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 OSU Alumni Scholarship

Applications are available in all Tuscarawas County high school guidance departments for The Ohio State University Alumni of Tuscarawas County scholarships, which will be awarded to selected seniors who plan to attend The Ohio State University (including regional campuses and the Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster) fall semester 2017. Qualified applicants will also be expected to attend an interview session. Deadline: January 20, 2017.  Seniors interested in attending OSU are encouraged to submit The Ohio State University Common Application (available online) by Nov 1st to be eligible for other scholarships (esp Morrill) available through the university. Applications are also available on the Club’s website:  https://tuscarawas.alumni.osu.edu/scholarships.

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 -March 15 Kiwanis Club of Dover-New Philadelphia Offering Scholarships of $500 each

Scholarships are available to qualified students living within New Philadelphia or Dover school districts and available for those entering their freshman through senior year of college in 2017-1018. Application deadline is March 15, 2017. Applicants will be evaluated by the scholarship committee on the basis of academic achievement, school activities, community service and financial need. Additional consideration will be given to students who participate in Kiwanis Circle K or Key Clubs and to those students attending the Tuscarawas Campus of Kent State University. During the previous academic year, the Dover-New Philadelphia Kiwanis Club provided 17 scholarships in the total amount of $8,500. For additional info on this year’s program, students should contact their guidance office or Agnes Swihart at 330.339.2137.

Ongoing      Plat Books Available

The Tuscarawas County office of Ohio State University Extension has plat books available for purchase at the office, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm in New Philadelphia. The cost is $15 per book and proceeds benefit the 4-H program.

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 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.

Jan 11-Mar 29“Heavenly Hot Dogs and More” Lunch in Tusky

This is sponsored by the Men’s Group at St James Lutheran Church in Tuscarawas. The lunch is from 11 am -1 pm EVERY WEDNESDAY beginning Jan 11th, 2017.  The project will continue through the end of March. The menu will primarily consist of Hot Dogs, Soup of the Day, Dessert and Beverage.  Carry-out is available. There is no charge for the meal, but a free-will donation will be accepted to cover costs. The church is located at 215 Church Street, Tuscarawas. Take a break and go relax and socialize with some friends. Let them cook for you.

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

Feb/March  2017 Schedule  Singles of Tuscarawas County
Feb 24 Game Night 6-9pm at Life Center, bring snack and drink.
Feb 26 – Out to lunch, noonish, El San Jose New Phila
Mar 1– Ash Wednesday Noon Lenten Service & lunch $5
Mar 2– Noon Senior Center Speaker from Public Utilities Comm
Mar 3– 6 pm Game Night in Life Center Take snack & own drink
Mar 4– 6:30 pm Euchre Tournament at JIM’s Place $5 take snack
Mar 5– Noon lunch at Shoney’s-Dover/7 pm Oldies at Tuscora
Mar 6– 7-8 pm Line dance lessons at JIM’s Place
Mar 7– Board Meeting
Mar 8– Noon Lenten Service & Lunch $5/Card Party: 7-9:30 pm at Hennis Bolivar Hattie’s House $7
Mar 9– 11:30 am Senior Center Birthday lunch reservations by 9:30 am
Mar 10– 6 pm Game Night Life Center/Bring snack & own drink
Mar 11– 7-11 pm Canton Dance $8/Bring snack to share
Mar 12– Daylight Savings Time Begins!1 pm Rook Tournament at JIM’s Place-covered dish 7 pm Oldies at Tuscora Park w/Sam H.
Mar 13– 6-9 pm Card Party $8 at Schoenbrunn Moravian Church 7-8 pm Line Dance Lessons at JIM’s Place (Riverdance at PAC)
Mar 15– Noon Lenten Service & Lunch $5 (Riverdance at PAC)
Mar 16– 6:30-9:30 pm Hennis Dover Card Party $7 (Riverdance)
Mar 17– 6 pm Game night Life Center Bring snack & own drink
Mar 18– 7-10 pm Dance Jim’s Place $6 Bring snack DJ: Lynn & Cheri/6:30 pm $5 Canton Euchre-Bring snack
Mar 19– Noon Lunch at Buehler’s-NP/ 7 pm Oldies at Tuscora w/Randy Valdez
Mar 20– 7-8 PM Line Dance lessons at JIM’s Place
Mar 22– Noon Lenten Service & Lunch $5
Mar 24– 6 PM Game Night at Life Center Bring snack & own drink
Mar 25– 10 am Amish Country Trip cheese market & Behalt- RSVP to Barb
Mar 26– Noon out to lunch at El Pappas Dover/7 PM Oldies at Tuscora – Tequila Mary
Mar 27– 7-8 PM Line dance lessons at JIM’s Place
Mar 28– 6 PM Bingo at JIM’s Place-Bring 3 wrapped gifts, snack to share & own drink
Mar 29– Noon Lenten Service & Lunch $5/7-10 pm Hennis Bolivar Card Party $7
Mar 31– 6 pm Game night Life Center Bring snack & own drink

