Delaware County Fair this week


Compiled by Gary Budzak -


Saturday, September 22 — Friday, September 28

Delaware County Fair

Harness racing, rides, concerts, games, great food, family fun! This year’s fair is Saturday Sept. 15-22 at Delaware County Fairgrounds, 236 Pennsylvania Avenue, Delaware. Hours are 8 a.m.-10 p.m. For more information, visit

Organ Recital

On Sunday, 23 September, at 3:15 p.m., Joseph Musser, the organist at the First Presbyterian Church in Delaware, will play a recital on the Klais organ in Gray Chapel in Ohio Wesleyan’s University Hall. His program will include music by composers ranging from the 17th to the 21st centuries. It will feature baroque composers (Dietrich Buxtehude and Johann Sebastian Bach), Romantic composers (Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, and Charles-Marie Widor), and twentieth-century composers (Herbert Howells and Paul Hindemith).

Evening Garden Walk

Take a guided stroll through the Gardens at Inniswood in Westerville from 6-7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23. Admission is free.

Hogback closure

The Delaware County Engineer’s office will be closing Hogback Road between Pugh Road and State Route 521 for a culvert replacement on Monday, September 24, 2018 through Friday, September 28, 2018.

Artistic Youth

“We Hold These Truths: Artistic Voices of Youth,” an exhibition of quilts by the California-based Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) that seek to inform, educate, and inspire truth-telling, is on view now through Sept. 25 in Gallery 2001 inside Ohio Wesleyan’s Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The young artists represent the “resilience, brilliance, and existence of promising individuals who are most at-risk.” Presented as part of the 2018-2019 Sagan National Colloquium. Gallery 2001’s hours coincide with Beeghly Library hours, available online at Learn more about the Social Justice Sewing Academy at and more about OWU’s Sagan National Colloquium at

New Scenes

“New Scenes” featuring promising Ohio Wesleyan newcomers in scenes staged by the directing class, takes place at 8 p.m. Sept. 22 on the Main Stage inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. May contain adult themes and language. Admission is free. For more information, visit

Poster presentations

The Patricia Belt Conrades Summer Science Research Symposium, featuring poster presentations by students who participated in Ohio Wesleyan’s 10-week Summer Science Research Program. The students will be on hand to discuss their original research at noon Sept. 24. The event will be held in the atrium of Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at

Volunteer Open House Sept. 25 at SourcePoint

SourcePoint invites local residents to build a better community through service by volunteering for the nonprofit organization. Make a difference in the lives of older adults by helping with a variety of programs, including in-home care services, nutrition services, and enrichment center support.

Learn more about current volunteer opportunities at an open house Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. at SourcePoint, 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware. To RSVP or to learn more, contact recruiter Jill Smith at or 740-203-2368. A volunteer application also is available at

Brown Bag Luncheon

Please join us on September 26 — noon-1 p.m. at the Delaware County Board of Elections Office – 2079 US Highway 23- Suite 4 – Delaware. There is plenty of parking in front of the building. Bring your lunch and a drink, no reservation necessary. This month you will get to meet the new Executive Director of League of Women Voters of Ohio. Jen grew up in a small town here in Ohio. Came to LWV from Sierra Club, where she’d been since 2008. For nearly twenty years she’s worked with diverse communities to promote social and environmental justice through positions with Columbus Parks and Rec, King Arts Complex, Global Gallery, and OSU. Miller earned her Master’s in Arts Policy, Education and Administration, a program of the John Glenn School of Public Affairs. She is also a graduate of the US Department of Energy NREL Leadership Academy. Inspiring others to participate in civic engagement is her deepest passion. She is a jazz singer and proud mother of one daughter. Come meet Jen, hear her thoughts on where all of us in Ohio League of Women Voters are headed…what are the priorities….and what can we in Delaware County do to help achieve the goals.

