Special Activities

Newcomers Club

The Wheeling Newcomers Club will hold a luncheon at Belmont Hills Country Club, St. Clairsville, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information and to make a luncheon reservation, call 716-207-9146 today.

The program will be the installation of officers for 2017-18 and will have “Days of Wine and Roses” as a theme. Members are encouraged to wear something pink or red.

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.

Wheeling Class of ’48

Wheeling High School Class of 1948 will meet at Mehlman’s Cafeteria, St. Clairsville, at 1 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call Margaret Mowder Stewart, 304-242-7300.

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. All meetings are free and open to the public.

Morristown resident and former Belmont County sheriff Tom McCort will speak on “The Folklore of Morristown and the National Road Area.” He is a member of the Morristown Historic Preservation Association.

Sand Hill Club

The Sand Hill Community Educational Outreach Service Club will meet at the home of Sue Bryant at noon Tuesday. A business meeting will be held after lunch. Bryant will present the lesson, “Sleep from A to Z.” Members are to bring a plant for a sale to be held after the meeting.

Lunch With Books

The Wheeling Poetry Series will present Mitchell Douglas at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday.

Douglas is a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets, a Cave Canem fellow and poetry editor for PLUCK!: the Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture. He is a professor of English at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

People’s University

The People’s University course, “The First World War,” will continue at the Ohio County Public Library’s auditorium, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Dr. David T. Javersak, professor emeritus of history at West Liberty University, will be the instructor for the session, “The Aviator: Louis Bennett Jr.” David H. McKinley, a direct descendant of Bennett, will assist Javersak.

Classes, continuing through May 23, are free and open to the public. Participants may attend all or only some classes.

Quilt Guild

The National Road Quilt Guild will meet at East Richland Evangelical Friends Church, National Road, St. Clairsville, at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Susie Noble will give a demonstration for making fabric bowls. Participants need to bring a sewing machine, a zig-zag-capable foot, cotton clothesline and 1- to 1 1/2-inch-wide strips of fabric scraps. Members who participated in the magazine challenge are asked to bring their projects to this meeting. Guests may attend.

Ormet Retirees

The Ormet Retirees Club will meet at the old Hannibal Grade School at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The group’s meeting day has changed. All former Ormet hourly employees may attend. For more information, call Larry Highly, president, 304-997-6149.

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. Judy Nichols, vice president, will preside at a business meeting. The lesson is “Canning Jars: The Test of Time.” Lunch will be the club’s choice at a local restaurant.

DHHR Retirees

Retirees and former employees of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources will meet for lunch at Generations, 336 National Road, Wheeling, at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Retired School Employees

The Marshall County Association of Retired School Employees will meet Thursday at Ash Avenue Church of God in Moundsville. A memorial service will be held for members who died this year.

Women of the church will serve lunch at 12:30 p.m. Marjorie Massey, vice president, will preside at a business. Members will donate “kid friendly” foods for the Family Resource Network’s summer food project. To make a reservation, call 304-845-9516.

Fort Henry Piecemakers

The Fort Henry Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 141 Kruger St., Wheeling, at 6 p.m. Thursday. Social hour will precede a business meeting and show and tell. The program will involve the showing of completed UFO projects. Guests may attend.

Genealogical Society

The Wheeling Area Genealogical Society will hold a business meeting in the Ohio County Public Library auditorium, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 1 p.m. Saturday. Members will discuss a meeting location to use during the next phase of the library’s ongoing renovations and ideas for programs. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Woman’s Club

The Moundsville Woman’s Club will meet at Moundsville Country Club at noon Friday. Danny Swan, co-founder of GROW Ohio Valley, will present a program. Denise Freeland is the program chair. Marilyn Myers will install officers. Co-hostesses are Mickey Massey, Polly DeNoon, Ann Zwolensky, Bev Shimp, Charlene Stultz and Rose Carnahan.

Flower Sale

The Warwood Lions Club will hold a flower sale, featuring hanging baskets, in front of Warwood Shopping Plaza, Wheeling, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds will benefit Warwood Lions’ sight and community projects.

Comedy Night

The Seeing Hand Association’s second annual comedy night will be held at the Italian American Club, Sycamore Avenue, Wheeling, at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Doors will be opened at 6:30 p.m.


Jessica Wrobleski will serve as facilitator for a program, “Theological Reflections on Health and Healing,” at St. Joseph Retreat Center, 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday. There is a cost to attend. For more information and reservations, call 304-232-8160, ext. 112.


A workshop, “Songrwriting, Mindfulness and Everyday Life,” will be offered at St. Joseph Retreat Center, 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The cost includes lunch.

Beginning and experienced songwriters and people of all faiths may attend. Michael Iafrate and Josh Taylor will serve as facilitators; Tom Breiding will be the featured speaker. For more information and reservations, call 304-232-8160, ext. 112.


The fifth annual “Mother, May I Have This Dance,” an event for mothers and sons, will be held at McLure House, 1200 Market St., Wheeling, from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday. Grandmothers, aunts or friends may attend if mothers are not available. Tickets are available online at eventbrite.com. For more information, call Jami Robinson, 304-232-5600 or ocfrnoffice@yahoo.com.

Plant Sale

The Tri-State Area Master Gardeners Association will hold its annual plant sale in the Gabriel’s parking lot, 211 Three Springs Drive, Weirton, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Master gardeners will be on site to talk about planting needs. A large selection of plants, including herbs, vegetables, flowers and shrubs, will be offered. Children can create their own fairy gardens.

Tea Luncheon

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

Ham Dinner

The Valley Grove Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Mother’s Day ham dinner from noon to 5 p.m. next Sunday. Take-out meals also will be available. For more information, call 304-547-0254.

Evening Storytime

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will hold a “Spring into Reading” storytime at 5 p.m.Thursday. Limited spaces are available. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Lunch & Movie

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will show the film, “La La Land,” rated PG-13, at noon Friday. Participants may bring a lunch. Popcorn and water will be provided by the library. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Skin Cancer Screenings

Wheeling Hospital’s Center for Skin Cancer and Melanoma is offering free skin cancer screenings at the center, located in Tower 1, suite 101, from 6-8 p.m. May 15. To register, call 304-243-3339.

Walking Tour

A historic Wheeling walking tour is being offered at 10 a.m. Saturday. The 2- to 2 1/2-hour tour, led by Joe Figaretti, meets at the Visitors Center, 1401 Main St., and ends at the Eckhart House, 810 Main St.

Compiled by

Linda Comins


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