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

Now  ‘til Sold Out “An Evening with Mark Lowry” sponsored by Dover First United Methodist Church (FUMC)

Mark Lowry, platinum-selling singer, songwriter, storyteller, humorist and co-writer of one of the most beloved Christmas songs, “Mary, Did You Know?” is coming to Dover FUMC on Thurs, Apr 20th at 7 PM. Mark has spent over 20 cumulative years as part of the Grammy award winning Gaither Vocal Band, serving as Bill Gaither’s comedic sidekick. Tickets are $35 each and reserved seating is available online until the event is sold out at doverfirst.org and in the church office Mon thru Fri from 9 AM-4 PM. Church is located at 1725 N Wooster Ave, Dover.

Feb 25 Roast Beef Dinner Benefit and Auction

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, along with family and friends are hosting a Roast Beef Dinner Benefit and Auction for Mick & Marvin Mullen. The benefit will take place at Port Washington Elementary School on Saturday, February 25 from 4-7pm. Menu: roast beef, baked potato, green beans, toss salad, bread & butter, and Miller’s Creamery ice cream, and beverage. The cost of the dinner is a donation (suggested minimum donation is $10 for adults and $5 for children). There will also be a silent and live auction. Mick Mullen was diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer in 2013. In late 2016 Mick received word she is cancer free. However, In November her husband Marvin became very ill and was diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma. Marvin is currently receiving treatment at the Chicago Cancer Treatment Center. All proceeds will go to the Mullins to help offset costly medical and travel expenses. For more information about the benefit please contact Karen Miller at 330-340-4500. To inquire about or donate to the silent and live auction please contact Bob Hall at 330-440-5923

Feb 25 Oscar Party

A United Way event on behalf of the Tuscarawas County Clinic for the Working Uninsured presents Casino Royale. The event takes place on Saturday, February 25th from 6-10pm at the KSU Performing Arts Center in New Philadelphia. Tickets are available at the Tuscarawas County Clinic for the Working Uninsured. Cost is $40 single – $75 couple, please make checks payable to United Way of Tuscarawas County. There will be casino games, light fare, champagne, live/silent auction, and a cash bar. For more information please call 330-364-1853

Feb 25  Pancake and Sausage Breakfast

St. Peter’s Church, located at 3640 Oldtown Valley Rd SW in New Philadelphia will host a pancake breakfast served with whole hog sausage on Saturday, February 25 from 8am-11am. $5 per person, for advance tickets please contact Pam Horn at 330-401-6641, tickets will also be available at the door. Whole hog bulk sausage advance orders also being taken by Jerry & Janet Horn. Please call 330-339-2751 by February 18th to place orders for 2 pound or 5-pound packages. Sausage orders to be picked up the morning of breakfast.

Feb 25 Community Hospice 25th Annual Rigatoni Dinner

Community Hospice will host their 25th Annual Rigatoni Dinner on Saturday, February 25th from 4-8pm at Tuscarawas Central Catholic High School, located at 777 3rd st in New Philadelphia. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12, and under age 6 is free. The menu includes all you can eat rigatoni, meatballs and sausage, salad, bread, a beverage, and 1 dessert. Carryout is available. Tickets are available at Community Hospice, New Phila Browse and Buy and at the door.

Feb 25  Grace United Methodist Annual Spaghetti Dinner

Grace United Methodist Church will host their annual spaghetti dinner on Saturday, February 25th, from 3-6pm in the fellowship hall at 534 West 1st, Uhrichsville. The cost of the dinner is $7 and includes, spaghetti, bread, salad, dessert and beverage. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a great meal and good fellowship. Tickets can be purchased at the door

Feb 25  All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast

The Zoar Volunteer Fire Department will host an all you can eat pancake breakfast on Saturday, February 25 from 7am-10am at the Fire Department in Zoar. All you can eat pancakes, sausage links or patties, scrambled eggs, hash browns and beverage all just for $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 501 c 3 non-profit charitable organization.

