What’s Happening

Ongoing New Philadelphia City Health Department Offering HIV Testing

HIV is best treated when it is detected early. You might be at risk for contracting HIV if you have a tattoo not done professionally, a blood transfusion or an organ transplant prior to 1992, sharing needles or straws when using drugs, unprotected sex, if you have hepatitis B or hepatitis C, if you have been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease, or blood to blood contact with someone of unknown HIV status. The New Philadelphia City Health Department can get you the test results in twenty minutes, and it’s free! They are open 8am to 11:30am & 1pm to 4pm Monday thru Friday. The New Philadelphia City Health Department is located at 150 East High Ave. Look them up online 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 women 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 application 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 upfront 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 from an addiction, you are invited to join Celebrate Recovery. The group meets every Tuesday at 7 pm, with the doors opening at 6:30 pm at Trinity Hospital Twin City. Go into the Emergency Department entrance, take the elevator to the 2nd floor and turn right. For more information please contact: John or Tracey Jones at 330-275-2217 or email johntraceyjones@gmail.com

Ongoing Spinal Cord Injury Support Group Meets

Spinal Injury support group meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7 PM in the Union Hospital Toomey Room-Front (Ground floor immediately outside the cafeteria).  Park in the upper visitor parking lot. All are welcome to attend. You may talk to them at the Commercial Building at the Tuscarawas County Fair, during Fair Week. For more info, contact:  Sue Shepherd at sbshepherd813@gmail.com

Ongoing Crohn’s & Colitis Support Group at Newcomerstown

Crohn’s and Colitis meeting will be held every Tuesday from 5-6 pm at the Newcomerstown Public Library located at 123 E Main St, Newcomerstown. You and your loved ones are welcome to attend! They hope to see you there!

Ongoing Every Friday RU Recovery hosted by Chili Crossroads Bible Church

The Chili Crossroads Bible Church is excited to announce they are now hosting RU Recovery every Friday night at 7 pm (the premiere faith-based program in the US and the program with the highest success rate). This is the first chapter of RU Recovery in Coshocton County. Free. Free childcare. Transportation available. Open program. Everyone welcome!  The CCBC is located at 29445 County Road 10, Fresno. For more info, call 740.545.9707 or visit their website: www.RuRecoveryFresno.com

Ongoing Chili Crossroads Bible Church Events

Every Wednesday at 6:30 pm  Chili Crossroads church will have a Summer Kid’s Program: IGNITE. There will be fun games, great snacks and awesome activities. They also got a new Gaga Ball Pit. Kids love this game! Go play it every Wednesday at 6:30 pm! Also features exciting Bible Study for adults and teens. They hope to see you there!  For more info, www.chilibiblechurch.org or the church Facebook page.  Church location: 29445 County Road 10, Fresno.

Ongoing Events Calendar for Coshocton

For more information: Email: scoops@ohiotraveler.com or director@visitcoshocton.com or contact: Coshocton Visitors Bureau, 432 North Whitewoman St, Coshocton at 740.622.487

Ongoing Coshocton Johnson Humrickhouse Museum

The museum is located at 300 N Whitewoman Street in Coshocton. For more information or to RSVP, contact the museum at 740.622.8710 or email: jhmuseum@jhmuseum.org.

Upcoming events:

Now-Sept 9th: Special Exhibit: WWII–We Can…We Will…We Must! (The words of President Franklin D. Roosevelt) These words became ingrained into the American consciousness as he used them to inspire the nation to stand behind the war effort. The US, a latecomer into the Second World War, entered the conflict in 1941 after the Japanese launched a surprise attack on the Hawaiian naval base at Pearl Harbor. The exhibit premieres with a special reception on Saturday, June 9th from 5:00-6:30 pm. The exhibit will show how the Second World War touched all aspects of American Life. The reception is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to wear period clothing of the WWII era. Admission to the World War II exhibit is $4/adults; $3/Children and Veterans free admission.

Aug 16th: 6:30 pm – WWII Firearms with Jerry Meyer. Adults/$4, Children/$3, Friends of the Museum/Free. Dr Jerry Meyer, an expert in firearms history, will share interesting facts and anecdotes on several of the objects including the first standard issue semi-automatic military rifle, the M1 Garand, dubbed by General Patton as “the greatest battle implement ever devised”, as well as a Soviet Tokarev Rifle, which was ahead of its time with a 10 round detachable magazine, gas-type semi-automatic operation and excellent accuracy. This will be held in the Montgomery Gallery where the WWII Exhibit is currently on display. 

