Community briefs

Special library

programs continue

The Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg welcomes young archaeologists for a “dinosaur dig” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Participants will unearth “fossils” from a sandstone block.

And on Friday at 4 p.m. magician Dave Powers will perform for magic lovers of all ages.

Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free programs, which are part of the library’s summer reading program, which has the theme, “Dig Into Reading.”

Crochet group to meet Wednesday

Linda Collett will lead a crochet class for adults of various levels of experience at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Brooke County Public Library.

Participants should bring their materials and projects. Collett and others will be available to help those with less experience.

To register for the free program, call (304) 737-1551.

Shoes available

to children in need

Applications are being accepted for Lace Up for Kids, the annual school shoe program coordinated by Information Helpline, a member agency of the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley.

Applications can be completed up to Aug. 2 at the Information Helpline office, 51 11th St., from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, regardless of county residence.

Call (304) 233-6300 to learn of other application sites in Ohio, Brooke, Marshall and Belmont counties.

Anyone wishing to donate new shoes may drop them off at area Wendy’s Restaurants, which are co-sponsoring the campaign with WTOV. Adult shoe sizes 7 through 13 are most needed, but toddler and children’s sizes also are in demand.

Monetary donations can be sent to : Lace Up For Kids, UW UOV, Suite 321, 51 11th St., Wheeling, WV 26003, or Lace Up for Kids, WTOV9, P.O. Box 9999 Steubenville, OH 43952.

“The purpose of Lace Up for Kids is to not only keep the kids’ feet warm and dry, but also to provide a sense of confidence in the kids because they have new shoes,” said Angela Goodson, Information Helpline director, said.

“We are very aware of the need and desire to fit in at school. Not only do the kids feel better about themselves with their new, proper- fitting shoes, they do better academically as well,” she said.

Talk on heart health planned

Beth Rogers from the Follansbee Pharmacy will present the fifth in a series of talks on heart health at noon Wednesday at the Brooke County Senior Center, 948 Main St.

The program is free.

School supplies being collected

Coordinators of Energy Express, a summer reading program run by the Brooke County West Virginia University Extension Service, will be collecting school supplies for children of families in need.

They will be leaving information about the collection at the doors of homes in the Follansbee and Weirton area, then return for donations from those interested in giving, on July 24.

Anyone also can bring pencils, pens, crayons, glue, notebooks, paper, folders and other school supplies to Jefferson Primary School between 7:30 am. and 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday up to that date.

For information, call (304) 224-8446.