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.

Ongoing July 11-Sept. 26               Blood Pressure Screen 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

August 31 – September 4              Tusky Friends of the Library Book Sale

There are lots of books to choose from @ the Tuscarawas Branch Book Sale!  It will take place from Mon, Aug 31st – Fri, Sept 4th.  Mon & Wed: 10 AM – 5 PM;  Tues:  1 – 8 PM;   Fri: 1 – 6 PM  The library is located at 209 S. Main Street, Tuscarawas.  LOTS OF BOOKS TO CHOOSE FROM!!!!

September 2                                      Benefit Fundraiser NP Buehler’s Ace Hardware

Buehler’s is hosting a benefit for 2 of their employees that are battling cancer.  An auction will be held on Wed, Sept 2nd in the Ace Hardware parking lot in New Phila. A food stand will open at 3:30 PM and the auction will begin at 7 PM.  There are also raffle tickets being sold for $10 for a Toro Zero Turn Mower – available at the Service Center or Ace Hardware. 

September 4                                     “Food Fight!  Donate for a Dog”

The Annual 922 Food drive benefits the Twin City Food Pantry which services the Twin City and surrounding  areas including Tuscarawas, Gnadenhutten, Port Washington, Newcomerstown, Midvale and Bowerston.  Last year they collected 31,072 dollars &/or items.  This year’s goal is 31,922.  “The  Food Fight! Donate for a Dog” will kick off with the Indian Valley Braves vs Claymont Mustangs football game on Fri night, Sept 4th @ Midvale.  Take food pantry items & monetary donations & receive a FREE Hot Dog!  (Food items and donations may also be dropped off until 9/18 at The First National Bank of Dennison or Dennison and Uhrichsville Fire Departments.)

September 5                                       St John United Church of Christ All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast 

This will take place at the church, 409 Park Ave, Bolivar.  Sat, Sept 5th.  Breakfast is $6.00 ages 11 & up / $3.00 ages 6-10 /Under 6 Free.  Breakfast consists of Scrambled eggs, ham or sausage, biscuits and sausage gravy, pancakes, fruit juice and coffee. 

September 5                                       Warren Township Community  Center  Car/Bike/Tractor Show Chicken BBQ

Entry fee $6.00; Registration 9 AM – 11 AM/Car Show 11 AM – 2 PM  Awards start at 2 PM.  50/50 drawing, Chicken BBQ – $9.00; Hot dogs, Coneys, Sloppy Joes & more.  Music by “Turn The Page”  Fun~Food~Door Prizes;  11 AM – 20 door prizes:  Choose a free dinner or have your entry fee refunded.  1.2 miles from Atwood Lake Dam on State Rte 212 & County Rd 90.  Address:  3986 New Cumberland Rd NE, New Cumberland. (former New Cumberland School House parking lot) Proceeds from this even go to Help Support Youth Programs.  More info:  Call Jeff @ 330.602.2122 or Portia @ 330.602.9564.

September 5                                      Jammin’ Food Truck Fest 2015

The Dennison Railroad Depot Museums System is hosting the first ever Jammin’ Food Truck Fest.  This event will take place during Labor Day weekend from 11 AM – 7 PM on Sat Sept 5th in the lower level of Historic Schoenbrunn Village.  This event will have different types of food, beverages, live music and a bike ride.  Wristbands will be required for entrance for a donation of only $3.00 in advance.  Wristbands can be picked up at any of the 3 museum sites and proceeds from the event will help support the costs of operating all 3 museums. (Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, Historic Schoenbrunn Village and the Museum of Clay Industry)  For more info, contact coordinator Allison Rowe at 740.922.6776 or at allisonr@dennisondepot.org. This is a family friendly event and will be held rain or shine. 

September 5                                    Chicken BBQ & Tractor Show

Winfield’s annual Chicken BBQ & Tractor show. Registration begins at 10am, Tractor show is from 12-4pm. Half Chicken dinners are available for Dine-in and carryout for $8.00 from 3-6pm. Events included are a  Located at Winfield United Methodist Church, State route 516 in Dover.

