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| November 21, 2016

Turkey Trot 5K

Burn off those Thanksgiving calories ahead of time before the big feast at the Coshocton Turkey Trot 5K which will be at Lake Park on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 24. Race day registration is from 7 – 7:45 a.m. and the race will begin at 8 a.m. Registration is $30 and so far, more than 30 people have pre-registered for the run. The run is hosted by AFG, a young adult’s ministry at New Life Ministries. All proceeds will go to their ministry. The top three finishers in each age group will receive a prize. Dean’s Jewelry is sponsoring the run again this year.

Holiday Bazaar at Lake Park

The beautifully decorated Lake Park Dance Pavilion will be the backdrop for the largest bazaar in our area on Friday, Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. More than 60 tables of handmade crafts, baked goods, holiday décor, and lots of other unique items will be shown to get your holiday shopping off to a great start. A lunch stand will be available with soups, sandwiches, and baked goods. The cost is free and the bazaar is located in the pavilion, 23253 SR 83, Coshocton.

Warsaw Candlelighting

The Warsaw Candlelighting will be Sunday, Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the gazebo on Main Street in Warsaw. The Warsaw Elementary School’s honor choir will provide music. The Warsaw Business Association emcees the candlelighting, which is provided by the Warsaw Lions’ Club. A fire truck will escort Santa down Main Street for the grand finale.

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

Coshocton Footlight Players present “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” on Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 at 8 p.m. Box office is now open and tickets are available. Call Monday through Thursday from 7 – 9 p.m. and 2 – 4 p.m. on performance dates. Contact: 740-622-2959 or online at footlightplayers.com.

Higher Hopes Auction

Higher Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center will have its 16th annual auction on Dec. 3 at River View High School. Doors open at 4 p.m. and auction begins at 5 p.m. Auction items: toys, tools, tack, donated items, travel packages, theme baskets, fruit baskets. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, silent auction, cake auction, saddle raffle, and door prizes. All proceeds go to Higher Hopes. The school is located at 26496 SR 60N, Warsaw. Contact: 740-824-4183 or 740-502-4433.

Christmas Candlelightings

The annual Christmas Candlelighting ceremony in Roscoe Village is a holiday tradition for many. This year’s candlightings will be Dec. 3, 10, and 17. Other than the candlelightings, there will also be a variety of holiday activities from a visit with Santa, Christmas Carolers, free Christmas crafts, carriage rides and A Roscoe Christmas tour. The Christmas Candlelighting Ceremony is at 6 p.m. each Saturday where a Christmas story will be read, and the 35 foot Christmas tree lit. Admission and parking are free.

A Roscoe Christmas Tour

A Roscoe Christmas leisure tour, self-guided, will be Dec. 3, 10, and 17 from Noon to 5:30 p.m. and the candlelight tour, guided, will be at 7 p.m. Reservations required. The tours will include Christmas cards, toys. treats, “visions of sugarplums,” and letters to Santa. Learn how these holiday traditions were practiced during the canal era. You’ll receive nice Christmas tokens and many warm memories to take home. Cost is $9.95 for adults and $4.95 for students. Tickets can be purchased at Roscoe Village Visitor Center.

Christmas in the Village of West Lafayette

Christmas in the Village of West Lafayette will be Saturday, Dec. 3. The Santa Parade will start at 1 p.m. and the holiday craft show begins at 9 a.m. at the West Lafayette Baptist Church.

Coshocton Community Choir Christmas Festival Concert

The Community Choir Christmas concert will be Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. in McKinley Auditorium at Coshocton High School. More than 200 singers and musicians from central Ohio participate in this annual Christmas concert. The choir, now in its 45th season, has commissioned a number of arrangements from well-known composers. Musical selections span the centuries with classics from each era being performed. This concert features the 100-voice adult choir, the children’s choir, The Roscoe Brass Quintet, and the 60-voice teen choir, all performing a mix of sacred and secular choral music. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth. They are available at the door or online at coshoctoncommunitychoir.org.

Live Nativity

Journey back through time to the Live Nativity, which will be Dec. 9, 10, and 11 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Coshocton Christian Tabernacle, 23891 Airport Rd., Coshocton. The Live Nativity, in its 15th year, has become a holiday tradition for many in the past. Luminaries light the way as visitors drive through the live scenes depicting the birth of Christ, and other well-known events of His life. This ten-minute journey begins at the market place in Bethlehem where the dreaded tax collector awaits, the inn which is full for the evening leads to the stable where Joseph, Mary, and the baby Jesus find rest. A host of heavenly angels alert the shepherds guarding their sheep with good news of Jesus’ birth, while the Wise Men worship the newborn Christ child. The journey is completed with scenes of the most told stories about Jesus: the carpenter’s shop, Jesus walking on water, a soldier praying at the cross and Jesus at the tomb. This event is free.

Cookie and Candy Sale

Isleta United Methodist Church will have its 11th annual “Christmas Cookie and Candy” sale in the church basement on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 8 – 11 a.m. There will be hundreds of delicious holiday cookies and candies to choose from, and you can make up your own assortment of favorites. Price is $6.50 per pound. Plan to come early for the best selection! Isleta UMC is located at 58608 CR 9, Newcomerstown.

Jingle Bell Jangle 5K

Get in the holiday spirit with a Christmas-themed Night Race 5k around the paths at Lake Park on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 5 – 7 p.m. A brand new course around Lake Park that will be decorated with holiday-themed decorations and lights. Every runner will be provided with jingle bells to wear during the run if they choose as well as a light up giveaway item. Hot chocolate for everyone will be available at the finish. Make sure to bring a monetary donation or toys for the Coshocton County Firefighters Toy Chest. Race day registration and packet pickup will begin at 4 p.m. in the Lake Park Canal Boat Parking Lot and is $30. Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age category both male and female as well as overall male & female.

Polar Express

The Polar Express will be making its return to the Coshocton library on Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Please register your child for this event. Proper attire is pajamas. For children age 3 to 8. Santa will also be in the Children’s Room at that time for photos. Registration not required to see Santa.

Holiday Chi and Tea

Take a break from the holiday stress and relax at the Holiday Chi and Tea on Dec. 15 at the Coshocton Public Library from noon to 2 p.m. After class, brew some tea and talk with friends.

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