Community Calendar Sept. 4, 2019

| September 3, 2019

Local Events

Military and First Responders Appreciation Day: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, AMVETS Post 36 parking lot, 986 Otsego Ave. There will be live entertainment, silent auction items, 50/50 raffle and food and drinks by the AMVETS. Several different organizations will have vehicles on display and there will be a silent auction for a 2006 GMC 4×4 1500 truck. Proceeds from the silent auction will go toward the purchase of a new DAV van used to transport county veterans to their VA medical appointments.


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


Car Show: Newcomerstown Rotary will have a Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show at Newcomerstown High School, 659 Beaver St. on Sunday, Sept. 15, rain or shine. The show will be judged. Registration fee is $10. Registration is from 1 to 3 p.m. and awards presented at 5 p.m. Food, 50/50, music. For more information, call Corey Rehard at 740-492-0326 or 740-623-1201 or email [email protected]


Bad Boyz Mud Bog: The next Bad Boyz Mud Bog of the season, 44840 SR 541, Coshocton, will be Saturday, Sept. 28. 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.


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 Sept. 28 and the featured band will be Kevin Prater Bluegrass Band.


Education of Yesterday: Country Crossroads presents Education of Yesterday’s 15th annual farm show on Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20 at 3685 Cass Irish Ridge Rd., Dresden. Parking is by donation. Saturday hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. plus a concert, and Sunday hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit them on Facebook at Education of Yesterday.



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


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


Drying Flowers: The Gathering Group is gathering Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. at 1420 Denhart, Coshocton. Topics will include autumn flowers, cones, pods to dry, flowers to plant next year. More information, call 740-622-2394.


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


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


Pretty Products Dinner: Pretty Products next dinner will be at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13 at Adams Runaway Grill on Airport Road. Turn left by Wal-Mart, go to the top of the hill, and bear right.


Open House: The Hope Clinic of Coshocton will have an open house to celebrate their 10 years of serving the community on Saturday, Sept. 14 from noon to 2 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments and take a tour of the facility. The Hope Clinic is located at 131 S. Sixth St.


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


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


Board Meeting: Coshocton Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) will have their next board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the CMHA Learning Center, 823 Magnolia St., Coshocton. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss regular business.


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


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.


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.


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.




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


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


Euchre Tournament: There will be a euchre tournament and live auction at the Moose Lodge of Coshocton on Friday, Sept. 13. The live auction begins at 4 p.m. and the euchre tournament will start at 6 p.m. Cost is $20 per team. All proceeds will benefit Troy Berry and his continued fight against multiple sclerosis. Contact Toby or Tammy Gore at 740-294-8891 or 740-294-0798 for more information.


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


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


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


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


Class Reunion: The Newcomerstown Class of 1955 will have a reunion on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. at the Touraine Club, 111 S. Bridge St., Newcomerstown. Cost is $12. Reservations must be made by Monday, Sept. 9 to Shirley Kirkpatrick, 21281 SR 93, West Lafayette. Or call Jan McBride at 330-204-8000. Questions: Call Shirley at 740-545-6549


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


Slime Night: Bring your kids infant through 18 to slime night at the Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 CR 10, Fresno, on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Fun games, Bible memory, and snacks. Adults invited to Bible study with Pastor Neal. Free.


Free Movie Night: First Baptist Church of West Lafayette will be having a free movie night on Sunday, Sept. 8 starting at 5 p.m.  to kick off Sunday night kids’ group. This week’s movie will be “A Dog’s Purpose”. Free snacks included. Public is invited. Come out for a fun evening.


Homecoming: Dutch Run Trinity Church of Christ will be having its 176th homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 8 during their morning service at 11 a.m. Dinner will be served at noon and an afternoon program will begin at 1:30 p.m.


Homecoming: Chalfant Church’s annual homecoming is on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. with a carry-in dinner. The program will begin at 2 p.m. Rev. Randy Mullins will speak. A time of reminiscing will present an opportunity to recall past events in the history of Coshocton County’s first established church.