Aug 17th – 19th: Various times. Sunflower Festival – Museum Paint Class and Beer Garden. Adults/$10, Children/$5 for Sunflower Festival Pass (Paint Class Admission included with the price of the ticket) The Museum will be hosting a Beer Garden from 4 – 8 pm Friday, Noon to 4 pm on Saturday and Noon – 5 pm on Sunday. Vendors and food trucks will also be available.

Thursday of the month at noon: All are welcome to participate, whether you grew up in Coshocton County or not. The atmosphere is casual and the discussion is always informative fun and surprising. Admission is free, beverages and cookie will be provided. Take a sack lunch and make the most of your lunch break.

Ongoing Plat Books Available

The Tuscarawas County office of Ohio State University Extension located at 419 16th St SW, New Philadelphia (330.339.2337) has Plat Books available for purchase at the office. The cost is $20 per book and proceeds benefit the 4-H program. An additional purchase location is the Tuscarawas County Map Office located at 125 E High Ave, New Phila.  (330.365.3303). Ongoing Gas

Ongoing Newcomerstown Historical Society

Events The Olde Main Street Museum is located at 213 West Canal Street in Newcomerstown. Call 740.498.5636 for more information.

Ongoing Bluegrass Gospel/Country Music Jam 3rd Sunday of the Month at Everals Chapel

This will take place the 3rd Sunday from 2-5 pm at the Historic Everals Chapel located at 60417 Everals Church Rd, just west of Newcomerstown. The event is hosted by Chestnut Hill Bluegrass band and sponsored by Everals Chapel Preservation Society. The event is free and open to the public. All donations and proceeds go toward maintenance and repairs of the Old Historic Church. Contact Duane Hardesty at 740.498.8456. Food and drinks available. Take your instruments and go join them!

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 Norma Johnson Center

The Norma Johnson Center is located on State Route 39 between Dover and Sugarcreek. For more information, contact the Norma Johnson Center office located with Tuscarawas Soil & Water Conservation District at 330-339-7976 or visit www.normajohnsoncenter.com

Ongoing The Wilderness Center (TWC)

The Wilderness Center (“Connecting you with nature”)  is located at 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot, OH ~330.359.5235~ Schedule of a few of their upcoming events: https://www.wildernesscenter.org/

Ongoing Save the Coshocton Planetarium

Coshocton City Schools does not have the financial ability to restore the planetarium. As a result, a citizens committee has taken on the task to secure financial aid from foundations, businesses, social clubs & private individuals to finish the project. Please consider assisting financially. Donations can be made at the following locations are tax deductible: Home Loan & Savings Bank; Coshocton City Schools Attn: Treasurer or Save the Coshocton Planetarium, PO Box 1517, Coshocton, OH 43812. (Make checks payable to: Coshocton Business Development Foundation & in memo line write: Coshocton Planetarium.) Or, Go Fund Me online: https://gofundme.com/chs-planetarium. You may also contact the committee chairman: Ron Derewecki at 740.622.1058.

Ongoing T- County Beekeepers Assoc Meeting

Website:  www.tuscarawascountybeekeepersclub.org, Facebook page or call Association President, Ray Wirt at 330.323.5525. Future meetings are scheduled for: (~No December meeting!~)

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 Soup Kitchen at St Joseph Catholic Church Parish Life Center

The parish soup kitchen is open every Wed from 5:30-6:30 PM at the Family Life Center, 614 N Tuscarawas Ave, Dover. The Soup Kitchen is FREE and open to the public. The parish soup kitchen is open every Wed from 5:30-6:30 PM at the Family Life Center, 614 N Tuscarawas Ave, Dover. The Soup Kitchen is FREE and open to the public.