Ribbon Cutting at Northlake Summit

Welcome new chamber member Northlake Summit/Schottenstein Realty Group! Great opportunity to network, enjoy some refreshments & check out the resort-style amenities! Wednesday, 9/26/18, 2-4 PM, 7205 Northlake Summit Dr., Sunbury, OH 43074. To register:

Trombone Recital

Westerville, OH—Otterbein University faculty member Tony Weikel will perform a trombone recital at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park Street. This event is free and open to the public. Weikel will be assisted by Dr. Jiung Yoon, accompanist, and Dr. Lucas Kaspar, bass trombone. Selections include Launy Grøndahl’s Concerto for Trombone, a transcription of Vier ernste Gesänge (Four Serious Songs) by Johannes Brahms, and selections by Eugène Bozza, Zygmunt Stojowski, and Steven Verhelst.

Herbst to speak

The Sagan National Colloquium presents Robby Herbst, an interdisciplinary artist and critical writer, discussing how politics, language, and ideology are manifested in bodies as expression, movement, history, and action. On Sept. 26 at 4:15 p.m., he will speak at the Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, where his work will be on display from Aug. 22 through Oct. 7 as part of the larger “What We Make” exhibit. On Sept. 27 at 7 p.m., he will host an “I+We” workshop, an experimental and participatory (political) movement exploration that borrows techniques from dance, social sculpture, and New Games to explore collective identity, play, and movement. Capacity is limited to 20 people for the workshop, which will be held at the Ross. Both events are free. To register, call (740) 368-3606, email, or visit Learn more about the Los Angeles-based artist at

Straight, No Chaser

The film Straight, No Chaser Thursday, September 27, 7 p.m. at the Drexel Theatre, 2254 E. Main St., Columbus. Released in 1988, this 90-minute documentary chronicles the life of legendary jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk (1917-82) and features live performances by Monk and his group as well as posthumous interviews with friends and family. Immediately following the screening, Friends of the Drexel will host a panel discussion and moderated audience Q&A about Thelonious Monk and how the Harlem Renaissance shaped his evolution as an artist. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 for Drexel members, and $5 for students and can be purchased at Ticket includes admission to the screening and post-screening panel discussion.

Star Gazing

Sept. 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 8 p.m. Friday evening programs at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware. Content varies based on sky conditions but may include a planetarium show, observatory tours, and stargazing with the 32-inch Schottland Telescope. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 363-1257. Learn more at

Free Insurance Seminar

SourcePoint hosts its 19th Annual Insurance Seminar Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon at 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware. The seminar is a free, educational event for Delaware County older adults and caregivers, and features a Medicare overview by the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP), information on prescription drugs and savings programs by Kroger Pharmacy, and tips on how to avoid scams from the Ohio Attorney General’s office.

Seating is limited and registration is required by Sept. 28. To register, go to or call 740-363-6677. Open enrollment, which runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, is the time when Medicare beneficiaries can compare and change Part D/Prescription Drug plans, Part C/Medicare Advantage plans, or enroll if they missed earlier deadlines. Additional insurance education programs are available at SourcePoint. Details are available on the website.

Saturday, September 29 — Friday, October 6

Preservation Parks events

Saturday, September 29, 8 a.m. Fall Bird Walk. See what birds are flitting about in the parks during fall migration, as you take a walk with staff. All skill levels are welcome, and loaner binoculars will be available. Free, ages 7+. Char-Mar Ridge Park, 7 741 Lewis Center Road, Westerville. On Saturday, September 29, 10 a.m. Plant Wheat and Taste Bread. Farm manager Gabe will show you how wheat was planted back in the 1930s, using old time equipment. Then, stop in the Farmhouse to taste some delicious wheat bread with butter. Free, all ages. Gallant Farm, 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware. Also Saturday, September 29, 1 p.m. Let’s Go Batty! Bats are often misunderstood, and people are unaware of the many important ways they help people and our food sources. Come visit Gallant Farm to learn more about these mysterious nocturnal visitors and why they are so important. Free, all ages. Gallant Farm, 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware.

