What’s Happening

TFN                HIV Testing

The New Philadelphia City Health Department is offering free HIV testing.  HIV is best treated when it is detected early.  You might be at risk for contracting HIV if you have a non-professional tattoo, blood transfusion or an organ transplant prior to 1992, sharing needles or straws when using drugs, unprotected sex, if you have hepatitis B or hepatitis C, if you have been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease, or blood to blood contact with someone of unknown HIVstatus.  The New Philadelphia City Health Department can get you the test results in twenty minutes, and its free!   They are open 8am to 11:30am and 1pm to 4pm Monday thru Friday.  The New Philadelphia City Health Department is located at 150 East High Avenue in New Philadelphia.  Look them up on-line for more information.   Someone who is infected with HIV does not look sick.  Get tested, 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 woman 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     Aultman Blood Drive @Union Hospital

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

Ongoing TFN       Plat Books Available

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

Ongoing TFN      Gas Pipeline Information

The oil and gas activity throughout the county has created the need for the construction of pipelines to move the product. Many landowners who are being contacted about their property can receive free resources to help landowners get answers. Log on to http://tuscarawas.osu.edu or contact the Tuscarawas County office of Ohio State University Extension at 330-339-2337.

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 and private individuals to finish the project.  Please consider assisting financially. Donations can be made at the following locations and 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 to 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 @330.323.5525.    Meetings for the rest of the year will be – Aug 11th, Sept 8th, Oct 14th, Nov 10th & No meeting in December!

Ongoing TFN   “Singles” Line Dancing

Singles of Tuscarawas County, affiliated with First United Methodist Church will have Free Line Dance Lessons every Monday (None on 4th of July)  at 6:30pm at Jim’s Place.  All events are alcohol free and no children please.  Jim’s Place is located at 228 West High Ave. in New Phila.

Ongoing   Tuscarawas County Central Catholic Elementary & Immaculate Conception Schools Registration

Both schools offer programs from pre-school through grade 6 and are currently registering students for next school year. Parents interested in learning more about the schools are welcome to visit at any time to meet the staff and students.  To visit TCCCES, parents can call 330.343.9134.  The phone number at Immaculate Conception is 740.922.3539.  More info about both schools and TCC Jr/Sr High School can be found on the web:  www.Be-A-Saint.org TCC Elementary School in Dover is expanding the registration options available to families for the 2016-17 school year.  They are offering a full-day Pre-Kindergarten class for families seeking a program with expanded hours.  They will continue to offer morning and afternoon ½ day Pre-K classes.  They will have 3 classes to choose from.  The Pre-K classes will continue to meet Mon, Tues & Wed each week.  In addition to the Pre-K program for 4 year olds, they also offer ½ day pre-school classes for 3 year olds on Thurs & Fri’s. Registration info is available on the school website: www.tccesdover.org

Ongoing   Starlight School’s Integrated Preschool Program

Applications are now available for the 2016-2017 integrated preschool classes at the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities’ (TuscBDD) Starlight School. The program is open to children who be three years of age by August 1, 2016.  If you are interested in submitting an application, you can download a form on the agency’s website (www.tuscbdd.org), pick one up from the Starlight School (518 Church Ave, SW in New Phila), or call the school directly at 330-339-5577.

Ongoing   Newcomerstown Historical Society Show

Newcomerstown Historical Society kicks off season with tour and Patriotic shows. Newcomerstown Historical Society Museum season goes from Memorial Day weekend through October. The opening day is May 28th. $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12, will receive a tour of the museums, a drink, popcorn, and a special show featuring Vane Scott III presenting “The Many Faces of Old Glory.” The tours will be from 5-6:45pm with the show beginning at 7pm. To get your, call 740-498-7735 on Thursday evenings from 5-7pm, or Saturday mornings from 10 till 12. Tickets can be purchased at the door the day of the opening.

