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.    Meetings for the rest of the year will be – Aug 11th, Sept 8th, Oct 14th, Nov 10th & No meeting in December!

Ongoing TFN   “Singles” Line Dancing

Singles of Tuscarawas County, affiliated with First United Methodist Church will have Free Line Dance Lessons every Monday (None on 4th of July)  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   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.

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

On Going Norma Johnson Center Summer Children’s Classes

website:  normajohnsoncenter.com    Facebook:  Norma Johnson Center. The NJC, located 3 miles west of Dover on SR 39 will be starting the Children’s Summer Program series on June 7th. The series includes:  Interacting with Nature on Tuesdays, meeting at the Picnic Shelter on Conservation Drive off of SR 39 and Crafting at the NJC on Thursdays on the side porch of the Yellow Barn located on SR 39 – 3 miles West of I-77 exit 83.  Programming will be from 10 – Noon each day.  Registration is required by calling the NJC office at 330.339.7976.  Registrations must be made the Friday before each program date.  Cost for the programs will be $3.00 per child with a maximum fee of $9.00 per family.  All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult or a guardian. A medical release form will need to be signed.  A breakdown of other programs can also be found on their website under “events”.  

July/Aug  Schedule    Singles of Tuscarawas County
Fri, July 22nd Game Night 6-9 PM Life Ctr, Take snack & drink.
Sun, July 24th Noon out to eat @ Lam’s Oriental Restaurant.
Tues, July 26th 6 PM BINGO @ JIM’s Place, Take 3 wrapped gifts, snack & drink.

Fri, July 29th 6PM Jackson/Belden Balloon Fest Canton (Meet at JIM’s); Game night as usual.
Tues, Aug 2nd – Board Meeting.
Fri, Aug 5th: 6-9 PM Game Night Life Center,  Take a snack & drink.  Alumni Welcome!
Sat, Aug 6th:  Euchre Tournament @JIM’s Place; $5.00  Prizes!  Take snack!
Sun, Aug 7th:  Noon Out to Lunch Grinder’s N. Wooster, Dover.
Fri, Aug 12th:  6-9 Game Night @ Life Center Take snack & drink.
Sun, Aug 14th:  1 PM  NP FUMC Ice Cream Social @ Tuscora Park.
Tues, Aug 16th:  2-3 PM Dover Public Library “Intro to Computers #1”.
Wed, Aug 17th:  Amish Adventure – meet at JIM’s  Carpool for lunch @Dutch Valley & shopping.
Fri, Aug 19th: 6-9 PM Game Night Life @ Center, Take snack & drink.
Sat, Aug 20th: Masters Promise Singers @ FUMC
Sun, Aug 21st:  1 PM Picnic @Ruby Kinsey’s house (check your flier).
Tues, Aug 23rd:  2-3 PM Dover Public Library “Intro to Computers #2” (Lesson #3 on Aug 30th).
Fri, Aug 26th:  6-9 PM Game Night @ Life Center, Take snack & drink.
Sun, Aug 28th: Noon Out & About – Tappan Marina, Meet @ JIM’s to carpool.
Tues, Aug 30th: 6 PM Bingo @ JIMs Place – Take 3 wrapped gifts, snack & drink.  

Ongoing   Events in Stark County Please go to their 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

By July 27  Sign up for Gnadenhutten Library  Looking For Young MacGyvers

The Gnadenhutten library is looking for young MacGyvers to participate in 2 creative problem solving challenges as part of MacGyver Week planned for Aug 7th – 13th.  Children need to register by Fri, July 15th.  Check out the library website at:  www.gnaden.lib.oh.us. A schedule of events is being finalized and will be on the website soon.  