Fall Harvest Festival

The Otterbein University Center for Community Engagement invites the community to its annual Fall Harvest Festival from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Otterbein Community Garden, 390 N. Spring Road. The event is free and open to the public with parking available at Heritage Middle School.

This family-friendly event will have activities and treats for all ages, including carnival games, fall crafts, a farmers market, apple cider and donuts, educational stations and service projects.

4-Way to Perform at Otterbein

Westerville, OH—The 4-Way String Quartet will perform a concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park Street. This event is free and open to the public. 4-Way is Cincinnati’s community-based string quartet, whose work balances innovative performances with a commitment to teaching underserved urban youth. The program for their concert is made up of music from or inspired by the folk traditions of Denmark, Ireland, Romania (Bartok’s Folk Dances), Russia (Prokofiev’s Quartet in F), and the United States.

Sunbury Lions Present

29th Annual Sunbury Cruise In is September 30, 2018. Registration 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Registration Fee $15. Awards: Best of show, car, truck, street rod, original unrestored. Judges Favorite 70. Class for 2000 newer. Events Church Service 10 a.m. Door Prizes, 50/50 Drawing, DJ-Hyper Sounds, Craft Vendors. Contact Information: Donna Evans, 160 Bent Tree Rd. Sunbury Ohio 43074. Phone 740-815-7115. Email:

Woodland walk

Wild, Wonderful Woodlands. As the leaves begin to burst into color, we will journey through the different successional stages of a forest. On this hike, we’ll use all our senses to explore trees and their identifying characteristics. Sunday, September 30, 10 a.m. Free, all ages. Gallant Woods Park, 2151 Buttermilk Hill Road.

PERI Chapter Meeting

Public Employee Retirees Inc.’s Delaware County Chapter #36 will meet at 1:30 PM, Monday, October 1st, at SourcePoint, 800 Cheshire Rd., Delaware. The speaker, Steve Toth, OPERS Board member, will bring us up-to-date on all the issues. In addition, we’ll have an election for the office of President and Secretary. For more information, call Bill Friend at 740-369-2802.

Child-Wellness Discussion Oct. 3

How do you help children who have undergone toxic stress to lessen their risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death? The community is invited to explore this important topic during an upcoming film screening and panel discussion at Ohio Wesleyan University. The free, two-hour event will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 with a screening of the documentary “Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope.” It will be held in Room 312 of Ohio Wesleyan’s R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

Following the screening, there will be a panel comprised of area professionals who serve children and families that have experienced trauma. Each will make brief remarks, answer moderator questions, and take questions from the audience. Admission is free, but pre-registration is requested via Eventbrite at Learn more about the film at, more about A Good Start at, and more about the OWU Department of Education at

Building business over breakfast!

Financial Literacy: Key Topics to Achieve and Maintain Financial Health will be presented by Michelle Kuhtenia, CPA and Owner, ClearGuide Financial and Tax Services. Friday, 10/5/18, chamber meeting room, 39 E. Granville St., Sunbury, OH, 7;30-9 a.m. To register:


Saturday, October 6 — Friday, October 12

Intro to Land Art

Join us in making art using only the natural elements around you. Visitors will learn about this ancient and beautiful art form and how it can help us look at nature with a new perspective! Free, ages 7+. Saturday, October 6, 2 p.m. Shale Hollow Park, 6320 Artesian Run, Lewis Center.

Galena anniversary

The Galena Historic Foundation is celebrating the 1 year anniversary of the opening of the Galena Historic Foundation Museum, located in the basement of the Galena Municipal Building at 109 Harrison Street in Galena, Ohio

The Foundation will hold a Corn Bread/Bean Soup Lunch to commemorate this event, on Saturday October 6, 2018 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $5 donation (kids under 10 are free). The Museum has added many new items in the past year and is always looking for additional donations of Galena historic items, or cash. Galena Historic Foundation President John Bland said he hopes to see a good turnout for tours of the Museum and added, this is a great opportunity to socialize with your old friends and neighbors and make several new ones.