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    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

Every Monday Warren Township  Community  Center Weekly Monday Lunch

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM;  Located at the old New Cumberland Elementary, 1.5 miles from Atwood Dam in New Cumberland, just off St Rt 212, Mailing address is: 3986 New Cumberland Rd NE, Mineral City.  Cost:  Donation.  For more info:  www.thewtcc.com or e-mail: thewtcc@yahoo.com. Phone: 330.365.9240

On Going Norma Johnson Center Summer Children’s Classes

website:  normajohnsoncenter.com    Facebook:  Norma Johnson Center. The NJC, located 3 miles west of Dover on SR 39 will be starting the Children’s Summer Program series on June 7th. The series includes:  Interacting with Nature on Tuesdays, meeting at the Picnic Shelter on Conservation Drive off of SR 39 and Crafting at the NJC on Thursdays on the side porch of the Yellow Barn located on SR 39 – 3 miles West of I-77 exit 83.  Programming will be from 10 – Noon each day.  Registration is required by calling the NJC office at 330.339.7976.  Registrations must be made the Friday before each program date.  Cost for the programs will be $3.00 per child with a maximum fee of $9.00 per family.  All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult or a guardian. A medical release form will need to be signed.  A breakdown of other programs can also be found on their website under “events”.  

July/Aug  Schedule Singles of Tuscarawas County
Fri, July 29th 6PM Jackson/Belden Balloon Fest Canton (Meet at JIM’s); Game night as usual.
Tues, Aug 2nd – Board Meeting.
Fri, Aug 5th: 6-9 PM Game Night Life Center,  Take a snack & drink.  Alumni Welcome!
Sat, Aug 6th:  Euchre Tournament @JIM’s Place; $5.00  Prizes!  Take snack!
Sun, Aug 7th:  Noon Out to Lunch Grinder’s N. Wooster, Dover.
Fri, Aug 12th:  6-9 Game Night @ Life Center Take snack & drink.
Sun, Aug 14th:  1 PM  NP FUMC Ice Cream Social @ Tuscora Park.
Tues, Aug 16th:  2-3 PM Dover Public Library “Intro to Computers #1”.
Wed, Aug 17th:  Amish Adventure – meet at JIM’s  Carpool for lunch @Dutch Valley & shopping.
Fri, Aug 19th: 6-9 PM Game Night Life @ Center, Take snack & drink.
Sat, Aug 20th: Masters Promise Singers @ FUMC
Sun, Aug 21st:  1 PM Picnic @Ruby Kinsey’s house (check your flier).
Tues, Aug 23rd:  2-3 PM Dover Public Library “Intro to Computers #2” (Lesson #3 on Aug 30th).
Fri, Aug 26th:  6-9 PM Game Night @ Life Center, Take snack & drink.
Sun, Aug 28th: Noon Out & About – Tappan Marina, Meet @ JIM’s to carpool.
Tues, Aug 30th: 6 PM Bingo @ JIMs Place – Take 3 wrapped gifts, snack & drink  

Ongoing   Events in Stark County

Please go to their 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 – Aug 7th     Calling ALL Directors for the Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Schoenbrunn Village is currently seeking an experienced director to lead The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  Take part in a growing Schoenbrunn tradition filled with spooky fun!  Directing experience is required, and a good candidate enjoys working with kids.  The director is a volunteer position and will also sit on the Sleepy Hollow planning committee.  Contact schoenbrunnvillage@gmail.com or call Raya Williamson, Site Mgr at 330.663.6610 for more info.  Actor auditions are Sun, Aug 7th.  Kids Auditions:  6 PM; Adult Auditions: 7 PM.  Performance dates: Fri, Oct 21st – 7 PM and Sat, Oct 22nd – 7 & 9 PM w/Rain Dates of Fri, Oct 28th – 7 PM and Sat, Oct 29th – 7 & 9 PM. Auditions & performances are held at Historic Schoenbrunn Village, located at 1984 East High Avenue, New Philadelphia.   Ticket Sales – For members: sales begin Tues, Aug 1st. Ticket sales to the general public begin Thurs, Sept 1st. They can also use volunteers to assist with performance nights, including ushers, traffic directors, guides, fire tenders, set-up and clean-up help and more. If interested,  contact Raya Williamson, Site Mgr at 330-663-6610 or email rayaw@dennisondepot.org with any questions.

