What’s Happening

TFN             HIV Testing

The New Philadelphia City Health Department is offering free HIV testing.  HIV is best treated when it is detected early.  You might be at risk for contracting HIV if you have a non-professional tattoo, blood transfusion or an organ transplant prior to 1992, sharing needles or straws when using drugs, unprotected sex, if you have hepatitis B or hepatitis C, if you have been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease, or blood to blood contact with someone of unknown HIVstatus.  The New Philadelphia City Health Department can get you the test results in twenty minutes, and its free!   They are open 8am to 11:30am and 1pm to 4pm Monday thru Friday.  The New Philadelphia City Health Department is located at 150 East High Avenue in New Philadelphia.  Look them up on-line for more information.   Someone who is infected with HIV does not look sick.  Get tested, it’s free.  Know your status.  Don’t become a statistic!

Ongoing      TRINITY  Breast and Cervical Cancer Grant Program

Many women without health insurance are not aware that this service exists and that they have the opportunity to receive breast and cervical cancer screenings.  The Trinity Breast and Cervical Program is part of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.  The money for this program is funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and also the state of Ohio.  They are reaching out to women who have not been able to get their annual screenings done because they cannot afford it.  Pap Tests, Pelvic Exams, and Clinical Breast Exams are offered to woman 40 years of age and over, and also mammograms for women 50 years of age and over who are uninsured and have an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.  To set up an appointment, women can call Trinity BCCP at 1-800-921-5151.  Trinity will complete an applications and help them to choose a provider close to their home.  Once enrolled the women are scheduled for their screenings and an appointment letter is mailed to them that they in turn take to their appointment.  The letter tells the provider that Trinity BCCP should be billed for the approved visit.  Qualified women do not have to pay up front and will not receive a bill for approved services by Trinity BCCP.  For a limited time Trinity BCCP will give each woman who completes her screening services a $20 gift card.  (According to Barb Steitz, Program Manager at Trinity BCCP, the program began in 1994 and has funded over 118,000 pap tests, 131,000 clinical breast exams and 109,000 mammograms for eligible women.)

Ongoing      Celebrate Recovery Addiction Support Team

The Christian Lighthouse’s Addiction Support Team (Road to Freedom) is partnering with Trinity Hospital Twin City to provide an addiction support group. If you are struggling with addictions, or someone near and dear to you suffers with an addiction, you are invited to join Celebrate Recovery. The group meets every Tuesday at 7pm, with the doors opening at 6:30pm at Trinity Hospital Twin City. Go in the Emergency Department entrance, take the elevator to the 2nd floor and turn right. For more information please contact: John or Tracey Jones at 330-275-2217 or email johntraceyjones@gmail.com

Ongoing      Aultman Blood Drive @Union Hospital

The Blood Drive takes place every Tuesday & Thursday @ Union Hospital, 659 Boulevard, Dover from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.  For further information:  330-343-3311; Ext 2294

Ongoing Spinal Cord Injury Support Group Meets

Spinal Injury support group meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7 PM in the Union Hospital Toomey Room-Front (Ground floor immediately outside the cafeteria).  Park in the upper visitor parking lot. All are welcome to attend.  You may talk to them at the Commercial Building at the Tuscarawas County Fair, during Fair Week.   For more info, contact:  Sue Shepherd at sbshepherd813@gmail.com

Ongoing TFN       Plat Books Available

The Tuscarawas County office of Ohio State University Extension has plat books available for purchase at the office, Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm in New Philadelphia. The cost is $15 per book and proceeds benefit the 4-H program.

Ongoing TFN      Gas Pipeline Information

The oil and gas activity throughout the county has created the need for the construction of pipelines to move the product. Many landowners who are being contacted about their property can receive free resources to help landowners get answers. Log on to http://tuscarawas.osu.edu or contact the Tuscarawas County office of Ohio State University Extension at 330-339-2337.

Ongoing       The Wilderness Center

The Wilderness Center (“Connecting you with nature”)  is located at 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot, OH ~330.359.5235~ Check out their online calendar for complete program descriptions and a full listing of upcoming programs and events!   twc@wilderness center.org or wildernesscenter.org.

