Special Activites

Retired School Employees

The Brooke County Association of Retired School Employees will meet Sept. 11 at Drover’s Inn, Washington Pike, Wellsburg. Reservations must be made by Tuesday by calling Ruth Lewis at 304-737-2314.

Social time and purchasing 50/50 raffle tickets is from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Lunch will be served at noon. Terry Stuck, peace officer and volunteer fireman, will present a program, “Old and New Heroes and Their Stories.”

Lunch With Books

Award-winning storyteller Alan Irvine will appear at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday to perform “River Stories: True Historical Accounts of Our Waterways.”

His presentation will recapture some memorable events and remarkable characters associated with the rivers of this region. Irvine entertains audiences throughout the country but in particular at venues in the southwestern Pennsylvania area.

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

Pink Power Night

Pink Power activities in the lower-level meeting rooms at East Ohio Regional Hospital will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday with healthy snacks and a chance to shop at local vendor tables. Dr. Mark Voellinger will talk about the rise of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease at 6:30 p.m.

Reservations are requested but not required and can be made by calling Mary Velez, community outreach manager, at 304-234-8643.

Fall Dinner

The Sunshine Friday Social Club will hold its fall dinner at Ye Olde Alpha, 50 Carmel Road, Wheeling, from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 15. There is a cost to attend. Reservations are to be made by Wednesday by calling Glynda Marie Walker, volunteer coordinator, at 304-243-0994.

Great American Read

The Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, is holding a kick-off party at 7 p.m. Thursday for “The Great American Read” and is asking community members to share reflections about their favorite novel from a list of America’s 100 favorite novels. The list is based on the results of a national survey of 7,200 individuals.

The library also will conduct a survey to determine the “Great Wheeling Read.” Readers can stop in the library to cast a ballot or fill out an online survey on the library’s website at http://www.ohiocountylibrary.org.

A reveal party for the “Great American Read,” “Great West Virginia Read” and “Great Wheeling Read” will be held at the library near the end of October.

In addition, four “Great American Read” movies will be shown in the library auditorium at 6 p.m., beginning Sept. 10. Movies to be shown are “Jurassic Park,” Sept. 10; “The Help,” Sept. 17; “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Oct. 1, and “The Hunt for Red October,” Oct. 15.

Fish Fry

A fish fry event will be held at St. Jude Catholic Church, 710 Jefferson Ave., Glen Dale, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Take-out orders also will be available. Call 304-845-2646 for local delivery if ordered by 10 a.m. for lunch and by 3 p.m. for dinner.

Sons of American Revolution

The Fort Henry chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, will hold its fall quarter meeting in the Ohio County Public Library auditorium, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 10 a.m. Saturday.

A chapter member, the Rev. Timothy A. Spence, will present a program, “Virginia and Pennsylvania: Roads, Rivers and the Roots of Revolution.” Jeremy Harrison, founder and chief operating officer of Helping Heroes, will provide an update on the organization’s work.

Prospective members and guests may attend. For more information, contact chapter president Jay Frey at 304-312-1787 or visit online at www.fthenrysar.org.

Genealogical Society

The Wheeling Area Genealogical Society will meet in the Ohio County Public Library auditorium, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The group is sponsoring a monthly lecture series, Silent Cities of the Dead, focusing on cemeteries in the Wheeling area. Programs are free and open to the public.

For Saturday’s program, Douglas Breiding will give a presentation on “Mount Calvary Cemetery and Our Lady of Seven Dolors Cemetery.” He is the director of Catholic cemeteries for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and a past president of WAGS.

Quarter Auction

The Marshall County Community Educational Outreach Service will hold a quarter auction at the Chevron building at the county fairgrounds in Moundsville at 1 p.m. Saturday. Doors will be opened at noon. A concession stand with homemade food also will open at noon. A chance auction, 50/50 raffle and a special door prize of a handmade basket donated by the Mound Weavers CEOS Club will be offered.

Tickets are available at the Marshall County extension office. Proceeds will benefit CASA and Marshall County CEOS.

Support Group

A support group for Parkinson’s disease patients and their caregivers will meet in Wheeling Hospital’s conference rooms C and D at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

It is open to anyone who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, regardless of the physician or hospital they use. Each attendee may bring a support person.

Seating is limited. To make a reservation, call 304-243-3307.

Concert

Roberta Fedoush will perform a grand piano concert at First Presbyterian Church, 901 Charles St., Wellsburg, at 3 p.m. next Sunday. The event is free and open to the public.

Quilt Show

During September, the Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum, 532 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, is offering a quilt show organized by members of the National Road Quilt Guild. Anita Rogers, show coordinator, said 30 quilts from the mid-19th century to the present are on display throughout the museum.

The museum is open from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The museum has extended tour hours for the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival: 1-5 p.m. Sept. 26-28; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 29 and 1-5 p.m. Sept. 30. Admission is charged.

Support Groups

NAMI of Greater Wheeling’s adult mental health support groups meet at Children’s Solutions, 600 Jefferson S., Moundsville, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday and at Trinity Lutheran Church, 302 W. Bennett St., Bridgeport, from 6-8:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of every month.

NAMI’s family support group meets in conference room B at Ohio Valley Medical Center, 2000 Eoff St., Wheeling, from 6-7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month.

For more information, call NAMI at 304-218-2864.

Reunion Weekend

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1057 Boggs Run Road, Benwood, will open its reunion weekend at 1 p.m. Sept. 15 with an event featuring food, games and music by Garland Flowers. Attendees are encouraged to bring children’s photographs and old family photos of the church to share with others.

Reservations are to be made by Sept. 12 by calling the church, 304-233-2292, with the number of adults and children and ages of the children who will be attending. The celebration will conclude with worship at 10:45 a.m. Sept. 16.

Concert Series

ArtsLink’s 2018-19 concert series opens at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 with a concert by guitarist and singer-songwriter Todd Burge at the Parlor Theater, Doolin Center, New Martinsville. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

A guitar workshop for adults will be conducted after the concert. For more information, call ArtsLink, 304-45-2278.

Compiled by Linda Comins