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, its free.  Know your status.  Don’t become a statistic!

 

June 29                                   Blood Drive

Aultman Blood Mobile will be at ODOT, 2201 Reiser Ave. SE in New Philadelphia on June 29th from 2-6pm.  Don’t forget to bring an ID. 

July 3                                      Parade

The grand Parade will step off promptly at 6:30pm on Friday July 3rd.  This years parade entries will be pre judged so that parade viewers will have the benefit of immediately knowing the parade winners as they travel the parade route.  All units must be pre-registered to be eligible for judging.  A map of the parade route is online for viewing on the “Application Page”.  Further information may be obtained by calling Sam Hitchcock at 330-340-7910.  Entry Forms are online at www.firsttowndays.com

July 4th                “ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT” COUNTRY BREAKFAST

St John United Church of Christ church is hosting this breakfast at 409 Park Avenue, Bolivar.  Saturday, July 4th  8 A.M. – 11 A.M.  Breakfast will consist of:  Scrambled eggs, ham or sausage, biscuits and sausage; gravy, pancakes, juice &/or coffee.  Cost:  $6.00 ages 11 and up/ $3.00 ages 6-10.  Under 6 free.  

July 7,8,13                              Dress A Child

Registration for the 2015 Dress A Child will be held on the following dates, Tuesday, July 7th at Grace Lutheran Church Luther Hall in Dover from 10am-1pm & 5-7pm.  Twin Cities, at the First Presbyterian Church in Uhrichsville from 10am-1pm and 5-7pm.  Wednesday, July 8th at JIM’s Place from 10am-1pm & 5-7pm.  Monday, July 13th at DeSales Church from 10am-1pm.  You can register at any site.  There will be no phone registration.  Make sure to bring proof of income.  

July 8               Outdoor Education Workshops

Wednesday, July 8, from 9am-5pm at East Central Ohio Educational Services Center and Trenton Heritage Park

The East Central Ohio Educational Service Center will be partnering with us to provide continuing education credit to teachers who participate in these workshops. Facilitators will provide an orientation to the ODNR-sponsored curriculums Project WILD, Project Aquatic WILD, and Growing Up Wild, which include guides for educators to lead lessons in environmental educational. Registration will be limited to 25 participants, and lunch will be provided.

For more information about these exciting opportunities, please contact the Tuscarawas County Americorps Member: Laura Marie Davis 330.859.1050 or email laura@ruralaction.org

July 11                                             Horse Shows 

Newcomerstown Saddle Club will be having horse shows at Sunset Arena in Newcomerstown on the following dates.  June 20th, July 11th and August 15th.  All shows begin at 4pm.  Fun shows have a $50 award costume class and there will be a high point award totaled from all three shows given out at the last show.  There will be cake walks, egg toss contest and a food stand at all shows.  This is a great family event.  For more information you can call 740-498-8931 or 330-204-1072. 

Tuscarawas County Park Department- Summer Birding Series

July 17, from 8am-10am at the Norma Johnson Center

These programs will provide an opportunity for community members to explore each of the county park properties and learn more about local wildlife. All are welcome- previous birding experience is not required! Participants who attend all three sessions will receive a backyard-birding prize.

For more information about these exciting opportunities, please contact the Tuscarawas County Americorps Member: Laura Marie Davis 330.859.1050 or email laura@ruralaction.org

July 26                                                   Golf Outing 

The Big Hug Foundation will be sponsoring their 5th Annual Chad Hoffman Memorial Golf Outing/Charity Auction at Green Valley Golf Course.  Cost is $50 a person*Optional skins $40 per team*includes golfing and lunch.  9am shotgun start.  No need to be a golfer to join in the fun, Juke Box Entertainment will be playing your favorite songs and there will be live and silent auctions to be held after round (this is open to all).  Can’t make it but want to donate?  Cash donations can be made to The Big Hug Foundation c/o Dover-Phila Federal Credit Union.  Hole Sponsors available for only $50.  100% of proceeds paid to The American Diabetes Association & Tuscarawas Clinic for the Working Uninsured.   

Tuscarawas County Park Department- Summer Birding Series

Friday, August 7, from 8am-10am at Trenton Heritage Park

These programs will provide an opportunity for community members to explore each of the county park properties and learn more about local wildlife. All are welcome- previous birding experience is not required! Participants who attend all three sessions will receive a backyard-birding prize.

For more information about these exciting opportunities, please contact the Tuscarawas County Americorps Member: Laura Marie Davis 330.859.1050 or email laura@ruralaction.org

Aug 15                                                      Horse Shows 

Newcomerstown Saddle Club will be having horse shows at Sunset Arena in Newcomerstown on the following dates.  June 20th, July 11th and August 15th.  All shows begin at 4pm.  Fun shows have a $50 award costume class and there will be a high point award totaled from all three shows given out at the last show.  There will be cake walks, egg toss contest and a food stand at all shows.  This is a great family event.  For more information you can call 740-498-8931 or 330-204-1072.

Ongoing  in July                               Dover Public Library

This July, area teens entering grades 6-12 are invited to Dover Public Library,s Teen Tuesday Events.  Every Tuesday at 2pm special activities including crafts, games, and trivia will be offered through the library.  Interested teens can call the Library at 330-3434-6123 to register or for more information on these programs.

Ongoing UFN                                   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 destinatio

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 TFN                                          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.  

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.