Community Briefs

First Christian Church holding food, hygiene distribution today

WEIRTON – The First Christian Church will hold a food and personal hygiene item distribution from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the church located at 3252 Main St.

The congregation will be distributing food on a first-come, first-served basis, as well as personal items such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes.

For information, call (304) 797-7300 from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.

Tack auction set for Saturday

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Knight Riderz and Sundowners 4-H Saddle Clubs will sponsor a tack auction Saturday at 4-H Camp Aura located on Ross Road.

The doors and concessions will open at noon and the auction will begin at 1 p.m.

Name brand tack, grooming supplies, barn supplies, riding gear, horse care, wormers, saddle pads and saddles will be available. All new tack is provided by Steve Armstrong of Salem, Ohio. Used tack consignments will be taken. Local sponsors will provide gift cards, special items and services, all of which also will be auctioned off. Col. Larry Reed of Reed’s Auction Co. will provide auctioneer services.

Proceeds benefit the Camp Aura horse show facility.

For information, provide Racheal Paris at (304) 564-5958 or Megan Walker at (304) 564-3598.

Country Friends host Art Beal

COLLIERS – Country Friends will host Art Beal and the Country Tradition at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance begins at 7 p.m.

Country Friends hosts covered-dish dinners and open mic nights every Monday and Friday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270.

Shiloh holding Palm Sunday service

WEIRTON – Shiloh Apostolic Faith Church will host guest speaker Evangelist Clarissa Speaker at noon Palm Sunday at the church located at 3000 Weir Ave.

An afternoon service, featuring Ohio Valley Ministries performing mime and liturgical dance and guest the Rev. Quanita Williams of Tower of Power Church in Steubenville, will be held at 4 p.m. at the church. The Shiloh youth; Sisters Phyllis Freeman and Alexis Turner-Davis of Shiloh; Sisters Karen Wayne, Taylor Williams and Halley Williams of Christ the King Family Worship Center in Weirton; and Sister Tracy Black of Greater Faith Worship Center in Industry, Pa., will present the program “I’ll Praise Him in a Dance.” A free-will offering to benefit the church’s building fund will be taken.

Refreshments will be served following the service; the public is invited to attend.

Tish Turner is the program coordinator, and the Rev. D.W. Cummings is pastor.

Riverview hosting Splendid Sound

WELLSBURG – Riverview Baptist Chapel will host Splendid Sound, a Toronto, Ohio-based southern gospel quartet, at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church located at 225 Charles St.

Splendid Sound members are experienced in performing Christian music and quartet singing.

The public is invited to attend.

West Virginia Women’s Clubs

holding convention until Sunday

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS – General Federation of Women’s Clubs West Virginia General and Junior Clubs are meeting for their third joint convention Friday through Sunday at The Greenbrier Resort.

National President Mary Ellen Laister will be the keynote speaker for the event, which is the the 107th Annual GFWC-WV Convention and 80th Annual GFWC- WV Junior Convention.

State President Carol Allen will preside over the session, which also will involve Kristi Atha-Rader, junior club director.

Eastern District President Marianne Bayer and West District President Linda Campbell are hostesses, and Rita Lynch is convention chair.

The event will include workshops on diabetes, domestic violence and leadership.

Among the many expected to attend were Helen Moren, GFWC-WV secretary and member o f the Bethany Woman’s Club; Jo-Ellen Wright, Northern District president; and members of the Weirton Woman’s Club and 20th Century Club of Follansbee.

St. Thomas holding fish fry

WEIRTON – St. Thomas Episcopal Church will hold a fish fry from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the church parish hall located on Three Springs Drive.

Dinners include fish, fries and coleslaw. Individual fish sandwiches and desserts also are available. Take-out orders are available.

Advance orders will be taken by calling the church at (304) 723-4120.

Senior center hosting craft show

WEIRTON – The “Spring Fling” craft and soup sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Greater Weirton Senior Center located on Main Street. There will be more than 25 vendors and six different soups. Admission is free. For information, call the center at (304) 748-3490.

Auxiliary holding spring craft show

HOOKSTOWN, Pa. – The Hookstown American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will host its annual spring craft show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the legion hall located on state Route 168, near the fairgrounds. Crafts and home decor will be available. The kitchen will be open. Admission is free. For information, call (412) 897-0100.

Church holding service

WEIRTON – Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church will hold a “Breaking Through” worship service at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church located at 101 Lisa Court. The casual, family-friendly one-hour service will include contemporary music, videos and singing.

Pietro to lead weight loss discussion

WEIRTON – Pharmacist Megan Pietro will lead an interactive discussion on losing body fat at 2 p.m. Monday at the Weirton Medical Center’s Starvaggi Room.

Those with diabetes and weight loss concerns and caregivers are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served, and a drawing will be held.

All are welcome; there is no admission charge.

Library to show film

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library will be showing the PG-rated film “Life of Pi,” at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Based on the bestselling novel by Yann Martel, the movie involves Pi Patel, who finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with the only survivor, a ferocious Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn for the free screening.