What’s going on throughout the area
Weirton Elks, VFW plan to kick
off bingo games on Saturday
WEIRTON — The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 and the Weirton Veterans of Foreign Wars Panhandle Post 2716 will be holding bingo games every Saturday, beginning this Saturday, at the VFW Hall located at 3435 Main St.
Doors open at 6 p.m., early bird single games will begin at 6:30 p.m. and bingo will begin at 7 p.m. Players are asked to enter the hall through the front door, but those who need a handicap-accessible entrance may enter at the rear of the building.
The cost is $1 per single game, and $5 for six games. Prizes will be awarded.
The Elks also will hold a reverse drawing Feb. 18 at their lodge on Main St. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner will begin at 7 p.m. and the drawing will be held at 8 p.m.
The grand prize is $2,500. Only 200 tickets will be sold for $50 each. Those purchasing a ticket will receive a dinner. Guest dinners are available for non-ticket holders for $10 each.
TIMET retirees to gather for
luncheon meeting on Tuesday
STEUBENVILLE — Retirees of TIMET in Toronto will have occasion to chat, reminisce and stay connected at the next get-together luncheon scheduled for Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at CJ’s Restaurant on Sunset Boulevard, Steubenville.
It’s open to all TIMET retirees. For information, contact Bob Olexia at (740) 535-0937.
Brooke County Library
to show ‘Scully’ on Friday
WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Library will be showing the PG-13-rated film “Scully” at noon on Friday.
On Jan. 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.
Those attending are invited to bring a lunch. Popcorn and water will be provided by the library. Call the circulation desk at (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat.
Country Friends to host
Sands of Time on Saturday
COLLIERS — Country Friends will host Sands of Time Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Police Lodge Road. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the dance starts at 7 p.m.
Mondays and Fridays are covered-dish dinner and open mic nights, and the last Friday of each month is gospel night. A donation is made to a local charity or church on gospel night. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m. and open mic begins at 6 p.m.
Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity.
For information, call or text (304) 479-1270 or (304) 748-2816 or visit countryfriendsfoundation.com.
Paint the Town Pink campaign
winners are announced
C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc. has named several winners of its 2016 Paint the Town Pink campaign to promote breast cancer awareness in October.
Businesses in Brooke, Hancock and Jefferson counties and this year, in East Liverpool, were invited to decorate their premises, and 71 establishments in 13 communities took part.
Aided by local mayors and other public officials, the community action agency presented a hand-crafted pink ribbon trophy to each of the following winners:
≤ Frank’s Bar and Grill in Bloomingdale;
≤ First Choice America Federal Credit Union locations in Weirton, Chester and Wintersville;
≤ The Lou Holtz Hall of Fame in East Liverpool;
≤ Hood’s Pharmacy in Follansbee;
≤ The Hancock County Health Department;
≤ Hancock County Dodge Jeep Ram in Newell;
≤ TS Electric in Richmond;
≤ The Steubenville Parks and Recreation Department;
≤ Jefferson County Training Center;
≤ Colonial Garden Florist & Gift in Toronto and;
≤ HealthSource of Wellsburg.
Bethany College professor named a fellow for institute
BETHANY — M.E. Yancosek Gamble, who chairs Bethany College’s department of communications and media arts, has been named a fellow for the 2017 Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute by The Scripps Howard Foundation and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Gamble is one of 12 professionals selected to attend a five-day program at the Cronkite School at Arizona State University. She and other participants will learn techniques of business development and using grants, contests and challenges as teaching opportunities.
In 2014, Entrepreneurial Media was taught for the first time at Bethany, and Gamble said the fellowship will help her to expand the class.
“Given my background with the small business efforts for the state of West Virginia, this seemed like a great match for me,” said Gamble, who was director of the West Virginia Small Business Center before coming to Bethany.
Weirton United Way to hold
Big Game Eve Tailgate Feb. 4
BURGETTSTOWN — The Weirton United Way’s sixth-annual Big Game Eve Tailgate will be held Feb. 4 at the Pepsi Cola Roadhouse located on state Route 18.
The event features food, music and beer. Those attending are encouraged to wear their favorite football team apparel. There will be a drawing for a $1,500 Visa gift card, sponsored by First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union and WTOV-TV. Drawing tickets may be purchased for $5 each.
Those attending must be 21 or older to attend. Reserved seating is available for tables of eight or more. Tickets are $10 in advance and $25 at the door.
For information or tickets, call (304) 748-7213.