Special Activities

Eagles Auxiliary

The Elm Grove Eagles auxiliary will celebrate its 65th anniversary at the aerie home, 2153 National Road, Wheeling, at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 22. Charter members and past presidents will be honored.

Lisa Knutti, state president, and Alice West, state mother, both from Fairmont, will make their initial visitation. Norma Schoene will be the installing president and Patty Hall will be the installing conductor for the anniversary.

A covered-dish dinner will be held after the program. The auxiliary will furnish meat, rolls and coffee.

Ohio County Council

The Ohio County Community Educational Outreach Service will meet at the Valley Grove community building at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23. Nancy Kish, county president, will convene the business meeting. Any club representative who is unable to attend the meeting is asked to send an alternate.

To find a club to attend or become a mailbox member, call the extension office, 304-234-3673.

Woman’s Club of McMechen

The Woman’s Club of McMechen will meet in the McMechen Community Center at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23. Hostesses will include Vicki Allender, Cathy Bartlett, Jane Krupica, Paula Conners, Dee Dziorney, Elaine McCreary, Christy Kirby, Malene Montes, Kelli Wolfe and Jean Ann Sherman.

Members are asked to wear red in honor of Woman’s Health Month. Members are reminded to donate a dozen filled plastic Easter eggs (instead of jelly beans) that will be used for a community Easter egg hunt. Raffle tickets for an upcoming fundraiser will be distributed.

AARP

Greater Wheeling Chapter 824 of AARP will hold a luncheon meeting at Wheeling Park’s White Palace at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26. Reservations for members are required and can be made today by calling Eunice Lohr, 304-242-9452. Members who have made reservations and need to cancel must call Lohr today or they will be charged for the luncheon.

Bill Blazier, chapter president, will preside at the business meeting. Officers for 2015 will be installed. They are Blazier, president; Fred Buskirk, vice president; Gini Carle, secretary, and Wayne Cunningham, treasurer.

Several vendors will set up displays and present door prizes for those who register at a particular table. Also, members may share books at a table. Entertainment will be provided by David Milovac, keyboard artist and singer.

NAMI

NAMI of Greater Wheeling will meet at Ohio Valley Medical Center’s OVerlook Cafeteria, conference room B, 2000 Eoff St., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24. Elaine McLeskey, president, will preside.

Bianca Benson, associate director of Marian House and NAMI Drop-in Center, will present a program, “The Value of Art Therapy.”

For more information, call Dot McCloskey, 304-242-6587, or Joyce Scott, 304-242-5222.

Preservation Alliance

The South Wheeling Preservation Alliance will meet at Trinity Lutheran Church, 36th and Eoff streets, Wheeling, at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24. Guest speaker Jake Dougherty, director of ReInvent Wheeling, will share what the group of young adults has accomplished and their ideas for re-envisioning downtown Wheeling.

The South Wheeling Neighborhood Watch will meet at Trinity Lutheran Church at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24. Residents will have an opportunity to share their observations and concerns to police officers.

Lunch With Books

Pamela Apkarian-Russell of Castle Halloween Museum will be at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday, Feb. 24, to discuss funerary customs and history.

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

History Lecture

The Local History Winter Lecture Series at the Bellaire Public Library continues at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, with a presentation by John Bowman of Wheeling on “The Steamboat Washington: The First Successful River Steamboat.” Bowman is the author of several books and a builder of model steamboats.

The program is free. Light refreshments are provided.

Celebrity Servers

The Ohio Valley African American Students Association will hold a celebrity server event at Undo’s, National Road, Wheeling, from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25. Several raffles, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing also will be available.

For more information, call Ron Scott, 304-281-7020, or send an email message to ovaasa@gmail.com.

Fish Fry

The Smith Township Volunteer Fire Department is holding a fish fry event at the firehouse in Centerville every Friday in Lent, continuing through Good Friday. Take-out service also is available. Orders can be placed after 7:30 a.m. Friday by calling 740-686-2150. All proceeds benefit the fire department.

Afternoon Movie

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will show the film, “Get On Up,” rated PG-13, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Family Movie Day

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will show the film, “The Book of Life,” rated PG, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Concert

Apollo’s Fire musicians will perform a free concert at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 22, at Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Tony and Nina Gentile Gallery in J.C. Williams Center.

