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Special Activities

Lunch With Books

Attorney C.J. Kaiser will give a talk, “Wheeling: Crossroads of America,” at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday. The program is free and open to the public.

He will speak about the 1840 Whig Party political rally that was held in Wheeling, advocating the election of William Henry Harrison as president and John Tyler as vice president. The talk will explore Henry Clay’s connection to Wheeling and the prominent Wheeling men involved in organizing the Whig convention.

Preservation Alliance

The South Wheeling Preservation Alliance will meet at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3536 Eoff St., Wheeling, at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. A recorded oral history interview with octogenarian Dorothy Freese Ward will be shown.

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

Ladies League

The Ladies League of Marshall County will meet in the commons at John Marshall High School at 7 p.m. Monday. The finance committee will meet at 6:30 p.m.

Jennifer Gatts Kirk, vice president of education at Electronic Payments Core of Knowledge, Columbus, will speak on Internet banking and safety concerns.

Plans will be completed for the Cinderella Project, which is set for Feb. 22 at Calvary Church, Moundsville. Members are asked to donate small beauty items for gift bags for the girls attending the event. They are also reminded to bring dimes, aluminum pull tabs, Box Tops for Education, coupons and used printer cartridges.

Civil War Roundtable

Dr. Tom McFadden will present a lecture, “The Role of Nurses During the Civil War,” at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The lecture is sponsored by the Ohio Civil War Roundtable and is open to the public. The regular monthly meeting for roundtable members will be held after his presentation.

McFadden is a specialist in geriatric physical therapy at Wheeling Hospital. He graduated from West Virginia University and earned certification from Emory University in Atlanta. His doctoral work was completed at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia.

Preservation Forum

The annual Preservation Forum, co-hosted by Friends of Wheeling and Wheeling Heritage, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ohio County Public Library auditorium, 52 16th St. This event is free and open to the public.

Several speakers will share their preservation plans and successe. Status reports will be given on many ongoing and a few completed projects.

Film Showing

The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., will present a “Think Outside the Book” film, “Downton Abbey,” rated PG, at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The film showing is free and open to the public.

Film Showing

Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, will show a film, “Jamestown’s Dark Winter.” at 7 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free.

CPR Class

A Family and Friends CPR Anytime class will be offered at Wheeling Hospital’s 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.

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. The theme will be Super Bowl party snacks. For more information, call the library, 304-737-1551.

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 Complete Maus: I & II” by Art Spiegelman. Participants will receive the February book, “Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home” by Rhoda Janzen, at this meeting. The book club is free and open to the public.

Compiled by

Linda Comins

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