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, June 2. Mary Frohme, worthy matron, and Glen Baker Jr., worthy patron, will preside.

Committee and worthy matron reports will be given. Officers for 2015-16 will be elected. Donna and Jim Daily will serve as hosts for a social hour after the meeting.

Summer Reading

The New Martinsville Public Library, 160 Washington St., will offer a summer reading program, “Read to the Rhythm,” for adults, teens and children from Monday, June 1, through Friday, July 31.

Story time will be presented at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Tuesday in June and July. Registration is requested by calling 304-455-4545.

Lunch With Books

Author Brandon Kirk will be at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday, June 2, to discuss his book, “Blood in West Virginia: Brumfield vs. McCoy.”

The book chronicles the Lincoln County Feud, a brutal family war that occurred in the Harts Creek community of Lincoln and Logan counties during the 1880s.

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

Diabetes Workshop

Carol A. Teter, a diabetes nurse educator, will lead a free Healthy Life Workshop on “Myths and Mistakes in Managing Diabetes” in the Harrison Community Hospital cafeteria, 951 E. Market St., Cadiz, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4.

This workshop is recommended to anyone who wants to support a friend or relative as they strive to manage their diabetes. Light refreshments are served. Reservations are not necessary.

Block Party

West Liberty Federated Church will hold its third annual Fun in the Son Block Party starting at noon Saturday, June 6. Swimming, inflatables, a scavenger hunt and food will be featured. Country-gospel singer Josh Oldaker will perform in concert at 6:30 p.m.

Any proceeds will go to Appalachian Outreach’s Shoebox Santa project. For more information, call 304-650-0452.

Retired Teachers

The Belmont County Retired Teachers Association will hold a luncheon and meeting at Belmont Hills Country Club, St. Clairsville, at noon Thursday, June 11. Reservations for the luncheon and meeting should be made by Saturday, June 6, by sending a check to Donna Kennedy, 105 Arlington St., Bridgeport, OH 43912 or calling her at 740-635-1264. Checks should be made payable to BelCoRTA.

Joseph Monahan, co-owner and operator of Shooters Production, will present a program. He will speak about his current documentary project on Betty Zane and Fort Henry.

Prospective members may call Judy Nemeti at 740-859-6188. Any educational professional, regardless of where he or she lives, may join.

June’s community participation project will be for the Augusta Levy Learning Center in Wheeling.

Strawberry Festival

An annual Strawberry Festival will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 16 Ridgecrest Road, Bethlehem, from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, June 6. Tickets will be available at the door or by calling the church at 304-242-5830.

All proceeds will be given to local charities.

Quarter Auction

A quarter auction will take place at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 500 Fairmont Pike, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 6. Doors will be opened at 11 a.m. Concessions will be available. For tickets, call 304-242-5552.

Showtime

The Toni Zeakes Performing Arts Centre will present the 60th anniversary of its annual production, Showtime, at the Capitol Theater in Wheeling at 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 6-7. Tickets are available at the center or at the door.

Community Days

Hopedale Community Days will be held at the village social hall Friday and Saturday, June 5-6.

Events on Friday include a fish fry at 5 p.m., an Animal Tracks Reptile Show with Chenoa Scott at 6 p.m. and music by the Valley Boys from 7-10 p.m.

Saturday events include a pancake breakfast from 7-10 a.m., a 5K run-walk at 7 a.m., a craft and vendor show from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., a lunch stand from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., a classic car show from noon to 3 p.m., a chicken barbecue from 4-9 p.m., a parade at 5 p.m., a meet and greet session with the Pittsburgh Pirates Parrot mascot from 6-7:30 p.m. and music by Twice As Nice from 8-11 p.m.

Clothes Sale

Wheeling Civic Garden Center, Oglebay Park, will hold its annual clothes sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 5-6, and at half price from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 7.

Rummage Sale

The Cedar Club will hold a rummage sale at Our Lady of Lebanon Church, 2216 Eoff St., Wheeling, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6. Food and beverages will be available. Proceeds will benefit the church.

