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 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 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   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

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.

Sept/Oct  Schedule    Singles of Tuscarawas County                                                                                                                                            

Tues, Sept 27th:  Bingo at 6:00 PM @JIM’s Place, Take 3 wrapped gifts, snack & drink.  
Thurs, Sept 29th: Picnic at Gloria’s 4:00 PM; Eat at 6:00 PM.  (See info in your newsletter).
Fri, Sept 30th: Game Night @ Life Center 6-9 PM, Take a snack & drink.
Sat, Oct 1st: Euchre Tournament 6:30 PM @JIM’s Place, Take a snack $5.00  Prizes!
Sun, Oct 2nd: Hog Roast @ UMC @ Noon (“Ride your HOG to church day!”)
Wed, Oct 5th: Hennis Card Parties (Bolivar) 7-9 PM  ( For more info, See your newsletter)
Fri, Oct 7th:  Game Night @Life Center 6-9 PM; Alumni welcome! Take a snack & drink.
Sat, Oct 8th: 9 AM-Shoney’s – “Widows Club”/  7-10 PM – SUMC Dance (Canton) – $8.00, Take a snack.
Sun, Oct 9th: Out to lunch at NOON  @ El San Jose’s, Bluebell Dr, New Phila
Wed, Oct 12th:  Hennis Card Parties (Dover) 7-9 PM (For more info, See your newsletter)
Fri, Oct 14th: Game Night @Life Center 6-9 PM – Take a snack & drink
Sat, Oct 15th: Euchre Tournament @ SUMC at 6 PM $5.00, Take a snack. Tournament begins at 6:30 PM.
Sun, Oct 16th: Out to Lunch – Noonish – Texas Roadhouse
Wed, Oct 19th:  Hennis Card Parties (Bolivar) 7-9 PM (For more info, See your newsletter)
Fri, Oct 21st: Game Night @Life Center 6-9 PM Take a snack and a drink
Sun, Oct 23rd: Out & About Flipside Grill, Magnolia.  Meet at JIM’s Place @NOON.
Tues, Oct 25th: Bingo at JIM’s Place – Take 3 wrapped gifts, snack and drink
Fri, Oct 28th: Game Night @ Life Center 6-9 PM, Take snack and drink
Sun, Oct 30th:  Out to Lunch – Noonish – Hog Heaven

Sept/ Oct Gnadenhutten Library  Schedule             

Wed, Sept 28th: Movie Discussion at 6 PM (“Genius” featured movie)
Oct 5th: Story Time “Twice the fun with Story Time 2 days a week! Wed’s: 10 AM & Thurs’: 10 AM Thurs,
Oct 6th: Annual Book Month Block Party at 6 PM – Please take a lawn chair.  Free for all ages.
Hot Dogs, S’mores, Snacks, Beverages, Games, & Campfire Stories
Oct 18th:  Pumpkin Carving & Decorating “Family Make & Take”  1 medium size pumpkin provided per child.  You may bring your own larger pumpkin or gourd if you wish.  Register by Oct 17th. Adults need to be accompanied by a responsible child!  Family events open to all ages.  Adults:  Please BOP (Bring your own pumpkin) “Book Hounds” happens every Thursdays from 3 – 7 PM    For more details and updates for the Gnadenhutten Public Library, Call 740.254.9224.  

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

Sept 30 Free Concert at Dover First United Methodist Church (UMC)

The Dover First UMC welcomes Southern Gospel Artist, Ava Kasich, winner of the 2015 Gold Cross Female Artist of the Year, 2012 Beacon Award Soloist and Song of the Year Awards on Fri, Sept 30th at 7 PM.  The community is invited to enjoy this FREE Concert in the church sanctuary at 1725 N Wooster Avenue, Dover.  A “love offering” for Ava will be graciously accepted.

