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Community news from throughout the area

‘Gateway to Hope’

being shown Monday

NEW MANCHESTER — The documentary “Gateway to Hope” will be shown at 6 p.m. on Monday in the Oak Glen High School Little Theater.

It is the story of how people got into drugs and how they got out, a spokesperson explained. Admission is free. Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring a friend. Jason Lytle will field questions after the showing.

Weirton campus offers

free aerobics class

WEIRTON — As a community service, the Weirton campus of West Virginia Northern Community College is once again offering a free aerobics class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in room 243, beginning on Tuesday and ending Dec. 5.

The class is low-impact with the emphasis on cardiorespiratory endurance, strength (stretchy bands are provided) and flexibility. Everyone is encouraged to work at his or her own pace. There is no chair or floor work.

Students should wear lose or stretchy clothes and athletic shoes and should bring a bottle of water. Enrollment forms will be available in class, and enrollment is continuous. The instructor is Carol Teaff.

Night Terrors Haunted

House dates detailed

WEIRTON — For those who like “haunted venues,” Stan Fiedorczyk and Mark Kaczmarek will be featuring Night Terrors Haunted House at the Sacred Heart of Mary lower level at 200 Preston Ave.

It will be held from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. On Oct. 25 and from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Oct. 26. Admission is $5, and participation is recommended for fifth-graders on up

Funseekers get update on club leadership

WEIRTON — The Funseekers’ Oct. 2 dinner and meeting at Undo’s had 57 attendees who were provided musical entertainment by Dave and Shari Jo Watkins.

Tony LaRosa gave the opening prayer.

During the business meeting, reports by the treasurer and secretary were approved, and an update on officers was given.

Judi Gaynor will served as president with other officers including: Vice president, Mary Alice Meyer; secretary, Valerie Rowland; treasurer, Charlotte Christian; food coordinator, Barbara Losey; and entertainment coordinator, Joanne Bugin.

Dues continue to be collected during and are $10 per person.

The group will collect food in November to be donated to the Salvation Army of Steubenville. A toy drive will be held in December.

The 50/50 drawing winners were George Williams and Dave Watkins, who donated his winnings for the gifts in December.

Winners of door prize presented by Barbara Losey were Larry Bauer, Rosemary Straface, Chris Sklenar, Karen Krause, Mary Beth Bauer, Judy Pickler, Marge Serafini and Carol Wisnieksi.

Mary Alice Meyer was welcomed as a new member.

A tour director’s report of outing included: Oct. 23, “Jersey Boys,” Capital Theater with dinner at Mehlman’s Cafeteria in St. Clairsville; Nov. 4, the Rivers, Pittsburgh; Nov. 22, Ohio Star Theater, Booth Brother, Christmas Show, Sugarcreek; and Dec. 1-2, The Greenbrier. Trips are open to the public. For information, contact David Krause at (740) 264-5817 or Regina Truax at (304) 723-0419.

The next meeting will be held Nov. 6 at Scaffidi’s in Steubenville.

Library announces

programs, activities

STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has announced the following programs and activities scheduled at its various locations:

Main Library, (740) 282-9782

Adults: On Oct. 26 at 1 p.m., Cloak and Dagger On the Air will present a live performance of Washington Irving’s classic tale “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” complete with live sound effects and musical score. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782

Adults: Book club will meet for discussion at 5 p.m. on Monday. Call to join.

Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166

Children: Register to watch a family movie at 4 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 25.

Babygarten, for parents with children birth to age 2, will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. Books, rhymes and songs are shared to help babies with language development.

The Harry Potter Club, for ages 10-18, will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Call for information.

Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163

Children: Make a Halloween craft to take home on Monday at 6 p.m.

Toronto Branch, (740) 537-1262

Children: Story Hour, for parents with children ages 2-6, will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday. It will have a Halloween theme and include stories, songs and an art activity.

SHS Class of 1959

to meet on Monday

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville High School Class of 1959 will meet at noon on Monday at Eat ‘n Park in Steubenville.

Those interested in attending should RSVP by today to Donna Snyder at dma0303@yahoo.com or (740) 632-3903 or Norina Eroshevich at norina.eroshevich@gmail.com or (740) 219-2234.

Spouses and friends are welcome.

Fundraiser dinner

today at Laurel’s

STEUBENVILLE — A spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit Tom “Spin Daddy” Dowdel’s kidney transplant will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at the Laurels of Steubenville, located at 500 Stanton Blvd.

The spaghetti dinner includes green beans, salad, dinner roll and dessert for $10 per plate. Patrons can dine in with a takeout option available.

There also will be a 50-50 drawing and a Chinese auction.

For information, call (740) 264-5042.

Dowdel is known locally for his love of car cruises and music and is in need of a costly kidney transplant, according to a promotional flier about the dinner.

He visited the Cleveland Clinic on Oct. 10, 2018, and went through a battery of tests and in March was officially placed on its transplant list.

In June he started a home dialysis program with the help of his wife, Sharen, according to the flier information.

Next month, he will visit Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus to be placed on its transplant list as well.

All proceeds from the dinner will be given to Dowdel to use toward his transplant and other medical expenses, according to the flier.

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