Public notice

The 2017 Annual Financial Report for the Community Library has been completed and is available for inspection at their fiscal office at 44 Burrer Drive, Sunbury weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kiwanis is coming to town!

Hosted by Sunbury Big Walnut Kiwanis on Thursday, March 22 at 6:30-7:30 p.m. in 39 E Granville St., Sunbury. Kiwanis is Coming to Sunbury Big Walnut and Kiwanis Needs You! Enjoy volunteering? Looking for leadership opportunities? Want to make new friends and network? And have fun while doing all of this? Join us on March 22nd at 6:30pm for an informational meeting. #KidsNeedKiwanis

OWU Climate Change talk

Joshua W. Busby, Ph.D., associate professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas-Austin, discusses “Climate Leadership without the U.S. Federal Government,” at 7 p.m. March 22 in Benes Rooms B and C of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Busby is the author of “Climate Change and National Security: An Agenda for Action” and has published widely on climate change, global health, transnational advocacy movements, and U.S. foreign policy. His presentation is sponsored by the International Studies Program and the Arneson Institute for Practical Politics and Public Affairs. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/internationalstudies.

OBN Series to Continue

Otterbein University’s jazz combos, including the One O’Clock Combo and the Berg Combo, will continue the annual Jazz @ OBN series at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, at the Old Bag of Nails, 24 N. State Street. This event is free and open to the public. This event is the third of the series for this semester, to be continued on Thursday, April 12, with vocal ensembles Opus One and Ottertuned.

More information about the Otterbein University Department of Music and its concert schedule can be found at http://www.otterbein.edu/music. For more information about this event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1958453431059472/.

41st Annual Ohio State Jazz Festival

Hosted by The Ohio State University School of Music, the 41st Annual Ohio State Jazz Festival is a 5-day celebration of America’s musical art form with concerts featuring nationally-recognized guest artists, college and high school bands and master classes that are open to the public.

All concerts are in Weigel Hall Auditorium, 1866 College Rd., Columbus 43210: MAR21 Wed 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, MAR22 Thu 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM, MAR23 Fri 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, MAR25 High School Jazz Band Day, Sun 4 PM.

All events are free, with one exception, the Saturday night HEADLINE CONCERT. “Charlie Parker with Strings” features the Ohio State Symphony Orchestra with the Ohio Jaztet and guest saxophone artists Donald Harrison, J. D. Allen, Michael Cox and Pete Mills. The event will open with an introduction by Jazz Studies Professor Emeritus Ted McDaniel. Saturday (3/24) at 8 p.m., TICKETS: General admission — $20/general.

Lenten Fish Fry

The Men’s Club coordinates the Lenten Fish Fry on each Friday of Lent at St. John Neumann, 9633 East State Route 37, Sunbury. This activity is a wonderful way to celebrate our Catholic culture. It is a great social outlet for the parishioners, as well as a fundraiser for the Men’s Club. During Lent, dinner is available from 4-7 p.m. in the Faith & Family Center, followed by the 7 p.m. Stations of the Cross in the church.

We feature freshly fried or baked white fish, and fish sandwiches, your choice of sides including: baked potato or french fries, macaroni & cheese, baked beans, coleslaw, and applesauce. Also available is cheese pizza by the slice or pie, and grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup. See full menu with prices here. Eat your meal with family and friends in the Faith and Family Center, or have your order to take out!

All You Can Eat

The 2nd annual All You Can Eat Fish Fry takes place at 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 23 in the Blendon Masonic Lodge #339, 130 South State Street, Westerville.

Fishy Fridays

St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry is every Friday in Lent, ending on March 23. Serving time is from 5-7 p.m. at the church, 82 E. William Street in Delaware. For more information, please visit their website: www.kofc1056.org/fish-fry

Underwater Easter Egg Hunt

An Underwater Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 5:20-8 p.m. Friday Mar 23 at Delaware Community Center YMCA, 1121 S Houk Rd., Delaware, 43015

Underwater Easter Egg Hunt — Friday, March 23rd — Ages 5 & under 5:20 p.m. Ages 6-8 6pm and ages, 9+ 6:40 p.m. Dive in and collect eggs and prizes in the Delaware Community Center YMCA Pools. Must pass swim test to go in deep pool (ages 9+). $4 for early registration by 3/20. $6 after.

