‘Kilroy Was Here’ talk on Tuesday

Sunbury & Surroundings Schedules

Compiled by Gary Budzak - gbudzak@aimmediamidwest.com

Saturday, January 5 — Friday, January 11, 2019

Genoa Holiday Recycling/Trash Collection

Due to the holiday, recycling and trash should be set out for collection on Friday evening for collection on Saturday beginning at 7 a.m. 2019 holidays impacting collection schedule: New Year’s Day- Collection delayed until Saturday, January 5; Memorial Day – Collection delayed until Saturday, June 1; Independence Day – Collection delayed until Saturday, July 6; Labor Day – Collection delayed until Saturday, September 7; Thanksgiving – Collection delayed until Saturday, November 30; Christmas Day – Collection delayed until Saturday, December 28.

Wildlights concludes

The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium’s annual Christmas lights display runs daily from November 16, 2018 – January 6, 2019 at 4850 West Powell Rd., Powell, OH 43065. Central Ohio’s favorite family holiday tradition went from a few strands of lights and a few trays of cookies to millions of LED lights, animated musical light shows, Santa, reindeer and other holiday festivities that can only be found at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. This year’s event offers more holiday fun than ever before with the addition of our friends Rudolph and Bumble.

Wildlights hours are Sunday — Thursday, 5-9 p.m., and Friday—Saturday, 5-10 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas, and Christmas Eve). For tickets and more information, visit https://www.columbuszoo.org/ or call 800-666-5397.

Kilroy Was Here on Tuesday

Why did the icon with the message Kilroy Was Here appear around the world? Richard Doritty will share the story at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, January 8th, with the Big Walnut Area Historical Society in the meeting room of the Myers Inn Museum. Admission to the program is free.

James Kilroy became a name spread all around the world and most people thought it was fictitious. The truth will be revealed by Doritty.

Richard A. Doritty was born in Erie, PA and graduated from Erie Technical High School in 1959. Six months later he entered the Air Force where he served with the 60th Fighter Interceptor Squadron as an electronic technician. After his discharge in 1964 he went to to work for Western Electric Company in Columbus. He attended Ohio Technical Institute and earned an Associate Degree in Electronic Technology.

In 1967 he married Sharon and they moved to Sunbury. He became active with the music department at Big Walnut High School. After retirement in 1996, he served as a part time officer with the Sunbury Police Department and became a member of the B.S.T.&G. Fire Department. He is still active in Sparrow Masonic Lodge and serves the American Legion Post 457 as Sargent at Arms. Doritty supports and participates in many activities associated with military veterans including the Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial in Sunbury.

Myers Inn Museum is open 12-3 on Thursdays, Fridays Sundays and 10-3 on Saturdays. Mark your calendar for the Annual Valentine Luncheon from 9-11 on Saturday, February 9. It consists of homemade soups, salad bar and desserts for a donation to the museum.

Myers Inn Museum is located across Columbus Street from the Sunbury Village Square. In case of severe weather, check our website at http://BigWalnutHistory.org. Usually if Big Walnut Schools are closed, the Myers Inn will be closed.

Sunbury Big Walnut Kiwanis

We have been quite busy the past few months, and expect the next few to be just as busy.

Want to learn more about our Kiwanis club? Join us for a meeting (2nd Tuesday @ 12p; 4th Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.) or a service project, we’d love to have you. Or feel free to to email us and we can set up a time to chat one-on-one.

Upcoming Service Projects & Club Meetings: January 8 – Club meeting noon at the Big Walnut Grill. January 22 – Charter Party 6 p.m. at Bent Tree Golf Club. February 12 – Club meeting noon at the Big Walnut Grill. February 26 – Club meeting 6:30 p.m. at the Chamber back room. March 25-29 – Souders Community Playground Installation.

We helped collect $625.47 for the Salvation Army by ringing the bell at Kroger on December 1st from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

We joined the other Kiwanis Clubs in Delaware County for Holiday Dinner and auction where we raised $135 to help kids in our community.

We had seven members help sort clothes and other items at Big Walnut Friends Who Share on December 18th. We had a fun time doing it and hope to repeat this service project regularly.

Thanks to our collection partners in Sunbury, we gathered 450 pairs of shoes that will help start microenterprises in developing nations.

Despite the rainy weather, we helped kids make beaded ornaments at Christmas on the Square. We finished making 120 ornaments at our following club meeting and then delivered them to the Salvation Army where they were given to kids this year.

