“Briefs” is a calendar of events listing provided free of charge to churches and non-profit organizations. Items will be published one time only and will be listed in the order in which they occur. Please submit your ‘briefs’ two weeks prior to the event. Fax your information to 304-592-0603 or send via e-mail
BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Teen Movie Night: The Edge of Seventeen (2016) (PG-13) on Monday, February 20th from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm for teens ages 13-19. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. • eReader Workshop on Wednesday, February 22nd at 2 pm – registration required. • Story Time – Fridays at 10:30 am for children under the age of three • Contact Amy at the library at 304-842-8248 for information or to register.
BRIDGEPORT ROTARY ANNUAL HEALTH AWARENESS SCREENING
Health screening on the following Saturdays – Feb. 18th and 25th from 7:00 am – 10:00 am at Bridgeport Middle School. 39 Different blood Test For $45!! Optional Tests also Available – Men’s and Women’s Special tests available also. For more information or to make an appointment call 1-800-524-3414. Walk-ins are also welcome. Be sure to fast 10 hrs from food..no alcohol for 24 hrs (water permitted).
SHINNSTON WOMAN’S CLUB MEETING
The GFWC WV Woman’s Club of Shinnston will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, February 20th at noon at Jimmy’s diner. Speaker will be Deborah Starkey of Lowe Public Library.
LOWE PUBLIC LIBRARY DVD DRIVE
The Lowe Public Library, 40 Bridge St., Shinnston is currently having a DVD drive. All types of DVDs will be accepted but no VHS – please! Items can be dropped off at the library. For more information call 304-592-1700.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS OUR LADY OF PEACE ASSEMBLY
Our Lady of Peace Assembly 1184 will hold its regular meeting for all Fourth Degree members on Monday, February 20th. The meeting will begin with dinner at Raymon’s Restaurant at 6:30 pm with meeting to follow at 7:30 pm at the Robert Petitto Hall. Please contact Dave Morris at 304-669-9918 with any questions.
GRAND PERFORMANCES – CHERISH THE LADIES
The Cultural Foundation will be presenting A Celtic Celebration with “Cherish The Ladies” at the Robert C. Byrd High School Theater on Thursday, March 2nd at 7:30 pm. Tickets available on line at THECULTURALFOUNDATION.ORG. For more information call 304-669-7045.
UNDERSTAND SPECIAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP
A FREE course “Understanding Special Education Workshop” will be held on Monday, March 27th from 6 pm to 8 pm at South Harrison Middle School. To register or for more information call 304-326-7692 or email [email protected].
“HOW TO SURVIVE PARENTING”
PERC will be having a seven week series of parenting classes at United High School (formerly Gore Middle School) from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm on the following Tuesdays – February 21,28 and March 7,14,21,18 and April 4th. To register contact PERC at 304-326-7692 or 304-326-7693. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded for attending all classes.
STEP UP FOR WOMEN
Step Up for Women is actively interviewing for an 11-week construction training class. The program will prepare students for jobs in the skilled trades and union apprenticeship. The program is completely grant funded so there is absolutely no cost to students. Classes begin March 6, 2017. To complete the application process you may go online to www.wvwomenwork.org/stepup or for a paper application you may call Misty Nicholas at 304-598-0114.
‘Celebrate Recovery’ meets every Thursday at 6:30 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Shinnston. Everyone is welcome.
BEEKEEPERS SHORT COURSE
The WV Beekeepers Assoc. is having a beginner beekeeping course in Bruceton Mills in February on 3 consecutive Saturdays (4th, 11th, and 18th from 10-2) at The Little Sandy Nazarene church. The cost is $50 per individual and $70 per couple. You must attend all three classes to complete the course. This includes your instruction, the Penn State Beginner beekeeping class book and a 1 year membership with the WV state Beekeepers Assoc. Please contact Debbie Martin at (304)367-9488 or [email protected] for further details.
NARCONON AVAILABLE TO HELP
Narconon reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. 1-800-431-1754 or Prescription-abuse.org.
A Christ-centered 12-step program for any hurt, habit or hang-up meets every Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Horizons Church in Lost Creek. Offers childcare (birth to 4 yrs.) and Celebration Station (ages 5-13) and The Landing for older teens. For more information, call 304-745-5090.