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The Steubenville Art Association exhibition will open on Thursday

WEIRTON – The Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau announces that a new art exhibit will be presented in the Summit Art Gallery presented by the Top of West Virginia Arts Council.

The exhibition will feature the Steubenville Art Association with an exhibition of works by approximately 20 artists.

The exhibit will be available to the public at no cost from an opening reception on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., according to Bob Watson, TWVAC event chair for the show. Light refreshments will be served.

The show continues until August 27. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Parking is available behind the building, located at 3539 Main St., Weirton.

SAA was established over 70 years ago to provide local artists with the opportunity to advance their creative skills. Workshops and demonstrations are held to encourage artistic improvement with art exhibitions showcasing the visual arts and providing social engagement of artists.

Exhibits, some competitive with prizes such as the Celebrate Steubenville Today competition scheduled for early next spring, will advance the cultural and artistic aspects of the community.

The SAA is a non-profit organization of individuals interested in the advancement of the fine arts. The membership consists of local artists expressing themselves through a wide variety of media. The SAA is supported by annual dues, commissions on show sales, and outside contributions. He has donated scholarship funds to local high school seniors who are continuing their education in a four-year arts program.

Gathering place to present

July 13 program by author

BURGETTSTOWN – Award-winning author Peter WJ Hayes of Sewickley, Pennsylvania will be the guest speaker at noon July 13 at Gathering Place, located at the Paris Presbyterian Church, 127 Steubenville Pike, Burgettstown. A free lunch will be served.

Hayes is the author of The Mysteries of Vic Lenoski, of which “Things That Aren’t There” “Things That Are Different” and “Things That Last Forever” in addition to a dozen news published.

Tri-State Writers Society

date of monthly meeting noted

STEUBENVILLE — The Tri-State Writers Society, led by award-winning local author Karina Garrison, will hold its monthly meeting July 12 at 6 p.m.

It will be held at BookMarx, located at 181 N. Fourth St., Steubenville. Both published and aspiring writers are welcome. For more information, contact Susan Guy by phone at (740) 632-9507 or by email at [email protected]

EAA Chapter 859 Picnic

Saturday at County Air Park

WINTERSVILLE – The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 859 invites members and their families to the Chapter Potluck Picnic to be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Chapter Hangar at Jefferson County Air Park, 600 Air Park Drive, Wintersville.

Attendees are reminded to bring folding lawn chairs to the event which takes place in the midst of Thunder in the City festivities, with the fireworks display starting at 10 p.m.

July Christmas Sale on July 16th at the Pleasant Hill Museum

STEUBENVILLE – The Pleasant Hill School House Historical Museum, located at 3125 State Route 213, Steubenville, will hold its July Christmas Sale on July 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visitors are encouraged to shop “for beautiful Christmas decorations and help support our museum,” noted a spokesperson.

Those wishing to donate Christmas items for sale can bring them to the museum on July 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Concerts on the bridge,

Community day this month

BURGETTSTOWN – The Paris Presbyterian Church, located at 127 Steubenville Pike, Burgettstown, is hosting a Bridge Concert Series this month which kicked off July 3 with River City Praise.

The remaining concerts begin at 6 p.m. on the following dates and feature the following artists: Saturday, Matt and Beth Hybarger; July 17, the Chrisagis brothers; and on July 24, Vicky Andresis.

On July 30, the church will host Community Day from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Throughout the day, the Ron Retzer Trio at noon will be followed by Songs for Revival at 2 p.m.

The outdoor market continues

Thursdays at Jewett

JEWETT — An outdoor market continues Thursdays in Jewett at 308 E. Main St. and at other times this summer and throughout the fall.

There will be products and wares from local artisans with a free setup for vendors.

The dates are July 14 and 28; August 11 and 25; September 8 and 22; and October 13.

For more information, contact Tammy Verhovec at (740) 491 7938.

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