Now – Aug 7th      Calling ALL Directors for the Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Schoenbrunn Village is currently seeking an experienced director to lead The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  Take part in a growing Schoenbrunn tradition filled with spooky fun!  Directing experience is required, and a good candidate enjoys working with kids.  The director is a volunteer position and will also sit on the Sleepy Hollow planning committee.  Contact schoenbrunnvillage@gmail.com or call Raya Williamson, Site Mgr at 330.663.6610 for more info.  Actor auditions are Sun, Aug 7th.  Kids Auditions:  6 PM; Adult Auditions: 7 PM.  Performance dates: Fri, Oct 21st – 7 PM and Sat, Oct 22nd – 7 & 9 PM with Rain Dates of Fri, Oct 28th – 7 PM and Sat, Oct 29th – 7 & 9 PM. Auditions and performances are held at Historic Schoenbrunn Village, located at 1984 East High Avenue, New Philadelphia.   Ticket Sales – For members: sales begin Tues, Aug 1st.  Ticket sales to the general public begin Thurs, Sept 1st.  They can also use volunteers to assist with performance nights, including ushers, traffic directors, guides, fire tenders, set-up and clean-up help and more.  If interested,  contact Raya Williamson, Site Mgr at 330-663-6610 or email rayaw@dennisondepot.org with any questions.

Now- Aug 15 Claymont Preschool (Formerly Northside Preschool)  Enrolling

Claymont Preschool is currently enrolling for the 2016-2017 school year.  They still have available spots.  Applications are being accepted for all preschool age children (ages 3 and 4) residing in the Claymont City School District.  Due to changes in state funding requirements, they are pleased to announce that they now have program options available for all children, regardless of income. In addition, another classroom has been added in order to provide more children with preschool services.  Claymont City Schools is committed to ensuring all children reach their fullest potential and build a strong foundation for life long learning and success. Please visit the Preschool page on their website for an application at www.claymontschools.org or stop by their new location to request an application at 200 Jewett Ave, Dennison (formerly Park Elementary).  If you have specific questions about their  preschool program, contact Holly Hall, Preschool Director or Tammy McMillen, Preschool Secretary at 740.922.5888.

NOW – Aug 18  Union Hospital Auxiliary Vera Bradley Bingo Tickets ON SALE NOW!

The Union Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring Vera Bradley Bingo on Thurs, Aug 18th at 6 PM.  Tickets are on sale now!  This will take place at Geib Funeral Home’s Dover Location at 5600 N Wooster Ave.  Tickets can be purchased at Union Hospital Corner Shop.  Tickets cost $20 each for 20 games of Bingo.  You can purchase an additional bingo card for $10 at the door and/or purchase a $3.00 Coverall game. Bring your friends and have some fun! There will be Vera Bradley handbags, purses, travel bags, accessories and more!  Contact Holly Ripple in Development and Community Relations at UH at hripple@unionhospital.org or 330.364.0884.

July 14-24 Norma Johnson Center Butterfly Exhibit

coming soon! Butterfly Exhibit will be open to the public for FREE starting July 14th and going thru July 24th.  Through the sponsorship of the O’Donnell Family Charitable Foundation the exhibit will be open 11 days this year.  It will be held under the Picnic Shelter located on Conservation Drive off of Old SR 39 from 10 – 4 Mon – Sat and Noon – 4 on Sunday.  Inquires about the exhibit can be made by calling the NJC office at 330.339.7976.  Website:  normajohnsoncenter.com.

July 14 15 16 21 22 23 Coshocton Footlight Players and Triple Locks Theatre proudly  present “Murder at The Goon Show”

Coshocton Footlight Player are delighted to announce this year’s summer youth production, “Murder at The Goon Show”, a killer spoof in two acts where life is all fun and games until something goes tragically wrong…..and, boy, does it ever! This murder-mystery comedy combines fun and bizarre talent show elements reminiscent of The Gong Show with the suspense of a good old fashioned whodunit!  8 PM curtain each night and July 17th & 24th with a 2 PM matinee. To make a reservation, call the Footlight Players Box Office at 740-622-2959 from 6-8 PM, Mon through Thurs, and from 6-8 PM on performance days.  You can also make reservations online at www.footlighplayers.com

July 18 – July 22 Dover 1st UMC Vacation Bible School

Get ready for FREE Summer Fun at “Surf Shack” beach-themed Vacation Bible School at Dover First United Methodist Church, July 18th – 22nd from 6-8:50 PM.  All children of the community ages preschool thru 5th grade are invited.  Register online at doverfirst.org or stop by the church office at 1725 N Wooser Ave, Dover weekdays 8 AM-4PM.  Free t-shirts, music, crafts, games, cool science experiments + more!  New this year….they’re serving FREE kid-friendly meals for all “Surf Shack” families each evening before VBS begins.  “Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love” at “Surf Shack” VBS!

