The Midland Theatre will host two groups during the first week of November.

4 Troops, Riders coming to Midland

The Midland Theatre will host two groups during the first week of November.

The musical group 4 Troops will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4.

The quartet includes three young men and one woman who served on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan, where they sang for large groups during the day and in their bunks at night.

Now U.S. combat veterans, they sing on behalf of all troops, to honor their sacrifices and to create awareness of their needs.

Tickets, on sale now, are $33.50, $29.50, $25.50 and $22.50. Call (740) 345-5483, visit www.midlandtheatre.org or stop by the box office at 36 N. Park Place in Newark.

For more information on the performers, visit www.4troopsmusic.com.

The country-western foursome Riders in the Sky will take the Midland stage at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5.

Together for more than 30 years, the group is best known for its song "Woody's Round Up" from the movie "Toy Story 2." Their first Grammy was for the album of the same name, and their second Grammy was for the companion CD to the Pixar movie "Monsters Inc."

Tickets, on sale now, are $35, $28, $22 and $15. Call (740) 345-5483, visit www.midlandtheatre.org or stop by the box office at 36 N. Park Place in Newark.


COTC to hold Nov. 5 open house

Central Ohio Technical College will host a High School Senior Visit Day from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 5, in the John Gilbert Reese Center, room 125 D & E, on COTC's Newark Campus.

Prospective students can meet with COTC faculty members, tour the campus and speak with financial aid staff members.

Lunch will be served at noon.

To RSVP or for more information, call (740) 366-9222 or visit www.cotc.edu.


Northridge craft show slated for Nov. 6

Preparations are well under way for the Northridge craft show scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Northridge Middle School.

One of the longest-running craft shows in central Ohio, the event has become a tradition for both crafters and shoppers. Formerly known as the Homer Craft Show, it serves as a major fundraiser for Northridge's primary and intermediate schools.

Crafts are just one of the features that attracts the crowds every year on the first Saturday of November. The show has become almost as well-known for its homemade food and is one of the best places to purchase Northridge Viking-wear.

Admission is free. Doors will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Northridge Middle School, 6066 Johnstown-Utica Road.


'Y Hall' meeting set for Nov. 9

The Licking County YMCA Western Branch will host a Y Hall meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 355 W. Broad St. in Pataskala.

Representatives from the YMCA board of directors and the Y staff will be on hand to discuss the vision and direction of the YMCA Western Branch and answer questions.

Tours, door prizes and refreshments will be included in the program. Child Watch will be open, free of charge.

To RSVP, e-mail dana.ruble@ lcymca.org.


AutoCAD focus of free workshop

Central Ohio Technical College will host a free AutoCAD (computer aided drafting) workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, at LeFevre Hall on COTC's Newark campus.

The workshop is intended for members of the general public interested in learning the fundamentals of the design program. All participants will have access to a computer work station to create and plot out drawings using AutoCAD.

To register or for more information, call Michael Rice at (740) 366-9139 or e-mail mrice@cotc. edu.


COTC announces Nov. 18 open house

The Central Ohio Technical College will host an Open House One-Stop Registration Event for prospective students from 5 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18.

The enrollment event will be held in the John Gilbert Reese Center, room 125 F & G, on COTC's Newark campus.

During the evening, participants can speak with an admissions counselor, tour the campus, complete a placement assessment, meet with a financial aid representative and register for classes.

Most of those attending will need two or three hours to complete all aspects of the process.

Students can register for classes at any COTC campus - Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala - as well as for online courses.

The evening is free and open to all. An RSVP is not required, but is helpful for planning purposes.

For more information or to RSVP, call (740) 366-9222. For more information about COTC, visit www.cotc.edu.