What’s going on throughout the area

Museum in Wayne

Township open

The museum at the Wayne Township Community Center – the old school in Unionport – is now open on the third Sunday of each month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Visitors are invited to stop in and see nostalgia of Unionport and surrounding areas.

Help with alumni

mailing needed

The Steubenville High School Alumni Association will be mailing out letters of invitation to the all-class reunion to be held Oct. 11-13.

Volunteers are needed to help with the mailing on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at East Elementary School on North Fifth Street, Steubenville.

Upcoming library

programs detailed

Upcoming programs offered through the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include the following:

Author Robin Yocum will discuss and sign copies of his books “The Essay: A Novel” and “Favorite Sons” at the Brilliant branch on Tuesday at 6 p.m. They can be purchased at the library the evening of the program.

Gaming night for teens will be at the Schiappa branch on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Xbox360, PS3, Wii and other games will be available. Registration is not needed.

A family movie will be shown at the Schiappa branch on April 26 at 4 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. Register by calling the library at (740) 264-6166. A movie also will be shown at the Brilliant branch on April 27 at noon.

Coffee, doughnuts and a movie will be offered at the Tiltonsville branch on Tuesday at 10 a.m. and at the Brilliant branch on April 26 at 10 a.m.

Cookbook club for the Tiltonsville branch will meet on April 25 at 6 p.m. Participants make a dish from selected books to share with the group. Register by calling (740) 859-5163.

Letter-learning toys offered at Play and Learn the Alphabet at the main library on Tuesday at 6 p.m. and at the Schiappa branch on April 25 at 6 p.m. and April 26 at 10 a.m. It is for parent and child ages 2-6.

Caregivers and child ages birth to 2 can attend Babygarten at the Toronto branch on April 25 at 11 a.m. and at the Adena branch on April 25 at 11:15 a.m.

Story Hour will be at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Stories, craft, songs and more are shared with caregiver and child ages 2-6.

A new book club being offered is a Youth Book Club (ages 15-30) at the Schiappa branch on April 25 at 6 p.m. Participants will meet the last Thursday of every month. Register by calling (740) 264-6166.

WHS Class of ’83

seeks classmates

The Wintersville High School Class of 1983 is continuing plans for its 30-year reunion on June 15 with the search on for current e-mail and mailing addresses for numerous classmates.

Inquiries can be directed by e-mail to carriemontgomery@lakotaonline.com.

Woodland Garden

Club meets

There were 16 members and one guest present for the April meeting of the Woodland Garden Club in Wintersville where Susan Guskea offered the inspirational message.

Susan Tatar and Elaine Wukelic were hostesses. Roll call was answered by naming a flower that begins with the letter “B.”

Communications included an invitation to the Flushing Garden Club open meeting. Several members attended the Four Seasons Garden Club open meeting held in Cadiz where the program featured fairy gardens.

Plans to attend the regional meeting in Hopedale on Saturday were discussed. The club is in charge of name tags, a door prize and a drawing item.

The May 2 meeting will be a visit to garden centers in Columbiana. Members are to meet at 10 a.m. that day at Shorac Family Center in Wintersville to carpool.

Betty Clark offered the garden tip highlighting April tasks for pruning, deadheading and adding compost to the garden.

Carole Patton presented the program entitled “To Bee or Not to Bee,” sharing information about the nature of bees, beginning beekeeping and the benefits of bees in pollination and the healthy benefits of eating honey. Members sampled local honey.

Band to play at

Country Friends

Country Friends will host the Stone Street Station band on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located on Old Police Lodge Road in Colliers.

Country Friends has events each Monday, Friday and Saturday at the hall.

The doors open at 6 p.m. each Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m. On Mondy and Friday, doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Participants can bring a covered dish for the meal that begins at 5 p.m.

For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270.

The website is www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

What’s going on throughout the area

Support group

meeting set

The Alzheimer’s Association will be holding its local monthly caregiver support group meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Eastern Gateway Community College, 4000 Sunset Blvd., Room 1500, Steubenville.

The support group is free of charge and open to all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

For information, call the Greater East Ohio Area Alzheimer’s Association at (330) 650-0552 or 1-800-272-3900.

Fundraiser dinner

Sunday at Legion

The Sons of American Legion Post 10, Weirton, will be hosting a homemade spaghetti dinner to benefit the Legion on Sunday at the post home located at 3140 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton.

It will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. or until gone.

Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children with children age 5 and under eating for free. Dinner includes entree, salad, dessert and coffee. Other beverages will be available for purchase. For information call (304) 723-2732.

Weirton Knights

to hold dinner

The Weirton Knights of Columbus will hold a spaghetti dinner from noon to 5 p.m. April 21 at the knights’ gallery lounge.

The meal includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and coffee. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under and free for children 6 and under.

Takeout is available. Those wanting take-out should bring their own containers.

Alpha Mu Chapter

members meet

The April 6 meeting of the Alpha Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International was held at Starkdale Presbyterian Church in Steubenville with President Darlene Smith presiding and welcoming Pat Cermack of Brecksville, second vice president of the Alpha Delta State organization.

