The Ohio Valley District of Colored Women's Clubs will hold its 28th-annual Minority Health Luncheon on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Agape Apostolic Assembly Inc. in Steubenville.
This year's event - the theme of which is "Good Health Begins with You" - will feature a panel of speakers, including the Rev. Jamie Smith, Sheila Hendricks, Rhonda Cooper, Terri Brooks and Regina Myles, who will focus on topics to improve minority health.
The activity marks the celebration of April as Minority Health Month, which is designed to:
Promote healthy lifestyles;
Provide crucial information to allow individuals to practice disease prevention;
Showcase the resources for and providers of grassroots health care and information;
Highlight the resolution of the disparate health conditions between Ohio's minority and nonminority populations; and
Gain additional support for the ongoing efforts to improve minority health all year.
Pamphlets and brochures illustrating proper health care will be distributed, and blood pressure screenings will be conducted.
Lunch will be prepared by Slaughter By Design. The donation for the luncheon is $17.
Millicent Slaughter, district president, and Connie Vinson, luncheon chairman, are completing plans for the event, which the public is invited to attend. Tickets can be obtained from any federated sister in the Nimble Thimble, LaFemme Progressive, Sojourner Truth or Ladies of Serenity clubs.
'You Belong at Your Library'
"You Belong at Your Library" is the theme of National Library Week being celebrated through Saturday at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.
"The library makes both print and digital information available and accessible to all people. Whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land a new job, a parent looking for free activities for children or a student searching for your next favorite book, you belong at your library," said Jennifer Cesta, the library's public relations coordinator.
Library branches will have a drawing for a giveaway during the week, and the following activities will be held at these branches:
Main Library will offer Play and Learn the Alphabet for parent and child ages 2-6 on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
The Dillonvale American Legion Auxiliary will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Legion post in Dillonvale to make plans for the county council meeting it will host on April 25 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available to all members to sell for the second-annual Longaberger Basket Bingo to be held May 5. Yearly reports are due before May 1.
All committee chairmen or committee members are requested to attend the Tuesday meeting where officers will be nominated.
For information, call Mary Ulczynski at (740) 769-7773.
card party set
The annual spring games and card party will be sponsored by the New Alexandria Grange at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Grange Hall on county Road 19.
Martha Bradley and the fundraising committee are in charge of the event. There will be a 50/50 drawing, prizes and refreshments.
The cost will be a $4 donation.
retirees to meet
Weirton Hospital retirees will hold their spring meeting at noon Tuesday at Gio's Restaurant.
The luncheon will be followed by a business meeting where Donna Latkiewicz, president, will preside.
It will include the appointment of a membership chair with the resignation of Theresa Dodson.
At the last meeting, Treasurer Rhadine Ross and Sunshine Chair Donna Karas gave reports, and Latkiewicz introduced new members Aggie Hoffman and Annette Beagle.
The Weirton Community Bread Basket sent a thank-you note for a donation. Jody Coyne won the 50/50 drawing. Linda Heilman, Mary Orrechio and Dee Guio read short or comedic stories. Latkiewicz gave a brief history of the retirees' organization, going back to 2002.
Unpaid dues of $10 will be collected at the Tuesday meeting.
Speaker and program suggestions for the remainder at 2012 will be approved at the April meeting, and members are requested to bring fabric for the sleeping bag project. Donated materials will be accepted by Judy Tate and Wanda Camp.
The East Springfield Community Recreation and Service Center on county Road 39 next to the fire department will be the site of its monthly fundraiser dinner on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The menu will include a hot roast beef sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, salad bar, dessert and drink for $7. Takeout orders are available by calling (740) 543-3700.