Special Activities

River Stories

Professional storyteller Alan Irvine will share “River Stories: True Historical Accounts of Our Waterways” at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., at 6 p.m. Monday. The free event is aimed at adults, teens and older youngsters. Light refreshments will be available.

“River Stories” will recapture some memorable events and remarkable characters associated with the rivers of this region. Irvine is an award-winning storyteller who entertains audiences at venues in the southwestern Pennsylvania area and throughout the country. He also teaches workshops, produces storytelling shows and provides walking tours exploring historic Pittsburgh neighborhoods.

A public meeting of the Marshall County Historical Society will be held on the library’s main floor after this program.

Lunch With Books

Literary historian Rob Velella will portray author Nathaniel Hawthorne for a Lunch With Books program at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday.

He will read some of Hawthorne’s short works which explore the dark side of human nature. Velella hopes to make Hawthorne’s brilliant work easier to digest and understand for modern audiences.

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

Summer Reading

The Cameron Public Library’s summer reading program will feature a demonstration on building by Josie Stern at 1 p.m. Monday and a program on animal care with Gavin Stern and dogs Trooper and Bella at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The summer reading program at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., will feature a rocket launch challenge at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Participation is limited to 25 children in grade 3 or higher; registration is required.

Singer-songwriter Mike Zaffuto will present a variety show, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Pet Store,” at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library at 11 a.m. Thursday and at the Benwood-McMechen Public Library, 201 Marshall St., McMechen, at 2 p.m. Thursday.

All of the programs are free and open to the public.

Eastern Star

Miriam Chapter 1, Order of the Eastern Star, will meet at Monument Place, 91 Kruger St., Wheeling, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Annual reports will be given. Carolyn Nortemann, worthy matron, and Don Martin, worthy patron, will preside. Barb and Glen Baker will serve refreshments after the meeting.

Public Employee Retirees

Belmont County Chapter 79 of Ohio Public Employee Retirees Inc. will meet at J.B. Martin Recreation Center, 101 Fair St., St. Clairsville, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The meeting is open to any OPERS retiree. For more information, call 740-449-2280.

Baked Steak Dinner

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

Family Fun Night

The T.R.Y. Community of Churches and Warren Township Park and Pool are holding the seventh annual Family Fun Night at the pool and park in Tiltonsville from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. There will be free admission to the pool, free food and drinks, a disc jockey, bingo and prizes. The event is open to everyone.

Wine Tasting

The Belmont County Historical Society will hold a wine tasting and silent auction at the Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum, 532 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, at 7 p.m. July 29.

The event will feature tasting wines from Vino di Piccin winery in Lansing, appetizers, door prizes and a silent auction. A wine etiquette program also will be a part of the evening.

New and “gently used” auction items are being accepted for the silent auction. To donate an item, call 740-425-1457 or leave a message at the museum at 740-425-2926.

Tickets may be purchased from any board member or at the door. For more information, call 740-449-2280. All proceeds go toward the maintenance and operation of the museum.

Lunch & Movie

The Follansbee branch of the Brooke County Public Library will show the film, “Lost City of Z,” rated PG-13, at noon Tuesday. Patrons may bring a lunch. Popcorn and water will be provided by the library. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-527-0860.

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

Coloring Club

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, offers a monthly coloring program for young adults and adults. The program will be offered Thursday from either 10:30 a.m. to noon or 5-6:30 p.m. Materials will be provided. For more information, call 304-737-1551.

Building Fun Friday

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will hold Building Fun for children with an “On a Roll” theme at 12:30 p.m. Friday. All participants will receive a free T-shirt.

Registration required. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Computer Help

The Follansbee branch of the Brooke County Public Library will offer computer help with resumes and online job applications from 1-2 p.m. Saturday. Help will be provided by library employee Natalie Staffileno.

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

Bosom Buddies

The “Bosom Buddies” discussion series will be held at Wheeling Hospital’s conference room D at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The presentation is “Protect Your Skin.”

All women living with breast cancer, either newly diagnosed or survivors, may participate. For more information, call 304-243-2989.

Boreman Birthday Bash

The WALS Foundation will present an official dedication and unveiling ceremony for a new highway historical marker in front of the First State Capitol building, 1413 Eoff St., Wheeling, at 5:15 p.m. July 24. The marker is being installed by the Archives & History Section of the West Virginia Division of Culture & History.

This ceremony will take place on the birthday of Arthur I. Boreman, the first governor of West Virginia, who delivered his first inaugural address on the steps of the First State Capitol, near where the new marker will stand.

Travis Henline, former site manager at West Virginia Independence Hall, will present a few remarks about Boreman’s life and impact on the state. The brief ceremony will be followed by birthday cake and refreshments in the First State Capitol. The event is free and open to the public.

Compiled by

Linda Comins