What’s Happening

Ongoing New Philadelphia City Health Department Offering HIV Testing.

HIV is best treated when it is detected early. You might be at risk for contracting HIV if you have a tattoo not done professionally, a 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 HIV status.  The New Phila City Health Dept can get you the test results in twenty minutes, and it’s free! They are open 8am to 11:30am & 1pm to 4pm Monday thru Friday. The NP City Health Dept is located at 150 East High Ave. Look them up online 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 women 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 Spinal Cord Injury Support Group

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. For more info, contact: Sue Shepherd at sbshepherd813@gmail.com

Ongoing Crohn’s & Colitis Support Group at Newcomerstown
This group meeting will be held every Tuesday from 5-6 pm at the Newcomerstown Public Library located at 123 E Main St, Newcomerstown. You and your loved ones are welcome to attend! They hope to see you there!

Ongoing Newcomerstown Historical Society

Events The Olde Main Street Museum is located at 213 West Canal Street in Newcomerstown. Call 740.498.5636 for more information.

Ongoing  Events Calendar for Coshocton

For more information: Email: scoops@ohiotraveler.com or director@visitcoshocton.com or contact: Coshocton Visitors Bureau, 432 North Whitewoman St, Coshocton at 740.622.487

Ongoing  Coshocton Johnson Humrickhouse Museum

The museum is located at 300 N Whitewoman Street in Coshocton. For more information or to RSVP, contact the museum at 740.622.8710 or email: jhmuseum@jhmuseum.org.

Upcoming events:

Sept. 22- Jan. 27 Special Exhibit: Southeastern Ohio Watermedia Society- Phantazia
Phantazia, a special watercolor exhibit, will open on September 22 with a reception from 2:30 to 4:00pm. The exhibit features art by members of the Southeastern Ohio Watermedia Society.

Thursdays in November Going to the Fair for Preschoolers
Preschoolers and their adults can relive the fair from 10 to 10:40 am Thursdays in November. Please RSVP for the event.

Ongoing Plat Books Available

The Tuscarawas County office of Ohio State University Extension located at 419 16th St SW, New Philadelphia (330.339.2337) has Plat Books available for purchase at the office. The cost is $20 per book and proceeds benefit the 4-H program. An additional purchase location is the Tuscarawas County Map Office located at 125 E High Ave, New Phila.  (330.365.3303).

Ongoing 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 Norma Johnson Center

“All A Flutter”
 will return to the NJC to release Monarchs for their migration to Mexico. A Butterfly can be purchased for $5 and then sent on its way to its winter home. Memberships will be available and can be purchased at the food stand. This event will not be canceled if it rains, but activities will be downscaled and take place in the red barn on Conservation Drive. The Norma Johnson Center is located on State Route 39 between Dover and Sugarcreek. For more information, contact the Norma Johnson Center office located with Tuscarawas Soil & Water Conservation District at 330-339-7976

Ongoing The Wilderness Center (TWC)

The Wilderness Center (“Connecting you with nature”)  is located at 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot, OH ~330.359.5235~ Schedule of a few of their upcoming events: https://www.wildernesscenter.org/

Sprouts Programs: Roots & Branches Programs:
(Go to their website for what else is going on).
Oaks Program:
(Go to their website to see what else is coming up). Also, find out about TWC Clubs! You may view their full schedule at their website. There are so many interesting and informative classes up and coming, so please be sure to check out their online calendar of events for complete program descriptions and a full listing of upcoming programs, events and Club meeting dates and times at twc@wilderness center.org or  wildernesscenter.org. Register in advance by calling 330.359.5235. Volunteers are needed! They try to make any weather cancellation decision at least 2 hours before the program starts. Call if in doubt. Unless otherwise indicated, all TWC programs are free for members, with a donation requested from non-members. They hope you are able to get out and connect with nature!

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 & private individuals to finish the project. Please consider assisting financially. Donations can be made at the following locations 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 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 at 330.323.5525. Future meetings are scheduled for: (~No December meeting!~)

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  Bluegrass Gospel/Country Music Jam 3rd Sunday of the Month at Everals Chapel and Schedule of Events

This will take place the 3rd Sunday from 2-5 pm at the Historic Everals Chapel located at 60417 Everals Church Rd, just west of Newcomerstown. The event is hosted by Chestnut Hill Bluegrass band and sponsored by Everals Chapel Preservation Society. The event is free and open to the public. All donations and proceeds go toward maintenance and repairs of the Old Historic Church. Contact Duane Hardesty at 740.498.8456. Food and drinks available. Take your instruments and go join them!         For more information, call 740.498.5636 or email: hpdakin@sbcglobal.net or visit the Everals Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EveralsChapel

