What’s Happening

TFNOngoing  New Philadelphia City Health Department 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 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 and or Colitis Support Group

There is a support group for people with or has a loved one with Crohn’s and or Colitis. This is a non-profit group which meets every Tuesday evening from 5-6 pm. The location is Newcomerstown public library’s annex building.

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

June 8th meeting starts at 7 pm. It will be held at the Winfield United Methodist Church, 5247 State Route 516, Dover. Their educational program this month will feature Paul Warstler, their Vice President, whose program title is “Blossoms for Bees”-A discussion of the different types of plants and trees honeybees use to collect pollen and nectar. Please go and enjoy some beekeeping fellowship and bee talk! There should “bee” some good “swarm stories’ to share by now! Website: www.tuscarawascountybeekeepersclub.org, Facebook page or call Association President, Ray Wirt at 330.323.5525.  Future meetings are scheduled for: June 17th (Annual Bee Field Day) and July 8th (Annual Picnic), Aug 10th, 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

On Going/Summer    Free Lunches for ALL YOUTH Ages 1-18  at the Warren Twp Community Center (WTCC)  in Partnership w/Tusky Valley Schools

Beginning Monday, June 12th, Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until late August, 11:30 am – 1 pm. Lunch must be eaten there at the Community Center. No Take-Outs! For More Info, Call 330.365.9240. WTCC is located at 3986 New Cumberland Rd NE, Mineral City (New Cumberland) 1.2 miles West from Atwood Lake Dam.

Ongoing/Summer   New Weekly Evening Activities at Warren Twp Community Center (WTCC)

“Pickleball”- Every Wed from 6-9 pm in the Gym. For more info, call Christy (Levengood) Vachon at 330.432.7733. “Corn Hole”- Tuesday and Sunday starting at 6 pm in the Gym. “Men’s Basketball”- Thursday starting at 6 pm in the Gym. WTCC located at 3986 New Cumberland Rd NE, Mineral City (New Cumberland) For more info, call Portia King at 330.260.9528 or 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   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.

July  2017 Schedule  Singles of Tuscarawas County
Sun, July 23rd: Picnic at Kelly’s house 1 pm (see info insert) and 7 pm: Tuscora Park: LaFlavour
Tues, July 25th:
Bingo @ JIM’s Place – take 3 wrapped gifts; take snack to share & take your own drink.
Wed, July 26th:
Card Party   7-10 pm;  $7 Rehab DR/Bolivar  RSVP  330.874.9999.
Thurs, July 27th:
Dover City Park Concert series: Dominic Greco band
Sat, July 29th:
Lunch & Ice Cream 12:30 pm at JSR Shoppe cafe & miniature golf @Cabin Creek.
Sun, July 30th:
Noon Out to Lunch @Mindy’s Dover and 7 pm Tuscora Park: Kavan World’s #1 Rock & Roll Elvis

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!

Now-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. This museum exhibit is one of the largest displays dedicated to the history of beer in America.

July 26th  “Sing it, Play it, Dance it” event at Johnson Humrickhouse Museum

Sing it, play it, dance it, takes place at the Johnson Humrickhouse Museum (300 N Whitewoman Street, Coshocton) from 11 am-Noon on the above Wednesdays. Children ages 5-9 are invited to participate. Each week they will make music with uncommon objects and construct a simple instrument. The goal is to learn about music, rhythm, tempo, dynamics and melody, while playing with sound. Cost is $3 and $2 for those with Friends Family Memberships. Reservations are required. For more info or for reservations, contact the museum at 740.622.8710 or e-mail: jhmuseum@jhmuseum.org

July 22   Annual Tuscarawas United Addiction Awareness Rally Motorcycle Challenge Ride

Take the challenge on July 22nd the David Barber Civice Center.  Registration: 9 – 10 am. Last bike out at 10:30 am. $15 Single Rider/$20 Couples. This ride will feature several “challenge” stops along the way. Complete the challenges to acquire tickets to be used at the last stop of the ride to win some great door prizes! Ride route is 100 miles. The ride will end at Cy Young Memorial Park, N College St, Newcomerstown at 4 pm. There will be a cook out, 50/50 drawing and games until the prize drawings at 4. Winner need not be present to win; arrangements will be made for prize pick up. Each participant will receive a patch and shirt. All proceeds to benefit the Tuscarawas County Anti Drug Coalition/Tuscarawas United Rally. In case of inclement weather, this ride will be canceled. If so, please consider making a monetary donation to – OhioGuidestone, 202 E Bagley Road, Berea, OH  44017. Mark it ADC/Tuscarawas United Rally. For additional info, contact Jodi Salvo @ 330.440.7320.  For more info, contact Jodi Salvo at 330.440.7320.

