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
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

Thursdays in August Chili Crossroads Bible Church “Thursdays in the Park”

Fun for the whole family at the Baltic Public Park in Baltic.  (behind Miller’s Dutch Kitchen). These Thursdays:  Aug, 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th at 6:30 PM. Fun activities, crafts, games and snacks. FREE!  Just show up & have a good time!  

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. Pre-Registration Open Now – Aug 27th Fort Laurens Jogs for Logs 5K Fun Run/Walk
5K Fun Run and Walk will take place on Sat, Sept 3rd, 10 AM – 3 PM.  This unique run follows the Towpath Trail, beginning and ending at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  Runners and walkers choose which side to “fight for” by picking British or American colors.  “Revolutionary War Soldiers” line the trail to cheer participants while “water wenches” make sure runners stay hydrated.  All proceeds benefit Fort Laurens Museum.  Cost:  Adults/$15 and Children/$13 (5-13 yrs old).  All pre-registered receive a t-shirt.  Race-day registration also available at $20/adult and $18/child, with no t-shirt included.  Local organizations/individuals can sponsor the event.  For more info, contact Ft Laurens at 330.874.2059 or www.fortlaurens.org 

Now-Sept 3 Ryan Peterman Memorial Scholarship/ 4th Annual Chicken BBQ/Silent Auction    

PRE-SALE Tickets ONLY!!!!   MUST GET Your tickets By Sept 3rd!!!!  This will be held Sat, Sept 17th at Midvale Park in Midvale.  Meal will be served from 11 AM-4 PM (includes ½ chicken, baked beans, applesauce, roll & butter).  To date 12 scholarships have been given to a Claymont Senior.  For more info, contact stacipeterman@gmail.com or steph_heavilin@yahoo.com


Aug 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 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 25  Ohio East Team of Operation Christmas Child (OCC)

There will be a Project Leader Workshop on “How to Generate More Shoeboxes” on Thurs, Aug 25th from 7-8 PM at Union Hill United Methodist Church, 7877 Union Hill Rd NW in Sugarcreek. The workshop is free and open to anyone interested in packing shoeboxes for OCC.  For more info, contact Lynn Mahaffey at 330.204.7244.

Aug 25 Feast & Fellowship Church Dinner

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Oldtown Valley Rd, New Phila will hold it’s monthly Oldtown Feast & Fellowship Dinner, Thrusday, August 25th, serving 4:30pm-? Great food and desserts. Everyone welcome, please join us! 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. Feast & Fellowship dinners will be held the 4th Thursday of each month.

Aug 26 Otterbein UMC Capital Improvement Dinner

“An evening of Otterbein Slammers” featuring Texas Toast, Hot Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Delicious Dessert and Beverage. This take place on Fri, Aug 26th from 4-6 PM at the Otterbein UM church located at 156 Beaver Ave NE, New Philadelphia.  Freewill Offering. There will also be a  “Silent Auction”.  (330.343.4131)  

Aug 27 “Peach Festival” at Pleasant Valley UM church

Peach Festival at Pleasant Valley UM Church takes place on Saturday, Aug 27th from 4-7 PM.  The church is located at 4195 Pleasant Valley Rd SE, Dennison.  Freewill Offering.  Menu consists of: Italian sausage, sloppy joes, hot dogs, coneys, cream chicken sandwiches, salads, peach cobbler, pies, cake homemade ice cream and beverages.  

Aug 27 Camp Buckeye 32nd Annual Pig Roast

Camp Buckeye 32nd Annual Pig Roast takes place on Saturday, Aug 27th from 4-7 PM.  Enjoy a delicious meal to help support their camping ministry.  Dinner includes:  roasted pig, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, dessert & beverage.  There will also be a silent auction, kid’s corner, hay rides, door prizes & other family activities.  The Camp is located at 10055 Camp Rd NW, Beach City. Cost is by donation.  For more info, call 330.756.2380 or e-mail office@campbuckeye.org.

Aug 27  United Way Rock-n-Run

The United Way of Tuscarawas County wants to invite area runners and walkers to participate in their 8th annual Rock-n-Run, Saturday, August 27th. Race day registration for the 5K run and 1 mile walk starts at 5:45pm for those not pre-registered. DoverPhila Federal Credit Union, 19 Fillmore Ave, Dover, is the location of the race which begins at 7pm. Awards, food, beverage and live music by “Birdman and Henry” will immediately follow the race. In order to guarantee a dri-fit race shirt, registration must be received by August 20th. Online registration is available at www.runsignup.com or forms can be downloaded from www.tuscunitedway.org and mailed to the United Way, PO Box 525, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663. The United Way Rock-n-Run is part of the Tuscarawas Valley Challenge.  

Aug 27 “Raining  Golf Balls” Fundraiser

This Golf Ball Drop is sponsored by Off the Wall Discipleship Ministry, a non profit ministry. It will take place on Sat, Aug 27th at the Willandale Golf Course, Sugarcreek;  after their annual golf scramble.  They are asking people to help support this by purchasing a numbered golf ball that will be dropped onto a putting green along with a few hundred other balls. The closest golf ball to the hole will win $1500.  Multiple golf balls in the hole splits the prize. Golf balls costs 1 – $25 or 5 for $100. Golf balls can be purchased online at www.otwdiscipleship.com or by calling Jonny at 330.447.5896.    (They are a Christian ministry that disciples young adults from all over the USA here in New Philadelphia.  They train their students to become passionate disciples of Jesus within a supportive and loving teaching community).

