Special Activities

Marshall County

Democratic Women

The Marshall County Democratic Women’s Club will meet at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at Perkins Restaurant in Moundsville. All Democrats are welcome to attend.

Wellman Reunion

The annual reunion for the descendants of Earl and Belva Wellman will be held next Sunday, July 22, at the Grandview Pool club room in Wheeling. Lunch will begin at 1 p.m. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish and their own drinks. Chicken and hotdogs will be provided.

Track Rocks Field Trip

John Boilegh, an anthropologist with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, will lead a field trip to Track Rocks located outside of Barnesville to view the ancient Indian petroglyphs at 9:30 a.m. July 26.

Those interested will meet at the Belmont County Victorian Museum at 9 a.m. to car pool. After visiting the site, the group will return to the museum for refreshments and a discussion of the Indian petroglyphs.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Belmont County Museum is located at 532 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville. For information, call Becky at 740-425-2228 or visit on Facebook or onine at www.barnesvilleohio.com/belmontcountymuseum.

Hogwarts Program

Harry Potter fans are invited to a free two-hour interactive program for teens and older children at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library from 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Registration is required and space is limited.

Performer Carol Weakland will lead this Summer at Hogwarts program as Professor McGonagall, a character from the “Harry Potter” movies and book series by J. K. Rowling.

Participants will attend “wizarding classes” as Professor McGonagall relates the story of Voldemort stealing Hogwarts, with clues to be found at different locations in the library. The students will be customizing their own wands and getting tested in divination, transfiguration and potions and take a dark arts challenge.

To register or for more information, call Kayla at 304-845-6911. The Moundsville Public Library is located at 700 Fifth St. in Moundsville.

First Aid/CPR/AED Class

The American Red Cross Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Blended Learning Safety classes will be offered from 4-6 p.m. Monday at the American Red Cross’ Wheeling office. These classes offer two-year certification to those who successfully complete the courses.

The course will prepare participants to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults and children and meets OSHA/workplace requirements. All online course work must be completed prior to attending the skill session. Those registering for the class should bring a certificate of online completion to class for verification. Allow two hours to complete the online portion.

Training classes are held at American Red Cross, 193 29th St., Wheeling. Registration is required for all classes and can be completed by calling 1-800-REDCROSS or by going online at www.redcross.org and click on training.



As part of the Belmont County District Library Summer Concert Series, Anne Moskal, a classical violinist for the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, will be performing at Victoria Read Public Library in Flushing at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 740-633-0314 or visit bcdlibrary.org.

Weirton Steel 25-Year Club Picnic

Supported by a generous contribution from First Choice America Credit Union, the Weirton Steel 25-Year Club will stage its 72nd ladies’ and men’s annual summer picnic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Serbian Picnic Grounds in Weirton.

Living History


A living history performance by Patty Cooper will bring Indian captive Mary Jemison to the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library at 6 p.m. Monday. This free program is aimed at school-age children and adults.

During America’s Seven Years’ War in the mid-1700s, Jemison was captured by the Shawnee and later adopted by the Seneca tribe. The dramatic story of how the young frontierswoman survived this tumultuous time will be related by Cooper in a first-person narrative in period costuming.

The event is free and open to the public, with sponsorship provided by Evan G. Roberts Trust through BB&T and the Robert Baker Family. Light refreshments will be available.

The Moundsville library is located at 700 Fifth St. For more information, call 304-845-6911.

Eastern Star

Miriam Chapter No. 1, Order of the Eastern Star, will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Osiris Shrine Center, Monument Place, Elm Grove, Wheeling.

Refreshments will be served by Becky Benner following the meeting.

Donna Daily, worthy matron, and Jim Daily, worthy patron, will preside.

Belmont County Public Employee Retirees

The Belmont County Chapter 79 of the Public Employee Retirees Inc. bi-monthly meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. July 18 at the Belmont County Senior Service Center, 67650 Oakview Drive, St. Clairsville. Ohio Rep. Jack Cera will be the guest speaker.

All OPERS retirees are invited to attend the meeting and to become members of PERI Inc. and the Belmont County PERI chapter. For information, call 740 449-2280.

Book Review


Zane’s Trace chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a luncheon and book review July 14 at Sandcrest Retreat and Conference Center, GC&P Road, Wheeling. Lunch will be served at noon. After lunch, a book review will be presented and door prizes will be awarded. For more information and reservations, call 304-242-8732.

Summer Movie

In connection with the “Libraries Rock” summer reading program, a free screening of a music-themed movie will be presented in the auditorium of the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 6 p.m. Monday. Light refreshments and popcorn will be provided.

Wheeling Poetry


The Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, will offer the ninth poetry reading in its Wheeling Poetry Series at noon Tuesday. Award-winning poet Ron Houchin will give a reading at noon in connection with the ongoing Lunch with Books program.

Houchin’s poetry is well known from its publication in dozens of journals worldwide. His seventh full-length collection of poems, “The Man Who Saws Us in Half,” was published in 2013.

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



The People’s University course on World War II will continue at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling. Dr. Jeff Rutherford will teach the session, “On the Home Front and Abroad: The Human Cost.”

Rutherford is assistant professor of history at Wheeling Jesuit University. All programs at the library are free and open to the public.

Summer Reading

Programs at the Cameron Public Library will be “Gardening for Beginners,” presented by Sophia Aston at 1 p.m. Monday; “Little House on the Prairie,” presented by Amy Hayes at 1 p.m. Tuesday, and “The Constellations,” presented by Paige Butler at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The programs are free and open to the public.

Car Show

The Bethesda-Belmont-Morristown Rotary Club is holding a car show in Epworth Park, at the corner of Lake and Virginia streets, Bethesda, from noon to 4 p.m. next Sunday. Registration is from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. There is a registration fee.

The event coincides with the Epworth Park Chautauqua Homecoming Days and Bethesda Festival.

Music from the 1950s and 1960s will be provided by disc jockey Frank Prebeg. A 50/50 raffle and door prizes will be offered. Food and soft drinks will be available. For more information, call 740-582-1888.

Compiled by Linda Comins and Betsy Bethel