What’s Happening


Ongoing  New Philadelphia City Health Department Offering 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 8am to 11:30am & 1pm to 4pm 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 an 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 7pm, with the doors opening at 6:30pm 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     Crohn’s & Colitis Support Group at Newcomerstown

This group meeting will be held every Tuesday from 5-6 pm at the Newcomerstown Public Library located at 123 E Main St, Newcomerstown. You and your loved ones are welcome to attend! They hope to see you there!

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     Plat Books Available

The Tuscarawas County office of Ohio State University Extension located at 419 16th St SW, New Philadelphia (330.339.2337) has Plat Books available for purchase at the office. The cost is $20 per book and proceeds benefit the 4-H program. An additional purchase location is the Tuscarawas County Map Office located at 125 E High Ave, New Phila.  (330.365.3303).

Ongoing     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.

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 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. Future meetings are scheduled for: Sept 14th, Oct 12th (Potluck Dinner), Nov 9th (Pie Night and Annual Elections). ~ No December meeting!~ Jan 13th, 2018 (Annual Winter Banquet).

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   Chili Crossroads Bible Church Schedule  Sept 7th

from 6-8 pm. Contact Pastor Neal and Julie Dearyan at 740.545.9707 or register your child at www.funohiokids.com.  The High Power Soccer Camp will be held at Baltic Park in Baltic.

Ongoing   Trip to Israel Sponsored by Chili Crossroads Bible Church

Pastor Neal and Julie Dearyan invite you to travel to Israel with them. Trip dates are March 7-16, 2018. They have helped lead many trips to Israel and the Middle East. You’ll see Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee, the Dead Sea, the Garden Tomb, Calvary, the Jordan River, the Mount of Olives, Qumran, Masada, Capernaum and the Wailing Wall, You’ll enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and swim in the Dead Sea. Learn more about the trip by calling Pastor Neal at 740.545.9707 or see a color brochure with full itinerary at:  http://chilibiblechurch.org/israel.

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.

Sept  2017  Schedule  Singles of Tuscarawas County

Fri, Sept 22, 29: Game night at Life Center; Take snack and own drink.  Alumni welcome on the 1st!
Thurs, Sept 21: 6-9 pm Senior Center Dance $5
Sun, Sept 24: Noon out to lunch @Applebee’s NP
Tues, Sept 26: 6 pm Bingo @JIM’s Place-take 3 wrapped gifts-take snack to share and own drink.
Wed, Sept 27: 7-8 pm Line Dance lessons @JIM’s Place; 7-10 pm Card party $7Rehab DR/Bolivar RSVP to 330.874.9999.
Sat, Sept 30: 2 pm Birthday Bash- front of JIM’s Place – Covered dish (see newsletter)

Ongoing     Events Calendar for Coshocton

Oct 14: Fall Harvest Big Band Dance Oct 20-22: 48th Annual Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival
Oct 21, 22:  Fall Foliage and Farm Tour For more information: scoops@ohiotraveler.com or director at visitcoshocton.com or contact: Coshocton Visitors Bureau, 432 North Whitewoman St, Coshocton at 740.622.4877

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.  going on in the month of June:  www.StarkCountyEvents.com

Now-Dec  POLAR EXPRESS Tickets On Sale~ NOW! Booking Magical Moments !

You can get your tickets NOW for Polar Express! Train Ride Dates are December 1-3 and December 8-10, 2017. Train Ride Times are Friday’s 6 and 8; Saturday’s 2, 4, 6 and 8 and Sunday’s 2, 4, 6 and 8. Individual Ticket Prices: Private Compartments: $395; First Class: $70; Coach: $48 and Balcony: $42. Call 740.922.6776 to get your Polar Express Tickets NOW!

June 24-Sept 24   Special Exhibit:  Breweriana Preserving the History of the American Brewing

“Signs from early Ohio Breweries” will be on display with this exhibit which will run from June 24th – Sept 24th at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, 300 N Whitewoman Street, Coshocton. Adults/$4 and Children/$3. Contact Director Patti Malenke at 740.622.8710 or e-mail her at jhmuseum@jhmuseum.org.