Oct 1 Newcomerstown Fire Department Annual Chicken BBQ & Car Show

Newcomerstown Fire Department Annual Chicken BBQ & Car Show will be Saturday, October 1st at the David Barber Civic Center located at 1066 East State Street, Newcomerstown. Car show registration is $10.00 and lasts from 11 AM – 1 PM.  There will be 75 awards and Best of Show awarded at 3 PM.  Chicken Dinners will be served from 11 AM – 3 PM and include ½ chicken, your choice of 2 side dishes and a roll for $10.00.  Dine-in and Carryout are available.  All proceeds will be  used to purchase emergency equipment.  For additional info, please contact Heather Wells at 330.340.6537 or e-mail: nersfire@sbcglobal.net.

Oct 1  Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition Bike and Brew

Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition Bike and Brew, Join them for their annual bicycle ride and family-friendly Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct 1st!  Start with a bicycle ride at 4 PM at Canal Lands Park on Dover-Zoar Road, traveling to Fort Laurens in Bolivar and beyond. Then, head back to Canal Lands and cross the street to the Canal Tavern of Zoar, where the Oktoberfest will take place from 5 to 8 PM. Enjoy live music, authentic German food cooked right at the tavern, good beer and raffle prizes. Visit their website to purchase tickets or contact Katelyn Freil at 330.374.5657 or kfreil@ohioeriecanal.org to learn more.  

Oct 1 Newcomerstown Rotary Club Blood Screenings

The club will be holding their annual fall blood screenings on Saturday, Oct 1st from 7 – 9:30 AM at the West Elementary School at 517 Beaver Street, Newcomerstown. You will need to PRE REGISTER by calling 740.435.2900. 12 Hour Fasting REQUIRED. Drinking water encouraged! Snacks & Beverages available. Screenings will be done first come, first served as in the past. Tests will be mailled to you and then you contact your physician with results. If you cannot attend after you register, there is no penalty.  EMS will be available to take blood pressures. Call 740.498.8562 or 740.498.4545 for further info.  

Oct 1    Historic Zoar Village’s Free Speaker Series

Terry Woods will present “Ohio State Parks on the Ohio & Erie Canal” and will discuss the impact of the Works Progress Administration along the canal on Sat, Oct 1st at 1 PM at the Zoar Schoolhouse. For more info, contact Historic Zoar Village at 330.874.3011 or visit their website at:  www.historiczoarvillage.com  

Oct 1 All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast

All you can eat country breakfast takes place at St John United Church of Christ, 409 Park Avenue, Bolivar on Saturday, Oct 1st from 8 – 11 AM. Breakfast consists of: Scrambled eggs, ham or sausage, biscuits and sausage gravy, pancakes, juice and coffee. Cost: $6 Ages 11 and up; $3 Ages 6-10; and under 6 free.  

Oct 1  Fort Laurens Archaeology Special Event

Fort Laurens helps kick off Ohio Archaeology month with a special event on October 1, from 10am-2pm. Fort Lauren Archaeology Day explores the significance of archaeological finds in Ohio and demonstrates techniques used by early native Americans. A mock dig site allows kids to search for their own archaeological treasures and take home one of their finds. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own finds for identification. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. For more information, or to make group reservations please call 330-874-2059.    

Oct 1, 2  “Fight Against Heroin” Rally on the Square

Rally on the Square in New Philadelphia, There will also be a bake sale, live bands, activities for the kids, food by donations, vendors, speakers.  This takes place both Saturday & Sunday, Oct 1st & 2nd from 11 AM-8 PM.

Oct 2     7th Annual Matt Jarvis Memorial Foundation Golf Scramble

The Annual Matt Jarvis Memorial Foundation Golf Scramble takes place on Sunday, October 2nd at Willandale Golf Course, Sugarcreek. Cost: $240/team. Start time: 1 PM. Cash prizes to top 2 teams, longest drive and closest to the pin. Food following the round and door prizes! Go join them as they get together for a memorable day of golf and fun.  Shotgun start is 1 PM with registration beginning at noon. Registration limited to the first 36 teams. To register, contact Josh Jarvis at one of the following: email: jarvisjosh78@yahoo.com or call or text: 330.204.3565.

