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May 9, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

West Liberty Toastmasters

invites public to celebration

WHEELING - The West Liberty University Toastmasters Club invites the public to join it in celebrating its first anniversary at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Generations Restaurant and Pub on National Road.

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills to people of all walks of life. Founded in October 1924, it has more than 270,000 members in 13,000 clubs in 116 countries.

On Monday members of the WLU club will present a demonstration, which will be followed by dinner.

Reservations are requested by contacting Club President Jeff Knierim at (304) 336-8301 or

The WLU Toastmasters meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the WLU Highlands Center.

Heart health to be discussed

FOLLANSBEE - Beth Rogers of the Follansbee Pharmacy will present a free talk on heart health at noon Wednesday at the Brooke County Senior Center. The talk is part of a free series presented by the pharmacy.

Crochet group welcomes members

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Library's Crocheting Group will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The group is for adults of any level of sewing knowledge. Bring your own supplies and projects. If you need help, someone will assist or instruct you. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free group.

Cafe to discuss domestic violence

WELLSBURG - The cycle of domestic violence will be explored at Lifetree Cafe at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Staffileno's on the River.

The program, titled "When Love Hurts: Ending the Cycle of Domestic Violence," provides practical strategies for removing those suffering domestic violence from their abusive situations, said organizers.

Lifetree representative Craig Cable said one in four women experiences domestic abuse and one in nine men is a victim of abuse. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages will be available. Lifetree Cafe is an informal group in which people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. For information, contact Vicky Barr at (740) 282-3458 or

Library to screen action film

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Library will show the PG-13-rated film "Jack Reacher," starring Tom Cruise, at 5:30 p.m. May 16.

Inspired by a series of books by Lee Child, the film involves a homicide investigator who digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat.

Library to offer computer class

FOLLANSBEE - The Follansbee Branch of the Brooke County Public Library will be offering a free basic computer class for adults at 11 a.m. May 17. The instructor will be Linda Dobbs.

Class space is limited, so reservations should be made by calling (304) 527-0860.

Vets center to hold open house

WHEELING - The Wheeling Vet Center will hold its third Family Day Open House, which includes a free cookout for veterans and their family members, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18.

Located at 1058 East Bethlehem Blvd., the center offers information on various benefits and services available to veterans and their families.

For information, call (304) 232-0587.

4-H Camp opens registration

NEW MANCHESTER - Hancock County 4-H Camp with the theme "There's No Place Like Home" will be held July 16-20 at Tomlinson Run State Park.

It is open to youth aged 9 to 21, and space is limited to 80 campers. As part of the programming, 4-H will sponsor a Summer Food Service Program. Children whose households receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families aid are automatically eligible; call for eligibility guidelines.

To register, call (304) 564-3805.

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