Now-Sept 30    Dover East School PTG Fundraiser

Coming this fall witness a production like no other with a variety of entertainment that will blow your mind! Led by world-renowned magician, Rick Smith Jr, and his team of top-notch performers, you will experience a high-energy production like no other all while raising money for Dover East School PTG. With performers seen around the world and featured on programs such as The Tonight Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and America’s Got Talent, this show is packed with jaw-dropping magic and illusions. Tickets are expected to sell fast! Don’t miss out on this phenomenal event show coming this September 30th at Dover High School Auditorium at 7 pm.  Tickets are available by visiting MagicGivesBack.com. (select East Elementary show, choose your seats and check out).

Now – Oct 20, 21  Make Reservations Now for Spirits From the Past: Ghost Tours at the Dennison Depot

If you believe in the spirit world, come to the Dennison Depot Museum on Friday, October 20th and Saturday, October 21st and learn about all of their supernatural experiences and stories. Tours will be at 8, 8:30 and 9pm each evening. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED to participate in the Ghost Tours. You can call 740.922.6776 for reservations or more information. Admission for tours is $10 for non-members and $5 for members of the museum.  This event is not recommended for young children.  Tickets are on sale now!

Sept 20   Bonnie Gray’s Benefit Pancake Breakfast

Bonnie Gray’s benefit pancake breakfast will take place on  Wednesday,  September 20th from 9-11 am. The location is at Boy Scout’s Haunted Forest at the corner of Reed St and Area Route 183/Alliance Road. The Farm (also known as Family Disability Services in Malvern, they are a private adult day service workshop that focuses on individual growth and skill development) is hosting this fundraiser with hopes to raise money to Support Bonnie Gray who is on of their individual’s mother who has been newly diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer. with her expenses as she continues to Battle her fight against Breast Cancer!!!!  Contact Stephanie DeSarro at 330.418.5342.

Sept 20  Chili Bible Church AWANA for Kids

Awana for Kids 0-18 welcome on Wednesday, September 20th at 6:30 pm for Creative Camo/Root Beer or Orange Floats. FaithTalks for adults with Understanding Bible Prophecy. Every Wednesday you can order pizza, subs and salads from 3-8 pm. Proceeds benefit area kids. Call ahead to order for pickup or carry-out: 740.545.9707. Chili Crossroads Bible Church is located at: 29445 County Road 10, Fresno. Learn more at: www.chilibiblechurch.org or www.facebook.com/ChiliChurch.

Sept 22   9th Annual  “922 Day” in the Twin Cities

Calling all superheroes……What’s your super power??? Kids: Go dressed as your favorite Superhero! This takes place on Friday, Sept 22nd (9/22) from 5:30 -8 pm at McCluskey Park on Hanna Street in Dennison. Various activities throughout the evening. Free hot dogs, popcorn and ice cream. Face painting, Cake Walk, Mini Train Rides, Kids games & Activities. Music. Displays and activities by different organizations/groups/ businesses. Don’t forget to take your non-perishable food donation to “Stuff the Truck: for the 922 Day Food Drive! Their benefactor this year is the Uhrichsville and Dennison’s K-9 Programs.

Sept 22     922 for K-9 Fundraiser

This will be in conjunction with 922 Days in the Twin Cities. The care, maintenance and training of K-9 dogs are expensive but the need for them is great! Help their local K-9’s, Dennison’s Bronco and Uhrichsville’s Recon protect and serve their residents by donating to the K-9 programs. Donations may be mailed to “922 for K-9”, 302 Grant Street, Dennison, OH 44621.

Sept 22   922 Food Drive in Conjunction With The Village of Dennison 922 Day

The 922 food drive in conjunction with the Village of Dennison will collect non-perishable food items for the Twin City Food Pantry. Collections will take place from September 1st and 22nd. Monetary donations may be mailed to 922 Day Food Drive, 302 Grant St, Dennison. Collection sites are as follows: Dennison Village Hall Monday – Friday 8 am-4:30 pm. Mako’s Market, Uhrichsville SaveALot, Dollar Market or take your donation to the 922 Day Event on September 22nd (9/22/2017) at McCluskey Park and “Stuff the Truck” provide by S & W Appliance. Questions? Please call 740.922.4072; Ext 4.

