Nifty Needles reminded about expo
The Nifty Needles Neighborhood Group of the American Sewing Guild held its July meeting at the First Christian Church on Main Street, Weirton.
Leader Nancy Sanders presided, reminding members about a planned field trip to Moundsville to shop for fabric and have lunch.
The Monoreville Sewing Expo, meanwhile, will be held Aug. 14-16.
Middie Freese displayed two fidget quilts, made for those on the autism spectrum, during the show-and-tell segment. Marcie Cooper displayed quilted chair pad covers, throw pillow covers and placemats in matching fabrics. Nancy Linn shared information from the Quick Styles to Sew magazine.
Dale Negle presented a program on fitted coasters for stemware, and each member received a kit.
Negle served refreshments and also received the door prize, a crocheted purse embroidered with flowers and made by Cooper.
The next meeting will be held Aug. 5. Village will present the program.
For information, call Sanders at (304) 527-1405.
Woodland Garden Club meets
The June meeting of the Woodland Garden Club featured a visit to the home of Mary Lou Rupert of Freeport where members participated in a workshop on artistic floral design.
The July meeting was held at the home of Eleanor Drazich, which included a covered-dish dinner and tour of Drazich's gardens.
Paula Nutter gave the blessing and shared an inspirational message. Drazich led the meeting with the roll call answered by naming a favorite picnic spot. Communications were read from the Mount Pleasant Garden Club regarding its Aug. 4 program to be held at Seeds of Hope Farm in Mount Pleasant, beginning at 6 p.m. Sarah Cross will present a program on butterfly gardens.
Signup sheets were circulated for programs and hostess duties in preparation for the new program year.
Plans for the Aug. 7 progressive garden tour were discussed. The tour will include the gardens of Elaine Wukelic, Juanita Welsh and Nancy Liggett.
Plans for the Jefferson County Fair were discussed. A work day will be held Aug. 5 at the fairground building with the Master Gardeners assisting. It was suggested that information and applications for garden club membership be made available for people inquiring about joining a garden club.
School retirees meet for lunch
Steubenville City Schools District retirees met for lunch at Legends in Wellsburg on July 10.
A collection was taken for the American Cancer Society.
The next lunch will be held Aug. 7 at JC Wine Cellars in East Springfield.
'Back to School Bash' to be held
Cup of Life Ministries will hold the annual "Back to School Bash" Friday at the Follansbee Community Center and Swimming Pool.
Picnic food will be available from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and swimming will be available from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
School supplies will be distributed to those children in kindergarten through 12th grades.
For information, contact JoAnne Redd at (724) 573-0333 or email@example.com.
'Fall into Fashions' set for Aug. 15
The Wheeling Civic Garden Center will host its annual style show and luncheon entitled "Fall into Fashions" on Aug. 15, beginning at 11 a.m.
Fashions will be provided by Anna-Kay's Unique Fashions of Steubenville.
The cost is $12 and includes lunch. There will be opportunities to take a chance on prizes.
Tickets are on sale at the Wheeling Civic Garden Center or by sending a check mailed to the center at Oglebay Park, Wheeling, WV 26003.
Advance tickets are required as no tickets will be sold at the door. Space is limited. Proceeds from the event will benefit the nonprofit educational organization. For information, call (304) 242-0665.
YMCA holding diabetes program
The Young Men's Christian Association Wellness Center at St. John Arena, Steubenville, will hold a diabetes prevention program from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 6.
The classes are open to those at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
To register or for information, contact Michelle Wilson at (740) 264-7183 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weirton VFW Auxiliary meets
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2716 Auxiliary in Weirton met July 14.
Post Commander George Ash was introduced before the meeting and held a question-and-answer session.
President Gloria Jerrel presided, and Chaplain Pro-Tem Edith Truax gave the opening prayer. Reports were given by Secretary Richelle Crow and Treasurer Dawn Young.
Jerrel appointed 2014-2015 committee chairs. They include: Frances Dennison, Veterans Administration Hospital committee; Dawn Young, membership committee; Sandy Pawlock, Americanism committee; Sherry Hornick, youth activities and scholarship committee; Karen Kruger, legislative committee; Edith Truax, cancer aid and veterans and family support committee; and Jerrel, publicity committee.
The VFW will hold a dinner at 6 p.m. Aug. 2 at the post located on Main Street, Weirton. The meal includes city chicken, potatoes, corn and dessert. Tickets can be purchased from members or by calling (304) 748-9674.
Truax gave the closing prayer. The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11.
Country Friends events detailed
The Country Friends Dance Band will entertain on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.
The doors open at 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and the dance starts at 7 p.m.
Mondays and Fridays are jam nights, and the last Friday of the month is gospel night with donations designated for a church or charity. Doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Participants can bring a covered dish if they desire 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.
Library offers fun with science
The Brooke County Public Library, Wellsburg, will hold an ultra-fun science afternoon in keeping with its summer reading program "Fizz, Boom, Read!" at 1 p.m. Thursday.
Children will explore, experiment and discover the world of science as they create their own bouncing balls and more. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.