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, its free.  Know your status.  Don’t become a statistic! 

July 31/August 1                 “Free Clothes” – “Back to School time”

Uhrichsville Christian Fellowship, 217 E 3rd St, Uhrichsville (beside the library); 740-922-2752  Friday, July 31st  4 – 8 PM & Saturday, August 1st  9 AM – 1 PM.

August 1                                 Renners Celebration in the Country

Renners St Paul United Church of Christ will hold an outdoor gathering on Saturday, August 1st.  There will be games, fellowship and food from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.  The menu includes:  grilled hot dogs, coneys, sloppy joes, chips cookies and a beverage.  At 7:00 PM, relax and listen to guest musical performers which includes: the acapella Crosspointe Chorus and the Davis Street Duo featuring Richie and Hannah Johns singing and playing a variety of instruments.  The church is located at 7620 Renner Rd, Fresno.  From State Route 36, go 6.5 miles North on County Rd 93.  From Baltic, take SR 93 South, turn left on County Rd 88, then turn right on Renner Road.  Bring your lawn chairs/& or blanket.  In case of rain, activities will be moved inside.


August 1                            “Joefest”

This benefits the Quaker Foundation Scholarship fund (called the Joe Metzger Memorial Scholarship) and is in memory of Joe Metzger who passed away in 2012 from a heart attack.  It will be held Saturday, August 1st  and is being held at the New Philadelphia VFW Post 1445 upstairs.  There is a $5.00 donation at the door.  There will be food, prizes, raffles, 50/50 and some of the best local live bands.  Doors open at 2 PM, music from 3 – midnight.   All ages welcome.  (This benefit has raised over $10,000 in the last 2 years to benefit scholarships).

August 1                            Trash & Treasure Sale

West Union United Methodist Women’s Fellowship will hold their annual Trash and Treasure Sale (basement sale) on Saturday, August 1st from 9am-5pm.  The Church is located at 13679 Gilmore Rd. in Gilmore.  There will also be a Bake Sale and a Donations Only Food Stand.

August 1                            Concert

The Dominic Greco Concert Band will present a special concert as part of the Swiss National Day Celebration on Saturday, August 1st at the pavilion behind the fire station in Sugarcreek.  The concert which begins at 7pm is the bands 12th consecutive annual appearance in Sugarcreek.  

August 1                           Chicken BBQ

A Chicken BBQ  to benefit Akron Children’s Cancer Unit will be held August 1st from 11am-1pm at Geibs in Dover.  You can pre order by calling Sandy at 330-340-0638 or by stopping by Geibs .  You may also pick up the day of the event while meals last.  $8 includes chicken half and sides prepared by Blacksheep BBQ.  All proceeds benefit the Akron Children’s Hospital Showers Unit for Childhood Cancers & Blood Disorders.  Amish made cinnamon rolls will also be available for purchase.

August 1                          Uhrichsville Community Yard Sales

In the parking lot of Uhrichsville Moravian Church 315 N Water Street Saturday, August 1st 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  Rent space to sell your wares: 1 parking space – $10.00/2 spaces  – $15.00.  Limited tables available for $5.00.  Lunch stand will be provided.  To reserve your space, call:  330.447.3222 or 740.922.0886.

August  1                         All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast

St John United Church of Christ, 409 Park Avenue, Bolivar, OH will host this breakfast on Saturday, August 1st from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Breakfast will consist of Scrambled eggs, ham or sausage, biscuits and sausage gravy, pancakes, juice and coffee.  Cost:  $6.00 ages 11 & up       $3.00 ages 6-10; Under 6 – Free 

August 1                         Blue Ridge Grange #1448 Ice Cream Social

Blue Ridge Grange will be hosting an Ice Cream Social Saturday, August 1st @ 4:30 PM. The Grange is located at SR 36 and SR 751.  Menu will include: Sloppy joe, cream chicken, hot dog, coney, salad, drink, dessert peanut butter or vanilla ice cream.  All proceeds go to the Blue Ridge Grange.  For more information, please call Elizabeth Ridenour at 330.897.5293.

August 1                       3rd Annual Car Wash/Bake Sale

This even is being sponsored by the Stillwater Clover Harvesters 4-H Club.  All proceeds go to the Barb Kauffman family.  When:  Saturday, August 1st; Time:  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM; Where:  Sherwin Williams Parking lot – Ray Ave N.W. New Philadelphia.

August 1              Tippecanoe Homecoming Annual Festival

Sponsored by the Washington Twp VFD & EMS.  Fun, Food, Games, Entertainment & Parade.  Raffle Stand.  Flea Market & Craft Tables.  Serving starts @ 11:00 AM.  Parade line up 5:30 South end of town.  Afternoon entertainment Paul Reynolds; Evening entertainment following the parade.  Breakfast will be served at the Tippecanoe UM Church 7 AM – 11 AM.  

August 2                                 Dodgeball Tournament

A dodge ball tournament will be held at Tuscarawas Central Catholic High on August 2nd at 3pm.  There will be great prizes and trophies along with a concession stand.  Cost is $25/team, with 8 members per team.  Teams will be separated into age groups.  Register now by calling 740-262-3546 by July 30th.

August 3-7                           Vacation Bible School

Tabor Ridge Community Church will be having Bible School on Monday August 3rd thru Friday August 7th from 6-8pm for ages 4-12.  Come and join in for Bible Lessons, Crafts, Games, Music and Snacks.  Contact 330-602-4425 to register.

