Special Activities

Panel Discussion

Actor Jim Caviezel will discuss his new film, “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” as part of a panel discussion at Franciscan University of Steubenville, at 7:30 p.m. today. He will show excerpts and featurettes from the film. The panel will take questions from the audience.

Doors to Finnegan Fieldhouse will be opened at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the general public.

Newcomers Club

The Wheeling Newcomers Club will hold a luncheon meeting at Belmont Hills Country Club, St. Clairsville, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Toni Chieffalo, Ohio County election coordinator, will talk about the voting process and give comparisons between the Ohio and West Virginia systems.

A luncheon, which has a cost, will be served after the program; a vegetarian option will be available. For more information and to make a luncheon reservation, call 304-336-7188 today.

Evening of Art

The Bellaire Public Library will present an Evening of Art, featuring work by Bellaire High School students, at 5:30 p.m. Monday. The event will feature an artists’ reception with light refreshments and a display of art created by students in Megan Ritchea’s classes.

The event is free and open to the public. Art will remain on display at the library for a couple of weeks.


Family Service Upper Ohio Valley will have a shamrock dinner-dance at the White Palace ballroom in Wheeling Park on Thursday. Dinner will be at 6 p.m.; the dance will begin at 7 p.m. The featured band is 40+.

Tickets are available at Family Service Upper Ohio Valley, located at 2200 Main St., first floor, Wheeling. Tickets must be purchased by Monday. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Participants must be 21 or older to attend. For more information, call 304-233-2350, ext. 104.

Lunch With Books

Dave Heath, current president of the Wheeling Jamboree, will speak at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday. He will present a history of the Jamboree, now celebrating its 85th anniversary.

Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Attendees may bring a bag lunch; complimentary beverages are provided.

Eastern Star

Miriam Chapter 1, Order of the Eastern Star, will meet at Monument Place, 91 Kruger St., Wheeling, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Carolyn Nortemann, worthy matron, and Don Martin, worthy patron, will preside. Nola Cronin and Sharon Cronin will serve refreshments after the meeting.


ArtsLink will present Spencer Elliott in concert at the Parlor Theater, Doolin Center, 253 Main St., New Martinsville, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. He will lead a workshop and jam session after the concert; audience members are encouraged to bring their guitars.

Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, call the ArtsLink office at 304-455-2278.

For more than two decades, Elliott performed as vocalist and guitarist in a number of punk and alternative bands. In 2007, he turned his focus to progressive instrumental steel string guitar.

Winter Lecture Series

The Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society’s Winter Lecture Series will go “on the road” for a presentation at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the theater auditorium at Shannon Hall, Ohio University Eastern, 45425 National Road West, St. Clairsville.

Professor Michael McTeague will speak about the 60-year history of the university and its impact on the region.

Fort Henry Piecemakers

The Fort Henry Piecemakers quilt guild will meet at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 141 Kruger St., , Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Thursday. Demonstrations will be offered on stitched pillows, twister and pillowcases. Social hour will begin at 6 p.m.

The day quilters will meet at Grace Lutheran Church, Bethlehem, at 10 a.m. March 12.

Support Group

NAMI of Greater Wheeling’s adult mental health support group will meet at Marian House Drop-In Center, 115 18th St., Wheeling, from 6-7 p.m. Thursday. A licensed counselor leads the group. For more information, call Amy Gamble, 304-281-4494.

Lenten Concert

The Lenten concert series at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1410 Chapline St., Wheeling, will continue at 12:05 p.m. Friday with a performance by pianist John Alan Rose of St. Clairsville.

A light luncheon will be served in the parish hall after the concert. Donations will be accepted to support the music series and luncheons.

Moundsville Women’s Club

The Moundsville Women’s Club will meet at Trinity Episcopal Church, Oak and Linden avenues, Moundsville, at noon Friday. Connie Grisell will present a program. Lunch will be catered by Perkins Restaurant.

Cindy Prettyman will conduct a business meeting. All club members are asked to bring items for Madden House.

Barb Pettit is the program chairwoman. Co-hostesses are Penny Evans, Ann Zwolensky, Alice Moore, Ruth Ann Crow, Esther Avdakov and Joanne Blazer.

Collegiate Alumnae

Collegiate Alumnae of Wheeling will meet in the fellowship hall of Christ United Methodist Church, 1232 National Road, Wheeling, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Mary Velez will present a program, “The Matt Velez Save a Life Campaign: How to Use an AED and How to Recognize Signs of a Heart Attack.”

Lunch and a brief business meeting will take place after the presentation. To make a reservation, call Marlene Ingram, 304-780-4800, by Wednesday.

Genealogical Society

The Wheeling Area Genealogical Society will meet in the auditorium at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 1 p.m. Saturday. The group will launch a monthly lecture series, “Silent Cities of the Dead,” focusing on cemeteries in the Wheeling area.

For the opening program Saturday, Jeanne Finstein, president of Friends of Wheeling, will give a presentation on Greenwood Cemetery. Programs are free and open to the public.


Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, will show a Second Saturday free film at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. “We Shall Remain: America Through Native Eyes — Trail of Tears” explores the resolve and resilience of the Cherokee people when faced with removal from their homelands. The 60-minute program is part of the PBS “American Experience” series.

Retired School Employees

The Brooke County Retired School Employees will meet March 13 at Franklin United Methodist Church, Washington Pike, Wellsburg. Lunch will be served at noon.

All attendees must make a reservation by calling Ruth Lewis at 304-737-2314 by Tuesday.

A business meeting will be conducted after lunch. Guest speaker Andrew J. Thomas, from the Cipriani law firm in Wellsburg, will discuss “Protecting the Assets of the Gems of the Community.”

Sunshine Social Club

The Sunshine Friday Social Club will hold a St. Patrick’s Day dinner at Ye Olde Alpha, 50 Carmel Road, Wheeling, from 5-7 p.m. March 17. There is a cost. Reservations are to be made by Wednesday by calling Glynda Marie Walker, volunteer coordinator, at 304-243-0994.

Members are asked to wear green. Walker will provide St. Patrick’s Day hats and headbands.

Teen Tech Week

The Brooke County Public Library and Follansbee branch will celebrate Teen Tech Week with a variety of programs this week for children in grades 5-8 to explore, create and share the world of technology.

All week youth can visit the library and see how well they know the library with a QR Code Scavenger Hunt; participants must bring a cell phone or tablet. Other events include:

∫ Tech Take Apart, talk apart electronics and use the parts to create something new, at 5 p.m. Monday, Follansbee, and 1 p.m. Saturday, Wellsburg.

∫ Copper Tape Pictures, create a card or picture that will light up, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Wellsburg.

∫ Make It, Take It Table, create mini green screens, from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Wellsburg.

To register or get more information, call the libraries at 304-737-1551 or 304-527-0860. Space is limited for some of the programs.

Family Movie Night

The Brooke County Public Library 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will show the film, “Wonder,” rated PG, at 5 p.m. Thursday. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Lunch & Movie

The Follansbee branch of the Brooke County Library will show the film, “Crooked House,” rated PG-13, at noon Friday. Patrons may bring a lunch. The library will provide popcorn and water. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-527-0860.

Blood Pressure Screenings

Free blood pressure screenings, provided by Wheeling Hospital, will be offered at Howard Long Wellness Center from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Monday and on March 12, March 19 and March 26. For more information, call 304-242-9355.

Compiled by

Linda Comins