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       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   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 

Lunch is at 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 every Wed from 5:30-6:30 PM at the Family Life Center, 614 N Tuscarawas Ave, Dover.

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. Email: 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 6:30 pm 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     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

Now  ‘til Sold Out “An Evening with Mark Lowry” sponsored by Dover First United Methodist Church (FUMC)

Mark Lowry, platinum-selling singer, songwriter, storyteller, humorist and co-writer of one of the most beloved Christmas songs, “Mary, Did You Know?” is coming to Dover FUMC on Thurs, Apr 20th at 7 PM. Mark has spent over 20 cumulative years as part of the Grammy award winning Gaither Vocal Band, serving as Bill Gaither’s comedic sidekick. Tickets are $35 each and reserved seating is available online until the event is sold out at doverfirst.org and in the church office Mon thru Fri from 9 AM-4 PM. Church is located at 1725 N Wooster Ave, Dover.

Jan 11-Mar 29“Heavenly Hot Dogs and More” Lunch in Tusky

This is sponsored by the Men’s Group at St James Lutheran Church in Tuscarawas. The lunch is from 11am -1 pm EVERY WEDNESDAY beginning Jan 11th, 2017.  The project will continue through the end of March. The menu will primarily consist of Hot Dogs, Soup of the Day, Dessert and Beverage.  Carry-out is available. There is no charge for the meal, but a free will donation will be accepted to cover costs. The church is located at: 215 Church Street, Tuscarawas. Take a break and go relax and socialize with some friends. Let them cook for you.

 

Jan 18  Chili Crossroads Bible Church – Pajama Party/Pizza

Kids 0-18 welcome to Pajama Party/Pizza on Wednesday, January 18 at 6:30 pm at the Chili Crossroads Bible Church. Adults and teens find answers to Life’s Big Questions. Help the kids: order pizza, subs, and salads from 3-8pm. Proceeds benefit area children. Call ahead to order for pickup or carry-out: 740-545-9707. Chili Crossroads Bible Church 29445 County Road 10 Fresno. Learn more at www.chilibiblechurch.org.

Jan 20  Scholarship Deadline

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/schola          

Jan 20 Otterbein United Methodist (UM) Church “Kid’s Night Out”

Friday, January 20th, Otterbein UM Church will host this event from 5:30-8 PM at the church located at 156 Beaver Ave NE, New Phila. For children ages 5 through 5th grade and their parents. A light meal will be served for both children and parents. Games, Crafts, and a Magician will perform. Call the church for reservations

Jan 21    2nd Annual Little Miss Jr. Prom

The 2nd Annual Little Miss Jr. Prom, hosted by the Claymont Wrestling Mother’s Club  will take place on January 21st from 6-8pm at the Claymont Middle School. Bring your Father/Male Figure in your life (Grandpa, Dad, Step Dad, Uncle, Cousin, Etc.). $20 a couple, which includes 1 5×7 photo of couple ($30 for two girls and 1 Dad). For more information on the dance, please call Heather Mahaffey at 740-229-7169/330-691-1038.  Contact The Flower Garden in Dennison on Grant Street for a discounted mini corsage for the dance at 740-922-3000

Jan 21   Mud Run Stream Keepers & Zeisberger Trail and Parks host “Winterfest”

Winterfest” will take place Saturday, Jan 21st from 10 am – 2 pm at the Warwick Township Volunteer Fire Department, 397 East Avenue, Tuscarawas. Free activities for all ages! Free food, Games, Door prizes, “Touch a Truck”, Health Screenings, Hike Zeisberger Trail at Noon and Sports Sign-ups. Contact Andrew Nolen @330.859.1050 for more info or Andrew@ruralaction.org.

Jan 25  Chili Crossroads Bible Church – Sample foods from around the world

Kids 0-18 welcome to sample foods from around the world at Eat Around the World on Wednesday, January 25 at 6:30 pm at the Chili Crossroads Bible Church. Adults and teens find answers to Life’s Big Questions. Help the kids: order pizza, subs, and salads from 3-8pm. Proceeds benefit area children. Call ahead to order for pickup or carry-out: 740-545-9707. Chili Crossroads Bible Church 29445 County Road 10 Fresno. Learn more at www.chilibiblechurch.org.

