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Steubenville Art Association exhibit to open Thursday

WEIRTON — The Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau announces that a new art exhibition will be shown in the Summit Art Gallery presented by the Top of West Virginia Arts Council.

The show will feature the Steubenville Art Association with a display of the artworks of approximately 20 artists.

The exhibit will be available to the public without charge beginning with an opening reception on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., according to Bob Watson, TWVAC event chair for the show. Light refreshments will be served.

The show continues through Aug. 27. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Parking is available behind the building, located at 3539 Main St., Weirton.

The SAA began more than 70 years ago to provide local artists an opportunity to advance their creative skills. Workshops and demonstrations are provided to encourage artistic improvement with art shows displaying the visual arts and providing social engagement of the artists.

Exhibitions, some competitive with awards such as the Celebrate Steubenville Today competition planned for early next spring, will further the cultural artistic aspects of the community.

The SAA is a nonprofit organization of people interested in the advancement of fine art. Membership consists of local artists expressing themselves through a wide variety of media. The SAA is supported by annual dues, commissions on sales from shows and outside contributions. It has made scholarship fund donations to local high school seniors graduating who are continuing their education in a four-year art program.

Gathering Place to feature

July 13 program by author

BURGETTSTOWN — Award-winning author Peter W.J. Hayes of Sewickley, Pa., will be the guest speaker at noon on July 13 at the Gathering Place, located at Paris Presbyterian Church, 127 Steubenville Pike, Burgettstown. A free lunch will be served.

Hayes is the author of the Vic Lenoski mysteries, including “The Things That Aren’t There,” “The Things That are Different” and “The Things That Last Forever” in addition to a dozen published short stories.

Tri-State Writers Society’s

monthly meeting date noted

STEUBENVILLE — The Tri-State Writers Society, led by award-winning local author Karina Garrison, will hold its monthly meeting on July 12 at 6 p.m.

It will be held at BookMarx, located at 181 N. Fourth St., Steubenville. Published and aspiring writers are welcome to attend. For information, contact Susan Guy by phone at (740) 632-9507 or by e-mail to susanguy112@gmail.com.

EAA Chapter 859 picnic

Saturday at county air park

WINTERSVILLE — The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 859 invites members and their families to the chapter’s potluck picnic to be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at the chapter hanger at the Jefferson County Air Park, 600 Air Park Drive, Wintersville.

Attendees are reminded to bring folding lawn chairs to the event being held in the midst of Thunder in the Ville festivities, with the fireworks beginning at 10 p.m.

Christmas in July sale July 16 at Pleasant Hill museum

STEUBENVILLE — The Pleasant Hill School House Historical Museum, located at 3125 state Route 213, Steubenville, will hold its Christmas in July sale on July 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visitors are encouraged to shop “for beautiful Christmas decorations and help support our museum,” a spokesperson noted.

Those who wish to donate Christmas items for the sale can bring them to the museum on July 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Concerts on the Deck,

Community Day this month

BURGETTSTOWN — Paris Presbyterian Church, located at 127 Steubenville Pike, Burgettstown, is hosting a Concerts on the Deck series this month that kicked off July 3 with River City Praise.

The remaining concerts begin at 6 p.m. on the following dates and involve the following performers: Saturday, Matt and Beth Hybarger; July 17, the Chrisagis Brothers; and July 24, Vicky Andresis.

On July 30, the church will be hosting Community Day from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Performing throughout the day will be the Ron Retzer Trio at noon followed by Songs for Revival at 2 p.m.

Open air market continues

on Thursdays in Jewett

JEWETT — An open air market is continuing on Thursdays in Jewett at 308 E. Main St. and at other times this summer and through the fall.

There will be products and goods by local artisans with free setup for vendors.

The dates are July 14 and 28; Aug. 11 and 25; Sept. 8 and 22; and Oct. 13.

For information, contact Tammy Verhovec at (740) 491 7938.

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