March is a busy month here in beautiful Covington, Ohio. To start, let me spotlight what is taking place this month at the J.R. Clarke Public Library. First, the Upper Valley Wellness Nurse will visit the library tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14, from 9-10:45 a.m. for free blood pressure and glucose screenings. If you haven’t had those vitals checked lately, please be sure to stop by for this free screening.
Nanette Meyer Gibson’s popular crochet class will continue throughout the month of March. These folks meet every Thursday evening of March at 6:30 p.m. in the library basement. The class is free and open to anyone who wants to start crocheting, or just brush up on their crochet skills and learn new techniques. Even if you haven’t been able to make the first classes, you’re still welcome to join Nan and fellow crocheters for any of the classes this month. And in two weeks, on Monday March 27, the library will host LEGO Group. LEGO group is from 3:30-4:15p.m., and is open to all elementary-age kids. All you need is an imagination! Lastly, mark your calendars for the Friends of the Library annual book sale on Friday, April 21, from 9 a .m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All donations from the book sale help the Friends of the Library support J.R. Clarke’s children’s programming. Plan to stop by Friday or Saturday and see the collection of great books offered for sale!
The first one took place this past Friday evening, but there are still two more chances to enjoy the delicious Lenten Friday Fish Fries at St. Teresa Catholic Church. Those upcoming dates are March 24 and April 7. The cost of an all-you-can-eat fish dinner is only $7, with sides and coffee or water included. Other drinks and desserts are available for an extra cost, and carryout dinners are also available. Please enter the church from the south side. The dinner takes place in the church hall located east of the sanctuary.
And after fish on Friday night, swing by the Covington Christian Church on Saturday, March 25, where they are holding a Chicken Noodle Dinner in their church basement. This delicious meal will be served from 4:30-7 p.m. and the cost is a mere $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 4-12, and children under 4 are free. The menu will consist of homemade chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, rolls, and assorted pies. The church is located at 115 N. Pearl St., and all proceeds will help support the church’s youth activities. Plan to stop by for dinner that Saturday night!
And the next night, on Sunday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m., Fields of Grace Worship Center will be providing a very entertaining and funny evening that can be enjoyed by the whole family. The church will be presenting its own rendition of the television show “Hee Haw”. There is no cost for the show, but the church will be taking up a free will donation for Lily Pad Haven, which is an organization that provides respite, housing, and protection for victims of human trafficking. This non-profit organization is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Feel free to bring the kiddos, and there will be free child care provided by Covington High School band members for children ages 3 through third grade. Cookies, punch, and coffee will also be served before the performance. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m., so plan to come early to get your seat. Visit fieldsofgrace.org, look up Fields of Grace Worship Center on Facebook, or call the church at 573-4282 for more information.
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