South Charleston: Calendar of Events




Choir practices set

The South Charleston Community Choir will begin rehearsals at 5 p.m. Nov. 2 at South Charleston United Methodist Church.

The group is open to interested adults in the area, high school age and older. The choir will begin preparing for the 21st annual “Christmas at the Opera House.” The concerts will be Dec. 13-14. The choir, under the direction of Kim Owens, Karen Berkhofer and Kathy McGrath, will meet each Sunday from Nov. 2 until the concert. For more information, call 937-462-8709 or 462-7236.

Also, the Community Children’s Choir will perform at these concerts. Rehearsals will start at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at United Methodist Church. Rehearsals will be held each Sunday until the concert. The Children’s Choir is open to children in grades three and up and is under the direction of Frances Edwards and Annie Donnelly. For more information, contact 937-265-5257.

 




Clark County Cruise-In

The Clark County Retired Teachers will hold a cruise-in during the Springfield Kiwanis Oktoberfest on Oct. 4 at Veterans Memorial Park in Springfield. Call 937-322-2374 or 937-399-9204.

 




Practice now for New Year’s Eve Ball

It’s not too soon to start planning to attend the third annual New Year’s Eve Ball at the South Charleston Opera House, 35 S. Chillicothe St. This event is co-sponsored by the Heritage Commission of South Charleston and the 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Association of Civil War enthusiasts and re-enactors.

While organizers once again will offer an evening of mid-Victorian dances, desserts, songs, and a toast at midnight, they have discontinued the dinner portion of the evening. The change was made for logistics reasons and to reduce the ticket cost to $20 per person.

“Purses are tighter than ever this year, but we don’t want that to keep you from seeing old friends and joining in the fun,” said Julia Berkhofer, dance manager.

The ball begins on Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. and continues to midnight. Families are welcome; children under 10 are admitted for free. Civil War-era costume is encouraged.

Free dance practices are planned for 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 7 and Nov. 18 at the Opera House. Dress casually, but don’t forget to wear dancing shoes. Ladies, it is always helpful to bring hoops to practice in.

Friend of the New Year’s Eve Ball, Rick Rutan, is beginning his own October Moon Grand Ball to accommodate those who enjoy English country dancing of the 18th and early 19th centuries. Wish to dance a gavotte in the style of a Jane Austen novel? Then don’t miss this new ball on Oct. 11 in Springfield.

For more information, go to www.octobermoonball.org.

For more information about the New Year’s Eve Ball, call Julia Berkhofer at 937-360-5527. Reservations may be made with payment.

 




Library packs its October schedule

Houston Library, 5 W. Jamestown in South Charleston, has scheduled the following activities. For details, call 937-462-8047.

• Computer Training for Adults— Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. Oct. 15—Intro to the Internet, Part II: Searching the World Wide Web; Oct. 29—Intro to the Internet, Part III: Using E-mail

• Storytime—Continues on Fridays through Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. (no story time on Nov. 28), for ages 2 and up. Stories, fingerplays, magnetic boards, games and crafts.

• Book Discussion (adults)—Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. Discuss “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter” by Kim Edwards

• Rock Band Wii (all ages)—Oct. 6 and Nov. 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. Play the guitar and drums and sing along with our new interactive video game on the big screen.

• Euchre (adults only)—Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11 and Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. Call 937-462-8047 to sign up each month.

• Gaming Saturdays—Oct. 11 and Nov. 8 from 10 a.m.-noon (1-12th graders). Nine laptops will be set up for Runescape fans. Wii Play and Wii Sports (interactive video games played on the big screen) will be available for all to take turns playing and tables will be available for Yugioh dueling and trading.

• Lunch @ the Library (adults only)—Mondays at noon. Pre-register by calling 937-462-8047. Bring a friend and your favorite dish with a copy of the recipe to share: Oct. 13, Favorite Autumn Recipe; Dec. 8, A Holiday Sampler.

• Teen Read Week—Books with Bite @ Your Library, Oct. 13-18. Come in for a Taste Test. Can you really tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi, for example? Also, check out the list of book titles that have “Bite,” with categories like “Bite the Bullet” (high adventure), “Take a Bite” (food and cooking) and “Get Bitten” (monsters and vampires). Vote for the books you think should make the top 10.

• Music Appreciation Series (all ages)—Saturdays at 4 p.m. Hear the Dr. Dixie Duet on Oct. 18. The Springfield Youth Symphony Ensembles will perform on Nov. 15; listeners also will be invited to a “Musical Petting Zoo” where they can try out some of the instruments.