July 20 17th Annual Harbor House Golf Outing

Harbor House Golf Outing is on Wednesday, July 20th at Oak Shadows Golf Club, New Phila.  This charitable event helps support Harbor House Domestic Violence Shelter and Substance Abuse Halfway House.  The event includes a round of golf, continental breakfast, lunch and steak dinner.  All participants also receive a free gift and can participate in all games.  Cost is $350/foursome or $90/player.  Register online: www.personal-family-counseling.com/events.

July 21 Operation Healthy Girlfriend hosting “Dinner with my Girlfriends”

Operation Healthy Girlfriend is hosting a dinner on  Thursday, July 21st at 6:30 PM at Ricardo’s Party Center, Front St, New Phila.  “OHG” offers women an opportunity to enjoy fun, social time with other women; to learn about scientifically-proven ways to stay healthy, lean and happy; to recognize local businesswomen and to support a charity that provides food to hungry children. Their parent company, Wellness Forum Health is one of the largest and most respected healthcare companies in the world.  Women who want to join them for dinner can RSVP to Mary Marshall (local chapter leader for OHG) at 330.340.8649 or mary@eat-learn-live.com.

July 21/July 22 Teen Club hosting Fundraiser for Humane Society

Thursday, July 21st and Fri, July 22nd, the Dover Public Library’s YA Crew invites all animal lovers to their first fundraising event to benefit the Tuscarawas County Humane Society.  This event will be held in the Storytime Room from 9 AM-6 PM both days.  Homemade cat & dog treats and toys will be for sale and teen volunteers will run free activities for younger kids,  Special guests from the Humane Society will be visiting from 10 AM-3 PM both days.  No registration is required for this event.  Interested patrons are asked to contact Teen Librarian, Liz Strauss at 330.343.6123 for more info. The Dover Public Library is located at 525 N Walnut St in Dover across from Dover High School.  

July 22 Mick Donato Presents:  Canteen & WWII

Join the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum for a look into what makes Dennison so special-The Salvation Army efforts, WWII and the Canteen on Fri, July 22nd at 7 PM in the Red Room at the Depot Museum.  RSVP to this FREE event by calling 740.922.6776.

July 22 Dover Noon Lions Club Blood Drive

The Dover Noon Lions Club is sponsoring this Blood Drive thru the Red Cross at Grace Lutheran Outreach Center, 208 N Wooster Ave, Dover on Fri, July 22nd from Noon – 6 PM.  Go donate blood and be entered in a raffle to win one of several gifts donated from local merchants! You may walk in to donate or make an appointment by calling 1-800-RedCross.  Volunteer to help those in need.

July 23 Celebrating Manufacturing in Tuscarawas County

Celebrate Manufacturing in Tuscarawas County takes place on Sat, July 23rd at Kent State University at Tuscarawas from 10 AM – 3 PM.  This will feature student projects from the inaugural Tuscarawas county Dale Lauren Foland Manufacturing Camp, educational activities and booths and a hot air balloon launch.  This one-of-a-kind event has something for the whole family!  Flite Test will also be flying radio-control airplanes, drones and attendees will be able to build their own foam planes.  Stop by and celebrate manufacturing in Tuscarawas County!!!!

