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Special Activities

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 two self-help sessions. Mary Marockie will demonstrate scarf tying; members who want to participate are asked to bring a rectangular scarf. Judi Meyer of Judi’s Bra-tique will discuss finding the perfect bra.

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

The meeting will be canceled if Ohio County Sschools are closed; the meeting will proceed if classes are only delayed.

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. All meetings are free and open to the public.

Preston Tedrick, information services librarian, will present a program on the library’s obituary project. With the help of volunteers, the library has begun the process of scanning local obituaries from 1967 to 1982 and saving them in digital form. This scanning will allow them to be searchable. Tedrick will use the new scanner to demonstrate the process. If those attending have an item they want to scan, the librarians will be able to do this as time permits.

The library is still seeking volunteers for this scanning. For more information, call the library, 740-695-2062.

The program also will feature a presentation by library assistant Falon Weidman on technology added to the library’s services. These include Kindle e-readers can be borrowed and WiFi hotspots.

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 “The Hate U Give,” rated PG-13, a drama based on the best-selling young adult novel by Angie Thomas.

The presentation is scheduled to coincide with Black History Month. This 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 Mehlman’s Cafeteria at St. Clairsville at noon Tuesday. Cheryl Kaczor, West Virginia University extension agent for Marshall County, will present the lesson.

Lunch With Books

Author Ron Lewis will return to Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday.

Lewis will discuss his book, “Walter F. White: The NAACP’s Ambassador for Racial Justice,” published by West Virginia University Press. White was head of the NAACP from 1929 until his death in 1955.

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

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.

St. Joseph’s Class of ’54

St. Joseph’s Academy Class of 1954 will hold its monthly luncheon at Perkins, 680 National Road, Wheeling, at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The event is open to all former students, friends and visitors.

Soup-Sandwich Lunch

A Valentine soup and sandwich lunch will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 110 S. Marietta St., St. Clairsville, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Five kinds of homemade soups, an assortment of sandwiches and beverages will be served. Carry-out lunches will be available. Free-will donations will be accepted.

Fort Henry Piecemakers

The Fort Henry Piecemakers quilt guild will meet Thursday at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 141 Kruger St., Wheeling, with social time at 6 p.m. and a meeting at 7 p.m.

Lynne Keller will present a program on long-arm quilting with a computerized machine. The guild president has issued a challenge to all members to make something that symbolizes Valentine’s Day and to show it at the meeting.

Sons of American

Revolution

The Fort Henry chapter of Sons of the American Revolution will meet in the auditorium of the Ohio County Public Library 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 10 a.m. Saturday. Guest speaker Travis Henline, museum project manager at Wheeling Heritage, will present a program about development of the Wheeling History Museum.

Spouses, prospective members and guests may attend. For more information, visit www.fthenrysar.org or call 304-312-1787.

Workshop

West Virginia Northern Community College will hold a cultural awareness workshop, “Six Things White People Should Know,” presented by Ron Scott, in the Student Union on the Wheeling campus from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 19. The event is free and includes lunch, but registration is required by Thursday. Reservations are to be made by contacting Sara Wood at 304-214-8917 or swood@wvncc.edu.

Scott, who is the cultural diversity and community outreach coordinator at the YWCA Wheeling, will speak on identifying racial prejudices, learning how racial biases can be counterproductive and realizing any demographic can lead to prejudices, bias and misconceptions.

‘Pinkalicious’ Event

A “Pinkalicious” Valentine’s Day event will be held at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., at 11 a.m. Thursday. The beloved character from the picture books by Victoria Kann also is the star of a PBS Kids show. A new episode of the animated program, “Pinkalicious and Peterrific,” will be shown during this special Inquire Within event.

The event will include a “Pinkalicious” Valentine’s Day story, an arts and crafts project and a treat. The program is free and open to the public and is aimed at children ages 3-6. Advance registration is recommended to ensure enough craft materials and treats are available. For more information, call the library, 304-845-6911.

Discovery Table

Visitors to Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, may decorate a “slap” bracelet by coloring a blank strap and adding stickers. This craft will be available throughout the month, with special coloring designs and stickers provided from now until Thursday for Valentine’s Day.

Several prehistoric bracelets made of copper can be seen in the museum’s exhibits.

Program

Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, will offer a program, “Green Up Your Winter Blues,” from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event is free and open to the public.

Visitors may participate in garden-related activities such as propagating a baby plant and making a corn husk doll. Guests can learn how plants, such as the dogbane harvested from the museum’s interpretive garden, were used to make string.

Performance

ArtsLink will hold a special Valentine’s Day event with magicians Bill and Charleen Stokes in the Parlor Theater at Doolin Center, 253 Main St., New Martinsville, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The entertainers also will hold an informal, post-performance chat with the audience. This event is designed for older teens and adults.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. For more information, call the ArtsLink office, 304-455-2278.

Computer Class

The Brooke County Public Library, 844 Main St., Follansbee, will offer a free Microsoft Excel computer class for adults at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Class space is limited. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-527-0860.

Valentine Craft

Visitors to the Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, can make a valentine craft from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday. Limited supplies are available.

Health Chat

Amedisys Hospice will present an educational health chat on “Cholesterol and Heart Disease” at the Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, at 1 p.m. Thursday. Amedisys representatives will discuss warning signs, symptoms and management of heart disease.

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

Evening Movie

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will show the film, “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween,” 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, “Unbroken: Path to Redemption,” 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.

Computer Class

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will offer a class from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Friday on using Kindle devices and Overdrive, the free online library service. Participants are asked to bring a fully-charged Kindle. Kindles also are available at the circulation desk to check out from the library.

Walk-in participants are welcome, but advance registration is appreciated. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Documentary

In celebration of Black History Month, West Virginia Northern Community College will hold special screenings of “Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders,” a documentary of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s from the viewpoint of women who emerged as grassroots leaders.

The presentation will take place at noon Feb. 25 at the college’s Weirton campus; Feb. 26 at the New Martinsville campus and Feb. 27 at the Wheeling campus. The screenings are free and open to the public and include lunch, but anyone interested in attending must register in advance by Feb. 18. Reservations are to be made to Sara Wood at 304-214-8917 or swood@wvncc.edu.

Compiled by Linda Comins

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