Oct 2
Otterbein UMC Pancake & Sausage Brunch

Otterbein UMC Pancake and Sausage brunch takes place on Sunday, Oct 2nd from 10:30 AM- Noon. “Free Will Donation” Please join them and help support their Youth Group. Church is located at: 156 Beaver Ave NE, New Phila. For more info: 330.343.4131 or www.Otterbein-Church.org.

Oct 4 Union Hospital Auxiliary “Paint & Sip”

The UH Auxiliary is bringing a new and exciting fundraiser for the month of October.  This fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, Oct 4th at the Emerson Banquet Facility on Ray Avenue in New Philadelphia at 7 PM. Carla Wherlely will teach you how to paint a fall picture and Kristen Zemis will lead the wine tasting of One Hope Wines. Tickets for the event will be sold in advance. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door! This event is limited to 50 participants and is $45.00 per person. PSVP is required. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. Contact Holly Ripple in the Development and community Relations Department at Union Hospital at 330.364.0884 or hripple@unionhospital.org to reserve your seat.

Oct 5 Polar Training to be held at the Dennison Depot Museum

The staff at the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum invites you to consider being a volunteer on the Polar Express Train Rides. Volunteer roles include elves, storytellers, storyteller assistants, ticket takers, car hosts, elf yourself shoppe staff & of course Santa! Training will be Wednesday, Oct 5th at the Dennison Presbyterian Church at 301 Grant Street, Dennison. Anyone is welcome to volunteer. Only requirement is that Storytellers must be 18 years of age, elves must be in 4th grade or older & car hosts strong enough to assist passengers on & off the train. Training schedule goes as follows: new elves should arrive at 5:45 PM, experienced elves at 6 PM and both groups will not be done until 7 PM. Parents are encouraged to stay for the informational meeting. All volunteers, including elves, must attend a mandatory railroad safety meeting conducted by officials of the Genesee & Wyoming Railroad at 6:30 PM. All other volunteers categories other than elves will remain after safety training for their volunteer training. The Dennison Depot will conduct 20 Polar Express Train Rides based upon the award winning book by Chris Van Allsburg. The 1 1/2 hour excursions will operate Dec 2-4; 9-11. Friday trips depart at 6 and 8 PM; Sat and Sun trips depart at 2,4,6 & 8 PM. Volunteers are required to arrive one hour early & must do 2 trips in a row. Additional volunteer opportunities exist at the Depot and the North Pole. The Depot also seeks vendors for the Masonic Temple across the street from the Dennison Depot during trips. Anyone interested in these roles is more than welcome to contact the Depot: polarexpress@dennisondepot.org. Or by calling 740.922.6776. Tickets are available for purchase at the Dennison Depot by calling 740.922.6776.

Oct 5 Fall Harvest Dinner at St Peter’s Lutheran Church

Fall Harvest Dinner at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church takes place on Wednesday, Oct 5th at the church located at 3640 Oldtown Valley Rd SW, New Phila from 4:30 – 7 PM. You many pre-order tickets by calling Sharon: 330.339.4570 or Ginny: 330.339.3571. Tickets will also be available at the door. Adult: $8; Children age 10 & under: $4. Also, Basket Raffles! Menu consists of: ham loaf, chicken, scalloped potatoes, baked corn, green beans, cole slaw, rolls & butter, salad, homemade pies & cakes & beverages. Proceeds to benefit local mission work.  

Oct 6, 7 Big Fall Rummage Sale at Dover First UMC

Big Fall Rummage Sale at Dover First United Methodist Church Thursday, Oct 6th: 9 AM – 4 PM and Fri, Oct 7th : 9 AM – Noon in the Fellowship hall of the church located at 1725 N Wooster Ave, Dover. Bargain prices! Sponsored by the Dover First UMC Women.

Oct 8 Tunnel Hill Chicken BBQ

Tunnel Hill Community Center Activities, Stone Creek is hosting Chicken BBQ on Oct 8th. Serving is from 4-6 PM. Meal includes: ½ chicken, with 2 sides, roll & butter, cake and drink for $10.00. (or ½ chicken for $6) Pre-sale tickets until Oct 1st. Eat-in or Carry-out. The chicken will be cooked by Black Sheep BBQ. Call 330.308.0709 or 330.339.5350 to reserve your tickets. Round and square dance that evening from 8-10 PM. Hand-Picked Band providing the music and Gary Woods calling. This is a free dance. Plan to go and have a good time.