What We Make

“What We Make,” an exhibit drawing upon “socially and politically engaged art practices to consider how we build communities that are capable of working together across difference,” concludes Oct. 7 at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. In addition to traditional media, the exhibit will incorporate sound and video, and selections from the Interference Archive. “What We Make” is being exhibited as part of the 2018-2019 Sagan National Colloquium*, and audiences are invited to sign up for related public workshops at The exhibit’s artist list includes Doug Ashford, Robby Herbst, Tomashi Jackson, Christine Sun-Kim, Anna Teresa Fernandez, and 2013 OWU alumnus Andrew Wilson. Curated by Erin Fletcher, museum director, and Ashley Biser, Ph.D., associate professor of politics and government, the exhibition will feature a curator-led tour at 4 p.m. Aug.23 followed by a public reception from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 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 museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit for more information.


Walk in costume to support Big Walnut Friends Who Share from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. The Booathon 3- or 5-k walk starts at the shelter behind General Rosecrans Elementary, 301 South Miller Drive, Sunbury. Celebration also from 1-4 p.m. at BWFWS new home Sunbury United Methodist Church, 100 West Cherry Street, lower level. Free food, kids games, balloons, face painting, entertainment and tours of BWFWS. The increased need for free food, clothing, furniture, fall backpacks for schoolchildren and Christmas food and gifts for the under-served required Big Walnut Friends Who Stare to move to a bigger location. We need your contributions to support this huge community effort. Walkers find sponsors to raise funds and canned donations to help those in need at BWFWS. To participate, copy forms from our website or pick up at your local church. Bring forms with you to Booathon or sign up at the event. For more information, call Joyce Bourgault at 614-778-0153.

Saturday, October 13 — Friday, October 19

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.

Festival for Good

Columbus, OH (September 11, 2018) – The third annual Festival For Good kicks off its 2018 event on October 13 in its new home, historic Franklinton, between the Land-Grant and Brewdog breweries. This year’s event will feature local craft beer, food trucks, live music and fun for all ages.

The Festival for Good promotes an innovative concept called ‘social entrepreneurship’. The annual event brings together social enterprises, old and new, so attendees can explore who, what and how they want to support businesses working toward social change throughout the year. Festival goers can expect to see social enterprises from a variety of industries participating in the one day event. When: Saturday, October 13th – noon-8 p.m. Where: Franklinton, between Land-Grant and Brewdog. What: A festival celebrating local social enterprises giving back to our community.

Union County roadwork

SR 38 between SR 736 and 7th St. has been reduced to one lane for paving. Two-way traffic will be maintained using flaggers. 7 PM Saturday 10/13/18: All lanes open.

Westerville Symphony Presents A Voyage to Scandinavia

The Westerville Symphony at Otterbein University is proud to announce the opening concert of its 36th season, which we are calling Music Beyond our Borders.. The program includes pieces by the three titans of Scandinavian composers: Grieg, Nielsen and Sibelius. Each has their unique compositional style which evokes the musical landscape of beautiful northern Europe. The concert takes place on October 14, 2018 at 5 p.m. at the Fritsche Theatre in Cowan Hall at Otterbein University.

Otterbein University’s New President to Speak at Graduate Guest Lecture on Oct. 16

Westerville, OH—The Otterbein University Graduate School’s annual fall Executive Guest Lecture Series will feature Otterbein’s 21st president, John Comerford, on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at The Point, 60 Collegeview Road. A reception starts at 6 p.m. followed by the presentation at 6:30 p.m. Comerford will discuss how graduate programs will continue to impact the growth and innovation of not only the Westerville community, but central Ohio and beyond.

Comerford comes to Otterbein with over 20 years of experience in university leadership, including the past 13 years at liberal arts institutions. His most recent role was at Blackburn College in downstate Illinois, where he served as president. During his time there, the institution achieved enrollment growth through a focus on underserved populations, a record-breaking fundraising campaign, the launch of new academic and co-curricular programs, investments in faculty/staff compensation, and the renovation of four major campus buildings.

