What’s going on throughout the area

Legion auxiliary plans Sunday breakfast open to the public

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville American Legion Auxiliary will host a breakfast open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The Legion post is located at 808 N. Fifth St.

The menu will include scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes and pancakes for a $7 donation.

The auxiliary will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday and will be distributing poppies Friday at Wal-Mart and Rural King.

Bark in the Park Sunday

in Richmond to benefit ACS

RICHMOND — Patrons of this year’s installment of Bark in the Park, a fundraiser sponsored by Stacy’s Pink Posse Relay for Life team to benefit the American Cancer Society, don’t have to have a dog to participate in Sunday’s fundraiser, according to organizers.

There will be crafters and vendors, food and drawings at the event to be held from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Richmond Park behind the former Richmond Elementary School.

For those with dogs, however, registration begins at 12:30 p.m. for the dogs. The cost of $5 includes a doggie bandana, dog treat and a chance to win door prizes. There is no admission for people.

In addition to crafters and vendors the event will include disc jockey Chelsea Matta; the Jefferson County Humane Society with dogs available for adoption; hot food; basket drawings; a 50-50 drawing; games; Destiny Dog Obedience School; and dog trainer Mark Kinkaid.

Dog pictures will be taken for an additional cost.

A Blessing of the Pets will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. by Greg Bush, director of discipleship at Richmond United Methodist Church.

All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. The event is in memory of Dr. Stacy Davis, a veterinarian who lost her battle with cancer on May 2, 2012.

Library announces activities, programs at various locations

STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has announced the following programs and activities at its various locations.

Main library (740) 282-9782

Adults: Coloring pages designed for adults is available every Tuesday at 11 a.m. and every Thursday at 5 p.m. Registration is not needed.

Children: Play and Learn the Alphabet, for parents with children ages 2-6, will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Letter-learning toys are available for children to play with during this hour-long session.

Schiappa Branch (740) 264-6166

Adults: Paint ‘n Sip will be held Friday at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. Participants will paint a birdhouse on canvas. There is a $10 fee that includes supplies and a non-alcoholic drink. Seating is limited. Choose one class to register.

Computers for beginners will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Choose one class to register.

Children: Gaming For Kids is anytime from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Play games on Wii, Playstation and XBOX360.

Funseekers briefed on trips, learn about annual picnic

WINTERSVILLE — The Funseekers met April 5 at Zalenski’s Family Eatery and Pub in Wintersville with President Larry Bauer welcoming members and acknowledging April birthdays and anniversaries.

Forty-one members attended.

Following dinner, John Balzano conducted the brown bag auction fundraiser featuring a variety of items and raising more than $180.

The business meeting included approval of the secretary’s and treasurer’s reports. The sunshine chair reported on cards sent.

David Krause reviewed the tour and excursion schedule with trips planned for, Station dinner theater in Erie, Pa., today; Paul Anka at the Palace Theater, May 17; Washington, D.C., tour, May 19-23; “Dirty Dancing” at Heinz Hall, May 27; Sugarcreek, June 16; Meadows Casino, June 21; Gateway Clipper and fireworks, July 4; Lady Luck Casino at Nemacolin, July 7; Pirates baseball game, July 16; and Alaskan cruise, Aug. 5-12.

All trips and excursions are open to the public. For information, contact Krause at (740) 264-6886 or Regina Truax at (304) 723-0419.

Krause will chair the nominating committee. Officers will be elected at the August meeting.

The annual Funseekers picnic will be held July 9 at Aracoma Park in Mingo Junction. The board members will serve as the planning committee. Members will be asked to volunteer for various picnic events.

Barbara Jean Losey suggested that name tags be eliminated. The discussion that followed cited several advantages for keeping name tags in addition to reasons for eliminating them. A vote was tabled until the May meeting. Several members suggested that perspective members be invited to attend one meeting as guests of the club. The motion will be discussed at the May meeting.

Gene Viola won the 50-50 drawing. Winners of door prizes presented by Linda Lenzi included Beverly DiBiasi, Ann Iachini, Frank DeStefano, Chuck Pierce, Regina Truax, Roberta Antinone and Mary Beth Bauer.

May prizes will be presented by Terry and Laura Mamula.

Health fair planned for Friday

at Prime Time Senior Center

STEUBENVILLE — Value Leader Pharmacy will host a health fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Prime Time Senior Center at 300 Lovers Lane, Steubenville.

There is no admission.

There will be a lunch buffet, various vendors and free cholesterol and blood glucose testing with no fasting required.

Weirton church to host

rummage sale Saturday

WEIRTON — The First United Methodist Church, located at 3301 West St., Weirton, will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will be held in the downstairs fellowship hall. Patrons are asked to enter through the front doors. Signs will be posted.

Toronto Senior Citizens

planning May 11 dinner

TORONTO — Doris Matyas presided at the Toronto Senior Citizens meeting held April 27.

Mary Alice Meyer gave the blessing for the covered-dish dinner and led the members in opening exercises. Dinner was followed by ice cream sundaes provided by the Toronto Apothecary.

Roll call, minutes and the treasurer’s report were given.

Nancy Stanak gave a report on trips, noting the trip to the Ark Encounter will be changed to August with the date to be determined.

John Corrigan won the 50/50 drawing. Door prize winners were Duke Pfabe, Deanne Starr, Lester Grimes, Helen Bayne, Mary Alice Meyer, Cathy Grimes and Pat Pfabe. Bingo winners were Barbara Schroyer, Violet McClain and Paul Voltz. Scat was played following the meeting.

The next meeting will be the May dinner beginning at 5 p.m. May 11 at the Stratton Municipal Building.

Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association meets

RICHMOND — The Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association met April 11 at the Richmond United Methodist Church with President Dave Nicholson extending the welcome and prayer and leading in opening exercises.

The secretary and treasurer’s reports were accepted.

Larry Coleman reminded members to turn in their volunteer hours. Seven members were presented certificates for their many hours tallied.

Ann Wiley, reservations chairman, distributed information listing dates and speakers for the remainder of 2017.

Joyce Zimmerman will replace Gloria Zamborsky as necrology chairman.

Diane Neptune, informational and protective chairperson, reported that 2019 Medicare reimbursements will be phased out.

Gloria Renda reported on the first used book sale held at the Pleasant Hill Schoolhouse Museum and noted the next one will be held Friday and Saturday. She said donations of daffodil bulbs to be planted around the building would be appreciated. Working on the parking lot is the next project, according to Renda.

Kendra Burger, the new district IX director, was introduced. She is taking the place of Bea Lehner, who will be the president elect for the Ohio Retired Teachers Association in 2017 and become president in 2018.

Gina Judy introduced speaker Bob Hooker, who began working with bees in 1970 and discussed the importance of honey bees.

Before lunch, the group was entered by the chamber ensemble from Edison High School under the direction of Dani Carroll.

The next board meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. May 10 at the Schiappa branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.