“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
- Chess Tournament-Saturday, May 20th from 12 pm to 5 pm. Register Early-forms available at the library’s circulation desk. Prizes and refreshments included in the days activities • Teen Game: Ticket to Ride-Monday, May 22nd from 6 pm to 8 pm • Tea & Talk: Dark Angel-Monday, May 22nd & ay 30th at 1 pm. All are welcome! Tea will be provided and participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch. • Book Signing: Patricia Hopper – Rescheduled on Wednesday, May 24th from 5:30 pm to 8 pm. •CLOSED Memorial Day Weekend-Saturday through Monday, May 27-29 • Summer Reading Registration begins Thursday, June 1st • Contact Amy at the library at 304-842-8248 for information or to register.
PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
The North Central WV Parkinson support group will hold their monthly meeting on Saturday, May 20th at the Eat-n-Park restaurant in Bridgeport. Guest speaker-Chris Sheridan, BSN, RN Duopa Nurse. Room reserved from 12 to 1 pm for those having lunch. Guest speaking begins at 1 pm. For more information contact Tracey Robertson at 304-363-1028.
There will be a Health Fair on Saturday, May 20th from 10 am to 1 pm at the United Methodist Temple Church Fellowship Hall, 665 Locust Ave., Clarksburg. Blood pressure checks, hemoglobin A1C’s, Diabetes Education and much more. Event is Free and open to the public. Call 304-622-0417 with any questions.
VERA BRADLEY BINGO
Bingo featuring Vera Bradley will be held on Saturday, May 20th at 5 pm at the Harrison County Senior Citizen Center, Clarksburg. Donation $25 (all prizes range from $30-$125). Also enjoy refreshments, door prizes, and raffles. For tickets or additional information please contact Brenda McKinley at 304-622-5386.
COAST TO COAST RT.50 YARD SALE
ATTENTION!!! Harrison County will be included in the ‘Coast to Coast Rt.50 Yardsale’! Sponsored by the PWA the event will take place on Saturday, May 20th from 8 am to 4 pm in downtown Clarksburg (vendors/sellers will be located on S 3rd St. between Washington Ave. and W Main St. and surrounding areas). Spaces are $10, with seller providing own set up. Event will be locally and nationally advertised. For vendor applications or more details, message Tammy on Facebook at Tammy.PWA2017@Gmail.com or call 304-266-5585.
RUMMAGE AND HOT DOG SALE
Jones Run Community Center, 3602 Jones Run Road ( 3 miles from Lumberport) will be having a rummage and hot dog sale on Saturday, May 20th all day. Tables for rent at $5 each. To rent a table or with any questions, please call 304-783-4868.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEETING
Knights of Columbus Council 872 will hold its regular meeting on Monday, May 22nd 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.
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.