Special Activities

Lunch With Books

Lunch With Books will feature a presentation by author Greg Bottoms at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday. The free program will be presented live via Skype.

In a new memoir, “The Lowest White Boy,” from WVU Press, Bottoms writes about growing up white and working class in Tidewater, Virginia, during school desegregation in the 1970s. He is now a professor of English at the University of Vermont.

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 11a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday. Take-out orders also will be available. Call 304-845-2646 for local delivery if ordered by 10 a.m. for lunch and by 3 p.m. for dinner.

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.

The society is sponsoring a monthly lecture series, “The History of Churches in Wheeling,” focusing on faith groups in the Wheeling area. The programs, which coincide with the regular monthly meetings, are free and open to the public.

The February program will be a presentation Saturday by Rabbi Joshua Lief whose topic will be “History of the Jewish Religion in Wheeling.” Lief is rabbi of Temple Shalom, Bethany Pike, Wheeling.


Local historian Jason Garczyk will present a program, “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About America’s Presidents, or Did You?” at the Martins Ferry Public Library, 20 James Wright Place, at 6 p.m. Monday. All library programs are free and open to the public.


Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, will show a documentary film, “Carolina Stories: Finding Clovis,” at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

Archaeologists working at the Topper site in South Carolina found clues regarding the Clovis culture that lived at the site 13,000 years ago. The scientists studied the Clovis people’s origins and lifestyles and whether their culture might have been destroyed by a comet. This one-hour documentary was created by South Carolina ETV as part of its “Carolina Stories” series.

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 Feb. 10, Feb. 17 and Feb. 24. For more information, call 304-242-9355.

Breastfeeding Class

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


Us TOO!, a prostate cancer support group that meets at Wheeling Hospital, will hold a Valentine’s Day dinner in the hospital auditorium at 6 p.m. on Feb. 13.

All prostate cancer survivors and a guest may attend. Reservations are required by Thursday and may be made by calling the Schiffler Cancer Center at 304-243-3490.

Compiled by

Linda Comins


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