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 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 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 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      Aultman Blood Drive @Union Hospital

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

Ongoing OSU Alumni Scholarship

Applications are available in all Tuscarawas County high school guidance departments for The Ohio State University Alumni of Tuscarawas County scholarships, which will be awarded to selected seniors who plan to attend The Ohio State University (including regional campuses and the Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster) fall semester 2017. Qualified applicants will also be expected to attend an interview session. Deadline:  January 20, 2017.  Seniors interested in attending OSU are encouraged to submit The Ohio State University Common Application (available online) by Nov 1st to be eligible for other scholarships (esp Morrill) available through the university. Applications are also available on the Club’s website: https://tuscarawas.alumni.osu.edu/scholarships.

Ongoing Calling for Artisans for Christmas in Zoar

1.) All sale items must be the handcrafted work of the applicant
2.) No kits or manufactured items are permitted
3.) Craft dealers and agents are prohibited from participating. Booths are approximately 7’ x 12’ and are $75 for the weekend. The Number One House is closed for restorations, so heated tent spaces replace booths that were previously there. (Submissions, including photos representing the items to be sold or displayed, will be reviewed by a jury. Artisans will be notified by letter if they have been selected to the show.) Artisans can download an application at
http://historiczoarvillage.com/wp-contest/uploads/2014/12/HF-CIZ-ARTISAN-APPLICATION.pdf. For more info, contact Historic Zoar Village at 330.874.3011 or visit their website at www.historiczoarvillage.com.

Ongoing  Tuscarawas Valley Farmers Market (TVFM) Calling for Area Artists and Crafters

The TVFM is currently seeking local art and craft producers to sell their original works at the first ever Holiday Market taking place on Tues, Nov 22nd from 3 – 7 PM at the Tool Shed at Breitenbach Winery.  There are limited booth spaces available and interested artists and crafters can request an application by emailing: tuscfarmmarket@gmail.com.  The deadline to apply is Mon, Oct 31st.    

Ongoing       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      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 & 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. Meetings for the rest of the year will be – Nov 10th and No meeting in December!

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 Senior Center is located: 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; 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.   For more info:  www.thewtcc.com or e-mail: thewtcc@yahoo.com. Phone: 330.365.9240

Ongoing   Soup Kitchen at St Joseph Catholic Church Parish Life Center

The weekly soup kitchen at the Church will be open an extra night the week of Thanksgiving. The parish soup kitchen is open every Wed from 5:30-6:30 PM at the Family Life Center, 614 N Tuscarawas Ave, Dover including the Wed eve before Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving week, the soup kitchen will also be open Mon, Nov 21st during the usual 5:30-6:30 PM time frame.  The Soup Kitchen is FREE and open to the public.

Ongoing Warren Township  Community Center Thursday-After-School Program

This program has started back up Thursdays after school for the 9th year. It begins at 3 PM and goes until 6 PM.  This is in the former New Cumberland Elementary School building, 3986 New Cumberland Road NE, Mineral City (New Cumberland) at the intersection of St Rt 212 & Co Rd 90.  They welcome children, K-8th grade.  Website:  thewtcc@.com or for more info, contact Portia at 330.260.9528.  The program is free!  Donations appreciated!  They are there to feed your kids and teach them many different interesting and fun things.  They can help with homework, as some of their volunteers are former school teachers. They are there to help them improve their social skills and build on their “Self Esteem”! There is busing from other Tusky Valley school locations with pickup by parents at 6 PM.  (They do background checks on their volunteers!!!)

Ongoing – Wed’s Chili Crossroads Bible Church Pizza, Subs, Salads Available

Every Wednesday from 3-8  Chili Crossroads will offer Pizza, Subs, and Salads. Proceeds benefit local kids.  Call ahead to order for carryout or dine-in: 740.545.9707.  AWANA for kids  every Wed at 6:30 PM.  FaithTalks for adults and teens.  For more info, www.chilibiblechurch.org or the church Facebook page.  Church located at:  29445 County Road 10, Fresno.

