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. 

On Going in October                 Special Holiday Offers from the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum

There are lots of exciting events coming up at the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum this fall. (including a Cemetery & Ghost Tour & Sleepy Hollow) A spooktrilogy of spook-tacular events will be held by all 3 sites within the month of October. Reservations are required for all 3 events, Call today to secure your spot.  740.922.6776.

Ongoing TFN                          Miss Clayland Teen Application

Applications are now available for the Miss Clayland Scholorship Pageant and the Miss Clayland’s Outstanding Teen Pageant to be held on October 24. Applications are available at missohio.org under the heading “Miss Ohio” and “Become a Contestant” with additional forms listed under the Miss Clayland program. For more information please contact Martha Campbell at missclayland@gmail.com 

On Going ‘til October 24      Miss Clayland Scholarship Program Raffle

To purchase tickets contact Martha Campbell at 740.922.1644 or Diana Lindsay at 740.922.9429 or e-mail them at missclayland@gmail.com     2 tickets to the Ohio State vs Minnesota game on Nov 7th, 4 Polar Express tickets (donated by the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum), Columbus and Pittsburgh Zoo tickets, $100 Grove Gift Shoppe gift certificate, and Ohio State wreath are some of the items in the raffle. Proceeds from the raffle will be used to support the Miss Clayland Scholarship Program.  The pageant is sponsored by the Uhrichsville Elks

Ongoing                       Buckeye Cruise for Cancer

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Tusc county is selling 300 tickets at $10 each for a chance to set sail on the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, Feb 20 – 25th, 2016 from Ft Lauderdale, FL to Labadee & Ocho Rios, Jamaica.  Tickets are available at The Factory Street Pub & Grill and by contacting Martha Campbell at 330.340.0390, or at osutuscalumni@yahoo.com. To find out more about the cruise, go to their website:  www.buckeyecruise.com.

Every Monday    Warren Twnshp Comm 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.

Ongoing September – January     T-County Beekeepers Assoc  Next meeting is Thurs, Oct 8th at 7 PM at the Winfield United Methodist church, 5247 St Rte 516, Dover.   Other meeting dates:  Nov 12th (Potluck dinner & Officer elections) & Jan 9th, 2016 Annual Banquet.

OnGoing                Little Caesars Pizza Kits for a great cause

These can be ordered from this link:  http://www.pizzakit.com/fundraisingproducts?shop=1&f=302623&s=64700    Group Name:  Horizons; Fundraiser ID: 302623 

September – April       Chili Crossroads Bible Church Pizza Fundraiser

Check their website:  info@chilibiblechurch.org  for more info on ordering these pizzas;  or e-mail jdrearyan@gmail.com or by calling 740.545.9707.  The church is located in Fresno.  The pizzas will be sold from Sept – April.  (Will be no Awana or pizza on Wed, Oct 7th, instead they invite you to their “Take their Survey booth and Adventure Tent” at the Coshocton County Fair.).

Ongoing TFN                                   Farmers Market

The  Tuscarawas Valley Farmers will begin its seventh season on Wednesday June 3rd – Oct 7th 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 every month         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 ‘til further notice                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.


October 5                   Dennison Fire Dept Annual Open House

Mon, Oct 5th  5 – 8 PM at 302 Grant Street, Dennison.  Fun for the entire family!  Celebrate “Fire Prevention Week” with lots of fire prevention/safety educational activities!  Hands-on for kids spraying the fire hose & getting to wear REAL firefighters gear.  Tour the station and fire apparatus.  There will be a bouncy castle with a slide for kids.  Also visit with Dennison Police Officers.  Free refreshments, hot dogs and dessert.   Many door prizes!!!!  Free gifts for kids (8 & under).  Also “Live” demonstrations. Find them on Facebook or at www.dennisonfd@att.net.

October 7                   St Peter’s Lutheran Church Fall Harvest Potluck

Wed, Oct 7th this potluck dinner will be held at 3640 Oldtown Valley Road SW, New Phila.  Tickets are available at the door.  Adult: $8.00/Children 10 & under: $4.00. Call to pre order tickets:  Sharon – 330.339.4570  or Ginny – 330.339.357 Will also have basket raffles.  Proceeds to benefit local mission work.

