Special Activities

Turkey Dinner

A turkey dinner, sponsored by the West Liberty Lions Club, will be held at West Liberty Federated Church, 557 Van Meter Way, from 12:30-3 p.m. today, March 29. Take-out orders also will be available. Proceeds will be used for club projects.

Woman’s Club of McMechen

The Woman’s Club of McMechen will meet at the McMechen Community Center at 7 p.m. Monday, March 30. The second part of an auction will be held with women whose last names begin with the letters A through M donating an item for bidding. Proceeds will be used for the club scholarship fund.

Plans for an Easter egg hunt at the city park and spring leadership conference will be finalized. Items for a backpack ministry will be collected.

Hostesses for the evening include Patty Rider, Dawn Wheeler, Patti Gatts, Mary Ann Storm, Barb Davis, Sara Jo Anderson, Rosalie Hornbaker, Ce Ce Kiedaisch and Susie Baker.

Ohio County Council

The Ohio County Community Educational Outreach Service Club Council will meet at Christ United Methodist Church, 1232 National Road, Wheeling, at 10 a.m. Monday, March 30. Nancy Kish,county president will convene a business meeting. The agenda will include 2015 proposed budget, area meeting ib May 2 at Taylor County Middle School, Morgantown area international student and conference schedule.

Club representatives who are unable to attend the meeting should send alternate members.

A book sale and a “no bake” bake sale will be held after the meeting with proceeds benefiting a 4-H member.

At 2 p.m., U.S. Attornery William J. Ihlenfeld will present a program on identity theft. The program is open to the public.

Moundsville Class of ’58

Moundsville High School Class of 1958 is having a luncheon at the Guest House in Moundsville at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 2.

Lunch With Books

John Whitehead, film studies professor at Wheeling Jesuit University, will return to the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday, March 31, to lead the Wheeling Film Society discussion of the classic film, “Top Hat.”

The film society is a partnership among Oglebay Institute, Wheeling Jesuit and the library. Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Patrons may bring a bag lunch; complimentary beverages are served.

People’s University

The People’s University course, “The Civil War: 1865 and the Lincoln Legacy,” will continue at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, with a look at the Confederate surrender at Appomattox.

The instructor will be Patrick A. Schroeder, full-time historian of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park in Virginia.

People’s University programs are free and open to the public.

Civic League

The Civic League of Warwood will meet at Corpus Christi School, Warwood Aveue, Wheeling, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 1. A pot-luck dinner will be held.

President Judy Chaplinski will conduct a business meeting. Betty Miller will give devotions. Plans will be made for a scholarship dinner and award ceremony in May and for a summer program.

Eagles Auxiliary

The auxiliary of Elm Grove Eagles will meet in the aerie home, 2153 National Road, Wheeling, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2. President Jan Murphy will conduct a business meeting. Dues will be collected.

A fish fry event will be held at the aerie home from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Good Friday, April 3. Orders may be placed by calling 304-242-4883.

Retired School Employees

The Marshall County Association of Retired School Employees will meet at Young’s Cafeteria in Glen Dale Thursday, April 9, starting with lunch at 12:30 p.m. Afterwards, Chris McDonald will preside over the meeting.

A speaker will report on the progress at John Marshall High School. For a community service project, members will donate nonperishable food items for the Feeding Body and Soul soup kitchen. Volunteer hours for the year are to be reported this month. Members do not get a call concerning this meeting are asked to call 304-845-9516.

Retired School Employees

The Brooke County Association of Retired School Employees will meet Tuesday, April 14, at Franklin United Methodist Church, Washington Pike, Wellsburg.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Reservations can be made by calling Ruth Lewis at 304-737-2314 by Tuesday, April 7.

A business meeting will be conducted after lunch. Norm Schwertfeger and Jason Rine from the extension office will be the guest speakers.

Fish Fry

A fish fry event will be held at St. Jude Catholic Church’s parish hall, Glen Dale, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Good Friday, April 3. Take-out orders may be placed by calling 304-845-2646. Local delivery will be available if ordered by 10 a.m. for lunch and 3 p.m. for dinner.

Evening Storytime

The Follansbee branch of the Brooke County Public Library will hold an Easter storytime at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31. Limited spaces are available. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-527-0860.

Evening Movie

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will show the film, “Into the Woods,” rated PG, at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 2. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Cholesterol Screening

Total cholesterol screenings are being offered by Wheeling Hospital at Howard Long Wellness Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Monday, April 6. There is a charge for the screening. For more information, call 304-242-9355.

Blood Pressure Screening

Free blood pressure screenings, provided by Wheeling Hospital, will be offered at Howard Long Wellness Center from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on Mondays, April 6, April 13, April 20 and April 27. For more information, call 304-242-9355.

