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What’s going on throughout the area

December 6, 2012
The Herald-Star

Dinner Sunday at Jewett VFD

The Jewett Volunteer Fire Department will host a baked steak and ham loaf dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

The menu will also include vegetables, salad, bread, dessert and a beverage. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

Sands of Time to perform

Country Friends will host the Sands of Time band Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

Country Friends has events each Monday, Friday and Saturday at the hall. The doors open at 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and the dance starts at 7 p.m.

On Mondays and Fridays, the doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Participants can bring a covered dish if they so desire for the meal that begins at 5 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christianity, friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity.

For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270.

'Christmas Clown' in area

The "Christmas Clown" will visit the community of Brilliant on Friday, beginning at 10 a.m., conducting a collection to help two mission-oriented projects.

The "Christmas Clown" will be at the north end of town to accept donations to aid local needy families. He also will collect donations for next summer's mission project in Jefferson County in partnership with Group Mission Camps and hosted by Crossroads Christian Church in Wintersville.

Following the tag day, the clown will visit local businesses and residents.

Anyone wanting information on the Christmas clown or to help in his efforts for local families can contact Pastor Marc Tinstman of Brilliant Christian Church located at 323 High St., Brilliant. The number is (740) 598-4851.

The Christmas clown is an alternative to Santa with a focus on the "spirit of Christmas" on humanitarian activities such as raising funds, food, clothes and toys for needy families during the Christmas season.

Hounds' Haven bazaar set

Volunteers with Hounds' Haven Inc. will hold their Christmas Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall of the Cornerstone Church located at North Fifth and Market streets in Toronto.

A variety of bargain-priced, new and gently used items, including dishware, lighting, ornaments, artificial wreaths and a 7-foot Christmas tree, will be available.

According to a volunteer spokesperson, "Due to an overwhelming response of donations of items for the October event held in Wintersville, we decided to offer what remained to those who could not attend the fall event. We still have quite a selection of good quality merchandise available. Pastor Raul Diaz of Cornerstone Church, an animal lover himself, was more than happy to donate the hall to help our cause."

Santa Claus also has promised to take time from his busy pre-Christmas Eve schedule to stop by between noon and 1 p.m. to hand out candy canes to those who have come to browse and shop.

All proceeds will help with operations at Hounds' Haven, Inc., a nonprofit, "quality-of-life" animal shelter in Jefferson County dedicated to helping homeless and abused pets from all around the Ohio Valley to find shelter, care and love for a lifetime, the spokesperson said.

For information, call (740) 457-9809.

Shanagu party Sunday

The Mingo Junction Shanagu Senior Citizens Club met Nov. 28 with Marilyn Campbell, president, presiding.

Plans were completed for the Christmas party to be held Sunday at the Mingo Knights of Columbus Hall. The event will include dinner, entertainment and prizes.

Donations were sent to the Mingo Social Services and the Mingo Senior Center.

Barb Jackson gave a reading entitled "My Every Day Thanksgiving."

End-of-the-month prizes were presented to Tillie Guisto, JoAnn DeSantis, Ernie Gampolo, Ruth Sterling and Rose Gampolo.

The club meets every Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m.; however, there will be no meeting Dec. 26 because of the holiday.

Bingo is played prior to the meeting. New members are welcome.

BV Residents to meet

Buena Vista Residents group participants are reminded that the monthly meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the church basement for a cookie exchange and silent auction. The amount of cookies needed will be determined by the number of participants.

To sign up, call (740) 264-7871. A charity for all donations will be chosen at the meeting.

The monthly recycle pickup is Dec. 13. Items should be placed at curbside by noon on those days for pickup by volunteers between noon and 4 p.m. Plastics and cans can be combined, but paper and plastic should not be mixed. Paper should be bundled in paper bags or cardboard. The pickup is not for glass or Styrofoam.

The group's theme is Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

Coffeehouse open Friday

Carl and Nancy Koonce will be the featured guests at the 213 Coffeehouse, performing from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Wheeling residents who have been together for 31 years, the Koonces enjoy singing classic songs from the 1930s through the 1960s. They met in the choir at Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church.

The relaxed evening of music has a suggested donation of $5 per person with proceeds benefiting charity. Snacks are available for purchase.

The coffeehouse operates out of the Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church located on 3279 state Route 213, Steubenville.

St. Paul's luncheon Sunday

St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 415 Adams St., Steubenville, will host its soup and sandwich luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

Featured soups are potato, broccoli cream and black bean and rice. Sandwiches include sloppy joes and egg salad.

Lunches are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

All items are available for takeout.

'Man to Man' group to meet

The "Man to Man" cancer support group will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 in the conference room of the Tony Teramana Cancer Center, located at 3200 Johnson Road, Steubenville.

The meeting will consist of a roundtable discussion.

The meetings are open to the public. For information, contact Brother John Paul McMahon, district coordinator, at the Franciscan University of Steubenville at (740) 283-3771.

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