“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

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BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY

Book and Barks – Saturday, April 1st from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm, registration required. • Teen Movie: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) (PG-13) – Monday, April 3rd, 5:30 pm – 8 pm for teens 13-19.  Pizza and refreshments provided. • Tea and Talk: Home Fires – Mondays, April 3 – May 8 • Shelf Improvement: De-Stress with Meditative Yoga by Riversong Spa on Tuesday, April 4th at 2:00 pm, registration required • eReader Workshop – Now Offered Twice a Month – April 5 & 18 at 2:00 pm, registration required • Story Laboratory: Library Mini Golf on Thursday, April 6th at 6:00 pm, registration required. • The Silver Screeners: Fences (2016) (PG-13) on Friday, April 7th, 5:30 pm to 8 pm – popcorn and bottled water provided. • National Library Week: Fine Free Week! – April 10-15 • 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.

 

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.

 

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, 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 SERVICE

Lenten Services will be held at first United Methodist Church in Shinnston at noon on Wednesday, April 5th with Pastor Aaron Thomas of Family Life Fellowship 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 Wednesday and Thursday 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).

 

VERA BRADLEY BINGO

The Lumberport Lions Club will be sponsoring their annual Vera Bradley Bingo on Saturday, April 8th  at the LVFD.  Door opens at 12 pm and bingo starts at 1 pm.  Tickets are $25 each.

Proceeds benefits Lumberport Lions Club Ministries. Also available will be a Chinese Auction, 50/50 drawing and concessions.

 

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.