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The library advertises a variety of programs and activities

STEUBEVILLE — “Grab-and-Go Dress Your Ramen” begins Monday at all Steubenville and Jefferson County Public Library locations.

The library continues to celebrate Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in May with bags containing shiitake mushrooms, a sheet of seaweed and a packet of Ramen noodles. The recipe included in the bag comes from the library’s e-resource, “World cuisine from A to Z.”

Other programs and activities that take place in the various locations of the library system are:

Main Library, (740) 282-9782

“Lunch & Learn AtoZ databases” will be held May 27 at 11:30 a.m. This program is partnering with the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce to learn more about the library’s new electronic resource. AtoZdatabases is a directory and marketing database for leads, mailing lists, finding businesses, people, new movers in the area and more, a spokesperson explained. A light lunch will be provided. Register by calling the library.

The book club will meet for discussion on May 25 at 10:30 a.m. Call to register.

The pressure cooker class is Monday at 3 p.m., an occasion, a spokesperson noted, of “Test your pressure cooker and learn OSU extension tips ahead of canning season this year.” Register by calling the library.

A used book sale will be held Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be books for all ages. The suggested donation price is 50 cents per book.

Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028

Adults: The book club will meet for discussion on May 23 at 6 p.m. Call to join.

Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch

Go mushroom hunting? Tuesday at 6 p.m., the extension agency OSU will teach the basics of biology, ecology and identification of some common Ohio fungi, whether in the yard, pasture or woods. Register by calling the library.

Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166

Kids: Play and Learn the Alphabet will take place May 26 at 6 p.m. and May 27 at 10:30 a.m. It’s for parents or caregivers with children ages 2-6. This play session features toys, games, and art activities that promote letter knowledge. Registration is not required to attend.

Adults: Monday at 6 p.m., the OSU Extension Agency will teach the basics of biology, ecology, and identification of some common Ohio fungi. Register by calling the library.

Toronto Branch, (740) 537-1262

Extension agency OSU will teach the basics of biology, ecology, and identification of some common Ohio fungi on May 25 at 6 p.m. Register by calling the library.

Tiltonsville United Methodist will hold a thrift sale on Saturday

TILTONSVILLE — The Tiltonsville United Methodist Church, located at 106 Grandview Avenue, Tiltonsville, will host a thrift sale in the church social hall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

The sale will include clothing and shoes, tools, books, DVDs, CDs and household items. There will be food and pastries available for purchase.

Proceeds will benefit the church.

Piney Fork Legion Post Plans May 29 Memorial Day Service

PINEY FORK – The Piney Fork American Legion Gwynn Allen Post 735 will hold its Memorial Day Service May 29 at noon on the grounds of Legion Hall.

In case of bad weather, the service will be moved inside. After the service, the auxiliary will have lunch in the room. Everyone is invited to attend.

The SHS Select Orchestra concert is Saturday at Beatty Park

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville High School Select Orchestra will perform a concert at Beatty Park on Saturday starting at 6 p.m.

If it rains, the concert will be postponed and rescheduled at a later date, according to Flora VerStraten-Merrin, founder of the Friends of Beatty Park, sponsor of the event.

The concert is free with cash concessions and parking in the park and on the street available. Attendees should bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the show in the Storybook Promenade area.

“The Steubenville High School Select Orchestra meets regularly after school to prepare for upcoming performances,” explained Joe Diamond, orchestra director. The orchestra includes students in grades ninth through twelfth who are also members of the full high school orchestra. “The Steubenville High School Select Orchestra would like to thank Beatty Park for the opportunity to perform and looks forward to more performances like this in the future,” Diamond commented,

VerStraten-Merrin said Friends of Beatty Park is “super excited” to have the orchestra in the park and hopes that the community will attend the concert so that we can offer more concerts in the future.

“It’s the perfect place for an orchestra,” she says. “Being in nature and enjoying the sights and sounds of being in our city’s only natural park will be such a treat for our eyes and ears.” she added. “This music crosses all boundaries and knowing the benefits of listening to and being exposed to classical music is so encouraging. Research shows that listening to live classical music evokes positive feelings in children and has an impact Directly on Their Listening and Concentration Skills Children Feel Calm and Relaxed When Listening to Live Classical Music, Regardless of the Song Played, and Increases Brain Function, Study Finds,” she noted.

Beatty Park events are posted on the group’s Facebook page, and the 2022 schedule is posted at the park near the entrance to the large historic sign. Beatty Park brochures and calendars can be found at the Steubenville Visitors Center, Leonardo’s Coffee Shop, Prodigal Daughter Trinkets and Treasures, Steubenville Public Library, and Jefferson County.

An upcoming event is a “Advanced Fossil Hike” June 4 at 10 a.m. “We will explain the fossils found in the park, the great discovery of fossils and other archaeological elements in the park and in the region”, VerStraten-Merrin explained. John Boileigh of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will lead the hike to the fossil.

Brooke Hills Playhouse will open its 51st season with a comedy

WELLSBURG – Brooke Hills Playhouse will open its 51st season with comedy “Nana does Vegas”, with performances at 8 p.m. on May 27-28 and June 3-4 and at 2 p.m. on May 29 and June 5.

Written by Katherine DiSavino, the play follows “Nana’s naughty panties” which the theater premiered in 2017. The sequel brings Nana and her sidekick, Vera, to Las Vegas, where they make costumes for showgirls.

Those who’ve seen the original know the pair’s knack for getting into trouble.

Directed by Chelsey Barnhart, the play stars Barnhart, Andrew Dillie, Dan Harry, Diana Mendel, Richard Oliver, Renee Stock, Nicole Welch, Russ Welch and Connie Knollinger-Wendel.

Admission is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and students; and $8 for children. Musical tickets are $14 for adults; $12 for seniors and students; and $10 for children.

Brooke Hills Playhouse is in Brooke Hills Park on State Route 27, approximately five miles from Wellsburg.

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