July/August Singles Together of Tuscarawas County Calendar of Events

Thurs, Aug 16th: 11 am Meet at JIM’s Place for Amish Country Trip-RSVP (See info in your newsletter)
Fri, Aug 17th: 6 pm Game night in Life Center – take snack and drink; Alumni welcome!
Sun, Aug 19th: 1 pm Covered dish at Becky’s house (see info in your newsletter)  7 pm – Tuscora Park concert – Jericho
Mon, Aug 20th: 7-8 pm Line dance lessons at JIM’s Place
Fri, Aug 24th: 6 pm Game night in Life Center – take snack and drink; Alumni welcome!
Sat, Aug 25th: 7-10 pm Dance at JIM’s Place – take a snack to share $6; Alumni welcome!
Sun, Aug 26th: Noon Out to Lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings NP – 7 pm – Tuscora Park concert The Del Sinchek Band
Mon, Aug 27th: 7-8 pm Line dance lessons at JIM’s Place
Tues, Aug 28th: 6 pm Bingo at church, take 3 wrapped gifts, a snack to share and drink
Fri, Aug 31st: 6 pm Game night in Life Center, take snack and drink; Alumni welcome!

Every Monday Warren Township Community Center Weekly Monday Lunch

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM; Cost: Donation. Located at the old New Cumberland Elementary, 3986 New Cumberland Rd NE, Mineral City. (1.5 miles from Atwood Dam in New Cumberland, just off St Rt 212), Mailing address is: 8213 Lake Dr NE, Mineral City, OH 44656  Also, “The Loft” Resale Shop is Open from 10 AM- 2 PM. For more info: www.thewtcc.com or e-mail: thewtcc@yahoo.com. Phone: 330.365.9240

Ongoing Goshen Community Church Kids Adventure Every Wed

Please join them the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6 – 7. The church is located at 2501 Davis 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.

Ongoing Summer Pop-up Library Coming to Zoar and Fort Laurens

Historic Zoar Village and Fort Laurens will host the Tuscarawas County Public Library’s “pop-up” library throughout the summer, providing area residents with an easy way to sign up for library cards, borrow library resources and meet others in the community. Visitors to the pop-up library can check out books and DVDs, make a craft, sign up for summer reading program and play yard games.
Zoar will host the pop-up library near the Zoar Bakery between 11 am and 2 pm on the following Thursdays: June 21st and 28th, July 12th and August 9th, 23rd and 30th. The Zoar Bakery is located near 198 Main Street, Zoar. Free parking is available nearby.
Fort Laurens will host the pop-up library from 11 am to 2 pm on Thursday, July 26th. Fort Laurens is located at 11067 Fort Laurens Road NW, Bolivar. Ample free parking is available at this major Towpath Trailhead.
Other pop-up library locations include Tuscora Park, Tall Timbers, Tuscarawas Valley Farmers Market and Atwood Lake Park. The pop-up library is staffed by volunteers and staff members of the Tuscarawas County Public Library.

Ongoing Schedule of Events for Historic Zoar Village/ Schoenbrunn Village/Fort Laurens/Uhrichsville Clay Museum

For more information, contact Fort Laurens at 330.874.2059 or Zoar at 330.874.3011 or visit their  websites at zoarinfo@historiczoarvillage.com,  www.ohiosfirstvillage.com or www.fortlaurens.org

Zoar Village:

There will be Summer Adult Education Schedule of events on their website. See that for all of their up and coming courses. A limited number of spaces are still available in Historic Zoar Village’s summer lineup. Registration is required by calling their number above or sending an email to their above address.

Ongoing Carroll County Arts Center Activities

For classes, call 330.627.3739 to register! Payment due at registration. Check out the classes on their website.

Ongoing Events in Stark County

Please go to the website for a schedule of activities for Arts, Theater, 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

Ongoing New Fall Train Rides at the Dennison Railroad Depot

The Dennison Depot will have Fall Passenger Train Excursions departing Dennison the first two weekends in October! They will have five different rides to choose from: Storybook Express, WWII Troop Train, Fall Foliage, Bing’s Halloween Adventure and a Chocolate and Cheese Sweetheart Ride. Contact the Dennison Depot for more information for dates, times, prices.  

Ongoing Dennison Railroad Depot Accepting Nominations for the Lucille Nussdorfer Tuscarawas County Women of the Year Award

Do you know a women who is worthy of being Women of the year? The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum announces the nominations are currently being accepted for the Lucille Nussdorfer Tuscarawas County Women of the Year Award. This award annually honors a Tuscarawas County Women who has made a significant, lasting impact on her community by volunteerism. Five finalists will be selected from the applicants to be honored at the Award Dinner on October 12th, where the winner will be named. The Banquet will be held at the Schoenbrunn Inn and Conference Center in New Philadelphia. Nomination forms are available at the Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum. You can also have forms emailed to you by calling the Depot at 740.922.6776 or by sending an email request to director@dennisondepot.org The deadline for submitting nominations is September 7, 2018 by 5pm.

