Community Calendar Dec. 18, 2019

| December 17, 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 Dec. 28 and will feature a jam session.




Shoe Drive: Dr. Don Tupper’s Office, 1529 Walnut St., Coshocton, is having a shoe drive. Please drop off your gently used shoes or socks to their office until Wednesday, Dec. 18. For more information, call 740-622-8400.


Board of Elections Meeting: Coshocton County Board of Elections will meet Thursday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m.


Holiday Hours: The Pregnancy Distress Center, 819 Main Street, will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24, Friday, Dec. 27, and Tuesday, Dec. 31. The helpline will still be available at 740-622-3808.


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, Jan. 7, 2020.


Reversing Diabetes Seminar: There will be a Reversing Diabetes Seminar on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 at Kids America at 7 p.m. This is a lifestyle change program, and more than 80 percent of those who stick with the program no longer have the disease or have reduced their medication. Cost is $30 per person or $45 per couple. Pre-registration is required. Call 740-502-4105 or 740-610-8735.


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.


Hep C Testing: The Coshocton City Health Department, 400 Browns Lane, is offering free Hepatitis C testing. Call 740-622-1736 ext. 412 for more information or to schedule an appointment.




Perry Chapel Upward Sports: Perry Chapel Upward Sports, 19476 TR 380, Warsaw, will have their first practice the week of Jan. 6, 2020 and the first game will be Saturday, Jan. 18. Cost is $35. For more information, visit


School Events


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


Board Meeting: The River View Board of Education next meeting will be Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.


Pop Tabs: River View High School Teen Leadership Corps class will be collecting pop tabs to then donate to the Ronald McDonald Foundation in April. You can send pop tabs to the school with students or drop them off at the high school, junior high or the elementary schools including Warsaw, Conesville, and Keene. The goal is to collect 500lbs of pop tabs to donate for this foundation. If you have any questions, contact Stephanie Snyder at [email protected] or 1-740-824-3522.


Church Events


Christmas Party: Kids infant through 18 are invited to a Christmas party at Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 CR 10, Fresno, Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Come redeem your tickets for prizes. Fun games, Bible memory, and snacks. Adults invited to Bible study with Pastor Neal. Free.


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 Dec. 19.


Back Door Café: Bakersville Community Church will start its Backdoor Café on Thursday, Dec. 19 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. Menu includes blueberry French toast, sausage links, scrambled eggs, and fruit slush, drinks. Donation would be greatly appreciated.


Candlelight Service: Candlelight service at Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 CR 10, Fresno, will be Sunday, Dec. 22 at 10:30 a.m. with children singing, encouraging message about the true meaning of Christmas, Christmas carols and special music. Public is invited.


Christmas Eve Services: On Sunday, Dec. 22, during the 10:30 a.m. worship service, the children of the Roscoe United Methodist Church invite you to come and experience the joy and wonder of the season as they present the Christmas story. On Christmas Eve at 7 p.m., a traditional family-friendly candlelight service will take place. At 11 p.m., a more contemplative and reflective service will include candlelight and Holy Communion. Everyone is welcome to any or all of these services. Roscoe United Methodist Church is located at 475 High St. Coshocton. More information can be obtained by calling the church office during regular business hours at 740-622-7780 or visiting their website


Christmas Eve Services: Clark Community Presbyterian Church, 1344 SR 83, Millersburg, in the village of Clark, with Pastor Dr. Greg Bendle will have Christmas Eve Services at 6 p.m. Weekly Sunday worship service is at 9:30 a.m.


Christmas Eve Service: A traditional old-fashioned Christmas service with singing, candle lighting, music and the Christmas message on Christmas Eve. Pastor Lee Randolph will deliver the Christmas message. The service will be held at Everal Chapel, 60417 Everal Church Road, Newcomerstown, starting at 6 p.m. Call 740-498-5636 for more information.


Candle Lighting Service: Coshocton Church of the Nazarene, 1058 Orange St., will have a Christmas Candle Lighting Service on Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. Special music, choir, carols and candle lighting.


Merry Christmas: No AWANA or adult Bible study on Wednesday, Dec. 25 at Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 CR 10, Fresno.


No Pizza: Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 CR 10, Fresno, will not have pizza, salads, or subs on the following dates due to holidays: Dec. 25, and Jan. 1.


Children’s Group: The Bible Explorers’ Children’s Group at the First Baptist Church West Lafayette is meeting at the church on Sunday nights from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Come join us for bible stories, games, food and a lot of fun. All children three years old to 5th grade are welcome. Earn points toward special prizes as well. Adults meet from 6 to 7 p.m. for bible study.


Pizza:  Get pizza, salads and subs at Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 County Road 10, Fresno, every Wednesday. This will help us help kids in the community every Wednesday, providing transportation and Bible memory. Pizza available every Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m. Call ahead at 740-545-9707 or order in person. Dine in or carry out. Five-mile delivery available. See menu at


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.


New Hours: Bible Fellowship Church, 22749 SR 751 (Rivers Greens Banquet Hall) has new hours. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Worship, 10:30 a.m. Dinner following the service on the second Sunday of each month. Wednesday night Bible study, 7 p.m.


