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November 8, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Free Tae Kwon Do instruction

offered in Burgettstown

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. - Se-Jong Tae Kwon Do offers free instruction to those of all ages at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church McCashin Hall.

New students will be accepted. Nov. 14, 21 and 28. Se-Jong has offered training for eight years at the Burgettstown location, and has 19 schools located mainly in Western Pennsylvania. It is a nonprofit organization and was founded by former parish pastor the Rev. Robert Connolly.

For information, visit the website at

Holiday tour offered

NEW CUMBERLAND - The Woman's Club of New Cumberland, a General Federation of Women's Clubs of West Virginia member club, is selling tickets for the annual holiday tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 presented by the Hancock County Arts Council and sponsored by the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The seven sites include the DiBartolomeo and Shirer homes in Weirton, the Grishkevich home in New Cumberland, the Homer Laughlin China Co. in Newell and the Reed and Juszczak homes and Calcott House in Chester. The club will hold a reception with light refreshments from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Swaney Memorial Library.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the library.

Christian concert scheduled

WEIRTON - The Christian Fellowship Foundation will sponsor a free concert by the Christian parody band ApologetiX at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Thomas E. Millsop Community Center on Main Street.

The event is the foundation's annual Christmas Party, and it is scheduled early to avoid conflicting with all the usually planned events from Thanksgiving to New Years Day.

ApologetiX specializes in Biblical parodies of hits from yesterday and today, encompassing a variety of genres - everything from Elvis to Eminem. The band tours extensively and has played more than 1,300 concerts in all 50 states and Canada.

The public is invited to the free concert and in addition, anyone with a disability and their family also are invited to a special buffet dinner at 5 p.m. before the concert. Doors for the concert will open at 6:30 p.m. Register by calling Millie Gerbo at 304-797-1961 or emailing

Table of Hope needs volunteers

WEIRTON - The Table of Hope, which serves families and individuals needing meals free of charge, is in need of volunteers.

Meals are served from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the First United Methodist Church located at 3301 West St. Volunteers are needed to prepare meals, serve, hostess and clean-up. Contact Pam Donohue at (304) 670-9544 to volunteer.

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