“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 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Summer Reading Registration begins Thursday, June 1st • The Silver Screeners: Jackie (2016) (PG-13)-Friday, June 9th, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. • Summer Reading Preamble-June 8th : 4:00 pm-6:00 pm, Drum Clinic and 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, WV Society Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard • Contact Amy at the library at 304-842-8248 for information or to register.
WATOTO CHILDREN’S CHOIR CONCERT
Clarksburg Baptist Church will host a free concert on Thursday, June 1st at 7:00 pm featuring the Watoto Children’s Choir, a group of orphans ranging in age from 5-12. “Signs & Wonders” is the title of their production of worshipful music, and they will share their inspiring stories of hope that living in the Watoto Village has brought to their lives. The concert is free and open to the public.
MEET THE CANDIDATES
The Harrison County Senior Center will host a Candidate Meet & Greet for the Clarksburg City Council and Water Board on Friday, June 2nd at the Senior Center. Social hour begins at 5:30 pm and the program will start at 6:00 pm. This is not a debate…it is an opportunity to learn!
HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING
The Harrison County Historical Society’s open meeting on Saturday, June 3rd will feature guest speaker, Merle T. Cole, beginning at 2:00 pm at the Progressive Women’s Association at 305 Washington Ave., Clarksburg. Cole, a Raleigh County native and 2017 WV History Hero, is an expert in WV law enforcement history and has a published book on this subject, “A Century Ago: Creating a State Constabulary for West Virginia.” Refreshments will be available.
HOAGIE AND BAKE SALE
A meatball hoagie and bake sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 2nd & 3rd from 11 am to 5 pm at the Spelter United Methodist Church. Hoagies will be $7. Proceeds to benefit Shinnston Area Celebrate Recovery. For questions or to place advance orders, please call 304-838-5998 or 304-918-3412.
REGION VI WORKFORCE MEETING
The Region VI Workforce Development Full Board will meet Thursday, June 8th at 10:30 am at the Marion County Convention & Visitors Bureau located in Fairmont. For more information, please contact Maria Larry at 304-368-9530.
6TH ANNUAL FAIRMONT ACCORDION CONCERT
The Knights of Columbus, 1329 Mary Lou Retton Dr., Fairmont will host the 6th annual Accordion Concert on Saturday, June 10th at 7 PM. Accordion players from five states will perform, including featured artists Cory Pesaturo and Grammy nominated Kevin Solecki. Admission $15 (kids 12 and under free).
VERA BRADLEY BINGO
The Harrison County Historical Society presents its annual “Keeping History Alive Vera Bradley Bingo” at the Clarksburg VFW on Sunday, June 11th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Tickets are $20 for 20 games and there will also be raffles, a 50/50 drawing, door prizes, and refreshments. All proceeds go toward archival supplies and preserving the Stealey-Goff-Vance House.
Tickets will be available at the door, but they can be purchased in advance by contacting the historical society at 304-709-4902 or email@example.com.
LINCOLN CLASS OF 1982 REUNION
The Lincoln High School Class of 1982 will host a reunion on Saturday, July 29th at East Marion Park/Wave-Tek. It is an all-day picnic that begins at 11 AM at Pavilion #4; please bring a covered dish! For more details on this event or other related activities, contact Sheila Cowan at 304-366-7978.
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’ meets every Thursday at 6:30 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Shinnston. Everyone is welcome.
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.