Charity Hospice will hold its poinsettia tree dedication at 1 p.m. Sunday at the tree site in the Fort Steuben Mall.
The Steubenville High School Choir will perform for those in attendance.
"The public is invited and encouraged to attend this wonderful ceremony to honor those individuals whose names are on the tree," said Steve Seminara, director of volunteers for Charity Hospice.
For information, call (740) 264-2280.
Prima Donna Red
Hat women meet
Members of the Prima Donna Red Hats met at Lancelot's Restaurant in Wintersville with Edie Truax as hostess.
Marge Juresko gave a report on donations distributed this year from dues paid by members. They included Urban Mission Ministries for a Thanksgiving food basket and a Christmas food basket in addition to donations for children, one a leukemia patient, the other a child with a vision problem.
Secret pals were revealed, and a gift exchange was held.
Names were drawn for 2013 secret pals.
The following programs are planned at the various branches of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County:
Cookbook club for the Tiltonsville branch will meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 18. To join, call the library at (740) 769-2090.
The Brilliant branch's book club will have its meeting at 10 a.m. Dec. 17. For information, call (740) 598-4028. The Adena branch's book club will meet at 5:15 p.m. Dec. 17. For information, call the library at (740) 546-3782. The book club for the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch is at 10 a.m. Dec. 18. Join by calling the Dillonvale branch at (740) 769-2090. The Schiappa branch's book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18.
Story Time will be offered at the Adena branch at 11:15 a.m. Dec. 17 and at the Toronto branch at 5 p.m. Dec. 20.
A family movie will be shown at the Schiappa branch at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21. Register by calling (740) 264-6166. at 1 p.m.
Play and Learn for caregiver and children ages birth to 3 will be offered at the Toronto branch at 6 p.m. Dec. 17.
Play and Learn the Alphabet for parent and children ages 2-6 offers letter learning toys at the library.
It will be offered at the main library at 6 p.m. Dec. 19.
Karaoke Night for teens will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Schiappa branch. Performers must be 10 to 18 years old.
Area schools are invited to have their students enter the Martin Luther King/Coretta Scott King essay and illustration contest sponsored by Kent State University East Liverpool Campus Diversity Committee, English Department and dean and the East Liverpool-Wellsville NAACP.
Those entering the contest should read a book that has won the American Library Association's Coretta Scott King Award and write an essay or create an artwork describing what the book, the struggle for equality and justice in America and the legacy of those who have worked for equality means to them.
Those participating are encouraged to think about what is still needed to gain equity.
The essay should be at least five pages if handwritten or three pages typed, double-spaced, 1-inch margins and a 12-point font.
An essay should include the name, grade, school, author's name and the book title on the first page of the essay.
An artwork should have the name, grade, teacher, school, author and book title on the back.
Categories will include elementary, middle and high school.
Entries must be sent to the campus, marked Attention: Patti Swartz, Kent State University East Liverpool Campus, 400 E. Fourth St., East Liverpool, OH 43920.
Entries must be submitted by Jan. 16.
Prizes will be $50, $35 and $25 bookstore gift cards for first, second and third place in each category.
Winners will be announced at the Martin Luther King Celebration Jan. 21 in East Liverpool. For information, contact Swartz at (330) 397-5749 or pswartz@ kent.edu.
Santa to visit story hour
The Follansbee Branch Library will be holding a Christmas story hour, with special guest Santa Claus, for children ages 25 and their caregivers at noon Monday.
The Friends of the Follansbee Library will take pictures of children with Santa. Call (304) 527-0860 to register for the free program.
Children are invited to stop by the Follansbee Branch Library on Tuesday and make a craft they can take home.