Special Activities

Historical Society

A special two-part program is planned by the Marshall County Historical Society for Monday at the society’s museum, 13th Street and Lockwood Avenue, Moundsville. The program will begin at 6 p.m. with presentations by Marshall County fifth graders who represented yhr county as regional and state winners at the West Virginia Social Studies Fair. Those students are Brodie Baker, Terrance Brawner, Addison Blake, Brandt Blake, Knox Wilson and Emily Gatts.

As the 75th anniversary of D-Day approaches next month, following a brief break, at 7 p.m., Jeffrey Rutherford, a Fulbright Scholar and former associate history professor at Wheeling Jesuit University, will discuss pivotal events during June 1944 that “broke the back” of the German Army. Rutherford received a doctoral degree in modern European history from the University of Texas.

After Rutherford’s presentation, former society president Gary Rider will briefly highlight a couple of Marshall County patriots who fought on D-Day.

Refreshments will be served. The free event is open to the public.

Lunch With Books

A Lunch With Books session at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday will help Wheeling’s Post One of the American Legion — officially the oldest post in the United States — celebrate the centennial of its founding in France in 1919. The program will include a history of Post 1, artifacts, images, music and cake.

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. The annual memorial service will be held. Grand representatives Nancy Hostutler and Patty Vermillion will be honored.

Barb and Glen Baker will serve refreshments after the meeting. Donna Daily, worthy matron, and Jim Daily, worthy patron, will preside.

Film Showing

The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., will present a “Think Outside the Book” film, “Welcome to Marwen,” rated PG-13, at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The drama-comedy is based on real events.

The film showing is free and open to the public. Attendees may bring snacks and seat cushions.

People’s University

The People’s University free series, “Wild, Wonderful and Weird Stories of Wheeling,” will continue at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium of the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St.

In a presentation titled “Obscure McLure,” Christina Fisanick will relate historical oddities from Wheeling’s most storied hotel.


Wheeling chapter 824 of AARP will meet Thursday at Wheeling Park. All members are asked to be seated by 11 a.m. For more information or to make the required reservation, call 304-242-9452. Guests may attend.

President Wayne Cunningham will give updates on summer bus trips. Members Suzanne McCormick and Ken Cover will provide entertainment. Local vendors will offer displays, information and prizes. A book exchange will continue.


The Epworth Park Cottage Owners Association Inc. of Bethesda will kick off the 19th season of summer concerts of Music in Epworth Park at 7 p.m. Saturday with Jim Davison, Diane Davison and Onita Franks Lowe performing classic country music. The group performs at the Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market and Tunnel Hill Community Center in Sugarcreek, Ohio.

The concerts are held in the open-air, covered Epworth Park auditorium at 215 N. Main St., Bethesda. The food stand at the park entrance opens at 6 p.m. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call 740-761-0078.

The 30th annual Epworth Chautauqua Homecoming and Bethesda Festival will be held July 13-14 with entertainment, craft exhibitors, white elephant sale, food stand, bake sale, youth fishing tournament, parade, car show and other events.

Pop-Up History

A Wheeling 250 event will be presented at 12:15 p.m. Thursday when Maria McKelvey will portray Dr. Eliza Hughes, a Civil War-era doctor who, along with her brothers, supported the Confederacy. This free Pop-Up History talk will be in front of 724 Main St., Wheeling.


The free concert season at the Weirton Event Center begins Friday and continues every Friday night through August. Gates for the concert will open to the public at 4 p.m. with the show starting at 7 p.m.

Free parking is available for all events in the Strip Steel Community Federal Credit Union lot off Main Street (except in the ATM lane), the alley off Lee Avenue, the Millsop Community Center and on Main Street. Buses are available in the community center Parking lot.

The free concert season also opens in Newell at 2 p.m. next Sunday, May 26, with a Memorial Day program featuring the Oak Glen High School band; in Follansbee at 6 p.m. May 27 with the 249th WV Army National Guard Band, and in Chester with Glenn Miller Orchestra playing at 7 p.m. May 27.

Recipe Club

The adults-only recipe club of the Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will meet in the River Room at noon Tuesday with a theme of casseroles. For more information, call the library at 304-737-1551.

Family Movie Night

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

Family Movie Night

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will show the film, “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part,” 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, 844 Main St., Follansbee, will show the movie, “Isn’t It Romantic,” rated PG-13, at noon Friday. Patrons may bring a lunch. The library will provide popcorn and water. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-527-0860.

Compiled by Linda Comins


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