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Community Calendar Oct. 23, 2019

| October 22, 2019

Publisher’s Notice: Community Calendar is provided as a free service of The Coshocton County Beacon and is limited to benefits, charitable organizations, athletic events, education and school events, special church and faith based events and more. For profit events and/or notices of any kind will not be published. Community Calendar notices will be published as space permits in date of event priority order. Please send your special event listing to [email protected] The Beacon reserves the right to edit all listings. Thank you.


Local Events

Halloween Party: The annual Halloween Party, sponsored by the West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, will be Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Ridgewood Elementary School, 225 W. Union Ave. in the gym. Registration for the costume contest will be from 1 to 1:20 p.m. Judging starts at 1:30 p.m. There will be games for kids including a cake walk. Food will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.


Craft Fair: There will be a Wild Woman Gypsy Fair on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is an outdoor craft fair with free admission. Located at A Simpler Thyme, Ltd., 51953 TR 186, Fresno. Call for more info: 740-502-9830


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 Oct. 26 and the featured band will be Echo Valley Band.


Bad Boyz Mud Bog: The next Bad Boyz Mud Bog of the season, 44840 SR 541, Coshocton, will be Saturday, Oct. 26. 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.



Flu Shots: The Coshocton City Health Department, 400 Browns Lane, Coshocton, will have walk-in clinics for flu shots thru the month of October on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m. Insurances accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, Humana Medicare, Aetna Medicare, Medigold, The Health Plan (Medicare), Medical Mutual of Ohio, Molina, CareSource and Paramount. The cost for a flu shot is $25. Please call 740-622-1736 for questions or to make an appointment if unable to come during walk-in clinic hours.


Christmas Tree Drive: Leadership Coshocton County will have a Christmas tree drive Oct. 7 through Oct. 31. This will help families who were affected by the flood in West Lafayette last June. Please donate a six-foot tree. Make checks payable to West Lafayette Methodist Church and put Christmas Tree Drive in the memo line. For questions or more information, contact Autumn Hendershot at 740-624-1617 or Pastor Matt.


Kids Sale: Coshocton County Kids Stuff Sale is a gently-used children’s resale open to the community. Anyone can sell their unused items and shop for new ones. Winter Sale is Friday, Oct. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with half price shopping from noon to 4 p.m. If you would like to be a seller, helper, or would like more info, please see their Facebook page at Coshocton County Kids Stuff Sale or text Kelly at 330-600-4028.


Children’s Chorus: The Tuscarawas Philharmonic Children’s Chorus invites any child ages 7 to 14 to join them for the annual Yuletide Chorus. Rehearsals will begin Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the rehearsal room at the Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center. No audition or pre-registration is required. The Yuletide concert will be presented Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m.


Council Meeting: The next regular West Lafayette village council meeting will be Monday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. in council chambers. The park board will meet Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m.


Board Meeting: Coshocton Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) will have their next board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the CMHA Learning Center, 823 Magnolia St., Coshocton. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss regular business.


Mammograms: The Coshocton City Health Department is sponsoring mammography screenings offered by OSU The James Mobile Mammography Unit on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 400 Browns Lane. Call the mammography department to schedule an appointment at 800-240-4477 or 614-293-4455. Most insurances can be billed for the mammogram. For those with no insurance or underinsured, call the numbers above for information.


Trick or Treat Dresden: The Village of Dresden will observe Trick or Treat on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Altercare Trick or Treat: Altercare Coshocton will have Trick or Treat on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 7 p.m. Come for a safe and fun trick or treat.


Craft Show: Three Rivers Fire Ladies Auxiliary will be having a craft show on Nov. 2 at the North Station at 24199 CR 621, Coshocton. They are looking for crafters or direct sale vendors to participate. If interested, contact Laura Drake at 740-294-1166.


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, Nov. 5.


Poll Workers Needed: The Board of Elections needs poll workers for the Tuesday, Nov. 5 general election. Poll workers will be trained prior to the election and will be paid for training and working Election Day. Please contact the Board of Elections at 740-622-1117 if you are interested or would like more information.


Election Meeting: The Coshocton County Board of Elections will have their next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 5, Election Day, at 6:15 a.m.


Toy Chest: Coshocton Co. Firefighters Toy Chest will be taking applications on Nov. 6 from 9 to 11 a.m. and Nov. 12 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Coshocton County Services Building, South 7th St., Coshocton, room 145 for low income families in Coshocton County needing help with Christmas toys this year ages newborn to 15 years old.


Blood Drive: The West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Red Cross Blood Drive Nov. 21, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Kirk Street Event Center, 113 South Kirk Street West Lafayette. Contact Gwen at 740-502-0470.


Shopping Spree Tickets: The Fatherhood Initiative has tickets available for a 90-second shopping spree at Buehler’s. Tickets are $5 and are available from any Coshocton County Fatherhood Initiative member. Drawing will be held Sunday, Nov. 24, and the shopping spree will be held that week. A limited number of tickets are available. Proceeds benefit father and family-friendly events in the community.