July 23 Tuscarawas Valley Farmers Market (TVFM) Offering Farm Tours

The TVFM is hosting a farm tour of weekly market vendor Yoder’s Acres Produce on Sat, July 23rd. The public is invited to attend. Connecting people to their food and to the growers and makers who produce it, is a major goal of the TVFM. This tour is a chance to better understand all the innovation and practices that one of their vendors utilizes in order to dependably produce food for sale at the TVFM.  The tour will begin at the T-County Fairgrounds in Dover with transportation provided for all participants.  Busses will leave at promptly 9 AM with an expected return of 1:30 PM.  The vendor, Yoder’s Acres Produce will provide refreshments during the tour. There is limited space and registration is required. Interested participants can contact the TVFM for more info or to register by calling 330.577.8836 or emailing:  tuscfarmmarket@gmail.com. When leaving a message, please state your first & last name, phone #, and how many.  They ask that no group register more than 6 participants.  To help cover the cost of transportation, a fee of $10 will be charged when boarding the busses.  Yoder’s Acres Produce will provide each participant with a $10 gift certificate for use at their market stand at the completion of the tour, making the cost free to participants!  More info about the TVFM can be found at www.tvffm.org or www.facebook.com/tuscfarmersmarket.

July 23 Quarter Auction

Dover Eagles Ladies Auxiliary a non-profit organization, is hosting a quarter auction on Saturday July 23, at 224 North Tuscarawas Ave, Dover. Please use front entrance. Doors open to the public at 1pm auction starts at 2pm pre-sale ticket prices are $3 or if you purchase the tickets at the door it will be $4, food and drinks will be available for purchase. There will also be a bakesale, donations would be appreciated. If you have any questions contact Dorthy or Sarah at 330-364-6110

July 23 Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Deanna Dietz

Please go & help support Deanna in her fight against ovarian cancer!  This benefit dinner takes place on Sat, July 23rd from 3-7 PM at Valley View Church Event Center, 2772 Simons Drive NW, Sugarcreek.  Cost is $8.00.  Take-out will be available.  There will be a Silent Auction/Raffles, Guns, 50/50, Home Items & Gift Cards.  All Donations accepted.  Donations and auction items can be dropped off at Kleen Test Products @9901 Chestnut Ridge Rd, Beach City from 7 AM-3PM.  Contacts:  Wes Hayes – 330.260.0571 or 330.359.5809; Tina Page – 330.401.4110 or Dana Littlepage – 330.827.5748

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. 

July 24  Missionary Sending Service

A Missionary sending service will be held for Alexa Putt (She will be sent to Spain to work with children and youth in programs designed to teach Christian faith and values), Sunday July 24, 10am at the Ragersville Zion United Church of Christ (8831 Crooked Run Rd SW, Sugarcreek). All are welcome to join us in sending Alexa on her first missionary journey. In addition to funds already committed by Zion, all loose and designated offerings on that day will go towards the expense of Alexa’s internship. You may contact Pastor Bruce Haltom at 330-987-7721 for more information.

July 25-29 Jerusalem Church Vacation Bible School

Jerusalem Church located on 1417 Stonecreek Rd Sw, New Philadelphia will be having Vacation Bible School July 25-29 6:30-9pm. Age ranges are pre-K to 5th grade, the theme is Surf Shack (beach theme) there will be music, mission, crafts, games, and Bible fun. Register you child by calling the Church at 330-339-2242 Monday-Friday 9am-1pm or in person at the Church during VBS hours.

July 26 Gnadenhutten Library Friends Reorganizing

The Gnadenhutten Library Friends Group is reorganizing after being inactive for several years. Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26th at 7 PM in the Library’s meeting room. Anyone interested in volunteering at the library and supporting the library are encouraged to attend. Membership in the Friends group is open to youth 12 years and older, adults, families, businesses & organizations. Currently, annual dues are $1/youths, $5/adults, $10/families & $20/businesses/organizations.  

July 27 Gnadenhutten Public Library starting Movie Discussion Group

Movie buffs can connect for the first time meeting on Wed, July 27th at 6 PM.  The library purchased a public performance movie license so movies can be shown in the library and discussed by those attending the group.  The first film will look at how the legend Robin Hood began.  Those interested in attending can call the library for title and details.  (The Library’s license precludes publicizing the title outside of the library.)  Copies of the film will be available for watching prior to the discussion.  The library will provide popcorn and light refreshments.  

July 27 Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Scramble

Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Scramble takes place on Wed, July 27th at Hickory Flats Golf Course, West Lafayette.  Cost: $50 ea/$200 Team; Hole Sponsor: $50.  Sign in at Noon w/a Shotgun Start 1 PM.  18 holes of golf. Carts, Skins Game, Door Prizes.  Refreshments & Steak Dinner.  For info, call:  740-498-4545 or E-mail grchaney@att.net  Everyone welcome & they will take singles & will make a team.  

