Special Activities

Ladies League

The Ladies League of Marshall County will meet in the commons of John Marshall High School in Glen Dale at 7 p.m. Monday.

Guest speaker Brenda Crow will present a program on childhood cancer awareness. Beverly Musilli will discuss options for a spring bus trip.

Members will make plans for the Cinderella Project to be held at Calvary Methodist Church on March 2. This event provides free gowns, shoes, purses, jewelry and other accessories and surprises to any girl in Marshall County planning on attending a prom. The league has already dressed a large number of girls for the upcoming Tim Tebow Foundation Night to Shine.

The financial committee will meet in the same location at 6:30 p.m. Committee members include Cassie Sherman, Linda Gruzinskas, Linda Miller, Jane Krupica, Susan Reilly and Katrina Bonar.

Members are asked to bring toothbrushes and toothpaste to be donated to the YWCA WIND program, which is now operating in Marshall County. Members are reminded to donate dimes, Box Tops for Education, used printer cartridges, aluminum pull tabs and unused coupons for various other service projects.

Civil War Roundtable

Jeanne Finstein will give a talk, “Five Wheeling Men and Their Pre-Civil War Efforts,” in the Ohio County Public Library’s auditorium, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The program is free and open to the public. The presentation is the opening program of the Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable’s lecture series, Wheeling During the Civil War.

The roundtable’s regular meeting will be conducted after the lecture. For more information, call Roger Micker, 304-312-7559.

Lunch With Books

Tom Hansell, filmmaker and author of “After Coal,” will speak at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday.

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

A free screening of the film, “After Coal,” will be offered at First State Capitol, 1413 Eoff St., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Monday. The events are being presented in partnership with the WALS Foundation and the Reuther-Wheeling Labor History Archive.

The documentary film was produced by the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University and directed by Hansell. It tells the story of four decades of exchange between two mining communities in central Appalachia and south Wales and profiles individuals and organizations that are undertaking the work of regeneration.

Hansell is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. He has more than two decades of experience working with coalfield residents to create collaborative media projects. He began his career at the Appalshop media arts center. Currently, he teaches at Appalachian State University.

Film Series

A film, “Time Team America: New Philadelphia, Illinois,” will be shown at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, at 7 p.m. Thursday. The presentation is free and open to the public.

In this PBS production, a team is challenged to find remnants of New Philadelphia, the first American town founded by former slaves. In 1836, “Free Frank” McWorter purchased his freedom from a Kentucky plantation owner and headed north. He started New Philadelphia in Illinois and sold enough land to purchase freedom for the rest of his family. The team searches for the pre-Civil War schoolhouse where the town’s children learned to read and write.

Fish Fry

A fish fry event will be held at St. Jude Catholic Church, 710 Jefferson Ave., Glen Dale, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Take-out purchases also are available. Call 304-845-2646 for local delivery if ordered by 10 a.m. for lunch and by 3 p.m. for dinner.

Fish Fry

A fish fry event will be held in the fellowship hall of St. John Catholic Church, Benwood, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Take-out purchases also are available. For more information, call 304-905-8036.

Drumming

One-hour group drumming sessions, with Jennifer Hezoucky as facilitator, will be held at St. Joseph Retreat Center, 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday and Feb. 18.

There is a cost for each session. No musical experience is necessary.

Knitting Circle

A knitting circle, with Sara Blizzard as facilitator, will meet at St. Joseph Retreat Center, 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday. The group also will meet at that time on Feb. 5, Feb. 12, Feb. 19, Feb. 26 and March 5.

During the six-week knitting project, participants will create simple hats and scarves to donate to local charities that provide assistance to the homeless in the community. Yarn, needles and patterns will be provided. There will be a charge to cover the cost of material and snacks.

Recipe Club

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will hold an adults-only Recipe Club meeting in the River Room at noon Tuesday. This month’s theme will be healthy recipes. For more information, call the library, 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 9:45-10:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Class space is limited; registration is required. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-527-0860.

Afternoon Movie

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will show the film, “Wonder,” at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The library will provide popcorn and water. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Book Club

The book club of the Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday to discuss “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio and “The Girls at 17 Swann Street” by Yara Zgheib.

Participants will receive the February book, “Victoria & Abdul: the True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant” by Shrabani Basu, at this meeting. The book club is free and open to the public.

Compiled by Linda Comins

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