Chicken dinner set

The Newcomerstown Historical Society will be having a chicken dinner on Saturday, April 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Olde Main Street Museum and Social Center, 213 W. Canal St., Newcomerstown. The dinner includes a half chicken, two sides, roll, drink and dessert for $7. Dine-in or carry-out orders available. Tickets must be purchased prior to the date of serving. There are a limited number of walk-in dinners available. To purchase tickets, visit Morgan Pharmacy, Baker's IGA, Mary Watts at 498-8588 or any society member.

Hearing screening, ear wax clinic

Morgan HealthMart Pharmacy in Newcomerstown will be having a hearing screening and ear wax clinic on Thursday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to noon. The free service is provided by Beltone. Call the pharmacy to sign-up.

Newcomerstown TOPS

Newcomerstown TOPS OH No. 1378 meets every Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Christ United Methodist Church, 648 Oak St., Newcomerstown. Weigh-in is from 5:15 to 6 p.m. with the meeting to start at 6:15 p.m.

U.S. Census workers

The News has learned that U.S. Census Bureau workers may be or have been in the village of Newcomerstown requesting information from residents. The Newcomerstown Police Department wanted residents to be aware.

Chicken barbecue

ORANGE -- Blue Ridge Grange will be having a chicken barbecue on Saturday, April 25 at 4:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis.

No ticket sale. Donation of $7 includes half a chicken, baked beans, applesauce, drink, dinner roll and pie.

UFO quilting class

The Quilting Bees will offer a UFO (unfinished object) class on Tuesday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost of this class will be $5 and must be paid in advance. Pre-registration is required as seating is limited. If you have any questions, call Gladys Hinds at 498-6240 or Bonnie Tidrick at 498-5388. Students may register at the main circulation desk at the library.

Athletic Council meeting

WEST LAFAYETTE -- There will be an Athletic Council meeting for Ridgewood High School on Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school media center.

Preschool storytime

The Newcomerstown Public Library's preschool storytimes have been set for April which is PAWs (Pets Are Wonderful) month. The dates are April 20 at 1 p.m., cats, and April 27 at 1 p.m., fish.

Line dance party

Edna's line dancing party will return to the Newcomerstown Masonic Center on Saturday, April 25 from 7 to 11 p.m. The dance is sponsored by the Dancin-N-Boots and the Boots & Buckles groups. Music will be provided by disc jockey Mel Wallace.

Pancake breakfast

STONE CREEK -- The Jefferson Grange will have a sausage and pancake breakfast on Saturday April 25 from 8 to 11 a.m. A free-will donation is welcome.

That night, there will be a round and square dance from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Grange hall. The Hand-Picked Band will play with Gary Woods calling squares. There will be cake walks and refreshments will be available. This will be the last dance for the season. Watch for new program in October 2009. The cost for everyone over age of 6 is $4.

Rural Life Sunday planned

DOVER -- Pomona Grange of Tuscarawas County would like to invite everyone to Rural Life Sunday on May 3 at 8 p.m. at the Brandywine Center on old State Route 39, Dover. This is a time when we give thanks to the farmers and what they do and a time to reflect on water and soil conservation and protection of natural resources.

The message will be given by Pastor Paul Houdashelt. There will be a short memorial service for the past Grange members we lost this year. Refreshments will be served.

For questions, call (330) 308-0709.

Spaghetti dinner

The Cuba Connection Team of Christ United Methodist Church will be hosting a spaghetti dinner as a fund-raiser on Saturday, May 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. Bluegrass music will be performed by the Chestnut Hill Band from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 children and children 5 and under eat free. Pastor Jose Luis and wife, Mercedes, from Cuba will be special guest. Contact Christ UMC at 498-8134 to reserve tickets. Carry-outs are available.

Fund-raising at JEM

Journey's End Ministries is participating in the annual national Feinstein Challenge which encourages fund raising for food pantry programs. All contributions from March1 through April 30 will receive matching donation from the $1,000,000 fund designated to be distributed. Contributions can be brought or sent to Journey's End Ministries, 205 S. River St., Newcomerstown.

Walkers welcome

The Newcomerstown High School hallways are available for anyone interested in walking in the mornings from 5 to 7 a.m. The Beaver Street doors will be unlocked at 5 a.m.

East School seeks volunteers

The Newcomerstown East Elementary School is looking for volunteers from the community to come in and help with teachers and students. Volunteers would be helping with AR tests, clerical items, etc. Call 498-6601 or stop by the East School office for more information.

Sonshine Boxes drop-off

Riverside Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Newcomerstown is a collection site for items to be sent to soldiers serving our country. Sonshine Boxes consist of anything a soldier might need such as personal hygiene items, games, movies, etc.

For information, call 498-5165.