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, 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      Aultman Blood Drive @Union Hospital

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         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.

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 and private individuals to finish the project.  Please consider assisting financially. Donations can be made at the following locations and 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 to 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 @330.323.5525.  Their upcoming 2016 meetings are:  May 12th, (5:30 PM – Annual Plant Swap; 6:00 Pot Luck Dinner begins; 7:00 – Educational part of the meeting begins w/Barbara Bloetscher, State Apiarist/Entomologist will give a presentation on how to use a microscope to detect nosema and how to do a mite check (mite roll). For more info, check out this website: http://scientificbeekeeping.com/sick-bees-part-13-simple-microscopy-of-nosema/  Meetings for the rest of the year will be -June 9th, Aug 11th, Sept 8th, Oct 14th, Nov 10th & No meeting in December!

On Going Dennison Railroad Depot Museum Internship

Students who want to excel are encouraged to join the Depot as a summer intern.  The Depot Museum is offering high school and college students the opportunity to expand their skills, knowledge and experience enabling them to excel in a unique summer internship environment.  There will be 6 students selected to be part of this hands-on, project driven idea inspiring program.  Upon completion of this challenging program, all students will receive a certificate of completion, recommendation letters and a $250 stipend. Internship will begin on Tues,  June 7th and will last through Sun, Aug 14th, ten weeks long.  Apps are available at the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum or by emailing jacob@dennisondepot.org.

Ongoing TFN      Housing Needed for Trumpet in the Land

Officials for the Ohio Outdoor Historical Drama Association are seeking lodging facilities for out of town cast members for the 2016 summer season of Trumpet in the Land, The White Savage, Godspell and Forever Plaid. Cast members will begin arriving in New Philadelphia on May 28 and looking for a place to call home for the summer. Housing facilities need to be available through Sunday August 20 and reasonable rents would be appreciated. Furnished facilities are preferred but not required. Anyone with rooms, apartments or houses to rent for the summer should call 330-364-5111 or 330-432-5111

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   Application being accepted for the Bernhard-Wentz Scholarship.

The Dover High School Guidance Department is please to announce that applications for the Bernhard-Wentz Scholarship are now available in the High School Guidance Office between the hours of 7:30 a.m.  and 3:30 p.m. weekdays. The scholarships will be awarded to eligible graduating seniors or former graduates of Dover High School. Funds for this scholarship were left to the Dover City Schools District by A.J. “Patsy” Bernhard of Dover, who died January 25, 1988. Scholarship deadline is June 3, 2016. 

Ongoing   Tuscarawas County Central Catholic Elementary & Immaculate Conception Schools Registration

Both schools offer programs from pre-school through grade 6 and are currently registering students for next school year. Parents interested in learning more about the schools are welcome to visit at any time to meet the staff and students.  To visit TCCCES, parents can call 330.343.9134.  The phone number at Immaculate Conception is 740.922.3539.  More info about both schools and TCC Jr/Sr High School can be found on the web:  www.Be-A-Saint.org TCC Elementary School in Dover is expanding the registration options available to families for the 2016-17 school year.  They are offering a full-day Pre-Kindergarten class for families seeking a program with expanded hours.  They will continue to offer morning and afternoon ½ day Pre-K classes.  They will have 3 classes to choose from.  The Pre-K classes will continue to meet Mon, Tues & Wed each week.  In addition to the Pre-K program for 4 year olds, they also offer ½ day pre-school classes for 3 year olds on Thurs & Fri’s. Registration info is available on the school website: www.tccesdover.org.

Ongoing   Starlight School’s Integrated Preschool Program

Applications are now available for the 2016-2017 integrated preschool classes at the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities’ (TuscBDD) Starlight School. The program is open to children who be three years of age by August 1, 2016.  If you are interested in submitting an application, you can download a form on the agency’s website (www.tuscbdd.org), pick one up from the Starlight School (518 Church Ave, SW in New Phila), or call the school directly at 330-339-5577.

