Master Gardeners set to meet
for round robin Saturday
WEIRTON - The Tri-State Area Master Gardeners will hold their fourth-annual round robin from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Mary H. Weir Public Library located on Main Street.
Members will discuss annual, perennials, herbs, vegetable gardens, sun and shade gardens, lawns, butterfly and bird gardens, trees and shrubs, deer and other pests and ponds and water gardens. The cost is $5 for those who pre-register and $7 at the door. For information or to register, call the West Virginia University Hancock County Extension Office at (304) 564-3805 or email hancockcountyextension@mail.WVU.edu.
Country Friends set to meet
COLLIERS - Country Friends will host Art Beal and The Country Tradition Saturday 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 hold covered-dish dinners and open mic nights on Mondays and Fridays. 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 or visit the website at www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.
Survivors to hold vigil
WEIRTON - Survivors for Victims, in collaborations with the Sexual Assault Help Center, will hold a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. Saturday in front of the Millsop Community Center.
The vigil will recognize the high profile rape case in India and honor that victim and all sexual assault victims. This is part of a wide-spread vigil being held at the same time throughout the United States and India. For information on the local vigil, call Michele Robinson at (304) 914-8571.
Concert benefits victims
WEIRTON - Going Hard for Newtown, a benefit concert for the families of the Sandy Hook School shooting victims, will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 26 at Steel Valley Lanes.
The event will include rock, metal and hardcore acts on one stage, and acoustic acts on a second stage. Those on the first stage include HEAF, As Dreams Fade, Go Home Rocketmen, In Hope, Hands Resist and What Great Fangs. Those on the second stage include PlusManyOthers, Kali Davis, Christian Mikula and Sam Rockwell, Machete Champion.
Chelsea Lucas will be selling Sandy Hook ribbons for $1 to benefit the victims' families. All proceeds will go to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, which will provide money for counseling and funeral costs.
WEIRTON - St. Joseph the Worker Grade School will hold fall registration for all grades from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.
Parents or guardians should have a state-certified copy of the child's birth certificate, current shot records and the $40 registration fee.
For information, call the school at (304) 723-1970.
WEIRTON - The Mary H. Weir Public Library will host a book discussion on "An Hour Before Daylight," by Jimmy Carter, a memoir of Carter's childhood in rural Depression-era Georgia, at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the library located on Main Street.
The book describes life in the share-cropping south before the Civil Rights movement. The monthly book discussions are designed to be flexible to accommodate busy schedules.
All are welcome to attend any session that interests them. There are no requirements, other than an interest in the book.
Club to meet
WEIRTON - The Weirton Steel Management Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at Giovanni's Restaurant banquet room.
All members and former members are invited to attend. Dinner and social will be enjoyed.
Class of 1951
WEIRTON - The Weir High School Class of 1951 will hold a reunion meeting at 9 a.m. Jan. 30 at the Three Springs Drive Eat'n Park.
All classmates are invited to attend.
FLATWOODS - The Little Miss West Virginia contest will be held April 13 at the Days Inn and Conference Center.
The pageant is open to West Virginia girls from birth to 12 years old and West Virginia boys from birth to 5 years old. Contestants will compete in beauty, bathing suit, interview, casual wear and talent.
Titles include Baby Miss West Virginia, birth to 2-years-old; Tiny Miss West Virginia, 3- to 5-years-old; Little Mister West Virginia, birth to 5-years-old; Little Miss West Virginia, 6- to 8-years-old; and Junior Miss West Virginia, 9- to 12-years-old.
Also available are Overall Photogenic, Overall Personality and Overall West Virginia Beauty.
The entry fee is $150 and includes all events. Entry fees must be paid by March 1. Door badges are $12.
The event is hosted by 4 Seasons Pageantry. For information, contact April Lewis at (304) 445-4047 or visit the website at www.littlemisswv.com.
WINTERSVILLE, Ohio - The Brooke County Animal Welfare League will hold their next spay & neuter clinic, Roaming Animal Sterilization Clinic at Low-Cost, March 2-3 at the Jefferson County Airpark.
Immediate pre-payment is required. There will be no walk-in services or vaccinations available.
Appointments are not limited to Brooke County residents. Any interested pet owner may make an appointment by calling (304) 374-4443.