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 tattoo not done professionally, a 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 HIV status. The New Phila City Health Dept can get you the test results in twenty minutes, and it’s free! They are open 8 am to 11:30 am & 1 pm to 4 pm Monday thru Friday. The NP City Health Dept is located at 150 East High Ave. Look them up online 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 women 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 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   Celebrate Recovery Addiction Support Team

The Christian Lighthouse’s Addiction Support Team (Road to Freedom) is partnering with Trinity Hospital Twin City to provide an addiction support group. If you are struggling with addictions, or someone near and dear to you suffers with an addiction, you are invited to join Celebrate Recovery. The group meets every Tuesday at 7 pm, with the doors opening at 6:30 pm at Trinity Hospital Twin City. Go in the Emergency Department entrance, take the elevator to the 2nd floor and turn right. For more information please contact: John or Tracey Jones at 330-275-2217 or email johntraceyjones@gmail.com

Ongoing Spinal Cord Injury Support Group Meets

Spinal Injury support group meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7 PM in the Union Hospital Toomey Room-Front (Ground floor immediately outside the cafeteria).  Park in the upper visitor parking lot. All are welcome to attend.  You may talk to them at the Commercial Building at the Tuscarawas County Fair, during Fair Week.   For more info, contact:  Sue Shepherd at sbshepherd813@gmail.com

Ongoing   Aultman Blood Drive @Union Hospital

The Blood Drive takes place every Tuesday & Thursday at Union Hospital, 659 Boulevard, Dover from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.  For further information:  330-343-3311; Ext 2294

Ongoing – June 2   Bernhard-Wentz Scholarship

Dover High School seniors and graduates: Applications for the Bernhard-Wentz Scholarships are now being accepted for the school year 2017-2018. These scholarships will be awarded to graduates of Dover High School based on scholastic standing (2.5 minimum cumulative gpa), financial need, leadership, and proper completion of the application. Scholarships may be awarded to no more than one member of a family each year and no individual may receive a scholarship more than four times. Applications (includes first-time applications and re-applications) are due by June 2, 2017, also a submitted copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) after filing the FAFSA is due June 2nd. For more information on how to submit an application and all records needed for the scholarship please contact the High School Principal’s Office in regards to the Bernhard-Wentz Scholarship.

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      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 & private individuals to finish the project.  Please consider assisting financially. Donations can be made at the following locations 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 the memo line write:  Coshocton Planetarium.) Or, Go Fund Me online:  https://gofundme.com/chs-planetarium. You may also contact the committee chairman:  Ron Derewecki at 740.622.1058.

Ongoing    T- County Beekeepers Assoc Meeting

Website:  www.tuscarawascountybeekeepersclub.org, Facebook page or call Association President, Ray Wirt at 330.323.5525. Next meeting: February 9th at 7 pm at Winfield Methodist Church. Future meetings, March 9th, April 13, and May 11

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   Soup Kitchen at St Joseph Catholic Church Parish Life Center

The parish soup kitchen is open every Wed from 5:30-6:30 PM at the Family Life Center, 614 N Tuscarawas Ave, Dover.  The Soup Kitchen is FREE and open to the public.

Every Monday Warren Township  Community  Center Weekly Monday Lunch

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM; Cost: Donation. Located at the old New Cumberland Elementary, 3986 New Cumberland Rd NE, Mineral City. (1.5 miles from Atwood Dam in New Cumberland, just off St Rt 212), Mailing address is: 8213 Lake Dr NE, Mineral City, OH 44656 Also, “The Loft” Resale Shop is Open from 10 AM- 2 PM. For more info: www.thewtcc.com or e-mail: thewtcc@yahoo.com. Phone: 330.365.9240

Ongoing – Wed’s Chili Crossroads Bible Church Pizza, Subs, Salads Available

Every Wednesday from 3-8  Chili Crossroads will offer Pizza, Subs, and Salads. Proceeds benefit local kids.  Call ahead to order for carryout or dine-in: 740.545.9707.  AWANA for kids every Wed at 6:30 PM.  FaithTalks for adults and teens.  For more info, www.chilibiblechurch.org or the church Facebook page.  Church located at:  29445 County Road 10, Fresno.

