Community Calendar

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The Myers Inn in Sunbury is the scene for two upcoming events.

The Myers Inn in Sunbury is the scene for two upcoming events.

Owl Prowl at Char-Mar

Preservation Parks presents Owl Prowl at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9 at Char-Mar Ridge Park, 7741 Lewis Center Road, Westerville. Birding enthusiasts and beginners alike are invited to join a naturalist on this owl-centered night hike. Hikers will learn what makes owls perfectly suited for the night, and hopefully see some owls as well. Admission is free. Open to ages 7 and older. For information, go to

Valentine Luncheon

Bring Your Valentine to an Old Fashioned Valentine Luncheon: Hot soup, salad bar, desserts and beverages will be on the menu for the Valentine Luncheon on Saturday, February 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or until the food is gone in the Myers Inn Museum in Sunbury, 45 S. Columbus St. Food will be prepared and donated by members of the Big Walnut Area Historical Society.

Stop in any time after 11:30 a.m. Dress is casual. There is no fee but donations are always appreciated. If you have questions, call Sue Comisford, chairman of the event, at 614-403-4565.

Chocolate Walk is back

Main Street Delaware’s Chocolate Walk is scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10. Admission is $20 which entitles ticket holders to experience chocolate treats at participating downtown Delaware businesses. The tour begins at 20 E. Winter St. where participants will receive a tour map and goody bag for stashing the chocolate treats. For information or to purchase tickets online, go to

Lions pancake fundraiser

The Lions Club of Delaware will host its 67th All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Dempsey Middle School, 599 Pennsylvania Ave., Delaware. Admission is $5 for adults. Kids age 5 and younger eat free. A raffle and bake sale will be held during the breakfast. Proceeds provide vision care for the Delaware community. For information, contact Bill Friend at 740-369-2802 or Emily Brushkotter at

Chocolate Fare at Asbury UMC

Chocolate Fare is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 55 W. Lincoln Ave. in Delaware. Chocolate cakes, candies, cookies, brownies will be available. A cafe serving free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate will be on site. All proceeds benefit United Methodist Women ministry projects.

Speakeasy on the Farm

Preservation Parks presents Speakeasy on the Farm at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Gallant Farm, 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware. Visitors will learn the history of prohibition (1920-1933) and how people got around it. Guests also can dress up, sample a prohibition era non-alcoholic drink, and enjoy live music. Admission is free. Open to ages 18 and older. For information, go to

Vice Presidents Gone Rogue

Vice Presidents Gone Rogue is the topic for the Big Walnut Area Historical Society program at 7:30 Tuesday, February 13 at the Myers Inn in Sunbury. Roy Nichols will explore VPs who at critical moments defied the Presidents under whom they served. The program is free to the public.

Using the term “Gone Rogue” is a twist on Sarah Palin’s auto-biographical book, Going Rogue, which describes how she saw herself. She didn’t “stick to the script,” notes Nichols. Palin was not the first running-mate or VP who went rogue. Many VP’s were independent operators who at critical moments, defied the Presidents under whom they served. Some times this caused embarrassing moments but other times there were far reaching consequences.

Roy Nichols spoke to the historical society in August. His presentation of historical facts is very entertaining. Light refreshments follow the meeting.

Guest speaker to share 9/11 story

SourcePoint will host guest speaker Shirley Brooks-Jones on Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 11 a.m. to noon at 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware. The presentation is open to all Delaware County residents.

On Sept. 11, 2001, Brooks-Jones was a passenger on Delta Flight 15 from Frankfurt to Atlanta — one of dozens of flights rerouted to Gander, Newfoundland, due to the terrorist attacks. Brooks-Jones is one of nearly 8,000 passengers, known as the “plane people,” stranded in a town of 10,000 residents for days.

On Feb. 14, Brooks-Jones will share her story about the generosity of the people of Newfoundland and the relationships that endured as a result of that experience.

Legion presents Opioid program

On Feb. 22, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. American Legion Post 457 will present a program on the Opioid Crisis in Ohio, and what the public can do to help officials in their effort to eliminate Opioid Abuse. The event will be held at Post 457, 230 Otis Street, Sunbury.

The featured speaker is Ernest Boyd, Executive Director of the Ohio Pharmacists Association, a position he has held since 1988.

This presentation is open to the general public, doors open at 7:30 p.m. and will last approximately one hour. For additional information contact Gene Fuller, 614 560-4650.

The Myers Inn in Sunbury is the scene for two upcoming events. Myers Inn in Sunbury is the scene for two upcoming events.

Compiled by Gary Budzak

Gary Budzak may be reached at 740-413-0906 or on Twitter @GaryBudzak.

Gary Budzak may be reached at 740-413-0906 or on Twitter @GaryBudzak.