Special Activites

Ladies League

The Ladies League of Marshall County will meet in the commons of John Marshall High School at 7 p.m. Monday.

Tricia Flanigan, director of the YWCA Wheeling’s Family Violence Protection Program, will be the guest speaker. Members are asked to bring a personal care item to be donated to that program.

Reservations will be taken for a Christmas party to be held at Moundsville Country Club on Dec. 10. Payment is required to confirm a reservation.

Members are reminded to bring coupons, dimes, Box Tops for Education, used printer cartridges and aluminum pull tabs which are used for a variety of projects.

Civil War Roundtable

The Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable will meet at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The meeting is open to the public and is free of charge. Belmont County Judge Frank Fregiato will give a lecture on the case of Union soldier Thomas Carr who was found guilty of murder and hanged in St. Clairsville in 1870.

Lunch With Books

Wheeling historians Margaret Brennan and Rebekah Karelis will appear at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday to present a program on Rebecca Harding Davis, author of “Life in the Iron-Mills,” set in her native Wheeling.

They will share the extraordinary life of this pioneering realist and examine her role as the leading member of the Davis family, a nationally recognized family of writers that shaped the changing culture of later 19th-century literature and journalism.

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

People’s University

The People’s University series on human rights continues at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling.

Dr. Joshua Arthurs, an associate professor of history at West Virginia University, will lead the session, “Human Rights Under Communism, Fascism and Totalitarianism.” Classes are free and open to the public.

National Trail Stitchers

National Trail Stitchers, a chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America, will meet in the parish hall of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1410 Chapline St., Wheeling, at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Guests may attend. Attendees are asked to enter at the parking lot door.

Preservation Alliance

The South Wheeling Preservation Alliance will hold its Thanksgiving meeting Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3536 Eoff St., Wheeling. The first course will be a neighborhood watch from 6:30-7 p.m. The main course at 7:15 p.m. will feature the Rev. John Byrd’s holiday and South Wheeling trivia game for prizes. Dessert will be homemade goodies made by the alliance’s leadership team.


Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, will continue its monthly lecture and film series with a program titled “Ostenaco” at 7 p.m. Thursday. The program is free and open to the public.

In honor of November’s designation as Native American Heritage Month, the presentation will be a History Alive! program of the West Virginia Humanities Council. Doug Wood, a cultural and natural history educator and retired ecologist, will portray Ostenaco, a leader of Cherokee warriors during the French and Indian War.

Woman’s Club

The Woman’s Club of Wheeling will meet Friday at Monument Place, 91 Kruger St., Wheeling. At noon, club member Sandy Smith will review the book, “Our Perfect Wild,” written by Kaylene Johnson Sullivan in association with Ray Bane.

The general meeting will begin at 1 p.m. Roger Pickenpaugh, author of “Carpathia, A Biography of the Titanic’s Rescue Ship,” will present a program.

The club accepts new members year-round. To join, call membership chairman Susan Jones at 304-2329748 or check the Woman’s Club of Wheeling’s Facebook page.

Cookies With Santa

A special event, Cookies with Santa, will be held at the Bellaire Public Library, 330 32nd St., from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 5.

Registration is required by Friday. To register, visit the library or call 740-676-9421.

Children of all ages may participate in the free event, which will include cookies, crafts and a visit with Santa Claus. Participants may bring a camera to take a picture with Santa.

Christmas Bazaar

A Christmas bazaar will be held at Ruble United Methodist Church, 37 Ruby Ave. Wheeling, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Homemade baked goods, crafts and “white elephant” items will be sold. Lunch will be available. Proceeds will be used to help families at Christmas and for mission work.

Spaghetti Dinner

A spaghetti dinner, to benefit cancer patient Kathy Dayton, will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 2244 Marshall Ave., Wheeling, from noon to 4 p.m. next Sunday. Raffle tickets and T-shirts also will be sold.

Victorian Christmas Tea

The Belmont County Historical Society will hold a Christmas tea at the Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum, 532 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville. Seatings will be at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 7 and at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 8. Music will be provided. The cost includes a museum tour.

Reservations are required. Payment, reservations and cancellations must be received by Dec. 3. To place a reservation, call 740-695-0766 or 740-425-2228. Checks or money orders are to be made payable to BCHS Treasurer and sent to BCHS, P.O. Box 434, Barnesville, OH 43713.

All 26 rooms of the Victorian Mansion Museum are decorated for the holidays. “Magic of Christmas” tours will be offered from 1-4 p.m. today and will continue from 5-8 p.m. each Friday and from 1-4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 23.

Admission is charged. Private tours for groups of 10 or more are available at a reduced rate by reservation only by callling 740-425-1457, 740-425-2228 or 740-695-0766.

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.

Support Group

Us TOO!, the prostate cancer support group that meets at Wheeling Hospital, will hold a Christmas dinner in the hospital auditorium Dec. 5.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. All prostate cancer survivors may attend. Each attendee may bring a guest. Reservations are required by Friday and may be made by calling Schiffler Cancer Center, 304-243-3490.

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa, to benefit A Child’s Place CASA, will be held at the Fort Steuben Mall, Steubenville, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Reservations are required.

To obstain a registration form, visit the mall’s management office or call 304-737-4444. Registration forms are to be sent to A Child’s Place CASA, 613 Main St., Follansbee, WV 26037.

Lunch & Movie

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will show the film, “The Meg,” rated PG-13, at noon Tuesday. Participants may bring a lunch. The library will provide popcorn and water. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Family Film

An indoor family Christmas drive-in will feature the movie, “The Star,” at Follansbee United Methodist Church, 1002 Virginia Ave., at 7 p.m. Friday. Guests are asked to bring their own bag chair or blanket for seating.

Refreshments will be provided.

Computer Help

The Brooke County Public Library, 844 Main St., Follansbee, will offer computer help with resumes and online job applications from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Wednesday.

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

Christmas Craft

Visitors to the Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, can make a Christmas countdown craft between 4-6 p.m. Wednesday. Limited supplies are available.

Resume Help

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will offer a class on creating a resume from 10-11 a.m. Friday. Walk-in participants are welcome, but registration is appreciated. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Story Hour

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will hold a special story hour for children at 11 a.m. Saturday featuring a story, craft and games. This special story hour is being provided in memory of Rita Ramsey, who loved reading and was a great supporter of the library. All children who attend will receive a copy of the book, “How to Catch a Snowman” by Adam Wallace.

Limited space is available. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Luncheon-Style Show

The Wintersville Women’s Club will hold its 17th annual Holiday Splendor luncheon and style show next Sunday at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville to benefit the club’s scholarship funds. The event will feature boutique shopping beginning at 11:30 a.m. Luncheon will be served at 1 p.m.

Christopher & Banks is presenting the style show. Shopping will continue until 4 p.m.

Ticket orders may be sent to Wintersville Women’s Club, 52 Pleasant St., Wintersville, OH 43953. For more information, call 740-381-2568.

Christmas Concert

The University Chorale’s Christmas concert will take place in the Tony and Nina Gentile Gallery, J.C. Williams Center, Franciscan University of Steubenville, at 4 p.m. next Sunday. It is free and open to the public.

Compiled by Linda Comins