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Preservation Parks briefs

Registration is not required for the following free programs. For more information on parks and programs, visit www.preservationparks.com. Those with questions may call 740-524-8600, or email contactparks@preservationparks.com.

• Thursday, July 6, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday Evening Concert Series. Enjoy music in the great outdoors at beautiful Gallant Woods Park, 2151 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware. Tonight we present “Slate Ridge Blue grass.” Bring a lawn chair or blanket and feast by food truck. Free admission and parking. No reservations necessary. No alcohol please. Free, all ages.

• Sunday, July 9, 2 p.m. Ice Age Encounters. The last Ice Age was a COOL time in Earth’s history. We’ll take a look at the animals and the landscape of Ohio that existed over 10,000-years ago on a hike through the park. Free, all ages. No reservations required. Shale Hollow Park, 6320 Artesian Run, Lewis Center.

• Sunday, July 23, 1-3 p.m. Make it, Take it: Tree Cookie Art. Participants can create a beautiful nature oriented decoration for their home in this “how-to” wood burning class. Visitors will leave with their work of art and a burning tool to continue creating art.

Preregistration is required by July 16 and there is a $25 fee. Deer Haven Park, 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware.

• Tuesday, July 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Coals, Colas, and Cast Iron-Cooking series. In this Cooking Series, participants will have a chance to learn how to cook using cast iron.

Topics covered range from basic equipment care and discovering different recipes. At the end of the class participants will eat what they have made.

Preregistration is required by July and the cost is $15. Deer Haven Park.

Delaware County District Library makes donations

Friends of the Delaware County District Library donate over 60 books to each Elementary School serviced by the Delaware County District Library Friends of the Delaware County District Library, through the generous grant from the Robert F. Beard Charitable Foundation purchased enough books to assure that every child who attended the “Making Monsters with Troy Cummings” presentation would receive Mr. Cummings 11th book in the Notebook of Doom series, “Sneeze of the Octo-Schnozz.”

After the presentation we decided to donate the books that we did not give out at the program to the elementary schools serviced by DCDL. FOL donated 60 books to 25 elementary schools.

“The Robert F. Beard Charitable Fund not only made the children who attended the Troy Cummings presentation very happy, but the grant is also making innumerable children throughout Delaware County very happy”, said Karen Cowan, President of the Friends. “We are so grateful to the foundation for their generous gift”.

Smart Board Purchased for the Delaware County District Library

Friends of the Delaware County District Library presented George Needham, Director of the Library with a Smart Board. The Smart Board was purchased with a grant from the Amos Family Foundation through the Delaware County Foundation and matching funds from the Friends.

Karen Cowan, president of the Friends, said, “We are so pleased to be able to help the library purchase equipment that will help the entire Delaware Community.” Karen reiterated that supporting the Friends through grants, donations or membership is supporting the library. All the funds raised by the Friends is given to the library for programs and equipment to benefit the Delaware County community.

For more information about FOL visit: www.delawarelibraryfriends.org

Godspell to be staged

Arena Fair Theatre is proud to present Godspell, a musical based upon the Gospel according to St. Matthew, at Chappelear Drama Center, 70 Park Avenue, Delaware.

The structure of the musical is that of a series of parables, interspersed with a variety of modern music set primarily to lyrics from traditional hymns.

Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 14; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15; and Sunday, July 16. Tickets: $15. Call 740-302-TKTS, www.arenafair.com.

Free Rides for the first week of DATA Service Changes

With all of the new and exciting service changes this year, we are offering free rides on all fixed routes beginning Wed. July 5th – Sat. July 8th 2017.

Schedules can be found at www.ridedata.com

Fan donation in full swing

The Delaware County Emergency Management Donate a Fan program us in full swing, and that is a good thing! Temperatures will be heating up!

BSTG Fire District & Genoa Township Fire have delivered fan donations last week. As our fire departments, Delaware County EMS and Delaware County District Library receive donations, they are quickly delivered to People In Need, Inc. Once at PIN, they are handed out to those residents who need them most. All donations stay local, and all donations are appreciated!

Thank you for your generosity, and thanks to our partners for providing donation drop off locations. #teamwork #geneosity #kindness

Beach author to visit

Active conservationist and New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe will visit Westerville following the release of her newest book, Beach House for Rent, the final installment of Monroe’s successful Beach House series. The first 100 guests to arrive will receive a free hardback copy of Beach House for Rent. Mary will speak, followed by an opportunity for audience questions, a book sale and book signing. Thurs., July 13, 7 p.m., at Westerville Central High School. Purchase $10 tickets at wplmonroe.eventbrite.com.

Condit vehicle show

Condit Presbyterian Church is holding its first vehicle show with the annual Ice Cream Social 1-4 p.m. August 5 at the church.

This show is for all types of vehicles — trucks, tractors, muscle, beaters, motorcycles, tuners and foreign as well as classic cars. Vehicles need to register between noon- 1 p.m. then set up for the show. Registration fee is $10 per vehicle. Visitors to the show will pick the winners in each category. Prizes and dash plaques will be awarded.

An Ice Cream Social will be happening at the same time in the Church Fellowship Hall. In Condit tradition, more than ice cream will be served. Grilled burgers, dogs and brats with assorted salads and sides will be served with ice cream in cones or in dishes with brownies and many toppings. People are asked to make a donation for their meal.

The afternoon is about family fun and fellowship. There will be games set up outside including a bounce house. Mark your calendar and polish your vehicle. Condit Presbyterian Church is located at 15102 Hartford Road at the intersection of Co. Rd. 605 east of Sunbury. More information on Facebook (scan QR code on sign at Condit Church) or visit www.ConditChurch.org.

Duncan’s Run Bicycle Ride

Four routes (15, 30, 60, and 75 miles) county-wide, maps and cue sheets, lunch, and musical entertainment included in registration. Listed as a practice ride for Pelotonia. Start at the John Beltz Retreat on Harlem Road. Registration on day of ride Saturday July 8, open from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Patch for first 100 people registered. See website for more information and registration form.

Address: 3883 S. State Route 605

Galena, Ohio 43021

Contact Email: JoniManson@EcologyFund.net

More Info Link: www.harlemtwpheritage.org

Also this weekend

The Westerville Music and Arts Festival, Presented by the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce and Heartland Bank

takes place July 8-9. Hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bring your family for a weekend of inspiring art from local and national artists, while walking the picturesque grounds of rustic Heritage Park. Enjoy two days of art with the perfect soundtrack from over 20 local musicians and entertainers. In our 44th year we will bring you the most music we’ve ever had, delicious food trucks and concessions and the best in art. See you at the Festival!

Register to attend a VIP Kickoff Friday night, July 7 at Old Bag of Nails.

Enjoy an evening of music, appetizers, drinks and a raffle for all who attend. The cost is $25 and the fun begins at 7 p.m. Visit http://www.westervillechamber.com/pages/musicartsfestival

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