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Norma Johnson Center Events

Upcoming Events

2016 Calendar of Events

2016 - Check out what the Norma Johnson Center has to offer this upcoming year. Mark your calendars and get ready for another fun filled year at the NJC.

2016 Calendar of Events

Trail Map

2015 - The Norma Johnson Center has over 6 miles of trails. Download our trail map prior to your visit. Sign in at the kiosk during your visit. We use the visitor numbers when we write grants to improve the Center. We hope to see you soon!

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Trail Map

Home School Wednesdays

Second Wednesday of each month during school year. - Explore different earth science topics with other homeschoolers in the area. Programs will be offered at the Norma Johnson Center, our office or even a local field trip. For more details and to get on our email list contact Marsha at 330.339.7976. Participants must register before each monthly program. Hope to see you there.

NJC Santa's Workshop

November 8, 2014 - The Norma Johnson Center will be offering a Santa’s Workshop on November 14, 2015 at the Brandywine Center to the first 24 participants to register. The cost of the program will be $35 for each child participating. Children must be six years old or older to attend. The workshop will run from 9 to 12 with participants signing up for a three hour time slot either morning. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Five gifts will be made by the child with the help of Santa’s helpers. This workshop is offered by the Norma Johnson Center and OSU Extension. For questions please contact Marsha Zoller at 330.339.7976. Registration fee, contact number and child’s name must be received by November 16, 2015. Registrations and checks can be sent to Norma Johnson Center, Santa’s Workshop 85 East Iron Avenue Dover, OH 44622.

NJC Celebrate the Season and Luminary Trail Walk

December 5, 2015 - Join us in the red barn for our Celebrate the Season event from 3 to 7. The barn will be decorated with twinkling lights and Christmas spirit. Even Santa Claus will make a visit. Storytelling, hikes and crafts will fill this afternoon with fun filled family activities. A petting farm will be located in the bottom of the barn so don't forget your camera. Hot chocolate and cookies will take the chill off as you wander from each activity. Our luminary trail walk. Join us from 5-7 to walk the lighted trail at the NJC. We need your help in making the luminaries. Check out the link below for more information about the luminary creations and help us make this event a success.

Past Events

2016 NJC Membership

October 2015 to September 2016 - The Norma Johnson Center memberships for 2016 are now available. Memberships can be sent to: Norma Johnson Center PO Box 1185 New Philadelphia, OH 44663

Membership Levels

  • Student: $10.00
  • Individual: $20.00
  • Family: $40.00
  • Corporate: $150.00
  • Oak: $250.00
  • Cherry: $500.00
  • Walnut: $1,000.00

  • Membership Form and Order Form


    February 2014 - Enjoy our updated newsletter. 2014 Memberships are available now.

    2014 February Newsletter

    Fishing Derby

    June 25, 2016 from 9 to 12 - “Fishing Derby at the Norma Johnson Center” Dover, OH –The Norma Johnson Center will be hosting a “Fishing Derby” event on Saturday June 25, 2016 from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Registration will take place from 9 to 9:30. This event is sponsored by the Tuscarawas County Chapter of the National Wildlife Turkey Federation in conjunction with the Ohio Division of Wildlife. The derby will take place at the pond located behind the yellow pole barn located on SR 39. This event is a free event open to all children up to the age of 18 and all participants must register during the specified time listed above. Prizes will be awarded throughout the day along with age categories winners being announced at 11:45. Join us for a morning of fun. There is no charge for the event but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The event will be cancelled if it rains and rescheduled for a later date. The Norma Johnson Center is located on State Route 39 between Dover and Sugarcreek. Questions about the event can be answered by calling the NJC director, Marsha Zoller, at 330.339.7976 ext. 305 Monday through Friday 7:30-4.

    Rules and Liablity Release
    Fishing Derby Rules

    Traveling Butterfly House

    July 14-24, 2016 - Have you ever wanted to stand in a place with butterflies fluttering around you? Explore the lifecycle of butterflies? Feed a butterfly? All this can happen when you come to the NJC the week of July 17th-27th. Working with "All a Flutter" owner Fran LeMaster participants can enter a butterfly house and experience the world of butterflies. The exhibit will be open from 10-4 Monday through Saturday and 12-4 on Sunday. Join us for this truly amazing event.

The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Tuscarawas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) prohibit discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital status or family status.