Special Activities

Concert

The Shadyside Community Band will present a free Easter season concert at 3 p.m. today in the sanctuary of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 75 E. 39th St., Shadyside. The band will play instrumental arrangements of general hymns, Easter hymns and Americana tunes.

Newcomers Club

The Wheeling Newcomers Club will hold a meeting and luncheon at Wheeling Country Club at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The program will feature Bruce Wheeler, executive director of the Wheeling Symphony, who will talk about the process of selecting a new conductor and the efforts to involve the public in the selection.

Luncheon is offered for a charge after the program; a vegetarian choice is available. For more information and to make a lunch reservation, call 740-695-8355 today.

St. Joseph’s Class of ’54

St. Joseph’s Academy Class of 1954 will hold its monthly luncheon at Happy Garden Chinese Buffet, 1607 Wheeling Ave,, Glen Dale, at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The event is open to all former students, friends and visitors.

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.

Sand Hill Club

The Sand Hill Community Education Outreach Service Club will meet at the home of Garnie McGlumply at noon Tuesday. Barb Kilgore will be the assistant hostess. The regular business meeting will be held after lunch. Lois Strorch will present the lesson titled “Spoonful of Sugar.”

Lunch With Books

Kelli Shapiro from Preservation Alliance of West Virginia will appear at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday to discuss her book, “Historic Movie Theatres of West Virginia.”

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

Program

Larry Freeland, a retired teacher and counselor. will give a presentation, “The Great Saints of Ireland,” at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., at 6 p.m. Monday. This event is free and open to the public.

Freeland will focus on Ireland’s three patron saints — Patrick, Brigid and Colmcille — with mentions of some lesser-known saints. Since retirement, he has spoken to clubs and organizations on numerous topics related to Ireland.

Program

A program, “The History of the Book,” 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.

Performance

Actress, director and writer Carol Weakland of Youngstown will portray poet Emily Dickinson in “The Belle of Amherst,” at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., at 6 p.m. Tuesday. This free event is aimed at adults and students.

Film Showing

The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., will present a “Think Outside the Book” film at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The feature will be “First Man,” rated PG-13, based on James R. Hansen’s book on the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong.

Retired School Employees

The Marshall County Association of Retired School Employees will meet Thursday at Limestone Presbyterian Church. Lunch will be provided by the church at 12:30 p.m. with a meeting to follow. To make reservations, call 304-845-9516.

Speaker Allen Kearns will talk about insurance. The community service project is to bring personal care items for veterans with Helping Heroes.

Fort Henry Piecemakers

The Fort Henry Piecemakers quilt guild will meet at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 141 Kruger St., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Thursday. Social hour will begin at 6 p.m. Anita Rogers will present a program on Stratus Star.

Moundsville Woman’s Club

The Moundsville Woman’s Club will meet at Moundsville Country Club at noon Friday. John Marshall High School’s Monarch choir, directed by Dave Scherich, will present a program. Peggy Salvatori is the program chair.

Cindy Prettyman will conduct a business meeting. Susan Chambers, Donna Chase, Cassie Clark, Chris McDonald, Linda Snodgrass and Janet Kalaskey will serve as hostesses.

Concert

A Lenten concert series at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1410 Chapline St., Wheeling, will conclude at 12:05 p.m. Friday with a performance by organist Wesley Parrott of Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral. A light, meatless luncheon will be served in the parish hall after the performance.

The concert and luncheon are open to the public. Free-will contributions are accepted.

Story Time

The Benwood-McMechen Public Library, 201 Marshall St., McMechen, will offer a special story time at 2 p.m. Friday. Vicki Howsare will present a story and craft activity on “Birds and Their Babies.” This event is aimed at children ages 3-6. It is free and open to the public.

Soup Share Gathering

Soup Share Gathering will be held at the Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling, 1610 Eoff St., from 4-8 p.m. Friday. The fundraiser will help the House of Hagar, Catholic Worker Fellowship, Fun-Raiser, urban mobile playground, bike share and art share programs.

Lecture

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 next installment of a monthly lecture series, Wheeling’s First Families, will be offered. Robert Caldwell Mead Sr., a direct Caldwell descendant, will give a presentation on “The Caldwells of Wheeling.” All programs are free and open to the public.

Collegiate Alumnae

Collegiate Alumnae of Wheeling will meet Saturday at Christ United Methodist Church, 1232 National Road, Wheeling. A business meeting will start at 11:30 a.m., followed by a catered lunch and featured speaker.

Reservations must be made for lunch prior to the event. For more information, call Marlene Ingram, 304-780-4800.

Gail Looney, development director and orchestra librarian for the Wheeling Symphony, will speak on “New Conductor, New Music, New Director for the Wheeling Symphony in 2020.” A performance by Elisa Kohanski, principal cellist for the symphony, will be part of the program.

Film Showing

The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., will present a “Think Outside the Book” film at 3 p.m. Saturday. The feature will be “Isle of Dogs,” an animated adventure-comedy, rated PG-13. This film showing is free and open to the public.

Craft Class

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will hold a craft class at 11 a.m. Tuesday to make a dish towel bunny. All the materials will be provided.

Limited space is available. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

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 how to set up an Amazon account and learn the basics of online shopping. Participants should have an email account before attending the class. Class space is limited. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-527-0860.

Dungeons & Dragons Classes

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will hold Dungeons & Dragons classes from 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday and April 23. Daniel Melching will instruct the classes that are open to middle and high school students.

To register, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551. For more information, contact Melching by email at melching745@yahoo.com or through Facebook.

Easter Craft

Visitors to the Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, can make an Easter craft between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday. Limited supplies are available.

Family Movie Night

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will show the film, “Mary Poppins Returns,” rated PG, at 5 p.m. Thursday. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Lunch & Movie

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will show the film, “On the Basis of Sex,” rated PG-13, at noon Friday. Participants can bring a lunch. The library will provide popcorn and water. To reserve a seat, 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.

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.

Ladies Spring Tea

The ninth annual Ladies Spring Tea, for women with cancer, will be held at Wheeling Hospital’s auditorium from 6-8 p.m. April 25.

Reservations are due April 15 and may be made by calling Schiffler Cancer Center at 304-243-6412 or 304-243-3138. The event is open to all women living with cancer, either newly diagnosed or a survivor. Each attendee may bring one guest.

Dinner-Dance

A Spring Fling dinner-dance will be held at St, Francis Centre, 805 Lee Road, Follansbee, at 6 p.m. Saturday. The event is a fundraiser for the Brooke Senior Center.

Lecture

Aimee Murphy, executive director of Rehumanize International, will give a public lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday in the recital hall of the Center for Educational Technologies at Wheeling Jesuit University. The topic will be “Exploring the Relationship of Sexual Assault and Abortion on College Campuses.”

Compiled by Linda Comins

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