July 27  Yoga Classes at Norma Johnson Center  

Norma Johnson Center along with Lindsay Demuth will be offering Yoga classes for community members that are interested in attending.  The class is $5.00/participant/session and will be held June 1st, June 15th, June 29th, July 13th, July 27th, Aug 10th and Aug 24th from 6-7 PM.  The class will take place at the NJC’s Circle outside of the Wetland Trail entrance located on Conservative Drive off of Old SR 39 outside of Dover.  This class is open to any age and all skill levels.  Please call the office with questions:  330.339.7976.

July 27-29     Sugarcreek Community Vacation Bible School    

The Union Hill Methodist Church, the Shanesville Lutheran Church and volunteer helpers from the Sugarcreek U.C.C. have joined together this year to offer Vacation Bible School for all Sugarcreek Community Children ages 3 through the 7th grade.  Classes will be held on Wed, Thurs, Fri, July 27, 28, 29 in the evening from 6:00-8:30 PM at the Shanesville Lutheran Church (1006 West Main St) which is located on the SW corner of St Rt 39 and 93 in Sugarcreek.  Pre register forms will be at the Gospel Shop, Sugarcreek Community Churches and IGA.  Please complete and return to VBS Registration, P O Box 478, Sugarcreek, OH  44681 or e-mail to/pre register on line @ shanesvillelutheranchurch@gmail.com or www.unionhillumc.com Registrations due by July 1st. Please go early (5:30 PM to register if you have not pre registered.   This year’s theme will be “Ocean Commotion”…it will be an ocean of fun!  They are calling all divers to join them for an amazing water-filled adventure.  

July 28 St Peter’s Lutheran Church Feast & Fellowship Dinner

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Feast & Fellowship dinner is being held on Thursday, July 28th Serving 4:30 PM-?.  Great food and desserts! Everyone welcome! Please join them!  There is no charge for the dinners, however, if you feel the need, a freewill offering will be accepted.  All donations received are used for Community Mission Work and the local Food Bank Programs.  These dinners are held the 4th Thursday each month January – October.

July 31 Birthright of New Philadelphia Open House

2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Birthright in our area. Sr. Claudine Smith opened Birthright of Dover in 1991, and then moved to New Philadelphia in 2007. Birthright is celebrating their 25th anniversary by having an open house on July 31 from 2-5pm at 1159 12th St NW. Light lunch and beverages provided and free gift to everyone.

Aug 6  Poker Run for Family of Baby Aiden

Poker Run for Family of Baby Aiden Sat, Aug 6th @ Ricks Station, 932 N Wooster Ave, Strasburg, to help the Ferrell & McGinnis families with the passing of their angel, Aiden. First bike out at 11 AM.  (Rain or shine – Ride or Drive) $15/single & $20/couple.  

Aug 6 Village of Sugarcreek “SWISS DAY”

There will be a lot of “family fun” on Sat, Aug 6th in downtown Sugarcreek. 1st Annual Art/Merchant Walk (Watch & Shop Local Artists!) Noon – 5 PM including face painting, inflatables, caricatures & food vendors.  Lunch Buffet at 1st Mennonite Church 11 AM-2 PM by Donation.  Live Music!  Pine Hill Pickers and Josh Compton from Noon – 5 PM.  Fireworks at Dusk!  Run for Gnome!  2K Family Run/Walk starts at 6 PM. Get maps & info at “Arts on Broadway” & Alpine Museum & Information Center.

Aug 6 All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast at Bolivar

All you can eat country breakfast at St John United Church of Christ, 409 Park Avenue in Bolivar on Sat, Aug 6th from 8-11 AM.  Breakfast will consist of: Scrambled eggs, ham or sausage, biscuits and sausage gravy, pancakes, juice and coffee.  Cost is $6/ages 11 & up; $3/ages 6-10 and Under 6 -Free.  