Ongoing      Newcomerstown Historical Society Show

Newcomerstown Historical Society kicks off season with tour and Patriotic shows. Newcomerstown Historical Society Museum season goes from Memorial Day weekend through October. The opening day is May 28th. $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12, will receive a tour of the museums, a drink, popcorn, and a special show featuring Vane Scott III presenting “The Many Faces of Old Glory.” The tours will be from 5-6:45pm with the show beginning at 7pm. To get your, call 740-498-7735 on Thursday evenings from 5-7pm, or Saturday mornings from 10 till 12. Tickets can be purchased at the door the day of the opening.

‘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.

On Going     Ready Spaghetti for pick up

First Church of God located at 824 Tuscarawas Ave, New Phila sponsors this. (2nd Tues of every month)  starting at 3 PM – 7.  “TAKE OUT ONLY!!!!”  330.343.3501 the hours of 10 and Noon.

Ongoing      “No Pets Left Behind Hungry”- Soft Kitty and Happy Tails 

They help in T-County and can offer info for other counties as to where you can also get help. (This is a Non-Profit organization that helps with pet food for families with pets that struggle to feed them.)  Call:  330.308.5396; leave a message and they will get back with you.

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;  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: thewtcc@yahoo.com. Phone: 330.365.9240

May   Schedule   SINGLES Together/Friends Forever  -First United Methodist Church   (website:  office@npfirstumc.org).
Fri May 27th Game Night @ Life Center Take Snack & Drink
Sat May 28th Dover Canal Days Weekend
Sun May 29th Out to Lunch Dover Canal Days @ Noon
Mon May 30th Memorial Day Picnic @ Sheila’s house @Noon
Tues May 31st Bingo @ JIM’s at 6 PM  Take 3 wrapped Bingo prizes and Snack & Drink


May 26   Feast & Fellowship Church Dinner Event

St Peter’s Lutheran Church on Oldtown Valley Road will hold it’s monthly Oldtown Feast & Fellowship Dinner, Thurs May 26th from 4:30 PM – ?  Great food and desserts! Everyone welcome! Please join them.  No charge for dinners, however, if you feel the need, a free will offering will be accepted.  All donations received are used for Community Mission Work and the local Food Bank Programs.  Feast & Fellowship Dinners will be held the 4th Thurs of each month Jan-Oct.

May 27   Atwood Dam Public Tour

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Atwood Lake in Mineral City, will open the dam for public tours between the hours of 10am and 2pm on Friday May 27 on behalf of National Dam Safety Awareness Day. To take the tour, the public is invited to meet at the dam. Photo IDs are required and cameras are not permitted. 3434 State Route 212 NE Mineral City. For more information please contact the Muskingum Area Office at 330-365-4255

May 27   Delphian Chorale Final Concert

The Delphian Chorale will be presenting its final concert for 2016 school year on Friday May 27th at 7pm at the New Philadelphia First United Methodist Church. The Chorale will be performing selections that they will be singing on their trip to Atlanta. There is no admission fee, but a free will offering will be taken for the students.

May 28    Pancake Breakfast

The Zoar Volunteer Fire Department will host an all you can eat pancakes, sausage links or patties, scrambled eggs, hash browns and beverage, $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 12 and under. The breakfast is on Saturday May 28 from 7-10am at the Fire Station. Carryout is available by calling 330-874-2069. All proceeds benefit the Fire Station. 