Oct 8 Clay Worker’s Picnic at Twin City Fall Festival

If you haven’t heard, the Museum of Clay Industry and Folk Art has rescheduled the Clay Worker’s Festival from June to October.  This rescheduled event will be taking place in conjunction with the Twin City Fall Festival on Oct 8th beginning at 10 AM in front of the new museum building on Main Street in Uhrichsville. For more info, email:  membership@dennisondepot.org or call 740.922.6776.      

Oct 8    Zoar Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner

Zoar Volunteer Fire Department will host a Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner located at 190 East 5th Street from 4 – 8 PM. This is an all you can eat meal featuring their famous 4 Alarm Hot Sauce. Meal includes: salad, dinner rolls, dessert and beverage. Adults: $9; Children under 12: $4.50. If you do not like standing in lines, you can call ahead for CARRYOUT at 330.874.2069 and pick it up. All carryout dinners are $9.00. All proceeds will benefit the Zoar VFD, Inc. a 501c3 non-profit charitable agency.

Oct 8    “Walk/Run for Hope” for Breast Cancer in Jewett

Walk/Run for Hope for Breast Cancer in Jewett, 5K/3.1 Walk/Run & Kid’s Fun Run will take place on Saturday, Oct 8th. The race course is on the Conotton Creek Trail, a paved rail trail starting in Jewett. Registration is $20 per walker/runner. After Oct 1st: $25. $5 for Children’s Fun Run (does not include a t-shirt). Registration table will be at Jewett Wildcat Community Center (the old elementary building). Refreshments available with a donation. Mail pre-registrations to Wendy Ledger, 88550 Maple Road, Jewett, OH 43988. Any questions: call Wendy Ledger 740.945.2003 or Trisha Hirshbach at 740.946.0153.  

Oct 8    Tunnel Hill Chicken BBQ

Tunnel Hill Community Center Activities, Stone Creek is hosting Chicken BBQ on Oct 8th. Serving is from 4-6 PM. Meal includes: ½ chicken, with 2 sides, roll & butter, cake and drink for $10.00. (or ½ chicken for $6) Pre-sale tickets until Oct 1st. Eat-in or Carry-out. The chicken will be cooked by Black Sheep BBQ. Call 330.308.0709 or 330.339.5350 to reserve your tickets. Round and square dance that evening from 8-10 PM. Hand-Picked Band providing the music and Gary Woods calling. This is a free dance. Plan to go and have a good time.  

Oct 8   Clay Worker’s Picnic at Twin City Fall Festival

If you haven’t heard, the Museum of Clay Industry and Folk Art has rescheduled the Clay Worker’s Festival from June to October.  This rescheduled event will be taking place in conjunction with the Twin City Fall Festival on Oct 8th beginning at 10 AM in front of the new museum building on Main Street in Uhrichsville. For more info, email:  membership@dennisondepot.org or call 740.922.6776.    

Oct 9    Christian Bands at Coshocton County Fairgrounds

Christian Bands at Coshocton County Fairgrounds is Sunday, Oct 9th at 6:30 PM T4:12 and New Life Ministries presents: Child Fund International Small Town America Tour 2016. Includes Seventh Day Slumber, Ashes Remain, SilverSyde, and Set For The Fall. $15 admission. Tickets available on www.itickets.com.         

Oct 10  Dennison Fire Department Open House

Dennison Fire Department annual open house Monday, October 10, 5-8pm. Fun for the entire family. Children’s firefighter obstacle course, fire prevention information, smokehouse demonstration, tour fire apparatus and station, fire safety trailer, free refreshments and more. Contact the station for more information at 740-922-2067

Oct 10  Card Party at Schoenbrunn Moravian Church

Schoenbrunn Moravian Church Card Party event is on Monday, Oct 10th from 6-9 PM at the church located at 2200 East High Avenue, New Phila. $8 donation includes meal, door prizes and fun! For reservations, call 330.339.3723.  

