Vanguard Ministries Soup Kitchen

Vanguard Ministries, 706 East Main Street, Piketon, will hold a soup kitchen every fourth Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Everyone welcome! Please share with anyone you know who may be interested in coming.

Free Meal at First Baptist Church in Waverly

First Baptist Church of Waverly will provide a free meal in the Life Center at 303 E. Third Street at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of each month. Please join us in food and fellowship! Bring a friend with you.

Yankee Hill Community Church

Yankee Hill Church, Long Fork Road, Piketon, welcomes everyone to come and worship with us. Services include Sunday School at 10 a.m., Sunday morning worship service at 11 a.m., Sunday evening service at 6 p.m., and Wednesday evening service at 7:30 p.m. Pastor Jack and Linda Moore

Christmas Play at Yankee Hill Community Church

Yankee Hill Community Church, Long Fork Road, Piketon, will hold a Christmas play “The Forgotten Gift” on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.

Watch Night Service at Yankee Hill Community Church

On Dec. 31 at 8 p.m., Yankee Hill Community Church, Long Fork Road, Piketon, will hold a Watch Night Service with Austin Henderson, Josh Beekman, and Tracy Rexroad preaching. Others will also preach if the Lord leads. Bryan Williams and Family, the Satterfield Boys, and others will be singing. Please come and join us in worshipping the Lord as the old year goes out and the new year comes in.

Hamman Church Ministers for December

Dec. 15: Ronnie Hines AM; Holiday Caroling 4 PM

Dec. 22: Ronnie Hines AM; Christmas Program 6:30 PM

Dec. 29: Ronnie Hines AM; Tim Case PM

Wednesday evening Bible Study at 6:30 PM. This month’s study: The Disciples. There will be no service on Christmas Day evening.

Winter Crisis Program

The Community Action Committee of Pike County (CAC) is still providing assistance with the 2019-20 Winter Crisis Program. The Winter Crisis Program is a heating assistance program that may provide a one-time payment toward a heating utility and/or bulk fuel service for those who meet the program eligibility requirements. The program begins Nov. 1, 2019 and runs through March 31, 2020. Appointments can be made at 8 a.m. each morning Monday through Friday by calling the HEAP Hotline at 740-289-4525 or toll free 1-888-328-9634.

Pike County Senior Center Closings

The Pike County Senior Center will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25. The staff at the senior center wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Santa Claus at Wakefield Fire House

Santa Claus will be coming to the Wakefield Fire House on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be hot chocolate. Raffle tickets will be on sale for a Coleman Mini Bike. Raffle tickets are $5 each or three for $10.

Scioto Township Fire Department Raffle

Scioto Township Fire Department in Wakefield is having a raffle for a Coleman Powersport Mini Bike CT200U-EX. Tickets are $5 each or three for $10. The drawing will be held on Dec. 20. Contact Josh Pane at 740-285-6251, Ola Skidmore at 740-835-1834, or any member. You do not need to be present to win.

Scioto Valley Local Schools Board of Education Meeting

Scioto Valley Local Schools Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the board room at Piketon High School.

Bristol Village Enrichment Hour — Waverly High School Madrigal Choir

Enrichment Hour at Bristol Village on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. will feature the Waverly High School Madrigal Choir under the direction of Matt Radford. The public is invited to the concert of seasonal music. A free-will offering will be taken, which will benefit the Waverly High School music department.

Christmas at Dogwood Pass

Starting Dec. 1, there are light displays each Wednesday through Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Dogwood Pass. Wild West and Christmas shows with Santa and The Grinch will be held each weekend from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 on weeknights and $10 on weekends. Dogwood Pass is located at 722 Adams Road, Beaver.

D.M. Davis Choirs at Markay

The D. M. Davis Combined Choirs will be bringing the music of Christmas to the Markay as they perform “The Road to Bethlehem” on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets are General Admission and on sale now at the Markay Box Office, online at www.markayjackson.org or by calling 740-577-3841. Ticket cost is $5 in advance and $7 day of show. The Markay is located at 269 Main Street in Jackson.

