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WVNCC Weirton campus is

offering free aerobics class

WEIRTON — Beginning June 6, West Virginia Northern Community College is offering a free, in-person low-impact aerobics class on the Weirton campus, located at 150 Park Ave.

The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. in rooms 242-243.

Students can register online at wvncc.edu/continuing-education and then click on “Current Courses Available.” Type aerobics into the search box and then click the registration button. Paper registration forms will be available on the first day of class.

Students should wear stretchy or loose clothing and athletic shoes and bring a bottle of water. Stretchy bands will be provided, but students are welcome to bring their own.

Enrollment is continuous. The instructor is Carol Teaff.

Have ‘Oceans of Possibilities’

in summer reading program

STEUBENVILLE — Are you ready to deep dive into a sea of reading adventures where prizes and programs abound?

Join the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County’s Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program that kicks off June 6 and continues through July 31.

Adults can win a one-year family membership to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, and teens can win a Nintendo Switch. Children, meanwhile, can win a variety of prizes, including a 24-inch Smart television, kids’ 4-wheel quad and a Kindle Fire Tablet.

The library’s summer reading program is for children, teens and adults. “It’s fun. It’s easy. It keeps kids reading while they’re away from the classroom and allows adults to catch up on their leisure reading during the relaxing days of summer,” explained Jennifer Cesta, the library’s public relations coordinator.

New this year is that there can be fun in the workplace when businesses form a team for the summer reading program and possibly win a free lunch, Cesta added.

Other programs and activities lined up by the library at its various locations are:

Main Library, (740) 282-9782

A Chick-fil-A food truck will be at the Main Library parking lot on June 6 from noon to 2 p.m. Stop by to purchase a spicy or original chicken sandwich, waffle chips, cookies, brownies and a drink for lunch.

Children: View a preserved puffer fish, the snout of a sawfish and other real ocean artifacts with Oglebay’s Schrader Center on June 8 at 3 p.m. This interactive program includes stories, games and hands-on opportunities to look at the diversity, importance and fragility of the world’s oceans.

Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782

Children: View a preserved puffer fish, the snout of a sawfish and other real ocean artifacts with Oglebay’s Schrader Center on June 9 at noon. This interactive program includes stories, games and hands-on opportunities to look at the diversity, importance and fragility of the world’s oceans.

Scuba diving games, crafts and an experiment will be on June 7 at 1 p.m. Registration is required.

Adults: Under the Sea Paint ‘n Sip will be on June 11 at noon. Sip on a tropical drink while painting an ocean scene. Registration is required.

Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028

Adults: Under the Sea adult coloring will be on June 10 at 1 p.m. Color pages designed for adults. Supplies are provided.

Children: View a preserved puffer fish, the snout of a sawfish and other real ocean artifacts with Oglebay’s Schrader Center on June 7 at noon. This interactive program includes stories, games, and hands-on opportunities to look at the diversity, importance and fragility of the world’s oceans.

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

Children: View a preserved puffer fish, the snout of a sawfish and other real ocean artifacts with Oglebay’s Schrader Center on June 9 at 2:30 p.m. This interactive program includes stories, games and hands-on opportunities to look at the diversity, importance and fragility of the world’s oceans.

Participate in scuba diving games, crafts, and an experiment on June 7 at 4 p.m. Registration is required.

Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166

Ice Cream Island Food Truck will be at the library parking lot on June 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Purchase a mason jar shake, cone or sundae.

Children: View a preserved puffer fish, the snout of a sawfish and other real ocean artifacts with Oglebay’s Schrader Center on June 8 at 10 a.m.

“Don’t Be Crabby” stories and a craft is June 7 at 11 a.m. This program is for kids ages 2-7.

Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163

Children: View a preserved puffer fish, the snout of a sawfish and other real ocean artifacts with Oglebay’s Schrader Center on June 7 at 2:30 p.m. This interactive program also includes stories, games, and hands-on opportunities to look at the diversity, importance and fragility of the world’s oceans.

Adults: Under the Sea game night for adults will be held June 9 at 1 p.m.

Toronto Branch, (740) 537-1262

Children: View a preserved puffer fish, the snout of a sawfish, and other real ocean artifacts with Oglebay’s Schrader Center on June 8 at 12:30 p.m. This interactive program also includes stories, games, and hands-on opportunities to look at the diversity, importance, and fragility of the world’s oceans.

Go on an Ocean Animals Scavenger Hunt at the library anytime during the week of June 6.

Cloak and Dagger at WAMCC highlights Oak Glen project

WEIRTON — On Saturday at 7 p.m., the Ohio Valley Cloak and Dagger Co., in partnership with the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center, will present its mid-season five finale of Cloak & Dagger on the Air Presents “The Congo Conspiracy” at the museum located at 3149 Main St.

“During the fall and early winter, I was working on a grant project at Oak Glen High School through the Rural Arts Collaborative and Oglebay Institute,” explained Pete Fernbaugh, executive producer and head writer of Cloak & Dagger On the Air.

“As part of the grant, I developed an original pulp novelette with Laura McMillin’s 10th-grade Honors English class,” Fernbaugh said. “It was a ton of fun, and I’m quite pleased with the final product. The book has been on sale at the museum for a while now, but as with any tome these days, there needs to be an audiobook version.”

So on Saturday, across two acts, Cloak & Dagger On the Air will do a live recording of “The Congo Conspiracy,” complete with a full cast, an original score and sound effects where appropriate.

“This is pure escapist entertainment,” Fernbaugh said. “If you love old movie adventure serials like Zorro and Flash Gordon, old pulp novels like ‘Doc Savage,’ ‘Tarzan’ and ‘The Shadow,’ then you’ll have a blast with ‘The Congo Conspiracy.’ It’s also the perfect way to celebrate this midway point in our season.”

Beginning at 6:30, “cabaret darling” Desiree Adorable will perform a half-hour set of quirky covers and songs, complete with her “ornery and oblique” observations about life and love. “If you’ve never seen Desiree in action, that’s not surprising,” Fernbaugh said. “She limits her engagements to a few venues a year, so we’re thrilled she has agreed to warm up our audience.”

The production features Bethany Fernbaugh, David Gaudio, Savannah Schroll Guz, Noah Hilton, Odessa Hores, Karissa Martin, Malachi McClendon and Ralph Parissi, with the sound patterns of the Holy Foley Molies and an original score by classical pianist Roberta Fedoush.

The performance will be available to the public in two ways. First, it will be broadcast free of charge through the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center’s Facebook page. Viewers will have an opportunity throughout the show to donate to the museum through PayPal (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/weirtonareamuseum). All proceeds from the livestream will go to benefit WAMCC.

Second, the performance will be open to an in-person audience. Admission is free, although those attending in person are asked to consider a donation to WAMCC to help the museum and Cloak & Dagger cover the costs of the production.

No reservations are needed. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with Adorable’s performance in full swing, and the show itself will begin promptly at 7 p.m.

Cloak & Dagger On the Air will take a hiatus for the summer, returning on Sept. 10, with “Holmes & Watson: Noble Bachelors and Engineer’s Thumbs,” starring John E. Reilly and Robert J. Gaudio.

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