Begining June, 2012:

Every Saturday – Democrat booth at the Zanesville Farmers’ Market, located at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds – 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon – through the last Saturday in October

Thurs, 6/21 through Sat 6/23 Dresden homecoming - parade Thurs. 6/21 at 6:00 or 6:30 pm (not sure of exact time

Sat, 6/23 - Ice Cream Social – Norwich United Methodist Church – Lodge Hall, Norwich Ohio – 4:00 to 7:00 PM

Sat, 6/23 and Sun, 6/24 – Garden Party & Tour – Zanesville Museum of Art – Sat 6:30 – 10:00 (gala tickets $50) – Sun 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, tickets $15/advance or $20/that day – 740-455-8202

Thurs, 6/28– Blue Devils Spaghetti Dinner/Meet & Greet – ZHS Cafetorium, Blue Ave Zanesville – 5:30 PM - $5 – 740-704-1927

Sat, 6/30 – 5K Race & 1 Mile Walk – in front of Kellogg Plant, 1675 Fairview Road Zanesville – 8:00 AM registration (required) - $15 – benefits Christ’s Table – 740-450-9317

Sat, 6/30 – ZHS Quarterback Club Golf Outing – Green Valley Golf Club – check-in no later than 8:30 AM - $40/player or $160/foursome – 740-704-1927

Jam at the Landing – Zane’s Landing - no times, probably afternoon, evening

Wed, 7/1 – Earth to Art – John McIntire Library – 1:00 to 7:30 PM – proceeds of raffles and auction benefit the Master Gardner School Grants program

Sun, 7/1 – Zanesville Memorial Concert Band – concert at Zane’s Landing Park – 7:00 PM – free

Tues, 7/3 & Wed, 7/4 – Stars & Stripes on the River – Zane’s Landing – free admission – 740-455-7304

Wed, 7/4 – Stars & Stripes Car Show – near Zane’s Landing

Wed, 7/4 – Stars & Stripes on the River – Zane’s Landing – (usually an annual event, but I could not find any information on it yet for this year)

Wed, 7/4 - Thornville 4th of July Celebration – Village of Thornville – parade at 11:00 AM (not in Muskingum County, but could be of use)

Friday Art Walk - Downtown Zanesville artists’ studios open – free – 5:00 – 8:00 PM – 740-455-8282

New Concord Firemen’s Festival – Fri, 7/6 – 7:00 – 11:00 PM – Sat, 7/7 – parade at noon, line up at 11:00 am at Natl. Dist. Warehouse (Old GE facility)

Rock the Walk 3K Fun Walk – ZHS Sulsberger Stadium – 8:30 AM check-in, opening ceremony 10:00 AM – 740-452-4541

Somerset Community Celebration – Somerset Memorial Park, 225 S Columbus Street – parade at 11:00 AM – (not in Muskingum County, but could be of use)

Sat, 7/7 - Free Educational Forum on Fracking – St James Episcopal Church – 155 N 6th Street, Zanesville – 10:00 to 2:00 – reps from OEC – free – (614) 487-7506

Sunday, 7/8 - Women's Democratic Club Ice Cream Social. Patricia A. DeLaney, candidate for Judge of Ohio Court of Appeals, 5th District, guest speaker. 2 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 275 Sunrise Center Dr., Zanesville. $10 donation. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sun, 7/8 – Gaither Homecoming Artists in Concert – Secrest Auditorium, Zanesville – no time listed? - $15/person – proceeds to Muskingum County Hunger Network – (740) 454-6851

Thurs, 7/12 – Sat, 7/14 – Philo Firemen’s Festival – Philo Ball Park – opens at 6:00 PM each evening - (update--parade at 6:00 pm on Sat. evening)

Thurs, 7/12 – Sat, 7/14 - Crooksville/Roseville Pottery Festival – Crooksville – free – (usually a parade, but could not find any details) - 740-343-4182 or 740-982-8594

