Christmas parade set

The Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce and parade co-chairpersons Bonnie Johnson and Jane Wilson are announcing the annual Newcomerstown Christmas Parade through downtown Newcomerstown on Saturday, Nov. 24.

Line-up starts at 4 p.m. and the parade will move at 5 p.m. starting at Cy Young Park, Newocmerstown.

Santa will be at the East School immediately following the parade to hand out treats. Refreshments will also be available.

Also, a mailbox is available at Baker's IGA for letters to be sent to the North Pole. Be sure to put a return address on the letter for Santa to reply.

To enter a float/vehicle/walking entry or to learn more, call the chamber office at 498-7244, Wilson at 330-407-0575 or Johnson at 498-6644.

Toys for Local Tots sign-up

The Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce's Toys for Local Tots program will have its final sign-up for the 2012 holiday season on Friday, Nov. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Newcomerstown Library Annex on Main Street, Newcomerstown.

Monetary donations may be made at the Huntington National Bank in Newcomerstown.

For information or to donate new toys, call Janet at 498-4545 or Niki at 498-7117.

New DVDs at library

New DVDs are rolling in to Newcomerstown Public Library. A total of 119 new movies were recently ordered. Stop in to see what's new to view.

Community Thanksgiving meal set

BALTIC -- The fourth annual Baltic Community Thanksgiving meal will be Saturday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Baltic Elementary School.

Traditional turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberry salad, rolls, and desert will the menu for this holiday meal.

Carry-outs available. Some local delivery is possible. Call 330-897-6855 and leave name and address if you need delivery.

The meal is free. However, if you would like to give, food donations will go to the Homeless Shelter of Tuscarawas County, and money donations will go to Pirate Power Packs to help give food to Baltic students on the weekends.

Play to be performed

WEST LAFAYETTE -- Ridgewood Drama will present "The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf" on Nov. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. in the Ridgewood Auditorium.

Blood drive planned

A blood drive is set for Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 1 to 6 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 121 S. College St., Newcmerstown.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

If you last donated on or before Oct. 3, you may be eligible to give.

Holiday bazaar and turkey dinner set

GNADENHUTTEN -- A holiday bazaar and turkey dinner is set for Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Gnadenhutten Moravian Church. The bazaar is from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and the turkey dinner is from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The bazaar and dinner are sponsored by the Gnadenhutten Moravian Women Fellowship.

For information, call 740-254-4374.

Holiday market planned

Newcomerstown Public Library is seeking vendors to set up for its holiday market on Wednesday, Nov. 21.

They ask that whatever you bring to sell is crafted, grown, produced by the vendor. There is a limited number of tables available.

Call the library to register at 498-8228.

Quilting in museum

The Newcomerstown Quilting Bees will be working on the Community Quilt in the Temperance Tavern Museum on Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon. All are welcome to help. For information, call Gladys Hinds at 498-6240.

Bicentennial committee

Anyone or any organization wishing to correspond with the Newcomerstown Bicentennial Committee can use: The Newcomerstown Ohio Bicentennial Committee, P.O. Box 11, Newcomerstown, OH 43832.

Christ's Kitchen

Christ's Kitchen, located in the Fellowship Hall of the Christ United Methodist Church in Newcomerstown, serves dinner from 4 to 6:15 p.m. every Monday. The dining room is open from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

The meal is free but donations are accepted.

The church is located at 648 Oak St., Newcomerstown.

For information, call 498-8134.

Sonshine Boxes drop-off

Bob Pell's Nationwide Insurance office, located at 117 N. Bridge St., Newcomerstown, is a new collection site for items to be sent to soldiers serving our country. Items may still be donated at Riverside Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, also in Newcomerstown. Sonshine Boxes consist of anything a soldier might need such as personal hygiene items, games, movies, etc.

For information, call 498-7994.