The trio is composed of Karina Schmitz, violin and viola; Rene Schiffer, cello, and Simon Martyn-Ellis, guitar. They will perform works of Antonio Vivaldi and Johann Sebastian Bach.

This event is sponsored by the Franciscan University Fine Arts Society.

Film

Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville will continue its monthly lecture and film series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, with a documentary film titled “I Remember, I Believe.” The 35-minute film tells the story of the discovery, excavation and reinterment of an African-American cemetery in Georgia.

The Black History Month program is free and open to the public.

Quarter Auction

The Bridgeport PTO will hold a quarter auction at the Bridgeport High School cafetorium Sunday, March 1. Doors will opened at 1 p.m. and the auction will begin at 2 p.m. For advance tickets, call 304-281-3323.

Stress Reduction Program

An informational open house to introduce a mindfulness-based stress reduction program at Wheeling Hospital will be held in the hospital’s conference room C from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24. There is no charge for this introductory meeting. Marlene L. Schmitt is director of the program.

CPR Class

A Family and Friends CPR Anytime class will be offered at Wheeling Hospital’s Howard Long Wellness Center at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27.

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.

Bunco Party

St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s Club will hold a bunco party at St. Anthony’s hall in Bridgeport Sunday, March 8. Lunch will be served from 1-1:45 p.m. Games will begin at 2 p.m.

The deadline for reservations is Tuesday, March 3. To make reservations, call 740-635-2335 or 740-635-2836.

Compiled by Linda Comins

Special Activities

Eastern Star

Miriam Chapter 1, Order of Eastern Star, will meet at Monument Place, Kruger Street, Wheeling, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17. Mary Frohme, worthy matron, and Glen Baker Jr., worthy patron, will preside.

Valentine’s Day will be celebrated and a special chapter sweetheart will be honored. Plans for the annual grand visitation will be finalized.

Members are asked to donate items for a Wounded Warrior backpack project. Nola Cronin and Sharon Cronin will serve as hostesses for social hour after the meeting.

Elm Grove Woman’s Club

The Elm Grove Woman’s Club will meet at the Elm Grove Civics building, 21 Sycamore Ave., Wheeling, at noon Thursday, Feb. 19, for a soup luncheon. A representative from St. John’s Children’s Home will speak. President Sharon Russell will preside.

Serving on the committee are Sandy Jarvis, chairman; Roberta Matulavich, co-chairman; Rose Loborec; Mary Kay Britt; Betty Petri and Mary Kay Fitzsimmons. For more information, call Linda Stocke, 304-243-9518.

Lunch With Books

Author Susan Guy will be at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday, Feb. 17, to discuss her book, “Mobsters, Madams and Murder in Steubenville, Ohio: The Story of Little Chicago.”

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

Civil War Program

Roger Micker will present “The Election of 1864” at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, Fifth Street and Tomlinson Avenue, Moundsville, at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16. This program is aimed at adults and older students and is free and open to the public.

A local historian and retired Steubenville High School history teacher, Micker is a trustee and former president of the Ohio Valley Civil Roundtable. In 2010, he was one of two high school teachers selected to serve on the Ohio governor’s 12-member Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee.

In addition to presenting lectures to Ohio Valley organizations, Micker has given presentations in numerous other locations including Columbus, Pittsburgh, Gettysburg, Antietam and Murfreesboro.

This event is provided courtesy of the Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable. The Marshall County Historical Society will meet after this program; the meeting is open to the public. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, call the library at 304-845-6911.

History Lecture

The Local History Winter Lecture Series at the Bellaire Public Library continues at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, with a presentation by Tom Flynn on “The Belmont County Authors, Poets and Writers.” The program is free. Light refreshments are provided.

Flynn is retired from Ohio University Eastern where he taught a variety of composition and literature courses. He has given many book talks at the Bellaire library.

Pancake Dinner

The Stone Church Volunteer Fire Department, 621 Stone Church Road, Wheeling, will hold a pancake dinner from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Pancake Supper

A Shrove Tuesday pancake supper will be served in the parish hall of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1410 Chapline St., Wheeling, from 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17. Take-out orders also will be available.

Tickets may be purchased at the door. Proceeds will benefit St. Matthew’s outreach programs.

