Booathon Sunday in Sunbury


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Saturday, October 6 — Friday, October 12

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.

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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.

Winter Street bridge work to close roadway

Crews will be repairing the Winter Street bridge approaches and bridge abutments in Delaware starting Monday, Sept. 24. The work will require two weeks, and the bridge will be closed to traffic during that time.

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.


2 events in 1! 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. Click on link:

Autumn Wildlife Gardening

Learn how you can attract autumn and winter wildlife to your own backyard using native plants, yard waste and a touch of creativity. Free, ages 8+. Sunday, October 7, 2 p.m. Deer Haven Park, 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware.

From the Delaware County Engineer

Safety Services and Supply will be closing the RR crossings for maintenance at: Clark Shaw Road RR between Sawmill Parkway and Liberty Road AND Ford Road RR between Liberty Road and Bunty Station Road Friday, October 5 through Monday, October 15. Any questions concerning this matter please contact Mike Florezo at 419.453.3166.

Jacktown Road will be closed between Calhoun Road and East High Street for a culvert replacement on Monday, October 8, 2018 through Friday, October 12, 2018. Any questions concerning this matter please call our office at 740.833.2400.

CSX Transportation will be closing the RR crossing at Cheshire Road between Piatt Road and Glenn Parkway for maintenance Monday, October 8 through Monday, October 15. Any questions concerning this matter please contact Logan Rector with CSX at 419.453.3166.

Ohio to Erie update

Lisa Daris, Ohio to Erie Trail executive coordinator, will share progress and insights on the 320-mile, cross-state recreational trail at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8 at the Galena Village Hall, 109 Harrison St.

Little Adventurers: Fall

Get comfy with nature, while you and your tykes explore it with our staff. We will celebrate what the fall season has to offer with hands-on activities and crafts. Be prepared to get messy, wet or even muddy. Free, ages 0-5 with an adult. Tuesday, October 9, 10 a.m. Deer Haven Park, 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware.

Candidates Night

The Delaware County League of Women Voters will hold a candidates discussion evening on Tues., Oct. 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Delaware Area Career Center North, 1610 Rte. 521, Delaware. Candidates for 12th U.S.Congressional District, Ohio House Districts 67 and 68, Ohio Senate 19, and the Delaware County Commissioner and Auditor races have been invited. A spokesperson for the Board of Developmental Disabilities and the Delaware County District Library will be present as well. Come and participate in your democracy! Early voting starts Oct. 10.

SourcePoint Health & Wellness Expo Oct. 10

SourcePoint will host its annual Health & Wellness Expo Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 3 to 6 p.m., 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware. This event, presented by OhioHealth and Hearing Health Solutions, features health screenings for local adults ages 55 and older, wellness activities and exhibits, as well as a vaccine clinic. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

A variety of free health screenings will be available, including blood pressure, blood sugar, bone density, cholesterol, ear scan, fall risk, fitness, foot and ankle, glaucoma, hearing, kidney, memory, mobility, oral cancer, spinal, and vision. Additional services and information will be available on developmental disabilities, elder abuse, home security, hospice, hygiene, medication disposal, nutrition, physical therapy, stress reduction, transportation, wellness programs, and more.

“Hills and Valleys”

The Otterbein University Wind Ensemble will present its first concert of the academic year at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove Street. This event is free and open to the public.

The program, “Hills and Valleys,” explores musical connections to geographic terrain through compositions by Percy Grainger, Eric Whitacre, and Frank Ticheli. In addition, the Wind Ensemble will premiere a new orchestration of Little Death Canyon Expedition, written by central Ohio composer Scott Comanzo.

More information about the Otterbein University Department of Music and its concert schedule can be found at For more information about this event, visit

Healthy U – Diabetes Self-Management Program

You can attend a FREE Healthy U-Diabetes Workshop, held once a week for six weeks (a $300 value.) Learn from trained leaders with health conditions themselves. Set your own goals and make a step-by-step plan to improve your health—and your life. Complete the workshop and receive a copy of the companion book, “Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions.” Refreshments provided. Healthy U, or CDSMP (Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Pro-gram), is a workshop given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks, in community settings. Workshops are conducted by two facilitators, one or both of whom have chronic conditions themselves, such as diabetes, arthritis, or heart conditions. Thursdays, October 11- November 15, 1:30-4 p.m., Sunbury Community Library, 44 Burrer Dr., Sunbury, OH 43074. To register, call 740-363-6677 or register online at Click on link:

Compiled by Gary Budzak

Editor’s Note

This column runs most weeks, depending on what’s happening. If you are holding or know of an interesting local event, let us know about it a couple weeks ahead of time, and we’ll try to get it in the paper. Send your information to Thanks!