Community news from around the area
Eighth-annual Memorial Brick Run is happening Saturday
WINTERSVILLE — The American Legion Riders of the Stevens-Christian Memorial Post 557 will honor and remember veterans during the eighth-annual Memorial Brick Run set for Saturday.
Registration for the ride will begin at 9 a.m. at the Post 557, located at 1212 Two Ridge Road, Wintersville. Bikes will depart at 10 a.m., traveling to the Ohio Veterans Memorial Park, 8005 S. Cleveland, Massillon Road, Clinton, Ohio, for the brick-laying ceremony, then return to the Wintersville post for dinner beginning at 5 p.m.
The ride cost of $25 per attendee includes a T-shirt, pizza for lunch at the West End Tavern and Taco dinner (Rusty Bull.)
The event will include a 50-50 drawing and Chinese auction at the post after the ride. Proceeds will benefit local veteran organizations.
Library announces variety
of programs and activities
STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has announced the following programs and activities happening at its various locations:
Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782
Children: Babygarten will be held June 2 at 11:30 a.m. It’s for caregiver and children birth to age 2. Babygarten shares books, songs and rhymes and helps with language development.
Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch, (740) 769-2090
Children: Play and Learn the Alphabet will be on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. It’s for parents or caregivers with children ages 2 to 6. This play session has toys, games,and art activities that promote letter knowledge. Registration is not required to attend.
Story Time (ages 5 to 10) will be on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Call to register.
Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166
Adults: Book club will meet for discussion on Tuesday at 6 p.m. This month the group will discuss “All Our Wrong Todays” by Elan Mastai. Call to join.
Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163
Adults: Thriller Book Club will meet for discussion on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Toronto Branch, (740) 537-1262
Children: Pick up a Grab-and-Go Story Time on June 3 while supplies last.
International Senior Club
WEIRTON — The International Senior Club met on May 10 at Undo’s in Weirton with Vice President Tony La Rosa reading the invocation that stressed being thankful for mothers on Mother’s Day and thanking those who served, the fallen heroes, on Memorial Day.
Jim Cerra led the Pledge of Allegiance.
All members joined in singing “God Bless America.” A dinner was followed by desserts made by club members.
President Regina Truax introduced guests Patty Beltrame, Cil Findley, Diana Shaffer, James Diett and Faith Melto. She announced that Liz Beecroft, Barbara Guglielmo and Rosa Pulice are new members.
The June meeting will be dedicated to fathers.
The business meeting was canceled due to the Mother’s Day celebration and door prizes. A card game was played, and prizes were awarded at each table. Door prizes were awarded to Liz Beecroft, Cil Findley, Norma Henson, Linda Phabe, Mary Hamilton, Laura Mamuel, Cindy Richards, Mary Ann DiFonzo, and Angie Mazur.
May birthdays and anniversaries were acknowledged. Get well cards and sympathy cards were sent to members.
Several bus tours were announced, including: June 19, “Carousel,” Lincoln Park Performing Art Center, Midland, Pa.; June 24, Sugarcreek, (shopping, flea markets, and wine tasting) Sugarcreek, Ohio; June 27-July 1, July 4, Gateway Clipper Fleet, Pittsburgh; July 22, Hartville Market Place and Flea Market, Hartville, Ohio; July 24, “Memphis, Rock and Roll Musical,” Lincoln Park Performing Art Center, Midland, Pa., Aug. 29-Sept. 3, Myrtle Beach Show Trip, South Carolina; Oct. 17-21, the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum, Williamstown, Ky.; Oct. 22, Doo Wop, Capitol Theater, Wheeling; and Nov. 17-19, Christmas in New York City, New York. For information, contact Truax at (304) 723-0419. All tours are open to the public.
Beverly DiBiase won the 50-50 drawing. The Undo’s gift certificates were won by Mary Thompson and Mary Lou Rossi.
The next meeting will be June 14 at Undo’s in Weirton. Anyone wishing to join or get information can contact Truax or any member.
Scavenger hunt to launch
summer reading program
WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library will launch its summer reading program with a scavenger hunt on June 6.
The hunt will begin at noon, with the last hunters to go out at 2 p.m.
Families are invited to seek at downtown Wellsburg businesses, pictures of things you would find in the ocean, in keeping with this year’s theme, “Oceans of Possibilities.” Some businesses may offer visitors a special treat.
All who complete the hunt will be entered into a prize drawing. Visitors to the library that day also will be invited to sign up for the program. To encourage all family members to read, the program is open to all ages, including adults.
There also will be a craft and a snack that day. Those interested in taking part in the hunt should register by calling (304) 737-1551 or visiting https://brookecountylibs.org/programming-registration.
Supported by a grant secured by the Wellsburg Elks Lodge, the summer reading program includes drawings for prizes aimed at youth and adults.
From June 6 to July 31, participants are encouraged to log the books they have read at http://bcplwv.readsquared.com, by downloading the Readsquared app. For paper options, visit the website above or call the Brooke County Library or its Follansbee branch at (304) 527-0860.
Paris Presbyterian Church
hosting concert on the deck
BURGETTSTOWN — Paris Presbyterian Church, located at 127 Steubenville Pike, Burgettstown, will be hosting a concert on the deck on June 12, beginning at 6 p.m. Performing will be Jonathan White.
Recipe club to share ideas
for picnic food on Tuesday
WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library’s Recipe Club will meet at noon on Tuesday and share ideas for picnic food.
Everyone is welcome to share recipes and samples of the finished product.