October 7                  Polar Training for Polar Express

The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum invites the community to volunteer for this year’s Polar Express Train Rides.  Training will take place on Wed, Oct 7th at the Presbyterian Church, corner of Grant & Third Streets in Dennison.  Schedule: Elves – 6 -7 PM;   Storytellers, Car Hosts, Ticket Takers & Characters from 7:30 – 8:30 PM;   ALL volunteers must go through a mandatory railroad safety training from 7 – 7:30 PM!  For additional info, contact the Dennison Depot at 740.922.6776 or polarexpress@dennisondepot.org

October 8                Uhrichsville Fire Dept Open House

Thurs, Oct 8th from 6 – 8 PM, You are invited the Fire Department’s Open House.  Meet the members of their department. Free B/P Screenings, Free hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks!  Fire Safety House, Fire Safety Resources Available to all Kids!  Engine/Apparatus Displays & Demonstrations.  Uhrichsville Station 19 Located at:  305 E 2nd St, Uhrichsville.

October 9                 Singles Together of Tusc County Game Night

Super Friday & Game night from 6 -9 PM at The Life Center, 201 W High Ave, New Phila.  “Haystack supper”; Please take your favorite topping or a snack to share and your drink.  This is a Free Event.

October 10              Ohio & Erie Canal Way Oktoberfest Bike & Brew

Saturday October 3 the Ohio & Eric Canalway Oktoberfest Bike & Brew. Join us for our annual bicycle ride and family-friendly Oktoberfest! Start with a bicycle ride at Canal Lands Park on Dover-Zoar Rd, traveling to Fort Laurens in Bolivar and Beyond. Then head back to Canal Lands and cross the street to the Canal Tavern of Zoar, where the Oktoberfest will begin. Enjoy live music, authentic German food cooked right at the tavern, good beer, and raffle prizes. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 the day of the event. Tickets for teens ages 5-16 are $5.  Contact Katelyn Freil at 330-374-5657

October 10             Carrollton Bible Chapel Southern Gospel Concert

Sat, Oct 10th Testify Quartet, a male Mennonite acapella quartet will present this concert at the chapel located at 365 Steubenville Rd SE, Carrollton at 6:30 PM.  2 food items are requested for admission to be donated to the local food pantry: Loaves & Fishes in Carrollton.  A love offering will also be received.  For directions or info, please call the church at 330.627.7376 or Richard or Judy Cunningham at 330.739.4005 or 330.323.9253.

October 10              Annual Ham & Chicken Supper Benefit

The Baltic Zion United Church of Christ, 203 N. Butler St, Baltic will hold its annual supper from 5 – 7 PM on Sat, Oct 10th .  Cost is $9.00 for adults and $4.00 for children ages 5 – 12.  Take away will be available.  Proceeds will benefit local missions.

October 10th         Free Lineage Workshop on Shaping up Your Family Tree

The Fort Laurens Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will present this workshop.  No registration is required and this is open to the public.  Join them at the Tusc Co Public Library, 121 Fair Ave NW, New Phila on Sat, Oct 10th from 10 AM – 12:30 PM.  Bring any documents you might have & the “genies” can assist you with any roadblocks and supplemental documents you might need.  New resources will be discussed.  If you have any questions, contact Anne:  330.987.7625 /alurie@roadrunner.com or Barb:  330.339.7237/bmmillsbar@gmail.com

October 10              Annual Benefit for Twin City Food Pantry

Grace Unted Methodist Mission Committee is having their annual benefit on Sat, Oct 10th at the Fellowship Hall right behind the church at 534 West First St, Uhrichsville from 3 – 6 PM.  This is a free will offering, also please bring a non perishable food item.  All proceeds will go to the local food pantry.

October 10            Twin City Fall Festival

Sat, Oct 10th, the Fall Festival will take place on E. 3rd St in Downtown Uhrichsville from 10 AM – 4 PM rain or shine.  Food, Local Artists/Crafters, Demonstrations, Local Businesses, Kid’s Area, Chili Contest, Pet Contest, Pie Baking Contest, Hot Dog Eating Contest & 50/50.  Something for everyone!!!!  Go spend the day.

October 10            Sherrodsville’s 1st Annual Chili Cook Off

This event will take place Sat, Oct 10th.   Contestant Participants:  $20 Entry Fee for Chili or Soup (Must cook at least 2 gallons).  Prize categories:  Best Chili, Best Soup, Judge’s Choice, People’s Choice and EMS Choice). You may purchase the chili/soup + other items on the menu.  Serving will be between 5 – 8:30 PM.  Cost:  Free will donation.  Meal consists of choice of soup/chili, cornbread, salad, drinks & dessert.  Carry out available. Variety of items for raffle!  Call 330.987.4373 for contest rules of for additional info.  All proceeds go to EMS for Training and Equipment.  Special thanks to the Sherrodsville Lions Club and The Hill of Horror for being active participants in this year’s event.