May 28    Spring Tour

Rural Action and the Mud Run Watershed Stream Keepers will hold their annual Spring Watershed Tour on Saturday, May 28th from 10am-12:30pm. Attendees should meet at 10am at the Tuscarawas Community Memorial Park, across the street from 524 E Cherry St in the Village of Tuscarawas. The tour will include stops at future sites of a wetland restoration project that will improve water in the Wainwright area; the Trenton Heritage Park and the site of the dam that once crossed the Tuscarawas River. Lunch will be included and the event is family friendly. For more information please contact Tito Aquino at 330-859-1050 or email at tito@ruralaction.org

May 28 Fort Laurens Veteran Speaker Series

Fort Laurens commences its free Veteran Speaker Series Saturday May 28th at 11am with a presentation exploring the history of Memorial Day. Saturday’s speaker is Dr. Lesley Gordon a professor of history at the University of Akron, will discuss how Memorial Day, originally a remembrance of the Civil War soldiers grew to a remembrance to include all soldiers of all conflicts. The Fort Laurens Veteran Speaker series is a free lecture program dedicated to presenting a variety of Veteran’s issues ranging from the Revolutionary War to present day. For more information, call 330-874-3011 or visit the Fort Laurens Facebook and Twitter pages.

May 29   Special Memorial Day Service Chili Crossroads

Chili Crossroads Bible Church in Fresno will be hosting a special Memorial Day Service honoring those who have served our country and first responders Sunday May 29 at 10:30. You are welcome to display your photos, flags, and memorabilia at the service. Please email photos for the Church to display at info@chilibiblechurch.org or bring to the Church office by May 27th.

May 29   Pancake Breakfast and Lunch

EAA Chapter 1077 will be holding an “Aviation Awareness Day” pancake breakfast and lunch Sunday May 29th starting at 7:30am at Harry Clever Airport in New Philadelphia. Their famous Pancake, Sausage, and Egg Breakfast will be offered during the event for $7 for adults, and $4 for children 10 and under. There will be free Styrofoam gliders for children, along with weight balance and rudder instruction. For the smaller children there will be several pedal airplanes to play on and ride. For more information please contact Ron Prince at 330-340-8293.

May 30   Twin City Memorial Day

Twin City Memorial day events: MC – Bob Michels, Guest Speaker –Robert Hathorn, Chaplin – Michael O’Guin, Deceased Veterans read by Elks 422, Also participating is the Uhrichsville VFW, Dennison American Legion, and Claymont Band.  St Mary’s Cemetery 8am, Haverfield Park 8:30am, Dennison Depot 9am, Civil War Memorial 10am, New Soldier’s Plot 11am, and Newport Methodist Church 11:30am.

May 30   Roswell Memorial Day Parade

Roswell Memorial Day Parade will begin at 9am (with line up starting at 8am). A Veteran Memorial Service will be held directly after the parade, at the park. There will be free lunch and Classic Car Cruise In at the Roswell General Store from 11am-2pm.

May 30   Color Us United 2K Fun Race

The 3rd Annual Color Us United 2K is a fun run raising awareness and funds for the support on issues in our community Monday May 30th 9:00am at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds. Register now at colorusunited.org. United Way focuses on strengthening families and children, health and wellness, and emergency needs in Tuscarawas County. It’s not a timed race, but it is a Fun Race! Walkers, runners, strollers are all welcome! Color Us United promotes a healthy lifestyle by urging us all to GET OUT, GET ACTIVE AND LIVE UNITED!

May 31 / June 1     Street Sweeping Dennison

The Village of Dennison will be street sweeping on Tuesday May 31st and Wednesday June 1st from 6a-2p. The downtown area and Northend will be swept on Tuesday and the Southside and Park area will be swept on Wednesday. The Village ask residents to please move vehicles off of the streets on these days from 6a-2p.

June 2    Dinner-on-the-Run

Uhrichsville First Moravian Church located on 315 N. Water St in Uhrichsville will be hosting a dinner-on-the-run on Thursday June 2 from 4-6pm. Menu includes Ham Loaf, Parsley Potatoes, Green Beans, Roll, and dessert for $8. May call for preorders. 740-922-0886

June 3    Free Donuts- The Dennison Railroad Depot

The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum is excited to announce they will be celebrating Salvation Army’s National Donut Day June 3rd from 7am-noon. Enjoy FREE fresh donuts and coffee served to you by WWII canteen workers, soldier re-enactors, and the Salvation Army. The Depot will also have a donut judging contest open to the public, stop by and vote for your favorite bakery. Drive by and be served in your car on your way to work or stop by the Depot to get your donut and coffee. The museum is located on historic center street, right in the middle of Dennison. 

