On screen at The Strand
Showtimes for Friday, May 4, to Thursday, May 10.
Avengers: Infinity Wars (PG-13): Friday 5 p.m., 8:30 p.m.; Saturday 2 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 9 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 8 p.m.; Monday through Thursday 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
I Feel Pretty (PG-13): Friday 5:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m.; Saturday 2:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m.; Sunday 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m.; Monday through Thursday 4:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m.
Super Troopers 2 (R): Friday 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.; Sunday 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Monday through Thursday 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
For information, go to thestrandtheatre.net.
Stargazing at Perkins
Friday evening programs at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware at 9 p.m. May 11 and 18. Content varies based on sky conditions but may include a planetarium show, observatory tours, and stargazing with the 32-inch Schottland Telescope. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for children and senior citizens. Reserve tickets by calling 740-363-1257. Learn more at www.owu.edu/perkins.
Awakenings at OWU
Baccalaureate, a celebration planned by graduating seniors to celebrate their OWU spiritual and educational journeys, 7 p.m. May 11 in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The theme of this year’s baccalaureate is “Awakenings,” representing the seniors’ journeys of spiritual self-discovery and increasing awareness of the world during their four years at Ohio Wesleyan. Learn more at www.owu.edu/chaplain.
Commencement in Delaware
Ohio Wesleyan’s 174th commencement ceremony, with keynote speaker Paul R. Schimmel, OWU Class of 1962, in front of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, 1 p.m. May 12. Since graduating from Ohio Wesleyan, Schimmel’s groundbreaking research has helped to launch the human genome project, uncover a vast new area of biology, and support the development of new types of biopharmaceuticals to halt debilitating disease. In the event of inclement weather, commencement will be indoors and, because of limit seating, tickets will be required. The commencement ceremony, including Schimmel’s remarks, will be streamed live online at www.owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.owu.edu/commencement.
On view now through May 12 – Art exhibitions “11:11,” “When the Muses Speak,” and “Everything Is Possible,” at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., with additional “11:11” exhibitions at the Werner Student Art Gallery inside Edgar Hall, 35 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. “11:11” features art by 11 Ohio Wesleyan graduating seniors and juried by their fine arts professors. “When the Muses Speak,” by Columbus artist Queen Brooks, includes the new outdoor mural at the Ross. “Everything Is Possible,” by Columbus artist Michael Kellner, explores music and sound and their relation to what we can see and touch. During the academic year, the Ross is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The facility is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call 740-368-3606 or visit www.owu.edu/ross for more information. The Werner Student Art Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends by request. Call 740-368-3607 for more information.
Olde Thyme Herbalist Club
Join the Olde Thyme Herbalist Club. Learn about herbs, crafts and make new friends. Takes place 1 p.m. the second Saturday (May 12) of every month at a member’s home. For more information, call 614-314-6183.
May Bluegrass Concert
Timberline will perform at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at Grace Chapel Community Church Recreation Hall, 7798 Big Walnut Road, Westerville. Tickets are available at the door: Members $8; Non-members $10.
For more information, visit the Central Ohio Bluegrass Association www.centralohiobluegrass.com/concerts
Moments with Mom
Preservation Parks presents A Mother’s Day Adventure 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at Gallant Woods Park, 2151 Buttermilk Hill Road. Bring the family to enjoy activities celebrating all our Moms. Plant trees in the wetlands, create a Mother’s Day gift, hike along a memory lane nature trail, which leads to the 1930s era house at Gallant Farm for more surprises. Free, all ages.
Story Time in the Park
On Monday, May 14 at 10 a.m., join staff from the Delaware County District Library as they read “Turtle Splash: Countdown at the Pond”; then take part in an activity or craft. A short nature walk will be offered afterward. Ages 0-3, with an adult. This Preservation Parks event is at Blues Creek Park, 9627 Fontanelle Road, Ostrander.
