Fall Dinner at Inn

Sunbury and surroundings schedule

Compiled by Gary Budzak - gbudzak@aimmediamidwest.com

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!


Saturday, November 10 — Friday, November 16

Annual Fall Dinner

The Big Walnut Area Historical Society will host it’s annual Fall Dinner on Saturday, November 10th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Myers Inn, 45 S. Columbus Street, Sunbury. The complete turkey dinner will include homemade fruit pies for dessert. Reservations are needed and can be secured by calling Sue at 614-403-4565 or emailing mcomisfo@columbus.rr.com. Dr. Ron St. Pierre will conclude the evening with an entertaining and historical talk from a doctor’s perspective. Spots are filling up quickly, so call today for your reservation.

Dance concert

8 p.m. Nov. 9 and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 10 – “ORCHESIS 18/19,” Ohio Wesleyan’s annual contemporary dance concert, on the Main Stage in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. With artistic direction by faculty member Rashana Perks Smith, OWU student, faculty, and guest choreographers create an evening of dance sure to move viewers of all ages. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-OWU students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid OWU ID. To reserve tickets, call the box office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visit www.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.

Senior Recital

7 p.m. Nov. 11 – Ohio Wesleyan senior recital by Rachel Ballitch, soprano, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

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.

The Art of Caregiving

SourcePoint and presenting sponsor Oasis Senior Advisors host The Art of Caregiving Saturday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware. This free event is open to Delaware County caregivers, as well as those caregivers whose loved ones reside in Delaware County, and includes lunch and a presentation by local art therapist Kimberly S. Roberts. Registration is required by Nov. 12. Family caregivers can register online at MySourcePoint.org/caregiver or by calling 740-363-6677. Free in-home respite care may be available to those who register by Nov. 5.

Business Won!

Network with like-minded professionals in the Big Walnut area! Come and grow your business with a dynamic group that wants to help you succeed. It’s all about getting involved and getting known. Business owners are encouraged to attend!

Join us on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 from 7:45AM until 9:00AM at the Sunbury/Big Walnut Chamber of Commerce, 39 E Granville Street, Sunbury. Bring business cards to share! Hosted by the Sunbury Business Group of Delaware County. Free to attend but please register online.

Euchre Tournament

Dublin Women’s Philanthropic Club (DWPC) invites members of the community to attend a women’s euchre tournament to benefit Dublin Food Pantry on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Vine and Tap, 55 S. High St., in Dublin. The social event includes a beginners’ table, and all levels of experience are welcome. DWPC will be accepting financial contributions and donations of non-perishable items for Dublin Food Pantry.

Dublin Food Pantry is in greatest need of pouches or boxes of flavored noodles, rice, potatoes, quinoa, oatmeal and couscous; baking goods such as cooking oil, flour, sugar and baking mixes; condiments such as ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise; and canned tuna, chicken or other fish. There is also a need for personal care items such as toothpaste and individual toothbrushes, individually wrapped bar soap, shampoo and conditioner. Seasonal produce from local gardeners is also welcomed for the nearly 250 households that Dublin Food Pantry serves each month.

Guests do not need to be a member to attend the DWPC Euchre Tournament, but participation is limited and RSVPs are required. To RSVP, please register online at http://dublinwomensclub.com/. Please contact DWPC Vice President Kim Penzone at dublinwomensclub@gmail.com or 614.442.6256 with questions or to learn more.

Culvert Closure

The Delaware County Engineer’s office will be closing Ostrander Road between Mills Road and Hinton Mill Road for a culvert replacement on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 through Wednesday, November 21, 2018.

Economic experts

7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 – Ohio Wesleyan’s annual Economic Outlook Conference features a panel of experts discussing their forecasts for the 2019 economy, in Benes Room B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Panelists will be Deborah Scherer, managing director of global trade and investment for Columbus 2020; Mark Schweitzer, senior vice president of external outreach and regional analytics for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland; and Ian Sheldon, Andersons Chair for Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Policy in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at The Ohio State University. The conference is sponsored by OWU’s Department of Economics and Business and by the university’s Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship. Each expert will speak for 15 minutes and then respond to questions and comments from the audience and panel moderator Goran Skosples, OWU associate professor of economics. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/woltemade.

Pre-Holiday After Hours @ Parkside Salon!

Join us at new chamber member Parkside Salon Studios for a pre-holiday after hours get together! 5229 Chesire Rd. Galena, OH 43021 Enjoy an appetizer & a glass of wine while you mingle with other guests! Non-alcoholic beverages available as well. Parkside Salon Studio is: Amber Sparks – master stylist, Sidni Gannon – esthetician, Tammie Bartley – licensed massage therapist. Date: November 15, 2018, Time: 4-6 p.m.

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 www.sgdphoto.com. 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 www.owu.edu/ross.

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.

Saturday, November 17 — Friday, November 23

Holiday Craft Show

Mistletoe Market Craft and Vendor Show takes place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. November 17th at The Journey Fellowship, 70 N. Walnut St. in Galena.