In the spring of 2019 we are taking the lead on coordinating volunteers for the community build. If you are interested in learning more and helping out when we have the exact shifts known, please email us.

Ohio Central Bible College Accepting Students for Winter Term

Individuals can enroll for Winter Term at Ohio Central Bible College. Registration will be held Tuesday, January 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Iberia Presbyterian Church, 8607 County Road 30 in Iberia. Offered will be “The Life of Christ,” and the first class is Saturday, January 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. All adults with a high school diploma or GED are welcome.

Founded in July 2009, Ohio Central Bible College is Christian and independent. It meets at the church through the courtesy of the congregation. Students can work toward earning a Diploma in Bible Studies or take a course for the enjoyment of learning. All faculty have a masters degree or higher. Call Mark Phillips in Mount Gilead at (419) 946-5576 for detailed information, or visit OCBC on Facebook, Twitter or at www.ohiocentralbiblecollege.org.

(This institution is not certified by the department of higher education or the state of Ohio and it does not racially discriminate. ORC 1713.02 E).

Olentangy BOE dates

Please note the dates for January 2019 meeting of the Olentangy Board of Education and its committees:

Board of Education Organizational Meeting Followed by a Regular Meeting, Thursday, January 10, 2019 6:30 p.m., Berlin Room, Olentangy Administrative Offices, 7840 Graphics Way, Lewis Center. Facilities Committee – Facilities Improvement Subcommittee, Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 4:00 p.m., Berlin Room, Olentangy Administrative Offices, 7840 Graphics Way, Lewis Center. Facilities Committee Meeting, Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 6:00 p.m., Berlin Room, Olentangy Administrative Offices, 7840 Graphics Way, Lewis Center. Finance and Audit Committee Meeting, Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Concord Room, Olentangy Administrative Offices, 7840 Graphics Way, Lewis Center. Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC) Meeting, Monday, January 28, 2019, 12:30 p.m., Liberty Room, Olentangy Administrative Offices, 7840 Graphics Way, Lewis Center.

Saturday, January 12 — Friday, January 18, 2019

Sunbury Big Walnut Kiwanis Charter Party

Tuesday, 1/22/19, 6-9 p.m. at Bent Tree Golf Club, 350 Bent Tree Rd., Sunbury, OH 43074. Please join us at Bent Tree Golf Club to celebrate the chartering of our new Kiwanis Club serving the Big Walnut Community. RSVP by 1-15-19!

Genoa Accepting Applications

Genoa Township is accepting applications from residents who are interested in serving in an appointed role on a board, committee, or commission through January 15. New terms for selected applicants will begin on April 1, 2019.

Committees with vacancies include:

  • Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Zoning Commission
  • Police Advisory Committee
  • Fire/Rescue/EMS Advisory Committee
  • Financial Advisory Committee
  • Audit Advisory Committee
  • Parks Advisory Committee

Completed applications should be submitted online no later than January 15, 2019.

March for Life – Youth Scholarships Available

Join the March for Life Pilgrimage, January 16-19, 2019 in Washington, D.C., for FREE! Several ministries at St. John Neumann have generously donated funds to provide scholarships for 24 parishioners, youth and their parents who have never attended the March for Life, to join the March at no cost. Please prayerfully consider joining our pilgrimage, which is an opportunity for prayer and education on compassionate pro-life care. We will hear from amazing speakers during the conference lectures, will visit the Holocaust Museum, the March for Life Expo, attend a Vigil Mass at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, participate in the Rally for Life, and attend sessions at the Students for Life Conference.

Please contact Kate Kriegel if you are interested in a scholarship. More information, and registration packets, are available on the St. John Neumann website.

Saturday, January 19 — Friday, January 25, 2019

Saturday, January 26 — Friday, February 1, 2019

Wrestling in Delaware

The Micro Wrestling Federation is a full-scale, WWE type event supported by an entire cast under five feet tall. It’s going to be pandemonium in Delaware, OH as the Micro Wrestlers body slam, bear hug, and headlock throughout an evening of nonstop action. An All-Ages Event.

