Community news from around the area
Hancock Humane Foundation
plans Saturday quarter auction
WEIRTON — The Hancock County Humane Foundation will hold a holiday quarter auction from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Cove Presbyterian Church, located at 3404 Main St., Weirton.
Doors open at noon with the auction beginning at 1 p.m. Admission of $5 includes the first paddle with additional paddles available for $1 each.
Those who bring a donation will receive one extra paddle for free. “We can always use Fancy Feast kitten food and Friskies canned adult food,” a promotional flier notes.
The event will include vendors, a Chinese auction, a 50-50 drawing, food and prizes.
All proceeds will benefit homeless animals.
Phone and mail scams topics
for Wellsburg Civic League
WELLSBURG — The Wellsburg Civic League welcomed Brooke County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Scott Adams as the guest speaker at the group’s November meeting.
Adams cautioned league members about phone and mail scams and how to recognize them. He urged members to never divulge personal information to anyone on the phone or to unsolicited companies.
The area’s ongoing drug problem and thefts were topics that members questioned Adams about. He noted the department is working to combat these issues and made suggestions on how members can keep their homes safe.
During the regular meeting, President Janis Cross welcomed new member Sandra Slivka. Anyone interested in joining the Wellsburg Civic League can contact any member or call Cross at (304) 737-7167.
The group’s final meeting of the year will be the Christmas party at Drover’s Inn. An edible and Chinese auction will be held. There also will be a drawing for three Kroger gift certificates. Any member who has not been contacted about the dinner should call the phone or social committees.
The next regular meeting will be held in March at the Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg.
Bloomingdale plans Christmas
festivities for Saturday
BLOOMINGDALE — Bloomingdale will observe its annual trim-a-tree, Christmas caroling and visit with Santa beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Village Building on Main Street.
Santa Claus will be on hand afterward at the Bloomingdale United Methodist Church where there will be cookies and treats “for young and old.”
He also will be on hand to help trim the village tree. Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring an ornament for it.
There will be caroling through the village with singers on a wagon and treats to follow at the church.
Brush Creek children’s
Christmas party Sunday
HAMMONDSVILLE — Brush Creek Township’s family night and children’s Christmas party will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Brush Creek Senior Center, located at 1624 county Road 55, just off state Route 164 out of Salineville.
There will be holiday treats, a movie and a visit from Santa Claus. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The holiday event is for children up to age 14 unless in a family with additional children. It is for Brush Creek Township area residents.
Questions can be directed to Brenda at (330) 679-2216.
Country Friends announces
entertainment for tonight
COLLIERS — Country Friends Foundation will host Hank Vincent’s Stone Street Station tonight at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Police Lodge Road, Colliers.
The doors open at 6 p.m., the dance starts at 7 p.m., and the hall closes at 10 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge per person.
There is no event scheduled for Saturday.
Open mic is Monday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the covered-dish meal is served at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. There is no cover charge on Mondays, but donations are appreciated.
For information, call (304) 479-1270, (304) 748-2816 or (304) 797-0122. For a monthly schedule e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nutrolls are back for sale
at Mingo Presbyterian Church
MINGO JUNCTION — Having overcome damaging mine subsidence water to its kitchen and fellowship hall last spring, Mingo Junction First United Presbyterian is back to baking and offering holiday nut rolls to the public.
“It took a lot of work and help from a lot of folks, but our famous nut rolls will be baked and ready for the holidays,” said Elder Cathy Woodward.
The baking date is Monday, and the nut rolls will be offered that day to insure freshness, according to Woodward.
They are $10 each.
“The hard work of asbestos removal of the damaged flooring, the cleaning and painting and the moving in and out of heavy equipment was a lot of work, and we are grateful to so many people,” said Elder Don Rauch.
Orders may be placed by calling ahead to (740) 535-0309 or (740) 535-2027. If there is no answer, callers are urged to leave a message with their name, phone number and number of nut rolls desired.
The nut rolls may be picked up between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Monday at the church, which is located at 650 McLister Ave.
Library schedules variety
of programs and activities
STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has scheduled the following programs and activities at its various locations, including:
Main Library, (740) 282-9782
Adults: “Coffee, Doughnuts and A Movie” will be held at 10 a.m. on Dec. 13. Call to find out what’s playing.
Cozy Mystery Book Club will meet for discussion at 2 p.m. on Dec. 13. Call to join.
Children: Story Hour, for parents with children ages 2-6, will be on Tuesday and Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. and Wednesday and Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. Call to register.
Stop in to make a craft at 4 p.m. on Dec. 12.
Watch a family movie at 2 p.m. on Dec. 14. Call to find out what’s playing.
Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782
Adults: Make a burlap wreath at the library on Monday at 5 p.m. Call for supplies list and to register.
Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028
Children: Story Time, for children ages 5-10, will be held Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Call to register.
Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch, (740) 769-2090
Adults: Cookbook Club will meet to eat and discuss recipes at 5 p.m. on Dec. 12. Call to join.
Children: Babygarten, for parents with children birth to 2, will be held Dec. 12, beginning at 11:15 a.m. Stop in for this lapsit program that shares songs, books and rhymes.
Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166
Adults: “Get Tech Help” to download library apps, e-books, music, magazines and more from 1-9 p.m. on Wednesday. Call to make a 15-minute appointment.
Children: School-age children are invited to make a Christmas craft on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Play and Learn, for parents with children birth to 4, will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Children will play with letter-learning toys to help develop early literacy skills.
Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163
Children: Story Time, for children ages 5-10, will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday. Call to register.
Adults: Book club will meet for discussion at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Call to join.
Toronto Branch, (740) 537-1262
Adults: Book club will meet for discussion at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Call to join.
Quarters for CASA to be
held Sunday in Weirton
WEIRTON — Quarters for CASA, a quarter auction to benefit A Child’s Place CASA, will be held Sunday at the Masonic Lodge Annex, Knights Road, Weirton, beginning at 2 p.m.
Doors open at 1 p.m. Tickets are $5 with additional paddles available for $1. Attendees who bring a toy for a CASA child get a free paddle. Refreshments will be served. For information, call (304) 737-4444.