Community Calendar Aug. 21, 2019

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Local Events


Bluegrass Music: Three Rivers Bluegrass Music and Relay for Life Team Alana presents bluegrass music at Coshocton Village Inn and Suites, 115 N. Water St., on SR 541 beside McDonald’s, once a month. Admission is $7 per person; those 12 and under, no charge. Featured band is from 7 – 9:15 p.m. Acoustic jam is 9:30 – 10:30 p.m. For information, call 740-498-8456. The next event will be Aug. 24 and the featured band will be Sugarcreek Bluegrass Band.


Bad Boyz Mud Bog: The next Bad Boyz Mud Bog of the season, 44840 SR 541, Coshocton, will be Saturday, Aug. 24. Gates open at 10 a.m. Event starts at 1 p.m. General admission is $5. Free admission to those infant to three years old. Vehicle admission is $20. One hundred percent payout to first, second, and third place. For more information on classes, rules, and updates, follow “Bad Boyz Mud Run” on Facebook.


Car Show: The Plainfield United Methodist Church, 101 Church St., Plainfield, will have its annual Chicken Barbeque and Shades of the Past Car Show on Saturday, Aug. 24. Car show registration of $10 per car will begin at 3 p.m. with car show and meal beginning at 5 p.m. Car show awards will be presented at 7 p.m. Menu includes chicken, homemade potato salad, applesauce, roll, dessert, and beverage. Price is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Air-conditioned dining hall.


Pasture Walk: There will be a pasture walk on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Don Brown’s Farm, 31024 TR 11, Fresno. Highlights will be Bob Hendershot, speaker, ODA grazing specialist, forage identification, rotational grazing of sheep. Signs will be posted. Reservations are not required and there is no cost for attendance. Call Coshocton SWCD at 740-622-8087 ext. 4 for more information. Sponsored by Coshocton NRCS, SWCD, and OSUE.


Peaches Pub N Grub: On Aug. 24, Gary Rahn Acoustic will perform at 7 p.m. and on Aug. 31, it will be Metal Band Night at 8:30 p.m.


Car Show: Frazeysburg Lion’s 25th annual car show will be Monday, Sept. 2 around the Township Hall on State and Second Streets. Registration is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fee is $10. Trophies awarded at 3 p.m. Door prizes with tickets. Food will be served.


Flat Broke Run: The third annual Flat Broke Run for Kids will be Sept. 14 at the Army Navy, 628 Walnut St., Coshocton. There will be a veterans’ benefit breakfast at 9 a.m. Registration will be at 10 a.m. All vehicles welcome. First bike out at 11 a.m. Last bike out at 1 p.m. Last bike in at 6 p.m. Silent auction, tattoo contest, door prizes, raffles, and live music. $20 per rider, $30 per couple. Contact: Grammy 740-294-4910, Blu 740-502-9257, or email [email protected]




Care Kit Drive: Sixth Street Tattoo is having a Care Kit Drive for Coshocton Elementary School. They want to provide personal care products for students to start the school year looking and feeling fresh. Call 740-622-8282 with any questions.


Cognion Reunion: The annual Cognion reunion will be Aug. 25 at RHDD Gym, former Washington School, located at 1517 Chestnut Street, Coshocton. Take home a free copy of your ancestry back to 1620. Dinner will be at 12:30 p.m. Please bring a covered dish. Meat and drinks will be provided. 740-502-7040.


Reunion: The Wilden Reunion will be at the Conesville Fire Department on Sunday, Aug. 25. Eat at 1 p.m.


Board Meeting: Coshocton Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) will have their next board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the CMHA Learning Center, 823 Magnolia St., Coshocton. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss regular business.


Manufacturing Leaders: “Manufacturing Leaders in Manufacturing 1.0” is available at no cost to the first 24 registrants. Courses occur from 8 a.m. until noon on Tuesdays, Aug. 27 and Sept. 10, 17, 24. Classes will be held at the COTC Coshocton campus, located at 200 N. Whitewoman St. in historic Roscoe Village. Pre-registration is requested at Click on the Manufacturing Leaders Coshocton button. Registration deadline is Aug. 23.


Yellow Flag Sales: The West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Yellow Flag Garage and Yard Sales on Sept. 6 and 7, in West Lafayette and surrounding area. Sign up for sales at CC’s Village Market, East Coast Risk Management, Ridgewood General Store, and Statements by Shannon. Registration is $5. Deadline to register is Tuesday, Sept. 3 at noon. Maps with address lists will be available at CC’s Village Market, Ridgewood General Store, Statements by Shannon, Kirk Street Event Center and at Burt Park Bandstand. Contact Gwen, 740-502-0470, or Debbie at 740-545-9298.


