Special Activities

Arts in the Park

The tradition of Arts in the Park will continue at Bruce Park in New Martinsville from 1-4 p.m. Monday. Carman Harman, playing Uncle Sam, will serve again as master of ceremonies. Arts and crafts demonstrations and exhibits by artists and crafters from Wetzel, Tyler and Monroe counties will be featured.

The Sarah Hays Band will perform throughout the afternoon. Games for children will be coordinated through the New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Commission, which will provide free soft drinks and ice pops. Other food items will be offered for sale by the Magnolia High School band boosters. Balloon artist Miranda Rogers of BalloonOvations will make free, twisted balloon creations. All activities throughout the day are free.

The festivities are under the sponsorship of the New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Commission, Monroe Arts Council and ArtsLink. For more information, call Barbara Vincent at 304-652-2939.

Lunch With Books

The next entry in the Neighborhood Nostalgia Series will be offered at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday with “Out the Pike, Stop 3: Pleasant Valley Memories.” Area residents may share favorite memories and photographs of this Wheeling neighborhood.

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

Big “I” Study Group

The Big “I” Study Group of the National Imperial Glass Collectors Society will meet in the Imperial Glass Museum, Bellaire, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Anyone interested in learning about Imperial Glass may attend. Dennie Green will lead a study on Jamestown bottles. Bill and Kathy Turner and Fred Ottoson will serve refreshments.

Film Showing

The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., will present the  animated film, “Kung Fu Panda 3,” rated PG, at noon Wednesday as part of the summer reading program aimed at children and showcasing special events. This film showing is free and open to the public. Participants may bring their own snacks and seat cushions or floor pillows if desired.

Healthy Life Workshop

Eric Wilson, director of the Emergency Management Agency in Harrison County, will lead a free Healthy Life Workshop in the cafeteria at Harrison Community Hospital, 951 E. Market St., Cadiz, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday. He will provide information and resources about preparation for sudden, unexpected, life-threatening events such as an explosion, chemical spill, tornado, wildfire or flood.

Coffeehouse Series

ArtsLink’s Summer Coffeehouse Series continues at 7 p.m. Thursday with guitarist John Michael Shreve performing on the lawn at the Francis Creative Arts Center, Maple Avenue and Washington Street, New Martinsville. Light refreshments are available. The summer series is sponsored by Doolin Security Savings Bank.

Shreve, who grew up in Hannibal, began playing guitar in college and started giving guitar lessons in the early 1990s.

He started a band with a former student and played classic country shows in assisted living centers in central Ohio. He moved back to Monroe County in 2000. He continues to give lessons, write songs and form bands.


Sands of Time will perform classic country and oldies at the Greater Weirton Senior Center from 7-10 p.m.  Thursday. Doors will be opened at 5 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the center. Free refreshments will be available.

Sunrise Seniors

The Toronto Sunrise Seniors’ summer picnic will be held at Stratton Park on Friday. Meat and drinks will be provided. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m., but members are encouraged to arrive early and play games.

Yard, Bake Sale

Community of Christ Church, Belmont County 214, Bellaire, will hold a yard and bake sale beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. Lunch will be available.

Quarter Auction

Vietnam Veterans Post 1 of Bridgeport will hold a quarter auction at the Martins Ferry Recreational Center at 1 p.m. Saturday. Doors will be opened at noon. A 50/50 drawing and chance auction also will be held. Refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information, call Teresa Phillips, 740-312-4751.

Summer Reading

The  summer reading program at St. Clairsville Public Library, 108 W. Main St., will feature two events for teens on Saturday: Chess Club at11 a.m. and Comic Book Club at 12:30 p.m. Children’s activities will include events for preschoolers at 1 p.m. Wednesday and for elementary students at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Genealogical Society

The Cumberland Trail Genealogical Society will meet at the Stillwater (Quaker) Meeting House in Barnesville at 2 p.m. July 10. This meeting will be a joint picnic and field trip with members of the Monroe County and Belmont County chapters of the Ohio Genealogical Society.

After a picnic luncheon, Marie Bundy, Stillwater Meeting House representative, will present information on the meeting house. She will also take attendees through the Heritage Room, which is a Quaker historical room.

Cholesterol Screening

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. July 11. The screenings have a nominal cost. For more information, call 304-242-9355.

Blood Pressure Screening

Free blood pressure screenings, provided by Wheeling Hospital, will be offered at the Howard Long Wellness Center from 12:30-2:30 p.m. July 11, July 18 and July 25. For more information, call 304-242-9355.

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better will be held at Wheeling Hospital’s conference room D at 5 p.m. July 11. 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. 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.

Church Women United

Church Women United will not have a July luncheon because of members’ vacations.

Compiled by Linda Comins


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