Junior Women’s Club

The Junior Women’s Club of Barnesville will meet at the Haven in Barnesville at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18. Haeun Lee, a Barnesville High School exchange student from South Korea, will be the guest speaker. Alexis Vogler, the 2014 club scholarship winner, will be present to speak and accept her scholarship.

Deb Cook will have devotions. The international affairs committee will provide refreshments.

Any women interested in learning more about the club may attend the meeting or call Lou Ann Swallie, 740-425-2571.

Happy Hilltoppers

The Bethlehem Happy Hilltoppers will not meet in February or March. The group’s next meeting will be held Thursday, April 9.

Community Dinner

A free community dinner will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Wellsburg, Ninth and Charles streets, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19.

Fish Fry

The Stone Church Volunteer Fire Department, 621 Stone Church Road, Wheeling, will have Lenten fish fry events starting Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, and continuing every Friday of Lent from 4-7 p.m. Take-out meals also will be available.

Fish Fry

The Flushing Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fish fry on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, and every Friday during Lent from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For take-out orders, call 740-968-4700.

Prom Show

The Brooke High School dance team is presenting Desserts and Dresses, a prom fashion show, at Williams Country Club, Weirton, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22.

The ticket price includes dessert, coffee, iced tea, entrance to the fashion show and a chance to win a gift certificate. All proceeds will be used to purchase uniforms and accessories.

Vendors will be present. For more information, call 304-794-6440.

Computer Class

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will offer a free adult basic computer class at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17. Jason Rine from the West Virginia University extension office will be the instructor.

Class space is limited. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Crocheting Group

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, Feb. 18.

The group is for adult beginners through experts. Participants furnish their own supplies and projects. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Family Movie Night

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will show the film, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” rated PG, at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Alpha Delta Kappa

Lambda chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa will meet at First Presbyterian Church in Moundsville at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, for initiation of new members. Donations to St. Jude Hospital will be collected. Calendars for the scholarship fund will be distributed.

Kelly Pettit, Marilyn Whipkey, Pam Schimmel, Marilyn Perkins and Yaunetta Dunn will serve as hostesses for the meeting.

Fish Fry

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukrainian Catholic Church, 4136 Jacob St., Wheeling, will hold a fish fry event at the church annex from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. every Friday during Lent, except Good Friday. For more information or to place orders, call 304-232-1777.

Pierogi Sales

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukrainian Catholic Church, 4136 Jacob St., Wheeling, will sell potato and cheese, potato and onion, and sauerkraut pierogi by the dozen from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays in Lent. Cabbage rolls also will be available.

Early Easter orders also may be placed or made by email (at least one week in advance) to stmarysolph@gmail.com. For more information, call 304-232-1777.

Bosom Buddies

Bosom Buddies discussion series will be held at Wheeling Hospital in the Comprehensive Breast Care Center at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18.

All women living with breast cancer, either newly diagnosed or survivors, may participate. An open discussion will be held. Attendees may bring a support person.

The group will not meet if Ohio County Schools sessions are canceled because of weather conditions.

The Comprehensive Breast Care Center is located next to the registration desk in Tower 4. For more information, call 304-243-5115.

Blood Drive

A blood drive with Central Blood Bank will be held at Wheeling Hospital in the lower-level auditorium from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23.

To make the donation faster and more convenient, registration and appointments may be made ahead of time online by visiting www.centralbloodbank.org and searching with sponsor code W382. Donors also may register for the Central Blood Bank Brighten Life Rewards Program and earn rewards with every donation.

To donate, participants must be 17 years old (or 16 with signed parental consent). Donors should bring proper identification.

Film Screening

As part of its Great Directors Film Series, Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Film Society will screen Steven Spielberg’s science-fiction thriller, “Jurassic Park,” rated PG-13. The movie will be shown in Anathan Theater, located in the lower level of Egan Hall, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20. Admission is free and open to the public.

Compiled by Linda Comins

Special Activities

Newcomers Club

The Wheeling Newcomers Club will meet at Wheeling Country Club at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, starting with a program before lunch.

There is a cost for the luncheon. For more information and to make a reservation, call 304-905-9295 today, Feb. 8. Newcomers to the Ohio Valley are invited to attend the monthly luncheon.

