Revival at Beaver Emmanuel United Methodist Church

Revival services will be held at Beaver Emmanuel United Methodist Church Oct. 17 through Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. A homecoming service will be held on Oct. 20 at 10:45 a.m. with homecoming dinner at 12 noon. Jimmy Howson will be singing, and Rev. Tim Case will be preaching. The church is located at 22 Western Avenue in Beaver. Everybody is welcome. Come and worship the Lord with us. 

Hamman Church Ministers for October 2019

Oct. 20: Jeremy Davis AM and PM

Oct. 27: Ronnie Hines AM; Praise and Worship PM

Hamman Church Chinese Auction and Bake Sale Fundraiser will be held on Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. All proceeds go to filling holiday food baskets.

Bristol Village Enrichment Hour — 'Songs with Heart and History'

Bristol Village Enrichment Hour for Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. will feature Columbus musician Bill Cohen. Playing piano and guitar, he will sing what he calls "songs with heart and history," classic songs from the 1930s to the 1960s that have a special place in our hearts because they symbolize important values like gratitude, peace, and justice or because they represent milestones for our nation. This program will be broadcast on BVTV.  

34th Annual Pike County Hunger Walk

The Pike County Outreach Council of Churches Hunger Walk Committee announces that this year’s hunger walk will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. First Baptist Church will host the walkers in their Life Center, 203 East 2nd Street, Waverly. Registration is 1:30 p.m. followed by a one-mile walk at 2 p.m. on level downtown streets. Everyone in Pike County is encouraged to participate physically or donate financially. 100% of all contributions will be given to the Council’s Choice Food Pantry to provide food to qualifying Pike County residents. Checks made payable to “Pike County Outreach Council of Churches” will be accepted at the Walk or may be mailed to Rev. Calvin Tysen, 357 Wendy Lane, Waverly, Ohio, 45690 until Oct. 31. After that date all financial donations may be mailed or delivered to the Pike County Outreach Council of Churches office at 107 West 2nd Street, Waverly. Non-perishable food for the Food Pantry is accepted any time all year.

Free Hunter Education Offered

Free Hunter Education classes led by instructor Barry Ison will be offered at the Pike County Fish and Game Protective Association, located at 2109 Fish and Game Road, Waverly. Classes will be held on Oct. 22 from 5 to 8 p.m.; Oct. 23 from 5 to 8 p.m.; Oct. 24 from 5 to 8 p.m.; and Oct. 27 from 2 to 5 p.m. Students should bring a number 2 pencil and a highlighter. Some snacks will be available. There will also be an online completion class on Oct. 27 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the same location. Pre-registration is required for online class. Students should bring a number 2 pencil. Some snacks will be available. 

Managing Your Money Workshop

The OhioMeansJobs Pike County and the Workforce & Business Development Program have scheduled a workshop titled “Managing Your Money”. This workshop will cover topics such as how to prepare a budget, how to cut expenses, and money-saving techniques. The workshop will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. at OhioMeansJobs Pike County, 941 Market Street, Piketon. This Workshop is offered at no cost. Seating is limited. For more information or to register call 740-289-2371ext. 7034 or via email at plawless@pikecac.org

Western Branch Library Book Club

Are you wanting something to do? Meet new friends, etc.? You are invited to join us here at the Western Branch Library for our Book Club. For the month of October, we will be reading the book entitled "The Valley of Horses" by Jean M. Auel. If you would like to attend, contact the Western Branch Library at 13256 State Route 124, Piketon, or by calling 740-493-1745 to obtain a copy of the upcoming book in advance. Book discussion will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend! 

Blood Donation Opportunity

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to provide hope and healing to patients fighting cancer. A blood drive will be held on Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Piketon Nursing Center, 300 Overlook Drive, Piketon. Donors of all blood types, especially platelet donors and those with type O blood, are needed to ensure a stable supply for cancer patients and others this fall. Appointments can be made by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org , calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. As a thank-you, those who come to give blood or platelets during the month of October will automatically be entered for a chance to win one of five $500 gift cards redeemable at hundreds of merchants, courtesy of Tango Card. Terms apply; see rcblood.org/game

Scioto Valley Local Schools Board of Education Meeting

Scioto Valley Local Schools Board of Education will meet on Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the board room at Piketon High School.