Delaware Turkey Trot

This is a 5K run/walk on Thanksgiving morning in Delaware, OH. There is also a Kid’s run, the Little Gobbler, for ages 8 and under. Enjoy great swag (long-sleeve athletic t-shirt, pumpkin pie, post-race food, goody bags), and a great family-friendly environment. Kids get a long-sleeve t-shirt and a medal. RUN FOR A CAUSE. 100% of the proceeds of the Delaware Turkey Trot are donated to the Autism Society of Central OH. We’ve donated $93,000 over 6 years of this run! For more information about our amazing sponsors, the Autism Society of Central OH, or more about the race, visit DelawareTurkeyTrot.com

Saturday, November 24 — Friday, November 30

Holiday blanket drive

Table Rock Construction located at 28 East Cherry St. on Sunbury Square will spearhead the holiday Blanket Drive! (New blankets can be dropped at Table Rock, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or the chamber office, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. now through christmas on the square, 12/1/18!) https://www.sunburybigwalnutchamber.com/events/details/holiday-blanket-drive-10-12-2018-4042


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 p.m. on and around Sunbury Square. Visit link below for an itinerary of the evening’s festivities & to register for parade, as a vendor, sponsor or donut-eating contestant! https://www.sunburybigwalnutchamber.com/events/details/christmas-on-the-square-2018-3910

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.

Galena Holiday Events

December 2, 2018, 6-8 p.m. Join us to celebrate the holidays 6-7 p.m., at Journey Fellowship Auditorium, 70 N. Walnut St. Bring your cameras to capture your little ones visiting Santa! Drop off a dozen cookies to share and enjoy crafts, games, cookies, and hot chocolate. Be sure to pick up your free coffee cups filled with goodies from the Galena Historic Foundation. You can also visit downtown businesses during their open houses. Then join us at 7 p.m. on the Village Square for traditional stories, carols, and the tree lighting. Be sure to get your free annual Village holiday ornaments while they last.

Saturday, December 8 — Friday, December 14

Sounds of the Season

The Westerville Symphony at Otterbein University presents its annual holiday favorite: The Sounds of the Season concert. The performance takes place on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 5 pm at the Fritsche Theater in Cowan Hall at Otterbein University.

The program includes a Christmas Sing-a-Long, the annual favorite of Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride and the beautiful Prelude from Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera Hansel and Gretel. The orchestra will also play Irving Berlin’s iconic White Christmas, Mel Torme’s The Christmas Song and a gorgeous setting of Franz Gruber’s Silent Night. Favorite annual movies and shows are featured in the selections of Christmas on Broadway, A Charlie Brown Christmas and the Concert Suite from the Polar Express. In addition is the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s rendition of the Nutcracker in their Mad Russian’s Christmas.

Since the concert is at 5 pm, patrons can walk and enjoy a holiday dinner at one of the many wonderful restaurants in beautiful Uptown Westerville before or after the performance. Tickets are available on-line at westervillesymphony,org and can also be purchased at the door.

Migratory art

Oct. 18-Dec. 13 – “Culinary Roots/Migratory Routes,” using art related to food production and consumption to present narratives of nation, migration, and labor, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The artworks showcase food as a force that creates, dissolves, and reforms communities as immigrants both preserve and lose the taste of home. Presented as part of the 2018-2019 Sagan National Colloquium*, the exhibit is curated by Nancy Comorau, Ph.D., associate professor of English, and student curatorial-assistant Anna Davies, a senior from St. Clairsville, Ohio. The exhibit includes pieces from the Ross’s permanent collection and loans from artists, The Ohio State University Libraries, Columbus Museum of Art, and Pizzuti Galleries. On Oct. 25, the public is invited to a curator-led tour at 4 p.m. and 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 www.owu.edu/ross for more information.

Double Take photos

Oct. 18-Dec. 13 – “Double Take: Ambiguity in the Photograph,” featuring images in which the expectation of a photograph’s accuracy conflicts with its ambiguity, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Photographs became a ubiquitous form of documentation because they created accurate and detailed reproductions of life. However, the detail of these images frequently belies their ability to fully explain a situation, an experience, or a story. The exhibit is curated by Jeff Nilan, professor of photography. On Oct. 25, the public is invited to a curator-led tour at 4 p.m. and 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 www.owu.edu/ross for more information.

Saturday, December 15 — Friday, December 21

Stateless at OWU

Through Dec. 15 – “Stateless,” featuring works by documentary photographer Tariq Tarey, in Gallery 2001 inside Ohio Wesleyan’s Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. A stateless person, under national law, does not enjoy citizenship in any country. In his work, Tarey seeks to capture the “self-defined truth that was worth the sacrifice of leaving their home countries.” Learn more at www.tariqtarey.com. “Stateless” is presented as part of the 2018-2019 Sagan National Colloquium*. Gallery 2001’s hours coincide with Beeghly Library hours, available online at www.owu.edu/library. Admission is free. Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Ross Art Museum and satellite galleries at www.owu.edu/ross.

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. http://www.sunburybigwalnutchamber.com/events/details/community-euchre-game-3358

Holiday Coat Drive

Sunbury Cleaners will again be sponsoring the Holiday Coat Drive running through the New Year. Drop coats during business hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 23 West Granville St., Sunbury. Visit: https://www.sunburybigwalnutchamber.com/events/details/holiday-coat-drive-sponsored-by-sunbury-cleaners-09-19-2018-3918

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.

Sunbury and surroundings schedule

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!