Community news from around the area
Wellsburg Kiwanis Club invites
groups to share goals, events
WELLSBURG — The Wellsburg Kiwanis Club is inviting other community organizations to meet with it to share goals and upcoming events that may be placed on a community calendar.
The meeting will be held at noon on Feb. 8 at the Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg. Those interested in having lunch there are asked to make reservations by Feb. 3 by calling (412) 518-0804.
The cost for lunch is $15.
Valentines cards being sought
for delivery to those in military
Chambers and James Funeral Homes are again welcoming signed Valentines to be sent to those serving in the military.
They can be dropped off at the porches of either funeral home through Feb. 10.
Dueling Pianos fundraiser
to benefit Boy Scouts ORVC
WHEELING — The Boy Scouts of America Ohio River Valley Council is planning a special fundraiser — Dueling Pianos “Crazy for Love” — on Feb. 17.
It will be held at the St. Florian Event Center, 286 Luray Drive, Wintersville, with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $40 per person.
Entertainment will be provided by Piano Maniacs.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the ORVC, which serves the upper Ohio Valley communities in Ohio and West Virginia, taking in Jefferson, Harrison, Belmont, and Monroe counties in Ohio and Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler counties in West Virginia.
The council office is located in Wheeling.
For tickets, visit the council website at http://orvc-bsa.org or call (304) 277-2660.
Students sought to participate in bridge building contest
CHARLESTON — The 22nd-annual West Virginia Design and Build Contest will return this year with a live in-person event following two years of virtual contests spurred by the pandemic.
Sponsored by the West Virginia Division of Highways, BridgeWalk, the West Virginia Department of Education and West Virginia Technical College, the contest involves middle and high school students in designing the bridges using standardized software, then testing their integrity with scale models they have built.
All students who make it to the finals receive $100, while cash prizes of $500, $400 and $300 go to those who finish first, second and third, respectively. Participants and their families are invited to a free tour of BridgeWalk.
The deadline to register is March 1. To register and download design software, visit wvbridgedesignandbuildcontest.com.
Senior fitness classes being
offered at Brooke library
WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library is offering Geri-Fit, a 45-minute strength training class for older adults.
Participants start lifting light weights, usually while seated and can work at their own pace. They should bring a set of light dumbbells, a stretch band and water to drink.
The video fitness classes are held from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Follansbee Library, 844 Main St., and from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the Brooke County Library, 945 Main St.
Those interested in in the free classes should register by calling (304) 737-1551 ext. 106.
Valentine’s Day party planned at Prime Time Senior Center
STEUBENVILLE — The Prime Time Senior Center, 300 Lovers Lane, Steubenville, will be hosting a Valentine’s Day party on Feb. 14.
Doors open at 11 a.m. with lunch served at 11:30 a.m., according to the January newsletter. The party is free and will include a 50-50 drawing, special guests and surprises. Those planning to attend can register on the sign-up sheet in the lobby, the newsletter notes, or call (740) 314-5197 to make a reservation.
New Cumberland Hall of Fame to induct three new members
NEW CUMBERLAND — The New Cumberland Hall of Fame, created by Rob Stanley as a Boy Scout project to earn his Eagle Scout award, is making plans for its 32nd-annual event to induct three new members.
The induction of these new members will be held at the New Cumberland Christian Church on Court Street on Feb. 5, beginning at 1 p.m. The ceremony is open to the public.
Inductees for 2023 are: Living, Dorothy Hawkes, and deceased, Emily Fields. The Spirit of Scouting Award will be presented to Rob Littell.
Individuals wanting to nominate a New Cumberland resident to be considered for 2024 may do so by sending a letter in their own words as to why the person should be considered to Rick Greenwood, P.O. Box 185, New Cumberland.
Evening story hour set
WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public library will hold an evening Explore and Learn story hour, with hands-on activities, at 5 p.m. Feb. 2. Call (304) 737-1551 or visit brookecountylibs.org/events to register.