Story time at the Beverly library scheduled

The Beverly Public Library will hold its preschool story time this Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 11:00 a.m. Come this week and listen to stories all about Mountain Goats. A snack will be provided and children will make a set of wearable Mountain Goat horns.

Read-to-Me Story Time is open for children ages 2-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult who will remain with them throughout the entire story time. For more information, contact the library at 740-984-4060.

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RUMMAGE SALE PLANNED

The Beverly United Methodist Church will hold its annual fall rummage and bake sale this Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A “Bag Sale” will be held from 3-4 p.m. – anything you can fit into a grocery bag is yours for $3.

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CROCHETING CLASSES CONTINUING

The Library Crochet Corner at the Beverly Public Library has begun meeting again. Their initial fall meeting was held Monday, September28, at 6:00 p.m., but meetings will continue. Anyone who participated last time – and any new folks interested in crocheting or learning how to crochet – is encouraged to check at the library for more information. Visit Facebook and ‘like’ “The Library Crochet Corner” to find out more. Beginner crochet idea books will be available for checkout, and there will also be books sharing a lot of new stitches for crocheters to try.

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INTERESTING THOUGHT FOR TRICK-OR-TREAT

With the beginning of October comes the preparations for Halloween. This interesting thought was forward by the Beverly Public Library and, although it dates from last Halloween, it’s still an idea worth revisiting. It comes from Matt Pusatory, KHQ Local News Web producer. Pusatory addresses the idea of a teal pumpkin as part of your Halloween decor to indicate a home giving out treats safe for trick-or-treaters with food allergies. A group called FARE – Food Allergy Research and Education – is trying to start a new tradition to help out children affected by food allergies. According to FARE, food allergies affect 1 in every 13 children, making Halloween a special day those children may feel left out of. FARE’s suggestion? Paint a pumpkin teal, the color of food allergy awareness, to indicate a home that is safe for trick-or-treaters with food allergies that is offering non-food treats such as small toys.

People interested in participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project are encouraged to visit FARE’s website to download a free poster and get ideas for non-food treats to hand out to children with food allergies: foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project#.Vggizpf0R6w