Special Activities

Lunch With Books

“The African American Experience,” a multimedia presentation, will be offered at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday.

The program is part of the library’s Wheeling 250 observance. Through photographs, video, music, art and readings of primary source material, Ron Scott Jr. and others will tell a story of African American life in Wheeling from slavery through the Civil War, Emancipation,“Jim Crow” era, the “Great Migration,” desegregation, civil rights, urban renewal and contemporary life.

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. Carrie and Bill Wheat will serve refreshments after the meeting. Donna Daily, worthy matron, and Jim Daily, worthy patron, will preside.

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.

Valentine’s Dinner-Dance

Family Service Upper Ohio Valley is holding a Valentine’s dinner-dance at the White Palace ballroom, Wheeling Park, at 6 p.m. Thursday. Entertainment, with music provided by the Wally Merriman Band, will be offered from 7-10 p.m.

Tickets are non-refundable. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Family Service at 304-233-2350, ext. 104.

Workshop

“Women and Cardiovascular Disease” is the topic of a Lunch & Learn workshop to be held in Harrison Community Hospital’s cafeteria in Cadiz from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday. Community nurse educator Carol A. Teter will lead the discussion.

Attendees may bring their lunch or buy one in the cafeteria. A snack and beverages will be provided. Reservations are not needed.

The March 7 workshop topic will be Lyme disease. Veterinarian Dr. Scott Pendleton will provide information on the Lone Star Tick, now in this area.

Harrison Community Hospital is a division of Wheeling Hospital.

Moundsville Woman’s Club

The Moundsville Woman’s Club will meet at Ash Avenue Church of God in Moundsville at noon Friday.

Amy Gamble, executive director of NAMI of Greater Wheeling, will be the speaker. Barb Pettit is the program chair.

Hostesses for the event are Bonnie Grisell, Karen Ealy, Myrtle Santen and Leslie Underdonk. Cindy Prettyman will conduct a business session.

Valentine Tea Luncheons

Valentine tea luncheons will be held at Eckhart House, 810 Main St., Wheeling, at noon Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Saturday and noon Feb. 16. Reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call 304-232-5439.

Genealogical Society

The Wheeling Area Genealogical Society will meet in the auditorium at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 1 p.m. Saturday. In celebration of Wheeling’s 250th anniversary, the group is sponsoring a monthly lecture series, Wheeling’s First Families, which will focus on the families that settled Wheeling. All programs are free and open to the public.

The February program will be a presentation by John Bowman. His topic will be “The Zanes’ Path to Wheeling in 1769.” Bowman is a Wheeling historian, West Virginia History Hero, steamboat model builder and the author of many articles and books that document Wheeling’s history.

Blood Pressure Screenings

Free blood pressure screenings, provided by Wheeling Hospital, will be offered at the Howard Long Wellness Center from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Monday and Feb. 11, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25. For more information, call 304-242-9355.

Breastfeeding Class

A breastfeeding class for expectant parents will be held at Wheeling Hospital’s conference room D at 6 p.m. Monday. There is a charge for the class. For more information, call 304-243-7101,

Also, individual consultation is available either through a physician referral or by calling 304-243-7101.

Craft Class

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will hold a craft class at 5 p.m. Thursday. Participants will make a folded hearts gift box. 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.

Documentary Screening

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will hold a public screening of “NOVA: Addiction” at noon Friday. Limited space is available. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

The documentary explores how opioid addiction affects the brain and how evidence-based treatments are saving lives. The screening will be followed by an informal question-and-answer session. Kerry Sneddon, director of HealthWays Miracles Blossom, a women’s residential treatment facility in Beech Bottom, will be available for clarification on related topics.

Book Talk

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will hold a book talk and signing at 5 p.m. Friday. Pennsylvania author M. Earl Smith will discuss his book, “Stars Over Latin America.”

The event is free and open to the public. Limited space is available. Books will be available to purchase. To register, call the circulation desk at 304-737-1551.

In this true story, two young men begin a journey across Latin America that will change their lives. Their interactions with local people teach them that their continent is home to considerable suffering and poverty. While they assist patients in a leper colony in Peru, both men realize that if they allow the world to change them, they can, in turn, change the world.

Smith is a historian, professor and author from Philadelphia. He teaches English at Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, while pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing at Pine Manor College. He has written books for both children and adults and has had numerous short stories and poems published in anthologies.

Resume Help

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will offer a class on creating a resume from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday. Walk-in participants are welcome, but registration is appreciated. To register, call the circulation desk at 304-737-1551.

Compiled by

Linda Comins

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