Driving course for seniors to be held May 16
Grady Memorial Hospital will offer “AARP Drivers Safety Course” from 1 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16 at Grady Memorial Hospital. Learn how to sharpen driving skills, adjust to age-related changes, and understand the effects medications may have on driving performance. Sponsored by AARP and co-sponsored by Grady Memorial Hospital. Registration is required.
Fee is $15 for members of AARP and $20 for non-members of AARP.
Register by calling the Grady Life Center 740-615-2130.
Annual meeting set for League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters of Delaware County will hold its annual meeting at the Glenross Golf Club, 231 Club House Drive, Delaware at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16.
The featured speaker will be reporter Randy Ludlow, who will speak on open records laws. The event will begin with cocktails with an Italian feast to follow at 6:30 pm.
This is the 70th birthday of the Delaware County League of Women Voters, and the public is invited to celebrate. The group is open to men and women.
As the respected nonpartisan resource for voter education and advocacy, the LWV of Delaware County envisions an inclusive community of informed citizens participating in civic affairs and the electoral process.
RSVP with a check for $30 per person to Laurie Nolta, treasurer, 182 Tinley Park Circle, Delaware, OH 43015.
Please direct any questions to Alice Frazier, chapter president, at firstname.lastname@example.org
New exhibits on display at Meeker Homestead Museum
The Delaware County Historical Society has reopened the Meeker Homestead Museum, 2690 Stratford Road, Delaware.
In honor of Women’s History Month, there is a new exhibit entitled “Notable Women from Delaware County,” which highlights the accomplishments of six women who advanced Delaware County and the world by their deeds. The exhibit is sponsored by United Way of Delaware County and the Women’s Leadership Network. It will be available for viewing each Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. through May 20. The museum will be closed on Easter.
In addition, a second new and permanent exhibit on American Indians, featuring artifacts and information about the first people who lived in Delaware County, will be on display. Admission to the museum is free, but a donation of $5 is suggested to help defray operating costs.
For more information, email Programs@DelawareOhioHistory.org or call 740-369-3831, extension 3.
Live Butterflies Flutter in to Polaris Fashion Place
Polaris Fashion Place, Central Ohio’s premier indoor shopping destination with more than 190 popular retail, dining and entertainment choices, is bringing a museum quality display featuring a Butterfly Conservatory and Exploration Station. Butterflies! kicks-off Saturday, May 5th and runs through Saturday, June 24th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays –Saturdays and noon–6 p.m. on Sundays. The attraction will be located on the lower level in Center Court near JCPenney.
During this amazing experience, guests will learn how to feed a butterfly that creates the opportunity to see these beautiful creatures up close and personal. The Exploration Station will give little hands the opportunity to explore and create with a variety of different activities and a retail store featuring Adopt-a-Butterfly kits make this experience complete.
“We continue to redefine our properties as the town centers within their communities by continuously adding uses outside of the traditional shopping center experience like this Butterfly attraction,” said Bruce Goldsberry, General Manager at Polaris Fashion Place. “As a central place for the community to gather, we invite everyone to take advantage of this special experience, as well as our shopping, dining and entertainment options available.”
Admission into the Butterfly Conservatory is $5 per person. Butterflies field trips, for groups of 10 or more are also available. Reservations are required as the field trip experience and the field trips are designed to match the age and development skills of that group. The field trips meet National Curriculum Standards. Visit https://www.adoptabutterfly.com/polarisfashionplace/ to book a school trip. For more information or to pre-purchase tickets, visit www.polarisfashionplace.com
Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market
Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. Starting Wednesday, from May to October, the Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market opens for business Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the corner of 62 N. State and E. Home Streets in Uptown Westerville. Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy. See you at the market.
Weekly community lunch
St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Sunbury invites all those in the community to join attend a weekly community lunch every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the lower level of the Parish Office, Rooms 4 & 5. This is a time for fellowship, to get to know neighbors, and to enjoy a delicious lunch. There is no charge – all are welcome. St. John Neumann is located at 9633 E. State Route 37 in Sunbury. Please contact the Parish Office with any questions, 740-965-1358.
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