Free French Film Festival

Ohio Wesleyan University will host its fourth annual Tournées French Film Festival between March 2 and March 30. The free series seeks to better acquaint movie-goers with the diversity of French culture and film-making creativity. All screenings will begin at 6 p.m. in OWU’s Bishop Café, located on the lower level of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The films will include English subtitles and will be presented with introductions and post-viewing discussions led by Ohio Wesleyan faculty and students, including members of Allons-y!, the OWU French Club.

March 23, “Things to Come” — With the stunningly mature “Things to Come,” Mia Hansen-Løve remains faithful to her calling as a chronicler of the lives and loves of today’s educated Parisians, continuing to observe both the milestones in her characters’ lives and the everyday minutia that make her films so convincing and familiar. Working with Isabelle Huppert, Hansen-Løve creates a luminous portrait of a woman facing difficult changes in late middle-age, but who remains committed to her intellectual values and her mission to pass them on to her pupils. (PG-13, 2016)

Kobo Abe play

Ohio Wesleyan’s “Spring Senior Project Production,” featuring Kōbō Abe’s “The Man Who Turned into a Stick,” directed by senior Audrey Castaneda-Walker, and Howard Brenton’s “Gum and Goo,” directed by junior Ares Harper. These one-act plays will feature performances by seniors Alanna Easley, TJ Galamba, Kacie Iuvara, and Rachel Scherrer. The performances will be held at 8 p.m. March 23-24 in the Studio Theatre inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware, and may contain adult themes and language. Tickets are free, but required because of limited seating. To reserve tickets, call the box office at (740) 368-3855. Learn more at www.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.

Otterbein Opera Theatre to Present Three One-Act Operas

The Otterbein University Opera Theatre program will present a triple bill of one-act operas during the weekend of March 23-25 in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W Park Street. There will be three performances: 8 p.m. on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 25. Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for faculty, staff, and seniors, and $10 general admission. Tickets are available online by visiting http://www.otterbein.edu/opera.

On the program are “First Encounters: Isak Dinesen meets Marilyn Monroe,” music by Dennis and libretto by Sarah Davenport; “A Game of Chance,” music by Seymour Barab and libretto by Evelyn Manacher Draper; and “Cox and Box,” music by Sir Arthur Sullivan and libretto by F.C. Burnand. These rarely performed pieces are each unique in style and content. Composed in 2010 for Otterbein Opera Theatre, “First Encounters” is based on a vignette from the book of the same title by Nancy and Edward Sorel and relays the story of writer Isak Dinesen and her 1959 luncheon meeting with Marilyn Monroe. “Game of Chance” (1960) warns the listener of that old adage – be careful what you wish for. Rounding out the evening, “Cox and Box,” composed in 1866 (before Sullivan’s partnership with W. S. Gilbert), epitomizes the unique British comedic style of Arthur Sullivan.

More information about the Otterbein University Department of Music and its concert schedule can be found at http://www.otterbein.edu/music. For more information about this event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/941138269388681/.

Spring Crafts Show

The Auxiliary of VFW Post 8736 Spring Crafts Show takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Sunbury VFW Post 8736, 435 McGill St., Sunbury 43074. The event includes food and a raffle.

SUMC Easter Egg Hunt

Sunbury United Methodist Church, 100 West Cherry Street, will have its Easter celebration from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 24th. This event is FREE and open to the community.

Activities begin at 10 a.m. on the 25th, including “hare” raisin’ games, prizes, crafts, refreshments and a complimentary picture with the Easter Bunny. Bunny helpers will also be hopping around with baskets full of free treats for the kids.

At 11 a.m., the Easter Bunny will take a short break for a much-needed sip of her favorite carrot juice while the kids go outside for the Easter Egg Hunt. Children one year old through 5th grade should register for the Easter Egg Hunt by 10:55 a.m. Each age group will have its own area to hunt eggs. There will be plenty of Easter eggs for everyone!