Breastfeeding Class

A breastfeeding class for expectant parents will be held at Wheeling Hospital’s conference room D at 7 p.m. Monday, April 6. There is a fee to participate. For more information, call 304-243-5058.

Healthy Life Workshop

Harrison Community Hospital’s Healthy Life Workshop will be presented in the hospital’s cafeteria in Cadiz at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2. The Rev. Ruby Foutz will lead a session on “Coping with Depression.” Foutz holds a master’s degree and will soon receive a doctorate in counseling.

The free, educational workshops are held the first Thursday of each month and feature physicians, nurses, dietitians and other healthcare professionals covering a wide range of topics. Light refreshments are served. Reservations are not necessary.

Garden Club

The Mount Pleasant Garden Club will meet Monday, April 6, at the home of Ruth and Walter Lewis. Ruth Lewis will give “From My Window.” Patty Quaglia will present a program, “Backyard Birds.” Linda Strizak will talk about the annual of the month, cosmos.

PB&J Day

The Ohio Valley Vegetarians and Vegans will hold a National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day celebration in the auditorium of the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St.. Wheeling, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2. Members of the public may receive a free peanut butter and jelly sandwich made to their specifications, along with other sustainable snacks.

At 6 p.m., the group will hold a free public showing of the film, “Chow Down,” which follows three ordinary Americans as they attempt to buck the system of pills and procedures and live more healthfully by changing their diets. Both the event and the film are appropriate for all ages.

Night at the Races

The Tuscan Club and Jolly Five will hold a night at the races at Elm Grove Civics building, 20 Sycamore Ave., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 4. Doors will be opened at 6 p.m.

Bake Sale

The women’s society of Our Lady of Lebanon Church, 2216 Eoff St., Wheeling, is holding a Lebanese bake sale. The deadline to place all orders is Easter Sunday, April 5. Payment in advance is requested.

Orders can be picked up Wednesday and Thursday, April 15-16. For more information, call 304-639-1372 or 304-233-1688.

Rummage Sale

Follansbee United Methodist Church will hold a spring rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 9, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 10.

Special Activities

Eagles Auxiliary

The auxiliary of Elm Grove Eagles Aerie 1891 will hold its 65th anniversary celebration today, March 22, at the aerie home, 2153 National Road, Wheeling. Charter members and past presidents will be honored. Lucy Knutti, state president, and Alice West, state mother, both from Fairmont, will make their initial visitation.

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

AARP

Greater Wheeling Area Chapter 824 of AARP will hold a luncheon meeting at Wheeling Park’s White Palace at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, March 26. Reservations for members are required and can be made today, March 22, by calling Eunice Lohr, 304-242-9452. Members who have made reservations and need to cancel must call Lohr today or they will 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.

Suzanne McCormick, a singer with the Thursday Music Club of Wheeling, will perform. She will be accompanied by Ken Cover.

Alpha Delta Kappa

Lambda chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an honorary sorority for women educators, will meet at First Presbyterian Church in Moundsville at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 23. Terri Simms will present a program, “Blessings in a Backpack.” Shawna Zervos, Kathy Jebbia, Beth Ann Mitchell, Rosalie Oliver and Elaine McCreary will serve as hostesses.

Preservation Alliance

The South Wheeling Preservation Alliance’s meeting has been moved to Betty June Wymer’s residence, 201 Bachmann Drive, Bethlehem, at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 24.

Wymer will give a presentation on Warwick China Co., which employed many South Wheeling residents. She will show pieces of Warwick ware.

Wymer is former president of the National Association of Warwick China and Pottery Collectors, a group that has merged with the South Wheeling Preservation Alliance. The meeting will provide an opportunity for members of the former Warwick group to meet and socialize with SWPA members.

Reservations are requested by Monday, March 23, and can be made by calling 304-233-8917 or 304-232-3618 and leaving a message.

Neighborhood Watch

The South Wheeling Neighborhood Watch will meet at Trinity Lutheran Church, 36th and Eoff streets, Wheeling, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24.

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, March 24. Elaine McLeskey, president, will preside.

A video, “A Tale of Mental Illness From the Inside,” featuring Elyn Saks, a law professor living with schizophrenia, will be shown and discussed.

For more information, call Dot McCloskey, 304-242-6587, or Joyce Scott, 304-547-5222.

Washington Acres Club

The Washington Acres Community Educational Outreach Service Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at the home of Linda Kasun, president, who will convene the business meeting. Items to be discussed include the club’s outreach projects.

Karen Evick will present the lesson, “Financial Plans and Updates.” A social hour will take place after the meeting.

The Morgantown area meeting will be held at Taylor Middle School Saturday, May 2. Reservations are due Monday, March 30.

