What’s Happening

July 28-Aug 1                                  VBS

Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church will be holding Vacation Bible School from Monday, July 28th thru Friday August 1st from 6-8:30pm.  All children ages 3, to those entering 8th grade are welcome.  The church is located on CR 37 in Dennison, just pff of SR 250.  For more information call 740-922-5362. 

July 30                                             Public Meeting 

A public meeting will be held at the Tuscarawas Community Center, 212 E Cherry Street, Tusky, regarding the proposed changes to hours and location of the post office.  The meeting will be held Wednesday July 30th beginning at 2pm. 

July 31                                             Tailgate Party 

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Tuscarawas County will hold their annual pre-season tailgate party for incoming student, current student and alumni along with their families on Thursday, July 31st from 6-8 at Tuscora Park, Park Pavilion.  “Look for the oversized BRUTUS”  This event allows the students and families to meet one another and to meet and talk with the alumni.  Each family is asked to bring a covered dish for the event.  The Ohio State Alumni Club will provide hot dogs, beverages and the tableware.  For questions or to RSVP contact Martha Campbell at 330-340-0390 or osutuscalumni@yahoo.com by July 28th. 

August 1-2                                        VBS 

Beach City First Lutheran Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School on Friday, August 1st from 5:30-8:00pm and on Saturday August 2nd from 10:30am-4:00pm.  Children in preschool through grade 5 are invited to attend.  For more information please contact the church at 330-756-2256. 

August 1                                           Spaghetti Benefit 

A Spaghetti Dinner is planned for Friday, August 1st at Park Christian Church in Dennison.  The benefit is for Maegan Cummings, who was diagnosed with a rare form of Cancer and will begin intense Radiation at the Cleveland Clinic.  Dinner will be served from 4-8pm and carryout is also available.

Aug 2                                                                   Tick Talk

Free Program:  Saturday, Aug 2nd,  2-4 PM at the Wilderness Center, Wilmot, OH

Speaker:  Dr. Glen Needham.  Ohio State University Extension Specialist, Entomology & Acarology (mites & ticks).  Dr. Needham is an expert on ticks & how their relationship with white tail deer is connected with the increase & spread of Lyme disease.

What hunters, hikers, campers & anyone who enjoys spending time outdoors needs to know about deer ticks, (black-legged ticks), lone start ticks & dog ticks.  Learn how to identify ticks, where they are found and how to avoid them, what to do if bitten and why ticks and lyme disease are on the rise.  Sponsored by: Wilderness Center Chapter Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists

The Wilderness Center is located 1 mile West of Wilmot, OH off of US Rte 250 on Alabama Avenue SW        Telephone:  1-877-359-5235

Aug 2                                                Lonnie Parrish Spaghetti Dinner benefit

Saturday, August 2nd  Noon- 5 PM at the Canal House, Main Street, Tuscarawas, OH

Adults: $8.00/Kids 10 & under: $4.00   Carry outs available.  For info or to donate: Call Lori Sutton 740-922-9053; Karlie Anderson 330-365-0773 or Kaye Parrish 330-663-6564.  They are also accepting donations to help cover the expenses of the benefit and also in need of raffle items. (Lonne lost his life in an automobile accident a few months ago.  All proceeds go to the family to help pay for medical and funeral expenses). 

Aug 2                                      Renners Church Celebration in the Country

Renners St Paul United Church of Christ will hold an outdoor gathering on Saturday, August, 2nd.  6 – 7 PM  There will be games, fellowship and food.  The menu consists of: grilled hot dogs, coneys, sloppy joes, chips, cookies & beverages.  At 7 PM, relax and listen to guest musical performers including “The Faithful Four” barbershop quartet  and “The Chestnut Ridge Bluegrass Band.  Directions:  From St Rte 36 go 6.5 miles N on County Rd 93.  From Baltic, take St Rte 93 S, turn left on County Rd 88, then turn right on Renner Rd.  Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket.  In case of rain, activities will be moved inside. 

Aug 2                                                         Zoar Harvest Festival

This year’s festival includes a new artisan tent housing nearly 30 highly-skilled, juried artisans.  Handmade folk art, furniture and fine crafts will be available for sale, and many booths will feature handcrafting demonstrations.  Antiques enthusiasts and juried art fans can lose themselves in a bazaar of high-quality collector and home décor items at the Zoar Harvest Festival, scheduled for Saturday, August 2 from 10 AM – 6 PM and Sunday, August 3rd, from 10 AM – 5 PM.