Fri, 7/13 – Sat, 7/14Summer Festival and Auto Show – Central Trinity UM Church – 7th Street, Zanesville – 7/13 beginning at 4:00 PM and 7/14 beginning at 10:00 AM – auto show details 319-1470

Mon., 7/16 - Muskingum County Women's Democrat Club - 7 pm - Note change of place:
5405 Heritage Dr., Nashport

Wed., 7/18 - Muskingum County Democrat Club -7 pm - Democratic HQ, N. 6th St., Zanesville

Friday, 7/20 - Third Friday Luncheon - Prof. Daniel P. Tokaji on Redistricting, speaker. The River Club at Conference Park, 679 W. Spring St., Columbus, 1:30 am, $16 payable at the door (cash or check). Contact Denny Roberge at 614-207-9779 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday, July 21 at 6 pm, IBEW Hall, Rt. 60 North of Zanesville. Meet the Candidates Dinner, costs $20. So far we have speakers Frank Fleischer, Jeremy Van Meter, Teresa Scarmack and Jime Reese. I expect to get commitments from and Charlie Wilson as well. I'm waiting for a commitment from Zack Space. We are being catered by The Depot from Dresden. RSVP! Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sat., 7/21 - Old Fashioned Hot Roast fundraiseer for Jerry Lavy - home of Bob & Debbie Wilson, 5370 W. Shore Drive (Terrace Shore), Zanesville, 1:00 - 4:00 pm - $25/person - RSCP by July 14 by calling 740-454-7772 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sat, 7/21 - Dancing with the Divas – Eaglesticks Zanesville - $25/person (proceeds for charity) – www.TheDancingDivas.com

Sat, 7/21 & Sun 7/22 - Quilt Gathering 2012 – Muskingum County Fairgrounds – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - $5 general admission – 740-452-2376

Sun, 7/22 - Zanesville Memorial Concert Band – concert at Zane’s Landing Park – 7:00 PM – free

Sat., 7/28 - Ohio Annual State Democratic Party Dinner, with Sherrod Brown, Greater Columbus Convention Center, The Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215 ~ $150 minimum. Sign UP
5:30 pm Chairman's Circle
6:30 pm Dinner and Program
For more information, contact Craig Scheidler at (614) 341-6911 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or for local info This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sat., 7/28 - Zanesville Bikers 31st Annual Bike Show/Poker Run - Zane's Landing Park - 10:00 am through 7:00 pm - 740-607-2134

Wed, 8/1 through Sat, 8/4 – St Nicholas Festival – Rosecrans High School – Main Street Zanesville – evenings

Fri, 8/3 – 1st Friday Art Walk – downtown art studios open – free – 5:00 – 8:00 PM – 740-455-8282

Fri, 8/3 & Sat, 8/4 - 2012 Y Bridge Arts Festival – Zane’s Landing Park – Friday 6:00 to 10:00 PM, Saturday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM – 800-743-2303

Fri., 8/3 through Sun., 8/18 - Chandlersville Homecoming - parade on Saturday, 8/4 - parade line-up at 3:30 behind school, parade at 5 pm - 740-674-4955

Sun. 8/12 through Sat. 8/18 - Muskingum County Fair, County Fairgrounds, Pershing Rd.

Sun. 8/12 - Schubach Big Band - Zane's Landing - 7:00 pm - free conceert. Featuring Vocalist/Columbus TV personality Chuck Gillespie, and music of Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., Michael Buble, and much more!