Feb 25  Spaghetti Dinner at Uhrichsville Grace United Methodist Church (UMC)

Uhrichsville Grace United Methodist Church located at 524 W 3rd St, Uhrichsville will host a Spaghetti dinner on February 25. The menu, Salad, Bread, Cake, and Beverage is what the meal consists of. Cost is $7.00; Tickets will be sold in advance and at the door. Go and enjoy the fellowship and good food.

Feb 25  Crochet Classes with Jessie Tubbs at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum in Newcomerstown

The museum located at 300 N Whitewoman Street in Roscoe Village, Coshocton is sponsoring these classes. The classes are on the second and fourth Saturdays in Feb & Mar from 9 am-noon.  The Ripple Afghan is Feb 25th class. Cost is $9/class or 2 or more classes, $7.50 each. The cost for museum members is $7/class. Pre-register at least 5 days before the class by calling the museum at 740.622.8710 or by e-mail at jhmuseum@jhmuseum.org. Classes take place on the museum’s lower level, so please enter through the back door.

Feb 25   Strasburg 4-H Club hosts Craft and Vendor Expo

The Strasburg Country 4-H Club is hosting this expo on Sat, Feb 25th from 5-8 PM at Warther’s Museum, Karl Avenue, Dover. Enjoy 30 area crafters and vendors, free samples, a chance to win a prom dress and learn how to become a 4-H member. This event is not put on by the museum. Any questions can be answered by calling Tabitha at 330.432.4282.  

Feb 25  Soup and Sandwich Luncheon

Venture Crew 72 is hosting a Soup and Sandwich Luncheon on Saturday, February 25th, from 11 am-1:30 pm at St. John United Church of Christ, located at 516 N Wooster Ave. Strasburg. The cost of the meal is $5 (ages 5 & under FREE) and includes soup, sandwich, dessert, and beverage. A Chinese auction will feature a diverse collection of donations from area businesses, with plenty of great items for everyone. The lunch is open to the public, and take out is available. All proceeds will directly benefit the Venture Crew’s year round program in Strasburg. Presale tickets, not required yet greatly appreciated, can be purchased from Venture Crew Scouts and Leaders or pre-ordered by calling Matthew Waite at 330-412-9698.

Feb 25  Creative Memories Scrapbooking Event

There will be a creative memories scrapbooking event at Broadway United Methodist Church, located at 120 Church Ave. New Philadelphia on Saturday, February 25th 8am-8pm. Cost is $25 per person for ½ of a 8’ table. Pre-registration required by February 18th. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks provided. All proceeds benefit the Haiti Mission trip team. Contact Missy Horn at 330-827-4794 for more information and registration form.

Feb 26 The “Harmonaires” Barbershop Quartet

The First Moravian Church of Uhrichsville welcomes The “Harmonaires” Barbershop Quartet on Sunday, February 26. The service starts at 10:30am. The church is located at 315 N. Water St, in Uhrichsville.

Feb 26  Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Karen Page

Spaghetti dinner benefit for Karen Page will take place on Sunday, February 26 at the New Phla Elks from 11am-5pm. The menu consists of spaghetti, meatball, salad, bread, dessert, and beverage. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 4-10. Carry-out meals also available. There will be a silent auction and a 50/50 drawing. Karen was diagnosed in October 2016 with stage 4 colon cancer. The benefit will help with medical expenses for continuous monthly rounds of chemotherapy and other treatments at Aultman Hospital and Cleveland Clinic. Donations may be made on behalf of Karen at First Federal Bank in Dover where a fund has been established, all proceeds from the benefit will go to the fund. For questions or to donate baskets or items for the silent auction, please contact Bev Smith at 330.343.2231 or 330.827.2230

Feb 26 Chili Crossroads Bible Church 7th Annual Wild Game Dinner

7th Annual Wild Game Dinner takes place on Sunday, Feb 26th at 3 pm. Eat alligator, bison, turtle, venison, etc. Enter the atomic wing challenge. Take your best chili to impress the judges. Lots of great door prizes including a $500 gift card from Charm Outdoors. Tickets available at the church, Charm Outdoors, Woodbury Outfitters, Kidron Sports and www.chilibiblechurch.org/wild. Cost: $10 tickets in advance. $15 at the door. Kids under 10 half price. Proceeds help send kids to summer camp. Seating is limited. Food is free. 740.545.9707.  Church located at 29445 County Road 10, Fresno.  www.facebook.com/chilichurch.