• A Ghoulish Good Time—Oct. 20 at 4:30 p.m. All ages are invited to a Halloween costume party. Prizes will be awarded for the cutest, prettiest, funniest, scariest and most original. Enjoy games, treats and a short movie.

• TAB Meeting (Teen Advisory Board). The third Tuesday of each month at 4:15 p.m. on Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16 and Jan. 20. Help to plan upcoming teen events and share ideas for materials to add to the teen collection.

• Afterschool GH/DDR, Oct. 23, 3 to 4:30 p.m. for 7- to 12-year-olds and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for 13- to 18-year-olds.

• Teen Movie, Oct. 25 at 12:30 p.m. The movie will be drawn at random from teen requests. (*Limited to the CCPL selection criteria.) Call 937-462-8047 for what movie will be shown.

• Family Matinee, Oct. 25 at 3:30 p.m. Watch “Spiderwick Chronicles” (PG).

• Men’s & Kid’s Chess (ages 8 – 108). The last Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 27, Nov. 24 and Dec. 29.

• Teen Costume Party (ages 13 – 18)—Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. Games, food and prizes for the most original, prettiest and ugliest costumes. Library packs its October schedule

Houston Library, 5 W. Jamestown in South Charleston, has scheduled the following activities. For details, call 937-462-8047.

• Computer Training for Adults— Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. Oct. 15—Intro to the Internet, Part II: Searching the World Wide Web; Oct. 29—Intro to the Internet, Part III: Using E-mail

• Storytime—Continues on Fridays through Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. (no story time on Nov. 28), for ages 2 and up. Stories, fingerplays, magnetic boards, games and crafts.

• Book Discussion (adults)—Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. Discuss “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter” by Kim Edwards

• Rock Band Wii (all ages)—Oct. 6 and Nov. 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. Play the guitar and drums and sing along with our new interactive video game on the big screen.

• Euchre (adults only)—Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11 and Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. Call 937-462-8047 to sign up each month.

• Gaming Saturdays—Oct. 11 and Nov. 8 from 10 a.m.-noon (1-12th graders). Nine laptops will be set up for Runescape fans. Wii Play and Wii Sports (interactive video games played on the big screen) will be available for all to take turns playing and tables will be available for Yugioh dueling and trading.

• Lunch @ the Library (adults only)—Mondays at noon. Pre-register by calling 937-462-8047. Bring a friend and your favorite dish with a copy of the recipe to share: Oct. 13, Favorite Autumn Recipe; Dec. 8, A Holiday Sampler.

• Teen Read Week—Books with Bite @ Your Library, Oct. 13-18. Come in for a Taste Test. Can you really tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi, for example? Also, check out the list of book titles that have “Bite,” with categories like “Bite the Bullet” (high adventure), “Take a Bite” (food and cooking) and “Get Bitten” (monsters and vampires). Vote for the books you think should make the top 10.

• Music Appreciation Series (all ages)—Saturdays at 4 p.m. Hear the Dr. Dixie Duet on Oct. 18. The Springfield Youth Symphony Ensembles will perform on Nov. 15; listeners also will be invited to a “Musical Petting Zoo” where they can try out some of the instruments.

• A Ghoulish Good Time—Oct. 20 at 4:30 p.m. All ages are invited to a Halloween costume party. Prizes will be awarded for the cutest, prettiest, funniest, scariest and most original. Enjoy games, treats and a short movie.

• TAB Meeting (Teen Advisory Board). The third Tuesday of each month at 4:15 p.m. on Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16 and Jan. 13. Help to plan upcoming teen events and share ideas for materials to add to the teen collection.

• Afterschool GH/DDR, Oct. 23, 3 to 4:30 p.m. for 7- to 12-year-olds and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for 13- to 18-year-olds.

• Teen Movie, Oct. 25 at 12:30 p.m. The movie will be drawn at random from teen requests. (*Limited to the CCPL selection criteria.) Call 937-462-8047 for what movie will be shown.

• Family Matinee, Oct. 25 at 3:30 p.m. Watch “Spiderwick Chronicles” (PG).

• Men’s & Kid’s Chess (ages 8 – 108). The last Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 27, Nov. 24 and Dec. 29.

• Teen Costume Party (ages 13 – 18)—Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. Games, food and prizes for the most original, prettiest and ugliest costumes.

 

 

 

 

 

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