Children will receive a free goody bag for prizes but should bring an Easter basket to put their eggs in. The Easter Egg Hunt will take place outside rain or shine, so please dress for the weather. Following the Easter Egg Hunt, you are invited to return inside for more games and to have a photo taken with the Easter Bunny. All activities will end at noon.

J.R. Smith Hunt

The Sunbury Eagles will put on an Easter Egg Hunt at noon Saturday, March 24 in J.R. Smith Park, Granville and Cherry streets in Sunbury.

Easter Egg Hunt

An Easter Egg Hunt will take place Saturday, March 24, at Westerville Central High School in Genoa Township.

Activities begin at 10 a.m. with inflatables, snacks and photos of the Easter bunny. The Easter Egg Hunt begins at 11 a.m.

Families will enjoy a morning filled with activities, prizes, refreshments, and Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny. There will be 15,000 Easter eggs waiting to be scooped up by Township children ages 1-10!

Four color coded areas will be roped off for children by age. For ages 1-2, one adult (only) may help each child; picture taking should be done from outside the roped area to avoid overcrowding. Adults and older children will not be allowed in the other areas.

Volunteers are needed to help the day of the event spreading out the 15,000 eggs, operating the activities, and supervising the bounce houses. Those who are interested are asked to contact Linda Greco at lgreco@genoatwp.com or 614-568-2022.

Organic Gardening for Kids

Stratford Ecological Center hosts “Organic Gardening for Kids” from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Center, 3083 Liberty Road, Delaware.

Children will get excited about growing in the garden while learning the basic needs of the soil, plants, insects and animals. Participants will make and take home their own worm bin. For ages 6-12; cost is $15 per child, registration required. Register online at http://stratfordecologicalcenter.org/event/organic-gardening-for-kids/ or call 740-363-2548.

OWU Wind concert

Ohio Wesleyan Symphonic Wind Ensemble concert, conducted by professor Larry Griffin, plays at 3:15 p.m. March 25 in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

Bird Club meeting

Anyone interested in birds is welcome to attend the Delaware County Bird Club meeting, Lives in our Vernal Pools.

Dr. Wendell Patton, Professor Emeritus, Department of Zoology at Ohio Wesleyan University, will be discussing the many birds that call local vernal pools home. Free, all ages, at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 26 in Deer Haven Park, 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware.

Free French Film Festival

Ohio Wesleyan University will host its fourth annual Tournées French Film Festival between March 2 and March 30. The free series seeks to better acquaint movie-goers with the diversity of French culture and film-making creativity. All screenings will begin at 6 p.m. in OWU’s Bishop Café, located on the lower level of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The films will include English subtitles and will be presented with introductions and post-viewing discussions led by Ohio Wesleyan faculty and students, including members of Allons-y!, the OWU French Club.

March 26, “Fatima” — Philippe Faucon’s long-running project of making films about members of the French population traditionally left off-screen reaches a state of grace in Fatima, perfectly balancing sharp observation of the harsh realities of the immigrant experience with an inspiring story of individual resilience. Fatima is a middle-aged, divorced Algerian woman, cleaning houses and offices to provide her spirited teenage daughters with a better future. It takes a workplace accident for Fatima to finally pay attention to her own needs and discover a powerful means of expressing them through poetry. (NR, 2016)

OWU Jazz concert

Ohio Wesleyan Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble Concert, conducted by part-time instructor Kevin Turner, at 8 p.m. March 27 in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

“Girl, Interrupted” at Strand

The Community Film Series returns to the Strand Theatre this year for seven weeks in March and April. The annual series is a collaboration between the historic movie theater, 28 E. Winter St., Delaware, and the Ohio Wesleyan University Department of English and Film Studies Program.

All films will be screened at 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and again at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Tickets are $7 for general admission, $6 for students, military personnel, and Ohio Wesleyan employees, and $5 for senior citizens. (For this series, anyone with a valid OWU ID may pay $7 and receive a small drink and small popcorn with admission.)

March 27-28 – “Girl, Interrupted” (Mangold, 1999): Based on the best-selling memoir by Susanna Kaysen, this film features Winona Ryder as the young woman confined to a mental institution, and Angelina Jolie as a charismatic fellow patient. Vanessa Redgrave and Elisabeth Moss co-star. (Rated R, 2 hours, 7 minutes)

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