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Brooke Hills Playhouse schedules

auditions for April 10 for two shows

WELLSBURG — Brooke Hills Playhouse announces auditions for the first two shows in its celebratory 50th season. The auditions will be held on April 10 at Brooke Hills Park Club House in Wellsburg.

Auditions for the first show, “Four Old Broads” by Leslie Kimbell, will be held at 10 a.m. The cast requires six females and one male. Auditions for the second show, “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s” by Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick, will be held at noon.

Masks are required during auditions. Those not able to make the April 10 auditions may make other arrangements by calling or texting the Playhouse at (304) 737-3344.

Valley Hospice offering free

community events for NHDD

RAYLAND — Valley Hospice, along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading an effort to highlight the importance of advance health care decision-making — an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day.

As a participating organization since the start of the program, Valley Hospice is providing information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and health care providers, and execute written advance directives (health care power of attorney and living will) in accordance with Ohio and West Virginia state laws.

“As a result of National Healthcare Decisions Day, many more people in our community can be expected to have thoughtful conversations about their healthcare decisions and complete reliable advance directives to make their wishes known,” said Robert Kolb, Valley Hospice social worker. “Fewer families and health care providers will have to struggle with making difficult health care decisions in the absence of guidance from the patient, and healthcare providers and facilities will be better equipped to address advance healthcare planning issues before a crisis and be better able to honor wishes when the time comes to do so.”

Valley Hospice will hold a week of events to answer questions and provide guidelines for advance health care decision making. Events and co-sponsors include:

April 12: YMCA Wellness Center at St. John Arena, 3151 Johnson Road, Steubenville, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; April 13, J.B. Chambers YMCA, Wheeling, 9 a.m. to noon; April 14, Calcutta YMCA, Calcutta, 10 a.m. to noon; and April 16, Millsop Community Center, Weirton, 9 a.m.to noon.

‘Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the

Library’ part of story hour

WELLSBURG — Kim Harless of the Brooke County Public Library will present virtual story hours, through Zoom, at noon each Monday and 11 a.m. Wednesday except for April 19 and 21.

Books to be read include “What Happened to Marion’s Book?,” “Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library” and “A Library Book for Bear.”

For log-in information and arrange pickup of an accompanying craft, call (304) 737-1551 or (304) 527-0860 or visit wellsburg.lib.wv.us/newsletter2.htm.

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