Ongoing   Warren Township  Community Center Thursday-After-School Program

This program has started back up Thursdays after school for the 9th year. It begins at 3 PM and goes until 6 PM. This is in the former New Cumberland Elementary School building, 3986 New Cumberland Road NE, Mineral City (New Cumberland) at the intersection of St Rt 212 & Co Rd 90. They welcome children, K-8th grade. Website: thewtcc@.com or for more info, contact Portia at 330.260.9528. The program is free! Donations appreciated! They are there to feed your kids and teach them many different interesting and fun things. They can help with homework, as some of their volunteers are former school teachers. They are there to help them improve their social skills and build on their “Self Esteem”! There is busing from other Tusky Valley school locations with pickup by parents at 6 PM. (They do background checks on their volunteers!!!)

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   “Singles” Line Dancing

Singles of Tuscarawas County, affiliated with First United Methodist Church will have Free Line Dance Lessons every Monday (Except holidays) at 6:30 pm 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

April 2017 Schedule  Singles of Tuscarawas County

Ongoing   Events in Stark County

Please go to the website for a schedule of activities for Arts, Theatre, Music, Business, Children’s, Education, Farmer’s Markets, Festivals, Fundraiser/Benefits, Health events, Lecture/Workshops, Literacy, Membership Meetings and Museum Exhibits, etc www.StarkCountyEvents.com

April 24   Annual Swiss Steak Dinner

First Moravian Church in Uhrichsville will host their annual swiss steak dinner on Monday, April 24th from 4-6:30 pm at the church located at 315 N. Water St. in Uhrichsville. The menu includes swiss steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll, drink, and dessert. The cost for adults is $10, children under 12 $5 and children under 2 are free. Eat in or carryout. Call 740-922-0886 for tickets or for more information.

April 25  The Movie: Ruth: A Faithful Journey presented at the Quaker Cinema in conjunction with Rush Community Church of the Nazarene

Go to www.rushnz.org/ruthmovie for more info, or call 330.340.9682.    

April 26 100 Foot Banana Split and AWANA Awards Ceremony at Chili Crossroads Bible Church

Go see a 100-foot banana split and eat some great ice cream all at the same time!  Your whole family is welcome to attend this on Wednesday, April 26th at 6:30 pm. Last Wednesday of the year to order pizza, subs, stromboli and salads from 3-8 pm. Proceeds benefit area kids. Call ahead to order for pickup or carry-out at 740.545.9707. The church is located at 29445 C0unty Road 10, Fresno. Learn more at
www.chilibiblechurch.org or www.facebook.com/ChiliChurch.

April 27  St Peter’s Church Oldtown Feast & Fellowship Dinner

St Peter’s Church Oldtown Feast & Fellowship dinner takes place on Thursday, Apr 27th serving from 4:30 pm-? Great food and desserts! Everyone is welcome! Please join them! There is no charge for the dinners, however, if you feel the need, a free will offering will be accepted. All donations are used for Community Mission Work and the local Food Bank Programs. Feast & Fellowship Dinners will be held the 4th Thursday each month January – October. The church is located at 3640 Oldtown Valley Rd SW, New Philadelphia.

April 28   New Philadelphia Elementary Schools 1- Mile Color Run Fundraiser

New Philadelphia Elementary Schools 1-mile color run fundraiser takes place on Friday, April 28th at Buckeye Career Center, 545 University Drive NE, New Philadelphia. Registration is the day of the race from 5-5:30 pm. The race begins at 6 pm. There is a $30 entry fee. You may register online at www.npcolorrun.com. Everybody is welcome!

April 28  Sherrodsville Fire and Rescue Fish Fry

Sherrodsville Fire and Rescue will host a fish fry Friday, April 28th from 5-7:30 pm behind the Fire Department on Route 212 in Sherrodsville. The menu consists of fish, fries, hamburgers, hot dogs.  Large fish dinner: $9.00; Small fish dinner: $6.50.

