South Charleston: Events

United Methodist Church salutes vets
On Nov. 9, South Charleston United Methodist Church will honor all veterans during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Highlights of this service are patriotic music, a message from a representative of Honor Flight, and a multi-media salute to veterans.

Social time with light refreshments will follow the service. Memorabilia will be on display.

Veterans and those presently serving are invited to take part, as is anyone from the community.

For more information, call the church at 937-462-8043 or Kim Owens at 937- 462-8709.

Houston Library has all the fun
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.
Nov. 12—Intro to e-Bay
Nov. 19—Open lab for practice, review and questions
Dec. 3—E-mailing digital pictures: Bring your digital camera with you
Dec. 10—Library catalog and research database training
Jan. 7—Intro to Microsoft Word
Jan. 21—Intro to Powerpoint

• 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.

• Rock Band Wii (all ages)—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)—Nov. 13, Dec. 11 and Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. Call 937-462-8047 to sign up each month.

• Gaming Saturdays—Nov. 8 from 10 a.m.-noon (1st-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: Dec. 8, A Holiday Sampler.

• Music Appreciation Series (all ages)—Saturdays at 4 p.m. 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.

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

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

• Autumn Crafts for Adults/Families—Nov. 1 at 10:30 a.m. Bring your favorite recipe on a recipe card to swap with someone and make your own wooden flowerpot recipe holder to take home. Also, make a cute scarecrow bucket craft. Call 937-462-8047 by Oct. 27 to pre-register.

• Yugioh Tournament—Nov. 22 (grades 2-12). A tournament legal deck is required to participate. Pick up a registration sheet and list of restricted cards at the circulation desk. Arrive at 9:15 to have your deck list checked. Dueling will begin at 10. Pre-register by Nov. 20.

• Native American POW-WOW (all ages)—Nov. 24 anytime between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. Free face painting, games and crafts.

• Rock Band (Wii) ages 13-18—Dec. 4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Play the guitar and drums and sing along with our new interactive video game on the big screen.

• Christmas in South Charleston—Dec. 13. The Houston Branch will participate with a Breakfast with Frosty at 9:30 a.m. (call 937-462-8047 to pre-register by Dec. 10) and a “Make-It, Take-It” craft from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Try National Trails for activities
The National Trail Parks and Recreation District has organized the following activities for Clark County residents. For more information, call 937-328-PARK (7275)  or go to www.ntprd.org.

• Middle Eastern Belly Dance Classes will be held on Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 3 through Dec. 8 at the Carleton Davidson Stadium press box, 1101 Mitchell Blvd., Springfield. Registration is $70. 

• Registration for the Wayne Embry Youth Basketball Leagues is under way.  The leagues are organized by school grade. Second- and third-graders will be organized in a once-a-week league that emphasizes individual skill development. This league will also be highlighted by a preseason clinic. The fourth-grade league, while still reemphasizing skill development, adds a larger component for team play. The fifth- and sixth-graders put all these skills together to create a competitive instructional league.

The registration fee is $20, all players receive a game shirt, and registration may be limited in the two younger age groups.

• The second installment of Talkin’ Baseball will cover where local big league players rank with the greats of all time. There will also be a discussion of which of baseball’s records may never be broken. The talk will take place at the Carleton Davidson Stadium press box at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 and last approximately one hour. This is a cooperative program with the local Baseball Hall of Fame. Preregistration is not required.

• Scrapbooking at the NTPRD Administration Building is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 3 and Nov. 17. The fee is $5 and supplies will be provided.

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