Ongoing      Save the Coshocton Planetarium

Coshocton City Schools does not have the financial ability to restore the planetarium.  As a result, a citizens committee has taken on the task to secure financial aid from foundations, businesses, social clubs and private individuals to finish the project.  Please consider assisting financially. Donations can be made at the following locations and are tax deductible:  Home Loan & Savings Bank; Coshocton City Schools Attn:  Treasurer or Save the Coshocton Planetarium, PO Box 1517, Coshocton, OH  43812.  (Make checks payable to:  Coshocton Business Development Foundation & in memo line write:  Coshocton Planetarium.) Or, go to Go Fund Me online:  https://gofundme.com/chs-planetarium. You may also contact the committee chairman:  Ron Derewecki at 740.622.1058. 

Ongoing    T- County Beekeepers Assoc Meeting    

Website:  www.tuscarawascountybeekeepersclub.org, Facebook page or call Association President, Ray Wirt @330.323.5525. Meetings for the rest of the year will be – Aug 11th, Sept 8th, Oct 14th, Nov 10th & No meeting in December!

Ongoing   Newcomerstown Historical Society Show

Newcomerstown Historical Society kicks off season with tour and Patriotic shows. Newcomerstown Historical Society Museum season goes from Memorial Day weekend through October. The opening day is May 28th. $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12, will receive a tour of the museums, a drink, popcorn, and a special show featuring Vane Scott III presenting “The Many Faces of Old Glory.” The tours will be from 5-6:45pm with the show beginning at 7pm. To get your, call 740-498-7735 on Thursday evenings from 5-7pm, or Saturday mornings from 10 till 12. Tickets can be purchased at the door the day of the opening.

Ongoing     Garaway Senior Center Free Coffee & Donuts

Join them the 2nd Thursday of each month from 8:30 – 9:30 AM for coffee & donuts!  Their Sr Center is located at:  221 Dover Road NW (behind the football field) Sugarcreek.  330.852.1311 Open for senior citizens in their community.

Ongoing    Goshen Community Church Kids Adventure Every Wed  

Please join them the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6 – 7 PM.  The church is located at 2501 David Rd SE, New Phila.  What’s the adventure?!?!?!???  Each month they will be keeping you on your toes!!!!  Kids of all ages invited….Please take a friend along with you

Every Monday Warren Township  Community  Center Weekly Monday Lunch

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM;  Located at the old New Cumberland Elementary, 1.5 miles from Atwood Dam in New Cumberland, just off St Rt 212, Mailing address is: 3986 New Cumberland Rd NE, Mineral City.  Cost:  Donation.  For more info:  www.thewtcc.com or e-mail: thewtcc@yahoo.com. Phone: 330.365.9240

Ongoing TFN   “Singles” Line Dancing

Singles of Tuscarawas County, affiliated with First United Methodist Church will have Free Line Dance Lessons every Monday (None on 4th of July)  at 6:30pm at Jim’s Place.  All events are alcohol free and no children please.  Jim’s Place is located at 228 West High Ave. in New Phila.

Oct  Schedule    Singles of Tuscarawas County                                                                                                                                            

Wed, Oct 19th:  Hennis Card Parties (Bolivar) 7-9 PM (For more info, See your newsletter)
Fri, Oct 21st: Game Night @Life Center 6-9 PM Take a snack and a drink
Sun, Oct 23rd: Out & About Flipside Grill, Magnolia.  Meet at JIM’s Place @NOON.
Tues, Oct 25th: Bingo at JIM’s Place – Take 3 wrapped gifts, snack and drink
Fri, Oct 28th: Game Night @ Life Center 6-9 PM, Take snack and drink
Sun, Oct 30th:  Out to Lunch – Noonish – Hog Heaven

Oct Gnadenhutten Library  Schedule

Oct 18th:  Pumpkin Carving & Decorating “Family Make & Take”  1 medium size pumpkin provided per child.  You may bring your own larger pumpkin or gourd if you wish.  Register by Oct 17th. Adults need to be accompanied by a responsible child!  Family events open to all ages.  Adults:  Please BOP (Bring your own pumpkin) “Book Hounds” happens every Thursdays from 3 – 7 PM    For more details and updates for the Gnadenhutten Public Library, Call 740.254.9224.  