Lunch With Books

Jeanne Bryner, a nurse and poet from Warren, Ohio, will discuss and read from her work at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday, March 24. Her appearance is sponsored by the Hughes Lecture Series at West Liberty University.

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

People’s University

The People’s University course on the Civil War will continue at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 24. The free classes will meet in the library’s auditorium on consecutive Tuesdays through April 28.

Instructor Kris White will present “”Richmond Must be Evacuated This Evening.” This class will cover the closing battles in the siege of Petersburg, Robert E. Lee’s subsequent withdrawal from the trenches, the evacuation and subsequent burning of the capital of the Confederacy and the flight of the Confederate government.

History Lecture

The Local History Winter Lecture Series at the Bellaire Public Library continues at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 24. The program is free. Light refreshments are provided.

Michael McTeague will present “Benjamin Lundy and the Lundy House.” He will discuss the history of the house and Lundy’s efforts to secure the freedom of runaway slaves heading north and his passion for seeking the abolishment of slavery.

McTeague is an assistant professor emeritus of history, adjunct assistant professor of higher education and associate dean of Ohio University Eastern.

Spaghetti Dinner

Triadelphia Middle School Band Association will hold its annual spaghetti dinner from 1-4 p.m. today, March 22, at the cafeteria behind the school, 1636 National Road, Wheeling. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Take-out service also will be available.

Symphony Auxiliary

The Wheeling Symphony auxiliary will present its second murder mystery dinner-theater presentation, “Fakespeare at the Symphony,” in Wheeling Country Day School’s community room at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26. For reservations, call 304-242-1723.

Computer Class

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will offer a free adult basic computer class at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 24. Jason Rine from the WVU extension office will be the instructor.

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

Family Movie Day

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

Archaeology Lecture

Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, will offer a lecture, “Submerged Prehistoric Archaeology in Northwest Florida,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26. The program is free and open to the public.

Adam M. Burke, an archaeologist with the Center for the Study of the First Americans at the Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University, will discuss some of North America’s earliest human inhabitants by using underwater archaeology to examine the fossil record and environmental data in northwest Florida.

Art Show

An opening reception for the 33rd annual Marshall County Student Art Show will be held at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 28. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be on display through Tuesday, April 14.

Participating schools include Cameron Middle and High schools, John Marshall High School, Sherrard Middle School and Moundsville Middle School. The exhibition is produced by students from the Cameron High School Art Club and is coordinated by Vickie Jenree, art teacher and club adviser. Moonjung Kang, associate professor of graphic design at West Liberty University, and Sarah Davis, WLU instructor of graphic design, are serving as judges.

Concert

Chatham Baroque, an ensemble from Pittsburgh, will present a free program of French and Italian instrumental works at Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Tony and Nina Gentile Gallery in the J.C. Williams Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28.

The ensemble will be joined by the university’s Schola Cantorum Franciscana and sacred music student soloists in a performance of Marc Antoine Charpentier’s “The Denial of St. Peter.”

Spaghetti Dinner

Flushing United Methodist Church, 301 High St., will have a spaghetti dinner from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25. Proceeds will be designated for mission projects of the Church.

Spring Ladies’ Day

The Ohio Valley River Museum Inc., 112 Ferry St., Clarington, will hold Spring Ladies’ Day with free admission to all women from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28. Door prizes and light refreshments will be offered. Several vendors will be represented.

Also during the Ladies’ Day event, tickets will be available to purchase for the “Dine Like You’re on the Delta Queen” annual dinner to be held in Clarington Saturday, May 16. Paid reservations must be made before Friday, May 1, to attend this year’s dinner prepared with recipes and menus from the original Delta Queen Steamboat Co. archives.

CPR Class

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

Day of Reflection

The Rev. Dr. Bonnie Thurston will lead a Day of Reflection at Mount St. Joseph chapel, Pogue Run Road, Wheeling, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28. The theme will be “The Gospel of the Cross: Holy Week in the Gospel of Mark.”

Registration begins at 9 a.m. The cost includes lunch. For reservations, call 304-232-8160, ext. 112.

Retreat

The Rev. Keith Hosey will serve as director for a Holy Week conference retreat at Mount St. Joseph, Pogue Run Road, Wheeling. The theme will be “Can You Drink the Cup?” based on Henri J.M. Nouwen’s book of that title. Sister Maureen Mangen, CPPS, will assist in providing the music.

The retreat will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, March 30, and end with Easter Sunday liturgy on April 5. There is a cost for the program. For reservations, call 304-232-8160, ext. 112.

Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny will be at Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum in Wheeling from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, and Saturday, April 4. It is free to see the Easter Bunny in the caboose. Picture packages are available for purchase.