Indoor Yard Sale

St. Jude Women’s Guild is organizing an indoor yard sale at St. Jude parish hall, Glen Dale, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13. To reserve a table, call 304-845-6677. A lunch stand will be available.

Compiled by Linda Comins

Special Activities

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, May 26. President Elaine McLeskey will preside. A video, “It’s Time to Take Action,” will be shown. For more information, call McLeskey, 304-280-0572, or Dot McCloskey, 304-242-6587.

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, May 28. Reservations for members are required and can be made today, May 24, 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. A memorial service will be held in remembrance of members who have died. David Melovac, a keyboard artist and soloist, will provide entertainment with music of the 1970s to 1990s.

If a ride is needed, call Family Services at 304-232-5171.

Lunch With Books

Glenn Elliott, owner of the Professional Building (formerly City Bank Building), will present a program, “Re-Building Wheeling,” for Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday, May 26.

Elliott will discuss Wheeling of the 1890s and the optimism that fueled the construction of many of the city’s finest buildings. He will explore current preservation efforts giving buildings like his a chance for an encore performance in Wheeling’s revitalization. He is a Linsly graduate, an attorney and a dedicated preservationist.

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

Preservation Alliance

The South Wheeling Preservation Alliance will meet at Trinity Lutheran Church, 536 Eoff St., Wheeling, at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 26. Guest speaker Glenn Elliott will present a history of downtown buildings in Wheeling from 1890 to 1920 and discuss ways to repurpose them, using his Professional Building (Richardsonian Romanesque style of architecture) as an example.

The South Wheeling Neighborhood Watch will meet at Trinity Lutheran Church at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26.

Special Needs Program

Altenheim Resource & Referral Services in Wheeling Altenheim Resource & Referral Services is co-sponsor of “Tomorrow Comes Too Soon,” a free program on special needs trusts that will address comprehensive planning needs for families with special needs.

The program will be held at First Christian Church, 1343 National Road, Wheeling, at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 28. To reserve a seat, call 304 243-0996.

Brent A. Bush, senior vice president and senior trust officer with Security National Trust Co., will be one of the presenters to address how to prepare financially and legally for long-term security when special needs are a consideration.

Fitness Class

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St.. Wellsburg, will hold a “Back to Basics with Cindy” fitness class in the River Room from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on the last Thursday of every month. Cindy Dobbs from Cindy’s Fusion Fitness will instruct the first class on Thursday, May 28. It will be a basic fitness class working on the entire body.

Classes are free. Donations are accepted. To register, call 304-737-1551.

Brown Bag Lunch-Movie

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St.. Wellsburg, will show the Academy Award-winning film, “Still Alice,” rated PG-13, at noon Friday, May 29.

Patrons may bring a lunch. Popcorn and water will be provided by the library. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk at 304-737-1551.

Lansing Follies

The Community Foundation of Lansing will present the seventh annual Lansing Follies minstrel variety show, titled “Asking the Musical Question,” at the former Lansing Elementary School, 68583 Scott St., at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 29-30. The show is a fundraiser for the continuing use of the building as a community center.

A 50/50 drawing, various raffles and food concessions will be offered. For more information about the show and the center, call 740-635-1514.

Wine Tasting

The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley’s wine-tasting event will be held at the Wellsburg Elks Lodge, 834 Charles St., from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, May 30.

Members of the Tri State Winemakers Club will present their hand-crafted vintages for sampling throughout the evening. Riesbeck’s Food Markets, an event sponsor, will present a selection of appetizers.

Tickets may be purchased at the Brooke County Public Library, Wellsburg; Traubert’s Pharmacy, Wellsburg; Main Street Bank, Wellsburg; Brooke Review office, Wellsburg; Brooke County Senior Center, Follansbee, and United Way office in Wheeling at 304-232-4625. Tickets also will be available at the door.

