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      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           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      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 TFN             Line Dancing

Singles of Tuscarawas County, affiliated with First United Methodist Church will have Free Line Dance Lessons every Monday at 6:30pm at Jim’s Place.  All events are alcohol free and no children please.  Jim’s Place is located at 228 West High Ave. in New Phila. 

Ongoing   Application being accepted for the Bernhard-Wentz Scholarship.

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

Ongoing            Tuscarawas County Central Catholic Elementary & Immaculate Conception Schools Registration

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

Ongoing  Starlight School’s Integrated Preschool Program

Applications are now available for the 2017-2017 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    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.

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

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

Ongoing    T- County Beekeepers Assoc Meeting    

Website:  www.tuscarawascountybeekeepersclub.org, Facebook page or call Association President, Ray Wirt @330.323.5525.  Their upcoming 2016 meetings are:  May 12th, June 9th, Aug 11th, Sept 8th, Oct 14th, Nov 10th & No meeting in December! 

Every Monday  Warren Township  Community  Center Weekly Monday Lunch

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM;  Located at the old New Cumberland Elementary, 1.5 miles from Atwood Dam in New Cumberland, just off St Rt 212, Mailing address is: 3986 New Cumberland Rd NE, Mineral City.  Cost:  Donation.  For more info:  www.thewtcc.com or e-mail: thewtcc@yahoo.com. Phone: 330.365.9240

May   Schedule   SINGLES Together/Friends Forever  -First United Methodist Church   (website:  office@npfirstumc.org).

Fri May 6th  Game Night @ Life Center Take Snack & Drink
Sat May 7th Euchre 6:30 @JIMs Place Take Snacks  $5.00       Prizes Also, Downtown Dover Chocolate Walk  5-8
Sun May 8th Lunch @ Noon at JnG Grill
Thurs May 12th  Trinity Card Party @ Grace UMC in Xville- $8.00
Fri May 13th   Game Night @ Life Center   Take Snack & Drink
Sat May 14th SUMC Dance – $8.00  Take Snack
Sun May 15th  Lunch @ Hog Heaven at Noon
Fri May 20th  Game Night @ Life Center Take Snack & Drink
Fri May 21st  Euchre @ SUMC – $5.00
Sun May 22nd Out & About to Lunch @ Noon Dennison Yard
Fri May 27th Game Night @ Life Center Take Snack & Drink
Sat May 28th Dover Canal Days Weekend
Sun May 29th Out to Lunch Dover Canal Days @ Noon
Mon May 30th Memorial Day Picnic @ Sheila’s house @Noon
Tues May 31st Bingo @ JIM’s at 6 PM  Take 3 wrapped Bingo prizes and Snack & Drink


May 5   Dinner-on-the-Run

Uhrichsville First Moravian Church located at 315 N Water St in Uhrichsville will be hosting a Dinner-on-the-Run Thursday May 5 from 4-6pm. Menu includes Ham Loaf, Parsley Potatoes, Green Beans, Roll, and Dessert for $8. You may call preorder at 740-922-0886

May 5    National Day of Prayer Celebration

This will take place at the Tusc County Courthouse beginning at 6 PM.  Live music “Barefoot Worship Band” @ 6:30.  Theme:  Wake Up America.  Bring a folding chair.  In case of inclement weather:  Will be moved to United Methodist Church on the corner of West High and 2nd St.  NP.  For more info:  Call Joan Stiffler @330.243.1678.

May 7   Pizza War Fundraiser/ “Help STOP Cancer!”

Sat, May 7th at Tuscora Park/Teen Center from Noon – 3 PM. Tickets:  $5.00.  To vote, sample and enter for Door Prizes. Help determine who gets trophies for the Best Pizza & Most Money.    50/50 raffle.  Upgrade your ticket for $5.00 more to see Wes Allan’s tribute to Elvis.  Carryout available.  For more info:  330.878.6030.

May 7   Free Shred event for area residents

Dover Chemical Corporation in partnership with Go Shred, is offering a “FREE” shred event for area residents. This is designed to give residents an opportunity to shred paper items they have been storing and have no comfortable way to dispose of.  Legal documents, old tax records, medical records, etc…The free drive thru event will be held Saturday May 7 at Dover Chemical at 3676 Davis Rd NW in Dover from 10am-noon. For more information please contact Dover Chemical at 330-365-3653 or 330-365-3644 or Go Shred at 877-747-3340

May 7   Schoenbrunn Kids’ Run for Home Road Race

Allied Machine and Engineering Tuscarawas Valley Challenge sponsor the Schoenbrunn Kids’ Run. The race is free and is open to children 14 and under.  Registration forms are available at the Tuscarawas Valley Challenge Series web site, www.gorunit.net and the Tuscarawas County YMCA. Race day registration will also be available beginning at 9:00am on May 7. The two mile race will start and finish at Schoenbrunn State Memorial Parking lot. A variety of door prizes and gifts will be awarded to race participants.

