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Community Calendar July 3, 2019

| July 2, 2019

Local Events


Yoga in the Roses: Clary Gardens is pleased to host Yoga in the Roses. Kristin Cheney from Yoga Intent will be teaching outdoor yoga classes on Wednesdays in July at 5 p.m. These classes are great for any skill level and are family friendly. Participants are asked to bring bug spray and a yoga mat if they have one. If you don’t have a yoga mat, a beach towel, outdoor blanket, or rug works just fine! Each class will run for an hour and will take place in the Clary Gardens Rose Garden. The classes are free and open to the public. A donation of $5 is encouraged. Stretch and let the sweet smell of rugosa roses surround you! Please register for a spot by emailing Kristin Cheney at [email protected] You can register for one class or all of them.


Band Concert Series: The Coshocton Community Band Concert Series, with guest bands and musicians, will be held through June and July on Fridays at 7 p.m. on the Coshocton court square. Bring a chair. Rain venue is the Salvation Army gym. The theme for July 5 will be Bright Light s and Big City.


Jazz on the Lawn: The next Jazz on the Lawn Series will be July 12 at the Pomerene Center at 7:30 p.m. featuring Muskingum Jazz Group.


Saturday Night at the Movies: The Pomerene Center will have a Saturday Night at the Movies on July 13 and Aug. 17. The July movies will be Charlie Chaplin silent movie night featuring “The Immigrant” and “The Bank”. Live music and original scores by David Schubach. August movie will be Pixar’s “Coco”.


Antique Flea Market: The next Coshocton Antique Flea Market of the season will be at the tractor pull on Saturday, July 13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  It will be in Commercial Building 2 at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds, 707 Kenilworth Ave. The event is free to attend and parking is available at the South 8th St. entrance. Items include glassware, furniture, vintage jewelry, advertising items, artifacts, books, local yearbooks, crocks, handbags, and more. There will also be free appraisals and Grandma Minnie’s will have a food stand. Contact Erma Miller at 740-622-6329 for more information.


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 July 13 and the featured band will be Awesome Possum Band.


Gospel Event: Butterfly Productions Unlimited LLC will host “A Divine and Powerful Gospel Escape” on July 13 at the Rotary Pavilion at the fairgrounds. There will be multiple national recording artists performing. They would like local Christian artists and church musicians, dancers, and singers to be a part of the event as well. Contact: 740-294-1938.


Teen International Festival: There will be a Teen International Festival in the Rotary Pavilion at the fairgrounds on Saturday, July 13 from noon to 4 p.m. Free admission, free games and prizes, free food, music, guest speakers and more. For more information, contact swmmag.com or teeninternationalonline.com.


Barbeque and Music: Newcomerstown Historical Society is having a chicken barbeque and bluegrass music jam at the Olde Main Street Museum, 213 West Canal Street, Newcomerstown July 19 at 4 p.m. The Chestnut Hill Bluegrass Band will headline the music portion of the event and musicians are welcome to come join in the fun. The menu includes half a chicken, potato salad, baked beans, roll, drink and a dessert. Tickets are available in advance only and can be picked up at the Olde Main Street Museum Box Office on Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays 2 – 4 p.m. Tickets are $10. Carry out available. Deadline for ticket sales is July 10. Call 740-498-7735 if questions.


Water Mania Fever: On Saturday, July 20 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. youth are invited to go crazy mixing and making bubbles and bubble wands. A bubble blowing contest, go fish for fish and other simple carnival-style games will round out the wet and wild activities. Youth will also mix up and make their own sidewalk chalk to be used at home. Come ready to get a little wet and messy. All classes are held at the Coshocton Community Center. They are free and geared toward children in kindergarten through eighth grade; however, space is limited. Register by contacting the Coshocton Community Center Facebook page or call Emmanuel Lutheran Church and leave contact information at 740-622-2550.


Family Fun: The Pomerene Center will host a family fun, music, and art night on Thursday, July 25 at 6 p.m. at the artPARK. July 25 will feature funk night with Flogo Shaggins.