Now- Aug 15 Claymont Preschool (Formerly Northside Preschool)  Enrolling

Claymont Preschool is currently enrolling for the 2016-2017 school year.  They still have available spots.  Applications are being accepted for all preschool age children (ages 3 and 4) residing in the Claymont City School District.  Due to changes in state funding requirements, they are pleased to announce that they now have program options available for all children, regardless of income. In addition, another classroom has been added in order to provide more children with preschool services.  Claymont City Schools is committed to ensuring all children reach their fullest potential and build a strong foundation for lifelong learning and success. Please visit the Preschool page on their website for an application at www.claymontschools.org or stop by their new location to request an application at 200 Jewett Ave, Dennison (formerly Park Elementary).  If you have specific questions about their  preschool program, contact Holly Hall, Preschool Director or Tammy McMillen, Preschool Secretary at 740.922.5888.

NOW – Aug 18  Union Hospital Auxiliary Vera Bradley Bingo Tickets ON SALE NOW!

The Union Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring Vera Bradley Bingo on Thurs, Aug 18th at 6 PM.  Tickets are on sale now!  This will take place at Geib Funeral Home’s Dover Location at 5600 N Wooster Ave.  Tickets can be purchased at Union Hospital Corner Shop.  Tickets cost $20 each for 20 games of Bingo.  You can purchase an additional bingo card for $10 at the door and/or purchase a $3.00 Coverall game. Bring your friends and have some fun! There will be Vera Bradley handbags, purses, travel bags, accessories and more!  Contact Holly Ripple in Development and Community Relations at UH at hripple@unionhospital.org or 330.364.0884.

July 25-29 Jerusalem Church Vacation Bible School

Jerusalem Church located on 1417 Stonecreek Rd Sw, New Philadelphia will be having Vacation Bible School July 25-29 6:30-9pm. Age ranges are pre-K to 5th grade, the theme is Surf Shack (beach theme) there will be music, mission, crafts, games, and Bible fun. Register you child by calling the Church at 330-339-2242 Monday-Friday 9am-1pm or in person at the Church during VBS hours.

July 27-29   Sugarcreek Community Vacation Bible School

The Union Hill Methodist Church, the Shanesville Lutheran Church and volunteer helpers from the Sugarcreek U.C.C. have joined together this year to offer Vacation Bible School for all Sugarcreek Community Children ages 3 through the 7th grade.  Classes will be held on Wed, Thurs, Fri, July 27, 28, 29 in the evening from 6:00-8:30 PM at the Shanesville Lutheran Church (1006 West Main St) which is located on the SW corner of St Rt 39 and 93 in Sugarcreek.  Pre register forms will be at the Gospel Shop, Sugarcreek Community Churches and IGA.  Please complete and return to VBS Registration, P O Box 478, Sugarcreek, OH  44681 or e-mail to/pre register on line at shanesvillelutheranchurch@gmail.com or www.unionhillumc.com Registrations due by July 1st. Please go early (5:30 PM to register if you have not pre registered.  This year’s theme will be “Ocean Commotion”…it will be an ocean of fun!  They are calling all divers to join them for an amazing water-filled adventure.  

July 28 St Peter’s Lutheran Church Feast & Fellowship Dinner

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Feast and Fellowship dinner is being held on Thursday, July 28th Serving 4:30 PM-?.  Great food and desserts! Everyone welcome! Please join them!  There is no charge for the dinners, however, if you feel the need, a freewill offering will be accepted.  All donations received are used for Community Mission Work and the local Food Bank Programs.  These dinners are held the 4th Thursday each month January – October.