Ongoing   Events in Stark County

Please go to their website for a schedule of activities for Arts, Theatre, Music, Business, Children’s, Education, Farmer’s Markets, Festivals, Fundraiser/Benefits, Health events, Lecture/Workshops, Literacy, Membership Meetings and Museum Exhibits, etc.  going on in the month of June:  www.StarkCountyEvents.com

Oct 20 Annual Turkey Dinner

First Moravian Church of Uhrichsville is hosting their Annual Turkey Dinner Thursday, October 20 from 4-6:30pm located at 315 N. Water St. Menu includes Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, dinner roll, beverage, and dessert. $8 for adults and $4 for children 2-12, children 2 and under free. To order tickets call 740-922-0886, dine-in and carry-out.

Oct 21 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Returns to Schoenbrunn Village

Tickets are on sale and selling fast for Historic Schoenbrunn Village’s upcoming production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Performances will be held Friday, October 22 at 7pm and 9pm. Cost is $15/VIP seating, $12/adult (ages 13+), and $10/child  (ages 3-12). Historic Schoenbrunn Village and Ohio History Connection members may purchase tickets at $10. If you would like to purchase tickets or have questions about the play, please call 740-922-6776.

Oct 21 / 22  Zoar Ghost Tours

Space is limited for Historic Zoar Village’s upcoming haunted Ghost Tours on October 21-22 and October 28-29. Costumed living history interpreters will lead visitors by lantern light through the 200-year-old town and several of its buildings, sharing staff and visitors tales of supernatural encounters. Tickets are available for the following tour times each night: 6:30pm, 6:45pm, 7pm, 7:15pm, and 7:30pm. Tours cost $15 per adult and $10 for kids 10 and under.   

Oct 21/22/23 First Baptist of Ivy Gap by Ron Osborne

Deersville Community Players proudly presents, First Baptist of Ivy Gap by Ron Osborne at the Deersville Community Theatre on Main St in Deersville. Showtimes are 8pm on the 21st and 22nd and 3pm on the 23rd. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students. No reserved seating.

Oct 22  Craft Fair and Vendor Fair

The Uhrichsville Presbyterian Church will host their 3rd annual Fall Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday, October 22 from 10am-3pm located at 633 North Main St Uhrichsville. Admission to the craft show is free and open to the public. There will be door prize giveaways throughout the day, and the church concession stand will be open serving sandwiches, snacks, baked goods, and drinks. Stop in and shop while supporting our local crafters and small businesses.

Oct 22 Fall Soup Supper

Holmes United Methodist Church will host their Annual Fall Soup Supper on Saturday, October 22 from 4-7pm at the Church located at 6438 Ripley Rd in New Phila. There will be homemade bean with ham, chili, and vegetable soups. Also, creamed chicken, grilled hot dogs and coney sandwiches. Also a selection of desserts and drinks. Free will donations will be accepted

Oct 22  Everal’s Chapel Fall Art Social

Everal’s Chapel Fall Art Social is their first yearly art social. It will take place on Saturday, Oct 22nd on the grounds of the historic Everal Chapel. It will raise funds to maintain and repair the historic 1868 Chapel. Artist participation is FREE; however, the artist must donate their work to Everal Chapel Preservation Society to be sold at the silent auction during the event. A $300 award will be given to the artist chosen to have best captured the essence of the chapel. All artists will receive a coupon for a free lunch. This will be awarded the day of the event. Soup cooked over an open fire along with other foods and desserts will be served. The public is encouraged to observe and participate in their silent auction to conclude at 6 PM. For further info, contact event organizer, Harley Dakin by phone at 740.498.5636 or by email: hpdakin@sbcglobal.net. All artists should RSVP by Oct 20th. A signed artist’s agreement must accompany the registration available upon request. Go join in the fun! All ages are welcome.