May 7    Clayland Lions Club Annual Breakfast

The Clayland Lions Club will host their annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast on Saturday, May 7 in Eastport Elementary School Gym in Uhrichsville. The Lions will be serving up their delicious breakfast from 7-10:30am. Adults are $6 with students age 5-17 for $3. Children under 5 are free. Along with the breakfast the Lions will also hold their annual Mother’s Day Carnation sale at $15 per dozen. All proceeds benefit the Clayland Lions Sight Conservation Programs & Community service projects. For more information visit facebook.com/ClaylandLionsClub/

May 7    Valley View Community Church Breakfast

The next monthly community breakfast will be held at Valley View Community Church’s Family Life Center in Sugarcreek May 7th from 7am-11am. The all you can eat breakfast consists of pancakes, sausage, eggs (cooked to order), French toast, sausage gravy & biscuits, hash browns, OJ, coffee, chocolate milk, and hot chocolate. Come in, sit down and let us serve you a quality breakfast. Donations are welcomed and will be used for church ministries. All are invited to come for good food, fellowship and relaxation. For more information about this monthly breakfast, please call 330.852.2273

May 7   Annual Dinner and Auction

The Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park Inc. Presents their 22nd annual dinner and auction on May 7 with doors opening at 5pm with dinner served at 6pm and auction starting at 8pm at the Wallace Lodge at Sally Buffalo Park in Cadiz. For reservations please contact: Marilyn 740-942-3895, Claren 740-937-2461, or Dale 740-391-4135. Send check or money order to HCRHP P.O. Box 403 Cadiz, OH 43907. Make payable to HCRHP.

May 7   Piano Concert

Jeff Stice, from Smiths Grove, Kentucky, will present a piano concert at the Carrollton Bible Chapel, 365 Steubenville RD. SE., Carrollton, OH on Saturday May 7 at 6:30pm. Two food items are requested for admission to be donated to Loves and Fishes, local food pantry. For more information call Richard and Judy Cunningham 330.323.9253 or 330.323.5610 or the Church at 330.627.7376

May 7   Chicken BBQ Benefit

Stepping Stone Workshop in Uhrichsville is hosting a Chicken BBQ Benefit for the Uhrichsville and Dennison Fire Departments Saturday May 7 from 10am-4pm. Around 25 vendors will be there, along with raffles, music, friends, and fun. Plus there will be an autographed Cody Garbrandt T-shirt. Tickets for the event are $10 and are available at Stepping Stone, and the Uhrichsville and Dennison Fire Departments. Tickets will be sold at the door. The benefit will assist both Fire Departments with equipment.

May 7   Chicken BBQ Dinner Fundraiser

The Dover First United Methodist Men will be holding a Chicken BBQ Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, May 7 from 4-6:30pm at Dover First United Methodist Church in Dover. Meal includes delicious freshly grilled chicken, homemade baked beans, applesauce, dinner roll, cake or pie and a beverage. ¼ chicken dinners are $6 and ½ chicken dinners are $9. Carryout or dine in. Tickets are available at the Church office weekdays 8am-4pm and at the door while supplies last.

May 7   All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast

St. John United Church of Christ, 409 Park Avenue, Bolivar will be hosting an all you can eat country breakfast Saturday May 7 from 8-11am. Menu includes scrambled eggs, ham or sausage, biscuits and sausage gravy, pancakes, juice, and coffee. Cost is $6 ages 11 and up, $3 ages 6-10 and under 6 is free.

May 8    Ride for World Health

A journey across the Nation to meet needs around the world. Seventeen student bicyclists from The Ohio State University College of Medicine will arrive at First United Methodist Church in Uhrichsville on Sunday May 8. The group will present a Health program at 7pm at the Church on topics of health literacy, vaccinations, global health and bike safety. The community is invited, and a free will offering will be taken for the R4WH charities. The students are a part of Ride for World Health which is a non-profit organization founded in 2006. The goals of their 3,300 mile cycling trip across the Nation are Education, Advocacy, and Fundraising. Their beneficiaries this year are the OSU-Grief Neonatal Survival program in Columbus, and Esperanca, based in Phoenix, AZ. For more information on this group see www.r4wh.org

May 9-14   Tusky Branch Library Used Book Sale

This takes place that week:  Mon-Wed 10 -5; Tues – Thurs 1-8; Fri- 1-5 and Sat- 10 -2.  All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Tusky Library.  Free Will Donation!

