Eagle Dash is Sunday
The date for the Mud Run Eagle Dash is Sunday, May 20. Starting time is at 1 p.m. at Freedom Park, 890 OH-61, Sunbury. The Eagle Dash is a fun obstacle course mud run for kids. This is not a timed run, there are no awards given. It’s just good clean (or not so clean) fun. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/EagleDash2018/
Sunbury Big Walnut Kiwanis
Sunbury Big Walnut Kiwanis Club will have a meeting Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30-8 p.m. New Members Welcome. Please enter around back. Come join our new Kiwanis Club to network and make new friends while we help the children in Big Walnut!
Sunbury Farmers’ Market
Please plan to join us for the 14th annual Sunbury Farmers’ Market on the scenic Sunbury Square each Saturday, beginning May 19th and running through October 13th, 2018, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. until noon at Scenic Sunbury Square! This season’s market is sponsored by Lee Wrangler Outlet at Tanger & The Middlefield Bank in Sunbury. Vendors will be with us to offer home-grown and hand-made items for your shopping pleasure.
The Sunbury Meadows subdivision will have its 2nd annual yard sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 19-20. The homes are off St. Rt. 3, across from Sunbury Christian Church.
Author, OWU alumnus to speak
New York Times No. 1 best-selling author and 1968 Ohio Wesleyan University graduate Richard North Patterson will return to campus at 10 a.m. May 19 to present “1968 and 2018 – History May Not Repeat Itself, But It Sure Does Rhyme.”
Patterson’s free presentation will be held in Room 301 of OWU’s Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, and is part of the university’s 2018 Reunion Weekend activities.
Patterson will take a look at two of the most disruptive periods in our history, with echoes of common elements: distrust of government, social division, racial tension, gun violence, and the continuing efforts of women to achieve equity.
“For some of you 1968 is – quite literally – history, like John F. Kennedy and the Beatles,” Patterson states. “But for those of us who came of age then, that was the year it all cracked open. … For me, and many around me, that year was visceral and divisive, turning our lives upside down.”
Patterson is the author of 23 books, with 16 of his novels earning spots on The New York Times Best Sellers list. Learn more about Patterson and his career at www.richardnorthpattersonbooks.com.
Dinosaurs return to Zoo
Dinosaur Island to open May 19 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Visitors will feel they’re traveling back in time—65 million years—on a prehistoric adventure that features more than 20 life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs throughout the Australia and the Islands region of the Zoo. Made of steel with a urethane waterproof skin, the dinosaurs have eyes that shift and blink, tails that move, mouths that make noises, and electronic “brains” that activates and controls their movements and sounds. The result is a thrilling experience that is sure to delight visitors of all ages! Starting May 19 and running through Oct. 28, guests will have the chance to enjoy this expedition by foot path or boat ride. A special admission ticket is required for the boat ride and is not included with Zoo admission. For more information about the Zoo’s summer happenings, please visit www.columbuszoo.org.
Culvert replacement to close portion of Byers Road
Radnor Township will be closing Byers Road from Lawrence Road to River Road starting on Monday, May 14, for a culvert replacement. The road is scheduled to reopen on Thursday, May 17.
Stargazing at Perkins
A Friday evening program at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware will take place at 9 p.m. May 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.
Bargain Book Sale
The Friends of the Delaware County District Library are hosting their bargain book sale at the Delaware Branch, located at 84 E. Winter St., Delaware.
Times are Friday, May 18, 5-8 p.m.; Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, May 20, noon-3 p.m.
Buy and fill a Friends of the DCDL bag for $15 (FOL Members $12). Refill a Friends of the DCDL bag $10.00 (FOL Members $8). All proceeds go back to the Delaware County District Library. Support the Friends, support the library.
Art quilts at the Ross
“See My Voice,” an exhibit of art quilts presented in conjunction with the 2018 Quilt Surface Design Symposium, and “When the Muses Speak,” an exhibition by Columbus artist Queen Brooks, which includes her outdoor mural at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, will be on display at the museum, 60 S Sandusky St., Delaware.
For this summer show, the Ross will be open May 18 through June 29 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The museum is handicap-accessible and gallery admission is always free. Call 740-368-3606 or visit www.owu.edu/ross for more information.
Time for a little railroad fun
Preservation Parks will present “All Aboard for Railroad Fun” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 20.
Anyone interested in railroading in America is invited to join the Delaware County Model Railroaders at this open house. Visitors can watch the model trains travel through a miniature village and countryside, and ask club members about the history of railroading in America.
The event, which will be held at Sandel Legacy Trail, 168 S. Vernon St. in Sunbury, is free and open to all ages.
Paddling down Alum Creek
Preservation Parks will present “Float With a Naturalist” at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 20.
Paddling enthusiasts are invited to bring their own canoe or kayak and join a naturalist for a paddle on Alum Creek.
The event is free and open to individuals 16 years of age and older. Participants will launch from the Alum Creek State Park Howard Road Boat Launch.
New exhibits at Meeker 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.
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.
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.
Summer Movies on the Square
The Big Walnut Civic Association will present Summer Movies on the Square at dusk on the village square of Sunbury. This summer’s lineup is: “Despicable Me 3” on June 9; “Wonder Woman” on July 14; Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” on July 28 and “Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales” on Aug. 11.
Admission is free. Snacks and popcorn will be available for purchase.
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