October 10          Wendy’s “Walk/Run for Hope” for Breast Cancer in Jewett

This 5K/3.1 Walk/Run & Kid’s Fun Run will take place Sat, Oct 10th @ 10 AM. (Race Course: Conotton Creek Trail , a paved trail starting in Jewett.  Children’s Fun Run will be 1 lap around JWCC).   Registration table will be at Jewett Wildcat Community Center (JWCC), (the old elementary school).  Parking in rear of school. Awards will be given to the top finishers in each age group.  Quarter auction following the race.  Hot dogs and refreshments available with donation.  All proceeds to benefit local women diagnosed with breast cancer in the Harrison County area to assist with their financial burdens.  Any questions, call Wendy Ledger @740.945.2003 or Trisha Hirschbach @740.946.0153.

October 10         Fall Fest at the Norma Johnson Center

Join them for an afternoon of fun Sat, Oct 10th from Noon – 5 PM at the picnic shelter located on Conservation Dr just off of State Rte 39, across from the red barn.  $5.00 donation per car upon entering, but no charge otherwise.  Questions about the event can be answered by called the NJC director, Marsha Zoller at 330.339.7976 Mon – Fri 7:30 AM – 4 PM.

October 11         Holy Eucharist Celebration at Trinity Episcopal

Sun, Oct 11th, the Rev Lisa O’Rear of Bay Village will be celebrating the Holy Eucharist at Trinity Episcopal Church, 122 3rd St NW, New Philadelphia. Food and fellowship will follow the service.  Please come and hear the message that Rev O’Rear brings.

October 11         Dennison Pleasant Valley UM Church Concert

On Sun, Oct 11th, the Gospel Echoes from Aurora, OH will be in concert at the church.  Concert will begin at 6:30 PM and is free of charge.  A free will donation will be collected with all proceeds going to the group to help with traveling expenses and furthering their musical ministry.  Refreshments will be served following the concert.  The church is located on County Rd 37 just off of St Rte 250 in Dennison.  For more info, call 740.922.5362.

October 11         4th Annual Delaware Days (Newcomerstown)

Sun, Oct 11th,  the Victory Assembly of God’s (311 S. College St, Nct)  4th Annual Delaware Days Festival will take place.  This is a historically themed outdoor event honoring both the bravery of Moravian missionaries and the faith of the native Delaware people who responded to the call to follow Christ.  There will be a dramatic reenactment of David Zeisberger’s sermon to Delaware Chief Netawatwes (Newcomer) will be featured along with other historic demonstrations and colonial era reenactors.  They are located within a half mile of the site of the first protestant sermon given west of the Alleghany mountains.  There will be door prizes, a bounce house and petting zoo for the kids.  Vendors will be selling their wares.  Booths open at 11 AM.  For vendor and general festival info, call 740.498.6547 or email questions to:  nctvictory@gmail.com.

October 14            Chili Crossroads Bible Church Wed Nights        Wed, Oct 14th at 6:30 PM, Adults can enjoy FaithTalks and study the Biblical book of Daniel; Kids 0 – 12 can enjoy Awana with OH ST Football Night, Bible memory & games.  Fresh pizza & salad available every Wed night from 3 – 8 PM.  Proceeds benefit Kid’s Outreach.  Teens meet every Sunday at 6 PM.  Visitors welcome!  Learn more @ www.chilibiblechurch.org  or the church Facebook page.

October 16           Singles Together of Tusc County

Fri, Oct 16th is Game night from 6 – 9 PM at The Life Center, 201 West High Ave, New Phila.  Please take a snack to share and your drink.  This is a FREE EVENT.

October 17/18          Camp Tuscazoar Annual Fall Flapjack Flip

This breakfast takes place on Sat & Sun, Oct 17th & 18th to raise funds for the historic camp.  Meals will be served to the public both days in the camp dining hall from 8 AM – 1 PM.  Cost:  $6.00 adults & $3.00 children 10 & under can be purchased at the door. Bottles & jugs of maple syrup will be available for purchase during that weekend as well. The W. C. Moorhead Museum will also be open.  RV park will be open for weekly or long term rental with electric & water hookups.  Contact the Camp Ranger for info on camping.    For more info on the Flapjack Flip contact: Dale Tschantz –home- 330.854.0369 /work-330.345.8100  X-362. Camp Tuscazoar is located on Tusc Co Rd 83, 2 miles E of Zoar near Zoarville.