Ongoing Looking For A Preschool?  Sign Ups Now Open for New Philadelphia Preschool Program

The New Philadelphia Preschool Program has openings for the 2018-2019 school year. Sign Up Today! (Must be 3 years old by August 1st and live in New Philadelphia City School District) Vacancies at all 3 locations: South Preschool Center, East Elementary and West Elementary. Students may attend at a reduced rate based on income. For more information and an application, please contact Mrs. Sue Ripley at 330.364.0619.

Registration Underway at Tuscarawas County Catholic Schools

Tuscarawas County Catholic School students are being registered now for the 2018-1019 school year. Immaculate Conception in Dennison and Tuscarawas Central Catholic Elementary in Dover offer programs from preschool through the 6th grade. Tuscarawas Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School in New Philadelphia houses grades 7 -12. Families who meet guidelines could qualify for the scholarship which pays the entire cost of the tuition. Their tuition rates are among the lowest in the state and more than 50% of their families receive grants or scholarships to help with tuition costs. Parents are welcome to visit the schools at any time to meet the students and staff and experience a regular school day. They are open to all and affordable, but most importantly they offer a safe, loving environment and strong academic programs that prepare students for success now and in the future. Parents interested in arranging a visit, can call 330.822.4050 or any one of the 3 schools. More registration information is available at www.be-a-saint.org. The website has additional information about each school and convenient links to the individual school websites.  

Now – Aug 25 Pre-bid now until August 25th for a Charity Auction to benefit Cy Young Days Festival and their many Projects

Mark Lewis, a descendant of Cy Young’s family and a modern contemporary portrait artist from California is donating 125 work of art valued at $164,000. His paintings have been shown in galleries all across the United States. He is a direct descendant of an Aunt to Cy Young, the Hall of Fame Pitcher. Check out their website and Facebook page. The Auction will feature an original  by Mark Lewis, 30” x 40” Portrait of Cy Young titled Cy’s Citation. Interested bidders may pre-register with Live Auctioneers.com and search for cy young charity auction. Interested bidders may pre-bid now thru August 25th at 8 pm when the auction goes live on-line.

Aug 16 “Pirate Pasta Dinner – Meet the Team” Night

Meet the Team Night is Thursday, August 16th  from 4:30 – 7 pm. Team introductions start at 5 pm at the Garaway Belden Center. Games to follow, they will be scrimmaging West Holmes. Cost for the scrimmage is Adults/$4 and Students/$2. Jr High Scrimmage at 5 pm; Freshman Scrimmage at 6 pm; JV/Varsity Scrimmage at 7 pm.

Aug 17 Volunteers Needed for Local Weekend Mission Project

Dover First United Methodist Church, in partnership with CrossRoads Missions and their “Help Build Hope” Ministry will host a house framing for Habitat for Humanity in the church parking lot during the weekend of August 17-19. Volunteers of all ages from the community, families, churches, teams and organizations are invited to sign up for a time slot or to stay all day. There will be many ways to serve for beginners to experienced builders. Financial contributions for the cost of building materials are also needed. Once completed, the frame will be disassembled and transported by CrossRoads Missions for Habitat For Humanity. The focus of this Ministry is to address the need for safe and affordable housing in our county, and to help a family in need. Visit doverfirst.org to learn more, sign up or donate.

Aug 17-19 “Help Build Hope” – Habitat for Humanity – Learning How to Frame a House Project

Dover First United Methodist Church, in partnership with CrossRoads Missions and their “Help Build Hope” Ministry will host a house framing for Habitat for Humanity in the church parking lot during the weekend of August 17-19. Volunteers of all ages from the community, families, churches, teams and organizations are invited to sign up for a time slot or to stay all day. There will be many ways to serve for beginners to experienced builders. Financial contributions for the cost of building materials are also needed. Once completed, the frame will be disassembled and transported by CrossRoads Missions for Habitat For Humanity. The focus of this Ministry is to address the need for safe and affordable housing in our county, and to help a family in need. Visit doverfirst.org to learn more, sign up or donate.

