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Compiled by Gary Budzak - gbudzak@aimmediamidwest.com

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Saturday, October 20 — Friday, October 26

Fall crafts show

‘Tis the season for craft shows and one with a raffle will take place Saturday, 10/20/18, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Sunbury VFW Post 8736, 435 McGill St., Sunbury. Visit https://www.sunburybigwalnutchamber.com/events/details/fall-crafts-show-and-more-4023

Rally for Ally

The Rally for Ally is noon-6 p.m. Oct. 20 at PJ’s Restaurant, 571 W. Cherry St., Sunbury. This fund-raiser is for Ally Anderson, an 11-year-old girl who attends Big Walnut Intermediate and is in the hospital batting cancer. There will be food, music, raffles, silent auction (including a Blue Jackets suite), bounce house, helicopter, fire trucks and a motorcycle ride. Registration is 10 a.m.-noon at A.D. Farrow’s with a suggested donation of $30 per bike. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to the Anderson family.

Preservation Parks Presents

  • All aboard for Railroad Fun. Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sunday, October 21, 12-4 p.m. Join us at the Sandel Legacy Trail house for this model railroad open house. Watch the model trains (HO scale) travel through a miniature village and countryside, and learn about railroading in America. Sandel Legacy Trail, 168 S. Vernon Street, Sunbury. Free; all ages.
  • Trick or Treat Trail. Sunday, October 21, 1-4 p.m. Come in costume to gather treats from characters along the s-p-o-o-k-y trail. Decorate pumpkins, enjoy a hayride and vote for your favorite scarecrow. Free, all ages. Gallant Woods Park, 2151 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware.
  • Fall on the Farm. Sunday, October 21, 1-4 p.m. Join us for fall work and fun at the farm! See how corn was picked and shocked by hand, and then help us press apples. You’ll sample the delicious apple juice and join in with other farm activities. Visitors can also head across the road to Gallant Woods Park for the popular Trick or Treat Trail, also 1-4 p.m. Free, all ages. Gallant Farm, 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware.
  • Delaware County Bird Club: Bugs, Birds and the Web of Life. Monday, October 22, 6:30 p.m. Anyone interested in birds is welcome to attend this Delaware County Bird Club meeting. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the speaker will begin at 7p.m. Scott Hogsten will talk about bugs, birds and the web of life. Deer Haven Park, 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware.
  • Learn to Knit Series.Wednesday, November 7, 6 p.m. Learn to knit during this four-week series. Each week will focus on a different step in the process and will build off skills learned the previous week. Class dates are Nov. 7, 14, 28, and Dec. 5. To register, visit preservationparks.com, click on this program in the program calendar and follow the RSVP instructions. Registration is required by Oct. 24 and there is a $20 fee for this four-week program. Deer Haven Park, 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware.

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 nflanagan@helplinedelmor.org. 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.

Central Ohio Symphony Opens Its 40th Season

Music Director Jaime Morales-Matos, now in his 16th year with the group, and the musicians will open the Symphony’s Ruby Season on Saturday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Gray Chapel Auditorium on the Ohio Wesleyan campus in Delaware.

Each subscription concert this Ruby Season will premiere a 40-second fanfare written by a composer with either Delaware or Symphony ties. The fanfare for the season debut is written by Noah Goulet, a senior at Delaware Hayes High School, who made his orchestra debut as a composer last December when the orchestra performed his piece “Welcome Sun.”

Season tickets or tickets for this concert only may be purchased at the Symphony Source, 24 E. Winter Street in downtown Delaware or online at www.centralohiosymphony.org, or at the box office the night of the concert. Ticket prices are $25.00 for adults, $20.00 for seniors, $6.00 for students of all ages, and $4.00 for children.

More information about the concert and ticket availability is available on the Symphony website, www.centralohiosymphony.org, at the Symphony office at 24 E. Winter Street, or by calling the Symphony at 740-362-1799.

Monster Mash 2018

When: October 19, 20, 26, or 27. Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Where: Camp Lazarus, 4422 Columbus Pike, Delaware 43015

Come out for a fun night in the woods. Your evening starts with a hike through the Haunted Trail OR the non-scary trail. Various monsters and creatures roam through the Haunted trail, and flashlights must be kept in your pockets through this trail. The non-scary trail will include games along with your flashlight.

