Special Activites

Advent Procession

An Advent Procession of Lessons and Carols will be presented at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1410 Chapline St., Wheeling at 4 p.m. today.

The parish choir will sing Advent selections, interspersed with biblical readings of the season. This traditional service is patterned after a service of lessons and carols offered annually in England at King’s College of Cambridge University.

After the service, a festive reception featuring wassail, savory appetizers and sweets will take place in the parish hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Church Women United

Church Women United will hold a luncheon and meeting at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church at noon Friday. Reservations are to be made today by calling 304-242-5552 or 304-242-9158.

The Lucarellis will present entertainment. The project for this meeting is to assist women in rehab in Wheeling.

Concert in Courtyard

West Virginia Northern Community College will hold a holiday “Concert in the Courtyard” from noon to 12:45 p.m. Monday in front of the B&O Building on the Wheeling campus. WVNCC student and local musician Matt VanFossen will perform holiday songs.

The concert is free and open to the public. The event will include a food truck from Ideal Provisions and free hot chocolate. Attendees are asked to bring donations for Youth Services System’s Winter Freeze Shelter.


ArtsLink will present the Mid Ohio Valley Ballet’s performance of “The Nutcracker” at the Lincoln Theater in New Martinsville at 7 p.m. Monday.

Marble King is the sponsor for the performance. Area dancer Simon Cannizzaro is joining the Mid Ohio Valley Ballet in the role of Fritz.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. A discount is given for groups over 10 people.

Sand Hill Club

The Sand Hill Community Educational Outreach Service Club will meet at the home of Joann Toth at 10 a.m. Tuesday for a Christmas party. Members will make a Christmas craft in the morning and share a covered-dish dinner at noon. A gift exchange and social hour will conclude the day.

Lunch With Books

Author C.J. Plogger will appear at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday to talk about his book, “Pronounced Dead: The Executions at the West Virginia Penitentiary.”

Plogger said 94 men were executed at the penitentiary. In the book, he tells their stories and describes their crimes.

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. Jay D. Aronson, founder and director of the Center for Human Rights Science at Carnegie Mellon University, will discuss the emergence of the modern human rights framework in the wake of World War II and the Holocaust. Classes are free and open to the public.


An old-fashioned Christmas sing-along will take place at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. This event will feature music by Wesley Howsare and will last about an hour. Santa Claus will make a special visit. The program is free and open to the public, with holiday treats included.

Book Signing

Roseanna Keller and Gary Rider will hold a signing event for their new book, “Early Businesses of Moundsville,” on the main floor of the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., from 4-6 p.m. Thursday.

The book covers five businesses that started in Moundsville during a boom of 1891: The Echo, Fostoria Glass, Grisells Funeral Service, West Virginia Clothing and Beam’s Drug. Only two of the businesses survive today.

Moundsville Class of ’58

Moundsville High School Class of 1958 is having a luncheon at the Guest House in Moundsville at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Retired School Employees

The Marshall County Association of Retired School Employees will hold a Christmas luncheon and meeting Dec. 13 at St. John Catholic Church’s hall in Benwood. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Reservations are due Thursday and can be made by calling 304-845-9516.

The community service project is to bring items for the Feeding Body and Soul Soup Kitchen in Moundsville. The meeting will be conducted after the luncheon.

Christmas Concerts

Ohio Valley musicians Mark Statler and Roger Hoard are presenting several special Christmas concerts. Dan Weber of Woodsfield is joining them.

The first concert will be held at Living Water Baptist Church, 37453 Fifth Ave., Sardis, at 7 p.m. Thursday.

All concerts are free. “Love offerings” are taken to cover concert expenses, with rest of offerings going to help Statler’s friend who had a massive brain bleed and strokes.

Fish Fry

A fish fry event will be held at St. Jude Catholic Church, 710 Jefferson Ave., Glen Dale, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Call 304-845-2646 for local delivery if ordered by 10 a.m. for lunch and by 3 p.m. for dinner.

Advent Day of Reflection

An Advent Day of Reflection will be presented at Mount St. Joseph chapel, 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Harry Geib, S.J., will lead the program, “Praying Gospel Passages with the Help of Master Painters.”

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The cost includes lunch. For more information or to register, call 304-232-8160, ext. 112, or send an email message to www.saintjosephretreatcenter137@gmail.com.

Collegiate Alumnae

Collegiate Alumnae of Wheeling will meet in the fellowship hall at Christ United Methodist Church, 1232 National Road, Wheeling, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Dr. William Mercer, Ohio County health officer, and Crystal Bauer, Project HOPE director, will give a presentation, “What It Takes to Provide Health Care for Wheeling’s Homeless Population.”

A catered lunch will be served with a brief business meeting starting at 11:30 a.m. Reservations for lunch are required. For more information, call Marlene Ingram, 304-780-4800.

Holiday Play

A holiday play, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” will be performed in Weir High School’s Weinberg Theater at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. next Sunday.

Tickets for the production can be purchased in advance or for a higher price at the door. Groups of 20 or more may make advance arrangements for half-price tickets by contacting a cast member or drama club sponsor Debra Marino at the school at 304-748-7600.

Craft Class

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will hold a craft class at 11 a.m. Tuesday to create holiday coasters from ceramic tiles. All of the materials will be provided. Participants need to bring a pair of scissors. Limited space is available. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Coding Activities

Children in grades 3-8 may participate in activities from the 4-H National Youth Science Day at the Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, at 5 p.m. Thursday. They will use coding to animate a name. Registration is required and space is limited. To reserve a spot, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Computer Help

The Brooke County Public Library, 844 Main St., Follansbee, will offer computer help with resumes and online job applications from 1-2 p.m.Saturday. Class space is limited and registration is required. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-527-0860.

Compiled by Linda Comins


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