Garden Club

The Mount Pleasant Garden Club will meet Monday, June 1, at the home of Jane Elliott. Sandy Harr will give “From My Window.” Gary Bush will present a program, “Hummingbirds.” Roxanne Freese will talk about the annual for the month. The club’s project is to weed at the Mount Pleasant Historical Museum.

Compiled by Linda Comins

Special Activities

Newcomers Club

The Wheeling Newcomers Club will meet at Wheeling Country Club at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 14, for a program and luncheon. There is a cost for the luncheon. Reservations are due today, May 10, and can be made by calling 304-905-9295.

Carnation Twig

The Carnation Twig of Ohio Valley Medical Center will meet at Belmont Hills Country Club, St. Clairsville, at noon Tuesday, May 12.

Clearview Club

The Clearview Community Educational Outreach Service Club will meet at the home of Nancy Kish at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 11. President Jackie Crupe will convene the business meeting. Marlyn Johnson will lead meditations. Topics for discussion will include an international student’s visit June 8, supplies needed for a carry-on campaign and CEOS Week on May 17-23. The lesson will be “Dehydration: A Time-Honored Method of Preserving Food.” A brown bag lunch will take place after the meeting. For information on membership, call the extension office, 304-234-3673.

Lunch With Books

Pittsburgh author Chris Rodell will appear at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday, May 12, to discuss his book, “Use All The Crayons! The Colorful Guide to Simple Human Happiness.”

Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Complimentary beverages are provided.

Ormet Retirees

The Ormet Retirees Club, Local 5724, will meet at Hannibal Grade School at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 12. Doughnuts, coffee and prizes will be provided. For more information, call Larry Highly, president, at 304-997-6149.

Garden Club

The Mount Pleasant Garden Club will meet at the Rotary Shelter in St. Clairsville Memorial Park at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, for the Belmont County master gardeners’ annual plant swap. A program is planned.

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, May 13. President Linda Wade will conduct a business meeting. Elaine Simon will lead meditations. The agenda includes the collection of baby’s and children’s personal care items for the Ohio County Family Resource Network and information about CEOS Week May 17-23. Tentative plans for the club’s special event in July will be made.

Mary Ann Perko will present the lesson, “Dehydration: A Time-Honored Method of Preserving Food.” Karen Cappone will be responsible for a fundraiser gift. Lunch will be at a local restaurant for those want to participate.

Retired School

Employees

The last meeting of the season for the Marshall County Association for the Retired School Employees will be held at Ash Avenue Church of God in Moundsville with lunch at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14. A memorial service will be held.

As a community service project, members will donate items for girls at Helinski Shelter. Members who do not receive a call for reservations are asked to call 304-845-9516.

Happy Hilltoppers

The Bethlehem Happy Hilltoppers will meet at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church at noon Thursday, May 14, for a catered luncheon. Guest Rachael Davis will speak on her experiences with the Peace Corps. To make a reservation, call Dorothy Broemsen, 304-242-4498.

Sons of American

Revolution

Members, spouses, prospective members and guests may attend a luncheon meeting of the Fort Henry chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, in the Trophy Room of the W.E. Stone Building at Wheeling Park at noon Friday, May 15.

Four Wheeling police officers will be honored with SAR law enforcement commendations. Chapter president Jay Frey will speak about Lord Dunmore’s War and the Origins of Fort Henry.

There is a cost for the luncheon. Advance reservations are required. For more information and to make a reservation, call 304-312-1787.

Genealogical Society

The Belmont County chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society has changed the date of its meeting because of Mother’s Day. This month’s meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 17, in the genealogy room at Barnesville Hutton Memorial Library, 308 E. Main St. The meeting is free and open to the public.

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, May 14. Social hour with light refreshments will begin at 6 p.m.

Fran Kordek will present a lecture on what judges seek in quilt show submissions. She will then present a half-day workshop at the church from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 15, on a stained glass (iris) project. Kordek, a quilter and quilt designer since 1974, is a certified judge and certified instructor.