October 17       2nd Annual Happy Harvesters 4-H Club Fall Festival Fund Raiser

This will take place on Sat, Oct 17th in the Strasburg Fire Station Social Hall from 5 – 9 PM.  Concession stand available, Silent Auction, Games, Raffles, 50/50 + Lots more! Free Admission; Free Parking.  DJ Service provided by Justine Hite.  Free Door Prizes.  Fun for the whole family!!!!

October 17       Better Business Bureau Free Shred/E-Cycle Event

Your BBB is hosting a FREE Identity Theft and Fraud event on  Sat, Oct 17th from 9 AM – 1 PM in Dover Buehler’s parking lot.  This is a FREE event, however, they are accepting donations for their charitable fund to help in offering these events.  Go to www.bbb.org/canton/programs-services or call 330.454.9401 for more info including a list of accepted electronics.  Sponsored by: First Merit, Rea & Associates & The Repository.

October 17       Newcomerstown Fire Dept Chicken BBQ & Car Show

This event will be held on Sat, Oct 17th at the David Barber Civic Center located at 1066 East State St, Newcomerstown.  Car show registration is from 9 AM – Noon.  (There will be 75 awards) “Best of Show” awarded at 1:30 PM. Chicken Dinners served  from Noon – 3 PM.  Cost:  $10.  Carry out available.  All proceeds are used to purchase emergency equipment.  Foradditional info, contact Heather Wells @330.340.6537 or e-mail nersfire@sbcglobal.net

October 18           Chili Crossroads Bible Church Teen Fun

Sun,  Oct 18th at 5:00 PM,  there will be games in a big corn maze with hot dogs & s’mores for Teens.    Visitors welcome!  Learn more @ www.chilibiblechurch.org  or the church Facebook page.

October 21          Chili Crossroads Bible Church Wed Nights

Wed, Oct 21st  at 6:30 PM, Adults can enjoy FaithTalks and study the Biblical book of Daniel; Kids 0 – 12 can enjoy Awana with Midieval Times Night, Bible memory & games.  Fresh pizza & salad available every Wed night from 3 – 8 PM.  Proceeds benefit Kid’s Outreach.    Visitors welcome!  Learn more @ www.chilibiblechurch.org  or the church Facebook page.

October 23                Singles Together of Tusc County

Game night will be held Fri, Oct 23rd at The Life Center, 201 West High Ave, New Phila.  Please take a snack to share & your own drink.  This is a FREE EVENT.

October 24                Divorce Recovery Seminar

This takes place at Jim’s Place, 228 West High Ave, New Phila from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM.  Registration and lunch cost $5.00.  Rev Dr Beverly Hall will be the facilitator.  Register on-line thru the church site at www.npfirstumc.org or call the New Philadelphia First United Methodist church at 330.339.6411.   Child care available

October 24                Singles Together of Tusc County

Singles Line Dance Festival from 8 – 11 PM @ Jim’s Place, 228 West High Ave, New Phila.  Please take a snack to share and your own drink.  This is a FREE EVENT.

October 25                 Broadway UM Church BBQ Chicken Fundraiser

This will be held on Sun, Oct 25th at the church, 120 Church Ave SE, New Phila.  Proceeds will go to support the Haiti Missions Trip scheduled for June of 2016.  Dinners are $8.00 or a family pack of 3 for $20.  Chicken only meals are $6.00 each.  Dine in or pick up.  Team members will be selling tickets until Oct 19th. Tickets will also be available at the church Mon – Thurs from 8 AM – 4 PM or by calling 330.308.5465.

October 27                Singles Together of Tusc County

Tues, Oct 27th: Bingo at 6 PM @ Jim’s Place, 228 West High Ave, New Phila.  Please take a snack to share and your own drink.  This is a FREE & they ask that each player take $1.00 – $2.00 wrapped prizes to be shared with the winners.

October 28              Chili Crossroads Bible Church Wed Nights   .

Wed, Oct 28th at 6:30 PM, Adults can enjoy FaithTalks and a casual & fun Bible study when they explore the city of Babylon.  Kids 0 – 12 can enjoy Awana with Camping Night, Bible memory & games.  Fresh pizza & salad available every Wed night from 3 – 8 PM.  Proceeds benefit Kid’s Outreach.  Teens meet every Sunday at 6 PM.  Visitors welcome!  Learn more @ www.chilibiblechurch.org  or the church Facebook page.