haigh, who wrote “Air Force One: An Honor, Privilege, and Pleasure to Serve,” served during the last 16 months of the Jimmy Carter administration; eight years with President Ronald Reagan, 19 months of which were served as his chief steward; and three and one-half years as chief steward for President George H. W. Bush. Copies of the book can be purchased at the library that evening.

Play games on Wii, Playstation and XBOX360 on Feb. 19 anytime from 5:30-7 p.m.

Children: An American Girl Mardi Gras party will be held at 6 p.m. on Feb. 20. For information and to register, call the library.

Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163

Adults: Share a favorite warm or cold comfort food recipe on Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. Registration is required.

Toronto Branch, (740) 537-1262

Children: Watch a family movie at the library on Feb. 17, beginning at 1 p.m. Call to find out what’s playing.

‘Boots to Business’ starting

Feb. 20 and is free for veterans

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Agriculture’s new Veteran Education Training Series will present its first session, “Boots to Business,” at the West Virginia Small Farm Conference on Feb. 20 in Charleston.

The program’s goal is to make agriculture training accessible to veterans, new and beginning farmers, hobbyists and budding professionals, by offering introductory courses in flexible, abbreviated segments around the state.

Courses will be taught by industry experts and will include a mix of classroom and hands-on activities as well as farm tours. Certificates will be awarded for each full course completed and may be recognized for college credit. They are free to veterans.

To register for the West Virginia Small Farms Conference or the V.E.T.S. “Boots to Business” course, call (304) 558-2210 or e-mail vetstoag@wvda.us.

Brooke County Library offers

help with basic computer skills

WELLSBURG — Those seeking help with basic computer skills, such as creating and using e-mail, or using smartphones and other e-devices may stop by the Brooke County Public Library from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Attendees may bring their own charged device, such as smartphone or tablet, or use one of the library’s computers.

Instruction is provided by a representative of the West Virginia University Extension Office or library staff. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free instruction.

Dungeons and Dragons Club

meeting dates announced

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Library Dungeons and Dragons Club for adults will meet from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and Feb. 24.

Registration isn’t required. For information, e-mail melching745@yahoo.com.

Brooke County Senior Center

to hold spring fling March 28

FOLLANSBEE — The Brooke County Senior Center will hold its annual Spring Fling from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 28 at St. Francis Centre, 805 Lee Road.

The cost is $60 per couple for the event, which includes a buffet dinner and dancing to live music. There also will be drawings and a Chinese auction.

For tickets, stop by the center at 948 Main St. For information, call (304) 527-3410.

Purse bash set for April 25

WELLSBURG — The Wellsburg Baseball and Softball Association will hold a Purse Bash, with drawings for assorted designer purses every 15 minutes, April 25 at the Wellsburg Banquet Hall.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with the drawings to be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Admission is $30, which includes dinner and refreshments. A wine bar will be available.

Prizes must be claimed within 30 days of the event.

For information, visit Wellsburg Baseball and Softball Association on Facebook.

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