Special Activities

Summer Reading

Jason Courtwright will present a program, “Red, White and Blue,” at the Cameron Public Library at 1p.m. Monday. Representatives of Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Center will present a program, “Animals in Our Neighborhood,” at the library at 1p.m. Tuesday. The programs are free and open to the public.

Lunch With Books

Ladies for Liberty will appear at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday to perform music from the World War II era in the style of the Andrews Sisters.

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

Independence Day

Extravaganza

An Independence Day Extravaganza is planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1410 Chapline St., Wheeling.

Organist Robert Troeger is hosting the holiday tradition for the 30th time. In addition to performing patriotic standards and show tunes, he and vocalist Sue Pettit will be joined by two surprise guests for the fun-filled musical program.

America’s birthday cake and lemonade will be served in the parish hall after the extravaganza. The event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted for Faith in Action Caregivers.

Arts in the Park

The tradition of Arts in the Park will continue at Bruce Park in New Martinsville from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday. Sponsors are the New Martinsville Parks & Recreation Commission, Monroe Arts Council and ArtsLink.

Carman Harman, playing Uncle Sam, will serve again as master of ceremonies. Arts and crafts demonstrations, along with exhibits by artists and crafters from Wetzel. Tyler and Monroe counties, will be featured.

The Remedy will perform throughout the afternoon. Games for children will be coordinated through the New Martinsville Parks & Recreation Commission, which will provide free soft drinks and frozen treats. All activities throughout the day are free. Food is available for purchase from the Magnolia High School band.

Car Show

The Chester Lions Club will hold a car show at Chester City Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. Registration is from 10 a.m. to noon. Music, a 50/50 raffle and a chance auction will be offered. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Owners also may enter their cars in the town’s parade which begins at 4 p.m. For more information on the car show, call 412-370-7356.

Library Closing

The Ohio County Public Library will be closed Wednesday in observance of Independence Day. Normal library hours will resume Thursday.

Book Signing

Co-authors Gary L. Rider and Karen Grubber will hold a signing event for their new book, “Marshall County,” at the Wheeling Artisan Center, Loft Gallery, 1400 Main St., at 3 p.m. Friday.

Teen Dance Revisited

Teen Dance Revisited: 1970s, 1980s and 1990s Reunion will be held at Wheeling Park’s Memorial Ice Rink from 7-11 p.m. Friday.

Guests must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are available for purchase at the park’s main office in the White Palace. For more information, call 304-243-4185.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Oglebay Foundation’s Access to the Parks project. This project allows local underprivileged children to enjoy their favorite recreational activities at Oglebay and Wheeling Park including swimming, par 3 golf, tennis, fishing, pedal boating, skiing, ice skating and the Good Zoo. More than 2,000 Ohio County children participate in the program annually.

Summer Reading Program

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, and its Follansbee branch will present “Libraries Rock” this summer. The summer reading program is open to all, preschool through adult with programs, prize drawings, storytimes, book clubs and other activities.

Registration for “Libraries Rock” begins Monday. For more information, call the library at 304-737-1551 or 304-527-0860.

All programs are free of charge. The summer reading program is sponsored by Wellsburg Elks Lodge 1553.

Programs this week are as follows:

∫ Music and movement storytime, Follansbee, noon Monday.

∫ Hands on Fun using 3-D pens for children, age 8 and older, Follansbee, noon Tuesday.

∫ Family movie night, “Mary Poppins,” rated PG, Follansbee, 5 p.m. Tuesday.

∫ Noah’s Ark animal workshop, Wellsburg, 5 p.m. Thursday.

∫ Family movie day, “Sherlock Gnomes,” rated PG, Wellsburg, noon Friday.

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

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

A summer meal program, sponsored by CHANGE Inc., is offered at the Follansbee site from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and at the Wellsburg location from noon to 1 p.m.

Computer Help

The Follansbee branch of the Brooke County Public Library will offer computer help with resumes and online job applications from 1-2 p.m. Saturday. Class space is limited and registration is required.To register, call the circulation desk, 304-527-0860.

Compiled by Linda Comins