“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
Teen Read: The Fixer by Jennifer Lyn Barnes-Monday, March 13th at 6 pm • The Colorful Yarns-Tuesday March 14th at 6:30 pm • Kid’s Movie Night: Moana (PG) (2016) – Friday, March 17th at 6 pm – Registration required. For children ages 4 12. • 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.
Lenten Services will be held at first United Methodist Church in Shinnston at noon on Wednesday, March 15th with Father Thomas Dagle of St. Ann’s Catholic Church 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.
The Jones Run Independent Church (Jones Run Rd., Lumberport) will be having its monthly clothing giveaway on Saturday, March 11th from 8:30 am to noon.
HAM AND BEAN DINNER
Jones Run Farm Community Building (3602 Jones Run Rd) will be having a ham and bean dinner on Saturday, March 18th from 11 am to 5 pm. Meal includes big bowl of beans with ham, cornbread, coleslaw, dessert and drink. Eat in or take out. Adults $7, children 12 and under $5 and those under age 5 eat free. Contact Joy Marshall at 304-783-4868 for further info.
The Progressive Women’s Association will have their monthly board meeting on Monday, March 13th at 12 noon. Light lunch will be served. All members and board are urged to attend. If you will be attending please call 304-624-6881.
EASTER BREAD SALE
St. James Catholic Church will be baking Easter Bread every Wednesday and Thursday – March 15 & 16, 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).
The Civilian Conservation Corps Museum Association will have their monthly meeting on Sunday, March 19th at the CCC Museum in Quiet Dell at 2 pm. The public is welcome to attend.
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.
UNDERSTAND SPECIAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP
A FREE course “Understanding Special Education Workshop” will be held on Monday, March 27th from 6 pm to 8 pm at South Harrison Middle School. To register or for more information call 304-326-7692 or email email@example.com.
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 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.