Special Activites

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 club member Agnes Hinton, who has a doctorate in health and nutrition. She will discuss how what one eats affects one’s health and life.

Luncheon is served after the program; a vegetarian option is available. There is a cost for the luncheon. For more information and to make a lunch reservation, call 740-695-8355 today.

Quarter Auction

A quarter auction for the Apache 4-H Club will be held at John Marshall High School at 2 p.m. today. Doors will be opened at 1 p.m. Door prizes, a chance auction, 50/50 drawing and food court will be offered.

Film Showing

The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., will present a “Think Outside the Book” film at 6 p.m. Monday. The feature will be “Pride and Prejudice,” rated PG and based on the novel by Jane Austen. The film showing is free and open to the public. Attendees may bring snacks and seat cushions.

Sand Hill Club

The Sand Hill Community Educational Outreach Service Club will meet at “The Pumpkin Patch” at noon Tuesday. Members are reminded to bring a bagged lunch. Lou Hanlin will present a lesson, “Heathy Oils: The Mystery Solved.”

Wheeling Poetry Series

The fourth season of the Wheeling Poetry Series will begin at noon Tuesday at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, with a presentation by distinguished poets Ed Ochester and Judith Vollmer.

Ochester, a longtime editor of the Pitt Poetry Series (University of Pittsburgh Press), is the founding editor of the journal 5AM. Vollmer, who lives in Pittsburgh, is the author of five full-length books of poetry.

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

Ormet Retirees Club

Ormet Retirees Club, Local 5724, will meet at Hannibal Grade School at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Doughnuts, coffee and prizes will be provided. All union members who retired from Ormet may join the club. For more information, call Larry Highly, president, at 304-997-6149.

Genealogical Society

The Cumberland Trail Genealogical Society will meet at the St. Clairsville Public Library, 108 W. Main St., at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Dr. Scott Pendleton, president of the Harrison County Historical Society and longtime student of local postal history, will present a talk about local postal offices. All meetings are free and open to the public.

Lecture-Trunk Show

Pat Sloan, a quilt and fabric designer and author, will present a lecture and trunk show Tuesday at The Market at Ebbert Farms, 68101Ebbert Road, St. Clairsville. Social time will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the lecture at 7 p.m.

There is a cost to attend. A large raffle basket is planned. Light refreshments are to be served. The National Road Quilt Guild is the sponsor of the event. For tickets or more information, call 304-639-3499 or 740-391-4042.

Bereavement Group

The Journey to Hope Bereavement Support Group at Wheeling Hospital will begin a seven-session program at 2 p.m. Tuesday in conference room D. The other sessions will be held Oct. 16, Oct. 23, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13 and Nov. 20.

This program offers education, support and sharing for people who have experienced the death of a loved one. Topics include self-help strategies, stress management, spiritual issues and the value of memories. For more information and to register, call the community education and outreach department at 304-243-3339.

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. Linda Wade will conduct a business meeting. Patty Adams will lead meditations and present a lesson, “Slow Cooking.”

DHHR Retirees

Retirees and former employees of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources will meet for lunch at Undo’s, 2153 National Road, Wheeling, at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Retired School Employees

The Marshall County Association of Retired School Employees will meet Thursday at Cameron Christian Church. Yvonne Verno, executive director of Faith in Action Caregivers, will speak. Lunch will be provided by women of the church at 12:30 p.m. To make a reservation, call 304-845-9516.

As a community service project, members are asked to bring health care items and puzzle books for the Cameron nursing facility.

Lunch With Books

A special edition of Lunch With Books will be offered at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Thursday. Archivist Laura Carroll, local history specialist Erin Rothenbuehler and adult programming coordinator Sean Duffy will present an overview of the library’s website, with an emphasis on local history and archival resources.

Carroll will provide an overview of how to conduct catalog searches, with special emphasis on accessing archival material and finding aids. Rothenbuehler will provide a look at content of the “Wheeling History” section of the website, including the Flickr page and how to find images. Duffy will do a brief tour of Archiving Wheeling.org and the adult programming section. It will be a basic, informational session designed to help patrons use the library’s website more effectively and efficiently.

The program is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

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. Michelle McFadden will lead a program, “How to Use Your Scraps.”


ArtsLink will present Danika and The Jeb in concert at Tyler Consolidated High School at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The free concert is being presented with funding from the Stealey Community Fund.

Woman’s Club

The Moundsville Woman’s Club will meet at First Presbyterian Church, Third Street, Moundsville, at noon Friday. Program chairman Connie Morris has arranged for Kailey Filben to give a program.

President Cindy Prettyman will conduct a business meeting. Carol Wade, Bridget Rine, Rhonda Baro and Ruth Sellers will serve as hostesses.