September 5                                  Corporal Keith Nepsa Poker Run

7th Annual Ride for Pride Cpl Keith Nepsa Benefit will be held Saturday, Sept 5th.  This supports the Keith Nepsa Scholarship Fund. A portion of this year’s proceeds will once again be donated to RAW (Rebuilding America’s Warriors, the former Iraq Star Foundation). This year they have added a local program called “Dogs 4 Warrors” which donates therapy dogs to verterans diagnosed with PTSD that is a direct result of serving in a combat zone.   Veterans program begins at 10:15 AM.  Registration begins at 9:00 AM @ Lehman’s Big Open Road at 401 N Wooster Ave, Dover.  For more info, call 330.987.0998 or at Nepsa.Ride4Pride@gmail.com  or mail donations to:  1630 Hicks Ave NE, New Phila or New Philadelphia Quaker Foundation, 124 N Broadway, New Phila.  (United States Army Corporal Keith Nepsa, Age 21, of New Phila died June 7, 2007 while serving his second tour of duty in Iraq.  This benefit is to keep his legacy alive and to honor his service to our country. ) 

Sept 5                                               Recovery Fest

Harbor House’s 3rd Annual Recovery Fest will be held on Saturday September 5th at JIM’s Place, West High Ave, 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 5, 6, 7                        “Living History Flights”

Travel back in time to the early days of luxurious commercial flight.  Take a ride on a DC-3, a piece of aviation history.  The experience of a lifetime!  Harry Clever Airport, $70 per flight experience.  Walk ups welcome.  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Reservations recommended.  Reservations 330-340-2999.  Pancake breakfast Sunday morning.  EAA Chapter 1077, 1902 E High Ave, New Philadelphia  non-profit group

September 6                                   Bomb’s Away  Dice Run

Ride starts and ends at Bomb’s Away Bar & Grill, 139 S Main St, Tuscarawas.  Benefits the Wounded Warrier Project.  For more info, Call 740-922-7262

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.

September 7                                   Hearts for Haiti Car Show

Labor Day, Mon Sept 7th  11:30 AM-3 PM @Park Christian Church, 236 Miller Ave, Dennison.  Pre-register by Aug 28th or register at the event from 10-11:30 AM.  Cars- $15/Motorcycles-$10.  Trophies at 2 PM Proceeds to benefit Park Christian Church Mission Trip to Haiti.  For more info contact:  Tom Friel @ 254-368-6819 or PCC @740-922-4118.

September 9                                 Hopedale Backyard Food Workshop

Wed, Sept 9th, The Harrison County OSU Extension and the local Soil and Water Conservation Districts are hosting this free program.  This event starts at 6 PM.  It will be held at the USDA Service Center, 104 Firehouse Lane, (located across from the Hopedale Fire Hall).  For more info or to RSVP, call the Extension office at 740.942.8823 or e-mail:  cross.421@osuedu.

September 12                                Uhrichsville Moravian Church Yard Sale

Sat, Sept 12th, 9 – 4; In the parking lot.  To reserve your space call 330-447-3222 or 740-922-0886.  Lunch stand provided.

September 12                               Zoar Volunteer Fire Dept Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner

Sat, Sept 12th  4-8 PM -190 East 5th St, Zoar.   “All you can eat” dinner featuring their 4 Alarm Hot Sauce.  Meal includes salad, dinner rolls, dessert & beverage.  Adults-$8.00/Chilrdren under 12-$4.00.  Call ahead for Carryout @ 330-874-2069.  All carryout meals are $8.00. All proceeds benefit the Zoar VFD, Inc.  a 501c3 non-profit charitable agency.

September 12                              Southern Gospel Concert

The Needhams from Murfreesboro, TN will present this concert at the Carrollton Bible Chapel, 365 Steubenville Rd SE, Carrollton on Sat Sept 12th at 6:30 PM.  A “love offering” will be taken.  They are also requesting 2 food items per person for admission to be donated to the local food pantry:  Loaves & Fishes in Carrollton.  For additional info, call Pastor Chuck @330.627.7376,  Richard or Judy Cunningham @330.323.9253 or 330.323.5610. 

September 12                           Camp Buckeye Annual Pig Roast Fundraiser

Event is Sat, Sept 12th from 4-7 PM.  Located at 10055 Camp Road, Beach City.  Cost is by donation.  For more info, call 330-756-2380 or e-mail office@campbuckeye.org. Benefits Camp Buckeye’s Children’s Camps.