CCRPC Executive Meeting: The next scheduled CCRPC Executive meeting will be Monday, Sept. 9 in the Commissioner’s Conference Room.


Free Family Law Clinic: There will be a free family law clinic for Coshocton County throughout the year. This advice clinic is for low-income individuals. Sign in is at 1:45 p.m. the day of the clinic and is limited to 16 qualified individuals. It will be held at the Coshocton County Juvenile Court, 426 Main St., Coshocton. Childcare and additional seating is not available. Call 740-622-8969 with any questions. The next clinic will be Tuesday, Sept. 10.


Election Meeting: The Coshocton County Board of Elections will have their next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 8:30 a.m.


Crafters and Venders Needed: Altercare Coshocton is looking for crafters and venders to join in their Fall Festival on Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Susan Foster at 740-622-2074.


CCRPC Meeting: The next scheduled CCRPC meeting will be Monday, Sept. 16 at the Frontier Power meeting room.


Blood Drive: Red Cross Blood Drive will be Oct. 16, 3 to 8 p.m. at the Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 County Road 10 Fresno. Free small pizza for every donor. New donors welcome. Contact: 740-545-9707. Learn more at or the church Facebook page. Note: This drive was scheduled for Oct. 2 but is now being held on Oct. 16.


Free Baby Clothes: The Pregnancy Distress Center offers free baby clothing and baby items to county residents. Open Tuesday nights from 6 – 8 p.m., Friday mornings from 10 a.m. – noon or by appointment if necessary. They are located at 819 Main St. Coshocton. For 24-hour help, call 740-622-3808.


Chili Learning Center: Does your child struggle with reading or spelling? Chili Learning Center can help. Call for a free screening at 740-610-0828 or visit for more information.


Kids Swim Lessons: All info for Lake Park and Warsaw swim lessons can be found at:




ATV Benefit Poker Run: Peaches Pub N Grub, 108 Main St., Warsaw, will have its second annual ATV Benefit Poker Run on Saturday, Sept. 7 for Bonnie Balcom Wright. Registration is at 10 a.m. $25 per ATV, $5 per passenger. Includes hog roast and live band. Contact Edie Harris at 740-502-3367.


T-Bone Berry Weekend: The eighth Annual Troy “T-Bone” Berry Weekend is scheduled for September 13 – 15 at The Coshocton Moose 935. More details to come.


Standing Oaks: Standing Oaks Family Benefit at Coshocton Christian Tabernacle will be Saturday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. This benefit is being sponsored by The Homeless Coalition of Coshocton.




Coshocton Softball Players Association: Men’s Fall League starts Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Tuesday for seven weeks. Men’s is $325 for seven weeks. ASA Co-Ed Fall League will run Sundays from 2 to 3 p.m. starting Aug. 18. Women’s nights and times to be determined. See “Hammer” to sign up. Co-Ed is $280 for seven weeks. Women’s is $100 plus $30 sanction fee. New players pay $20. Games at the Frank Shepherd Memorial Softball Complex at Lake Park. Contact Steve Hammersley at 740-502-8312.

School Events


New Students: Parents of new students to Coshocton City Schools can begin their child’s school registration online at Parents will receive an email from the district when the forms have been reviewed and instructions for the next step. Parents will need to provide the district with copies of birth certificate, social security card, immunizations, custody papers, and gifted or special education records, if applicable. Contact Becky Fletcher at 740-295-7626 with any questions.


Returning Students: Parents of returning students to Coshocton City Schools can now login into One View to update student address and phone number, complete the emergency medical form, the student health history, and weather-related/emergency dismissal form. Parents who do not have a computer or internet at home or need assistance with the forms are welcome to come to Open Lab at Coshocton Elementary on Thursday, Aug. 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. Please use gym doors to enter the building. Contact: Becky Fletcher at 740-295-7626 or 740-622-1901 with any questions.


40th Reunion: The River View Class of 1979 is having its 40th reunion on Saturday, Aug. 24 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, Coshocton. A $16 dinner reservation include two-meat buffet with potatoes, vegetables, roll, and coffee, tea, and water. If you just want to come and hang out with no dinner, please arrive after 6 p.m., and please place something in the donation container to help with rental cost and after-dinner appetizers. Send name and $16 for each dinner, and anything you’d like to share about yourself for the class update booklet by Aug. 1 to: Chris (Neace) Sycks, 218 2nd St., Warsaw, OH  43844.