West Lafayette Homecoming: Get geared up July 25-27 for the West Lafayette Homecoming! The theme this year is “Put Me in Coach!” The queen contestants will beautify Burt Park Thursday evening. Rides, food stands, games, bands, prize drawings, and the Homecoming Parade are Friday’s highlights. Stories and pet parades in the park, rides, food stands, games, bands, prize drawings, and fireworks are on Saturday’s agenda. For inquiries contact Debbie (740) 502-6755, Christy (740) 502-2481 or to register for the parade contact Ed (740) 545-6353 or Dave (740) 545-9298. For firework contributions contact Steve (740) 502-0469.


Bad Boyz Mud Bog: The next Bad Boyz Mud Bog of the season, 44840 SR 541, Coshocton, will be Saturday, July 27. 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.


One More Rep: Epic Fitness Personal Training will have an epic overload strength competition, One More Rep, on Saturday, July 27 at 11 a.m. at Burt Park in West Lafayette. Classes are for high school students and two classes for adults, 18 to 38 years old and 39 and over. To enter, call 740-502-5288 or email [email protected] High school entry fee is $15. All others, $25. Awards for top three in each category and best overall male and female.


Arts Homecoming: The Pomerene Center will have an Arts Homecoming on Aug. 9 – 10 featuring the David Schubach Quintet, Coshocton Art Prize, and parkFEST.




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.


New Hours: The Coshocton County Title Office is now open Saturday mornings, 8 a.m. to noon for your convenience. Visit the Title Office, 706 S. 7th St., during regular office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or Saturday 8 a.m. to noon for all of your automobile, RV, ATV, mobile home, trailer, or watercraft title needs. Should you have any questions, please contact the title office at 740-622-1459, or refer to our website at www.coshoctoncounty.net/title.


Financial Statement Available: The annual unaudited financial statement for the city of Coshocton for the year ending Dec. 31, 2018 is complete and on file in the office of Sherry A. Kirkpatrick, Coshocton City Auditor, 760 Chestnut St. The report is available for public review and inspection from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. to noon.


Farmers Market: The West Lafayette Farmers Market will be in a new location this year, at the corner of East Main and North Orchard St. The market will be open every Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. June through September.


Free Food: Mid-Ohio Foodbank will have free food drop off on Wednesday July 3, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at Canal Lewisville Church Shelter.


Village Council Meeting: The next West Lafayette Village Council meeting will be July 8 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers. There will be a finance meeting held at 6:30 p.m.


Kamp Kiwanis: The Coshocton Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a summer day camp July 8 – 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for ages five through 12 at Kids America, 1600 Otsego Ave. Limited to the first 100 to register. Cost is $35 for the whole week. To register, call 740-622-6657 or visit www.kidsamerica.org. Registration deadline is July 1.


Election Meeting: The Coshocton County Board of Elections will have their next meeting on Tuesday, July 9 at 8:30 a.m.


Special Board Meeting: Coshocton Metropolitan Housing Authority is having a special board meeting on July 11 at 5:30 to be held at 823 Magnolia Street in the Family Center. The purpose of this special meeting is to obtain board approval to submit the 2016-2017 audit.


Dyslexia Training: Barton Levels 1, 2, & 3 training, Dyslexia Screening Training, Foundations in Sound Training (18 hours of training videos). Friday, July 12, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 13, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Meals and snacks included. Call Julie at 740-610-0828 to reserve your seat. Space is limited. Cost $400. To use Barton Level 1-3 for tutoring, you’ll also need Barton Levels 1, 2, and 3. Becoming a certified Barton tutor requires additional training, but this will enable you to tutor with confidence. Chili Learning Center, 29445 County Road 10, Fresno. Contact 740-610-0828 or online at www.chililearning.org or www.facebook.com/ChiliLearningCenter.


5K Walk/Run: Red, White, and Run, the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Coshocton 5K fundraiser, will be Saturday, July 13 at Lake Park. Cost is $40. All pre-registrations include a free t-shirt. Checks should be made out to CBHC Suicide Prevention Account, 610 Walnut St., Coshocton. The run begins at 8 a.m. Awards given to top three men and women. Contact: Jessica Paynter at 740-502-9543.


Emig Reunion: The Emig Reunion will be held at The Church of God, 703 South Second St., in the fellowship hall on Saturday, July 13 at 1 p.m. Bring an auction item and a covered dish. Beverages provided. Call Bessie at 740-622-6284 for more information.