More than 60 dealers of high-quality country antiques will be on site selling historic treasures.  This is one of the nation’s most prestigious antiques shows, with dealers from across the U.S. sharing unique finds with every American style enthusiasts and decorators.  A tent near the Schoolhouse will feature homemade German food, beer and live musical performances throughout the weekend. Admission to the Antiques and Juried Artisan Showcase tents costs $8.00 for adults and children under 12 are free. Visitors, who wish to enjoy the festival without entering the tents or historic buildings, may do so free of charge. Wristbands can be purchased at the Zoar Store & Visitors Center or at one of the outdoor admission booths that provide access to all tents, events, demonstrations and museum buildings.

August 2                                 Tippecanoe Homecoming Annual Festival

Sponsored by:  The Washington Twp VFD & EMS.  Fun – Food – Games – Entertainment – Parade (prizes will be given for different categories)  – Raffle Stand – Flea Market & Craft Tables – Kiddie and Senior Pedal Tractor Pull.

Serving starts at 11:00 am.  Afternoon entertainment:  Paul Reynolds.  Evening entertainment following the parade.  Parade 6:30 pm.  (line up 5:30 pm south end of town).  Breakfast will also be served at the Tippecanoe United Methodist church 7 am – 11 am. 

August 2                                           Community Breakfast 

An all you can eat breakfast will be held at Valley View Community Church’s Family Life Center in Sugarcreek on August 2nd from 7-11am.  All are invited to come for good food, fellowship and relaxation.  For more information on this monthly breakfast, please call 330-852-2273. 

August 2                                           School Supply Drive 

Berner Trucking Inc.. is having the1st Annual 2014 Stuff The Bus Challenge on Saturday, August 2nd from 10am-2pm.  Come and enjoy this year’s Stuff the Bus Challenge and support all Tuscarawas County Schools!  There will be Vendors, Bake Sale, Haircut Vouchers, Silent Auction, 50/50 and much much more.  The top donating school will receive a trophy and it’s teachers will receive a check from money earned to spend however they choose for their classroom.  For more information or to become a sponsor, please contact Tabatha @ 330-432-4282. 

August 2                                           Country Breakfast 

An All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast will be held at St. John United Church of Christ, 409 Park Ave. in Bolivar on Saturday, August 2nd from 8-11am.  Breakfast will consist of: scrambled eggs, ham, biscuits and sausage gravy, pancakes, juice and coffee.  Cost is $6 for ages 6 and up and under 6 is free. 

August  2                                          Yard Sale 

Grace United Methodist Church in Uhrichsville will be having a Yard Sale on August 2nd from 9-5.  A food stand will also be open all day as well.

August 2, 9                                       Play 

The Schoenbrunn Amphitheater will be presenting Dorothy Meets Alice, a new play, on August 2nd and 9th at 10:00 am. This play is a meeting of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland when a young man must hurriedly write a book report. For more information about performances and show dates for the 2014 season contact the box office at 330-339-1132 or visit the website at www.trumpetintheland.com

August 5, 6, 7                                   Stone Creek Vacation Bible School

This is for Stone Creek youth ages 3-12+ years of age.  It will be held during the evenings of August 5th, 6th & 7th.  Bible school runs from 6 PM – 8 PM each evening with supper provided for all participants and their families.  Supper begins at 5:30 PM each evening and is free.  The theme of this year’s school is “Love Thy Neighbor”.  Offerings and donations taken during the week will go to “Journey’s End Ministries” and Central American Medical Outreach (CAMO).

Please plan on attending .  For registration or more info, call 330-339-5007 or 330-339-2314.  Bible school will be held each night at Grace Community Church on Jefferson St in Stone Creek.  All are welcome. 

August 5                                           Women’s Club 

Holmes County Christian Women’s Club will be hosting a speaker from Life Connection on August 5th from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Carlisle Inn in Walnut Creek. Darcy Miller will be presenting a humorous aspect of God’s Love entitled “Duck Tape.” The cost is $10 and includes brunch. For reservations call 330-473-2529 or 330-343-7046, or email dawdys@embarqmail.com with CWC in the memo line. Please make reservation by August 1st. 

