Special Activites

Film Showing

The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., will present a “Think Outside the Book” film at 6 p.m. Monday. The feature will be “Winchester,” rated PG-13, a 2017 horror-fantasy film inspired by true events.

The film showing is free and open to the public. Attendees may bring their own snacks and seat cushions.

Civil War Roundtable

The Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable will meet at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Tom Buckley of Flushing will give a presentation on the battle of Cloyd’s Mountain. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Cabbage Roll Dinner

Warwood United Methodist Church, 1438 Warwood Ave., Wheeling, will present Ike Sparks’s cabbage roll dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Take-out orders also will be available. The dinner will precede the Toe-Tappin’ Tuesday concert in Garden Park featuring Eli Lambie and the Mojo Kings.

Preservation Alliance

The South Wheeling Preservation Alliance will meet at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3536 Eoff St., Wheeling, at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. The South Wheeling Neighborhood Watch will meet at Trinity Lutheran Church from 6:30-7 p.m. Tuesday.

Lunch With Books

Wheeling historians Margaret Brennan and Rebekah Karelis will appear at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday to give a presentation on Wheeling native and author Rebecca Harding Davis.

They will share the extraordinary life and legacy of this pioneering realist and examine her role as the leading member of the Davis family, a nationally recognized family of writers that shaped the changing culture of later 19th-century literature and journalism. A new publication and the first book-length biography of Davis, “Rebecca Harding Davis: A Life Among Writers” (Sharon M. Harris, West Virginia University Press, 2018) promises to be the authoritative treatment of this important figure in the literary history of West Virginia and the wider world.

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 conclude at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling. Dr. Joe Laker, a professor emeritus of history at Wheeling Jesuit University, will be the instructor for the final class, “V-E and V-J: Victory, The End of War and the Aftermath.”

The program is free and open to the public.


Wheeling AARP Chapter 824 will hold its monthly luncheon and meeting Thursday at Wheeling Park’s White Palace ballroom. All members are asked to be seated by 11:15 a.m. Free parking is available.

Reservations are required and must be made today by calling 304-242-9452. Guests may attend.

Chapter member Suzanne McCormick will sing with accompaniment by Ken Cover. President Wayne Cunningham will report on the remaining bus trip for 2018.

The July project will be collecting items for disabled veterans. Shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lotions, dedorants, socks and underwear will be accepted.

A book exchange will be conducted. Vendors will be on hand to answer questions.

Summer Reading

The summer reading program at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., will present a movie, “Frozen,” rated PG, at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

A show, “Wild World of Animals,” will be offered at the Moundsville site at 11 a.m. Thursday and at the Benwood-McMechen Library, 201 Marshall St., McMechen, at 2 p.m. Thursday.

The Benwood-McMechen Library also will have a program, Recycled Orchestra, at 11 a.m. Friday.

Book Talk

The Watt Center for History and the Arts, 511 Watt Ave., Barnesville, will present a talk by Wheelingauthor Alan Fitzpatrick on his book, “The White Indians,” at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The event is free and open to the public.

Fitzpatrick will have his books and other material available for purchase at the Watt program.


Auditions will begin at 9:45 a.m. Monday for Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of “Peter and Wendy” at the Lincoln Theater in New Martinsville. Approximately 50 roles are available for children entering grades 1-12.

Performances are at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. For ticket information, call the ArtsLink office, 304-455-2278.

Hadley Williams, a student at Siena Heights University, and Matthew Porter, a recent graduate of Siena Heights, are the tour directors for the production.

Blood Drive

A blood drive will be held at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 500 Fairmont Pike, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Sunday.

For more information, call 304-242-3162. Donors may register online at https://donateblood.centralbloodbank.org/ and use group code K345.

Summer Reading

The Brooke County Public Library’s summer reading program will offer these events:

∫ Music and movement storytime with tambourine craft at Follansbee branch, noon Monday.

∫ Family Movie Day, “Sing,” rated PG, at Follansbee branch, noon Tuesday.

∫ Music and movement storytime with kazoo craft, Wellsburg library, 11 a.m. Wednesday.

∫ Hands-on fun musical science experiments for children, age 8 and older, Wellsburg library, noon Friday.

∫ Make and take craft table, Follansbee branch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday.

All programs are free. Registration is required. Limited space is available. To register, call the Wellsburg circulation desk, 304-737-1551, or Follansbee circulation desk, 304-527-0860.

The summer reading program is sponsored by Wellsburg Elks Lodge 1553. CHANGE Inc. provides a summer meal prior to each event.

Computer Help

The Follansbee branch of the Brooke County Public Library will offer computer help with resumes and online job applications from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Wednesday. Class space is limited and registration is required. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-527-0860.

Book Club

The Brooke County Public Library’s book club will meet at the Wellsburg site at 5 p.m. Thursday to discuss “The Zookeeper’s Wife” by Diane Ackerman. Participants will receive the August book, “The Dark Road To Mercy” by Wiley Cash, at this meeting. The book club is free and open to the public.

Compiled by Linda Comins