July 29 First UM Church Community Festival

First United Methodist Community Festival will take place Fri, July 29th from 5:30-9:30 PM at JIM’s Place, 201 West High Ave, New Phila. Food, music and FUN! It’s FREE for everyone!  They’ll have a bounce house, games and prizes. Plus, be sure to ask about their back-to-school giveaway. They can’t wait to see you there!  (330.339.6411 church)

July 31 Birthright of New Philadelphia Open House

2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Birthright in our area. Sr. Claudine Smith opened Birthright of Dover in 1991, and then moved to New Philadelphia in 2007. Birthright is celebrating their 25th anniversary by having an open house on July 31 from 2-5pm at 1159 12th St NW. Light lunch and beverages provided and free gift to everyone.

Aug 1 – 5 Sandy Valley Church of God Kids Crusade  Eternity 500 W/ Evangelist Don Nicely

Kids Crusade takes place Mon – Fri, Aug 1st – Aug 5th 6:30-8:30 PM at the church located at 11281 State Route 800 NE, Magnolia.  This is for K-5th Grade. (Under Kindergarten age, must be accompanied by an adult). There will be face painting, crafts, puppets & games.  For more info:  330-866-9014.

Aug 4  Dinner-on-the-Run

Uhrichsville First Moravian church is hosting this on Thurs, Aug 4th from 4-6 PM. Menu consists of:  Ham Loaf, Parsley Potatoes, Green Beans, Roll and Dessert. $8.00. If you would like, you may call and pre-order at 740-922-0886.  

Aug 6 Ice Cream Social hosted by Blue Ridge Grange #1448       

Ice Cream Social hosted by Blue Ridge Grange on Sat, Aug 6th at 4:30 PM, Blue Ridge Grange #1448 located at St Rt 36 and St Rt 751.  Their menu will consist of Sloppy Joe, Cream Chicken, Hot Dog, Coney, Salad, Drink, Dessert and Peanut Butter or Vanilla Ice Cream. All proceeds go to the Grange #1448.  Also, there will be a presentation from Tom Hackenbrach on the U.S.A. Coast to Coast Bike Tour at 5, 6, and 7 PM. For more info, please call Elizabeth Ridenour at 330.897.5293.   

Aug 6  Poker Run for Family of Baby Aiden

Poker Run for Family of Baby Aiden Sat, Aug 6th at Ricks Station, 932 N Wooster Ave, Strasburg, to help the Ferrell and McGinnis families with the passing of their angel, Aiden. First bike out at 11 AM. (Rain or shine – Ride or Drive) $15/single & $20/couple.  

Aug 6  Village of Sugarcreek “SWISS DAY”

there will be a lot of “family fun” on Sat, Aug 6th in downtown Sugarcreek. 1st Annual Art/Merchant Walk (Watch & Shop Local Artists!) Noon – 5 PM including face painting, inflatables, caricatures and food vendors.  Lunch Buffet at 1st Mennonite Church 11 AM-2 PM by Donation.  Live Music!  Pine Hill Pickers and Josh Compton from Noon – 5 PM. Fireworks at Dusk! Run for Gnome! 2K Family Run/Walk starts at 6 PM. Get maps and info at “Arts on Broadway” and Alpine Museum and Information Center.

Aug 6   All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast at Bolivar

All you can eat country breakfast at St John United Church of Christ, 409 Park Avenue in Bolivar on Sat, Aug 6th from 8-11 AM. Breakfast will consist of: Scrambled eggs, ham or sausage, biscuits and sausage gravy, pancakes, juice and coffee. Cost is $6/ages 11 and up; $3/ages 6-10 and Under 6 -Free.  

Aug 6  Ragersville Homecoming Weekend – “Celebrating 186 Years”

