Country Friends to host Sands of Time
Country Friends will host the Sands of Time on Saturday at the Memorial Hall, at 67 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the dance begins at 7 p.m.
For more information, call (304) 479-1270 or (304) 527-3322.
Potluck, folk music jam set
Weatherbury Farm will hold a potluck dinner, folk music jam and mill tour July 26 at the farm's Livery Hall in Avella, Pa.
A tour of the farm's flour mill will precede the potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m., and the folk music jam will follow the dinner.
Those interested are invited to bring an instrument and sing or play.
There is no charge to attend, but those attending are asked to bring a covered dish for the meal.
'Meet and Greet' tonight For BCFDW
The Brooke County Federation of Democratic Women will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Follansbee Library.
It will include a "Meet and Greet" with Richard McCullough, the newly appointed chairperson of the Brooke County Executive Committee.
Refreshments will be served.
Plans for the upcoming fundraiser will be discussed, and the delegates to the annual meeting will be announced.
Dues remain at $10 a person. Anyone interested in becoming a member can contact Elsie Pompa at (304) 527-4379.
Memorial pledge ride set for Sunday
The 15th-annual United Way of Jefferson County Memorial Pledge Ride in memory of Cliff Brewer will be held Sunday with registration getting under way at 11 a.m. at Manfred's Lounge, 4152 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville.
The run begins and ends at Manfred's.
The entry fee is $15 per person. The last bike is out at noon with the last bike in at 4 p.m.
A pre-run Black Sunday concert will be performing at Manfred's on Saturday beginning at 9 p.m. Admission is $5 and will be donated to the United Way of Jefferson County.
During the pledge drive, participants will stop at American Legion posts throughout the area "to support those serving or who have served our country," according to a promotional flyer.
The pledge ride will include food, music, drawings and other entertainment.
For information, contact the United Way of Jefferson County at (740) 284-9000.
'Sunsets' exhibit opening Saturday
The Mary H. Weir Public Library in Weirton will host the opening of a new photography exhibit to the topic of "Sunsets" beginning Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The exhibit by members of the Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club is being showcased outdoors in "The Gallery," which is behind the library off Walnut Street. Featured are 17 laminated poster pictures displayed on wooden structures.
Those attending will meet in "The Gallery" first to view the pictures, weather permitting. Afterwards, there will be a slide show of sunsets, a table display of sunset prints and and an opportunity to meet the photographers in the library's activity room.
There will be a free drawing of sunset pictures. and refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend.
After the official opening Saturday, the pictures will remain on display through mid-August.
Summer reading club activities listed
The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County is continuing with its "Fizz Boom Read!" summer reading club activities, which include the following:
Adults and Teens
-- "Coffee, Doughnuts and A Movie" will be shown at the main library at 10 a.m. on July 18.
-- Get solutions to gardening problems from the OSU Extension at 11:30 a.m. on July 17 at the Adena branch. Register by calling the library at (740) 546-3782.
-- A worm race will be held at the Schiappa branch on July 17, beginning at 2 p.m. There also will be a worm race at the Toronto branch on July 18 at 2 p.m.
-- An ice cream social for children will be held at the Schiappa Branch at 2:30 p.m. on July 17.
-- A family movie will be shown at the Brilliant branch at 5 p.m. on Monday.
-- A "Magic School Bus" program will be held at the Brilliant branch on July 17 at 5:30 p.m. and at the Tiltonsville branch on July 15 at 5:30 p.m.
-- Do a science experiment at the Toronto branch at 2 p.m. on Monday.
-- Babygarten, for caregiver and children ages birth to 2, will be held at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch on July 17 at 11:15 a.m.
Blood drive set at Moose lodge
The Wellsburg Women of the Moose will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 19 at the Moose Lodge at 844 Main St., Wellsburg.
Doughnuts will be served to morning donors and a hot lunch to those who give in the afternoon.
Walk-ins are welcome but appointments can be made by calling Linda Porreca at (740) 264-4286 or (304) 737-1552. Donors should bring photo IDs.
Special Olympians earn medals
Brooke County Special Olympians earned numerous medals at the West Virginia Special Olympics Summer Games in Charleston.
Various athletic events were held at Laidley Field and other sites.
In the bocce singles tournament, Marie Kosut earned a gold medal, Heather Ambrose garnered a silver, Lesly Schwertfeger received a bronze and Edward Kosut placed fourth. In the doubles tournament, Edward and Marie Kosut earned gold medals and Ambrose and Schwertfeger earned silver medals.
In track and field run-walks, medals went to the following athletes: Matt Elcesser, gold for the 100 meter, 400 meter and 800 meter; Mike Staats, silver for the 100 meter and 400 meter and gold for the 800 meter; Jeremy Janura, bronze for the 100 meter; and Kay Ferrari, fourth place for the 100 meter and gold for the 400 meter and 800 meter.
David Mendrick received a bronze medal for the softball throw.
In golf, Steve Boley earned a gold medal and placed second overall in his division, while Andrew Rager earned a silver medal and Jimmy Hunter and Danny Adams both received bronze medals.
Park to hold mud bog, starwatch
Brooke Hills Park in Wellsburg will hold a mud bog at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is $5, with children under 3 admitted free and pit passes available for another $5.
Observers should bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food will be sold, and a 50-50 drawing will be held.
For information about the mud bog, call (304) 737-1236.
The park also will host a starwatch event held by the Wheeling SMART Center at 8 p.m. July 18. For information. Robert Strong of the SMART Center will assist visitors in viewing various astronomical phenomena at the free event.
For information about the starwatch, call (304) 233-4667.
Free computer class offered
The Brooke County Public Library, Wellsburg, will be offering a free basic computer class for adults at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
The class will be instructed by Jason Rine from the West Virginia University Extension office.
Space is limited, so reservations should be made by calling (304) 737-1551.
Weather story hour set in Follansbee
The Follansbee Branch Library will hold an evening story hour with a weather theme at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Children are invited to enjoy stories, weather experiments and more with the help of Kim Harless, program director. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.
Folk music club seeking members
The Appalachian Folk Music Club, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, playing and teaching the music of the Appalachian Mountains in a traditional manner, is now accepting applications for new members.
The club is for folk music enthusiasts and is not a country music jam session, according a news release. Only acoustic instruments such as dulcimers, guitars, fiddles, banjos, autoharps, etc., are played.
The group meets at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at the Frankfort Sprigs Grange Hall located at 1476 state Route 18 north of Burgettstown, Pa.
For information, contact Alice Whitehill by phone at (724) 573-9109 or by e-mail at email@example.com.