Jan 26   Feast and Fellowship Church Dinner Event

St. Peter’s Church on Oldtown Valley Rd, New Phila will hold it’s monthly Oldtown Feast and Fellowship Dinner on Thursday, January 26th serving 4:30 pm -? Great food and desserts. Everyone welcome, please join them for their dinner. 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 Commission work and the local Food Bank Programs. Dinners will be held the 4th Thursday each month January-October.      

Jan 28 Zoar Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) Pancake Breakfast

The Zoar Volunteer Fire Department will host an all you can eat pancake breakfast Saturday, Jan 28th from 7 am-10 am. All you can eat pancakes, Sausage links or patties, scrambled eggs, hash browns, and beverage all for just $5.00/Adults and $2.50/Children under 12. Carryout is available by calling 330-874-2069. All proceeds benefit the Zoar VFD,  a 501 c (3) non-profit organization.  

Jan 29    Chili Crossroads Bible Church Amish-style Sunday Dinner

Join Chili Crossroads Bible Church Sunday, Jan 29th for an Amish-style Sunday Dinner. (Meal includes Amish-style chicken, mashed potatoes, noodles and 10 kinds of pies. Starts at 10:30 am. Nursery and childcare provided for the service. Old-fashioned games for the kids. Everyone is invited! Free. Church located at:  29445 County Road 10, Fresno. For more info: 740.545.9707 or www.chilibiblechurch.org or the church Facebook page.

Jan 29 27th Annual Tusco Amateur Radio Club Hamfest

The 27th annual Tusco Amateur Radio Club will take place Sunday, Jan 29th at Wallick’s Auction Center, at 965 North Wooster Ave, Strasburg. A self-addressed stamped envelope must be received by January 16th to ensure the return of a reservation confirmation. All reservations must be paid in advance. Dealers are welcome. There is a $5 donation taken at the door with tables at $10, plus admission. The building opens at 6 AM for set up and 8 AM – 1 PM for the public. Parking is free. For more info or to reserve a table, contact Janice Green by phone at 740.922.4454 or by e-mail: k8wfn@tusco.net. For map or other info go to www.TUSCOARC.org. Participants are asked to bring their own extension cords with 120 volts available.  

Feb 11     Norma Johnson Center’s Winter Hike

Get the Family outdoors and experience the beauty of Tuscarawas County! Saturday, February 11th from 10am – Noon. The Norma Johnson Center’s Winter Hike starts at the conservation side at the center. Pets on leashes are permitted. After the hike, warm up with soup in the Red Barn. Sledding and cross country skiing available (own equipment required). For more information please call the center at 330.339.7976

Feb 18 2017 Turkey Calling Contest at Chili Crossroads Bible Church

Free admission! Doors open at 11:30 AM for $1 jumbo slices of their famous pizza. Contest begins at 1 PM. Contestant fee is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Get your contestant ticket at Woodbury Outfitters, Kidron Sports Center, Charm Outdoors or at www.chilibiblechurch.org/turkey. You may also call the church at 740.545.9707 to buy your ticket over the phone. Jr & Sr divisions. $100 Cash prize and Trophies for top 4 finishers.  Amateurs only! You will not be competing against professionals! The Public is invited and everyone is welcome! Church located at: 29445 County  Road 10, Fresno. For the latest info, follow the church at: www.facebook.com/chilichurch.       

Feb 26 Chili Crossroads Bible Church 7th Annual Wild Game Dinner

7th Annual Wild Game Dinner takes place on Sunday, Feb 26th at 3 PM. Eat alligator, bison, turtle, venison, etc. Enter the atomic wing challenge. Take your best chili to impress the judges. Lots of great door prizes including a $500 gift card from Charm Outdoors. Tickets available at the church, Charm Outdoors, Woodbury Outfitters, Kidron Sports and
www.chilibiblechurch.org/wild. Cost: $10 tickets in advance. $15 at the door. Kids under 10 half price. Proceeds help send kids to summer camp. Seating is limited. Food is free. 740.545.9707.  Church located at 29445 County Road 10, Fresno.  www.facebook.com/chilichurch.