Board Meeting: The River View Board of Education will have their next meeting on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. If questions, feel free to contact our office at 740-824-3521.


Board Meeting: Coshocton County JVSD will have their next board meeting in the Board of Education Conference Room, 23640 Airport Rd., on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 a.m.


Class Reunion: River View Class of 1974 will have a reunion on Sept. 21 at the Coshocton Moose. Cost is $20 per person or $38 per couple. RSVP to 740-824-3608 before Aug. 15.


Class Reunion: Coshocton High School class of 1974 will have their 45th class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Raven’s Glenn Winery. Please arrive at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Cost is $28. A picture will be taken at 7 p.m. and games will start at 7:30 p.m.


Childcare Central: Childcare Central is now enrolling for fall preschool and childcare. Located at 619 Main Street.

Church Events


Studies: Keene United Methodist Church will host two separate studies beginning in August and running through October: Women’s Study Mondays at 6:30 p.m. starting Aug. 19: “Sanctuary finding a Safe Place for a Woman’s Soul” by Marsha Crockett and Combined Study: Couples, singles, men and women, Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. starting Aug. 21: “The Grave Robber – How Jesus Can Make the Impossible Possible” by Mark Batterson. Sign up by calling the church office at 740-622-8059.


Special Music: Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High St., Coshocton, will have special music each week during the summer months. The next summer special music of the season will be Colleen Frazee, vocalist, on Sunday, Aug. 25. Church begins outside in the shelter at 8:30 a.m. and at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.


Speakers: Perry Chapel Baptist Church will host Ken Ham and Buddy Davis on Sunday, Aug. 25. Ham will speak at the 10:40 a.m. service and again in the evening at 7 p.m. when Davis joins him with his music. This is a free event and the public is invited.


Rural Life Sunday: Fresno United Methodist Church, 54233 TR 172, Fresno, will have a Rural Life Sunday on Sunday, Sept. 8. Drive your tractor to church. Outdoor worship in Fresno Park at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Dan Eggan, followed by a covered dish and children’s pedal tractor pull. Hayride and parade of tractors and farm equipment to follow. Other activities include horseshoes, corn hole toss, watermelon eating contest, cake walks, and a petting zoo. Refreshments include ice cream, popcorn, and popsicles.


Helping Hands: Conesville United Methodist Church, 196 State Street, Conesville, will have Helping Hands on the third Thursday of each month from 6 – 6:30 p.m. The next distribution date will be Sept. 19.


Adult Bible School: The First Baptist church of West Lafayette is now having Sunday night Bible study for adults of all ages on Sunday nights at 6 p.m. in the fireside room of the church. Come out and join us for a time of prayer, fellowship and studying God’s word. The public is invited. This is a discussion format.


Student Ministry: All students 7 -12 grade are invited to the weekly youth group at Calvary Baptist Church of Coshocton, 46621 US Highway 36, Coshocton. This student ministry meets every Sunday night at 5 p.m. Contact Pastor Sam Brown at 740-623-0211 or just come to an upcoming Sunday night.


RU Recovery: RU Recovery meets every Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Chili Crossroads Bible Church. Free. Free childcare. Open program. 29445 County Road 10, Fresno. 740-545-9707. Rides are available at 6:30 p.m. Meet in front of 612 Walnut Street in Coshocton.


Healing Hearts Ministry: A group of individuals with the goal of helping one another through the dark times and focus on the light, Jesus Christ. They meet the third Saturday of each month at 6 p.m. at New Beginnings Ministries. Contact Sam Bennett at 740-502-4735 or Debbie Bennett at 740-610-6907 for more information.


Power of Prayer: Adults come enjoy a Bible study called the Power of Prayer on each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 County Road 10, Fresno. Contact: or 740-545-9707.


Cooperdale Naz Recovery: Cooperdale Naz Recovery, previously Celebrate Recovery, is every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.  Men’s open share. Cooperdale Church of the Nazarene, Dresden, Ohio, 43821. Contact 740-502-9672. Email: [email protected]


Clothing Room: The Church of Christ, 1800 Chestnut St., Coshocton, has a clothing room with clothes, shoes, toys, and other items every Thursday from 9 – 11 a.m.