Open House

In observance of National Developmental Disabilities Month, Russell Nesbitt Services will hold an open house at its main center, 431 Fulton St., Wheeling, from 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 26. Services in the spotlight will be day habilitation, residential, sheltered workshop, supported employment, service coordination, therapeutic consulting, work crew and peer support.

Talk

The Rev. Michael Dodds, OP, will give a talk, “Galileo, Darwin and the ‘War’ Between Science and Religion: Some (Catholic) Rules of Engagement,” in the Tony and Nina Gentile Gallery, J.C. Williams Center, Franciscan University of Steubenville, at 7 p.m. Monday, March 23. The event is free and open to the public.

Dodds is on the faculty of the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, Calif.

Talk

Dr. Jack McKeating will present a surgeon’s perspective on the suffering and death of Jesus Christ in a talk, “A Death He Freely Accepted,” in the international room of J.C. Williams Center, Franciscan University of Steubenville, at 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 24. The talk is free and open to the public.

McKeating is a general surgeon at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Film Screening

Director and producer John Morales will screen “40,” a pro-life documentary, in Anathan Theater at Franciscan University of Steubenville at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25. The screening is free and open to the public.

While in Steubenville, Morales will be the featured speaker at the AIM Women’s Center banquet Tuesday, March 24.

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 , March 17. Mary Frohme, worthy matron, and Glen Baker Jr., worthy patron, will preside.

St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated. Wheeling Assembly 13, of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, supervised by Carolyn Nortemann and Audrey and Roger Foster, will serve refreshments at a social hour after the meeting.

Island Garden Club

The Wheeling Island Garden Club will meet at Wheeling Country Club for lunch at noon Thursday, March 19. A business and planning meeting will be conducted after lunch. Janet Nixon and Wilda Kocher will give a presentation on essential oils.

Hostesses for the meeting will be the club board members: Jane Fadul, president; Toni Brautigan, vice president; Rosemary Stead, treasurer; Mary Mellott, recording secretary, and Nixon, corresponding secretary.

Sunshine Social Club

The Sunshine Friday Social Club will hold a spring dinner at Ye Olde Alpha, 50 Carmel Road, Wheeling, from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 21. Reservations are to be made by Monday, Monday 16, by calling Glynda Marie Walker, volunteer coordinator, at 304-243-0994.

Lunch With Books

Pittsburgh spoken-word artist Chuck Lanigan will appear at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday, March 17, to discuss the Irish Potato Famine.

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

People’s University

The People’s University course on the Civil War will continue at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17. The free classes will meet in the library’s auditorium on consecutive Tuesdays through April 21.

Instructor Rea Redd will present “To Bind Up the Nation’s Wounds.” This class will examine the 1864 presidential election and Lincoln’s second inaugural speech. The class also will cover the ratification of the 13th Amendment and a look at Lincoln’s final months before the assassination.

History Lecture

The Local History Winter Lecture Series at the Bellaire Public Library continues at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. The program is free. Light refreshments are provided.

Daniel Frizzi Jr. will present “The Early Days of Sol White and Baseball in Bellaire, Ohio.” White, who was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006, was a man of color who grew up and learned to play baseball in Bellaire.

Public Employee Retirees

Belmont County Chapter 79 of Public Employee Retirees Inc. will meet at J.B Martin at J.B. Martin Recreation Center, St. Clairsville, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 18. Judy Barbina from Curves will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 740-484-4716.

Junior Women’s Club

The Barnesville Junior Women’s Club will meet at the Haven in Barnesville at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. Rich Sidwell, executive director of Captina Conservancy, will be the guest speaker. Michele Lemunyon will have devotions. The conservation committee will provide refreshments.

Elm Grove Woman’s Club

The Elm Grove Woman’s Club will meet at the Elm Grove Civics building, 200 Sycamore Ave., Wheeling, at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 19. President Sharon Russell will preside. A representative of the Ohio County Animal Shelter will be the guest speaker.

Serving on the meeting committee are Linda Stocke, chairman; Martha Irish, co-chairman; Shirley Martin; Judy Weitsel and Nancy Holt. Bingo will be played. For more information, call Stocke, 304-243-9518.

AARP

AARP Chapter 2994, Belmont County West, will meet at J.B. Martin Senior Recreation Center in St. Clairsville Thursday, March 26. Doors will be opened at 10:30 a.m.

Lunch at noon will be catered by Schlepp’s. Reservations are due Friday, March 20, and can be made by calling 740-695-3497. Cancellation must be made by noon Monday, March 23, or the member will be charged.

Officers for 2015 are Vince Gallagher and Jan Martin, co-presidents; Alma Stocia, vice president; Cindy Radabaugh, second vice president; Barbra Moore, treasurer, and Vita Norris, secretary.

Donations for the Chillicothe Veterans Medical Center will be collected at this meeting. For more information, call 740-695-1167.