Prior to Blackburn, Comerford worked at Westminster College (Missouri), Missouri Western State University, and Ball State University (Indiana). He studied political science as an undergraduate student at Western Illinois University and thought he was headed to law school until a mentor told him he might enjoy a student affairs profession. That led him to earn a master’s degree in student personnel administration at the University of Central Missouri. He earned his doctorate degree in higher education administration at the University of Kansas, where he also worked on a Lumina Grant to study student migration patterns.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Register at Contact the Graduate School at with questions.

Quarterly Breakfast @ Northstar!

With Census 2020 on the horizon, and the Village of Sunbury on the cusp of becoming a city, residents of Sunbury will be given a choice this November to vote to establish a Charter, and if so, which 15 individuals will be elected to serve on a Charter Commission that will be tasked with creating the Charter. Residents of Sunbury are eligible to serve on the Charter Commission. State law prohibits the village administrator and current council members from serving. The charter commission would meet 1-2 times per month for approximately 10 months and would draft a proposed charter. That proposed charter would then be mailed, upon completion, to Sunbury residents for review next October and then voted upon in the November, 2019 election.

Representatives regarding the Sunbury Charter issue will be on hand to speak as well as other candidates running in the General Election to be held on November 6, 2018. Friday, 10/19/18, 7:30-9 a.m. @ Northstar Golf Club, 1150 Wilson Rd., Sunbury, OH 43074. Free to all Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce members & guests thanks to our generous sponsors! To register, visit:

Saturday, October 20 — Friday, October 26

Community Bonfire

The Powell Police Department and Liberty Township Fire Department are hosting the annual Community Bonfire from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 in Village Green Park, located at 47 Hall Street, Powell. Guests will enjoy free hot dogs, apple cider, doughnut holes and marshmallows to roast over one of the fires. Parking is at City of Powell Municipal Building Parking Lot or public parking spaces in downtown Powell. Thank you to our community partners Mount Carmel Health, Technicare, Comfort Xpress LLC, KEMBA Financial Credit Union,Giant Eagle, Amber Elizabeth Photography, Portrait and Lifestyle Photographer, Living Hope Church, Powell Sertoma Club, Olentangy Rotary Club and the Powell Kiwanis Club for making this event possible.

‘Treat Yourself’ at Annual Retreat

HelpLine will host its annual fall survivors retreat, Treat Yourself, on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. in Delaware, OH. This free, day-long retreat gives survivors of sexual assault, abuse, harassment, trauma or relationship violence an opportunity to engage in activities that promote healing, self-love and empowerment while bridging relationships among participants.

To register, contact Nora Flanagan at 740-363-1835, ext. 105 or If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, contact our 24/7 support and information line at 1-800-684-2324 or text helpline to 898211.

Storm Large sings

Storm Large has been making a name for herself from tours with Pink Martini to performances at Carnegie Hall, but it is with her loyal and fearless band, Le Bonheur, that she has been grabbing audiences by the lapels and refusing to let go. Large’s fierce and fiery show includes the American Songbook, Broadway tear-jerkers, rock-goddess anthems, and some of her own gorgeous originals. Sunday, October 21, 7 pm at Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St. Tickets are $36.50 and $41.50 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.

Saturday, October 27 — Friday, November 2

Carloads of Candy

Join us for the annual Candy by the Carload event from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 in the Municipal Building Parking Lot, located at 47 Hall Street, Powell. The parking lot will be transformed into a trick-or-treater’s treasure chest as local businesses and organizations set up booths and car trunks filled with candy, toys and other Halloween goodies.

Parking is at Public spaces in downtown Powell or in the south grassy lot of Village Green Park. Thank you to our community partners Mount Carmel Health, Technicare,Comfort Xpress LLC, KEMBA Financial Credit Union, Giant Eagle and Amber Elizabeth Photography, Portrait and Lifestyle Photographer for making this event possible.