Oct 11th       “Ready Spaghetti”  First Church of God

Ready Spaghetti at The First Church of God takes place the second Tuesday at the Church, 824 Tuscarawas Ave, New Philadelphia from 3-7 PM. The Spaghetti is Ready for TAKE OUT ONLY! Hot or Cold; Real homemade spaghetti sauce & meatballs. All profits are going to Outreach Ministries. For larger order and NO WAIT, Call the day of between the hours of 10 AM & Noon. 330.343.3501. You can also get it with Marinara Sauce and can get sauces by the pint or quart. Prices range from $5.50 for a small up to $10 for a large depending what meatballs/meat sauce/marinara sauce you get. No Fuss, No Mess; God Bless!

Oct 15 Special Olympics of Tuscarawas County Fall Fest

Special Olympics of Tuscarawas County Fall Fest is scheduled for Saturday, Oct 15th at Cy Young Park, Newcomerstown. Events include a Superhero 1K and 5K Walk/Run, a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, a Silent Auction/Chinese Raffle, a bounce house and live music with the Hooligans. There will be a concession stand and bake sale available throughout the event. Proceeds from the event will enable area athletes to attend local, area, state and national tournaments throughout the year as well as purchase necessary equipment and uniforms for each sport. The costs of these items total over $15,000 annually. Winning teams and runners will receive medals. Runners/walkers and teams registered on/or before Sept 30th will receive a t-shirts as well. The organization is looking for donations and participants. The community is encouraged to go support T-County Special Olympics at the event. Questions or volunteer inquiries may be directed to Richelle Lefler at: tuscarawascountyspecialolympics@gmail.com.

Oct 15   Grace United Methodist Church (UMC) Annual Food Pantry Benefit

Grace United Methodist Church Annual Food Pantry Benefit, Their mission’s committee will be hosting their annual soup and sandwich benefit for the Twin City Food Pantry on Saturday, Oct 15th from 3-6 PM. This will be held in the church fellowship hall right behind the church at 534 West 1st Street, Uhrichsville. The cost is a “love offering” and a non-perishable food item. Menu consists of: Vegetable soup, chicken noodle soup, chili, cream chicken sandwich, sloppy joe sandwich, pie and beverage. All proceeds will go to the Twin City Food Pantry. Please go and support such a vital organization, which is such a great asset to our community.

Oct 15 / 16  Tuscarawas County Coin Club 57th Annual Coin Show

The Tuscarawas County Coin Club will host their 57th annual coin show on October 15 and 16 at J.I.M.S. Place in New Philadelphia. Hours are Saturday from 10am-4pm and Sunday 10am-3pm. Coin dealers will be on hand to buy, sell, and trade coins. Other activities include coin and cash drawings, coin appraisals, and free coin drawings every half hour. Admission is free. Lunch stand provided by Cub Scout Pack 86. Dealer tables still available. If interested in setting up please contact Ted Fisher at 330-365-9369. For further information, please contact Bill Alleshouse at 330-432-2899

Oct 15, 16  8th Annual Colonial Trade Faire  Schoenbrunn

8th Annual Colonial Faire Trade at Schoenbrunn will take place Saturday, Oct 15th: 10 AM-4 PM and Sun, Oct 16th: 10 AM-4 PM Walking into Schoenbrunn Village, visitors will be taken to the past with an exciting twist to the Moravian settlement. The streets will be lined with reenactors covering the end of the 18th century. Visitors will not only be able to enjoy period participants work, put also purchase many of the wares-from costumes and pottery to weaving and jewelry. A raffle will be held for a number of interesting historic prizes. Tickets can be purchased during the Colonial Trade Faire weekend at the registration table inside the Gift Shop at $5 each or 3/$10. Those that enter, do not have to be present to win! Admission those 2 days is: $7/Adults; $5/Seniors (ages 55+); $4/Children (ages 7-17) and children ages 6 and younger are free. Ohio History Connection and Schoenbrunn Village members may enjoy FREE admission to the event.  For more info, please contact: 740.922.6776 or email schoenbrunnvillage@gmail.com.

