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, its free. Know your status. Don’t become a statistic.
Ongoing July 11-Sept. 26 Blood Pressure Screen Hospital Twin City’s United Volunteer Auxiliary, with the help of hospital volunteers, is providing free blood pressure screenings from 8am-noon at the Gnadenhutten farmers market . The market takes place at the downtown square every Saturday from July 11th thru September 26th
Every Monday Warren Twnshp Comm 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 330.365.9240.
August 31 – September 4 Tusky Friends of the Library Book Sale There are lots of books to choose from @ the Tuscarawas Branch Book Sale! It will take place from Mon, Aug 31st – Fri, Sept 4th. Mon & Wed: 10 AM – 5 PM; Tues: 1 – 8 PM; Fri: 1 – 6 PM The library is located at 209 S. Main Street, Tuscarawas. LOTS OF BOOKS TO CHOOSE FROM!!!!
September 4 “Food Fight! Donate for a Dog”
The Annual 922 Food drive benefits the Twin City Food Pantry which services the Twin City and surrounding areas including Tuscarawas, Gnadenhutten, Port Washington, Newcomerstown, Midvale and Bowerston. Last year they collected 31,072 dollars &/or items. This year’s goal is 31,922. “The Food Fight! Donate for a Dog” will kick off with the Indian Valley Braves vs Claymont Mustangs football game on Fri night, Sept 4th @ Midvale. Take food pantry items & monetary donations & receive a FREE Hot Dog! (Food items and donations may also be dropped off until 9/18 at The First National Bank of Dennison or Dennison and Uhrichsville Fire Departments.)
September 5 St John United Church of Christ All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast
This will take place at the church, 409 Park Ave, Bolivar. Sat, Sept 5th. Breakfast is $6.00 ages 11 & up / $3.00 ages 6-10 /Under 6 Free. Breakfast consists of Scrambled eggs, ham or sausage, biscuits and sausage gravy, pancakes, fruit juice and coffee.
September 5 Chicken BBQ & Tractor Show
Winfield’s annual Chicken BBQ & Tractor show. Registration begins at 10am, Tractor show is from 12-4pm. Half Chicken dinners are available for Dine-in and carryout for $8.00 from 3-6pm. Events included are a Located at Winfield United Methodist Church, State route 516 in Dover.
September 5 Warren Township Community Center Car/Bike/Tractor Show Chicken BBQ
Entry fee $6.00; Registration 9 AM – 11 AM/Car Show 11 AM – 2 PM Awards start at 2 PM. 50/50 drawing, Chicken BBQ – $9.00; Hot dogs, Coneys, Sloppy Joes & more. Music by “Turn The Page” Fun~Food~Door Prizes; 11 AM – 20 door prizes: Choose a free dinner or have your entry fee refunded. 1.2 miles from Atwood Lake Dam on State Rte 212 & County Rd 90. Address: 3986 New Cumberland Rd NE, New Cumberland. (former New Cumberland School House parking lot) Proceeds from this even go to Help Support Youth Programs. More info: Call Jeff @ 330.602.2122 or Portia @ 330.602.9564.
September 5 Jammin’ Food Truck Fest 2015
The Dennison Railroad Depot Museums System is hosting the first ever Jammin’ Food Truck Fest. This event will take place during Labor Day weekend from 11 AM – 7 PM on Sat Sept 5th in the lower level of Historic Schoenbrunn Village. This event will have different types of food, beverages, live music and a bike ride. Wristbands will be required for entrance for a donation of only $3.00 in advance. Wristbands can be picked up at any of the 3 museum sites and proceeds from the event will help support the costs of operating all 3 museums. (Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, Historic Schoenbrunn Village and the Museum of Clay Industry) For more info, contact coordinator Allison Rowe at 740.922.6776 or at email@example.com. This is a family friendly event and will be held rain or shine.
September 5 Corporal Keith Nepsa Poker Run
7th Annual Ride for Pride Cpl Keith Nepsa Benefit will be held Saturday Sept 5th. This supports the Keith Nepsa Scholarship Fund. A portion of this year’s proceeds will once again be donated to RAW (Rebuilding America’s Warriors, the former Iraq Star Foundation). This year they have added a local program called “Dogs 4 Warrors” which donates therapy dogs to verterans diagnosed with PTSD that is a direct result of serving in a combat zone. Veterans program begins at 10:15 AM. Registration begins at 9:00 AM @ Lehman’s Big Open Road at 401 N Wooster Ave, Dover. For more info, call 330.987.0998 or at Nepsa.Ride4Pride@gmail.com or mail donations to: 1630 Hicks Ave NE, New Phila or New Philadelphia Quaker Foundation, 124 N Broadway, New Phila. (United States Army Corporal Keith Nepsa, Age 21, of New Phila died June 7, 2007 while serving his second tour of duty in Iraq. This benefit is to keep his legacy alive and to honor his service to our country. )
September 5 Recovery Fest
Harbor House’s 3rd Annual Recovery Fest will be held on Saturday September 5th at JIM’s Place, West High Ave, New Phila from 5-10pm. September is National Recovery Month and they are planning to celebrate those fighting addiction with this free event. There will be food and drinks, music, dancing and door prizes and raffles.
