Special Activities

Meditation Workshop

Sarah Gibbons will lead a beginner-friendly meditation workshop for adults at the Martins Ferry Public Library, 20 S. Fifth St., at 6 p.m. Monday. The event is free and open to the public.

Lunch With Books

In celebration of Wheeling 250 and Women’s History Month, historian Margaret Brennan will appear at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday to discuss three accomplished medical women of Wheeling’s history.

Brennan will talk about Dr. Eliza Hughes (1817-82), the first female graduate of any medical school in the future West Virginia; Lydia Wilson Holliday (1802-99), who served as a volunteer nurse during the Civil War, and Dr. Harriet Jones (1856-1943), who was the first woman physician certified in West Virginia, opened a woman’s hospital in Wheeling, was active in eradicating tuberculosis and became a force in the temperance and suffrage movements

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. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. Donna Daily, worthy matron, and Jim Daily, worthy patron, will preside.

Pancake Supper

A pancake supper will be served from 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday in the parish hall of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1410 Chapline St., Wheeling. Take-out meals also will be available.

Tickets may be purchased at the door. Proceeds will benefit St. Matthew’s outreach programs.

Pancake Supper

Limestone Presbyterian Church, U.S. 250 in Marshall County, will hold a pancake supper from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday.

Donations will be accepted. All proceeds will go to Donnie Parsons, a member of the congregation, who has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. For more information, call 304-845-5029.

Fish Fry

Lenten fish fry events will be held in St. John Catholic Church’s fellowship hall in Benwood from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Ash Wednesday and every Friday through April 12.

Customers can call 304-905-8036 after 9 a.m, on the day for delivery.

Popcorn and a Movie

The Brooke County Public Library will be showing the film “The Grinch,” rated PG at 5 p.m. Thursday. Call the circulation desk at 304-737-1551 to reserve your seat and popcorn.

Lunch & Learn

A Lunch & Learn workshop on Lyme disease will be held in Harrison Community Hospital’s cafeteria in Cadiz from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday.

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

Veterinarian Dr. Scott Pendleton will provide information on the Lone Star Tick, now in this area. Other species that have already arrived or are expected, along with the diseases they carry, also will be discussed.

Wheeling Class of ’55

Class of 1955 Wheeling High School Class of 1955 will meet for lunch at Uncle Pete’s restaurant in Elm Grove at 11:30 a.m. Friday.

St. Thomas Fish Fry

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Three Springs Drive, Weirton will begin their annual fish frys on Friday and continue every Friday including Good Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dine in or take outs available. More information, call 304-723-4120.

Genealogical Lecture

The Wheeling Area Genealogical Society’s monthly lecture series, Wheeling’s First Families, continues at 1 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling. The program is free and open to the public.

David Javersak will give a presentation on “The Shepherds: Two Generations of a Wheeling Pioneer Family.” Javersak, a professor emeritus and dean emeritus of West Liberty University, is a well-known historian and speaker throughout the region.

Members of the genealogical society are asked to arrive at the library at 12:15 p.m. to discuss proposed changes to the group’s bylaws.

Collegiate Alumnae

Collegiate Alumnae of Wheeling wll hold a business meeting at Christ United Methodist Church, 1232 National Road, Wheeling, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Reservations are required for lunch.

Judy Huang Martin will give a cooking demonstration of making Chinese dumplings. It will be the main course of food for the luncheon.

For more information or to make a lunch reservation, call Marlene Ingram at 304-780-4800.

Jazz Show at Stifel

Catch a big-city jazz show right here in Wheeling as Oglebay Institute’s Jazz at the Stifel series welcomes the Peck Family Jazz Band 8 p.m. Saturday. Led by Emmy Award-winning composer and musician Jamie Peck, this prolific family of musicians has six CDs to their credit.

Peck will be joined by brother Skip on piano, Donna Peck (vocals), Alex Peck on drums and Brian Stahurski on bass.

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 304-242-7700.

Film

The second Saturday film series at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, will feature showings of “Lascaux Revisited” at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. The event is free and open to the public.

The film features images preserved in the Lascaux Cave in France for over 17,000 years. Thet are the only images filmed in the cave since it was closed to the public in 1963.

Penny Auction

Corpus Christi Ladies Guild will hold a penny auction, to benefit Corpus Christi Parish School, at 1517 Warwood Ave., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Saturday. Doors will be opened at 5:30 p.m. Approximately 100 prizes will be auctioned.

Big Band 200 Club

Dr. Zoot, a Pittsburgh dance and show band, will provide music for the Big Band 200 Club’s dance at Monument Place, 91 Kruger St., Wheeling, from 8-11 p.m. Saturday. The dance is open to the public. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 304-280-3206.

Dress is semi-formal, with jackets and ties required for men and evening wear or cocktail dresses for women.

Wheeling High Class of 1950

Wheeling High School Class of 1950 will hold its monthly luncheon at 1 p.m. March 11 at Perkins Restaurant, 680 National Road, Wheeling. The event is open to all former students, friends and visitors.”

St. Joseph’s Academy Class of 1954

St. Joseph’s Academy Class of 1954 will hold its monthly luncheon at 1 p.m. March 12 at Mehlman’s Cafeteria, St. Clairsville. The event is open to all former students, friends and visitors.

Retired School Employees

The Marshall County Association of Retired School Employees will meet March 14 at Perkins Restaurant in Moundsville. Lunch will be to order off the menu at 12:30 p.m., with the meeting to follow. To reserve a seat, call 304-845-9516.

Guest speaker Rick Stonestreet will talk about the benefits of AARP. The community service project is to bring canned items for the Moundsville Salvation Army.

Shamrock Tea Luncheon

The Eckhart House will host a Shamrock Tea Luncheon at noon March 16. The menu will include assorted tea sandwiches/savories, scones served with sweet cream and jam, seasonal fruit, confections and gourmet tea selections. The event is open to the public and reservations are required. For more information call 304-232-5439.

Advanced Planning Program

Wilson Funeral Home and Jarvis Law invite you to attend a free informational program on advanced planning and legal tools. The program will be held at Wilson Funeral Home in Bridgeport at 6:30 p.m. March 20. Refreshments will be offered.

Compiled by Linda Comins

and Heather Ziegler

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