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Breakfast with Santa is Dec. 7

BELLAIRE — St. John Central Academy Parent Teacher Organization is hosting a Pancake Breakfast with Santa. You can also meet with your favorite characters from the Frozen movies and purchase raffle tickets for four free movie tickets.

There is a cost per person and MacSnaps photography will be selling photos with Santa for an additional charge. The event is set from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 7 in the St. John Central Academy Gymnasium in Bellaire.

Call 304-218-1423 for more information.

Free Thanksgiving dinner offered

MARTINS FERRY — There will be a free Community Thanksgiving Dinner from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 28 at First Presbyterian Church, 400 Walnut St., Martins Ferry.

Free holiday tea is set

WHEELING — The Stifel Holiday Tea is set to take place from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center, which is elegantly decorated for the holidays.

The event is free and open to the public and is a perfect opportunity to socialize with friends. Guests of all ages are welcome.

There are lots of holiday decorations to enjoy along with tea sandwiches, cookies and hot tea. Guests can also browse and shop the Holiday Art Show and Sale, which features hundreds of one-of-a-kind items for sale by dozens of local artisans. Oglebay Institute’s Festival of Trees will also be on display for guests to view.

The Stifel Fine Arts Center is located at 1330 National Road and was the former home of industrialist Edward W. Stifel. It became home to Oglebay Institute’s visual and performing arts departments in 1977. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was once known as the Edemar Mansion.

Call 304-242-7700 for more information.

Trustees meet Dec. 2

SMITHFIELD — Smithfield Township Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting Dec. 2 at the Smithfield Public Building where the police department is located.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. To be placed on the agenda, call 740-546-3079.

Railroad history event is tonight

BARNESVILLE — Come re-live railroad history as presented by Dave Adair, a local rail enthusiast, at 7 p.m. today at the Barnesville Depot, 300 E. Church St. “Conductor Dave” will show slides and tell stories of trains that departed Bellaire and passed through Barnesville and small towns in Eastern Ohio on to Cambridge.

There is an admission per “traveler.”

If you have driven U.S. 40 (National Road) you may have noticed a caboose in front of Adair’s home east of Cambridge. He returns to Barnesville to share his extensive knowledge at the request of The Watt Center for History & the Arts.

Concert to collect Thanksgiving food

WEIRTON — Christian music band Led By Mercy will host a free Thanksgiving benefit concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at Abundant Grace Bible Church, 3900 Brightway St., Weirton.

The concert will feature original Christian music, as well the music of leading contemporary Christian artists, such as MercyMe, Casting Crowns, and Crowder.

Refreshments will be served. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or other donation which will be taken to local food pantries to assist with meals for Thanksgiving.

For more information, visit OurBibleChurch.com or call 304-670-9334.

Pasta dinner benefit today

SHADYSIDE — St. Mary Church of Shadyside is slated to host a Pasta Dinner Fundraiser for members of the Fahey family who were seriously injured in a car accident in September.

The event is being held at noon today at the church, located at 350 E. 40th St., Shadyside. Take-out will be available. There will be a 50/50 raffle and chance auction along with other raffles.

The dinner includes homemade sausage or meatball, drink and dessert. For more information, call Sue Ferrelli at 740-298-3592.

The accident occurred when the vehicle, driven by Jeff Fahey of Shadyside, slid under a tractor trailer at the bottom at the intersection of Interstate 470 and Ohio 7 near the Bridgeport/Bellaire exit.

His adult daughter, Mandy, was a passenger in the vehicle.

New art exhibit at OUE

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Hiromi Katayama is exhibiting her artwork at the Ohio University Eastern Art Gallery now through Dec. 5. The exhibit, titled “Natural Introductions,” will showcase her talents in creative art.

A native of Ibarki, Japan, Katayama, is a professional artist currently working from her private studio in Houston, Pennsylvania. Before she came to the United States, Hiromi received her BFA in Japanese Traditional Painting from Joshibi University of Art and Design, Tokyo, Japan, in the Spring 2008.

Hiromi then traveled to Pennsylvania, where she studied for her MFA in the painting program at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, graduating in May 2012.

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