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January 8, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Amateur Radio Club to hold

eight-week series of classes

WEIRTON - The Steubenville-Weirton Amateur Radio Club will host a class in amateur radio from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays for eight weeks, beginning Saturday, at the Mary H. Weir Public library.

At the end of the class, an Amateur Radio Technician License Exam will be administered, and those passing will receive a license.

No previous radio or electronics knowledge is necessary and Morse Code is no longer required for the amateur radio licenses. The number of amateur radio operators, or "hams," has increased significantly over the past several years, and the total number of hams in the United States is at an all-time high. Besides the hobby aspects, hams assist with emergency communications when normal communications services are disrupted by disasters.

There is no charge for the class, but a text book may be purchased and there is a $15 fee for the exam. Pre-registration is requested.

For information or pre-registration, please contact Lester Shields at (304) 723-1743.

Country Friends to host Eldurays

COLLIERS - Country Friends will host The Eldurays Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance starts at 7 p.m.

Country Friends hosts covered-dish dinners and open mic nights every Monday and Friday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m. and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity.

For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270 or visit the website at

Concerts for Sandy Hook victims

WEIRTON - Krazy 'Bout Sportz will host two concerts this month to raise money for the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims.

The all-ages Heroes and Angels show will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at Krazy 'Bout Sportz located at 2850 Weir Ave. John Ralich will host, and those performing include Iron Skillet, We Must Save the Princess, Front Room, Pat Heiserman and Descendsion. The event also will include comedians and a bake sale.

A hardcore, metal and punk show, Going Hard for Newtown, will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Krazy 'Bout Sportz. Those performing include Hands Resist, Nothing New, Christian Mikula and Go Home Rocketman. The show will benefit the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, which will provide support services to those affected and is overseen by the United Way of Western Connecticut and Newtown Savings Bank.

For information or tickets, call Krazy 'Bout Sportz at (304) 914-3248.

Knights to hold dinner

WEIRTON - The Weirton Knights of Columbus will hold a spaghetti dinner from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the knight's hall gallery.

The meal includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and coffee. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under and free for children 6 and under. Take-out is available; bring containers.

For information, call Joe LaMantia or Jim Gerlando at (304) 723-1492, extension 1.

Library to host grant workshops

WEIRTON - The Mary H. Weir Public Library will present a grant-writing workshop, "Grant-seeking Basics" from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at the library.

The workshop is a basic orientation for non-profits explaining the process of seeking funding from foundations. Those attending also will be introduced to the free resources available at the Mary H. Weir Public Library, and how they can help in the grantseeking process.

This event is free and open to the public. No reservation is required.

For information, call the library at (304) 797-8510 or email

Cup of Life to hold coffee house

WEIRTON - Cup of Life Ministries' Women's Christian Coffee House will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at Marland Heights Community Church located at 3900 Bright Way.

Tina Schoolcraft will speak, and the event will include praise, prayer and sharing God's word. There will be a complimentary coffee bar and desserts with free childcare provided for children in pre-school through fifth grade. Future gatherings will be held on the first Friday of each Month at the Marland Heights church.

Elks Club holding


WEIRTON - The Weirton Elks Club will hold a wine-tasting from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Elks Lodge located on Main St.

Wines made by the Tri-State Winemakers Club will be featured. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

For information or to purchase tickets, call the lodge at (304) 748-0565 or Kent "Chico" Ruiz at (304) 224-1519

Diabetic shoe

fittings offered

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio - Medi Home Health will hold free diabetic foot screeings and fittings for diabetic shoes from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 18 at the facility on 105 Main St.

For an appointment, call (740) 266-3974.

Blood drive


BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. - A blood drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church's McCashin Hall located at 1109 Main St.

For information or to make an appointment, call (412) 733-4410 or email merrilgreen

Free movie

night set

WEIRTON - Krazy 'Bout Sportz will hold a free family movie night at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at their facility located at 2850 Weir Ave. "Ice Age: Continental Drift" will be shown. Admission is free. Popcorn and concessions will be available.

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