“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
Tea & Talk: To Walk Invisible: The Lives of the Bronte Sisters – Monday, March 27th at 1 pm • Chess Tournament on Saturday, April 1st from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm • 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.
SHINNSTON COMMUNITY GARDEN MEETING
The Shinnston Community Garden will have an organizational meeting on Thursday, March 23rd at 5:30 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Shinnston. Please call 304-218-9703 for more information. Anyone interested in helping with the garden is invited to join us.
PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
The North Central WV Parkinson support group will hold its first meeting for 2017 on Saturday, March 25th, at the Eat-n-Park restaurant in Bridgeport. This will be our annual luncheon to start the new year from 11:30 to 1:30. There is no cost to join the group and anyone interested in more information can contact Tracey Robertson at 304-363-1028.
SPRING GOSPEL MEETING
The Shinnston Church of Christ will be having a Spring Gospel Meeting featuring speaker Marcus Stenson, March 26-30 at 7:00 pm each evening. On Sunday, March 26th the schedule is as follows: AM Bible Class-9:30 am; AM Worship at 10:30 am and PM Worship at 6:00 PM.
SPRING USED BOOK SALE
Monday, March 27th thru Saturday, April 8th there will be a used book sale at WV Heritage Crafts in the Historic Quiet Dell Grade School. Hours are Mon-Sat 10am to 5 pm and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm. Donations of books (no encyclopedias), textbooks or magazines in good, clean condition are being accepted. For more information call 304-622-3304 or 304-669-1295.
COUNCIL 872 MEETING FOUNDER’S DAY DINNER
The Knights of Columbus Council 872 will hold its Annual Founder’s Day Dinner on Monday, March 27th at 6:00 pm at the Robert Petitto Hall. All members and their families are urged to attend. Cost is $3 per person. Please contact Doug White at 304-669-0631 to make reservations by March 20th or with any questions.
EASTER EGG SALE
Enterprise United Methodist Church will host its annual Easter Egg sale March 27th – April 14th, offering ½ lb eggs for $5 each. Flavors include: peanut butter, coconut, chocolate cream, cherry nut, maple nut, & fruit’nut. To order, call Bill Watson at 304-592-0856, Carolyn Ayers at 304-592-0939 or the church at 304-592-0333.
CREATIVE PAINTING AND COOKIES TOO!
Creative Painting and Cookies Too! will be at the Lighthouse in Shinnston on Tuesday, March 28th, and Tuesday, April 4th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. All supplies provided. Coffee, tea, and cookies will be provided also. A $35 pre-registration fee is required. To register and for more information, please call 304-629-5003.
Lenten Services will be held at first United Methodist Church in Shinnston at noon on Wednesday, March 29th with Pastor Harry Holbert of Peora UMC charge presiding. A love offering will be received to further the work of the Shinnston Area Council of Churches. Those attending are invited to partake of fellowship and a soup luncheon following the service. Reverend Cindy Boggs will hold Bible Study prior to the Lenten Service at 11 am in Epworth Center.
EASTER BREAD SALE
St. James Catholic Church will be baking Easter Bread every Wednesday and Thursday – March 22 & 23,29 & 30 and April 5 & 6. Don’t delay; place orders early! To place orders and learn of pickup times, please call June Angiulli (304-622-2808), Patty Gonzalez (304-623-4085) or Mary Jo Veltri (304-677-6457).
LOVE YOUR HEART DAY & HEALTH FAIR
The Genesis Salem Center, 255 Sunbridge Drive, Salem will be having a Love Your Heart Day & Health Fair on Wednesday, March 29th from 10 am – 2 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Many fair activities and vendors will be available. For info call 304-782-3000.
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.
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 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.