Local teens are invited to "Friday Night Lights" at the Beverly United Methodist Church.
The church will be open each Friday night from 3-6 p.m. when Fort Frye has a home football game. Students in grades 7 -12 are invited to the church where free meals will be provided to all in attendance and the students will have a safe place to hang out until the beginning of the football game.
Dates of home games for the Cadets are Aug. 31, Sept. 7, Sept. 21, Sept. 28 and Oct. 19.
The church is located on Mitchell Avenue. Students should cross the street at the public library and continue toward the Oliver Tucker Museum. Follow Park Street to Ohio 339 and the church is located across Ohio 339 (Mitchell Avenue) from the Beverly Volunteer Fire Department. Signs will be posted.
For more information or for questions, contact Valarie Garvin, teen ministry director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (740) 509-8656 or contact the church at (740) 984-2100. Please remember, this activity is for students in grades 7-12 only.
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MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES TAKING NEW STUDENTS
Wagner's Martial Arts is now accepting new students for their adult and kid's classes. Adult classes are for students ages 12 and up and feature classes in modern Kajukenpo, Hwarang Hapkido and FCS Kali. Kid's classes, for students ages 5-11, will include kid's Kajukenpo.
Wagner's Martial Arts Academy is a family-friendly martial arts academy providing a relaxed and positive atmosphere in which to receive quality martial arts instruction. Students and family members have commented, "We not only are learning self-defense, but we now have a place where we belong and feel like family." The styles of martial arts taught at Wagner's are reality-based systems of self-defense and combat.
The academy was featured in the September issue of Ohio Martial Arts Magazine and its 2012 Tournament Team will be representing the Mid-Ohio Valley in the International Martial Arts Festival in November in Orlando, Fla. The team continues their training 3-4 times a week, focusing on conditioning, speed, and agility drills in preparation for the tournament, which will showcase some of the best competitors from around the world. Coach Deane Wagner was also one of the first inductees into the OMAM hall of fame.
Anyone interested in the academy can visit its new website at wagnersmartialarts.com or contact (740) 512-2993. Instructors are coach Deane Wagner and coach Aaron Courtney.
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Sue Sampson is a longtime columnist for The Parkersburg News & Sentinel.