Special Activites

Newcomers Club

The Wheeling Newcomers Club will meet at Belmont Hills Country Club, St. Clairsville, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The program will feature area author Karina Garrison who will discuss her recent book and review her evolution as a writer.

Luncheon will be served after the program. There is a cost for the luncheon and a vegetarian choice is available. For more information and to make a lunch reservation, call 740- 695-8355 today. The meeting will be canceled if schools in Belmont County are closed (not delayed).

Relay for Life

A kick-off meeting for Ohio County Relay for Life will be held at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1410 Chapline St., Wheeling, at 6 p.m. Monday. Anyone in the community who has an interest in battling cancer may attend this meeting.

Relay for Life will take place Aug. 9 at Wheeling Park’s Good Lake. For more information, call Sarah Martin, event lead volunteer, at 740-359-0428 or Carmen Hathaway, American Cancer Society staff partner, at 304-482-4657.

Program

A program, “Let’s Learn: Online Self-Education Resources,” will be presented at the Martins Ferry Public Library, 20 S. Fifth St., at 6 p.m. Monday. The event is free and open to the public.

Genealogical Society

The Cumberland Trail Genealogical Society will meet in the St. Clairsville Public Library’s meeting room, 108 W. Main St., at 6:30 p.m. Monday. All meetings are free and open to the public.

Guest speaker Gabriel Hays, a professional landscape architect, will review the life of Benjamin Lundy leading up to, during and after his four years in St. Clairsville and why Wheeling and St. Clairsville were so important in launching the Quaker’s abolitionist purpose in life. He also will talk about the Longley-VanCuren family who owned the Lundy building in St. Clairsville for over a century. Hays, who purchased the Benjamin Lundy House in 2004, will give an update on the current status of the building.

Wheeling Class of ’50

Wheeling High School Class of 1950 will hold its monthly luncheon at Perkins Restaurant, 680 National Road, Wheeling, at 1 p.m. Monday. The event is open to all former students, friends and visitors.

St. Joseph’s Class of ’54

St. Joseph’s Academy Class of 1954 will hold its monthly luncheon at Mehlman’s Cafeteria, St. Clairsville, at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The event is open to all former students, friends and visitors.

Sand Hill Club

The Sand Hill Community Educational Outreach Service Club will meet at Lou Hanlin’s home at noon Tuesday. After lunch and a business meeting, Leslie Gaughn will present the lesson, “Keep Your Motor Running.”

Lunch With Books

The Wheeling Film Society and Lunch With Books will offer a conversation about “The Wizard of Oz” at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday. John Whitehead of Wheeling Jesuit University will serve as host.

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

WSO on the GO

The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra will present a WSO on the GO event featuring a meet-and-greet session with music director finalist candidate John Devlin and a performance from the orchestra’s cello trio. The event will be held at noon Tuesday at the Artworks Around Town area of Centre Market. It is free and open to the public.

The cello trio features musicians Elisa Kohanski, Susanna Reilly and Will Teegarden.

Photography Club

The Ohio Valley Photography Club will meet at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church, 3741 Wood St., Wheeling, from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.

The club is welcoming new members. The goal of the club is to enhance one’s photography by sharing knowledge and skills. Meetings occur the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the church. For more information, call 304-780-6185.

DAR

The Wheeling chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at Centre Cup Coffee Cafe, 2201 Market St., Wheeling, at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Maria McKelvey will present a program on “Wheeling During the Presidency of James Monroe.”

Genealogy Roundtable

A genealogy roundtable will be offered at the Martins Ferry Public Library, 20 S. Fifth St., at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Participants can work on researching their family history in a group setting and utilize local history resources at the library.

Fort Henry Piecemakers

The Fort Henry Piecemakers quilt guild will meet at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 141 Kruger St., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Thursday, with a social hour at 6 p.m. Diana Landers will present a program.