ON-GOING EVENTS

Grief Share Recover Seminar and Support Group

Grief Share grief recover seminar and support group meets at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church, 51 Cockrells Run Road, Lucasville, each Saturday from 3 p.m. to 4:30 or 5 p.m. Due to the holidays, some Saturdays will be avoided. Grief Share features nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics. Seminar sessions include “Is This Normal?”, “The Challenges of Grief”, “Grief and Your Relationships”, “Why?”, and “Guilt and Anger”. For more information, call Kathy Crabtree at 740-935-1655, or email at kathycrabtree340@yahoo.com

Community Action Transit

Need a ride? Community Action Transit System, Pike County’s public transportation provider, operates daily routes in Waverly, a daily shuttle between Piketon and Waverly and provides out of county trips! CATS operates within the county Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays in the village of Waverly 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All CATS vehicles are wheelchair accessible. Call 740-835-8474 and schedule your ride today.

Western Branch Library Weekly Story Time/Craft Time

The Western Branch Library, located at 13256 State Route 124, Piketon, holds a weekly story time/craft time on Mondays at 6 p.m. All children are welcome to attend. If you have questions, please call 740-493-1745.

Jackson Township Meetings

Jackson Township, Pike County, will hold the regularly scheduled meetings on the second Wednesday every month at 6 p.m. at 17600 State Route 335, Beaver.

Newton Township Meetings

Newton Township Board of Trustees will hold the 2019 meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the township building. The annual financial report is complete and available for review at the office of the Fiscal Officer.

SALT Meetings

The Pike County Seniors and Law Enforcement Together group meets on the second Monday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Pike County Senior Center, 402 Clough Street, Waverly. This group is designed to help Pike County senior citizens and law enforcement work together to promote a safe community for senior citizens. All Pike County senior citizens, age 60 and over, are encouraged to attend these meetings. For more information, call 740-947-5555.

Pike Soil and Water Board of Supervisors Meetings

The Pike Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors meet in regular session the last Thursday of each month. The meetings are held at the district office located at 11752 State Route 104, Waverly. Meetings are open to the public. It’s recommended that you call to verify meeting times. For further details, call Darlene Brewster, administrative assistant, at 740-947-5353, extension 3145.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) meets weekly on Mondays from 7 — 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 211 Schmitt Dr, Waverly. The meeting is cancelled on holidays when the church is closed. This is an open meeting where we read one of the 12 steps weekly, then have an opening discussion about what was read. “Opening meetings are available to anyone interested in Alcoholic Anonymous’ program of recovery from alcoholism.

Parkinson’s Support Group

If you or a loved one has Parkinson’s Disease, please join Judy Bright on the second Friday of every month at 10:15 a.m. for Parkinson’s Support at the Pike County Senior Center, 402 Clough Street, Waverly. All information is completely confidential. For more information, please call Judy Bright at 740-947-4540.

Parkinson’s Fitness Program

Join Judy Bright, Certified Parkinson’s Fitness Program Instructor, every Tuesday beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Pike County Senior Center as she hosts a Parkinson’s Fitness Program. The program is designed to promote and improve health of those with Parkinson’s Disease, and to manage the disease and not let the disease manage them. Call to reserve your spot at 740-947-5555.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an exercise program that can lower blood pressure, assist with pain management and increase balance. Depending on the individual’s fitness and comfort level, Tai Chi exercises can be performed from either a standing or a seated position. There is no charge for Tai Chi. Come experience the wellness benefits of Tai Chi. Classes are held every Monday and Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Pike County Senior Center.

Piketon I.O.O.F. 323 Bingo

Piketon I.O.O.F. 323, 109 East Third Street, Piketon, holds Bingo every Friday, with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 740-443-6325.

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