Ongoing         “Singles” Line Dancing

Singles of Tuscarawas County, affiliated with First United Methodist Church will have Free Line Dance Lessons every Monday (Except holidays) 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.

Dec  Schedule for Tunnel Hill Community Center

Dec 3rd, 10th & 31st: Dance.  The Hand-Picked Band and Gary Woods will be the caller for these dances.  Admission is $6 for Adults and Children over 12; Children 4-12: $3; Children under age 3: Free.  All dances are 8-11 PM. Breakfasts on the 4th Sat of the month. They serve 2 kinds of pancakes, sausage, eggs to order, fruit, coffee cake and beverages. Free-will donation. Serving 8-10:30 AM. Dates for breakfasts will be: Nov 26th and Dec 24th. The center is available to rent for family parties and for the holidays. Call 330.308.0709 to reserve your date.

Ongoing     Events in Stark County       Please go to the 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

Dec 1 Dinner on the Run at Uhrichsville First Moravian Church

Dinner on the run will take place on Thursday, Dec 1st from 4-6 PM. Menu: Ham Loaf, Parsley Potatoes, Green Beans, Roll and Dessert. Cost is $8.00 and if you wish, you may call and pre-order at 740.922.0886. The First Moravian Church is located at 315 N Water Street, Uhrichsville.

Dec 2  Soup and Sandwich Luncheon

Dover First Moravian Church is holding their community soup and sandwich luncheon Friday, December 2nd from 11am-1pm in the Church fellowship hall. Dover First Moravian Church is located at the corner of Fourth and Walnut Streets in Dover. Proceeds are used by the Moravian Women to support charitable works, both international and local.

Dec 2-4 Newcomerstown Historical Society hosting Christmas Wonderland

At this is the special event in which the Old Main Street Museum and Social Center is overflowing with Christmas decorations – trees, wreaths, centerpieces, ornaments and more – and they’re ALL FOR SALE!  It lasts for 2 weekends: Nov 25-27 and Dec 2-4.  On Fridays and Saturdays they are open from 4-8 PM and on Sundays from 2-6 PM. In addition to the decorations, they will have entertainment by local choirs. Cookies and punch will be served. Museum is located at 221 W Canal St, Newcomerstown.  For more info, call: 740-498.7735 or 740.498.5636. Also see them on Facebook.

Dec 3  Warren Township Community Center Quarter Auction

Warren Township Community Center Quarter Auction is a fundraiser to raise money to enable their “Mommy & Me” program to give families opportunities to attend without charge! Please help by donating /or attending this quarter auction on Saturday, Dec 3rd 2:30 – 5:30 PM (Doors open at 1:30 PM). The Center is located at 3986 New Cumberland Rd NE, Mineral City (On St Rt 212-New Cumberland-Atwood Lake area). Pre-sale tickets: $3.00 ea ($5.00 at the door). Food Stand, 50/50 Drawing & Vendor Tables. For more info or to become a vendor: Call, Jenny Shoup – 330.204.1751; Linda Newell-330.663.6788, Ricky Cottrell-330.343.8388 or Joyce Knight-330.343.1748.

Dec 3  Mineral City Volunteer Fire Department (MCVFD) Christmas Auction and Gun Raffle Drawing

The community is invited to the MCVFD’s annual Christmas Auction and Gun Raffle drawing (Gun raffle tickets now available from any firefighter & winner need not be present), Saturday, Dec 3rd at the Fire Station. Auction starts at 6 PM sharp, with the raffle drawn at 7 PM. Proceeds benefit the MCVFD. In addition to auction items, there will also be new items and gift items offered for purchase. There will also be a food stand. This is open to the public.

