Twisters to host customer appreciation day
Twisters Cones and Coney's, 551 W. Coshocton St., is hosting a one-day customer appreciation day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28.

During the special event, everything on the menu will be half off.

The event is to thank customers for another great year, said Ron Dennis, owner.

Santa Paws fundraiser slated

Julia's Team Kids Conquering Cancer for Johnstown's Relay for Life will host a Santa Paws fundraiser at Belt Park from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 28 and 29.

In addition to pets having their photos taken with Santa at the Belt Park Barn, some Licking County vendors will be available with handmade Christmas ornaments, two large raffle baskets, Jerky treats from Route 62 BBQ and ribbon gourmet dog biscuits from Bow Wow Bakery.

Soup sale slated

Members of Johnstown's Faith Fellowship Church will be stirring up a variety of homemade soups from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29, at the Youth For Christ building (formerly the Church of Ascension) in Johnstown.

Guests may stop in during these hours for soup and dessert. At least a dozen different kinds of all-you-can-eat soup will be available for a donation.

The soup dinner will benefit the Re@lity Youth Ministry Outreach group, a group of kids in sixth- through 12th-graders from the Johnstown-Monroe, Northridge and Big Walnut schools.

Toys for Tots donations needed

Johnstown's American Legion Post 254 asks the community's help in collecting toys for tots for the needy children of the Johnstown and Northridge school districts.

Collection boxes are available at: Bishop Scovell, Hot Spot, Lash Chevrolet, Heartland Bank of Johnstown, Kroger, Park National Bank, Johnstown Recreation Center, Johnstown Village Offices, Coughlin Ford, the fire houses in Johnstown and Croton, Johnstown Animal Hospital, Kroger, Johnstown's Babcock Library, Alexandria Library, Johnstown-Monroe High School, Tech Rubber, Chimes Terrace, Southern Baptist Church, New Look, the Dollar Store and Dollar General in Johnstown.

The legion welcomes phone calls to donate toys or cash contributions.

The distribution of toys will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the Johnstown Community Center on Maple Street. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. to get the ages and number of children.

For more information, call Bruce Tolle at 740-405-3841.

Croton Garden Club workshop

Croton Garden Club members will hold a workshop Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 1-2, to make grave blankets and swags to sell.

The workshop begins at 9 a.m. and will be held at Croton Town Hall.

Orders may be placed by calling Alice Thacker at 893-4848.

The Croton Church of Christ will sponsor a Christmas Cookie, Goody and Craft Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.

The event will be held at the church's Family Life Center, 40 S. Main St.

Santa and Mrs. Claus to visit Etna Township
Through the support of the Etna Lions Club, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting Etna from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Etna Township Community Center, 81 Liberty St.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will parade from Etna United Methodist Church on Pike Street to the Community Center. They will be joined by the West Licking Firefighters Association and Ole' Engine 99.

Lions Club members and volunteers will act as Santa's elves, handing out goodies, cookies and hot chocolate.

Bring a camera and a non-perishable food item to donate to LEADS.

National Heisey Glass Museum to host open house
The National Heisey Glass Museum will hold its annual Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5.

Free admission to the museum will be accompanied by holiday entertainment, seasonal music and the chance to see the extensive collection of Heisey glass. Children can make reindeer or snowman ornaments from Heisey's punch cups, have refreshments and visit with Santa Claus from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The National Heisey Glass Museum opened in 1974 to display and promote the products of A.H. Heisey & Company, 1896-1957. The museum's main building, in Veterans' Park, is the King House. Built in 1831, the King House is one of Newark's oldest buildings.

The Heisey Glass Museum is at 169 W. Church St. in Newark. For information, call (740) 345-2932.

The Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra to present its annual holiday concert
The Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra will present its annual holiday concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, at The Midland Theater in Newark.

The concert, "A Joyful Noise!" will feature the Newark Concert Choir and the Granville Chamber Singers along with the orchestra in a program that will include "Sleigh Ride," Vivaldi's "Gloria," and a carol sing-along.

The orchestra is conducted by Timothy Weiss; the Granville High School Chamber Singers are directed by Paul Jackson; and the Newark High School Concert Choir is lead by Kim and Mike Wigglesworth.

Individual tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students. They can be purchased at the door or by calling the Midland box office at (740) 345-LIVE (5483).

Last year, the program's start was delayed by an unprecedented number of ticket sales at the door. Concert-goers are encouraged to buy tickets in advance this year to avoid long lines on the night of the performance.

For more information about the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra, visit or call (740) 975-4633.