Several local events to tell you about:
Feel the Heat
Wayne Carney said he is “doing a hot pepper challenge to raise money and awareness for the Cerebral Palsy Foundation and Autism Speaks. The date is August 6th at 1030 a.m. in the parking lot of Goodfella’z Pizza” at 245 North Columbus Street, with parking in back of the Sunbury Eagles.
Carney said in an email the pepper is “one of the hottest in the world — I have the Sunbury Police, EMS and Fire Department involved.”
Free Medicare class
SourcePoint’s insurance specialists will teach a New to Medicare class at the Community Library, 44 Burrer Drive from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Aug. 6.
Learn about traditional Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans, prescription drug plans, and Medicare supplements. Delaware County residents soon becoming eligible for Medicare, including those who have received Social Security Disability for two years, are welcome to attend. The class also provides information for those assisting loved ones with their insurance.
Registration is required at MySourcePoint.org/insurance or by calling 740-363-6677.
Historical Society programs
The Delaware County Historical Society has two events on the program calendar in August:
Historic Preservation… the Power of Place, 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at The Barn at Stratford, 2690 Stratford Road, Delaware. Presented by Barbara Powers, administrator of the National Register of Historic Places program in Ohio. Free, reserve seats at Eventbrite.com. For more information, email Programs@DelawareOhioHistory.org, or call 740-369-3831 extension 3, or visit delawareohiohistory.org.
A Walk Down East Winter Street, 7 p.m. Aug. 8, starting at the Library Community Room, 84 East Winter Street, Delaware. A presentation and walking tour of the history of businesses from the Olentangy River to Sandusky Street. Tickets at Eventbrite.com: $15 Adults, $10 DCHS Members, $5 Children (6–17). For more information, email Programs@DelawareOhioHistory.org, or call 740-369-3831 extension 3, or visit delawareohiohistory.org.
Wonders of Wetlands
At 10 a.m. Saturday, August 4, join Preservation Parks to uncover what it takes to create a wetland. Discover the various stages of restoration as you explore the habitat and learn about the creatures that depend on them. Free, ages 10+. Gallant Woods Park shelter house, 2151 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware.
Touch a Truck
Delaware County’s Emergency Medical Services team, in partnership with the Berlin Township Fire District, hosts one last “Touch a Truck” event for the summer on Saturday, Aug. 4.
A variety of emergency, law enforcement, fire and rescue vehicles, as well as service animals, are brought together to give families a chance to climb on board and learn more about the life-saving work the County’s first responders do daily.
The free event takes place Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Berlin Township Fire Station, 2708 Lackey Old State Road, Delaware.