Aug 18 Unveiling of Woody Hayes Statue

Newcomerstown Historical Society will unveil a Woody Hayes lifesize statue on August 18 at Newcomerstown Lee Stadium during the Gateway to Fall Festival. Woody will then be paraded to the Newcomerstown Historical Society where he will be housed. For a full list of festival events, visit www.trlfund.org

Aug 18 Cruise-In the Country at Fry’s Valley Moravian Church

Fry’s Valley Moravian Church will host the 21st Annual Cruise-In the Country on August 18. Registration starts at 1:30pm and trophies are presented at 5:30pm; registration fee is $8. Dash plaques will be given to the first 75 registered, trophies will be given to the top 25, and gas cards will be awarded. There will be door prizes and a silent auction to benefit the church. Chicken BBQ dinner will also be served from 3-6pm; $9 for adults and $5 for children.

Aug 18 “Fill the Truck” sponsored Dennison Fire Department

Dennison Fire Department is currently collecting school supplies for Claymont Schools & Immaculate Conception Elementary in Dennison. The schools can use the supplies as needed throughout the year. Their collection date is: Saturday, August 18th from 10 am – Noon. Donations can be dropped of at any time at the fire station if they can’t make it that day. They GREATLY APPRECIATE eveyone’s support and donations!   

Aug 18 All-You-Can-Eat Swiss Steak Dinner sponsored by the Beach City American Legion Hall Post 549             

All-You-Can-Eat Swiss Steak Dinner sponsored by the Beach City American Legion Hall Post 549 will take place on Saturday, August 18th from 4 – 7 pm at 125 3rd Avenue NE, Beach City. Along with the swiss steak, the meal includes three bean salad, applesauce, mashed potatoes/homemade gravy, corn, bread, dessert and drink. Gluten free also available. Cost: Adults/$12,  Kids ages 4-12/$6, and 3 and under/Free. It will be served family style. Carry-out is $10. The Auxiliary will be raffling off another themed basket.

Aug 18 Newcomerstown Saddle Club’s Schedule of Events – Summer Shows at Sunset Arena

Contest Fun Show Start time: 5 pm
Fun shows have a $50 award costume class and there will be a high point award totaled from all shows and given out the last show. There will be cake walks and egg toss contests. There will also be a food stand. This is a great family fun event! Go and join them! Directions: Go 1 mile south of Newcomerstown on State Route 258; turn right on Stocker Ridge Road. Turn right on Kings Ridge Road; Arena will be on the left. Look for signs.

Aug 18 Chicken BBQ sponsored by Mineral City Carr-Bailey American Legion Post 519

Chicken BBQ sponsored by Mineral City Carr-Bailey American Legion Post 519 will take place on Saturday, August 18th from 1 – 5 pm or until sold out. Location is the parking lot of the Mineral City Carr-Bailey American Legion Post 519. The cost of the dinner is $8. (Take-outs only)

Aug 18 American Cancer Society Carroll County Bark For Life – A Canine Even to Fight Cancer

American Cancer Society Carroll County Bark For Life – A Canine Even to Fight Cancer takes place on Saturday, August 18th from 7 – 11 pm at Atwood Lake Beach. This is a Bark For Life & Light Up the Beach Event. This is a fundraising event honoring the life-long contributions of our Canine Caregivers. It presents an opportunity for people to be empowered through their canine companion partnerships and to contribute to cancer cures through the mission of the American Cancer Society. Canine Companions demonstrate unconditional love, joy, security, compassion and no judgments of cancer survivors abilities or appearances. The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is an irresistible way to partner with your canine best friend, smile and make new friends, canine and human. $10 for the first dog,$5 for each additional dog. The first 50 dogs will receive a bandana! There will be demonstrations by the Tuscarawas County K-9s & The Gated Dock, games, prizes, vendors etc. Dogs are not allowed at the beach until 7 pm. Register at www.relayforlife.org/barkcarrollcoOH or pick up forms at the Welcome Center.

Aug 18 Information to Help Address the Need for Safe, Affordable Housing in our Area

Information to Help Address the Need for Safe, Affordable Housing in our Area.This informational event will take place at the Dover First United Methodist Church Parking Lot on Saturday, August 18th. For more information to find out how you can help build a house and help build hope for a family in need, visit: http://www.doverfirst.org/help-build-hope.html.  Everyone in the community is invited to participate. They need physical help and financial help to make this happen. Share this with your friends and family. They have a link to register to help build and a Go Fund Me link to help financially. Help Build Hope August 18th!