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 88 Car Show

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 88 Car Show will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 with gates opening at 10 a.m. and registration until noon. This will be held in the Waverly American Legion Post 142 Parking Lot at 201 James Road, Waverly (James Road is off U.S. Route 23 next to Ohio Valley Bank.) The show will feature hot rods, customs, and cruisers. There will be classic 50s and 60s music, a live DJ, karaoke, hamburgers, hot dogs, and soda. $10 entry fee with trophies. Show is free to the general public. Judging is at 2 p.m. Rain date will be Oct. 26.

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 3-4:30 or 5 p.m., beginning on Oct. 19. 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

Pike SWCD Hosting Milkweed Seed Pod Collection Station

To help foster the creation of habitat for the monarch butterfly, Pike SWCD is working with the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative by hosting Pike County’s milkweed seed pod collection station. Milkweed seed pods will be accepted until Oct. 31. The office is located at 11752 St. Rte. 104, Waverly. Office hours are M-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please only collect pods that are dry. A portion of the seeds collected will be distributed to the public for free. For further information contact the Pike SWCD office at 740-947-5353, ext. 3145, or email darlene.brewster@oh.nacdnet.net

Piketon Lions Club Halloween Costume Judging

The Piketon Lions Club will hold their annual (26th this year) Halloween Costume Judging for children in Halloween costumes. The judging will be at 7 p.m. at the old Piketon High School Football field following Piketon’s Trick or Treat on Thursday, Oct. 31. Free hotdogs, chips and pop will be provided. Separate first- and second-place awards will be given for children six and under and children seven to 12 for: Most Original, Funniest, Cutest and Scariest.

Scouts Collecting Food Donations

The scouts BSA will be placing flyers throughout the county on Nov. 2. All donations collected will be taken to the Pike County Outreach Council. The scouts will return on Nov. 9 to pick up any donations. All donations need to be in plain sight for the scout to pick up and be out no later than 9 a.m. on Nov. 9 to be picked up. The food pantry welcomes canned food, dry items, personal care items, money donations and plastic bags. The area for pick-up will be Beaver, Piketon and Waverly with scouts from each area assisting.

Scrap Tire Event

There will be a scrap tire event on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Pike County Fairgrounds. Tires will only be accepted until funds are depleted. Proof of Pike County residence required. If you have any questions please call the Pike Co. General Health District at 740-947-7721. The event is sponsored by Ohio EPA, the Pike County Office of Community and Economic Development, and the Pike County General Health District. 

A Taste of Pike County — Mardi Gras

The Pike County Senior Center’s 3rd Annual Celebrity Chef event, A Taste of Pike County’s Mardi Gras, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. Seats are on sale now at the Pike County Senior Center, 402 Clough Street, Waverly, or call (740) 947-5555 for more information. No seats will be sold at the door.

Quilted Lap Robes on Display

A special collection of 220 lap robes will be on display on the walking track in Bristol Village’s Glenn Center on Nov. 11 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.. These hand-made creations are the work of BV’s Working for Others Group. The lap robes are gifts to patients in a number of Pike County Nursing Facilities. Come take a stroll through the exhibit and appreciate all the work that has been put into this project. Volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions.

ON-GOING EVENTS

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.

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. Nonalcoholics may attend open meetings as observers.” (The A.A. Group)

Pike County Local Foods Group 2019 Meetings

Pike County Local Foods Group will hold 2019 meetings at 10 a.m. on the following dates: Oct. 22 and Nov. 26. Meetings are held at the Endeavor Center at 1874 Shyville Road, Piketon. For more info, contact Tammy Jones at 740-289-4837.

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.

Walk With a Doc Pike County

Join us on the first Monday of every month from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bristol Village Glenn Center, 660 East Fifth Street, Waverly. This doctor-led group is a fun and safe place to go for a walk, learn about health, and meet new friends. The event is free and all are welcome! Questions? Contact Tammy Jones at 740-289-4837 or jones.5640@osu.edu . Walking dates for 2019 are Oct. 7, Nov. 4, and Dec. 2.

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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