Wed. 8/15 - Muskingum County Democrat Club, Democratic HQ, N. 6th St., Zanesville, 7:30 pm

Mon. 8/20 - Muskingum County Women's Democrat Club - Sandy Gentry's home, 828 Adair Ave., Zanesville, 7:00 pm

Wed, 8/22 - Reception for Congressman Charlie Wilson - Pines of Dresden Bed & Breakfast, 42 W. Dave Longaberger Ave., Dresden, OH 43821 - 5:30 - 7:00 pm - $250/sponsor, $100/host, $50/friend, $25/guest - RSVP 740-359-5897 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sat, 8/25 - Roseville Historical Society Heritage Days – 140 S. Main Street, Roseville – free – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM – 740-697-7984

Sat., 8/25 - Dresden Melon Festival - downtown Dresden - opening ceremonies at 10 am - 740-754-3151

Mon., 8/27 - 6 pm - Regional Democratic Family Meeting at the Guernsey County Democratic Headquarters, 647 Wheeling Ave., Cambridge

Thur, 8/30 - Camp Obama Early Voting Event - 5:00 to 7:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Organizing for America, Kurt Englehart, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ongoing phone banking and canvassing most afternoons.  3935 Northpointe Dr., Zanesville.  Chase Flowers, 740-755-8569.

Fri., 8/31 and Sat., 9/1 - Rib Fest - downtown Zanesville in front of Secrest Auditorium - beginning at 3:30 pm on Friday and 4 pm on Saturday.

Sat, 9/1 - Coming Home Reunion - Keen Street Park, Zanesville, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm - family/neighborhood reunion

Thur, 9/6 - Convention Watch Party - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, 3935 Northpointe Dr., Zanesville. Watch President Obama accept the nomination at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, and plan for Weekend of Action Sept. 8-9. Host: Kurt Englehart, 740-319-0222, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. RSVP: https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/2012conventionwatchparty/gsjzld?source=ev12_20120901_jb_b1&utm_medium=email&utm_source=obama&utm_campaign=ev12_20120901

Fri, 9/7 - ZAAP First Friday Art Walk - ZAAP Gallery, 625 Main St. and downtown Zanesville - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Sat, 9/8 - Vice President Biden at noon, grass roots event at Zane Grey Elementary School, 711 Fess St., Zanesville. Doors open at 9:30 am. For free tickets, call 740-319-0222 @ noon, Sept. 6.

Sat, 9/8 - 2012 Farm/City Day - Muskingum County Fairgrounds - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sat, 9/8 - Free Community Star-Spangled Tailgate party - OUZ/Zane State Camp0us Center - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Thur, 9/13 - Fundraiser for John Bates - Zanesville VFW, 1318 Putnam, Zanesville - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - $50/person

Mon, 9/17 - Muskingum County Women's Democratic Club, Dem HQ, N 6th St., 7:00 pm

Tue, 9/18 - Sen. Sherrod Brown Party, Brantleys' home, 6200 Cassingham Ct., Zanesville, 6:00 pm. Join your community and local Ohio Democratic Party Field Organizer, Erin Shipley, with local candidates for a discussion of the Sherrod Brown campaign, the upcoming election, and the issues affecting local voters. Special guests include: Kurt Englehart (OFA-OH President Obama's Grassroots Team), Frank Fleischer (Candidate for the 97th House District), Jim Reese (Candidate for 12th Congressional District), Teresa Scarmack (Candidate for Ohio State Senate). Directions: (from Zanesville) East on 70 to exit 160, exit at 160 and turn right onto Airport Rd., go to flashing red light, left at flashing red light, go approx. 1/4 mile, turn right on Cobblepond sign, continue on Copplepond Rd. turning to the left, go to the Stable sign (Canterbury Way), turn left, continue on Canterbury Way to Cassingham Ct., turn right at end of the road...to 6200 Cassingham Ct.

Wed, 9/19 - Muskingum County Democrat Club - Dem HQ, N. 6th St., Zanesville, 7:00 pm

Wed, 9/26 - Fundraiser for Frank Fleischer - 5:00 - 800 pm - IBEW Hall, 5805 Frazeysburg Rd., Nashport - $25

Sat, 9/29 - Sherrod Brown Fundraiser - home of Nancy and Ron Harvey, 7615 W. Pike, Zanesville - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm - tickets ranging from $25 to $250 - Sen. Brown will attend.