Smith was to attend the state convention April 12-14 in Columbus along with Juanita Whisman, Chris Hull and Rose Seck. Alpha Mu has 75 books to donate to the state project of collecting new books for children’s hospitals in Ohio. This state project marks the 75th anniversary of Delta Kappa Gamma in Ohio. Cermack said that 5,000 books have been collected statewide.

Smith read a note of congratulations regarding the Alpha Mu chapter receiving the Golden Key Award. Mary Barnes was thanked for her assistance in completing the paperwork for it.

The June/July meeting for July 31 will be held at the dinner theater in Columbiana County.

The chapter accepted the resignation of JoAnn Bodle.

It was noted that regional conferences are listed on the website, or facebook.dkg.org or Kindle.

In committee reports, Joyce Ferguson, personal growth and services, said members will collect school supplies next month. Items and $92 were collected for Hounds’ Haven of Jefferson County and the Carroll County Animal Protection League.

Margaret Alice Myers, scholarship and world fellowship committee, said three scholarship applications has been received. The deadline is Thursday.

Rose Seck, educational excellence committee, presented the program with a special collection of $150 to be sent to the state for its international project – schools for Africa.

Bernice Francis, Founders Day committee, will present the program in May. Margery Gregg, hospitality committee, shared a poem, and Mary Lou Custer gave the invocation.

The Educational Excellence Committee program featured a few activities that are a part of the workshop for the state convention. The workshop is entitled “Hang On, Teacher – Teacher Hang On” and focuses on ideas to support early career teachers. Chris Hull showed the DVD “Heart of a Teacher.” Readers were Judy Serder and Bunny Lucci.

Four Seasons

Seniors meet

The Four Seasons Senior Citizens Association met March 20 at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton with Norma Yoho, president, presiding.

After the dinner, the Donohues provided musical entertainment.

Guests were welcomed, and March birthdays were acknowledged.

Prize winners were Mary Reszke, free dinner; Albert Cellini and Beverly DiBaise, 50-50; and Nick Rodriguez, Barbara Cerra, Linda Pfabe, Lester Yoho, Joann Magnone, Gin Scopel and Art Chappel, door prizes.

After the meeting, members played cards and bingo. The next meeting will be held Wednesday.

Homecoming reunion July 14

The Piney Fork 11th-annual Homecoming Reunion will be held July 14 at the Smithfield Township Park, located in Piney Fork.

The park will be open at noon for former residents to arrive and meet friends. The meal, catered by Piergallini Catering, will be served at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $13 for those wanting to eat. Pop and water will be free. For reservations, checks can sent to Manuel Garcia, P.O. 236, Smithfield, OH 43948, and be made payable to Garcia.

The Jug Run String Band, a group of relatives from the Cleveland area, will perform again this year for entertainment.

There will be a bulletin board for those who bring pictures of the community as it was in the days of coal mining. Ann Marie Grayzar is in charge of the pictures.

The Smithfield Township trustees and the homecoming reunion committee are sponsoring the event. A list of those attending in 2012 can be obtained for $3. Door prizes will be a part of the program as well.

What’s going on throughout the area

Recycling topic

for garden club

The Rivers Edge Garden Club of Toronto held its March meeting at the home of Mary Jane Ighnat with 10 members in attendance.

Hostess Mary Jane Ighnat introduced guest speaker Susan Guskea, whose topic was recycling. She suggested starting to recycle with one or two items at first and shared various pictures of products that were made from recycled items.

Mary Bilchak, president, presided at the meeting where Ighnat gave the devotion entitled “Time Began in a Garden.”

Members answered roll call by sharing their favorite plant for winter color and texture in their yard.

Reports were given by Beth Cooper, secretary, and Betty Stewart, treasurer. The club agreed to make a donation to the Fourth of July Committee.

Discussion was held regarding the picture that was previously displayed at the Toronto Post Office. Stewart will bring the picture to the next meeting for members to see. Bilchak will contact the Toronto Library to see if it could be displayed there.

The club will purchase pink geraniums from the Toronto Beautification Committee for the club’s pink awareness garden at Newburg Landing. Stewart will measure the area and bring a list of plants to consider planting there.

Ighnat served refreshments.

The April meeting will be held at the home of Goldie Smurda.

Luncheon in honor

of volunteers

Plans are under way for the annual volunteer luncheon to recognize the faithfulness of volunteers who gave of their time nad talents during 2012.

A total of 43,515 hours of volunteer service was completed by hundreds of volunteers.

The luncheon will be held April 26 at noon at the Wintersville United Methodist Church. The theme is “Our Volunteers Help Us to Grow … Growing Hope, Change and Happiness.”

The event will honor 2012 outstanding volunteers and also remember the faithful servants who died during 2012.

Reservations are due by April 15 by calling (740) 282-2911.

Historical society

Plans dinner

The Carroll County Historical Society will host a pork and sauerkraut supper from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on April 20 at the Algonquin Mill dining hall.