September 5, 6, 7 “Living History Flights”
Travel back in time to the early days of luxurious commercial flight. Take a ride on a DC-3, a piece of aviation history. The experience of a lifetime! Harry Clever Airport, $70 per flight experience. Walk ups welcome. 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Reservations recommended. Reservations 330-340-2999. Pancake breakfast Sunday morning. EAA Chapter 1077, 1902 E High Ave, New Philadelphia non-profit group
September 6 Bomb’s Away Dice Run
Ride starts and ends at Bomb’s Away Bar & Grill, 139 S Main St, Tuscarawas. Benefits the Wounded Warrier Project. For more info, Call 740-922-7262
September 6 Basketball Tournament
In conjunction with Dover City Park’s End of Summer Celebration, the 1st Annual Tango & Gatti, Hoops & Hope 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament for ages 14 & up will be held September 6th at Dover Park beginning at 1pm. Proceeds will benefit local Tuscarawas County Charities including Tuscarawas County Challenger LL Baseball.
September 6 Bowerston Festival
Event sponsored by the Bowerston Volunteer Fire Department to be held Sun, Sept 6th Chicken BBQ 3-7 PM; 5K Race & Kid’s 1 mile fun run, Parade, Lifeflight helicopter landing on ball fields for public tour, Car Show & Gun Raffle. Raffles to take place during the dinner 3 – 7 PM. See any members to purchase tickets in advance.
September 7 Hearts for Haiti Car Show
Labor Day, Mon Sept 7th 11:30 AM-3 PM @Park Christian Church, 236 Miller Ave, Dennison. Pre-register by Aug 28th or register at the event from 10-11:30 AM. Cars- $15/Motorcycles-$10. Trophies at 2 PM Proceeds to benefit Park Christian Church Mission Trip to Haiti. For more info contact: Tom Friel @ 254-368-6819 or PCC @740-922-4118.
September 9 Hopedale Backyard Food Workshop
Wed, Sept 9th, The Harrison County OSU Extension and the local Soil and Water Conservation Districts are hosting this free program. This event starts at 6 PM. It will be held at the USDA Service Center, 104 Firehouse Lane, (located across from the Hopedale Fire Hall). For more info or to RSVP, call the Extension office at 740.942.8823 or e-mail: cross.421@osuedu.
September 10-30 1st Annual Visual Art Project invites Community Participation: “The Shirts of Our Labor”
In honoring those of blue collar, white collar and any color or no collar with or without disabilities, Starlight Workshop-Starlight Enterprises, Inc. – SEI will be doing a visual display of the varied and many shirts of labor in a visual art tribute during the month of September in recognition of Labor Day. Cassie Elvin explains, “The shirts of our labor will combine a celebration and recognition of Labor Day creating an opportunity for individuals with disabilities to spear head a community event through a creative outlet.” They are inviting people to join them from the community to help tell a story through sharing their favorite ready to retire shirt. The shirt of their labor will be displayed on a clothes line reflecting all their hard work that goes into producing the fruits of their collective American labor whether a job, a hobby career or profession – “we should all be proud of the shirts of our labor”. Provide a note with the story of your shirt. Sign your name or the person who labored in the shirt for recognition of another’s labor. They will note your story, laminate it and attach it to your shirt. The Visual Art Project will be located on the front lawn of the Marketplace & Galleria at Starlight, 656 Commercial Ave SW, New Phila. The Visual Art Project will start on Thurs Sept 10th – Wed, Sept 30th. The shirts will then be used in a quilt making project honoring all those who have labored. The quilt will then be displayed at their next year’s Shirts of Our Labor Visual Art Event. Shirts can be dropped off at Starlight (the white house between the Workshop & Hospice House on Commercial Ave SW) Drop off days are Tues Sept 8th & Wed Sept 9th between 7:30 AM – 4 PM OR at Tuscora Park New Phila at the pavilion by the tennis courts. Drop off days are the same but between 5 – 8 PM.
