Special Activities

Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society’s Ohio County Relay for Life committee will meet at West Virginia Northern Community College, B&O Building, 1704 Market St., Wheeling, at 6:30 p.m. Monday. This meeting is for team captains and anyone interested in the Aug 10 Relay for Life at Wheeling Park’s Good Lake.

Eastern Star

Donna and Jim Daily will be installed as worthy matron and worthy patron, respectively, of Miriam Chapter 1, Order of the Eastern Star, on Tuesday after the regular 7:30 p.m. meeting at Monument Place, 91 Kruger St., Wheeling. Carolyn Nortemann and Donald Martin will preside at the meeting.

Mr. and Mrs. Daily reside in Wheeling and have served as grand officers and grand representatives of West Virginia Eastern Star. Presently, they are serving as grand chapter committee members.

Officers to be installed with the Dailys are Carolyn Nortemann, Jim Shannon, Nancy Hostutler, Patty Vermillion, Nola Cronin, Sharon Cronin, Alice Means, Becky Benner, Carrie Wheat, Jean Martin, Kristi Briggs, Mary Frohme, Audrey Foster, Tony Means, Donald Martin and Bill Wheat. A reception will be held after the meeting.

Island Garden Club

The Island Garden Club will meet at Wheeling Country Club at noon Thursday. Rosemary Stead and Toni Brautigan will serve as hostesses.

Elm Grove Woman’s Club

The Elm Grove Woman’s Club will hold a dinner at Perkins, 680 National Road, Wheeling, at 6 p.m. Thursday. Officers will be installed. For more information, call Linda Stocke, 304-243-0518.

Quilt Guild

Seams Sew Snugly Quilt Guild of Marshall County will meet in the gymnasium at Children’s Solution (former St. Xavier School), 600 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, at 6 p.m. Thursday. Sandi Blackwell and Sandy Whitt will provide snacks.

After a 6:30 p.m. meeting, club president Nikki Geho will give a tea towel dress demonstration. For more information, call Geho, 304-650-9883.

Lunch With Books

Author Jack Lewis will visit Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday to talk about the first land conflicts in the mountains of western Virginia during the Civil War. His book, “Storm Coming,” is a story of a young man’s coming of age and the birth of a new state out of the storms of war.

Lewis has been a Coast Guard officer, marine engineer, corporate CEO, software developer, horse breeder and trainer, textbook author and, late in life, a registered nurse, volunteer paramedic and washtub bass player in an old-time string band. He and his wife live in the middle of Jefferson National Forest in Virginia.

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

People’s University

The People’s University course on World War II will continue at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Dr. Hal Gorby, teaching assistant professor and director of undergraduate advising at West Virginia University, will teach the class, “On the Home Front and Abroad: West Virginia and Wheeling in World War II.”

The programs are free and open to the public.

Civil War Program

JoAnn Peterson of Kingwood will present her program, “A Mother’s Heart Divided: A West Virginia Civil War Story,” at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., at 6 p.m. Monday. The event is free and open to the public and is aimed at adults and students. Light refreshments will be available.

The program is about Maisie Twigg, a woman living in the new state of West Virginia, whose husband is fighting for the Union and whose son has joined the Confederate forces. The story is intertwined with 19 songs from the Civil War era. Peterson will be accompanied by her husband Tom Peterson on guitar.

Collage Art

The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, Benwood-McMechen Public Library and Cameron Public Library will hold collage-pop art events with New York area artist Michael Albert this week.

The Moundsville library, 700 Fifth St., will have a meet-and-greet reception and exhibition of Albert’s work from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Albert will present two original collages, celebrating Moundsville and Marshall County, to city and county officials. Light refreshments will be available.

On Wednesday, Albert will present programs at the Benwood-McMechen library, 201 Marshall St., McMechen, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and at the Cameron library, 44 Main St., from 3:30-5:30 p.m.


A West Virginia Day program, “Post Cards from the Mountain State,” will be offered at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday.

Gary L. Rider will be at Grave Creek from 2-4 p.m. Saturday to sign copies of his new book, “Marshall County,” co-authored with Karen L. Grubber. The book is part of a postcard history series.

All programs are free and open to the public.

Chicken Dinner

A roasted chicken dinner will be served at Simpson Methodist Church in Moundsville from 1-6 p.m. Saturday. For tickets, call 304-845-3161.

Style Show

The Belmont County Historical Society is holding a Victorian tea and style show at the Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum, 532 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, at 2 p.m. Saturday. The event is open to the public.

Reservations and payment are required and due Wednesday. To make a reservation, call 740-695-0766 or 740-425-2228. Checks are to be made payable to BCHS and sent to BCHS, PO Box 434, Barnesville, OH 43713.

Guests will sample Victorian delicacies at high tea in the museum’s twin parlors and dining room. A style show will feature vintage and new wedding dresses.

Movie Night

The Follansbee branch of the Brooke County Public Library will show the film, “I Can Only Imagine,” rated PG, at 5 p.m. Tuesday. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-527-0860.

Coloring Program

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will offer a coloring program for young adults and adults from 10:30 a.m. to noon and 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday. Materials will be provided. For more information, call 304-737-1551.

Compiled by Linda Comins


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