September 12, 13                    12th Annual Old Construction & Mining Equipment Show

Show is at Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park, OH 519, Equipment Show on Facebook.  www.visitharrisoncounty.combetween New Athens & US Rte 22, just over 1 mile W of New Athens. Show hours:      Sat-10 AM – 6PM      Sun-9 AM – 4 PM  Admission: $3.00 For show info, contact HCEA-OVC: 740-312-5385 or 330-618-8032.  E-mail:  OLDIRONSHOW@YAHOO.COM or visit Old Construction & Mining 

September 18                           KSU Tusc Compass Center – “Living With A Label”

The Compass Center, a Tusc County community outreach non-profit, and Kent State University at Tuscarawas Criminology and Justice Studies department proudly host a business conference, “Living  With A Label” on Fri, Sept 18th from 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM in the Founders Hall auditorium on the campus of KSU at Tuscarawas. (Research has shown that one of the most critical elements to a successful re-entry transition for those returning to our community from jail or prison is quality employment.  This population can be a tremendous resource for local businesses that may be finding it difficult onboarding dependable employees.) There are 8 confirmed speakers:  State Rep Al Landis, Warden Timothy Buchanan, Brian Byorth, Judge Elizabeth Thomakos, Scott Bell, Pat Culpepper.  There will also be 2 former Ohio Department of Corrections inmates discussing their transition experiences. Join in on a Q & A session with their panel of speakers and see how your company can tap into this stream of overlooked potential employees that are “Living  With A Label”.  There is NO FEE to attend.  Contact: compasscenter@outlook.com or 330.340.7319 to register or for more information. 

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.

September 19                             Inaugural Little Theater Fall 5K & 1.5 Mile Walk

Sat, Sept 19th; Race starts at 9 AM  at the Little Theater, 466 Carrie Ave, NW, New Phila.  “Come dressed in your Fair Tale BEST for a great family event. This will kick off LT’s first production of the 2015-2016 Season, the Rodger’s & Hammerstein’s Musical “Once Upon A Mattress” and help support all of the productions and events that LT of Tusc Co hosts year round. Advance ticket sales for “Once Upon A Mattress” will be available on this date! Get your tickets in advance! Registration forms are available at The Little Theater,  Super Fitness, The YMCA, www.facebook.com/TheLittleTheaterTC, and www.thelittletheatreonline.org  Super Fitness will be holding a raffle for a FREE 1 year membership.  Registration begins at 7:30  AM (Before Sept 1st – $20 T-shirt guaranteed; After Sept 1st – $25 NO T-shirt guaranteed).  Various businesses are sponsoring the race.  For more info, contact Kait Gallagher-Wilsterman at Kaitlinmarie35@gmail.com.  The Little Theater is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit. 

September 19                              Chicken BBQ

The 4th Annual Ryan Peterman Chicken BBQ/Silent Auction Memorial Scholarship will be held on September 19th from 11am-4pm at Midvale Park.  Cost is $9 and includes ½ chicken, baked beans, applesauce and a roll and butter.  Ryan passed away unexpectedly from a week long battle with Brain Cancer.  Money raised will go towards Scholarships for Claymont Graduates.  (Ryan graduated in 1992)  All tickets will be pre sold, deadline to get tickets is September 4th.  For tickets contact 330-340-1467 or 330-340-0328 after 5pm.

September 19 & 20                    Tusc Co Family & Children First Disc Golf Benefit

This will be held at Deis Hill in Dover City Park. Deadline for registration is Tues, Sept 1st.  Scholarships may be available to assist families who need help to participate in this event.  For more info on the Family Day event, contact the TCFCFC at 330.343.2286. For info on the Tournament , contact Adam Moser at 330.340-9789.  Sponsors are also needed for this event.  (4 levels of sponsorship ranging from $25-$250) For info on becoming a sponsor, contact TCFCFC at 330.343.2286

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.

Thursdays in September        Dover Teens Multicultural Story Hour     Teens in Grades 6-12 are invited to take part in Folklore Around the World, a new series at the Dover Public Library.  Teen participants will meet every Thurs in Sep @ 3 PM in the Library’s Community Room.  For more info or to register,  Contact Teen Librarian, Liz Strauss at 330.343.6123 or streusel@doverlibrary.org or at www.doverlibrary.org (This series made possible by a Virginia Hamilton and Arnold Adoff Creative Outreach Grant.)

Ongoing ‘til Further Notice    Raffle for Gnadenhutten Public Library Levy Campaign

The committee promoting a one mill levy to benefit the library has teamed up with local ceramic artist, Tom Radca to raise funds for their campaign to help the library.  Tickets can be bought at the Village Gift Shoppe, Brown’s  Service & Repair as well as the Gnaden Farmer’s Market held on the village square every Sat from 8 AM – Noon.  The drawing will be held at the close of the Farmers Market at Noon on Sat Sept 26th.  For more info:  contact the library @740.254.922

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 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 ‘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.