Sept 23    FREE Community Shred & Recycling Event

When: Saturday, September 23rd, 9 am-1 pm Where: Buehler’s Parking Lot, 3000 N Wooster Avenue, Dover For more information: www.bbb.org/canton/programs-services/2017-shred-day-events/

Sept 23    Zoar Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast

The Zoar Volunteer Fire Department will hold an all you can eat pancake breakfast on Saturday, September 23rd  from 7am-10am at the Zoar Volunteer Fire Department, located at 190 East 5th Street NE in Zoar. All you can eat pancakes, sausage links or patties, scrambled eggs, hash browns and beverage all for just $5 for adults and $2.50 for children under 12. Carryout is also available by calling 330-874-2069. All proceeds benefit the Zoar Volunteer Fire Department, a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Sept 23   3rd Annual Leesville Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) Fish Fry

Leesville Volunteer Fire Department will host their 3rd annual Fish Fry on Saturday, September 23rd from 4-7 pm at Leesville Faith Community Chapel, Rt 212, Leesville. The fish is from Coleman’s Fish Market in Wheeling WV! Meal includes: fish sandwich, fresh cut fries, dessert and drink for $7.50. Kid’s meal: Hot dog, fries, dessert and drink for $3.50. There will also be a bake sale, music, corn hole games and face painting. Everyone is invited to go and support Leesville VFD.

Sept 24  Tuscarawas and Carroll County’s 3rd Annual Suicide Prevention Walk:  “Walk into the Light”

Tuscarawas and Carroll County’s 3rd Annual Suicide Prevention  walk is Sunday, September 24th at 2 pm. Registration begins at 1 at Lee Stadium in Newcomerstown. (Signs will be posted the day of the walk as you get off the interstate in Newcomerstown directing you to the stadium). Event to feature: Balloon launch in honor of  loved ones lost to suicide. Yoga before the walk. Suicide Prevention Guest Speaker. Free refreshments for all walkers.  Shirts for walkers raising at least $150. Informational booths and DJ’s. All proceeds remain in Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties.  For questions or more information, contact Kristie Wilkin, Event Chair at 740.294.8496 or tkwilkin@sbcglobal.net or visit: http://adamhtc.org/walk-into-the-light/  to register.

Sept 27   Chili Bible Church AWANA for Kids

“French Fry Fun” is the Awana theme for Kids 0-18 on Wednesday, September 27th at 6:30 pm. FaithTalks for adults with Understanding Bible Prophecy. Every Wednesday you can order pizza, subs and salads from 3-8 pm. Proceeds benefit area kids. Call ahead to order for pickup or carry-out: 740.545.9707.  Chili Crossroads Bible Church is located at: 29445 County Road 10, Fresno. Learn more at: www.chilibiblechurch.org or www.facebook.com/ChiliChurch.

Sept 30  Plans being made for the 18th Annual Camp Kaphar Gospel Jamboree

Plans are being made for the 18th annual Camp Kapher Gospel on Saturday, September 30th. Sarah Grezlik and St John Worship and Praise Community Church is heading this up. If you would like to volunteer your time to help out with the concession stand and set-up and clean-up or anyone wishing to be on the Planning committee should reach out to Sarah at 330.827.8394 or email: malachimarketing@gmail.com.  They are also accepting food item donations for the food stand or monetary donations for it as well.

Oct 14    Twin City Fall Festival in Downtown Uhrichsville

Twin City Fall Festival in Downtown Uhrichsville takes place on Saturday, October 14th from 10 am -4:30pm. Fun for the entire family with pumpkins for the kids, chili cook off, pie bake off, quilt contest, car and motorcycle show. Music by Half Fast from 2-4 pm.Ralph Allen will be serving as DJ. There will be crafter’s, vendors, raffles and a 50/50. Clay Museum Little Miss Clay will also be there.