Trunk Show

Patricia Knoechel, sister of Eleanor Burns (author of “Quilt in a Day”), will present a trunk show in the fellowship hall at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 141 Kruger St., Wheeling, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, May 18. Burns’ new book, “All Star Quilts,” and new quilt pattern, Color Wheel Quilt, will be shown and will be available for sale, along with other items.

The show is being sponsored by the Fort Henry Piecemakers quilt guild. Admission may be paid at the door. Refreshments will be served.

Junior Women’s Club

The Junior Women’s Club of Barnesville will meet at First United Methodist Church, Barnesville, beginning with a covered-dish dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20. Meat, rolls, and beverage will be provided. Scott Whitacre will provide a program. Any women interested in learning more about the club may attend the meeting or call Lou Ann Swallie at 740-425-2727.

Relay for Life

A Paint the Town Purple kickoff celebration will be held on the front lawn of the Marshall County courthouse at 6 p.m. Monday, May 11. The event, open to community members, is designed to increase awareness of the Relay for Life of Marshall County scheduled for June 12 at Monarch Field.

A short meeting of captains and committee members will be held in the commissioners’ room after the kickoff. For more information, call 304-845-8655.

Afternoon Movie

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will show the film, “Black or White,” rated PG-13, at noon Tuesday, May 12. Popcorn and water will be provided by the library. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Family Movie Night

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will show the film, “Paddington,” rated PG, at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 13. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Benefit Dinner

A dinner will be held in St. Alphonsus parish hall, 2111 Market St., Wheeling, from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 11, with proceeds to help Esther Matusik, who is a candidate for a double lung transplant. The deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, May 11.

To make a donation or purchase tickets, call Francine Martin, 204-243-7858 or 304-650-8129; Mary Jo Martin, 304-222-1969 or 304-780-9523, or Jean Palmer, 304-905-9692. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door.

A 50/50 raffle, chance auction, bake sale and door prizes also are planned for the event.

Flea Market

The Valley Grove Lions Club will have a flea market fundraiser at the Valley Grove community center on National Road from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16. To reserve a table, call Ellen Kriner, 304-242-0571. Proceeds will benefit Lions Club projects in the community.

Ride for Rehab

The Department of Physical Therapy at Wheeling Jesuit University is holding Ride for Rehab motorcycle ride to raise funds to offset the costs of travel to undeserved communities internationally and locally. Registration will take place at Valley Harley in Bethlehem from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16. Food, live music and raffles will be offered.

Calypso Celebration

Family Services in Steubenville will hold a Calypso Celebration at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville Friday, May 15. The event will include entertainment provided by Shelly Irvine and the Steel Tones band, a chance auction, a 50/50 drawing and a grand prize raffle.

Shop Hop

A Girls’ Night Shop Hop on the Avenue event will be held on Jefferson Avenue in Moundsville from 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 15. Shop Hop signs will be posted in windows of the 13 participating retail shops.

Complimentary tickets will be distributed in each shop for a chance to win a gift certificate from a participating business. A ticket also will be drawn for a special gift basket. The event is sponsored by the Uptown Moundsville Activities Committee.

Autism Walk

The Pittsburgh chapter of Autism Speaks, an advocacy organization, will hold the 2015 Ohio Valley Walk Now for Autism Speaks at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16. The day will include a one-mile walk on the Warwood Trail in Wheeling and a community resource fair to connect families with local educational resources, therapists, recreational programs and child-friendly activities.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at Warwood School, 1200 Richland Ave. Proceeds will be used for the organization’s work, both locally and nationally.

Quarter Auction

Ms. Debbie’s Laughlin Chapel Girls’ Club will hold a quarter auction at Laughlin Memorial Chapel, 129 1/2 18th St., Wheeling, at noon Saturday, May 16. Doors will be opened at 11 a.m. A 50/50 raffle and a chance raffle will be held. Food will be available.

