Community Calendar Jan. 1, 2020

| December 31, 2019

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Local Events


Rent Party: Roscoe Transit Authority is performing at the Pomerene Center for their January rent party on Friday, Jan. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and will feature the vocal stylings of Sam Servais, Steve Shaw, Bill Given, Larry Durben, Joe Cullison and Brad Fuller. Bring a beverage of your choice, snacks, and enjoy a pleasant evening of great music with your friends. Seating is limited. Call the Pomerene for reservations at 740-622-0326 or email [email protected] $10 suggested donation at the door.


Squirrel Program: Children and their families will set up to be squirrel watchers, study how they move, take photos and draw to create their own world of pasteboard squirrels. For children grades kindergarten through 6th grade. This is a three-week program. Monday afternoons from 4 – 5 p.m., Jan. 6, 13 and 27. Cost is $15. All supplies included.  For families, one-time session. Saturday morning 9 a.m. to noon, Jan. 11, 18 or 25, Cost is $15. All supplies included. Registration is required. Call the Pomerene Center at (740) 622-0326, email [email protected] or visit


Pickleball Classic: The second annual Pickleball Classic will be Jan. 11 – 12 at Kids America. To register, contact Neatie Burris at 740-502-4643 or [email protected] Registration deadline is Jan. 4. Can also register the day of event from 8 to 9 a.m. Play begins at 9 a.m. Cost is $20 per player first event and $5 per play second event. Twenty-four team limit both men and women Saturday, unlimited team, mixed, Sunday.


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 Jan. 25 and the feature band will be Three Rivers Bluegrass Band.




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.


Board Meeting: The Coshocton County Board of Elections will meet Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 8:30 a.m. at the board of elections office, 724 S. Seventh St., Coshocton.


Reversing Diabetes Seminar: There will be a Reversing Diabetes Seminar on Thursday, Jan. 9 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.


Village Meetings: The West Lafayette Publics Works Committee will meet on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. The finance committee will meet Monday, Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m. with the regular village council meeting at 7 p.m. Meetings will be held in council chambers.


Spaghetti Dinner: Homemade spaghetti, salad, hot garlic bread and dessert at Newcomerstown Masons. All you can eat. Friday, Jan. 10, 4 to 7 p.m. Carry-out and local delivery available. Call 330 204-3915. All are welcome.


Council Meeting: The next regular West Lafayette village council meeting will be Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. in council chambers.


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, and the first game will be Saturday, Jan. 18. Cost is $35. For more information, visit


School Events


Board Meeting: The River View Board of Education next meeting will be Thursday, Jan. 9 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


No Pizza: Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 CR 10, Fresno, will not have pizza, salads, or subs on Jan. 1.


Happy New Year: No AWANA or adult Bible study on Wednesday, Jan. 1 at Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 CR 10, Fresno.


Pajamas and Pancakes: Kids infant through 18 are invited to the Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 CR 10, Fresno, on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. for a pajamas and pancakes party. Adult Bible study with Pastor Neal at the same time.


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 January: 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 – Zumba, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.; Pound Fit, 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.; Nar-Anon, 6 – 7 p.m.; Fit Camp, 6:15 to 7:15 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.; 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 County PERI will not meet Jan. 1 due to New Year’s Day, and the senior center will be closed. $5 dues may be paid in February.


Breakfast Buffet: West Lafayette Lions will have a breakfast buffet on Saturday, Jan. 4, 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.


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, 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.


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.


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


Freedom Road Recovery Meetings: Sundays 3:30 to 5 p.m. Meeting at Word Worship Center, 806 Orange Street. Enter through the double blue doors and come upstairs. This is a Christ-centered program for women.


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


Art at Library: Janice Hyson, resident of Lafayette Pointe Nursing and Rehab is sharing her vibrant and unique colored pencil book art during the month of January. 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.


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


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.: The Books Galore Book Store has gently-used books, DVDs, videos, and magazines for sale at rock bottom prices. The bookstore is located 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 there is currently no handicap accessible entrance to the Book Store. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Public Technology Education, Coshocton Public Library, Mondays starting Jan. 13, 10 a.m. – noon, 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.