Oct 22 39th Annual Swiss Steak Dinner

Shanesville Lutheran Church will host their 39th Annual Swiss Steak Dinner Saturday, October 22 5-7pm located at SW corner of State Routes 39 and 93 in Sugarcreek. Menu includes a large serving of delicious Swiss Steak prepared by their best cooks, real mashed potatoes, green beans, salad bar, dinner rolls, pie or cake, and coffee or punch. Cost: $4 for children under 12 and $9 for adults. Proceeds go to building repair fund. The public is invited. Carry out is available, no reservations needed.  

Oct 22  Beach City Chili Cook Off

The 1st Annual Beach City Fire Department vs Police Department Chili Cook-Off Saturday, October 22 located at the Beach City Fire Station. Doors open up at 4pm, come vote for your favorite chili. Dinner consists of chili (including chili bar: cheese, sour cream, onions, jalapenos, Fritos) bread/ cornbread, dessert and drink for $6. Hotdog, chips, drink and dessert will be available for children for $4 for ages 12 and under. Basket raffles: drawing to be held at 7pm do not need to be present to win.

Oct 22 Harbor House Family Carnival

The Harbor House will host a family carnival from 12-4pm on the lawn of the Tuscarawas County YMCA. Come for games, raffles, food, hot chocolate, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and much more! The cost is $5 per wristband for unlimited games. Come and enjoy some fall fun with your family in support of the Harbor House.

Oct 22 Free Gospel Concert

The community is invited to free Gospel concert by Harvest Gospel Studio’s The Woodsmen Quartet at Dover First United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 22 starting at 6pm. The concert is in the Dover First UMC Sanctuary at 1725 N. Wooster Ave in Dover. Call 330-343-1322 or visit www.doverfirst.org for more information.

Oct 22 Pancake Breakfast

There will be a Pancake Breakfast at the Zoar Volunteer Fire Station on Saturday, October 22 from 7am-10am. All you can eat pancakes, sausage links or patties, scrambled eggs, hash browns and beverage all for just $5 for adults and $2.50 for children under 12. Carryout is also available by calling 330-874-2069. All proceeds benefit the Zoar Volunteer Fire Department, a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Oct 22 Quarter Auction

Schoenbrunn Community Moravian Church in New Philadelphia will host a quarter auction on Saturday, October 22 from 5-7:30pm, with the doors opening at 4pm. Pre-sale tickets are $3 each or $5 at the door. There will be a food stand, cash and carry tables with popular vendors. Plus, do not forget your quarters! For more information please contact Jenny at 330-204-1751 or email djfundraising@gmail.com

Oct 23 “Sounds of Grace” performing at Chili Crossroads Bible Church

This music group of talented young people from Dayspring Bible College and Seminary in Mundelein, IL will perform on Sunday, Oct 23rd at 10:30 AM.  Free concert and lunch of plowboys (pulled pork over baked potato with butter, BBQ sauce, sour cream, and cheese) and dessert bar. Church located at 29445 County Road 10, Fresno, OH. For more info: 740.545.9707 or,  www.chilibiblechurch.org

Oct 23 Annual Turkey Fry

It’s time again for Christian Lighthouse Church’s annual turkey fry! Come enjoy a delicious, free meal including fried turkey, all the familiar trimmings and everyone’s favorite-pie! It’s all free and happening on Sunday, October 23 after 10am service at Christian Lighthouse Church, 260 21st Street SE in New Philadelphia. All who attend the service will blessed by this free meal. There will be lots of friendly faces and great food-free for all community members.  

 Oct 23 Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat fun for all ages at the First United Methodist Church parking lot in Dover (1725 N. Wooster Ave) on Sunday, October 23 from 6-7:30pm. Kids wear your costumes and visit our decorated cars for candy! Enjoy fun fall decorations, hot chocolate, hot cider, cookies, and horse-drawn hayrides on the Church campus. For more information please contact the Church office at 330-343-1322

Oct 24  Dover Knights of Columbus Ghost Chase 5K and Kid’s Run

The Dover Knights of Columbus will celebrate Halloween by hosting the annual Ghost Chase 5K road race through the streets of Dover and local cemeteries Saturday, October 24. All runners will receive a t-shirt and refreshments provided by Subway and Pepsi after the race. Advanced registration for the 5K is $20. Registration forms are available at YMCA of Tuscarawas County and the Allied Machine and Engineering Tuscarawas Valley website, www.gorunit.net. Race day registration will open at 7:30am and cost $25.

