Special Activites

Documentary Screening

West Virginia Northern Community College will present a screening of the documentary, “Recovery Boys,” at 6 p.m. Monday in the B&O Building auditorium, 1704 Market St., Wheeling. After the screening, a panel of experts will discuss substance abuse and prevention, while taking questions from the audience.

The event is free and open to the public. Reservations should be made to the Office of Students Activities by calling 304-214-8917 or by email at swood@wvncc.edu.

Film Screening

A documentary, “Managing Risk in a Changing Climate,” will be shown in the main hall at Olney Friends School, 61830 Sandy Ridge Road, Barnesville, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Monday. This event is free and open to the local community.

After the short film, Robert Nicholas, managing director of the Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management, will answer questions. He also is an associate research professor for Penn State University’s Earth and Environmental Systems Institute.

Narcan Training

West Virginia Northern Community College will offer Narcan training at noon Tuesday in the B&O Building auditorium, 1704 Market St., Wheeling. The training is free and open to the public. Reservations should be made by calling 304-650-9994 or email rfaldowski@wvncc.edu.

Lunch With Books

A Lunch With Books program at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday will focus on a new biography, “The Big Greek: The Rise and Fall of Big Bill Lias.” Written by George Fetherling, it is the first book published under the Friends of Wheeling Publishing Loan program for authors of books of relevance to Wheeling.

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. Grand chapter reports will be given. Members are asked to bring pudding cups for a backpack project. Donna Daily, worthy matron, and Jim Daily, worthy patron, will preside. Mary Frohme will serve refreshments after the meeting.

Lunch and Learn

West Virginia Northern Community College’s Academic Support Center will hold a No Stigma Attached Lunch and Learn session in the B&O Building auditorium, 1704 Market St., Wheeling, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday. The free event includes lunch and is open to the public.

Kathy Herrington, WVNCC’s director of human services and early childhood, will speak on behavior modification.

Anyone wishing to attend the free Lunch and Learn must register ahead of time by calling 304-214-8923 or emailing asc@wvncc.edu.

Junior Women’s Club

The Junior Women’s Club of Barnesville will meet at Tri-County Help Center in St. Clairsville at 6 p.m. Wednesday for a program on domestic violence. Members will take a short walk to raise awareness of this issue.

Members will meet at Riesbeck’s of Barnesville, on the side nearest Wendy’s, at 5:15 p.m. to form a carpool. For more information, call Beth Orr, 740-425-4112.

Island Garden Club

The Wheeling Island Garden Club will meet at Wheeling Country Club at noon Thursday. Members are asked to bring small bingo items for Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital and Good Shepherd Nursing Home. Stephanie Hall and Sandy DeMuth will serve as hostesses.

Elm Grove Woman’s Club

The Elm Grove Woman’s Club will meet at the Elm Grove Civics Association, 21 Sycamore Ave., Wheeling, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. President Lyle Kratz will conduct the meeting. Carol Ramser will give a book review.

This month’s project is the Ohio County Animal Shelter. Chairmen for the meeting are Kratz, Nancy Holt and Betty Jane Myers. For information on joining the club, call Linda Stocke, 304-243-9518.

Quilt Guild

The Marshall County Seams Sew Snugly Quilt Guild will meet in the gymnasium of the former St. Francis Xavier School, 600 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, at 6 p.m. Thursday with snacks provided by Brenda Wood and Janet Garrison. Members should bring their own soft drinks. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

After the meeting, Tonia Gonchoff will give a demonstration of the Dresden plate block. Sewing machines and supplies are not needed for this demonstration.

Anyone who wants to join the guild may attend. For more information, call Nikki Geho, guild president, at 304-650-9883.

Chicken Dinner

Elm Grove United Methodist Church, 125 Kruger St., Wheeling, will have a chicken dinner from 4-6:30 p.m. Friday. Take-out meals also will be available. To purchase tickets, call the church, 304-242-1206.


Olney Friends School will present a discussion and book signing by Dr. Paul Zeitz, a physician and award-winning advocate for global justice and human rights. The event will take place at the Stillwater Meeting House, 61826 Sandy Ridge Road, Barnesville, from 7-8 p.m. Friday.

Zeitz will discuss his newly-released book, “Waging Justice: A Doctor’s Journey to Speak Truth and Be Bold.”

Harvest Festival

Alumni, families and members of the local community may attend Olney Friends School’s annual Homecoming and Harvest Festival on the campus, 61830 Sandy Ridge Road, Barnesville, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. This event is free to attend.

Festivities will include an artisan fair, music by Matt VanFossen, an alumni-student soccer game, the Olney Distance Run, pumpkin-related crafts and various outdoor recreational activities.

The keynote speaker for this event is Dr. Sally Stansfield, managing director of global health and social protection at Deloitte Consulting, LLP. She also has been an adviser to the World Health Organization.

Sweets-Vendors Sale

All Saints Greek Orthodox Church’s Ladies Philoptochos Society will present a Greek and American sweets and vendors’ event at All Saints Hellenic Memorial Hall, 3528 West St., Weirton, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Pastries such as baklava, fudge, koulourakia (twist cookies) and halva (honey cake) will be sold. Several vendors will participate. Proceeds will be used for philanthropic purposes.

Trunk or Treat

Elm Grove United Methodist Church and the VIBE youth group will hold a trunk or treat event at the church, 125 Kruger St., Wheeling, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. next Sunday.

Bosom Buddies

The Bosom Buddies discussion series will be held at Wheeling Hospital’s conference room D at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Beth Ann Dogal will present “Celebration of Survivorship.” A pizza party will be held after the presentation.

All women living with breast cancer, either newly diagnosed or survivors, may participate. For more information, call 304-243-2989.

Computer Class

The Brooke County Public Library, 844 Main St., Follansbee, 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.

Crocheting Group

The Brooke County Public Library’s crocheting group will meet in the River Room of the library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The group is for adult beginners through experts. Participants bring their own supplies and projects. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Coloring Program

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will offer a coloring program for young adults and adults from 10:30 a.m. to noon and 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday. Materials will be provided. For more information, call 304-737-1551.

Lunch & Movie

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will show the film, “Skyscraper,” 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.

Security Class

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will offer a class on Internet and Facebook security from 9-10 a.m. Friday. Class space is limited and registration is required. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Compiled by

Linda Comins


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