HSDC looking for dogs for Bow Wow show and Yip-Yap Parade
The Humane Society of Delaware County invites dogs to the Uptown Westerville “Dog Days of Summer” event, part of the OhioHealth 4th Friday celebrations presented by the Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau.
The 2nd Annual HSDC “Uptown Bow Wow” dog show, sponsored by Captivating Canines and Good Dog Grooming, will begin at 7 p.m. Participants can pre-register online at www.hsdcohio.org, or at Captivating Canines, 12 E. Main St., Westerville, for a chance to win a $50 gas card. Owners can also register their dogs at the event from 6 to 7 p.m. in front of the Westerville Municipal Building, 21 S. State Street.
The cost is $15 per entry for the dog show and a donation in any amount for the parade. Enter additional dogs in the show for $5, or select additional categories for $5. Dog rescue groups and animal shelters are also invited to participate at a special reduced cost. Rescue dogs can be entered in the dog show for $5 each and will be announced if available for adoption. Rescue group dogs are invited to enter the parade for free. All entry fees are tax-deductible and will benefit the Humane Society of Delaware County.
The Bow Wow dog show starts at 7 p.m. and includes categories for the Waggiest Tail/Body, Best Pet Trick, Owner/Pet Look-Alike, Most Mysterious Heritage and Best Vocal Performance (bark, howl, grunt).
Winners will receive a prize and ribbon and will be invited to lead the Yip-Yap Parade beginning at 8 p.m. After the parade, all five winners will return to the Municipal Building stage and the crowd will pick the “Best of Show.”
The pooch party is being held 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and will include activities for human family members, too. More than 130 vendors will have of products, services and food available.
For more information, visit www.visitwesterville.org. For more information about the Uptown Bow Wow and Yip-Yap Parade or to pre-register online, visit www.hsdcohio.org.
Children’s Christian education program set to resume at SUMC
Sunbury United Methodist Church will kick off its 2014/15 Sunday school program during a special event 9:45 p.m. Sunday, during which children will participate in games and activities and meet their Sunday School teachers for the new year. Classes start Sept. 7.
Sunday school classes are for 3 year olds (toiled-trained) through 6th grade and meet every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. through May while parents worship. Kids spend time with their friends and learn lessons through stories, games, crafts, art, food, fun, music and much more. Each class has a designated room that children go to each week with teachers and volunteers who give a lesson that is prepared for them. The church offers Internet Bible studies and games for the 5th and 6th grade class known as God’s Messengers. While being strictly monitored, these students will learn safe places to visit on the Internet that will give them access to Bible scripture, Bible games and trivia as well as inspirational apps they may wish to add to their high tech toys.
Classes do not meet whenever there is a 5th Sunday in the month, as children are encouraged to enjoy worship with their families.
For more information about the ministry fair, contact the church office at 740-965-3813 or visit the church website at www.sunburyumc.org.
SUMC after-school Youth Club starts Sept. 10
Youth Club is Sunbury United Methodist Church’s after-school program for first through fourth grade students. Each Wednesday, children in the Big Walnut School District are picked up from their respective schools by authorized church volunteers. Youth Club students enjoy games, snacks, Bible study, field trips and dinner. There is no cost to attend Youth Club; however there is a $40 fee for dinner per child each semester.
The first day of Youth Club at SUMC is Sept. 10, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The deadline to sign up is September 3.
To enroll your child, please attend one of the following mandatory parents’ meetings: 11 a.m. or noon Sunday in the conference room or 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 in room 6.
Enrollment forms will be available at the meetings. Children are welcome to attend any meeting with their parents/guardians.
For more information regarding any of the church’s programs for children, contact the church office at 740-965-3813 or visit www.sunburyumc.org.
‘Janitors’ author to visit Community Library
Join author Tyler Whitesides 2 p.m. Sept. 13 at Community Library as he talks about his popular tween series “The Janitors” and launches the latest title, “Strike of the Sweepers.” Whitesides will be available after his presentation for book purchase and signing.
No registration necessary. For more information, visit community.lib.oh.us or call 740-965-3901.
Library joins search for Bigfoot
Is Bigfoot in Central Ohio? Join Community Library for a presentation by Bigfoot Investigator Marc DeWerth from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 20. With more than 20 years experience, DeWerth has investigated over 200 reports from all over Ohio and is fully convinced Bigfoot does in fact reside in the great Buckeye state.
DeWerth’s talk will center on the most recent sighting reports from the Knox, Holmes, Licking and other surrounding counties. He will also show a video he took in 1997 of a possible Sasquatch from east central Ohio. Mr. DeWerth is involved with groups like the BFRO (Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization), and the Ohio Bigfoot Organization.
Registration for this program is required, as space is limited. All ages are welcome; children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, visit community.lib.oh.us or call 740-965-3901.