Both trails meet up near the back of camp and go to other activities. Past activities have included putt-putt golf, a haunted house, and a maze. Come see what’s new this year! The night will continue on to the Exchange Lodge where there is a movie playing, popcorn, and snacks! Then you catch the hay wagon and ride back up to the dining hall where there is face painting, a craft, Halloween treats, and pumpkin carving. Admission charged.

Heritage Fall Fest on Sunbury square!

Sunday, 10/21/18, 3p – 6p on Sunbury square – be sure to stop by Myers Inn as well. Hayrides, games, food & more, free to all! https://www.sunburybigwalnutchamber.com/events/details/heritage-fall-fest-4033

Otterbein Department of Music to present “Fall Collage Concert: Halloween with a Dash of Hogwarts” and Children’s Carnival

Westerville, OH—The Otterbein University Departments of Music and Musical Theatre will present their Fall Collage Concert: Halloween with a Dash of Hogwarts at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove Street. Tickets to this concert will be sold at the door for $15 general admission, or free for children under 12 and for students (of all institutions, including high schools) with valid ID. Ticket proceeds will benefit the Craig Johnson Fund for the Future of Music at Otterbein. There will also be an opportunity to donate to the Craig Johnson Fund at the concert, and this year, an exciting announcement about the fund will be made at the concert.

New this year, a children’s carnival will take place at 1 p.m. before the concert on the patio outside of Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park Street. The carnival, led by Otterbein students, will include face painting, soccer with brooms similar to “Quidditch,” and other games. Children are also encouraged to attend the carnival and concert in costume, and compete for prizes for best Harry Potter themed costume. Prizes will be awarded at the carnival and there will be a costume parade as part of the Collage concert performance.

Collage is a fast-paced showcase of the entire department featuring large and small ensembles and soloists. Some highlights include the String Orchestra performing music from the Harry Potter films, a musical number from Sweeney Todd performed by musical theatre students, and Zombie by the Cranberries as interpreted by The Anticipations, the department’s rock cover band. The talents of vocal soloists and small ensembles will have ample opportunity to take the spotlight on this program. Join us at this family event for a little Harry Potter twist in your Halloween celebrations.

More information about the Otterbein University Department of Music and its concert schedule can be found at www.otterbein.edu/music. For more information about this event, visit the https://www.facebook.com/events/2045362315776186/.

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 www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. www.capa.com

Work in Del. Co.

SR 750 between SR 315 and Old State Rd. 8 PM: SR 750 will be reduced to one lane in both directions for resurfacing. All lanes will reopen each morning. 5 AM MONDAY 10/22/18: All lanes open.

Lewis Center Road west of South Old State and east of US 23 closing for asphalt paving on Saturday, October 20 through Monday, October 22.

The Delaware County Engineer’s office will be closing Bishop Road between Steamtown Road and Horseshoe Road for a culvert replacement on Monday, October 22, 2018 through Friday, October 26, 2018.

Road Work: Marion Co.

In Marion County on Oct. 9, SR 203 between SR 4 and Newmans Cardington Rd. will close for culvert pipe replacement. DETOUR: SR 203 to SR 4 SB to SR 47 WB to SR 37 NB to SR 739 EB to SR 203 or reverse. At 7 a.m. Tuesday Oct. 23, all lanes open.

Learn to Knit Series

Learn to knit during this four-week series. Each week will focus on a different topic and will build off skills learned the previous week. Class dates are Nov. 7, 14, 28 and Dec. 5. Ages 10+. Registration is required by Oct. 24, and there is a $20 fee for this four-week program. Wednesday, November 7, 6 p.m. Deer Haven Park, 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware.

Caregiver concepts class

This class will be packed with info for new, current & future caregivers. Thursday, 10/25/18, 5:30-7 p.m. at Sunbury Community Library, 44 Burrer Dr., Sunbury, OH 43074. Visit link below for detailed info. https://www.sunburybigwalnutchamber.com/events/details/caregiver-concepts-sourcepoint-4025​

Buckeye Blast 2018 sponsored by the Delaware OSU Alumni Club!