The all-you-can-eat dinner will feature local pork and the society’s “famous homemade sauerkraut,” mashed potatoes, bread, applesauce, dessert and beverage.

Cost is $8 for adults for ages 13 and up and $4 for ages 6 to 12. Children under age 6 eat for free.

Because of limited seating, tickets for the dinner are by presale only. Carryout orders will be available by pre-sale also with April 15 the cut-off date for purchasing tickets, which are available by contacting the historical society at (330) 627-5910.

The society’s dining hall is located at Algonquin Mill on state Route 332, 5 miles south of the square in Carrollton.

Library programs

are detailed

Upcoming programs planned at the branches of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County have been announced. They are:

  • Gaming For Kids will be offered at Schiappa branch on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. It is for children in grades kindergarten through six. Registation not needed.
  • Book discussion group for the Toronto branch will meet Tuesday at 10 a.m. The Tiltonsville branch’s club also will meet on Tuesday at 10 a.m., and the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch’s cook book club will meet on Thursday at 5 p.m.
  • A family movie will be shown at the Toronto branch on Saturday at 1 p.m. and at the Tiltonsville branch at noon on Saturday.
  • Get organized with tips from Holly of A1 Organizing on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Tiltonsville branch. Register by calling (740) 859-5163.
  • Babygarten will be offered at the main library on Tuesday at 6 p.m.; the Brilliant branch on Thursday at 11 a.m.; and at the Schiappa branch on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Babygarten is for caregiver and children ages birth to 24 months where stories, songs and books are shared.
  • Story Hour for caregiver and children ages 2-6 will be offered at the main library on Wednesday, April 17 and April 24 at 6 p.m. Registration is not needed.
  • “Intro To Find A Grave” will be at the Schiappa branch on Thursday at 6 p.m. Adults will learn how to use this online tool for family research. Find a grave is available at the library and contains more than 92 million grave records.
  • Play and Learn is a play-session for caregiver and children ages birth to 3. It will be at the Schiappa branch on Thursday at 6 p.m. and on Friday at 10 a.m. Registration not needed.
  • Story Time will be offered at the Schiappa branch on Mondays through April 29 at 6 p.m. It is for caregiver and children age 4-6. Register by calling (740) 264-6166.

Brooke Democratic Women to meet

The Brooke County Federation of Democratic Women will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Follansbee Library.

It will be a regular meeting. The membership drive will continue. For information on membership and yearly dues call Linda Arbogast at (304) 374-4030.

Library to show ‘The Hobbit’

The Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg will be showing “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” rated PG, on Thursday at 5 p.m.

The epic is the first of a planned trilogy of films adapting the popular masterpiece “The Hobbit,” by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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

Women of Moose to hold yard sale

The Women of the Wellsburg Moose will hold an indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 at the Moose Lodge at 844 Main St., Wellsburg.

A variety of items will be sold and the group still has 8 foot tables for rent by vendors. The cost is $10 each.

For information, call (304) 737-0178.

Scholarship dinner to be held April 19

The Seventh Annual Derek “Ike” Eisenhauer Scholarship Dinner will be held April 19 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Bethany College’s Harder Hall.

The son of Jay and Mary Ann Eisenhauer, Derek died of a heart attack, in March 2006. A 2004 graduate of Brooke High School, he was known for his outgoing nature, ability to joke easily and desire to help others.

Each year family and friends hold the dinner, with the support of many, to raise scholarships for Brooke High School graduates.

Since 2007, $6,000 in scholarships have been awarded to students going on to college or technical school.

The cost is $12 for adults and teens and $6 for ages 6-12 for the dinner, which will include a make your own pasta bar, soup, salad, dessert and entry into a drawing for a variety of door prizes.

Children 5 and under will be admitted free, and takeout will be available.

Dinner to benefit Follansbee man

A spaghetti dinner will be held April 20 at the Hooverson Heights Fire Department to benefit Rich Beatty of Follansbee, a kidney transplant patient.

The cost is $6 for the dinner, which will begin at 3 p.m. There also will be a 50-50 drawing.

For information, call Anthony “Butch” Rotellini at (304) 479-0225.

CAC accepting applications

The Jefferson County Community Action Council is accepting applications for the Curtis A. Brooks Memorial Scholarship.

Brooks was a visionary leader in the Community Action movement both in Ohio and nationally. He was a pioneer in the war on poverty and the anti-poverty movement.

The purpose of the scholarship is to honor him by finding a person who hopes to pursue a career that will have a positive effect on those who need assistance.

The award will be for $1,000 for the 2013-2014 academic year.

The recipient will be someone who is pursuing a degree in social work, social service, child development, political science, public administration or a related field.

Applicants must have an income no greater than 80 percent of the median income for the Columbus Metropolitan area.

A family of four with income not exceeding $54,300 would qualify. Incomes vary according to family size.

Applicants must be 55 years old or younger, pursuing a first, second or third career and plan to attend an accredited institution in the United States. Interested persons may contact the Community Action Council’s Administration Office at (740) 282-0971 Ext. 110 for information or to request an application. Applications must be postmarked by April 30.