JoAnn Peterson of Kingwood will portray adventurer and groundbreaking reporter Nellie Bly at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., at 6 p.m. Monday.
The performance is made possible through the West Virginia Humanities Council’s History Alive! program. The event is free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be available.
Lunch With Books
Dr. Darrin Cox, assistant professor of history at West Liberty University, will speak on “Reinventing the Vikings” at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday. He seeks to create a new historical context for Scandinavians by re-evaluating the story of the Vikings to dispel outdated stereotypes.
Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Patrons may bring a bag lunch; complimentary beverages are provided.
The People’s University course, “The First World War,” will continue at the Ohio County Public Library’s auditorium, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Dr. Joe Laker, professor emeritus of history at Wheeling Jesuit University, will be the instructor for the session, “Armistice and Aftermath.” Classes, continuing through May 23, are free and open to the public.
The men of Warwood United Methodist Church, 1438 Warwood Ave., Wheeling, will hold a spaghetti dinner in the fellowship hall from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Take-out meals will be available without drinks.
Miriam Chapter 1, Order of the Eastern Star, will meet at Monument Place, 91 Kruger St., Wheeling, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. A memorial service will be held. Members are asked to bring small boxes of cereal for a backpack project. Carolyn Nortemann, worthy matron, and Jim Shannon, worthy patron, will preside. Nancy Hostutler will serve refreshments after the meeting.
Public Employee Retirees
Belmont County Chapter 79 of the Public Employee Retirees Inc. will meet at J.B. Martin Recreation Center, 101 Fair St., St. Clairsville, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Attorney John R. Estadt will speak on estate planning and protecting assets. For more information, call 740-449-2280.
The Wheeling Island Garden Club will meet at Wheeling Country Club at noon Thursday and will hold its annual plant sale. Thelma Schramm and Darlene Stephens will serve as hostesses.
The Elm Grove Woman’s Club will meet at the Elm Grove Civics building, 21 Sycamore Ave., Wheeling, at 6 p.m. Thursday. The project will be Appalachian Outreach. The program will feature a used jewelry sale. For more information, call Linda Stocke, 304-243-9518.
The Big Band 200 Club’s season will close with a dance at Monument Place, 91 Kruger St., Wheeling, at 8 p.m. Saturday. The Wally Gingers Orchestra from New Stanton, Pa., will perform.
Tickets are available, with a lower price for students. For more information, call membership chair Diane Demarest at 304-280-3206 or visit the club’s website at bigband200club.org.
The club provides mixers and snacks. Coffee and doughnuts are served during intermission.
Baked Steak Dinner
A baked steak dinner will be held at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 500 Fairmont Pike, from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday. Take-out meals also will be available. To purchase tickets in advance, call 304-242-5552.
A painting class for beginners, “Letting Go with Watercolors,” will be offered in the lower level of Mount St. Joseph, 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The cost includes lunch.
The class is limited to 12 participants. Sister Frankie Dutil, CSJ, is the facilitator. For more information and reservations, call 304-232-8160, ext. 112, or send an email to saintjosephretreat email@example.com.
A spring vendor and craft fair will be held at St. Clairsville Eagles, 50690 National Road, from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. More than 20 local vendors and crafters will participate.
The Victorian Old Town Assocation will hold a sidewalk sale in North Wheeling from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The Barnesville Coin Club will meet at the Senior Citizens Center, 229 E. Main St., Barnesville, at 2 p.m. next Sunday. Doors will be opened at 12:30 p.m.
Anyone who attends will receive a wooden nickel from 1988 to celebrate the club’s 25th anniversary.
The Barnesville Coin Club meets on the third Sunday of every month, except December. The meetings are open to the public.
The Monroe County chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at the Monroe County District Library, Home Avenue, Woodsfield at 2 p.m. next Sunday. As a tribute to Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day, Vane Scott’s video, “The Many Faces of Old Glory,” will be shown. Popcorn, peanuts and Cracker Jackwill be served along with soft drinks. The meeting is free and open to the public.
The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will hold a craft class at 10 a.m. Tuesday to make woven coasters using plastic canvas and yarn. All supplies will be provided by the library. Participants need to bring a pair of scissors. Limited spaces are available. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.
The Follansbee branch of the Brooke County Public Library will offer a free adult basic computer class at 10 a.m. Tuesday. A representative from the West Virginia University extension office will be the instructor. Class space is limited. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-527-0860.
The Brooke County Public Library’s crocheting group will meet in the River Room of the library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The group is for adult beginners through experts. Participants bring their own supplies and projects. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.
A monthly coloring program for young adults and adults will be offered at the Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, from 10:30 a.m to noon and 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday. Materials will be provided, but participants may bring their own. For more information, call 304-737-1551.
Compiled by Linda Comins