Aug 19 Quarter Auction for the John & Keligh Gray Family

Quarter Auction for the John and Keligh Gray Family is an auction to help the family with medical expenses and other expenses the family will incur while their 2 year old son, Karson is battling pre-B all leukemia cancer. He is now undergoing aggressive chemotherapy. The auction will be held on Sunday, August 19th from 3 – 5 pm at the Foursquare Church, 1943 North Water Street Extension, Uhrichsville. There will be a 50/50 and food stand. If you would like to donate an item for the auction, please contact: Kyley Spencer at 330.407.0151, Shandal Treherne at 330.340.0918, Shantelle Mackey at 330.260.4144 or Michelle Paisley at 330.432-5636.

Aug 19 Everals Chapel to Celebrate 150th Homecoming with  Bluegrass Jam Sessions

Everals Chapel to Celebrate 150th Homecoming with  Bluegrass Jam Sessions. A potluck lunch will start at Noon for the event followed by Bluegrass at 2 pm.No concessions will be available during this month’s Jam session. Fellowship will take place as a picnic outside, weather permitting or will be moved to the church basement. Take a lawn chair, your music and a covered dish. The chapel is located at 60417 Everals Church Road, Newcomerstown.

Aug 20 New Philadelphia Lady Elks Sponsor Project Pride

A new event this year will allow area children entering the 4th and 5th grades the opportunity to create art, earn school supplies for the 2018-2019 school year and brighten the day of a local nursing home resident with Project Pride. The event sponsored by the New Philadelphia Lady Elks will be held at the Elk’s Lodge at 1180 Union Avenue NW, New Philadelphia on Monday, August 20th from 4 pm – 8 pm or until supplies are exhausted. The event is open to any 4th or 5th grade student in Tuscarawas County. Children must be accompanied by an adult and no pre-registration is needed. The students will be provided paper and crayons to create a picture. Points will be earned on the time they spend on their project and then the students may exchange points for school supplies of their choice. Following the event, the Lady Elks will distribute the art to local nursing home residents.

Aug 25 Chicken BBQ to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Showers Center for Childhood Cancers & Blood Disorders

Chicken BBQ to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Showers Center for Childhood Cancers & Blood Disorders will take place on Saturday, August 25th at the Geib Family Center, 5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover from Noon – 2 pm. Preorders or walk-ins. Call 330.340.0638 to preorder.

Aug 25 Annual Pig Roast Fundraiser at Camp Buckeye      

Annual Pig Roast Fundraiser at Camp Buckeye will take place on Saturday, August 25th from 4-7 pm. Enjoy a delicious meal to help support their camping ministry. The meal includes roasted pig, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, dessert and a beverage. They will have a silent auction, kid’s corner, hayrides and door prizes. Camp Buckeye is located at 10055 Camp Road NW, Beach City. For more information, call 330.756.2380 or email: office@campbuckeye.org.

Aug 26 Everals Chapel Preservation Society and Newcomerstown Historical Society present: “A 50th Homecoming” The Story of J. W. Everal   

Set in 1918 at the time of the First World War, the small congregation of Everal’s chapel celebrates the 50th Anniversary of their small church. Reverend Oliver, played by Vane Scott III, has gathered in the chapel with fellow members of the United Brethren to begin the annual celebration of a Homecoming. The long held tradition of the Homecoming dates back to the original founding of the church in the year 1868. Rev Oliver pays respect to our boys lost in the fields of France with a roll call of those no longer with us. Sister Thelma, played by Thelma Russell, opens the celebration with a number on the piano. Much excitement and whispers are heard among those in the congregation as Rev Oliver introduces the special speaker for the day. John Wesley Everal (JW as he was known) of Westerville has returned to the place of his birth and the little church where he grew and learned to be a good Christian. JW Everal is played by Chris Hart, who will tell JW’s story as written in JW’s autobiography. The historical re-enactment will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, August 26th at the Everal Chapel, located at 60417 Everals Church Road, Newcomerstown. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information and group rates to see this historical re-enactment, call 740.498.5636.

