“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 email@example.com.
BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY
• Charlotte S. Snead Birthday Book Signing Event on Tuesday, January 17th from 5 pm to 7 pm. • Book Talk! – The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend on Wednesday, January 18th at 4 pm • Story Time – 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.
FREE COMPUTER TRAINING
Enroll now for FREE Computer Training at the Harrison County Technology Opportunity Centers. Basic Computer Skills sessions covering Microsoft Office, Word and Excel, will begin January 12th at Bridgeport High School. For more information or to register call 304-296-9021 x 14.
There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, January 17th from 1 pm to 6:30 pm at the First Baptist Church Lighthouse in downtown Shinnston. For more information call 304-592-0232.
VERA BRADLEY BINGO
The Knights of Columbus, Clarksburg will host Vera Bradley Bingo on Sunday, January 22nd. Doors open 12:30 pm. Early bird 1:30 pm and bingo at 2:00 pm. $20 for 20 games. Food and drinks will be available. Proceeds to benefit cancer patient Sean Hutchison (medical bills). For more information contact the following: Nancy at 304-622-8954, Robin at 304-203-2711 or Deb at 304-622-9515.
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 Bruceton Mills in February on 3 consecutive Saturdays (4th, 11th, and 18th from 10-2) at The Little Sandy Nazarene church. 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.