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Library announces plans for Nutcracker StoryWalk that’s beginning Dec. 3

STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County’s Nutcracker StoryWalk will begin along the streets of downtown Steubenville on Dec. 3.

Pages from the book “The Twelve Days of Christmas” by Laurel Long will be posted on storefronts of businesses downtown for families to read together. Pick up a map at Leonardo’s Coffeehouse, located at 159 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, to follow along and find the hidden objects on each page.

“After you complete the StoryWalk, visit the Main Library for children to pick up a free prize,” noted Jennifer Cesta, the library system’s public relations coordinator. “While visiting the library, children can also hang their Christmas wishes on a tree and make a craft to take home.”

The Nutcracker StoryWalk will be posted until Jan. 3.

Other programs and activities at the library’s various locations include the following:

Main Library, (740) 282-9782

Adults: Book Club will meet on Dec. 1 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss “This Tender Land” by William Kent Krueger. Call to join.

Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782

Children: There will be a “Christmas Tree, Fork Painting” class on Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m. Register by calling the library.

Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028

Children: Children can make a reindeer thumbprint ornament on Dec. 3 anytime from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is required by calling the library.

Adults: Book Club will meet for discussion on Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. Call to join.

Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166

Adults: The Rotating Book Club, where each month a different person facilitates the discussion, will meet on Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. This month, the group will discuss “The Only Good Indians” by Stephen Graham Jones. Call to join.

Children: Children ages 2-4 can enjoy stories, songs and rhymes during Tot Time at the library. Tot Time will be offered on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. on Dec. 1 and 8; Monday at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6; and Tuesday at 10 a.m. or at 11 a.m. Dec. 7. Registration is not required. Stop in for any session.

Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163

Adults: Thriller Book Club will meet for discussion on Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. Call to join.

Children: Children can make a reindeer thumbprint ornament on Dec. 3 anytime from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is required by calling the library.

Toronto Branch, (740) 537-1262

Children: Story Hour will be offered to parent and children ages 2-6 on Wednesdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 4 p.m. Call to register.

Grab & Go Craft is available for pick-up, while supplies last, on Dec. 2.

Grab & Go Story Time is available for pick-up, while supplies last, on Dec. 3.

Tri-State winemakers Club

to have holiday party Dec. 3

STEUBENVILLE — The Tri-State Winemakers Club November meeting was held at the home of host Gino Guglielmo.

All members attending “had a wonderful evening under the great hospitality of Gino. The food and wine exceeded everyone’s expectations,” noted Wendell Barner, club president.

The club is exploring opportunities for future wine tastings and tasting events at local wineries and is encouraging members to bring their wine-making friends to the meetings.

The monthly wine-making discussion focused on how to calibrate or check a hydrometer for accuracy and how to compensate if the readings are inaccurate.

The club’s holiday party is Dec. 10 and will be held at Giovanni’s Restaurant in Weirton.

Members should RSVP to Barner by Dec. 3.

Regular meetings will resume in January on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Hellenic Hall at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 300 S. Fourth St., Steubenville.

Anyone interested in learning about the club’s events, membership and other activities can contact Barner at barnerwl1@aol.com.

Amsterdam’s annual Christmas parade scheduled for Dec. 11

AMSTERDAM — Amsterdam’s annual Christmas parade will be held Dec. 11.

Line-up will begin on Ridgewood Drive facing south at 6 p.m. with the parade beginning at 7 p.m.

The parade will travel south on state Route 43 (South Main Street) ending at North Main Street and Steubenville Road SE.

Floats, tractors, ATVs, UTV’s, horses, cars and trucks, walkers, fire, EMS, police, tow trucks, etc. are permitted. Participants are asked to RSVP by Dec. 4, 2021 to Chief Tyler Yoho or Mayor Jim Phillips.

Cookies with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Grinch will follow at the Amsterdam Church of God on Bear Road SE.

Brooke County Museum is

available for arranged visits

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Museum and Cultural Center has closed for winter, but visits may be arranged by calling (304) 794-6584 at least a few days in advance.

Located at 704 Charles St., the museum includes a variety of displays reflecting the daily life of Brooke County residents over more than 100 years and the military service of many in various military conflicts.

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