Brooke County community briefs

Association recruiting members

WEIRTON – The Marland Heights Community Association held an open meeting recently to accept new members.

Discussions included upcoming events to raise funds to restore and re-open the Marland Heights Pool.

Events will include a concert in the park, featuring jazz vocalist Erin Burkett, who starred in “Wicked” on Broadway. Also discussed were a 5K run, T-shirt sales, flag sales, drawings and Kroger Card perks.

Board members are awaiting news on the grant they applied for in October. It would fund a feasibility study, and the board should hear this month whether the group has qualified.

Those wanting to join the association can visit their Facebook page by searching “Marland Heights Pool” or email

Crocheting group to meet

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library’s crocheting group will meet at the Brooke County Public Library Wednesday at 5 p.m.

The group is for adults with various levels of experience, including beginners, and members are ready to help those who need it. Participants should bring supplies and projects.

Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Library to show animated film

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library will show the animated film “Hotel Transylvania,” rated PG, on Feb. 23 at 11 a.m.

The film focuses on the relationship between Dracula, played by Adam Sandler, and his daughter and the ghoulish guests who patronize his hotel.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn.

Church to host grief support group

WELLSBURG – Wellsburg Christian Church at 1001 Charles St. has begun a new series of GriefShare sessions.

GriefShare is a nondenominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics.

All are welcome to the free group. For information, call (304) 559-9017.

Library to show documentary

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library will be showing the PG-13-rated documentary, “Bully,” Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

The documentary follows five youth and their families over the course of a school year. It includes the stories of two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter, who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat.