Knights anniversary dinner Sunday
The Immaculate Heart of Mary Council No. 472 has scheduled its 114th anniversary dinner Sunday with doors opening at 4:15 p.m. and the dinner getting under way at 5 p.m.
The cost is $10 per person.
Joe Lancia, anniversary dinner chairman, and his committee have finalized plans for the council's annual, primary event of the year. Bishop Jeffrey Monforton will be the keynote speaker. Ken Girt, state deputy for the Ohio Knights of Columbus, also will offer remarks.
The council will present special recognition awards to local veterans organizations from the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Vice Supreme Master Donald Hall, a member of council and a Vietnam veteran, will present the awards.
Local council awards also will be presented, including Chaplain of the Year, Religious of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Bluecoat of the Year, Youth of the Year, Lady of the Year, Family of the Year and Knight of the Year.
State officers and local dignitaries will be in attendance at the event where Toronto county court Judge Joseph Corabi will serve as toastmaster.
Bill DiMarzio, grand knight, said the event is open to all members and their families and guests of the honorees.
Did you go to St. Al's dances?
For Catholic Central High School classmates who would have gone to the St. Al's dances held at the Catholic Community Center during their high school years, this news item is for you.
Members of the different classes are planning events for June 13-14. If interested, contact Patty Ravasio Cramblett by phone at (740) 632-1683 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or Linda Pinciaro Staffilino at (740) 264-7689.
Rotary Club programs listed
The Steubenville Rotary Club, which meets at noon on Fridays for business luncheon meetings, will welcome Service Above Self award-winnings students to Friday's meeting along with their families and school representatives.
The students will discuss service and its impact on them.
The Rotarians will not meet on April 18 as the YWCA will host its Good Friday service and luncheon at 11 a.m. Reservations should be made with Marlyn Neely, executive director.
Charity Hospice's founder will discuss the work of this Wintersville-based community service at the April 25 meeting.
Robin Flohr is the April program chair.
Mended Hearts Chapter to meet
The Greater Wheeling Area Chapter No. 280 of the Mended Hearts Inc. will meet April 14 at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry, in the Father Mulhearn Room.
Glen Trudo will discuss "Fire Prevention" at 6:30 p.m., and Dawn Noble will address "Spiritual Heart Disease" at 7 p.m.
Mended Hearts is a national support organization for patients, families with a heart disease history or anyone with a general interest in heart disease.
For information, contact Mary at (304) 280-5221. Reservations are not necessary.
Bereavement support group to meet
Charity Hospice's bereavement support group will meet from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on April 16 at the Prime Time Center, 300 Lovers Lane, Steubenville.
It is open to the public. For information, contact Debbie Yoklic at (740) 264-2280.
Sunrise Senior Citizens meet
President Tim Gribben presided at the March 28 meeting of the Sunrise Senior Citizens, expressing thanks to the kitchen committee for serving the carry-in dinner.
Betty Mossor and Dorothy Graceffa were 50-50 winners, and the door prize winners were Beth Clark and Donna Twyford.
Reports were given by Secretary Diana Hooper, Treasurer Rex Mossor and Judy Whyte, tour director, about the upcoming trip to the Rivers Casino.
John Bodrog announced that he should have itineraries for the Washington, D.C., trip by the next meeting.
The club is planning a mother/father dinner on May 23 at the Toronto First Presbyterian Church of Toronto. Questions can be directed to Joyce Gribben at (740) 537-1069 or Dorothy Pavelka at (740) 537-9308.
A summer picnic will be held July 11 at Stratton Park. Questions can be directed to Patti Farnella at (304) 424-2081.
The kitchen committee for April is Jim and Marion Wilson, Bob and Molly Meridith, Phyllis Smith, Helen Lindsay, Henry Portocarrero and Janet Morrow.
Chaplain Peggy Nordenger closed the meeting with prayer.
Bingo and card winners were Sherry Sine, Jack Lesnick, Judy Sabol, Mike Timko, Gloria Howard, Wade Steele, Patti Farnella, Donna Oleson, Dorothy Graceffa, Joyce Gribben, Rose Gibson, Lucy Timko, Tracey Wade, Judy Price and Rusty Roth.
Veterans park group plans events
The Brooke County Veterans Memorial Park Foundation made plans for its upcoming dinner dance and Memorial Day services during its quarterly meeting at the Brooke Hills Park Clubhouse.
President Ryan Weld presided at the meeting.
The annual Veteran of the Year Dinner Dance will be held May 10 at the Wellsburg Banquet Hall. Final plans are in the works with more information to be announced.
Plans for a Memorial Day service on May 26 at the park also were discussed.
Annual expenses for maintenance of the park and plans to offer a scholarship to a graduating Brooke High School senior also were discussed.
Weld welcomed two new members, Margie Ferrari and Jack Zwicker.
Member Janice McFadden provided refreshments.
Art association accepting entries
The Steubenville Art Association reminds area artists that spring show entries for the annual art show will be accepted at Eastern Gateway Community College from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The spring show opening reception will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 3 at EGCC.
In other SAA news, the next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. April 16 at Historic Fort Steuben visitors center. Robert Van Natta will give a demonstration, and officers will be nominated. Hosts will be Chairperson Jim Watson, Paul Hornung, Jim Gorney, Bob Martin, Larry King and Steve Glyhas.
Bill Rhetig will lead a pencil workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 21. The cost is $40.
Sisters of Garibaldi to meet April 15
The Sisters of Garibaldi will meet at 7 p.m. on April 15 at the lodge to begin making plans for the spring banquet.
All members are encouraged to attend.
The March 18 meeting was led by Gina Marchetti, president. Pauline and Cindy Thomaselli served refreshments. Prizes were awarded to Rita Robinson, Santa Tripodi, Mary Santangelo, Lisa Caruso, Fil DiCarlantonio, Teresa Lamantia, Anna DiVenanzo and Betty Rea.
Men's cancer support group tonight
The Trinity Prostate Cancer Support Group will host its second meeting of 2014 at the Tony Teramana Cancer Center on Johnson Road, Steubenville, today beginning at 7 p.m.
Tonight's meeting will be a roundtable discussion regarding the concerns of prostate cancer survivors.
For information, contact Brother John Paul McMahon, the group facilitator, at Franciscan university at (740) 283-6514. The meeting is open to the public.
Sands of Time at Country Friends
Country Friends will host the Sands of Time dance band on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.
Country Friends has events each Monday, Friday and Saturday at the hall. The doors open at 6 p.m. each Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m. On Monday and Friday nights, the doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Participants may bring a covered dish for the meal that begins at 5 p.m.
Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity.
For information, call (304) 527-3322 or (304) 479-1270. The website is www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.
Church selling fish dinners
St. Thomas Episcopal Church at Three Springs Drive, Weirton, is continuing its Lenten fish dinner sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each Friday through April 18.
The cost is $8, which includes coffee or tea. Desserts are 50 cents, each and pop and bottled water are $1 each. Take-out is available. For information, call (304) 723-4120.
Volunteers sought for summer program
C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc. will participate in the federally funded summer food service program, providing breakfast and lunch to any child aged 18 or younger who wants to participate.
The agency will announce meal sites at a future date. Those interested in volunteering or who would like to assist with a site in their neighborhood or want information about the program can call (304) 797-7733.