Youth wellness program kicks off
An Apple A Day youth wellness program will hold its kickoff event on Friday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 905 Market St., Steubenville.
Sponsored by Urban Mission Ministries, the kickoff event is "an afternoon dedicated to promoting health and wellness among our community's kids throughout the summer," said the Rev. Ashley Steele, the mission's executive director.
At the kickoff, children nad parents will be encouraged to sigh up for activities and programs, including:
Community vacation Bible schools;
Community Vacation Bible Schools;
Programs at the YMCA this summer;
Lace Up for Kids sponsored by the United Way of Jefferson County;
Healthy U summer weight loss program for children;
Summer food program sponsored through the city; and
Train Them Up Academy.
The youth wellness program promotes wellness through healthy eating habits and physical activity.
Breakfast to aid
A benefit pancake and sausage breakfast fundraiser will be held from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee's in Steubenville to aid a Haiti medical mission undertaking.
The river Christian Fellowship of Empire and Whipping Post Ministries are raising money to buy much-needed medicals and medical supplies to take to Haiti in November, according to an event spokesperson.
Tickets are $5 per person and will be available at the door.
For information or donations, contact Pastor Mike Ingole at (330) 386-3852.
Jewett VFD to
The Jewett Volunteer Fire Department will host a baked pork chop and dressing dinner on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The men also includes vegetables, salad, bread, dessert and beverage.
Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.
Upcoming programs at branches of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include the following:
Make and take a craft from the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch on June 10 any time from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
There will be a planting seeds program for children at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch and the Adena branch both on June 11 at 12:30 p.m.
The book club for the Tiltonsville branch will meet on June 11 at 10 a.m. To join, call the library at (740) 859-5163. The Toronto branch's book club will meet on June 11 at 10 a.m. For information on how to join this discussion, call (740) 537-1262.
Children can have fun making messy art on June 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Tiltonsville branch, then on June 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Brilliant branch.
Craft day for children will be at the Brilliant and Tiltonsville branch on June 14 any time from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
It's all about flowers at the Schiappa branch on June 12 at 11 a.m. Children will listen to a flower story, plant seeds and decorate a flower pot. Children are separated into two age groups - 2-5 and 6-12.
Babygarten will be offered to caregivers and their children ages birth to 24 months on June 13 at 11 a.m. It is a lapsit program that involves songs, rhymes and books to help babies with language development and early literacy skills. Registration is not needed.
Go inside a real tipi at the main library on June 11 any time from noon to 4 p.m. Wes Jones will share information on tipis and Native American life.
Watch a movie with the family on June 15 at 2:30 p.m. at the main library. For information, call (740) 282-9782.
There will be a story and craft for children at the Toronto branch on June 12 at 3 p.m.
What Do You Know About Dino? Local historian Sandy Day has collected information about Steubenville's Dean Martin. The program will be held at the main library on June 13 at 1 p.m. To register, call (740) 282-9782.
at St. Paul's
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 415 Adams St., Steubenville, will host its monthly soup and sandwich luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Featured soups are potato, stuffed pepper and chicken noodle. Sandwiches are pulled pork, ham salad and chicken salad. Desserts and drinks are included in the price of the luncheon.
Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Carryouts are available by calling (740) 282-5366 between the same hours as the luncheon.
The Steubenville Rotary Club, which meets at noon on Fridays at the YWCA in Steubenville, will welcome Jim Slater of the Franciscan University of Steubenville as its program speaker Friday.
Slater will discuss his visit to Austria, where he taught at the Gaming campus and visited Vienna.
Other speakers for June are:
June 14: Alecia Sirk will represent the West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau and specifically the new Summit Art Gallery in Weirton.
June 21: Toronto native Pat Lamantia has worked for decades for Purina Dog Food company and will describe his career, but Purina's interest in Steubenville's newest police recruit - a drug-sniffing dog.
June 28: It will be the changing of the guard as Jim Baber assumes the presidency of the group, succeeding Jim Emmerling.
Jon Brandt is program chair for June.
Course on Italian
"Italiano per Inizianti," an eight-week introductory course on the Italian language and culture will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays from June 25 through Aug. 13 at Holy Family Catholic Church's Malara Hall located at 2608 Hollywood Boulevard.
Those who have taken Part I of the course may then take Part II and "La Lingua pi Bella Attraverso la sua Musica," a musical journey through time in Italy.
For information or to register, contact Domenico Di Bacco at (304) 670-3123.
The Hancock County Dog Warden will hold the annual rabies clinic from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 15 at the Weirton City Building parking lot located on Cove Road, Weirton.
Dogs must be on a leash, and cats must be in a pet carrier.
West Virginia law requires dogs six months and older be licensed and vaccinated against rabies. Failure to properly vaccinate a dog or cat against rabies can result in a fine up to $50 per animal, and failure to license a dog can result in a fine up to $100, in addition to court fees.
The cost is $6 for a rabies shot, $3 for a license, $10 for a kennel license and $10 for a vicious dog license. The clinic is sponsored by the Hancock County Commissioners, county dog warden, Hancock County Assessor's Office, Hilltop Animal Hospital and Hancock County Animal Shelter.
To report an animal bite, call the Hancock County Health Department at (304) 564-3343; county dog warden at (304) 564-3311, extension 292; or the Hancock County Sheriff's Office at (304) 564-4100, (304) 387-4100 or (304) 797-8555.