Special Activities

Newcomers Club

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

The program will feature Nicole Snodgrass, owner of the Restore Yoga +Wellness business in St. Clairsville. She will discuss and demonstrate the concept and benefits of yoga.

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 740-391-1944 today.

Lunch With Books

Lunch With Books will feature “Memories of Ohio Valley General Hospital and Ohio Valley Medical Center” at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday. The program is free and open to the public.

To preserve the institution’s legacy after its closure, former staff helped to secure the OVMC auxiliary’s scrapbooks, photographs, annual reports and minute books for donation to the library’s archives. The collection documents the auxiliary’s mission to educate the community and support the efforts of the hospital it served for over 100 years.

The hospital’s board of trustees records (1914-2018) also were donated, as were yearbooks, photographs and museum artifacts from the School of Nursing.

At this program, former hospital staff, nursing school alumni, auxiliary members and patients are invited to share their memories of the historic hospital and all of its subsidiary organizations. The program will include displays from the archival collections.

Mystery Dinner

The mission committee of Elm Grove United Methodist Church, 125 Kruger St., Wheeling, will present a mystery dinner, “The Wrighters Nightmare,” at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are available by calling the church office, 304-242-1206, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. All proceeds benefit the mission committee’s outreach programs.

Genealogical Society

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

Participants will experience “Genealogy Mash-up,” in which they see clips from “Finding Your Roots” and newly acquired genealogy books and videos, learn how to use the WAGS website and hear plans for genealogy workshops. All programs are free and open to the public.


A film, “John Brown’s Holy War,” will be shown at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. All programs are free and open to the public.

The 90-minute film is part of the “American Experience” series on PBS. Interviews with historians and writers, along with dramatic re-enactments, trace Brown’s battle against slavery.

Dungeons & Dragons

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will hold Dungeons & Dragons classes from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and on Jan. 14, Jan. 21 and Jan. 28. The classes are open to middle and high school students. No experience or equipment is necessary. Registration is not required.

Family Movie Night

The Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, will show the Disney film, “Abominable,” rated PG, at 5 p.m. Thursday. To reserve a seat, call the circulation desk, 304-737-1551.

Blood Pressure


Free blood pressure screenings, provided by Wheeling Hospital, will be offered at the Howard Long Wellness Center from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Monday and Jan. 13, Jan. 20 and Jan. 27. For more information, call 304-242-9355.



Total cholesterol screenings are being offered by Wheeling Hospital at the Howard Long Wellness Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Monday. The screenings have a nominal cost. For more information, call 304-242-9355.

Breastfeeding Class

A breastfeeding class for expectant parents will be held at Wheeling Hospital’s conference room D at 6 p.m. Monday. The class is free. To register, call 304-243-7101.

Support Group

Wheeling Hospital’s Blood Cancer Support Group will meet in conference room D at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The group provides support after a diagnosis of leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, myeloma and MDS. For more information or to register, call 412-395-2882 or 800-955-4572.

Beef Program

The Martins Ferry Public Library will offer a special program at 6 p.m. Jan. 13 by Darol Dickinson, general manager of Dickinson Cattle Co., Barnesville. The program is free and open to the public.

Dickinson will discuss a day in the life of a cattle rancher. He judges major cattle shows, writes articles, speaks at cattlemen’s events and conducts livestock judging clinics.

Compiled by

Linda Comins


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