Ragersville Homecoming Weekend, there will be festivities ‘on the square’ Fri, Aug 5th with the Ragersville Historical Society opening at 1 PM.  Tour the Museum, 1830 School, Log Cabin and Jacob Steiner Cheese House.  At 4 PM, there will be a Chicken BBQ, BBQ ribs or Bratwurst sandwiches with sides, pie, ice cream and kettle corn. Visit the 1846 Wine Cellar for Wine Tasting from 4:30-8 PM. There will be judging. (Local participants welcome!)  Evening concludes with Bad Stone concert and Beir Garten.  Activities for Saturday, Aug 6th include the Ragersville Community Council inviting everyone to the Ragersville School grounds for BBQ Pork, Bingo and a 50/50 raffle.  Kiddie Tractor Pull begins at 6 PM. The Annual Wooden Cheese Wheel auction. On Sunday, Aug 7th, the Ragersville Businessmen’s Assoc will round out the festivities by hosting their 2nd Annual Motorcycle Show from 4-6 PM.  Entry fee is $5 per bike and takes place during the Annual Businessmen’s Community Picnic at 4 PM on the square in Downtown Ragersville.  This fun filled event is $10 per person for all you can eat and drink.  Join your friends for a 50/50 drawing, corn hole tournament, live music and more.  Proceeds from these events help maintain the Ragersville Historical Society property.  For more info, contact 330.897.9204 or ragerville@gmail.com or www.ragerville.org.

Aug 6 Free Speakers Series – Zoar Village

In addition to the myriad of Harvest Festival activities, a free Speaker Series event will be held Sat, Aug 6th from 1 – 2 PM in the Historic Zoar Church.  Visitors are invited to join speaker Antiques Appraiser, Andrew Richmond will discuss how trade networks and consumer choice played a key role in how Ohio’s frontier homes were furnished. Attendees can park for free near 7th St along with Harvest Festival visitors.

Aug 6   The Big Latch On 2016

World Breastfeeding Week is Aug 1- 7.  The Big Latch On is held every year during this week.  The World Breastfeeding Week 2016 theme is about how breastfeeding is a key element in getting us to think about how to value our well being from the start of life, how to respect each other and care for the world we share.  This will be held locally at Tuscora Park, Lake Pavilion on Sat, Aug 6th from 9 AM- Noon.  Event is sponsored in collaboration with the Tuscarawas County Health Department and the Breastfeeding Coalition of T-County.  For more info go to their website: breastfeedingtusc@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/breastfeedingtusc.

Aug 6 Cowchip Bingo & Quarter Auction for Tiki Evans & 4 Paws for Ability

Cowchip Bingo and Quarter Auction will take place on Sat, Aug 6th beginning at 3 PM at the Beach City Baseball Fields, 310 E. Main St, Beach City.  Cowchip Bingo starts at 4 PM & the Quarter Auction starts at 4:30 PM.  To purchase tickets for the chowchip bingo, or if you are interested in participating as a vendor, donating an item for the quarter auction or would like more info about the event, please contact:  Dale or Nichole Keffer at TikisChainChomp@gmail.com or by calling 330.447.1444.   All proceeds generated from this fundraiser will be donated to Tiki’s fundraising campaign to assist his family and friends in providing him with a specially trained autism service dog.  

Aug 6 – 7  Zoar Harvest Festival

Antiques enthusiasts and juried art fans can look forward to high-quality collector and home decor items at this year’s Zoar Harvest Festival Sat Aug 6th from 10 AM- 5 PM and Sun, Aug 7th from 10 AM-4 PM.  Other attractions are: – Herding dog and working animal demos   -Museum building tours and demos on 19th century methods in weaving, spinning, blacksmithing and butter churning throughout the complex  -Contemporary crafts for sale throughout the village -Horse-drawn wagon rides  -Children’s period amusements and -Antique car show on Sunday hosted by the Canton Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA).  A tent near the schoolhouse will feature German food, refreshment and live musical performances throughout the weekend. Admission for Antiques:  $9.00/adults and is free to children 12 and under.  Cost includes a wristband that provides access to all tents, events and demos and museum buildings.  Wristbands can be purchased at the Zoar Store and Visitors Center or at one of the outdoor admission booths.  Visitors who wish to enjoy the festival WITHOUT entering the tents or historic buildings may do so free of charge.  For more info, visit www.historiczoarvillage.com or call 330.874.3011.