The chapter’s board will meet at J.B. Martin Center at 1 p.m. Monday, Monday 16.

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, March 18. The group is for adult beginners through experts. They use their own supplies and projects. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Afternoon Movie

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will show the film, “The Theory of Everything,” rated PG-13, at 1 p.m. Friday, March 20. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Basket Bingo

The annual Anne Fox Memorial Celebrity Longaberger Basket Bingo, to benefit the Light the Night Walk, will be held at Wheeling Hospital Saturday, March 21. The event, sponsored by the hospital’s Team Surgical Services, will begin at noon in the hospital auditorium. Doors will be opened at 11 a.m. Concessions, drawings, door prizes and special basket raffles also are planned.

Advance tickets for the basket bingo are available by calling 740-676-5686 or 304-243-3309.

Dinner

The Ohio Valley Trail Association’s second annual fundraising dinner will be held at Undo’s Restaurant in St. Clairsville at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 19. Tickets include a buffet dinner, silent auction and presentation by guest speaker Eric Oberg representing the national Rails to Trails Conservancy organization.

Tickets can be purchased from OVTA members or by making reservations and paying at the door. To make reservations, contact Rich Sidwell by email at richsidwell452@gmail.com or call 740-926-1547 or 740-359-4013 or Sharon Hanse at toucandesign43713@yahoo.com or 740-425-1483.

Fish Fry

Elm Grove Eagles, 2153 National Road Wheeling, is holding its charity fish fry event from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every Friday during Lent (including Good Friday). The event is open to the public. For more information or to place take-out orders, call 304-242-4883.

Concert

The Ron Retzer Trio will present a concert at Tiltonsville United Methodist Church,106 Grandview Ave., at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 22. The trio features Ron Retzer, Bob Wolfe and Jennifer Galowina. Refreshments will be available after the concert.

Identity

Theft Program

The Ohio County Community Educational Outreach Service will host U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld for a free public program at Christ United Methodist Church, Washington Avenue, Wheeling, at 2 p.m. Monday, March 30. Ihlenfeld will present a workshop on identity theft. For more information, call the Ohio County extension office, 304-234-3673.

Glory Riders

Christian Motorcycle Association, Glory Riders Chapter 1284, will meet at Wendy’s restaurant in Martins Ferry at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17. Bible study will begin at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 740-296-4540 or 240-446-1352.

Play

The Henrik Ibsen play, “An Enemy of the People,” will be performed in Anathan Theater of Egan Hall at Franciscan University of Steubenville at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 20-21; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22; 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29.

Tickets are available through the university’s faculty secretary at 740-283-6245 or by email at khomol@franciscan.edu and at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ham Bingo

Union Local High School’s track and field team will hold a ham bingo event at the high school commons at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 19.

Steak Fry

The Sanford Center is having its annual steak fry at 1600 Third St. in Moundsville at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 21. Tickets are available from any board member or by calling 304-845-8182.

Bosom Buddies

Bosom Buddies discussion series will be held at Wheeling Hospital’s conference Room D at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. All women living with breast cancer, either newly diagnosed or survivors, may participate.

The group will not meet if Ohio County Schools classes are canceled because of weather conditions. For more information, call 304-243-5115.

Jumble Sale

Wheeling Civic Garden Center, Oglebay Park, will hold a jumble sale, an indoor yard sale, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 20-21, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22.

Compiled by Linda Comins

Special Activities

Genealogical Society

The Belmont County chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet in the genealogy room at Barnesville Hutton Memorial Library, 308 E. Main St., at 3 p.m. today, March 8. The program will be an open forum to share stories of successes in genealogy, interesting finds and questions. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Newcomers Club

Newcomers to the Ohio Valley are invited to the annual fashion show luncheon of the Wheeling Newcomers Club at Wheeling Country Club Thursday, March 12, starting at 10:30 a.m. with the fashion show and concluding with lunch. There is a cost for the luncheon. Call 304-905-9295 for more information and to make a reservation today, March 8.

Clearview Club

The Clearview Community Educational Outreach Service Club will meet at the home of Nancy Kish at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 9. President Jackie Crupe will convene a business meeting and lead meditations. Business discussion will include county budget, Morgantown area meeting and an identity theft program at Christ United Methodist Church, 1232 National Road, Wheeling, at 2 p.m. Monday, March 30.

Purposeful reading selection will be discussed. Volunteer hours will be collected. The lesson will be “Financial Plans and Updates.” A “brown bag” lunch will take place after the meeting.

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, March 11. President Linda Wade will convene a business meeting and give meditations. Items on the agenda include an update on a Morgantown Area meeting, outreach projects and a discussion on violence against women. The county program on identity theft will be discussed.