Bake Sale

A bake sale for Team Soul Sisters for Relay For Life of Brooke-Hancock Counties will be held at Dollar General Market in Wellsburg from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 16.

Women in Agriculture

The sixth annual celebration of Women in Agriculture will be held Tuesday, May 19, at the Moundsville Center located at the site of the former West Virginia Penitentiary. Participants will learn about raised bed gardening, risk management, AgrAbility, rain barrels and other topics.

A registration fee will help to cover lunch and additional program costs. Vendors will be set up to promote their products that are grown or created in the state. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day and each attendee will receive a gift to take home.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The program will be held from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Space is limited and registration is required. To request a registration form, call Joy Riggle at 304-242-0576, ext. 122.

History Program

Author and historian Alan Fitzpatrick of Wheeling will speak on “Wilderness War and the Ohio River Frontier” at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., at 6 p.m. Monday, May 18. The historical talk will cover a selection of 18th-century events along the Ohio River.

Lobster for the Arts

Artworks Around Town is holding the fifth annual Lobster for the Arts fundraiser at Wheeling’s Centre Market Friday, May 22. Food (with a choice of lobster or fillet) will be served from 6-8 p.m. Cabin Fever String Band will perform from 5:30-7:30 p.m. A chance auction and a 50/50 raffle will be conducted during the evening.

WesBanco is the major sponsor for the event. The ticket price includes food, soft drinks and beer. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For ticket information, call 304-231-7928 or 304-281-4236.

Compiled by Linda Comins

Special Activities

District Meeting

District 1 of the Frathernal Order of Eagles will meet at the Moundsville Eagles aerie home today, May 3.

President Jan Murphy will preside at the auxiliary’s business meeting at 1:30 p.m. Officers will be elected.

The aerie will meet at 3 p.m. Dinner will be served after the session.

Herb Day

The Wheeling Civic Garden Center, Oglebay Park, will hold its 30th annual Herb Day at 11 a.m. Friday, May 8. The event will feature an herbal luncheon, sale of herb plants and a guest speaker.

Admission is by paid reservation only. Paid reservations must be received by Monday, May 4. To make reservations, call 304-242-0665.

Lunch With Books

Wheeling author Tony Paree will appear at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday, May 5, to discuss his book, “Victorian Trade Cards of Wheeling, W.Va.”

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

Eastern Star

Miriam Chapter 1, Order of the Eastern Star, will meet at the Shrine Center, Monument Place, Kruger Street, Wheeling, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5. Mary Frohme, worthy matron, and Glen Baker Jr., worthy patron, will preside.

The star point officers will be honored. Nancy Hostutler will serve as hostess for a social hour after the meeting.

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, May 6. All members are asked to attend this meeting. For more information, call Carol Peklinsky, treasurer, at 304-242-9896 or Mike Craig, Veterans Affairs officer, 304-238-1085.

Civic League

The Civic League of Warwood will hold a scholarship dinner and awards presentation at Warwood United Methodist Church, 1438 Warwood Ave., Wheeling, with social time at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6. Barbara Cover is chairman of the event. Women of the church will prepare the meal.

President Judy Chiplinski will preside at a short business meeting after dinner. Plans will be completed for summer programs. Dues can be paid now or at the September meeting.

Eagles Auxiliary

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

New officers are Betty Baird, junior past president; Murphy, president; Ginger Burek, vice president; Sandy Sayre, secretary; Marlene Kimmins, treasurer; Patty Laferty, chaplain; Charlotte Cutright, conductor; Sharon Stiles, trustee; Rhonda Braden, inside guard; Cheryl Edge, outside guard, and Betty Miller, honorary chaplain.

Ladies Oriental Shrine

Ladies Oriental Shrine will meet for sewing Thursday, May 7, at Monument Place, Kruger Street, Wheeling. The group will hold a court meeting at Scottish Rite Cathedral, 14th Street, Wheeling, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 13.

