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Brenda Lucas: Community news for Tuesday, March 6

March 6, 2018 GMT

DANCE: Swing, waltz, cha-cha, country, line, rock or just about any requests are offered during the St. Patrick’s dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Barboursville Community Center. Dress comfortably. The cost is $15, which includes dinner featuring Jo Ann’s Black Bean Soup. Dick Newman is DJ.

EXPO: The West End Warriors host a 4-H Expo from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the West Huntington Library. Youth ages 9 through high school and families may attend. Space is limited. For reservations, contact Corynn Hawkins, leader, hawkins48@icloud.com, or the WVU Extension Office at 304-526-8458.

BALLROOM: Ballroom dance is offered Saturdays, March 10 and March 31, at the Greenup Dance Club, Greenup Route 23 Shopping Center. The cost is $6. Dressy casual and no partner required. Contact 606-922-7072, fran_royster@yahoo.com; 606-331-0142 or sandymendez48@yahoo.com.

CONCERT: John Ondrasik, best known by the stage name Five for Fighting, performs on piano along with string quartet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center as part of the Marshall Artists Series. Tickets are $54.21, $43.30 and $32.39.

PANCAKES: Stack ’em high ... Boy Scout Troop 25 sponsors a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 10, at Cross Roads United Methodist Church. The cost is $5.

READERS: Thirteen from Beulah Ann Missionary Baptist Church completed reading the entire Bible in 2017. They include Diana Cooper, Nellie Gillispie, Sharon Hayes, Isabella Litteral, Kara Litteral, Jim Morrison, Patty Morrison, Deloris Gay Peyton, Marilyn Scarberry, Pat Edwards, Bob Rider, Ed Watson and Charlie Stamper. Keep up the good work, folks.

SERVICE: The Rev. Jerry Wood with Beverly Hills United Methodist Church speaks during a Lenten service at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at First United Methodist Church. Lunch follows in the fellowship hall. The cost of the service is $2.

BEANS: Democratic Women’s Club of Cabell County sponsors a bean dinner fundraiser from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at Barboursville Moose Lodge, Eastern Heights Shopping Center, U.S. 60 East. The menu includes beans, cornbread, slaw, sauerkraut salad, dessert and drink. The cost is $7. An auction of donated gift items begins at 1 p.m. with John Perdue, West Virginia state treasurer, auctioneer. To donate, email stppbjs35@aol.com or janetartrip@yahoo.com.

PROGRAM: The silent movie classic “Steamboat Bill Jr.,” starring Buster Keaton, begins at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, as part of its PipeSounds Series. Clark Wilson is the guest organist. Tickets are $10; free to children.

LISTED: Five local high school graduates have been named to the dean’s list for the fall term at Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky. They are Caroline Briggs of Ashland, Russell High; Madison Perry of Huntington, Huntington High; Josh Porter and Marissa Price, both of Grayson, East Carter County High; and Tristan Reynolds of Huntington, St. Joseph Catholic High. To be named to the list, a student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average.

RECITAL: Marshall University’s Japanese Program in Department of Modern Languages presents a musical celebration of Japanese culture with “Masayo Ishigure and Koto 360 Degree Recital” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Smith Recital Hall. The free event is open to public. Ishigure also plans a visit to Meadows Elementary School that day. Organized by the university’s Japanese program with support from School of Music, the recital has received sponsorship from Okuno International, Kureha, Diamond Electric, Nippon Thermostat, Japan Outreach Initiative, MU Student Affairs, College of Liberal Arts and Department of Modern Languages.

DINNERS: The annual Lenten fish dinners continue from 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays through March 23 in parish hall of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Baked/fried fish or fish tacos, cole slaw, green beans, hush puppies, baked potato or French fries, dessert and drink are available. Cheese pizza is available for children. The cost is $10; $5 ages 3-12; free ages 2 and younger. Proceeds benefit the school. Contact 304-523-2861 or www.olofps.org.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Michael Rigney, Isabel Brown, Cameron Prater, Blair Arnold, Wm Michael Dawson, Libby Mount, Cooper Henderson, Deana Milum, Mary Ann Schell, Patrick Lafferty, Deborah Prestera, Randall Hatfield, Michael Rigney, Isabel Brown, Cameron Prater, Blair Arnold, Jan Naegele, Carole Bacon, Sandy McDonald, Lisa Moss, Russell Hall hits the “double nickels” at 55, John Chapman, Helen Pakstis, Tene Barcroft, Josh Imhoff, Tim Landin, Toni Soto.

TODAY’S ANNIVERSARY: Jeremy and Carla Setliff.

CHUCKLE: Five Scotsmen in an Audi Quattro arrived at an Irish border checkpoint. Paddy the officer stops them and tells them, “It is illegal to put 5 people in a Quattro, Quattro means four.” “Quattro is just the name of the automobile,” the Scotsmen retort in disbelief. “Look at the papers: this car is designed to carry five persons.” “You cannot pull that one on me,” replies Paddy. “Quattro means four. You have five people in your car and you are therefore breaking the law.” The Scotsmen reply angrily, “You idiot! Call your supervisor over. I want to speak to someone with more intelligence!” “Sorry,” responds Paddy, “Murphy is busy with two guys in a Fiat Uno.”

Send items to Brenda Lucas, P.O. Box 596, Ona, WV 25545; fax to 304-526-2857; or email to bklucas53@aol.com.