Coffee Chat for Readers, West Lafayette Branch Library, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 9 – 10 a.m.: Adults are invited to the West Lafayette Branch Library for a Coffee Chat program held bi-monthly on the second Wednesday from 9 – 10 a.m. New and best-selling fiction and non-fiction titles will be featured with hot coffee and tea. This reader’s advisory program will help you decide what to read next. Andrea Smith, branch manager, will host this lively book talk. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to get new leads on great reads. Space is limited, so call the West Lafayette Branch Library at 740-545-6672 to register or sign-up online.


Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Wednesday, Jan. 8,

12 – 1 p.m.: All members of the FOL are welcome to join us at the monthly meeting on the second Wednesday of each month at noon. We discuss bookstore business, volunteer opportunities, and the many ways we can help the library. We are always happy to have new members with fresh ideas. Registration is not required. Meetings take place in the large meeting room, located in the basement of the library.


Plugged and Unplugged, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, and 29,

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. Registration is not required.


Chi Class, Roscoe United Methodist Church: Gym, Thursdays, Jan. 16, 23, and 30, 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.


Winter Reads for Teens, Coshocton Public Library, Tuesday, January 14, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.: Teens in grades 7 to 12 are invited to a winter book club on the second Tuesdays of January, February, and March. This book club will function more like a book party. There will be a short discussion, snacks, and themed activities. The January book is “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon. Books will be available to borrow from the library four weeks before each session. Registration is required. Please sign up online at, or call 740-622-0956.


Just for Fun Winter Book Club, Coshocton Public Library, Thursday, Jan. 16, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.: Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to a winter book club on the third Thursdays of January, February, and March. This book club will feature books about animals, and there will be a snack, a game, and a craft. The January book is “Saving Marty” by Paul Griffin. Books will be available to borrow from the library four weeks before each session. Registration is required. Please sign up online at, or call 740-622-0956.


Mystery Dinner Theatre, Coshocton Public Library, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Teens in grades 7 to 12 are invited to the Coshocton Public Library for an evening of “Who Dunnit?” A three-course dinner will be served, and teens will work out which of the “guests” did the dirty deed. Registration is required. Please sign up online at, or call 740-622-0956.


Lapsit, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 10 – 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, 10 – 10:30 a.m., West Lafayette Branch Library, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 10 – 10:30 a.m.: The weekly Lapsit program resumes the last week of January. For babies and toddlers, birth to three years, Lapsit is focused on early literacy and socialization skills through rhyme, rhythm, fingerplays, and music, all from the security of the lap of a parent or caregiver. We spend 20 minutes on a structured circletime, read the shortest of stories, and then enjoy parachute play, art projects, musical instruments, bubbles, or other fun activities. Registration is not required.


Letterland, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 11 – 11:30 a.m., West Lafayette Branch Library, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 11 – 11:30 a.m.: The weekly Letterland program resumes the last week of January. Preschoolers ages 3 to 6 are invited to a place called Letterland where they will meet engaging letter characters, read theme-related stories and sing songs, learn rhymes, do arts and crafts, and many other fun activities. Preschool Storytime also helps children develop many social skills, such as self-regulation and peer interaction. Registration is not required.


Family Night at the Library – Preschoolers, Coshocton Public Library, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 6:45 – 7:15 p.m.: The weekly Family Night program resumes the last week of January. Preschoolers ages 3 to 6 are invited to a place called Letterland where they will meet engaging letter characters, read theme-related stories and sing songs, learn rhymes, do arts and crafts, and many other fun activities. Preschool Storytime also helps children develop many social skills, such as self-regulation and peer interaction. Registration is not required.


Family Night at the Library – School-Agers, Coshocton Public Library, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 6:45 – 7:15 p.m.: The weekly Family Night program resumes again the last week of January. Children ages 7-12 are invited to STEAM Club (science/ technology/ engineering/ arts/ math), where they will experiment with science and engineering, work on coding and have fun with different art media! For a full list of activities, pick up the STEAM bookmark in the children’s room. Registration is not required.

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