September 11 Newcomerstown Historical Society Fund Raiser
They will sponsor a Cruise-In on Fri evening Sept 11th from 4 – 8 PM. The vehicles will be displayed in the front parking lot and along West Canal Street, beside and in front of the Temperance Tavern Museum, 221 West Canal Street. Registration fee is $5.00 or $10.00 with a meal. The fundraiser will include a 50/50 drawing & vintage photos. Music provided by John Parr playing your favorite oldies. Door prizes each hour. Rain or Shine. For more info, call Corey Rehard 740.492.0326 or 740.623.1201 the day of the show or e-mail blkbu79localnet.com.
September 12 Benefit Tractor Pull for Swiss Valley Ambulance
This benefit is presented by The River Valley Antique Tractor Pullers Assoc. Sat, Sept 12th at 10 AM at the Harvest Barn Track, 420 Dutch Valley Drive, Sugarcreek. Food & a 50/50 Drawing. Proceeds from the tractor pull, any games and raffles will go to Swiss Valley Ambulance Service.
September 12 Uhrichsville Moravian Church Yard Sale
Sat, Sept 12th, 9 – 4; In the parking lot. To reserve your space call 330-447-3222 or 740-922-0886. Lunch stand provided.
September 12 Camp Buckeye Annual Pig Roast Fundraiser
Event is Sat, Sept 12th from 4-7 PM. Located at 10055 Camp Road, Beach City. Cost is by donation. For more info, call 330-756-2380 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Benefits Camp Buckeye’s Children’s Camps.
September 12 Zoar Volunteer Fire Dept Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner
Sat, Sept 12th 4-8 PM -190 East 5th St, Zoar. “All you can eat” dinner featuring their 4 Alarm Hot Sauce. Meal includes salad, dinner rolls, dessert & beverage. Adults-$8.00/Chilrdren under 12-$4.00. Call ahead for Carryout @ 330-874-2069. All carryout meals are $8.00. All proceeds benefit the Zoar VFD, Inc. a 501c3 non-profit charitable agency.
September 12 Southern Gospel Concert
The Needhams from Murfreesboro, TN will present this concert at the Carrollton Bible Chapel, 365 Steubenville Rd SE, Carrollton on Sat Sept 12th at 6:30 PM. A “love offering” will be taken. They are also requesting 2 food items per person for admission to be donated to the local food pantry: Loaves & Fishes in Carrollton. For additional info, call Pastor Chuck @330.627.7376, Richard or Judy Cunningham @330.323.9253 or 330.323.5610.
September 12, 13 12th Annual Old Construction & Mining Equipment Show
Show is at Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park, OH 519, Equipment Show on Facebook. www.visitharrisoncounty.combetween New Athens & US Rte 22, just over 1 mile W of New Athens. Show hours: Sat-10 AM – 6PM Sun-9 AM – 4 PM Admission: $3.00 For show info, contact HCEA-OVC: 740-312-5385 or 330-618-8032. E-mail: OLDIRONSHOW@YAHOO.COM or visit Old Construction & Mining
September 13 Annual Goshen Reunion
Anyone with a connection to Goshen in any way is welcome to attend. It will be held in the Goshen Community Church of the Nazarene on David Road on Sun, Sept 13th at 1:30 PM. Please bring a covered dish and soft drinks and any memorabilia that you’d like to share. All tableware will be provided. For more info, call Cindy Davis at 330.339.4527.
September 15 Suicide Prevention Workshop for Teens
Dover Public Library will host this workshop, Tues, Sept 15th at 3:00 PM at the Library on Walnut St. Area teens in grades 6 – 12 are invited to participate in 13 Reasons: A Suicide Prevention Workshop at the Library, Walnut St, Dover. Light refreshments will be provided. Interested patrons are encouraged to call the library at 330.343.6123 to register or for more information. Teens will participate in a group discussion & will discuss different scenarios. Finally, teens will leave with info on a local community mental health center and hotlines that they and their peers can turn to for help. Teens that participate in this workshop also have a chance to take home a copy of “Thirteen Reasons Why”, by Jay Asher, this year’s title for One Book, One Community. The author, Jay Asher will be visiting Kent State University on Mon, Oct 12th at 7:00 PM. For more info either on One Book, One Community events, please visit the Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition website at http://www.tuscarawascountyliteracycoalition.org/.