June 3   Annual Benefit Auction and Spaghetti Dinner

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Oldtown Valley Rd, New Philadelphia will hold their annual benefit auction and spaghetti dinner on Friday June 3rd. Auction will begin at 6pm with many great items to bid on, new and used items, gift certificates, food and baked goods. A spaghetti supper will be available starting at 4:30pm. Advance tickets and at the door tickets will be available, as well as carry out. Adult tickets are $8 and children $5. For advance tickets please call Pamela Horn at 330-401-6641 or for more information call Marilyn Keffer at 330-365-7232

June 3  20th Anniversary & Benefit Pull

River Valley Antique Tractor Pullers will sponsor this benefit pull on Sat, May 21st starting at 10 AM @ the Harvest Barn Track, 420 Dutch Valley Dr, Sugarcreek This pull will benefit the Family of Nick Hammel, 23, son of Pam & Bill Hammel who passed away following an ATV accident in Feb.  Proceeds from this pull go to the Family for their expenses.  No membership fees for this pull…..$10 hook fees; No hook limits; pull as many times as you want.  For more info call:  330.339.6822 or e-mail:  rivervalleypullers@gmail.com.

June 3 -4   Let’s Get Back to the Front Porch

The Gnadenhutten Moravian Church will be hosting a Let’s Get Back to the Front Porch for some family friendly fun on Friday the 3rd and Saturday the 4th starting at 8am. This event is held in conjunction with the Village Yard sales, you will find a food stand; bake sale featuring Moravian Sugar Cakes; children’s games; an introduction to Dart Ball and a silent auction. Friday evening at 6pm local artist & Musician Mark Heddleson will perform form the “front porch” of the Church. Join them for lunch and bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a relaxing day. For more information visit their facebook page titled Let’s get back to the front porch.

June 3-4   Gnadenhutten Library Book & Yard Sale

The Gnadenhutten Public Library will hold its annual book & yard sale Friday June 3 from 8am-5pm, and Saturday June 4 from 8am-noon. For more information on donations and the sale please contact the Library at 740-254-9225 or email the library at gnadenhuttenpl@gmail.com

June 4     Pedal for Paws Ride

The Tuscarawas County Humane Society is hosting a Pedal for Paws event on June 4 from 8am-2pm. To receive a T shirt, registration is needed by May 20th. Cost is $40, register at the Tuscarawas County Humane Society or online at www.tuschumanesociety.com. This event is a bike ride (not a race) offering a 10 mile, 25 mile, or a 50 mile ride through the rolling hills of Tuscarawas County, starting at the Humane Society at 8am. Water and snack stops will be provided along with a restroom at the halfway point of the 25 mile ride. Lunch will be provided after the ride. All proceeds benefit the Tuscarawas County Humane Society. 

June 4    Community Breakfast

Valley View Community Church in Sugarcreek will be hosting an all you can eat breakfast at their Family Life Center on June 4th from 7am-11am. The all you can eat breakfast consists of pancakes, sausage, eggs (cooked to order), French toast, sausage gravy & biscuits, hash browns, OJ, Coffee, chocolate milk, and hot chocolate. Donations are welcomed and will be used for Church ministries. All are invited to come for good food, fellowship, and relaxation.  For more information please call 330.852.2273

June 4     13th Annual OWC Tuscarawas Park Tourney

The 13th annual Outreach Walleye Club’s Tuscarawas Park Tourney sponsored by Ferris Chevrolet and New Philadelphia Walmart will take place June 4th from 9am-11am. This is a free event for children up to 14 years of age with food, fun, and prizes. Preregister now at New Philadelphia Walmart sporting goods dept. 