(THURSDAY, 10/25/18, 5:30 – 9 PM @ The Lakes Golf and Country Club, 6740 Worthington Road, Westerville, OH 43082) 100% of the proceeds go to provide scholarships to Delaware County students who attend Ohio State. SILENT AUCTION, FOOD, FUN & KEYNOTE SPEAKER – BOBBY CARPENTER, FORMER BUCKEYE LINEBACKER! https://www.sunburybigwalnutchamber.com/events/details/buckeye-blast-2018-4034

Chamber Award Descriptions & nomination info ‘18

The Chamber Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony will take place at Northstar Golf Club on Thursday, 11/8/18, beginning at 6:30p until 9pm. Registration is open online through our website! Please review the criteria below of the 4 awards that will be given that evening. Nominate one business, organization or individual per category if you so choose.

Nomination forms were sent via regular mail the week of 10/1/18 along with the invitation to the Annual Dinner. If you wish to nominate, please mail the form back to the Chamber, PO Box 451, Sunbury, Ohio 43074 OR SIMPLY SEND YOUR NOMINATION(S) via email to: info@sunburybigwalnutchamber.com by Thursday, 10/25/18!

Business of the Year Award: A business that consistently promotes the Chamber and other projects/organizations in the community. This business should have a reputation for integrity and fair business practice (must have been in business for at least one year).

New Business of the Year Award: This award recognizes a new Chamber business member (within the past year) who has become involved right from the start by helping throughout the year to enhance the Chamber growth. Someone who volunteers for events, attends events, helps on the various committees, or chairs a committee. This person should receive no pay from the Chamber for their services. (the winner cannot be a Board member).

Chamber Service Award: This award recognizes a Chamber member who has provided a service to the Chamber, either by serving on the Board of Directors or enhancing/improving the Chamber.

Community Service Award: Honors an outstanding individual, business or organization of the Big Walnut Community that gives their time and talent to the betterment of the area. This individual, business or organization is an inspiration to the community, both in their profession and in their efforts to make Big Walnut a better place to live, work and play.

Otterbein University Jazz Combo to Perform

Westerville, OH—The Neel Combo, Otterbein University’s student jazz combo, will perform at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park Street. This event is free and open to the public.

The band consists of Otterbein students Sam Carpenter (guitar), Will Hove (guitar) and Max Sheridan (bass), and Otterbein Professor Douglas Neel (drumset). The Neel Combo will play a wide cross-section of Jazz Standards, including works by Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Duke Ellington, Grant Green, Kenny Dorham, and others.

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/279861125972162/.

SR 3 Closures

Beginning October 15, SR 3 will be closed at various locations between Pigeon Roost Road and Ravin Road for culvert replacements in Knox Co. The schedule will be as follows, weather permitting: Oct. 15 – 17: SR 3 between Ravin Road and Jelloway Road; Oct. 17 – 19: SR 3 between Ireland Road and Pealer Mill Road; Oct. 22: SR 3 between Snively Road and Bear Run Road; Oct. 23 – 24: SR 3 between Sapp Run Road and Lifer Road; Oct. 25 – 26: SR 3 between Pigeon Roost Road and Sapp Run Road. Detour: SR 97 to SR 95 to SR 13 and reverse.

Marion Co. work

SR 203 between SR 4 and Newmans Cardington Rd. 7 AM MONDAY 10/15/18: SR 203 will close for culvert pipe replacement. DETOUR: SR 203 to SR 4 SB to SR 47 WB to SR 37 NB to SR 739 EB to SR 203 or reverse. 3 PM FRIDAY 10/26/18: All lanes open.

Saturday, October 27 — Friday, November 2

Farmers’ Market hours tweaked

To better accommodate customers, Main Street Delaware is shifting its Saturday Farmers’ Market from 9 a.m. to noon for the remainder of the current season. Hours for the Wednesday afternoon market will remain 3 to 6 p.m.

The Saturday shift enables the market to take better advantage of cooler morning temperatures, said Susie Bibler, Main Street Delaware’s executive director. The Main Street Delaware Farmers’ Market, which runs through Oct. 27, is generously sponsored by Mount Carmel Health System.

Fall Bird Walk

See what the 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+. Saturday, October 27, 8 a.m. Deer Haven Park, 418 3 Liberty Road, Delaware.

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.

US 23 in Delaware County

US 23 between Troutman Rd. and SR 229. US 23 NB drivers should continue using the service lanes beside US 23 until Oct. 27th. NB drivers in the service lanes will still have two lanes of traffic. Surface repairs should be complete and traffic will switch back on to US 23 on Oct. 27th weather permitting.

