“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
- Super Bowl Appetizer Recipe Swap on Saturday, January 28th at 1 pm. • Teen Game Night – “Clue” on Monday, January 30th from 6 pm to 8 pm. • 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.
WOMEN’S ONLY ELIMINATION DINNER
St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 43 Mahlon St., Shinnston will hold a ‘women’s’ only elimination dinner fundraiser on Saturday, January 28th from 11 am to 2 pm. Tickets are $20. Hors d’oeuvres will be available followed by a fried chicken dinner with sides, beverage & dessert. Grand prize – $500. There will be 15 prize drawings and two 50/50 drawings.
“SOUPER” BOWL LUNCHEON
The First Baptist Church Lighthouse on Rebecca Street in Shinnston will be having a “Souper” Bowl luncheon on Sunday, February 5th at 12 noon. Soup, sandwiches, desserts and a drink for $5 to benefit the Lord’s Pantry. For information call 304-592-0232.
WINGS OF HOPE PURSE BINGO
Wings of Hope will be hosting a purse bingo on Sunday, February 5th from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Harrison County Senior Citizens Center, 500 W. Main St., Clarksburg to support cancer patients at UHC. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Longaberger, Nine West, Vera Bradley, 31, Juicy Couture, Miche and more…20 games plus concession stand and auction baskets. For more information call 304-677-3702 or 304-624-1007.
“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.