May 11     Operation Christmas Child Craft Pattern & Idea Swap

The local Ohio East Team of Operation Christmas Child is sponsoring a “Craft Pattern and Idea Swap” on Wed, May 11th from 1 – 5 PM at Dover Public Library, 525 N. Walnut St, Dover. It is open to anyone interested in “shoebox packing” to share and exchange ideas and patterns for homemade shoebox gifts.  It you would like more info, Contact Pat Boron at 330.339.4387

May 11 Tuscarawas Chapter 25 Public Employee Retiree

Tuscarawas Chapter 25, District 9 Public Employee Retiree Inc (PERI) will meet at Noon, Wednesday May 11, 2016 at Shoney’s Restaurant in Dover. 

May 14   Spaghetti and Meatball All-You-Can-Eat Dinner

The Zoar Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting an All you can eat spaghetti and meatball dinner Saturday May 14 from 4-8pm at the Fire Station located at 190 East 5th Street in Zoar. The meal includes salad, dinner rolls, dessert, and beverage, plus the Fire Department’s famous 4 alarm hot sauce. Adults eat for $8 and children under 12 eat for $4. Carryout available by calling ahead, 330-874-2069, all carryout dinners are $8. All proceeds  benefit the Fire Station.

May 14   Dover First UMC Free Concert

The Dover First United Methodist Church located at 1725 N. Wooster Ave in Dover will host a free concert by The Kramers on Saturday May 14 at 6pm. Electric Station records label group The Kramers are a national and international music family group that tours and ministers at over 180 events a year, singing inspirational uplifting hymns, and southern Gospel classics. A love offering will be collected during the concert, which will go directly to the group. For more information please contact the Church.

May 14    2nd Annual MS Walk Rock & Bowl

Come help support Multiple Sclerosis Research at the 2nd Annual Walk Rock & Bowl at Boluvard lanes in Dover on Saturday May 14 from 2pm-12am. There will be live music, 50/50 drawing, silent auction, raffle prizes, door prize, bowling, food, drinks, and dance. For donations or questions call 330.447.9614. Call to reserve your lane 330.343.6917

May 14   Chicken BBQ and Blood Drive

The Stone Creek VFD will be having a Chicken BBQ and a blood drive through Aultman Hospital at the Fire Station on Saturday May 14. The blood drive will be from 3-7pm. Be sure to bring your ID. Chicken will be served from 4-7pm. Cost for chicken only is $6, cost for the dinner is $10 and includes chicken, 2 sides, roll, dessert, and drink. Dine in or carryout. Chicken provided by Blacksheep BBQ. All proceeds benefit the Stone Creek Sirens projects and the Stone Creek Fire Department.

May 15  Jonathan White to Perform at Dennison Church

Jonathan White will be featured performer at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church (located on County Road 37 in Dennison, just off of State Route 250). He is a resident of Stark County and is a well-known performer. The performance will take place on Sun, May 15th beginning at 6:30 PM.  This is open to the public. A love offering will be accepted with all proceeds going to Jonathan to aid in his musical ministry.  Refreshments will be served following the concert.  For more info:  740.922.5362.

May 15   Rigatoni Benefit Dinner for Mary Arnold

This dinner will take place on Sun, May 15th from 2-6 at the Rush Township Fire Station, Rush Church Road, Uhrichsville.  There will be a silent auction, raffle drawings & a 50/50.  Mary has been diagnosed with Stage 4 AdenoCarcinoma (Lung Cancer).  She has lived in Rush Township (Xville) for over 35 years.  She was a 4-H advisor and worked at the former Clayland IGA and Mako’s Mkt for several years.  Please go and show your support.

May 21    Oldtown Café Open

St Peter’s Church at 3640 Oldtown Valley Rd SW, New Philadelphia is hosting a new event in the Valley this spring. On Saturday May 21 from 7-9pm the “Oldtown Café” will host Jeff Davis and Alex Ballentine for an evening of inspirational music, praise and fellowship. Coffee, soft beverages, desserts and snacks will be available. Everyone welcome to join.

May 21   Mineral City American Legion Chicken BBQ

Post 519 is sponsoring this on Sat, May 21st from 1 – 5 PM at the Mineral City Carr-Bailey American Legion Parking Lot.  The cost of the dinner is $8.00 each.  (Take outs only!) which includes ½ Chicken, French Fries & Cole Slaw.

May 21  20th Anniversary & Benefit Pull

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

May 25   Chili Crossroads Bible Church IGNITE

Kids 3-12 enjoy games, adventures and snacks at IGNITE every Wednesday at 6:30 pm at the Chili Crossroads Bible Church starting May 25. IGNITE teen youth group has epic good time connecting with God and each other in fun and exciting way. Adults meet for FaithTalks. Learn more at www.chilibiblechurch.org/ignite or the Church Facebook page. Chili Crossroads Bible Church is located at 29445 County Road 10, Fresno. 740.545.9707 

May 28 Pancake Breakfast

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

May 29   Special Memorial Day Service Chili Crossroads

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

July 1   Paint your Paddle Art Contest

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

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

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

Sept 10   An Evening at the Roundhouse

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