Doors Open: 7 p.m., Showtime: 8-10 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, 236 Pennsylvania Ave., Delaware, OH. Kids 5 & Under are FREE! Tickets: $15 Advance GA Row 4 & Behind; $25 Rows 2 & 3; $30 Ringside. Micro Wrestling Info Hotline: 513-519-3287. For Tickets & Show Details, visit: https://microwrestlingatdelwarefairgrounds.eventbrite.com

Westerville Symphony Presents New Babylon

The Westerville Symphony at Otterbein University presents the silent film New Babylon as the second concert in their Ron Lykins Masterworks Series. The performance takes place on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 5 p.m. in Riley Auditorium at Otterbein University.

New Babylon (1929) was the seventh film produced by Leningrad’s Factory of Eccentric Actors and was directed by Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg, established members of the early Soviet film industry. The score is by Dmitri Shostakovich, 23 at the time, who had spent much of his teens accompanying silent films on piano. Set during the ill-fated Paris Commune of 1871, the film tells the story of the doomed love affair of a conscripted soldier and a simple shop girl. The Paris Commune occurred when a large group of French citizens took over central Paris for two months and attempted to form a government. It is believed that Karl Marx started forming his ideas about communism from this event. Considered both whimsical and tragic, and censored for its excess and frivolity, New Babylon is regarded as an astonishing achievement at the end of the silent film era in the Soviet Union.

Three weeks before its premiere, Soviet censors removed 20% of New Babylon’s material, including most of its central love story. The result was a film and music score that no longer lined up and it was pulled after two performances. Renewed interest in New Babylon came in the mid-1980’s where attempts were made to fit the score to the censored version of the film. Since more music existed than film, this was accomplished by playing sections of the film at a slower rate so that it would line up with the Shostakovich score. This version is available for viewing on You Tube. Two copies of the uncensored film did survive, one in Moscow and one in Swiss film archives. Marek Pytel, a film restoration specialist in London, has restored the original pre-censored film using these two sources and this is the version the Westerville Symphony will be screening on January 27th. Mr Pytel will be our artist in residence for this week-end and will take part in two “Conversations” at Otterbein University that are open to the public.

Film Restoration and New Babylon: 12:00-1:00 / January 24 / Roush Hall room 114

Shostakovich and New Babylon: 1:30-2:30 / January 25 / Riley Auditorium

Tickets are available on-line at westervillesymphony,org and can also be purchased at the door. Seating is limited for this performance and it is suggested that tickets be purchased in advance.

February First Friday Building Business over Breakfast

Friday, 2/1/19, 7:30-9 a.m. Chamber of Commerce meeting room, 39 East Granville St., Sunbury Square. Warm the cold winter morn with a cup of hot tea or coffee, a light breakfast, an opportunity to network and receive some very timely, good information. Guest speaker is Lisa Bushman, owner of The Center for Counseling, Growth & Discovery. Topic: understanding your risk for addiction.

February-March, 2019

February Quarterly Breakfast

Join us at Bent Tree Golf Club! This mid-winter event will be a great opportunity to network! Friday, 2/8/19, 7:30-9 a.m., 350 Bent Tree Rd., Sunbury.

Business Won

Tuesday, 2/12/19, 7:45-9 a.m. in the chamber meeting room, 39 East Granville St. Network with like-minded professionals in the Big Walnut area! Jon Scowden, Chief Deputy of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office will be the guest speaker. He will share tips on how to stay safe in your business – in your office during or after hours!

March First Friday breakfast

Friday, 3/1/19, 7:30 – 9 a.m., Chamber of Commerce meeting room, 39 East Granville St., Sunbury Square. Enjoy a light breakfast & network! Guest speaker is Bill Geraci, Magic Health Insurance Solutions. This month’s topic of discussion: Health insurance costs – where the dollars go & how you can get the same benefits for less.

April 2019

First Friday breakfast!

Friday, 4/5/19, 7:30-9 a.m., Chamber of Commerce meeting room, 39 East Granville St., Sunbury Square. Our guest speaker will be Patrick Hartory, internationally acclaimed speaker and marketing influencer. His topic: what customers love – standing out in a noisy world! Registration is open.

Community euchre game!

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

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Sunbury & Surroundings Schedules

Compiled by Gary Budzak


This column runs regularly. If you have an event you want folks to know about, feel free to send them to gbudzak@aimmediamidwest.com To register for Chamber of Commerce events, visit: http://www.sunburybigwalnutchamber.com

This column runs regularly. If you have an event you want folks to know about, feel free to send them to gbudzak@aimmediamidwest.com To register for Chamber of Commerce events, visit: http://www.sunburybigwalnutchamber.com