Sept 2 EAA Chapter 1077 Pancake Breakfast

EAA Chapter 1077 Pancake Breakfast will takes place on Sunday, September 2nd from 7:30 am – 1:30 pm. The location is the Harry Clever Airport (KPHD), East High Avenue, New Philadelphia. See airplanes and have a hot breakfast! There’s fun for all ages!

Sept 5 Holmes County Christian Women Meeting

The Holmes County Christian Women will meet on Wednesday, September 5th at 9:30 am- 11:30 am  at New Grounds located at 2904 S Route 39, Walnut Creek. Their speakers will be John and Karen Baich, A New Calling. Their October meeting will feature their annual Fun Day, sharing items (anything) with each other.   If you would like to learn more about this or Christian Women, please consider this your personal invitation. Reservations due by August 31st. Holmes County Christian Women is a nondenominational group with no membership fees or lists. They meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 9:30 am – 11:30 am. All are welcome! Breakfast order is taken as soon as you arrive. Reservations are appreciated, but not required. Walk-ins are welcome. To RSVP, call Rheba at 330.343.7046; or Margi at  330.465.1393 or email dawdys@embarqmail.com with CWC in subject line.

Sept 8 9th Annual Alicia Cooper Memorial Walk/Blood Drive/Bone Marrow Drive

9th Annual Alicia Cooper Memorial Walk/Blood Drive/Bone Marrow Drive event takes place on Saturday, September 8th at Tuscora Park, Tuscora Avenue, New Philadelphia. Registration is at 9 am. Raffles, 50/50, Giveaways, etc. First 100 registrants receive a free tee shirt. To register or if you are a business and would like to sponsor, please contact Sandy at: aliciacoopermemorial@yahoo.com or 330.340.0638. All proceeds benefit the Akron Children’s Showers Center for Childhood Cancers & Blood Disorders. LifeShare Bloodmobile will be available and you will have the opportunity to register to be a bone marrow donor through “Be The Match”.

Sept 8-10 15th Annual Old Construction & Mining Show

15th Annual Old Construction & Mining Show will be at the grounds on Ohio 519 (Stumptown Road), between U.S. 22 and New Athens, OH. Just over 1 mile West of New Athens. All antique trucks, construction, crawler and ming (surface or underground) equipment are welcome. All antique tractors, engines and anything old iron also welcome. The 15th Annual Show is being dedicated in the memory of Dave McDonnell. Show runs from Saturday from 10 am-6 pm and Sunday from 9 am – 4 pm. Equipment will be in operation those times. The Silver Spade operators cab and bucket are located on the grounds. Exhibitor camping available on site. Food available on grounds. Admission: $3.oo per person. For information, contact 330.i6i18.8032, 740.312.5385, e-mail: oldironshow@yahoo.com.

Sept 13 Buckeye Career Center (BCC) to again host Free Biddy Cross Country Race

The Buckeye Biddy Race is Thursday, September 13th at BCC on 545 University Drive NE, New Philadelphia. The day of the event, registration begins at 4:15 pm with the DF and inflatables opening at 5 pm. Races are staggered according to grades and by girls and boys. Each participant will receive a hot dog and a drink, along with a medal. Top 10 finishers receive special medals and school district team winners receive trophies. The race is free but participants are asked to pre-register prior to September 13th event by visiting: www.BuckeyeCareerCenter.org or https://racepenguin.com/events/buckeye-career-centers-biddy-all-county-race/. Please call for more information at: 330.339.2288.

Sept 15 3rd Annual Pulling for Kid’s Sake Event

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio (BBBS) will be hosting this event on Saturday, September 15th. Location is in the Route 250 parking lot at the New Towne Mall. The event is open to the public and will also include entertainment, food and activities for kids. Visit : bigs4kids.com to register or call 330.339.6919. Each team member should pay a minimum of $40 per adult and $20 for children/college students for the privilege in competing in this exclusive event. All proceeds benefit BBBS.

Sept 16 Annual Clay Kohler Memorial Scholarship Golf Scramble

This will take place on Sunday, September 16th with a 9 am shotgun start at River Greens Golf Course. Cost is $240 per team and includes food, beverages and a whole lot of fun! Hole Sponsorship is $50. To register  your team, or to to become a hole sponsor, contact Matt Smith at 740.229.0049 or email parkwaysales877@gmail.com.