Special Activites

Ladies League

The Ladies League of Marshall County will hold its annual family picnic at Riverfront Park in McMechen beginning at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Members need to bring a covered dish to share with others in attendance and lawn chairs. Chicken, paper products and drinks will be provided.

Dues can be paid at the event. Anyone who would like to join the Ladies League may call Cassie Sherman, 304-233-1582.

Quarter Auction

The Wheeling Jamboree will hold a quarter auction at Bridgeport High School at 1 p.m. today. Doors will be opened at noon. For more information, call 740-359-2527.

Spaghetti Dinner

Warwood United Methodist Church, 1438 Warwood Ave., Wheeling, will hold an all-you-can eat spaghetti dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Take-out orders will be available. The dinner will be held rain or shine. For more information, call 304-277-3332.

The dinner will precede a free Toe-Tappin’ Tuesday concert in Garden Park. The band will be Miller, Smith and Mazure.

Program

John A. Cuthbert will present a program, “Pearl S. Buck: Past, Present and Future,” at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

This slideshow presentation and talk is free and open to the public. The program is aimed at adults and older students. Light refreshments will be available.

Cuthbert is director and curator of the West Virginia and Regional History Center at West Virginia University.

Rummage Sale

Miriam Chapter 1, Order of the Eastern Star, will hold its annual rummage sale at El Tor Grotto, Fulton Street, Wheeling, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Books, clothing, Christmas decorations and miscellaneous items will be sold. Hot dogs and desserts will be available for purchase. Proceeds will help with the group’s community service projects.

Documentary Screenings

Labor Heritage Week begins at 7 p.m. Monday at First State Capitol, 1413 Eoff St., with the Wheeling premiere of a new documentary, “American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs.” The event is free and open to the public.

Another documentary, “Brothers on the Line,” will be screened at First State Capitol at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The film explores the roles of Walter, Roy and Victor Reuther as union organizers from Wheeling.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Lunch With Books

Jack Seitz, lead educator at the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum, will appear at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday.

He will present “A Brief Sketch of West Virginia Labor History in Modern Context or: The Long History of ‘Going West Virginia on You.'”

A special edition of Lunch With Books will be offered at noon Thursday. Ginny Savage Ayers will discuss her new book, “Never Justice, Never Peace: Mother Jones and the Miner Rebellion at Paint and Cabin Creeks.”

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

Preservation Alliance

The South Wheeling Preservation Alliance will meet at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3536 Eoff St., Wheeling, at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. Michael Stahl will show maps of South Wheeling in the 19th century.

The South Wheeling Neighborhood Watch will meet at Trinity Lutheran Church from 6:30-7 p.m. Tuesday.

People’s University

A special edition of the People’s University will be offered at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Lou Martin, associate professor of history at Chatham University in Pittsburgh and founding board member of the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum, will present a free program, “Appalachian History and Politics Since the 1970s.”

Concert

Pittsburgh singer-songwriters Tom Breiding, Jason Kendall and Mike Stout will present “Songs of Protest and the Working Class” at First State Capitol, 1413 Eoff St., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Thursday. There is a charge to attend. To make reservations, send an email to spd@walslaw.com or call 304-905-1690.

Brew-Off

The Francis Pier-Pint Historic Brew-Off will be held at First State Capitol, 1413 Eoff St., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Friday. Travis Henline, Hal Gorby and Ryan Stanton will talk about Wheeling’s history and beer history. Members of the Wheeling Alers will create special brews for the event.

There is a charge to attend. To make reservations, send an email to spd@walslaw.com or call 304-905-1690.

Symposium

Reuther-Pollack Labor Heritage Week will conclude with a labor history symposium at First State Capitol, 1413 Eoff St., Wheeling, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature presentations from five speakers.

The registration cost for the symposium includes a box lunch. To make reservations, send an email to spd@walslaw.com or call 304-905-1690.

Church Women United

Church Women United will hold a luncheon and meeting at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 141 Kruger St., Wheeling, at noon Sept. 7.

There is a cost for the luncheon. Reservations must be made by next Sunday by calling 304-242-5552 or 304-242-9158.

The Rev. Dr. Darrell Cummings of Bethlehem Apostolic Temple will be the speaker.

Members are asked to donate nonperishable foods or make a monetary donation for his church’s food pantry.

Gospel Concert

The Carriers will present a gospel concert at Paden City Church of the Nazarene, 104 S. Fifth Ave., at 6:30 p.m. next Sunday.

Movie Night

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

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 and 1-2 p.m. Saturday. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-527-0860.

Book Club

The book club of the Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday to discuss “This Dark Road To Mercy” by Wiley Cash. Participants will receive the September book, “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls, at this meeting.

The book club is free and open to the public.

Lunch & Movie

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will show the musical film, “Les Miserables,” rated PG-13, at noon Friday. Participants may bring a lunch. The library will provide popcorn and water. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

CPR Class

A Family and Friends CPR Anytime class, sponsored by Wheeling Hospital, will be offered at Howard Long Wellness Center at 11 a.m. Friday.

This free program is for people who do not need a course completion card to satisfy a work requirement. It is not a certification course. For more information and to register, call 304-243-3932.

Dog Show

The Friendship Cluster Dog Show will take place at the Jefferson County fairgrounds, Friendship Park, Smithfield, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Labor Day.

Sponsors are the St. Clairsville Ohio Kennel Club, Fort Steuben Kennel Association and the Beaver County Kennel Club. More than 650 dogs and 160 breeds are expected to participate each day.

Retreat

Wheeling Hospital’s annual Survivorship Retreat for cancer survivors will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at St. Joseph Retreat Center, 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling.

All cancer survivors may attend the free event; each survivor may bring one guest.

Reservations are necessary and due Sept. 4. To make reservations, call 304-243-6442.

The hospital’s Schiffler Cancer Center and the Congregation of St. Joseph are presenting the retreat. Breakfast and lunch are provided.

Compiled by

Linda Comins