Dec 3  Christmas Concert at Carrollton Bible Chapel

Jonathan White, from Canton, OH will present this concert at the Chapel located at 365 Steubenville Rd SE, Carrollton on Saturday, Dec 3rd at 6:30 PM. A cookie reception for all will be held following the concert. Two food items are requested for admission to be donated to their local Food Pantry: Loaves and Fishes. For more info or directions, call: Richard or Judy Cunningham at 330.739.4005 or 330.323.9253 or the church at 330.627.7376.

Dec 3  Zoar’s December Free Speaker Performs Victorian Holiday Music

Historic Zoar Village Free Speakers Series continues on Saturday, Dec 3rd at 1 PM in the Meeting House, 142 E. 5th St, Zoar, the home of Zoar United Church of Christ. The program is held in conjunction with the annual Christmas in Zoar event. Babs Uhl will present Victorian Holiday Music traditions and sing period Christmas carols with guitar accompaniment. This event is free and open to the public. A purchased Christmas in Zoar ticket is NOT required for admission to the presentation. Free parking is available.

Dec 3  Canton Winter Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show

Canton Winter Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show will take place on Saturday, Dec 3rd from 10 AM – 5 PM at St George Serbian Center, 4667 Applegrove St NW, North Canton. This event will feature a variety of handmade artisans and crafters. Perfect for holiday shopping! Admission to the event is $3.00 (kids under 12 free), and a portion of proceeds will be donated to the local non-profit Fostering Hope. For current photos featuring vendor blogs who will be showcased at this year’s show, please visit the company’s Facebook Page. For more info, contact Becki at
Becki@ag-shows.com or via phone at 440.227.8794.

Dec 3   Christmas Bazaar at Gnadenhutten United Methodist Church (UMC)

Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Dec 3rd from 10 AM-2 PM. The UMC is located at 220 Walnut Street, Gnadenhutten.  There will be homemade cookies, candies, sugar cakes and more! There will also  be homemade crafts. Lunch stand also available with homemade soups.

Dec 3   “Celebrate the Season and Luminary Trail Walk” at the Norma Johnson Center (NJC)

This will take place on Saturday, Dec 3rd from 3-7 PM. The activities will take place at the Red Barn from 3-5. The Luminary Trail Walk will be from 5-7 PM and will be located on the trails near the picnic shelter on Conservation Drive. Dress warmly for the weather, the barn is not heated. No charge for the event, however, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  Donations will be accepted. The NJC is located off of State Route 39 between Dover and Sugarcreek. Questions about the event can be answered by calling the office at 330.339.7976 during the week from 7:30 – 4.

Dec 3    Annual Washington Twp Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) Craft Show

Craft Show is being held at the Washington Twp VFD Tippecanoe Fire Station. Crafters wanted!!!! Table space available for $10 per space. Lunch Stand serving Soup, Sandwiches and Desserts. Call 740-658-3779

Dec 3    Strasburg Fire and EMS Pancake Breakfast

Come out and support the Strasburg Fire and EMS Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, December 3rd from 5:30-10am located at the Strasburg Fire Station. DONATION ONLY, proceeds go towards reflective and safety gear.

Dec 3    City of Dover Annual Christmas Parade

The annual Historic Canal Dover Association and the City of Dover Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, December 3rd. The parade will begin after the traditional downtown lighting ceremony, at approximately 5:15pm. The Mayor will read the traditional “Twas The Night Before Christmas” at the square prior to the lighting ceremony as the parade begins on it’s route toward downtown.

Dec 3    Dover Rotary Pancake and Sausage Breakfast

Santa Claus is coming to town! The Dover Rotary is hosting Santa and few of his elves for a pancake and sausage breakfast Saturday, December 3 from 8-11am at First United Methodist Church in Dover. Tickets for the event are $4 and only available at the door. The Church is located at 1725 N. Wooster Ave, in Dover.

Dec 3, 4  Wainwright’s 6th Annual Dazzling Christmas Xtravaganza

Wainwright’s 6th Annual Christmas Extravaganza takes place on Saturday, Dec 3rd and Sunday, Dec 4th from 9 AM-5 PM at the Community Hall, 2082 Wainwright Rd SE, Wainwright. Proceeds help the Community Hall & “Share A Christmas”. Crafters, Vendors of all types, 50/50 Drawing, Raffle, Homemade cookies, candies and food stand! For more info, Check them out on Facebook/Wainwright Community Hall Committee. Open to the public!!!!

