Community news from around the area
Mingo Woman’s Club to host
mystery dinner-theater show
MINGO JUNCTION — The GFWC Woman’s Club of Mingo Junction will host a mystery dinner-theater show fundraiser on April 21 at the Mingo Knights of Columbus Hall, located at 117 Legion Drive.
Mystery Theater Unlimited will present “Murder at the Kit Kat Club.” Doors open at 5:45 p.m., and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $35 for person, and tables for eight can be reserved. To RSVP by April 10, call (740) 632-3244 or (740) 346-6535.
Weirton VFW Auxiliary holding
quarter auction on Sunday
WEIRTON — The Weirton VFW Post 2716 Auxiliary will be holding a fundraiser quarter auction on Sunday at the hall, located at 3534 Main St.
Doors open at noon, and bidding begins at 1 p.m. Cost is $5 for each paddle, with additional paddles available for $1. The event is open to the public.
In addition to local vendors and crafters, the event will include a 50/50 drawing, a Chinese auction, special drawings and food.
Brooke County Rotary Club
has a busy winter season
WELLSBURG — Winter often is a quiet time for civic groups, but not for the Brooke County Rotary Club.
Each Christmas the club “adopts” local families in need, providing gifts, food and at least one year, a Christmas tree. This year the club was able to aid three families. The club supported the Weirton Heights Rotary Club’s annual Mardi Gras event, which raised funds for improvements to the Brooke County Soccer Field near Colliers Way.
The addition of guardrails and other upgrades are planned for the field, with improvements to the restrooms and concession stand also eyed.
The Brooke County club will award of a scholarship to a Brooke High School senior and teaming with the Wellsburg Chamber of Commerce to again hold an Oktoberfest event. The group meets at noon Thursdays at the Station Grille and welcomes new members.
Satellite veterans office is
open Wednesday in Dillonvale
STEUBENVILLE — The satellite office of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Dillonvale City Building, 135 School St., Dillonvale, to assist veterans, dependents of veterans, and/or veterans’ widows with Veterans Administration pensions, compensations, burials, schooling, medical assistance and other veteran’s benefits.
For information, call the Veterans Service Office at (740) 283-8571 or visit the office in Suite 310, 500 Market St., Steubenville. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed every Wednesday afternoon to the public.
Free senior aerobics classes
available at W.Va. Northern
WEIRTON — West Virginia Northn Community College is offering a free senior aerobics class that begins March 19.
It will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in room 242/243 at the Weirton campus. The class is two sessions a week — Monday and Wednesday — and continues through the course of the semester.
The aerobics class is designed for older men and women who want to start exercising at a moderate pace or those who already exercise and want to try something new, according to a spokesperson. It will be a low-impact class with an emphasis on stretching and easy movements to music. All exercise is done standing. There is no chair or floor work.
“For each movement, the instructor will demonstrate how to do it the easy way or turn it up a notch so people of all fitness levels can benefit,” the spokesperson added. Participants should wear loose or stretchy clothing and athletic shoes and bring a bottle of water. Participants must fill out a registration form at WVNCC.
All Saints to participate
in Festival of Nations
WEIRTON — All Saints Greek Orthodox Church will participate in the 10th-annual Festival of Nations to be presented by Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 17 at Millsop Community Center, 3420 Main St.
The church will sell baklava and koulourakia (twist cookies) and also host a display area on Greece. For information, call (304) 479-1714.
Seniors to meet Thursday
TORONTO — The Toronto Senior Citizens will hold their next meeting Thursday at the Roosevelt building. An incorrect date was noted in an article published Feb. 28.
‘Wonder’ showing at library
WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library will show the PG rated film “Wonder” at 5 p.m. Thursday. Based on a book by R.J. Palacio, the film is about A 10-year-old boy with a facial deformity who attends school for the first time. Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn for the free screening.