Sept 3 8th Annual Corporal Keith Nepsa Poker Run

Annual poker run to benefit a memorial scholarship fund and programs that assist veterans. One program is a national program, ‘Rebuilding America’s Warriors’ which provides plastic surgery to veteran’s that have been injured while serving in a combat zone. The second is a local program called ‘Dogs 4 Warriors’. This program donates therapy dogs to veterans diagnosed with PTSD that is a direct result of serving in a combat zone. There will be a  50/50 drawing, silent auction and give out $100 for best poker hand. All vehicles welcome. If you cannot participate in the run itself, please stop by in the morning to have breakfast and observe our veteran’s program or you could come to the last stop and bid on our silent auction items! Registration begins at 9am at Lehman’s Big Open Road 401 N Wooster Ave, Dover. Cost is $15 per person. Veteran’s program begins at 10:15. Last bike out 11:00am, last bike in 5:00pm. For more information you can contact us at Nepsa.Ride4Pride@gmail.com or 330-987-0998.  330.987.0998.  Any business that would be willing to donate an auction item, gift certificate or make a cash donation.  United States Army Corporal Keith Nepsa, age 21 of New Philadelphia, died June 2, 2007 while serving his second tour of duty in Iraq.  It is their honor to keep his legacy alive and to  honor his service to our country through this benefit.  Please join them in this important endeavor as they once again aim to support the Keith Nepsa Scholarship Fund, but also help wounded soldiers on behalf of Corporal Nepsa.  

Sept 3 Jammin’ Food Truck Fest 2016

“Bikes, Bites, Brews & Bands” is the theme this year for the Fest that will take place at the Lower Level of Historic Schoenbrunn Village from 11 AM – 7 PM.  There will be a Ride! Choice of 6 mile, 11 miles or Kids Fun Ride Bicycle ride.  Food trucks with lots of different bites!  “Beverage Garden”!   Live Music all day!Take your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the bands!  Rain or Shine and Family Friendly Event.  For more info and vendor applications, please call: The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum at 740.922.6776 or email:  allisonr@dennisondepot.org. Proceeds support Historic Schoebrunn Village, Dennison Railroad Depot Museum & Museum of Clay & Folk Art.  

Beginning Sept 7th Chili Crossroads Bible Church Pizza, Subs, Salads Available

Every Wednesday from 3-8 PM starting Sept 7th Chili Crossroads will offer Pizza, Subs, and Salads. Proceeds benefit local kids.  Call ahead to order for carryout or dine-in: 740.545.9707.  AWANA for kids 0-18 starts Sept 7th also; every Wed at 6:30 PM.  FaithTalks for adults and teens.  For more info, www.chilibiblechurch.org or the church Facebook page.  Church located at:  29445 County Road 10, Fresno.

Sept 8 “Budd Strong Night” Hosted by Perry High School Volleyball Team

Perry High School volleyball team will be hosting a Budd Strong fundraiser on Thurs, Sept 8th at 5 PM during the match versus Lake.  Join the Lake and Perry Communities in supporting the Budd Family.  The success of this event is dependent on generous donations of an item, gift cards or cash for baskets to be raffled off that evening.  All proceeds from the event benefit the Budd family.  To donate items or have questions regarding this event, please contact Amy Hammock at amy80901@gmail.com  

Sept 9, 10, 11 Free Tours of Zoar Hotel by Reservation Only

Historic Zoar Village will offer free tours of the Zoar Hotel on Fri, Sept 9th and  Sat Sept 10th from 11 AM – 3 PM and Sun, Sept 11th from Noon – 3 PM.  The tours are part of  Ohio History Connection’s Open Doors – a statewide effort to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act through behind-the-scene tours and lectures.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling 330.874.3011.  While free admission applies to the hotel tours, visitors that wish to tour the rest of Zoar Village can purchase tickets at the General Store.  Cost is $8/adults and $4/kids 12 & under.  According to Tammi Mackey-Schrum, site manager, the Zoar Hotel is an ideal location due to its historic significance and partially renovated condition. Tammi says that visitors will also be asked to give feedback about how they would like to see the hotel used in the future once the interior restorations are complete.

Sept 10   An Evening at the Roundhouse

The Garaway Education Foundation is having their 2nd fund- raising event: An Evening at the Roundhouse. This is Sat, Sept  10th  at the Age of Steam Roundhouse, 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.

Sept 11   Bombs Away Dice Run Motorcycle Ride

Bombs Away Dice Run Motorcycle Ride starts and ends at Bombs Away Bar & Grill, 139 S Main St, Tusky.  This benefits Hope For The Warriors and will take place on Sun, Sept 11th. ~$20/Rider, $10 Passenger ~Registration starts at 11 AM~1st Bike in by 5:45 ~5 Stops/5 Dice Rolls~Free food at the end~50/50 and Auction.  “No sacrifice forgotten, nor need unmet” is their motto.  Hope For The Warriors was founded by military families aboard Marine Corps Base, Camp LeJeune, NC in 2006 as they witnessed firsthand, the effects war imparts on servicemembers and their families. Hope For The Warriors has remained grounded in family values as the organization expands both the span of programs offered and the number of wounded, family members and families of the fallen assisted. For more info:  www.hopeforthewarriors.org

Sept 13th      “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!

Sept 13 Ohio Open Doors & Dennison Railroad Depot Museum

Ohio Open Doors is an event that encourages sharing spaces with the public that are not normally open all of the time.  They will open the doors of their Williamsport 7528 Private Business Car, serve refreshments and host tours of the museum.  Go join all the fun!  The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum is located at 400 Center St, Dennison.