Oct 27   Feast & Fellowship Church Dinner Event

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Oldtown Valley Rd. New Philadelphia will hold its monthly Oldtown Feast & Fellowship Dinner on Thursday, October 27 serving at 4:30pm-? Great food and desserts. Everyone welcome! There is no charge for the dinners, however, if you feel the need, a free will offering will be accepted. All donations received are used for Community Mission Work and the local food bank programs.

Oct 28 / 29  Zoar Ghost Tours

Space is limited for Historic Zoar Village’s upcoming haunted Ghost Tours on October 28-29. Costumed living history interpreters will lead visitors by lantern light through the 200-year-old town and several of its buildings, sharing staff and visitors tales of supernatural encounters. Tickets are available for the following tour times each night: 6:30pm, 6:45pm, 7pm, 7:15pm, and 7:30pm. Tours cost $15 per adult and $10 for kids 10 and under.   

Oct 29 Bentley Yoder Benefit Dinner – Bentley Strong

Please attend a freewill donation spaghetti dinner on Saturday, October 29th from 3-6pm with a silent auction during the event, as well as a live auction starting at 5:30pm.  Quilt and gun raffle along with kids games and prizes. The benefit dinner is being hosted by Provia located at 2150 State Route 39 in Sugarcreek. Bentley Yoder was born with encephalocele, which means the brain grows outside of the skull. The benefit is to help cover medical costs. For more information on making a donation or if you would like to volunteer the day of the benefit please contact Leslie Brown at 330-987-3312 or Angie Schiabach at 330-401-1180  

Oct 29 The Down East Boys Quartet Concert

The Down East Boys Quartet, a Southern Gospel group from Reidsville, NC will present a concert at the Carrollton Bible Chapel, 365 Stuebenville Rd SE in Carrollton on Saturday,October 29 at 6:30pm. Two food items are requested for admission to be donated to our local food pantry, Loaves and Fishes. A love offering will also be received during the concert. For more information please call the Church at 330-627-7376   

Oct 29 Community Halloween Parade and Party

The Stone Creek Community Halloween Parade & Party will be held on Saturday, October 29th. Line up at 5pm at Grace Church parking lot. Parade leaves the lot at 5:30pm and proceeds to the fire station. Party begins at 6pm at the station. A light supper will be provided to all attending (hotdogs, chips, cookies & drink). Goody bags for all in costume.

Oct 30  Spaghetti Dinner & Benefit for Lori Sutton

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Lori Sutton will take place on Sunday, Oct 30th from Noon-5 PM at Indian Valley Middle School, School Street, Tuscarawas. Along with the dinner, there will be many great items including numerous gift certificates to local area businesses, a 50/50 drawing, etc. Cost for the spaghetti dinner is $10/Adults; $5/Children 12 & under. Lori was recently diagnosed with liver cancer and has found out she is not a candidate for transplant. The former Lori Neighley from Tuscarawas is a loving wife, mother, Mimi, daughter, sister and amazing friend who has done so much for others. If you are interested in donating or helping in any way, please contact Nancy Kohler-Smith at nenenanc@msn.com or by calling 330.401.8015.

Oct 30 “Homeland” Cantata

The Conotton Valley Community Choir will be presenting its “Homeland” cantata at the Conotton Valley High School on Sunday, October 30 beginning at 3pm. This is a celebration of our Veterans! Please come and celebrate our patriotism. We invite all Veterans. There will be a freewill offering.

Oct 31  Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive at the Chili Crossroads Bible Church, Monday, October 31 from 3-8pm. Each blood donor gets a free fresh hot personal pizza at the event while supplies last, compliments of the Church. 740-545-9707, located at 29445 County Road 10 Fresno. Learn more at www.chilibiblechurch.org or the Church Facebook page.

Oct 31 Trunk n Treat

There will be a Trunk n Treat presented by the Uhrichsville Elks #424 on Monday, October 31 from 6-8 pm at the Uhrichsville Elks located 324 N Uhrich Street. Dress up the kids and bring them on over for fun and treats. Free hotdogs and juice will be served.