June 4     All-You-Can-Eat- Country Breakfast

St. John United Church of Christ located at 409 Park Avenue in Bolivar will host an all-you-can-eat country breakfast on Saturday June 4th from 8am-11am. The all you can eat breakfast includes scrambled eggs, ham or sausage, biscuits and sausage gravy, pancakes, juice, and coffee. $6 for ages 11 and up, $3 for ages 6-10, under 6 free.

June 4     TVHS Youth to Youth Spaghetti Dinner

Tusky Valley High School student organization Youth to Youth will be holding a spaghetti dinner on June 4th from 4-8pm at The ROC in Bolivar. Cost is $7 per person and includes a full plate of spaghetti, side salad, roll, and a drink. Carryout is available. There will also be a 50/50, raffle items, and a bake sale. The event is to raise funds to help send the organization to summer conference. Youth to Youth is a youth-led prevention program designed to engage and embrace young people as partners in their own personal development, teaching them to make healthy lifestyle choices, providing a no-use message against all substances, and involving adults in a guiding and supporting role. For more information please contact Justin McCauley at 330-663-3094

June 5      Free Music Fest

The Churches of the Garaway School District area are sponsoring a free music fest on Sunday June 5, at the Sugarcreek Fire Station Pavilion. John Schmid is the feature vocalist. There will be food available by donation. Bring your lawn chair and spend the evening listening to country/gospel music. Proceeds will fund summer camp for Young Life of Tusc and Holmes County, as well as help fund other emergency benevolences in the Garaway area.

June 7      Holmes County Christian Women

Holmes County Christian Women will meet June 7th in Carlisle Inn in Walnut Creek from 9:30-11:30am. Their speaker will be Missy Money, Indian Ministry at Pine Ridge Lakota Indians in South Dakota. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month. All women and men are welcome. The brunch is $10. For reservations call 330-674-6727 or 330-343-7046. You may email reservations to dawdys@embarqmail.com CWC in the memo line. Please make reservations by June 3rd

June 9     Tuscarawas County Beekeepers Association

The Tuscarawas County Beekeepers Association meeting is June 9th. For more information visit www.tuscarawascountybeeclub.com or call Association president Ray Wirt at 330-323-5525

June 10      “Ag in the City” Tuscora Park

Tuscarawas Soil & Water Conservation District will host “Ag in the City” a free evening on the farm with family and friends at Tuscora Park Friday June 10th from 5-8:30pm. There will be numerous children’s activities, along with demonstrations. There will be a food trailer, ice cream stand, kettle korn, along with educational displays. The goal of the event is to connect the public with farmers and provide and personal experience for learning and fellowship. For more information please call the Tuscarawas Soil & Water Conservation District at 330-339-7976

June 11    Pasta Dinner Benefit for Corey Spaulding & Mark Tressel

Pasta dinner benefit takes place on Sat, June 11th from 5-8 PM ($10) at Park Christian Church, 236 Miller Avenue, Dennison.  This is a Pasta Dinner/Chinese Auction/Silent Auction/Live Auction for Corey Spaulding and Mark Tressel.  Corey is suffering from a brain-bleed, necessitating a long hospital stay and extended treatment.  Mark recently underwent open-heart surgery and is recovering, but can’t work.  The benefit is to help with the costs of both living expenses and medical expenses.  Mark’s wife is the former Molly Heakin & Corey’s wife is Amy Baker. For tickets, call Ember @740.922.6968 or Chris: 740.502.7050; Carol: 740.922.1127; Sue: 330.260.9478 or Patty: 330.447.0805

June 11   Blessing of the Bikes Bike Show

Leesville United Methodist Church and Leesville Fire Dept are hosting a blessing of the bikes and bike show on Sat Jun 11, with registration starting at 1:30pm. Bike Show Winners Announced at 3pm, and bike blessing begins at 3:30. The event is located at the Church. Food and drinks available for purchase.  For more information please contact Rev. Jerralyn Myers at 330-663-1273. Kids bring your bikes to be blessed.

