Meet the author
Author Trang Moreland will be at the Newcomerstown Public Library from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4. Trang Moreland shares her life in her memoir "Just Smile and Say Hello." She grew up in a hut in Vietnam and came to the United States to realize her dreams. Visit the Newcomerstown Public Library to purchase a signed copy of her memoir.
"Dear Santa" is a theatrical presentation at the Olde Main Street Museum featuring Chris Hart as a postmaster locking up the Post Office when he finds a packet of un-delivered letters! Oh, no! When he looks through the packet, he finds that they are letters to Santa. As Chris shares the letters (which are actual letters kids wrote to Santa), we will enjoy the look at kids' wishes over the years. "Dear Santa" will be presented on December 8 and 9. The doors will open at 6 p.m., with the meal served at 6:30 and the show to follow. The meal will feature lasagna, tossed salad, garlic bread, a drink, and a homemade dessert.Tickets, which are $20, can be purchased from the box office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. To get your tickets, stop in at the Olde Main Street Museum and Social Center during those hours or call 740-498-7735 during those hours. Enjoy this Christmas-themed show while surrounded by the beautiful trees, wreaths, and other decorations of the museum’s Christmas Wonderland.
The Newcomerstown Christmas Parade will be Saturday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. in downtown Newcomerstown. The line-up begins at noon at Newcomerstown High School. Santa Claus will be at the East Elementary School immediately following the parade with treats and refreshments. Anyone interested in participating in the parade should call Bonnie Johnson at 740-498-6644 or Jane Wilson at 330-407-0575.
A community open house to celebrate the holiday season is being planned by Port Washington-Salem Historical Society for 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, at the old Town Hall beside the Fire Station in Port Washington. Organizers said, "Carolers will entertain, Santa Claus will be present for a time to hear some Christmas wishes, several door prizes will be awarded and refreshments promise to be delicious. Take this time to see the oldest building in town, greet your neighbors and enjoy an old-fashioned hometown Christmas gathering."
The Newcomerstown Nazarene Youth will have a Holiday Craft Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the church, 363 Neighbor St. There will be concessions and a Chinese auction.
Class of 1957
The Newcomerstown High School Class of 1957 will gather for lunch at the New Philadelphia Elks on Dec. 5 at noon.
Isleta United Methodist Church will have its 12th annual "Christmas Cookie & Candy" sale in the church basement on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 8-11 a.m.. There will be hundreds of delicious holiday cookies and candies to choose from, and participants can make up their own assortment of favorites. Price is $6.50 per pound. The church is located at 58608 CR 9, Newcomerstown.
Class of 1956
The Newcomerstown High School Class of '56 will meet Thursday, Dec. 14 at noon.
Family in concert
The Mark Dubbeld Family will be in concert at the Bakersville Community Church at 7 p.m. on Dec. 8. A freewill offering will be taken.
An afternoon of country music will be presented at The Kimbolton Community Center on Sunday, Dec. 3. Rod Bradford and Friends will take the stage at noon, followed by the Ray McFadden band from 1-2 p.m. George Coler and friends will entertain from 2-3 p.m. This will be the final performance of the season with plans to resume in April. An assortment of soups, sandwiches and desserts will be available. There will be cake walks and a 50-50 drawing. This event, sponsored by The Kimbolton Homecoming Committee, is open to the public with no admission charge.
Kurz Kasch luncheon
Kurz Kasch Retirees will have a luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 11:30 a.m. at April's Country Kitch'n.
Class of 1958
The Newcomerstown High School Class of '58 will have lunch on Thursday, Dec. 14 at Theo's Restaurant in Cambridge at 12:30 p.m.
The Women of the ELCA of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Newcomerstown, are extending an invitation to the community to join them for the annual Advent Breakfast which will be Dec. 4 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 121 S. College St. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. The program, The Most Precious Gift, will begin at 10 a.m. The guest speaker is Catherine Miller, a former, long time educator in the Ridgewood school system. Miller taught in both the elementary and high school departments for many years.