Bible Fellowship Church Sunday Services: Prayer and Bible Study – 9 – 10 a.m., Fellowship and refreshments 10 – 10:30 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Mid-Week Service – Wednesday, 7 p.m. Study in the Book of Hebrews. All services held at River Greens Golf Course Banquet Hall, 22749 S/R 751. For more information call Pastor Jim at 330-401-6027.


Community Meals: Presbyterian Church, 142 N. 4th St., Coshocton, first Thursday, 5:30 p.m.; Coshocton Nazarene Church, 1058 Orange St., Coshocton,  second Thursday, 5:30 p.m.; Grace United Methodist Church, 422 Walnut St., Coshocton, third Thursday, 5:30 p.m.; Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High St., Coshocton, fourth Thursday, 5:15 p.m., except for the month of November; Central Christian Church, 731 Main St., Coshocton, fifth Thursday, 5:30 p.m.

Clubs and Organizations


Community Center: Activities for August: Mondays – Gentle Flow Yoga, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; NA meeting, 6 – 7 p.m.; Pop Pilates, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., AA meeting, 8 – 9 p.m.; Tuesdays – Zumba, 4:30 – 5 p.m.; Pound Fit, 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.; Nar-Anon, 7 – 8 p.m.; Wednesdays – AA Meeting, 1 p.m.; Strong by Zumba, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Cardio Drumming, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Pound Fit, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.; NA Meeting, 7 – 8 p.m.; Thursdays – Strength Training, 5:15 – 6 p.m.; Fridays – Pound Fit, 5:15 – 6 p.m.; Saturdays – Cardio Drumming, 8 – 9 a.m.; Pound Fit, 9 – 9:45 a.m., Zumba, 10 – 10:45 a.m., and various activities. Schedule subject to change.


PERI Meeting: Coshocton PERI will meet Wednesday, Sept. 4 at noon at the senior center. Emily Marrison will be guest speaker discussing 100 years of service OSU Extension has given to Coshocton County.


Summer Writing Contest: Write-On Writers Guild is sponsoring a Summer Writing Contest. Choose your own topic, 500-word entries, deadline is Friday, Sept. 6. Mail to Write-On Writers Guild, c/o Sally S. Kinkade, 23010 TR 420, Coshocton or email to [email protected] No political or graphic entries will be accepted. Winners announced Saturday, Oct. 12 at the writers workshop.


Write-On Writers: Coshocton’s Write-On Writers Guild will meet Monday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. in the library’s small meeting room, 655 Main St., Coshocton. They welcome anyone who is interested in writing poetry, short stories, novels, letters and essays. Their writing prompt will be “Apples/Recipes.”


SWCD Meeting: The Coshocton Soil and Water Conservation District will meet Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. for a monthly board meeting. Meetings are held at the office, 724 S. Seventh St. Meetings are always held the second Wednesday of the month. Schedules are subject to change.


Dulcimer Gathering: The Coshocton Mountain Dulcimer Gathering will be at Coshocton Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Jackie Cichon at 740-502-6144.


Writers Workshop: The Write-On Writers workshop will be Saturday, Oct. 12 in the Frontier Power Community Room. Registration at 8:30 a.m. and workshops begin at 9 a.m. Fee is $15. Speakers include Cristie Merce, Robbin Mullet, and Holli Rainwater. Workshops will conclude by 4 p.m. For more information, contact Sharon at 740-824-3983 or Sally at 740-400-0045.


Volunteers Needed: COAD/ RSVP (Retired Seniors Volunteer Program) seeking volunteers. Call Elaine Wilson at 330-204-4347.


Lease an American Flag: The Village of West Lafayette will offer a lease of an American flag from the West Lafayette Rotary and the West Lafayette Lions Club for $25. A 3×5 foot flag on a 10 foot staff will be placed in a plastic anchor pipe buried in your front yard. Flags will be displayed on patriotic holidays. Drop off a check to Ridgewood General Store, 101 East Main St. Questions: Contact Bob Nelson at 740-502-3112 or Dan Hardesty at 740-610-6068.


CoshoctonOhioRocks: The Facebook group, #CoshoctonOhioRocks meets on Saturdays at the community center on Browns Lane from 1 – 2:30 p.m. for rock painting and posting rocks for people who do not have or use social media.


RSVP: Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Contact: Elaine Wilson, event coordinator, 416 Main St., Coshocton, 740-622-0228.