Garden Program: Clary Gardens is once again teaming up with the Coshocton County Master Gardener Volunteers to provide kids ages 8-12 with an awesome two-day program as they explore themes related to gardens. Each day will start with a nature walk. The day will continue with small activities and listening to the Master Gardener teachers. The day will end with working on their craft, which will be a bug house that will stay in the Children’s Garden for people to see. This program is free and will run from 9 to 11 a.m. on July 18 and July 19. We will not be providing food, so please make sure they eat before they come. Space for Garden Adventures is limited so please register by emailing us at [email protected]


Information Session: Neal and Julie Dearyan have co-hosted many trips throughout the world, including the Middle East. The public is invited to a free information session about their upcoming trip to Israel in March 2020 on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. at Walnut Creek Community Center, 4877 Olde Pump St., Walnut Creek. RSVP for your free ticket at www.chilibiblechurch.org/israel.


The Show Must Go On: The Warsaw Lion’s Club will be having auditions for solo and group numbers for their 62nd Annual “Music and Comedy Show” that takes place in November. The auditions will be Monday, Aug. 5 starting at 6:30 p.m. at River View High School. This year’s theme is “Memories in the Making” so please choose songs accordingly. Solos or group numbers may be from any genre or decade. Auditions may be performed A capella, with piano accompaniment (bring your own pianist), or with a CD/MP3 file. For more information and to schedule your audition time, contact Audrey Phillips at 740-398-3916 or Donovan Charles Rice at 740-291-9836.


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, Aug. 6.


Family Reunion: The Lauvray Family Reunion will be Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Three Rivers Fire House on CR 621. Bring a covered dish. Serving begins at noon.


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: Did you know that some of the smartest people in history had dyslexia. Einstein, Beethoven, and Newton all had dyslexia. Does your child struggle with reading or spelling? Chili Learning Center can help. Call for a free screening at 740-610-0828 or visit www.ChiliLearning.org for more information.


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


School Events


Board Meeting: The River View Board of Education will have their next meeting on Thursday, July 11 at 8 p.m. If questions, feel free to contact our office at 740-824-3521.


Board Meeting: The Ridgewood Local Board of Education will have a regular board meeting on Friday, July 12 at 7 a.m. in the administration building, 301 S. Oak St., West Lafayette.


Board Meeting: Coshocton County JVSD will have their next board meeting in the Board of Education Conference Room, 23640 Airport Rd., on Thursday, July 18 at 7:30 a.m.


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.

Church Events


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 Michael Hammond, vocalist, on Sunday July 7. Church begins outside in the shelter at 8:30 a.m. and at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.


Worship Time: Tyndal United Methodist Church, 18091 TR 284, will have worship at 8:30 a.m. starting July 14.


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 July 18.


Ice Cream Social: Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church, US 36 and CR 23, Coshocton, will have an ice cream social on Thursday, July 18 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The menu will include hot dogs, coneys, shredded chicken, sloppy joes, baked beans, homemade noodles, cole slaw, macaroni salad, potato salad, and drinks. Desserts include pies, cake, and ice cream. Everyone is welcome and a love offering is appreciated.


Summer Kids Camp: Chili Crossroads Bible Church will have a summer kids camp this year. Cost is $75 per week. They will have a farm camp July 22 – 26, a cooking camp from July 29 through Aug. 2, and adventure camp from Aug. 5 – 9. For kids kindergarten through sixth grade. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Space is limited. Registration: chilicrossroadscamp.com. For more information, contact 740-545-9707.


Movie Night: First Baptist of West Lafayette will have a movie night on Friday, July 28 at 8 p.m. Snacks and yard games as well. Public is invited.


Holy Land Trip: Pastor Neal and Julie Dearyan with the Chili Crossroads Bible Church in Fresno invite you to come with them on a trip they are co-hosting to the Holy Land March 11-20, 2020. Call for more information at 740-545-9707 or visit www.chilibiblechurch.org/israel


New Summer Hours: Bible Fellowship Church will have the following services for the summer: Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: 9 – 10 a.m.; Coffee and Donuts: 10 – 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship: 10:30 – 11 a.m. Mid-Week Worship Service: Wednesday at 7 p.m. Meeting place – River Greens Golf Course Banquet Hall, 22749 S/R 751 just off S/R 36 toward West Lafayette. All are welcome.


