Jeff Evans II will present "A Civil War Christmas" at the Jefferson County Genealogical Society annual Christmas luncheon to be held Saturday at noon at the Church of Latter Day Saints on Powell's Lane, Wintersville.
A cookie exchange also will be held. Those who want to participate should bring two or more dozen cookies.
There will be community awards, a silent auction and drawings.
Evans is a middle school teacher at Old Trail School in Bath. He was a longtime resident of Wintersville and is a local Civil War historian.
He was a national park ranger for 10 years at Gettysburg, Eisenhower Historic Site, Petersburg, Fort Necessity, Brandywine and Williamsburg.
Evans is married to Gettysburg native Lynn Hartzel Evans and is the father of two daughters. His parents are Jeffrey and Sue Evans of Wintersville.
Marketing Country Cousins topic
"Membership Marketing" was the topic of discussion when the Country Cousins Advisory Council of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau met at the home of Cora Kirk in Walnut Creek.
John Ramsey read from "Our Daily Bread" for the inspiration period.
Plans were made to attend the promotion and education annual Christmas luncheon at the Hampton Inn at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The committee will provide a free covered-dish meal of ham and "trimmings." Participation in the gift exchange will have a $15 maximum.
Farm Bureau membership is not limited to farmers, it was noted, and includes a number of benefits.
To join, call the Farm Bureau office at (740) 266-6603.
K of C to have spaghetti dinner
Immaculate Heart Of Mary Council 472, Knights of Columbus, will hold its monthly spaghetti dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the council hall.
The monthly homemade dinner is quite popular in the area.
It's open to the public as well as members.
Price is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. It includes homemade meatballs, salad, Italian bread, dessert and coffee.
Carryouts are available and can be ordered by calling (740) 264-0092.
Institute offering seminar
The Rational Living Therapy Institute is offering a Monday seminar for the public titled, "Counseling Yourself Rationally with Help from the Bible."
Attendees will learn how to use biblical principles and teachings to think and behave rationally, Dr. Aldo Pucci, who conducts the seminars, said.
It will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Weirton institute. A $5 fee is requested for the seminar, and all proceeds will be donated to charity. To register, call (304) 723-3980.
Dinner with Santa planned
A community dinner with Santa is planned from noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Saline Township Complex in Hammondsville.
Donations will be accepted to benefit the pupils at Stanton Elementary School in the Edison Local School District.
Guests can bring a camera to take pictures with Santa. The menu includes rigatoni, salad and dessert, and there will be drawings for items such as a gas card, DVD player and signed print picture of Hines Ward.
Kids With Spirit Club meets Friday
The Kids With Spirit Club will meet from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Follansbee United Presbyterian Church to practice Christmas carols and make Christmas decorations for residents of Golden Oaks and Mary Ann Manor nursing homes, where they will be caroling Dec. 21.
Members of the club also will be asked to bring a canned good or other non-perishable food on Dec. 21 for donation to local food drives.
Area children are invited to participate in the club. For information, call Shelby Barnhart at (304) 527-4033 or the church at (304) 527-4114.
Dinner to benefit Conways
A benefit spaghetti dinner will be held for Ronnie and Charlotte Conway from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Unionport Masonic Temple, county Road 39. Donations will be accepted for the dinner that will offer spaghetti, salad, cake and ice cream.
Carryouts will be available.
Gaylord food, craft, rummage sales set
Gaylord Towers and Friends Club will hold craft, rummage, bake sale, soup, chili and hot dog sales Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at the towers, 707 Market St.
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