Blue Star Mothers: Blue Star Mothers meet the second Monday of each month at The Church of The Nazarene Adult Ministry Center from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.


Canal Quilters: The Coshocton Canal Quilters meet on the first Tuesday of each month at the Roscoe United Methodist Church. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. New members are always welcome!


Vietnam Veterans: The Vietnam Veterans meet the second Saturday of each month at the American Legion at 9 a.m. If you are a Vietnam Veteran who served during the Vietnam War, whether you served in country or not, you are welcome to attend.


Kiwanis Club: Kiwanis Club of Coshocton meets Wednesdays, 12 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 434 Chestnut St., Coshocton. New members and guests welcome! Contact Sandy Jones, membership coordinator, for more information: [email protected]


John Bando Post 1330 VFW Auxiliary Meeting: 12:15 p.m., first Saturday of each month, 133 S. Sixth St. in Coshocton.


TOPS Meeting: Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets every Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church at 142 N. 4th St. in Coshocton. If you are interested in joining or sitting in on a meeting, contact Ann Lauvray at 740-502-7438 for more information.


TOPS Meetings: Another TOPS group has a meeting every Monday at 8:30 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 422 Walnut St., Coshocton. Contact: 740-824-4156.


Al-Anon: Coshocton Al-Anon Family Group meetings are at Central Christian Church located at the corner of 8th and Main Streets, Coshocton from 7 – 8 p.m. every Tuesday.


Volunteers Needed: The Newcomerstown Historical Society is seeking new members and volunteers to act as tour guides and to help out on other tasks at the Olde Main Street Museum and Temperance Tavern. All volunteers will train for the task you choose. If you are retired or just have extra time a few hours each month, please contact Marianne at 740-498-5636.  Membership in the organization is $10 per year.


Dance and Country Western Couples Classes: Second and fourth Wednesday of the month, beginning line dancing – 5:30 p.m.; couples class – 6:30 p.m. Cost is $5 each. Classes are held at the Blue Ridge Grange at Orange, located near the intersection of 36 and 751. Information: Call Donna at 330-827-5587 or find them on Facebook at Boots & Buckles Beginners’ Classes.


Library Events


Art: The West Lafayette Library is featuring the art of Hopewell individuals during the month of August. Drop by and enjoy this original art during normal library hours. Library hours are Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Books Galore Book Store, Coshocton Public Library: Basement, Mondays 3 – 6 p.m.; Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Gently-used books, DVDs, videos, and magazines for sale at rock bottom prices. Located in the basement of the Coshocton Public Library and operated by the Friends of the Library. All proceeds benefit the library, the West Lafayette Branch, and the bookmobile. Open to the public for cash sales only.


Chi Class, Roscoe United Methodist Church: Gym, Thursdays, year-round, 10 – 11 a.m.: Join the Coshocton Public Library at the Roscoe United Methodist Church Gym to practice gentle exercises that reduce stress and increase vitality. Chi Class is taught by Holli Rainwater, a Certified Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader. Registration is not required.


Plugged and Unplugged, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Wednesdays, 2:30 – 5 p.m.: Games, snacks, friends, and fun! Teens, grades 7 through 12, are invited to gather at the library for video games, internet access, board games, crafting, or just to hangout. This free weekly event is partially sponsored by Friends of the Library. Registration is not required.


Libby for Apple Users, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2 – 3 p.m.: This program will provide information about downloading and using the Libby app on Apple devices to check out digital materials from the Ohio Digital Library. Class size is limited, so register today. Before registering, check out the session requirements: Must have an Apple device running iOS 9+ and the ability to download from the Apple store.


Libby for Android Users, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Thursday, Aug. 22, 4 – 5 p.m.: This program will provide information about downloading and using the Libby app on Android devices to check out digital materials from the Ohio Digital Library. Class size is limited, so register today. Before registering, check out the session requirements: Must have an Android device running version 4.4 or higher and the ability to download from Google Play.


Public Technology Education, Coshocton Public Library, Mondays 4 – 6 p.m., by appointment; Thursdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., by appointment; West Lafayette Branch Library, Wednesdays, Aug. 28, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., by appointment: Individual assistance is available for those needing help with an app or software, or who want to learn more about digital services the library offers. Call the reference desk at 740-622-0956 to schedule an appointment with our Digital Technology Educator. Sessions are 30 minutes. This service is for educational purposes only. We cannot repair, fix, troubleshoot, or diagnose malfunctioning devices or software.

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