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Weirton Senior Center plans book and rummage sale, dance

WEIRTON — The Weirton Senior Center, 3425 Main St., will be hosting its monthly book sale and rummage sale on Wednesday from 9 am to 2 pm, according to Tammy Margetic, director.

That’s open to the public.

On Friday it will hold an April Fool’s Day dance from 6 pm to 9 pm with music provided by Jack Thomas.

UMW Local 1304 planning

meeting Saturday in Hopedale

HOPEDALE — The United Mine Workers of America Local 1304 will meet on Saturday at the Hopedale American Legion, located at 48225 Rabbit Road, Hopedale.

Breakfast begins at 9:30 am with the meeting starting at 10 am

Breakfast with the Easter

Bunny, egg hunt on Saturday

WINTERSVILLE — Wintersville Church of the Nazarene, located at 377 Longview Drive, Wintersville, will be hosting a breakfast with the Easter Bunny and egg hunt on Saturday, beginning at 10 am

“Everyone is invited, and the cost is free,” to news release notes.

Craft show set for Saturday

at Weirton VFW Post 2716

WEIRTON — Weirton VFW Post 2716, 3435 Main St., is hosting a craft show Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm

There will be food, snacks and drawings with a variety of items available, including seasonal wreaths, Pampered Chef, cutlery and Easter decorations.

Toronto Seniors win prizes

at meeting, updated on trips

TORONTO — Judy Bickler opened the May 24 Toronto Seniors meeting celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

Reports were given by the social secretary on birthdays and anniversaries for the month. A report from the treasurer was given.

Emma Spicer won the 50/50 drawing, and Rosemarie Cieslak and Laura VanDyke won the door prizes. Jean Cline won the big basket. Bingo winners were Faye Jones, Arlene Zahniser, Irma Straka and Janet Boyuk.

Joyce Zimmerman led the members with prayer and the pledge.

Two trips were announced, including one scheduled for May 25-27 to Seneca Niagara Falls Resort and Casino. Final payment should be in by April 15.

An Aug. 12 outing to Tulka’s Polynesian Island Magic Hawaiian Show in Columbiana is planned with final payment due by June 16.

Anyone interested in going on either trip or wanting information about the club may contact Bickler at (740) 282-6721 or Carole Eddy at (740) 282-6887.

Additional trips are being considered.

spring garden party

sale scheduled for April 30

STEUBENVILLE — Join the Jefferson and Harrison Master Gardener Volunteers on April 30 starting at 9 am at the Scio Branch Library in the lower level, 331 W. Main St., Scio, to learn about gardening for indoor and outdoor locations during the growing season and pick up plants from the plant sale.

From Bonsai techniques to creating private garden nooks, participants will enjoy hands-on learning and get to take home a craft and variety of plants.

The topic lineup includes:

“Gardening with Tropical-Looking Plants” with Michael Hauber;

“Make-and-Take Garden Gnomes” with Marianne O’Donnell;

“Herbs for Your Garden” with Barbara Dewey;

“Growing African Violets” with Dewey;

“Bonsai Using Houseplants” with Rita Mullet;

“Garden Topiary Designing” with Laura Alexander; and

“Creating a Private Garden Get-Away Nook” with Alexander.

Registration for the spring garden party is $40 per person to cover speaker fees, craft supplies and handouts. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required by April 18 at 5 pm Make checks payable to OSU Extension and mail registrations to OSU Extension Jefferson County, Jefferson and Harrison Master Gardener Volunteers, 500 Market St., Suite 512, Steubenville, OH 43952 Complimentary coffee, tea and morning snacks will be provided along with lunch. The yard sale table will offer for purchase garden tools, gloves and more.

The plant sale is open to the public and begins at 9 am with no registration required. Plants will be available until 2 pm or until sold out. Plants include a variety of houseplants, herbs, cannas bulbs, zinnias, marigolds, ornamental grasses, hostas, dahlias, African violets, lambs ear, ajuga and lantana.

Event sponsors are Riesbeck’s Food Markets and the Harrison County Farm Bureau. Questions about the event can be directed to (740) 264-2212 or ask a Master Gardener Volunteer.

Reservations being accepted

for Mingo Easter egg hunt

MINGO JUNCTION — Reservations are being accepted for the annual John “wiz” Fabian Memorial Easter Egg Hunt cos-sonred by Scott Fabian and the Mingo Knights of Columbus Council No. 4361.

It will be held April 16, beginning at noon.

The event is for children up to age 12 and will be held at Aracoma Park in Mingo Junction. In the event of bad weather, it will be moved to the Knights of Columbus Hall on Legion Drive.

A light lunch and drinks will be served, and the Easter Bunny will be on hand. To make reservations, contact Scott Fabian at (740) 275-6550 and note how many children will be attending.

‘Succulents 101’ to be April 7 lesson for Newview CEOS

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Newview Community Educational Outreach Service will meet at 11 am on April 7 at the Hancock County Senior Center.

April’s lesson will be “Succulents 101,” presented by Betty Wagner. Succulents are no longer taking a back seat to more traditional plants and are quickly becoming favorites with homeowners, a spokesperson explained. These water-storing beauties require minimal care and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. There are even cold hardy varieties suitable for outdoor planting.

The public is invited to attend the lesson, which begins at noon.

The CEOS are once again collecting baby items for the Partners in Prevention Baby Safety Shower, and donations should be brought to this meeting. Some ideas include wipes, pacifiers, bottles, diapers, onesies, receiving blankets, booties and bath products. There is also an ongoing request for bingo prizes for the Orchards at Foxcrest, a senior housing facility in Chester.

Hancock County seniors from any of the three high schools or who are home schooled are reminded that April 15 is the deadline for their scholarship application to be turned in to the Extension Office. Seniors who need information regarding this should call the WVU Hancock County Extension office at (304) 564-3805.

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