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


Corn Hole: Kids infant through 18 enjoy corn dogs and corn hole at Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 CR 10, Fresno, Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Fun games, Bible memory, and snacks. Adults invited to Bible study with Pastor Neal. Free.


Fall Gathering: Coshocton County Church Women United will meet for its annual fall gathering at noon on Friday, Sept. 13 at Coshocton Nazarene Church. Speakers will be Irene Krall, Angie Cantrell, and Cindy Wallace. Lunch by Schumaker Farms. Cost is $6. For reservations, call Joan McNeely at 740-622-5507 or Catherine Miller at 740-622-1541 by Monday, Sept. 9.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Clubs and Organizations


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


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


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


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


Garden Club: Town & Country Garden Club will meet Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1500 Pleasant Valley Drive. Gale E. Martin will speak about using native plants in your landscape to reduce time spent on landscaping and create a habitat for native insects and birds. The public is welcome. Call 740-622-3993 for more information.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Library Events


Art: The West Lafayette Library is featuring the art of Jim Huff during the month of September. Huff is sharing his landscapes and abstract art done in oils. Library hours are Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday from Noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Elevator: The elevator at the Coshocton Public Library is temporarily out of service.


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. – 1 p.m. Closed: Monday, Sept. 2 (Labor Day): 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.


Senior Center Book Club, Coshocton Senior Center, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 1 to 2 p.m.: Join the Coshocton Public Library at the Coshocton Senior Center, 201 Browns Lane, for a book discussion led by Holli Rainwater. We meet at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesdays of September through December and February through May. Registration is not required.


Plugged and Unplugged, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Wednesdays, Sept. 4, 11, 18, and 25,

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.


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.


Coffee Club, Presbyterian Church parlor, 142 N. Fourth St., Coshocton, Monday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m. to noon: 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. The September topic is The Roots of Bluegrass Music. Registration is not required. Call 740-622-0956 for more information.


Public Technology Education, Coshocton Public Library, Mondays, 2 to 4 p.m., by appointment, Library closed Monday, Sept. 2 for Labor Day: 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.


Monday Book Talk, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Monday, Sept. 9, 6:30 to 8 p.m.: Monday Book Talk is open to all adults who like to read. The September book is “Once Upon a River” by Diane Setterfield. Registration is not required.


Lapsit, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Wednesdays starting Sept. 11, 10 to 10:30 a.m., Thursdays starting Sept. 12, 10 to 10:30 a.m., West Lafayette Branch Library, Tuesdays starting Sept. 10, 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 circle time, 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 starting Sept. 11, 11 to 11:30 a.m., West Lafayette Branch Library, Tuesdays starting Sept. 10, 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 three to six. Registration is not required.


Family Night at the Library – Preschoolers, Coshocton Public Library: Small Meeting Room, Tuesdays starting Sept. 10, 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 three to six and will take place in the small meeting room in the library.


Family Night at the Library – School-Agers, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Tuesdays starting Sept. 10, 6:45 to 7:15 p.m.: Children ages 7 to 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.


Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Wednesday, Sept. 11, Noon to 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.


Family Quilts: An Evening for Grandparents and Grandchildren, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Monday, Sept. 16, 6 to 7:30 p.m.: Making quilts is one way that families express their creativity, preserve their history, and show their love for one another. Join us for a fun evening crafting a family quilt that celebrates the GRAND relationship between grandparents and grandchildren. But don’t worry. No sewing is required because these quilts will be made of paper, paint, markers, and other fun art supplies. All materials will be provided. Registration is required. Please sign up at or by calling 740-622-0956.


Just for Fun Fall Book Club, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Thursday, Sept. 19, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Kids aged 7 to 12 are invited to join us for a special autumn book club. We will meet once a month in September, October, and November to discuss three great novels. Books will be available to borrow from the library four weeks before each session. The book for September is: “Bob” by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead. Registration is required. Please sign up at or by calling 740-622-0956.


Teen Night @ the Branch, West Lafayette Branch Library, Thursday, Sept. 19, 5 to 7 p.m.: Join us on the third Thursday of each month for games, art, activities, and snacks. Registration is required and ends two days before the event takes place. Call 740-545-6672 or go online to sign up!


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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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