July 29   Newcomerstown Historical Society  Fundraiser Schedule

Friday, July 21st: Chicken BBQ from 4-7 pm. They will be serving ½ oven BBQ’d chicken, baked beans, potato salad, roll, drink and homemade dessert, all for $10. “The Roy McFarland Revue” will play from 5-7. Saturday, July 29th: Hobo Dinner – “Just Bummin’ Around” their evening celebrating the hobo. You choose your dinner, their workers wrap it up in foil for you and send it out back to the cooks at the fire, who will cook it until it is just perfect. While you wait for your dinners, Professor Joe the Hobo will entertain you with his stories of hobo life. They all plan to be dressed “hobo style” so why don’t you too? To get your tickets for any of the above or for more info, call 740.498.7735 or stop in at the Main Street Gift Shop on Thursday, Friday or Saturday from 11 – 4 or Sun from 1-4.


July 17-21 “Hero Central” Vacation Bible School at Dover First United Methodist Church (UMC)

There’s still time to register kids entering preschool thru 5th grade for Dover First UMC’s Summer of Fun….FREE “Hero Central” Vacation Bible School on July 17th thru 21st. Sign up online at: doverfirst.org or stop by the church office at 1725 N Wooster Ave, Dover weekdays 8 am-4 pm. Kids will enjoy “super” hero games, songs, stories, crafts, science experiments and more from 6 to 8:30 pm….and a free kid friendly dinner for the whole family each evening from 5 to 5:45 pm.

July 20-30   Native Ohio Butterfly Exhibit at the Norma Johnson Center (NJC)

The NJC will once again be hosting a butterfly exhibit open to the public free starting July 20th and going through July 30th. Via sponsorship of the O’Donnell Family Charitable Foundation, the exhibit will be open for 10 days this year. It will be held under the Picnic Shelter located on Conservation Drive off St Rt 39 from 10 am – 4 pm Monday -Saturday  and Noon – 4 pm on Sundays. Fran LeMaster’s traveling butterfly exhibit by “All A Flutter” has been a huge hit at the NJC for the last couple of years. Chrysalis will also be on display and hatching throughout the week inside the exhibit. Free crafts will also be offered by the NJC and the T-County SWCD staff. For a fee visitors can purchase certain crafts, monarch chrysalis and food throughout the week.  Donations will be accepted to support the NJC mission of promoting conservation and preservation of natural resources through education, community outreach and personal experience.  Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  NJC is located on SR 39, 3 miles W of I-77 Dover exit 83 and 6 miles E of Sugarcreek. Inquiries about the exhibit can be made by calling 330.339.7976.

July 22  Tuscarawas County Special Olympics Information Fair

Go check them out! Saturday, July 22nd at the New Towne Mall by the food court 11 am-2 pm. Hear from some of their athletes and find out what sports they offer, how to get involved by getting all the info that day.  New Towne Mall located at 400 Mill Avenue SE, New Philadelphia.

July 23 deadline for Aug 4   Gnadenhutten Pioneer Days Princess Contest

Pre-registration is required and due before July 24th!  On Friday, August 4th the Princess Contest will be held at the Gnadenhutten Museum, 182 Cherry Street, Gnadenhutten. Each contestant needs to be dressed in Indian attire. Any girl ages 8-13 and a resident of Tuscarawas County is eligible to enter. Registration forms are available at The Village Gift Shop, 106 North Walnut Street or the Gnadenhutten Museum from 1-5 pm or by calling Michala Metzcar at 330.691.0796. Gnadenhutten Pioneer Days are Saturday, August 5th and Sunday, August 6th.