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

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.

Halloween costume contest!

Get your creativity on for Galena’s annual costume contest! (Wednesday, 10/31/18, 7:30 – 8:30 PM @ Galena Village Hall, 109 Harrison St., Galena, Ohio 43021) For further details:


Saturday, November 3 — Friday, November 9

2018 Chamber annual dinner meeting & awards ceremony

Beautiful NorthStar Golf Club will be the sight of the Chamber’s 2018 Annual Dinner. Information on the Chamber’s growth, network with fellow Chamber members, and kickoff the holiday season with a Silent Auction! Thursday, 11/8/18, 6:30 – 9 PM at NorthStar Golf Club, 1150 Wilson Rd., Sunbury, OH 43074. To register:

Saturday, November 10 — Friday, November 16

Powell Veterans Memorial

Honor our veterans during the City’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12 at the Greater Powell Veterans Memorial in Village Green Park, located at 47 Hall Street. The program will feature a keynote speaker, music and more. A complimentary luncheon will be held in the Powell Municipal Building East Room for all veterans and military personnel as well as their family members and friends. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be moved inside to the Municipal Building Council Chambers. Parking at Municipal Building Parking Lot or public spaces in downtown Powell.

Blue Light

Now through Nov. 15 – “Blue Light,” featuring photographs of landmarks, landscapes, and locations that reflect the world travels of professional photographer and Ohio Wesleyan alumnus Stephen Donaldson, in the Mowry Alumni Gallery inside Mowry Alumni Center, 16 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Donaldson, Class of 1983, is the author of three published books of photography: “The Berkshires,” “Barns of the Berkshires,” and “Along Route 7: A Journey Through Western New England.” Learn more at Mowry Alumni Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday when OWU’s administrative offices are open. Admission is free. Learn more at

Saturday, November 17 — Friday, November 23

Saturday, November 24 — Friday, November 30


Saturday, December 1 — Friday, December 7

2018 Christmas on the Square!

Tis’ the time of year to bring good cheer! Opportunities to sponsor this well-attended event – great exposure for your business or organization! Square businesses will be open, parade, activities in the town hall, lots of fun for the entire family! Saturday, 12/1/18, 4 – 8 PM on and around Sunbury Square. Visit link below for an itinerary of the evening’s festivities & to register for parade,as vendor, sponsor or donut-eating contestant!

Tree Lighting in Village Green

The City of Powell is hosting the annual Holidays in Powell event from 2-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 in the Municipal Building Council Chambers & East Room, 47 Hall Street. Admission to the event is free and includes crafts, story time with the Delaware County District Library, a special animal visitor from the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium (2:30-3:30 p.m.) and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Guests must in line by 5 p.m. to visit with Santa Claus. Join Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and Mayor Brian Lorenz at 6 p.m. in Village Green Park as they illuminate the City’s Christmas Tree. Activities: Ornaments – Powell Kiwanis Club; Complimentary Hot Chocolate & Coffee – Olentangy Rotary Club; Story time with the Powell Library – Delaware County District Library; Special Animal Visitor – Columbus Zoo & Aquarium; Craft – Living Hope Church; Letters to Santa Claus – Powell Parks & Recreation; Caroling & Music – Village Academy. Parking at City of Powell Municipal Building Lot (47 Hall Street) or Downtown Powell Public Parking Spaces. Thank you to our community partners Mount Carmel Health, Technicare, Comfort Xpress LLC, Recreations Outlet, Goldfish Swim School, Auto Assets, KEMBA Financial Credit Union, Giant Eagle and Amber Elizabeth Photography for making this event possible.

Saturday, December 8 — Friday, December 14

Saturday, December 15 — Friday, December 21

Saturday, December 22 — Friday, December 28

Community euchre game

Last Saturday of each month at Condit Presbyterian Church, 15102 Hartford Road, Sunbury. Beginners are welcome.

Saturday, December 29 — Friday, January 4, 2019

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.

Compiled by Gary Budzak