August 4              Central Committee Meeting Announcement

The New Philadelphia members of the Tuscarawas County Republican Central Committee will meet on Tuesday, August 4th @ 6:50 PM to appoint new committee members.  If you cannot attent the meeting RSVP via telephone call or text to 330-795-4198, or e-mail republicanheadquarters@frontier.com

August 7                                Car Wash

Big Brothers Big Sisters will be having a car wash on Friday, August 7th from 2-5pm at Tony Mart, 305 W. Main St. in Port Washington.  Come support the Bigs and Littles who have volunteered their time to make your car sparkle.  Donations Only. 

August 7-8                            Sale

Lil’ Lambs Closet will be having a Fall/Winter Sale in Friday August 7th from 10am-9pm and on Saturday from 8am-noon.  There will be lots of deals on children’s fall/winter clothing from infant to teen sizes.  Plus there will also be nursery  furniture, books, baby items and outside toys.  All proceeds will go to children in need.  Lil’ Lambs Closet is located at Church of the Lakes United Methodist Church at 5944 Fulton Drive NW in Canton.  No strollers please, shopping carts will be available.      .

August 7-8-9                       Homecoming

The Bakersville Volunteer Fire Department and the Bakersville Community Park will be hosting their annual homecoming on August 7-8-9 at the Bakersville Community Park, SR 751 in Bakersville.  On Friday there will be a Chicken BBQ, beginning at 4pm and an Antique Tractor Pull beginning at 5pm.  Saturday,  breakfast will be served starting at 7am and the Tractor Pull at 9:30, kiddie tractor pull at 1pm.  On Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30am, lunch from 11:30-12:30 and a tractor pull at 1pm.  There will also be a flea market and community garage sale all weekend, plus games and fun for the whole family.  

Tuscarawas County Park Department- Summer Birding Series

Friday, August 7, from 8am-10am at Trenton Heritage Park

These programs will provide an opportunity for community members to explore each of the county park properties and learn more about local wildlife. All are welcome- previous birding experience is not required! Participants who attend all three sessions will receive a backyard-birding prize.

For more information about these exciting opportunities, please contact the Tuscarawas County Americorps Member: Laura Marie Davis 330.859.1050 or email laura@ruralaction.org

Aug 8/22                                Flag Football

Tuscarawas Central Catholic Flag Football signups will be held on August 8th and 22nd from noon -1pm at TCC Jr/Sr High School (777 Third St Ne New Phila).  Contact Ryan at 330-204-9517 if interested but unable to attend sign ups.  Flag football will run from September 5th thru October 17th.  Cost is $25.

Aug 15                                      Horse Shows 

Newcomerstown Saddle Club will be having horse shows at Sunset Arena in Newcomerstown on the following dates.  June 20th, July 11th and August 15th.  All shows begin at 4pm.  Fun shows have a $50 award costume class and there will be a high point award totaled from all three shows given out at the last show.  There will be cake walks, egg toss contest and a food stand at all shows.  This is a great family event.  For more information you can call 740-498-8931 or 330-204-1072.

August 15                              Spaghetti Benefit

A benefit spaghetti dinner will be held on August 15th to help offset medical expenses for Lisa Ashbaugh.  Lisa had quadruple bypass surgery in May and now has started Cardiac Rehab.  A free will donation will be accepted.

August 22                              Memorial Walk Entry Due

The Alicia Cooper Memorial Walk will be held on Saturday, September 19th at 1pm at Tuscora Park.  Registration is at noon.  Entry Fee is $20 before August 22nd and $25 the day of the walk.  Mail check and entry form to: Alicia Cooper Memorial,  P.O. Box 442 New Phila or online at www.alociacooper.org.  Proceeds will benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Showers Center for Childhood Cancers & Blood Disorders.

September 6                           Basketball Tournament

In conjunction with Dover City Park’s End of Summer Celebration, the 1st Annual           Tango & Gatti,  Hoops & Hope 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament  for ages 14 & up will be held  September 6th at Dover Park beginning at 1pm.  Proceeds will benefit local Tuscarawas County Charities including Tuscarawas County Challenger LL Baseball.  For informa

Ongoing July 11-Sept. 26               Blood Pressure Screen

Trinity Hospital Twin City’s United Volunteer Auxiliary, with the help of hospital volunteers, is providing free blood pressure screenings from 8am-noon at the Gnadenhutten farmers market .  The market takes place at the downtown square every Saturday from July 11th thru September 26th. 

Sept 5                                               Recovery Fest 

Harbor House’s 3rd Annual Recovery Fest will be held on Saturday September 5th at JIM’s Place in New Phila from 5-10pm.  September is National Recovery Month and they are planning to celebrate those fighting addiction with this free event.  There will be food and drinks, music, dancing and door prizes and raffles. 

September 19                                 Lantern Tour 

Historic Schoenbrunn Village will be having their Autumn Lantern Tour on September 19th from 7-9pm.  The tour will take you traveling thru candlelit paths as you visit 17 reconstructed buildings and meet costumed Moravian and Native interpreters.  Warm up by the fire and enjoy apple cider and gingerbread as you learn about the people who lived in these cabins during the 18th century.  Come and see demonstrations including apple butter making, candle dipping, sewing and much more.

Ongoing TFN                                   Farmers Market

The  Tuscarawas Valley Farmers will begin its seventh season on Wednesday June 3rd. at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds.  The Market has expanded its scope this season to feature new local products and educational activities while continuing to offer the products and activities that have made the market a vibrant community-oriented destination.

Ongoing 2nd Saturday of Every Month         Baltic Conservation Club Public Trap Shoot

Saturday night shoots start at 6:00 P.M.  27 yard protector – cash pay back.  Located on Tuscarawas County Rd 42 S of Ragersville, 5650 Troendly Rd S.W.   May 9th, June 13th, July 11th, August 8th and September 12th.   

Ongoing every month                        Aultman Blood Drive

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                                          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 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.