Aug 6    Backpack Drive at Threads in Dover

Threads in Dover, a clothing thrift store on the corner of 3rd and Wooster Avenue in the basement of Lifebridge Community church located across from the Police Station in Dover is having a backpack drive.  They will give free backpacks to any school age child (while supplies last) that go to their store on Sat, Aug 6th, 11 AM-5 PM

Aug 10  Yoga Classes at Norma Johnson Center  

Norma Johnson Center along with Lindsay Demuth will be offering Yoga classes for community members that are interested in attending.  The class is $5.00/participant/session and will be held June 1st, June 15th, June 29th, July 13th, July 27th, Aug 10th and Aug 24th from 6-7 PM.  The class will take place at the NJC’s Circle outside of the Wetland Trail entrance located on Conservative Drive off of Old SR 39 outside of Dover.  This class is open to any age and all skill levels.  Please call the office with questions:  330.339.7976.

Aug 12  Johnny Cash Tribute Artist Fundraiser

The Canton Christian Home, a retirement community in Canton,  welcomes Terry Lee Goffee the “Ultimate” Johnny Cash Tribute Artist for a fundraiser at 2600 Cleveland Ave NW, Canton on Fri, Aug 12th from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  Proceeds benefit the benevolent fund to subsidize elderly residents unable to pay their full monthly care costs.  Ticket prices are $25 each.  Veterans and current military personnel ticket prices are $10.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 330.430.5120.

Aug 13  Karam’s Kidz Center Carryout Chicken Dinner Fundraiser

Karam’s Kidz Center is hosting a chicken dinner on Sat, Aug 13th to raise funds to support local children.  Tickets are available for purchase at $10 per meal through First Federal Community Bank, Karams Car Wash, Novosel Realty and from any student of Karam’s Martial Arts. ALL MEALS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE!!!!   Meals include ½ slow roasted chicken, baked beans, applesauce and a roll.  The boxed meals will be available for pickup between 11 AM-1 PM at the First Federal Community Bank parking lot located at 321 N Wooster Ave, Dover.  Please support Karam’s Kidz Center as they partner with local organizations like Big Bros/Big Sis’, Welty Middle School, Developmental Board of Disabilities and other nonprofits to empower the children of Tuscarawas County that have been disrupted by divorce, abandonment (foster), court orders, military deployment, drug addiction and other unfortunate circumstances by purchasing or donating to the Chicken Dinner Fundraiser.  Want to help out, make a donation, have an idea, please call Karla at 330.339.9127 or karla@karamskidzcenter.com.

Aug 13  “Keep Calm and Stay Safe” –  Farm Safety Event

In hopes of reducing the number of farm accidents in our 3 county area, a local task force involving representatives from Carroll, Harrison and Tuscarawas County Farm Bureaus as well as Carrollton and Indian Valley FFA Chapters met and developed this Agricultural Safety Program.  The event will be held Sat, Aug 13th at the Tuscarawas County fairgrounds.  The event runs from 10 AM – 3 PM highlighting the grain rescue demonstrations at 10 AM and 1 PM.  Through grant opportunities, a grain rescue tube will be awarded to a fire department in each of the 3 counties of Tuscarawas, Carroll and Harrison.  This free event is open to the public.  A chicken BBQ and food stand will be available.  There will be hourly drawings for prizes as well as a patio/deck fire pit which will be given away. There will be various sessions related to farming safety.  There will also be a blood screening from 9-10 AM for those who pre-register and pay the $40 fee.   For more info:  Farm Bureau office at Carroll/Tuscarawas 888.265.2090 tuscarawas@ofbf.org or Harrison at 844.942.3276 harrison@ofbf.org.

Aug 13  Chicken BBQ Benefit for Akron Children’s Hospital Showers Center & Blood Disorders

Chicken BBQ takes place on Sat, Aug 13th from 11 AM-1 PM at Geib Funeral Center,  5600 N Wooster Ave, Dover. BBQ Chicken by Blacksheep BBQ.  Fresh Amish Baked Cinnamon Rolls will be available for purchase.  For tickets, contact Sandy at 330.340.0638.

