In honor of Steubenville High School's upcoming spring production of "CATS!" being performed at SHS, the Friends of Steubenville Fine Arts are planning a New York deli-style luncheon in honor of the Broadway favorite.
The play will be performed March 21-24 with evening performances at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinee at 3 p.m.
The luncheon will be held in the high school commons prior to the March 24 matinee performance. The menu will consist of pastrami and roast beef sandwiches, hot soups, potato salad, homemade pierogies, beverages and New York cheesecake. The cost is $15 per person and benefits the SHS Fine Arts Department.
Serving will begin at 12:30 p.m.
Luncheon reservations can be made by calling Tom at (740) 264-7173 or Margie at (740) 282-4912.
Blood drive at
The Wellsburg Women of the Moose will sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive on March 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Moose Lodge located at 844 Main St., Wellsburg.
Morning doughnuts and hot lunch will be provided to all presenting donors.
The blood drive is open to the public, and all eligible donors are welcome to attend.
Walk-ins are accepted or appointments can be made by contacting Linda Porreca at (740) 264-4286 or (304) 737-1552. Participants should bring a photo ID.
The Steubenville Art Association's next meeting will be held March 20 at Historic Fort Steuben, 120 S. Third St., Steubenville, beginning at 7 p.m.
SAA member Mary "Sis" Keenan will present "The How To's of Art Fairs." Social hosts are Arlene MacQuown, chairwoman, and Kim Hohlmayer, Diana Holcome and Mary Householder.
An SAA juried art and craft fair will be held at Historic Fort Steuben on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Hohlmayer is event chair and can be contacted at (740) 381-2228.
The association is continuing to recruit crafters. The cost is $20 a table. In addition to shopping and food, the event will include free door prize drawings.
Proceeds will help support the art association's scholarship fund.
Anyone wanting to submit artwork for the SAA spring art show can do so at Eastern Gateway Community College on April 12 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on April 13 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jim Watson is the spring show chairman and can be reached at (740) 264-2959.
Upcoming programs being offered at the branches of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County have been announced. They include:
Crocheting group meets Wednesday
The Brooke County Public Library's Crocheting Group will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Wellsburg.
The free group is for adults, from beginners to experts. Bring your own supplies and projects. Assistance and instruction will be available if needed.
Call (304) 737-1551 to register.
Seniors to meet
The Wells Township Senior Citizens will hold their monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Friday at the Wells Township Community Center located on Steuben Street in Brilliant.
The lunch will be cabbage and noodles and kielbasa. Participants can bring a dessert if they'd like.
Normally, meetings are held on the last Friday of the month but the March gathering is a week early because of Good Friday.
All seniors citizens from Wells Township can attend. Membership is $5 per year with memberships accepted at any time. Meetings include lunch, fellowship, door prizes, a 50-50 drawing and an occasional speaker.
Questions can be directed to Liz Cook, Wells Township recreation director, at (740) 598-3967 or (740) 632-6253.
The Brooke County Public Library will be holding an "Easter Fun" evening storytime with Kim Harless at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Children will enjoy Easter stories, crafts and games. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.
Group to meet
The Weirton-Steubenville Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton.
Meetings for 2013 will be discussed and planned.
Anyone with MS, their family and friends are welcome to attend. For information, contact Connie Kafton at (304) 527-3023.
'Rise of the Guardians' set
The Brooke County Public Library will show the rated PG animated film, "Rise of the Guardians" at 11 a.m. Saturday.
When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.
Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn for the free screening.
Craft show set
Pine Grove United Methodist Church's annual spring/Easter craft show will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Saline Township Complex in Hammondsville.
It will feature homemade candy and baked goods and a variety of crafts, including from floral arrangements and jewelry to candles and various wood crafts.
Food will be available for patrons to eat in or get takeout.
The menu includes breakfast sandwiches, homemade soups, haluski and various hot sandwiches.
For information, call (740) 544-6010.