“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: Queen of Katwe (2016) – Monday, February 13th from 5:30 pm to 8 pm for teens ages 13-19. Pizza and refreshments provided. • The Colorful Yarns – Tuesday, February 14th and 28th at 6:30 pm. • Book Talk: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom on Wednesday, February 15th at 4 pm. • The Silver Screeners – Loving (2016) (PG-13) on Friday, February 17th from 5:30 pm to 8 pm. Popcorn and bottled water provided. • 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.
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.
St. Patrick’s Church in Weston will be having a traditional Latin Mass on Sunday, February 12th at 4 pm (Please note the time change for this month). All are welcome and it fulfills your Sunday obligation. For more information, call the church office at 304-269-3048.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 872 MEETING
Council 872 will hold their regular meeting on Monday, February 13th at 7:30 pm at the Robert Petitto Hall, 334 East Pike St. All members are urged to attend and all Catholic men ages 18 and older who are practicing Catholics, are invited to join. Please contact Doug White at 304-669-0631.
FREE THROW CONTEST
The Knights of Columbus Clarksburg Council 872 will be sponsoring a free throw contest on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Gore Middle United High School beginning at 1 pm. All children between the ages of 9 through 14 are invited to participate. Contact Doug White at 304-623-1302 or 669-0631.
MT STATE 22 MEETING
Mt State 22 will hold a meeting on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 4 pm at the Clarksburg VFW, 403 West Pike St., Clarksburg, WV. Any person interested about information on how to help prevent veteran suicides in our country is welcome to attend. Director Chris Thompson will be presenting. For further information contact Richard.email@example.com.
“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.
FREE COMPUTER TRAINING
Enroll now for FREE Computer Training at the Harrison County Technology Opportunity Centers. Basic Computer Skills sessions covering Microsoft Office, Word and Excel, will begin January 12th at Bridgeport High School. For more information or to register call 304-296-9021 x 14.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.