Community happenings from throughout the area
Tour of Civil War section of
Union Cemetery on July 2
STEUBENVILLE — Historic Fort Steuben and the Steubenville Visitor Center will host a tour of the Civil War section of Steubenville’s Historic Union Cemetery led by Jeff Evans on July 2, beginning at 6 p.m.
The tour will focus on the critical months of May, June and July of 1863.
“During those months, the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Vicksburg were fought, engaging hundreds of Upper Ohio Valley men in the conflicts,” explained Evans. “The war impacted the Upper Ohio Valley also at that time with the infamous Confederate Morgan’s Raiders who were the area in the summer of 1863.”
The tour will focus on the men and women from the Upper Ohio Valley who shaped and were impacted by the battles and the war, some of whom are interred at Union Cemetery. Evans, an educator, speaker and native of Wintersville, has been interested in Civil War history for many years, previously working as a National Park Ranger with the Gettysburg National Battlefield Park.
Participants will meet at the Jefferson County Civil War Memorial in Union Cemetery located at 1720 Sunset Blvd. at 6 p.m. A suggested donation of $5 per person will be asked. For information and a map of the cemetery, contact Historic Fort Steuben by phone at (740) 283-1787 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary H. Weir Library prepares
for reading program kick-off
WEIRTON — The Mary H. Weir Public Library, 3442 Main St., is accepting registrations throughout June for its summer reading program, CSLP’s “A Universe of Stories.” The program will take place throughout July, beginning July 1, and will consist of three separate groups.
Those groups are: Toddler/preschool, Mondays at 11 a.m. or Tuesdays at 3 p.m.; elementary, Mondays at 3 p.m.; and middle/high school, Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Registration forms are available at the children’s desk on the main floor of the library.
The program will kick off with a party at 1 p.m. on Friday, featuring magician Gregory Bracco’s space-themed magic show. Refreshments, make-and-take straw rockets and space magnets and swag bags will follow. Reservations for each child are recommended. Contact Nikki Jagela, children’s program services specialist, at (304) 797-8510 to make a reservation or for any questions.
Senior citizens luncheon
July 4 at Prime Time Center
STEUBENVILLE — Seniors 55 and older are invited to be part of Steubenville’s annual Fourth of July senior citizens luncheon, which will be held at noon on July 4 at the Prime Time Senior Center, located at 300 Lovers Lane.
There will be door prizes and bingo. Seating is limited. To RSVP, call (740) 314-5197.
‘Pins for Paws’ fundraiser
July 13 at Holiday Lanes
WINTERSVILLE — The Jefferson County Humane Society will be hosting a “Pins for Paws” bowling fundraiser on July 13 at Holiday Lanes, 3745 Main St., Weirton.
The bowling sessions are from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A $25 fee includes two hours of bowling, shoes, pizza, pop and snacks. The event will include a cash bar, a 50-50 drawing, strike ball and Chinese auction. Tickets are on sale at the humane society, located at 200 Airport Road, Wintersville, where the phone number is (740) 314-5583 and also at Holiday Lanes.