Feb 26 Family Paint Night at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum in Newcomerstown

The Museum is offering Family Paint Night on Sun, Feb 26th from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. The class is for children 6 years of age and older. Cost is $16 for one adult and one child; $20 for one adult and two children. Friends Family Memberships receive $3 off. Reservations with payment must be received by Feb 19th. Payment may be made via phone or in person. For more info, contact the museum at 740.622.8710 or e-mail: jhmuseum@jhmuseum.org Location of museum: 300 N Whitewoman Street, Coshocton. (The Ohio Arts council also helped fund this event with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans).   `

Feb 28   Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner

Everyone is welcome to join them for this special time of food and fellowship. The Pancake Dinner takes place at the Otterbein United Methodist Church on Tues, Feb 28th, from 4 – 7 pm. Shrove Tuesday is a Pre-Lenten dinner that invites us into a time of preparation and sacrifice for the Journey of Lent. Their Pancake Dinner includes Fresh Sausage Patties or Links, Applesauce and Beverage with an unlimited supply of delicious pancakes make to order to satisfy your hunger. Adults/$5; Children 3-12/$3 with Carryout available! The church is located at 156 Beaver Ave NE, New Phila.  

March 1  Ash Wednesday Service

St. Peter’s Church on Oldtown Valley Rd, New Philadelphia will hold an Ash Wednesday Worship Service on Wednesday, March 1st at 6pm. Mr Don Brandt will be the guest worship leader. A light dinner will follow the service

March 2 Grand Opening of “CHARMED: Gifts with Meaning”

This new store is an art and crafts consignment shop and supported by the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The celebration is planned from 4 – 6 PM with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 PM followed by refreshments and door prizes. Children will be able to make a St Patrick’s Day candy bouquet to take home. Charmed Gifts with Meaning is located downtown New Philadelphia at 117 West High Ave. Although crafters of all abilities may offer their work for sale at Charmed, the shop was developed to promote the abilities of those with developmental disabilities and help them earn money through their crafts. The store also provides work experience to those with developmental disabilities. Another goal of Charmed is to raise money for the Tuscarawas county Special Olympians, look for packaged snacks, soda and bottled water at the store for a donation to Special Olympics. In the future, Charmed will serve as the headquarters for the new Friends, Allies, and Neighbors (FANS) program designed to allow people in the community to help those with DD and keep them involved in their community. The store will also host special events and participate in all downtown New Philadelphia activities like Second Saturday. The deadline for entries for the Charmed: Gifts with Meaning photo contest has been extended to the March 2nd Grand Opening.

March 2  Dinner-on-the-run

First Moravian Church of Uhrichsville will be offering a dinner-on-the-run on Thursday, March 2nd from 4-6pm at the church. Menu: Ham loaf, Parsley Potatoes, Green Beans, Roll, and Dessert for $8. If you wish you may call and pre-order. 740-922-0886. First Moravian Church of Uhrichsville is located at 315 N. Water St.

March 3    Annual Fish Fry Mar 3-Apr 7

Church of the Holy Trinity will be hosting their annual fish fry beginning on March 3rd and ending on April 7th. The fish fry is every Friday, except for Good Friday. Dinners are priced from $3 for a child’s meal to $12 for all you can eat! Adult meals can choose between baked or deep fried fish, slaw and one other side plus roll, butter, coffee or punch. Soft drinks and desserts are available for a nominal fee. Church of the Holy Trinity is located at 1835 Dover Zoar Rd NE in Bolivar.

March 4 Leesville Faith Community Chapel Annex Missions Spaghetti Dinner & Auction

Spaghetti dinner and auction will take place on Saturday, March 4th at the church located at Rt 212 on the circle in Leesville. Dinner: 5:30 – 6:30 PM and the Auction will begin at 6:30 pm. Adults/$6.00; Kids 4-9/$4.00 and Kids Ages 3 & Under/Free. “All you can eat meal” includes Salad & Dessert. All proceeds benefit SURE Thing Missions. Serve…Uplift…Repair…Engage – It’s a S.U.R.E. Thing! For more info, call the church at 740.269.9024.

March 4   Dover First Moravian Church Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction

Pancake breakfast and silent auction takes place Saturday, March 4th from 8 AM-Noon at the church located at 319 N Walnut St, Dover. This event is to raise funds for Sole Purpose. Sole Purpose is a non-profit group that partners with Dress-A-Child to provide shoes for Tuscarawas County kids in Grades K-5. For tickets, call 330.364.8831.

