Special Activities

Lunch With Books

In observance of the 250th anniversary of Wheeling’s founding, a special program, “Wheeling’s Immigrants,” will be presented at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday.

West Virginia University history professor Hal Gorby and Lunch With Books coordinator Sean Duffy will discuss the struggles and achievements of Wheeling’s great variety of immigrant groups, including German, Welsh, Irish, Polish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Greek and Lebanese, among others, whose hard work helped build the city. This multi-media presentation will tell the story of immigration to Wheeling through music, prose, poetry, art, photos and video.

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

Independence Day


St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1410 Chapline St., Wheeling, will hold its popular Independence Day Extravaganza at 11 a.m. Thursday. The patriotic concert will feature song leader Sue Pettit, organist Robert Troeger and guest organist Lukas Hasler of Austria.

Birthday cake and lemonade will be served in the parish hall after the program. The event is open to the public. Free-will donations will be accepted for Faith in Action Caregivers.

Arts in the Park

The tradition of Arts in the Park continues from 1-4 p.m. Thursday at Bruce Park in New Martinsville. The New Martinsville Parks & Recreation Commission and ArtsLink are sponsors of the festivities.

Carman Harman, playing Uncle Sam, will serve as master of ceremonies. Arts and crafts demonstrations, along with exhibits by artists and crafters from Wetzel and Tyler counties and Monroe County in Ohio, will be featured.

The Remedy will perform throughout the afternoon. Games for children will be coordinated through the Parks & Recreation Commission, which will provide free soft drinks and frozen treats. All activities throughout the day are free. Food also will be available for purchase.

Car Show

The Chester Lions Club will hold a car show at Chester City Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. Registration will be open from 10 a.m. until noon.

There will be 36 awards. Dash plaques will be provided to the first 150 registrants. Door prizes will be given every 15 minutes to registrants. A 50/50 raffle and a chance auction will be offered. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Owners may enter their cars in a parade at 4 p.m. For more information, call 412-370-7356.

The rain date for the show is July 26 from 5-8 p.m.

Moundsville Class of ’58

Moundsville High School Class of 1958 is having a luncheon at the Guest House in Moundsville at 1 p.m. Friday.

Chocolate Dessert Tea

The Eckhart House, 810 Main St., Wheeling, is holding a chocolate tea at 2 p.m. Saturday in celebration of World Chocolate Day. The menu for the dessert tea includes chocolate chip scones with sweet cream and jam, assorted freshly prepared confections and chocolate mint tea.

The event is open to the public and reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call 304-232-5439.

Chicken Dinner

St. Lucy Catholic Church will hold a chicken dinner in the church hall, St. Lucy Avenue and Walter Street, Yorkville, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Sunday, July 7. Carry-out meals will be available. Beverages and desserts will be sold. A 50/50 raffle and basket raffle will be held.

For tickets, call 740-859-6833 or 740-859-4018. Tickets also will be available at the door.

Summer Reading

Registration for the summer reading program, “A Universe of Stories,” begins Monday at the Brooke County Public Library and its Follansbee branch.

“Reading Is Out of This World” storytime, with space-related crafts and flexibility astronaut training, will be offered at noon Monday at the Follansbee library and at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Wellsburg library.

Space Fun & Lunch featuring space drawing using 3-D pens for children, age 8 and older, will be offered at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Follansbee site.

Family Movie Day will feature “Wonder Park,” rated PG, at noon Friday at the Wellsburg library.

All programs are free. The series is sponsored by Wellsburg Elks Lodge 1553.

Registration is required. Limited space is available. To register, call the Wellsburg circulation desk, 304-737-1551, or the Follansbee circulation desk, 304-527-0860.

Computer Classes

The Brooke County Public Library and its Follansbee branch are offering free computer help classes. Classes will be offered at the Follansbee site from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Tuesday and at the Wellsburg library from 5-6 p.m. Friday.

Participants may bring a fully charged Kindle or other device. Kindles are available at the circulation desk to check out from the library.

Walk-in participants are welcome, but registration is appreciated. To register, call the circulation desk at 304-527-0860 or 304-737-1551.

Dungeons & Dragons

The Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg is holding Dungeons & Dragons classes in the Vincent Room from 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday. Library volunteer Daniel Melching is instructing the classes that are open to middle and high school students. Registration is not required.

Computer Help

The Follansbee branch of the Brooke County Public Library will offer computer help with resumes and online job applications from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call the library, 304-527-0860.

Blood Pressure


Free blood pressure screenings, provided by Wheeling Hospital, will be offered at the Howard Long Wellness Center from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Monday and on July 8, July 15, July 22 and July 29. For more information, call 304-242-9355.

Breastfeeding Class

A breastfeeding class for expectant parents will be held at Wheeling Hospital’s conference room D at 6 p.m. Monday. There is a fee for the class. For more information, call 304-243-7101.

Cholesterol Screenings

Total cholesterol screenings are being offered by Wheeling Hospital at the Howard Long Wellness Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. There is a cost for the screenings. For more information, call 304-242-9355.

Compiled by

Linda Comins


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