Dec 3, 4 Christmas in Zoar

Early American and German holiday traditions are the focus of Christmas in Zoar scheduled for Saturday, Dec 3rd from 10 am-6 pm and Sunday, Dec 4th from Noon – 5 PM. There are exclusive events being held each day. Admission: $8/Adults; Children 12 and under are free. For more info, call 1-800-262-6195 or email: zoarinfo@historicalzoarvillage.com

Dec 4    26th Annual Red Nose Run

New Philadelphia Quaker Club sponsors The 26th Annual Red Nose Run on Sunday, Dec 4th at 1 PM at Tuscora Park, Tuscora Ave NW, New Phila. Registration begins at 11 AM at the Tuscora Park Pavilion. The race will start and end near there. The course is city streets and around the park – splits at 1st and 2nd mile markers. $10 Registration – No wind shirt; $23 Pre-registration received on or before Dec 1st; $25 Day of the Race – while sizes and supplies last for the Sport-Tek Wind Shirts and other Goodies in your race packet. Trophies and cash awards to the top male/female overall winners. Trophies for 2nd and 3rd for male/female overall finishers. Awards to top 3 finishers in each age group. There will be different divisions for men and women alike and different age groups. There will be refreshments immediately following the race at the Tuscora Park Pavilion. All entries are eligible for post-race door prizes. All proceeds go to the New Philadelphia All-Weather Track Fund. Red Nose Race forms are available at the Tuscarawas County YMCA or online at: gorunit.net. Send your Registration form/fee to: “Red Nose Run”, ℅ Bob Gerber, 1323 Fairway Drive NE, New Phila., OH  44663.  Make checks payable to: Quaker Club.

Dec 4   Harbor House Christmas Fundraiser Quarter

Auction Harbor House Christmas Fundraiser Quarter Auction takes place Sunday, Dec 4th from 3-5:30 PM. (Doors open at 2 PM) at JIM’s Place, 228 West High Avenue, New Philadelphia. All money raised will be used to buy Christmas presents for the kids and women in Harbor House and any personal care supplies the facility may need. Pre-sale tickets: $3 each/$5 at the door. Donate a new toy at the door, receive a free paddle! Food Stand, 50/50 Drawing and Cash & Carry Vendor Tables.  For more info or becoming a vendor: Call Tammy Stafford – 330.260.6526 or Jenny Shoup – 330-204-1751.  Don’t forget your quarters!!!!

Dec 4   Chili Bible Church Presenting Christmas Musical

A single performance of Christmas in the Kingdom will be presented on Sunday, Dec 4th at 3 PM. This is FREE and All are welcome! Cookie and cappuccino bar after the event. Follow them on Facebook to see weekly blooper video release until the performance. The Church is located at: 29445 County Road 10, Fresno, OH.  For more info: www.chilibiblechurch.org or call 740.545.9707.

Dec 4   Ragersville’s “Songs of Christmas”

The Ragersville community welcomes all for this annual event on Sunday, Dec 4th at 2 PM. It will take place at the old Lutheran Church, the present day home to the Ragersville Historical Society’s Museum located on the Square in Ragersville (8800 Crooked Run Rd, Sugarcreek). Admission is FREE. Christmas carols will fill the air as the audience sings traditional favorites led by Pastor Bruce Holtom. Students from Ragersville Elementary will recite Holiday readings. Refreshments and a visit from Santa will follow the program. The event is hosted by the Ragersville Historical Society. For more info, contact: Raymond Hisrich at 330.897.2861.

Dec 4  Johnathon White in Concert

Johnathon White will be in concert at Grace United Methodist Church at 524 West 3rd St. in Uhrichsville on Sunday, December 4th at 6pm. Grace United Methodist Church invites you to come and be blessed by a great Christian musician and good fellowship.

