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STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville Public Library and Jefferson County’s Nutcracker StoryWalk will begin through the streets of downtown Steubenville on December 3rd.

Pages from the book “The twelve days of Christmas” by Laurel Long is posted in downtown store windows for families to read together. Get a map at Leonardo’s Coffeehouse at 159 N. Fourth St., Steubenville to follow them and find the hidden objects on each page.

“When you finish the StoryWalk, visit the main library so kids can pick up a free prize.” noted Jennifer Cesta, the library system’s public relations coordinator. “During a visit to the library, the children can also hang their Christmas wishes on a tree and do handicrafts to take away.”

The Nutcracker StoryWalk will be released until January 3rd.

Other programs and activities at the various library locations include:

Main Library, (740) 282-9782

Adults: The book club meets on December 1st at 10:30 am to discuss “This tender land” by William Kent Kruger. Call to participate.

Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782

Children: It’ll be a “Christmas tree, fork painting” Class on December 2nd at 5:30 p.m. Registration by phone in the library.

Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028

Children: Children can make a reindeer thumbprint ornament on December 3rd from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration by telephone is required.

Adults: The book club meets for discussion on November 29th at 6 p.m. Call for participation.

Schiappa branch, (740) 264-6166

Adults: The Rotating Book Club, where a different person moderates the discussion each month, meets on November 30th at 6 p.m. This month the group will discuss “The only good Indians” by Stephen Graham-Jones. Call to participate.

Children: Children 2-4 years old can enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in the library during Dead Time. Tot Time is offered on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. on December 1st and 8th; Monday at 6pm on December 6th; and Tuesday at 10 a.m. or at 11 a.m. Dec. 7. Registration is not required. Come by for every meeting.

Tiltonsville Office, (740) 859-5163

Adults: The Thriller Book Club meets for discussion on November 30th at 6 p.m. Call for participation.

Children: Children can make a reindeer thumbprint ornament on December 3rd from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration by telephone is required.

Toronto Office, (740) 537-1262

Children: A story hour is available for parents and children aged 2-6 on Wednesdays, December 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th at 4:00 p.m. Call to sign up.

Grab & Go Craft can be picked up on December 2nd while supplies last.

Grab & Go Story Time can be picked up on December 3rd while supplies last.

Tri-State Vintners Club

to have a Christmas party on December 3rd

STEUBENVILLE – The November meeting of the Tri-State Winemakers Club took place in the house of host Gino Guglielmo.

All members present “Had a wonderful evening under the great hospitality of Gino. The food and the wine exceeded all expectations. “ remarked Wendell Barner, club president.

The club is looking for opportunities for future wine tastings and tasting events at local wineries and encourages members to bring their wine friends to the meetings.

The monthly discussion on winemaking focused on how to calibrate or check a hydrometer for accuracy and how to compensate for inaccurate readings.

The club’s Christmas party takes place on December 10th at Giovanni’s Restaurant in Weirton.

Members should reply to Barner by December 3rd.

Regular meetings resume in January every second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Hellenic Hall in the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 300 S. Fourth St., Steubenville.

Anyone interested in learning more about the club’s events, membership, and other activities can contact Barner at [email protected]

Amsterdam’s annual Christmas parade scheduled for December 11th

AMSTERDAM – Amsterdam’s annual Christmas Parade takes place on December 11th.

The line-up begins on Ridgewood Drive southbound at 6:00 p.m. and the parade begins at 7:00 p.m.

The parade heads south on State Route 43 (South Main Street) and ends on North Main Street and Steubenville Road SE.

Swimmers, tractors, ATVs, UTVs, horses, cars and trucks, walkers, fire brigade, EMS, police, tow trucks, etc. are allowed. Attendees are asked to respond by December 4, 2021, Chief Tyler Yoho or Mayor Jim Phillips.

Cookies with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Grinch will follow in the Amsterdam Church of God on Bear Road SE.

Brooke County Museum is

available for arranged visits

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Museum and Cultural Center is closed for the winter, but visits can be arranged at least a few days in advance by calling (304) 794-6584.

Located at 704 Charles Street, the museum houses a variety of exhibits that reflect the daily lives of Brooke County’s residents for more than 100 years and the military service of many in various military conflicts.

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