June 11-12   Historic Zoar Village 3rd Annual Dog Fest

Historic Zoar Village will host its annual Dog Fest on Saturday June 11, and June 12 from 9am-6pm. Enjoy watching working and competition dogs demonstrate their abilities. Regular dogs are welcome to try all events throughout the weekend. There will be family fun events including a pet parade, pet photos, and costume contests, to name a few, as well as vendor booths and exhibitors featuring pet food companies. Visitors can gain free access to all museum buildings, which will feature interpreters providing information about the village. For more information please visit www.historiczoarvillage.com

June 12   18th Annual Hospice Benefit Spaghetti Dinner

Community Hospice is holding their 18th annual spaghetti dinner benefit on Sunday June 12th from 11am-5pm at the New Philadelphia Elks, located at 1180 Union Ave in New Philadelphia. Enjoy spaghetti, salad with Dante’s dressing, dinner rolls, drinks and Litty’s cake! Tickets are $10 and benefits Community Hospice. Tickets are available at Community Hospice House, Wallick’s Hair Salon, Pizza Parlor in Sugarcreek, New Philadelphia Elks, Browse & Buy, Signs to Go, WJER, and WTUZ. For more information please call Sue Menapace at 330-407-1256, Niki Wallick at 330-243-1959 or the Elks at 330-364-2212. 

June 12   DPFCU Youth Video Game Tournament  

DoverPhila Federal Credit Union is partnering with Gamestop and Park Place Teen Center to host the 2016 DPFCU Video Game Tournament on Sunday, June 12 from 1pm – 4pm. The admission free event held at Tuscora Park’s Place in New Philadelphia challenges all youth ages 13-17 years old to three, single-elimination mini tournaments. The event will feature popular games for Xbox 3g0 and PlayStation 4 consoles. Prizes will be awarded to top scores. Food, beverages, and other activities such as pool and air hockey. Participants are encouraged to register online at www.dover-philafcu.org/video-game-tourament or at any DoverPhila FCU locations. For more information please call a DoverPhila FCU member service representative at 330-364-8874

June 15-17     Summer VBS at St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Oldtown Valley Rd, New Phila will hold their annual Summer Vacation Bible School, “Cave Quest” Wednesday, June 15th through Friday, June 17th 6-8pm. All children Kindergarten through 5th grades welcome as we explore to find God’s Truths hidden an underground cavern. For more information and registration forms, please call or text Tessa Kittle at 330-432-3632

June 24-26    Cy Young Youth League Tournament

The Cy Young Youth League, Newcomerstown, will be sponsoring a Youth League Tournament for ages 10-12 on June 24-26. The tournament will be held at the Cy Young Complex, rear Neighbor St. This will be a double elimination tournament. The cost for entry per team is $250. Drawings for this tournament will be held at 6pm on June 22 at the complex. Checks can be made out to the Cy Young Youth League and Mailed to P.O. Box 621, Newcomerstown, OH 43832. For more information please contact Darren Belt at 740-227-1215, Steven Brode at 330-340-2229, or John Ourant at 740-498- 6422.

June 26-June 28  Camp Kaphar hosts Ron Davis Crusades

Please join Camp Kaphar as they host Ron Davis crusade and Gospel Hill singers, Kathy Stevens & Ric VanDusen on June 26 through the 28th every evening at 7pm. Camp Kaphar is located on 1208 N Uhrich St. in Uhrichsville. It will be a blessed time of music, fellowship and preaching.