Trunk or Treat @ Parkside Salon!

(SATURDAY, 10/27/18, 3 – 7PM, 5229 Chesire Rd., Galena, OH (across from Chesire Market – Africa & Chesire) FREE ADMISSION! HOT CHOCOLATE, HAUNTED HOUSE, FAMILY FUN! https://www.sunburybigwalnutchamber.com/events/details/trunk-or-treat-parkside-salon-4095

Spirits, spooks, and the Hobgoblins @ BW Grill!

Live Entertainment with THE HOBGOBLINS, COSTUME CONTEST, DRINK SPECIALS! DON’T MISS THE FUN! (SATURDAY, 10/27/18, 9PM – 1 AM, 175 ST. RT. 3, SUNBURY, OH) https://www.sunburybigwalnutchamber.com/events/details/spirits-spooks-and-the-hobgoblins-4093​

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.

Morrow Co. work

SR 95 between SR 746 and Township Rd. 66 is closed for culvert replacement. DETOUR: SR 95 to SR 746 SB to SR 529 EB to US 42 NB to SR 95 or reverse. 5 PM MONDAY 10/29/18: All lanes open.

Township Rd. 60 at SR 95 is also closed for culvert replacement. DETOUR: Township Rd. 60 to Township Rd. 66 NB to Township Rd. 67 WB to Township Rd. 60. 5 PM MONDAY 10/29/18: All lanes open.

Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market

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.

Halloween costume contest!

Get your creativity on for Galena’s annual costume contest! The Village’s Halloween festivities on Oct. 31 will include: A free community dinner, 5-6 p.m., at Journey Fellowship, 70 N. Walnut St.; Beggar’s Night, 6-7:15 p.m.; The Village’s popular Costume Contest at 7:30 p.m. at the Village Hall, 109 Harrison St.

For further details: https://www.sunburybigwalnutchamber.com/events/details/halloween-costume-contest-3903

Road Work: Madison Co.

Interstate 70 reconstruction Begins Oct. 1. The ODOT project to rebuild the existing pavement on I-70 from US 42 to the Franklin County Line will begin Oct. 1. Lanes will be restricted to allow the contractor to complete pavement repairs before the winter. I-70 will be reduced to two lanes in each direction around the clock until Oct. 29, weather permitting.

Monday thru Thursday, I-70 will be reduced to one lane in each direction from 8 PM to 6 AM daily. On Fridays, I-70 will be reduced to one lane in each direction from 9 PM to 8 AM Saturday. Next year, crews will begin work to replace the existing pavement with asphalt. The project also includes new drainage, signage, guardrail, cable barrier and bridge work. The $49 million project is expected to be complete in October 2020.

Film Festival continues

6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 – OWU’s Hispanic Film Festival presents a screening and discussion of “Wilaya,” in Room 312 of the R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Fatimetu returns to her Saharan birthplace following the death of her mother and, despite having been absent for 16 years, is expected to resume family duties. With unprecedented access to the Sahrawi community, who are still waiting for status under international law, “Wilaya” is Pedro Pérez Rosado’s poetic evocation of being caught between two worlds. Admission is free. For more information about the series, contact Eva Paris, assistant professor of modern foreign languages, at eeparish@owu.edu.

Tax Reform talk

The Sunbury Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce will present Tax Reform for small businesses and Individuals by Scott Fraker of Maloney + Novotny, LLC, at Friday, Nov. 2 from 7:30-9 a.m. in the Chamber meeting room, 39 E. Granville Street, Sunbury. To register, visit: https://www.sunburybigwalnutchamber.com/events/details/first-friday-november-building-business-over-breakfast-3893

Photo Contest Deadline

Preserving our Heritage Photo Contest Deadline. Don’t forget to send in the fabulous photos you’ve been taking in the parks! The deadline for the photo contest is Friday, November 2 and winning photos will be on display at Deer Haven Park for the whole month of December! All entries should be emailed to entries@preservationparks.com. For complete information visit www.preservationparks.com/programs/photography-contest/

Free opera

7 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3 – Ohio Wesleyan Opera Theatre performance, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

Friday under the stars

8 p.m. Nov. 2, 9, and 16 – 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 www.owu.edu/perkins.


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 gbudzak@aimmediamidwest.com. Thanks!