Garage, Soup Sale

Warwood United Methodist Church, 1438 Warwood Ave., Wheeling, will hold a garage and soup sale from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday. A large variety of housewares, linens, kitchen decorations, antiques, books and many miscellaneous items will be offered. Quarts of vegetable and chicken noodle soup will be sold.

Fall Craft Fair

A fall craft fair and bake sale will be held at St. Jude Catholic Church’s parish hall, Glen Dale, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. More than 45 crafters will sell a variety of items. Lunch will be available. A large fall wreath with gift cards will be raffled. St. Jude Women’s Guild is the sponsor of the event.

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. Programs are free and open to the public.

The final lecture of a series, Silent Cities of the Dead, will be given. Local historian Jay Frey will give a presentation on Stone Church Cemetery and an update on the Wheeling 250 plans. Frey is the president of Fort Henry chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, and chairman of the Wheeling 250 committee.

Harvest Tea Luncheon

The Eckhart House, 810 Main St., Wheeling, will hold a harvest tea luncheon at noon Saturday. The event is open to the public; reservations are required. For more information or reservations, call 304-232-5439 or go online at www.EckhartHouse.com.

Train Show

A train show will be held at Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum, 144 Kruger St., Wheeling, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Sunday.

Spaghetti Dinner

A homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner will be held in St. John Catholic Church’s fellowship hall, Benwood, from noon to 5 p.m. next Sunday. Carry-out meals also will be available. For more information, call 304-905-8036.

Pink Event

The Marshall County Community Educational Outreach Service will hold its annual Pink Event at First Christian Church, 1200 Third St., Moundsville, from 2-4 p.m. next Sunday. The event will feature a luncheon and style show.

There is a cost to attend. All proceeds will be given to the American Cancer Society, Marshall County branch. For more information or reservations, call the extension service, 304-843-1170.

Chili Cook-Off

The fourth annual Red Hot in Hancock Chili Cook-Off will be held at the Weirton Event Center, 3322 East St., from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Chili tasting tickets will be sold. Vendors, a chance auction and raffles will be offered. Featured entertainment will include Jaymz Keller, the band Descendsion and singer Brett Cain.

All of the event profits will be donated to A Child’s Place CASA Ltd., which provides trained advocates for children involved with the court system in Brooke, Hancock and Jefferson counties. The event is sanctioned by the International Chili Society.

Women’s Summit

The inaugural IGNITE Women’s Enrichment Summit at Oglebay will start Friday and end next Sunday. Presenters will be Jan Elliott, managing director of EWomenNetwork of Pittsburgh; Robin Hildebrand, founder of Blue Smoke Salsa; Elgine McArdle, attorney at McArdle law office; Parween Mascari, attorney at Bailey & Glasser; Sherrie Dunlevy, business owner, speaker and author; Kym Gable, reporter and anchor at KDKA TV, Pittsburgh; Vasso Paliouras, founder and executive director of Lending Hearts of Pittsburgh; Beth Caldwell, host of a web-based program, “Smart Leadership,” and the Rev. Cindy Boggs of Shinnston First United Methodist Church.

Family Movie

The Brooke County Public Library, 844 Main St., Follansbee, will show a Halloween film, “Hocus Pocus,” rated PG, at 5 p.m. Tuesday. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-527-0860.

Craft Class

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will hold a craft class for young adults and adults at 5 p.m. Thursday. Participants need to bring a pair of scissors to make a hanging paper star lantern. All 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, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will offer a class from 9-10 a.m. Friday on computer basics using a phone or tablet. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Lunch & Movie

The Brooke County Public Library, 844 Main St., Follansbee, will show a documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” 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.

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. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-527-0860.

Blood Drive

A blood drive with Central Blood Bank will be held in Wheeling Hospital’s auditorium from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Registration and appointments may be made ahead of time by visiting www.centralbloodbank.org and searching with sponsor code W382.

To donate, participants must be 17 years old (or 16 with a signed parental consent). Donors should bring proper ID.

Zendoodle Mandalas

Bev Beatty will teach a class at St. Joseph Retreat Center, 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 25 on making zendoodles, constructing a basic mandala (circle with repeating patterns) and making freeform mandalas.

The cost includes materials. Reservations are required by Oct. 19. For more information or reservations, call 304-232-8160, ext. 112.

Painting Party

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will hold a painting fundraiser at 11 a.m. Oct. 27. Deborah Ross Smith will instruct participants in creating a two-sided fall and winter painting on wood. The cost includes all supplies, Participation is open to adults and children, age 13 and older.

Limited space is available. Registration and payment are required by Oct. 22. For more information or reservations, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Compiled by Linda Comins


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