Nc'town Easter egg hunt

The annual Easter egg hunt, sponsored by the Newcomerstown Elks Lodge 1555 and the Newcomerstown Church of the Nazarene, will be Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m. at Cy Young Park, Newcomerstown.

The age groups that are eligible to participate include: 1 to 3, 4 to 6, 7 to 9, and 10 to 11. All the children will hear the true meaning of the Easter holiday.

There will be specially-marked eggs for each age group.

PW Easter egg hunt

PORT WASHINGTON -- Tri-County Auxiliary will sponsor an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 31 at 1 p.m. (sharp) at Belden Park, Port Washington. The hunt is for ages toddler through 10, and there will be three age divisions: 4 and under, 5 to 7, and 8 to 10. A special lucky egg will be placed in each division and the finder will receive a prize.

Got drugs?

Most abused prescription drugs come from family and friends. You could be a drug dealer and not even know it. Clean out your medicine cabinets of medications that you no longer use. Make your home safer and help stop medication misuse and abuse. Turn in your family's unused medicines on Saturday, March 31 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Newcomerstown Health & Safety Expo at West Elementary School. There will be health screenings and door prizes to win at the health fair. For information, call 498-6337 or 498-7187.

Carnation sale

The Newcomerstown Lions Club will have a Spring Carnation Day sale. The cost is $15 a dozen to be delivered on Saturday, March 31. Mail orders will also be taken at $20 a dozen shipped. Orders may be placed with any Lions, by calling Dennis Belle at 498-6575.

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Blood drive set

A blood drive is set for Wednesday, March 21 from 1 to 6 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Newcomerstown.

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

If you last donated on or before Jan. 25, you may be eligible to donate.

Farmers market meeting

Newcomerstown Library will have an organizational meeting for anyone interested in participating in the farmers market this season. The meeting will be Wednesday, April 11 at 11 a.m. in the Newcomerstown Library Annex.

Country music planned

The Newcomerstown Historical Society is sponsoring an evening of country music on Friday, April 13 at the Olde Main Street Museum and Social Center, Newcomerstown. Doors open at 5 p.m.

The bands will play from 6 to 9 p.m. with a "jam session" to follow. All singers and musicians are welcome to participate.

The featured bands include: Rod Bradford and Friends, Bob and Kathy Rawson's Bluegrass Band, and Hand-Picked Band.

The cost is $3 per person. Refreshments will be available (including hot sandwiches, desserts and drinks). A 50/50 drawing is also planned.

Feinstein Challenge

It is spring so it must be the Feinstein Challenge to help promote donations of food and money to Journey's End's food pantry. The promotion begins March 1 and runs through April 30. All food donated during this period will be counted as a $1 donation per can and that along with cash donations will be counted toward a portion of the Feinstein funds that are sent out to all participating churches and food pantries. Help by donating during this period.

Journey's End Ministries is open to accept food donations on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7 to 11 a.m. and from 2 to 5 p.m.

For other times, contact the office at 498-5772.

Beekeepers to meet

DOVER -- The March meeting of the Tuscarawas County Beekeepers Club will Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at the Winfield United Methodist Church, 5247 Route 516, Dover. The meeting will include a discussion on beekeeping tips and refreshments will be provided.

For information, visit the club's website at, the club's Facebook page or contact club president Ron Garabrandt at 330-260-3899.

Ladies Night Out set

WEST LAFAYETTE -- The Janusian Club of West Lafayette, a civic-minded organization, will have its annual Ladies Night Out Card Party and Style Show on Thursday, March 22 at the Ridgewood Middle School.

The buffet will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., continuing with silent auction, door prizes, bingo, cards, 50/50, raffle for a television, and the famous Style Show.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $10, prior sale.

Tickets are available from members, or call Nancy at 545-7879 or Wendy at 622-8915. Proceeds will benefit the smoke alarm project, annual scholarship, and other community projects.

Trivia night set

Newcomerstown Public Library will be hosting another trivia night. Gather a group of 2 to 6 adults and come join them for a fun evening on Friday, April 13 at 7 p.m. This time around there will be eight rounds of ten questions to challenge your knowledge. The Friends of the Library will have a concession stand. Contact the library to register your team at 498-8228.

More computer classes offered

The Newcomerstown Public Library will be hosting one more basic computer class. The class will take place in the Library Annex on April 16 through April 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. each day. This class is only open to people who have not taken it previously.

Contact the library to register at 498-8228.

Library board to meet

Regular meetings of the Newcomerstown Public Library Board of Trustees are the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Library Annex.

Projects sought for community service

COPS (Community Outreach Project) is hoping to help Newcomerstown area residents with home repair and maintenance.

Unfortunately, they are not able to do lawn care on a regular basis, but they are looking to help people make minor home repairs in their homes.

They are willing to do inside repairs during the winter months.

Call Derek at Christ United Methodist Church for referrals and details at 498-8134.

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.