Special Activities

Ladies League

The Ladies League of Marshall County will meet in the commons of John Marshall High School at 7 p.m. Monday. The meeting has been moved up a week because of a scheduling problem.

Lisa Musilli, an interviewer at Harmony House, will speak about human trafficking, Internet safety and the drug epidemic in the area. Members are asked to invite a guest to attend the informative gathering.

Plans will be completed for the Cinderella Project to be held Saturday. The committee on hostesses will meet at 6:30 p.m. Members are reminded to bring dimes, Box Tops for Education, aluminum pull tabs, used printer cartridges and unused coupons.

This month’s hostesses include Bev Shimp, Martha Zatezalo, Gerry Kuca, Kim Angalich, Arica Holt, Sheila Blackmore, Ruth Mozingo, Bethani Tweedlie and Mary Rose Robbins.

Presidents’ Day Program

Jeanne Finstein and Judi Hendrickson of Wheeling will present a program, “Behind the Scenes at the White House: Little Known Stories of American Presidents,” at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., at 6 p.m. Monday.

The free program is aimed at adults and older students and is open to the public. Light refreshments will be available.

The public may attend a meeting of the Marshall County Historical Society at the library after this program.

Library Closure

The Ohio County Public Library will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents’ Day. Normal library hours will resume Tuesday.

Lunch With Books

Presidential living historian John W. King will portray President Abraham Lincoln at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday.

King, a retired teacher from northeastern Ohio, has been telling the story of the 16th president for the past 30 years. He is a lifetime member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters. He was voted “Most Genuine-Looking Lincoln” at the 2013 look-alike contest at the Shriver House Museum, Gettysburg, Pa.

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 Monument Place, 91 Kruger St., Wheeling, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. All members are asked to bring microwaveable packaged meals for a backpack project.

Kristi Briggs and Patty Vermillion will serve refreshments after the meeting. Carolyn Nortemann, worthy matron, and Don Martin, worthy patron, will preside.

People’s University

The new People’s University series, “Mathematics 1: Making Sense of Math,” will continue at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The class is free and open to the public.

Instructors Libby and Robert Strong will discuss “Dimensionality and the Tesseract,” “Scaling the Universe and Scientific Notation” and “Black Hole Mathematics and Universal Implications.”


Wheeling Chapter 824 of AARP will hold a luncheon meeting Thursday at Wheeling Park’s Hall of Champions, located on the first floor of the White Palace. Members are asked to seated by 11:15 a.m.

Wayne Cunningham, newly-elected president, will preside. To make a required reservation or obtain information on joining the chapter, call 304-242-9452.

Support Group

NAMI of Greater Wheeling’s adult mental health support group will meet at Marian House Drop-In Center, 115 18th St., Wheeling, from 6-7 p.m. Thursday. A licensed counselor leads the sessions. For more information, call Amy Gamble, 304-281 4494.


“The Real George Washington,” a film that reveals the man behind the myth, will be shown at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, at 7 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free.

The National Geographic film features an excavation team working at Washington’s childhood home and a forensic re-creation involving scientists and artists as they create a realistic image of Washington’s face.

Lenten Concert

The Lenten concert series at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1410 Chapline St., Wheeling, will continue at 12:05 p.m. Friday with a performance by the Josh Garrett Ensemble. A light luncheon will be served in the parish hall after the concert. Donations will be accepted to support the music series and luncheons.

Winter Lecture Series

The Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society’s Winter Lecture Series will continue at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the community room at the Bellaire Public Library, 32nd and Guernsey streets. The series is free and open to the public.

David Simmons, senior editor of Timeline, the scholarly magazine of the Ohio History Connection, will speak on “Bringing Canals to Ohio.”

Sons of American


The Fort Henry chapter of Sons of the American Revolution will meet in the auditorium of the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

A workshop will be presented for members and prospective members on chapter activities and programs offering involvement opportunities. Topics will include flag commendations and retirement, veterans’ support, color guard and supplemental applications.

For more information, call chapter president Jay Frey, 304-312-1787, or visit the website at www.fthenrysar .org.

Fish Fry

Fish fry events will be held in St. John Catholic Church’s hall, Tallman Avenue, Bellaire, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each Friday in Lent with the exception of Good Friday. Eat-in hours are 12:30-6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit St. John Central School.

Free delivery is available to private homes and businesses in Bellaire, Shadyside, Bridgeport, St. Clairsville, Martins Ferry, Neffs, Wheeling, Benwood, Moundsville, Warwood, Triadelphia, Yorkville and Tiltonsville areas. Orders for pick-up or delivery may be made in advance by calling 740-676-0051 starting at 8:30 a.m.


The Ohio Valley Promenaders will hold a square and round dance at the Bellaire Public Library, 32nd and Guernsey streets, from 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday. Ron Anderson and Chuck Berry are the callers, respectively, for the two forms of dancing.

Participants may wear western or casual attire. The dance is open to the public. For more information, call 740-676-2136.

Lunch & Movie

The Follansbee branch of the Brooke County Library will show the film, “Breathe,” rated PG-13, at noon Tuesday. Patrons may bring a lunch. The library will provide popcorn and water. 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.

Book Club

The book club at the Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday to discuss “The Patron Saint of Ugly” by Marie Manilla. Participants will receive the March book, “Leaving Time” by Jodi Picoult, at this meeting. The book club is free and open to the public.

Bosom Buddies

The “Bosom Buddies” discussion series will be held at Wheeling Hospital’s conference room D at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. All women living with breast cancer, either newly diagnosed or survivors, may participate. Attendees may bring a support person. For more information, call 304-243-2989.

Blood Drive

A blood drive with Central Blood Bank will be held at Wheeling Hospital’s auditorium from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday.

To make the donation faster and more convenient, registration and appointments may be made ahead of time by visiting www.centralbloodbank.org and searching with sponsor code W382. Donors may also register for the Central Blood Bank Brighten Life Rewards Program and earn rewards with every donation.

To donate, participants must be 17 years old (or 16 with a signed parental consent). Donors should also bring proper ID.

CPR Class

A Family and Friends CPR Anytime class, sponsored by Wheeling Hospital, will be offered at Howard Long Wellness Center at 11 a.m. Friday. This free program is for people who do not need a course completion card to satisfy a work requirement. It is not a certification course. For more information and to register, call 304-243-3932.

Heart and Soul

The second annual “Heart and Soul,” an evening celebrating women surviving heart disease, will be held at Wheeling Hospital’s auditorium at 6 p.m. Feb. 28.

Because of limited seating, reservations are required and are due Friday. Reservations can be made by calling 304-243-3339.

Women who have had heart, heart valve or vascular disease may participate in the free event. Each attendee may bring one guest. The event will include guest speakers, appetizers and a basket raffle. The event is sponsored by the hospital’s Chest Pain Center and the community education and outreach department.

Compiled by

Linda Comins