Sensory Toy Drive: Drop off sensory toys at First Baptist Church in West Lafayette on Dec. 7. Go to Destiny Sesser 2019-2020 West Lafayette Homecoming Queen Facebook page to shop and for more information.


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 www.ChiliLearning.org for more information.




Bowling Benefit: Legacy Lanes and Lounge will have a Step on the Lane – Strike Out Violence on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Two-hour time limit, four-person team, minimum sponsorship, $300 per team. Sponsor includes two games, shoes, t-shirt, and pizza. All proceeds to benefit the First Step Family Violence Intervention Services.


School Events


Board Meeting: The Coshocton Opportunity School Board of Education will have an October meeting on Monday, Oct. 28 at 11:30 a.m. at Warehouse Steak & Stein located at 400 Whitewoman St., Coshocton.


Board Meeting: The River View Board of Education next meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. This meeting will be held in the administrative building.


Board Meeting: Coshocton County JVSD will have their next board meeting in the Board of Education Conference Room, 23640 Airport Rd., on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 a.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


Go Bucks: Kids infant through 18 are invited to dress up for Buckeye Night at Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 CR 10, Fresno, Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Fun games, Bible memory, and snacks. Adults invited to Bible study with Pastor Neal. Free.


Trunk or Treat: NewPointe Community Church will have a trunk or treat on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Coshocton Court Square, 313 Main St., from 3 to 5 p.m. Enjoy free popcorn and cotton candy, do the monster mash, and jump on a hayride. Held rain or shine.


Apple Butter Stir: Keene United Methodist Church, 27100 CR 1, Coshocton, will have an apple butter stir on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a rummage sale and lunch stand.


Rummage Sale: Trinway United Methodist Church will have a rummage sale on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be a luncheon and a bake sale. Donation only.


Faith, Fun, Fellowship: Isleta United Methodist Church, 58608 CR 9, Newcomerstown, will have a Faith, Fun, Fellowship event on Saturday, Oct. 26. This is a women’s only event. The event is free and there will be speakers, music, and prayer. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the program will be from 9 to 11 a.m.


Trunk or Treat: On Sunday, Oct. 27, the Roscoe United Methodist Church is sponsoring “Trunk or Treat”. The event will start at 4 p.m. Children and adults are invited to attend. Wear your favorite costume and bring a treat to share at their trunk or treat party. Roscoe UMC is located at 475 High St., Coshocton. More information can be obtained by calling the church office at 740-622-7755 or visiting the church website roscoeumchurch.org.


Trunk or Treat: Prairie Chapel will have a fall harvest party including trunk or treat on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. Everyone is invited. Roast hot dogs, make s’mores, and participate in games and a hayride. The Walhonding Rube Band will perform. Call the church for more information at 740-622-3992.


155th Anniversary: Conesville United Methodist Church will be celebrating their 155th year as a congregation Sunday, Oct. 27 beginning with worship at 11 a.m. Former Pastor Phil Hoverstock will be preaching for the service. Other former pastors will be participating in the service as well. Following worship, a covered dish dinner will be in the fellowship hall. The church will provide meat dishes, rolls, beverages and celebration cake for dessert. Individuals attending are invited to bring vegetable (hot or cold) or fruit dishes. Former pastors or their families are invited to share a brief memory of when they were serving the church. The community is invited to join in this special celebration. If you have questions, please call Karen at 740-502-0426.


Pumpkin Pie: Enjoy pumpkin pie or chocolate shakes. Kids infant through 18 are invited to Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 CR 10, Fresno, Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m. Fun games, Bible memory, and snacks. Adults invited to Bible study with Pastor Neal. Free.


Soup Available: Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will have homemade vegetable beef soup on Friday, Nov. 1 from noon to 5 p.m. There will be a love offering for $1.50 for a bowl and $3 for a quart. All proceeds go toward the burning of their mortgage.


Fall Gathering: Clark Community Presbyterian Church, 90 S. Clay St., Millersburg, will have a fall gathering on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Offering a full lunch menu along with their country store. They are no longer selling their homemade vegetable soup by the quart. They will serve soup by individual serving bowls as part of the lunch menu.


Evangelist: Bible Fellowship Church, River Greens Golf Course, 22749 S/R 751, West Lafayette, is hosting Evangelist Kenny Evans from “The American Oldies Show”, Pigeon Forge, TN on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 10:30 a.m. Meet and greet with Evans at 9:15 a.m.


Craft Show: Perry Chapel Craft Show will be Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The church is located at 09476 TR. 380, Warsaw. Food, desserts, over 25 vendors.


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 Nov. 21.


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.


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 www.chilichurch.org/pizza.


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.  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, fifth Thursday, 5:15 p.m., except for the month of November; Central Christian Church, 731 Main St., Coshocton, fifth Thursday, 5:30 p.m.




Roscoe UMC: Roscoe UMC, 475 High St., Coshocton, will have their annual holiday bazaar on Thursday, Oct. 24. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for a breakfast boutique. Food will continue to be served throughout the day for lunch and supper until gone. More information can be obtained by calling the church office at 740-622-7780 from 8:30 to 1 p.m. weekdays or by e-mailing [email protected] or checking the church website www.roscoeumchurch.org.