Ongoing Wednesdays/Fridays Wednesdays Alive & Kidz Bible School/Monthly Story Time hosted by Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, (202 East High Avenue), New Philadelphia is kicking off the fall season of its midweek fellowship, Wednesdays Alive. This begins with a light meal in the Fellowship Hall on the ground floor of the fully handicapped accessible church. This meal is free of charge. The evening then continues with worship and dialogue. Children can attend where they will enjoy Bible stories, lessons and crafts. Adults will join Pastor Scott Nellis for a time of light worship and dialogue. This fall Pastor Nellis will be leading a discussion based on video series. The meal is at 6 pm and the discussion and Bible school from 6:45 – 7:30 pm. The Wednesdays Alive service is an opportunity for a nontraditional worship experience, a chance for a mid-week service option and a possibility for meaningful dialogue in today’s faith community.
Last Friday of each month: The church is introducing a new monthly story time for children. This takes place on Friday mornings from 10:30 – 11:30 am and will be open to children 2 – 5. During the story time parents and grandparents are encouraged to stay with the children. Children’s Story Time is just one aspect of Emmanuel Lutheran’s newly renovated library.  Parking available behind the church.

Ongoing Chili Crossroads Bible Church Events

Every Wednesday at 6:30 pm  Chili Crossroads church will have a program for adults, teens and kids.

Wednesdays at Chili have resumed!  Also, Adults can go enjoy a Bible study called the Power of Prayer; same night & time as the kids enjoy their themed evenings.

Ongoing Every Friday RU Recovery hosted by Chili Crossroads Bible Church

The Chili Crossroads Bible Church  is excited to announce they are now hosting RU Recovery every Friday night at 7 pm (the premiere faith-based program in the US and the program with the highest success rate). This is the first chapter of RU Recovery in Coshocton County.Find help for all the hang ups, hurt and regrets at RU Recovery.  Free. Free childcare. Transportation available. Open program. Everyone welcome! The CCBC is located at 29445 County Road 10, Fresno. For more info, call 740.545.9707 or visit their website: www.RuRecoveryFresno.com

Ongoing Soup Kitchen at St Joseph Catholic Church Parish Life Center

The parish soup kitchen is open every Wed from 5:30-6:30 PM at the Family Life Center, 614 N Tuscarawas Ave, Dover. The Soup Kitchen is FREE and open to the public. The parish soup kitchen is open every Wed from 5:30-6:30 PM at the Family Life Center, 614 N Tuscarawas Ave, Dover. The Soup Kitchen is FREE and open to the public.

Every Monday Warren Township Community Center Weekly Monday Lunch

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM; Cost: Donation. Located at the old New Cumberland Elementary, 3986 New Cumberland Rd NE, Mineral City. (1.5 miles from Atwood Dam in New Cumberland, just off St Rt 212), Mailing address is: 8213 Lake Dr NE, Mineral City, OH 44656  Also, “The Loft” Resale Shop is Open from 10 AM- 2 PM. They are also having a fresh fruit Pie Sale. These are 8” deep dish pies. Call and order on a Monday and pick up the following Monday, or Monday of your choice. Pies must be picked up on the date selected! They are made with real fruit filling, not fruit flavored jelly! Expected donation per pie is $8.00. They will be baking the following pies: apple, cherry, blueberry, peach, raisin, rhubarb, dutch apple, peach crunch, pumpkin, strawberry rhubarb, custard, lemon, butterscotch, chocolate and coconut cream. Also, when they can get the fruit they will bake: elderberry, blackberry, raspberry and grape. To order,  call Harry Nichols at 330.343.3697 or Elaine Millhorn at 330.364.1553. For more info: www.thewtcc.com or e-mail: thewtcc@yahoo.com. Phone: 330.365.9240

Ongoing  Goshen Community Church Kids Adventure Every Wed

Please join them the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6 – 7. The church is located at 2501 Davis 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.

Ongoing  Schedule of Events for Historic Zoar Village/ Schoenbrunn Village/Fort Laurens/Uhrichsville Clay Museum

For more information, contact Fort Laurens at 330.874.2059 or Zoar at 330.874.3011 or visit their  websites at zoarinfo@historiczoarvillage.com,  www.ohiosfirstvillage.com or www.fortlaurens.org

Historic Zoar Village: Check out their website for all of their up and coming courses. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 330.874.3011. A golf cart tour option is also available. Check their website for all tours, times and prices: zoarinfo@historiczoarvillage.com
Fort Laurens
:All activities and admission to the museum is included in the ticket price. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 330.874.2059 or emailing fortlaurens@gmail.com by October 12th. Visit their website at www.fortlaurens.org for more information.
Schoenbrunn Village: For more information, call 740-922-6776 or 330-663-6610. www.ohiosfirstvillage.com
Uhrichsville Clay Museum: See their website for up and coming events.

Ongoing Carroll County Arts Center Activities

For classes, call 330.627.3739 to register! Payment due at registration. Check out more classes on their website. Embrace Appalachia at your Art Center!

Ongoing Events in Stark County

Please go to the website for a schedule of activities for Arts, Theater, 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

Ongoing Nov Canton Football Hall of Fame Events Military Month

(free museum admission/parking with valid ID card plus one guest throughout November) good for all United States Active Duty including National Guard Reservists and Retired Military Service Members. Free Kids Friday will be held Friday, November 23rd. The annual tradition takes place the day after Thanksgiving as a way of kicking off the holiday season and welcoming families to a fun-filled day of activities, holiday cheer and giveaways.