Oct 21 / 22  Zoar Ghost Tours

Space is limited for Historic Zoar Village’s upcoming haunted Ghost Tours on October 21-22 and October 28-29. Costumed living history interpreters will lead visitors by lantern light through the 200-year-old town and several of its buildings, sharing staff and visitors tales of supernatural encounters. Tickets are available for the following tour times each night: 6:30pm, 6:45pm, 7pm, 7:15pm, and 7:30pm. Tours cost $15 per adult and $10 for kids 10 and under.

Oct 22 Everal’s Chapel Fall Art Social

Everal’s Chapel Fall Art Social is their first yearly art social. It will take place on Saturday, Oct 22nd on the grounds of the historic Everal Chapel. It will raise funds to maintain and repair the historic 1868 Chapel. Artist participation is FREE; however, the artist must donate their work to Everal Chapel Preservation Society to be sold at the silent auction during the event. A $300 award will be given to the artist chosen to have best captured the essence of the chapel. All artists will receive a coupon for a free lunch. This will be awarded the day of the event. Soup cooked over an open fire along with other foods and desserts will be served. The public is encouraged to observe and participate in their silent auction to conclude at 6 PM. For further info, contact event organizer, Harley Dakin by phone at 740.498.5636 or by email: hpdakin@sbcglobal.net. All artists should RSVP by Oct 20th. A signed artists agreement must accompany the registration available upon request. Go join in the fun! All ages are welcome.

Oct 23 “Sounds of Grace” performing at Chili Crossroads Bible Church

This music group of talented young people from Dayspring Bible College and Seminary in Mundelein, IL will perform on Sunday, Oct 23rd at 10:30 AM.  Free concert and lunch of plowboys (pulled pork over baked potate with butter, BBQ sauce, sour cream and cheese) and dessert bar. Church located at 29445 County Road 10, Fresno, OH. For more info: 740.545.9707 or,  www.chilibiblechurch.org

Oct 24   Dover Knights of Columbus Ghost Chase 5K and Kid’s Run

The Dover Knights of Columbus will celebrate Halloween by hosting the annual Ghost Chase 5K road race through the streets of Dover and local cemeteries Saturday, October 24. All runners will receive a t-shirt and refreshments provided by Subway and Pepsi after the race. Advanced registration for the 5K is $20. Registration forms are available at YMCA of Tuscarawas County and the Allied Machine and Engineering Tuscarawas Valley website, www.gorunit.net. Race day registration will open at 7:30am and cost $25.

Oct 27    Feast & Fellowship Church Dinner Event

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Oldtown Valley Rd. New Philadelphia will hold its monthly Oldtown Feast & Fellowship Dinner on Thursday, October 27 serving at 4:30pm-? Great food and desserts. Everyone welcome! 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 Mission Work and the local food bank programs.

Oct 28 / 29  Zoar Ghost Tours

Space is limited for Historic Zoar Village’s upcoming haunted Ghost Tours on October 28-29. Costumed living history interpreters will lead visitors by lantern light through the 200-year-old town and several of its buildings, sharing staff and visitors tales of supernatural encounters. Tickets are available for the following tour times each night: 6:30pm, 6:45pm, 7pm, 7:15pm, and 7:30pm. Tours cost $15 per adult and $10 for kids 10 and under.    

Oct 30 Spaghetti Dinner & Benefit for Lori Sutton

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Lori Sutton will take place on Sunday, Oct 30th from Noon-5 PM at Indian Valley Middle School, School Street, Tuscarawas. Along with the dinner, there will be many great items including numerous gift certificates to local area businesses, a 50/50 drawing, etc. Cost for the spaghetti dinner is $10/Adults; $5/Children 12 & under. Lori was recently diagnosed with liver cancer and has found out she is not a candidate a transplant. The former Lori Neighley from Tuscarawas is a loving wife, mother, Mimi, daughter, sister and amazing friend who has done so much for others. If you areinterested in donating or helping in any way, please contact Nancy Kohler-Smith at nenenanc@msn.com or by calling 330.401.8015.