Special Activities

Magic Show

The Space and Beyond Magic Show will be presented at the Benwood-McMechen Public Library, 201 Marshall St., McMechen, at 2 p.m. Monday. The children’s program is free and open to the public.


The Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable’s lecture series, Wheeling During the Civil War, will continue at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will be offered in the tax room on the lower level of the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling. Margaret Brennan will present a talk on “Wheeling Hospital and the Wheeling Ambulance.”

The roundtable’s regular meeting will be conducted after the lecture.

Film Showing

The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., will show a 2018 drama, “The Public,” rated PG-13, at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The film showing is free and open to the public. Guests may bring snacks and seat cushions.

Lunch With Books

Author Maxwell King of Pittsburgh will visit Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday to talk about his new book, “The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers.”

The book is the first full-length biography of Rogers, the creator and star of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” King is CEO of the Pittsburgh Foundation.

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

Cabbage Roll Dinner

Warwood United Methodist Church, 1438 Warwood Ave., Wheeling, will hold a cabbage roll dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Dinners will be served rain or shine. Take-out orders will be available without beverage.

The M-80s (The 1980s Revived) will perform for a free concert at Garden Park at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Wheeling AARP

Wheeling AARP Chapter 824 will hold its monthly luncheon and meeting Thursday at Wheeling Park. Members are asked to check in at the reservation tables and be seated by 11 a.m.

President Wayne Cunningham will preside at the meeting and give updates on bus trips. Guests may travel with the group.

Vendors will be on hand to provide information and award prizes. The chapter’s book exchange will continue. Local vocalist Mindy Wilson will offer entertainment for the meeting.

Reservations are required for the luncheon. To make reservations or obtain information on joining the chapter, call 304-242-9452.

St. Clairsville AARP

St. Clairsville AARP Chapter 2994 of Belmont County will meet Thursday at J.B. Martin Recreation Center in St. Clairsville.

Members are asked to bring school supplies to be distributed to various local schools in August.

The chapter’s magazine and book exchange will continue. A representative of the Belmont County master gardeners group will be the guest speaker. The representative will explain steps for joining the organization, will share gardening and planting tips and will answer questions from the audience.

Lunch will be served at noon by Schlepps Restaurant. For the menu and information on joining AARP, call Kathleen Bock, 740-695-3904, or Jackie Gretzinger, 740-695-3497.

Blueberry Tea Luncheon

The Eckhart House, 810 Main St., Wheeling, will hold a tea luncheon at noon Saturday in celebration of National Blueberry Month. Reservations are required. For more information, call 304-232-5439 or check online at www.EckhartHouse.com.


Storyteller Judi Tarowsky will present a program titled “Damsels to the Rescue!” at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, at 1 p.m. Saturday.

She will tell two old fairy tales, “The Nettle Spinner” from Belgium and “The Groac’h of the Isle of Lok” from Breton. The program is free and open to the public.

Museum Tour

The Marshall County Senior Citizens and CEOS are planning a three-day tour to the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum on Sept. 10-12. The group also will take a sightseeing cruise on the Ohio River.

For more information and to make reservations, call 304-845-8837 or 304-845-0043.

Bus Trip

St. Clairsville AARP is holding a fundraising bus tour to Columbus on Sept. 26. The tour will include lunch and a musical show performed by Six, a vocal band.

The bus trip open to the public. A deposit is due now; the balance is due Aug. 1. For reservations, call 304-232-3367.

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 fine motor skills astronaut training, will be offered at the Follansbee branch at noon Monday and at the Wellsburg library at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

A Space Fun & Lunch program, featuring green screen space pictures, will be offered at the Follansbee site at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and at the Wellsburg library at noon Thursday.

Worm races will be held at the Wellsburg library at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

A Space Fun & Lunch program, featuring a shuttle mission escape room for children age 8 and older, will be offered 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.

Book Club

The book club of the Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday to discuss “Water Street” by Crystal Wilkinson. Participants will receive the August book, “Breakthrough: How One Teen Innovator Is Changing the World” by Jack Andraka, 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 may bring a charged device or use one of the library’s computers.

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

Book Drive

The Brooke County Public Library, in partnership with Scholastic, is holding a Read-a-Palooza summer reading children’s book drive this month. The library is collecting new or gently used children’s books that will be donated to the local Parents As Teachers group.

CPR Class

A Family and Friends CPR Anytime class will be offered at Wheeling Hospital’s 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.

Compiled by Linda Comins


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