Dec 5 -10 2016 Dover’s Season of Good Cheer – “Cookie Run Cheer Card” hosted by the Canal Dover Association

They are partnering with downtown merchants again this year. The cards are $20 each and they can be picked up at John’s Sweeper Service in Dover and the Dover Public Library. The card is redeemable for 1 cookie at each of approximately 20 downtown merchant stops from Dec 5th through Dec 10th. All proceeds from this event are going to “The Spirit of Dover” canaller statue fund.

Dec 6  Holmes County Christian Women Meeting

The Holmes County Christian Women will meet December 6, at Der Dutchman, in Walnut Creek from 9:30-11:30am. Guest speaker will be Rev. Bernetta Armor, pastor of Millersburg and Clark Presbyterian Churches, sharing a Christmas message. We welcome all women and men: we have no membership dues or lists. The brunch is $10 inclusive. For reservations please call 330-674-6727 or 330-343-7046, or you mail email reservations to dawdys@embarqmail.com CWC in the memo line, please make reservations by December 2, 2016. Walk in guests are welcomed. For more information call 330-674-7723 or email address above.

Dec 7  Annual Swiss Steak Dinner at St James Lutheran Church in Tusky

St James Lutheran Church is having their Annual Swiss Steak Dinner on Wednesday, Dec 7th from 4 – 7 PM. The dinner will be held in the fellowship basement at the church located at 215 Church Street, Tuscarawas. Menu includes: Swiss Steak, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Corn, Rolls & Butter, Pie, Coffee or Punch. Cost is $12/Adults and $5/Children; 10 & under: Free. For more info, call the church at 740.922.2356 or 330.922.1481.

Dec 7  Gnadenhutten Trail Meeting

A joint meeting of those interested in building trails in Gnadenhutten and members of Zeisberger Trail and Parks will be held on Dec 7, at 5:30pm in the basement of the John Heckewelder Moravian Church, in Gnaden. Those in Gnadenhutten may elect to form their own committee or join ZTAP.

Dec 8 Dover Rotary’s 12 Days of Christmas

Looking for a chance to score some Indians or Cavaliers tickets? Drawings for more than $6000 in prizes begins December 8th and runs for 12 days through December 23rd, when the grand prize winner of $1000 will be announced. For tickets see any Dover Rotarian, or stop in Edward Jones, Wooster Ave office in Dover.   

Deadline Dec 10 Upward Basketball and Cheerleading Registration Underway

Registration is now underway online at:  http://registration.upward.org/UPW62880  Deadline is Dec 10th.  Cost is $60 on or before Nov 30th and is $70 after Nov 30th. A limited number of scholarships are available for those in need.  Registration and mandatory evaluation days are Saturday, Nov 19th from 9 – 11:30 AM and Tuesday, Dec 6th from 6 – 8 PM at New Philadelphia Nazarene, 233 Fair Ave NE, New Philadelphia. Upward Basketball and Cheerleading is being sponsored by New Phila United Methodist Church, New Philadelphia Nazarene and NewPointe Community Church. For more information, please call the New Philadelphia Nazerene office at 330.343.7144 or go to:  www.npnaz.org 

Dec 10   Buckeye Career Center (BCC) Fundraiser

Buckeye Career fundraiser will be held Saturday, Dec 10th at BCC to raise money for future scholarships. The event will take place from 5-7 PM including a Dinner & Silent Auction. Tickets for the event are $10 and can be purchased by calling Adult Education at 330.308.5720 or Erin VanFossen at 330.432.4572. The Silent Auction takes place during the dinner. If your bid is the winning bid, you do not need to be present, but will be called. The event coincides with the Tuscarawas Philharmonic’s Yuletide Celebration and Children’s Concert “Childlike Wonder” held at the Kent State Performing Arts Center (PAC) the same evening at 7:30 PM. What a great way to support Friend of Adult Education and then attend the Philharmonic’s performance. To learn more about Adult Education, please check out their website: www.FAEBCC.com or their Facebook page Friends of Adult Education BCC.

