Special Activities

Lunch With Books

Author P.L. Gaus will visit Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday to discuss his Amish Country Mystery series.

Gaus is the author of several books in this series. He lives in Wooster, Ohio, an area that is close to the world’s largest settlement of Amish and Mennonite people. Gaus lectures widely about the lifestyles, culture and religion of the Amish.

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

People’s University

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

In a presentation titled “Weird Ways to Die in Wheeling,” Bekah Karelis will share snippets of bizarre death tales. She has been described as Wheeling’s leading cemetery enthusiast.

Preservation Alliance

The South Wheeling Preservation Alliance will meet at Trinity Lutheran Chuch, 3536 Eoff St., Wheeling, at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. Betsy Sweeney of Wheeling Heritage will present a program. “The Architecture of South Wheeling.”

Taste of the Market

Taste of the Market will be held in the Upper Market House at Centre Market, 2200 Market St., Wheeling, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

The event is organized by the Rotary Club of Wheeling and United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley. Proceeds are designted to benefit Youth Services System Inc. and Lace Up for Kids.

To purchase tickets, contact Melynda Sampson by email at msamspon@unitedwayuov.org.

Food and drink from Centre Market establishments will be featured. Entertainment will be provided by Robert Gaudio from 6-6:50 p.m. and Jason Melegari from 7-8 p.m.


The lecture series at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, continues at 7 p.m. Thursday. The program is free and open to the public.

Wayne Worth, creator and producer of the Facebook series, “On the Road in West Virginia: Our 55 Counties,” will present “On the Road in West Virginia.” Worth will share how he was adopted into a loving West Virginia family, with a supportive community and the blessings and opportunities that came with them.

This experience inspired Worth to create his video series that took him to every county in the state. His films are used in about a dozen eighth-grade West Virginia history classrooms.

Strawberry Fest

Olde St. John’s Episcopal Church, Colliers, will hold its annual Strawberry Fest from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The church is near the intersection of Eldersville and St. John’s roads.

Portions of strawberry shortcake will be sold as well as hot dogs and taco in a bag. An indoor yard sale also will be held.

CPR Class

A Family and Friends CPR Anytime class, sponsored by Wheeling Hospital, will be offered at the Howard Long Wellness Center at 11 a.m. Friday.

This free program is for people who do not need a course completion card to satisfy a work requirement. It is not a certification course. For more information and to register, call 304-243-3932.

Relay for Life

The Marshall Couny Relay for Life has a western theme, “Give Cancer the Boot,” this year. The event will be held Friday at the north parking lot of John Marshall High School in Glen Dale.

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

Book Club

The book club of the Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday to discuss “The Good Earth” by Pearl Buck. Participants will receive the June book, “American Wolf: A True Story of Survival” by Nate Blakeslee, at this meeting. The book club is free and open to the public.

Computer Help

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will offer computer help from 5-6 p.m. Friday. Participants are asked to bring a charged device (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.) or use one of the library’s computers.

Class space is limited and registration is required. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Secret Kitchens

WHEELING — Area residents have an opportunity to get a rare peek at some of the most exquisite kitchens in Wheeling during Oglebay Institute’s Secret Kitchens of Wheeling Tour and Gourmet Market Saturday, June 8.

Presented by the Committee of the Museums of Oglebay Institute, this biennial event raises money for the Mansion and Glass Museums and ushers in summer with a self-guided tour of Wheeling’s grandest kitchens and an opportunity to shop from more than 40 vendors.

There is a fee to tour the kitchens. The vendor market is free. Even those not going on the home tour are invited to stop by and see how products from these vendors can spice up their own homes. To discover whose kitchens are being featured, arrive at the Mansion Museum between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., June 8. Guests will purchase a ticket and receive a detailed map to find each of the secret kitchens. Names will be revealed then – and only then.

The last tickets are sold at 2 p.m., and guests have until 4 p.m. to take the self-guided tour. The market is open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. outside the Mansion Museum.

To register in advance for the Secret Kitchens Tour, call the Mansion Museum at 304-242-7272 or visit www.oionline.com.

Compiled by

Linda Comins


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