Book of Hebrews: The Bible Fellowship Church will start a new series of messages on Wednesday nights looking at the Book of Hebrews at 7 p.m. The church meets at the banquet hall at River Green Golf Course, 22749 SR 751. More information: Call Pastor Jim at 330-401-6027.


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.


Hours Changed: The Bible Fellowship Church, 22749 SR 751, has changed their hours. They now have Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m., coffee at 10 a.m., and Bible study at 9 a.m. Mid-week worship Wednesdays at 7 p.m.


Grandparent Connection Table: The Grandparent Connection Table will meet every last Wednesday of the month from 6 – 7 p.m. in the parlor of the West Lafayette United Methodist Church (Union Avenue Entrance). A meal and childcare provided as well as a time to share in community around the table. The Grandparent Connection Table is a ministry which is designed for grandparents who are helping to raise their grandchildren. For questions or to RSVP, call the church office at 740-545-6368.


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.  www.RuRecoveryFresno.com 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: www.chilichurch.org 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, 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.


Vacation Bible School


St. Paul Lutheran Church: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 121 S. College St., Newcomerstown, will have Vacation Bible School July 8 – 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. Grab your camera and get ready for wild encounters at “In the Wild” VBS. Join us for Bible lessons, snacks, crafts, music, games and more! Classes for Pre K to 6th grade. Call the church office to register 740-498-6682 or register during VBS hours at the church.  Everyone is welcome.


First Baptist Church: First Baptist Church, 618 Chestnut St., will host Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. until noon, July 8 – 12. There will be lessons, crafts, games, music, and snacks for kids preschool through high school. Older kids will also participate in community projects.


West Lafayette UMC: West Lafayette United Methodist Church, 120 West Union Ave., will have “Surf Shack: Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love” as their Vacation Bible School theme this year. VBS will be held July 14 – 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Pool party on Thursday evening at Cy Young Park in Newcomerstown. Register online at www.tinyurl.com/WLUMCVBS2019.


Keene United Methodist Church: Keene United Methodist Church, 27100 CR 1, Coshocton, will have Vacation Bible School July 15 – 19 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. “To Mars and Beyond” will be the theme. Children will learn about the amazing depth and breadth of God’s power while exploring the universe He created. Children ages pre-school through sixth grade are invited to attend each evening.


Clubs and Organizations


Community Center: Activities for July: 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.; Wednesdays – Strong by Zumba, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Cardio Drumming, 5:30 – 6:30 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.


Write-On Writers: Coshocton’s Write-On Writers Guild will meet Monday, July 8 at 6 p.m. in Coshocton Public Library’s Small Meeting Room, 655 Main St., Coshocton. We welcome anyone who is interested in writing poetry, short stories, novels, letters and essays. Our writing prompt will be parades and fireworks.


SWCD Meeting: The Coshocton Soil and Water Conservation District will meet July 10 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.


Chicken Dinner Fundraiser: Country Kids 4-H Club will have a chicken dinner fundraiser on Sunday, July 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Three Rivers Fire Station, 24199 SR 621, Coshocton. Cost is $10 per person. Sponsored by Bakers IGA. Eat in or carry out. For more information, call Sheila Graves at 740-622-5018 or Sheri Ferrell at 740-327-7171.


Unite Coshocton County: Unite Coshocton County will have a “Faith on the Field” Community Worship Service at Ridgewood High School stadium on Sunday, July 28 at 10 a.m.


School Supply Drive: The 17th annual Women of Witness “Helping Hands” School Supply Drive will be Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Word Worship Center on the corner of Eighth and Orange Streets from 1 to 3 p.m. They are now accepting school supplies or monetary donations to provide assistance to families with kids going back to school. School supplies can be placed in the box outside their office at 305 Main St., Coshocton. Monetary donations can be mailed to Women of Witness, PO Box 742, Coshocton.


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


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.: Closed July 27, July 29, and July 31 to prepare for annual book sale. 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.