Dec 10  Moravian Christmas Craft & Vendor Show

Moravian Christmas Craft and Vendor Show is Saturday, Dec 10th from 9 AM-3 PM at Schoenbrunn Community Moravian Church, 2200 East High Avenue, New Philadelphia. Full food stand will be available. There will be many local vendors and crafters to choose from! For more info or becoming a vendor: call, Tammy Stafford-330.260.6526 or Jenny Shoup-330.204.1751.

Dec 10  Cookie Walk at Barrs Mills Church of God

Trays & Trays of the Best Homemade Cookies in Sugarcreek will fill the tables of the Barrs Mills Church of God Church’s Fellowship Hall on Saturday, Dec 10th from 9 AM – Noon at the Church located at, 4677 St Rt 93 NW, Sugarcreek. You walk along and fill your boxes for $7.00 per pound (Boxes provided). There will be a separate table of candies and specialty items. Call the church if you have any questions: 330.852.2508. Fundraiser for CWC Missions/Budget.

Dec 10 4-H and FFA Steer Weigh-In

4-H and FFA youth interested in exhibiting a steer at the Tuscarawas County Fair need to attend steer weigh-in Dec 10th from 9 AM-Noon in the Show Arena at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds.  There is no make-up date.  No pre-registration is needed. More detailed info can be found on their website: www.tuscarawas.osu.edu.

Dec 10  Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa will be Saturday, December 10th from 9:30-11 inside East Elementary School in Newcomerstown. Enjoy a family pancake and sausage breakfast with Santa Claus! Children will get storytime with Santa, and make ornaments, decorate cookies, photo opt, and more! What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than a fun-filled morning with Santa himself! Any questions, please feel free to call 330-340-7825

Dec 10 Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner Zoar Volunteer FD

Come and Join Zoar FD for a Spaghetti & Meatball dinner at the Zoar Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday December 10th from 4-8pm. This is an all you can eat meal featuring our famous 4 alarm hot sauce. The meal includes salad, dinner rolls, dessert and beverage. If you do not like standing in line, you can call ahead for carryout at 330-874-2069 and pick it up. Note all carryout dinners are $9. Dine in – adults eat for $9 and children under 12 eat for $4.50. All proceeds benefit the Zoar Volunteer Fire Department Inc. A 501 c (3) Non-profit charitable agency.

Dec 17  Breakfast with Santa Zoar VFD

There will be a pancake breakfast at the Zoar Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday December 17th from 7-11am. Santa will be the special guest from 9-11am. Santa will have a surprise for all children. Bring your camera and take a picture with Santa! The breakfast will consist of all you can eat pancakes, sausage, scramble eggs, hash browns and beverage all for just $5 for adults and $2.50 for children under 12. Carryout is available by calling 330-874-2069.

Dec 17/18 The Potter’s House “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”

“The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” on stage at the Potter’s House, Saturday, December 17th at 7:30pm, and Sunday, December 18th at 6:30pm. The Potter’s House is located at 335 Union Ave NW, in New Philadelphia. All seats are free.

Dec 20  Magical Christmas Basket Raffle

The New Philadelphia Girls Group home will be drawing for a Magical Christmas Basket on December 20th. For more information and to purchase tickets please call 330-343-0150. 6 tickets for $5. All proceeds go to the Girls Group Home.

Dec 28 Red Cross Blood Drive – Chili Crossroads Bible Church

Red Cross Blood Drive at the Chili Crossroads Bible Church, Wednesday, December 28th from 3-8pm. Each blood donor gets a free fresh hot pizza at the event while supplies last, compliments of the Church. The Red Cross has a free t-shirt for each donor, while supplies last. Chili Crossroads Bible Church, located at 29445 County Road 10 Fresno. Learn more at www.chilibiblechurch.org or the Church Facebook page.