September 18 KSU Tusc Compass Center – “Living With A Label”
The Compass Center, a Tusc County community outreach non-profit, and Kent State University at Tuscarawas Criminology and Justice Studies department proudly host a business conference, “Living With A Label” on Fri, Sept 18th from 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM in the Founders Hall auditorium on the campus of KSU at Tuscarawas. (Research has shown that one of the most critical elements to a successful re-entry transition for those returning to our community from jail or prison is quality employment. This population can be a tremendous resource for local businesses that may be finding it difficult onboarding dependable employees.) There are 8 confirmed speakers: State Rep Al Landis, Warden Timothy Buchanan, Brian Byorth, Judge Elizabeth Thomakos, Scott Bell, Pat Culpepper. There will also be 2 former Ohio Department of Corrections inmates discussing their transition experiences. Join in on a Q & A session with their panel of speakers and see how your company can tap into this stream of overlooked potential employees that are “Living With A Label”. There is NO FEE to attend. Contact: email@example.com or 330.340.7319 to register or for more information.
September 19 Mineral City American Legion Post 519 Steak Fry
This event is being held on Sat Sept 19th at 4 – 7 PM, at Slutz’s Park on 4298 Dover-Zoar Rd, Mineral City. Cost of the dinner is $14.00/Adults and kids meals are $4.00. The dinner helps support the American Legion.
September 19 Lantern Tour
Historic Schoenbrunn Village will be having their Autumn Lantern Tour on September 19th from 7-9pm. The tour will take you traveling thru candlelit paths as you visit 17 reconstructed buildings and meet costumed Moravian and Native interpreters. Warm up by the fire and enjoy apple cider and gingerbread as you learn about the people who lived in these cabins during the 18th century. Come and see demonstrations including apple butter making, candle dipping, sewing and much more.
September 19 Inaugural Little Theater Fall 5K & 1.5 Mile Walk
Sat, Sept 19th; Race starts at 9 AM at the Little Theater, 466 Carrie Ave, NW, New Phila. “Come dressed in your Fair Tale BEST for a great family event. This will kick off LT’s first production of the 2015-2016 Season, the Rodger’s & Hammerstein’s Musical “Once Upon A Mattress” and help support all of the productions and events that LT of Tusc Co hosts year round. Advance ticket sales for “Once Upon A Mattress” will be available on this date! Get your tickets in advance! Registration forms are available at The Little Theater, Super Fitness, The YMCA, www.facebook.com/TheLittleTheaterTC, and www.thelittletheatreonline.org Super Fitness will be holding a raffle for a FREE 1 year membership. Registration begins at 7:30 AM (Before Sept 1st – $20 T-shirt guaranteed; After Sept 1st – $25 NO T-shirt guaranteed). Various businesses are sponsoring the race. For more info, contact Kait Gallagher-Wilsterman at Kaitlinmarie35@gmail.com. The Little Theater is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit.
September 19 Chicken BBQ
The 4th Annual Ryan Peterman Chicken BBQ/Silent Auction Memorial Scholarship will be held on September 19th from 11am-4pm at Midvale Park. Cost is $9 and includes ½ chicken, baked beans, applesauce and a roll and butter. Ryan passed away unexpectedly from a week long battle with Brain Cancer. Money raised will go towards Scholarships for Claymont Graduates. (Ryan graduated in 1992) All tickets will be pre sold, deadline to get tickets is September 4th. For tickets contact 330-340-1467 or 330-340-0328 after 5pm.
September 19 Rummage and Bake Sale
Get your closets, basement & garages organized and donate any unwanted items or baked goods to a Rummage & Bake Sale that will be hosted by the Board of Christian Education of St John’s UCC in Dover. This benefit will be held on Sat, Sept 19th from 9 AM – 3 PM. Pick up service is available for large quantities and for those unable to transport items. Items can be dropped off in the Social Hall on Sept 13th from 9 -2; Sept 14 & 15th from 9-4 and Sept 16-18th from 9-7. Baked goods can be dropped off on Fri Sept 18th from 9-7 and Sat, Sept 19th from 9-10 AM. All proceeds go to member Kim Deitrick who is beginning seminary in Chicago. St John’s is located at 409 N. Wooster Ave, Dover.
September 26 Operation Shoebox Recipient Speaks in Walnut Creek
Sat, Sept 26th the OH East Team of Operation Christmas Child will host a family style dinner in the lower level of the Carlisle Inn. Speaker Timur Nesbitt will share his shoebox story. Reservations: call 330-852-8812.