Aug 6 Ragersville Homecoming Weekend – “Celebrating 186 Years”

There will be festivities ‘on the square’ Fri, Aug 5th with the Ragersville Historical Society opening at 1 PM.  Tour the Museum, 1830 School, Log Cabin & Jacob Steiner Cheese House.  At 4 PM, there will be a Chicken BBQ, BBQ ribs or Bratwurst sandwiches with sides, pie, ice cream and kettle corn.  Visit the 1846 Wine Cellar for Wine Tasting from 4:30-8 PM.  There will be judging. (Local participants welcome!)  Evening concludes with Bad Stone concert and Beir Garten.  Activities for Saturday, Aug 6th include the Ragersville Community Council inviting everyone to the Ragersville School grounds for BBQ Pork, Bingo and a 50/50 raffle.  Kiddie Tractor Pull begins at 6 PM. + the Annual Wooden Cheese Wheel auction. On Sunday, Aug 7th, the Ragersville Businessmen’s Assoc will round out the festivities by hosting their 2nd Annual Motorcycle Show from 4-6 PM.  Entry fee is $5 per bike and takes place during the Annual Businessmen’s Community Picnic at 4 PM on the square in Downtown Ragersville.  This fun filled event is $10 per person for all you can eat and drink.  Join your friends for a 50/50 drawing, corn hole tournament, live music and more.  Proceeds from these events help maintain the Ragersville Historical Society property.  For more info, contact 330.897.9204 or ragerville@gmail.com or www.ragerville.org.

August 10   Yoga Classes at Norma Johnson Center  

Norma Johnson Center along with Lindsay Demuth will be offering Yoga classes for community members that are interested in attending.  The class is $5.00/participant/session and will be held June 1st, June 15th, June 29th, July 13th, July 27th, Aug 10th and Aug 24th from 6-7 PM.  The class will take place at the NJC’s Circle outside of the Wetland Trail entrance located on Conservative Drive off of Old SR 39 outside of Dover.  This class is open to any age and all skill levels.  Please call the office with questions:  330.339.7976.

Aug 12 Johnny Cash Tribute Artist Fundraiser

The Canton Christian Home, a retirement community in Canton,  welcomes Terry Lee Goffee the “Ultimate” Johnny Cash Tribute Artist for a fundraiser at 2600 Cleveland Ave NW, Canton on Fri, Aug 12th from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  Proceeds benefit the benevolent fund to subsidize elderly residents unable to pay their full monthly care costs.  Ticket prices are $25 each.  Veterans and current military personnel ticket prices are $10.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 330.430.5120.

Aug 13 Karam’s Kidz Center Carryout Chicken Dinner Fundraiser     

Karam’s Kidz Center is hosting a chicken dinner on Sat, Aug 13th to raise funds to support local children.  Tickets are available for purchase at $10 per meal through First Federal Community Bank, Karams Car Wash, Novosel Realty and from any student of Karam’s Martial Arts. ALL MEALS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE!!!!   Meals include ½ slow roasted chicken, baked beans, applesauce & a roll.  The boxed meals will be available for pickup between 11 AM-1 PM at the First Federal Community Bank parking lot located at 321 N Wooster Ave, Dover.  Please support Karam’s Kidz Center as they partner with local organizations like Big Bros/Big Sis’, Welty Middle School, Developmental Board of Disabilities and other nonprofits to empower the children of Tuscarawas County that have been disrupted by divorce, abandonment (foster), court orders, military deployment, drug addiction and other unfortunate circumstances by purchasing or donating to the Chicken Dinner Fundraiser.  Want to help out, make a donation, have an idea, please call Karla @330.339.9127 or karla@karamskidzcenter.com.

August 24   Yoga Classes at Norma Johnson Center

NJC along with Lindsay Demuth will be offering Yoga classes for community members that are interested in attending.  The class is $5.00/participant/session and will be held June 1st, June 15th, June 29th, July 13th, July 27th, Aug 10th and Aug 24th from 6-7 PM.  The class will take place at the NJC’s Circle outside of the Wetland Trail entrance located on Conservative Drive off of Old SR 39 outside of Dover.  This class is open to any age and all skill levels.  Please call the office with questions:  330.339.7976.

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.