Clearview Club

The Clearview Community Educational Outreach Service Club will meet at the home of Nancy Kish at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9. President Jackie Crupe will convene the business meeting. Esther Bond will lead meditations. A lesson will be presented. A “brown bag” lunch will take place after the meeting.

Anyone interested in membership may call the extension office at 304-234-3673.

Green Acres Club

The Green Acres Community Educational Outreach Service Club will meet at Christ United Methodist Church, 1232 National Road, Wheeling, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11. President Linda Wade will conduct a business meeting. Maryann Perko will lead meditations.

The agenda includes finalizing goals and plans for the year. Karen Cappone will lead the lesson for this month. Elaine Simons will present the lesson postponed from last month. Marge Nichols will be responsible for a fundraising gift.

Lunch will be “club’s choice” at a local restaurant for those who want to participate. Members are asked to wear their Red Heart pins.

Lunch With Books

In celebration of Black History Month, Wheeling native William Burrus will be at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Burrus attended Lincoln High School, graduating in the last class segregated by race in 1954. He went to work for the U.S. Postal Service and was elected executive vice president of the American Postal Workers Union, the 10th largest union in the country. He was later elected international president.

Burrus will discuss his books, “My Journey: A Postal and Unique American Experience” and “Black History We Remember.”

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

History Lecture

The Local History Winter Lecture Series at the Bellaire Public Library continues at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, with a presentation by Fred Ottoson of the Imperial Glass Collectors Museum on the topic, “Imperial Glass: The Formative Years.” The program is free. Light refreshments are provided.

Ottoson plans to offer an in-depth look into the inception of Imperial Glass Co., the entry of Imperial’s glassware into the market and the hiring of certain key employees in the early years.

Garden Lecture

The Ohio County Master Gardeners’ first Public Garden Lecture has been re-scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center in Oglebay Park.

Karen Cox, West Virginia University extension agent for agriculture and natural resources in Ohio County, will speak on “Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants, Healthy You.” She will discuss how Thomas Jefferson, as a horticulturalist, perceived a connection between healthy plants and methods of gardening.

The lecture, planned originally for Jan. 26, was postponed because of bad weather.

Genealogical Society

The Wheeling Area Genealogical Society will meet in the auditorium of the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, to discuss projects that members would like to pursue. There also will be a discussion of the current status of ongoing projects.

Sons of American

Revolution

Members, spouses, prospective members and guests are invited to a luncheon meeting of the Fort Henry chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, in the club room at Stratford Springs at noon Friday, Feb. 20. Guest speaker will be researcher and author C. Allan Spencer who will speak about Native American culture and warfare tactics in Colonial America.

There is a cost for the luncheon. Advance reservations are required by Thursday, Feb. 12. For more information, call 304-312-1787.

Hearts Worth Healing

Hearts Worth Healing is an adult support group for people who have lost a loved one to suicide. It meets on the second Tuesday of each month at The Experience Church, 55505 National Road, Bridgeport. The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10.

The aim of the group is to “nurture compassion, understanding, hope and the courage to carry on through our shared experiences,” according to organizers. It is open to new and veteran loss survivors. No prior arrangements are necessary to attend. For more information, call 304-231-7691 or send an email message to heartsworthhealing@yahoo.com.

Hoagie Sale

Faith in Action Caregivers is selling hoagies and trays of cabbage and noodles for delivery on Tuesday, March 3. Jeanette Wojcik, executive director, said the organization is offering six types of 12-inch hoagies that will be made fresh the day of delivery and trays of haluski (cabbage and noodles with onions and butter). Sandwich selections are Italian, turkey, pepperoni, gyro, roast beef and veggie.

Orders must be placed by Tuesday, Feb. 17. To place an order, call the organization at 304-243-5420.

Delivery will be made to offices and businesses by noon on March 3 in Ohio, Marshall and Belmont counties. The organization is unable to deliver to private homes, but individuals can pick up items at the Faith in Action Caregivers office, 38 N. Fourth St., Martins Ferry, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. that day. Payment is due when delivery is made.

Dance

The second annual Carolyn Dalzell Memorial Dance for Persons of Disabilities and their families will be held at St. Jude Hall in Glen Dale from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. Reservations can be made by calling 304-845-2646 and leaving a message with names and how many will be attending. There is no charge for admission.