Aug 13  Mineral City American Legion Post 519 Chicken BBQ

Chicken BBQ will take place on Sat, Aug 13th from 1-5 PM or until sold out at the Mineral City Carr-Bailey American Legion Post 519 Parking Lot.  Cost of the dinner is $8.00 (TAKE OUTS ONLY!)  Dinners include a half chicken, french fries and coleslaw.  

Aug 14  Ragersville Historical Society’s 11th Annual Car Show

Ragersville Historical Society’s 11th  Annual Car and Power Show is Sun, Aug 14th  1-4 PM.  The judged show awards 70 vehicles annually.  New this year-an award for the Best Rat Rod.  Vehicles from 1990 and newer will be given separate awards.  A separate auto show for original models dated 1900 through 1946 and a Tractor Show. Registration begins at 11 AM, cost is $10 per auto.  Public is welcome at no charge and food/craft vendors will be available.  Ragersville Historical Society will be selling raffle tickets for a Craftsman Tool Chest and Warther Hunting Knife during the Homecoming Weekend/Car Show.  (Winners will be drawn at this event.)

Aug 19- Aug 21  Baltic Homecoming

Baltic Homecoming festival will be held at the village park located off Main Street behind Miller’s Dutch Kitchen.  Baltic is located on SR 93 between Sugarcreek and Coshocton.  See the daily schedules on their Facebook page:  Baltic Community Club or online at www.balticohio.com, or call Ervin Yoder at 330.852.8040.  Festivities include Pancake and Sausage Breakfast on Saturday and different menu of food for Friday and Saturday.

Aug 21      Melinda Caldwell Benefit Dinner

Melinda Caldwell Benefit Dinner is Sun, Aug 21st, from 12 – 5 PM.  Less than a year ago Melinda fought cancer and shortly after finishing chemo, the cancer came back more aggressively.  She is in the fight for her life.  As friends, family and her community, they want to help the Caldwell family and relieve some of the family’s financial burden so they can concentrate on getting Melinda the best care possible to win this fight over cancer.  They  will be serving pasta, salad, bread, coffee and soft drinks. Cash bar for adults 21 and over.  Pre-Sale tickets ONLY!  $10/Adults; $5/Kids under 12 and Children 3 and under are free. Call Carrie at 330.243.2859 or email MelindasFight@gmail.com or writing a check made payable to “Melinda’s Fight Fund” Mail to: 459 Gasser Circle SE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.  

Aug 24   Yoga Classes at Norma Johnson Center

NJC along with Lindsay Demuth will be offering Yoga classes for community members that are interested in attending.  The class is $5.00/participant/session and will be held June 1st, June 15th, June 29th, July 13th, July 27th, Aug 10th and Aug 24th from 6-7 PM.  The class will take place at the NJC’s Circle outside of the Wetland Trail entrance located on Conservative Drive off of Old SR 39 outside of Dover.  This class is open to any age and all skill levels.  Please call the office with questions:  330.339.7976.

Aug 26  Otterbein UMC Capital Improvement Dinner

“An evening of Otterbein Slammers” featuring Texas Toast, Hot Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Delicious Dessert and Beverage. This take place on Fri, Aug 26th from 4-6 PM at the Otterbein UM church located at 156 Beaver Ave NE, New Philadelphia.  Freewill Offering. There will also be a  “Silent Auction”.  (330.343.4131)  

Sept 10   An Evening at the Roundhouse

The Garaway Education Foundation is excited to announce their second fundraising event, an Evening at the Roundhouse. This event will take place on Saturday, September 10, at the Age of Steam Roundhouse on Smokey Lane Rd. in Sugarcreek. Guided tours of the Roundhouse will be available during the day at 11am, 12:30pm and 2pm at a cost of $20 per person. An evening event will also be held from 5:30pm-8pm and will include food and beverages from local vendors, music, raffles, auction items, and more while attendees explore the roundhouse and admire the steam engines up close at a cost of $50 per person. There are no guided tours during the event and is not suitable for children. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Garaway Education website at www.garawayeducationfoundation.org This event will support the Garaway Education Foundation and its mission to provide scholarships for Garaway Seniors pursuing higher education.