What’s going on in the area

End-of-life planning

event at YWCA

The YWCA of Steubenville will present “Planning for the Future” at noon on Sept. 17 at the facility located at 320 N. Fourth St., Steubenville.

The free program is designed to provide information on what people need to know as they face the end of life.

Information will presented by Attorney Robert Hargrave and funeral director Don Clarke of Clarke Funeral Home.

A light lunch will be served by the YWCA staff. The event is open to the public, and there are no fees.

Those interested in participating should register by Sept. 13 by calling (740) 282-1261.

Kiwanis announce

speaker lineup

The Steubenville Kiwanis Club was to welcome area football coaches to its noon luncheon meeting today at the YWCA of Steubenville in honor of the kickoff of the 2013 football season.

The annual visit arranged by September program chair Ted Gorman was to include Indian Creek Coach Andrew Connor, Catholic Central Coach Steve Daley and Big Red Coach Reno Saccoccia.

Other programs for September include:

Sept. 10: Roger Micker, Gettysburg Experience;

Sept. 17: No luncheon, rose delivery day; and

Sept. 24: Joey Klepack, The River 106.3.

The Kiwanis are continuing to take orders for their annual rose sale. George Pugh is chairman of the sale with orders for a dozen roses being accepted through Sept. 10.

The long-stemmed roses are $18 for a dozen for local delivery to Steubenville, Wintersville, Mingo Junction, Toronto, Brilliant, Weirton and Follansbee. Mailouts are $25 and include the 48 continental states.

The roses will be delivered on Sept. 17, with the Kiwanis having help from the students in local Key Clubs.

Orders can be placed through any Kiwanis Club member or by calling Tom Timmons at (740) 314-9574 or (740) 264-0650.

Spaghetti dinner

Thursday at center

The East Springfield Community Recreation and Service Center located on county Road 39, East Springfield, next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department, will hold its monthly fundraiser dinner on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The spaghetti dinner with meat sauce also will include Italian bread or rolls, a salad bar, dessert and drink.

The cost is $7. Takeout orders are available by calling (740) 543-3700.

The website is www.escommunitycenter.com.

Art association

dinner meeting set

The Steubenville Art Association will hold its opening dinner meeting on Sept. 18 at St. Florian Hall, beginning at 6 p.m.

Anne Wagner, president, will overview programs and workshops for the coming year, and members will receive 2013-14 membership and program booklets.

Annual dues are $20 payable in September.

Door prizes will be awarded, and there will be a drawing for a basket.

JSWCD holding

photo contest

The Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District is holding its photo contest that is open to the public.

The rules are simple, the prizes are cash, and all entrants need to do is “capture the natural beauty around you,” according to a news release.

Photos taken any where in Jefferson County are eligible to be entered in three categories: “Animals on the Farm,” “Culinary Bounty” and “On the Waterfront.”

For information on the entry form and judging procedure, visit the district’s website at jeffersonswcd.org or call (740) 264-9790.

Photos must be submitted to the district office by 4 p.m. p.m. on Oct. 1.

Tri-State Writers

Society to meet

The Tri-State Writers Society, led by award-winning local author, Karen Majoris-Garrison, will hold their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Sept. 10 at Eastern Gateway Community College, Room 1502 on the lower level.

Published and aspiring writers of all genres are welcome to attend.

For information, phone (740) 424-1243 or visit www.karinagarrison.blogspot.com.

Class of 1961 to mark birthdays

The Weir High School Class of 1961 will celebrate class members’ 70th birthday with a dinner party at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Knights of Columbus gallery.

All class members are welcome.

For information, visit the website at www.weirhighclassof61.myevent.com or email sriopelle@live.com.

Cutest Baby

Contest detailed

The Brooke County West Virginia University Extension Service will hold a cutest baby contest during the Brooke County Fair.

There will be two age categories: under 12 months and 12 to 24 months, and children must not have reached their first birthday by Sept. 1 for the first category or second birthday by that date for the second category.

Participants must enter a large coffee can bearing a photo and name of the child no later than 8 p.m. Friday, the first day of the fair.

The can should have a lid with a slot for fairgoers to cast 25-cent votes and may be brought to the extension office at 840 Charles St. on Thursday or to the 4-H tent on the fairgrounds at Brooke Hills Park no later than 8 p.m. Friday.

Fairgoers may cast one vote for a quarter or multiple votes for $1 or more.

Trophies will be presented to the two winners at 5 p.m. Sunday on the fairgrounds, but winners need not be present.

There is a $3 entry fee for participants, and proceeds from the votes go to the Brooke County 4-H program.

Entry forms can be picked up at the extension office or online at www.brooke.ext.wvu. edu.

For information, call (304) 737-3666.

Diabetes program

set for Sept. 18

Doreen Bugal will deliver a free educational program at 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Diabetes Education Center located at 2502 Sunset Blvd., Suite B, Steubenville, to share diabetes self-management and lifestyle strategies based on extensive training and her personal experience living with diabetes.

Bugal is a member of the A1C Champions Program, supported by Sanofi, which is a patient-led approach to diabetes education.

Topics will include achieving good glucose control; learning about effective self-management; developing a balanced, healthy lifestyle; planning and prioritizing diabetes management; overcoming fears surrounding diabetes; and finding resources for diabetes support.

Diabetes is a chronic, widespread condition characterized by high blood sugar in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, the hormone needed to transport glucose (sugar) from the blood into the cells of the body for energy. It is estimated that the nearly 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, including an estimated 7 million who remain undiagnosed.

For information, contact Jane Scott at (740) 275-4936.

CCHS Class of ’64 planning reunion

The Steubenville Catholic Central High School Class of 1964 will continue planning for its 50-year reunion with a meeting at Lancelot”s Restaurant in Wintersville on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.

All interested are invited to attend with discussion to include the entertainment and menu for the event.

For information, contact Pat Wells at (740) 537-3982 or contact by e-mail at patricktwells@sbcglobal.net.