The Tri-State Area Master Gardeners Round Robin presentations will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Mary H. Weir Library, 3442 Main St., Weirton.
Topics to be discussed will be herbs, perennials, vegetable gardens, annuals, lawns, butterfly and bird gardens, trees and shrubs, deer and other wildlife pests, shade and sun gardens, and ponds and water features.
The 2014 Master Gardener calendars with articles and tips on gardening also will be available.
Cost will be $5 for those pre-registered or $7 at the door.
For information or to register, contact the WVU Extension Office, Hancock County, by phone ar (304) 564-3805 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
its 75th birthday
The April 12 meeting of the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society for key women educators held at Starkdale Presbyterian Church in Steubenville marked the 75th birthday of the organization.
Cicely Worthington and the hospitality committee prepared a bingo game with categories: Presidents, honors achieved by members, important dates and symbols. The last clue was 100 in honor of Mary Coleman's 100th birthday. Members gave her a standing ovation.
President Darlene Smith presided at the meeting where Coleman's granddaughter, Mary Ann Freeze, was a guest at the luncheon.
Carole Thorne conducted a necrology service for Helen Mundis, Marjorie Radakovich and Margaret Alice Meyers. Thorne lit a red candle and placed a red rose beside the candle as she read a tribute for these members who passed away this year. Bonita Lucci gave a personal reflection for Mundis, Nancy Shuster spoke about Radakovich, and Barbara Carter spoke about Meyers.
At the DGK state convention this month, the three women and other members throughout the state who had passed away this year were remembered at a special ceremony. CarolynLee Barrett and Smith attended the state convention. Barrett had one of her hand- made quilts on display. Smith and Barrett spoke about the workshops they attended.
Jane Brower prepared a ballot for election of officers with Joyce Ferguson elected president; Darlene Smith, first vice president; Ann Wiley, second vice president, CarolynLee Barrett, recording secretary; and Jane Brower, corresponding secretary. The officers will be installed at the May 10 meeting at Harlem Springs United Methodist Church.
The April service project involved donations for Hounds' Haven Inc. in Jefferson County and the new animal shelter in Carrollton.
Ferguson and Smith will attend the leadership workshop on June 24 in Wilmot, Ohio.
Jan Primac gave the invocation before lunch.
Toronto Sunrise Seniors meet
President Tim Gribben presided at the Toronto Sunrise Senior Citizens bi-monthly meeting on April 11 where Tour Director Judy Whyte said all is on track for the group's Wednesday trip to the Rivers Casino.
Whyte also is planning the trip to Myrtle Beach in September. John Bodrog reported the Washington, D.C., trip is on schedule.
Gribben expressed appreciation to the kitchen committee for serving the meal.
Wade Steele and Wilma Elder were 50-50 winners. Door prizes were won by Joe McBride and John Bodrog.
Reports were given by Diana Hooper, secretary, and Rex Mossor, treasurer.
Joyce Gribben and Dorothy Pavelka circulated a sign-up sheet for the mother/father dinner to be held May 23. A sign-up sheet also was passed around for those interested in helping with the annual picnic to be held July 11 at Stratton Park.
Hooper and Tracey Wade will handle plans for the Christmas party.
Peggy Nordenger closed the meeting with prayer.
Bingo and card winners were Peg Nordenger, Judy Price, Mary Lou Deku, Pete Graceffa, Paul Pavelka, Rose Gibson, Nina Kavanagh, Brenda Cottrell, Janet Blaschak, Tracey Wade, Edna Riffle, Marcella McKnight, Darlene Carter, Jay Smith, Gloria Howard, Helen Lindsay and Harry Andrews.
Team Radioactive, one of the teams participating in the Steubenville Area Relay for Life sponsored by the Jefferson County Unit of the American Cancer Society, is planning a "Shop 'Til You Drop For A Cure" fundraiser on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Glenn Mills Senior Center located at 7576 state Route 152 South, Richmond.
Vendors will include Pampered Chef, Creative Memories, Buttons'nBows, Knot.Sew.Perfect, Tupperware, Tinkers Handcrafted, Jewelry, Scentsy, Danielle's Designs, Oragami Owl, Thirty One and others.
The event will include a Chinese auction, a 50/50 drawing, food and bake sale. All proceeds benefit Relay For Life.
The Ohio Valley Mopar Club will hold its 15th-annual Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday at Eastern Gateway Community College.
Registration will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with judging for best of show from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $5 to enter and dash plaques will be presented to the first 100.
Twenty trophies will be awarded for best Ford, best street, bed rod, best General Motors, best mopar, best truck, best bike and best vehicle after 1985.
Disc jockey the Spikeman will serve as master of ceremonies.
In the event of rain, it will be moved to May 3.
Class of 1964
The Wintersville High School Class of 1964 reunion committee recently met, prepared and sent reminder letters to classmates who had yet to return their RSVPs for the 50-year reunion being planned.
All class members are encouraged to send in their deposits, information and pictures for the souvenir booklet being prepared.
All classmates are invited to attend the next meeting, which will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at CJ's Restaurant. Questions can be directed to Lola Dornbusch Swanagan at (740) 537-4977.
topic for club
The River's Edge Garden Club, Toronto, met April 10 at the home of Gail Saner with 11 members in attendance answering roll call by naming their favorite ground cover.
Saner read two poems as her devotions - "Just Be Tender" and "Garden Time."
Reports were given by Ginny Popson, secretary, and Betty Stewart, treasurer.
Saner and Ruth Sutherin led the program on "Vertical Gardening." They discussed the advantages and showed slides of examples where vertical gardening is used, including trellises, A frames, teturs, ladders, shoe organizers and book racks. They also offered insight on the "flora felt system" that can be bought commercially.
Saner and Sutherin displayed several vertical gardening structures they had made, including wooden skids lined with landscape fabric; textured webbing made into a cylinder with a pot as the base; and a container with a picture frame top with wire mesh to hold the plants.
Discussion was held on Newburg Landing. New tables are being purchased by the City of Toronto, and the club will meet there next month for the annual cleanup and planting.
Refreshments were served by Saner and Sutherin.
Betty Stewart will be the hostess for the May meeting.
Spaghetti dinner at Unionport lodge
The Unionport Masonic Lodge No. 333 located on county Road 39, Unionport, will host a benefit spaghetti dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
The menu includes spaghetti and meat sauce, salad, bread and butter, and cake and ice cream. Cost is by donation. Carryout will be available.
All proceeds will benefit the Children's Dyslexia Center at the Masonic Temple at 227 N. Fourth St., Steubenville.
dinner May 2
The Mingo Knights of Columbus Council 4361 will have its 57th Anniversary-Past Grand Knights Awards Dinner on May 2.
It is open to the public.
Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the large hall.
The cost of the dinner is $15 per person and includes chicken parmesan, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad and cake. A 50/50 drawing will be conducted.
Those planning to attend should RSVP by April 29 by contacting Shawn Zarych at (740) 381-1385 or the hall at (740) 535-8037.