Public Technology Education: Coshocton Public Library, Mondays, July – August; 4 – 6 p.m., by appointment;

Thursdays, July – August, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., by appointment; West Lafayette Branch Library, Wednesdays, July 10 and 24, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., by appointment: Struggling with a device? Need help with an app or software? Want to learn more about digital services and the digital collection? Individual assistance is now available! 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.


Cosmic Crafts for Kids Summer Reading Program – A Universe of Stories: Coshocton Public Library, Large Meeting Room, Mondays, July 1– 15, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.; West Lafayette Branch Library, Tuesdays, July 2 – 16, 11 – 11:30 a.m.; Cosmic Crafts for Teens Summer Reading Program – A Universe of Stories: Coshocton Public Library, Small Meeting Room, Mondays, July 1– 15, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.; West Lafayette Branch Library, Tuesdays, July 2– 16, 11 – 11:30 a.m.:  Kids can get their creative juices flowing by dropping in to the library any time between 11 a.m. and noon for some great family fun. Each week, we will provide all of the materials necessary to produce a space-tacular, take-home craft. This program is partially sponsored by community donations to the summer reading program. Registration is not required.


Reading to Baby: Coshocton Public Library, Mezzanine, Mondays, July 1– 15, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Children can practice their reading skills by dropping in to read to the Bookmobile mascot, Baby. They will get to read to Baby, get a sticker, and have their picture taken with Baby. Registration is not required.


Little Stars Summer Reading Program – A Universe of Stories, Coshocton Public Library, Large Meeting Room, Wednesdays, July 1 – 17, 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. or 11 – 11:30 a.m.; West Lafayette Branch Library, Tuesdays, July 1 – 16, 10 – 10:30 a.m.: Babies and toddlers aged 0 – 3 years, with a caregiver, are welcome to join us for our perennially popular lapsit experience. At this story time, we will romp through the simplest of books, finger plays, songs, and rhymes to get your little one giggling and learning. Age-appropriate crafts and/or sensory experiences add to the fun. This program is partially sponsored by community donations to the summer reading program. Registration is required. Call 740-622-0956, 740-545-6672, or go to www.coshoctonlibrary.org to register.


Plugged and Unplugged, Coshocton Public Library, Large Meeting Room, Wednesdays, July 3 – July 24, 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.


Coshocton Public Library System is closed July 4 in honor of Independence Day. Coshocton Public Library, West Lafayette Branch Library, Bookmobile: All locations of the Coshocton Public Library System will be closed July 4 in honor of Independence Day. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday.


Coffee Club, Coshocton Public Library, Large Meeting Room, Monday, July 8, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Join us for the summer reading edition of coffee club as we hear the story of Annie Jump Cannon. Working at Harvard Observatory, she developed a system for classifying stars that is still used today. She manually classified more stars in a lifetime than anyone else, with a total of around 350,000 stars. Senior adults 55 and older are invited to join us for a hot cup of coffee and enlightening conversation. We explore a different topic each month: Armchair travel, history, biography, art, literature, popular culture, and more. Join us for the fun and fellowship. Bring a friend.


Armstrong Air and Space Museum Summer Reading Program – A Universe of Stories, Coshocton Public Library, Large Meeting Room, Monday, July 8, 6 – 7 p.m.: For fifth graders and up. Get a glimpse of what life on other planets might be like by experimenting with tools needed to live in alien worlds. As space is limited, please register for this event.


View the Moon! Summer Reading Program – A Universe of Stories, Coshocton Public Library, Outside the Library, Monday, July 8, Tuesday, July 9, Wednesday, July 10, 8:30 – 10 p.m.: A local amateur astronomer will bring his telescope and set it up so that patrons can view the landing site of the Apollo. The dates and times have been carefully chosen so that the viewing will be during the same lunar phase of the moon as the original landing. Additionally there will be special posters and a scale of the landing on display. For school-aged children, teens, and adults. As this event is weather-dependent, please check out its availability on the library Facebook page.


Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show Summer Reading Program – A Universe of Stories, Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High St., Coshocton, Tuesday, July 9, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.: Outback Ray is one of the most popular entertainers ever to visit Coshocton. This hands-on show is extremely entertaining for kids of all ages. Outback Ray brings 10 to 15 captive-born, exotic animals to the show. Each animal is handled daily to ensure the safety of the audience, as well as the animals. Don’t miss this show, specially brought in from Cleveland! Registration is not required. To ensure that there is plenty of room for all, this program will be held off-site at Roscoe United Methodist Church.


