St. Stephen's announces
Holy Week services
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 284 Lovers Lane, Steubenville, has announced its services for Holy Week, including a Maundy Thursday service tonight at 7 p.m.
The sermon title will be "Actions to Remember."
"Personal Glimpses - Passover Echoes" is the sermon topic for the Good Friday service that begins at 7 p.m.
The 10 a.m. Easter Sunday sermon title will be "From Memory and Mystery - Moving On!"
Northern District GFWC spring
workshop scheduled April 26
The Northern District of the General Federation of Women's Clubs will hold its spring workshop April 26 at the Presbyterian Church in Moundsville.
Registration will be conducted from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. The board and council will meet from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. The general meeting and workshops will be held from 10 a.m. until noon with lunch to follow.
Dorothy Hawkes, Northern District president, will preside during the meetings. Hawkes, a past president of the New Cumberland Woman's Club, recently was installed as the 2014-16 district president during the state federation's convention held at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs.
The president of the Tuesday Arts is Norma Schoene, and Susan Janiszewski is the workshop chairman. Lexie Hanket is the registration chairman and can be contacted at (304) 845-0078.
The nine clubs that comprise the district are Bethany, Chester Arts, Follansbee, McMechen, Moundsville, New Cumberland, Warwood, Weirton and Wheeling.
New Beginning Baptist organizing
Easter Passion play starting Friday
New Beginning Baptist in Toronto will hold an Easter Passion Play, starting Friday at 6 p.m. where participants will walk through town back to the church while "Jesus" is riding on a donkey.
The play will continue in the church with the Last Supper followed by the prayer in Gethsemane. Saturday, the "crucifixion" will be at noon on the lawn where "Jesus" will hang on the cross and the two thieves on both sides, ending Sunday at 11 a.m. with the resurrection.
There will be a sunrise service at 7 a.m. on Easter Sunday in addition to 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. services.
New Beginning Baptist is located at 1202 Lincoln Ave., Toronto.
Husband-wife team entertains
Gadabouts with dance favorites
At the April meeting at St. Florian Hall, the Gadabouts were entertained by the husband-wife team of Dave and Sherijo Watkins and their selection of dancing favorites from the 1950s through the 1970s.
John Zak presided, acknowledging birthdays and anniversaries. Mary Alice Meyer led devotions.
Rich Treglia won the 50/50, which was conducted by Jenny Avoli and Ron Fallert.
The summer picnic will be held July 9 at the Follansbee Community House.
Zak announced that he will retire as club president effective with the November elections. He welcomed new members Frank Vostatek, JoAnne Calfa and Mike and Pattie Valero.
Door prizes furnished by Bob Rawlings and Mary Alice Meyer were won by Becky Hersko, Ellen Hunt, Meyer, Betty Owens, Mary Allen Sadler, Ed Treglia and Jerry Williams.
Tour Director Regina Truax announced the following bus trips:
May 12-15, Atlantic City Bally's Casino;
June 6, Sugar Creek;
June 18-19, Seneca Allegheny Casino;
June 22-28; Branson, Mo., morning and evening shows and dinner on showboat Belle;
July 4, Pittsburgh Gateway Clipper Cruise, including fireworks at the Point;
July 13; West Virginia Theater, Morgantown, "Dames at Sea" musical dinner and show;
July 25; Hartville, Ohio, flea market;
Sept. 10-12; Seneca Niagara Falls, N.Y., casino;
Sept. 22-26; Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and Smoky Mountains featuring shows, meals and tours;
Oct. 5, "Una Bella Festa," Lincoln Park Arts Center Italian festival;
Oct. 25; Rock and Roll Doo Wop, Capital Theater, Wheeling; and
Nov. 21; Oglebay Resorts Festival of Lights dinner at Wilson Lodge.
For details, contact Truax at (304) 723-0419. All Gadabouts trips are open to the public. The Gadabouts club is for couples and singles 55 years of age and older.
Stone Street Station to perform
Saturday at Country Friends
Country Friends will host Hank Vincent's Stone Street Station 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, doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Participants can 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.
New members, guests attend
Toronto Senior Citizens group
New members and guests were welcomed when Doris Matyas presided at the Toronto Senior Citizens meeting held April 10.
Guests were Alice Robinson and Don and Shelby Smith. New members are Joyce Berdine and Sandy Olexia.
Mary Alice Meyer gave the blessing and led the members in opening exercises.
Lola Swanagan reviewed upcoming trips, noting a few seats remain available for the September beach trip.
Reports were given by Shirley Rebich and Rosemary Bonofine.
Choir students from Edison, under the direction of Dani Carroll, provided the entertainment.
April birthdays and anniversaries were acknowledged.
Sol Robinson won the 50-50 drawing. Door prize winners were JoAnn Fogle, Mary Alice Meyer, Irene Miller, Rose Dials, Deanna Starr, Cathy Grimes and Doris Martaus. Bingo winners were Mary Koth, Doris Matyas, Rose Dials, Arlene Zahniser, Pat Balser and Sandy Olexia. Scat winners were Bob Zahniser, Doris Matyas, Irene Miller, Irma Straka, Mel Simpson and Mary Alice Meyer.
The next meeting will be held April 24 at the Roosevelt Building.
Walk Now for Autism Speaks
scheduled for May 17 in Warwood
Autism Speaks' 10th-annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks will be held May 17 at Warwood Elementary School.
Registration, activities and a service providers resource fair begins at 9 a.m. The noncompetitive walk begins at 10 a.m. Participants can walk individually or form teams made up of family members, friends and co-workers. All proceeds benefit Autism Speaks, an autism science and advocacy organization. The group funds research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism while increasing awareness of the autism spectrum disorder and advocating for those with autism and their families.
For information or to register an individual or team, call (412) 367-4571; e-mail richele.ward@ autismspeaks.org; or visit the website at www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/wheeling.