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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. A Christmas party and gift exchange will be held.

Members are asked to bring instant cocoa for a backpack project. December birthdays will be celebrated.

Audrey and Roger Foster will serve refreshments after the meeting. Carolyn Nortemann, worthy matron, and Jim Shannon, worthy patron, will preside.

Lunch With Books

The Lunch With Books session at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., at noon Tuesday will feature a Christmas concert by Quartz, a string quartet with clarinet. The program is free and open to the public.

The group, featuring members of the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, Pittsburgh Ballet, Pittsburgh Festival Opera and Pittsburgh Symphony, will present selections by Mozart and Christmas music with a bit of Dvorak and Brahms. Quartz members Ellen-Maria Willis (violin), Katie Wickesburg (violin), Louise Farbman (viola) and Paula Tuttle (cello), with clarinetist Mary Beth Malek, perform in the Pittsburgh Cultural District’s classical music venues.

Elm Grove Woman’s Club

The Elm Grove Woman’s Club’s Christmas catered dinner will be held at the Elm Grove Civics building, 21 Sycamore Ave., Wheeling, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. An optional gift exchange will take place. For more information, call Linda Stocke, 304-243-9518.

Brooke AARP

Brooke AARP Chapter 3910 will meet at the Wellsburg Moose Lodge at noon Thursday. Reservations should be made by calling 304-737-1018.

Singer Marvin Whiteman will present a program. Members are encouraged to arrive early for a bake sale.

Wheeling AARP

Wheeling Chapter 824 of AARP will hold a luncheon and meeting Thursday at Wheeling Park. All members are requested to report to the reservations table by 11 a.m. For more information or to make a required reservation, call 304-242-9452.

President Wayne Cunningham President will preside. The Wheeling Park High School chorus, directed by Joyce Jingle, will provide entertainment. Vendors will be on hand. A book exchange will continue.

DAR-SAR

The Wheeling chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, Wheeling, at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The special Christmas meeting will be held in conjunction with the Fort Henry chapter of Sons of the American Revolution.

Travis Henline will be the speaker. The Pitt Sisters will give a special performance. Debi Smith and Joan McClelland will serve as hostesses. Smith, DAR regent, and Jay Frey, SAR president, will preside.

Members are asked to bring a toy for a children’s program. For reservations or more information about joining the Wheeling chapter of DAR, call 304-242-8281.

Preservation Alliance

The South Wheeling Preservation Alliance will hold its third annual Christmas caroling event from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday.

Participants will meet at the organization’s museum at 3501 Jacob St. to pick up lighted candles. After serenading the neighborhood, carolers will return to the center for hot chocolate. Valery Staskey, an accomplished vocalist, will lead the group.

Storytime

Storytime, featuring holiday and winter tales, will be presented at the Benwood-McMechen Public Library, 201 Marshall St., McMechen, at 11 a.m. Friday. The session for children, ages 3-6, is free and open to the public.

Computer Help

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will offer computer help from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday and 5-6 p.m. Friday. Class space is limited; registration is required. To register, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Family Movie Night

The Brooke County Public Library, 844 Main St., Follansbee, will show the film, “Dora and the Lost City of Gold,” rated PG, at 5 p.m. Tuesday. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-527-0860.

Coloring Program

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

Lunch & Movie

The Brooke County Public Library, 844 Main St., Follansbee, will show the movie, “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” rated PG-13, at noon Friday. The library will provide popcorn and water. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-527-0860.

Compiled by

Linda Comins

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