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.


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, fourth Thursday, 5:15 p.m.; Central Christian Church, 731 Main St., Coshocton, fifth Thursday, 5:30 p.m.


Clubs and Organizations


Community Center: Activities for December: Mondays – Gentle Flow Yoga, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; NA meeting, 6 – 7 p.m.; Card Stamping, 6 – 8 p.m.; Pop Pilates, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., AA meeting, 8 – 9 p.m.; Tuesdays – Pound Fit, 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.; Nar-Anon, 6 – 7 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.


Christmas Program: The Progressive Valley Grange will meet Thursday, Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. for their annual Christmas program. Santa will be in attendance with treats for the children, and there will be a $5 men and women gift exchange. Each family is asked to have something for the program, and refreshments will be your favorite Christmas food. Please bring a canned food for the Shepherd’s Ministry.


Tiverton Trustee: The Tiverton Township Board of Trustees has moved its regular business meeting to Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 11 a.m. The 2020 reorganization meeting will be held immediately following the regular business meeting. The meeting will be held at the Tiverton Township Hall in Tiverton Center, SR 206 and CR 20 intersection. Public is welcome, handicapped accessible.


Mental Health Support: Nami Coshocton County will host a family and friends support and education event featuring Coshocton Behavioral Health Choices to discuss their programs and facilities on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Grand Central Station room at the Coshocton County Regional Medical Center. For more information, contact Gwen at 740-502-0470.


Make It, Take It: Saturday, Dec. 21 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., youth in grades kindergarten through eighth are invited to the Coshocton Community Center to prepare a mosaic tile candle base along with gift box and a card. This is a free event. However, make a reservation on the Coshocton Community Center’s Facebook page or call Emmanuel Lutheran Church at 740-622-2550.


Distribution of Funds: The Community Service Distribution Committee of Coshocton Junior Woman’s Club will meet in March to plan for the distribution of funds raised this year. Any request for consideration should be sent to Junior Woman’s Club, PO Box 1011, Coshocton, OH, 43812, c/o/ Distribution. Include an amount and the reason for the request. Have your request postmarked no later than Feb. 22, 2020.


Breakfast Buffet: West Lafayette Lions will have a breakfast buffet on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the West Lafayette United Methodist Church. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Children under two eat for free. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, French toast, scrambled eggs, orange juice, and coffee.


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


Raffle Tickets: The Royal Butterflies Relay for Life Team will be selling raffle tickets for the makings of a Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas dinner, and Easter dinner. The drawings will take place at least one week before each holiday. Tickets are $5 each or five or $20 and can be mixed or matched. Contact Mary Fergali at 740-294-1938.


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!


Breakfast Buffet: Army Navy has a breakfast buffet every third Saturday of the month. Veterans and first responders eat for free. Children 12 and under eat for free. Adults, $5.


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


Food for Fines, Coshocton Public Library, West Lafayette Branch Library, Dec. 2 – 30: During the month of December, the Coshocton Public Library and West Lafayette Branch Library will waive overdue fines on your library record when you bring a non-perishable food donation for people or pets. This offer only applies to overdue fines. It does not include lost or damaged items. Donations will go to the Salvation Army Food Pantry or Coshocton County Animal Shelter. Please call 740-622-0956 for more information.


Featured Art Exhibit, West Lafayette Branch Library, Dec. 2 – 30: Original artwork is featured monthly at the West Lafayette Branch Library by area artists. The featured artist for December is Halley Jones. Stop by the branch during regular business hours to view the exhibit.


Books Galore Book Store, Coshocton Public Library: Basement, Mondays, 3 – 6 p.m., Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (except Wednesday, Dec. 25), Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: The Books Galore Book Store has gently used books, DVDs, videos, and magazines for sale at rock bottom prices. The bookstore is in the basement of the Coshocton Public Library and operated by the Friends of the Library. All proceeds benefit the Coshocton Public Library, West Lafayette Branch Library, and Bookmobile. It is open to the public for cash sales only. The elevator at the Coshocton Public Library is temporarily out of service, so please be aware that the bookstore can only be accessed by the stairs. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Plugged and Unplugged, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Wednesdays, Dec. 18, 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.


I Spy: Holiday Room, Coshocton Public Library: Small Meeting Room, Dec. 23, Dec. 26, Dec. 27, and Dec. 28, Open during regular library hours: Love to play “I Spy?” The small meeting room at the back of the children’s room at the Coshocton Public Library has been decorated for the holidays. Use your powers of observation to find the items listed on your questionnaire: Ten candy canes, a furry stocking, a gingerbread man, and so much more. Whether you are a preschooler, school-age child, or teen, there will be an age-appropriate challenge for you. Reservations are not necessary. Just drop into the library for a holiday-spirited activity.


Coshocton Public Library System will be closed on Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31, and Jan. 1, Coshocton Public Library, West Lafayette Branch Library, Bookmobile: All locations of the Coshocton Public Library System will be closed in observance of the holiday season. For your convenience, return boxes are available outside of the library 24/7, and you can still access the Ohio Digital Library, online catalog, and online databases even when the library is closed.

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