Special Activities

Clearview Club

The Clearview Community Educational Outreach Service Club will meet at the home of Nancy Kish at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11. The agenda will include election of officers and committee chairs and selection of lesson leaders. Jackie Crupe will lead meditations. The lesson will be “The Story of Chocolate.”

Members are asked to turn in a record of their volunteer hours and money donated to the Clean Water Project. A sack lunch will take place after the meeting. For information on membership, call the extension office, 304-234-3673.

Mended Hearts

Greater Wheeling Area Chapter 280 of Mended Hearts will hold its 19th annual picnic in the Ruth Brant Maguire Room at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry, Monday, Aug. 11. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Mary Maguire, 304-280-5221.

Libby Miller, director of cardiac rehabilitation at the hospital, will speak on cardiac fitness.

Green Acres Club

The Green Acres Community Educational Outreach Service Club will meet at Christ United Methodist Church, National Road, Wheeling, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13. The agenda will include election of 2015 officers.

Reservations will be taken for the Valley Grove community picnic honoring the Valley Grove CEOS Club on its 100th anniversary. Members are asked to turn in a record of their volunteer hours and money donated to the Clean Water Project.

Linda Wade and Karen Cappone will give a council report. Marge Nichols will be responsible for a fundraiser gift. Lyda Cox will serve as health motivator. Co-hostesses Ann Hooper and Judy Nichols will be in charge of meditations and will provide lunch.

Ormet Retirees

Ormet Retirees Club, Local 5724, will meet at the union hall in Clarington at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12. Doughnuts, coffee and prizes will be provided. An update will be given on the status of the former plant.

Lunch With Books

Chad Felt, an English teacher at Linsly School, will be at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday, Aug. 12, to share some of his experiences from his travels in South Africa and books and readings that connect to that experience.

A longtime educator, Felt joined the Linsly faculty in 2011. Recently, he received his second outstanding educator award from the West Virginia Governor’s Honors Academy. In 2012, he received a fellowship from the National Endowment of the Humanities for study in South Africa.

Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Patrons may bring a bag lunch; free beverages are served.

Greenwood Program

Actors portraying various “residents” of Greenwood Cemetery will appear in costume to discuss their lives at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12. A new Greenwood Cemetery display is now featured in the main display case at the library.

The program is free and open to the public. Free beverages will be served.

Baked Steak Dinner

Warwood United Methodist Church, 1438 Warwood Ave., Wheeling, will hold a baked steak dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12. Take-out meals will be available without beverage. For more information, call the church, 304-277-3332.

Spaghetti Dinner

Cameron Rotary will hold a spaghetti dinner at the new American Legion annex from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12. Carry-out meals also will be available.

Proceeds will benefit Cameron Volunteer Fire Department, Cameron Emergency Medical Service and Cameron Rotary. Tickets are available by calling 304-686-2457 or 304-686-2779.

Happy Hilltoppers

The Bethlehem Happy Hilltoppers will meet at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church at noon Thursday, Aug. 14. A catered picnic luncheon will be served. For reservations, call Dorothy Broemsen, 304-242-4498.

Eagles Auxiliary

New officers of the Elm Grove Eagles auxiliary are Jan Murphy, president; Amie McPearson, junior past president; Ginger Burek, vice president; Sandy Sayre, secretary; Sharon Stiles, treasurer; Betty Miller, chaplain; Elizabeth Murfit, inside guard; Jean Young, outside guard; Peggy Everly, Robin Pellen and Leann Spear, trustees; Sharla Cutright, conductor.

The president has appointed Stiles as mother of the year.

The auxiliary’s covered-dish picnic will be held at Bethlehem community park at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20. The aerie’s picnic will be held at Bethlehem community park at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24.

Style Show

Wheeling Civic Garden Center will hold its annual style show and luncheon at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, featuring fall clothes from Anna-Kay’s Unique Fashions of Steubenville.

Tickets are on sale at the garden center. No tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, call 304-242-0665.

Dog Show

The St. Clairsville Kennel Club dog show, obedience and rally trials will be held at James. E. Carnes Center, St. Clairsville, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Aug. 15-17.