April 28   Spaghetti Dinner at Midvale United Methodist Church

There will be a spaghetti Dinner at Midvale United Methodist Church from 4 – 7 pm at the church social hall in Midvale. There is no cost but Freewill Donations will be appreciated. The menu consists of Spaghetti, Meatballs, Salad, Dessert, and Beverage.  

April 28   Spring Homeschool Days hosted by Zoar and Fort Laurens

Homeschool students can discover the secrets of old-fashioned springtime duties at Historic Zoar Village and Fort Laurens on Friday, Apr 28th from 10 am-4 pm. Combo and single-event tickets are available. This is a self-guided tour for children accompanied by adults. Historical interpreters provide demonstrations throughout the village and help students learn about life in the 1850’s. Pre-registration is required. Tickets are $4 per student and $6 for adults. One adult per group or family may attend free of charge. Reservations can be made by calling 330.874.2646 or emailing zoarinfo@historiczoarvillage.com.

April 28   Claymont City Schools Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018 School Year

The Claymont City School District will hold kindergarten registration and screening on April 28th, May 12th and May 19th.  Please call Shannon Tarbert at Claymont Primary 740.922.5641 to schedule your appointment. Registration and screening will be held at Claymont Preschool in Dennison (the old Park Elementary school building). Registration packets may be picked up at the Superintendent’s office, Claymont Preschool, Claymont Primary or Claymont Elementary. The packets can also be found at www.claymontschools.org under the FORMS tab. Kindergarten packets should be picked up and forms completed before you arrive for your child’s appointment. Children who will be 5 years of age by August 1, 2016, may enter kindergarten.     

April 29 Dennison Railroad Depot Museum 2nd Annual Fundraising Gala:  Bourbon and Bling

The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum 2nd Annual Fundraising Gala, Bourbon, and Bling will be held at the lovely Z Barn in the Valley in New Philadelphia on Saturday, April 29th from 6 pm-midnight. Join them for an evening of Kentucky Derby themed dining and dancing to support the Museum. Ladies and gentlemen, don’t forget to deck out your derby outfit with as much bling as you want along with a fabulous spring dress or suit and derby hat. The gala will begin at 6 pm. You can enjoy signature spiked lemonade cocktails and visit with friends while bidding on silent auction items and previewing live auction items followed by a southern-inspired buffet dinner catered by Chef Matthew Ridgeway of Hennis Care Centre. Take your dancing shoes and “strut your stuff’ to the live music of Gemini at 8:30 pm along with DJ services throughout the evening. There will also be bourbon tasting and wine pull. Buy tickets to participate in an aromatic bourbon tasting and buy tickets for the wine pull and have an opportunity to choose a bag that includes one bottle of wine valued from $20-$50. Tickets to attend the Gala are $90/couple or $45/person and if you want the Best Seats in the house, couples are $150; singles-$75. Premier tables will be sold for businesses or individuals for up to 4 couples for $550. All proceeds from this event go towards upcoming exhibits, educational programs and continue with Phase VIII, restoring the Chesapeake & Ohio Steam Engine 2700 and complete their Pullman Bed and Breakfast. For more info on purchasing tickets, sponsoring the event, or donating items for the silent auction, please contact Kerri Silverthorn at 740922.6776 or membership@dennisondepot.org. Visit them at their Depot Facebook page and tweet about the event using the event hashtag, #bourbonbling.

April 29  Benefit Spaghetti Dinner and Auction for John (Red) Moder

There will be a benefit spaghetti dinner and auction for John (Red) Moder on Saturday, April 29th from 4-6pm, with the auction and raffle starting at 7 pm. The benefit is located at the Beach City Fire Station. Dinner includes, spaghetti, salad, dessert, dinner roll and drink, carry out is available. The cost of the dinner is $8 for advance tickets, available April 1-22 or $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in Beach City at the following locations: Beach City Convenience Store, Jim’s Bar and Grill, Lucas Market. Red was diagnosed with stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. All proceeds will go to John. For donations or questions please call or text Brenda Bailey at 330-204-1672 or Tyonnie Gatschet at 330-417-0644

April 29  Chicken BBQ Tickets are on sale for the Brenda Hoffman Memorial Scholarship Benefit.