June 27-July 1   Cub Scout Day Camp

Hundreds of Cub Scouts from Tuscarawas and Carroll counties will gather at Cub Scout Day Camp the week of June 27-July 1 from 8:30am to 4:00pm at Dover Park. This year’s theme is “CSI: Cub Scout Investigation” and will feature archery, BB guns, swimming, fishing, nature and ecology, field sports, hiking, handicraft, & various scout skills- all centered around a crime and investigation theme. Any registered scout age 7-11 (or complete kindergarten) is welcome to attend and must complete the registration process prior to the event.  Not in Cub Scouts? Make Day Camp your first adventure in Scouting! Those interested in joining Cub Scouts and participating in the fun should contact Mandy Burdette at mnjburdette@gmail.com or 330-447-7139. For more information pertaining to the Buckeye Council Boy Scouts of America, please visit their website at www.buckeyecouncil.org

July 1   Paint your Paddle Art Contest

Support the Tuscarawas Riverfront Park by painting a mini-paddle and entering the Paint your Paddle Art Contest, sponsored by Canal Dover Association and Tuscarawas County Art Guild, held in conjunction with the Tuscarawas River Canoe & Kayak Race. Paddles can be purchased for $10 at Warther Woodworking. All paddles need to be turned in to Warther Woodworking by July 1 by 3pm. All paint and glue must be dry, and all objects must be securely fastened to the paddle. Each paddle must have its official entry form turned in with the paddle.

July 1-3  Coach Pitch Tournament

The Cy Young Youth League, Newcomerstown, will be sponsoring a Coach Pitch Tournament for ages 7-8 on July 1-3. The tournament will be held at the Cy Young Complex, rear Neighbor St. This will be a double elimination tournament. The cost for entry per team is $250. Drawings for this tournament will be held at 6pm on June 29 at the complex. Checks can be made out to the Cy Young Youth League and Mailed to P.O. Box 621, Newcomerstown, OH 43832. For more information please contact Darren Belt at 740-227-1215, Steven Brode at 330-340-2229, or John Ourant at 740-498- 6422

July 16   John L. Hursey, Jr. Memorial Golf Outing

Golf outing takes place on Sat, July 16th; 8:00 AM Shotgun Start at Green Valley Golf Club, 2673 Pleasant Valley Rd, New Philadelphia.  Please join them in honoring John and the game he loved.  By playing you will provide funding for scholarships and community programs and events in which John was a major part.  Help them continue his legacy.  Please call Eric Thomas at 330.364.2812 or go to the Facebook page “The John L. Hursey, Jr. Memorial Golf Outing” to reserve your team!  Entry fee:  $240.00/Team.  Dinner only tickets are $20.  Live entertainment only tickets are $20.  Checks due: July 1st.  For more info, you may also call Gary Miller @ 330.495.9191.

July 24-26      Chili Crossroads Church Conference

Chili Crossroads Church Conference takes place Sun – Tues,  July 24-26.  Great food and fun kid’s program.  Kid’s program includes petting zoo, 70-foot giant inflatable obstacle course and prizes for each child.  Food includes BBQ and desserts.  Speaker is Dr Phil Stringer, PHD, Bible history expert, author who has spoken in 47 states and 20 foreign countries and is the VP OF Dayspring Bible College and Seminary in Illinois.  Event is free, but please pre-register at www.trustbible.net or call 740.545.9707.  Chili Crossroads Bible Church is located at 29445 County Road 10, Fresno.

Sept 10   An Evening at the Roundhouse

The Garaway Education Foundation is excited to announce their second fundraising event, an Evening at the Roundhouse. This event will take place on Saturday, September 10, at the Age of Steam Roundhouse on Smokey Lane Rd. in Sugarcreek. Guided tours of the Roundhouse will be available during the day at 11am, 12:30pm and 2pm at a cost of $20 per person. An evening event will also be held from 5:30pm-8pm and will include food and beverages from local vendors, music, raffles, auction items, and more while attendees explore the roundhouse and admire the steam engines up close at a cost of $50 per person. There are no guided tours during the event and is not suitable for children. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Garaway Education website at www.garawayeducationfoundation.org This event will support the Garaway Education Foundation and its mission to provide scholarships for Garaway Seniors pursuing higher education.