Genealogical Society

The Wheeling Area Genealogical Society will meet in the Ohio County Public Library auditorium, 52 16th St., Wheeling, from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, May 9. Light refreshments will be served.

The speaker will be Jon-Erik Gilot, director of archives and records of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. He has worked in the field of archival preservation at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and has a degree in history and library and information science.

Soup-Sandwich Luncheon

The Powhatan Point American Legion auxiliary will hold an Election Day soup and sandwich luncheon beginning at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 5. Carry-out meals and delivery also will be available. For more information, call 740-795-4190.

Dinner-Theater

The Seeing Hand Association’s fifth annual murder mystery dinner-theater event will be held Friday, May 8, at the Italian American Club, Sycamore Avenue, Wheeling. Doors will be opened at 5 p.m. A buffet dinner will be offered from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The show will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Rummage Sale

A rummage sale will be held at Flushing United Methodist Church, 301 High St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 7-8.

Rummage Sale

A rummage sale and luncheon will be held at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 130 S. Fourth Ave., Paden City, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 7, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 8.

Rummage Sale

A rummage sale will be held at Lansing Community Center, 68583 Scott St., from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, May 7, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 8.

Children’s Book Week

The Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg and its Follansbee branch will celebrate Children’s Book Week with a variety of programs this week.

A storytime will be held at the library in Wellsburg at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 7, with a special visit by Ninja, a cat who likes to hear stories.

A “Dog-Gone Good” children’s cooking class with Nora Bell will be held at the Wellsburg library at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9.

Programs are open to children of all ages. Registration is required by calling the circulation desk at 304-737-1551.

Tea Luncheon

The Eckhart House, 810 Main St., Wheeling, will hold a Mother’s Day tea luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9. It is open to the public. For more information or reservations, call 304-232-5439.

Community Market

A community flea market will be held in the parking lot of the former Catholic church, Main Street, Smithfield, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 9. The Historial Society of Smithfield will sell sandwiches, drinks and snacks.

To reserve a space, call Linda Helt, 740-733-7525, or Linda Kovach, 740-733-8381.

Ride-Dinner

A benefit motorcycle ride and spaghetti dinner will be held at the Moundsville Veterans of Foreign Wars post Sunday, May 10, for cancer patient Melanie Doty Thompson.

Registration for the ride will begin at 10:30 a.m. The spaghetti dinner will be served at 2:30 p.m. Take-out meals also will be available.

For more information or to make a donation, call Nancy Doty at 304-845-1709 or 304-559-7590.

Retired School Employees

The Brooke County Association of Retired School Employees will meet at Follansbee Presbyterian Church for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 12. Reservations can be made by calling Ruth Lewis, 304-737-2314. A business meeting and memorial service will be held after lunch.

Cholesterol Screenings

Total cholesterol screenings are being offered by Wheeling Hospital at the Howard Long Wellness Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Monday, May 4. There is a cost for the screenings. For more information, call 304-242-9355.

Blood Pressure Screenings

Free blood pressure screenings, provided by Wheeling Hospital, will be offered at the Howard Long Wellness Center from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, May 4, May 11, May 18 and May 25. 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, May 4. A fee is charged. For more information, call 304-243-5058.

Informational Program

Wheeling Hospital’s Schiffler Cancer Center’s survivorship program, “Love to Learn,” is sponsoring an informational class on skin protection. “Safe Sun, Healthy Skin” will be presented in the hospital’s conference room C at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 7. The speaker will be Angeline Robertson from the hospital’s Center for Skin Cancer and Melanoma.

The program is free. Refreshments will be served. To register, call 304-243-6493.

Safety Town

Registration for Wheeling Hospital’s Safety Town begins Monday, May 4. To register, call Beth Zebick at 304-243-3339 or Cara Poludniak at 304-243-8309.

Safety Town is a two-week program for children, ages 4 and 5, to learn all types of safety. It will be held at the Howard Long Wellness Center June 8-19 and July 6-17. Children may attend from 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. A fee is charged.

Compiled by Linda Comins