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Special Activities

Advent Procession

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1410 Chapline St., Wheeling, will present an Advent Procession of Lessons and Carols at 4 p.m. today, featuring Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols.” A festive wassail reception will take place in the parish hall after the service.

The event is open to the public. Free-will donations will be accepted for St. Matthew’s music ministry.

Church Women United

Church Women United will meet at First Christian Church, 1343 National Road, Wheeling, at noon Friday. There is a charge for the luncheon; reservations are to be made today by calling 304-242-5552.

A Christmas program with the Lucarelli Brothers is planned. Guest speakers from the YWCA Wheeling are going to provide information about the Family Violence Protection Program; members are to bring Christmas stockings with presents for people at the shelter. For more information, call 304-242-9452.

Lunch With Books

Pittsburgh area author Christine Mabon will return to Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday to talk about “The Five Essential Friendships That Enrich Our Lives.” The program is free and open to the public.

Concert

The Opus Music Club will present a holiday performance at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The event is free and open to the public.

Moundsville Class of ’58

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

Fish Fry

St. Jude Catholic Church in Glen Dale will hold a fish fry from 11 a,m. until 6 p,m. Friday. Call 304-845-2646 for local delivery if ordered by 10 a.m. for lunch and by 3 p.m. for dinner.

People’s University

The People’s University series, “Wheeling in Literature,” at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Tuesday will feature Wheeling writers Christina Fisanick, Laura Jackson Roberts, Jeanne Finstein, Judi Hendrickson, Phyllis Sigal and Linda Comins. The program is free and open to the public.

Victorian Christmas Tea

A Victorian Christmas tea will be held this week at the Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum, 532 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville. Three seatings will be offered: 11:30 a.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The event is open to the public. Reservations and payment are required by Tuesday by calling 740-695-0766 or740-425-2228. The fee includes a tour of the museum.

Christmas Tea Luncheons

A Christmas tea luncheon will be held at the Eckhart House, 810 Main St., Wheeling, at noon Saturday. Additional tea luncheons will take place Dec. 14 and Dec. 21.

Christmas Bazaar

A Christmas bazaar will be held at Ruble United Methodist Church, 37 Ruby Ave., Wheeling, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature homemade baked goods, crafts and “white elephant” items. Lunch will be available.

Breakfast with Santa

St. John Central Academy Parent Teacher Organization is holding a pancake breakfast with Santa in the academy’s gymnasium in Bellaire from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. There is a cost of the breakfast. Photos with Santa can be purchased for an additional charge. For more information, call 304-218-1423.

Holiday Puppet Show

Pittsburgh Puppet Works will perform a holiday show, “Flurries With A Chance of Magic,” at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., at 11 a.m. Saturday. The event is free and open to the public.

Ballroom Dance

The Big Band 200 Club will hold a dance at Monument Place, 91 Kruger St., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Saturday with the Wally Gingers Orchestra. To buy tickets, contact Diane Demarest at 304-280-3206 or by email at bigband200club@hotmail.com.

Retired School Employees

The Marshall County Association of Retired School Employees will hold a Christmas luncheon and meeting at St. John’s Catholic Church’s parish hall, Main Street, Benwood, at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Lunch will be provided by the church kitchen. To make a reservation, call 304-845-9516.

Rick South will speak on the Night to Shine Prom event. Members are asked to donate items for the Body and Soul soup kitchen.

St. Clairsville AARP

AARP Chapter 2994 of Belmont County will hold a Christmas party on Dec. 12. For more information, call Jackie Gretzinger, 740-695-3497, or Kathleen Bock,740-695-3904.

Advent Service

The Schola Cantorum Franciscana and the University Chorale will present an Advent Service of Nine Lessons and Carols in Christ the King Chapel at Franciscan University of Steubenville at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Computer Help

The Brooke County Public Library, 844 Main St., Follansbee, will offer computer help from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Tuesday. Class space is limited and registration is required by calling 304-527-0860.

The Follansbee branch also will offer computer help with resumes and online job applications from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Dungeons & Dragons Classes

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will hold Dungeons & Dragons classes from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 for middle and high school students. Registration is not required.

Christmas Photos

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will offer a Christmas green screen session from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday. Patrons can take pictures with Christmas backgrounds. Participants should not wear any green clothing; it will interfere with the green screen. No registration is required.

Craft Class

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will hold a craft class at 11 a.m. Thursday. All the materials will be provided to make a wreath from candy canes. Participants should bring a hot glue gun and glue sticks.

Limited space is available. To reserve a seat, call 304-737-1551 or visit wellsburg.lib.wv.us/newsletter2.htm.

Children’s Activities

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will show episodes of the PBS series, “Molly of Denali,” at 11 a.m. Thursday. Related activities for children will be offered.

Space is limited. To reserve a seat, call 304-737-1551 or visit wellsburg.lib.wv.us/newsletter2.htm.

Quarter Auction

A quarter auction will be held at the Masonic Lodge annex, Knights Road, Weirton, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Doors will be opened at 1 p.m.

Proceeds will support A Child’s Place CASA, serving Brooke, Hancock and Jefferson counties. Guests who bring a toy for a CASA child will get a free paddle. For tickets, call CASA at 304-737-4444.

Compiled by Linda Comins

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