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Community news from around the area

Dance at Weirton Senior

Center set for Thursday

WEIRTON — The Greater Weirton Senior Citizens Center, located at 3425 Main St., will host a dance on Thursday with live entertainment by Light Touch.

Doors will open at 5 p.m., and the band will play from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. There is a $5 charge at the door. Free refreshments will be provided.

Other activities at the senior center include exercise class on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; line dancing on Tuesdays at 3 p.m.; billiard tournaments on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.; euchre tournaments on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.; and 500 bid card games on Friday at 12:30 p.m.

For information, call the senior center at (304) 748-3490.

YWCA of Steubenville hosting card party on Thursday

STEUBENVILLE, — The YWCA of Steubenville, 320 N. Fourth St., will hold its monthly card party on Thursday, beginning at noon.

All are welcome to attend, and lunch is included in the cost of $10. Door prizes will be awarded. For reservations, call (740) 282-1261.

S.O.A.R. luncheon meeting

is scheduled for Wednesday

WEIRTON — The next luncheon meeting of S.O.A.R., an acronym for Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees, will be held on Wednesday at the Greater Weirton Senior Center, located at 3425 Main St. It will begin at 11 a.m.

Greater Zion Temple having

men’s weekend Oct. 12-13

STEUBENVILLE — Greater Zion Temple Brotherhood Ministry’s annual men’s weekend will be held Oct. 12 and 13 to the theme “My Plans Are In God’s Hands.”

On Oct. 12, there will be a men-only breakfast and workshop at 10 a.m. at Greater Zion Temple Church, 500 N. Fifth St., Steubenville. Registration for the breakfast and workshop is $10. For information or tickets, call (740) 282-1046.

The Oct. 13 morning worship at 10:30 a.m. is open to all and will feature guest speaker Pastor/Prophet Leon Forte’ of Grace Christian Center in Alliance.

Bishop Roy Dawkins is pastor of the church. Deacon Rodney James is brotherhood president.

Fundraiser dinner scheduled

Sunday at Jewett VFD

JEWETT — Thew Jewett Volunteer Fire Department will host a meal fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The baked steak and baked meatloaf dinner -will include a salad bar, bread, dessert and beverage. The meal cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children.

Christian Women Connection

planning Saturday steak fry

WELLSBURG — The Christian Women Connection of the First Church of God in Wellsburg is sponsoring a steak fry from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

It will be held at the Bethany Pike Fire Hall in Marshall Terrace. The menu will consist of steak, baked potato, salad, roll, dessert and drink. The cost will be $20 per person.

There will be a silent auction and door prizes. Attendees are asked to bring their own plate and silverware. All proceeds will support missions and community outreach. For information, contact Sarah at (304) 639-2903 or (304) 829-4350 or Marsha at (304) 670-2734 or (304) 737-0899.

Lantern tour offered Sunday

at Historic Fort Steuben

STEUBENVILLE — Visitors to Historic Fort Steuben can have a unique experience at the Fort akin to what the soldiers and settlers experienced during the dark nights on the frontier.

“In the fall of 1786 at historic Fort Steuben, there was nothing beyond the stockade but dark wilderness,” noted a news release from Paul Zuros, director of operations at Historic Fort Steuben. “The soldiers and surveyors had only the light of their fires and lanterns in which to keep watch.”

On Sunday, starting at 8 p.m., a guided after-hours tour will be offered to visitors by lanternlight of the fort. Participants will learn about the fort, its role in the settling and surveying of the Northwest Territory and what life was like on the Ohio frontier in the late 18th century.

The tour will last about an hour and conclude with cookies and hot cider over the fire. Space is limited to 15 guests, and RSVPs are required. The cost for the lantern tour is $10 per person. It is $5 for children 12 and younger but not recommended for guests under 6. For information or to reserve a spot, contact Zuros at (740) 283-1787.

Bowerston Cemetery tour to

provide ‘fascinating stories’

CADIZ — Dr. Scott Pendleton of the Harrison County Historical Society will share “fascinating stories” of people buried at the Longview (Bowerston) Cemetery as part of a special presentation set for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

“You don’t want to be left in the dark about Harrison County history … so bring a lantern or a flashlight and meet us at the cemetery,” notes a news release from the Puskarich Public Library, which is co-sponsoring the free event with the historical society.

For information, call the library at (740) 942-2623.

Beech Bottom is holding

first fall festival Saturday

BEECH BOTTOM — The village of Beech Bottom will be holding its first fall festival.

It will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday with festivities unfolding on the Third Street playground.

Activities will include musical entertainment, food and craft vendors and cake walks. Free entertainment for children will include inflatables, face painting, balloons and pumpkin painting. The festival is being sponsored by the village.

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