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Learn to Home Brew Day

to be celebrated Nov. 7

STEUBENVILLE — HOOCH will be celebrating American Homebrewers Association Learn to Home Brew Day on Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. at the Patriot Tap House, located 111 Reichart Ave., Wintersville.

HOOCH, an acronym for the Homebrewers of Ohio Valley Club House, was established in 2012 as a local home brew club in Steubenville. It holds monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of every month.

For information, e-mail hoochhomebrew@gmail.com.

The first Saturday of November was established as Learn to Home Brew Day in 1999 by the AHA. HOOCH has participated in multiple home brewing events on this day in the past, according to member Ben Beswick.

The Nov. 7 event will involve HOOCH club members brewing to demonstrate the hobby of home brewing. “The sky is the limit when home brewing, from classic styles, to flavored beers, sours and clone beers,” Beswick noted. “Our members can answer questions on all styles of brewing.”

The event is open to the public — to individuals over 21.

StoryWalk at Beatty Park among library programs

STEUBENVILLE — Families can enjoy a new book for the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County’s StoryWalk at Beatty Park now through Nov. 15.

“‘Pick a Pumpkin’ by Patricia Toht is a fun book about pumpkins and jack o’ lanterns,” notes Jennifer Cesta, the library system’s public relations coordinator.

Once again, laminated pages from a children’s book are adhered to yard sign stakes and installed along a self-guided path. “As your family walks along the path, you’re directed to the next page in the book,” she explained, adding that StoryWalk begins in the back of Beatty Park, where the bridge is located. At the end of the book is a mailbox for families to leave their comments behind for the library to read.

Other programs and activities the library has scheduled at its various locations include:

Main Library, (740) 282-9782

Adults: A Stitch in Time group is meeting at the library on Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. Members will be socially distanced while working on their individual knitting, crocheting, needlepoint or sewing project. For information and to register, call the library.

Need your Bible or treasured book restored? A representative from Armaria Bookbindery will be at the library on Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to offer free estimates to have a book repaired. Appointments are scheduled by calling the library.

Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782

Children: Make a craft at the library on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Registration is required.

Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch, (740) 769-2090

Children: Make a craft at the library on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Registration is required.

Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166

Children: Tot Time, for parents or caregivers with children ages 2-4, is scheduled for Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Nov. 3, 10, and 17; Wednesdays at 11 a.m. on Nov. 4, 11, and 18; and on Thursdays at 10 a.m. on Nov. 5, 12 and 19.

Tot Time is an interactive program that offers stories, songs and an introduction to the alphabet. Space is limited due to social distancing, and registration is required for each session. Sign up by calling the library.

Adena Lions Club selling

roses and carnations

ADENA — The Adena Lions Club is holding its annual flower sale, selling roses and carnations.

The flowers are available by the dozen. Roses are $20 and available in a choice of red, pink, yellow or assorted.

Carnations are $15 and available in a choice of red, pink, white or assorted. Orders can be placed through Nov. 16 through any club member or by calling (740) 415-8263. Orders will be delivered Nov. 24.

Brooke library, Follansbee branch plan virtual story times

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library and its Follansbee branch will hold live virtual story times on Zoom with a story, craft, songs and other activities at noon each Monday in November and 11 a.m. each Wednesday in November and Dec. 2.

November’s theme will be “Fall Fun.”

The sessions also can be viewed online afterward.

For information about logging in and to order an activity packet for each session, call (304) 737-1551 or (304) 527-0860 or visit wellsburg.lib.wv.us.newsletter2.htm.

Library activity bags include materials for arts and crafts

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library and its Follansbee branch are offering activity bags, with materials for arts and crafts for various ages that can be ordered and picked up there.

This month’s bags will include a turkey craft kit, West Virginia Family Read Week packets, mop head pumpkins and a coloring packet for young adults and adults that include a fall picture frame magnet and wood pumpkin decoration.

To order them, call (304) 737-1551 or (304) 527-0860 or visit wellsburg.lib.wv.us.newsletter2.htm.

Diabetic self-management workshop set for Nov. 18

Are you a diabetic and need help understanding your illness?

Join the Area Agency on Aging, Region 9, for a virtual diabetic self-management workshop, beginning Nov. 18 from 10am to noon.

The workshop is an evidenced-based disease prevention program that can help people meet their goals to better management of their own diabetes.

“Becoming a self-manager is so important since all diabetics are so different,” a agency spokesperson noted.

To register for the virtual workshop, contact Carol Baker by e-mail at cbaker@aaa9.org or by calling (740) 435-4704.

The workshop will be online only, due to current COVID 19 pandemic restrictions. “We use Microsoft Teams and will be contacting each person individually to make sure they are comfortable using this platform,” the spokesperson added. “All you need is a valid e-mail address and an Internet connection. The workshop is entirely free, and you will receive, at no additional cost, a free workbook and a relaxation CD.”

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