Lyda Cox will have the lesson, “Financial Plans and Updates.” Maryann Perko will be responsible for a fundraiser gift. After the meeting, members will go to local restaurant for lunch.

Carnation Twig

The Carnation Twig of Ohio Valley Medical Center will meet at Belmont Hills Country Club, St. Clairsville, at noon Tuesday, March 10.

Ormet Retirees

The Ormet Retirees Club will meet at the old grade school off Ohio 536 in Hannibal at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. A dinner will be served.

Members whose last names begin with A to M are to bring a covered dish; those whose surnames begin with N to Z are to bring a dessert. The club will provide meat. For more information, call Larry Highly, president, at 304-997-6149.

Fashion Event

The Woman’s Club of Wheeling will hold its spring fashion event at Wheeling Country Club at noon Friday, March 13. Luncheon will be served before a style show. Fashions will be shown by Peebles of Moundsville and Warwood with club members modeling. Theme baskets will be raffled and a 50/50 raffle will be held.

This event is open to the public. Reservations may be made and tickets purchased from Sandy Smith, fundraising chairman, by calling 304-242-1628.

Members of the fundraising committee are Smith, Nancy Anderson, Sonja Taylor, Jean McPeak, Beverly Cavalier, Sally Ezell, Connie Weaver, Linda Simmons, Lucille Plummer, Peggy Hagen, Cathy Lemmon, Barbara Heisele and Mary Lou Stephens.

Lunch With Books

Dr. Jeff Rutherford of Wheeling Jesuit University will be at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday, March 10, to discuss his book, “Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front: The German Infantry’s War, 1941.”

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

People’s University

The People’s University course on the Civil War will continue at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. The free classes will meet in the library’s auditorium on consecutive Tuesdays through April 21.

Instructor Mark A. Smith will present “Nothing Was Held Sacred: Sherman in the Carolinas.”

History Lecture

The Local History Winter Lecture Series at the Bellaire Public Library continues at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 11. The program is free. Light refreshments are provided.

Tom Buckley, adjunct professor at Belmont College, will present “A Soldier for 100 Days: The 170th Ohio National Guard Infantry.”

The infantry, made up of men from Belmont and Harrison counties, served in the defenses of Washington and Harpers Ferry and participated in two battles and several skirmishes.

Quilt Guild

The National Road Quilt Guild will meet in the cafeteria at Friends Church, National Road, St. Clairsville, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. Diane Green will present a program on making tote bags. Prospective members may attend.

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, March 12, and members will give a brief review of their favorite quilt book or pattern. Social hour and light refreshments will begin at 6 p.m. If Ohio County schools are closed or have an early dismissal, the guild will not meet.

Day quilters will meet at the Beech Bottom home of Shawn Hatch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 16. Participants work on their own projects and are asked to bring a covered dish to share.

Daughters of American Revolution

The Wheeling chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at First State Capitol Building, 1413 Eoff St., Wheeling, at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 11. Bekah Karelis and Jeanne Finstein will present a program on Mount Wood Cemetery restoration. Regent Joan McClelland will preside.

Linda Greathouse and state chaplain Debi Smith will serve as hostesses. For reservations and more information about joining the DAR, call 304-242-3314.

Bunny Brunch

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 4310 Noble St., Bellaire, will hold brunch with the Easter Bunny in the parish hall from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 22 Activities will include brunch, games and prizes. There is a cost for children and for adults. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, March 17, by calling 740-676-0090.

Spaghetti Dinner

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiltonsville, will hold a spaghetti dinner in the church dining hall from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 15. Homemade cream puffs also will be sold. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 740-859-4492.

Steak Fry

The Shadyside High School baseball team will hold a St. Patrick’s Day steak fry and dance at the Shadyside American Legion from 6-11 p.m. Saturday, March 14. For tickets, call 740-676-3538.

Support Group

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

The group provides support following a diagnosis of leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, myeloma and MDS. For more information or to register, call Angela Austin at 412-395-2882.

Spring Tea

The fifth annual Ladies Spring Tea, for women with cancer, will be held at Wheeling Hospital’s auditorium from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 24. Sponsored by the hospital’s Schiffler Cancer Center, the event is open to all women living with cancer, either newly diagnosed or a survivor. Each survivor may bring one guest.

Light refreshments will be provided. Door prizes will be awarded. Basket raffles will be conducted and the proceeds will benefit the hospital’s Cancer Patient Fund.

Reservations are due Wednesday, March 18, and may be made by calling Wheeling Hospital’s community education and outreach department at 304-243-3339 or Schiffler Cancer Center at 304-243-3138.

Baked Steak Dinner

Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 500 Fairmont Pike, will hold a baked steak dinner from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. Take-out meals also will be available. To purchase advance tickets, call 304-242-5552.

