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The eighth annual Memorial Brick Run takes place on Saturday

WINTERSVILLE — The Stevens-Christian Memorial Post 557 American Legion Riders will honor and remember veterans during the eighth annual Memorial Brick Run on Saturday.

Registration for the ride will begin at 9 a.m. at Ext. 557, located at 1212 Two Ridge Road, Wintersville. Bikes will depart at 10:00 a.m. and travel to Ohio Veterans Memorial Park, 8005 S. Cleveland, Massillon Road, Clinton, Ohio, for the brick laying ceremony, then return to the Wintersville station for dinner beginning at 5:00 p.m.

The $25 ride cost per participant includes a t-shirt, pizza lunch at the West End Tavern, and Taco dinner (Rusty Bull.)

The event will feature a 50-50 raffle and post-race Chinese auction. Proceeds will benefit local veterans organizations.

The library announces the variety

programs and activities

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville and Jefferson County Public Library has announced the following programs and activities taking place at its various locations:

Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782

Children: Babygarten will take place on June 2 at 11:30 a.m. This is for caregivers and children from birth to 2 years old. Babygarten shares books, songs and rhymes and helps with language development.

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

Kids: Play & Learn the Alphabet takes place on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. This is for parents or guardians of children ages 2-6. This play session features toys, games and art activities that promote letter knowledge. Registration is not required to attend.

Story time (ages 5 to 10) will take place on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. Call to register.

Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166

Adults: The book club will meet for discussion on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. This month the group will discuss “All Our Bad Days” by Elan Mastai. Call to join.

Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163

Adults: Thriller Book Club will meet for discussion Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Toronto Branch, (740) 537-1262

Kids: Pick up a take-out storytime on June 3 while supplies last.

International Senior Club

expresses its gratitude

WEIRTON – The International Senior Club met May 10 at Undo’s in Weirton with Vice President Tony La Rosa reading the invocation that highlighted gratitude to mothers on Mother’s Day and thanking those who served , Fallen Heroes, Memorial Day.

Jim Cerra conducted the Pledge of Allegiance.

All the members joined in the singing “God bless America.” A dinner was followed by desserts prepared by club members.

President Regina Truax introduced guests Patty Beltrame, Cil Findley, Diana Shaffer, James Diett and Faith Melto. She announced that Liz Beecroft, Barbara Guglielmo and Rosa Pulice are new members.

The June meeting will be dedicated to fathers.

The business meeting was canceled due to Mother’s Day and door prizes. A game of cards was played and prizes were awarded at each table. Door prizes were awarded to Liz Beecroft, Cil Findley, Norma Henson, Linda Phabe, Mary Hamilton, Laura Mamuel, Cindy Richards, Mary Ann DiFonzo and Angie Mazur.

May birthdays and anniversaries were recognized. Recovery cards and condolence cards were sent to members.

Several bus tours have been announced, including: June 19, “Carousel,” Lincoln Park Performing Art Center, Midland, Pennsylvania; June 24, Sugarcreek, (shopping, flea markets and wine tasting) Sugarcreek, Ohio; June 27-July 1, July 4, Gateway Clipper Fleet, Pittsburgh; July 22, Hartville Market Place and Flea Market, Hartville, Ohio; July 24, “Memphis, rock and roll musical” Lincoln Park Performing Art Center, Midland, Pennsylvania, Aug. 29-Sept. 3, Myrtle Beach Show Trip, SC; October 17-21, Ark Encounter and Creation Museum, Williamstown, Ky.; October 22, Doo Wop, Capitol Theatre, Wheeling; and November 17-19, Christmas in New York, New York. For more information, contact Truax at (304) 723-0419. All tours are open to the public.

Beverly DiBiase won the draw 50-50. Gift certificates for The Undo were won by Mary Thompson and Mary Lou Rossi.

The next meeting will be June 14 at Undo’s in Weirton. Anyone wishing to join or obtain information can contact Truax or any member.

Scavenger hunt to launch

summer reading program

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library will kick off its summer reading program with a scavenger hunt on June 6.

The hunt will start at noon, the last hunters will leave at 2 p.m.

Families are encouraged to search downtown Wellsburg businesses for pictures of things you would find in the ocean, in keeping with this year’s theme, “Oceans of possibilities. Some businesses may offer visitors special treatment.

Everyone who completes the hunt will be entered into a raffle. Library visitors that day will also be invited to register for the program. To encourage all family members to read, the program is open to all ages, including adults.

There will also be a craft and a snack that day. Those interested in participating in the hunt should register by calling (304) 737-1551 or visiting

Supported by a guaranteed grant from the Wellsburg Elks Lodge, the summer reading program includes drawing for prizes for youth and adults.

From June 6 to July 31, participants are invited to register the books they have read on, by downloading the Readsquared application. For print options, visit the website above or call the Brooke County Library or its Follansbee branch at (304) 527-0860.

Paris Presbyterian Church

organize a concert on the bridge

BURGETTSTOWN – The Paris Presbyterian Church, located at 127 Steubenville Pike, Burgettstown, will host a concert on the bridge on June 12, starting at 6 p.m. Jonathan White will perform.

Recipe club to share ideas

for the Tuesday picnic

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library Recipe Club will meet Tuesday at noon and share picnic ideas.

Everyone is invited to share recipes and samples of the finished product.

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