Special Activites

Newcomers Club

The Wheeling Newcomers Club will meet at Belmont Hills Country Club, St. Clairsville, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Larry Tackett, a vice president at West Virginia Northern Community College, will present a program, “Colors from the Sea,” reflecting more than 5,000 dives that he made in the Pacific and Indian oceans.

A luncheon will be served after the program. There is a cost for the luncheon; a vegetarian option is available. Lunch reservations are due today and can be made by calling740-695-8355.

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. Don Pickenpaugh, retired Geographic Information Systems director of Belmont County, will present a program on the Belmont County GIS website. All meetings are free and open to the public.

Retired Teachers

The Belmont County Retired Teachers Association will hold a luncheon and meeting at Belmont Hills Country Club, St. Clairsville, at noon Sept. 13.

Reservations should be made by sending a check to Donna Kennedy, 105 Arlington St., Bridgeport, OH 43912 or calling her at 740-635-1264. Checks should be made payable to BelCoRTA. Reservations need to be made by Monday.

Annual dues may be paid by sending a check to Kennedy at the address above or may be paid by check at the meeting.

Physical therapist Justin Kiger will present a program featuring ways to maintain mobility as one grows older. Members are asked to donate items for infants and toddlers; these items will be given to local churches to help mothers and babies.

Prospective members should call Judy Nemeti, 740-859-6188. Any educational professional retiree, regardless of where they live, may join the association.

Ormet Retirees Club

The Ormet Retirees Club will have its annual baked steak dinner at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the former Hannibal grade school. All former union employees of Ormet Corp. may attend.

Baked steak and mashed potatoes will be catered. Members with the last names beginning with the letters A-H are asked to bring a covered dish. Those with the last names beginning with I-Z are asked to bring a dessert. Members may arrive at 10:30 a.m. to help set up. For more information, call Larry Highly, 304-997-6149.

Sand Hill Club

The Sand Hill Community Educational Outreach Service Club will meet at the home of Leslie Gaughn at noon Tuesday. Nancy Hartzell will serve as co-hostess. A business meeting will be held after lunch. Becky McCord will present the lesson, “Appalachian Genealogy: Roots to Rise.”

Lunch With Books

A Day of Remembrance program will be presented at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday. The 9/11 commemoration will feature prayer, poetry, music and meditations.

Rabbi Joshua Lief of Temple Shalom, West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman and poet Dr. Bonnie Thurston, all of Wheeling, will lead the program. Elisa Kohanski, a cellist from Pittsburgh, will perform musical selections.

Kohanski is principal cellist of the Wheeling Symphony and Pittsburgh Ballet orchestras and a member of the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra. She is a founding member of the IonSound Project, a sextet that is the first ensemble-in-residence at the University of Pittsburgh.

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 Ohio County Public Library and the nonprofit Capstone Group have partnered to offer a People’s University series, “Exploring West Virginia’s Watersheds.”

Classes meet in the library’s auditorium at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays through Sept. 25. The series is free and open to the public.

This week’s class, presented by Lori Siburt, superintendent of the Wheeling water treatment plant, will begin with a discussion of the history of Wheeling water and how technology has improved in 100 years. She will provide a brief description of the Consumer Confidence Report, with handouts, and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the report. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of what is next for the water industry and Wheeling water in general.

The Capstone Group is based in Wheeling and is led by Manetta Calinger and Laurie Ruberg. Funding for this series is provided by the Walmart Foundation and its affiliate store in Triadelphia. Additional support is provided by the library.

Dancing Lessons

The Ohio Valley Promenaders will offer beginning square and line dancing lessons, starting on Tuesday, at the Bellaire Public Library, 32nd and Guernsey streets. Classes for line dancing are at 6 p.m. and for square dancing at 7 p.m. The first class is free. Couples, singles and children may participate. For more information, call 740-676-2136.

Green Acres Club

The Green Acres Community Educational Outreach Service Club will meet at Christ United Methodist Church, 1232 National Road, Wheeling, at 10 a.m. Wednesday. President Linda Wade will lead a business meeting.

Final preparations will be made for the Ohio County Country Fair at Oglebayfest and discussion will be held about a holiday party. Judy Paesani will offer meditations and present the lesson, “Appalachian Genealogy.”

Daughters of American


The Wheeling chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at the Stone Room in Wheeling Park at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Leslie Arendt will speak on “Changes in Women’s Fashion: 1750-1880.”

Mary Jeanne Hunt and Marge Gaudio will serve as hostesses. Regent Joan McClelland will preside. For reservations or more information about joining the DAR, call 304-242-3314.

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. Wednesday. Sue Olinsky will give a demonstration on T-shirts. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m.

Woman’s Club

The Moundsville Woman’s Club will meet in the Bebe Habig Room at WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale at noon Friday. All members are asked to bring a covered dish.