September 19 & 20 Tusc Co Family & Children First Disc Golf Benefit
This will be held at Deis Hill in Dover City Park. Deadline for registration is Tues, Sept 1st. Scholarships may be available to assist families who need help to participate in this event. For more info on the Family Day event, contact the TCFCFC at 330.343.2286. For info on the Tournament , contact Adam Moser at 330.340-9789. Sponsors are also needed for this event. (4 levels of sponsorship ranging from $25-$250) For info on becoming a sponsor, contact TCFCFC at 330.343.2286
September 26 Ladies Shooting Clinic – “Women on Target”
Sat, Sept 26th at Tusco Rifle Club, Inc. 2132 Midvale Mine Rd, Midvale. Clinic starts at 9 AM; please arrive by 8:45 AM to complete registration paperwork. “Hands-on” Clinic for new & beginning women shooters. Only registered participants may attend. $40.00 covers ammo, loaner firearms, eye & ear protection and lunch at the range. Pre-registration is required. Event is made possible by Tusco Rifle Club and grants from the Dover New Phila Friends of the NRA & the Holmes County Friends of the NRA. For more info: www.tuscorifle.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
September 26 Sherrodsville 3 0n 3 Men’s Basketball Tournament
Sherrodsville Homecoming and the Conotton Valley Biddy Football will be hosting this event. This will take place Sat, Sept 26th at the Eastern Ohio Sports Complex, Dawn Rd, Sherrodsville. $60/team (3 or 4 players per team) Round robin format, so be prepared to play. Registration: 9 AM; play begins at 10 AM. For further info e-mail: email@example.com
Ongoing Buckeye Cruise for Cancer
The Ohio State Alumni Club of Tusc county is selling 300 tickets at $10 each for a chance to set sail on the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, Feb 20 – 25th, 2016 from Ft Lauderdale, FL to Labadee & Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Tickets are available at The Factory Street Pub & Grill and by contacting Martha Campbell at 330.340.0390, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about the cruise, go to their website: www.buckeyecruise.com.
Thursdays in September Dover Teens Multicultural Story Hour Teens in Grades 6-12 are invited to take part in Folklore Around the World, a new series at the Dover Public Library. Teen participants will meet every Thurs in Sep @ 3 PM in the Library’s Community Room. For more info or to register, Contact Teen Librarian, Liz Strauss at 330.343.6123 or email@example.com or at www.doverlibrary.org (This series made possible by a Virginia Hamilton and Arnold Adoff Creative Outreach Grant.)
Ongoing ‘til Further Notice Raffle for Gnadenhutten Public Library Levy Campaign
The committee promoting a one mill levy to benefit the library has teamed up with local ceramic artist, Tom Radca to raise funds for their campaign to help the library. Tickets can be bought at the Village Gift Shoppe, Brown’s Service & Repair as well as the Gnaden Farmer’s Market held on the village square every Sat from 8 AM – Noon. The drawing will be held at the close of the Farmers Market at Noon on Sat Sept 26th. For more info: contact the library @740.254.922
Ongoing TFN Miss Clayland Teen Application
Applications are now available for the Miss Clayland Scholorship Pageant and the Miss Clayland’s Outstanding Teen Pageant to be held on October 24. Applications are available at missohio.org under the heading “Miss Ohio” and “Become a Contestant” with additional forms listed under the Miss Clayland program. For more information please contact Martha Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ongoing TFN Farmers Market
The Tuscarawas Valley Farmers will begin its seventh season on Wednesday June 3rd. at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds. The Market has expanded its scope this season to feature new local products and educational activities while continuing to offer the products and activities that have made the market a vibrant community-oriented destination.
Ongoing 2nd Saturday of Every Month Baltic Conservation Club Public Trap Shoot
Saturday night shoots start at 6:00 P.M. 27 yard protector – cash pay back. Located on Tuscarawas County Rd 42 S of Ragersville, 5650 Troendly Rd S.W. May 9th, June 13th, July 11th, August 8th and September 12th.
Ongoing every month Aultman Blood Drive
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 ‘til further notice Line Dancing
Singles of Tuscarawas County, affiliated with First United Methodist Church will have Free Line Dance Lessons every Monday 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.
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.
On Going ‘til October 24 Miss Clayland Scholarship Program Raffle
To purchase tickets contact Martha Campbell at 740.922.1644 or Diana Lindsay at 740.922.9429 or e-mail them at email@example.com 2 tickets to the Ohio State vs Minnesota game on Nov 7th, 4 Polar Express tickets (donated by the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum), Columbus and Pittsburgh Zoo tickets, $100 Grove Gift Shoppe gift certificate, and Ohio State wreath are some of the items in the raffle. Proceeds from the raffle will be used to support the Miss Clayland Scholarship Program. The pageant is sponsored by the Uhrichsville Elks.
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.