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BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY

National Library Week: Fine Free Week! – April 10-15 • The Colorful Yarns – Tuesday, April 11 and 25 at 6:30 pm • National Library Week: Book Club Ice Cream Social – Wednesday, April 12 at 3:00 pm; registration required • Pizza and Pages: Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff – Thursday, April 13 at 6 pm for children ages 8 – 12 • Kids’ Movie Night: Sing (PG) (2016) – Friday, April 14 at 6 pm for children 4 – 12; registration required • Story Time on 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.

 

COMMUNITY GARDEN GARDENING HELP NEEDED !

There will be a WORK DAY on Saturday, April 8 at the Shinnston Community Garden, beginning from 10:00 am until noon (or when projects for the day are completed). We are looking for anyone and everyone who can assist in preparing the garden for planting.  We need those who can pull weeds, hoe or many other things we need to accomplish.  If you need volunteer hours for school or the Master Gardeners program, we are the place to be.  For questions, please call 304-218-9703.

 

EASTER BREAD AND BAKE SALE

Easter Bread and Bake Sale at St. Anns Church in Shinnston on Saturday,  April 8, 2017 from 9 am to 3 pm.

 

LATIN MASS

The will be a traditional Latin Mass on Sunday, April 9 at 12:30 pm at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Weston.  All are welcome!  Fulfills your Sunday obligation.  For more information, call the church office at 304-269-3048.

 

PWA BOARD MEETING

The Progressive Women’s Association will be having their monthly board meeting on Monday, April 10 at 12 noon.  A light lunch will be served.  If you will be attending please call 304-624-6881.  All members and board are urged to attend.

 

CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Clarksburg #334 will meet on Tuesday, April 11 at 5:30 pm at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center.  All members are urged to attend.  Contact Court Secretary Theresa White at 304-623-1302 with any questions.

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEETING

Knights of Columbus Council 872 will hold its regular meeting on Monday, April 10 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 with any questions.

 

SHINNSTON FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH EASTER SCHEDULE

Thursday, April 13 @ 6:30 pm  – Maundy Thursday Service

Friday,      April 14 @ 8:00 pm –  Good Friday Service

Saturday,  April 15  @ 2:00 pm  –  Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday,    April 16  @ 7:00 am   –  Sunrise Service with donuts, fruit, coffee & juice following service.

Sunday, April 16th  @ 10:45 am – Easter Worship Service

 

“THE SHINE EFFECT” WORSHIP SERVICE   

Coming to the Shinnston Area Celebrate Recovery at the Methodist Church (next to  the Rushing Wind Biker Church) in Spelter, WV on Thursday, April 13 at 6:30 pm, “The Shine Effect” will be providing a worship service.  Come and worship with an awesome band and some great people, then let God turn your mess into His message!

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

The Region VI Workforce Development Executive Board will meet Thursday, April 13 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at Region VI Workforce Development Board Office, 17 Middletown Road, White Hall, WV.  For more information about the meeting, contact Maria Larry at 304-368-9530.

 

ANNUAL PICKENS RAMP SUPPER

The Pickens American Legion will be sponsoring the annual Pickens Ramp Supper on Saturday, April 15 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Post 122.  Menu includes the following: ramps, ham, fried potatoes, coleslaw, brown beans, applesauce, cornbread, dessert and drinks.  Adults $14, children under 12 $5.  For info call 304-924-5813 or 304-924-5205.

 

EASTER EGG SALE

The House of Faith is having an Easter egg sale now through April 17th.  Large 1 lb. eggs are $8; medium ½ lb. eggs are $4 and small ¼ lb. eggs are $2. Also selling lollipops in multi-flavors – large $1 and small $.50.  To order call 304-672-2700.

 

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE

The Shinnston Area Council of Churches will hold a Good Friday Service at noon on April 14th at Charles St. Christian Church with Pastor Darrell Pierce presiding.

 

DIVORCECARE SUPPORT GROUP

A 13 week DivorceCare support group is being offered at the First United Methodist Church in Shinnston.  Rev. Craig Blankenship will be the leader of the adult group and Rev. Cindy Boggs will be leading the DivorceCare Kids portion.  The group meets every Tuesday at the church at 7 pm.  Please call 304-592-0214 for more information.

 

CELEBRATE RECOVERY-SHINNSTON

‘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 Westover on April 1, 8, and 15. 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 debbeez7@yahoo.com 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.

 

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

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.