Games Party

Bakin’ for a Cure games party will be held at Limestone Presbyterian Church Sunday, March 15, with lunch at noon and games beginning at 1 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Limestone Volunteers Relay for Life team. Proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

Luncheon

Christ Episcopal Church, 1014 Main St., Wellsburg, will hold its monthly luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 12. On the menu are roast beef sandwiches, chips, Texas sheet cake and beverage.

Take-out meals also will be available.

Deliveries can be made to businesses and homebound residents by calling 304-737-3432 after 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Lebanese Dinner

Our Lady of Lebanon Church, 2216 Eoff St., Wheeling, will hold its St. Maron Lebanese dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 15. A bake sale, basket raffle and door prizes also are planned. For dinner tickets and more information, call 304-233-1688. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

Jumble Sale

Wheeling Civic Garden Center, Oglebay Park, is requesting donations for its jumble sale, an indoor yard sale, to be held Friday through Sunday, March 20-22. Items can be taken to the center through Monday, March 16. For more information, call 304-242-0665.

Compiled by Linda Comins

Special Activities

Eastern Star

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

The chapter will be honored by a visit of the worthy grand matron, Toni Kay Meador, and worthy grand patron, Doyle Asbury, of the Grand Chapter of West Virginia. Charitable gifts will be presented along with a backpack filled with items for the wounded warrior project.

Wheeling Assembly 13 of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, supervised by Carolyn Nortemann and Audrey and Roger Foster, will serve refreshments at a social hour after the meeting.

Study Group

The Big “I” Study Group will meet in the National Imperial Glass Museum, Bellaire, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3. Anyone interested in Imperial Glass may attend. Study for the evening will be Imperial Bar Ware; members are asked to show their bar ware pieces. Ava Fabry and Kathy Funkhouser will serve as hostesses.

District Meeting

The District 1 meeting of the Fraternal Order of Eagles will be held at the Wheeling Eagles aerie home today, March 1. President Jan Murphy will preside at the auxiliary meeting at 1:30 p.m. The aerie will meet at 3 p.m. Dinner will be served after the session.

Civic League

The Civic League of Warwood will meet at Corpus Christi Grade School, Warwood Avenue, Wheeling, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. President Judy Chiplinski will conduct a business meeting. Betty Miller will give devotions. Linda Hostetler will speak on her mission trip to Bangladesh.

Plans will be made for the 125th anniversary celebration of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and a May scholarship dinner. Jenell Crinkey will serve as hostess.

Eagles Auxiliary

The auxiliary of Elm Grove Eagles will meet at the aerie home, 2153 National Road, Wheeling, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5. President Jan Murphy will preside at a business meeting. Dues must be paid before Wednesday, April 1.

Further plans will be made for fish fry events held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays in Lent, including Good Friday. For advance orders, call 304-242-4883.

Retired School Employees

The Brooke County Retired School Employees will meet at Vito’s Restaurant in Follansbee at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 10. A business meeting will be conducted after a luncheon. The Brooke County commissioners will be the speakers.

All members and new retirees must make reservations by Wednesday, March 4, by calling Ruth Lewis, 304-737-1697.

If Brooke County Schools classes are delayed or canceled, the meeting will be canceled.

Retired School Employees

The Marshall County Association of Retired School Employees will have a change in its meeting place Thursday, March 12. The meeting will now be held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church basement, Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, with women of the church making a luncheon meal.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. An elevator is available to the basement. Reservations are due Wednesday, March 4, and can be made by calling 304-845-9516.

Richard Ford, the association’s regional director, will be the speaker. Community service items will be collected for the Marshall County Animal Shelter.

Lunch With Books

David Javersak of Wheeling will return to Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday, March 3, to read poems from Frost, Emerson and Collins, as well as a sampling of original Javersak poems, including such intriguing titles as “War” “Hell” and “Why Historians Cannot Write Obituaries.”

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

People’s University

The new People’s University course on the Civil War will open at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3. The free classes will meet in the library’s auditorium on consecutive Tuesdays through April 21.

Instructor Kristopher White, former staff military historian at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, will give a recap of the Civil War in 1864 and discuss the first significant events of 1865, including the Second Battle of Fort Fisher in January and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference in early February.

History Lecture

The Local History Winter Lecture Series at the Bellaire Public Library continues at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. The program is free. Light refreshments are provided.

Representatives of the Great Stone Viaduct Society plan to present important news regarding the effort to secure railroad property where the abandoned portion of Great Stone Viaduct stands. A professionally prepared landscape design presentation, including a three-dimensional mockup of the site layout, will be presented, along with a photographic and historical analysis of this property. The society wants to open the space as a historical commons for the community and the county.

