What’s going on throughout the area

Country Friends announce

weekend entertainment lineup

COLLIERS — Country Friends will host the Buffington Brothers on Friday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The country dance band US will make its premiere performance on Saturday.

At Friday’s event, the names of four winners will be drawn from 50-50 tickets with each receiving a $50 check for a favorite charity.

The doors open at 6 p.m., the program starts at 7 p.m., and the hall closes at 10 p.m. for both events. There is a $5 cover charge per person on dance nights.

Monday is open mic with the doors opening at 4 p.m., the meal being served at 5 p.m. and open mic running from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is no cover charge on Mondays, but donations are appreciated.

Country Friends Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity. For information on Country Friends or for cancellations, call (304) 479-1270, (304) 748-2816 or (304) 797-0122. For a monthly schedule e-mail owlcinder@yahoo.com.

Philoptochos Society members

having festival shower

STEUBENVILLE — The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Philoptochos Society will hold its annual festival shower today.

The group received an invitation to the Daffodil Luncheon that will be held Saturday in Canonsburg, which Mary McElhaney and Gloria Sergakis plan to attend.

Members were reminded of both events when the group met Feb. 1 for a luncheon meeting at Scaffidi’s Restaurant and Tavern. Treasurer Rikki Kamarados presided at the gathering attended by 11 members, and the Rev. Nicholas Halkias gave the opening prayer.

Coats for Kids was designated as the January charity and Hutton House for the Homeless, the February charity.

CPR, AED training offered

Tuesday at Weirton location

WEIRTON — An American Heart Association first aid class, with training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of an automated external defibrillator, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Brooke-Hancock Family Resource Network office at 1300 Potomac Ave.

The cost is $15 to receive a certificate and $40 for a wallet card. Fees are due with registration, which should be done by March 16.

Bob Fowler, Brooke County emergency management director, will be the instructor.

To register or for information, call (304) 748-7850.

‘A Night of Music’ scheduled

Saturday at Richmond UMC

RICHMOND — The Richmond United Methodist Church at 112 S. Sugar St. will host “A Night of Music” on Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m.

Free and open to the public, the event will include a variety of musical performances. Light refreshments will be served afterward.

Antonio Meucci Lodge

installs officers, trustees

WEIRTON — The Antonio Meucci Lodge met Feb. 13 at Undo’s in Weirton for a buffet dinner and dessert.

Vice President Tony LaRosa read the invocation, and Richard Sklenar led in opening exercises.

Reports were given by Secretary Rita Orler, Treasurer Linda Pfabe and Carol Valenti, financial.

Officers and trustees were installed by Dominic Potts and included: Regina Truax, president; Tony LaRosa, vice president; Rita Orler, secretary; Norma Henson, treasurer; Carl Truax and Richard Sklenar, sergeant at arms; Marylou Rossi, Mena Potts, Dominic Potts, Gabriel Arlia, Mike DiBiase and Jim Cerra, trustees; and Mary Rose Spano, chaplain.

Truax welcomed guest Albert Veltri, husband of Angle Veltri. Truax announced the regional meeting will be held April 27 in Clarksburg, W.Va. All officers and members are urged to attend.

Guest speaker Dr. J.K. Luthra discussed the upcoming Festival of Nations that will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 17 at the Millsop Community Center. This marks the 10th year for the event sponsored by the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center. Several nationalities will provide food for purchase and have display tables, music and dance performances. Admission and parking are free. A free bus shuttle will be provided from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Birthdays were acknowledged, and a report on cards sent was given by Carol Valenti, membership chair.

Several bus trips were announced, including: March 9, Wheeling Island casino; April 19, “Jersey Boys,” Capitol Theater, Wheeling; April 20, Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh; and May 14-16, “Jesus” at the Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pa. For information contact Truax at (304) 723-0419. All tours are open to the public.

Stephanie Iannetti won the Undo’s gift certificate and JoAnn Magnone, the 50-50 drawing. Door prizes were awarded to Laura Settepanella, Beverly DiBiase, Nick Smarrella, Carmela Pulice, Rita Orler, Dino Rossi, Dora Ferella and Amando D’Amico.

The next meeting will be held March 13 at Undo’s in Weirton. Anyone interested in joining or wanting information can contact Truax at (304) 723-0419.

Extension service committee

meeting scheduled March 12

NEW CUMBERLAND — The WVU Extension Service, Hancock County office announces an Extension service committee meeting will be held March 12, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the New Cumberland Municipal Building.

The meeting is open to the public. For information, call (304) 564-3805.

Brooke libraries offering

Teen Tech activities

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library and its Follansbee branch will be celebrating Teen Tech Week with a variety of programs for youth in grades five through eight.

Youth can take apart electronics and use the parts to create something new at the Follansbee Library at 5 p.m. Monday and at the Brooke County Library at 1 p.m. March 10.

Visitors to the Brooke County Library can create a card or picture that will light up at 5 p.m. Wednesday and make their own mini green screens from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 9.

Those interested in participating in any of the free programs are asked to call (304) 737-1551 or (304) 527-0860.

Eggs and Beggin’s Dog

Easter egg hunt planned

BURGETTSTOWN — Hilltop Animal Hospital, 40 Steubenville Pike, Burgettstown, will host its second-annual Eggs and Beggin’ Dog Easter Egg Hunt.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 17. It will include a dog egg hunt, pictures with the Easter Bunny and light refreshments.

Proceeds from drawings will benefit the Hancock County Animal Shelter.