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, 7741 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.
Jumping in Johnstown
Split Rock Jumping Tour International show jumping competition takes place September 26-30 and October 3-7 at Brave Horse Show Park 1029 South County Line Road, Johnstown. The Split Rock Jumping Tour features world-class horses and riders from approximately 20 countries including Olympic veterans. The event is modeled after successful European shows and gives competitors, sponsors and spectators an “Unparalleled Show Jumping Experience” with a world-class venue, top prize money, extravagant awards and first-class amenities.
Selected as one of just 14 events in the Longines FEI World Cup North American League that will help determine which North American riders will qualify to go to the 2019 Longines FEI World Cup Finals, The Split Rock Show Jumping Tour at Brave Horse features the $135,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Columbus presented by Lugano Diamonds on Sunday, October 7. Further event information is available at www.SplitRockJumpingTour.com.
Friends Book Sale
The Friends of the Delaware County District Library will be holding their Bargain Book Sale at the Delaware Main Branch, located at 88 Winter Street, Delaware Ohio, in the garage behind the library. The sale will be held on: Friday, September 28, 2018 5-8:00 p.m.; Saturday, September 29, 2018 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, September 30, 2018 noon-3 p.m. Bargain books of all genres, best sellers, nonfiction, children’s, young adult, CD’s and DVD’s at bargain prices. Bring a Friends of the Library bag and fill it with books for $10, (FOL members $8). Buy a Friends bag and fill it with books for $15.00, (FOL members $12.00). Credit cards will now be accepted. All proceeds go back to the Delaware County Library. Support the Friends, support the library.
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.
Quartet to perform Sept. 29
The Warrensburg United Methodist Church is hosting a “Crisp Fall Evening” event at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. The event will feature music provided by the Sojourner Quartet and refreshments that highlight apples.
The Sojourner Quartet is a nationally known Southern Gospel group based in Findlay, Ohio. The concert will be held on at the church, which is located at 1025 state Route 257, between U.S. Route 36 and state Route 37.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hike to examine trees, leaves
Preservation Parks will present Wild Wonderful Woodlands at Gallant Woods Park, 2151 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware, at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30.
As the leaves begin to burst into color, park staff will lead a hike showing the different successional stages of a forest. Hikers will use all their senses to explore trees and their identifying characteristics. Free for all ages.
The Delaware County Engineer’s office will be closing First Street between Lewis Center Road and Franklin Street for a culvert replacement on Monday, October 1, 2018 through Friday, October 5, 2018.
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.
Bridges to host town hall on Oct. 3
A community town hall meeting will be hosted by Bridges Community Action Partnership from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the Delaware Main Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware.
During the meeting, Bridges will go over its annual report and ask residents for input as to what other programs are needed in the community.
For questions, call 740-852-3511.
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 www.eventbrite.com. Learn more about the film at https://kpjrfilms.co/resilience, more about A Good Start at www.agoodstartmaynard.com, and more about the OWU Department of Education at www.owu.edu/education.
Hikers, foodies sought for Oct. 4 event
Preservation Parks will present Outdoors with Olivina: Hiking and Campfire Tacos at Shale Hollow Park, 6320 Artesian Run, Lewis Center, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4. Hikers and foodies ages 16-plus are invited to enjoy a 1- to 2-mile hike with a naturalist and a campfire cooking demonstration.
Chef Michael from Olivina Taproom will show us how to cook chicken and steak on a campfire. Registration for this event is required and has a cost of $15 per person. To register and pay, visit the Preservation Parks Facebook page, click on this event, then click on “Find Tickets.”
Otterbein University Jazz Ensemble
Westerville, OH—The Otterbein Jazz Ensemble will open the 2018-2019 Jazz Concert Series and welcome new ensemble director, Jordi Vilanova, at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park Street. This event is free and open to the public. 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/292195158175794/.
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: http://www.sunburybigwalnutchamber.com/events/details/building-business-over-breakfast-financial-literacy-key-topics-to-achieve-and-maintain-financial-health-3880