Garden Club

Mount Pleasant Garden Club will meet at the home of Beverly and Bruce Riddle at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 3. Ruth Lewis will give “From My Window.” Beverly Riddle will present a program, “Soil Testing.” Pauline Irvin will talk about morning glory, the annual of the month.

Cholesterol Screenings

Total cholesterol screenings are being offered by Wheeling Hospital at Howard Long Wellness Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Monday, March 2. There is a cost for the screenings. For more information, call 304-242-9355.

Blood Pressure Screening

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

Breastfeeding Class

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

Look Good, Feel Better

A Look Good, Feel Better session will be held at Wheeling Hospital’s conference room D from 5-7 p.m. Monday, March 9. The free service is designed to teach female cancer patients proper beauty techniques to help them restore their appearance, self-image and self-esteem during chemotherapy and/or radiation. Beauty professionals teach about makeup, skincare and options related to hair loss, such as wigs, turbans and scarves. Each participant receives a free cosmetics kit donated by several national companies.

To register, call the community education and outreach department at 304-243-3339.

Wildlife Program

Oglebay Park’s Good Zoo is presenting a free wildlife adventure travel program, open to the public, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 7. The program will preview a zoo-sponsored safari to Tanzania, East Africa, in November. The program features a detailed presentation about the trip, which will be led by professional wildlife guides and accompanied by Good Zoo staff hosts.

The trip will focus on exploration of exceptional wildlife, plant life and ecosystems. Photographs from Tanzania will be shown by Penny Miller, an experienced African traveler and zoo host.

Reservations are to be made to Mindi White, curator of animals, by calling 304-243-4029 or by email at mwhite@oglebay-resort.com. Trip details can also be found online at www.oglebay-resort.com/goodzoo.

Workshop

A free healthy life workshop is scheduled in Harrison Community Hospital’s cafeteria in Cadiz at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5. Trina Kropka, the hospital’s dietitian, will lead a discussion, “Mastering Moderation: seven obstacles to eating sensibly and how to beat them for weight loss.”

Light refreshments are served. Reservations are not necessary.

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, March 2, March 9, March 16, March 23 and March 30. The event will include a story, craft, games and a snack. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-527-0860.

Dr. Seuss Celebration

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will hold a Dr. Seuss celebration at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5.

Children of all ages are invited to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by participating in reading activities that will include stories, crafts and games.

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

Family Movie Day

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will show the Disney film, “Big Hero 6,” rated PG, at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Quarter Auction

Sycamore Survivors Relay for Life team will hold a quarter auction at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8. To purchase tickets or for more information, send an email message to Shelley43953@gmail.com. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

Night at Races

A night at the races to benefit Pike Cubs baseball and softball teams will be held at Generations Restaurant and Pub, 336 National Road, Wheeling, Saturday, March 7. Doors will be opened at 6 p.m. Racing will start at 7 p.m.

To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Melonie Milliken by phone at 304-650-3002 or by email at melonieannconner@hotmail.com.

Affair With Emerald Flair

The Junior League of Wheeling will hold its “Affair with Emerald Flair” fundraising event at Wheeling Park’s White Palace at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 14. Cuisine from various local restaurants and bakeries, a selection of beer and wine, a basket raffle, silent auction and live entertainment by HitPlay will be featured. In the spirit of the Irish theme, a raffle will be held for a seven-day trip to Dublin, Ireland, for two with airfare and accommodations included.

Tickets are priced higher at the door. To purchase tickets, visit online at www.affairwithemeraldflair.com.

All proceeds from the event will support the organization’s local projects such as the “Kids in the Kitchen” program, which teaches children and parents how to prepare and choose healthy foods. Also, the Junior League of Wheeling provides ongoing upkeep of the Janie S. Altmeyer Heritage Port Playground and is planning a major renovation and rejuvenation project for the play area.

Respiratory Symposium

The Tuberculosis Association of Ohio County will present the James T. McClure Respiratory Symposium titled “Current Respiratory Health Risks” at the White Palace ballroom, Wheeling Park, from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 11. Dinner and professional contact hours will be provided for physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and emergency medical personnel. For more information, contact the association’s office by phone at 304-233-0640 or by email at tboc@comcast.net.

Variety Show

The Mount Olivet Lions Club’s 32nd annual variety show will be held at the Sherrard Middle School auditorium, Fairmont Pike, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 6-7. The theme is “Those Decadent Decades.”

Fish Fry

The Irondale Fire Department will hold fish fry events at the Irondale village building from 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 6, March 13, March 20 and March 27.

Square Dance

A square dance, sponsored by the Beallsville School Spanish Club, will be held at the Jerusalem schoolhouse from 8-11 p.m. Friday, March 6. A specified donation is requested. Anyone under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Concessions will be available.

Compiled by Linda Comins