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Weirton Legion auxiliary

hosting facial yoga class

WEIRTON — The Weirton American Legion Auxiliary Unit 10 is having a facial yoga class in the hall, located at 3140 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton, on Wednesday, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

“You will learn a series of facial exercises to minimize wrinkles, tighten sagging skin and brighten your face,” a spokesperson explained, noting “Increased blood flow helps to naturally promote collagen.”

Meridith Andrejco is the instructor. The cost is $15, and participants can pay cash at the door or pay using PayPal@MeridithAndrejco. Light refreshments will be served. Questions can be directed to Linda at (304) 224-5729.

Local S.O.A.R. Chapter picnic in Follansbee well attended

FOLLANSBEE — The annual local S.O.A.R. picnic held at Follansbee park on June 16, was well attended with more than 75 in attendance.

Representatives were there from CHANGE Inc. and Weirton Medical Center, and guest speaker Pat Ford from Frontier Groups spoke about new jobs being created in the Ohio Valley by the Frontier Groups.

S.O.A.R. is an acronym for Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees.

Annual ‘chicken blasts’ on Wednesdays through Aug. 31

WEIRTON — A local tradition and fundraiser in place for decades continues on Wednesdays with the 2022 installment of the “chickens blasts.”

The Serbian Men’s Club is holding these every Wednesday at the Serbian Picnic Grounds of Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church. The picnic grounds are located on Kings Creek Road in Weirton.

The chicken blasts will continue every Wednesday through Aug. 31.

Orders for the hearth-cooked, slow-roasted poultry may be called in from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. to (304) 748-9866 the day of the sales. Orders must be picked up by 6 p.m. The price this year has now increased to $10.

Farmer’s market, open house

scheduled July 9 in Smithfield

SMITHFIELD — A farmer’s market and open house will be held July 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Smithfield Historical Society Building on Main Street, Smithfield.

The museum will be open for browsing, and lunch items will be for sale. The All Good Farm and the Foster-Fluharty Farm will be available with fresh produce as well as a number of vendors selling various crafts, a spokesperson explained. Local musicians will provide entertainment.

Additional vendors are welcome. For details, contact Linda Kovach at (740) 733-8381. The event is being sponsored by the Smithfield Historical Society and the Friends of Smithfield.

International Senior Club is planning picnic for Sept. 13

WEIRTON — The International Senior Club held a dinner meeting on June 14 at Undo’s in Weirton with Vice President Tony LaRosa reading the invocation and extending Happy Father’s Day wishes.

Larry Purks led in the the Pledge of Allegiance, and all members joined in singing “God Bless America.” A sit-dinner followed by desserts

President Regina Truax introduced new members Rose Pulice and Patty Beltrame.

The group’s picnic will be held Sept. 13 at Follansbee Park, A signup sheet will be passed around at the next meeting. Can goods collected will be delivered to the Salvation Army by Gabriel Arlia.

The minutes were read by Secretary Rita Orler and approved. Norma Henson gave the treasurer’s report, which was approved and filed for audit.

“Happy Birthday” was sung to all members with June birthdays. There was a report on sympathy cards sent to members.

Several bus tours were announced, including: July 4, Gateway Clipper dinner cruise and fireworks, 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. 27,

Rivers Casino show, Golden Boys, impersonators, starring as Frankie Avalon and Fabian, Pittsburgh; 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.

For information, contact Truax at (304) 723-0419. All tours are open to the public.

Marilyn Di Leonardo won the 50-50 drawing. The Undo’s gift certificates were won by Ron Fallert and Larry Purks. Bingo winners were Harry Logan, Leonard Ginier, Josie Elliott, Ron Fallert, and Laura Mamula. Door prizes were awarded to Dino Rossi, Harry Logan, Tony LaRosa, Gabriel Arlia and Larry Purks.

The next meeting will be July 12 at Undo’s in Weirton. Anyone wishing to join or get information can contact Truax or any member.

Brooke Public Library recipe club set to meet Tuesday

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library’s Recipe Club will meet at noon on Tuesday.

Adults in the club share recipes and their finished products, with this month’s theme being dishes with fruit.

Registration isn’t required for the free group. For information, call (304) 737-1551.

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