Datebook

FLUSHING CHRISTMAS Parade is set for Dec. 1. The parade will begin on Old Cadiz Road at 11 a.m. Sign in and line up will begin at 9 a.m. Signs will be posted. Crafts, paint ‘n snack and concessions at the fire hall start at 8 a.m. Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Flushing Ruritan Club, is from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Flushing Methodist Church. Children 12 and younger eat free; adults $3. After the parade, visit with Santa at the Victoria Read Library. There is a raffle drawing at the firehall following parade. Christmas royalty also will be announced at the parade.

NEFFS AMERICAN Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 77 will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3 to discuss the children’s Christmas party. Help is needed; members are asked to attend.

MARTINS FERRY City Council and the Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association are hosting a public meeting at 1 p.m. Monday in the Recreation Center located on South Fourt Street to hear plans on the improvements being proposed for the swimming pool filter room and installing a splash pad beside the pool.

BELLAIRE VILLAGE Council and BBU Services of West Virginia, the company interested in purchasing the former West Bellaire Community Center, is scheduled to hold an informational meeting for the residents and property owners of West Bellaire at 6 p.m. Monday at the West Bellaire Community Center on Wagner Avenue.

WHEELING HERITAGE is set to ring in the holidays and promote local artisans as it hosts its first-ever craft show. A total of 30 vendors have signed on to participate in “Handmade Holiday,” featuring handmade items from Wheeling-area crafters. The event takes place Dec. 1 on the third floor of the Wheeling Artisan Center. The sale starts at 11 a.m., with a DJ providing music beginning at 5 p.m. Activity continues throughout the day until 9 p.m., and admission is free.

HOLIDAY TEA Luncheons are slated for noon Dec. 8-15 at the Eckhart House, 810 Main St., Wheeling. There is a cost.

BARNESVILLE HUTTON Memorial Library is once again sponsoring “A Mitten Tree” and the collection non-perishable foods for the Blessings in a Backpack and The Haven. The scarves, hats and mittens will adorn the libraries tree. The purpose is to help others stay warm, which is greatly appreciated; it is a great time of the year to help others in need, organizers said. Type of food donations that we are accepting are: fruit, pudding and apple sauce cups; instant lunch noodle soups; beef stew in a cup; easy macaroni and cheese; Chef Boyardee pasta, soups; chicken and tuna salad with crackers; Slim Jim and cheese packs; cheese/peanut butter crackers, bag of chips; instant oatmeal, variety cereal boxes, small box of raisins, and granola bars. Items will be collected until Dec. 15. If you have any questions, call the library at 740-425-1651.