July 27  Feast & Fellowship Dinner at St Peter’s Church on Oldtown Valley Road

The church will hold its monthly Oldtown Feast and Fellowship Dinner on Thursday, July 27th beginning at 4:30 -?  Great Food and Desserts! Everyone 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 received are used for Community Mission Work and the local Food Bank Programs. Feast and Fellowship dinners are held on the 4th Thursday each month Jan-Oct.

Aug 4    “At the Carnival” to be held at Otterbein United Methodist  Church (UMC)

Otterbein UMC  will host “At the Carnival”.  I will be held on Friday, August 4th from 5 – 10 pm and is a FREE family event that will be held in the parking lot of the church located at 156 Beaver Ave NE, New Philadelphia. Rain date is Friday, August 11th. Activities include: game booths, prizes, hot dogs, snacks, drinks, cotton candy, balloons, dunk tank, water activities, a clown, bounce house and music.

Aug 5   Buckeye Chapter Breakfast & Ride Ending At The Yellow Jackets Bike Show

Meeting at Denny’s 1256 West High Avenue Ext near the I-77/250 interchange New Philadelphia (Truck & trailer parking at nearby Walmart) on Saturday, August 5th for breakfast at 9 am. Scenic ride to the Yellow Jacket’s bike show arriving in plenty of time to enter your bike (if you wish) before judging begins. $5 fee to enter Yellow Jacket’s grounds (4888 County Road 62 SE-Indian Hill Road, Uhrichsville) and $5 to enter a bike in the bike show.  Guests welcome on ride but must be on an antique bike. Chapter members may ride any year bike. ~No Rain Date~ For more info: buckeyeamca@gmail.com or 330.204.2999.  There will be a Raffle, 50/50 Drawing, Food and Drink available and Entertainment from 1-6 pm. No ATV or Dirt Bike Riding.  Questions? Call Tim after 7 pm at 330.447.7624 or yjmcurxville@gmail.com. Yellow Jacket Motorcycle Club is a non-profit organization and an AMA Chartered Club.

Aug 16   Chili Crossroads Bible Church Red Cross Blood Drive

Chili Crossroads Bible Church will hold a Red Cross Blood Drive that will take place at the church on Wednesday, Aug 16th, 3-8 pm. New Donors welcome! The church is located at 29445 County Road 10, Fresno. For more info: visit  www.chilibiblechurch.org or church Facebook page or call 740.545.9707.

Aug 19  Camp Tuscazoar to Host First Adventure Race

Camp Tuscazoar will host their first adventure race to be held at the camp on August 19th. A rugged adventure awaits in this 17 mile, action packed race! Course includes a running, paddling and mountain biking as participants navigate their way around Camp Tuscazoar, the Erie Canal Towpath Trail and the Tuscarawas River. The race will begin at 9 am. Participants will run 6 miles, paddle 4 miles, and bike 7 miles to complete the race.  Registration is now open at http://registration.verticalrunnerrm.com/evetns/tuscazoar-adventure-race-01132117129.  Questions regarding the race or to volunteer, please email: info@tuscazoar.org.

Aug 19    5th Annual Artfest at Navarre

Art is the main event on Saturday, August 19th from 10 am-4 pm.  Rain or shine on Historic Rochester Square (Rt 62/Canal St & Center St) at the SW corner of Navarre.  =Don’t miss the live music, fun kid’s art booth and giveaway-all free! Take  your appetite…food vendors on site and around the square. Like their Facebook page. For more detail: visit: VillageArtFest or VisitNavarreOhio. Go see the works of many area artists!

Sept 15     RU Recovery hosted by Chili Crossroads Bible Church (CCBC)

The CCBC is excited to announce they are now hosting RU Recovery, the premiere faith-based program in the US and the program with the highest success rate. This is the first chapter of RU Recovery in Coshocton County. Everyone is welcome to the informational meeting on Friday, Sept 15th at 7 pm. Free dinner of wings and pizza made from scratch. The CCBC is located at 29445 County Road 10, Fresno. For more info, call 740.545.9707 or visit their website: www.RuRecoveryFresno.com.