Coffee Chat for Readers, West Lafayette Branch Library, Wednesday, July 10, 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 books 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. This program is free of charge and sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting, Coshocton Public Library, Large Meeting Room, Wednesday, July 10, 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 book store 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.


Tech Talk for the Non-Tech: West Lafayette Branch Library, Wednesday, July 10, 9:30 – 10 a.m.: Join us for a quick 30-minute informational session featuring various digital library services. This month will introduce digital registration for summer reading and the SEO Library app and card catalog. Registration is required. Call the West Lafayette Branch Library at 740-545-6672 to register, or sign-up online at www.coshoctonlibrary.org.


S.T.A.R. Kids Summer Reading Program – A Universe of Stories, Coshocton Public Library, Large Meeting Room, Thursday, July 11, 10 – 10:30 a.m.; West Lafayette Branch Library, Thursday, July 11, 12 – 12:30 p.m.:

Science/ Technology/ Activities/ Reading: You will not want to miss even one of these special summer programs. We will combine participation stories, experiments, activities, and music for a super-charged, action-packed blast of an event. Each week will feature a different theme. This program is partially sponsored by community donations to the summer reading program. Registration is not required.


Kids Book Club – Read OHIO, Coshocton Public Library, Large Meeting Room, Monday, July 15, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Kids aged 7 to 12 are invited to join us for a special summer book club. We will meet once a month in June, July, and August for pizza and pop and to discuss three great novels. This summer, we will be reading books by authors from Ohio. Besides lunch and our discussion, we will make crafts and do other activities connected to the book. Books will be available to borrow from the library four weeks before each session. Registration is required. Call (740) 622-0956 or register online at www.coshoctonlibrary.org


Bookmobile and Stars and Constellations Summer Reading Program – A Universe of Stories, Conesville Elementary, 199 State St., Conesville, Tuesday, July 16, 12:30 – 2 p.m.: The Bookmobile will be open at 12:30 p.m. and the Youth Services Department will be offering our Stars and Constellations program starting at 1 p.m. We will talk about and read books about stars, meteors, and comets. Children will have the opportunity to make a themed craft. This program is partially sponsored by community donations to the summer reading program. Registration is not required.


Songs That Tell Stories and Books That Sing, Thursday, July 18, Coshocton Public Library, Large Meeting Room, 10 – 10:30 a.m.; West Lafayette Branch Library, 12 – 12:30 p.m.: For our final S.T.A.R. Kids Program, we have a special treat. Come join singer/storyteller Joanie Calem for a fun program of interactive singing stories and singing picture books from around the universe. Great for all ages!


Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories; Coshocton Public Library, West Lafayette Branch Library, and the Bookmobile; Through July 20: Summer reading has orbited back to Coshocton Public Library! This year’s theme is A Universe of Stories. Join us as we investigate other worlds, create cosmic crafts, and learn about space exploration. We have stellar events and reading program prizes for all ages. Register anytime through July 20. You can register at any of the Coshocton Library system’s locations. Teens and adults can also register online at www.coshoctonlibrary.org


Summer Reading Program Annual Pool Party, Lake Park Aquatic Center, 23253 OH-83, Coshocton, Sunday, July 21, 7:30 – 9 p.m.: Don’t forget to pick up your tickets for our annual pool party, a celebration of everyone who completed their summer reading program goal of at least five hours of reading. Tickets are available for each household in which at least one person completed their reading goal. Tickets can be picked up between July 13 and July 20 at any Coshocton Public Library System location.


Plugged and Unplugged, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Wednesdays, Through July 24, 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.


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. Taught by Holli Rainwater, a Certified Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader. Registration is not required.


Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale, Coshocton Public Library, Books Galore Bookstore and Large Meeting Room, Thursday, Aug. 1, Friday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: This sale marks the second year that all items are 50 percent off. That includes paperback and hardcover books, DVDs, audio books, magazines, and more. There are no limits on purchase quantity. Gift certificates will be available for purchase. Proceeds of the book sale benefit library programs for all ages. The sale will be open to the public for cash sales only.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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