Special Activities

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. Annual reports will be given. Patty Vermillion and Nancy Hostutler will report on their trips to the grand chapters of North Carolina and Georgia.

Vermillion and Kristi Briggs will serve refreshments after the meeting. Carolyn Nortemann, worthy matron, and Jim Shannon, worthy patron, will preside.

Lunch With Books

“The Health Impacts of Cracker Plants,” will be the topic for Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday.

Ned Ketyer, a consultant for SWPA Environmental Health Project, board member of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Pennsylvania and Climate Reality project leader, and Matthew Mehalik, executive director of the Pittsburgh-based Breathe Collaborative and its communications platform, the Breathe Project, will discuss “The Environmental and Health Impacts of Ethane Crackers and Shale Gas Development.”

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

People’s University

A special edition of People’s University, “How We Got to the Moon and Back,” will be presented by Jim Adams at Ohio County Public Library auditorium, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The program is free and open to the public.

Adams, a former aerospace engineer on the Gemini and Apollo space missions, will use models and NASA photos and videos to visualize the first lunar landing and exploration.

He worked for NASA at the space center in Houston, Texas, in the area of space craft re-entry trajectory analysis. While working for the Department of Defense, he was involved with software development and ground station operations for aerospace data systems. For 24 years, he taught high school courses in Chetek, Wisconsin.

Film Showing

The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., will present a “Think Outside the Book” film at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The feature will be “The Upside,” a comedy-drama based on a true story. It is rated PG-13 and is a 2019 release.

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

Preservation Alliance

Dining for a Cause, a fundraiser to benefit the South Wheeling Preservation Alliance, will be held at Undo’s restaurant in Benwood from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday. A portion of sales from the regular menu will be donated to the group.


The village of Mount Pleasant’s summer concert series will debut from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mount Pleasant Park gazebo. The Honkytonk Sweethearts will perform. Dixie’s Down Home Cooking food truck will be present. Concert-goers are asked to bring lawn chairs.

Women’s Club

The Marshall County Democratic Women’s Club will meet at Perkins Restaurant in Moundsville at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Island Garden Club

The Wheeling Island Garden Club will meet at Wheeling Country Club at noon Thursday. Lunch will be served after the business meeting. To make reservations, call 304-242-8732.

Stroke Support Group

A support group for survivors of stroke will meet at Wheeling Hospital’s conference room C from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday.

This month’s speaker will be Nicole Larue, an occupational therapist in the Hand Center at Wheeling Hospital. She is certified in neuro-development treatment.

Anyone who has experienced a stroke may attend, along with family, friends or support people. Lucas Burkhardt, coordinator of Wheeling Hospital’s Stroke Center, leads the group.

While registration is not required, Burkhardt asks that those interested in attending contact him beforehand so he can prepare accordingly. For more information, call 304-243-8398.


A program, “Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing,” will be presented at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville. The program is free and open to the public.

The program will feature a series of short films of Apollo and Skylab missions from the personal collection of Rudolf Keller, a young scientist employed in the space industry in California at the time.

Louisiana Shrimp Boil

The Strand Theater Preservation Society will hold a Louisiana shrimp boil at Grand Vue Park, Shelter 2, Moundsville, on July 27. Doors will be opened at 6 p.m. The first shrimp drop will be at 6:30 p.m. Donnie Gilbert will provide entertainment.

The menu features all-you-can-eat shrimp, corn, potatoes, sausage and ice cream. A cash bar and drink bands are available. No outside beverages are allowed.

Tickets can be purchased at Moundsville Pharmacy, Frames & Fortune and Nana’s Landing in Glen Dale or by calling 304-233-3014.

Summer Reading

The summer reading program, “A Universe of Stories,” at the Brooke County Public Library and its Follansbee branch features space-themed programs.

“Reading Is Out of This World” storytime, with space-related crafts and Balance Skills Astronaut Training, will be offered at the Follansbee branch at noon Monday and at the Wellsburg library at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Children may build and launch a film canister rocket at the Wellsburg library at noon Tuesday.

A summer space movie, “Wall-E,” rated G, will be shown at the Follansbee site at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

A Space Fun & Lunch program, featuring an “Out of This World” coloring table, will be offered at the Wellsburg library at noon Thursday.

The PBS movie screener, “Ready Jet Go!” and space activities will be presented at the Wellsburg library at noon Friday.

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

The summer reading program is sponsored by Wellsburg Elks Lodge 1553.

Crocheting Group

The crocheting group of the Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will meet in the River Room at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The group is for adult beginners through experts. Participants bring their own supplies and projects. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Coloring Program

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will offer a coloring program for young adults and adults from 10:30 a.m. to noon and 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday. Materials will be provided. For more information, call 304-737-1551.

Compiled by Linda Comins


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