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Music and motivation event

Wednesday at Center for Hope

WINTERSVILLE — Wintersville United Methodist Church will host a ministry of music and motivation by Nick and Haley Gaglione on Wednesday at the Center for Hope, 702 Main St., Wintersville, beginning at 7 p.m.

“Nick and Haley Gaglione have been sharing their talents across the country and now is your chance to see them live in Wintersville,” a church spokesperson noted. The Akron-based couple also are known as “‘Two for Christ’ tag team ministering at churches where he speaks and she sings.”

Haley will sing covers and originals while her husband, Nick, “will be sharing his powerful testimony and a message we all can relate to.”

Nick is a motivational speaker, certified fitness trainer and founder of Lift with Christ.

Haley also sings a Karen Carpenter tribute and performs at the Amish Country Theatre.

Tickets to the church event are $10 and are available by calling (740) 264-1676 or visit Wintersvilleumc.com.

Church marking anniversary with service, picnic Sunday

WINTERSVILLE — Two Ridges Presbyterian Church, located at 1085 Canton Road, Wintersville, is marking the 220th anniversary of its establishment with a church picnic following the 9:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday to be held in the pavilion behind the church.

The Rev. Bill Lawrence is pastor of the church, which is celebrating the anniversary of the establishment of the congregation in 1802 at a meeting of the Ohio Presbytery, which was held in West Liberty, Va., now West Virginia.

Everyone is invited to the picnic to enjoy the day of church tours, food and fellowship, according to Alan Hall, clerk of session.

JUHS Class of 1958 plans

to discuss 65-year reunion

STEUBENVILLE — Members of Jefferson Union High School’s Class of 1958 will gather at noon on Aug. 19 in the community room of Eat n’ Park, located at 100 Mall Drive, Steubenville.

Discussion will involve organizing the 65-year reunion.

Eighth pastoral anniversary being marked at Mount Carmel

STEUBENVILLE — The eighth pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Benjamin L. Calvert II, senior pastor at Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church, 708 N. Fifth St., Steubenville, will be celebrated this weekend to the theme “The Making of a Disciple.”

The Friday night fire revival at 7 p.m. will feature guest preacher the Rev. John Knight of Brightside Baptist Church in Lancaster, Pa.

On Sunday, the 10 a.m. worship service will feature guest preacher the Rev. Jeremy Ellis of Crosslink Community Church in Columbus with the afternoon service beginning at 5 p.m. and led by guest preacher the Rev. William H. Curtis of Mount Ararat Baptist Church of Pittsburgh.

The church’s phone number is (740) 282-9257.

Just BeClause poker run is scheduled to happen Sunday

AMSTERDAM — The 10th-annual Just BeClause poker run will be held Sunday with the ride beginning and ending at the Amsterdam VFW Post 232, located at 412 Liberty St., Amsterdam.

Sign-ups get under way at 9 a.m. with the first bike out at 11 a.m. and the last bike in at 5 p.m. with dinner upon return.

The cost is $15 for a single rider or $25 for a couple. All bikes, Jeeps, buggies, cars and trucks are welcome to participate.

All proceeds benefit Just BeClause to assist in providing for families in need during the holiday season. Questions can be directed to Jason Beard at (330) 936-3623.

Author of ‘No Man Knows This Country Better’ visits Tuesday

STEUBENVILLE — The Main Library of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County will offer visitors the opportunity to meet author Gary Williams on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Williams will discuss his book “No Man Knows This Country Better,” the story of John Gibson (1740-1822), who came west as a teenager in 1758 and served as an officer of increasing rank in every frontier conflict from the French and Indian War through the War of 1812.

In wartime, Gibson led a regiment at Valley Forge, was in charge at Fort Laurens during a month-long siege and eventually was in command at Fort Pitt. In peacetime, he was useful as a treaty negotiator. It was the murder of his Indian wife in the Yellow Creek Massacre of 1774 that led to the conflict known as Dunmore’s War, and, at the conclusion of that conflict, it was Gibson, and not Simon Girty, who was the sole witness to and translator of the speech known as Logan’s Lament.

Other programs at the Main Library, where the phone number is (740) 282-9782, is the opportunity for children to stop in anytime to make a craft Aug. 18.

Visitors can watch a family movie on Aug. 20 at 2 p.m. Call the library to register and find out what’s being played.

Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028

Adults: Unwind at the library and color pages designed for adults on Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. Supplies are provided.

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

Adults: Book club will meet for discussion on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Call to join.

Toronto Branch, (740) 537-1262

Family Movie Day is Aug. 20 at 2:30 p.m. Save a seat and find out what’s playing by calling the library.

Brooke Hills Playhouse season

continues with comedy

WELLSBURG — Brooke Hills Playhouse will concluded its 51st season with its production of the country themed comedy, “Honky Tonk Hissy Fit” at 8 p.m. Aug. 19, 20, 26 and 27 and at 2 p.m. Aug. 21 and 28.

Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, the play involves the romantic and social complications of the residents of a small trailer park community that has drawn the interest of a large corporation.

Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and students; and $8 for children.

The playhouse is in Brooke Hills Park located on state Route 27, about five miles from Wellsburg.

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