2020 Past Events

Fri., Jan. 10--Deadline to apply for city council vacancy in New Concord. With Jennifer Lyle now transitioning to her mayoral duties, her council seat is vacated. Anyone interested in filling the remainder of this term, ending on Dec. 31, 2021, should submit a letter of interest to Charlotte Colley, village administrator, and deliver it to Village Hall or submit electronically at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Jan. 10. The letter should include information about the applicant, reasons why they would like to serve on Village Council, valid contact information and any other information thought to be helpful in the selection process. All applicants must be residents of the Village of New Concord. Village Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss letters of interest, interview applicants and make a decision on a new council member to fill the remainder of the term.

Wed., Jan. 15, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant house, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville. We will be electing new club officers to serve in 2020. The following positions to be elected (President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer). We are in need of a secretary. Please come and bring a friend or neighbor.
We will also have a spokesperson from Elizabeth Warren's Campaign, Jordan Kelley.

Alaina Swope, Democrat Candidate for the Ohio's 97th House district, has her online fundraising link up and running through actblue. If you'd like to contribute, please follow the link, http://secure.actblue.com/donate/swope2020 or simply speak with Alaina or Grant at Wednesday evening's meeting.

Sat., Jan. 18, A. J. Harris Meet and Greet, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Zanesville Civic League, 928 Jackson St., Zanesville. Candidate for Ohio House, 36th District. He grew up in Zanesville. Candidate statement: "I grew up in public housing, witnessed the damage from addiction, and experienced what a good education and a well-paid job could do to lift up families like mine. I've seen and experienced the struggle. That's why I'm standing up and speaking out. Today, as an educator and jobs creator, I know the change Ohio needs." https://www.facebook.com/ajharris740
DONATE HERE or write a check to 'AJ Harris for Ohio' at 828 Sackett Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221.

Sat., Jan. 18, Women's March in Washington, DC. 10:00 am. For more info, CLICK HERE

Sat., Jan. 18, Women's March in Columbus, OH. For more info: CLICK HERE

Mon., Jan. 20, Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund Prayer Breakfast, 9:00 am, at North Terrace Church of Christ, 1420 Brandywine Blvd., Zanesville. More info: Kathy Brantley, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 740-844-0203.

Tue., Jan. 21, WDC meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant house, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville. From President Martha Sullivan: "2020 promises to bring many exciting opportunities and challenges to our Democratic Party and the future of our country. Our role as a grass roots organization is more important than ever! The help and action of all our party’s members will enable us to make a difference by spreading our message and supporting our candidates. Please make an effort to attend our first meeting of this year. This will be an organizational meeting and a time to share your views and ideas of how to proceed in the coming months. Bring your family and friends. All of us working together is our best chance to return Democratic ideals to our government."
Guests:
Josh Weaver, Republican running for Muskingum County Sheriff as an Independent, will be sending a representative to our meeting.
Wesley Frank, Republican running for Muskingum County Commissioner as an Independent.
Alaina Swope, Democrat running for the Ohio House, 97th District against Adam Holmes. To contribute to her campaign: http://secure.actblue.com/donate/swope2020
Alaina Shearer, Democrat running for US House, 12th District against Troy Balderson. To contribute to her campaign: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/alaina-shearer-website

Sun., Jan. 26, Phone banking for Elizabeth Warren. Contact Susan Haas at 740-607-3940 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 1:00 - 4:00 pm, at Primrose Retirement Community, 4212 Northpointe Dr., Pub Room, Zanesville.

Tue., Jan. 28, Zanesville Think Tank on Poverty, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Note correction on venue: Faith UMC, 1616 Blue Ave., Zanesville.

Sun., Feb. 9, Canvassing for Elizabeth Warren's Campaign, 1:00 - 4:00 pm. If you'd like to help out, contact Amy Nern at 740-704-5489 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To sign up online, CLICK HERE Please bring your smartphone and download our canvassing app, MiniVAN, before arriving. We will provide literature and train you to use MiniVAN before we head out. Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes! RSVP so we know how many people to expect. All are welcome.

Tue., Feb. 11, Community Forum, 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Anchor Church, 1365 Chamberlain St., Zanesville. About returning from prison and re-entry into the community.

Sat., Feb. 15, Zanesville Annual Taste of Color, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, at Zanesville Civic Center, 928 Jackson St, Zanesville, $8 at the door. Celebrating Black History Month. Ethnic foods, entertainment, door prizes and awards ceremony. More info: 740-452-7401.

Sun. Feb. 16, St. Paul AME Church Celebrates Black History Month, 3:30 pm, at 561 Pine St., Zanesville. Church dinner at 1:00, $12, call 740-454-9700.

Tue., Feb. 18, Last Day to Register to Vote in the March 3 Primary Election. Office open 8:00 am -9:00 pm on this date at Muskingum County Board of Elections, 627 Market St., Zanesville. Questions?--call 740-455-7120.

Tue., Feb. 18, WDC meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville. Alaina Swope, Candidate for Ohio House, 97th District, will be there. We'll also be discussing plans to fundraisers and rallies, and the proposed budget.

Wed., Feb. 19, Early Voting begins, at Muskingum County Board of Elections, 627 Market St., Zanesville.

Wed., Feb. 19, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville. Agenda: Reports--Secretary, Treasurer, Central Committee, ODP. National and local events. Alaina Swope, Candidate for Ohio House, 97th District--campaign update. Raffle winner, scholarship deadline March 15. 2020 fundraisers will be discussed.
Guest speakers: Christian Johnson, Candidate for Ohio Senate 20th District, and Jennifer Bell, Candidate for US Congress 12th District. Fundraiser for Alaina Swope, The Roast of John Furek, Sat., Feb. 29, 7:00 pm, IBEW Hall at 5805 Frazeysburg Rd., Nashport, Ohio. Bill's Barbecue will be catered. More info, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thu., Feb. 20, Movie: The Story of the Strong Women Behind the Black Lives Matter Movement. 7:30 pm on WHIZ-TV, Channel 2 (or 18?)

Sat., Feb. 22, Tour of Putnam's Underground Railway Stops, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Stone Academy Historic Site and Museum, 115 Jefferson St., Zanesville. Bus tour of important Underground Railroad and Abolitionist sites in Zanesville. Adults.

Sun., Feb. 23, Black History Program, 3:00 pm, at St. Paul AME Church, 561 Pine St., Zanesville. Black History Program presentation by Hands of Faith Church Pastor Michael Bullock. Music by ZHS Satin Strings, Laura Gardner, Orchestra Director, and Pastor Philip Tabler and the Faith Choir, Liturgical Dance by the Glory Dancers, Pastor Michael Bullock, and sermonette.

Tue., Feb. 25, Think Tank on Poverty meeting. Location and time to be announced later.

Sat., Feb. 29, Alaina Swope Fundraiser (The Roast of John Furek), 7 pm, at IBEW Hall, 5805 Frazeysburg Rd., Nashport.  $20 paid in advance online, or $25 at the door.  Alaina is running for the Ohio House in the 97th District.  Dinner catered by Al Zakany.  Also speaking:  Alaina Shearer, running for the US House of Representatives, 12th District (District presently represented by Troy Balderson.)  To contribute to Alaina Swope's campaign online:  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/swope2020


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