Contribution levels:
Sponsor - $250
Host - $100
Co-Host - $50
Supporter - $20.12

Contributions can be made online at www.sherrodbrown.com/friend

RSVP:
Nancy Harvey, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 740-408-0935, or:
Jay Kincaid, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 513-505-4047

Wed, 10/3 - Televised Presidential Debate, 9:00 - 10:00 pm, Moderator: Jim Lehrer (Host of Newshour on PBS).
Debate Watch Party at Brantleys' house, 6200 Cassingham Ct., Zanesville, 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm. Host: Kurt Englehart, OFA-OH campaign, 740-319-0222 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. More info: https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/gsgfvc

Directions from Zanesville:
E. on I-70 to Airport Exit 160
Exit at Exit 160 and turn right (S) onto Airport Rd.
Go to flashing red light (Rte. 40/East Pike)
Turn left (East) at flashing red light (Rte. 40/East Pike)
Go East approximately 1/4 mile on Rte. 40/East Pike
Turn right at Cobblepond sign
Continue on Cobblepond Rd. to "Stable" sign (Canterbury Way)
Turn left on Canterbury Way to Cassingham Ct.
Turn right on Cassingham Ct.

Thur, 10/4 - GOTV meeting - at Union Baptist Church, 56 8th St., Zanesville - 6:00 pm. For more information or to provide lists of possible drivers or those who will need rides, please call Martha Mitchell at 740-221-3156 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fri, 10/5 - ZAAP First Friday Art Walk - ZAAP Gallery, 625 Main Street and downtown Zanesville - 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Fri, 10/5 - Z Invitational Chili Cook-Off - Masonic Temple, 38 N. 4th St., Zanesville - 5:00 pm - to enter, or for more information, contact Bob Grayson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 740-683-1508.

Sat, 10/6 - Military Family Festival - to thank local veterans and military personnel - Zanesville Municipal Airport Hangar 7 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, - free

Sat, 10/6 - Jim Reese Fundraiser/Chili Cook-off - 7:00 pm at Jim's house, 439 Langford Ct., Gahanna. RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 614-915-5656. Donations will be used to purchase yard signs. Buckeye Block party - Jim will make his spicy chili and welcomes all challengers (bring it on and make it good!) Sit by the bonfire in the backyard and watch our Buckeyes destroy Nebraska! (Game starts at 8:00) Jim Reese, Candidate, US Congress (OH-12). Click HERE to donate.

Tue, 10/9 - GOTV (Get Out The Vote) - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm - St. Paul AME Church, 561 Pine St., Zanesville - kicking off effort to transport people who need rides to register and vote early. Contact Martha Mitchell at 740-221-3156 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This will continue Mon. - Fri. until the election. Contact Martha Mitchell to volunteer to drive.

Thur, 10/11 - Televised Vice Presidential Debate, 9:00 - 10:30 pm, Moderator: Martha Raddatz (ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent)

Thur, 10/11 - Vice Presidential Debate Watch Party hosted by the Morgan County Democratic Party Central/Executive Commmittee. Stockport Mill Inn, 1995 Broadway Ave., Stockport, OH. Desserts and beverages will be served during social time at 8:00 pm. From 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm, the group will watch the debate together. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Directions from Zanesville:
S on 60 to McConnellsville
Right on 10th St.
S on 10th St. to 376
S on 376 to Rte. 266 (Stockport)
Right on Rte. 266 (Broadway Ave.) to 1995 Broadway Ave.

