Special Activities

Wheeling Class of ’50

Wheeling High School Class of 1950 will hold its monthly luncheon at Perkins Restaurant, 680 National Road, Wheeling, at 1 p.m. Monday. The event is open to all former students, friends and visitors.

Genealogical Society

Cumberland Trail Genealogical Society will meet in the St. Clairsville Public Library’s meeting room, 108 W. Main St., at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The meeting will be the annual “show and tell.” Those attending are encouraged to bring a keepsake or heirloom or any item to describe to the group.

All meetings are free and open to the public.

Sand Hill Club

The Sand Hill Community Educational Outreach Service Club will meet at noon Tuesday at Eat’n Park restaurant at The Highlands. After lunch, an organizational meeting for the coming year will be conducted.

Lunch With Books:

Isabel Harrar, a Wheeling resident and native of Scotland, will be at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday to present “Robert Burns, A Bard for All Seasons,” a tribute to Scotland’s greatest poet, whose birthday is Jan. 25.

The program will include factual information, amusing vignettes from his short but interesting life, and readings from some of his poetry with emphasis on how the meanings could refer to the present day.

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

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. President Linda Wade will conduct a business meeting. Meditations will be given. Items on the agenda include the goals for each of the CEOS issues and general plans for 2017.

Lunch will be “club’s choice” at a local restaurant for those members who want to participate.

Other officers for 2017 include Judy Nichols, vice president; Karen Cappone, secretary, and Mary Ann Perko, treasurer.

Newcomers Club

The Wheeling Newcomers Club will hold a luncheon meeting at the Wheeling AC (American-Chinese) Buffet, 836 National Road, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

The program will feature a chance auction. To donate an auction item, call Nanci Moon at 304-233-4889 by Monday. Tickets will be sold to bid on items. For more information and to make a luncheon reservation, call 716-207-9146 today.

Blood Cancer Support Group

Wheeling Hospital’s Blood Cancer Support Group will meet in conference room D at 6 p.m. Wednesday. A peer support discussion on “Navigating the System” will be offered.

The group provides support after a diagnosis of leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, myeloma and MDS. For more information or to register, call Angela Austin at 1-412-395-2882.

Genealogical Society

The Wheeling Area Genealogical Society will meet in the auditorium at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 1 p.m. Saturday. Speaker Tom Burgoyne will share stories of his Irish ancestor, the “famous female pirate Grace O’Malley.” The program is free and open to the public.

Genealogical Society

The Monroe County chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at the Monroe County District Library, Home Avenue, Woodsfield,  at 2 p.m. next Sunday.

A “show and tell” session will be held. Those attending are invited to bring a story, memento, unusual item or genealogical information regarding their families.

The group also will discuss potential programs and speakers for 2017. All meetings are free and open to the public.

AARP Tax-Aide

Area residents interested in volunteer opportunities are invited to consider the AARP Tax-Aide Program.

An informational meeting to acquaint prospective volunteers with the program will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the community room at the Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville.

This is an opportunity not only to learn about the program, but also to learn how volunteers make it work, to see a demonstration of the software and get answers to questions.

Tax-Aide is an all-volunteer service that provides free, confidential tax preparation and electronic filing. Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or a retiree to participate. Prior experience doing tax returns is not necessary, but experience using computers is helpful.

Persons unable to attend the meeting but who are interested in volunteering can get information by calling 1-888-OUR-AARP (888-687-2277) or visiting www.aarp.org/taxaide. The website provides a link to the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program and an online application to sign up as a volunteer.

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

Computer Class

The Follansbee branch of the Brooke County Public Library will offer a free adult basic computer class at 10 a.m. Tuesday. A representative from the West Virginia University extension office will be the instructor.

Class space is limited. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-527-0860.

Lunch & Movie

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will show the film, “Sully,” rated PG-13, at noon Friday.

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

Daughters of American Revolution

The Wheeling chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Saturday at Christ United Methodist Church, 1232 National Road, Wheeling, Chapter members will share the history of their patriots who fought or served in the Revolutionary War.

Gloria Brinkmeier and Jeanne Finstein will serve as hostesses. Regent Debi Smith will preside.  For reservations and  more information about joining the DAR, call 304-242-3314.

Compiled by

Linda Comins

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