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Sports notes

The Newcomerstown High School Spring Sports Parent/Athlete meeting for students 7-12 will be in the High School Commons Area on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. Any parent/athlete who attended the fall or winter meeting does not need to arrive until 7 p.m.

The Newcomerstown High School Winter Sports Award Ceremony will be on Thursday, March 14, at 7 p.m. in the high school gym.

Library events

The Newcomerstown Public Library will host a Pearl Valley Cheese Tasting Event on Friday, March 1, at 6 p.m. Taste Pearl Valley's award-winning cheese and learn now it is made. Reserve a spot by calling the Newcomerstown Library at 740-498-8228 or stopping in. This event will be held in the Library's Annex.

The Library is also hosting a "Blind Date with a Book or Film" all this February. Participants can take their blind date (a book or film) home and rate how they do. Just turn in a "Rate Your Date" slip for a tasty reward and to enter the prize drawing at the end of the month.

The Library will also host a Chilly Chili Run/Walk on Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m. Lineup is at 10 a.m. Participants can run or walk 1.4 miles on a laid-out course and have a chili or hot dog lunch at the end of the walk. The cost is $5 for single entries. $10 for families without a size limit. All proceeds will go to Toys for Local Tots.

Father, Son Banquet

The annual Father and Son Banquet will be at Lone Star Lodge at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16. If no "father" or "son" is available, members are encouraged to "adopt" a friend or acquaintance for the evening, especially if they think he would make a good Mason. Send reservations with checks payable to Lone Star Lodge No. 175.

There will be a spaghetti dinner on Friday, Friday, March 1. The meal includes spaghetti with thick meaty sauce, salad, hot garlic bread served "fresh from the oven" at the table, dessert and beverage. Serving is from 4-7 p.m.

Winter Celebration

A Winter Celebration Dinner will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. in the River of Life at Christ United Methodist Church. This is open to the community. Enjoy a night out with a sweetheart, family or friends. Tickets are $25 per couple or $13 for a single. The meal includes choice of pork tenderloin or baked chicken breast plus baked potato, green beans, baked corn, dinner rolls, dessert and beverage. For tickets call the church at 740-498-8134 or Sandy Henry at 740-498-5493.

Class of 1956

The Newcomerstown High School Class of 1956 will meet at noon Thursday, Feb. 14, at Cy Young Bowling Alley.

Class of 1958

The Class of 1958 of Newcomerstown High School will meet for lunch on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 12:30 p.m. at Unusual Junction Diner, West Lafayette.

Night at the Races

WEST LAFAYETTE — The Ridgewood Bock R Foundation will host its fourth annual "Night at the Races" event to benefit the foundation and its continuing mission to improve athletic facilities within the district. Night at the Races features video-animated horseracing projected on a large screen. The event is Saturday, March 9, at 6 p.m. at the Lake Park Pavilion. A $10 cover charge will be taken at the door the night of the event. Attendees will receive five tickets to be entered into drawings that night to win prizes valued at over $200 apiece. Prizes include a Yeti cooler, flat screen TVs, and a PlayStation 4. A 50/?50 drawing is also planned. Anyone with questions about the event should visit the Block R Foundation Facebook page or speak with any Block R Foundation member.

Flower sales

The Isleta United Methodist Church is taking spring flower orders through March 3. Those interested can order flats of 36 annuals for $13.25, 5" pots of specialty plants for $3.50, 10" hanging baskets for $14, and one gallon pot perennials for $7.75. There is a huge list of flowers available from the grower, Molesky Greenhouse of Alliance. Flowers can be picked up Saturday, May 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. Proceeds from the flower sale go to missions, local and beyond. For more information and an order form, call Bev Darr-Bouscher at 330-663-3923.