March 5 Cub Scout Pack #429 Spaghetti Lunch

This lunch takes place on Sunday, March 5th from 11:45 AM – 3 PM at the Gnadenhutten United Methodist Church (UMC) located at 230 North Walnut St, Gnadenhutten. Lunch includes Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad, Rolls, Drinks and Various Desserts. Free will donations. Any questions, please call Ryan at 330.663.1007.

March 6 Lenten Bible Study

St. Peter’s Church on Oldtown Valley Rd. in New Philadelphia will be providing a 6 week Lenten Bible study series starting Wednesday, March 8th at 7pm. The Bible study will be under the leadership of Mr. Don Brandt. Everyone welcome to attend.

March 7 Holmes County Christian Women Meeting’

The group will meet Tuesday, March 7th at Der Dutchman Restaurant in Walnut Creek from 9:30 – 11:30 AM. Guest speaker will be Reckoning Team Member giving an update on the group’s project – Reckoning Small Loan Program. Their meetings are the first Tuesday of each month. During the winter months if Holmes County schools are closed, they will not meet. They welcome all women and men and have no membership dues or lists. Their April meeting will feature Alice Hoover – The Risen Christ. Their current sharing collections are items for Bingo prizes at the Nursing Homes of the area as well as the Reckoning Project.  Please consider this your personal invitation. For reservations call 330.674.6727 or 330.343.7046 or you may e-mail reservations to dawdys@embarqmail.com “CWC” in the memo line. Please make reservations by Mar 3rd. Walk in Guests are welcomed. For more info, call 330.465.1393.

March 8 Tuscarawas Chapter 25 District 9 PERI (Public Employee Retirees, Inc.)

Tuscarawas Chapter 25 District 9 PERI (Public Employees Retirees, Inc.) will meet at noon on Wednesday, March 8th at Shoney’s, 881 Commercial Parkway, Dover.

March 8   Family Fun Night – National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties group is hoping to provide support for families of those who suffer with mental health issues with local support system designed with them in mind. The local NAMI support group will hold its first Family Support event on Wednesday, March 8th from 6-8 PM. “Go Green for Mental Health Family Fun Night” is a free event at ACE Inc. located at 115 Third St SW, New Philadelphia. The St Patrick’s Day themed event will include crafts, games for both kids and adults, food, beverages, door prizes and more. This is open to anyone who wants to learn more about the NAMI of Tusc and Carroll Counties. Registration is requested by March 3rd. Call 330.440.4742 to reserve your spot today and for further questions. You may also visit the NAMI of Tusc/carroll ohio Facebook page.

March 9     Tuscarawas County Beekeepers Association

Join the Tuscarawas County Beekeepers Association for their scheduled meeting on Thursday, March 9th at 7pm at Winfield United Methodist Church, 5247 State Route 516 in Dover.  Future meeting dates are as follows:  April 13 and May 11.

March 10/11
Lil’ Lambs Closet Spring & Summer Sale

Friday, March 10th from 10 am-9 pm and Saturday, March 11th from 8 am-12 Noon (Select merchandise 50% off on Sat). This takes place at Church of the Lakes located at 5944 Fulton Dr NW (Corner of Fulton & Brunnerdale). Find great deals on Clothes from Infant to Teen Sizes; shoes & Accessories; Furniture, Nursery & Children’s Books; Baby Items and More! 30% of proceeds go to children in need. Shopping carts available; No strollers please. All clothes are new and gently used Children’s Clothing and Baby Equipment and help out local children’s charities at the same time. Everything is organized by gender/age.  All items bar coded for easy check out at any of their 8 registers.  They accept credit cards for purchases over $25, cash and checks (w/proper ID). Thanks you for your continued support in this important Children’s Ministry that helps so many in their local communities.

March 11   Pancake Breakfast to Support Haiti Mission Team Broadway United Methodist Church (UMC)

Pancake breakfast will take place on Saturday, March 11th at Broadway UMC located at 120 Church Ave SE, New Philadelphia from 8:30-10:30 am. Open to the public. Enjoy breakfast with a friend. Free will offering! Call and reserve your spot today at 330.339.1082!