Afternoon Movie

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will show the film, “Heaven is for Real,” rated PG, at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Concert

The Joseph Sisters and Legend will perform in concert at the Weirton Event Center Friday, Aug. 15. The Joseph Sisters from Wheeling will open the event at 7 p.m. Legend, an R&B oldies band, will take the stage at 8 p.m.

Recipe Round-Up

The St. Clairsville Public Library’s monthly Recipe Round-Up program will feature international fare at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14. For more information and reservations, call the front desk, 740-695-2062. The library is located at 108 W. Main St.

Computer Classes

The St. Clairsville Public Library, 108 W. Main St. will be offering free computer classes in the second-floor technology center.

Basic computer classes for beginners will be held from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, and from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26.

Classes on mobile devices and eBooks will be held from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, and from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23.

For more information and reservations, call 740-695-2062.

Garden Club

The Mount Pleasant Garden Club will be in charge of registration for the Jefferson County Fair flower show Friday, Aug. 15. The flower show will continue through Sunday, Aug. 17.

Compiled by Linda Comins

Special Activities

District Meeting

The District 1 meeting of the Fraternal Order of Eagles will take place at the Moundsville Eagles aerie home today, Aug. 3. President Jan Murphy will conduct an auxiliary meeting at 1:30 p.m. The aerie will meet at 3 p.m. Dinner will be served after the session.

Film Showing

The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, Tomlinson Avenue and Fifth Street, will present another film in its summer cinema series, “Pic of the Lit,” featuring movies based on books, at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4. The film showing is free and open to the public.

The feature will be “Winter’s Tale.” A combination of romance, supernatural fantasy and historical drama, it is based on the novel of the same name by Mark Helprin. A 2014 release, it is rated PG-13 and runs 118 minutes.

Lunch With Books

Jeanne Finstein of Friends of Wheeling will be at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday, Aug. 5, to present “Receiving the Spiritual Bread: the Presbyterian Church in Wheeling.”

Finstein’s presentation will follow events throughout the history of Wheeling alongside the history of the local Presbyterian denomination.

Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Patrons may bring a bag lunch; free beverages are served.

People’s University

The People’s University course, American History III, will conclude at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, with the Jazz Age, part 2. Dr. Hal Gorby will be the instructor.

Ex-Prisoners of War

American Ex-Prisoners of War, Ohio Valley Barbed Wire Chapter 1, will meet at Young’s Cafeteria in Glen Dale at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. Commander John Chernenko will preside at a business meeting. For more information, call Mike Craig, veterans affairs officer, at 304-238-1085.

Newcomers Club

The Wheeling Newcomers Club will meet at Belmont Hills Country Club, St. Clairsville, starting at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, with a program and luncheon. For more information and to make a reservation by Sunday, Aug. 10, call 304-905-9295.

Fort Henry Piecemakers

The Fort Henry Piecemakers quilt guild will meet at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 141 Kruger St., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14. Polly Loy from the Belmont County extension office will give a presentation on various quilt techniques. She also will hold a trunk show.

A social hour, with light refreshments, will begin at 6 p.m.

The quilt guild is open to anyone, 18 or older, with an interest in the art of quilting. Prospective members may attend two meetings without cost before joining. For more information, call 304-242-3596. Membership offers a variety of quilting and social opportunities.

Day quilters will meet at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21. Janet Andrews will serve as host. Participants work on their own projects and are asked to bring a covered dish to share.

Peach Social

First United Presbyterian Church in Dillonvale will hold its 64th annual peach social at the Dillonvale fire hall from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. Entertainment will be provided by Roger Warren and friends. For more information or tickets, call 740-769-7765 or 740-859-6809.

Steak Fry

The Red Devil Club will hold a steak fry at Bob Gary Pavilion in Warnock from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 9. Guests are asked to bring their own place settings. An auction will be available. For more information or tickets, call 304-218-4867 or 740-338-1522.

Story Hour

The Follansbee branch of the Brooke County Public Library will hold story hour for children, ages 2-5, and their caregivers from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, Aug. 11, Aug. 18 and Aug. 25. The event will include a story, craft, games and a snack. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-527-0860.