Sun, 10/14 - Charlie Wilson Rally imediately before the Candidates Forum - John McIntire Public Library, N. 5th Street - 1:15 pm (followed by the 2:00 pm candidates forum at 2:00 pm)

Sun, 10/14 - AAUW Candidates Forum - John McIntire Public Library, N. 5th Street - 2:00 pm

Mon, 10/15 - Women's Democratic Club meeting - 7:00 pm - 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville

Tues, 10/16 - Televised Presidential Debate, 9:00 - 10:30 pm, Moderator: Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent)

Wed, 10/17 - Muskingum County Democrats meeting - 7:30 pm (Central Committee at 7:00 pm) - 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville

Wed, 10/17 - Jeremy VanMeter, candidate for State Representative (HD-78) is having a fundraiser at Pizza Cottage, 1000 Old Diley Rd., Pickerington, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Suggested donor levels: $25 Supporter, $50 Friend, $100 Sponsor. RSVP by Oct. 13: 740-593-3744, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by regular mail: Friends of Jeremy VanMeter, Victoria Heston, Treasurer, 434 Ruff Dr., Lancaster, OH 43130.

Wed, 10/17 - President Obama at College Green, Ohio University, Athens, OH - tickets free, first come first served. OFA offices in Athens, Jackson, Logan and Marietta. Doors open at 3 pm. Tickets at:

OFA-OH Athens Campus Field Office
8 North Court Street, Suite #312
Athens, OH 45701

OFA-OH Athens Community Field Office
1005 East State Street, Suite #2
Athens, OH 45701

OFA-OH Marietta Field Office
227 Putnam Street
Marietta, OH 45750

OFA-OH Jackson Field Office
279 East Main Street
Jackson, OH 45640

Hocking County Democratic Party Office
24 West Main Street
Logan, OH 43138

Sun, 10/21 - Zanesville Business & Professional Women - film screening of "Iron-Jawed Angels," about women's voting rights struggles - Muskingum County Conference & Welcome Center, 205 N. 5th St., Zanesville - 3:00 - sponsored by PURE Center and Russ James Contracting - details, call Andrea at 740-586-1712.

Mon, 10/22 - Televised Presidential Debate, 9:00 - 10:30 pm, Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)

Thur, 10/25 - Community Dialogue on Race - Nelson T. Gant Homestead, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm - open forum and discussion

Sat, 10/27 - Sherrod Brown Rally - Putnam Hill Park, at Pine St. and Grandview Ave., Zanesville. Doors open at 11:25 am, Rally begins at 12:25 pm. Sen. Brown will speak.

Sat, 10/27 - Chili Fest at Nelson T. Gant Foundation, $6, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Tickets--740-453-0988.

Sat, 11/3 - Muskingum County Branch NAACP 44th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet - 6:30 pm - Hallowed Hills, 3129 East Pike, Zanesville, $25. - Contact:  Martha Mitchell, 740-297-8572, 740-221-3156 or 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. / 740-408-5088.  Advance tickets only - reservations must be made by 10/25.

Sat, 11/3 - Human Trafficking 101 - Muskingum County Library System Auditorium, N. 5th St., 1:30 pm - hosted by American Association of University Women and the Muskingum County Library System - 740-453-0391, ext. 116 or ext. 132 for reservations.

Sun, 11/4 - St. Anne's annual Turkey Dinner, St. Anne's Catholic Church, 405 Chesnut St., Dresden, OH, phone 740-654-2221.  11:00 am.  They usually have some candidates attend this event.

Tue, 11/6 - Election Day!  There will also be an Election Watch Party after the polls close at Organizing for America's headquarters, 3935 Northpointe Dr., Zanesville.  Refreshments will be served while we watch election returns together.

Sat, 11/17 - WDC Luncheon meeting - 11:30 am - Red Lobster, 755 Zane Street, Zanesville.  This replaces the regular meeting that would have been held on 11/19 at Dem. Headquarters.

The Nov. 21 meeting of the Muskingum County Democrats is cancelled.  There will be a social gathering in December; details to be announced later.

Wed., Dec. 12 at 7:00 pm - Muskingum County Democratic Party Holiday Open House - Democratic Headquarters at 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville. Join with other local Democrats to celebrate the Season. RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(Note: there will not be a December WDC meeting, or a December County Club meeting.)