Evening Storytime

The Follansbee branch of the Brooke County Public Library will hold a Dental Health Month storytime at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10. The event will include stories and a craft.

Limited spaces are available. To register, call the circulation desk at 304-737-1551.

Afternoon Movie

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will show the film, “The Best of Me,” rated PG-13, at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Breast Health Basics

A program on Breast Health Basics will be held at Wheeling Hospital in conference room D at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9.

Breast Health Basics targets women who are over the age of 40, over 35 with a history of breast cancer, or uninsured or underinsured.

The women will receive resources for obtaining free screening mammograms, and breast exam procedures will be explained professionally.

For more information and to register, call 304-243-5115 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Blood Cancer

Support Group

Wheeling Hospital’s Blood Cancer Support Group will meet in conference room D at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11.

Patients, family members, friends, caregivers and health professionals will receive updates on blood cancers. The group provides support after a diagnosis of leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, myeloma and MDS. For more information or to register, call Ilana Benyosef at 610-276-3199.

Quilts of Valor

The Ohio Valley Quilts of Valor will meet at the home of Sue Olinski from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday; at Sew Happy Quilt Shop in Moundsville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Thursday and at Theresa’s Fabrics in Moundsville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the fourth Thursday.

Participants are asked to bring sewing essentials and a lunch. Any level of quilter may participate. The group provides kits for those who would like to help. For more information on Quilts of Valor, call 740-695-5688.

Breakfast

The Shadyside High School baseball team will hold a breakfast at the Central Grille from 7-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. For tickets, call head coach Mike Meintel at 740-359-0401.

Painting Workshop

“Painting Painterly,” a workshop being presented by the Hancock County Arts Council, will be held at the Summit Art Gallery, located at the intersection of Cove Road and Main Street in Weirton, at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13. The price includes all the art materials needed.

To make a reservation, call 304-797-7001. The class is limited to 30 participants.

Museum Programs

Visitors to Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 811 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, can make a Valentine’s Day card at the Discovery Table from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14.

Free Saturday short films will be shown at Grave Creek Saturday, Feb. 14, Feb. 21 and Feb. 28.

The screening schedule is noon: “Secrets of the Valley,” 1 p.m.: “Ghosts of Green Bottom,” 2 p.m.: “Legacy of the Mound Builders,” and 3 p.m.: “Mysteries of the Ancient Architects.”

Musical Program

Michael Facciani will present “Songs and Stories of Valentine’s Day” at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 50479 National Road East, St. Clairsville, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, as part of its monthly “Evening of Music and Grace” program.

In addition to gospel music, Facciani will sing love songs of the 1950s and 1960s from his “Turn Back the Hands of Time” production.

Refreshments will be available after the program. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 740-310-3260.

Compiled by Linda Comins

Special Activities

Eastern Star

Miriam Chapter 1, Order of the Eastern Star, will meet at Monument Place, Kruger Street, Wheeling, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3. Mary Frohme, worthy matron, and Glen Baker Jr., worthy patron, will preside.

Items for the backpack for the Wounded Warrior project will be collected. Nola Cronin and Sharon Cronin will serve as hostesses for a social hour.

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, Feb. 4. Commander John Chernenko will preside at the business meeting. For more information, call Mike Craig, veterans affairs officer, at 304-238-1085.

Lunch With Books

In celebration of Black History Month, Christopher Wilkinson, professor emeritus of music history at West Virginia University, will be at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday, Feb. 3, to discuss his book, “Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942.”

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

History Lecture

Judge Edmund Sargus of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio is opening the Local History Winter Lecture Series at the Bellaire Public Library at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4. The program is free. Light refreshments are provided.

Sargus’ presentation, “Thomas Drummond: And the War Came,” is about the life of a Civil War hero, state senator and newspaper editor.

An outspoken opponent of slavery, Drummond was selected as age 23 to be a delegate to the first Republican National Convention in 1856, where he met Abraham Lincoln. When Lincoln was elected president four years later, he commissioned Drummond as an officer in the Fifth U.S. Cavalry before the Civil War began. For the next four years, Drummond saw nearly constant combat, serving at Bull Run, Antietam, Brandy Station, Gettysburg and Falling Waters.