Knitting Group

The Brooke County Public Library’s kids’ knitting group will meet in the River Room, 845 Main St., Wellsburg, from 5:45-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. Children who are in third grade or higher can learn to knit with help from instructor Nora Bell. Participants are to bring yarn and needles or loom. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Summer Reading Party

All children who participated in the Brooke County Public Library’s and Follansbee branch’s summer reading program, “Fizz, Boom, Read!” are invited to a party at the main library, 845 Main St., Wellsburg. Registration deadline for the party is Monday, Aug. 4.

Participants in grades 5-8 are invited to a pizza and game party at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7. Participants in preschool to fourth grade are invited to a “Fizz, Boom, Read!” party at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8.

To gain admittance to the party, children must turn in their reading logs to either library by Tuesday, Aug. 5, to receive a ticket. Because of limited space, only registered children and their guardians may attend the party.

All children who turn in their reading logs will be eligible for prizes. Attendance at the party is not required.

For more information, call the library at 304-737-1551 or 304-527-0860.

Presentation

The Belmont County Historical Society will offer a presentation by John Boilegh, an anthropologist with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, who will address the history of ancient Indian civilizations of the Ohio Valley at the Barnesville Library annex, North Chestnut Street, from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available at the annex.

Fossil ID Day

Fossil ID Day will be held at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. Visitors may bring their fossils and meet Dr. Ron McDowell, senior research geologist and head of the geoscience section at the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey in Morgantown.

Hands-on activities will include making fossil impressions in clay and an indoor fossil dig where visitors can find real fossils. A timeline project will be presented by members of the West Virginia Fossil Club and museum volunteers. The museum will have special exhibits on display.

In addition, children can make a fan at the museum’s discovery table now through Saturday, Aug. 30. The fans feature a picture of the Grave Creek Mound that can be colored and attached to wooden fan handles.

The programs at the mound are free and open to the public.

Coffeehouse Series

John J. Mensore will take the stage at ArtsLink’s Coffeehouse Series concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, to celebrate 70 years of singing in New Martinsville.

The free concert will be presented at the Lincoln Theater in downtown New Martinsville. Mensore’s performance will feature popular songs. As a special treat, dancers from Wheeling Park High School and Mensore’s grandson, Joseph Condon, will perform. Light refreshments will be provided.

The son of musical parents who encouraged his talent at a young age, Mensore began his singing career at age 6. He has been a generous supporter of ArtsLink since its inception by sharing his vocal talents annually at various ArtsLink concerts. He has performed at numerous venues in recent years.

Financial Classes

In collaboration with Premier Bank, the St. Clairsville Public Library, 108 W. Main St., will hold free financial classes.

From 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, Premier Bank representatives will cover “Online Banking for Personal Accounts and Small Business Accounts” and “Paying Bills Online.”

The next class will take place from 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, and will cover “Online Security” and “Shopping Online.”

Both classes will take place in the library’s second-floor technology center. For more information, call the library, 740-695-2062.

Chicken Dinner

The Holy Name Society of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukrainian Catholic Church, 4136 Jacob St., Wheeling, will serve a chicken dinner in the church hall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10. Carry-out meals also will be available. For more information, call 304-232-1777.

Concert

Beatlemania Magic, a tribute band, will perform at the Weirton Event Center at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. Gates for the concert will open at 6 p.m.

Free parking is available for all events in the Strip Steel Community Federal Credit Union lot off Main Street (except in the ATM lane), the alley off Lee Avenue, the Millsop Community Center and on Main Street.

MusicFest

The contemporary Christian music band, Led by Mercy, is hosting the Sing Praise MusicFest Saturday, Aug. 9, at Victory Life Worship Center, 590 Steubenville Pike, Burgettstown.

The outdoor event will be held from 1-10 p.m. and will feature original contemporary Christian music artists Victory Life, Cross Vision, Awake the Dawn, RU808, Circle of One and Led By Mercy.

The MusicFest is free to attend. Food and drink will be available for purchase; the proceeds will benefit Christian church groups. For more information, visit LedByMercy.com or call 304-670-9334.

Hawaiian Luncheon

A Hawaiian luncheon, sponsored by AARP Brooke Chapter 3910, will be held at the Wellsburg Moose lodge’s banquet room at noon Saturday, Aug. 23. Entertainment will be provided by the Donahues.

Proceeds from the event will support local charities. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets, call Mary Cay Lyle, 304-737-0654, or Linda Palmer, 304-737-3411.

Compiled by Linda Comins