Now – Dec 14 New Philadelphia VFW Post 1445  Providing Grants In For Local Veterans in Need this Season

If you know a Veteran or Veteran’s Family in the New Philadelphia area that is truly in need, please contact the Post at 330.364.9973 before December 15th. (This is to help with clothing, boots, gas, electric, food, etc).

Now – Dec 24 Emmanuel Lutheran Church Wednesday Advent Services and Christmas Eve Service

Advent Services are Wednesdays at 7 pm throughout December with meaningful music and messages. Christmas Eve Service with Pastor Scott Nellis is Monday, December 24th at 5:30 pm with a half hour of prelude music beginning at 5 pm. Emmanuel Lutheran Church is located at 202 East High Avenue, New Philadelphia.

Dec 12 Tuscarawas County Chapter 25, District 9 PERI (Public Employee Retirees, Inc.)

Tuscarawas County Chapter 25, District 9 PERI (Public Employee Retirees, Inc.) will meet at noon at Shoney’s Restaurant, 881 Commercial Parkway, Dover, Ohio on December 12, 2018 Christmas Meeting.

Dec 13 Safe Communities of Tuscarawas County at New Towne Mall

Safe Communities of Tuscarawas County will have a booth set up at New Towne Mall on December 13 from 3 to 7 pm. They will be educating people about traffic safety and raffling a car safety kit.

Dec 13 Kent State Tuscarawas University Band and Choir Presents Holiday Concert

The Kent State University at Tuscarawas Band and Choir will present a holiday concert entitled “Tis the Season,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, 2018, in the Performing Arts Center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The concert is open to the public and free of charge. While University Band is a one-credit-hour course offered for students, participation is also open to community members. For the upcoming spring 2019 semester, the band will rehearse on Thursdays beginning January 17, 2019, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. For more information about joining the band, contact Mr. Graves at jgrave16@kent.edu

Dec 13 Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Certification Training

The Tuscarawas County office of Ohio State University Extension will hold the training on Thursday, December 13th at 7 pm at the Sugarcreek Auction Barn. Anyone who sells cattle (including dairy) is required to be BQA certified and each person who receives sale checks, even if the cattle come from the same farm; must be certified. Register for this free program by calling the Tuscarawas County Extension office at 330.339.2337 by December 12th.

Dec 14-16 Tusky Valley High School Presents “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!”

Tusky Valley High School will present “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!” in the High School Auditorium December 14-16. Performances are at 7 pm on December 14 and 15 and 2:30 pm on December 16. “Junie B.” is based on children’s books by Barbara Park. Tickets are available by visiting www.tvtrojans.org or calling (330) 859-2421.

Dec 16 Baked Chicken and Rigatoni Dinner for Stetson Patterson Benefit

Stetson Patterson is 5 years old and has recently been diagnosed with stage 4 Kidney Cancer. All monies will be used towards Steston’s treatment. Thank you for your support, #STETSONSTRONG. There will be baked chicken and rigatoni dinner on December 16, 2018 at the Freeport Firehouse from 10:30-4pm. The menu consists of bake chicken, rigatoni, cheesy potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls, desserts and drink (till sold out). Love Offering! There will also be a 50/50, raffles, Chinese Raffle, gun raffles, kid’s corner and a live auction at 3pm.

Dec 18-Feb 23 Tickets Available for Wild Game Dinner at Chili Church

Tickets are available starting Dec 18 for Chili Church’s Wild Game Dinner. Tickets are available at Charm Outdoors and Woodbury Outfitters, online at www.chiliwildgame.com, or by calling (740) 545-9707. Tickets will not be available at the door. The Wild Game Dinner is February 23, 2019 with 12 & 5 pm seating.

Dec 22 Breakfast with Santa at the Zoar Volunteer Fire Department

There will be a pancake breakfast at the Zoar Volunteer Fire Station on Saturday, December 22 from 7am-11am. Santa will be their special guest from 9am-11am. Santa will have a surprise for all children. Bring your camera and take a picture with Santa. All you can eat pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, and beverage all for just $5 for adults and $2.50 for children under 12.

Dec 29 American Cancer Society Relay for Life and Alzheimer’s Association Benefit.

With Christmas still warm in our hearts, and New Year’s just around the corner….We’re having a celebration! St. John’s United Church of Christ and Hennis Care Centre are hosting a Celebration at Union Country Club on December 29th from 7:30p – 12:00a. The cost is $35 per person and includes Hor d’oeuvres, 1 non-alcohol beverage with a cash bar available, pork & kraut mini dinner at 11:30p. There will be a dj, door prizes, silent auction, 50/50. The event is fun attire, dress up to dress jeans. Ticket purchase available through Hennis Care Centre receptionist weekdays 8-5, weekends 8-4. The Celebration event benefits the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and the Alzheimer’s Association.