Fall Bazaar: The Women’s Christian Connection group of The Church of God at 703 South Second St. are having their annual fall bazaar on Friday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. An hourly free drawing will be held for a gift from the crafters and vendors. A lunch stand will be provided for $6. All proceeds go to fund various local and international missions.


Grace United Methodist Church: The United Methodist Women of Grace UMC, 422 Walnut St., will have their annual holiday bazaar on Friday, Nov. 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Homemade baked goods, candy, canned food, as well as a lot of crafts, used books, and puzzles. Lunch will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will continue throughout the day. Includes homemade soups, sandwiches, salads, and homemade pies and cakes. Carry-out will be available.


Emmanuel Lutheran Church: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1500 Pleasant Valley Dr., will have their annual “Holiday Bazaar” on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featured items will be our own homemade noodles, and our own angel food cakes. They have a lunchroom with soups, sandwiches and desserts. They also have a Pick-a-Cookie table where you can choose the cookies that you would like to purchase by the dozen. There will be baked goods, crafts, and a white elephant table.


Clubs and Organizations


Trick or Treat: The Newcomerstown Historical Society will sponsor a Spook House and Trick or Treat on Olde Main Street Museum and Social Center, 213 West Canal Street, Newcomerstown. The Spook House has been expanded this year and will be open 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. Free.


Breakfast Buffet: The West Lafayette Lions will have a breakfast buffet on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the West Lafayette United Methodist Church. Cost is $8 for adults, children under 12, $4, and children under two eat for free.


Write-On Writers Guild: The next meeting of the Write-On Writers Guild will be Monday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. in the Coshocton Public Library’s Large Meeting Room, 655 Main Street., Coshocton. They will discuss their recent sixth annual writers’ workshop and review the evaluation and comments received. November’s writing prompt will be: Veteran’s Day.


SWCD Meeting: The Coshocton Soil and Water Conservation District will meet Nov. 13 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.


Make It, Take It: Saturday, Nov. 16 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., youth in grades kindergarten though eighth are invited to the Coshocton Community Center to create harvest-themed crayon shaving leaf prints and paintings. 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.


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.


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


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.


Nurse Christian Fellowship: The Nurses Christian Fellowship meets the fourth Monday at 6 p.m. at West Lafayette United Methodist Church. They are a professional community of nurses, students, and educators who support one another in faith and practice. To learn more, call 740-498-7265 or 740-545-7645 or visit www.ncf-jcn.org.


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


Featured Art Exhibit, West Lafayette Branch Library, Oct. 1-31: Original artwork is featured monthly at the West Lafayette Branch Library by area artists. The featured artist for October is Shara Prindle. Stop by the branch during regular business hours to view the exhibit.


Elevator Out of Service, Coshocton Public Library, Oct. 1-31: The elevator is temporarily out of service at the Coshocton Public Library. Please be aware that the Books Galore Book Store and large meeting room in the basement can only be accessed by the stairs. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.


Books Galore Book Store, Coshocton Public Library: Basement, Mondays, 3 to 6 p.m., Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: 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 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 to 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, Oct. 23, 30, 2:30 to 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.


Lapsit, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Wednesdays, Oct. 23, 30, 10 to 10:30 a.m., Thursdays, Oct.  24, 31, 10 to 10:30 a.m., West Lafayette Branch Library, Tuesdays, Oct. 29, 10 to 10:30 a.m.: 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, Wednesdays, Oct. 23, 30, 11 to 11:30 a.m., West Lafayette Branch Library, Tuesdays, Oct. 29, 11 to 11:30 a.m.: Join us each week for our Preschool Storytime as we travel to a place called Letterland. We 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. This event is for children ages 3-6. Registration is not required.


Glow Party, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Saturday, Oct. 26, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: For a glowing good time, come dressed in a costume or in your party best! We will be movin’ and groovin’ to the best of kids’ tunes. LOTS of glow-in-the-dark fun! Refreshments will be served. This event is for children ages 3 to 12. No registration is required.


Public Technology Education, Coshocton Public Library, Mondays, Oct. 28, 2 to 4 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.


Crafternoon: Sugar Skulls, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Monday, Oct. 28, 3 to 5 p.m.: Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with our sugar skull craft activity! These folk art skulls are used during Día de los Muertos in celebration of the departed. Come join the fun and decorate sugar skulls with us! This event is for children and teens in grades 5 to 12. Registration is required. Please call 740-545-6672 or go online at www.coshoctonlibrary.org to sign up.


Family Night at the Library – Preschoolers, Coshocton Public Library, Tuesdays, Oct. 29, 6:45 to 7:15 p.m.: Join us each week for our Preschool Storytime as we travel to a place called Letterland. We 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. Letterland is for children ages 3-6.


Family Night at the Library – School-Agers, Coshocton Public Library, Tuesdays, Oct. 29, 6:45 to 7:15 p.m.: Children ages 7-12 are invited to join us each week for STEAM Club (science/ technology/ engineering/ arts/ math). We will experiment with science and engineering, work on coding and have fun with different art media! For a full list of activities, pick up our STEAM bookmark. Registration is not required.

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