Special Activities

Lunch With Books

Dr. William Neal from West Virginia University School of Medicine will appear at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday to discuss the landmark Supreme Court case of Dent vs. West Virginia, and how Wheeling’s Dr. James Reeves helped transform medical practice into a legally recognized profession.

Neal detailed this case in his book, “Quiet Advocate: Edward J. Van Liere’s Influence on Medical Education in West Virginia,” published in 2017. He also will discuss the WVU Museum of the Health Sciences, now under development.

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

Wheeling AARP

Wheeling Chapter 824 of AARP will hold a luncheon and meeting Thursday at Wheeling Park’s White Palace. For more information or to make the required reservation, call 304-242-9452. All members are asked to be checked in at the reservations table by 11 a.m.

Local vendors will be present. A book exchange will continue. Entertainment or a local speaker will be offered.

Reservations are being taken for an October bus trip. Guests may travel with the group.

Preservation Alliance

The South Wheeling Preservation Alliance will meet at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3536 Eoff St., Wheeling, at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. Guest speaker Kathy Turner will discuss “South Wheeling’s Glorious Glass History: Its Impact Around the World.”

The South Wheeling Neighborhood Watch will meet at Trinity Lutheran Church from 6:30-7 p.m. Tuesday.

Film Showing

The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., will present a “Think Outside the Book” film at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The feature will be “Fighting With My Family,” a 2019 bio-drama-comedy rated PG-13. The film showing is free and open to the public. Attendees may bring snacks and seat cushions.

St. Clairsville AARP

St. Clairsville Chapter 2994 of AARP will meet Thursday at J.B. Martin Recreation Center in St. Clairsville. Members are asked to bring nonperishable food items for a food pantry. Jamie Crow, executive director of Elmhurst, the House of Friendship, will be the guest speaker.

Lunch will be served at noon prior to the meeting. The meal will be catered by Schlepps Restaurant, Morristown. For the menu or more information, call Kathleen Bock, 740-695-3904, or Jackie Gretzinger, 740-695-3497.


William Reynolds will present a lecture, “Marietta Through the Eyes of David McCollough: Some Thoughts on the Pioneers,” at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, at 7 p.m. Thursday. The program is free and open to the public.

Reynolds, historian and exhibit specialist at Campus Martius Museum in Marietta, worked with historian and author David McCollough during research for his new book, “The Pioneers.”

Craft Fair

St. Jude Women’s Guild will hold a craft fair in St. Jude Catholic Church’s parish hall, Glen Dale, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The event will include crafts, food and bake sale. Admission is free.

Autumn Tea Luncheon

The Eckhart House, 810 Main St., Wheeling, will hold an autumn tea luncheon at noon Saturday. The event is open to the public and reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call 304-232-5439.

Fall Bazaar

The United Methodist Women of Franklin United Methodist Church, 1193 Washington Pike, Wellsburg, will hold a fall bazaar and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Lunch of creamed turkey, biscuit, mashed potatoes and green beans will be available for purchase after 11 a.m.

Buddy Walk

The 17th annual Down Syndrome Buddy Walk will be held at Jim Woods Park in Steubenville from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There is a cost to participate. The event will have food, raffles, chance auction and inflatables. The walk is organized by the Ohio Valley Down Syndrome Support Group.

Retired School Employees

The Brooke County Association of Retired School Employees will meet Oct. 8 at Brooke Hills Park’s club house, W.Va. 27, Wellsburg. Lunch will be served at noon. Reservations can be made by calling Ruth Lewis at 304-737-2314 by Oct. 1.

Jeffrey Cook, superintendent of Brooke County Schools, will be the program speaker.

Recipe Club

An adults-only recipe club will meet in the River Room of the Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, at noon Tuesday with a theme of potluck recipes. For more information, call the library at 304-737-1551.

Dungeons & Dragons Club

A Dungeons & Dragons Club for adults will meet at the Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. Registration is not required. For more information, contact game master Daniel Melching by email at melching745@yahoo.com.


The National Youth Advocate Program-West Virginia will offer informational meetings on foster care Wednesday at the Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, from noon to 1 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. in the Vincent Room.

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 Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas. Participants will receive the October book, “When the Men Were Gone” by Marjorie Herrera Lewis, at this meeting. The book club is free and open to the public.

Lunch & Movie

The Brooke County Public Library, 844 Main St., Follansbee, will show the film, “Hustle,” rated PG-13, at noon Friday. Participants may bring a lunch. The library will provide popcorn and water. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-527-0860.

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.


The Howard Long Wellness Center of Wheeling Hospital will offer an eight-week weight management program from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays, starting this week and open to members and non-members. Cost of the program includes full use of the center for two months. To register, visit the center or call 304-242-9355.

Compiled by

Linda Comins


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