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Events, activities happening in the area

April 12, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Time to submit

art show entries

The Steubenville Art Association is accepting entries for its annual spring show at Eastern Gateway Community College on Friday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Any artist 18 years or older can enter up to three works.

The exhibit will open May 5 and continue until May 19. The juror will be Wayne Chunat of Malvern.

Questions can be directed to Jim Watson at (740) 264-2959 or Laura Thrasher at (740) 457-8066.

Corn hole, euchre

tournament set

ABATE of Ohio Inc., Region 1, will hold its first-ever corn hole and euchre tournament on April 22 from noon to 6 p.m. at Froehlich's Classic Corner, 501 Washington St., Steubenville.

ABATE is an acronym for American Bikers Aimed Toward Education.

Admission is $10 per event with prizes for first place awarded in both categories.

The fundraiser also will include an auction and drawings with food and beverages for sale by Froehlich's.

For information, call Steve at (740) 632-2950 or Leslie at (740) 284-1577.

Pancake breakfast

at Mingo center

The Mingo Junction Senior Center, 663 Commercial St., Mingo, will be the site of a pancake and sausage breakfast Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The breakfast is open to the public and is by donation.

For information, call (740) 535-1639.

The center's April newsletter notes the trip to Hartville Flea Market on May 21 will cost $43, which now does not include lunch. Other trips include June 26, Pittsburgh Strip District, $40; July 19, Meadows Casino and Tangiers outlet, $32; Aug. 21, Longaberger baskets, Dresden, $54; and Sept. 15, Yankee Peddler Festival, Canal Fulton, $59.

Toronto OES

members meet

The Toronto Chapter No. 215 of the Order of Eastern Stars met April 2 with Janet Coffman, worthy matron, presiding.

Grand Representative Paula Johns was presented. Attending were eight past matrons, two past patrons and five 50-year members.

Former grand appointments in attendance were Anne Graham, Barb Cameron, Mary Sue Whipkey and Marlene Wolf.

Various reports were given including one on cards sent.

The chapter acknowledged Carol Graham, a member of more than 67 years, and her husband, Ellsworth Graham, a member of more than 54 years.

The next meeting will be held April 16 at 7:30 p.m. for a pro-tem initiation.

N.C. Woman's Club honored

President Dorothy Hawkes and several members of the Woman's Club of New Cumberland, a General Federation of Women's Clubs of West Virginia, attended the state convention held March 23-25 at the Greenbrier where awards were presented.

The local woman's club received the following awards in the small club category of 20 members or less: third place in fundraising; second place in signature project, domestic violence; Rhododrendon Membership Award for retaining membership; Honor Club, Superior Club; first place in education partnership; and first place for state president's special project.

The club members are preparing for the "Meet the Candidates for Hancock County Sheriff" event that are hosting at 6 p.m. April 18 at the New Cumberland Municipal Building, 104 Court St., New Cumberland. Each candidate will speak for 10 minutes. Questions can be asked of the candidates for 5 minutes after their speech.

New members are always welcome to join the volunteer community-minded organization. The next regular meeting will be held in September. Inquiries can be directed to Hawkes at (304) 564-3245.

Toys for tots

fundraiser set

A Toys for Jefferson County Tots semi-annual fundraiser will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28.

Wendy Carmichael is the organizer of the event to be held at the 1749 Liberty Grange.

Toys for Christmas are collected each year for underprivileged children of the county and then donated to Toys for Tots.

Vendors participating in the event are Scentsy Wickless Candles, Tastefully Simple, Miche Purses, Pampered Chef, Thirty-One and Origami Owl Jewelry. There will be door prizes, food and homemade baked goods for sale.

Those attending are asked to bring an unwrapped new or gently used toy to be donated to Toys for Tots.

Trip June 5 to

dinner matinee

The Gadabouts are planning a trip June 5 to the "One, Two, Three Strikes .. You're Dead" dinner show matinee June 5 at the Ligonier, Pa., Ramada.

For information, contact Claudia Clevenger, tour director, at (740) 264-5678. Nonmembers are welcomed on trips.

Pomona Grange

members meet

The Jefferson County Pomona Grange No. 41 met recently in the Liberty Grange Hall, New Alexandria, where reports were given on future events and recent donations given to the Salvation Army and Urban Mission Ministries.

Sis Brannon, lecturer, presented the program to the theme "The Little Things."

Liberty Grange No. 1749 members served as hosts of the afternoon meeting.

The next Pomona Grange No. 41 meeting will be held in Unionport on May 12 at 3 p.m.

Guild members

to meet April 24

The National Trail Stitchers Chapter of the Embroidery Guild of America will meet April 24 at 7 p.m. at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 1414 Chapline St., Wheeling.

Current projects include paper folding and spot sampler.

Yearly dues are due at this meeting as well as any articles for the "Milestone."

Individuals interested in needlepoint, embroidery or any type of needlework are welcome to attend two meetings before joining. Annual dues are $48. Membership offers workshops, seminars and other learning opportunities in needlework. For information, contact Christine at (304) 845-0974 or Maxine at (304) 242-2340.

Upcoming library

programs detailed

Upcoming programs at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include:

-- Babygarten for child ages birth to 24 months and caregiver to share nursery rhymes, songs and books will be offered at the Schiappa branch on April 19 at 10:30 a.m., at the Brilliant Branch at 11 a.m. and at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch at 11:15 a.m.

-- Register now for Tot Time that will begin at the Schiappa branch on Mondays, April 16-30 at 6 p.m., Tuesdays April 17-May 1 at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays, April 18-May 2, at 11 a.m. Tot Time is for parent and child ages 2 and 3. Register by calling (740) 264-6166.

-- Story Time will be offered at the Toronto branch on April 18 at 4 p.m. Call (740) 537-1262 for information.

-- Play and Learn for parent and child from birth to age 3 will be held at the Toronto branch on April 19 at 5 p.m.

-- Family Movie Day will be held at the Toronto branch on April 21 at 2 p.m.

-- Earth Day craft time will be held April 19 at the Schiappa branch. School-age children can stop in any time from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

-- A spring craft will be offered at the Brilliant branch on April 17 and at the Tiltonsville branch on April 16 any time from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

-- Beth McVey, interior designer, will share tips on combining colors for home decor at the Schiappa branch on April 17 at 6 p.m. Register by calling (740) 264-6166.

-- Learn the basics of essential oils with Susie Weiss on April 19 at 6 p.m. at the Schiappa branch. Register by calling (740) 264-6166.

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