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Toronto Sunrise Seniors celebrate Christmas with dinner, music, prizes

TORONTO — The Toronto Sunrise Seniors celebrated Christmas with a catered dinner Dec. 8 at the Roosevelt Center

President Barbara Pritts, welcomed guests, including Mayor John Parker and his wife, Tracey; Don and Cheryl Clarke; and Jeff and Becky Foster.

A moment of silence was held for recently deceased member Eileen Cernansky. Several members were remembered during the health report.

The hall was decorated with large poinsettias created by Susan Kulstad, and Laura Sheets provided individual poinsettia decorations as favors. Ruth White was recognized for her efforts in organizing the event and obtaining donations for door prizes.

All members received a door prize from a variety of items donated and purchased from local businesses.

Mayor Parker spoke to the membership about the city’s efforts to improve the meeting location for all senior citizens. The partnership between Toronto City Schools and the city eventually will create some space for meetings at the Karaffa building.

Entertainment was provided by the Brookes family who sang a cappella selections for the membership.

Elaine Briceland and Betty Pierce won the 50-50 drawing. Bingo winners included Betty Mossor, Nina Kavanaugh, Shirley Rebich, Lucy Timko, Gloria Howard, Beth Clark, Marsha McConnell, Paul Sherwood, Susan Kulstad, Carolyn McCart, Don Pritts, Wilma Elder and Ruth White.

On Dec. 13, many members enjoyed an outing to Amish country. Following lunch at the Dutch Valley Restaurant, they attended the musical “Our Christmas Dinner,” and the day culminated with shopping at local businesses.

Four Seasons Senior Citizens

have Christmas dinner

WEIRTON — The Four Seasons Senior Citizens held their Christmas dinner at Undo’s.

President Chris Sklenar presided.

Tony LaRosa gave the opening and closing prayers.

After dinner, members sang Christmas carols with the group Memories.

The regular meeting was suspended, and gifts were passed out to all members.

The next meeting will be held Jan. 17.

Public Library of Steubenville,

Jefferson County programs listed

STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has announced the following programs and activities planned to be held at its various locations:

Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166

Adults: A beginner’s Internet class will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 3. “Want to surf the web, but aren’t sure how to even turn on a computer? This class is for you,” notes Jennifer Cesta, the library systems public relations coordinator.

“From buying the computer that is right for you to getting connected and seeing what the Internet has to offer, our instructor will show you the basics of getting online,” she said of the class where participants will learn how” to open files, point and click a mouse and use popular search engines to find the websites you’re looking for.”

Registration is required.

Children: Play and Learn, for parents or caregivers and children birth to 4, will be held Jan. 4 at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m. This is a one-hour play session with toys that promote early literacy skills. No registration is necessary.

Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch, (740) 769-2090

Children: Play and Learn the Alphabet, for parents or caregivers with children ages 2 to 6, will be held Jan. 2, beginning at 11:15 a.m. The one-hour play session involves letter-learning toys. No registration is required.