On April 1, 1865, Drummond commanded the entire Fifth Cavalry at the decisive Battle of Five Forks, which eight days later resulted in the Confederate surrender of Appomattox. In the course of the massive cavalry charge, Drummond was mortally wounded. At his dying request, he was buried next to his mother in St. Clairsville’s Methodist Cemetery.

Civic League

The Civic League of Warwood will meet at Corpus Christi School, Warwood Avenue, Wheeling, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4. President Judy Chiplinski will preside. Betty Miller will give devotions.

Game night will be observed. The group also will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs; members are asked to bring a tea cup and a parasol (or small umbrella). Board members will serve as hostesses.

Eagles Auxiliary

The auxiliary of Elm Grove Eagles Aerie 1891 will meet at the aerie home, 2153 National Road, Wheeling, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5. President Jan Murphy will preside.

Plans will be made for fish fry dinners to be held at the aerie home from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, and every Friday during Lent. Plans also will be made for the auxiliary’s anniversary celebration, honoring past presidents, at the aerie home at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22.

Cholesterol Screenings

Total cholesterol screenings are being offered by Wheeling Hospital Monday, Feb. 2, at Howard Long Wellness Center. The screenings, which have a nominal cost, are being offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. For more information, call 304-242-9355.

Blood Pressure Screenings

Free blood pressure screenings, provided by Wheeling Hospital, will be offered at Howard Long Wellness Center from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16 and Feb. 23. For more information, call 304-242-9355.

Breastfeeding Class

A breastfeeding class for expectant parents will be held at Wheeling Hospital in conference room D, at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2. There is no fee for couples attending prepared childbirth classes at Wheeling Hospital. For more information, call 304-243-5058.

Quilt Guild

The National Road Quilt Guild will meet at East Richland Friends Church in St. Clairsville at 6:30 pm. Tuesday, Feb. 10. Gail Ruminski will help the group make microwave lifters. Refreshments will be served.

Membership is open. All quilters may attend.

Fish Fry

Fish fry events at St. Jude Catholic Church’s parish hall, Glen Dale, will resume from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, and will continue on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, and each Friday through Lent. For take-out orders, call 304-845-2646.

Local delivery will be available if ordered by 10 a.m. for lunch and 3 p.m. for dinner.

Spaghetti Dinner

A spaghetti dinner will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukrainian Catholic Church, 4136 Jacob St., Wheeling, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8. The event is open to the public.

Legion Auxiliary

The February meeting of Neffs American Legion Auxiliary Unit 77 is canceled. The group will meet Monday, March 2. Membership dues are due now.

Quilt Guild

The Fort Henry Piecemakers quilt guild will meet at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 141 Kruger St., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12. Members are asked to bring their favorite family or vintage quilt to show the group. 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. During the winter months, if Ohio County schools are closed or have an early dismissal, the guild will not meet.

Day quilters will meet at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, W.Va. 88, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9. Janet Andrews will serve as hostess. Participants work on their own projects and are asked to bring a covered dish to share.

Story Hour

The Follansbee branch of the Brooke County Public Library will hold story hour for children, ages 2-5, and their care givers from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16 and Feb. 23. The event will include a story, craft, games and a snack. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-527-0860.

Evening Storytime

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will hold a Valentine’s Day storytime at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5. The event will include stories and a craft. Limited spaces are available. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Adult Cooking Class

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will hold an adult cooking class at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7. Nora Bell will share recipes using cherries. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Health Screenings

Autumn Health Care, U.S. 250, Adena, will provide several free health screenings and educational events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in observance of National Go Red For Women day.

The event is free to the public.

For more information, call 740-546-3620.

Master Gardeners

The Tri-State Area Master Gardeners Association will meet Monday, Feb. 9, at First Christian Church in Weirton.

A round robin workshop will be held at Mary H. Weir Public Library in Weirton from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. The annual event is free to the public. Topics such as herbs, vegetables, sun and shade gardening and annuals will be shared.

Rescheduled Concert

Duo Mignarda’s performance of “Alma Redemptoris Mater,” music dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, which was postponed because of bad weather, has been rescheduled for at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, in the Tony and Nina Gentile Gallery, J.C. Williams Center, at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

The event is free and open to the public.

Quarter Auction

A quarter auction will be held at the Weirton Senior Center, 3435 Main St., at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8. Doors will be opened at noon. A variety of vendors and crafters will participate. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Compiled by Linda Comins