August 8                                           Dinner-on-the-Run 

The Urichsville Moravian Church will be hosting a Dinner-on-the-Run event on August 8th from 4 to 6pm. They will be providing dinner for $8 in church parking lot. You may call and pre-order you meal at 740-922-0886.

August 9                                           Chicken BBQ 

On August 9th form 11am to 1pm, there will be a Chicken BBQ to benefit the Akron Children’s Cancer Unit at the Geib Family Center in Dover. The cost is $6 for a half and $20 for four halves. You may pre-order your meal by contacting 330-340-0638. 

Aug 10                 Park Christian Church Annual Back to School Block Party 

Park Christian Church Annual Back to School Block Party will be held Sunday August 10th, 2014 5:00pm at Park Christian Church, 236 Miller Avenue Dennison.  Open to all K-6 students in the Claymont School district area (accompanied by an adult). The Back to School Block Party will provide students grades K-6 in the Claymont School district with free Book Bag and “other” Back to School goodies. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

August 11-15                                    VBS 

Vacation Bible School will begin August 11th thru 15th at Hope Christian Community Church located at 1260 Monroe Ave. NW in New Phila. (Located in the Monroe Center) Hours are 6:30-8pm and free for children ages 3-12.  Register online at www.hope-ccc.com or call 330-340-7201.  Pre-register by July 27th and receive a free t-shirt. 

August 8                                           Kindergarten Registration 

Claymont kindergarten Registration and Screening for the 2014-2015 school year will be held on Friday, August 8th.  You will need to call Tammy McMillen at the Northside Preschool, 740-922-5888 for an appointment time, except during the month of July please call 740-922-5478 and ask for Bonnie.  Registration and screening will be held at the First Christian Church in Uhrichsville.  You can pick up registration packets at the Superintendent’s office.  Packets should be picked up and forms completed before you arrive for your child’s screening appointment.  Children who will be five years of age by August 1st, 2014 may enter kindergarten. 

August 9                                           Shred Event 

The Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition is hosting their FREE Community Shred Event on Saturday morning, August 9th from 10am until noon at First Federal Community Bank’s Boulevard Location in Dover, in the lower lot.  This is a free event for individuals in our community to shred important documents.  This event is not for businesses. 

August 16                                         Chicken BBQ 

Grace United Methodist Church in Uhrichsville will be having a Chicken BBQ on Saturday August 16th from 3-6pm.  Cost is $7.50 per person and includes, ½ chicken, potato salad, baked beans, roll, drink and a slice of pie.  Grace United Methodist Church is located at 524 West Third St.                                                                                     

August 16                                         Chicken BBQ 

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at 3640 Oldtown Valley Road in New Philadelphia will be hosting their annual Chicken BBQ on August 16th from 5 to 6:30 pm. It is $8 per dinner which includes, ½ a BBQ chicken, side dishes, a roll, dessert and a beverage. Carryout is available and advanced tickets are recommended. Call Amy at 330-339-1774 for tickets.

August 30                                         Corporal Keith Nepsa Poker Run 

The 6th Annual Ride for Pride Corporal Nepsa Benefit is on August 30. There will be a service honoring all veterans at 10:45am at Lehman’s Big Open Road on Wooster Ave in Dover. This year’s benefit will support the Keith Nepsa Scholarship through the Quaker Foundation with a portion of the proceeds going to RAW, a non-profit foundation which provides reconstructive surgery to wounded war veterans. If you have any questions call 330-987-0998 or email smithmedic67@gmail.com.

August 30                                         Poolside Benefit 

The National Living Organ Donors Foundation, Ohio Chapter will be hosting its second annual Poolside Benefit on August 30th from 6 to 11pm at Union Country Club in Dover. There will be food, a silent auction, and live music by LaFlavour. Tickets are $40 each and may be purchased through mail. For more information visit www.nlodfohio.com. 

Ongoing thru Sept. 11th                            Lakeside Market 

The Lakeside Local Summer Market is going on every Thursday through September 11th at Goodings Nursery & Landscaping on SR 212 in Sherrodsville.  The market is open from 3-7pm.  For Vendor information you can contact Mary Ellen at 330-204-2523 or maryellengooding@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