March 11   Team Extreme Fisherman’s Swap Meet

Fisherman’s swap meet will take place at My Museum Tattoo Studio, 935 Tuscarawas Ave NW, New Philadelphia. Admission: $3.00. Children 7 ears and under are Free. $25.00 for 1st Table – $10.00 for each additional. For setup info, call Bob at 330.432.8552 or Dean at 330.323.5765.

March 11   Dennison Volunteer Firefighters All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

All you can eat spaghetti dinner takes place on Saturday, March 11th from 1 – 5 pm at the Dennison Masonic Lodge.Free will donation. Eat in or Take out. 50/50 Raffle.

March 12    St Jude Kids Bowl at Alpa Lanes

Bowling takes place on Sunday, March 12th from 2-5 pm at the Bowling alley located at 5213 Spanson Dr NE, Uhrichsville.  Bowling for kids to have fun and raise funds for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Their goal is $5,000. For more info, call Carla Keaton at 330.407.0865. “Finding cures. Saving children.”  Take the challenge and use your strength for the greater good.

March 12   26th Annual Farm Toy Show at Union Local High School Morristown, OH presented by Union Local FFA and FFA Alumni

Toy show takes place off of Exit 208 off I-70. For more info, contact Union Local High School 740.782.1181; Corey Betts at 740.484.4112 or Bob Saffell at 740.686.2261. Pedal Tractor display. This is Sunday, March 12th from 9am-3pm. Pedal Pull at 1 pm, max weight 75 lb. Admission:$3.00, under 12:Free.

Mar 14   “Ready Spaghetti”  First Church of God

Ready Spaghetti at The First Church of God takes place the second Tuesday at the Church, 824 Tuscarawas Ave, New Philadelphia from 3-7 PM. The Spaghetti is Ready for TAKE OUT ONLY! Hot or Cold; Real homemade spaghetti sauce & meatballs. All profits are going to Outreach Ministries. For larger order and NO WAIT, Call the day of between the hours of 10am and Noon. 330.343.3501. You can also get it with Marinara Sauce and can get sauces by the pint or quart. Prices range from $5.50 for a small up to $10 for a large depending what meatballs/meat sauce/marinara sauce you get. No Fuss, No Mess; God Bless!          

March 15    New Philadelphia Business and Community Association (NPBCA) 8th Annual Shamrock Run/Walk 5K

8th annual Shamrock Run/Walk will be held on Wednesday, March 15th. Registration begins at 5:30 pm and the race will start at 6:30 PM. The race will begin and end at the Tuscarawas County Public Library located at 121 Fair Ave NW, New Philadelphia. The course, which utilizes city streets, will be well guided by volunteers to keep all runners on the run route. Pre-registration is $15 and due by March 14th. Race day registration is $20. Registration forms are available from the NPBCA office at 124 East High Ave or at www.newphiladelphia.org. Proceeds from the race will benefit the NPBCA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and will be used for New Philadelphia community events. For more info, please contact the NPBCA at 330.602.1419 or rmaurer@dover-ohilafcu.org.

March 17    Taste of Tusc at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Kent State Tuscarawas

Vendors from across the county will be serving up samples of their finest fares in the categories of beer, wine, appetizers, entrees and desserts on Friday, March 17th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at the PAC, University Drive, New Philadelphia. The evening will also feature live music, raffle prizes, “People’s Choice” awards and a complimentary stemless wine glass for the first 350 attendees.  Tickets cost $35 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-16. If you are a member of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, you may call them at 330.374.5657 to receive your special discount. Please visit their Taste of Tusc page to learn more and purchase tickets online. Tickets also available at Buehler’s Fresh Foods in Dover, New Philadelphia and Jackson.

March 18  Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Tammy (McCue) Fellers  

Spaghetti dinner benefit will be held Saturday, March 18th from 5-7 pm at Park Christian Church, 236 Miller Avenue, Dennison.  The dinner includes Spaghetti, Bread & Butter, Salad, Drinks & Dessert. Adults/$8; Kids 8 & Under/$5; Gun Raffle Tickets/$5 each. There will also be a Silent Auction, 50/50 Drawing as well as the Gun Raffle drawing. Gun Raffle drawing at 6:50 pm with 50/50 and auction winners announced/notified following. For Dinner Tickets call Connie Hillyer at 330.243.4480 and Gun Raffle Tickets, call Brian Hillyer at 330.827.3997. Spaghetti Dinner tickets will be available at the door. Tammy was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2012. With the proceeds from this benefit, they are hoping to defray some of her medical costs and upcoming travel expenses.