Program chairwoman Leslie Underdonk said a program will be presented on Girls’ State. President Cindy Prettyman will conduct a business meeting.

Co-hostesses will be Becky Trembush, Rose Carnahan, Linda Snider, Tammy Richman, Ruth Ann Crow and Denise Freeland.

Rummage Sale

NAMI of Greater Wheeling’s annual rummage sale will be held at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1343 National Road, Wheeling, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Donations may be dropped off at the church from 5-9 p.m. Friday. For more information, call 304-559-7507.

Painting Class

Area artist Bob Watson will be instructing a watercolor painting class with techniques used for small paintings which can be utilized in producing personalized Christmas cards.

The class is limited to 20 participants and will be held at the Summit Art Gallery, 3393 Main St., Weirton, from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 22. The cost covers all supplies. To register, call Bonnie Burskey at 304-797-7003 by Friday.

Fossil Day

Fossil Day will be observed at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Visitors may bring fossils for expert identification.

Hands-on activities and a museum hunt also will be offered. A film, “Rocks and Rivers: West Virginia’s Geologic Heritage,” will be shown throughout the day.

All programs are free and open to the public.

Spaghetti Dinner

Mountaineer PTSA will hold a spaghetti dinner at the Valley Grove Community Center from 2-6 p.m. Saturday. Take-out meals also will be available.

Community Yard Sale

A community yard sale will be held at Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum, 144 Kruger St., Wheeling, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Spaghetti Dinner

A spaghetti dinner will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 1232 National Road, Wheeling, from 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday. The jazz duo of Matt Hill and Aaron Carey will perform during the event.

All proceeds from the dinner are shared between the Will Ruberg Service Scholarship Fund at Wheeling Jesuit University, the House of the Carpenter and a new music program called Community Made Serenade. The latter program is funded by Try This West Virginia and hosted by Christ United Methodist Church.

Quarter Auction

Our Lady of Peace Knights of Columbus auxiliary will hold a quarter auction at Peace Family Center, Mount Olivet, at 1 p.m. next Sunday. Doors will be opened at noon. A chance auction, 50/50 raffle and food will be offered. For more information, call 304-232-2695 or 304-242-8325.


A CPR and first aid class will be taught by Carol Cipoletti at First Presbyterian Church, 901 Charles St., Wellsburg, at 2 p.m. next Sunday. The class is free, but there is a fee for anyone who wants to be certified.

Educational Program

NAMI of Greater Wheeling is offering Family to Family, a 12-session educational program for family members of adults living with mental illness.

Weekly sessions will be presented at Ohio Valley Medical Center, conference room B, 2000 Eoff St., Wheeling, from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesdays, starting Sept. 19. For registration or more information, contact Julie Gomez by email at Julie.namigreaterwheeling@gmail.com or call 304-238-8277.

Fine-Free Weeks

The Brooke County Public Library and its Follansbee branch are offering fine-free amnesty weeks from Tuesday through Sept. 22 for items that are overdue.

If a borrower visits the library in person to return an overdue item, the fine will be waived. However, service charges, damage fees or replacement costs will not be forgiven.

Borrowers are responsible for replacing items that are missing, damaged or stolen. During these two weeks, if a borrower visits the library in person to pay for the replacement or replace it with a brand-new version of the exact item, the fines accrued for that overdue item will be waived. For more information, call 304-737-1551 or 304-527-0860.

Computer Class

The Follansbee branch of the Brooke County Public Library will offer a free adult basic computer class at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Class space is limited. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-527-0860.


The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will hold storytime at 5 p.m. Thursday, featuring “The Incredibles” stories and a craft. Limited spaces are available. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Computer Class

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will offer a class on Internet and computer security from 9-10 a.m. Friday. Instruction is provided by Tiffany Grimm in partnership with Internet Essentials by Comcast.

Class space is limited and registration is required. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Lunch & Movie

The Follansbee branch of the Brooke County Library will show the film, “Oceans 8,” 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, 304-527-0860.

Look Good Feel Better

A session of “Look Good Feel Better” will be held at Wheeling Hospital’s conference room D at 5 p.m. Monday. To register, call the community education and outreach department at 304-243-3339.

This is a free service designed to teach beauty techniques to help female cancer patients restore their appearance, self-image and self-esteem during chemotherapy and/or radiation. Each participant receives a free cosmetics kit.

Blood Pressure Screenings

Free blood pressure screenings, provided by Wheeling Hospital, will be offered at Howard Long Wellness Center from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Monday and on Sept. 17 and Sept. 24. For more information, call 304-242-9355.

Support Group

Wheeling Hospital’s blood cancer support group will meet in conference room D at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Chaplain Sue Metcalf will be the guest speaker. For more information or to register, call 412-395-2882. The group provides support after a diagnosis of leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, myeloma and MDS.

Compiled by Linda Comins


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