The Brenda Hoffman Memorial Scholarship benefit is Saturday, April 29 at Cy Young Lanes in Newcomerstown. Open bowling, 1 pm to midnight, rent a lane for $20. Chicken BBQ is from 1 pm-5 pm, chicken prepared by Montel Collins and Brice Miller. Tickets are $10 each and includes chicken half and 2 sides. Get your tickets at Cy Young Lanes. Whiskey Springs Band will be playing 8:30-10 pm. A cornhole tournament will take place at 3 pm (weather permitting). A 50/50 raffle and silent auction will also be available. Donations can be made to Dover-Phila FCU (Brenda Hoffman Scholarship Fund). 3 scholarships were given out at last year’s event.

April 29, 30 Wilderness Center Native Plant Sale & Gardening Seminars

Wilderness Center’s annual native plant sale and gardening seminars Saturday, April 29th, 9 am-4 pm and Sunday, April 30th from 1-4 pm. This is your chance to find a large selection of plants that are not available at most nurseries. Check out the online catalog. For more info for this event and future events,  visit:  https://www.wildernesscenter.org/

April 30   Guest Speaker and Covered Dish Lunch at Holmes United Methodist Church(UMC)

The Holmes UMC is hosting renown author and speaker, Dr. Duke Heller, from Columbus, OH on Sunday, April 30th during regular worship services at 11 am. His message will help others on the steps to salvation and speaking on where you will be spending eternity. Following the service, there will be a covered dish lunch. Dr. Heller will be available for questions and answers after lunch. The Holmes UM Church is located at 6438 Ripley Road, New Philadelphia. For more info or directions, call 330.343.2646.

April 30 “A Celebration of Music” at Strasburg St John’s United Church of Christ (UCC)

The UCC family is inviting you to join them on Sunday, April 30th at 3 pm. Sacred music will range from traditional and gospel to contemporary arrangements. The program will feature handbells, piano, organ, guitar and vocal musicians sharing their talent. Refreshments will be served during intermission. A free-will offering will contribute to funds for a new Sanctuary sound system. All are welcome! For more info, call the church office at 330.878.5113.

May 7  2nd Annual Truck and Tractor Show

Harrison Career Center FFA presents the 2nd Annual Truck and Tractor show on Sunday, May 7th 1-6pm. Food, music, and family fun! Donations only- supports Harrison Career Center FFA. All makes, models, and years, plus cars too!

May 12  Claymont City Schools Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018 School Year

The Claymont City School District will hold kindergarten registration and screening on April 28th, May 12th and May 19th.  Please call Shannon Tarbert at Claymont Primary 740.922.5641 to schedule your appointment. Registration and screening will be held at Claymont Preschool in Dennison (the old Park Elementary school building). Registration packets may be picked up at the Superintendent’s office, Claymont Preschool, Claymont Primary or Claymont Elementary. The packets can also be found at www.claymontschools.org under the FORMS tab. Kindergarten packets should be picked up and forms completed before you arrive for your child’s appointment. Children who will be 5 years of age by August 1, 2016 may enter kindergarten.

May 13  2nd Annual Open Bass Tournament

The Clayland Lions club is hosting their 2nd annual open bass tournament on Saturday, May 13th at Tappan Lake, at Route 250 main boat ramp. Registration begins at 6 am, entry fee, $100 per boat (includes big bass), and no pre-entry, cash only at the ramp. 90% payout based on 50 boats. Door prizes, free food, and 50/50 tickets. All proceeds will be used to send a Special Needs Child to Summer Camp for a week.

May 19  Claymont City Schools Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018 School Year

The Claymont City School District will hold kindergarten registration and screening on April 28th, May 12th and May 19th.  Please call Shannon Tarbert at Claymont Primary 740.922.5641 to schedule your appointment. Registration and screening will be held at Claymont Preschool in Dennison (the old Park Elementary school building). Registration packets may be picked up at the Superintendent’s office, Claymont Preschool, Claymont Primary or Claymont Elementary. The packets can also be found at www.claymontschools.org under the FORMS tab. Kindergarten packets should be picked up and forms completed before you arrive for your child’s appointment. Children who will be 5 years of age by August 1, 2016 may enter kindergarten.