Taize

A Taize prayer service will be offered at Mount St. Joseph chapel, 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Fish Fry

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Three Springs Drive, Weirton, will hold fish fry events from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Friday in Lent, including Good Friday. Take-out meals also will be available. For more information, call 304-723-4120.

Maple Day

The Brooke County Farmers Market will hold a pancake breakfast and winter market at Brooke Hills Park, W.Va. 27, Wellsburg, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Family Roots Farm, 245 Hervey Lane, Wellsburg, will celebrate Mountain State Maple Day with an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The event will include a free sap-to-syrup basic tour and children’s activities.

Culture Fest

Wheeling Jesuit University will celebrate its annual Culture Fest in the Benedum Room, Swint Hall, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The celebration of international heritage will feature entertainment, native dishes and cultural presentations from more than 15 countries.

In addition to performances and presentations, Wheeling Jesuit students and employees will cook and serve ethnic dishes. Entertainment will include a combination of dance, music, poetry readings and short presentations. Wheeling Jesuit students also will perform during the event.

Culture Fest is open to the community. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information, call the student services office at 304-243-2257.

Sunshine Social Club

The Sunshine Friday Social Club will hold a St. Patrick’s spring dinner at Ye Olde Alpha, 50 Carmel Road, Wheeling, from 5-7 p.m. Saturday. There is a cost for the meal.

Art Exhibits

The artist of the month exhibit at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, is being presented by Eric Dye of Bethlehem, He is a painter, sculptor, teacher and artistic storyteller. The exhibit features pastel drawings, oil paintings and sculptures in wood and stone.

The 37th annual Marshall County Student Art Show also is on display at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex through April 6. The exhibit includes work by middle and high school students in Marshall County in a variety of media such as painting, drawing, photography and sculpture. The exhibit is organized and installed by students from the Cameron High School Art Club under the guidance of art teacher Amanda Jenree.

Admission to Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex is free.

Support Groups

An adult mental health support group will meet at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 141 Kruger St., Wheeling, from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and March 26.

An adult mental health support group will meet at Children’s Solutions, 600 Jefferson St., Moundsville, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday and March 27.

A family support group will meet at Ohio Valley Medical Center’s conference room B, 2000 Eoff St., Wheeling, from 6-7 p.m. March 20.

An adult mental health support group will meet at Trinity Lutheran Church, 302 W. Bennett St., Bridgeport, from 6-8:30 p.m. March 19.

For more information on any of the groups, call NAMI of Greater Wheeling at 304-218-2864.

Computer Class

The Brooke County Public Library, 844 Main St., Follansbee, will offer a free computer class for adults at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Participants will learn the basics of email.

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

Evening Storytime

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will hold a “Pete the Cat” evening storytime at 5 p.m. Thursday. The event will include stories and a craft.

Limited spaces are available. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Lunch & Movie

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will show the Oscar-nominated film, “Green Book,” rated PG-13, at noon Friday.

Participants may bring a lunch. The library will provide popcorn and water. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Arcade Day

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will celebrate Teen Tech Week with an arcade day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The day will include a Super Mario Cart tournament; a showing of the film, “Ready Player One,” at noon and live streaming HerdCon from Marshall University. The event is free and open to the public. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

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 on March 18 and March 25. For more information, call 304-242-9355.

Share

Share, a support group open to anyone coping with fetal loss, will meet in Wheeling Hospital’s conference room C at 6 p.m. Monday. For more information, call 304-243-6367.

Support Group

Wheeling Hospital’s blood cancer support group will meet in conference room D at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The group provides support following a diagnosis of leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, myeloma and MDS. For more information or to register, call 412-395-2882.

Program

A program, “Dream Work as a Spiritual Practice,” will be presented at St. Joseph Retreat Center, 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, at 7 p.m. March 19. Those interested in attending are asked to call 304-232-8160, ext. 112, for more information and a brief interview.

Compiled by

Linda Comins

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