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Special Activities

Newcomers Club

The Wheeling Newcomers Club will hold a luncheon and meeting at Belmont Hills Country Club, St. Clairsville, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

The program will feature Bob Murray, president of Murray Energy. He will speak about the evolution and status of the coal industry in the region and discuss the impact of the gas industry.

A luncheon will be served after the program. There is a cost for the luncheon; a vegetarian option is available. For more information and to make a reservation, call 740-707-3755 today.

Genealogical Society

The Cumberland Trail Genealogical Society will meet in the St. Clairsville Public Library’s meeting room, 108 W. Main St., at 6:30 p.m. Monday. All meetings are free and open to the public.

Louis Yurkovitch, a member of CTGS and a member and past president of the Wheeling Area Genealogical Society, will speaker about the Wheeling group’s events. He also will talk about the newly-launched WAGS website and give a demonstration of the website.

Sand Hill Club

The Sand Hill Community Educational Outreach Service Club will meet at the home of Leslie Gaughan at noon Tuesday. Nancy Hartzell will serve as assistant hostess. After lunch and a business meeting, Barb Kilgore will present the lesson, “Granny Ladies: A History of Tradition.”

Lunch With Books

Author Eugene Meyer will appear at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday to discuss his book, “Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers in John Brown’s Army.”

Among Brown’s fighters were five African American men: Dangerfield Newby from Bridgeport, John Copeland, Shields Green, Lewis Leary and Osborne Perry Anderson.

Meyer is an award-winning journalist and author and a former longtime reporter and editor at the Washington Post.

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

Dance Lessons

The Ohio Valley Promenaders will offer beginning square, line and round dance lessons at the Bellaire Public Library beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Classes will remain open for a few Tuesdays for new students.

Couples, individuals and children may participate. For more information, call 740-676-2136.

DAR

The Wheeling chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at Centre Cup Coffee, 2201 Market St., Wheeling, at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Community projects for the year will be discussed and planned. Debi Smith, honorary chapter regent, will preside. For reservations or information about joining the Wheeling chapter, call 304-242-8281.

Sunshine Social Club

The Sunshine Friday Social Club will hold a fall dinner at Ye Olde Alpha, 50 Carmel Road, Wheeling, from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 21. There is a cost to attend. Reservations are to be made by Wednesday by calling Glynda Marie Walker, volunteer coordinator, at 304-243-0994.

Fort Henry Piecemakers

The Fort Henry Piecemakers quilt guild will meet at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 141 Kruger St., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Thursday. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m. For the program, Flossie Lesnock will give a demonstration on making no-sew Christmas balls.

Genealogical Society

The Wheeling Area Genealogical Society will meet in the Ohio County Public Library’s auditorium, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 1 p.m. Saturday.

In celebration of Wheeling’s 250th anniversary, the group is holding a monthly lecture series, Wheeling’s First Families at its meetings.

This month, local historian Jeanne Finstein will give a presentation on “Chapline, Carter, Hubbard and More: Some Other Early Wheeling Families.” Finstein is president and director of development at Polyhedron Learning Media Inc. and president of Friends of Wheeling.

All programs are free and open to the public. Videos of all First Families lectures can be viewed on the Wheeling 250 website at wheeling250.net.

Rummage Sale

Miriam Chapter 1, Order of the Eastern Star, will hold its annual rummage sale Saturday at El Tor Grotto, 518 Fulton St.,

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